A few weeks ago, my dear friend Joyce Rey asked me to accompany her to an evening with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Of course, I was delighted to go; I am a strong supporter of the First Lady. Interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner James Costos hosted the event. It was a huge success!
The gathering was held at Michael and James’ beautiful estate. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entry to their home is one that I included in a recent post, I’ve always wondered who lived there!
It truly was a beautiful evening, filled with inspiration and personality. I had a great time chatting with Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Sharon Osbourne. Also at the event were Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, fellow designer Kathryn Ireland, and Jeffrey Deitch – head of MOCA.
As Michael and James gracefully introduced Mrs. Obama I must have looked like a madwoman trying to clear my camera card to snap a few shots. I seem to always forget to upload and delete my camera just before those photo-worthy evenings, so frustrating! I finally managed to gather a few images in before my camera filled back up!