St. Jude Theater of Dreams

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Last Thursday I was able to ditch work early to head over to Stage theater in downtown Hopkins to attend St Jude Theater of Dreams. And of course I have a funny story to tell. I was planning on changing into a different dress for the night, but as I was putting it on in the bathroom, the zipper split. So on the verge of nervous breakdown, and fear of being late, I got into my husband’s car and he dropped me off at the event. I ended up changing back into the first dress I was wearing all day. And the dress with the broken zipper? I am planning on refashioning it into a skirt!

The night was great. Celebration of the 3rd annual St. Jude Theater of Dreams started with a Gourmet Pizza Party, premier of The Wiz, and Sweets Reception in the end. There was also an icee truck that I might have taken advantage of 😉

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But above all that St. Jude is here to help families with kids who are fighting cancer. And they are doing a wonderful job. The care, the attention, everything that the families get, is free. There are no thousand dollar invoices, there are no insurance claims. It’s just kids being treated and getting well. That’s what St Jude is all about.

As for The Wiz and Stgaes theater – I loved it, every single bit of it. I feel like it’s one of those stories that keeps coming back over and over again, with the Wicked, and Once Upon a Time, and it should, because it reminds us to believe in ourselves and value what’s really important in life.

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What I Wore (After my major wardrobe malfunction) Sequin Sperry’s – TJ Maxx, Dress – Old Navy, Sweater – lost and found, Tote – Free People 

 

St Jude’s Red Carpet For The Cure {Minnesota Golden Globes}

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The only Golden Globes viewing party in the US took place last night at the Metropolitan Ballroom, and as you have probably guessed by the title, it was organized by St Jude’s Children’s hospital. Having lived in Minnesota for the past 2 years, I am definitely familiar with St Jude, last spring we had a trike-a-thon at work to raise money for the cure at work. But it was so nice to be able to learn more about what they do, what the survival rates are, and what their goals are! It was a truly inspiring night. The evening included a cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction (where a trip to New York with an exclusive behind the scenes access to Badgley Mischka show went for almost 20K!) The donations part of the auction alone raised almost 56K! And it’s all for the CURE! It’s all to stop CANCER! If you ever ever think about what charity to donate to, donate to St. Jude’s Hospital! And the families that walk through the doors at St. Jude’s, they never have to pay a dime for all the treatments their child is receiving!

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It was also so much fun to meet and talk to Ashley of Crunchy Frugalista, and Jamie of Toys in the Dryer! You ladies are amazing and I loved swapping goodie bag lipsticks with you! And of course thank you Ali for making it possible for me to attend this event!

Happy Monday and enjoy the photos!

Zhenya

PS. I was really excited to see Brooklyn Nine-Nine get the globes, as well as Jennifer Lawrence! Who were your favorite nominees?

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