Monday, October 4, 2010

BANNED wrap-up Part Deux

I'm back with a few final mentions that I missed in the first post I created about the BANNED event that took place last week. 

Some of you know I'm upset with SPiN Milwaukee. Here's why: they promised a sweet donation certificate with a value of $1,000 that could be used toward a private room rental at their establishment. I was thrilled and excited with their generosity. Until...they blew me off after several email follow-ups with, 'it's on our To-Do list' and let all of the pick-up deadlines pass. I don't want to make this a negative post, the fun stuff follows, but I had to get that off my chest. It was a perfect opportunity for this new business to get some free PR and generate good will as a sponsor of this fundraiser. And now, instead of singing their praises, I've decided to spend my money at local businesses whose generosity lead to a very successful event.

 Alright, negative feelings behind, let's get to the good stuff! I have pictures from the BANNED event! Our photographer was Joseph Laedtke, and his pics are gorgeous. I can't thank him enough for spending time and his great eye with us. :-)

Steve Ehler, president of Larry's Market, did such an incredible job putting together the oddball baskets we presented them with. I'm not sure whether Steve knew what he was getting into or not, but when given a pile of books, gift certificates, jewelry and other odds & ends, they performed beautifully, creating stunning displays. And my apologies to those who received the baskets I put together. Mine were, uh, not as well formed! lol. But it's all about the contents, right?

Check out these cute book loving, ladies! And I promised one attendee to find out what the berries are that were featured in several of the displays and Laurel from Bloom is getting back to me with that. I will update this post as soon as I know!

Say CHEESE!! And there it is. The mustard seed gouda raw milk cheese that we devoured. Joseph must have been fighting people back with a stick to get this shot before we nom nommed it all up!

 Mmmmm, absinthe. Did you tipple a sample while you were there? 

To view all the pics from that night, check 'em out here. I'm working on finding out about purchasing options. If you're interested in purchasing some of the pics, please let me know and I will keep you in the loop with that info.


Deborah/LavenderRose said...

OMG! Could you stand the food and the Absinthe!!! I didn't even know anyone could get absinthe these days, and in the US. In college we were told it has hallucinogenic properties.... (I'm a fine arts major & we discussed it with the Van Gogh paintings) Did you try some? What's it taste like? So curious! What was in your bag of goodies???


Lisa Roe said...

Hi Deb,

They made it legal to sell absinthe in the US a few years back. Of course these days, it's made without worm wood, which is the hallucinogen. It was really pretty tasty! It left a subtle black licorice flavor on the back of your tongue. I enjoyed it.

As for the silent auction baskets, we had 22 of them! Too many goodies to list! I hope you can make it to next year's event. :-)