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The Plains Art Museum Gala

Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer? -Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn, honey, I know exactly what you’re talking about. I will pretty much skip anything and everything I should be doing in favor of a great party.

So when a friend offered me tickets to , one of the biggest fundraisers in town, I was all in. My first calls were to Liz and Robyn. In addition to being two of the most fun people I know, are also on the short list of friends who could have come up with a semi-formal outfit and a matching hat (since the gala had a hat theme this year) on a few hours notice.

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So, I fully intended to be a serious fashion blogger at this event. I planned on taking artsy photos and getting witty little interviews with the artists in attendance – I had a notebook and pen in my evening bag and everything!  But, true to form, I was totally distracted by the other guests (hats are a great conversation starter) and the fantastic food and wine.

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Then it was off to tour the art auction and the galleries.

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Then the rest of the evening passed in a lovely rush of chatter and color as we danced to soul standards and ate way too many fantastic desserts.

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I went into this event not sure what to expect and was thrilled to find it was a great time. It had all the elements I think a great party requires: good music, a diverse guest list (with a few wild cards thrown in for good measure), lots of drinks, something to talk about and plenty of dark corners for intimate conversation.

What about you? What’s your secret ingredient for a great party? Do you dress for a party’s theme or do your own thing? What’s your favorite gala or dress up event? What do you love about this particular party?

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