Tonight I had the very good fortune to be at Gracie Mansion, the residence for the Mayor of New York City, for a reception. This is an annual event for people who worked in the administration of Mayor Edward I. Koch. I had the great privilege to be part of the administration for five years and I look forward to this reception each year to see friends and colleagues that I don't get to see on a regular basis any longer. There was lots of catching up, so much so, that I took very few pictures to share. But I did get pictures of the Gracie Mansion Christmas tree.
The decorations and lights were lovely...
...and I thought you would enjoy seeing the details of some of the ornaments.
I experienced a seasonal miracle today. During the great decluttering of 2014 -- another one is planned for January, 2015 -- I went through my shoes and give away several pairs that hadn't been worn in 2013. I couldn't find one shoe of my most comfortable black dress shoes. I've been making do, but I sorely missed this pair of shoes. I decided to go through the remaining shoes in my closet and find a pair I could wear for tonight's reception. Lo and behold! Tucked under my swim shoes was the missing shoe. This is not a miracle of grand magnitude, but for a woman with foot problems rediscovering a comfortable pair of shoes is nothing short of a miracle.
I've got some Foodie Friday fun coming up tomorrow. I may be dreaming of the sweet coconut mini-cupcakes served at Gracie Mansion tonight or maybe it will be gingerbread or maybe peppermint bark.
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!