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Saturday, October 23, 2010

THEA our Guest Blogger: "Seeing Dots! The 2010 Ferry Boat Ball"




A POST FROM GUEST BLOGGER...Thea L. Traub...
...with photos by her husband Richard Traub...thanks to both of them for sharing their evening with the MacKenzie-Childs'...

The evening's light was perfect as we arrived at the 2010 Annual Ferryboat Ball, hosted by Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, where we walked down the path through the Polka Dot Garden.




Their home, the Yankee Ferry, is docked on the Hudson's western bank in northern Hoboken. The way to the brow was lined with polka dot plantings--dozens and dozens of colorful flowers were displayed in rescued tires lining either side of the pier. The MacKenzie-Childs hope to extend this garden full length of the pier.



The gangplank was marked by a whimsical facade of Lady Liberty, which concealed hidden steps so I could climb up and be transformed....


Greeted by hosts Victoria and Richard upon boarding....




...we then met their engaging grandchildren, Whittaka and Felix. The children graciously allowed my husband, Richard Traub, to capture them in a brief photo shoot.




Once aboard we were treated to a display of Victoria and Richard's latest creations...color and style were everywhere...





I couldn't resist a sneak peak into the galley to see the amazing food being prepared...



The crowd gathered and mixed ...here are some of our fellow guests...








The table was sumptuously laid, decorated by rounds of round food, each a different color, served on skewers. So there were grapes and Fritos and "dirty" cheese balls, melon balls, and olives. Thus began our culinary adventure.





The next course was matzoh ball soup, followed by falafal and rice.


Each course was served by the children who worked tirelessly to keep the plates coming and going.



Whittaka, in her spare time, found time to sing to us in French and then, after the main course, she and Felix, pretending to be rushing penguins, flew round us to the "Flight of the Bumblebees" while serving garlic flavored salsa sorbet. The meal ended with cakes.

It was a grand evening and one we'll long recall...


...submitted by guest blogger...
Thea L. Traub

Note from Jen:
Thea...I only wish I was with you and Richard...so glad you could join the colorful and textured world of the MacKenzie-Childs clan...

1 comment:

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