Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Met Gala

2015 Theme: "Chinese Whispers"

2015 Met Gala Red Carpet (51 Photos)   CNN - May 5, 2015

Met Gala 2015 (104 Photos)   Huffington Post - May 5, 2015

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Each year's event celebrates the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibition, and the exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit.

My favorite fashion house is Marchesa. I wish I could play dress-up and strut with the ladies. Once you've walked the runway - that powerful energy stays with you forever. It's walking into a room and knowing that all eyes are on you. Fun times. On this day my friend Shirley and I ate lunch at an outdoor cafe, walked around the city, walked the pier not the runway, stopping to take a picture or two in the energies of a full moon in Scorpio with the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Tower as a backdrop.

From Ellie to Nellie ...

Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 - January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an expose in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism who courageously spoke against injustice. May 5, 2015 is Bly's 151st birthday. Google is celebrating her inspiring, adventure-filled life with a doodle and a song.

Also ... Adventurers Family Entertainment Center (formerly Nellie Bly Amusement Park) is a located in Brooklyn, near Coney Island. This family amusement park has a collection of more than 30 amusement rides, including a kiddie coaster. Shirley's brother-in-law was a co-owner of Nellie Bly Amusement Park when our children were young.

May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo Google Videos

Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico which commemorates
the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the
French expeditionary forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.