It’s the season of holiday parties! Michael and I had the pleasure of attending a party at the US Ambassador to Russia’s home, Spaso House. He and his wife hosted the American Women’s Organization’s holiday party for the members and their spouses. It was a fun occasion to get dressed up!
I know the Ambassador’s wife, Donna Norton, because she hosts a bi-weekly Zumba class at her home. Not a bad place to work out, in the ballroom of their home.
The holiday party is also a chance to thank everyone for their support for the Arts and Crafts Festival, which I chaired this year. We invited some of our biggest sponsors and members of Nastenka, the charity that we raised money for. I gave remarks thanking everyone for their help, most importantly the amazing committee and our donors. We raised a record amount of money this year, about 10% more than last year.
It was a fun night to dress up, hang out with our friends, and nibble on some good food. The snowmen cookies not only looked good, but tasted delicious. Spaso House was decorated very pretty for Christmas with huge, beautiful trees. You can check out some pictures below.
This weekend is Michael’s work holiday party. The outfits worn by some of his female colleagues will provide a great window into Russian fashion.
Also, thank you to those of you who wrote wonderful comments about my blog for the blog contest. I am thrilled to announce that my blog won the Best Expat Blog in Russia. Here are the results: http://www.expatsblog.com/expat-blog-awards-2012/07#Russia.
Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas!
From Russia with Love,