Hot Pink: A Cool $4.5 Million.

PJ Hamel Health Guide
  • Vixen, LOVED your post about The Hottest Pink Party Ever. So glad you were able to muscle Mr. Meanie out of the way and use your phone to get all those pictures. The nerve of him, thinking you and Sarah weren’t “the right kind of people” to have access to the press room! I hope you set him straight: SURVIVORS don’t take NO for an answer! Especially where there are goody bags involved.

    So, speaking of goody bags, I have a question for you. Those Gourmet Dark Chocolate Pretzels with Pink Strips from Boscov’s. You say you refrained from eating them because you’re on a diet. Far as I can tell from your pictures you’re, like, a gorgeous size 4. I know, a moment on the lips, forever on the hips. But you only go around once—next time, eat the chocolate! (I would have. And that’s why I’m NOT a size 4… sigh.)
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    So, let’s get back to the party. Evelyn Lauder—that was some pink dress. I have to confess, I didn’t know who she was when you mentioned her. Figured she might be related to Estée Lauder (a name I know because my mother-in-law loves Estée Lauder stuff and I buy it for her every Christmas).

    But anyway, I googled Evelyn, and holy mackerel! You’re right, she is definitely the patron saint of breast cancer’s pink ribbon campaign. I mean, her company INVENTED the pink ribbon 16 years ago–who knew? (All this time I thought it was Komen…) And since then, as you said, they’ve raised zillions of dollars for breast cancer research. From now on, when I’m cruising the aisles at CVS looking for nail polish, I’ll definitely choose one of her brands. Hey, readers: here are some of Estée Lauder’s more familiar brands: Burt’s Bees, Clinique, Cover Girl, Lancome, L’Oreal, Maybelline, and Revlon. Next time you’re in the market for lip gloss or hand cream or whatever, look for these.

    But, back to that party. Elizabeth Hurley and Gwyneth Paltrow—actresses, right? I read "People" magazine sometimes when I’m on the treadmill, and seems to me I’ve seen them mentioned there. Don’t know what makes Dr. Cliff Hudis a rock star, but I’ll take your word for it. Anyone who chooses oncology as a career is more than OK by me. Christian Siriano—I gather he’s “Fierce.” Not sure what that means, so I googled and found out he won something called Project Runway, which is a TV show. Ah-HA! No wonder. I don’t have a TV. But you say he designs hospital gowns for kids? Wow. You’re right—that is FIERCE. As in seriously, fiercely good.

    Now, Elton John I’ve heard of. (Hey, I may be a hick from the sticks, but we do get radio up here. “Daniel” is on my all-time favorites playlist.) Sounds like he gave one outstanding performance. AND donated the whole thing to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. WOW. Thanks, Elton. Or Sir Elton. Sir John? Whatever, we appreciate your support. And your songs.

    Well, Vixen, I don’t see many Blackberries around here (aside from the ones growing out back by the barn), but it sounds like Blackberry blogging did the job for you at the Pink Party. Thanks for the on-the-spot reporting. I look forward to hearing more “bright lights, big city” stories. Especially when they involve $4.5 million raised for breast cancer research. Hipsters or hicks, rich or checkbook-challenged, funding for “the cure” is something we can all get behind.

  • Oh, but Vixen, one more thing: next time, eat the chocolate!  
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Published On: April 10, 2008