Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Toast of the Town

Since Desiree Roger's feature last January in Vogue, I've been excited to follow along with Obama's social secretary. Tonight is perhaps one of her biggest opportunities to shine; just days before thanksgiving, the White House will be hosting it's first state dinner of this administration.

Months of planning will be unveiled as around 350 guests are treated to what has been called an event, "bigger than the biggest wedding".
I'm fascinated by these parties and have been since reading a great book called, A Lady First, by Latitia Baldridge who was the social secretary during the Kennedy administration.
From the invites, china, menu selection and, of course, black-tie ensembles, tonight is like an east wing version of the Oscars; I'm definitely going to tune in!
{Images from East Wing Rules}

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Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Great post! I love that last pic! Have a sweet day!

Laura Trevey said...

looks gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
xoxo Laura

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Oooh very cool!

Kitty said...

I've always admired Letitia! What an event!

Patty said...

Just once in my life I would love to go to a State Dinner at the White house...imagine the vintage dress you could wear to that!

Alicia said...

The table and place settings are beautiful.

Tommy said...

I would be so honored (and intimidated) to be invited to this event. :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a fabulous post! The photos are gorgeous and the china is spectacular!

A Lady First sound wonderful I would love to get a copy.

Thanks for your visit and lovely comment!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

carlee said...

I can't even imagine how gorgeous this was!!

ashlina @ secrets of domestic bliss said...

great post! I absolutely LOVE your blog....

keep inspiring!
:)

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