Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest - 20th Anniversary

Well, it keeps getting better and better! Fresh snow and Deer Valley Resort's finest efforts meant we could all enjoy skiing during opening weekend - December 3rd. The event accommodations were at the fabulous Montage Deer Valley and JUMA Entertainment* created yet another top notch event (and much sought after invite). The show aired last Sunday on CBS and the event helped to raise funds for Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s charity Waterkeeper Alliance. It was a weekend filled with fun, food, skiing, parties, celebrities and all for a great cause - the environment. And, MARY J. BLIGE and GAVIN DEGRAW performed live in an intimate setting - now that was awesome. Take a look at some highlights and fun. I couldn't mention everyone or put in all the photos or I might lose ya! Don't forget to watch Larry David's piece and also Gavin below.

And look for the event again next year - first weekend in December!

Me and my hubby* - the man that makes this happen
Love Terrell Owens - his team won the race and we love his hat too!

Hugs in the tent at lunch
Watching the race
Perrey Reeves from Entourage with my friend Stacey - look at the Di Modolo medal Perrey won

Funniest introduction by Larry David on Saturday night
****Larry David was a riot Saturday night introducing Bobby Kennedy at the Auction - click here to listen - this is a CAN"T MISS.

Simple table scape but it works

Biggest draw at the Auction

Here is a little piece from the concert...

Alan Tudyk from Suburgatory having fun (Steve the Pirate, Dodgeball)
More hugs - at the concert
At the concert with my girl!
From Housewives of Beverly Hills, Taylor Armstrong
And then, to close the weekend...

Who went to the spa instead of skiing on our last day?
Not me, I went skiing.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Raving about Cakeman Raven

I had a birthday a few weeks ago and my husband got me an outrageously delicious and special birthday cake - made by famous Cakeman Raven - the red velvet cake expert. And I got to watch him - Cakeman, not my husband -  decorate it before my eyes; he worked effortlessly and within a few minutes - viola!  -beautiful. And it gets better because when it melts in your mouth you cannot believe you waited this long to try the original red velvet cake. My suggestion: go get some - he makes over 5000 cakes a month!

What does red velvet cake taste like? Some say like chocolate cake - well there is some resemblance but it is not just a red chocolate cake. For me - it is the texture that makes it stand apart.

"A real "southern treat", described as an aphrodisiac dessert, deep in its bright redness and buttery crumb texture accents the sweet cream cheese frosting, mellowing out the pecan oils from the crusted pecan garnish.

After the first bite, you're hooked!"

Here are a few shots on location in Brooklyn with JUMA execs and crew - watch for upcoming TV show. I will keep you posted but in the meanwhile, let them eat cake!