Next up on my fun-filled, whirlwind trip is Thursday night’s French-American Chamber of Commerce Passport to France soirée in Chicago. I always plan my trips to the States around this evening. It is so-much-fun.
Please come if you can.
You could win round-trip Air France tickets to Paris, then there are absolutely extraordinary items in the silent auction — everything from exciting activities in Paris to jewels and for those who are Francophiles, but have yet to take a trip to France, there are Chicago-based cadeaux as well (all French, of course). I actually brought 12 luxury cadeaux with me for the event.
As you know, my daughter is the executive director of the FACC and she has put me in charge of the auction (it’s silent so it would only involve a conversation, no shouted out bids), which means it would be lovely to meet you.
Then there is the biggest draw of all, tables and tables of divine French foods and wines. Think breads, cheeses, liqueurs, exquisite pastries, delectable small plates of classic and not so classic French fare.
Truly, it’s an extraordinary way to begin the holiday season. Plus you’ll hear lots of French being spoken, there’s entertainment, Beaujolais nouveau (well, of course there is), and all at a supremely exciting venue, the Zhou B Art Center, and then there is an after party. Really, the excitement never stops.
When you leave you will be given the stunning French lifestyle guide. I’ve been collecting them for years.
Please try to come. You will have a wonderful time.