"It's In the Bag" – Charity Fundraiser in Vancouver

What a great event! A Purse Auction called “It’s In the Bag“, organized by the Antigone Foundation, raising money for WISH, A.W.A.R.E., Soroptimist Internation of Vancouver and the Antigone Foundation.  The event was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver on May 27, 2011.

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It's In the Bag 07Everyone was all dolled up, and there were so many beautiful purses to drool over and bid on.

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The food was amazing – Dinner by the Hamilton Street Grill and Your Secret Chef, and dessert by Berliosca Cake Boutique.  Oh my my… those red velvet cupcakes were UNBELIEVABLE.  So tasty.

Cupcakes by Berliosca

A few of the purses went up for live auction, led by Fred Lee.  He had everyone practice bidding first – “$1000!!!”

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Chris Hedlund of Berliosca Cake Boutique created a Sculpted Purse Cake – so realistic that before I realized it was a cake, I reached for the handles to pick it up!

It's In the Bag 14 - Sculpted Purse CakeThe Purse Cake went up for Auction and raised a lot of money.

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It's In the Bag 02Thanks to Amanda Reaume from The Antigone Foundation for having me on board, and to Jeremy Lim for connecting me with this event.

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Guests can download images from my online gallery – Click here.

Keep your eyes out for this event next year!

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