Monday, May 28, 2007

"Cocktail Tires..."

For the last 3 weeks a team of us at the office have been organizing a press conference for the Grand Opening of the Mamilla Alrov Quarter Project. If you have been in Jerusalem in the last four years, near Jaffa Gate, you will have noticed the construction and reconstruction project going on behind the barriers.At 4ish we headed over to the David Citadel Hotel for the Press Conference. Up in the executive lounge we set everything up and waited for the reporters to show up.

Eventually things got underway. The general manager and the assistant managers of the David Citadel Hotel and the new Akirov Hotel were both present along with the Director of Sales and PR for the hotel and luxury apartments. After the conference we made our way over to the new shopping promenade...
The place is beautiful. Ritzy and an all around beautiful reconstruction project. Lots of new stores and chic little coffee shops.
We collected the brochures as we passed by...
Some music to set the mood...
On the new walkway...
A shot of the crowd before the sun went down...
My hair does look kind of cute in the clip... (what do you think of my fancy outfit?)
Freddie was across the way. We shmoozed for a bit and waved. She declined the offer of tossing some food across the road...
FOR TJ - The Doggy Bag. Evidently not everybody felt the same way about 'taking some for later'...
Pareve Iced Coffee that actually tasted really really really good!!!
Me and TJ!!! What is so funny about this picture is that we're both zonked. Totally and utterly.
The sun went down and the atmosphere of the party went up a few notches...
We eventually got tired of the crowds in the party, so we headed over to the VIP section. (They had more comfortable couches in there...)
Tamir this last picture is for you. I saw the fireworks and remembered that conversation we had on Yom Ha'atzmaut. I do love them. The colors, the brilliance and the beauty. But they always make me think of life in general...
...They burst onto the scene, shed their light, make their impression and then they are gone leaving only a smoky haze behind. May we merit to make a more permanent mark on this world than they, and may it be for the good.

4 comments:

TJ said...

It was sooooooooo much fun!!!! We shold have more of these Press Conference and party's

Lorelai said...

LOL! That's what Naomi said - but I think she just got a kick out of seeing everyone in the office all dresssed up!

tnspr569 said...

Ooh! A party! Fun!

Tamir said...

Nice sentiment, I can't say I ever made that connection. Fireworks are probably going to make me thoughtful from now on...

May I compliment you on that fancy outfit? You look very cute in it.