NYJL Bags + Bubbles

As the chair of the NYJL PR committee, I work with my committee on publicizing most of our public events, which means I also attend most of them.

Tonight’s event was Bags and Bubbles, a handbag auction which raises funds for our Women’s Cancer Prevention program, among others.

Champagne and purses? Okay!


Ashley wanted this Prada beauty but didn’t want to spend four figures on it. Fair enough.




After a few cocktails, I started bidding on this Rebecca Minkoff bag. I hadn’t planned on bidding on anything, so I set a limit for myself. $200 for a bag with a $475 sticker price. Once it went over $200, I wouldn’t let myself bid on it. It would have been a great deal still, but I just wasn’t looking for a new bag before I got there, so I didn’t need it.


Mmm cookies.


Pretty coasters.


Lots of ladies.


My strategy ended up being to bid on the poor little items nobody else had bid on, like a $35 BCBG clutch. We bid using iPod touches, and we were told at the beginning of the night that we would be charged $229 if we didn’t return them.



The BCBG clutch I ended up winning for $35!


And a super-random $5 clutch.

So, I have a question. Lately I’ve been blogging more about the fun stuff that’s been going on in my life than the food. Do you want to see the food? Do you still want to see how I try to eat healthy while busy, even if it’s sometimes repetitive? Do you want to see more Bailey?

12 comments on “NYJL Bags + Bubbles

  1. Alison

    I like to see a variety of posts! I think that even the most devoted healthy living bloggers can’t just stick with food and exercise all the time. As readers get to know a blogger through their posts, it just seems natural to want to know about a lot of aspects of their life (though I think we can all agree a few boundaries are good).

    And yes to more Bailey — blog dog love!

  2. Victoria

    I want to see the food!! It’s why I first started reading your blog πŸ™‚ I also love shopping and clothes, so these posts are fun to read as well!

  3. Michelle

    I don’t comment a lot but am a long time lurker. I think you strike a good balance but more Bailey please! πŸ™‚

  4. Emily

    I like the mix! You know that us DC girls don’t lead nearly as glamorous lives as you NYC ladies. Please indulge deprived people like myself who live vicariously through your fun.

    And always, more Bailey.

  5. Meg

    I love when you post about what you eat, it is actually a great motivator for me to not stuff my mouth all day. I also like reading about your workouts and routines! Pictures and everything else is an added bonus!!!! =)

  6. Denise

    I WANT TO SEE IT ALL!! I am living the life of a 20-something City Girl vicariously through you!!! Please let me know where we go, what we eat, where we walk our dog!!


    LOVE your blog!

    1. Theodora Post author

      @Denise: Aww, thanks! Well, I won’t show where I walk my dog, because I don’t want stalkers…but everything else? Sure!


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