Monday, June 6, 2011

Belated Birthday on the blog but not in Paris!

and too many more !!!!!!!

On the last week of May (on the 25th, more precisely), the Vulli Family celebrated Sophie The Giraffe's 50th birthday in style, and as the Vulli agent for Israel, I was there... and stayed to visit family.... hence this late post!

So let me tell you what happened: It started with a trip on the Bateaux Mouches.... followed by lunch in a typical French Brasserie with a 4-course French-style lunch (or was it 5-course?)....
Right after lunch, as there was no time to waste, we had the first ever international convention of Sophie La Girafe, with about 30 countries represented. It was an amazing experience! Lots of pictures and videos were taken... ( the few pix I took can be seen at the end of this post)

Later in the evening everybody was dressed up, and the weather was lovely... the Sophie art pieces (some can be seen here)  were auctioned for charity. A total of 83,300 euros were raised for the Gustave Roussy Foundation for cancer research in babies and children. It was very heart-warming!

Click Here to see some of the Celebrities posing with their Sophie of Art before the auctions!

The auction was followed by an aperitif-cocktail (finger food), and drinks with music and dancing!

NB: Vulli offered us this unique and exclusive gift of 2 giraffes:

 2 Sophies: can you guess why? Or should I tell you?

Music by
Dutch violinist, conductor, and composer André Rieu...
" Sous le ciel de Paris"

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