First Annual Night of Wonder

There are many adjectives that can be used to describe the first annual Night of Wonder fundraiser, but one word that keeps coming to mind is magical. All attendees were ushered in to the beautiful home of our gracious hostess, Sarena Koschitzky. They were welcomed by our three chairs of the event, Yona Elishis, Pamela Kuhl, and Shaindy Seidenfeld, into rooms of dazzling colours, cocktails, and delectable h’orderves.

As I scanned the room, I watched everyone intensely listening as the presenters show cased the intricacies of their trade. It was so nice going to an event where one could take what they learnt and apply it to their homes. I am sure that this Shabbos, everyone’s flowers will look a tad more intricate thanks to Rivers Reid, and the table design will be a bit more eye catching thanks to the great presentation by Brendan Kwinter and Jessica Waks. The presentation by Sara Petroff and Rhonda Katz gave me the tools to be a more educated buyer of art. The last room that I went to was Home Org. with Barb Larocque and Estelle Gee. This presentation was a must for all of us. The cute and practical ideas they presented will surely help with the much needed organization in my home. In between the sessions I got to watch the Small Wonders video. All those around me were touched by the presentation. I sat next to a fertility specialist while watching the video and she told me how important an organization like Small Wonders is. Before its inception, couples had nowhere to turn and now it’s Small Wonders that brings them the rays of hope that they need.

The evening came to an end with the much anticipated raffle drawing. The prizes were claimed amongst cheers of excitement and the buzz around the room was that of a fun evening supporting a very special cause. I am looking forward to next years, Second Annual Night of Wonder.