This past weekend was the museum's large fundraising event called Neanderthal Ball. It takes place in our dinosaur exhibit, our planet and universe exhibit, as well as on our rooftop terrace. Some of our favorite vendors bring in food, drinks, lighting, pipe and drape, and lounge furniture. It makes for a truly gorgeous evening! It did rain on us at the beginning of the event, but just at sunset it was gorgeous enough for us to all take photos together of everyone in our department dressed up and done up.
After setting up for a few hours in comfortable clothes, we all change into nice dresses, heels, do our hair, fix our makeup, and attend the ball. Being that it is a larger event, our entire team, including all four of our interns, work and attend with us. It's a rare chance for us all to be together, working and later, building friendships.
In our dinosaur exhibit, the room was themed fire, and our planet exhibit was appropriately themed ice. In our dinosaur exhibit, American AV covered our light fixtures with red, orange, and yellow films to create a warm glow throughout the room. Lighting, draping, and furniture all come together to create the atmosphere of an event. 
Being that I worked and attended this same event a year ago, as well as work events every week in these exhibit halls, I almost felt like there wasn't much for me to explore within this event. I know every inch of these exhibit halls that I could navigate them in the dark. Half the fun of attending events is seeing new things, exploring the area with friends, and doing something you've never done before. I love this event and how much it means to our museum, so I was able to see it for the first time again through my interns eyes.
This morning I'm writing this by the kitchen window, with such a breeze coming through and some clouds in the sky. The weather teases Florida here and there by giving us a cold front from time to time, but the cool breeze has seemed to stay with us this month and I'm thoroughly enjoying spending my evenings and weekends with the windows open. 
This past weekend was the museum's large fundraising event called Neanderthal Ball. It takes place in our dinosaur exhibit, our planet and universe exhibit, as well as on our rooftop terrace. Some of our favorite vendors bring in food, drinks, lighting, pipe and drape, and lounge furniture. It makes for a truly gorgeous evening! It did rain on us at the beginning of the event, but just at sunset it was gorgeous enough for us to all take photos together of everyone in our department dressed up and done up.
After setting up for a few hours in comfortable clothes, we all change into nice dresses, heels, do our hair, fix our makeup, and attend the ball. Being that it is a larger event, our entire team, including all four of our interns, work and attend with us. It's a rare chance for us all to be together, working and later, building friendships.
In our dinosaur exhibit, the room was themed fire, and our planet exhibit was appropriately themed ice. In our dinosaur exhibit, American AV covered our light fixtures with red, orange, and yellow films to create a warm glow throughout the room. Lighting, draping, and furniture all come together to create the atmosphere of an event. 
Being that I worked and attended this same event a year ago, as well as work events every week in these exhibit halls, I almost felt like there wasn't much for me to explore within this event. I know every inch of these exhibit halls that I could navigate them in the dark. Half the fun of attending events is seeing new things, exploring the area with friends, and doing something you've never done before. I love this event and how much it means to our museum, so I was able to see it for the first time again through my interns eyes.
This morning I'm writing this by the kitchen window, with such a breeze coming through and some clouds in the sky. The weather teases Florida here and there by giving us a cold front from time to time, but the cool breeze has seemed to stay with us this month and I'm thoroughly enjoying spending my evenings and weekends with the windows open. 

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  1. Love the fire theme room - it makes me go Vrooom! I hope you all had a ball (pun intended!)

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    1. love the pun! and yes, it was a lot of fun with the whole events team!

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  2. OH! How fun!! and that shot from the roof is beautiful! The sunset with the twinkle lights = <3 What an AWESOME job you have!!

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    1. the roof top terrace is one of my favorite event spaces because of the market lights!

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  3. so dramatic, it looks fabulous. i love it when you have one of those moments where you see something that has become so familiar through a more objective lens.

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    1. it always helps to have interns - they take off some workload, they are always excited to learn so even i'm growing by teaching them.

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  4. looks so awesome! you're very good at what you do :)

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    1. thanks much savannah, but we really have an entire awesome team that puts it all together!

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  5. I love that you could guide yourself through the exhibit hall in the dark if you had to. There's something really beautiful and poetic about knowing a space that well. xo

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    1. it's definitely a comforting exhibit to me. when we have events in there, they are "easy" to me :)

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