True Noel Fundraiser

True Noel, the first annual Christmas toy drive  hosted by Fleur de Vie and the Consulate General of Haiti, was a true delight. The event was held at Dumbo Loft, a nicely decorated and spacious venue conveniently located by the water with wonderful views of Brooklyn Bridge. Holiday spirit was in the air as people flowed in mostly dressed in business or cocktail attire.A beautiful singer of Haitian descent started the party with “La Dessalinienne”, the Haiti national anthem.

The event sponsors included Barbancourt, Prestige, Krik Krak Restaurant, Patricia Brintle and Amour Creole Magazine. Three hundred toys were donated by Billionaires Row. And the fundraiser was a great turnout. Several items were displayed on a table for a raffle, and the majority of the attendees participated. DJ Stackz, the evening’s DJ was absolutely amazing! He played all of my favorite songs I loved listening to in Haiti when I was too young to get their meanings. It was a wonderful soiree.

You’ve read about Dayanne Danier, founder of Fleur de Vie, and designer of Bien Abiye. She was as graceful and welcoming as ever. When she speaks about what she does, you can always see the passion and drive behind her tone and her eyes, which is one of the main reasons I support her organization so much. I appreciate small organizations that go to Haiti to get the job done and can show what they have accomplished. I’m looking forward to see Fleur de Vie grow, and can’t wait to see the looks on these children’s faces when they get their toys on Christmas. They will get the chance to play and enjoy the holidays like all other fortunate kids around the world. What can be better than bringing a smile to children’s faces?

Enjoy the photos!

Kenbe Prestige Ou.

6 Comments on True Noel Fundraiser

  1. Meghan Johnson
    December 16, 2012 at 11:21 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous people, gorgeous event! And I love that first image of the green-lit tunnel and tree. Really, I just love your life. :)

    • findingpaola
      December 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Meghan! That tree under the bridge really made me stop to admire it. I thought… Only NYC can make under a bridge look romantic. Hahaha

  2. GVG
    December 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm (3 years ago)

    May I have your e-mail? I’d like to ask you a question.

    • findingpaola
      December 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm (3 years ago)

      You can reach me at findingpaola[at]gmail[dot]com.

  3. Shayo
    December 13, 2012 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds like such an awesome event and you look great! Please explain the dopeness of your hairstyle in these pics…how did you do it? Is your hair stretched or shrunken? And I don’t know if it’s just the lighting but is that colour I spy in your hair? Sorry for all the questions! :)

    • findingpaola
      December 14, 2012 at 10:44 am (3 years ago)

      Ahh! There’s no color there although I’m known for coloring my hair. I’m taking a lonnng break. I think my hair was stretched just two days before, and I’ve worn it out. So I decided to bring the sides to the back and pin them up with comb clips and hair clips, and left the front out. You can still see a little curl pattern from the old bantu knot out, but not much! My hair always comes out differently when I try to recreate a style. I think before I start, I’ll just get my camera because I never remember what I’m doing! Hahaha And I don’t mind the questions! Keep them coming! :)


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