Monday, March 28, 2011


our cranes finally got a chance to leave the nest! yesterday was a great team effort and went so well. i brought down all of my japanese ceramics and a florist friend brought gorgeous blooms for the display. i was about to lose my mind first thing though because all of the strings had tangled together in transit...but luckily two lovely friends spent almost an hour untangling every last one for me!  there were beautiful little helpers in kimono and smiling, helping hands all around. it did rain on and off, which was un petit peu annoying, though we even had perfect parasols for that (but, of course!). people traveled from near and far, i got to see friends that i haven't seen in yeaarrrrssss and even made a few new ones. wanna' know how much we raised?  i was hoping for 3 to 5k...

at the end of the day the grand total was 3350!!!!

and...we have a woman who's willing to match that!!! so that means we raised 6700 dollars for the Japanese Red Cross in essentially one day!!!! hooray!!

thank you to everyone who came by, gave a donation and helped out in any way. your support means so much. i simply do not have enough hands to have done that without you all. thank you, thank you, thank you x

*for anyone who was not able to make it on the day or friends or family in other parts of the world, you can donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross online.  do it :)


  1. Congratulations! Well Done and Yah!! With extra exclamation marks! Thanks for putting up the photos. What a gorgeous little girl in red btw! Woah there goes another exclamation mark. So glad it was a success and what a special lady to match your donation.

  2. thanks sarah! i'm glad i was able to share this with everyone. it really was a great day and has been an inspiring/exhausting week and a half. not sure what to do with my life anymore...!

  3. Way to go, Nicki and everyone else involved! xoxo Alia


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