‘pink champagne’ night

October 27, 2009. Last Saturday night I wore my spaghetti-strap, knee-length, pink dress with wide pleats, that poofed a little when fellas twirled me on the dance floor. And many a fella did. ‘Twas part of the “‘Jacqutoberfest’ (birthday-month) Swing & ‘Pink Champagne’” celebration.

And I, and my friends, and everyone in The Drake Hotel ‘Palm Court’ lounge enjoyed specials on ‘pink Champagne,’ actually sparking Rosé.

The Flat Cats swing band, who perform there every Saturday night, honored my birthday month by performing  ”Champagne” songs, and by inviting me to the microphone to speak about the “romantic life” concept.

This night was an example, I emphasized, of  romance at your fingertips. The reason I chose this venue was because it fit, like a glove, the concept behind my company, Detour, that “romance is accessible.”

The Flat Cats performed classic swing music, including “Pink Champagne.” Gents asked ladies to dance, just like it should ever be. The fellas asked gals like me, who readily cut a rug, and they asked gals like my pal Dee, who were paranoid about any partner-dancing. I leapt to the dance floor, per each extended hand. Dee was persuaded there after giving much resistance.

Both Dee and I, and I can aver that we represented every gal in the crowd, returned to our table after each dance, with a smile and flushed cheeks. And we toasted with ’pink champagne.’

And it will happen again. It will happen again, a night like this.  I’m invited again to join The Flat Cats and The Drake Palm Court. And, o, many nights before and after that, it will happen again. With or without ‘pink champagne’ there will be blush.

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