I'm so excited to share with you the WONDERFUL, once in a lifetime trip I just took to attend a charity event at Mar-a-Lago!
Just a few short weeks ago I was enjoying dinner and cocktails at Donald Trumps Palm Beach estate. As you can see the grounds and residence are beautiful.
Before I tell you about my magic evening at Mar-a-Lago, let me first share some history. Originally built in 1927 by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the socialite gave the 65,000 sq ft mansion to the National Parks Service as a "Winter White House". Donald Trump purchased the estate in 1985 after the Park Service returned it to the Post family.
Ironically, fast forward to 2018 and the Mar-a-Lago estate has become the "Winter White House" it had originally been intended for! The Mansion is the 2nd largest in Florida and the 20th largest in the U.S. Since Trumps inauguration
he has hosted multiple foreign officials including the president of Japan and China. The decision to strike a Syrian airfield was even made within the walls of Mar-a-Lago.
My Evening at the estate began around 5:30 in the evening. I had my two friends, Pam and Jackie as well as my hairstylist with me. The four of us had to be checked by secret service which was nerve wracking but also exciting somehow.
We were then escorted through the residence (which was beautiful!) to the Ballroom. The event we were attending is called Safari Nights benefiting Young Adventurers, a charity for youth to inspire them to strive for more and succeed. The tables had beautiful centerpieces with bamboo and flowers to fit the theme!
The rest of the evening was a bit of a blur, I met Elizabeth Trump which was incredible! She is so sweet and has an amazing NY accent! For entertainment they had live artwork by an artist who painted to rock music.
Dinner was several courses and for entrees we had fillet mignon and chilean sea bass!
All in all, it was a magical evening that I will remember for a lifetime! Can't wait to come back for the next event and see the new friends I made again!!