Last night we went to the school auction. In general, I am not a big fan of auctions because I figure if I really wanted something, I’d probably just pick it up. But, on the other hand, the packages they put together are great and you are generally supporting a good cause.

So, my Mom was my date and we headed to the school auction. It was at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th street which is a great location for events like this. The owner’s kid goes to our school, so needless to say, that is an added bonus for us. There were a variety of of packages from dinners to theater to kids stuff to photographs to sporting events, etc. After one drink, I started to write my bidding number in a few locations. That is probably the beauty of an action. Open bar starts the bidding off right.

The live auction is always the best part. They get a real auctioneer every year which is a treat to watch. People get very serious about their bidding. We got a group together again this year, to go for the Mario Batali dinner party. Couldn’t resist.

I am thrilled to say that we won the dinner party again this year. It will probably be this fall again, during white truffle season. Yum…that is the part I do like about auctions because something like this, you can only buy at auction.