Last Friday night, Niel and I got dolled up and went to a cocktail reception at the Consul-General's palatial house. I dread those types of things (mingling with strangers?! mmm... no thanks), but ended up really enjoying it. I actually felt pretty all dressed up, rather than uncomfortable and self-conscious.
We connected with some great people and stood around talking while servers kept coming over with yummy appetizers on trays. Can't ever go wrong with tasty treats. Gimme food in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other, and I can tackle just about any social situation.
But my favorite part of the whole evening? The napkins.