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Night at the Ballet

2011 May 11

Tickets to the New York City Ballet were my birthday present this year, and I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve been fascinated with ballet for pretty much my whole life, though I’ve never taken dance classes or been to a real performance. So yeah, my knowledge pretty much is the extent of Center Stage and a 7th grade project I did on Anna Pavlova for Social Studies class.

The tickets were a surprise, and because Joe is really great at surprises and gift-giving, he presented me with them in a creative way: at breakfast Thursday morning, he handed me a book (30 Years: New York City Ballet) he found used at the Strand, in which he had written me a note telling me we were going to the ballet that weekend. As an unexpected bonus, the book is signed by George Balanchine, the founder of the New York City ballet, and the choreographer of the dances we saw Saturday.

The dancing surpassed my expectations–each ballet was different and more beautiful than the one before (we saw three). Of course, one of the most fun parts about going to the ballet was getting dressed up and heading to Lincoln Center. I wore the dress I wore as Maid of Honor in my friend’s wedding last summer–I’ve been looking for a chance to wear it again!

Dress: Rebecca Taylor, via ZuZu’s Petals in Providence, RI

Necklace: Spangles boutique, Cranston, RI

Wedges: Clark’s

Joe looked the part as well, of course:

Doesn’t he look a little bit like Don Draper in his fedora?

When was the last time you got dressed up for an event?

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  1. May 11, 2011

    Joe’s Outfit
    Sports Coat: The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s
    Shirt: Banana Republic
    Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna
    Pants: Bonobo’s
    Hat: Salmagundi (Jamaica Plain, MA)

  2. May 11, 2011

    Going to the ballet is one of my favorite things! Every year, a couple friends and I do ABT’s under 30 subscription- 3 performances throughout the season, $30 each, and prime seats. It’s a great deal (even though I’ve always been partial to NYCB myself).

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