Insults! Shouting! Scones with Crème Chantilly being thrown at one another! When I walked into IABC-LA’s Holiday Tea at the Gordon Ramsey Dining Room at The London in West Hollywood, I expected a very intense, heated atmosphere…as well as an expectation that IABC-LA members would be whipping up our own afternoon tea menu and we’d better get it right. Luckily, Mr. Ramsey’s namesake dining experience was not only a truly relaxing, bright, cheery room in a hip yet elegant hotel, but also a lovely tea menu free from fiery explosions.
IABC-LA President Christie Ly welcomed about twenty L.A. member attendees in which we each introduced ourselves and our communications specialty, while Past President Jamie Lipson announced the chapter will be making a donation this year to the Young Storytellers Foundation (http://youngstorytellers.com). The 6th Annual Holiday Tea was truly a time to relax, meet fellow members for the first time or catch up with friends, and enjoy some holiday spirit quietly.
While lively conversations were going on at different tables, I enjoyed hearing about current projects and initiatives happening under Chris Cabrera of Southern California Edison (Past IABC-LA President ’02), and Greg Cash of ALS…and of course, in tea party fashion, our conversation turned to music and the arts.
The Los Angeles Chapter wishes all IABC members Season’s Greetings and very happy holidays.