Tomorrow night I am performing for the Winter Opera St. Louis “Masquerade Ball”. I’m concertmaster of the orchestra (we had three performances last year), and Gina Galati (artistic director) asked if I would play a couple of pieces for the program. The dinner takes place at Dominic’s Trattoria in Clayton. I haven’t been there but I am told it is delicious (I get paid plus dinner 😉 ). I am also excited to wear one of my cocktail dresses versus the usual “all black”. I don’t have a mask to wear, nor would that work well for violin playing, unfortunately.
Speaking of Italian food, I am excited to go visit Chris’s family in Long Island and the Bronx over Christmas. We recently purchased our plane tickets to visit for a few days. The food will be fantastic, I’m sure! I realize it’s just the end of October, but nonetheless the stores are practically in full Christmas spirit, so it’s hard to not be excited already. I purchased some lotion at Bath & Body Works yesterday, Twisted Peppermint Flavor. The saleslady said the whole store would be holiday-ready by November 1.