Horseback Riding Lessons - Make-A-Wish Foundation
Working with Make-A-Wish is one of my favorite things to do. A few weeks ago I photographed a little girl whose wish it was to take horseback riding lessons. Make-A-Wish Foundation hooked her up with a beautiful and gentle horse named Simon.
Her expressions were so adorable.
This is Simon's owner who gives lessons in the back of her Wayland home.
Getting acquainted.
Her Mom joined us for a photo.
My favorite.
Hugs for Simon.
** Most photos were taken with the Nikon D3. I'm a long time Canon guy but wanted to try the D3 (which I liked very much!)


what happened in 2009 - a last look
Last year was a great year for me. My work is a huge part of my life and I am so happy to have made such great connections throughout 2009. Boston is a small community and that is what I love about it. I can't say enough about the people who have reached out and welcomed me into their circles. Below is a remembrance of last year as seen through my blog!
1. Saks Fifth Avenue invited over 250 people to a Rag & Bone fashion show on the first floor of their Back Bay digs.
2. Giovanni is a little boy now! It was so nice to see him running around and playing - I hope to visit again soon!
3. Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids hosted a fundraiser for the Raising a Reader foundation at Davio's steakhouse.
4. Signature Newbury Street retailer Louis Boston held a reception to announce plans to relocate at Fan Pier in South Boston.
5. Guests of Gucci Boylston Street enjoyed cocktails while shopping and mingling at the Grand Opening in March.
6. Kelley Tuthill & Elisha Daniels held a book party for the launch of You Can Do This! - a guide for breast cancer patients.
7. My friend Jill & I visited the beautiful Wauwinet resort on Nantucket in September. I cannot wait to go back!
8. Boston Common Magazine opened the Ames Hotel with a cover party for Tedy Bruschi.
9. Boston Magazine and Style Boston invited 400 friends to Joe Fallon's new building at Fan Pier.
10. Herb Chambers created Cars & Coffee, an annual event that welcomes auto enthusiasts for a morning of show & tell.
11. Ballys hosted a fundraiser for the Perkins School, sponsored by W Magazine.
12. CCFA held it's annual ball at the Four Seasons with a little help from Rafanelli Events.
13. Michael S. Lorber's 30th Birthday party at the Union Club was one to see.
14. Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Caner and Carmen Marc Valvo put on a retrospective fashion show at the Liberty Hotel.
15. My friends at the Ad Club did it again - this time with an industry wide Reunion!
16. Newton landmark Cabot's Ice Cream celebrated it's 40th anniversary this summer with an old fashion ice cream social!
17. Artists for Humanity provided the perfect canvas for Flavors of Boston, an event hosted by the Liver Foundation.
18. Rogerson Communities honored Karen Kaplan at it's 11th Annual Welcome Home! Gala at the Mandarin Oriental.
19. Author Jill Kargman signed copies of her newest book at the Juicy Couture store on Newbury Street.
20. Designers Michael De Paulo and Tonya Chen Mezrich unveiled their collections to a packed lobby at the Liberty Hotel.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope we get to spend part of it together in 2010!


Youks Kids Reading Group - N.E. Mobile Book Fair
For the second year in a row, Kevin Youkilis has hosted a pizza party for winners of the Youks Kids reading contest.
Visit nebookfair.com for information on signing up!
Kevin Youkilis and Julie Milunsky (13) of Newton.
Kevin and the award winning readers.
A little press...

Boston Globe (left) and Daily News Tribune shown below.
Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is entering it's third year of fundraising with almost two million dollars raised to date!


Elisha Daniels for jean-pierre & co
Stylist Elisha Daniels recently teamed up with salon Jean-Pierre & Co to open an accessories boutique at 116 Newbury Street.
Boston globe fashion writer Tina Sutton.
Daniel's book, "You Can Do This!" is also for sale at the boutique!
Janice O'Leary & Kelley Tuthill.
Elisha Daniels & Kelley Doyle.
Don't forget a Friends of Mel bracelet!
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Fraxa foundation presents award to doris buffett
The Fraxa Research Foundation was started by three parents of children who suffer from a genetic disorder called Fragile X. Since 1994, Fraxa has donated over $17 million dollars for scientific research. Doris Buffet, President of the Sunshine Lady Foundation and sister of Warren Buffett, received recognition at the Fraxa gala for donating $2 million dollars to the charity.

Reporter Kelley Tuthill, Doris Buffet and Fraxa Founder Katie Clapp.
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly.
Stephen Wells Kidder with Nell and Pat Jones.
Buffet's grandson, Alex Rozek.
In 2007, Buffett teamed up with Fraxa to create the "Doris Buffett Challenge" honoring to match all donations.

Buffett's Sunshine Lady Foundation consists of 150 "sunbeams" across the country who each allocate $10,000 a year to the less fortunate. "We never give a handout," the foundation's brochure says. "We give a hand up."
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Herb Chambers Cars and Coffee - BMW of Sudbury
With the lure of an original McLaren F1 - one of only a handful ever produced in the world - on display at Herb Chambers BMW of Sudbury, the first annual "Herb Chambers Cars and Coffee" was a great success. Motorists from New England came out to the suburbs for Cars and Coffee to show off their wheels, check out the dealership, say hello to Herb and have a cup of joe.

I don't know what Herb was talking about but my guess would be "How many more Mclaren's do I have then you?"
Herb's McLaren F1 has a top speed of 240mph. There were only 106 ever produced. J. Leno has one - Ralph Lauren snagged three. Insured for over two million dollars, these cars are the real deal. Click HERE to read up on the Mclaren F1.
My favorite part of the whole day - when Herb set his coffee down on the McLaren. No big deal!
Meet Keith Wickstrom. He drove 7.5 hours from Maryland simply because he heard there was going to be a McLaren on display. When Herb Chambers found out about this, Keith was invited to get comfortable for a photo.
Keith had a good time at Cars and Coffee!
I became a fan, too.
Meanwhile outside...
Herb and Melissa.
Herb donated a ride in his helicopter to charity. The guests were picked up in the parking lot of the dealership.
This picture seems so american to me.
I love the color! They don't make cars like this anymore. Now everything is "flint mica".
Lucky the dog.
** Below is a 3 minute video that I made for Cars and Coffee. Click on it to view! **

Visit HerbChambersCarsandCoffee.com for information about the next show! - Read a Letter from Herb!

Update 11/23/09 - Watch Herb take a drive in the McLaren by clicking HERE, courtesy of Boston.com

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