I love this time of year….leading up to the REAL Awards is a wonderful journey on so many levels – from considering who to recognize this year, to celebrating with past honorees, to the creative work of putting together an announcement video, to planning the party – it’s all just fun to do.
It’s also a very tough decision, as we have so many amazing friends that embody the spirit of the REAL Awards (and more than a few that would make for an entertaining evening). That we suffer from a wealth of good choices is a blessing, but since Aaron reminds me that the night already teeters on that fine line between a-great-celebration-into-the-wee-hours and the-party-that-would-never-end, we have once again selected just two very special people to celebrate this year.
So with no further delay, take a look to see who will be this year’s REAL Awards Honorees:
Mark your calendars now: Saturday, August 18, 7:30 PM, Laughing Dog 2. The evite will go out this weekend, so check your email spam folders!
Special thanks are in order this year, as I had a great deal of help in making this year’s announcement. Many, many thanks to Kate, Kimberly, Lou, Frankie and Miles for standing on a street corner for a few hours holding signs and having their pictures taken almost 1000 times. And a very special thank you to the fabulous people at A La Bonne Franquette in South Seattle, who generously allowed us to use their sidewalk and their power outlets, all while wining and dining us during a full dinner service. Not a bad place, BTW, to have your pre-awards dinner….just sayin’
We look forward to seeing everyone in August to celebrate this year’s honorees.