I’d like to dedicate the following brief post to my super-fantastic buddy, Meghna. You see, Meghna was recently engaged and was extremely excited to tell everyone that was willing to listen all about it. Her future hubby pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable gesture. It really is a sweet story. I encourage you to ask her how it went down, even if you’re a complete stranger, as I’m sure she’d be willing to oblige.
Anyway, the day she shared the details of her romantic tail was also the day of our practice’s happy hour. We have them from time to time, and all are strongly encouraged to attend. As we made our way to our festivities, Meghna shared he story once again. She politely smiled, and said: “Rich, I hope you don’t mind as you’ll be hearing it for the third time!” She was wrong as I was hearing it for the fourth time, not the third.
We finally arrived at the Highbar, which was supposed to be some trendy roof-top bar. I have it admit…It was pretty damn sweet. Here’s some well-earned marketing collateral to describe the essence of the locale: continue reading »
Team events are generally a rarity these days. I mean, who has the time to squeeze them in-between all the madness that is “work”? Well, we were fortunate enough to make one happen. Two of our colleagues were moving on to new projects, so we decided it was a good enough excuse to throw a shindig and send them off properly. The evening would also double as a team-building event, so business was casually discussed early in the festivities.
We actually had a team gathering back in September, but it was only a subset of the larger team and was kind of thrown together at the last minute. It was a decent enough time, but sometimes these types of events just don’t fire on all cylinders. I can say with confidence that this event clicked in every way. It was put together by my colleague and friend, Meghna, and held at the Papillon Bistro & Bar in Mid-Town Manhattan. An open bar, a nice selection of hors d’oeuvres and a very private area to mingle amongst the group made for a spectacular evening.
A rather reserved group early on quickly lossened up as drinks of all shapes and sizes percolated through the crowd. You know it’s a good sign when people smile a little longer and laugh a little louder at these types of events. Pictures were taken pretty steadily throughout the evening. The obligatory team pose was popular and no surprise. Smaller groups of co-workers flashed their pearly whites, and we even managed to squeeze out a few silly candid photos. continue reading »