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2016 British Bash

You know how much of an anglophile I am, so it should come as no surprise that every year I attend GEORGE’s British Bash in New York City.

GEORGE is the young professional arm of the St. George’s Society of New York, a charity founded here in 1770 to support Englishmen and women in need. While I may not have supported their efforts in the 1700s (I still love America more than anything!), I respect what the society does today, like providing scholarships and medical funds.

And hosting the British Bash.

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We sat down and eagerly began the ball’s traditions, like a game of heads or tails, a live auction, and pulling on the Christmas Crackers to end up with paper crowns.

You can read all about these traditions here.

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This year the bash honored Jeremy Guscott, the English rugby legend. So of course there were lots of speeches and awards and British accents.

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Then the evening evolved into the best part: the dancing.

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While the party was fine, the first year of the British Bash is still my favorite, and later balls haven’t been able to compare. I wish every year would be like the first year, where the venue’s atmosphere, the people, and the music combined to make it one of the best parties I’ve ever attended.

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Last year they made a video of the bash, which I loved… mostly because I was in it so much! You can watch the video here.

This year we all made it our goal to be interviewed and featured on the video. However, based on how awkward I was, I’m pretty sure I won’t be featured in this year’s video (at least I hope not)!

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To find out more information on GEORGE and the St. George’s Society (and to keep your eyes open for this year’s video), click here.

Cheers to the Brits!

~A

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