Out and About in the Community
Excelsior Girl's Night Out Tangerine Dream Fashion Show VIP Party
Excelsior Girl's Night Out held their annual fashion show. This year it was titled "Tangerine Dream".
It's my favorite fashion show of the year. This year it was opened by our very supportive former Excelsior Mayor Nick Ruehl.
Kicking Off Excelsior Girl's Night Out
Kicked off Princess Night during Excelsior Girl's Night Out, complete with DJ Jmclovn, who we gave a hand to with the music.
Come to downtown Excelsior each Thursday form 5-9pm June through August for a night of shopping, great food and fun drinks.
Pictured: Jennifer Povich Allen, DJ Jmclovn, Jill Krantz
Press Night at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Recently attended press night at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre where we previewed the musical production of Xanadu. Love, love, loved it! I laughed off all of my eye make-up.
You can read my review of Xanadu HERE.
Pictured: Don Shelby, Ruth Koscielak, Natalie Webster
Wedding Bell Bingo With Miss Richfield 1981
I've been a fan of Miss Richfield 1981 for sometime. I laughed my butt off during Wedding Bingo-A-GoGo. Had a blast and we raised money for the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus and Park House.
Pictured with Miss Richfield 1981
Dancing With The Twin Cities Celebrities Gala
I'm always up for supporting a good cause and even more so if dancing is involved. I came to support two of my friends who were dancing, Tony Sanneh and Missy Germain.
Ran into my now fellow myTalk 107.1 Radio Host Jason Matheson.
Hairspray at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater
The talented cast of Hairspray at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater welcomed me during my walk-on role, for an upcoming "Outside the Box" column.
The food was fabulous and the show was amazing. Thank you for letting me experience it, and as a red head.
Cafe Mom in Minneapolis
Celebrated www.CafeMom.com with a fabulous launch party, hosted by Andrew Shue.
The Lori and Julia Show on MyTalk 107.1
It's always a pleasure to be able to visit Lori and Julia in their studio at MyTalk 107.1 During this visit I doing some work for actor Andrew Shue who was promoting Cafemom.com
Pictured: Lori, Kristin Codding, Natalie Webster, Laura Hotvet, Andrew Shue and Julia.
Volunteering in Washington D.C. with Senator Amy Klobuchar
As a board member of the Minnesota Prostate Cancer Coalition I was invited to Washington D.C. to attend the Zero Summit to End Prostate Cancer with MPCC President and good friend Tamara Jett.
We met with our legislative leaders including Senator Klobuchar to discuss funding and support for Prostate Cancer.
Washington D.C. Cocktail Reception for Project Zero
What's a trip to Washington D.C. without a cocktail reception or two. Tamara Jett and I had the pleasure of meeting fellow Prostate Cancer Advocate and former NBA player Skip Press.
Pictured: Tamara Jett, Skip Press and Natalie Webster
Save the Ta-Tas with Bitten and Bound/The Hollywood Gossip
The fabulous Missy Germain from celebrity website Bitten and Bound came out to support the Save the Ta-Tas Fish Off for Breast Cancer.
She wrote a fun article about the event, which you can read HERE.
Pictured: Missy Germain, Tara and Natalie Webster
Judging the Truly Unique Boys and Girls Pageant
I must admit the highlight of judging the Truly Unique Boys and Girls Pageant was when I was introduced to the audience as a Popular "Communist" instead of a Popular Columnist.
Still, it was fun meeting the contestants from all over Minnesota. I judged along with Wendi Russo and Molly Nicholson, pictured here.
Excelsior Girl's Night Out Fashion Show
with Twin Cities Live
This year's Excelsior Girl's Night Out Fashion Show was bigger and better than ever. The Fashion Show benefited Ready for Success and was hosted by Elizabeth Ries, John Hanson and Emily Engberg from Twin Cities Live.
600 seats and a long runway lined Water Street during this one hour fashion extravaganza.
Lake Goddesses and Joan Steffend at Ooh La La
It was "Lake Goddesses Night" in Excelsior for Excelsior Girl's Night Out. HGTV host and author Joan Steffend was visiting Ooh La La on Water Street and signing copies of her book "...and she sparkled".
There is always something fun going on at Ooh La La!
Lake Minnetonka Magazine did an article about four Lake Minnetonka Women, including myself. I'm proud to be including with these three other women whom I'm happy to call my friends.
You can read it here: Lake Minnetonka Magazine "Women in Charge"
Back to the Water Party in Excelsior
Downtown Excelsior businesses came together to host a Back to the Water Party celebrating the release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
Twin Cities's own Jack Sparrow and Mrs. Minnesota America Yasmine Ryback participated in the pirate fun.
Savvy Magazine Party
Savvy Magazine hosted their anniversary party complete with a Cher impersonator and Elizabeth Reis from Twin Cities Live who is also a fellow radio host on myTalk 107.1
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
Best of the Best Party
Each year the Best of the Best party is a blast. It's a great way to socialize and sample foods from the hottest restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Pictured: Connie Frederick, Barrie Seifert, Natalie Webster and Jennifer.
Ultimate Pajama Party with Gretchen Rossi
The Ultimate Pajama Party benefited local charity Dress for Success.
I'm a huge Real Housewives fan, and a highlight this year was having Gretchen Rossi from The Real Housewives of Orange County at the party, along with her boyfriend Slade. Gretchen was sharing her designer handbag line Gretchen Christine.
The PJ party was a blast with shopping, massages, dancing and more, all in our PJs. I would have to say this years party topped last years, and I can't wait to see what next year's brings.
The Ultimate Pajama Party on Twin Cities Live
Recently I had the fun chance to help promote The Ultimate Pajama Party on Twin Cities Live. Along with Tammy Hauser (Ultimate Pajama Party Founder) and other fabulous women, we modeled PJs to give Twin Cities women ideas on what to wear to The Ultimate Pajama Party.
Pictured: Natalie Webster and Sarah Baldwin
Volunteering for the ICA Food Shelf
Along with several other volunteers I bagged groceries at a local Cub Foods to raise money for our local ICA Food Shelf.
The need is great and I urge everyone to donate by going to www.ica.org
Excelsior Apple Days
This years Excelsior Apple Days event and parade was once again the place to be. The town was hoping with excitement and overflowing with goodies. Thank you so much Mrs. Minneapolis International Molly Nicholson for leading the parade, and to Chad Babcock for his work in organizing the parade once again.
VIP Cocktail Hour -
Exc in the City Fashion Show
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a VIP cocktail hour for Excelsior's Annual Fashion Show. This year the show benefited Ready for Success, a non-profit group that provides women in need with professional clothes, for job interviews and office jobs.
Pictured Ali Kaplan of MyTalk 107.1 Shop Girls, Natalie Webster and a representative from Ready for Success. The fashion show was sold out and the largest yet in Excelsior. Many thanks to the Excelsior Girl's Night Out Committee for putting on a successful event and once again giving back to the community.
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
Best of the Best Party
This carnival themed event allowed us to sample the "Best of the Best" in Twin Cities restaurants according to Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. It had everything from flame throwers to people on stilts, a great night.
The Ultimate Pajama Party
The Ultimate Pajama Party was fun for all who attended. It benefited the Minneapolis Jr. League and was attended by women from all over the Twin Cities and beyond.
Pictured: Brian Woolsey, and Natalie Webster
Minnesota Vikings "Pigskin for Fashion" Fashion Show
Modeling for Ooh La La in the "Pigskin for Fashion" Fashion Show and Brunch put on by the wives of the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Gopher's coaches wives, at the Lafayette Country Club. The event raised money for Hennepin County Newborns in Need and the Minnesota chapter of the National MS society.
Cowgirl Night in Excelsior
It was Cowgirl Night in Excelsior, sponsored by the Excelsior Downtown Business Group. We had a mechanical bull in town and line dancing!
I had a blast on the mechanical bull! Pictured below is our very own Mayor Nick Ruehl, Debbie Slusar (House of Amore and Fede), Ellie (Cheri), City Councilwoman Jennifer Caron, Kim Parameter (House of Amore and Fede) and local massage therapist Myra Wang.
Excelsior Girl's Night Out - Casino Royale Night
Such fun volunteering at Excelsior's Casino Royale Night as a "celebrity" blackjack dealer. Women from all over had a blast shopping, enjoying the games that were going on and just spending time with friends.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Tour and Taste Event
The Minnesota Lanscape Arboretum celebrated 50 years with a Tour and Taste event that benefited the Arboretum. Restaurants from around the Twin Cities sampled their very delectable dishes.
Throughout the gardens were not only food and wine samplings but nymphs scattered throughout. These models did an amazing job remaining still and blending in.
29,000 Steps at the Mall of America
Participated in the 3rd Annual 29,000 Steps walk at the Mall of America. The walk benefits World Vision, which works to build fresh water wells in villages in parts of Africa.
The walk is put on by the House of Amore and Fede each year.
Pictured with me are fellow walkers Cheryl and Eriko.