1 Once again, we departed from Westchester County Airport. Here's a glamour shot of my longtime PR agent, Susan Magrino, who travelled with me.
2 There were extra seats on the plane and Carlos jumped on board, as he needed to visit his family in Florida and conduct some business there.
3 After takeoff, we flew over an affluent area of Westchester.
4 Then we flew over lower Manhattan and captured this stunning view!
5 Susan wanted to discuss some business and update my calendar. Eliad, my techie/social media guy, came along to photograph.
6 The skies were friendly that day and that makes for happy pilots and passengers.
7 Descending into Palm Beach - a more inviting and verdant landscape than Westchester at this time of year.
8 A photo with Carlos's father and stepmother - they met him at the airport.
9 Arriving at Donald Trump's The Mar-a-Lago Club
10 The name Mar-A-Lago is Spanish for "Sea to Lake" and is the only property remaining in Palm Beach that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Worth.
11 Beautiful outdoor dining
12 The palatial living room with its elaborately carved and gilded ceiling.
13 Trump converted the servants’ quarters to a world class spa and beauty salon.
14 One of the elegant massage rooms
15 The spa's hot tub
16 The entrance to The Trump Spa Store
17 The shop sells all sorts of interesting items.
18 The Mar-a-Lago crest upon a polo shirt
19 One of two swimming pools
20 The official Mar-a-Lago Club plaque.
21 The Mar-a-Lago entry.
22 Mrs. Post commissioned Florence Ziegfeld’s set designer to paint mural panels for the formal dining room walls and these are original along with the gorgeous chandeliers.
23 Mrs. Post purchased a collection of 36,000 hand-painted Hispano-Moorish tiles, some of which date back to the 15th century.
24 The tiles are imbedded into the walls as accents throughout Mar-a-Lago and incorporated into the architectural décor.
25 The luncheon guests started to arrive in many fancy cars.
26 Here I am with the notable Lois Pope - generous supporter of AHA - and Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, CBS News, The Early Show Correspondent, Miss America 1990
27 Posing with Bill Abbott - CEO of Hallmark Channel
28 And with Tinsley Mortimer - an AHA National Ambassador and New York City socialite and handbag designer
29 The media was there in full force.
30 Tierney Monaco presented me with some really fun packaging.
31 Look who are on the label!!!
32 Every guest received a bag which included our magazines, one of our new doggie coats available at PetSmart, and a $25.00 PetSmart gift card.
33 The tables were decorated with beautiful spring flower arrangements and an assortment of breads.
35 The ballroom is quite opulent with mirrors and gold. I sat with PetSmart executives and managers. - Adel Karam, Jeff Edwards, Robert Landeta, and Chad Thimons
36 Dr. Robin Ganzert President and CEO of AHA presented me with the award.
37 Along with Tierney Monaco
38 During my acceptance speech, I spoke about my love for animals and what an important role the AHA plays. The ballroom has 17 Austrian crystal chandeliers.
39 Here I am with G.K. as a puppy.
40 And my beloved Paw Paw, who was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Living.
41 Empress Tang - one of my gorgeous calico Persians
42 Rinze - one of my 5 Fresians
43 Posing with some of my 200 chickens that keep supplying me with an ample amount of eggs.
44 Some of my former pets, many of whom were rescued animals
45 A very appropriate 'doghouse' dessert
46 And of course, an edible cat!
47 Adorable chocolate pops
48 A nice gift from Talin Lyman of Talin Tropics in Boca Raton. Francesca will enjoy her meals sitting on this! http://www.TalinTropic.com