Charity, Parties, Uncategorized BRAWL ON THE BUND! 13 June 2010

Give it up for Shanghai’s ritziest boxing event – BRAWL ON THE BUND! Held in honour for the Sport for All and Leo’s Foundation charities, it was located in the spectacular Hyatt on the Bund. Everyone was decked out in “black tie” and it was total WOW checking out the very delicious-looking guys in their suits and the myriad of gorgeous girls in their gowns. I’ve never seen this many beautiful (Western) women all together in one place in Shanghai before, where do all these girls come from?! Total eye candy 🙂

It was total sensory overload when we stepped into the grand ballroom. It was LUSH – tables covered with flowers and tableware, gowns swishing all over the place, music, and a giant boxing ring smack in the middle of the room. We were treated to a 4-course meal that was very impressive and all perfectly cooked, considering they were catering for such a huge event.

And of course, the boxing, which is what we were all there for. It’s not professional boxing, it’s what’s called “white collar boxing”, which is basically just office workers like you and I, training intensely for a few months and then getting into the ring. The trainer is my trainer for my Boxing class too 🙂 Except, erm, I am nowhere NEAR the quality of these guys yet…. 😉

There were 7 bouts of boxing with 3 rounds each. The boxers were matched to their height and weight, so it was a fairly even competition. They even had a bout of female boxers, very cool! I’d love to be up there next year, but that’s about 1% likely 😉

We also had a big charity raffle. I was one of the volunteers selling all those tickets and was so impressed with how people generously dug deep and bought the raffle tickets. There were a ton of prizes but sadly, Chris and I didn’t win any – so unlucky!

We had such a fun night. And as my girl friend was saying, it’s so nice to be able to get dressed up and go to a posh dinner sometimes. We should do it more often!


Us 🙂 And me in the Alannah Hill gown I was originally going to wear as my wedding dress!

3 ladies in white. We were so colour coordinated 😉

With one of our favourite couple-friends

The ornate table setting. Our wines of choice were:
Mountain Pass cabernet-shiraz 2004, Mountain Pass chardonnay 2006

Great view of the massive boxing ring!

Vitello tonnato with mixed leaf salad

Cod brandade soup with leek

Roasted lamb rack with mustard and coriander seeds, spinach dauphinoise, green asparagus

Baked orange chocolate mousse cake with vanilla ice cream

Cards of all the boxers. Jeff ‘left hook’ LeBlanc (at the front) is our mate
and the one we were cheering for 😛

My lovely gf and I!

And so the action begins

Jeff entering the ring

Jeff boxing!

Videos of the boxing match

He won…. WOOHOOOOOO! Check out those arms..

Fun night with great company and fab food 🙂


52 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

    You and Chris look gorgeous.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

      Aww thank you 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Wow, u girls, look fab in white!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

      It was funny, quite a few of us wore white!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:54 am

    babe, you look stunning!

    my husb and i stayed at this hotel when we were at shanghai and LOVED it. gorgeous property – i always feel like i’ve stepped into another world when i return to the hotel.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      It’s a gorgeous hotel, so HUGE and the glass walls are divine! The rooms must’ve been awesome 🙂 Our boxer friend was staying in one but I didn’t get a chance to check it out

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on June 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

    You look awe-inspiring in that white dress – you should wear white more often! 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Oh thank you hon! 🙂

      Reply
  • drshree posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

    A posh dinner do and a boxing match in the same place and at the same time! I think that’s pretty out of the box! – but then again, the person saying this hasn’t really left *her* box 😛

    You all look so lovely! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      heh yeah, such an interesting combo, but it works!

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on June 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Wow looks so ritzy this place! You too look really beautiful in that gown in an understated way; really soft and petite 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Ohh thank you so much! That’s really nice of ya 🙂

      Reply
  • hposnm posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    The food looked awesome! How did you concentrate on the game?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      V easily cos it was SO exciting and action packed. iN fact, most of us neglected our food until each bout was over!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

    You and Chris look gorgeous.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

      Aww thank you 🙂

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Wow, u girls, look fab in white!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:42 am

      It was funny, quite a few of us wore white!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Rich

    will the shanghai dolls ever step into the ring ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Re: Rich

      Heh, we wish!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:54 am

    babe, you look stunning!

    my husb and i stayed at this hotel when we were at shanghai and LOVED it. gorgeous property – i always feel like i’ve stepped into another world when i return to the hotel.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      It’s a gorgeous hotel, so HUGE and the glass walls are divine! The rooms must’ve been awesome 🙂 Our boxer friend was staying in one but I didn’t get a chance to check it out

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on June 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

    You look awe-inspiring in that white dress – you should wear white more often! 😉

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 9:43 am

      Oh thank you hon! 🙂

      Reply
  • crimson_seven posted on June 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    You three remind me of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Athena.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Oh funny! And very nice of you.. thanks:)

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    so much fun! 🙂 and you look amazing! 🙂 would have made a really neat wedding dress!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

      I thought it would too! But my friends all convinced me out of it.. they said it was too basic and like an evening dress, not like a stunning wedding gown 😛

      Reply
  • drshree posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

    A posh dinner do and a boxing match in the same place and at the same time! I think that’s pretty out of the box! – but then again, the person saying this hasn’t really left *her* box 😛

    You all look so lovely! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      heh yeah, such an interesting combo, but it works!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    what stunning girlfriends you have with equally stunning gowns and bods!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      I agree! They’re just gorgeous 🙂

      Reply
  • cenedrah posted on June 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Wow looks so ritzy this place! You too look really beautiful in that gown in an understated way; really soft and petite 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Ohh thank you so much! That’s really nice of ya 🙂

      Reply
  • hposnm posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    The food looked awesome! How did you concentrate on the game?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      V easily cos it was SO exciting and action packed. iN fact, most of us neglected our food until each bout was over!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Rich

    will the shanghai dolls ever step into the ring ?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Re: Rich

      Heh, we wish!

      Reply
  • crimson_seven posted on June 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    You three remind me of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Athena.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      Oh funny! And very nice of you.. thanks:)

      Reply
  • princesszhing posted on June 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    so much fun! 🙂 and you look amazing! 🙂 would have made a really neat wedding dress!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

      I thought it would too! But my friends all convinced me out of it.. they said it was too basic and like an evening dress, not like a stunning wedding gown 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    what stunning girlfriends you have with equally stunning gowns and bods!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      I agree! They’re just gorgeous 🙂

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on June 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    You guys look like you’re ready to go to the Oscars’ red carpet! Looking fab as always! Food looks amazing too 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

      Hehe yeah, it was a lot of fun getting decked out and seeing everyone look so nice!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 14, 2010 at 4:44 am

    kevin

    you look so beautiful

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2010 at 1:51 am

      Re: kevin

      Thanks 🙂

      Reply
  • exhileration posted on June 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    You guys look like you’re ready to go to the Oscars’ red carpet! Looking fab as always! Food looks amazing too 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

      Hehe yeah, it was a lot of fun getting decked out and seeing everyone look so nice!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on June 14, 2010 at 4:44 am

    kevin

    you look so beautiful

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 17, 2010 at 1:51 am

      Re: kevin

      Thanks 🙂

      Reply

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