This morning I received an email inviting me and my partner to a premiere black-tie event. We were offered some spare tickets from a commercial vendor (which we do use). A fund raising charity event complete with celebrity host! It is also apparently a professional networking opportunity (wouldn't want it to just be about the charity would we?) Alas it was at short notice and we are already booked, but it's the thought that counts.
Look out trashy newspaper columns, here we come!