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Well the New Year is in full swing and the perfect thing to do is to look back at all of the wonderfulness of 2010 and begin planning for all of the amazing things coming in 2011!

Among all of the highlights the Dining By Design event is at the top.  Along with fellow Board Members Athena Charis & Diane Nicolson of IFDA (International Furnishings & Design Association) I had the great privilege and joy of co-designing a table for the 2010 Dining By Design Event!
DIFFA's SF Dining By Design is a great event that directly benefits HIV/AIDS patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A worthy event that provides crucial funds as well as a grand two day event that should be a part of everyone's social season. 

Our theme for the table: the Golden Age of Hollywood in a Deco Dream that shimmered in silver, black, and gold.  I've included some really fun photos; feel free to visit Facebook to see the entire collection.

A huge thank you to the team that helped to make the deco dream come true.


Athena Charis, Lauren Shelby, Diane Nicolson, Billie Huckaby, Jessica Quiroga, Marci Pelot, Trenton McLinn, RAFFINE CHOCOLATES, BAKER, WROOLIE & COMPANY, NAPA VALLEY LINENS, FLOOR DESIGNS, ARTHAUS, TWIGS STUDIO, and photographer Timothy D. Manning.


If you are interested in participating in the 2011 event please feel free to send me an email.

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Vintage Art Deco 'Woman with Dogs' sculpture from Art Deco Collection in San Francisco graces the center of the table.

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Hollywood Glamour Art Deco Style!
Gift boxes for Dinner Guests contain hand-made chocolates from
Raffine Artisan Chocolates in Danville CA.

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Dinner Guests enjoying comfortable chairs wrapped in our tinsel-shimmering walls.

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IFDA past president Dana Walsh & her beau along with Athena Charis and myself in Deco Inspired costume.

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Ed Paulsen, owner of Kravet San Francisco in an Athena & Lauren sandwich. (:

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Athena and I enjoy a lively interview with SF Chronicle Journalist Jennie Nunn.  You can see the copy at

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A wonderful shot of the centerpiece with IFDA member Jessica Quiroga.

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A super fun moment while Athena & I pose with HGTV Personality John Gidding and his assistant Krystee.  He's even nicer than he looks!

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The IFDA Design Team - Diane Nicolson, Athena Charis, & Lauren Shelby posing with The Joy Bianchi!

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A fun moment with the IFDA Design Team, Tim Treadway - owner SFDC and SFDCs very own Martha.

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Our first effort was a wonderful collaboration and a winning success!  We are so proud to have participated in raising much needed funds for DIFFA SF and look forward to our 2011 experience with giddy anticipation.

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