Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tablescapes and a Design Icon

I took a very short break at lunch today to join some lovely new friends at Kappa Tablescapes. Tablescapes is a wonderful fundraising event that is put together by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and is a well orchestrated collaboration of designers, boutiques, sponsors, fine table and floral designers and the like, all coming together to create beautiful, themed designer tablescapes. Kappa is the tribe that I belonged to in college ;-) so it is an organization that is especially dear to me. Here are a few of my favs...
Black and white stripes :-)

I wish the colors relayed better in this photo. This table was the most gorgeous peacock blue!
One of my favorite flowers, dendrobium orchids!

The featured speaker this year was Jan Showers. I simply adore her style! She is truly one of my designer style icons and I was thrilled I got to meet her! I've previously gushed about her here, here, and here.
Here she is signing my copy of Glamorous Rooms. This is one of my favorite cocktail books, not only for the content but the book itself is really beautiful.
I was so darn nervous that my hands were shaking and resulted in this blurry picture with my camera phone. I didn't have the heart to ask to retake it :-/
It was a fabulous event, a delicious luncheon, and a lovely time spent with some new girlfriends.
I hope you are having a great start to the week!


ALR said...

Looks like a fantastic event! Jan is gorgeous.

Amy R.

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

It was fantastic, Amy :-) Jan is so elegant and graceful too! Thanks for reading!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Looks like fun!!

I am your newest follower :)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks for following Jenny! :-)