|A big 'thank you' to Anchor Distillers, our liquor sponsor.|
Well I guess after weeks of chatting on and on about our Designing Your Holidays, with Scot Meacham Wood event here at the Kravet Showroom in San Francisco last week - I really want to share some of the great images of the evening, as well as my memories of the night.
So (as a wise and delightfully musical nun once said,) let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.
|The whole gang. (from the left) Maria Angelo and Rhonda Hirata (from the San Francsico Design Center), yours truly (decked out in buffalo-plaid), and from the Kravet SF Showroom - Beverly, Nick, Sara, Leslie, and Lisa Davis (the showroom manager), with Pat McIntosh of Lulalina (Custom Greetings and Invitations).|
|And what's a holiday party without the guys behind the bar . . . from Tonic Beverage Catering|
|Or the carolers by the front door . . .|
(All members of the San Francsico Concert Chorale)
And what's a great party without GREAT guests . . .
|Whitney Riter with Kelly Stucker (from CA Home+Design Magazine, a co-sponsor of the event)|
|Rhonda (from the SF Design Center) greeting Crystal Gentilello (of Rue Magazine)|
|Ursula Kloeters , Ann Davies, and Dana Walsh|
|Stephanie Rodriguez, Seana Stockton, and Sara Cortez|
|Me with Kelly Campisi-Farwell|
|Michelle Ruiz (of the blog ModinaMichelle), Lisa Davis (from Kravet), and Rhonda Hirata (SF Design Center)|
|Holiday table settings from Ralph Lauren.|
|And from William Sonoma.|
|And beautiful Hermes table service from Gump's San Francsico.|
After 20 or 30 minutes of chatting, touring the showroom, and getting everyone seated and ready - Off we went . . . traveling through from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve in record time.
|First, we worked to plan the perfect guest list.|
|With a couple of good giggles along the way. Nothing makes a better evening than some good ole laughter!|
|Then Pat McIntosh (of Lulalina) shared her insights and inspirations for making customized invitations.|
|Then some tips for getting the house ready - as I fashioned a Thanksgiving wreath using one of those sad, plastic wreath-forms as its base.|
|Success. All the while trying to keep everyone entertained.|
|Chase from Tonic - working his magic to concoct some amazing custom cocktails . . .|
|And finally, back to me - sharing my thoughts for creating an exciting menu for your next cocktail party.|
(I'll be sharing more of my ideas here at Tartanscot over the next few weeks!)
|And then it was 'goodnight' to all the assembled guest. With gift-bags. And chocolate.|
|And a very special 'thank you' to Lisa Davis at Kravet San Francisco. We've been plotting this evening for months - and she's been a great resource - as well as a good sounding board - as the evening came together.|
All photography by Kirsten Clarke.