Unexpected travels are the best! Maybe it’s not having the time to worry too much about all the things you have to do before you leave…. Last week, Ann & I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to New York! We went with our friends Lisa Robison and Kim Turner, the incredible forces behind Dwell with Dignity. (If you don’t already know about DwD please check out their website dwellwithdignity.org and look for our upcoming post about one of their latest projects.) Our mission for the trip: to check out the opening party for the “Design on a Dime” fundraising event for New York’s Housing Works(a non-profit that supports the development of housing for formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS). The event recruits an assortment of some of the best designers and retail stores in the New York area to create eye-catching vignettes. They showcase furniture and accessories that are then sold off at bargain prices to raise money for the charity’s many projects.
Among the many designers involved were Charlotte Moss, Nathan Turner, and Laura Kirar just to name a few. A few television celebrities and their lines were spotted as well.
One of our favorite vignettes was a Moroccan inspired dining vignette designed by the clothing/home furnishings company Calypso.
So fun to be in New York, attend an inspiring and worthwhile event, and get to spend time with friends!!