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Dinner By Design

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

An unprecedented culinary experience and 11 dazzling dining installations created by some of Canada’s hottest emerging and established designers, architects and creatives, set the stage for Monogram Dinner by Design benefiting Casey House and the Design Exchange. Come inside our Winter Garden and experience a magical soiree in support of a compassionate cause.
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Our Winter Garden theme boasted a medley of creamy whites and winter greys with multi-textural elements such as branches, natural hides, cotton weave fabrics and a quilted backdrop. Infused with vintage silverware, gilded dinnerware and dreamy florals, the tablescape was whimsical and elegant, and perfectly suited for a winter celebration.  
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25 Years Of Compassion: Casey House

In the 25 years since Casey House opened, it has been lovingly maintained as a warm and welcoming environment for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families and friends. For a quarter century, Casey House has provided people in the final stages of the disease with a place to die with dignity, in a home-like environment and cared for with compassion and skill.

Thankfully, since the introduction of anti-retroviral medications in the mid-1990′s, most of the people cared for at Casey House today are able to regain their strength and return home. Many continue to receive regular care in the comfort of their own homes, often for many years. Casey House continues to be a beacon of support and compassion for their clients and their loved ones as they struggle with the advanced stage of AIDS.

There continues to be no place like Casey House anywhere in Ontario. Far more than bricks and mortar, Casey House is built from our community’s wisdom and compassion, out of a shared love and enduring respect for the dignity and worth of every human being.

(The above is an excerpt from www.caseyhouse.com.)



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Canada's Design Museum: DX

Canada's Design Museum: DX

Design Exchange is Canada’s only museum dedicated to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture design and architecture to graphic design and fashion, DX exhibitions, talks and educational programming reflect contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto, in the historic Toronto Stock Exchange building, DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. Design touches each and every one of us on a daily basis. It is as much about addressing and bettering basic human needs such as post-disaster housing and caring for an aging population, as it is about luxury goods and novel experiences. Good design defines our individual experiences and impacts how we build healthy, sustainable communities, cities and countries. It is the micro and the macro of our everyday existence. By offering unique and accessible experiences, DX educates and shares design stories to highlight the importance and relevance of design.

(The above is an excerpt from dinnerxdesign.com. Please visit www.dx.org for more information.)


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DIY elements: The metal lattice stools were purchased at Target and spray painted white, with custom seat cushions made from my Huron Linen Kravet fabric. The 6 faux bamboo antique chairs were also spray painted white and reupholstered in Huron Linen. Guests at our table received 215 Toorganize Bins as gift bags containing a copy of my new book Sarah Style, 215 Toogood Pouches, and a 24 piece notecard set from my Hallmark stationery collection.
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On the table: Plates by Jasper Conran for Wedgwood, cutlery, antique, snowball votives by Kosta Boda available at William Ashley, antique glassware from Cynthia Findlay Antiques, silver serveware and candlesticks, vintage, place mats from Crate & Barrel, custom cotton napkins made of Highpoint Oyster from the Sarah Richardson Kravet fabric collection. Flowers courtesy of Earthwork, and trees on each corner of the booth generously donated by Joel Loblaw.
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