The DIFFA Dining by Design 2016 Cocktails by Design” was a pinnacle to this seasons celebrations. The yearly tabletop fundraiser for this noble cause features 50 vignettes fiercely flaunting the talents of designers + artists in collaboration with brands, publications and manufacturers . . .  as seen with Interior Designer- Darrin Varden teaming with The New York Times & Lladro.  Hipster Artist, Jon Burgerman draws in Knoll & Rockwell Group. And, Chicago based Interior Designer, Julia Buckingham works simply with 
Benjamin Moore & Consentino.
There were visuals delights of all sorts -including a very attractive crowd. The  elegant formal dining rooms were as maahvelous as the rooms which suggested a casual dinner on the lanai.  (finally -an opportunity to use that word lanai – don’t you love it lanai, lanai – oh I digress).
Just my luck – my camera battery exhausted mid way through the Cocktails by Design evening. I did not have an opportunity to photograph the chic misting curtain at Roche Bobois or the striking cocktail lounge by NAULA. I also missed oppts to snap design team Jayne and Joan Michaels, Ralph Lauren‘s handsome Guillermo Martinez, design talent Ron Marvin, PR Grande Dame Katharina Plath and FENDI CASA VP, Ally Coulter.
Thank you Cindy Allen, Alfredo Paredes, Johanna Osburn and the DIFFA Team. The Cocktail by Design event made a big DIFFArence in a lot of lives and was a remarkable event to behold. part one


    Interior Design table by Ali Tayar,+ Rick Gioelo + Silver Lining Interiors
      Bronson Van Wyck for Architectural Digest Magazine
        Jon Burgerman + Rockwell Group + Knoll

            Julia Buckingham + Lori Sheldon + Christine Philips
              Julia Buckingham for Benjamin Moore
                friend + Kelly Sinatra (Benjamin Moore) + Ashby Day (Benjamin Moore) + 
                Bill Pittel (Architectural Digest)

                      + friend + Lori Sheldon + Keita Turner photo:Marion Curtis

                          Lorran Lima + Maria Zavala + Ryan Fetterly photo:Marion Curtis

                              Tim Cassidy (Christian Liaigre) + Andrea Brodfuehrer (VON B Interiors)

                                Randi Pastrovich (3form)+ Rob Healy (3form)+ Steven Rappos (Knoll Textile)

                                  Liz Needle (Knoll Studio) + friend

                                      Orane @ Roche Bobois

                                        Iris Dankner (Holiday House) + West Chin

                                          Alana Frumkes (Hearst Corp)

                                            Sara Boyd & Mr. Boyd

                                              #dbd2016 #diningbydesign photo:Marion Curtis

                                                Jana Weil (Robert Allen) + Marsha Bell

                                                  Jamie Drake + Caleb Anderson photo:Marion Curtis

                                                    Cindy Allen – DIFFA CHAIRMAN –
                                                    Editor in Chief – Interior Design Magazine

                                                    #DIFFA #DiningbyDesign #dbd2016 #Patron #thenewyorktimes 

                                                    #themart #200lex #marioncurtis #starPix

                                                    Rio Hamilton

                                                    Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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