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DINING BY DESIGN

 
DIFFA – Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS — will launch the Dining by Design 2009 tour with 5-days of events running concurrently with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 (12th Ave. at 55th Street in New York City) on Thursday, March 26th through Monday, March 30. The event is slated to bring together acclaimed fashion, interior design, art, and architecture professionals. 

Marc Blackwell for Castello di Gabbiano, David Stark for Benjamin Moore, Michael Tavano for New York Design Center, David Beahm for Continental Airlines, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Gourmet. Design installations by luminaries such as David Rockwell, Carleton Varney, Christopher Coleman for Profiles, Tracy Reese, Jerry Sibal for Design Fusion, Alfredo Paredes for Ralph Lauren Home, Brad Ford, and Tracy Stern will be featured all weekend long.  

 

Here is the schedule:

DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN PUBLIC TABLE VIEWING 
Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28; 10 AM – 6 PM 
Guests are invited to view the installations. Open to the public with a $10 donation to DIFFA.  
  
*With a $25 online ticket, attendees receive access to DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN public viewing (Friday-Saturday), the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and a six-month subscription to Architectural Digest magazine.   
 
*With a $95 online ticket, attendees receive access to DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN public viewing (Thursday-Saturday), the Architectural Digest Home Design Show’s VIP day (Thursday) and a twelve-month subscription to Architectural Digest magazine.  
 
DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN COCKTAILS BY DESIGN 
Thursday, March 26; 6 PM – 10 PM 
Designers and guests mingle, preview the designers creations, sip various libations and Castello di Gabbiano wine. Tickets: $150 per person available online at diffa.org 
 
DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN TABLE HOP & TASTE  
Sunday, March 29; 12 PM – 5 PM 
Ticket holders view the design installations and sip Castello di Gabbiano wines paired with tastes from New York’s top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors. Tickets: $50 per person available online at diffa.org.  
 
*With a $60 online ticket, attendees receive access to DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN Table Hop and Taste, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and a six-month subscription to Architectural Digest magazine.   
 
DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN GALA DINNER 
Monday, March 30; 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM  
Table-hopping and opening of the design installations to guests for a seated dinner, followed by dancing, dessert and silent auction. Tickets: Designed tables for 10 available for $10,000. Individual tickets at Club tables for $500 per person. Both available online at diffa.org