Archive for November, 2014

Eat, Drink & Be Thankful

By jacqui


Are you ready to make a DIFFArence? DIFFA: The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS together with hosts Cindy Allen, Interior Design and Christophe Rammant, Bolon by ViiR are teaming up for Thanks for Giving, a night of giving thanks and giving back. They have put together a kick-ass silent auction including items from Axor, Henri Bendel, Hautelook, Jonathan Adler and more. Tickets are $75 and worth every dime!

Thanks for Giving

Thursday November 13 – 6-9PM

WeWork Studio Soho West

175 Varick St, NYC

Go here for tickets – and enjoy, thanks!



Platinum Circle Has Come Around Again

By jacqui


Tomorrow Hospitality Design hosts its 26th annual Platinum Circle black-tie festive dinner, which celebrates industry leaders for their lifetime achievements. This year’s impressive list of honorees includes: M. Arthur Gensler Jr., Gensler; Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group; Lauren Rottett, Rottett Studio; and Adrian Zecha, Amanresorts. The HD Visionary Award will be presented to Rockwell Group. Come fete this year’s honorees. Tickets start at $375.


Above: Platinum Circle members at 2013’s gala

BDNY, Gold Key & NEWH Events

By jacqui


To be held at the Javits Center on November 9 to 10 in conjunction with the IHMS, BDNY is a show that keeps getting better each year. We enjoy the range of special hospitality-focused products on display and are always happy to see our favorite hospitality designers in the corridors shopping for their next boutique project.  Programming highlights include an impressive line-up of industry speakers as well as two festive evening events—the 34th Annual Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design Gala and the NEWH Scholarship Gala.


Above: The Sojourn Lounge by Design Poole at BDNY

This year, the Gold Key Award will take place on Monday, November 10 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. Winners and finalists in each of 19 award categories will be recognized at the gala, along with the 2014 Designer of the Year honoree. Individual tickets are $375.

NEWH Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network, will present its 10th annual Icon of Industry award at their annual NEWH Scholarship Gala. It’s their largest fundraiser of the year and will include a silent auction, photo booth — and festive attire. They are a fun crowd so it should be a night to remember! Tickets are $150 members, $180 non-members. To purchase tickets visit the NEWH Booth CP-1 at BDNY on Sunday till 3pm or at the door.



A&D Building and T Magazine Present: Taste of T – A Celebration of Food & Design

By danielle


Can you believe it is already November?!?! We have so many things to be thankful for this month. The A&D Building‘s annual Taste of T tops our list as it pairs great design with some of the most celebrated chefs in the world.

Thirty of the A&D Building’s showrooms are hosting the preparation and sampling of culinary delights, wine tastings and demos of the new New York Times Cooking app. The evening’s activities are being presented in collaboration with T: The New York Times Style Magazine and sponsors: Air France and South Africa.

Among the participants will be world-class chefs including: Massimo Bebber of Sirio Ristorante; Camille Becerra of Navy; Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit; Andy Bennett of Rouge Tomate; Alessandro Caporale of Casa Lever; Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar; Ed Cotton of Sotto 13; Clifford Crooks of ESquared Hospitality; Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan; Zene Flinn of Park Avenue; Raphael Francois of Le Cirque; Kerry Heffernan of TV’s Top Chef Masters; Chris Jaeckle of All’onda; Julia Jaksic of Employees Only; Sarabeth Levine of Sarabeth’s; Ali Loukzada of Serai; Todd Mitgang of Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room; Marco Moreira of One Five Hospitality, Tocqueville and 15 East; Benkei O’Sullivan of Park Avenue; Raffaele Ronca of Ristorante Rafele; Bryce Schuman of Betony; Soulaphet “Phet” Schwader of Khe-Yo; Dale Talde of Talde, Pork Slope and Thistle Hill Tavern; and Isao Yamada of Brushstroke.

Special Feature: Sam Sifton, cookbook author and editor of The New York Times’s new Food department, which includes The Times’s new Cooking site and app, will be in a host showroom along with deputy Food editor, Susan Edgerley. Tastings and a specialty drink based on recipes from the new Cooking app will be served while New York Times staff members provide demos of the new app.

Other noteworthy participants include: The Bent Spoon, Blue Sky Bakery, The Meatball Shop, Piada, Pop Karma, Maman, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Sweet Loren’s, Voila Chocolate

Tickets are $95. Design-Calendar readers – enter NYTAD at checkout for $15 off. As before, a portion of the proceeds will go to God’s Love We Deliver.

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