Monday, February 4, 2008

Farewell Dinner

Valentine's Day is around the corner so I thought this might be appropriate. The hosts were gracious enough to allow me to post this very special dinner here on ShopFriends. The event? A farewell dinner for Madelene Grynsztejn, senior curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Many consider Madeleine one of the great living curators today and so when she decided to leave for the Chiago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA Chicago) a farewell dinner was in the works.

One of Madeleine's favorite restaurants is Da Flora in North Beach and her hosts made sure to rent it out for the evening. It is such a cozy, romantic space with mismatched vintage chairs and deep ruby red walls. The perfect place to go and steal a kiss on Valentine's Day! Above: we created a menu that would match its ruby walls.

above: I am always so impressed with the hosts and the care and detail they put into making each event so memorable and special for the guest of honor. Guests of the dinner received Recchuiti burnt caramel almonds which we created personal labels for.

Above: the event inspired a little studio sketch.
I still need to grab the photo for the invitation to this event and will post it up later today!


lynn said...

she is one lucky lady
what a special evening!

Jennifer said...

i love your use of color!

Tadalafil said...

I'm simply fascinated with the details you included in those cards. Also the colors a re perfect, you made them looks so modern, but conserving the simpleness at the same time.