This past Sunday I had fun, fun, fun at DIFFA’s Dining by Design Table Hop & Taste at the LA Mart . Designer’s and Sponsors get together, decorate tables and serve up yummy food to raise money for AIDS.  About 15 of LA’s top eateries like Wilshire, Vanilla Bake Shop and Crustacean served up tasty treats while the glamourous crowd checked out the amazing table designs.


Benjamin Moore delighted with a colorful table decorated with the most interesting use of paint chips I’ve ever seen.  The added bonus, was the use of discountinued color chips- reuse at it’s most inventive.


My favorite dinner setting was this horse dominated table.  Imagine the fun you could have at this soiree.  I also liked the fact that the center piece is a living plant, so you don’t have to continuosly replace the center piece with fresh cut flowers. You could also plant parsley to pluck after dinner for fresh breath.


New kid on the block, Preston Lee’s table made me smile when I saw two paintings by artist Robert Ivers which were made for us a few months back.  Unfortunately they were too tall for our space and consequently we couldn’t use them.  It was so nice to see Preston take these babies to an entirely new height!


My favorite breakfast spot was this Swedish inspired setting by Bliss which proves you just can’t take the girly out of this girl. There wasn’t anything particularly green about it, I just thought it was very pretty.


Lexus and Kelly Laplante were responsible for this tacky mess of a table. The greenest of all, with chairs from Craigslist, table top covered in Innovations Environments, a horrible,  tiny mirror- lost on the wall, organic “crafty” wall paper and a pathetic excuse for floral arrangements (water badly in need of a change), I couldn’t have been more disappointed.  With every other table in the place making a grand, gorgeous statement, this one put our “green can be glamourous” campaign at the back of the line.

All in all the event was huge success which raised money for a great cause! I’m glad I went.