A Soiree in the Desert: IFDA at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens

Last night I had a chance to experience my first design event since moving out west. Met some new people, exchanged a few cards, listened to jazz plus food, wine and design took place at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The event was hosted by the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association). We were all in agreement though - the gardens at night could use just a tad bit more lighting - especially up lights to accent shapes, graze textures and better light the pathway. Be that as it may, there was also a nearby exhibit hall featuring sustainable design products from a bamboo forest for your living room, to sheep's hair rugs, salmon leather from Isaac Mizrahi, and beautiful woven handbags from Kate Spade. When existing the gardens, a cluster of stunning Chihuly glass sculptures in the garden caught our attention...

The Winter Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens
Now through April 1

If you're here in AZ - definitely make it out to see the gardens & exhibit.
I'd like to go back again and experience the gardens in the daytime - 
but only in the winter!
Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix AZ 85008
 (480) 941-1225

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantastic. The next time that we visit Scottsdale/Phoenix, I'll check it out...in cool weather, that is. Thanks for inviting us along. Cherry Kay

  2. It was a beautiful event with so much textural eye candy! Glad we went...

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  4. Thank you for the "chair porn"! They all look stupendous.



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