Real Simple Design On A Dime Benefit 2008
Real Simple– along with co-chairs Maggie Gyllenhaal, designer James Huniford and Real Simple’s managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop — are hosting the fourth-annual Design on a Dime charity event to benefit Housing Works, the nation’s largest community-based AIDS-service organization. The kick-off party will be held on May 8th from 6-9 PM and then the two-day event will be free and open to the public on May 9th and May 10th.
Design on a Dime is an interior-design extravaganza that commences with a VIP kickoff cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, May 8. This year will introduce the first-ever silent auction of photographs. The event is followed by a spectacular two-day sale of brand new merchandise from the world’s leading interior designers and brands at 60 to 80 percent off retail prices. Thirty participating designers—including Sills Huniford, Thom Filicia, Charlotte Moss and Jamie Drake—will showcase the Design on a Dime merchandise through 30 breathtaking, one-of-a-kind room vignettes. All proceeds benefit Housing Works.
The Thursday kick-off VIP event will include exclusive preview shopping, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. For tickets, please call 212.645.8111 x164 or log on to Design On A Dime Benefit. The Friday and Saturday sale is free and open to the public.
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