This morning, from my middle seat way in the back aboard my very first Southwest flight, I couldn’t help but consider the irony of all of us and our boarding groups, identified only by letter, pushing and shoving at one another, stepping over the elderly and small children alike, until we’d finally settled in our seats, exasperated and breathless, staring at tray tables stamped with golden wings encircling a red heart, like a warm, friendly hug. The whole experience made switching lanes in LA traffic look like a page out of Emily Post.Rose Bowl behind us and a slew of fantastic new friends we’ll post about shortly, Jaithan and I are in Kansas City, sprinkling our fairy dust, one event at a time.
Halls Plaza (think Bergdorf’s but in Kansas City) as part of a month-long event starting Thursday called Tables By Design, benefiting DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). You may have seen pictures from the past of DIFFA’s signature event, Dining By Design, in either New York or LA, but did you know it was actually founded in Kansas City? Testament, I think, to a far more cosmopolitan city than its backwoods reputation would have us believe. Then again, our good friend Mrs. Blandings has known that all along, giving us in ELLE Decor a fantastic, insider look into the city's rich design community. She's a regular contributor to SPACES too, Kansas City's premiere design magazine.
I'd love to meet you! Creative Candles and Factory Direct Craft for another super fun workshop and cocktail party. Remember the mouth-watering flower arrangements we made together last summer?
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