Dinner Without Reservations


I'm busy planning and prepping for this year's big Auction of Washington Wines Winemaker Dinner event at Columbia Winery, coming up FAST in August. With the theme of the Grand Auction being 'Roaring Twenties' to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the AWW, our decor will reflect the swanky 1920's. You can see a few of my Inspiration Board images here... this dinner's decor will be all black & white, elegant with just a hint of a steamy side.
To read a killer description of what we have planned, check out Winemaker Dinners on the Auction of Washington Wines official site. The page also includes two photos from our dinner last year - the ones with walls of barrels.

The sad thing is that alongside our photos and description, the other dinners - all very lovely - just seem a bit.......um.......boring?! Tho at a few, the sparkling guests (like Bob & Cathy Betz of Betz Family Cellars) will more than make up for less than theatrical surroundings!

This dinner and all of the Auction events raise money for Children's Hospital here in Seattle. It is an absolute pleasure to participate in such a worthwhile cause. I get to listen to lots of great old Hollywood standards to get me in the swingin' 20's mood, too!
Image Credits: event poster/Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery creative department

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"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK