A Weekend in the Country: Healdsburg

Display of Sandra Jordan’s collection at Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard tasting bar & boutique in Healdsburg’s main square

When I scheduled to meet the fabulous Sandra Jordan in Healdsburg to interview her for my series “Tea With Claudia” for Reside I thought I should make it a weekend in the country.  So my senior designer Michael Bello and I packed for the Wine Country and headed north.  While I was aiming for comfort in my maxi hippie dresses and Indian wrap skirts Michael apparently thought he was heading for Paris with his weekender Hermès Birkin bag, stylish Summer suits and Heschung pony skin loafers.  We were wondering if the stares in the Square were meant for his Goyard briefcase he carried his camera in or for my long colorful dresses and cashmere wraps.  Somehow we must have been screaming city. Continue reading

Dining by Design: 10th Year Anniversary in San Francisco

ADG’s table at “The Art of the Table” preview event for Dining by Design at Gump’s 2009 (Photo: Moanalani Jeffrey)

Please join us to celebrate ten years of DIFFA’s Dining by Design in San Francisco on November 17th and 18th at the Galleria in San Francisco’s Design Center.  I have served on the committee for the past nine years, and I have designed four tables.  I am sure the ten-year anniversary will be more spectacular than ever.  For those who have not been to this fabulous party, it is the event for you if you love entertaining, dining, or simply fun and over-the-top design.  Around 40 to 50 designers from the world of interior, floral and event design, as well as architecture and fashion, create dining installations to express their inner passions.  From elegant to rustic, from formal to whimsical, from understated to outrageous, everything is being represented.  For more about last year’s Dining by Design check out my article on Reside. Continue reading