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Petal Pushers

| May 13, 2015 | Parties National

The Party
Support for SDMA was in full bloom when the museum hosted a VIP preview party for Art Alive, giving select patrons an exclusive peek at plans for the late-April fete and exhibition.

The Players
International floral designer René van Rems, returning for his seventh time as Art Alive’s rotunda designer, lifted the veil on his lush, Victorian-influenced floral designs, themed to honor Balboa Park’s centennial. Meanwhile, sought-after jewelry designer Katey Brunini promoted Fabergé expert Timothy Adams’ lecture on the influence of nature on 20th century goldsmiths.

The Scene
Under the rotunda, guests lounged on gilded Victorian settees, enjoying cocktails by Barçon with nibbles by The Vetted Table. –Photography by Tim Hardy,


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