Breast cancer survivors and advocates have banded together to create the 2nd Annual Holiday House, a Designer Tabletop Show to benefit The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Holiday House tabletop designs and settings by 21 noted New York-area interior designers will be on display in a limestone mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Two evening events will take place at Holiday House: the Gala Tabletop Preview Party on December 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM and the Champagne & Dessert Soiree on December 3 from 8:00-11:00 PM. Actress and former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck (from the film Julie & Julia) will give a presentation on table manners at the Gala Tabletop Preview Party. In addition, renowned photographer Lynn Gilbert will exhibit portraits of illustrious women from her book Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Have Shaped Our Times. Tickets for each evening event are $200. All proceeds from the events benefit The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Holiday House 2009 will feature top interior designers creating fantastic table displays celebrating holidays and other festive occasions, such as Ground Hog’s Day, Christmas and Summer Solstice. Designers participating include such notables as Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake, Charles Pavarini III, Barbara Ostrom, Harry Heissmann Interiors, Timothy Miller of Timothy & Associates Interior Design, Greenbaum Interiors and many others. "This project is close to my heart, since I have several family members and friends that have been affected by breast cancer. By participating in the 2009 Holiday House, I can honor their memories, celebrate their survivals and help raise funds for breast cancer research. When asked to participate in Holiday House again, I jumped at the chance and was impressed by the commitment, professionalism, excitement and cutting edge aspect of working with this many amazing designers!" stated Timothy G. Miller of Timothy & Associates Interior Design. With the tenth highest rate of mortality from breast cancer in the country, tens of thousands of New Yorkers have been directly affected by this horrible disease. New Yorker and interior designer Iris Dankner, founder of Holiday House, is a 12-year breast cancer survivor, a member of the Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors and Co-chair of the Komen NYC Race for the Cure®. “I am very proud to be the creator of Holiday House 2009, which combines my twin passions: love of design and my dedication to Komen Greater NYC,” said Dankner. “I am also delighted to be a part of this fantastic event, working with some of the greatest talents in the interior design industry.” Event Date: December 2-6, 2009 Location: 2 East 63rd Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues Holiday House Admission: $20 Tickets can be purchased at the door or on SmartTix.com Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sunday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Children under six, infants, strollers and pets are not allowed in the house
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