To Do: DIFFA's Dining By Design

Los Angeles

atla-091208-diffa.jpgWith the holidays already sneaking up on us and guests making plans to come visit, we're gathering up ideas for entertaining on a grand scale. We're confident we'll wow their taste buds with tasty little treats for them to eat from our sister site, The Kitchn (We're already working on designing our own signature cocktail). We'd love to be able to dazzle their eyes as well, by setting a beautiful table and decorating our home for the holidays. For inspiration on that front, we're planning to attend the Design Industries Foundation Fighing Aids Dining by Design this weekend, an annual celebration of all things tabletop, with fanciful tables set by the best in the design business...

Sponsored by Angeleno Magazine and Barclay Butera, a cocktail party with the designers kicks things off on Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm; admission is $125. On Sunday, the installation opens to the public with a Table Hop & Taste from 12 noon to 5; the $45 admission includes Beringer wines and tastings from some of LA's finest restaurants. The final event is a Gala, including cocktails, a sit down dinner and dancing, on Monday from 6:30 pm - 11 pm; tickets are $500. Dining by Design will be held at the LA Mart Design Center. For more information click here or call 310 860 1300. Not in Los Angeles this weekend? While the event was already in New York in late March and Kansas City in late April, it'll be traveling to Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston for similar three days in each city. For the full schedule, click here