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Venice Design Series 2017 Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Evening

Pacific Palisades Dinner Party

Indulge in a festive and intimate evening at the Spanish hacienda-style home of renowned landscape designer Jay Griffith to kick off the 2017 Venice Design Series. Overlooking Rustic Canyon and designed by architect John Byers, it was the former home of 1930s silent-screen actress Billie Dove. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, adding to this special night.

Photos from the 2016 party at Jay Griffith’s house.

Host: Jay Griffith
Number of Guests: 50
Time: 6:30PM

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Day

Culver City Architectural Tour

Visit the offices of the award-winning architectural firms of Steven Ehrlich (EYRC), Eric Owen Moss, and Thom Mayne (Morphosis). Drop by actor-director Tim Robbins’ Actors Gang Studio. Tour historical highlights including the Culver Hotel and Culver Studios with Vice Mayor of Culver City and architectural writer Thomas Small.

Hosts: Nancy Griffin, Thomas Small & Eric Owen Moss
Number of Guests: 50
Time: 9AM -4PM

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Photo by Roger Davies
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Evening

Mandeville Canyon Dinner Party

Architect Ron Radziner (Marmol Radziner) and jewelry designer Robin Cottle host the first party in their new home, designed by Ron. Enjoy an intimate dinner, in a woodsy canyon setting. Fine food, warm hospitality, and in-depth design conversation will make for a magical evening.

Host: Robin Cottle & Ron Radziner
Number of Guests: 22*
Time: 7PM

(*Due to very limited capacity these tickets are only available through three sponsor packages)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Day

Malibu Art & Architectural Tour

Start the morning at Jay Griffith’s historic home for coffee + before embarking on a guided walkabout on Malibu’s scenic Carbon Mesa Road to view contemporary and historic homes by renowned architects Peter Tolkin, Craig Ellwood, and Frank Israel, including the 2010 “Sunglass House.” Tour goers will experience world class contemporary art collections with ++lunch catered by Malibu’s Farm and Flame at the home of co-chair Cecilia Dan.

Hosts: Jay Griffith & Cecilia Dan
Number of Guests: 50
Time: 9AM -3PM

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Evening

A Venice Walk Street Dinner Party
Event is SOLD OUT

Dine in the new, architecturally stunning home of realtor Tiffany Rochelle and restaurateur Paul Hibler (owner of Superba and Pitfire Restaurants). Designed by award-winning architect Kulapat Yantrasast, principal of wHy Architecture, the house is set on a charming walk street and the perfect environment for Paul Hibler’s amazing food and wonderful company.

Hosts: Tiffany Rochelle & Paul Hibler
Number of Guests: 50
Time: 7PM


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Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Evening

THE Party in Playa Vista

“Mid-Century Flight,” the gala finale of the 2017 Venice Design Series, takes you back to the heyday of aviation at Howard Hughes corporate headquarters, now home to the innovative, award-winning ad agency 72andSunny. Tour the historic building in which the “Spruce Goose” was designed, and peek into the original office of visionary tycoon, aviator, and Hollywood producer, Howard Hughes. Inside 72andSunny you will also find the original UCLA Pauley Pavilion basketball court floors, home to UCLA basketball teams. Michael Warren, UCLA Hall of Famer, captain of three of four NCAA national championship teams (1965-67,68)  and Emmy Award-winning actor from his role on “Hill Street Blues,” will be on hand to relive vignettes from the best games in history. Veuve Cliquot, martinis, gourmet food, and dancing under the stars will make this an amazing evening.

Wear your festive, mid-century attire and join us for a dance lesson, photo booth, and delightful company. Don’t miss this one.

Hosts: Amie Steir, Matt Jarvis & Jay Griffith
Time: 7PM

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