ast November 5 marked the 4th time we’ve participated in the annual Dragon Street event known in the past as the Sip & Stroll, and now called simply Design on Dragon. For this event, showrooms and galleries down the length of Dragon Street open in the evening for a night of entertainment, fine food, wine and great fun.
This year was no different, as Modern Luxury Magazine teamed up with Park Place Motorcars to light up the street and place some of the latest models on the street, which was closed to vehicles for the event, so patrons could get a good close look.
The event also benefited BigThought, founded in 1987 and now one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations focused on promoting the arts in public education. Of course, Inessa, with her catering and restaurant background, couldn’t resist the opportunity to spread out a couple of beautiful tables in our own showroom, which made our Dragon Street showroom the top pick! She personally created floral arrangements and conducted a catering operation within the confines of our 25,000 square foot showroom that showcased the excellent choices of food as well as the presentation on unique, elegant antique tables.
None of this was lost on the attendees of the event, many of whom started at Inessa Stewart’s Antiques, visited the entire street, then came back for more late in the evening! One such attendee, Cynthia Travis, showed up on crutches but nevertheless set a pace that the unencumbered guests found hard to match.
The Downtown Fever Band provided excellent music for the festive occasion, adding just the right ambiance to the affair which involved quite a bit of walking down the street, deciding which gallery or showroom to visit.
Each gallery and showroom provided wine and beverages, and food courts were set up in the street by Urbino, Blue Mesa, Margaux’s, Wendy Krispin Caterers, with wine provided by the Dragon Street Merchants and Cork Wine Bar.