Originals is a favourite source of quality teak furniture, both old and new. But did you know that its team are also keen philanthropists who host events in aid of local charities? Joanne Miller caught up with Marketing Manager, Dee Lundsgaard Busk, to find out what’s happening in November 2012.
An Evening of Refinement
Originals’ Dunearn showroom will host an evening of fine interiors, wine, food and fashion on Thursday, 8 November. The viticultural mavens from Essential Fine Wines will share their latest and greatest finds; and proud importers of fine Aussie, European and Kiwi fare, the Barbie Girls, will tempt with tasty morsels while you enjoy a French-inspired fashion parade by Asia Amour. All proceeds go to Caring for Cambodia, a charity striving to provide a brighter future for Cambodian kids. Show your support by purchasing tickets ($40 now or $45 at the door) and arrive promptly at 7pm so you don’t miss your two glasses of vino, fresh food and interior styling tips. The fashion show starts at 8pm. Cash or cheques are accepted. Contact Justine to reserve your tickets at email@example.com.
A Silky Affair
Originals’ trademark furniture will be styled with the Tabitha Foundation’s distinctive range of textiles and accessories at the Silk Fair on Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 November. The latest silk collection includes handmade yet affordable Cambodian homeware (bedding and cushions) and fashion accessories (handbags and scarves). All make great gifts, and Christmas is just around the corner. All proceeds from the two-day sale go to The Tabitha Foundation,a not-for-profit charity that helps the people of Cambodia toward self-sufficiency. Don’t miss this opportunity to source quality textiles at great prices while supporting a worthwhile cause.
Floral designer Susan Rathleff will demonstrate how to style your table for the approaching festive season. Internationally trained in floristry and event-hosting, Susan is currently based at Fabulation Flowers, specialists in bespoke floral arrangements, on Blair Road. There are two events to choose from: an evening event on Thursday, 22 November or a morning one on Friday, 23 November. Both workshops will be held at Originals’ Dunearn showroom located on level two of the Sime Darby Centre. Tickets to both workshops are strictly limited, to give participants a good view of Susan’s expertise. Proceeds go to the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka, which aims to narrow the gap between urban and rural communities and tackle poverty through regular and constructive community activity. Contact Originals for tickets.