Summer Events: Renewal Kidney Donation Awareness and Table...Set...Go

Friday, July 05, 2013

I hope you all had a good Fourth of July and are enjoying your long weekend.

I want to share a couple of fabulous events that happened this past Wednesday, one of which I was involved in and one that I attended. The Renewal event in Deal, NJ, the brain child of Lois Sutton Esq., the mother of a kidney donor who saved his father's life, was to honor local kidney donors and raise awareness for kidney disease and donation. Obviously as a kidney donor who is a huge supporter of Renewal, it was a pleasure to work on this event. I had the honor of working on the design aspect with Revital Teherani, the event coordinator of the Magen David social center, and we clicked right away sharing both vision and creativity.

Our goal was to make this event wow, and with the help of Ram Caterers, Geo Events (lounge furniture rental), Anna's Flowers (creator of the custom ribbons chandeliers we dreamed up) and DJ Ricky Esses (lighting) we achieved our goal with flying colors. Revital worked especially hard to make sure our vision came together as we dreamed it to be.

Revital and me in front of the step and repeat designed by Stacey Gindi of S. Gindi Design Studios.
Did you ever see wine glasses prepared like this before?
Here are the gorgeous orchids Revital chose for the event:
The talented crew from Anna's Flowers created this stunning chandelier from ribbons and crystals:
Finally the event began!  

The second event of the day was one I quickly attended on my way home to get dressed for the evening. This Table...Set...Go event is an annual table setting contest that I never miss. This event is the brain child of Marlene of The Jewish Hostess, a fun and fabulous food and entertaining blog. PS she has an awesome instagram, follow her!

Take a look at these creative ideas that each designer came up with:

Disco Theme:

Pop Art...Pops of Color:
Elegance in the Garden:
(omigosh doesn't this gold and pearl table make you swoon??)

And finally, Passion in Red:

If you're considering kidney donation or want to learn more about it, please contact Renewal at 718-431-9831...or email me

If you're looking for exclusive luxury event design in the central NJ area contact Revital at 732-829-6972 or email me at

Vendor information:

Anna's Flowers: (732) 222-9440
Geo Events: 212-572-8323
Ram Caterers
S. Gindi Design Studio

Have a beautiful weekend!



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  1. Each and every time I read your blog I applaud the generous donation you made with your own kidney. You are amazing.

  2. You do so much to give back Sharon. I am so proud to have you as a friend. The talent and creativity is amazing, especially the Kidney Donation Event you designed!

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  3. Sharon,dear:)*

    Just absolutely great post!!!
    Tyank you for share all these wonderful images about those events...

    SOooooo beautiful violet color orchids,and how fantatsic is this chandelier....all is bright and beautiful organized!!!

    Wish you lovely Sunday,my dear friend,

  4. Sharon you never cease to amaze me with how generous you are. Looks like you got to be a part of an amazing event.


  5. Looks like it was ana amazing event. I hope you could raise awareness with it. Have a great weekend <3


  6. OMG beautiful breathtaking photos!


  7. WOW, Sharon, such fabulous tables created for such a worthy cause. I know I'm not alone in how many times I've thought about how generous you are and the face that you gave your own kidney to a stranger ... I'm sure it leaves an impression on everyone that knows. Have a wonderful week, sweet! xo ~S

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  8. These events sounds marvellous and for such a great so pleased you took part :))) I hope you have a great week xx

  9. That was clearly an amazing event and you are amazing!

  10. Love your blog and your generous support for humanity. You and Revital looks gorgeous. Seems like lovely event.


  11. Loved this! Both events. Those ribbon & crystal chandeliers are gorgeous! What a wonderful event. So glad you got to be there. You're amazing lady. :) Also...the second lovely were those tables?! I loved everything you highlighted. So tell me...when are you entering this event lovely? Your own table designs are quite breathtaking. :) Much love!