On May 4, San Francisco met celebrity interior designer Mary McDonald (Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators) at Gump's on Maiden Lane as she presented her new lighting collection and signed copies of her new book Mary McDonald: Interiors, The Allure of Style. McDonald's style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility that results in a fearless, joyful exuberance. Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her style as one of a kind.
The 7 finalists in our first annual "'Tis the Season" charity voting feature - KEEN, Summer Search, DISH--Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing, The Shanti Project, Project Night Night, SF Child Abuse Prevention Center and A Good Idea - were honored yesterday at Gump's. Each of the 7 finalists (narrowed down from 61 nominations) were given $700 from 7x7.