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This past Monday I had the privilege of attending DIFFA's 15th annual Dining by Design as a guest of Roger Thomas.

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventative education for those at risk. What is especially inspiring is that supporters of the organization come from various fields of fine art and design including architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

People living with HIV and AIDS still have a big fight but I am so proud of what the design industry has been able to do.  And can you believe - since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has granted over 40 million dollars to hundreds of AIDS service organizations nationwide! 

Here is Ralph Lauren honoring Alfredo Paredes, VP and Chief Retail Creative Officer at Ralph Lauren, with the 2012 David Rockwell DIFFA Service Award.

The table we ate at; hosted by Roger Thomas and designed by Shawn Henderson.

Now enjoying some company!

Photo of Roger and me

Some of my favorite tables in addition to ours:

from another angle

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