Holiday of Hope- A Festival of Trees

Last week wrapped up the 3rd Annual “Holiday of Hope- A Festival of Trees” benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH).

PHX Architecture along with Phoenix Children’s Hospital volunteers, and 15 of the Valley’s top Interior Designers joined forces with the Montelucia Resort & Spa to create this year’s event.

The gorgeous trees were up for auction for three event filled days, with proceeds benefitting PCH.

Tuesday kicked off the event with 300 guests attending the evening Networking Cocktail Reception held in the Castillo Lucena Gallery and Courtyard and hosted by Montelucia,Erik Peterson AIA emceed the event and got the bidding started.

On Thursday over 150 guests of the Valley’s best sat down for a luncheon feast prepared by Chef Michael Cairns and listened to a heartwarming story of strength and survival from former PCH patient Carolyn Christenson who is a remarkable young women.  She was joined by Jodi Low, founder of U & Improved who added to Carolyn’s message of hope.  The luncheon signaled the close of bidding, which was quite active as generous guests vied for one of the amazing Trees.  In addition to the trees, Scottsdale Community College Interior Design students provided the centerpieces- beautiful handmade wreaths that were available to guests for donated purchase.

Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and generous supporters including- Sam’s Club for the donation of the Trees and Wreaths, the Montelucia Resort and Spa, Mark Bosclair Photography, Rest Assured, Muscular Moving Men, Thomas Reprographics,  CyberSound, our team at PHX Architecture and our wonderful Interior Design teams, chaired by Debra May Himes and Colleen Pawling:

  • Esther Boivin Interiors
  • AB Design Elements
  • Ownby Design
  • Willis + Willis Interior Design Inc.
  • Linthicum Builders
  • Studio V Interior Design
  • Bates Interiors
  • Quite Lovely Design
  • Wiseman & Gale Interiors
  • Loewen Design Group
  • Lawrence Lake Interiors
  • Vallone Design
  • Palm Design Group
  • Pawling Design Associates
  • Debra May Himes Interior Design & Associates LLC
  • Charles Glover Interiors

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