March 3rd, 2018 was this year’s Junior League of San Francisco’s (JLSF) Annual Sustainer Tea. It was with great pleasure that I served as Chair of the Tea. Although I was Chair, I have to say, the event would not have been as huge of a success as it was with out my friend and partner, Event Planner and Event Producer Kate Siegel of Kate Siegel Fine Events.
This year’s Tea was held at The War Memorial Green Room overlooking city hall which could not have been a more beautiful, stunning venue! See more of the event below.
The balcony seating showcasing our stunning La Tavola Fine Linens and the stunning Theoni Collection shoreditch chairs. The colorful linens and beautiful gold furniture really created an elegant, yet chic, modern decor adding to this already beautiful space in a lovely way.
A huge thank you to all of the donors who generously supported our event with donations including our Gold Sponsor Theoni Collection, Kate Siegel Fine Events, Moet & Chandon, Betty Zlatchin Catering, Two-Thirty-Five Luxury Suites, The Real Real, La Tavola Fine Linens, Dry Creek Kitchen, Frances Austen, SusieCakes, Christopher Elbow Chocolates, Cherries Flowers, Stockhome Restaurant & Kollar Chocolates. We also had many many local restaurants and wineries donate to our Raffle & Silent Auction (list below) so a big thank you to those companies as well.
The Junior League of San Francisco Sustainer Council. Thanks to our Sustainer Vice President, Renee Goldstein (on my right) and all of these other amazing ladies on their support of this event and joining us for the tea.
Me and Event Producer and friend Kate Siegel of Kate Siegel Fine Events. Kate was beyond instrumental in the success and beautiful design of this event so a huge huge thank you Kate from me and the entire JLSF team.
Enjoying the incredible views of City Hall. Another thank you to sponsor The Real Real who generously dressed me for the event in this stunning Ted Baker dress.
The stunning Moet & Chandon Champagne bar serving delicious Moet & Chandon Brut and Sparkling Rose Champagne for JLSF Tea guests. The beautiful flowers were by Cherries Flowers and really enhanced this stunning presentation.
I absolutely adored the feminine color palette our Event Producer, Kate of Kate Siegel Fine Events chose with our whimsical Mad Hatter Tea Party theme. These pastel pink silk linens from La Tavola Fine Linens were so perfect and looked stunning with the beautiful Cherries Flowers and the historical War Memorial Green Room decor.
Welcoming guests with Christopher Elbow Chocolate Truffles and a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne!
Guests were welcomed with a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne and of course a little chocolate sweet…
The incredible assortment of Christopher Elbow Chocolates guests were greeted with upon arriving. Pretty hard to beat a glass of champagne in one hand and a chocolate truffle in the other hand!
The stunning Green Room. A huge thank you to our Gold Sponsor Theoni Collection for generously donating all the furniture, table top, glass wear, and candle sticks. Without their incredible support and partnership this event would not have been nearly as successful and well attended as it was!
Event Producer Kate of Kate Siegel Fine Events is known for her over the top, luxurious events and this Tea exceeded my wildest dreams. In addition to the beautiful tables set with velvet chairs we also had smaller cafe tables for guests to mingle at on the edge of the ball room creating more intimate cozy area’s. Kate is truly an event planning genius!
Our goal was to create an elegant, magical, and whimsical table top and thanks to Theoni Collection, we achieved that. I loved the fun mixing and matching of the various pastel plates and tea cups. And our floral by Cherries Flowers pulled it together so magically!
Our guests enjoyed high tea from Betty Zlatchin catering. I adored the various tea sandwiches and macaroons showcased on this beautiful and delicious table! A special thanks to our Catering Manager and partner Deana Morrison making the culinary experience out of this world for our guests. Without Deana’s support, generosity and partnership our Jr. League of San Francisco Sustainer Tea would not have been as amazing as it was!
We had an amazing line up of wines and other items in our Silent Auction. Thanks to our generous friends and donors including Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, 235 Luxury Suites, Dry Creek Kitchen, Plaj Restaurant, The San Francisco Symphony, State Bird Provisions, The Riddler ,Rose’s Cafe, girl & the fig, MacRostie Winery, Reeve Wines, Williams Selyem Winery, Qupe Wines, Pangloss Cellars, Gary Farrell, Chateau Montelena, Frances Austen, & The Real Real.
During the tea ten past Junior League of San Francisco past presidents were honored. We celebrated each past president with a bouquet of flowers and an assortment of truffles from generous donor Kollar Chocolates.
Me and incoming JLSF President Katie Colendich and current JLSF President Susie Berg. These women are amazing and were so helpful and supportive of this event. Thank you both for all of your help, guidance and support!
Me and the Jr. League of San Francisco Board
A huge thank you to all of our amazing donors and partners on making the Jr. League of San Francisco’s 2018 Sustainer Tea a HUGE success!!
Venue, table top & decor photos courtesy of Christina McNeill Photography
Guest photos by Moanalani Jeffrey