Monday, September 29, 2008

Alhambra Antiques 20th Anniversary!

It's hard to believe that we're celebrating 20 years in business! This past Thursday, September 25th, Alhambra Antiques celebrated in grand style with close to 175 guests. We were fortunate to have a great turnout with many old friends and clients and hopefully new friends and new clients. We were also fortunate to have the help of our local bankers with whom we've been in business for many years. Their support was and is greatly appreciated.

On this particular night we were also unveiling a collection of works from a wonderful artist named Marguerite Ghy-Lemm. Most of her works that we obtained are from the 1920s and 1930s. The scenes are mostly of Paris and the surrounding areas. You can see more here. I do love her work and find it very whimsical and romantic. She and her husband were both accomplished painters in Paris in the early 20th century. It is hard to find a collection of this size, so it was a good day of shopping for me.

A portion of the proceeds from the event is going to Amigos For Kids, which helps disadvantaged youth here in South Florida. They do great work and we're happy to support them and their endeavors.

Overall it was a wonderful night. It's a guilty pleasure to throw such a great party. We had the event catered by a wonderful local French catering company, Thierry's. I highly recommend them if you're local to South Florida. They were very professional and the food was great. We were a little nervous because far more people RSVPd than we expected, but it went off without a hitch and no one went hungry (and nothing was broken).

I was also excited to be interviewed by three local tv stations for the event. Once I figure out how to post video here, I will load one or two. In the meantime, I will post a few pics from the party below including these two beautiful ladies directly below. To the left is Karla Ferguson, who is in the process of opening up the Yeleen Art Gallery in Wynwood area of Miami. I know that a website is in the works. And to the right is Coco Palenque Torre who supplies many of the beautiful clothes my kids wear (another guilty pleasure). Cheers to my local girls!

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