For the third annual "Green Gala" by the Community Environmental Council
of Santa Barbara, Calif., the Merryl Brown Events team creates a gypsy village. The centerpiece: a fanciful gypsy wagon, the featured auction item.
The interior of the gypsy wagon, promoted as an artist studio, guest cottage or "over-the-top conversation piece."
Held on the grounds of the California National Guard Armory, the gala features vignettes of found objects.
The dramatic interior of the Armory.
The gypsy-influenced tabletops. Brown became intrigued with gypsy culture after visiting Spain.
The rich green tabletops; La Tavola
Guest favors are tied to chairs.
Another view of a tabletop.
Elements of the centerpieces.
An eclectic centerpiece lamp.
... And the beautiful results.
Tray-passed appetizers include Caramelized Cauliflower Soup with Truffle Oil.
Another appetizer: Roasted Goat Chorizo Meatballs.
Family-style dinner service begins with Cavolo Nero [kale] Salad with Celeriac, Beetroot and Sheep's Milk Cheese.
Guests will find a sweet future thanks to "tarot card" cookies.
More treats on the dessert table.
Gobos behind the entertainers brand the event.
Costumed greeters provide atmosphere and share information about the Council's mission.
More good-looking greeters.
A tarot-card reader entertains guests. The event also includes a palm-reader and a psychic.
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