Scully & Scully, Park Avenue’s purveyor of the finest home furnishings and gifts, was buzzing last Wednesday night when friends of The Fund for Park Avenue gathered to celebrate the Park Avenue tulips and the publication of photojournalist and decorator, Stephanie Stokes’ new book The World at Your Table: Inspiring Table Top Designs.
It was the first time in three years that the event (known as “The Tulip Party”) had been held and also the first time in The Fund’s 43-year history that purple tulips were planted. It felt like “the old days” with Michael Scully at the door greeting guests as they arrived. The store, a fixture on Park Avenue, will be expanding over the summer into the former bank space on the corner of 59th Street.
Stephanie’s book is a love letter to both entertaining and travel — two things that many of us have missed over the past few years.She spoke recently to Scully & Scully about how travel inspires the creative mind, particularly in the world of tabletop. You can read the full blog post here.
The beautiful tables created for the event were designed by Stephanie herself, Indagare, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Philip Gorrivan, Starrett Ringbom and Rudy Saunders.
The Fund for Park Avenue, recently featured in the inaugural issue of Vicinity Magazine, is responsible for planting and maintaining the trees and flowers on the Park Avenue Malls between 54th & 86th Streets and relies solely on contributions from the community to do so.This year The Fund’s Sculpture Committee along with NYC Parks’ Art inthe Parks program, will be presenting exhibitions by Brazilian artist Raul Mauro, Greek artist Sophia Vari and American artist Willie Cole.