Sarah Sarna, Felicia Zwebner, Lana Lawrence

Lana Lawrence, Vice-President of Anthony Lawrence-Belfair and The ALB Design Center of Chelsea, Interior Designer Felicia Zwebner, and myself.

Yesterday evening my husband I had the pleasure of attending Bring it To The Table (BiTTT)’s Holiday Fundraiser,  a wonderful night of music, dancing, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on which BiTTT presents its annual scholarship to a female student attending the New York School of Interior Design.

A little background on BiTTT. Founded in 2010 by Lana LawrenceBiTTT is a networking group for the trendsetting women who are leaders in the interior design industry. Bring it To The Table gatherings are for the New York City women behind the city’s high fashion homes and luxury hotels. Members (like myself) attend conferences, seminars, panels, and workshops geared towards continued growth and development. BiTTT is a place to share resources, experience, and establish meaningful connections in the industry. Through hard work, intelligence, and dedication the group strives for excellence.

So it is no wonder that Lana, the woman behind BiTTT has also created this annual Holiday Fundraiser to benefit scholarship and mentorship of one very deserving New York School of Interior Design student. Sponsors of this year’s event include: A. Logan InsuranceAnthony Lawrence – BelfairBenjamin MooreCarlisleCliff Young, ltdCrestronDoodle HomeHailey Development Group LLC,  J. Pocker and Son ,  Marisa Pellegrini,  MZ Movers,  New York Drapery CareShelly TileSt Charles, and the Stephanie Odegard Collection.

Now a glimpse of the many designers in attendance, like myself, who gathered to share a toast and support the next generation of great New York design.

Sherri Skov, Director of North American Sales for CL Sterling & Son Lighting,  Interior Designer Suzanne Eason, and myself.

Sarah Sarna, Suzanne Eason, Sherri Skov

And there she is on the left: the New York School of Interior Design student who is this year’s recipient of the BiTTT Design & Mentorship Scholarship Award, Interior Designer & Scholarship Mentor Alexa Hampton, David Sprouls, President of the New York School of Interior Design, and Interior Designer & Scholarship Mentor Vicente Wolf (see a past post I did on his beautiful work).

Alexa Hampton, Vicente Wolf

Looking very glamorous together: Interior Designer Felicia Zwebner, Guest, Attillo La Manna, Executive President of Get2Living, Raffaello Marino, Manhattan District Manager of Selected Estates of Europe, Ltd., and Lana Lawrence.

Felicia Zwebner, Lana Lawrence

Engrossed in conversation with the gentlemen to her left and right, Stephanie OdegardCreative Director and President of Stephanie Odegard Collection.

Stephanie Odegard

A well dressed trio: Izzy Jimenez, Sales Administrator at Anthony Lawrence-Belfair, Vikas Sarna (my amazing husband – click here to read the story of how we met), and Joe Calagna, President  of Anthony Lawrence-Belfair and The ALB Design Center of Chelsea.

Vikas Sarna, Izzy Jimenez, Joe Calagna

Enjoying the evening: Interior Designer and Holiday House Founder Iris Dankner, guest, and Interior Designer Bonnie Steves.

 Iris Dankner, Bonnie Steves

 What an elegant event for an amazing cause.

For invitations to and information on upcoming Bring It To The Table events and festivities, please visit the BITT NYC website and the BITTT NYC facebook page as well .

To see the photos I took from the evening in their entirety, visit Lifestyle Blog by Sarah Sarna on facebook.






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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.

  • Hi CJ, Thanks! We missed you!!

  • Thanks for the post Sarah, I’m so sorry I was delayed at work on Thursday and missed the event!