By Michelle Williams
St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild has supported Eskenazi Health since 1907, but the group is hosting a brand new event this year. In conjunction with this year’s Decorators’ Show House tour, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is hosting a special event on Friday, May 1 at noon called the Pink & White Party.
St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild hosted its first Decorators’ Show House in 1962, making 2015 the 54th annual event. Each year, it is the flagship fundraising event that has enabled the Guild to raise nearly $12 million dollars in support of Eskenazi Health.
The Pink & White Party is a special event to honor the support of Eskenazi diagnostic programs and services to treat breast cancer and pulmonary disease. Many breast cancer and lung disease survivors will be recognized at the luncheon.
Guests attending the Pink & White Party will hear a presentation from Jennifer Boles, who is a contributing editor to Veranda and House Beautiful magazines. She has also authored an award-winning blog, “The Peak of Chic” and the popular book, “In With the Old – Classic Décor from A to Z.”
In her presentation, Boles will discuss the influence of the internet on interior design, and the new popularity of blogs as a design resource. Additionally, she’ll cover cohesive designs that mix heirlooms, classics, and modern accessories. She’ll share distinctive ideas for antiques shopping, collecting and personalizing spaces, as well as classic decorative elements that never go out of style.
The people at St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild expect that Boles’ presentation at the Pink & White Party will be beneficial and interesting to decorators as well as style enthusiasts. Margaret Baranowski, co-chair for the event, says “It will be a lovely afternoon, especially for those who have battled cancer.”
Those interested in attending the Pink & White Party may purchase tickets at www.showhouseindy.org/events.