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High times in High Point

The High Point Market revved up on Oct. 21 with International Market Center's Kick Off Party taking Center Stage on Friday night. Co-sponsored by our sister publications, Furniture/Today and Home Accents Today, the event set the bar for a bevy of social gatherings throughout market week, Oct. 22-27. An "Ideal Outdoor" extravaganza at Padma's Plantation, sponsored by Casual Living, capped off a lively weekend that included such highlights as concerts by the B52s and Starship.

Hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and live music entertained a throng of marketgoers at the High Point Market Kick- Off Party, sponsored by Casual Living sister publications Furniture/Today and Home Accents Today.
Hors d’oeuvres
Blues World OrderBlues World Order lured the afternoon cocktail and appetizer set to the patio at the 220 Elm building on opening day.
On Sunday afternoon, New York publisher Rizzoli sponsored the Trendsetter Book Event at Market Square Courtyard featuring Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators star Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence Bullard (shown here) amongst others.
On Sunday afternoon
The B-52sThe B52s alt-rocked the High Point crowd with their oddball, post-punk, pop-rock infusion of enthusiasm.
Designer Richard Frinier and Brown Jordan CEO/President Gene Moriarty pause near the new Elements Collection, one of Frinier’s three new designs for Brown Jordan.
Designer Richard Frinier
Troutman ChairTroutman Chair responded to a request from Wells Fargo to build 23 6-ft. rocking chairs, like this one displayed outside Suites at Market Square.
Padma’s Plantation CEO Renee Fanjon and Assistant Editor Jesse Burkhart at the Casual Living-sponsored “Ideal Outdoor” party co-hosted by TUUCI, Henry Hall Designs, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company and Forty West Photography.
Padma’s Plantation CEO
Renee SchmitzRenee Schmitz and Joey Shimek of The Outdoor GreatRoom Company and Bea Morse of Padma’s Plantation get cozy at their “Ideal Outdoor” event sponsored by Casual Living.
Jeff Sather of Mode Transportation, Casual Living Executive Editor Nicole Crews and Rick Baker, VP of sales, Woodard relax in the outdoor arena of the Padma’s Plantation 7,500-sq.-ft. showroom and patio during the “Ideal Outdoor” party.
Jeff Sather of Mode
The Phillips CollectionThe Phillips Collection kicked off Market weekend with a barbecue at its High Point headquarters on Finch Ave. From left, Jason Phillips, Mary Frye (HFIA), Jessica Phillips Penn, Julie Phillips, Trish Kemerly (WhipSmart Creative), Joe Housand (BBQ Joe’s), Donna Barlett (ViewIt Technologies), Mark Phillips.

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