Monday, April 16, 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the Dream Home Opportunity Drawing:
  • Loews Package: Ken Vick
  • Capital Grille Dinner: Debi Barish
  • Roger's Gardens Gift Certificate: LaVonne Cahill
  • Palm Island Package: Rick Cook
  • Dream by Comfort Mattress Basket: Eve Fowey
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise: Jodi Most
Thank you to everybody who participated in the Dream Home Opportunity Drawing and who supported the Dream Home Tour!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Final Week of the Lecture Series, Don't Miss Out! This week's focus: Infants & Seniors

Saturday March 24 from 11am to 3pm

Dubbed “The Healthy Home Dream Team”, Ron & Lisa Beres know a thing or two about home toxins, their effects on our children, and how to rid your home of them. Joined by Giselle Baturay of Granola Babies, this panel of experts will provide valuable insight about children’s toys, their environment, and OURS. Presentation begins at 11am.

Our very own Dream Home was inspired by the concept of multi generational living and the synergy between infants, adults, and seniors living together under one roof. At 1pm Celeste Jardine-Haug and Judy Aprile will elaborate on “the Secrets of Successful Aging" and "How Fitness plays a role in Adult Wellness.? Don’t let the title fool you - this is a valuable presentation for all ages.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Week three of our lecture series attracts food experts from around the globe

Saturday March 17 from 11am to 3pm

The day begins with a host of food experts sharing their knowledge of everything from third wave coffee and extra virgin olive oil to extra savory spices and all things cheese. Presenters Jeff Duggan of Portola Coffee, Phil Brooks of WE Olive & Wine Bar, Susan Carter of The Savory Spice Shop and Dawn Mednick of The Cheese Shop bring their extensive knowledge “to the table” for our enjoyment beginning at 11am. Special encore presentation at 2:00pm.

At 12:30pm join Anna Getty for a discussion on “Cooking and Eating for the 21st Century” - book signing to follow.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We're gearing up for week two of lecture presentations with an emphasis on Outdoor Design

Saturday March 10 from 11am to 3pm
Known for landscaping some of the most charming and elegant homes along the OC coast, Molly Wood of Molly Wood Garden Design will share her expertise on “How to Create Your Outdoor Paradise”. You’ve seen Molly’s work in the pages of some of our favorite local and regional home magazines and now Molly will share her tips on how to make those pages come to life in your very own backyard! Molly will begin her presentation at 11am then a special presentation by Tanya Fuqua and Mark Cleveland of Avanti Cafe will follow. The duo’s presentation will feature organic ingredients from the Amazing Bounty of South Coast Farms in San Juan Capistrano. Molly will return at 1pm to present “Ways to Introduce Color to your Outdoor Space from Plants to Accessories”.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dream Home welcomes BRIZO as a BRONZE Sponsor!

Brizo is proof positive that form and function are one and beautifully the same. The premium faucet brand promises distinctive design and inventive products that are both stylish and functional. ASID California Orange county and the Multiple Sclerosis Society welcomes BRIZO as a Dream Home Sponsor.

Many of the BRIZO faucets, like the Charlotte Collection shown, feature lever handles and SmartTouchPlus hands-free operation. A convenient and functional feature for multi-generational living.

The Solna Kitchen Collection takes efficiency and convenience to a whole new level.  MagneDock Technology makes operating the pull down spray wand a snap and their innovative SmartTouchPlus feature keeps temperature controlled water at your fingertips, literally.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lecture Series Begins on Saturday!

Saturday March 3rd
11am to 3pm

Join us for our first lecture, where a host of entertaining experts will share their tips and techniques for your own Garden Soiree, Sea Inspired Wedding, and English Tea. Presented by Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linen, Chris Russom of Christopher Garren’s, and Annie Morgan of Fleurs les Fetes - this journey for the senses is sure to be a crowd pleaser! At noon our fabulous experts will present “Entertaining through the Year” and will share more entertaining tips and trends that will surely make you the hostess with the mostess!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Beauty of Universal Design & Home Modifications

Rosa was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. Now at the age of 53, Rosa is unable to walk and uses a wheelchair full-time. Her legs cause her great pain as she experiences multiple spasms and foot drop symptoms. Over the past few years, Rosa began to struggle living in her home as it was not accessible for her to be mobile and conduct daily routines.

The National MS Society was able to supply Rosa with a ceiling lift, a machine that helps her make transfers from her wheelchair to other areas in her home. This ceiling lift allows Rosa to do simple things such as take a shower or get into bed without a caregiver. Ultimately, this home modification has allowed Rosa to maintain her independence. “It’s such a relief. I can be at home and in my own environment. I’m very happy,” she stated.

Fundraising events like the ASID Dream Home allow the Society to help those like Rosa maintain their independence while living with multiple sclerosis. In addition, this year the ASID Dream Home is universally designed which means it is completely accessible and allows for people to age in place. Come out and see how universal design can be truly beautiful and support the Society’s efforts to provide home modifications to those in need like Rosa.