The 2016 Caesarstone Color Conversation & 2016 Designer Mix-Off

On July 27 we celebrated the 2016 Caesarstone Color Conversation & 2016 Designer Mix-Off hosted in partnership with Caeserstone, at 399 Freemont in San Francisco. Moderated by The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco's Alf Nucifora, the evening began with a dynamic conversation around how three industry leaders integrate color into both their work and life. Painter Eric Zener, who's work is featured on the cover of our 2016 Summer issue, designer Jeff Schlarb of Green Couch Interiors and Design Critic/Deisgner Philip Wood provided key insights into the future of color in both art and design. 

Color Conversationalists Jeff Schlarb, Eric Zener and Philip Wood

Moderator Alf Nucifora and Philip Wood

 

Following the coversation our 2016 Mix-Off competitors got to work on their cocktail recipes, all inspired by Caeserstone's new collection. Competition was fierce as the new 2016 designer participants including Regan Baker, Catherine Macfee, George Brazil and Atonio Martins, were up to the challenge of taking the winning title from last year's winner, Tineke Triggs. Inspired by Caeserstone's new "Noble Gray" color, the 2016 winning cocktail was a refreshing take on the Caipirinha mixed by San Francisco based designer Antonio Martins. (recipe below)

Winner Antonio Martins

Antonio’s Capi

- 1 Lime, cut into wedges

- 1 tsp of rine white sugar

- 1 part Vodka

- Crushed Ice

Guests tasting the competing cocktails

2015 Winner Tineke Triggs

The bar staff mixing the competing cocktails

Competitor and Designer Regan Baker

Competitor and Designer Catherine Macfee

Competitor George Brazil

Caeserstone's Miguel Thurston and Julianne Rodriguez of AirB&B

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