ASID 2009 Design Tour Announces Calendar of Events


ASID Orange County Announces Slate of Special Events
Taking Place Throughout the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour

April 21-May 17

Laguna Beach, CA -- In addition to touring six spectacularly appointed urban living spaces at the 2009, guests will be treated to a wide variety of special events and parties throughout the duration of the tour.

Beginning with a Preview Party benefiting the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 19 and wrapping on May 17, the month-long showcase will be highlighted by a speaker’s series, “Meet the Designers” Friday Date Nights, and other industry events.

Below is the schedule of public events for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour:

Sunday, April 19 Urban Living @ Astoria Preview Party benefiting the
4PM - 9PM Orange County Performing Arts Center. Open to the public. Tickets are $150 and are available by calling The Center box office – (714)556-2787

Tuesday, April 21 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour Opening Day.

Wednesdays “Designer Living” Series
April 22-May13 Come enjoy an afternoon with a series of experts on living life with style!
3PM - 5 PM The ASID/OCC Tour is proud to announce 4 fun-filled afternoons featuring seminars on these exciting topics:

April 22 -- Culinary Artistry - An afternoon of cooking, tasting, and new recipes prepared by Chef Kurt Schaeffer at the new Bistro West located at The District in Irvine.

April 29 --Yorba Wines - An afternoon of wine tasting in Astoria’s magnificent private wine cellar and tasting room.

May 6 -- Fashion Show - presented by Sharm Cressy, Orange County fashion stylist and image consultant. The show will feature the exclusive debut of the “Juliana” Jana Kos line while focusing on tips for selecting the right styles for individual body shapes. Get a preview at

May 13--New ideas for summer tabletops from Lynn Chichi of Chichi's Tabletalk.

All of the “Designer Living” events will be held onsite. Series included with price of tour admission.

Fridays “Meet the Designers” Date Night
April 24-May 15 Take the Tour and meet the incredible designers who
5PM – 8 PM brought it all together. Friday Night guests will be able to sample a glass of wine and dessert at the café and later enjoy a discounted meal at participating restaurants at The District in Tustin, so save your ticket stubs! Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling The Orange County Performing Arts Center box office, or at the door.

Sunday, May 17 2009 ASID-OCC Tour Closes

About the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour
The 2009 Design Tour – Urban Living @ Astoria will be the first of its kind for the ASID Orange County Chapter featuring contemporary design in an urban, high-rise setting. The chosen location for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour are the luxuriously appointed towers known as Astoria, located within Central Park West (Irvine, Ca), and will include four penthouse lofts and two flats on the Terrace and Grand Tier levels. The floor to ceiling windows and vast outdoor spaces will provide the perfect backdrop for 37 of ASID/OCC’s fabulous designers to showcase their unique talents.

Incorporating cutting edge design - from green living to a full spectrum of this year’s hottest colors and furnishings, this year’s Tour is sure to inspire the imagination and appreciation of every visitor. Designers were issued the additional challenge of creating environments that will appeal to visitors at all stages of their life, from bachelors and young families to empty nesters.

A mix of contemporary living and traditional luxuries, Astoria offers its residents an on-site business center, concierge service, a secured wine vault with private wine-tasting room, fully equipped exercise room as well as an oversized pool and spa. A complete list of amenities as well as additional images and information about Astoria can be found at

The 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour will be open April 21-May 17, Tuesday- Sunday from 10AM – 5PM. The Tour will remain open until 9 PM on Friday nights. Tickets for the 2009 Design Tour can be purchased beginning March 2 online at, through the Orange County Performing Arts Center box office (714-556-2787) or at Whole Food at The District in Tustin. Tickets are also available at the door.