I Live Here, I Give Here is Austin’s champion nonprofit organization on a mission to promote personal philanthropy by connecting citizens with charitable organizations. Their annual fundraiser, The Big Give, was held in late September, and we had the supreme pleasure of participating in the overwhelmingly successful event.
Over 300 attendees sipped cocktails, danced to live music, bid on amazing silent auction items, and applauded fellow givers for jobs well done. The W Hotel provided fabulous finger food, while a host of other vendors photographed, and fed everyone throughout the night. We set up a fun retro-picnic dessert bar loaded with Oreos, snickerdoodle blondies, mini strawberry pop tarts, caramel corn, blueberry bundt cakes, and plum-coconut tarts. The display was embellished with antique wooden crates, vintage glass and tin cake stands, and hand-stamped signs. Our friend Liz at The Nouveau Romantics provided the florals, and Katherine Fan of Ikigai Photography documented our set-up before the hungry guests made it all disappear.