BOOM Goes Out: Monogram Dinner x Design

BOOM Goes Out: Monogram Dinner x Design

If you’re design nerds like we are, you’ve been watching the news feeds of lucky attendees at DxD events in Vancouver and Toronto for years. Finally, Calgary got her chance to shine last night at ACAD, and shine she did. The Social Concierge (known in Calgary for events like Diner en Blanc and Packwood Grand) presented the first annual DxD with 6 incredible designers.

Designers included were: Amanda Hamilton, Nyla Free Designs, Corea Sotropa Designs, Sally Healy Design, Connie Young Design, Alykhan Velji Designs, Uniquities, and ID Bohemia.

“Monogram Dinner by Design brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three-dimensional dining installations that awe, inspire and delight. These extraordinary dining environments — from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical — set the stage for two days of fun and fascination.”  – Website


The reveal of the intricate and innovative dinner-scapes took place last night with a vibrant cocktail party. Tonight, the celebration will continue with an exclusive dinner. Each table will host 10 guests for a truly special dinner experience.

The evening supported ACAD and Contemporary Calgary – two incredibly worthy artistic institutions – but the real winners were the designers. We are a blessed city to be surrounded by this much creative talent.


Calgary’s designer talent: L – R, Sarah Ward, Jill Hiendl (Sarah Ward Interiors), DxD attendee, and Nyla of Nyla Free Interiors (posed in front of Nyla’s incredible creation!)

Attendees Phil Crozier, Rob Gairns, Guest, and Misty Hamel

Organizer Katy Bond (ParkerBond PR) and Guest.

Attendees Tanya Puka & Lana Rogers (Anstice Communications)


DxD Attendees (R-L), Maddie Gauthier (WAX) and guest.


Dinner by Design Calgary Boom Goes the Drum Alex Kingcott Bradley Walker