Deck the Halls With DIFFA

DIFFA Holiday Wreath Collection gets Dallas social set in the mood

DIFFA Holiday Wreath Collection gets Dallas social set in the mood

LeeAnne Locken, Patrick Ware, Shannon Sturdivant, diffa wreath collection
LeeAnne Locken, Patrick Ware, Shannon Sturdivant Photo by Shana Anderson
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak, Simona Beal, Paul Massey, diffa wreath collection
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak, Simona Beal, Paul Massey Photo by Shana Anderson
Matthew Simon, Belinda Beverly, John Bobbitt, diffa wreath collection
Matthew Simon, Belinda Beverly, John Bobbitt Photo by Shana Anderson
Mikael Coursey, Caitlin Nelson, Jake Harey, diffa wreath event
Mikael Coursey, Caitlin Nelson, Jake Harey Photo by Shana Anderson
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez, DIFFA WREATH COLLECTION
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez Photo by Shana Anderson
Kristen Holderbaum, Scott Diament, diffa wreath event
Kristen Holderbaum, Scott Diament Photo by Shana Anderson
LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, Cynthia Smoot, diffa wreath event
LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, Cynthia Smoot Photo by Shana Anderson
John Terlingo, Les Aistrich, Rob Brinkley, diffa wreath collection
John Terlingo, Les Aistrich, Rob Brinkley Photo by Shana Anderson
Debra Nelson, Angela Choquette, diffa wreath event
Debra Nelson, Angela Choquette Photo by Shana Anderson
Ivana Hall, Randy Pruett, diffa wreath event
Ivana Hall, Randy Pruett Photo by Shana Anderson
Crispen Breslin, Kris Wier, diffa wreath collection
Crispen Breslin, Kris Wier Photo by Shana Anderson
Clint Bradley, Alex Eskenasy, Chad Wallace, diffa wreath collection
Clint Bradley, Alex Eskenasy, Chad Wallace Photo by Shana Anderson
Christopher Wright, Steve Kemble, diffa wreath collection
Christopher Wright, Steve Kemble Photo by Shana Anderson
Arthur Amaya, Drew Duckworth, Scott Kehn, diffa wreath collection
Arthur Amaya, Drew Duckworth, Scott Kehn Photo by Shana Anderson
Anja Fiedler, Denise Mope, Samantha McCurdy, diffa wreath collection
Anja Fiedler, Denise Mope, Samantha McCurdy Photo by Shana Anderson
Patrick Tichacek, Carol Quist, diffa wreath event
Patrick Tichacek, Carol Quist Photo by Shana Anderson
LeeAnne Locken, Patrick Ware, Shannon Sturdivant, diffa wreath collection
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak, Simona Beal, Paul Massey, diffa wreath collection
Matthew Simon, Belinda Beverly, John Bobbitt, diffa wreath collection
Mikael Coursey, Caitlin Nelson, Jake Harey, diffa wreath event
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez, DIFFA WREATH COLLECTION
Kristen Holderbaum, Scott Diament, diffa wreath event
LeeAnne Locken, Steve Kemble, Cynthia Smoot, diffa wreath event
John Terlingo, Les Aistrich, Rob Brinkley, diffa wreath collection
Debra Nelson, Angela Choquette, diffa wreath event
Ivana Hall, Randy Pruett, diffa wreath event
Crispen Breslin, Kris Wier, diffa wreath collection
Clint Bradley, Alex Eskenasy, Chad Wallace, diffa wreath collection
Christopher Wright, Steve Kemble, diffa wreath collection
Arthur Amaya, Drew Duckworth, Scott Kehn, diffa wreath collection
Anja Fiedler, Denise Mope, Samantha McCurdy, diffa wreath collection
Patrick Tichacek, Carol Quist, diffa wreath event

The only thing better than a DIFFA party is a haute holiday DIFFA party. Am I right?

It could have been the slight evening chill. Or perhaps it was the reveal of this year's first holiday decorations. Whatever the case may be, there was magic in the air as the Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show hosted the 18th annual Holiday Wreath Collection at Dallas Market Hall.

Guests were greeted with champagne and immediately whisked away to the back of the venue to mingle with fellow supporters who were eyeing the wreaths produced and donated by more than 30 businesses, designers and individuals. We hate to name names — but, okay, if you insist. Our favorites included those by Lisa Garza of Sissy's, Gallerie Noir, Stanley Korshak and Timothy Oulton.

DIFFA/Dallas chairman of the board Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak and wreath chair John Bobbitt chatted with guests — including Scott Diament, Clarice Tinsley, Steve Kimble, Matt Wilkerson, Darin Kunz, LeeAnn Locken, John Terlingo, Uno Immanivong, Greg Haynes Johnson, Angela Choquette, Jim DiMarino, Kristen Holderbaum, Ricky Grunden, Angela Auld, Carol Quist and Patrick Ware — as they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvre and bid on the wreaths and auction packages.

Wreath attendees also received an exclusive first look at the show’s impressive array of fine art, antiques and jewelry.

DIFFA plays a major part in HIV/AIDS funding, awareness and prevention education in the North Texas area, having granted more than $5.5 million since 1988.