Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden September 2016 : Page 30

entertaining at home Conducting a Welcoming Event the gardens at the home of Coppelia and Joseph Samaha’s foothills home provided an exotic setting for a party welcoming tucson Symphony orchestra Music Director José Luis gomez to town. C Written by Debby Larsen PhotograPhy by robin stancLiff Coppelia Samaha chose an exotic theme for the event, in keeping with the flair for the dramatic she exhibits in all of her parties. Guests entered the Samaha gardens via a tropical garden grotto draped in bright Indian silks of fuchsia, red and orange. A Tucson Symphony Orchestra brass quintet entertained the mingling party-goers. A col-lection of lanterns collected from world travels lit the lush scene. Coppelia included decorative touches inspired by the Middle East and a dinner menu catered by Saffron Indian Restaurant. The table-scapes featured orange and fuchsia silk linens and tropical florals of hot pink garden roses and magenta dendrobium orchid sprays. A large, handcrafted royal Moroccan tent, an anniversary gift from her husband Joseph, was a perfect addition and was a perfect site for the bar in the lower gardens. Editor’s note: Turn to page 21 in Tucson Lifestyle to learn about José Luis Gomez. HG aboVe Guest of honor José Luis Gomez is the new music director of the tucson symphony orchestra. 30 T ucson Lifestyle HOME & GARDEN / september 2016 TucsonLifestyle.com

Entertaining At Home: Conducting A Welcoming Event

Debby Larsen

Ccoppelia Samaha chose an exotic theme for the event, in keeping with the flair for the dramatic she exhibits in all of her parties. Guests entered the Samaha gardens via a tropical garden grotto draped in bright Indian silks of fuchsia, red and orange. A Tucson Symphony Orchestra brass quintet entertained the mingling party-goers. A collection of lanterns collected from world travels lit the lush scene.

Coppelia included decorative touches inspired by the Middle East and a dinner menu catered by Saffron Indian Restaurant. The tablescapes featured orange and fuchsia silk linens and tropical florals of hot pink garden roses and magenta dendrobium orchid sprays.

A large, handcrafted royal Moroccan tent, an anniversary gift from her husband Joseph, was a perfect addition and was a perfect site for the bar in the lower gardens.

Editor’s note: Turn to page 21 in Tucson Lifestyle to learn about José Luis Gomez.

Read the full article at http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/article/Entertaining+At+Home%3A+Conducting+A+Welcoming+Event/2572060/331235/article.html.

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