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San Francisco High Rise Design: A seminar at Millennium Tower

March 27, 2011

Millennium Tower San Francisco

Millennium Tower, the 60-story, luxury residential tower in San Francisco has introduced ”La Vie”. It is a monthly events program designed to enhance the Millennium Tower lifestyle and showcase the amenities available to its residents. La Vie represents community living at its best.

The calendar of events is simply amazing and includes a variety of things to ensure each resident will find something of interest.
The exciting events have included a wine school seminar with renowned wine educator Karen MacNeil, an outing to watch a San Francisco Giants game from a private luxury box to name a few. The program of events ranges from film screenings, wine tastings, chocolate making, to Interior Design seminars.

Just recently, 2 vacant units were the back drop for a “ design seminar with an eco-friendly touch” we were privileged to lead.

Millennium Tower Kitchen


City Residence Millennium Tower

Residents and VIP guests enjoyed themselves while sipping award winning wines and savoring exquisite hors d’oeuvres provided by Millennium Tower and delicious organic treats courtesy of Vital Choice Seafood.

Guests at Seminar


Guests at Seminar

Vivian Panou, Green expert and Director of Special Events for Earth Friendly Products who especially flew in from LA, gave her tips on “ how to detoxify your home” via the use of green home cleaning products.

Vivian Panou


Earth Friendly Products

Residents were also shown green and eco-friendly design ideas by key note speaker and High Rise design expert, your very own Sophie Azouaou, who shared some important steps towards leading a more eco-conscientous life.

Sophie Sharing Eco-friendly Design Tips


Guests at Seminar

These are the essential do’s at a glance:

Choosing energy efficient window coverings to reduce energy costs such as Roller Shades, Thermal Blinds or Honey Comb shades. Finding greener alternatives in the shades themselves by opting for organic fabrics.
Selecting natural fibers for rugs such as Abaca or 100% new Zealand wool rugs to reduce risk of allergies, asthma and chemical exposure via toxic dyes.
Painting with Low VOC Paint (Volatile Organic Compounds), to reduce toxic fume exposure.
Opting for sustainable and natural wood furniture such Alder, Rattan, Bamboo, Wicker and switching to Bio Foam cushion and seat fillers instead of regular foam. Ochi and Company and Palecek are 2 leading sources in San Francisco.
Getting 100% wool filled mattress or soy bean base mattresses.
Favoring lead free glass top end and coffee tables, and lead free table and floor lamp.

Switching to bamboo, organic maple, reclaimed floors or wool carpet.
Last but not least, bringing the outdoors in, with plants and trees to not only complement the décor, but to purify the air.
The evening ended with a drawing of amazing raffle prizes provided by generous sponsors: DJ Mehler, Duchess Marden, Earth Friendly Products, Ensoma SPA, Living Tree Community Foods, MC Gary and Company, Ochi and Company, Pomega5, Shear Miracles By Robyn, Secret Agent Salon, SophiSticate Interiors, Suki Skincare, Vital Choice Seafood and Vaska.

Vital Choice Organic Chocolates


Suki Skincare


Shear Miracles By Robyn

All guests were treated to a full size Parsley Plus, Pear Dishmate, Hand Soap, or UniFresh courtesy of our sponsor Earth Friendly Products.
The seminar was well received. Attendees learned that they did not need to sacrifice comfort or design to lead a greener life. They left motivated by the new ideas unveiled to them.

You can view photos of event check our very talented photographer Rick Camargo.

Media sponsors: Examiner San Francisco, San Francisco Luxury Living and Jet Set Extra.

Want more Green Living, Design ideas or know about the latest trends and styles? We are the San Francisco Green Living Examiner and the San Francisco Interior Decorating Examiner. You can also follow us on Twitter and facebook.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jack permalink
    March 27, 2011 8:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing the informative article.

  2. March 28, 2011 8:50 am

    Proud to be one of the sponsors of design seminar in the Millennium Tower.

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