CHENGDOO citylife Magazine celebrated its second anniversary on Friday, April 24. It took us a while to compile all of the photographs, but at last, they are here.
In addition to a buffet (complete with Swensen's ice cream!), guests were treated to a fashion show by shoemakers Latitude Femme, a raffle with fabulous prizes including 10-day stays in Brazil and Italy, and an art exhibit featuring photography by Qi Hong, Dan Sandoval, and Ira de Reuver, and paintings by Leslie Mills.
Guests enjoy the buffet from Grandma's Kitchen. Photo by Leo Chen.
Upstairs, visitors to Gallery 82 got a sneak preview of Qi Hong's "Chengdu Chengdu" solo exhibit and viewed photos, paintings, and jewelry by Dan Sandoval, Ira de Reuver, and Leslie Mills. Photo by Leo Chen.
Hosts Mao Xi and Mark Allen delighted the audience with their senses of humor. Fantastic raffle prizes donated by the Shamrock, KC Meats, Montalbano, Beconcini, Cocolindo Surf Resort, and Casa Vacanze Bucciano didn't hurt, either. Photo by Leo Chen.
CHENGDOO citylife would like to extend its utmost gratitude to
our contributors, advertisers, and readers for supporting us for the last two years;
the volunteers who helped at the event, including Mark Allen, Mao Xi, Wendy Huang, Susannah Pratt, Zining Cui, Annie Chen, Julien Rideller, and Dan Sandoval;
and, finally, the sponsors who made this event possible:
Stefania Cavallaro and Alesso Bianchi at Latitude Femme; Tan Zhong at Wing Cultural Communications Institute; Song Xiang at the New Times Cultural Institute; the Chengdu Industrial Civilization Museum; CK Ceramics and Gallery EIGHT TWO; Chengdu Culture and Travel; Diong Brand-Consultant & Design Office; Grandma's Kitchen; Isabel Deng at the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant; Robert Allen and Coral Yuan at Swensen's Ice Cream Restaurant; Fengfeng Foods; the Chengdu Division of the Beijing Huiyuan Beverage Group; Chengdu Red Bull Vitamin Beverage Corporation; and Wuliangye Group Forest Fruit Wine Company, Limited.