Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

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Whether it's turquoise, tigers-eye, malachite, lapis or amethyst, we’re loving gems this winter. Embrace Earth’s natural beauty, and add a touch of elegance to your dinner parties, meetings and white winter days with these gem-inspired accessories. They’re sure to make any event sparkle.

1 Be a cut above with these diamondshaped crystal glasses.
Diamond Glasses, $29.99 for set of two
vat19.com

2 These chic malachite coasters add style to any table.
Amostra Malachite Coasters, $110 for a set of four
mazehome.com
belleandjune.com

3 Trimmed with 24k gold, this luxurious platter is ideal for serving appetizers and cheese.
Kiva Platter Large, Crystal and Gold, $530
mazehome.com 
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4 This handmade, food-safe tray is the perfect piece for adding color and glamour to any event.
Florentine 16” Rectangular Tray, Gold Sapphire, $150
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5 These semiprecious agate stone napkin rings are jagged yet polished.
Aleotto Smoke Napkin Rings, $90 for set of two
elementschicago.com 

6 Store office or production supplies in style with this modern Amethyst box.
Adorado Boxes, Amethyst Top Medium Box, $250
elementschicago.com 

Members of The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) placed their bets for a good cause this summer at the 11th annual Pony Up for the Kids fundraiser event, held at Arlington International Racecourse. Proceeds went directly into a fund for the IHLA Educational Foundation Scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to local students pursuing degrees in hospitality. (See the latest winners on page 45.) To date, the program has awarded $400,000 to deserving students. Guests were able to enjoy the racecourse’s private Beverly D.

 

The work of Bob Doepel and his staff at Chicago Scenic Studios speaks for itself, having produced some of the most iconic sets for museums, TV and film and corporate events.

 

Meeting planners have more options than ever outside the city.