Sweet Dreams

Austin's favorite hostess pulls out all the stops for dreamy cocktail party

Austin's favorite hostess pulls out all the stops for dreamy party

Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Karen Pulaski, Carla McDonald
Tribute Goods founder Karen Pulaski, left, and The Salonniere founder, Carla McDonald. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Gemma Cunningham, Eve Michaels
Gemma Cunningham, Eve Michaels. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, Brooks Franklin, Diana Dobson, Cassie Hart, Terry Quinn
Brooks Franklin, Diana Dobson, Cassie Hart, Terry Quinn. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Katya Walter, Mary Tally
Katya Walter, Jungian dream analyst, and Mary Tally. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, product
Tribute Goods feature organic themes. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Maria Groten, Melissa Adams, Deanna Altenhoff
Maria Groten, Melissa Adams, Deanna Altenhoff. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Karen Pulaski, Laura Merritt
Karen Pulaski, Laura Merritt. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, collection
The collection on display in the Westlake home. Photo courtesy of Tribute Goods
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Karen Pulaski, Carla McDonald
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Gemma Cunningham, Eve Michaels
Tribute Goods party, Brooks Franklin, Diana Dobson, Cassie Hart, Terry Quinn
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Katya Walter, Mary Tally
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, product
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Maria Groten, Melissa Adams, Deanna Altenhoff
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, Karen Pulaski, Laura Merritt
Tribute Goods party, April 2014, collection

Uber party hostess and founder of The SalonniereCarla McDonald recently opened her home in Westlake to introduce Houston fine bed linens designer Karen Pulaski during an afternoon of cocktails, socializing, and raising funds for Zach Theatre’s community outreach and education programs.

As one might expect of the woman whose mantra is "I feel a party coming on," McDonald pulled out the stops for introduction of the Tribute Goods line to her friends.

The dream-themed cocktail party was replete with McDonald's creative touches, including gin and lavender cocktails called The Bed Head; hors d’oeuvres with lavender, chamomile, and honey touches; and mini-servings of warm chocolate-chip cookies and milk.

The highlight of the gathering, in addition to the trunk show of beautiful bed linens, was Jungian dream analyst Katya Walter, who interpreted each of the guests' most memorable dream.

Among those perusing the collection of Italian linens were Gemma Cunningham, Eve Michaels, Brooks Franklin, Diana Dobson, Cassie Hart, Terry Quinn, Mary TallyMaria Groten, Melissa Adams, and Deanna Altenhoff.