Celebrating Deeda Blair's Food, Flowers, and Fantasy

Verdura Celebrates Deeda Blair’s New Book, Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers & Fantasy, with A Cocktail Reception.

On the evening of Tuesday, December 6, Verdura CEO Ward Landrigan and President Nico Landrigan hosted an intimate evening celebration in honor of philanthropist, style icon, and preeminent hostess Deeda Blair and her new book Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers & Fantasy.

Held at the Verdura Salon overlooking Central Park, guests braved a rainy NYC night to enjoy holiday cocktails and conversation. Some of the stylish attendees included Wendy Goodman, Jane Blair, Nina Brody, Martha Stewart, Susan Magrino, and Christopher Spitzmiller.

Published by Rizzoli, the beautifully photographed book shares Catherine "Deeda" Blair’s inspirations for entertaining with understated elegance and distinction, accompanied by menus, recipes, table settings, and charming stories about her extraordinarily colorful life. Central to the narrative are six fantasy meals, each accompanied by a menu, and floral arrangements that are inspired by the people and places that have shaped Blair's own inimitable and envied taste and style.