F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design’s NEW BLOG!!!

This first blog post for Duncan’s new website was written by Brian MacStay (representing all members of his Dream Team) in admiration and appreciation of all that he does for us.

David Ethridge and I began a conversation a couple months back about what we wanted to do for Duncan on his 55th birthday coming up. Duncan is such a selfless giving person so we felt it was time to give something back to him.  We wanted to do something very special for him!  I then remembered that Duncan had mentioned to me last year that he desperately wanted a new website.  So Dave and I went to work!  Several months later here we are!

For Duncan’s first blog post on his new site, I wanted to showcase a few photos from his “Dream Team Appreciation Dinner” that he held for us last February 1st, 2014.  Duncan is way too modest to show his own generosity with everyone, so I wanted to take the time to share (while I still have access to his blog, LOL!).  Duncan held this very special dinner for all of us at the beautiful FIVE Restaurant at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley.  He surprised all of us with a wonderful evening, complete with beautifully appointed decor that he designed, wine and champagne, appetizers and of course, dessert! cOh yeah, and we all left with a loaf of home-made honey banana nut bread that he baked for us!  It was an amazing evening and wonderful down time with good friends!

Here are a few photos from the evening . . .

Photos provided by Barbara Jacqueline Photography




















Honored Guests for Duncan’s 2014 Dream Team Appreciation Dinner

Alex Barranco of F. Duncan Reyes Events By Design

StefaNia Contreras and Carolina Johnson of Atmosphere Lighting

Jeeryn Dang of Tanjeeryn Designs

David Ethridge of AVR Films

Brian MacStay of Brian MacStay Photography

Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment

Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez of Creative Designs by Mimi

Barbara Yasuhara of Barbara Jacqueline Photography

Mindy Roark-Aldridge of Classic Party Rentals

Hosted by

Duncan Reyes of F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design


Holly Haber of Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Chef Stephane Tonnelier & Patrice Brault of FIVE Restaurant at Hotel Shattuck Plaza


Happy Birthday Duncan!!!!

Thank your so very much for your friendship and everything that you do for us!

We love you!

Enjoy your BRAND NEW WEBSITE!!!!!


Website gifted by Brian MacStay & David Ethridge!

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