Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year? We are amazed at how time flies, and love reviewing what we’ve accomplished in the past few months, and what is upcoming. 

Here’s what we’ve got going on lately! 

  • We were thrilled to attend the grand opening of Madonna Gardens in Salinas, California. This senior living community, originally built in 1961 underwent a complete renovation in a manner intended to welcome the future while honoring the past, in respect for the many multi-generational families and lifelong residents in Salinas. We’ll be sharing more photos on our website and social media soon, but in the meantime, visit their website to get a glimpse of the new look. (Also, here’s a fun fact: Did you know our Co-Founder Mark is also a pilot? He and Rachel, lead designer, flew from San Mateo to Salinas for the grand opening in a Cessna!)
  • Love exploring beautifully designed mansions? Us too! Many of the WDA team toured “Le Petit Trianon”, a 17,895 square-foot residence inspired by Marie Antoinette’s original building at Versailles Palace in France, which was featured in this years’ San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Since 1977, Showcase has taken place at some of the most prestigious addresses in some of the most breathtaking neighborhoods of San Francisco. We loved studying each space in this mansion that’s also designated as a San Francisco and National Historical Landmark!)
  • Cynthia and Mark enjoyed a three-week vacation to Spain. It was the longest vacation they’ve ever taken. What were their highlights? “Visting the Alhambra with its amazing gardens and architecture.  Also, a Segway tour of Seville that included Parque de la Maria Luisa,” says Mark.
  • Former WDA team member, Caitlyn, tied the knot last month in Amalfi, Italy and Annie, Karyn and Rachel were in attendance. As many of you know, Caitlyn moved to New Hampshire last year, after 7 years at WDA, to be with her [now] husband. Congrats, Caitlyn!
  • Cynthia was featured in a three-page spread in the latest CALA “News & Views” magazine, as she provided expertise on “Dining Spaces that Enhance Community, Connectivity and Longevity”. We’d love to hear what you think on the topic.
  • Get ready to enjoy a full re-vamped WDA website soon! A brand new site will be released later this year, with a modern twist and information that best reflects our team and services. We can’t wait to show it off! Stay tuned.
  • Did you catch us at the latest CALA Conference! If we missed you there, we’ll be at the next one this November in Palm Springs. Let us know so we can be sure to catch you.
  • Birthdays News: We have some July birthdays to celebrate! Wishing a wonderful year ahead to Annie (July 9) and Mark (July 23.) Feel free to join us in sending them some birthday love! 

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