Ayshire Farm's Manor home was recently generously opened by philanthropist and business owner, Sandy Lerner for Le Bal des Betes (The Beastly Ball) to benefit Blue Ridge Wildlife Rescue.
Boxwood Winery was both pleased to partner with Ayshire Farm and participate in making strides towards protecting our local wildlife.
Boxwood's Topiary 2007 was served to the guests; it is a regular favorite of the customers of two of Ayshire Farm's earth and animal sensitive businesses; Hunters Head Tavern in Upperville and Home Farm Traditional Butcher and Grazier in Middleburg.
The details of Le Bal des Betes were charming, fully concieved to the wildlife theme, and painstakingly executed; We wanted you to see the photos and be as awed at we were at the beauty of this gracious affair.
It was a masked gala. The guests were greeted by a colorful array of carnival and Venetian style masks of every variety and invited to select one for themselves.
In the dining rooms and conservatory, centerpieces in honor of each protected species graced each table; no detail missed or spared, like Boxwood, that is Ayshire's way.
Feathered nests surrounded by swaths of green velvet adorned cocktail tables, every display towered magnificently with great and small reminders of wildlife.
It was an unforgettable, visually stunning event for a wonderful cause.
From the window's of the dining room and orangery, before them tables set for the evening's guests, the view of Blue Ridge is uninterrupted.
And, one senses, Ayshire's commitment to that view is both deep and tireless.
Our great thanks to long time friend of Boxwood, Ayshire Farm, for both a wonderful benefit and for Ayshire's driven efforts for animals, organics, and sustainability. There are few more graceful, effective business powerhouses dedicated whole-heartedly to these causes.