Some Thoughts on Style

November 26th, 2008
This is me, posing in front of the balloon arch at the party.

This is me, posing in front of the balloon arch at the party.

I worked on a holiday party last Saturday night. The family throwing the party usually has a big New Year’s party, but this year they wanted to do it outside of their homes and started looking for a venue somewhat late in the season. They had to have the party early in order to get the room they wanted, so they held it the week before Thanksgiving and called it A Black and Silver Affair. It was a family-style party with balloon decorations, a DJ, and a good home-style buffet. Something over 100 people showed up to eat, dance, mingle, and have a good time.

The visual style of this party is quite different from what I usually do. If you look at the photos of most of the events I do, you will see that I tend toward the classic and elegant. You might be fooled into thinking that my personal style influences every party I help design or manage. The truth of the matter is that my personal style is subordinate to the style of my clients. My background has trained me to be flexible and to realize that every event has its own requirements. This training allows me to be non-judgmental about style and taste and to work with each client to come up with the visual presentation they prefer. My background in the arts also helps me to see and understand each style from an artistic point of view.

So, if you want elegant, I can do elegant. If you want sleek and modern, I get it. If you want funky-artsy, I can help you. If you want balloons and silver glitter stars, I am all over that, too. And if you don’t know what you want, I can help you figure it out.

The Aforementioned Article on Green Entertaining

November 19th, 2008

The article in Shore Magazine on eco-friendly holiday entertaining is now posted on their website. Actually, very few of my interesting suggestions made it into the article, and even fewer were attributed to me. So, I’ll write my own article and post it here. Check back in a bit for it. Still, it’s nice to be quoted in an article in a real magazine. It’s a pretty good article, too.