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To Plate or Not to Plate? That is the Question

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One of the earliest conversations we have with our clients is whether they want a buffet or a sit down service for their event. With the largest single budget item for most events being the cost of food and beverage, it is a decision that affects both style and budget.  Here are some considerations for each…

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Top Themes For A 2014 Weddings

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We see two quite different trends happening with wedding planning – some are getting larger and more extravagant as brides are opting for Hollywood glamour while others are going back to the basics – using barns and rustic settings to frame their farm-to-table nuptials. 2014 promises to have spectacular, over-the-top weddings where brides to come…

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Guide to Planning Your Next Corporate Event

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Successful corporate events require precise planning, meticulous organization and an action plan complete with contingencies and alternatives. Experienced planners find that anticipating the unexpected and finding experienced partners  guarantees a successful event. Preplanning The first questions we ask our planner partners is, ’What message do you want to convey to your guests. What do you…

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A Holiday for Helpers…

Holidays come, holidays go.  They always seem to sneak up faster than we expect, leaving us to scramble around for last minute gift ideas.  For example: do you know what’s celebrated on April 23rd?  Well, it’s Administrative Professionals Day, or what is also sometimes known as Secretaries Day.  A time to thank all those hardworking…

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You Gotta Have Hearts…..

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A quick tip of our Top Hat in honor of an iconic vegetable finally having its day.  This Sunday, March 16th, is National Artichoke Hearts Day, something near and dear to us as this slightly enigmatic food represents both the logo and spirit of our company.  We feel the combination of this perspicuous veggie adorned…

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Seven Courses to Happiness…

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There are certain lessons which you take to the soul, inspiring you towards achieving their higher level.  Our most valued guiding lesson is best expressed in a quote from Maya Angelou, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them…

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Changing the Way We Eat…

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When TED talks, the world listens. Started twenty five years ago, this non-profit organization devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ has now become a global and internet phenomenon.  But they’ve not only grown larger, TED has also been smart enough to grow more local with specific, independent programs designated as TEDx, which is a system of…

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The Door Next Door…

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What makes living in New York City so great?  That’s an easy one: it’s us, all of us together. We are a collection of neighbors forming a distinct identity and style to our corner of each Borough. And nobody makes that collective statement better than us New Yorkers.  Just consider how different it feels to…

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The Style of Spring…

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Every Season has its own style, but there’s surely none more welcome than the imminent arrival of Spring.  Now imagine a Country Home Garden: resplendent with blossoming branches, the vibrant hues of daffodils and tulips, a plush texture of cushiony moss underfoot.  That very theme was the inspiration used by our Event Designer, Chiara Benni,…

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Food as a Metaphor….

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We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘you are what you eat’, but there’s a lot more to consider than that.   For example: how we eat, why we eat, where we eat.  All these choices – being reflections of our cultural identity – speak with volume about who we are as both individuals and a community.   That’s…

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