Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Tips and Tricks!

Halloween is just around the corner and if you have not already planned out your spooky festivities don't fret! I have some easy, fun, and inexpensive tips and tricks on that will help you make your Halloween bash a hit! Check them out here!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Knot Gala!

This past Monday night I was so fortunate to be able to attend The Knot Gala at the New York Public Library! The Library is such a stunning building here in New York City and the most exquisite location for a party! After walking up the beautiful steps into the library we were immediately in awe over the gorgeous 11 feet high and 4 feet in diameter wedding gown made from 5,500 flowers including white calla lilies, white hydrangea, white escimo roses, pink rosita vendela roses, gardenias, and phalaenopsis orchids. The extremely talented Preston Bailey  was inspired by a Monique Lhuillier sketch to create this masterpeice.  

Photo Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio 

Food was catered by Danny Meyer's Union Square Events (love them!) and the gorgeous ambiance was created by Bentley Meeker Lighting and Luxe Event Rentals.

Photo Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio 

Look at this fabulous aerial shot of the space! I spy with my little eyes so many talented wedding industry professionals!

Photo Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio 

The Knot really knocked this one out of the ballpark! Here I am with Carley Roney, The Knot's CEO and Founder, and the ultra fabulous and talented Amy Atlas with Lisa from her staff at Amy Atlas Events

Photo from Amy Atlas' Blog 

Here I am with Desiree Spinner from Desiree Spinner Events, Meagan McCullough from my team Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR, Charlotte Rankin from Bounkit Jewelry, and Michael Lepson from my team!

Photo Courtesy of The Knot

And finally, here I am with the super talented Craig Paulson of Craig Paulson Photography! So excited to be working with him on a wedding in November!

Photo Courtesy of Christian Oth Studio 

Hope you enjoyed these photos! Happy Bridal Market week!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Bethenny Getting Married?" is Nominated!

SO EXCITED that "Bethenny Getting Married?" is up for nomination for a 
Peoples Choice Award! Please vote here so the show can win the 
nomination! The category is Favorite Guilty Pleasure
ions/vote.jsp?pollId=110027 I am so happy for Bethenny and for Bravo! Please vote!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Set Your DVR's!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I am so excited to announce that I will be appearing with the cast of "Best Night In" on TVLand this Monday, October 18th at 9:00pm to share some of my Halloween entertaining ideas! The segment will air during a showing of the classic movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" and I will be talking about inexpensive and easy ideas to help you with your Halloween entertaining and decorating! I even share some of my favorite and festive drink recipes!

I had so much fun filming with the fabulous cast of "Bes Night In" and can't wait for you guys to see as well! Please let me know your thoughts and after the show be sure to head to where I am featured as the newest planning expert to see even more ideas! This website is an amazing resource for all of your party ideas, planning, supplies, and more!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall-tini Cocktail Recipe!

Fall is nipping at our heels and nothing says fall better than a fabulous cocktail!  One of my favorites that I invented by accident is what I like to call the Fall-tini!  Every sip you take reminds of a crisp fall day and there is no better way than to take a few nips of my newest cocktail.  Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

1 Part of Absolut Pears Vodka
1 Parts Absolut Vanilla
2 Parts Apple Cider
½ Part Apple Pucker
¼ Cup Sanding Sugar
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
¼ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Cinnamon stick for garnish

On a plate mix together cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & sanding sugar

On a separate plate pour about 3 table spoons of Pear Nectar – enough to create a small “puddle” on the plate

Carefully “dip” the martini glass into the pear nectar and shake off any excess juice, then carefully dip the glass into the spice/sugar mixture creating a “ring” of spice around the glass – set aside

Pour liquid contents into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
Shake vigorously
Pour contents into rimmed glass with “Autumn Seasonings” mixture
Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

I hope you enjoy! Cheers!