Thursday, February 13, 2014

Featured Stationery design Je t'aime

Many of you know that I am from Rochester, New York, but most do not know that my background is French Canadian.  Given that, the French language was commonly spoken around my home.  Unfortunately, my parents used it mainly as a way to communicate between themselves in a way that my sister and I would not understand, so we never really learned French.

Despite this, there are some words we did learn ie: Je t'aime.  In French this means "I love you" and is the way my parents always sign their cards to each other.  This always touched me and I thought Je t'aime would be a great name for one of the designs in my invitation line.  And, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time to feature this design.

You can see from the images that the invitation features 2 lines converging.  I used this to symbolize 2 becoming 1, giving it special meaning for an engagement or wedding invitation.  Given the translation of Je t'aime this design really holds a special place in my heart.

As in all of my designs, I offer a variety of colors along with coordinating collateral pieces such as menus, escort cards, table numbers and more.

Check out my collection on line at or at one of these amazing stationery stores.

Have a great Valentine's Day and ...


Valentine's Day is almost here

I know many of you are dealing with another blast of winter but I thought I would brighten up today with some fun ideas for Valentine's Day.

I had the chance to Join hosts John Elliott and Carolina Bermudez On WLNY CBS Live from the Couch to share ideas for treating your special someone.  Check out this clip as I share ideas for decorating, cocktails and more...

Stay warm and Cheers to a great Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Two iconic venues returning to New York City

Over the last couple of days I was able to get the scoop on two of New York's most prominent venues that are getting ready to reopen and I am so excited!  

The first on this list is Tavern on the Green which is opening this spring.

I had a chance to tour Tavern on the Green the other day and am so excited for what I saw.  The renovated space truly captures the grandeur of the former restaurant but updates everything to make it a world class venue that will be perfect for a variety of private events.  I love the new open kitchen and the private event space with secluded patios and gorgeous views of the park.  This will truly be one of the most sought after venues in New York.

The second reopening is coming this fall, the iconic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center.

With the revolving dance floor, and unbelievable views, the Rainbow Room is one of my favorite venues in the city.  Since this is a landmarked interior space we can be confident that the new Rainbow Room will retain all of the classic elements that made it special while receiving the updated touches that will make it the perfect venue for countless events.

I hope you are as excited as I am to experience these great venues and can't wait to plan and design my first events at both.

Until next time...


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thinking warm thoughts

With the exception of one friend, who is happiest when it is cold and snowing, everyone I know is pretty much over all of the nasty weather we have had this winter.  I thought this would be the perfect time to share some photos from random Summertime events so we can all think about what we have to look forward to.    Enjoy!

This first set is from an anniversary party I produced and designed in Westchester.  I love the bright colors and thought of a poolside party.

Still poolside, and with more bright colors, I have always loved how fun and cheerful this birthday party was for all of the guests.

Who doesn't love an outdoor clambake.  I had so much fun setting this party up for 13WHAM in Rochester.  Look closely at the photos as there are a lot of great, simple ideas for a Summer party.  It's not to early to start planning!

What is better than a garden wedding on a sunny Summer day?  Enjoy these photos take at Caramoor Garden.  I love this venue and am excited to be working there again this Summer.

I love the simplicity of this garden party in Westchester.  It was a great gathering on a beautiful day in June.

And finally I have to share this wonderful image from the top of Jade Mountain looking over the Pitons.  We had the privilege of planning a wedding there and I really wish I was back in that warmth now!

I hope you are thinking warm thoughts and enjoying the thought of better weather.