How Can You Make Your Own Caviar?

How to Make Caviar with Cold Oil Spherification I will tell you that I am moderately to severely obsessed with molecular gastronomy. The first time I can remember experiencing it was at WD-50 in New York with my Mom. She was not as big a fan of eating a marshmallow dessert that looked like a fried egg as I was, but I’ve kind of been hooked ever since. Pretty sure I’m going to have to invest in this magic kit and create some of my own videos. Well, maybe not create some of my own videos, unless they are spoofs. Let me know in the comments section below if you’re into the whole gig! xo M

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Throw a Tattoo Party (it's not what you're thinking)

One of the reasons I love being an event planner so much is the fact that it’s a blast. Sure, it’s a lot of work. Sure, there’s a huge serious side to it. Business is business. But event planing is far from boring. It’s a riot. Good thing for me, I work in a field where my creativity and quirkiness is an asset. I have an eye for fun and funky touches that aren’t cheesy. Take these temporary tattoos for example. I mean, you’ve got to admit, temporary tattoos that aren’t cheesy are a pretty big score. Wouldn’t it be hilarious to wear these at your next casual dinner party? Pretend for a moment that you’re a tattooed foodie bad ass with a cork screw on your forearm. Ridiculous? Maybe. […]

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Are Sponsored Weddings Tacky or Savvy?

All of the gossip surrounding Kim Kardashian’s wedding has kicked up buzz around the idea of wedding sponsorships again. Many people find the idea of a sponsored wedding inexcusably tacky while others insist that it’s a smart and savvy way to cut the cost of what is likely to be the most expensive day of your life. Most etiquette experts agree that you should steer clear of having any part of your wedding sponsored, suggesting that you cut the guest list or tone down your taste instead. After all, your guests are there to enjoy themselves and celebrate the love of two people they care about, not get bombarded with advertisements. We see enough advertisements every minute of every day. Shouldn’t we hold some things sacred? Well, more and more […]

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The Party Goddess!

Here are some fabulous photos from one of our summer outdoor parties… from a fab photographer Jen O’Sullivan.  

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More Tea Party Inspiration

A few weeks ago we gave some afternoon tea tips, we also wanted to share some wonderful inspirational images from the ‘Tea with E’ event hosted by Eddie Zaratsian, owner of celebrity florist Tic Toc Couture Florals. Eddie and friends hosted a Royal Tea Party at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California.   The decor boasted a vintage french province inspired theme that blended luxurious style with an inviting warm palette of colors, cozy furniture arrangements, and of course ridiculously gorgeous floral designs of Mokara, Vanda, and Cymbidium orchids with tropical leaves and spray roses. Want to see more images from this fabulous affair? See the images of the room and decor See the images from the photobooth and event

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Timeless Tips for Hosting Afternoon Tea

Whether it’s a special occasion or a simple gathering of good friends, who can resist an invitation to afternoon tea? A time-honored ritual, steeped in tradition and an air of elegance, people around the world have gathered for afternoon tea since the mid-nineteenth century. As the story goes, the Duchess of Bedford originally established the practice, within societal circles, of pairing the popular beverage with light fare to ward off hunger pangs in the hours between meals. Soon afterward, The Langham Hotel in London became the first establishment to serve afternoon tea to guests and continues to be known for its lavish tea settings to this day. When hosting your own afternoon tea, you may choose to make it a formal affair or a casual get-together.  As long as you […]

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