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Thank you, Preston Bailey

I would imagine that if I were given an unlimited budget for my own version of Oprah’s Legends Ball, I would have to ask Mr. Preston Bailey to be both my event designer as well as one of the legends in my profession I’d fête.

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Back to life: Recuperating after travel #traveltuesday

I’ve just returned from Brazil and an activity-filled excursion. Recall that I am an event planner and my non-vacation life is about to become hectic with events and meetings to the end of the year. How in the world will I recuperate? Well, I have a few tips:

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Inspiration from my Instagram feed.

I love to inspire and offer new ways of thinking about life, hospitality, and events. I’ve chosen three of my Instagram posts to share, and encourage you to share yours in the comments as well as share mine should they move you with your friends.

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Legacy Clients Part 1: The bridal shower gift that keeps on giving.

Event planners are fortunate when they can use their gifts and talents to serve one family for multiple events and even generations. I refer to those clients as “legacies.” Decades ago, it was a standard practice for families to use the services of the same caterers, planners, florists, and more for generations. It promoted loyalty and sustainability within communities and for the businesses. Black communities thrived on that practice.

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Wellness on the road for the traveling event professional.

We are constantly surrounded by food and drinks that are filled with lots of empty calories. It is easy to pack on the pounds as an event planner. We are also often stressed though it does not show up in client interactions; it will however show up in how we live and breathe off the job. Traveling can exasperate any of our wellness issues. Here are a few ways to manage wellness on the road.

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7 ways to create luxury with a small budget.

Fear will tell us that a small budget is a curse. Small budgets can be a challenge to event planners, but in a good way, depending on the event and client. Here are seven ways to create luxury with a limited amount of money to spend.

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