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We’re looking at 2019 event food trends.

The other day I noticed a social media update, where the poster stated she did not want to attend another event with baked chicken and dry roast beef. She didn’t end there, she gave examples of what she’d like to eat, and the light bulb of inspiration popped on in my head.


A list of destination wedding considerations.

Reid Rodell designs and plans destination events regularly. Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular for a number of reasons and for a variety of people. For example, encore brides and grooms (people who have been married before) tend to choose weddings in other countries, particularly where there is water. The romance of sunsets, beaches, and warmer climates is appealing, and the couple will use the destination for their honeymoon as well. Planning will depend largely on the type of event you are hosting. Weddings tend to be the most detailed.

The following list of considerations is one we use with our destination clients.


The benefits of staying faithful to airlines, hotels, and car rental companies.

If you are a frequent traveler, then you already know the benefits of remaining faithful to airline, hotel, car rental and gasoline brands. Those loyalty points and experience rewards add up, and ultimately they add up to some great bonuses. Most people do not pay attention to any rewards they could possibly receive for their loyalty. Here are several to consider: 


7 simple last-minute touches for a great new year’s eve party.

We have three days until New Year’s Eve. No worries, said no one ever. Perhaps, we can make this better by offering 7 simple, last-minute touches to guarantee a fabulous and memorable home event.


A few curated posts to help you with holiday hosting.

Put your feet up, hide away in a room with a closed door, breathe, and read these curated posts with tips and advice to help you through the holidays. Hosting can be stressful as well as fulfilling. My hope is that you embrace the fulfilling and joyful side of holiday hosting and kiss stress goodbye. Pour a cup of tea and read. You’ve got this! 


Last minute prep tips for holiday hosting.

The countdown begins. Eleven days to Christmas and 17 days to New Year’s Eve. The countdown can bring pressure, especially if you are entertaining at home. Perhaps some of these tips can help you move your planning and execution right along.


Create your own holiday traditions.

As an event planner and designer, I am accustomed to taking something traditional and turning it into something non-traditional. The blue gourd in the photo reminds me of what happens when you take something and add a colorful spin to it. It doesn’t make it any less useful or important. In effect, I have learned that it is okay to create what you want.