February 19, 2014
As event planners in New England, we are faced with a certain precipitation that appears each winter. Whether shoveling, slogging, or snowshoeing through it, one can’t ignore the fact that simple, clean and crisp – classic white – can still be classy.
So in honor of snow everywhere (and it really is EVERYWHERE right now), we’d like to give a shout out to our friends at Table Toppers. Their selection of linens can really help to shape the look and feel of any event.
Here’s a small view of their sample wall – where the linen magic begins!
Table Toppers has a large inventory of in-stock linens or if you’re looking to create something from scratch, they have an amazing staff who can help customize something to suit your needs.
And to fit our snowy theme, I found a few samples of white on white (ok, and white with silver, white with black, white with texture…you get my [snow] drift… ah! couldn’t resist the pun). This look is not for everyone, but it can truly create a unique vibe for your next event.
Look at how this Silver Galaxy Circle linen starts to mimic the snow touched trees…
Don’t think that white on white is only for the winter. Soft white striped cotton for spring or a crisp white linen on a bright summer day have their own charms. White is season-less and oh-so-chic. So if you’re thinking of creating a thematic event – perhaps a [Snow] Ball with a [flurry] of dancing (ah! puns again!) or if you’re looking for that perfect touch to set your event apart – give us a call and we’ll introduce you to our friends at Table Toppers!
February 07, 2014
Today’s blog post comes from one of our Senior Event Managers – Danielle. Enjoy!
Blustering cold, wrapped in parkas, heels as high as skyscrapers, and the countless ozone layers that we will miss from hairspray helping those hairdos hold up even through a blizzard – are just a few of the reasons why this now Bostonian, misses February in New York City as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes over.
As a young girl, I always felt I was cursed being born in February as blizzard after blizzard canceled consecutive birthday parties. But as I was held up in my room while the “curse of the winter baby” fell from the sky, there was always one thing I could rely on to cheer me up – turning on my computer to catch amazing designers reveal their newest fall looks that would inspire me and let my mind be blown as couture items walked the runway.
Rebecca Taylor, Spring 2014
Nowadays, as an event planner, it is my favorite place to draw inspiration from as we plan for the spring gala season. As I watch, Oscar de La Renta reminds me that romance is not just represented in soft hues but a black gown can float down the runway. Mara Hoffman’s ability to mix print and not be afraid of color as standing out, not only draws attention, but confidence. It is through these countless shows I tune into in February, that allow a 5- minute show lead to more design concepts then an hour of brainstorming ever could.
How the amazing prints shown on the runway let me bring new levels to a table design or mix texture into a floral arrangement, the possibilities of where your mind may go are endless.
What inspires you? Some of the shows I am looking forward to the most include Rebecca Taylor, Zac Posen, Rag & Bone, Clover Canyon, Mara Hoffman and Peter Pilotto (also check out his line for Target in stores, February 9th). He is another great one to pull print inspiration from.
Watch them live February 6-13 at www.mbfashionweek.com to get your inspiration! Ohh and don’t think I won’t be buying a few of my favorite pieces to keep me inspired all winter long 😉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!
Mara Hoffman, MBFW Swim 2012