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Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Your Just Desserts: 11 Sweet Event Endings

Spoiler alert! In the next few minutes, you will be spoiled rotten, unable to accept a scoop of ice cream or just a cookie for dessert. Dessert is all about being spoiled. As the last bite of a great meal, … Read more


Thursday, September 10, 2015
Reinventing the Wheel — Or in This Case, The Street

One might surmise that because the street is named Brownstone, every event held here is dressed in a New York theme – but you’d be surprised to find that’s not the case. Brownstone Street is the master of disguises thanks … Read more

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
On the Lot with Chad Hudson

Chad Hudson is one of those movers and shakers who never makes you feel as though you’ve experienced an earthquake being in his presence. Low-key and charming, he’s had quite the career. Of course, I met him back when he … Read more

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Thursday, August 6, 2015
Mary’s Married!

As the saying goes, Eat, Drink and be Mary! Mary Harris’ wedding (no relation) was indeed both Mary and merry in so many ways, as you will soon see for yourself. Photo: Their Save the Date definitely told guests to … Read more

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Friday, July 31, 2015
On the Lot with Liese Gardner

I’ve known Liese Gardner since she was editor of Special Events magazine. For those 13 years, she was the voice the industry, and the magazine was the one place where we all could get an insider’s look at some of … Read more

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
On the Lot With Joann Roth-Oseary

Of the many wonderful things that I know about Joann Roth-Oseary, the two that immediately come to mind are her big heart, and her straight shooting style! I know she will always tell me the truth about whatever it is … Read more


Thursday, April 16, 2015
On the Lot with Andrew Spurgin

I first met Andrew Spurgin an event in San Diego where he had been the big name in town for years. He had been the director of catering at Pirets and several other high profile, and highly respected, catering firms. … Read more

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
On the Lot with the Dish Wish Girl

Photo: Diana McGregor Photography In many circles, she’s known simply as Laura, the Dish Wish Girl. Whether known by just her first or her full name (it’s Laura Clausen), it’s hard to ignore the impact she’s had on the Southern … Read more


Thursday, April 2, 2015
On the Lot with Peter Otero

In preparation for my spring events, I’ve been talking to the city’s top floral designers about – what else – flowers! Recently I met Peter Otero after hearing about his work for years. I found him to be both charming … Read more


Thursday, March 26, 2015
Amaze Me With Color!

Photo: Marla Aufmuth One of the things I love most about spring is that as the weather gets warmer, the colors also heat up. They say a young man’s fancy turns to love. Well, an event designer’s eye turns to … Read more