How can you make your guests happy? Keep an eye on the clock + other useful tips

April 2010, Be Inkandescent magazine — As anyone who has ever hosted a big party or event knows, it’s a huge responsibility to keep your guests well attended and happy.

With a little planning, though, it’s not as overwhelming as you might think.

Here are my Top 10 suggestions for ways to keep your guests happy.

Read More


Planning A Wedding? Try the National Museum for Women in the Arts

March 2010, Be Inkandescent magazine — One of the most splendid affairs I have helped to plan was a wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. It wasn’t just because the bride was a stunner in her Vera Wang gown, or because the museum is one of the most opulent venues in the area. It was because the museum itself is a celebration of the power of women.

Everywhere that you look in this museum, you’ll find artwork that is a testimony to the joys and heartbreak, trials and tribulations of real women throughout history.

So to host a wedding in this grand building, located at H Street and New York Avenue, is more than an event. It becomes a work of art in itself. Here’s why.

Read More


What's The Most Romantic MuseumTo Host An Event?

February 2010, Be Inkandescent magazine — Ask any event planner in town to name a museum that offers amazing space flexibility and most will point you toward The Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Why? We love a blank canvas. The grand marble foyer lends itself to endless possibilities with decor and lighting and the space can seemingly be cut to be as big or as small as you need it — perfect for an elegant and romantic wedding, beautiful luncheon or black tie affair.

And there’s more.

Read More