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    An Australian event expert has revealed her biggest wedding styling dos and don'ts - and the one popular flower she would never use. Kimberley Burrell caused a stir for criticising common wedding styling trends like baby's breath flowers, ceremony arches and hessian table runners in a series of viral TikTok videos.  The Sydney stylist, who has been planning weddings for more than 15 years, also suggested some alternate décor ideas that won't break the bank.  Scroll down for video   Sydney event expert Kimberley Burrell (pictured) has revealed her biggest wedding don'ts in a series of viral videos and her decorating tips she suggests couples do instead Kimberley said brides to be should not opt for hessian table runners or décor as it looks 'trashy' but instead use linen or linen look individual napkins (pictured right is baby's breath - a 'no-go' flower choice because of the unpleasant smell) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Australian tattoo artists reveal who handles the pain better... The NINE biggest dating app photo turn-offs for women (and... Weight...
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    A 50-year-old Hudson Valley man who was killed in a head-on crash when police say another vehicle attempted to pass two cars, was a popular life coach and event planner in the area. Dutchess County resident Erin T. Clancy, of Stanford, was killed around 5:50 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Pleasant Valley, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks. Troopers responded to Route 44 near Brown Road for a report of a head-on collision. Initial investigation revealed a 2009 Nissan Murano, driven by Camay Pryce, age 33, of Poughkeepsie, was traveling eastbound when he passed two vehicles and struck a westbound 2015 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Clancy, said Hicks. Clancy was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. See Earlier Story: ID Released For Person Killed In Head-On Hudson Valley Crash Clancy was a community instructor who worked throughout the region, as a trainer, a life coach, an event planner, and a chaplain for the American Legion and others. His Facebook page says he was the aquatics director at the Maplebrook School in Amenia. Pryce, the driver of...
    IF you want to be a classy guest, you must follow these five table manners at your next dinner party, according to an event planner. Bad table manners can leave a bad impression on the hosts of your dinner party. 2This event planner has five tips that will leave a good impression at your next dinner partyCredit: TikTok/@daglarsen 2This TikToker shared small mistakes that you could be making like using your spoon incorrectlyCredit: TikTok/@daglarsen If you don't want your next invitation to get lost in the mail, follow these few simple steps. Dag Larsen, who is known on TikTok for his moving saving tips, has more tricks up his sleeve. In a recent video, Dag shared his five tips for your next dinner party whether you are a guest or a host. "No hat and no sunglasses on at the table," Dag started off the video with. Read more on mannersWHAT'S-THAT? I'm an etiquette expert – you're sending WhatsApp voice notes totally wrongSCHOOL RULES I'm an etiquette expert - 10 back-to-school rules all parents should follow The only exception...
    A DAY dripped in decadence, filled with flowers, packed with fancy plating, and arranged with ease is an expensive wedding for a bride to want. As prices appear and estimates trickle in, it becomes hard to keep this dream alive, but is there a way to achieve it on a budget? 5Is there a way to make your wedding look expensive while sticking to a budget?Credit: Jose Villa 5Founder and owner of Details Event Planning, Lisa Gorjestani, shared with the US Sun some tips on how to do soCredit: Courtesy Lisa Gorjestani Between the number of guests, hiring an event planner, caterers, design, and decor, wedding expenses add up quickly. According to The Knot Real Weddings Study, the average cost of weddings in 2021 was $28,000, and $34,000 if you're counting the ring. The bigger the wedding, the higher that number goes. For a bride on a budget, it's easy to get discouraged by these numbers that make you think you need to pay more for elegance. READ MORE EXCLUSIVESMONEY MOVES I'm a wedding...
    “Are you sure you want all these people in your house?” I asked the groom’s mom when she offered to host the wedding at her Jackson Hole, Wyo., home. My daughter and her son were engaged. Every wedding venue we looked at was booked. “Oh, they won’t be in the house,” she said. “We’ll keep the wedding outside.” I’d only just met this woman over Zoom, but already I liked her common sense and practical boundaries. “What about bathrooms?” I asked. “Oh, we’ll rent one of those posh, pull-up trailers with flush toilets and sinks,” she said. This conversation happened six months ago. Since then, life has been a blur of florists and photographers, bakers and bands, and lots of check writing to pay for it all. According to event planners, we were not alone. “I’ve noticed a big uptick in home weddings since COVID, because wedding venues are so hard to find,” said Kimball Stroud, an A-list event planner in Washington DC, whose clients have included Elon Musk and Hillary Clinton. “And that’s a good thing.” A big benefit of...
    A PRO event planner has revealed the best cheap gifts to give your hostess that isn't just wine or beer. TikToker Fresh Erica made a list of some classy food items that make great hostess presents despite being under $15. 2TikToker Fresh Erica has revealed some cheap host gifts that aren't wine or beerCredit: TIKTOK/ fresh.erica 2The dinner party pro listed several food item presents that will make you the perfect guest for under $15Credit: TIKTOK/ fresh.erica "I host a dinner party of some sort around once a week," Erica said in a video with nearly 500,000 views. "Let's talk about hostess gifts that I myself would give or would be thrilled to receive that are not wine and beer." To preface, Erica said all of these gift options can be found at less than $15. First up, the professional partier said that you can find a great bar of chocolate for not that much money. read more money-saving tipsHAUL HACK I spent less than $100 on groceries for two people for two weeksHEALTH HAUL I'm a food expert -...
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    A MUM has publicly shamed a party planner after claiming they splashed £250 on her daughter's 10th birthday - only to get six 'embarrassing' plates of nibbles to share between 28 children. Ashley Black, from Falkirk, Scotland, claims that she quizzed the event planner twice and was assured that there would 'definitely' be enough food for her daughter's 28 friends for the party last month. 3A mum from Scotland, Ashley Black, was left fuming when she paid £250 on her daughter's birthday party, only to receive six plates of food for 28 childrenCredit: Kennedy News 3Ashley says her husband Stuart was forced to rush to the local shop where he spent £45 on food so the children didn't go hungry from the 'ridiculous' spreadCredit: Kennedy News But a depressing photo shows a table with only six 'laughable' plates on it, containing a few cocktail sausages, mini sausage rolls, sandwiches, scotch eggs and crisps - which the mum claims left her 'disgusted'. Ashley says her husband Stuart was forced to rush to the local shop where he spent £45 on crisps,...
    A 26-year-old woman accused of shoving an 87-year-old Broadway vocal coach  to the sidewalk and causing her death during a 'wine rampage' has rejected a 15-year plea deal offered by prosecuters for a second time.  Lauren Pazienza appeared in court handcuffed on Tuesday where she rejected the plea deal from woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office. She also failed to have her manslaughter charge dropped, according to the New York Post. She faces up to 25 years in prison.  The New York City events planner is accused of launching an unprovoked attack on Barbara Gustern on March 10 as she was crossing the road to get a cab outside her Chelsea apartment. The events planner allegedly called the elderly woman a 'b***h' and shoved her to the ground. She died from her injuries five days later.  In April, she was indicted on for manslaughter and pleaded not guilty. She has been held on Rikers Island since then after a judge revoked her bail, according to the Post.  On Tuesday, Pazienza's attorney Arthur Aidala told the Post that he was disappointed that...
    A New York City event planner accused of shoving an 87-year-old Broadway vocal coach to the ground on a New York City sidewalk - an unprovoked attack that ultimately led to the woman's death - is being held without bail for being a flight risk.  Lauren Pazienza, 26, was indicted last month on charges of manslaughter and assault after allegedly shoving Barbara Gustern while calling her a 'b***h' in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on March 10.  Prosecutors say Pazienza, who is the daughter of a Long Island cesspool mogul and previously enjoyed living the high life at swanky parties, watched on the day of the attack as an ambulance crew took the frail older woman away with blood seeping from her head. The young socialite, who is now behind bars at Rikers, appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday where a judge ordered her to be held without bail because she was considered a flight risk. She faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted. Lauren Pazienza, 26, who is accused of fatally shoving an 87-year-old, appeared in Manhattan Supreme...
    The 26-year-old event planner accused of shoving an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach who later died, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday.  Lauren Pazienza is due back in court in mid-May to be arraigned after she allegedly pushed Barbara Gustern, 87, to the ground while calling her a 'b***h', in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on March 10. She faces 25 years in jail if convicted.   Last month, her lawyer, Arthur Aidala, confirmed that bail had been posted, telling reporters outside the court house on Friday: 'Nobody doubts that this is a tragedy.'  'We're just going to get to the bottom of what really happened that day after we have all the evidence that's in possession of the prosecutors because we don't have any evidence.'  Lauren Pazienza, 26, was indicted on Friday for the death of Barbara Gustern, 87, a Broadway vocal coach who was fatally shoved on March 10  Pazienza's lawyer, Arthur Aidala spoke to the media outside court last month Pazienza made no comment at the 10th Precinct, where she was taken to after surrendered to police...
    JORDAN SPIETH is back at The Masters and looking to win more titles.  The American star, 28, ended a four-year barren run at the Texas Open in April 2021 and childhood sweetheart and wife Annie Verret was there to support him, just like she will be this weekend. 5 Annie was relieved as Spieth won his first tournament since 2017Credit: AP Who is Annie Verret and how old she? More of a career woman than a traditional Wag, Annie, is an event coordinator with the First Tee of Dallas. The organisation uses golf to mentor young people. 5 The pair have been together since childhoodCredit: instagram.com/jordanspieth Annie, 28, and Jordan met at high school in Texas and despite going to separate colleges, they have been together ever since. The couple now live in style, after the three-time Major winner splashed out £5.9million on a stunning Texas mansion in their native Dallas. 5 Annie is often spotted out on the course supporting her manCredit: Getty - Contributor 5 Spieth will be hoping to win his second Green JacketCredit: instagram.com/jordanspieth Spieth announced...
    The 26-year-old event planner who shoved an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach to her death was indicted on Friday and bailed out by her parents, both of whom may also face criminal charges after they allegedly helped her hide out at their Long Island home for two weeks. Lauren Pazienza was charged with one count of first degree manslaughter and two counts of second degree assault after she allegedly pushed Barbara Gustern, 87, to the ground in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on March 10. She did not have to appear in court for the indictment, and DailyMail.com understands that she was bailed out of Rikers Island by her parents, cesspool mogul Daniel and Caroline Pazienza, on Friday morning.  Pazienza has been locked up in prison on $500,000 cash bail over a $1 million bond since surrendering to police on Tuesday.  The parents may also face charges if prosecutors can prove they actively helped Pazienza hide from police, The Sun reported.  'If it could be shown that they knew she was wanted by the police and voluntarily assisted her,' Columbia law professor and CNN...
    The parents of a 26-year-old New York event planner who allegedly shoved an elderly vocal coach to her death earlier this month 'may also face criminal charges' after they 'helped her hide out at their Long Island home for two weeks.'   Lauren Pazienza was charged with one count of first degree manslaughter and two counts of second degree assault after she allegedly pushed Barbara Gustern, 87, to the ground in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on March 10. Her cesspool mogul father Daniel and mother Caroline may also face charges if prosecutors can prove they actively helped Pazienza hide from police, The Sun reported.  'If it could be shown that they knew she was wanted by the police and voluntarily assisted her,' Columbia law professor and CNN legal analyst Jessica Rogers told the outlet.   'That intent element is important, though,' Rogers added.   Prosecutors said that on Monday, NYPD detectives visited the parents' Long Island home after receiving a tip that Pazienza was hiding out there, but that her father claimed she was not at home and did not consent to a search of the property....
    As Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Baker, and their good friends Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, plan their upcoming nuptials, fans can't help but wonder how the sexy, alternative couples will celebrate their special day. With less COVID restrictions, weddings are looking a lot like they used to but with one catch: many couples are giving tradition the ring finger, in favor of Gothic themes. 'Many times it is less about a desire to "go goth" necessarily, but rather about an absence of conformity on your wedding day,' says event planner and founder of Electric Sugar Elopements, McKenzi Taylor.  'Many times it is less about a desire to 'go goth' necessarily, but rather about an absence of conformity on your wedding day,' shared wedding planner McKenzi Taylor of Electric Sugar Elopements 'Kat Von D's wedding to Rafael Reyes was impressive,' said McKenzi. 'Because of its unapologetic use of red, and the craftsmanship of the handmade crosses and art pieces' As we eagerly await the union of celebrity engaged couples Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, and Travis Barker and Kourtney...
    More On: real housewives of miami ‘RHOM’ star Guerdy Abraira weighs in on Adriana’s Kanye West penis comments Jen Shah’s questionable business move, more repercussions from Bill Aydin’s affair and more! Kanye West subtly supports Kim Kardashian’s ex-BFF Larsa Pippen Larsa Pippen is ‘happy’ for ex-BFF Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson You better have some deep pockets if you’re thinking of hiring “Real Housewives of Miami” star Guerdy Abraira to plan your wedding. The 44-year-old event planner and reality star charges a hefty $60,000 minimum for her services, she revealed on Monday’s episode of “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef.” “I mean it all depends, but 60K is usually the base,” Abraira said, adding, “Then it depends on what the preliminaries are, you know? Is it a three-day event? Obviously, that’s going to be probably more developed and [require] some more staff, more this or whatever. Where is the event? So everything has a play in it.” Abraira said she talks money “right off the bat” with potential clients to keep things as transparent as possible. “We’re in...
    JORDAN SPIETH is in action this weekend at the 2021 Ryder Cup.  The American star, 27, ended a four-year barren run at the Texas Open in April and childhood sweetheart and wife Annie Verret was there to support him, just like she will be this week. 5 Annie was relieved as Spieth won his first tournament since 2017Credit: AP Who is Annie Verret and how old she? More of a career woman than a traditional Wag, Annie, is an event coordinator with the First Tee of Dallas. The organisation uses golf to mentor young people. 5 The pair have been together since childhoodCredit: instagram.com/jordanspieth Annie, 27, and Jordan met at high school in Texas and despite going to separate colleges, they have been together ever since. The couple now live in style, after the three-time Major winner splashed out £5.9million on a stunning Texas mansion in their native Dallas. 5 Annie is often spotted out on the course supporting her manCredit: Getty - Contributor 5 Spieth will be hoping to win his second Green JacketCredit: instagram.com/jordanspieth Spieth announced in January...
    An Australian mum has showcased the ultimate party decoration trick for her son's birthday using only fishing wire, sticky tape and balloons.    Jessica, from Perth, has wowed hundreds of parents online with her DIY balloon bunting that uses just three products and looks effective from every angle at an outdoor party.  To achieve the garland decoration Jessica first blew up a number of party balloons from Kmart in a variety of colours and patterns.  Jessica, from Perth , has wowed hundreds with her DIY balloon bunting that used only three items and looked effective from every angle at the outdoor party She then attached clear fishing wire to the wooden slats on her backyard fence and lined the wire up with her roof guttering.  The mum repeated this step to create a series of horizontal fishing wire lines and connected each wire through the slits in her gutter.  Jessica then attached the blown up balloon ends with sticky tape and secured them tightly to the fishing wire. The whole process took just over an hour.  She attached clear fishing wire to...
    Events submitted to our community calendar are automatically considered to be featured here in our 7-Day Planner. Submit your event here.FEATURED ON THE 7-DAY PLANNERDue to the current pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are promoting virtual events for viewers to support social distancing.Wednesday, May 27Communication & DementiaAlzheimer's Los Angeles10:00am - 11:00amVirtual Event(844) 435-7259www.alzheimersla.orgSaturday, May 30Bilingual Music Jam for Early Learners with Sara QuintanarLA Plaza de Cultura y Artes11:00amVirtual Event(213) 542-6200www.lapca.orgSunday, May 312020 APDA California VIRTUAL Optimism WalkAmerican Parkinson Disease Association9:00amVirtual Event(800) 223-2732www.apdaparkinson.orgMonday, June 1Music Mondays: Cheer up with "Virtual" ConcertThe Japan Foundation, Los Angeles12:30pm - 12:55pmVirtual Eventwww.www.jflalc.orgMonday, June 1ASVC Resilience during Covid-19Autism Society Ventura County6:30pmVirtual Event(805) 496-1632www.autismventura.orgJune 13 - June 302020 Annual Print FairSelf Help Graphics & ArtVirtual Event Series(323) 881-6444www.selfhelpgraphics.comThru July 2Emerging Latina Entrepreneurial & Leadership Program En Español (In Spanish)National LBWA Inland Empire5:00pm - 7:00pmVirtual Event Series(909) 204-7450www.nlbwa-ie.com
    KOURTNEY Kardashian reportedly only wants to invite close friends and family to her intimate upcoming wedding to Travis Barker. The KUWTK star, 42, is believed to be planning her 2022 nuptials with her mom Kris Jenner and Kris' favorite event planner Mindy Weiss. 4Kourtney and Travis reportedly only want close friends and family at their wedding this yearCredit: Instagram 4They got engaged in Montecito in OctoberCredit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian "It won't be a huge event, only close friends and family," an insider told E! News. "They are all doing it together. Kourtney is relaxed and laid back about the details. She's not a bridezilla at all. "Travis is also involved, but he lets Kourtney make most of the decisions and wants it to be her day." The couple "want the wedding to happen this year," the insider added, but said there are still many details to sort out. "Even though Kourtney would like it to be soon, logistically it's taking some time," they explained. Kourtney and Travis, 46, got engaged on a beach in Montecito back in October after less than a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After lockdowns canceled them in 2020, holiday parties have made a comeback this December."Very, very busy. We've had a couple of buyouts. We've had about five parties per week," said David Hanna, of Waterbar Restaurant.It's a trend that's been seen industry-wide, but one that's lost some steam over the past few weeks.EXCLUSIVE: Omicron variant now makes up 67% of all COVID cases in SF's Mission DistrictLiz Curtis is the CEO of Fulcrum Group, a Bay Area events company.She says the new omicron variant is already impacting her business."I'd say about 25 percent of our orders have been canceled this week," Curtis said.Curtis says, besides canceling altogether, her company has also seen a lot of parties modify their plans.VIDEO: As omicron variant spreads, Oakland bar voluntarily closes to protect staff before holidaysEMBED More News Videos Billy Joe Agan says he is closing Eli's Mile High Club out of an abundance of caution while the omicron variant continues to spread. "We've also seen a lot of orders for tents rise. We're maxed out on tents right now. So...
    IMAGINE the life of a celebrity or A-list star, no dream is too big and no wish is too small but who are the people turning those desires into reality? Enter Cole and Kelsea Moscatel, who as founders of luxury events and concierge service, Snob World, can find a solution to any extreme demand and want. 8The couple has worked closely with Paris HiltonCredit: Jam Press 8They make everything happen for celebsCredit: Jam Press Now they’ve revealed exactly what goes into the process of making the wishes of the rich and famous come true - including planning helicopter rides, flying furry pets across the world, and taking care of priceless jewelry. As socialites themselves, Cole and Kelsea have accumulated a wealth of connections in their little black book.   And knowing all of the hottest designers, caterers, stylists, musicians, and more means there is yet to be an event, occasion, or request Snob Concierge couldn’t fulfill. Recalling a particularly glamorous work event, Cole, 24, told Jam Press: “A client was planning a business trip in Monaco where he wanted to meet with clients who...
    It's normal to have questions about such an important event. Geoff Goldswain/Shuttershock As a wedding planner, I've heard my fair share of questions, and here are the answers to some. You shouldn't ask to bring a plus-one unless you're a VIP or need one for accessibility reasons. If you already gave the couple a wedding gift, you don't need to bring another to the event. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As a professional wedding planner, I've arranged more than 50 weddings, including my own. As a result, I've fielded my fair share of queries, ranging from sincere and kind-hearted to bizarre and unexpected.  So read on for the answers to 10 questions guests are too embarrassed to ask. Is it ever OK to ask for a plus-one?It depends, but in most situations, it's best not to ask for a plus-one, if only because the average cost to feed a single wedding guest in the US is $70, and that's before alcohol.  However, if you're a VIP at this event — like if you're in the wedding...
    Donald Trump Jr. has denied using nonprofit funds meant for his father's inauguration in 2017 to enrich the Trump family, in a deposition obtained by DailyMail.com. Washington D.C. AG Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against the Trump Inaugural Committee and the Trump Organization in January 2020 for misusing over $1million in nonprofit funds. The lawsuit alleges that the committee coordinated with the Trump family to 'grossly overpay' for event space in the Trump International Hotel and improperly used the funds to throw a private party for the Trumps costing several hundred thousand dollars. The filing identified Don Jr.'s assistant as the point of contact on a block of hotel rooms for nearly $50,000 and says his 'close friend' provided the 'authorizing signature.'  The key witness in the lawsuit is Melania's former best friend and inaugural event planner Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who claims she raised concerns about pricing with Donald Trump, Ivanka and Rick Gates, a top campaign official at the time. But Don Jr. says in the deposition, 'I had no involvement with her.'    'I know of her. I think...
    More On: luxury real estate Julia Koch taps Peter Marino to redecorate $40M UES townhouse Robert F. Smith’s yearlong, $59 million Chelsea penthouse build nears finish line Sunset Tower Hotel resumes long-term rentals at $8,500 per month New photos reveal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s swanky California digs Celebrity event planner Colin Cowie — who has done events for Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian — is bringing his flair to Billionaires’ Row. The designer has been tapped as lifestyle specialist and event planner for the ritzy new Central Park Tower, the highest residential building in the world, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The 100th floor will boast a private club, which Cowie tells us will have a rotating cast of top-flight chefs including Alfred Portale, Laurent Tourondel and Gabriel Kreuther. Decor will change and the menu will be seasonal. “My approach is, ‘How do we keep it alive and current?’ so you have this oasis you never want to leave,” Cowie tells us.  There is also an indoor-and-outdoor pool space for barbecues and movies, concierge services for residents, and special...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Many South Florida couples did not let COVID-19 get in the way of their wedding plans, many downsized and more than a few scrapped foreign destination weddings to hold them locally. Some wedding event producers were even surprised at the number of weddings they have been staging. READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Will Your $1,400 Economic Relief Payment Arrive By This Weekend? The events and wedding business was smacked hard by the pandemic, but love always finds away, as Bill Hansen of Catering and Events Production found out. “The wedding business is incredible. I have never seen anything like this,” said Hansen. The company made the decision to stage small weddings. Lots of them. And there was a benefit not expected. “They have a budget for 150 people and now they only have 75, so they like to invest some of their money to make it a more spectacular wedding,” said Hansen. Upping the menu, decorations, lighting, design, and then there is the Miami Weather. Outdoor facilities attracted couples who wanted to escape the...
    Fyre Fest event planner Andy King has claimed that it was the infamous cheese sandwiches which disgruntled attendees shared pictures of to social media that eventually brought down the failed festival.  He told ABC's The Con in a special aired on Wednesday night that the sandwich was never supposed to be offered to guests but suddenly went viral after hundreds of attendees began lining up at the site's employee food tent.  'I blame the cheese sandwich for bringing down the festival,' he said of the moment that bands began to pull out of the festival the night before they were scheduled to play when the sandwich became one of the main talking points of the failed event.  King's claims came as the show revealed that convicted fraudster and founder of the festival Billy McFarland says his biggest regret is 'lying to people who put their trust in me'.  In an interview with podcaster Jordan Harbinger (of the Jordan Harbinger Show) that featured as part of the TV show, he admitted to lying to investors and to others involved in the...
    February 16, 2021 7 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Seven years ago, Mauricio Vázquez, Oscar Vega and Daniel Müller wanted to get away from the world of traditional event planning agencies. For this reason, the three friends came together to form a different model to a traditional meeting planner that focused on the specialized follow-up of clients in each step of the planning process. This is how Yo Planner was born, a network of specialist event organizers that helps its clients in the search, negotiation and operation of specific events such as convention groups, incentive trips and conferences. “It is a risk to start from scratch, not to have a salary and yet with the experience and the clients that they have brought to the company, they have done very well. Little by little we grew. For almost five years we were approximately 13 people and in the...
    BALTIMORE (CBS) –– An out of work bar and restaurant consultant from Baltimore landed on his feet by hosting pub trivia online. Stephen Walsh , an Ireland native who owns an event business, was struggling as cancellations kept coming in during the start of the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED: Maryland Weather: Wind Chill In The 20s Friday, Wintry Mix In The Forecast For Saturday But then on St. Patrick’s Day 2020, Walsh started hosting online trivia games on Zoom. A thousand games later, he’s had players from 87 countries. “It’s turned into a career I don’t plan on going back from,” Walsh told CBS News’ Adriana Diaz. RELATED: COVID-19 In Maryland: 1.1K New Cases, 36 Deaths Reported; Hospitalizations At Lowest Since Mid-November His trivia questions are hard — hard enough to attract Jeopardy questions and even other trivia hosts. His questions are “Google-proof.” But participants don’t play for cash, instead they pick a charity and pay it forward. Walsh Trivia has raised more than $100,000 for charities across the country.   MORE: Baltimore Man Charged After Police Discover Drugs During Glen Burnie...
    Kim Kardashian West just turned 40, and celebrated her birthday on a private island. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images Kim Kardashian West recently celebrated her 40th birthday with a lavish celebration. She reportedly rented out the entire The Brando resort in Polynesia, effectively renting an entire private island. She took around 30 of her closest friends to the island on a private jet. While food, drinks, and activities were likely included in the buyout, luxury event planner Sonal Shah said that clients of that caliber usually want extras that a private island cannot provide. Shah estimated that hosting a birthday party on the island could have cost upwards of $800,000 — and that's without the private jet and resort buyout. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite a global pandemic that has killed over 1.1 million people around the world and brought tight restrictions that discourage travel and large social gatherings, Kim Kardashian West managed to have her 40th birthday party on a private island with around 30 of her closest friends and family. Kardashian West has been facing backlash...
    Wedding planning, by nature, is almost never an easy task. But throw in a global pandemic, accompanied by public health orders and social distancing mandates put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 — and it has turned the wedding industry on its head. Natalie Alvanez, director of sales and marketing at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, has seen the fallout first-hand. Over the past six months, Alvanez has had to make countless difficult calls to anxious couples, canceling, postponing or downsizing dozens of weddings. And her sales and event team has been gutted, leaving nearly all the duties of putting on a wedding ceremony on her shoulders. No sooner does she take one step forward than she’s forced to take one step back in the face of ever-changing restrictions. In April, for instance, Alvanez built out new “micro-wedding” and elopement packages so couples could still enjoy the outdoor grounds of the Winchester Mystery House. After finally getting the all-clear to move ahead with the events, she was only able to host a couple of weddings before the...
    GOLFER Jordan Spieth is back on the course this weekend. And childhood sweetheart and wife Annie Verret will be right behind the US golfer. 5 Jordan Spieth's lady Annie Verret regularly watches him playCredit: Getty Images 5 Spieth plants a kiss on girlfriend Annie at the 2015 MastersCredit: EPA Who is Annie Verret and how old she? More of a career woman than a traditional WAG, Annie, is an event coordinator with the First Tee of Dallas, an organisation which uses golf to mentor young people. They met at high school in Texas and despite going to separate colleges, they have been together ever since. 5 Annie will be attending her second Ryder Cup with Jordan in 2018Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd The couple now live in style, after the three-time Major winner splashed out £5.9 million on a stunning Texas mansion in their native Dallas. Spieth announced in January 2018 that the pair were engaged with a picture posted on Twitter. The couple then tied the knot in November that year. Sad news this Christmas — looks like we...
    She's stunning. She's smart. And yet, Nadia Jagessar is still single. The 32-year-old event planner from Morris County is not only one of the contestants on Netflix's reality dating show "Indian Matchmaking," but she is one of the favorites. The show follows popular Indian matchmaker Sima Taparia, who matches clients across the U.S. and India. The contestants who are given the resumes -- or "bio data" -- of several different potential partners suggested by Taparia, who they meet for the first time, often accompanied by their families. Like most of the contestants, Jagessar -- whose bio data says she is from Denville, but lives in Morris Plains -- has family members that are products of arranged marriages. And so, she decided to give it a try. View this post on Instagram This seems appropriate today. Literally one of my favorite moments!
    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — A Manhattan Beach designer of planners has apologized after news emerged that she helped her children walk with their fellow high school graduates under the guise of a Black Lives Matter march. Erin Condren, whose colorful planners are available for purchase in Staples and have been featured on national talk shows and magazines, has issued two apologies on Instagram in the wake of Mira Costa High School’s graduation event. “I helped plan what was supposed to be a safe, socially distanced walk,” her first apology read in part. “The event quickly got out of control.” View this post on Instagram I want to acknowledge and apologize for my role in an event that happened after my kids’ high school graduation last week. This was a private event for which I accept responsibility for my role. It was in no way sanctioned by my company, and I apologize to not only my community, but also my team. I helped plan what was supposed to be a safe, socially distanced walk. All seniors were provided...
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