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Governors Island Jazz-Age Lawn Party

September 9, 2010
The blogosphere was abuzz in late August about the Governors Island Jazz-Age Lawn Party

Image from The Satorialist

Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor and only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. For almost two centuries, Governors Island was a military base. In 2003 the federal government sold 150 acres of Island to the people of New York and 22 acres were declared the Governors Island National Monument (source).  

Image from Hither & Thither

Locals gathered “under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air” and picnicked on “a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts” (Source: Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra).  The Satorialist has some gorgeous shots (of course) but so do other blogger faves – Hither & Thither , Lovely Little Things, etc.

Image from A Cup of Joe

It isn’t often that we get to throw theme parties, but this made me pine a bit. Check out the fabulous details:

Signature drinks  – A delightful variety of refreshing cocktails will be served by St-Germain Elderflower Liquer and beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Entertainment –  Authenitc ’78 records from the 1920s played on a phonograph provided by WFMU’s Antique Phonograph Music Program; Charleston lessons by dance legend Roddy Caravella

Activities – 1920s Motorcar Exhibition, vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners, Tug O’ War, Parade Of Hats and Pie Recipe Contest

Image from So About What I Said


Celebrate Your Vices!

August 26, 2010

As an event planner, I am always looking for a new way to theme out an event and I often struggle to think of something that hasn’t already been done to death.  When I read CNN’s article “America’s healthiest pleasures: 10 ‘vices’ that are good for you” I was inspired.  How much fun would it be to host an event that speaks to our vices?! 

According to the top vices are:

  1. Sleep
  2. Taking a day off
  3. Sex
  4. Chocolate
  5. Friends
  6. Fat
  7. Coffee
  8. Massage
  9. Sun
  10. Wine

I can just see picking out 5 or more of these vices and setting up interactive themed areas for each, incorporating messaging, giveaways and experiences along the way.  Hosting a full chocolate bar, including a wide variety of chocolates (and a chocolate martini of course), roast your own coffee beans with freshly roasted beans available for coffee, on-site massages, sun lamps, wine, vacation giveaways, full-fat foods that are good for you—it all sounds like fun to me! 

Now I just need to find the perfect client for this type of event!