Sarasota Magazine – Fire and Ice – Best of Sarasota 2015 Selby Gardens
The best reward any party planner can receive is to see people smiling and having fun at the event. I was really excited to see how everyone was enjoying themselves and knowing all the unexpected touches made an impact on our guests!
Guests were greeted by a ‘Living Red Carpet’ as they entered the Rain Forest
These adorable woodland sprites were scattered throughout the Rain Forest.
A six-foot ice bar, serving Champagne in glasses made out of ice.
We surprised the guests with a beautiful figure skater. Totally unexpected on the lawn at Selby…in April.
Our ‘Fire Bar’
the ‘Light Being’
Violin frozen in Ice
Beautiful Margot strolling with her violin at the entrance
Our best dressed Fire & Ice winners
Saks Fifth Avenue Grand Opening at UTC
It was very exciting to plan, and coordinate, the entertainment for the grand opening of the beautiful new Saks store.
Beautiful ten-foot high models, attired in ‘old school Saks’ held the ribbon for the cutting.
We were so fortunate to have the fabulous String Theory music ensemble, complete with dancers on opening day.
They performed at the 2014 Emmy Awards.
The strings of the beautiful harp went hundreds of feet to the second level creating a canopy of music throughout the store.
We had beautiful dancers from the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, in the windows, the night of the Grand Opening pre-party
Sarasota Magazine’s Best of 2014 Party at Selby Gardens
Sarasota Magazine celebrates 35 years!!!! I loved planning this fun, and surreal, event held on the gorgeous lawn at Selby Gardens. It was a black, and white, party and everyone looked amazing…it was a perfect night!
Guests were greeted, in the Rain Forest, by gorgeous models wearing candelabrum headpieces.
Chandeliers and drippy lights in the trees…luv
Sak…one of our fabulous Gold Sponsors
Our beautiful aerial bartender pouring Champagne
Lovely ladies from the Ritz-Carlton, another one of our Gold Sponsors
Our professionally choreographed flashmob consisted of 100 dancers
Who needs a cake table when you have a fabulous Audi R8
More chandelier in the trees…you can never have enough
One of our beautiful strolling tables
Tombola Raffle wall…everyone is a winner!
What a night…just beautiful!!!
And now….check out the short video clip from the party
“Glamour in the Garden” – Sarasota Magazine’s Best of 2013 Party
This was my first year planning this event. It was such fun but the best part was on the day of the event…watching all the attendees having fun!
Beautiful tropical gardens…the perfect setting for a glamourous party!
Look behind me, and Molly. There is our living vine…she was amazing.
Signature champagne welcome cocktail…complete with all edible 3-carat diamonds, sterling silver flakes and violet.
Chandeliers in the Banyan trees add a touch of sparkle and glamour.
The crew from Jack Dusty was offering up creative cocktails.
Me with Margot Zarzycka … an amazing violinist who greeted guests at the valet stand with beautiful music.
White glove service provided by Michael’s on East
The beautiful Jackie Zumba…sponsor of our photo op
Saks Fifth Ave beautiful cabana
Ana Molinari and her beautiful models
At the end of the night- tulip bouquets awaited all the ladies at the valet stand…courtesy of Beneva Flowers
Check out the video with short clips from this opulent event!