To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we threw a dinner party recreating the First Class menu that was served on April 14, 1912. I was commissioned using this backdrop to write an article giving people some party planning pointers.
Darcy & I were inspired to bring back our experience of royal India and recreate some of the wonders of this country in our home for our friends after spending an amazing evening celebrating Diwali at the palace with the Maharaja of Jodhpur. I did this video to present to a party promotion company and it gives you a taste of the evening our guests enjoyed.
With New Year's eve just around the corner, it's a good time to explore my favourite beverage, champagne and how it can be paired with foods. Nathin Bye from Ampersand 27 and I recently worked on a pairing for 12 fine champagnes with 12 different courses; here is one example of what the guests experienced and what you might consider for your New Year's Eve celebration; or any day for that matter!!!!
12 people, 12 courses and 12 different champagnes (and 12 more bottles just in case). A black tie affair celebrating the hedonistic meaning of the classic song and the season.
“I was recently interviewed by Liane Faulder from the Edmonton Journal to get some tips on throwing an unforgettable party. I hope you enjoy it and find the tips useful and inspirational.” - Liane Faulder
— The Edmonton Journal - Party with a Purpose
“Attending parties during the Holiday Season can be a lot of fun, however, you don't want to get your Host/Hostess gift wrong! So here are some tips on making sure you don't commit a Festive Faux Pas! ”
— The Edmonton Journal - Lucy Haines
“I'm not sure when it happened, but people have become so fussy when eating that it makes planning a fabulous dinner party challenging. I say the guest has as much obligation to make their host feel comfortable by eating what is put in front of them, especially if it's amazing, as a host does to make the guest comfortable. If it's just a food choice, and it's not going to literally kill you, just eat it! See what else I have to say in this article on entertaining.”
— The Edmonton Journal - Liane Faulder
In preparing for their Bat Mitzvah the girls learned some lessons which they shared with us at their service. I too re-learned some lessons planning this fabulous event!