Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you!! I hope you have enjoyed 2009 as much as I have! It was great year for me…marriage, step-motherhood, the start of Gather, LLC., a happy and healthy family, 10 years since I was first diagnosed … Continue reading

Drum Roll Please…..

It is official, Patone Color Institute has selected TURQUOISE as the color for 2010. “Turquoise is universally appealing. It puts everyone in the same state of mind — on vacation,” says Jane Schoenborn, design director at Lily Pulitzer. “Turquoise for … Continue reading

Architectural Heritage

For all the great things Birmingham has to offer, there is a limited amount of event space. After being a corporate event planner for 5 years, it seemed liked we kept returning to the same venue time and time again. … Continue reading

Casual Home Holiday Gathering

As much as I love planning big events, an in-house gathering for a smaller crowd is always something I enjoy doing. This week I had the pleasure of planning a holiday party for board members and staff of a local … Continue reading

A Modern Christmas Party

I had the pleasure of working with a great client of mine on his 2010 holiday party this week! Hot & Hot Fish Club produced an amazing menu including fried oysters, lamb chops, sushi, duck and much more. After a … Continue reading

MBHS 10 Year Reunion!

The 1999 MBHS Class Officers contacted me this summer and asked me to help them plan their upcoming reunion. Given that is was my graduating class, there was a little pressure to make sure the event was a blast for … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Table Arrangements

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We were supposed to spend the holiday at Lake Martin, but ended up having the entire family to our house in Birmingham instead. Since this was a last minute change, I pulled my … Continue reading

Dessert Party

I have a client that is turning 18 in January and she wants a birthday party that both her guy friends and girl friends will enjoy. During our consultation meeting I had her tell me what she liked to do … Continue reading

My Neglected Blog!

As you may have noticed, my blog has been running a little slow these days. While I miss the good old days of researching random events and sharing my thoughts, I am excited (actually…thrilled, ecstatic, so thankful, can not be … Continue reading

Event thoughts and ideas from Atlanta…..

Tom and I made quick trip over to Atlanta this weekend to get away and enjoy everything the big city has to offer. We had dinner at an amazing new restaurant called Abattoir. The french country design of the restaurant … Continue reading