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Articles, Blog Post / 24 April, 2018

Heart’s Home’s Claudio Award to be presented to Dr. Julian Lagoy at Annual Fundraiser

I love this time of year because it means that I am working on my favorite charity event of the calendar –The Heart’s Home Annual Gala Dinner and Fundraiser. This year it will be taking place on May 1, 2018 and it promises to be another special, heartwarming evening filled with good food, entertainment and friendship.

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Articles, Blog Post / 18 April, 2018

Hearts Home to Honor Véronique Christory at Annual Fundraiser

Every year approximately 100 leaders in politics, business and art come together for the Heart’s Home Annual Gala Dinner and Fundraiser. This year it will be taking place on May 1, 2018 and it promises to be another special, heartwarming evening filled with good food, entertainment and friendship.

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Articles, Blog Post / 23 March, 2018

Supporting Heart’s Home Mission in Brooklyn and Costa Rica

As April approaches our spirits start to soar as spring starts to blossom in New York City. We feel thankful that the long, cold winter is finally subsiding and we are enthusiastic for the warm summer days ahead. I love this time of year because it means that I am working on my favorite charity event of the calendar – The Heart’s Home Annual Gala Dinner and Fundraiser.

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Articles / 6 March, 2018

Does the Leadership Style of a Client Dictate the Success of an Event?

Over the years, as an event planner, I have had the privilege of working with some exceptional leaders across many industries. The events executed for these visionaries were a highlight, as there was flow, ease and clear lines of communication. I maintain that how an event is created, is how it will be received. Organize from a place of mutual respect, authenticity, honesty and integrity and the guests seem to come away from the event having integrated those principles. I have always had great working relationships with my clients but at a recent networking gathering a fellow small business owner asked the question of the group, “Does the leadership style of a client dictate the success of an event?” It started a lively conversation. There were a few colleagues who seemed to have experienced a negative style of leadership that had impacted their ability to execute their events perfectly.

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Articles / 7 February, 2018

Is Networking “Not Working”?

As a small business owner I have spent a healthy amount of time investing in attending networking groups in NYC. I have gone to the free events as well as joining a few that have an admission/membership fees. The internet is awash with networking advice about how essential it is to growing your business, so I have dutifully done the merry-go-round of networking events. I always approach each gathering with optimism and look forward to engaging with other people who might be willing to start ongoing relationships that are mutually beneficial.

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Articles / 7 February, 2018

My Top 6 Go-To Event Photographers in NYC

The successful execution of any event always rests on the high calibre of suppliers used. Over the last decade of event planning in NYC, I have built up lasting relationships with individuals and businesses that I completely trust to deliver superior quality service every single time.

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Articles / 14 December, 2017

22 Year End Office Party Ideas That I Really Like

I can’t believe we are hurtling towards the end of 2017 already. At the moment a lot of my clients are realizing that they need to arrange the office end-of-year celebration and are desperately looking for creative, unusual or unique ideas for the party. There are a few things to consider when planning this event and these are the basic questions I always ask them to be able to gauge their needs:

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Articles / 1 October, 2017

MAAC ON THE MAP: Caught in Time

MAAC ON THE MAP: Caught in Time
A Contemporary Photographic Exhibit
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center
1050 2nd Ave, New York
Opening Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30 PM –7:30 PM
Exhibition open to the public daily until November 19, 2017

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center will launch the contemporary photographic exhibit in the MAAC on the Map series entitled “Caught in Time”, at a stylish reception. This group show features 11 photographers: Julie Blattberg, Glen C. Goodenough, Shoun A. Hill, Erin Karp, Diana Leidel, Gaspar Marquez, Ira Merritt, Joseph O’Neill, Samuel Partal, Alissa Rosenberg and Sara Sill. This exhibition will be open daily to the public until November 19, 2017.

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Articles / 1 September, 2017

MAAC ON THE MAP: Mortal Coil

MAAC ON THE MAP: Mortal Coil
Contemporary Art Exhibition Series
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center
1050 2nd Ave, New York
Opening Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5:30 PM –7:30 PM
Exhibition open to the public daily until September 30, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 the Manhattan Art & Antiques Center will launch the third contemporary art exhibition in the MAAC on the Map series entitled “Mortal Coil”, at a stylish reception. This group show features the mastery of 12 exceptional artists including: Lawrence Aarons, Adina Andrus, Becky Bailey, Dre Beverley, Camilla Marie Dahl, Iulia-Lavinia Falcan, Victoria General, Amy Hughes, Dinora Justice, Lena Miskulin, Jeffrey Morabito and Alan Richards. This exhibition will be open daily to the public until September 30, 2017.

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Articles / 1 May, 2017

MAAC ON THE MAP Edition II

‘MAAC ON THE MAP Edition II’
Contemporary Art Exhibition Series
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center
1050 2nd Ave, New York
Opening Saturday April 22, 2017 4PM –7 PM
Exhibition open to the public daily until May 22, 2017

MAAC on the Map is a contemporary art exhibition series that aims to give a platform to emerging and established artists at The Manhattan Art & Antique Center – one of the nation’s largest fine art and historical design centers. MAAC on the Map is a movement to give contemporary artists a new home on the Upper East Side and an opportunity to expose their work to a different audience. The injection of these vital contemporary artists reinforces that the Upper East Side is a potent destination for innovation, a creative hotspot where experience meets a new breed of artistic disruptor.

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