While green beer leaks from one city to another on and around March 17th, some cities go above and beyond. St Patrick’s Day has assumed proportions way beyond Ireland’s borders. We’ve heard of the St. Patty’s Day hotspots for parades –New York, Boston, Chicago, and the like – but what about the other 47 U.S. states...or the 190 countries? Here are the top five most unexpected and underrated places around the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (more…)
If you’re having a summer wedding, waiting until the weather gets nice to begin getting into wedding shape won’t give you optimal results. Of course losing your love handles won’t make you a happier bride, as anyone who’s watched a carb-deprived wife-to-be lose her mind over a tasting menu knows, but it can help keep your bridezilla at bay. (more…)
Don't you just hate it when you're killing it on the dance floor at your friend's wedding and a crappy love song comes on cramping your style? If we hear "I Honestly Love You" at another wedding, well, we might just lose our cake. It's Wedding Wednesday here at the ballroom and we are giving you twelve love songs with the perfect amount of lovey-doveyness that'll keep your guests dancing while keeping in-tune with the romantic journey you're about to embark on.
Guys, let’s face it, your girlfriend was dropping remarks about tying the knot even before you put a ring on it and now that the day is coming up, you can barely relate to her stress level. Planning a wedding is demanding and time consuming, and if not taken care of with gentle and adequate attention on your part, can be damaging to you and your wifey-to-be’s relationship if she feels you are not stepping up to the plate. It’s not that you aren't excited or don’t want to be involved, but you honestly don’t know where to begin. (more…)
The Academy Awards begins at 8:30 p.m. EST this Sunday, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In honor of one of the most anticipated ceremonies of the year, we have put together a list of little known and interesting facts about The 2015 Academy Awards, which is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 87th show. We discovered what it takes to put on a show of this stature while uncovering some interesting information along that way.
The holidays are a busy time for everyone and most of your employees dread the bing they hear in their inbox when they receive an email titled “Holiday Party.” Every office party I’ve been to consisted of poorly mixed drinks and employees sneaking out the back door one by one while the boss gets wasted. The holidays are a time to bring your staff together and loosen up the stuffy work environment. (more…)
Planning a small soiree, an extravagant affair, or a simple dinner party takes time and effort if you want all to go smoothly. Hosting a get together like a happy hour or networking event is a way to test your organization, social, and planning skills while connecting with people and learning more about them. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to party and sip champagne? (more…)
Guests often show up starving to an event, after saving their appetites all day in leu of the special night. Besides location, the food and drink for the bash will probably consume the biggest portion of the budget, and you want it to be special, right? Some venues insist you work with their catering staff, and to ensure service will go smoothly, elect to shorten their menu options, leaving just the traditional main courses and appetizer options that are easy to execute. (more…)
Clients sometimes enforce a strict no cell phone policy during events to ensure that special moments remain private and intimate, in fear that millions of flashes will take away from the scene and will transfer the focus elsewhere. Whether the bride is walking down the aisle, candles are being blown, or an important speech is being given, that moment should be documented without being intruded on. (more…)