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Vendor Q&A: Antonia Baker Experience

If you’re planning a wedding or big event, hiring a planner should be first on the list of to-dos. A professional planner will guide you through each step of the process, and most importantly, execute your vision. In addition to extensive knowledge of what makes an event successful, their connections to other vendors will minimize your research and allow you to fully enjoy the experience. Meet Antonia Baker, one of our preferred planners, who’s refined skillset comes from years of management in the corporate events world. She has some great tidbits of advice, including her take on downtime – and…
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From Garden to Glass: Airlie-Inspired Cocktails

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard the phrase “farm to table.” A staple of any authentic dining experience in 2019, it references that the ingredients in your meal were sourced directly from a grower versus a food service provider. Think “mom and pop” versus “big box” retailer. At Airlie, we source from our own land, as Airlie Berkshire Farm and our 20+ year old organic garden are just 400 yards from Harry’s restaurant. Beyond that, we work with a host of local purveyors to complete our inventory and ensure we are creating experiences with the best ingredients possible. And that…
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Tropical party design; photo credit Sarandipity Photography

Four designs that will give your event the WOW factor

So, you’re hosting an event. The basics are probably what come to mind – select a date, book a venue, pick a menu, choose a bar package, contemplate music, and you’re off to the races. All of the above certainly contribute to a successful celebration, in a mandatory sort of way. But, what if you flipped the script on the everyday party planning list and start with a theme? Depending on the type of event – the sky is really the limit in terms of what a theme could be. In addition to serving as a guide to the entire…
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Hustle in Heels credit: Sarandipity Photography

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