One of Nate and my favorite traditions is throwing a gigantic Kentucky Derby Party each year. It's my Super Bowl. Sadly, this year, between travel, client transitions, and just overall life, I woke up one morning realizing that May 5th was rapidly approaching and there was no way I was going to get my s*** … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Celebrations in Gal Meets Glam
Back in April, I was hired by Teamwork Events to be their newly created Senior Director of Events and Industry Relations. My first act was to present them with a business development strategy. Since April, I have been completely swamped with trying to find and hire a marketing firm (check), a pr/social media firm (check), … Continue reading Teamwork Events DC Launch
I know I post a lot about one of my favorite brands, Persifor, but this spring line has me completely enamored. Growing up, I always wanted to blend in. Four of us wearing the same mass marketed top from the Gap walking the halls of our high school? Amazing! Now, I prefer to support small businesses. … Continue reading Tuckernucking in Persifor
Last Fall, Susan Ramsden at the Kate Spade Madison Avenue store and I were talking about why I was in NYC. I told her that I was in town because my nonprofit organization, the Association for Women in Events, was up for two Stevie Women in Business Awards. We got to talking about the organization, … Continue reading AWE Kate Spade Madison Avenue Event
So you can't have a party without a killer spread, right? Firstly, no Derby Party would be complete without a mint julep station! I make a ton of simple syrup and we put it in this beautiful fountain coolers. I have some mint julep cups and I use them to hold the stirrers and the … Continue reading Derby Party Eats!
Derby Day finally arrived! We all have our holidays, right? Some people throw an annual New Year's party... some people have an annual Super Bowl... Nate and I have the Derby. We order trophies, I cook a ridiculous spread, and we invite our friends to don a hat and some seersucker and join us to … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Party
I had an event at the Hotel Monaco in DC, and have to take a moment to share how fabulous their lobby interior is. The murano glass chandy and askew mirrors give it a very Alice in Wonderland vibe. I'm loving the screens and the ceiling details as well! I LOVE a balloon chair. These … Continue reading Decor Dreams at Hotel Monaco