The calm before the storm…

January is usually a pretty quiet time for event planning, so I wasn’t surprised when I had only a couple of events to organize this month. However, the phone has been ringing off the hook, and my February is pretty much booked solid… which is why I call January “the calm before the storm.”

educational conferenceIn addition to scheduling my upcoming month, I did plan two small social events and the start of my client’s educational conference series, “Lunch-and-learns.”

NStyle SPA

I also had a great meeting with a new vendor at Place Montreal Trust, NStyle International, a world-renowned spa who gave me quite the indulgent surprise. While I thought it was just going to be a typical meeting, instead they gave me a hand paraffin treatment as well as a mini massage, which was very cool of them. Then we had a chance to chitchat. What a great way to start the week!

My teaching gig at La Salle College got started again this month, and even though I had to regrettably miss my first week class (because I was sick like everyone else), things got rolling last week and it was great to meet the new bunch of inquisitive students who I’ll be spending the next several months with. To boot I was given a new class to teach, Logistics and Time Management, which means that I currently have five courses that I’ll be teaching at any given time in any given session.

emsbI also want to give a little shout-out to the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) – every year they call me to go and talk to students on a career day about event planning. This was the second year that I was asked to go and inspire students, and I had a wonderful time.

TSE Chicago 2As usual, there was some travelling this month as well. I managed to go to Chicago for The Special Events show, which covers the social/wedding trends in the US market. It was interesting and I finally got to see what all of the buzz was about. TSE - Chicago

I also got to check out what’s going to be hot in weddings on home turf when I attended the annual Marions-Nous wedding show here in Montreal.

It’s something that I go to every year to connect with vendors and see what’s new.

I wrapped up the month with a retreat with the girls of the Association of Montreal Professional Wedding Designers Association of Montreal Professional Wedding Designers did a number of site visits in the Mont Tremblant area;

View Photo Gallery here!

THANK YOU – everyone once again for the tastings and great tours of your properties.

Finally, I would like to share an article on destination wedding planning that I was interviewed for and appeared in The Suburban early next month.

And I made two new acquaintances that will not only benefit my business, but my students too:  Natasha’s Cocktail Crawl Social club (an invitation-only-based social club producing and promoting unique lifestyle experiences – if anyone is interested please contact me directly) and lastly LIoyd and his NEW funky space NUX

It’s been a great start to 2013 – see you in February!

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