From events and celeb weddings to marketing initiatives and high teas, February was a busy time for me. And I loved every minute of it.
My agenda has been pretty jam-packed lately… not only am I working on three INCENTIVE PROGRAMS for 2014-2015 as well as one for this coming summer, but I’ve been working on coordinating a top-secret celebrity wedding that is still in the works and will be taking place this summer (I can’t wait to share more details with you all, but for now, I’ll keep you in suspense).
I finally had a chance to pay a visit to the Manoir Rouville Campbell at an open house for weddings – it was an awesome and gorgeous venue. THANK YOU Michelle for the tour… I can comprehend now why I’ve heard such great things about it.
I was also able to check off on my bucket list “ have high tea at the Ritz ” when I joined the lovely ladies of the Association of Montreal Professional Wedding Designers for an elegant tea and chat – thank you again Selina D’Alessandro and your WONDERFUL team for your impeccable hospitality.
I was at the grand opening of Fashion Week Montreal (and sat directly across from actor and musician Will Smith, I might add). I travelled to Quebec City to visit the HBS show and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard, which is a very quaint and pretty property. Simultaneously during that period I also had a two-day conference going on for one of my clients at the Loews Hotel. THANK GOD for ASSISTANCE – Nadia & Jennifer, it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway): THANK YOU – MERCI – GRAZIE…
If that weren’t enough for the month, I had a lovely lunch with the one and ONLY Tony Picciuto from the band The Directors (it was actually on the day that “pasta-gate” happened and we just happened to go to an Italian restaurant – I never order pasta but they had gnocchi and I took a pic and put it on Facebook... let’s just say it certainly sparked some debate and some cheeky comments on whether I should’ve used the word “pasta” in my post lol).
I indulged in my guilty pleasure and went to the Motorcycle Show (I’ve got to admit: I have secretly wanted to learn how to ride a motorcycle, and after attending this cool expo, I may just do it!).
And, to round out my ‘socialized-networking’, I had a fantastic four-hour lunch with Fritz Maleama from the Le Meridien Versailles (he is not only a friend but also the director of Sales and Marketing) – as you can imagine, we had a lot to catch up on and it certainly didn’t feel like four hours. It was awesome.
I was also busy working on a few marketing projects for my company. I was thrilled to launch my new rebranded website: www.montrealeventplanner.ca (cannot THANK my WEB MISTRESS, as I “lovingly” refer to her, Marisa ENOUGH) and I’ve recently joined INSTAGRAM, which has been a terrific platform to share my whereabouts and connect with new people (be sure to follow me).
I was published twice this month as well – once in the hard copy version of the February issue of The Planner magazine (in a piece entitled “The Devil is in the Details”) along with another article on a Wedding Planners Role on their online version.
Speaking of which, I was invited to a grand opening of a new POSH wedding designer dress boutique called WHITE Montreal in Old Montreal – all I have to say is WOW.
So that was my month of February, in a nutshell. It was a busy but productive month, and I’m looking forward to everything I have planned for March (and anxious for spring and some warmer weather to arrive!). See you soon.