Bring on the holidays!

BiteStrip Cartoon PicIt’s getting to the point that my electronic calendar (especially this month) has become my ultimate go-to tool.  You see, on any given day/time/week I’m consistently re-working it due to some new upcoming projects / client requests or simply new business meetings. LOVING IT!!

 So here is my month of November in a (very large) nutshell…

 Elegant Wedding Bridal showcase

The month started off with a visit to the Elegant Wedding Bridal Showcase, one word SPECTACULAR!!

Gino Vanelli at Realto TheatroThen that night, we went to dinner theatre at the Theatre Rialto to see Gino Vannelli  it was delish and awesome all wrapped up in one. 

Annie Young Cosmetics

I need to send out KUDOS and a GREAT BIG THANKS to Sharleen Young from Annie Young Cosmetics.  I went to visit their new locale and next thing I knew, Sharleen placed me in her chair to doll me up for my evening at the theatre. She is just FAB!!!

Easgles 2The following evening, after giving class, we went to see The Eagles at the Bell Centre  A-MAZING, big THANK YOU to Ms. Valerie White from Evenko for helping make this happen.


Rialto Hommage to James BrownThen, like that wasn’t enough, we received an industry invite from Talent Agent, Ms. Bianca Barbucci to see her new artist Mr. Carlton J. Smith perform a tribute concert to James Brown at the Theatre Rialto. (what a VOICE)

 Switching gears; The Planner magazine did a site walking tour activity, which was refreshingly different and nice.
Planner site walking tour 3 Le Parquet Planner site walking tour 2 Le Toque Planner site walking tour 1 Intercontinental Hotel

RISE Awards MPI PLANNER ArticleSpeaking of The Planner, I need to give a heartfelt shout out to Ms. Amber Jackson, editor at large – on the article she wrote for the upcoming WEC RISE AWARDS 2014 (pages 34 – 35) !

This month I coordinated a few congresses at Palais des Congres  for clients and executed two more corporate educational programs.Client Congress Congress IT

Well being conference APWDMSpeaking of conferences, we had our monthly AMPWD Wedding Association meeting: it was all about our well-being, life balance and the power of positive thinking – we all came out of it feeling very Zen.

Salon de l'OrganisateurMid-month I toured the grounds for a large upcoming client trade show and attended a number of industry conferences, such as:  Salon de l’organisateur  and Tourisme Trois-Rivières. Here I got to re-connect with industry people.

Also was thrilled to visit Salon des Vins de Laval   great experience, totally another world. 

 Zoom Wedding BootCampIt was terrific to be involved, once again, with Zoom Academie’s  weekend Wedding Boot-Camp:  it’s an informal workshop for future wedding planners (we do this two times a year) and it is tons of fun.

We also did a tasting for one of my corporate client’s company holiday party at Julie Leblanc(OMG I’m still deliriously full)
Tasting Julien Leblanc Tasting Julien Lebalnc 1

DELTA Montreal Focus Group ProjectI was honoured to be invited by Mr. Sylvain Pierre, Regional Sales Manager, to participate on a focus group panel for the Delta Montreal Centre-Ville … was one of three planners, what a privilege (feeling humbled) Merci – quel honneur!!

Kitchen 73To top off my November, I discovered Kitchen73  breakfast/brunch/lunch what gem. 


Also reconnected with an ex-vendor David S., who is refocusing his life on a new venture …. KUDOS!!

 My students at LaSalle are revving up for their upcoming Final Exams, and to our delight we had the privilege of having a few more speakers come to our classes, with additional venue Site Visits…

 THANK YOU Everyone:


Venue/Site Visits

Mr. George Thomas,
Entertainment Group

Delta Montreal
with  Ms. Annie Marcoux

Delta Class Site Visit

Mr. Eric Sicotte,
Sicotte Recruitment

Centre Mont Royal
with  Mr. Luis Ribero

Apollo Eric Sicotte

Centre Mont Royal site visit Class

Margaret Snell  & Emilie Waxman
2 REAL Brides-to-be

Leows Hotel Vogue
with Ms. Marie-Michele Thibault

2 real Brides- to-be Lasalle students Leows Hotel Vogue

On a final note, one of my classes had a project to pitch to two real BRIDES-to-be.  

They made me so PROUD, what an AMAZING feat considering their inexperience!  

OUFFFAA, one month left for 2013… where does the time go?!

Until December, my friends…


Categories: Articles
%d bloggers like this: