Ah, holiday card season – AKA – just about the only time of year when my mailbox consists of more than just bills, magazines and spam. I love the timeless tradition of sending holiday cards, and in 2020, I figured the more holiday cheer I could send, the better. So, I multiplied my mailing list […]
The best websites for holiday home decor, ranging from cheap and cheerful to luxe and lavish. annie selke Christmas in color. Holiday decor from Annie Selke is eclectic yet refined, with a big focus on texture (you’ll see a ton of felt, wood and embroidery on this site). Their Rainbow Trees and this stunning set […]
Holiday season festivities, but make it COVID friendly. This post contains affiliate links. Christmas Tree Tailgate Gather up a group of your core friends (you know, those folks that you’ve been spending all of quarantine with) and head to a Christmas tree farm with an open parking lot. Some farms are super tailgate friendly, while […]
Christmas cocktails are arguably the best cocktails. Alas, mixology is not my strong suit. So I asked an expert for his advice! Yusef Austin, AKA The Cocktail Architect, is a Brooklyn-based beverage genius. His emphasis on seasonal ingredients, quality, creativity, and taste generates sophisticated cocktails with a multi-sensory experience. Craft three of his staple Christmas […]
When gatherings at home feel too intimate for a bartender, self serve bars are the name of the game. They’re an ideal option for guests to help themselves to their beverage of choice, without overwhelming the host with drink orders. Follow these steps on how-to make a self serve bar that’s just as aesthetically pleasing […]
I have an affinity towards fresh floral arrangements. They’re an easy upgrade to any space, and always boost my mood. They can be dramatic or simplistic, widespread throughout the home or featured in a few select spots. I should preface by saying I’m extremely fortunate to be in the events industry for a number of […]
Vintage stamps have their own story to tell. They always make me stop and look before opening a piece of mail. This post contains affiliate links. Why Vintage? Vintage stamps have an aged and antique appearance, which can add a sense of character and whimsy to an envelope. These historically unique and artistically unexpected touches […]
If you’re like me, it can be hard to stay in one place for long. When you’re eager for a change of scenery, find the nearest beach, and plan a few special touches to elevate an evening away from home. Celebrate life over a glass of rose and good conversation, watching the sunset at the […]
When you think of Disney World, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the delight of being totally immersed in an experience as characters in costume and fairytale cottages surround you. Or, perhaps it’s discovering moments of surprise, like a greeting from Prince Charming while dining in Cinderella’s Castle. To a child, what these moments have […]
Home isn’t just a reflection of your style or a form of self-expression. It’s a place that influences how you feel when you start and end your day. It can make your life easier, or more hectic, and lend towards the achievement or postponement of your goals. When designing a space at home, make it […]
Little people deserve big parties! Check out this list of Most Loved Sites to find the perfect piñata, tassel garland, DIY balloon arch, and other unique goodies for children’s parties. This post contains affiliate links. meri meri Meri Meri is my all-time favorite party supply store, for children’s parties and even for celebrations of my […]
What happens to flowers after an event? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get. But, it’s often posed at the end of an event, when the floral or design team is ready to start breaking down. There’s quite a range of possibilities for how the flowers are handled, that are best to […]
Decks provide visual reference for event concepting, design, layout, form and function. They’re an extremely useful tool to curate how an event will look and feel. What is an Event Deck? After I’ve surfed through Pinterest, mulled over different designs, and have a skeletal plan for an event, I launch Powerpoint and begin working on […]
When you think of a successful event, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the canapés during cocktail hour (one of my favorite parts), the great entertainment that kept you on the dance floor until the bitter end, or the design that transported you to a different time and place. If it caught your attention, just […]
Representing the theme, color scheme, and scale of an event, these hyper-curated documents provide guests with an amazing reference guide to plan the perfect outfit for a special occasion. Dossiers are lookbooks, used for attire purposes, that inspire guests to dress in accordance with an event theme. They’re typically presented on an event website, or […]
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After graduating Endicott College with a BS in Hospitality Management, Kaitlin freelanced for luxury event planners like Colin Cowie Celebrations and Marcy Blum Associates before joining Jennifer Zabinski Events as an Event Planner and Executive Assistant.
At JZ Events, Kaitlin authored press articles for digital publications such as Vogue, InStyle Weddings, and Elle. She planned soirées, milestone birthdays, and private celebrations for high-profile clients, and traveled to plan destination weddings and events across the globe. After 2.5 years, 9 destinations, 15 clients and countless celebrations, Kaitlin took the next step in her career and joined Rafanelli Events as a Production Manager. She’s humbled to work alongside so many talented event producers and designers.
In 2020, Kaitlin’s passion for the editorial world fueled the launch of her own blog, All the Best Moments. She writes on the subjects of Event Planning & Lifestyle; providing guides, insight and hacks to help others plan their own special and memorable occasions, and encourages them to celebrate All the Best Moments that life has to offer.