I have been a designer for over 25 years, starting as a florist, and working in NYC as a floral decorator. My experience includes all aspects of floral design ~ from gift arrangements, to flights of fancy for special events. I have been the in-house florist for the tony Metropolitan Club, and have produced weddings and special events in notable venues across the country, but primarily in New York City, including all of the best hotels, (Plaza, Pierre, Waldorf, St. Regis, etc.) and private clubs, (University, Harvard, Colony, Union, etc.). as well as Gotham Hall, Tribeca Rooftop, New York Public library, and the Cippriani venues to name a few.
Until recently, I was also head of the department of flowers and décor at Tavern on the Green, designing and overseeing such events as the NBC holiday parties for 1200, launches for corporate projects/products and media events such as the Barilla Pasta party for the New York City marathon, and the Kelly and Regis valentine’s day wedding show. In addition I have designed and executed large scale projects for fundraising and charity events including the Bergh Ball for the ASPCA for 300, Hillary Clinton’s 60th Birthday party for 600, the Southampton Hospital summer party for 1400 people and Jackie Robinson foundation at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 700.
I have learned all there is to know about flower variety, care/conditioning and design. I consistently thrill clients with creativity and the ability to work within a budget, always having the event designs complete and ready at least 2 hours before they begin. In the early part of my career, (1980’s/90’s) I created and directed the Floral design certificate program at Parsons School of Design, while developing my own successful design company, catering to private and corporate clients and special events.
With my knowledge, upbeat personality & high energy, I bring a positive, productive advantage to your event.