November, 2009 Archive

Advice for the Newly Engaged

If you have just started planning your wedding, you are surely feeling excited and exhilarated yet slightly anxious.  First, make sure you treasure this moment in your life.  When you are ready to start planning, don’t rush to find your venue just yet.   Large projects like a wedding require proper management.  That is why I […]

Fantastic Passed Hors D’oeuvres Idea

During a food tasting for an event in St. Barths, I had one of the most innovative passed hors d’oeuvres that I have tried in a long time. It was a Frozen Bloody Mary. It’s not for everyone but I give it an A for creativity. It’s a great concept for outdoor weddings in warm […]

Mac Attack

The owners of Cafeteria and Delicatessen recently opened Mac Bar in Nolita.   In addition to the delicious mac and cheese,  the entire project was done well.  I appreciate how every element – the architecture, interior design,  graphics and even the packaging come together to make for a real experience.  It’s this same thinking applied to […]

Design Fantasy – Drippy Nickly Chain!

One of my fantasies is to install a giant version of this over a dance floor in a room that is basically a black lacquered box.  I love the silver drippy nickel chain!  It is designed by Barlas Baylar for Hudson Furntiure. http://www.hudsonfurnitureinc.com/2007/

Russian Service

Food service alone is one area that often feels so expected. A standard plated first course and entree can make your event feel like any other. At Fete, we use service to set a distinct tone. For the first course at this wedding (see menu listing below), waiters walked around with 3 different types of […]


Bamboo holds a warm place in my heart.  Without leaves, it has a clean, sophisticated look yet it takes on a entirely different feel with its branches and leaves on.   Most importantly, bamboo is environmentally-friendly.  A member of the grass family, it is the fastest growing plant in the world (betcha didn’t know that!).  Unlike […]

We Love Paper Products!

A lot of people don’t know that we custom design invitations and paper products.  These rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch letterpress invites work as stand-alone pieces and more interestingly, together as a single unit.  To see more of our recent invitations, check our portfolio: http://feteny.com/services/fete-paper/