Mix it Up

When was the last time you really loved—I mean loved—the cocktails coming your way at a wedding? Guests at a recent Fete wedding can honestly say they imbibed in high style. A treat for all drinking connoisseurs in attendance, we brought in a professional mixologist from one of the city’s most acclaimed cocktail spots. These […]

Design Soul

Incredible events have soul and should share something about the host. My job is to understand each of my clients and then use this knowledge as the basis for the creativity. The fun (and challenge) is finding purposeful ways to weave this into the design, music, drinks, service, food, etc…… For a recent 60th birthday […]

Toujours Paris

Once or twice a year I attend a design show in Paris.  It’s always a perfect excuse to take a break from NYC, hop the pond, eat some extraordinary food, wander the ancient streets, and experience a flood of inspiration. What’s really nice about this show is that some of the world’s best home and […]

Surfer Party, Brazilian-Style

We had a lot of fun creating this fantastic beach party.    We played off the host’s Brazilian heritage and love of surfing.   Bartenders made fresh caipirinhas and caipiroskas (made with vodka instead of cachaca) all night.   Samba, capoeira dancers and this fire-dancer pictured below were incredible.  At one point, I thought her arms were going […]

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/

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/

The Finest Event View in New York

In terms of jaw-dropping views of New York, no event space compares to Ellis Island.  You look onto the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline while sitting on the Hudson River.  It is also incredible to watch the views change as the sun drops over the horizon and the NYC’s bright lights come on.  […]