Kathy's 30th Birthday Celebration

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Kathy’s 30th birthday celebration on the rooftop of Jimmy at the James in Manhattan on October 6th. The view of downtown New York City was the main feature, and the rose gold ‘30’ balloons and a candy explosion cake from Flour Shop completed this birthday girl’s vision!

rose gold 30th birthday balloons
Flour Shop candy explosion cake
Jimmy at the James pool
chicken skewers
cheeseburger sliders
hummus plate

Cake: Flour Shop
Venue: Jimmy at the James, Manhattan

Toshi’s Penthouse & Living Room!

Wednesday night my 30th birthday client and I met with the Event Sales Manager at the Flatiron Hotel for a venue tour of their Penthouse and Terrace, and the Mezzanine level of Toshi’s Living Room. The Penthouse is a great space for a private party or corporate event for about 100 people and has all the necessary connections for a DJ to spin or for a company presentation.

The Terrace would be an ideal place for a summer cocktail party has spectacular view of the Empire State Building!

Toshi’s Living Room is on the first level of the Flatiron Hotel and is a cozy neighborhood spot for listening to live music, which is exactly what my client is looking for to cap off the night of 30th birthday party.

After our tour my client and I stayed for a drink and listened to the band that was playing that night. Even though I had heard that Toshi, the owner, and his dog were regular fixtures at the hotel, I was still a bit surprised when he was actually the who sat us in the Living Room and took our drink order! The menus are created to look like old family photo albums (clever touch for a “living room” theme) and include pictures of Toshi’s childhood, a very creative touch! The cocktails were listed under the heading “Glasses of Happiness” which I immediately loved. My client and I both selected “The Toshi” cocktail, a combination of gin, lemon & champagne (I must be ready for that summer cocktail party on the Terrace!) which was positively delightful!

Happy Holidays from KBNY!

2012 was such a wonderful year for Karen Brown New York! We had the pleasure of working with so many wonderful clients and creating unforgettable events for their special occasions.

Here is a video recap of our year in event planning and the charities that benefited from “An Event that Gives Back!”.

5% goes to the Food Bank for NYC!

After planning a fantastic 30th birthday party for my client and her boyfriend, they chose Food Bank for NYC for their 5% donation – another Event that Gives Back!

An excerpt from their website:

“As one of the country’s largest food banks, our mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research.”

A Penthouse Party!

This past Saturday was my client’s joint 30th birthday party with her boyfriend, an event we have been planning since early August. Their ideal venue was a hotel penthouse with a view, preferably close to Central Park. After contacting close to a dozen hotels they decided to go with 6 Columbus and I’m so glad they did! The hotel was amazing to work with and the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating.

One of the keys to a successful party is to ensure that you have a reliable team and I am so thankful that I do! I was on vacation in the UK last week and didn’t return until the night of the party. I relied heavily on my assistant and the contracted vendors to make sure everything was in order and ran smoothly until I was able to get there. When I arrived (an hour and a half after the party start time) and walked through the penthouse door I received such a warm welcome from my client and their guests. There’s nothing like hearing your name shouted and accompanied with praise! That is unquestionably one of the highlights of my job, seeing people happy and knowing that I took part in creating special memories for them.

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