We did it! We had the march up Fifth Avenue, and the party at Haven, and the coverage in the New York Times. For our first event, I'd say the Milliners Guild of NYC has hit the streets. Party planning in New York is difficult at best, but with a group of designers as a committee, it's downright challenging.
When in doubt, delegate, and so we did. We had Monika as the party hearty planner; Lisa as the decorating committee for Haven. Anastasia was the liason supreme with the owners of Haven. The p.r. committee was comprised of myself, Linda Pagan, and Michelle Peglau. there were sub-committees, as well: the makers of the feathered headpieces we gave as gifts in the goody bags; the stuffers of the goody bags; the rest of the Guild as back-up and consultants. for those of you out there, feel free to ask any questions about doing a serious gig with a very small budget, and I'l be happy to steer you in the right directions.
Oh, the goody bags! Moire from Rochester baked organic cookies in the shape of hats! We had CD's contributed from several of our respective clients, and gift certificates from our affiliates.
Jewelry, make-up, and containers of mints with the Guild's brand on them as toppers. Any member of the press received this little token of our appreciation, although it isn't done quite so much anymore.
The open bar served vodka martinis created especially by Haven for the event, and the dislay of hats from the Guild members was superbly executed by Lisa on the mezzanine . Get thee to Haven for their ambiance, food, bar..........a great spot, truly comfortable and ultra-hip. Rare on the Upper East Side, without being stuffy.
Milliners, rejoice! We did it, and did it in New York style!