Just Call Me the Event Planning Bag Lady!


Any event planner will tell you that sometimes it is absolutely necessary to carry what seems like a million things with you.  Whether it is the day of an event, a consult with a new client or a site visit for an event that is a year out, you always seem to have a ton of things on your shoulders as well as in your hands.  Who wants to look like that awkward person fumbling with 10 bags? I sure do not.  In an effort to consolidate, I went on a hunt for the perfect tote bag to put all of my things in.  Although tote bags are the new “it” thing for the  eco-conscious set, most of them are not shaped correctly or sturdy enough to properly hold your precious event materials. So what is this little ole event planning diva to do?

Lucky for me, one of my favorite former professors at NYU – Annette Babich – recently created a handbag line that is perfect for the working lady (or man) who is constantly on the go.  As a busy event professional, she understands the struggle of having to juggle multiple items at all times and felt there was a need for the perfect carryall.   She was kind enough to send me her signature “Life is an Event” tote bag and boy am I grateful! I have already used it a few times and was able to fit a ton inside while being able to stay chic. I like it so much that I wanted to spread the word! You can purchase the one I received as well as two other versions on her website http://annettebabich.com/tote.html. Stay Chic!

Tote Bag inside

tote bag outside


Chic Looks for Real Fêtes

Chic Looks for Real Fêtes

The March “Chic Looks for Real Fêtes” spotlight is on D.K. Stewart. What does one wear when attending a modern chic wedding in Brooklyn – the hipster capital of NY? This House of Dereon dress of course! This stylish fashion blogger knew how to keep it trendy and fun! Never be afraid of color. Even though it is someone else’s special day, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t turn a few heads yourself!
Check out D.K.’s blog http://dani-dk.com/ for more fabulous looks from this fashionista!

If you are interested in being featured in “Chic Looks for Real Fêtes” email Neakai@chicfetes.com with a picture and type of event you attended.

Excited to see how you all turn heads at your next event!

Chic Looks for Real Fêtes

When you receive an invite in the mail for an event, what’s the first thing you think of? If you are anything like me, you are thinking of what to wear!

While we often look to fashion blogs, celebrities and catalogues for inspiration, there are others outside of the spotlight who get it right every time.

We decided to put a monthly spotlight on individuals who put the Chic in every Fête.  Hopefully they can serve as inspiration for others looking for something to wear to a similar event.


This month’s spotlight is on Noelle N. She wore this stunning Sherri Hill gown to a black tie wedding recently.  Even though you are a guest, there is no reason slack on your A game when attending someone else’s wedding.

To find this dress and other stunning gowns from this designer, check out www.sherrihill.com


























If you are interested in being featured in “Chic Looks for Real Fêtes” email Neakai@chicfetes.com with a picture and event you attended.

Excited to see how you all turn heads at your next event!