TOMAS DE BRUYNE, FLORAL ARCHITECT

The business of events! The pre-planning and installation of major celebrations, including weddings, is a science that demands fantastic organisational skills and an exacting approach to detail. Floral architect Tomas de Bruyne, who was born in the picturesque medieval city of Bruges in Belgium – where he still resides – is a master at creating, […] Read more…

LEGENDARY EVENTS: NORMA COHEN

I have the best job, creating such special events for the best clients! Making their dreams come to life is the best job ever…” Norma Cohen, founder Norma Cohen Productions For the past thirty-six years, Brooklyn-based event planner and designer Norma Cohen has been working with high profile clients to make their dreams come true. […] Read more…

LA FETE: TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL EVENT PLANNER

Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, founder of ‘La Fête’, is a destination wedding and event planner based in London, UK. Having both French and English parentage, Charlotte was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland; she speaks fluent French, English, Spanish and Italian – meaning she can work effortlessly in each of these countries. Here we discuss all the different […] Read more…

WHITEPAPER: EVENT ARCHITECTS

Aron Schlagman is the owner and Creative Director at Whitepaper Event, a company located at various locations around the world – wherever his clients need him to be. Here we discuss in detail how Aron got into the even design business and his very specific approach to his prestigious clients… We consider ourselves to be […] Read more…

A UNIQUE PERFORMANCE: SUPER TENANTS

If you want to kick-start your event or wedding in a highly unique and memorable way, then Super Tenants are your people! Tim and Dom are the co-founders of the London-based interactive, party-starting roaming band. For the past ten years, Super Tenants have been playing acoustically at events all over the UK and internationally, ‘breaking […] Read more…

PEACE & SERENITY IN THE CITY: THE GARDENISTS

Hay-Joung Hwang and Simon Kitchin are the driving forces behind Hay Designs, one of the nation’s premier landscape design firms which specialises in crafting custom solutions for both residential and commercial environments. Here we talk to Hay about her design ethos and how the tranquil ambience of her gardens is achieved… C&B: “Hay, your portfolio […] Read more…

COUTURE CARPETS: TOPFLOOR BY ESTI

Being a multi-award winning company, we can easily say we are at the top of the luxury market due to our very high standards for best design and best quality. Our rugs shown here speak for themselves…” Esti Barnes, Topfloor by Esti Esti Barnes is the founder of ‘Topfloor by Esti’, a well known brand amongst top end interior designers who frequent her […] Read more…

PROPERTY: ALEX LEE BOURNE, LONDON HOUSE

Alex Bourne, one of the stars of the recently aired ‘BUYING LONDON’ on Netflix, is founder and director of the estate agency London House, located on Weymouth Street – just off Marylebone High Street in London – serving an international VIP client base that includes royalty. Alex started out in early life as an actor, […] Read more…

WEDDINGS: MELINDA GILL, LUXUS EVENTS

While we respect our clients’ privacy and confidentiality, we’ve had the privilege of working with several high-profile individuals, including Hollywood stars and the royal family of Qatar; these experiences were truly special…” Melinda Gill, Luxus Events C&B: “Melinda, congratulations on LUXUS EVENTS being named as one of the CITY & BEACH LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE ‘TOP 10 […] Read more…

MATT PORTEOUS: TOP 10 EVENT SPECIALISTS

Amongst lifestyle photographers, Matt Porteous is the elite. Heading up our TOP 10 of event specialists, Matt is best recognised for his work with the British Royal Family, documenting marine life and creating beautiful portfolios of private events. Come back later to read a profile on Matt! Read more…

UNIQUE OUTDOOR ROOMS: ERWIN STAM TUINSTUDIO

At Chelsea Flower Show this year I’ll be presenting the brand new pots that we’ve designed for Torc Pots along with In-Lite Global; that’s something we’re really looking forward to…” Erwin Stam Garden designer Erwin Stam is based in between both Rotterdam and Amsterdam and has clients all over the Netherlands and around the world. Erwin […] Read more…

GOLDEN TOUCH: ALEXANDER & BJÖRCK

Catering is one of the most crucial components of any event and with discerning international guests who are aware of current trends and often attend a different event every other night of the week, it’s important to keep menus fresh, novel, interesting and delicious. Alexander & Björck is a luxury catering and events company based […] Read more…

THE LONDON ESSENTIALS IN THE USA

THE LONDON ESSENTIALS live music band is a welcome fixture at many of the most high profile events around the world – working with the best planners – and giving each occasion an instant injection of fun with their enthusiasm and unique presence. Every six weeks or so, Ben Matthews (below, right) – who is […] Read more…

BEHIND THE MEMORIES: BORDONI FILMS

INTRO BY NICKY SUMMER: “When I first came across the work of Bordoni Films via friends of mine in the events business, I was struck by its cinematic qualities and the expert editing that told a full romantic story rather than only capturing the magic of one day. I just had to showcase their work […] Read more…

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