You would think that in the off season, I would take a break from planning parties, but with this year being our best year yet, I couldn’t let it end without celebrating the team that made it happen. For this year’s end of the season shindig, we headed to Scuola Di Pizza, the private dining room and cooking school of Nancy Silverton’s Mozza. We did a little wining, dining and yes, we learned the secrets to the city’s best pizza at the same time. For design, I kept it simple since I couldn’t have my team work on their own party. I let the venue inspire the aesthetic and created a homespun feel with centerpieces created out of white porcelain bowls overflowing with heirloom tomatoes on simple belgian linen, kraft paper invitations mailed in a box with personal labels and sweet aprons for each person. The favors included houndstooth chef’s hats and a pizza kit so the team could go home and practice what they learned at Scuola. Check out the images from our little get together courtesy of Heidi Ryder:
I know I already said it with pizza, but I just want to give another shout out to my team…Norma, Susie, Lina, Gena, Matt, Kate & Amy…I could never do what I do without the talent and passion of these people!