What our clients say about us...
- “You have extraordinary attention to detail. You took care of the little things (like the place setting utensil twine and the food platter you sent up to the girls’ room) that we didn’t even think about. We’d be able to tell future clients to feel confident that everything will be taken of with style, even the things they may not have thought of beforehand.” – John, on his wedding
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Besides catching up on recent news, I also always enjoy speaking with recently and newly wed people
One of the questions that I was recently tossing around in my head was "who would I invite to my own wedding?"
Sharon had this to say: "Dave and I worked out that we only invite those who've kept in touch with us over the past year."
Truer words were never spoken. Sometimes it just pays to keep it simple and focus on those you have a stronger bond with than those you need to catch up with. Especially during a wedding with so many to engage, connect and share such an intimate and momentous event.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
2.) Visualize the event. Backwards and Forwards then Forward and Backwards. Consult Murphy's Laws...
3.) Meditate - A bit of calming the heart & mind never hurts
4.) Pack the trusty bottle-opener - Totems/charms are important too!
5.) Polish! - Every detail is important. Check and polish shoes, tie, dress clothes, sharpened the bottle opener. All my personal equipment must be mint condition before seeing action.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Toronto Taste 2013 is finally complete and I can safely give it a huge Mission Accomplished stamp of approval!
As i did in the previous two years I volunteered as their On-site Volunteer Co-Coordinator. Yet I was not fooling myself into thinking this year would any be easier than TT2011 or TT2012. Each year has had its own unique challenges and even thought I had two years already tucked under my belt I knew it would not be a piece of cake.
Three years of volunteering for SH has come and gone for me and to this day I cannot stress enough the importance of volunteering. I have to say that this year our hard working volunteers really rose to the challenge this year, despite the fact that we had lower numbers than previously. Even then , we made a big difference for others and had fun doing it. Pictures to follow!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Special thanks to J for finding this beautiful post about this Scandinavian word. Its not surprising that in Japanese culture they have an opposite word for it that essentially means "death from overworking".
What strikes me the most about this word is the statement that we spend most of our lives at work more then our combined time with friends and family. Doing the rough math of this, assuming you start work at 15-18 and end at 55-60, at 8 hours a day for 5 days a week (as if you only work that long) this is on average over 2,080 hours a year at work! (224 of which would be vacation, if you actually took it!)
I think arbejdsglaede pretty much nails what its like to be an event planner and do what I love. Now that I have a word for what I've always sought to bring to others I work with and for, it feels like an epiphany or a favourite flavour you could not pin down and hangs at the very tip of your tongue. (In this case mind) For more information about this, check out the link below!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Blog: How are things?
Rolo: Things are quite dandy on my end, if not super crazy. Thanks for asking!
Blog: What have you been up to Rolo? I almost feel abandoned.
Rolo: Oh my dear bloggy. I'm sorry. Turns out Rolo had a baby, and its amazing how much time had flown by...
Blog: Oh no way? That's awesome-sauce! So, are we going to restart this blogging thingy?
Rolo: Sigh... yes my dear blog. So sorry, if not for my dear friend Karen, who I made a pinky promise with to post at least one a week, I'd not be here.
Blog: So whats up? What's going on with this blog?
Rolo: Well first off, we'll be revamping it with a new look and finally streamlining it. Plus we're relaunching Simplicity!
Blog: Awesomesauce! Whats up for 2013?
Rolo: Well we'll be shifting away from entrepreneurial thoughts and more thoughts on the catering industry, handy planning articles, tips and random thoughts. We'll also be covering more of our events, past events and developing stronger ties to social and environmental responsibility. I'll also try and update on volunteering and working with Google Ad words. Plus we'll finally be launching the front end Simplicity website to compliment this blog. This blog will continue to be the personal touch of what we do, and have the finer front cover of a website. So look forward to these changes!