Amy Burstyn Fritz is trained to dream up her daughter Grace’s first birthday party. She’s a PR, event-planning and brand-building pro who recently launched Burstyn Inc. along with her business partner and mom, Helen Burstyn. We got her to fess up about how she planned this Pinterest-ready party without stressing out.
I’ve always been an A-type personality and as soon as the warmer weather hits, I naturally start thinking about spring cleaning and become a woman with a mission (much to the dismay of my entire family). Lists are made, days are marked off in the calendar and each room undergoes an entire re-org. I’m not gonna lie this may take me weeks but I take comfort in the fact that this only happens once a year, and then I’m in my happy place.
Sure, you can throw some cookies in a bowl, but it’s easy to treat guests to something homemade when you have the right tools. Here I share a favourite recipe and a must-have kitchen gadget, that will ensure you’ll come off looking like the hostess with the mostest.
Floral expert Lynda Felton has blooms in her blood. Her grandfather was a botanist, and her mom and stepdad were florists. So when I needed advice on how to up my floral game (’cause who doesn’t want more flowers in their life?), she was more than happy to share.
Martina Stritesky from White Bow Events is a bi-city party planner with a running list of impressive fetes in Toronto and L.A. A recent gig includes an easter hunt for AKID children’s designs in Hollywood-land (celebrity guests included Selma Blair and Ellen Pompeo). We’re thrilled this new mom (her babe’s only 3-months old) took time out to lend advice about how to plan a shower in our own backyards—and on a budget.