• Welcome to the blog of Luxe Fête. We are a full service international event planning and design studio based in Miami, Florida. Global clients seek our services to plan, design, and produce their events. We have executed events around the world, with much of our work featured in national publications. Before channeling my creative energy into this field, I was an attorney at top law firms and clerked for a Federal Judge. It did not take long to realize I’d rather be telling stories by transforming spaces and creating beautiful atmospheres. Stay awhile - we would love to hear from you! Nous aimerions entendre parler de vous! Nos encantaría saber de usted! Gostaríamos muito de ouvir de você! Be sure to also visit our website: www.luxefete.com


I never want to design and produce an event that is not documented by Michael Atwood of Madcap Production. It is a very strong statement, but take a look at the film below and you will understand why.

We had the honor of designing and planning a 50th Birthday party for a special man, Dr. Abbie. Friends and family joined from Nigeria, Paris, London, Dubai, New York – literally all over the world – for the destination celebration. We started the festivities with a beach day on South Beach, maybe or maybe not a field trip KOD, followed by a classy party on stage at the New World Center, home of the New World Symphony. This, my friends, is la dolce vita. Ring the alarm.


Abbie’s 50th Birthday Celebration in Miami Beach, Florida. from Luxe Fête on Vimeo.

Event Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, www.luxefete.com
Beach Venue: Surfcomber Hotel, www.surfcomber.com
Beach Activities: Boucher Brothers, www.boucherbrothers.com
Reception Venue: New World Center, www.nws.edu
Catering: www.thierrycatering.com
Rentals: Nuage Designs and Blooming Events, www.nuagedesigns.com / www.be-original.com
Entertainment: Heatwave Band and Litus Music Installations, http://vimeo.com/sflheatwave / www.litusmusicinstallations.com
Cake: Dominique Couture Cakes, www.dominiquescouturecakes.com
Photographer: Gesi Schilling, www.gesischilling.com
Film by: Michael E. Atwood, Madcap Production, http://vimeo.com/wnbt
Produced by: Nathalie Cadet-James
Stay tuned for some beautiful pictures captured by Gesi Schilling.
February 21, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Dr. Abbie’s 50th Birthday Party Pictures » Miami Wedding Planner Blog - […] breathtaking photos of Abbie’s 50th birthday celebration. We told you about this fabulous event here, so now enjoy the pictures. Still have yet to come across a better rooftop view in […]

February 21, 2014 - 7:13 AM

Nathalie Cadet-James - Thanks Erika. Mike Atwood and Gesi Schilling are both amazing to work with. Glad you enjoyed them.

February 21, 2014 - 12:49 AM

Erika Kelly - Love the pictures and video!

Muses and Visionaries Magazine Feature

Muses & Visionaries Magazine is a savvy lifestyle publication inspiring women to create a life well-lived through smart and impactful content. Simply refreshing. What an honor to be included in their recent Influencers Issue, with journalist Lesley Stahl on the cover.  A special thanks to insightful writer Tess Ghilaga for truly capturing the essence of who I am and what Luxe Fête is. This one definitely gets bookmarked as a favorite.




Singapore Baby!

Feeling like I can move mountains after witnessing my friend Kirk Wagar being sworn in as the next US Ambassador to Singapore. His story is one of hard work, passion, loyalty and polka dot socks. Secretary of State John Kerry officiated, slipping away briefly from urgent Foreign Relation meetings (potential war in Syria and all). He said Kirk never left his side when he was running for president. He wouldn’t leave his.

P.S. Crystal Wagar is looking all kinds of fabulous in this picture! XO