• 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

Secret Garden Inspiration Board

I have shared with you one of my favorite quotes about being an artist by Amanda Palmer:

You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.

Our goal at Luxe Fête is to make each of our clients feel something deep and unexpected. It starts with an inspiration board. Here is one of our favorites: A Secret Garden.

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Kristin Inspiration Board UPDATED

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Many people don’t believe me when I say I workout to classical music. But believe me, the immersive sound of a full orchestra can really put you in the beast mode flow.

“Where words fail, music speaks” – Hans Christian Andersen

When I listen to classical music, my thoughts are no longer thoughts, but instead notes and chords that guide me in my creations. Truly, music is the fourth dimension to an event. It’s the undercurrent that molds the mood of your guests.  It becomes the sound track of our lives. It’s so important.  One of my favorite events to put together was Up Close and Personal with Michael Tilson Thomas, the 13 time Grammy Award Winning Maestro of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Director of New World Symphony.

Luxe Fete New World Symphony

Here are just a few of my favorite classical songs perfect for dinner entertaining:

Elgar – Salut D’Amour

The Greeting of Love. A French inspired piece by an English composer is the perfect dreamy opening for a relaxed tone playlist.

Chopin – Fantasie Impromptu

Sparkling intimate and originally dedicated to the composers close female friend.

Bach – Cello Suite 1

Ebbing and swaying, a widely recognized, warm and engaging mid-way selection that easily wraps you in its six movements.

Franz Liszt’s – Liebestraum

Translating from German to “Love Dream” the tone is quietly bittersweet and a great conversation starter.

Rachmaninoff – Vocalise for Violin

The last of the fourteen of the Russian’s compositions is romantically lyrical and softly sentimental.

Schubert – Serenade        

As multilayered choice with darker tones it is smoothly matched for later in the day after dinner drinks.

Debussy – Clair De Lune

A familiar and comforting piece to round out your soundtrack and the accompanying wonderfully matched evening.

[Yes, I know I am a true romantic]

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About Miami in LastMinute.com

Miami is undergoing a cultural transformation and it is so exciting to be a part of it. How lovely to hear from our friends at the London-based mega travel website, LastMinute.com who wanted to know what’s happening in the burgeoning neighborhood of the Upper Eastside.  Here are some of my favorite places in town. Get to it! Click on the link below for my local haunts. 

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