Back from California and the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference …and busier than ever….

OC was fun and exciting….

I got to meet celebrity designer Colin Cowie up-close and personal –


I did actually have my picture taken with him but I looked like a scared deer caught in the headlights…….

Not only was he very friendly, signing autographs and taking pictures – he was an excellent speaker and ended the day by auctioning off a chance to work on an event with him- which raised over $100,000 for the ABC Miss Dorothy Scholarship fund ( in under 10 minutes more than 10 people spent $10k each for the chance to work with him)

Rumor has it Colin Cowie will be the new host for Lifetime TV’s show “Get Married”

The entire week was stimulating- great designs by local California designers, vendors showcasing some beautiful new linen we’ll need to get here in Philly and the chance to brainstorm ideas with planners from all over the world.

Glad to be home and ready to put some ideas into effect…

I have to give a shout out to my Southern California friends Michelle Tortuya of Charming Event Planning and Design and Jeannie Ward of Wedding Jeannie who hosted a FAB event at Dana Point- OVER THE TOP food, EXCELLENT tangerine mojitos, and lots of fun…