What’s Trending in 2018

What’s Trending in 2018

Earlier this year, the Pantone Color Institute named Ultra Violet as Color of the Year for 2018.  But what else can we expect as the year unfolds?  Here is a quick glimpse: Regarding food and beverage, two things stand out: Stations:  Guests are looking for...
Hospitality Hints in 2015

Hospitality Hints in 2015

Back to the Basics – Fresh from a special events conference in L.A., I was prepared to write about the latest “hot event trends,” but then I ran across a faded green and white booklet titled Hospitality Hints printed in May 1969. Flipping through the yellowed...
Looking forward to 2014

Looking forward to 2014

January 1 coincided with nothing less than a new moon – a celestial special, a harbinger for new endeavors, a symbol for rebirth, and generally good things to come. If you missed it, don’t worry: you can’t see a new moon. But, armed with the knowledge that it...

Great Expectations for 2013

Development departments and Boards across the country are wrestling with the thought of having a gala his spring. The decision usually revolves around the question: Is it worth it? To answer it, we must understand the gala’s range of possibilities and specific...

Fall 2012 Food Trends

With event season upon us, what can we expect to find this fall on platters, dishes, bowls, spoons and the odd cup?  Here are some of the trends we are seeing in DC and around the globe: Edible dirt seems to be making some ground.  By no means a novel concept, it...