Monday, February 28, 2011

Nancy Swiezy Events And Suger Flower Cake Shop Join Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

I'm very honored to have been invited to design a table for The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala Celebration. A charity event showcasing NY's finest designers.

Joining me Is Amy DeGiulio of Suger Flower Cake Shop.

We will be Co-Designing a table together !

The 2011 Spring Gala will be on Wednesday

April 20th at Cipriani 42nd St.

This is the Inspiration for our table.

Red Hot Oscars!

And A Bit of Pink Bling and

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Well Wed The Hamptons

Nancy Swiezy Events is proud to be included in Well Well The Hampton Issue this year!

A Hampton Affaire
Nancy Swiezy Events

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Royal Wedding Cake Recipe?

This is the famous " SCRIPTURE” cake, other wise known as Fruit Cake!


1/2 cup butter, Judges 5:25
1 1/2 cups white sugar, Jeremiah 6:20
3 eggs, Isaiah 10:14
2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 Kings 4:22
2 teaspoons baking powder, Luke 13:21
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 Kings 10:10
1 teaspoon ground mace, 1 Kings 10:10
1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 Kings 10:10
1/2 teaspoon salt, Leviticus 2:13
1/2 cup water, Genesis 43:24
1 tablespoon honey, Proverbs 24:13
1 cup figs, 1 Samuel 30:11
1 cup raisins, 1 Samuel 30:11
1/2 cup almonds, Genesis 43:11

Blend butter, sugar, spices and salt. Beat egg yolks and add. Sift in baking powder and flour, then add water and honey.
Put fruit and nuts through food processor and flour well. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Pour into a 13 x 9-inch pan and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for one hour.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How To Make A Macaron Wedding Tower!

SOOO Sweet!

A Ring Bearer's Pinapple

Uluvka is a Royal Inspired Polish Vodka Thats HOT in London

U'Luvka Vodka is an award-winning blend of wheat, rye and barley crafted from a legendary recipe dating from 17th Century Poland. A Gold-medal winner time and again, it has a deliciously elegant and smooth texture. It’s lightly buttery with impressive sweet, savoury and spicy flavours; anise -seed freshness followed by a long vibrant grain finish.

U’Luvka Vodka is inspired by the 17th Century Polish Royal Court. Legend has it that in 1603, King Sigismund III of Poland commissioned the famous alchemist Sendivogius to develop a vodka of the finest purity and quality to be enjoyed by his royal court all night long, yet leave them feeling good with just pleasant memories the next day!

This might be a good fit for Prince William's Bachelor Party!

And yes the bottles can be engraved with a message like:

Will you marry me?

Click on the photo to see the message to Kate and Will!

Queen Elizabeth he asked her grandson, "At what point do you stop being trendy and start being realistic?

"Are you going to cycle to the Abbey?"

As I first reported on the E! TV network, those were the Queen's first words to Prince William when she phoned him shortly after Clarence House tweeted the royal wedding details last week. My contacts at the palace were in the room when the Queen called William on his mobile, and read him the royal riot's act over the latest announcements.

She was absolutely livid as she asked her grandson, "At what point do you stop being trendy and start being realistic?"

Her Majesty didn't bother to hide her anger after hearing that William had made wedding plans without consulting with her. After all, she is paying the bulk of the wedding costs. First was the news that Kate will travel to the Abbey by car - perhaps to cut down on expenses. This is a departure from the tradition of the bride arriving at the church in a horse-drawn glass coach. Princess Alexandra was the last royal bride to travel by car to her Westminster Abbey wedding in 1963, but that was because she left from Kensington Palace (the Kent's London home), and it was too great a distance for a carriage procession to the Abbey.

However, as the Queen points out, it will actually cost more to use a car than to use the carriage, when you consider the fuel costs and so on. By contrast, the horse carriages and the Household Cavalry guards are going to be on duty anyway on the wedding day, so it doesn't cost anything extra for Kate to ride in a carriage to the Abbey.

The argument that Kate will be traveling by car due to safety and security concerns isn't convincing since William also announced that both he and his bride will ride in an open carriage to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony. Similarly, Kate's reported allergy to horses can't be the reason for the use of a car instead of the enclosed glass coach since she is leaving the Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage.

The main source of the Queen's displeasure is the wedding breakfast reception at Buckingham Palace. This is usually a sit-down meal (actually a lunch) for around 130 people, consisting of family and close friends. When the proposal for it to be a buffet reception was brought up, the Queen only said that she will consider the idea. Now William has announced it before her official approval.

To add insult to injury, it was also released that hundreds more in the Abbey congregation will make their way to the palace after the ceremony. The Queen is reportedly questioning why she is holding such a huge reception in her home for loads of people she doesn't even know. The monarch doesn't particularly care for buffets anyway, and when Prince Edward organized a buffet reception after his own wedding in 1999, the Queen arranged for Prince Philip, the Queen Mum and herself to be served a sit-down meal.

Prince Charles is said to host a private dinner and dance at the palace on the evening of the wedding. What many people don't realize is that Buckingham Palace only has one kitchen set up for formal occasions. Even with all the staff and help, it will take hours to set up the wedding breakfast reception. So by the time that reception is finished at around 3:30 in the afternoon, all the fine china and crystal have to be cleared, hand-washed, and reset, and then another multi-course meal prepared for several hundred more guests just a few hours later for dinner. Logistically, it will be a nightmare. That is why in the past, the wedding dinner receptions were held at a hotel.

While Charles and William undoubtedly mean well, the fact is neither of them has ever organized a royal wedding before, and really has no idea what's involved. In fact, the planning for Charles' own wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005 became so disorganized, the Queen finally lost her patience and indicated that either she's making the wedding arrangements, or there won't be a wedding at all.

With decades of experience under her belt, all occasions that Her Majesty attends are planned with skilled precision, and run like clock-work. The Queen has now instructed that one person from William's team of aides at Clarence House, who had been organizing the wedding, be sent over to Buckingham Palace. This means that William and Kate will still have input, but it's the Queen and her Buckingham Palace aides who are effectively taking over the planning of the wedding.

While the Queen is William's grandmother, she is also his sovereign, and she's decidedly "not amused" at how things have been handled so far. Watch for changes to the royal wedding details as we countdown to April 29.

New York Wedding Planner

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kudos to Will Ryman and The Fund for Park Avenue On CBS Sunday Morning Segment

There was a wonderful segment today on CBS's Morning Show about Will Ryman and his work on the Park Avenue Mall. He lent models of his work to decorate a table for a gathering of members of The Fund for Park Avenue’s Sculpture Advisory Committee last spring.

I so enjoyed participating last year!

Will Ryman’s 38 booming bloom sculptures, ranging from 4 feet to 25 feet in height, will be on view starting today January 25 through May 31, and is a lovely reminder during these bleak winter months that spring will indeed be coming. A native New Yorker, Will Ryman is know internationally for his large scale sculptures, incorporating all sorts of materials, from stainless steel to plaster. As a writer turned artist his work often is influenced by playwrights and philosophers. For further information regarding Will Ryman’s work please contact Paul Kasmin Gallery.

"Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge Suit"

From The Office of Lord Chamberlain’s Office

Distributed by the Lord Chamberlain's office, the invites to "the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton" stipulate that attendees of the 11 a.m. ceremony are expected to dress in "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Office is responsible for organising those elements of The Queen's programme that involve ceremonial activity.
Despite its name, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office is as independent of the Lord Chamberlain as the other Departments. It is headed by the Comptroller.
The Central Office is responsible for managing the two inward State Visits by overseas Heads of State each year, Investitures, Garden Parties, the State Opening of Parliament, the Garter and Thistle Services, Swan Upping, Royal Warrants, Trade Marks, Royal Insignia, Ceremonial Body Guards, the Crown Jewels, and part-time and honorary appointments, including the Ecclestiastical and Medical Households. It organises Royal weddings and funerals and other special events.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kate Brierley's Isoude

Kate Brierley's is a New York Newporter just like me!

Her work is stunning.

Do visit her on 142 Bellevue Avenue in Newport

Or on line

A Cooking Class Proposal in New York

In Sprit Events Kitchen with Chef Guy Vaknin

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monkey Paws and Pearls

The juxtaposition of these real, freshwater pearls and the hemp strand creates a necklace that anyone will love. The outcome is simply stunning; elegance at its finest.


Newports's United Baptist Church ... Brides Wanted!

The United Baptist Church congregation has a rich heritage dating back to 1638.
After a few years of renovations, they are ready to host Weddings for Newport residents and visting brides.

Spring St, Newport, RI 02840

When Kosher Counts...

Espirt Events is a professional kosher caterer in NYC that can help you with kosher planning and events. They have been working in the industry for over 20 years.
Their first love is simply great food... that just happens to be kosher!

Not Your Mothers Bridal Registry

NewlyWish is a wedding gift registry service designed to provide to-be-weds, their friends and family, with the choice, convenience, and personalization they desire in such an important and personal time in their lives.
NewlyWish is the result of the founders’ experiences when creating their own wedding registry. While a little reticent about the whole idea of registering – having a destination wedding, their guests’ presence was worth more than their presents – they were convinced to create a gift registry as a convenience for friends and family and to make sure that any gifts that were purchased were things they would like.
And so, NewlyWish was born, with the goal of creating a network comprised of New York City’s vibrant array of stores and service providers, available through a single, online portal, so that engaged couples
can use their full imaginations in selecting gifts – whether for themselves, their bridal party, or other guests – and expand beyond the traditional choices that currently dominate the market.

Sugar Flower Cake Shop NYC

I had lunch with Amy DeGiulio, who runs her New York City cake boutique with one goal: to create masterpiece cakes for weddings and other occasions by using fresh, high-quality products from local farms and New York City’s Greenmarkets. Inspired by her original location in the bountiful Hudson Valley, Amy continues to use locally sourced ingredients. Her cakes, with artistically designed flowers she custom-makes from sugar, have been featured on the STYLE Network and in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.
It was so wonderful spending time with you today.
I look forward to seeing your new space!

A Newport Bridal Show This Week End

Wedding trends showing personalization:

Sorry to miss you all foer I'm meeting with a Bride in NY!