Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Now I Have Seen Everything!

Flowers Of The Day ...Getting The Look For Less

I redesigned the flowers from the HORT event to create the "Look For Less"

White Hydrangea, Lilac, Spray Orchids, Roses and Queen Anne's Lace adorned with a Remarkable ​Rhinestone Dragon Fly Pin and some Crystal Bling in a mirrored container.

Get th Million Dollar Look for $125 Per table!

Dragon Fly and Heart Place Cards www.Remarkable​Rhinestone.​com

Photo Shoot at The Ravel Hotel

Photos (Coming Soon) From Karen Zieff

Floral Design

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Come Join Nancy Swiezy at The Palace... Hotel For A Royal Sunrise Breakfast!

Friday, April 29, 2011 Say “I Do” to the Royal Wedding Sunrise Breakfast with me and The Queen (In Flowers)

Watch the Wedding Ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton While Enjoying a Traditional English Breakfast in the Palatial Surroundings of the Historic Villard Mansion

New York, New York –– If you can’t make it to London for the “big day,” the next place to watch the most talked about wedding celebration of the year is in The Drawing Room at The New York Palace. Guests will view the ceremony on flatscreen TVs while enjoying traditional English morning meal favorites, including scones with marmalade, scrambled eggs with Devonshire cream, and breakfast bangers.

The event, priced at $150 per person inclusive, will commence at 5:30 am with coffee and tea service. At 6 am, breakfast service will begin to correspond with the 11 am wedding start time in London, and will conclude at 8 am with a champagne toast.

Guests will enjoy an experience that is reflective of a wedding event with traditional celebratory elements and offerings. These include personalized place cards, elegant floral arrangements, “In Honour Of” printed menus, and commemorative wedding “favors” (scented glass candles with an embossed crown logo). To best ensure that early risers are well taken care of it, all attendees will receive keepsake Palace slippers, and pillows and blankets will be available throughout the breakfast to ensure the “coziest” of dining experiences.

The Drawing Room is housed in the renowned Villard Mansion at The New York Palace. With its motifs from 15th-century Italian cathedrals that reflects Gilded Age grandeur, The Drawing Room features exquisite carved wood paneling and twin fireplaces.

For additional information about the Royal Wedding Sunrise Breakfast and to make reservations for the event, please call 212-303-7785. Guests who wish reserve a Superior guestroom starting at $429 the night before the breakfast may do so by contacting the reservations department at, calling (800) 804-7035 or visiting

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala 2011...Hats Off To Flower Power!

Please click on photo to enlarge

Many Thanks To:

Sugar Flower Cake Shop
Cake and Custom Sugar Flowers

Connie Duglin Linen
Table Linen

In and Out Gifts
Flower Power Classic VW Bug

Taylor Creative

Kelly Koening
Program, Table Number and Place Cards

Even one of our guests wore Pucci!

My favorite moment was when Bill Cunningham took a second look at the textile and a smile came on his face. Priceless!

The fantasy party guests were Jackie Kennedy, John Kennedy, John Lennon,Yoko Ono,Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton,
Flip Wilson, Goldie Hawn, Emilio Pucci and Laudomia Pucci

Nancy Swiezy Events
Table Top And Floral Design

This Royal Wedding Rocks

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Design News In New York Magazine... Centerpieces on Steroids

The Horticultural Society of New York is letting the public preview its annual New York Flower Show Dinner Dance this year, parading its famously ornate floral arrangements before anyone who buys a $10 admission. Among the twenty-odd table displays are an eight-foot design by Nancy Swiezy adorned with three feet of feathers and a nearly ten-foot-tall interpretation of Diana Vreeland’s living room by Janet Simon and Jerry Rose (583 Park, nr. 63rd St.; 212-757-0915; 4/12. 3–5 p.m.; $10).

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Get That Tudor Royal Wedding Look With Sorrelli

Sorrelli designed much of the jewelry for the TV Show The Tudars

You can own this Avant Garde Necklace for $869.00

It Took A Village Of Special Event Artists To Create My Table For The New York Horticultural Society 2011

A very special thanks to all the very talented artists that helped me create the table for the
The New York Flower Show Dinner Dance 2011 this year.

It's so exciting to take a drawing and bring it to life!

Fancy Face Event
Ostrich Feathers

Connie Duglin Linen
Table linen

Remarkable ​Rhinestone www.Remarkable​Rhinestone.​com

Okamoto Studio
Ice Sculpture

Jacks And Pearls
Custom Candles

Chameleon Chairs
Fanfare Chairs

Marilyn Monroe portrayed by Mary Ann Becker

Divas Little Helpers Mari O'Conner
Hair and Makeup Artist

Tia Doro Jewelry
Ms Monroes Jewelry

Borowski Muller Photographers
Greg Muller
( His Photos coming soon!)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ti Adoro.... Means I Adore Marias Jewelry!

Ti Adoro, which means "I adore you!" in Italian, produces accessories with a one-of-a-kind, hand made, timeless quality: accessories you can wear forever.

From being exculsivly featured on the runways of London and Milan, a featured guest artist at Kleinfeld Bridal based in New York City and best known for its role on the hit TLC Show, "Say Yes To The Dress", to proudly accepting the "New Accessories Talent Designer of the Year" award for the Couture Bridal Market in NYC 2008.
Ti Adoro Jewelry continues to transform beautiful brides into exquisite ones all over the world.
Founded in 1999, by owner/designer Maria Ruggieri, Ti Adoro, prides itself on in-depth knowledge of the bridal accessory industry complete with quick delivery, couture styling, excellent customer service and a carefully developed wholesale customer base of strong retailers, both nationally and internationally.
Maria's 20 years plus of experience is grounded in the "old school" tradition of Providence, Rhode Island's jewelry industry. After manufacturing for private labels clients such as Ann Taylor, Guess, The Limited and Anne Klein Accessories, Maria decided to focus on the business of luxury occasion wear jewelry and manufactures all her products locally as well as basing her design headquarters in Providence's historical jewelry district.

Newport Brides Please reach out Maria by appointment, in her Studio at Conley's Wharf in Providence, RI
tel: 401.831.3313

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Come Join Me This Tuesday For The Preview Viewing Of The New York Flower Show

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

583 Park Avenue

3:00 to 5:00 Open to the Public with a $10 Donation

7:00pm Cocktails
8:00pm Dinner and Dancing
To purchase tickets to the Dinner Dance,
please contact Stephanie Chin at 212-757-0915 x101

This year, the event previously known as Flowers & Design will reprise the spirit of The Hort's famous and historic New York Flower Show. For the first time ever, there will be a ticketed Private Viewing with the Designers from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

This year's honorees are: David Easton, architect and world-renowned interior designer; Stephen Orr, Editorial Director of Gardening at Martha Stewart Living; Frances Tenenbaum, author and former garden editor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and Alex Timbers, writer/director and Artistic Director of Les Freres Corbusier company.

New York's finest floral, fashion, and interior designers will transform the event space at 583 Park into a magical setting by creating elaborate designs reflecting this year's dramatic theme, Fire & Ice. Our world class authorities on design, led by R. Ellen Avellino, will judge the magnificent table displays.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Strathmore Rose Tiara Is The Front Runner For Kate!

The Strathmore Rose Tiara was a wedding gift to the Queen Mum from her father, the Earl of Strathmore. It’s a delicate tiara, worn by the Queen Mum as a bandeau low across her forehead (a stylish way to wear a tiara in the ‘20s and ‘30s); it can also be worn in a more traditional way on the top of the head. If Kate were to wear a piece from the Queen Mother’s collection, especially one like the Strathmore that hasn’t been trotted out in ages, it might suggest that she and William want to mimic the reign of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon – a united, nuclear family that acts as a model of family values for the nation. Less glam, yes, but also less drama in the wake of the tabloid wars of the previous generation.

Its young and fresh look for a Thoroughly Modern Millie.. I mean Kiss Me Kate!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Wedding Cake Candle Collection

Founder Jessica Lauber was born and raised in New York City and educated at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. Her richly creative career has included fashion merchandising, publishing, and interior design.
“I found it literally impossible to find candles of exceptional quality and unique beauty...that were affordable. It seemed impossible in New York City where everything and anything is available. It was natural for me to call on the resources available in my city to draw from the arts and culture that inspire me.”

These candles are labors of love, candles inspired by the extraordinary city she loves and the parents who made her appreciate all things of beauty — she thanks both in a name — jacks & pearls, NYC

Look for them at my table for
The New York Flower Show Dinner Dance
April 12th 2011
583 Park Avenue
3:00pm-5:00pm Public Viewing and Press Preview
7:00pm Cocktails
8:00pm Dinner and Dancing

Friday, April 1, 2011

Off To See Bill Cunningham

Our Boy Bill…

What can be said about this New York Treasure!

His Integrity of his craft, the joy of an honest days work, God and Country (mostly NYC).

A True New York Icon.

I have had the opportunity to speak with him at the Met Costume Ball and by my house in Newport In front of the Breakers stables, waiting for the carriages to arrive from the Elms. And yes... I was on my bike too!

This is the most touching film about the most remarkable man of fashion.

One regret in life for me would be never to have been photographed by Bill.

Yes Bill.... Your on my bucket list!

See you on 57th and Fifth?

April Fools!

Did we miss the Wedding?

The Royal Wedding Cake Designer - Fiona Cairns

And Yes It will be a Traditional Fruit Cake covered with Hand Made Flowers such as
Lilly of Valley
Rose Thistle and The Shamrock The Three National Flowers