​Lifestyle Maven Events had the honor to be invited to The Knot Gala 2016. The Knot Gala took place in October at The New York Public Library. To mark the celebration of their 20th anniversary, the theme was a lavish French fete. The Gala was complete with performers of all varieties from bands to DJs to electric violists, , lavish food displays consisting of all the best French delicacies from pate to tartate, macarons, delectable tartes (provided by Lauderee’s pop-up shop), and vibrant cocktails including a delectable assortment of sparkling wines.

The entire gala was wholly interactive. There was a sensory taste experience called Apetit Noir where you were given several pieces of sushi grade salmon and then with headphones had to navigate a beautiful annex of the library to try different flavors and textures on top of your salmon. A memorable one was a mango filled boba creation paired with some Champagne. For me, one of the highlights was the live watercolor artists that either sketched, painted or used watercolor marker to paint a high fashion image of your look. They were quick and detailed and I absolutely adore how my drawing turned out.  
Another favorite was the portrait session. You were posed by a photographer on a chaise lounge and by the end of the evening, were handed one of the most glam photos of yourself you’ve ever seen. Needless to say, my husband and I ate and drank to our hearts content and danced the night away with some of the most talented and well-known wedding vendors in the entire world. I cannot wait for my invitation for 2017! 

 Planning and DesignStrawberry Milk Events | Venue: The New York Public Library | Stationery: CECI New York | Catering: Great PerformancesSpecialty Catering: Whole Le CrepeSigmund’s PretzelsLe Puf | Patisserie: Ladurée| Entertainment: Vali Entertainment | Entertainment: Scarlett Entertainment | Entertainment: Shien Artists | Liquor: Tito’s Vodka | Wine: Coppola Wines | Lighting: Bentley Meeker | Environmental Projection: DJ Jacob Towe | Photography: 5ive15ifteen Photo Company | Videography: East West Productions | Flowers: Tantawan Bloom | Flowers: Edge Floral | Decor: Revolution Event and Design | Rentals: Luxe Event RentalsParty Rental LTDNuage Designs | Flash Tattoos: Flash Tattoos | Live Artist: Drawn Together NYC | “Noir” Headphones: Silent Storm | Wigs: Elbowgrease Design | Snapchat Filter: Meldeen | Ice Décor: Okamoto Studio | VIP Lounge: Macy’s Fine Jewelry | Hair and Makeup: Sally Duvall MakeupErin Taylor HairBeautiniUpstyleMG Hair & MakeupAshley Stone/Beauty EntourageDonna Lance Makeup |