Make a “Legendary” impression at a dinner party. Tony Conway, founder and CEO of the special events company A Legendary Event in Atlanta, GA, is the master at leaving impressions.
Today, Tony shares his no fuss tips on how to impress and look like the best. His tips for dinner etiquette are simple to follow and even easier to make a habit.
? The Perfect Setting-To remember the placement of your dinner set up, think of this moniker: ‘Bread, Meal, Water.’ Your bread plate will be on your left, your meal plate is in the center and your water or wine glass will be on your right.
? A Cut Above-When cutting a food item on your plate, your fork should be turned down, holding the item while the knife gently cuts through the item.
? The Rule of Thumb- When it comes to which to use first, always work your way from the outside in. The outermost silverware is for your first and second courses and so on and so forth.
? Table It- It is important to remember that once the utensils are used, they should be placed on the side of your plate and are not to touch the table again, including the handles.
Your dinner etiquette will be a hit with fellow guests and potentially an inspiration. You’re a legend; now, flaunt it!
At A Legendary Event, Atlanta’s award-wining floral team is busy designing magnificent centerpieces. For color and pizzazz, we love including lemons and limes for a less predictable touch.
With summer sizzling, now is the time to let some sun into your celebration and brighten your home with brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Legendary Floral Director Jeanna Graham explains how citrus became a hit for A Legendary Event.
“It started when I was making a Spanish tablescape. I was inspired by the oranges, lemons, and limes that I was using. I went into my garden and plucked Magnolia flowers and Hosta leaves. My guests asked ‘How did you think of that?’ That’s the “Wow” factor we aim for at Legendary.”
One of the biggest trends in floral arrangements this year is unconventional centerpieces and using fruit is sure to catch guests by surprise. These arrangements add vibrant colors that dazzle the eyes and citrus fruits provide a fresh aroma that brings the sunshine inside.
To jazz up tables and place settings, slice freshly picked lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, or bergamots. Combine different fruits for a fresh and clean arrangement. Try sliding lemon slices into a clear vase, and then fill it with flowers and ice water for a “Legendary” look. Simple and sophisticated, this is a solar flare that will keep your company coming back for more.
Follow us! We recently launched A Legendary Event Pinterest page and posted some of our latest “Legendary” pics and tips. Plus, discover ways to keep it “Legendary,” from our award-winning wedding cakes to etiquette lessons from Tony Conway.
If you’re unfamiliar with online scrapbook Pinterest, now is the time to join millions of Pinterest followers. Gone are the days of cutting up your favorite magazines and keeping track of confusing picture files. De-clutter your computer and keep the catalogs clean with this online tool that easily organizes the objects of your inspiration!
It only takes a day or two to be invited to join the Pinterest community. If you’re like us, you’ll be hooked in a matter of minutes. Once you’ve created your account and downloaded the “pin-it” button, the Internet becomes your treasure chest. Pick and “pin” any online images to your own Boards, customized around themes of your own creation such as “Summer Florals” or “Parties I want to give!”
Check us out at http://pinterest.com/alegendaryevent/ and always keep it “Legendary!”
A Legendary Event has the perfect wine and music for a laid back Fourth of July! Relaxing in the summer breezes with American vino and savoring Old Blue Eyes is as patriotic as apple pie.
The best wines depend upon your preferred Independence Day meal. If you choose to grill chicken, then a peppery Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon will nicely complement the lighter fare. Alternatively, a hearty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon can stand up to the beefiest burger, as it accompanies your meal with strong red fruits and tannins.
Should you wish to indulge in seafood for the holiday, stick to a white wine. Fried fish is best complemented by a more austere beverage to clean the palate and refresh your guests. For this plate, enjoy a Washington State Reisling, which will blossom with peach and minerals, perfect for a Southern celebration.
As A Legendary Event salutes the Greats, we encourage you to perk up your ears and take a listen to Thelonious Monk, who’s eccentricity is said to have transposed his music. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie influenced some of the more famous musicians to follow him, such as Miles Davis, another excellent choice to mellow to on the Fourth. However, none can outshine Louis Armstrong, King of Scat and a Founding Father of Modern Jazz. His living legacy of music is beyond extraordinary; Louis is “Legendary.”