Packed with advice and inspiration from three of Los Angeles most popular party providers, Fabulous Parties reveals their professional secrets and enables you to create your own sensational celebration for any occasion. Drawing on many years of hands-on experience as floral designers and caterers to Los Angeles A-listers, Mark Held and Richard David of Mark s Garden and Peggy Dark of The Kitchen have adapted the principles of putting together a large, lavish event to a more intimate scale and lower budget. The harmonious relationship between food and flowers is clearly shown in beautiful, specially commissioned photographs, which showcase twenty themed events inspired by those created for their celebrity clients. All of the events included have a theme, décor, and menu. Choose from a Rustic Italian Party, a colorful Caribbean Dinner, a lavish New Year s Eve celebration, an elegant Wine Tasting, or a glamorous Pink Ladies Luncheon, plus many more. Useful practical instruction on how to achieve professional results at home is given in a section on Floristry Tips and Techniques.
Celebrity clients who enjoy parties created by Mark s Garden and The Kitchen include Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Diane Keaton, George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Tommy Hilfiger, Donatella Versace, and many more.
I have used Mark s Garden for flower arrangements for over a decade, and they never get old or predictable. Lisa Marie Presley.