From the Editor

Party Time



Bob Capazzo

My mother spent twenty years in the real estate business and if there was one thing that drove her crazy it was when women would offhandedly say: “I love people and houses — I think I’ll become a real estate broker.” Never mind the contracts, inspections, intense negotiations,corporate pressure, underhanded dealings, emotional turmoil and the 24/7 schedule,as long as you like hanging out with people you’re good. Right.


Turns out I was one of those people. Not with regards to the real estate world. God, no. In my early twenties, I decided to embark on a career as an event planner. Who doesn’t love a party? The glitz, the glamour … but a few conversations with a friend in the business and one night of helping out a caterer put a quick end to that. Dealing with a major meltdown because the tablecloths aren’t the exact shade of chartreuse the client envisioned was just not going to work for me. And then, of course, there was the stark realization that I would not actually be a guest at these fabulous parties. Wha tfun was that?

However, if you just so happen to have the patience of a saint, the vision and creativity of a Broadway set designer and the organizational skills of an FAA air traffic controller, the event planning business is a great place to be.

In this issue, Greenwich-born Reed McIvaine shares a behind-the-scenes look at some of his most spectacular functions. Unflappable, Unassuming and now at the helm of Renny and Reed, an ultra-chic and prominent event planning company, Reed is a party thrower’s dream. Whether he’s negotiating with customs agents to open a storage facility over a holiday weekend or battling Mother Nature and the summer storms she likes to drop on the Northeast, he does what it takes to get the job done in a truly extraordinary fashion. Regardless of the drama, something tells me that his tablecloths are always the perfect shade of chartreuse.
 

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Greenwich Agenda

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    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

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    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

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    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

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    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

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  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
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