The holiday season is thick. It’s dense. It’s full of everything – parties, family gatherings, spending money, receiving and giving, eating, drinking, sharing stories, and, always, expectations. Navigating the holiday season as a newly engaged or married couple, for the first time, is exciting! But it can also be tough at times.
There are so many details that go into setting the tone, ambiance, and flavor of an event. Food is fuel for our bodies and brains and is crucial to all that we do. As such, it’s no surprise that food and beverage considerations are taken seriously for large events. Weddings and celebratory events come to mind most often, but within the corporate world, cuisine plays an integral role!
Giving to those we love is such a soul-satisfying experience. Spending the time to consider what the perfect gift may be, finding that item or experience, and then getting to watch your loved one open it, is a remarkable feeling.
In a world that is constantly changing, traditions provide a sense of groundedness and familiarity, especially holiday traditions! Each holiday season is ripe with traditions both old and new, for us all to enjoy with our loved ones. Truly, a tradition is something we choose and infuse with love, meaning it can be whatever you’d like!
Most of the wedding attention gets put on spring, summer, and fall weddings, with winter being left out of the spotlight. Ask any wedding expert, though, and they’ll let you in on a little secret – winter weddings are magical! In many ways, winter is the pinnacle season for romance between cozy fireside kisses, ice skating dates, and holiday proposals.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
November is a month of illumination. Between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, we get the entire month to dwell on one of the most important emotions – gratitude. Though we are thankful, grateful, and appreciative year-round, we are so excited to utilize November as not only a month for feeling grateful, but for taking action to show gratitude. As John F. Kennedy states in the quote above, demonstrating our appreciation is key!
For many of us, the word “travel” invokes images of white sand beaches, adventuring through Europe, or even spending time with family in a different part of the country. On the other hand, for the billions working in corporate America, travel often invokes images of briefcases, meetings, and working meals. In 2016, 307 billion dollars were spent on travel. That much, or more, has likely already been spent in 2017 with less than a quarter left in the year.
Wherever there are rivers and rolling lands, one will often find farms, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and more. This is exactly the case in the Hudson Valley, the region that surrounds the Hudson River. Adventure your way just a bit north of New York City, and you’ll be entering into the Hudson Valley region; a land of bounty.
Can you feel it? The anticipation is building, now that October has arrived, for Halloween and all the spooks, treats, and excitement that comes with it. We dare you to step outside of your normal Halloween routine, and escape for a weekend to the home of the Headless Horseman.
Conferences, team-building, goal-setting, board meetings, the reasons for a corporation to hold an event are many. With an abundance of corporate events year after year, trends always begin to emerge and shift. The past few years have brought a great many changes in corporate events, many due to the constant, incredible technology advances.