Every Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create. Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
Today I would like to introduce Debi Lilly an event planner extraordinaire!
"Debi Lilly knows how to party without breaking a sweat.
As the creative powerhouse behind A Perfect Event, one of Chicago’s premier event planning companies, Lilly strives to make entertaining easy. And while her clients include megastars like Oprah and publications like InStyle, she considers the young married couple hosting their first dinner party just as important.
“The thing I love about my job is inspiring other people to elevate their own entertaining,” Lilly says. “Everyone thinks throwing a party is stressful and expensive. We disagree.” via Splash.
Debi takes nothing for grant. With a twinkle of her eye, Debi makes a party pop! She shows everyday beauty in a clever, creative way that makes you want to jump into the party mood, without worrying that your black tie, or high heel will set the mood stiff. The atmosphere she creates is...
That is Debi's signature and personality.
Last summer Debi sent me an email asking if she and her family, while in France, could come and visit me. I had never met Debi, though any reader of my blog, I consider a friend. From the moment they walked into our home I wanted to call them family. They were genuine, down to earth, kind hearted and above all generous with laughter and affection.
Debi is extremely talented with thousand irons in the fire and skips the rope to Rock around the Clock. I have never met anyone, outside of my mother, who is as organized, thoughtful, cleverly creative and honest as she is.
I instantly admired her and haven't stopped. I think she should be my sister.
As busy as Debi is with running a successful business, filming for TV, writing books, keeping up with her product design for Safeway, her online magazine, and countless other adventures, she is and foremost a loving mother, wife and daughter.
How many successful women can say that?
I tell you I am amazed everyday at how she does it all, with a smile and ease.
Sure she has help... but even that is an undeniable commitment of time and energy to keep her style on chart..
Debi Lilly's, latest video is pure eye candy! As always she shares her secrets, recipes, know how, sources and ideas online. Debi's videos: "Valentine" is so fun, pretty and snazzy. Well just click here to take a peek of pretty in pink with a dash of black check!
To follow more of Debi's adventures, or gather ideas, or DIY step by step projects, recipes, online magazine, blog and or fabulous events with tips on how to create your own, check out the links below:
Note winners for the French Antique Napkins will be revealed tomorrow plus one more giveaway to come! xxx