Goodbye, buffets. Hello, Zoom. Marcy Blum is one of the premier event planners in the country, having organized weddings and various shindigs for the likes of LeBron James, Nate Berkus, and Katie Lee. But before she reached the pinnacle of party planning, Marcy had quite the journey, with stops at Performing Arts High School, a commune in Vermont, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, the emerging New York City food scene in the 1970s—and more. Marcy was among the first female students admitted to the Culinary Institute of America, and she even worked with the legendary Edna Lewis at Brooklyn’s Gage & Tollner. Marcy shares some of her stories, talks about the plight of party planners in a pandemic, and gives tips on how to make virtual events feel a little more personal.
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