BEST WAY TO BRING HOME THE BACON
Guthrie’s Food & Catering Owner Ben Johnson’s homegrown catering company prides itself on bringing the kitchen to your party. A master of his craft, Johnson offers mouthwatering bites, Tex-Mex and barbecue galore. Better yet, he brings his winning personality to the table and will help see your party through from start to finish.
BEST WAY TO BE GREAT HOST
Posh Couture So you decided to throw a party—now what? This luxe rental company has got you sorted from head to toe. Select from a vast assortment of serving ware, furniture and accessories. We guarantee they’re all posh, of course.
BEST SOURCE FOR TURNING YOU INTO EMILY POST
The Dapper Diplomat We’ve all been there. What’s the protocol? How to avoid acting like a caveman, best hosting practices—these are all things the modern-day gent needs to learn. Cue in Julian Leaver, the true dapper diplomat.
BEST ARRANGEMENTS THAT WOW
Avant Garden Take one step into this shop and you will be transported to a floral utopia. “Celebrate life with flowers!” enthuses event planner extraordinaire and owner Todd Fiscus. From small bouquets to outrageous arrangements, everything will leave you swooning.
BEST PLACE TO ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Klyde Warren Park Not many people can say that they too have a version of Central Park in their backyard. Spanning 5.2 acres, this lush oasis provides free programming and education to the public. From yoga to live music, school field trips and outdoor games, there is fun to be had by all.
BEST FOR MONOGRAMMING
Sew Stitchin’ Fancy Who doesn’t like to add a personal touch to their child’s clothing, or perhaps their own? From bloomers and bibs to cocktail napkins and towels, it’s important to add an extra touch. @sewstitchinfancy
BEST FINE DINING AT YOUR DOOR
Cassandra Catering No stranger to serving crowds of thousands at a time—former presidents in the audiences as well—Cassandra’s team serves over-the-top offerings right at your doorstep, office or the next gala you’re chairing.
BEST PLACE FOR KIDS TO BE KIDS
Play Street Museum Let your child’s imagination run wild. Featuring an interactive museum set to engage and guide them toward a path of exploration and creativity, Play Street hosts daily activities, birthday parties and more.
BEST WAY TO ACE A TEST
Hola HP Cramming sessions are the worst. We’ve all waited until the last minute to prepare for the big exam only to realize that, in the final countdown, it’s much harder to retain the necessary information. Thankfully, Hola HP offers programming meant to guide you throughout the educational process. With study halls and private tutoring, they cater to the individual needs of a student.
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Ashley Anderson Smith Financial planning can be a nightmare—especially if you aren’t exactly sure of the steps. Ashley Anderson Smith guides her clients through a step-by-step process helping them achieve financial confidence.