Plan Hard, Play Hard

These past few weeks I have been putting a ton of time into the museum. May has been the month of large events. This month is not even over yet, but one of the largest event budgets I've worked on was this week. It was so exciting to see it all come together, and such a relief to no longer have to coordinate all of the logistics for this one. 

I thought I'd share some photos of this event that I am so proud of. With events, so many things can go wrong, and day-of, managing is primarily solving those last minute problems. Thankfully, it went incredibly smooth and the only hiccup was the freight elevator breaking down for just a few minutes. 

For this event, the audio visual equipment took three days to load in. There was a stage, a screen, and two rear-projectors that were brighter than I've ever seen. All of the other exhibit halls in the museum had multiple TV monitors in them, live-streaming the stage presentation. They hung speakers from the ceilings throughout 3 floors of our museum, so that the presentation and the DJ's music could be heard no matter where you were. There were uplights throughout the building, turning it from a museum-by-day to an event space by night. Rented furniture was brought in to create lounge areas throughout the exhibit halls and even outside on our terrace. The caterers served heavy hors d'oeuvres and it was some of the best catered food I've had at an event. There were beef short ribs that came out so tender and hot, and when a caterer is cooking for 800 guests, that is really impressive. 

Words haven't come so easily these days. My head is focused mostly on work and all the writing I'm doing is in the form of emails. This blog post alone is taking me longer than usual. However, we are off to enjoy our Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans! If you remember, I visited New Orleans for my bachelorette weekend two years ago. Ever since, I've wanted to bring along S because I fell in love with the city, it's people, and all of the great food and drinks. I'm looking forward to seeing the museums that I missed last time, spending more time on Frenchmen St with the jazz bars, and I'm even looking forward to a long drive with friends and a new book. Being that I've been working so much, I feel like I haven't spent much time cuddled up on my couch with my dog. He already got his stitches out and he's healing just fine. He's going to greyhound camp while we're away, but I wish we could take him with us! I'm going to miss him so much, but I know the hardest part is saying goodbye. Once I'm in NOLA, I'll be having so much fun that I won't miss him as much as I already do.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram, and if you have Snapchat, my username is TENDERROOTS and I'll be sharing little snippets of NOLA life.


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  1. Wow! So impressive! I COULD NOT do your job, and brava to you girl! Congrats on a job well done and I hope you enjoyed your much-deserved vacation!

    1. Aw thanks Lauren! I was such a successful event - exactly the kind of payoff that I work hard for!


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