Styled luncheon at MiMA organized by Tatiana Valerie

In the beginning of May 2019 Tatiana Valerie at Artvesta Studio and Raul Gamboa at Food Design Conceptual Events decided to organize a styled shoot that would showcase and capture the elaborate culinary creations of Raul’s company.

“If we are going to prepare delectable meals for the shoot, maybe we could invite our close industry friends to enjoy them?”, said Raul. This is how the idea of a styled luncheon came to life. The rest is history.

I reached out to Olha at Sense Of Moment for help with brainstorming. The task we faced was challenging — we had eleven people to feed and entertain and we wanted to do it in style, of course.

The event was going to take place at an intimate, private, residents-only event space at Tatiana’s building on West 42nd St. That alone presented a challenge because of the space’s non-commercial nature and therefore limitations. For instance, Olha’s signature design style incorporates candles but the building did not allow using any kind of candles under any circumstances.

The project seemed to be growing bigger and more complex every day, but, as it happens, with real professionals in the event industry, everything worked out picture-perfect! Kudos to our wonderful event partners:

Photography: @artvestastudio |
Culinary experience: @foodesign_ce
Design and coordination: @senseofmoment.ny |
Florals: @threenotchflorals |
Stationery: @icandothat_design |
Cake favors: @mydaughterscakes |
Rentals: @broadwaypartyrentals |
Linens: @bbjlinen |

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