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Modern Elegance: Kirsten & Rich’s Wedding {Portofino Bay Resort, Orlando}

February:2009

I can’t believe how time has flown by since this magnificent wedding! Our couple, Kirsten & Rich, we’re so incredibly wonderful to work with! Their February nuptials took place at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park, and were followed by a reception at the Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.

A Flair for Affairs, Orlando Weddings, photos: Damon Tucci
Kirsten was a vision in an elaborately beaded Lazaro gown; bridemaids and groomsmen looked very sharp dressed in black for this formal, evening affair.

A Flair for Affairs, Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding, photos: Damon Tucci A Flair for Affairs, Portofino Bay Wedding Reception, photos: Damon Tucci

Kirsten’s overall vision for the reception was a warm and romantic setting incorporating both traditional and modern elements: red roses, hanging crystals, the glow of candle light, satin finish linens and dramatic lighting.

A Flair for Affairs, Portofino Bay Wedding Reception, photos: Damon Tucci A Flair for Affairs, Portofino Bay Hotel Wedding, photos: Damon Tucci


Additional images from this event are featured on our website: Featured Affairs – Romance & Splendor Photos courtesy of Damon Tucci.

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04 2009

Fun & Festive Wedding & Party Favors [ Kernel Encore, Orlando ]

Here’s an idea that sure to please everyone on your guest list! Custom flavored popcorn treats, wrapped & ready to go, in every color of the rainbow!

Below, our purple and lime green color theme was complimented by individual bags of custom blended flavors: Peanut Butter and Grape, Grape & Green Apple and Caramel Apple.

Popcorn by Kernel Encore, Photo by A Flair for Affairs Popcorn by Kernel Encore, Photo by A Flair for Affairs

Our guests could not believe their eyes and were so excited to receive such an original favor! Pricing is quite affordable and shipping is available to any locale. These make great gifts, too! Please visit the Kernel Encore store in Orlando or visit their online store

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02 2009

Book Signing with Simon T. Bailey

“Each of us is like a diamond, and each of us has the potential to be brilliant.”
– Simon T. Bailey

Simon is one of my favorite motivational speakers! His message is both powerful and sincere. His goal is to help others discover the precious gifts and talents they possess and guide them toward transforming their life. Simon is also well known for coaching business owners and partnering with organizations to acheive measurable results in the areas of leadership and service.

Simon recently authored “Release Your Brilliance” which essentially presents a road map for the journey to transformation. I have been reading this book for a few weeks now and highly recommend it. I have found that reading a few chapters at a time helps me digest the information slowly, and I’m really enjoying the interesting analogies, uplifting stories and interactive exercises.

I am excited to share the news that Simon will be at the Barnes & Noble at 2418 East Colonial Drive in Orlando on Saturday, January 17 to discuss and personally autograph his book. If you are able to attend the the presentation and book signing from 2 pm – 4 pm, I guarantee you will enjoy it!

For additional information on this event, please contact Melissa Spencer – Brilliance Institute, Inc. – 407-826-0000. Please visit Simon T. Bailey’s website to learn more about Simon, and to subscribe to Brilliant Carats, a free Ezine.

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01 2009

The Evolution of "The List"

There has always been a list…

When I was younger, it was in the form of a large grid that existed on the side of the fridge. It divided the household chores and displayed the daily responsibilities of each family member: feed the dog, clean the bathroom, fold the laundry, practice piano, etc. It mapped out 7 days x 7 people – this was an organizational feat and weekly project for my mother. To say it was helpful would be an understatement; we would’ve been lost without it.

I started honing my list making skills in my late twenties. Back then they were mostly used to help me focus on goals and project related to-do’s. In my thirties, list making became more a part of my daily routine… I was a mommy, a homeowner and entrepreneur, so there was quite a bit to keep track of… much more than could be easily organized into the little boxes on the wall calendar. So about 10 years ago, I began logging my lists into spiral bound notebooks.

Eventually I purchased a PDA to help manage my daily activities and synchronize appointments, but I still rely on my notebook with it’s handwritten to-do lists, reminders and goals to chart my course and track my progress.

These days lists rule my world and my notebook is indispensable. At times I’m unsure whether this is more reflective of my age or the age we live in. It seems that we are busier than ever (“crazy busy” – to coin a phrase), sometimes overwhelmed and often distracted. I often say “I need a score card to keep up”! I remember a recent situation where I became quite upset with myself because I forgot something really important when I went out of town for a business conference. I started to wonder if I was was losing my edge, and why my list had failed me! However, the reality of the situation was that there were just too many stressors: hurricane rains, school closings, salon appointments, packing and various other preparations which contributed to short circuiting my careful planning. Sometimes stuff just happens… we live and learn, and do our best to keep up.

The other day I was straightening the den and came across a list my daughter had typed and printed. “Aww! What’s this?” I said, feeling so proud – apparently she does take after me! Then I read it… it said (word for word):

1. play a couple of games
2. make brownies
3. watch movie (half)
4. stop movie eat brownies
5. finish movie
6. chillax
7. start getting ready for bed

Underneath the list was a big happy face.

I didn’t have to look in my notebook to know that there wasn’t a happy face at the bottom of any one of my lists… So, I am going to tape my daughter’s list to the fridge as a reminder to make time for some fun stuff. Yep – kids sure can teach us a lot about life.

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