Archive for Tag: Ask Amy

February 22, 2012

Ask Amy: Organization

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Raychel: Amy, HELP! How do you stay organized with multiple projects going on at the same time? Do you have a certain tool you use to keep it together? I have tried so many different things: calendars, daily/weekly/monthly planners, lists, etc. I can’t find the one thing that keeps things organized and easily accessible/visible that works for me. I’m starting to go a little batty! ANY help would be greatly appreciated!! Amy: Raychel – I…
October 27, 2011

Ask Amy: Criticism

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Marta: I would like to ask how do you deal with criticism ( if you have any) from clients or competitors? I know you say competition is good and that constructive opinions are ok but sometimes I struggle with what people say about my work or baked goods. Amy: Marta, I think everyone struggles somewhat with hearing criticism.  It is hard to not take criticism personally.  We all like to hear good things about ourselves.  …
October 18, 2011

Ask Amy: Importance of Photography

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Raychel: I am just starting out trying to start an event planning business. I obviously love to plan and design parties and events, but also am doing this to make money and hopefully one day be able to support my family. With that said I do not have funds to create lavish or perfect outcomes when I do a party for myself or a family member and that means that photos I take (especially since…
October 13, 2011

Ask Amy: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
  Chyna: When you style a dessert table, do you stay there for the whole duration of the event, no matter how long it is? Amy: I’m always there for the set up, and for some reason clients are still surprised by this.  Often because of the installation requirements, we’ll have to start the initial set up like the backdrop, florals, and vessels well before the event starts so that we don’t interfere with guests.  …
September 30, 2011

Ask Amy: Trends

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Sarah: How do you stay on top of the next trend in parties while focusing on the current trend? Amy: When it comes to design and colors, I don’t usually look at trends unless a client really wants a particular design that is trendy.  Most clients will come to me because they want something innovative and it’s up to me and my team to come up with a color palette or design that will be…
September 26, 2011

Ask Amy: Backdrops

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Salin: Hey Amy! I have my own candy and dessert buffet company and would like to know how you get such gorgeous backdrops? I have read one of your blogs about using a foam board; however, can you give us all some tips on how to create more professional looking backdrops? Amy: Hi Salin. I’ll get a diy post on this one day in the future, and it will definitely be in my book. In…
September 21, 2011

Ask Amy: Changing Careers

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
Ashley: Hi Amy,?? I am a law student in New York City but have a love for event planning.  Do you feel that your law background has helped your business grow?  If so, in what ways??? Thank you. Amy: Ashley, This is a question I often get. You wouldn’t believe how many emails I get from women {and some men} who are looking to change directions in their careers.  Many of these people are looking…
September 14, 2011

Ask Amy: Maintaining Your Sensibility

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
It’s been a long time since we posted an Ask Amy post, but starting today you’ll see Ask Amy as a regular column on the site.  I’ll be here to share my design, dessert and business tips with you all.   First up is Susana of Citrus and Orange in Portugal. Susana: Amy, I love all your tips.  When you are asked to do something that is clearly not your sensibility, do you do it and…
July 19, 2010

Ask Amy: The Balancing Act

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Kids
I’m just back from an amazing weekend with my family in the country. It was a weekend filled with laughter, relaxation, and love. Our boys had non-stop fun with their cousins. I had quality time with my big brother and mom {so needed!} We swam and grilled pretty much the whole weekend. My husband and I never went near the computer. It was pure bliss. This was a big dichotomy to last week. Last week…
June 17, 2010

Ask Amy: Working Out Of Home

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Kids
June 11, 2010

Guest Dessert Table + Ask Amy

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Featured Submissions
I’m loving today’s guest dessert table feature from Glory of Glorious Treats. Glory sent me these pictures early this week and I’ve been dying to share them with you. Glory created a strawberry theme party for her niece’s 9th birthday party. I love the fondant strawberries, the custom cups, and the fresh strawberry favors with strawberry ribbon. Wonderful execution, Glory! Glory was also kind to share her strawberry cream cheese frosting recipe here. Speaking of…