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Met Ball uses 200,000 roses to craft surreal look honoring Prada, Schiaparelli
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Pomp and circumstance have long been the Costume Institute gala's calling card, but the black-tie affair took a decidedly cerebral turn, as it marked the opening of the exhibit, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations." Chiefly sponsored by online retailer Amazon, the sold-out dinner drew more than 800 A-list guests and raised more than $11.5 million — a new record for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More

Sip these 10 Pantone colored cocktails
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Every year Pantone declares a "color of the year," setting the stage for trends for the next 12 months. For the first time this year, Pantone partnered with Sephora to honor the 2012 color, Tangerine Tango, and we've been seeing the orange hue not only in makeup, but in clothes and accessories, too. More

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Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
If versatility is what you are looking for, check out our mobile gas ovens. With a mobile oven, you can take your Barbecue on the road for catering functions, promotional events or off premise vending and generate extra revenue to your foodservice operation with minimal overhead expense. MORE
Cambro Catering Equipment on Sale
We carry the complete line of CAMBRO Restaurant, Deli and Catering Equipment, Vending Carts, Garment Racks, Sitram S/S Cookware, Utility Trailers and More. We are committed to provide the most durable and highest quality products for Catering. Place orders online with coupon code MV5OFF to receive 5% off your entire purchase until June 4, 2012. MORE

Eclectic romance wedding amber, aqua and peacock
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This romantic wedding theme by YourBASH! combines rich metallics and exotic flair to create "Eclectic Romance". Every lush detail — amber and aqua crystals, peacock feathers, and more — sets the mood for the Empress Room at the Hotel Del Coronado. This incredible collaboration was just one of the eight theme inspirations from the event. More

Grilling gets gourmet: 15 simple, special recipes for the grill
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Go beyond burgers and dogs on the grill. With these recipes for pizza, lobster, pork tenderloin, steak, calamari, and so much more, your grilling possibilities are endless. More

Superfast Mediterranean recipes
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From Morocco, to Italy, to Greece, to Turkey, to the Middle East, these recipes are tasty and none take more than 20 minutes to make. More

Wedding inspiration with metal + wood details
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The team (lead by photographers Frenzel Photography) incorporated raw materials into the florals and bouquets such as metal springs, large screws, washers and other odds and ends metal items. They also created a full dessert display with vintage industiral pieces. They hand stamped the dessert titles and the couples initials onto metal and wood blocks for a very unique touch. More

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Stop by Walco exhibit booth #416 at Marketplace Expo 2012! Walco features every quality level of stainless steel flatware, hollowware, chafing dishes and steak knives. Silverplating and customization are done to order. MORE

Purple vintage ombre inspired photo shoot by Bella Destinee
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Bella Destinee writes, "We designed a shoot focusing on a 'Ruffled Vintage Ombre' theme in hues of purple with accents of dusty green and ash gray. We wanted to illustrate the various ways a bride can incorporate this trend into her day. Everything from linens, florals, vintage umbrellas and jewelry to the favors, desserts and drinks — the possibilities are endless. We also included DIY ombre chandelier and mini grape jams." More

Good things for outdoor entertaining
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These extra-special touches and clever solutions will elevate the typical backyard barbecue or alfresco cocktail hour. More

An Italian garden wedding from Emerald City Designs
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A hotel ballroom is transformed into a Venetian statuary garden for a lucky bride thanks to Emerald City Designs. More

Woodland dessert feature
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This woodland dessert table was sent by Zena-Marie from The Fabulous Mom's Guide. If you look through the forest of desserts on the dessert table, you'll see there are many creative sweet treats. Chocolate dipped marshmallow pops were rolled in crystallized coconut before being planted in little pots of edible chocolate dirt. Other woodsy sweet treats included hedgehog cookies, chocolate owls, mushroom cap meringue, and rocky road chocolate logs. More

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Join NACE in May and save $100 on your professional membership
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Join now and save $100! Any NEW professional member who joins NACE this month will receive $100 off the regular membership rate of $395. You pay just $295! For more information, click here.

(Open to the public) Event Planners! Are you ready for the new reality? NACE Webinar Series: Planning Events in the New Reality on June 19 (3 p.m. ET), $35 (includes recording)

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Join us on Tuesday, June 19 at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT for "Planning Events in the New Reality" with Mike Dominguez, CHSE Vice President Of Global Sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts. Get a 'behind-the-scenes' look at changes in the environment and the future of hotel events. Whether you are selling or planning the event, understand how to fine tune the way you do business to leverage the best deal for both sides in these uncertain times. Special bundle discounts available. For more information, click here.

Louisiana and Mississippi resident special! Use discount code: NOLA for local rate, $850!

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During this month, any current NACE professional member who lives in Louisiana or Mississippi and who is NOT currently registered for the NACE Experience! 2012 conference, can register for this year's conference in New Orleans, La., for only $850 (discount valued at $100). For more information, click here.

Check out the upcoming schedule for catering and events education

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Check out the latest education opportunities available to you through NACE. For more information, click here.

Check out this month's suggested reading in the NACE aStore bookstore powered by Amazon

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The NACE aStore was created to offer you an easy way to find and purchase the recommended books to help build your career success. When you visit the online store, you will instantly recognize some of the speakers and authors you've heard from during the annual NACE Experience! conference, the NACE Webinar Series or your local NACE chapter meeting. For more information, click here.
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