The It List 2020: Entertaining

Manhattan Editors | January 20, 2020 | Lifestyle Features

No one throws parties like New Yorkers, and these services will relieve you of the hosting pressures.

B_Floral_Work_2.jpgB Floral erected an industrial arch with contrasting tropical florals as a photo moment for an event.

B Floral
(225 W. 35th St., Floor 6, bfloral.com)
Think floral backdrops, balloon installations and photo booths for a taste of the agency’s work.  With clients like Bumble,  Amazon and LaCroix, B Floral achieves brand activation through eye-grabbing designs. Insider’s Tip The B Floral blog is full of inspiration ideas.

Cipriani
(120 E. 42nd St., cipriani.com)
Enjoy gourmet dining from one of New York’s most famous restaurants in the comfort of your own home. Cipriani’s catering menu includes hors d’oeuvres such as fresh crab with cucumber, medallions of veal with fresh herbs and the famous chicken alla Cipriani. Insider’s Tip Professional waiter service is also available upon request.

Citarella
(2135 Broadway, citarella.com)
Joe Gurrera’s fish is some of the freshest in NYC thanks to his relationships with local anglers. Citarella’s fishmongers even examine every cut by hand before selling it. Insider’s Tip Citarella also specializes in handwoven gift boxes stuffed with caviar, cheeses and cold cuts.

Designs by Mark Masone put on a dinner party in the Hamptons.

Designs by Mark Masone
(designsbymarkmasone.com)
Florist and event stylist Mark Masone has been crafting one-of-a-kind flower arrangements since 1994. Masone’s passion for floral decor began when he started working at his local flower shop at the age of 14. Since then, he’s served an exclusive list of clientele, including New York Governor David Paterson and Lindsay Lohan. Masone’s designs often incorporate stuffed animals, silks and some of the freshest flowers in the industry—Masone has them flown in daily. Insider’s Tip Talk to Masone about your charity event; he has supported Arts Against Abuse, East End Hospice, North Shore Autism Circle, the Diabetes Research Institute and more.

Elegant Affairs
(elegant-affairs.com)
A quick scroll through its 10,000 follower-strong Instagram feed reveals carefully adorned spaces. Artfully interweaving over-the-top floral designs with silky fabrics and statement decor pieces, Elegant Affairs lives up to its name. Insider’s Tip Alongside its amazing decor, Elegant Affairs also takes care of catering needs with the same attention to detail and flair.

Lawrence Scott Events
(lawrencescottevents.com)
Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events is known for his dedication to the over the top. His work mostly focuses on creating spectacular, one-of-a-kind events. Insider’s Tip A Scott signature move is to curate surprise moments like a costumed staff parade through the party.

Party Host Helper
(partyhosthelper.com) From baby showers to fundraiser galas, services are personalized to the event and can even include directing the flow of the party and greeting guests. Insider’s Tip Plan for about one helper per 25 guests.

Winston Fowers
(23-37 Borden Ave., Long Island City, winstonflowers.com) What started as a pushcart on Newbury Street more than 75 years ago is now an award-winning florist in Boston, Connecticut and New York. Insider’s Tip Opt for one of the seasonal gift baskets that are packed with fresh blossoms and produce.



Photography by: Mark Masone photo by Mark Sagliocco; B Floral photo by Alicia Henderson