I established Alianza Celebrations & Events, a wedding consultation & planning firm, in 1997 after many years in corporate and non-profit event planning. My satellite company, Something Borrowed Fine Rentals, was created in 2001. Rather than focusing on basic rental needs, I honed in on the glitzy elements or "bling" that make a table stand out: gleaming candelabra, fabulous silver cake plateaus, intriguing floral vessels, epergnes, chargers, and scads of other trinkets designed to lend flair and finesse. I retired from event design in 2009 but maintained a fondness for beautifully crafted special occasions. My husband and I entertain often at home, welcoming family and friends for everything from backyard barbeques to lush ladies' luncheons to holiday dinners. While good food is always a part of each celebration, I stand by my philosophy that almost anything - even Froot Loops and hotdogs - will taste good as long as it is graciously presented! To that end, I established Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One as a blog in 2010 and a new business in March of 2012. I have taught "The Art of Tablescaping" at a local community college, and I make occasional appearances on the "Better Kansas City" show to bring my enthusiasm for tablescaping to a larger audience.
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