Hello, October- we’ve missed you! There’s a certain something in the air this month, a festive spirit arises as the holidays and entertaining start becoming top of mind. We’re traveling near and far to take in the best events this month, including checking-in on London’s hottest new restaurant. If you’re getting a head start on shopping, we’ve got just the right gift that keeps on giving. Whether it be for you or someone on your list, we’ll never tell- ‘tis the season to treat ‘yo self!
1 | Netflix queues are filled with episodes of The Crown and fans are flocking to theaters to see the next chapter in the world of Downton Abbey, proving royal affairs are making a grand entrance on the event scene. We are headed to the source for some R&D while attending Engage Summits’ latest installment of their luxury event conference, hosted this month in London. Our Founder & Creative Director is jetting off for a week of idea generation with the industry’s top designers, planners, and vendors. Itinerary highlights include exclusive private tours of the Tudor Estate and The Tower of London, along with celebrity keynotes, a gift suite featuring the latest bespoke swag, and a grand dinner party in Kensington Palace. Time to break out the crown jewels, darling!
2 | Upgrade from chocolate morsels to vanity essentials with this year’s batch of beauty advent calendars, many of which are set to release in October. Curated luxe boxes from the likes of Net-A-Porter, Diptyque, Liberty, and Charlotte Tilbury will be advent-ageous during a whirlwind season of holiday events. Eat, drink, and be merry, knowing that these boxes deliver high-end skin care and coveted makeup to keep you aglow.
3 | The visionaries behind New York establishment Eleven Madison Park, dubbed the World's Best Restaurant in 2017, are hopping across the pond to open their second restaurant and usher in a new era for a storied London institution. Located within the iconic Claridge’s Hotel, Davies & Brook will feature everything foodies have come to love from the Make It Nice restaurant group: the experiential food courses, highly detailed hospitality, and an innovative approach to fine dining- undoubtedly an instant classic that’s worth its weight in pounds.
4 | Austin City Limits Music Festival descends upon Zilker Park with a mix tape of visitors and locals enjoying the sights and sounds of a city that consistently ranks at the top of the charts. When we’re not singing along with the masses to Lizzo’s empowered lyrics, we’ll be hitting a high note at ACL’s newest feature, the Bonus Tracks Stage, where celebrities and connoisseurs will be hosting one-on-one discussions, podcasts, and wellness events with partner brands including Bon Appétit, goop, and Outdoor Voices.
5 | Picture yourself in an old southern town, strolling down the main street, surrounded by historic buildings beckoning you to enter and be transported into the worlds of your favorite mythical monsters from the silver screen. If your ideal Halloween is no tricks, just treats, then you won’t want to miss Halloween by Design’s Classic Monster Bash at Star Hill Ranch on October 19, 2019. This event brings together notable stars from the design, culinary, and musical artist communities for one night only. With Bart Brown, go-to Set Designer for film legend Robert Rodriguez, as this year’s creative director, you can be sure that an immersive Halloween experience awaits. Costumes are encouraged, so get more leverage out of this year’s ensemble by debuting yours for the festive evening. For our looks, we’re conjuring up a vision that channels some of our dream dinner party guests from Old Hollywood cinema. Cassie LaMere Events is proud to be a part of this unique fundraising event, in support of Halloween By Design and their 2019 beneficiaries. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit halloweenbydesign.com.
Photos Courtesy Of: 1 | Engage Summits 2 | Elle 3 | Eleven Madison Park 4 | ACL Music Festival 5 | Diving Starling for Halloween By Design