Boston’s Spring 2012 ‘Season of Giving’ included the following two couldn’t-miss philanthropic fêtes. We are honored to have designed and produced both and send a huge congratulations to the Camp Harbor View Foundation and the Fallon Family Charitable Foundation on their tremendous success.
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Bryan Rafanelli shares his secrets for looking fabulous 24/7.
WATCHES, shoes, belts—ask party czar Bryan Rafaneffi how many of each he owns, and the affable founder, president and CEO of Rafanefli Events gets sheepish. Known for throwing elegant and impeccably planned oirees—everything from a wedding in Venice, Italy, to inauguration parties for President Barack Obama to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Annual Storybook Ball— Rafaneffi is a poster child for sporting the perfect ensemble.
He attends more than 150 events annually, so we had to ask: How do you do it?
Finding a creative way to propose to a wedding planner is a challenge, but when Kim Stone’s fiance, David Berkowitz, a clinical pharmacist, decided to pop the question to the director of weddings for Rafanelli Events, he knew the surefire way to her heart.
Berkowitz worked undercover with Stone’s assistant to hire a florist and a caterer to create the perfect setting for his proposal. “I came home to find event lighting in the hallway, a table for two in the living room, flowers everywhere, and a fully catered meal,” Stone says. She said yes to Berkowitz, and friends came over and toasted them with Champagne.
WHAT: A dinner party tres chic, with cuisine prepared by L’Espalier chef Frank McClelland, to celebrate the opening of Louis Vuitton’s Boston store.
Supporters came together to honor an exceptional woman and a special cause.
WHAT: The third annual House Party to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, a private evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to celebrate the achievements of Linda Whitlock, the organization’s Nicholas president and CEO, who stepped down on June 30 after 10 years.