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STYLIST.COM – Huffington Post “Oasis” at the 2012 RNC & DNC

Bryan Rafanelli, Event Planner Behind Huffington Post “Oasis”at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Answers Our Questions…

How do you calm the (frayed) nerves of hundreds of delegates whose smartphones have practically become appendages? You start with a peaceful space. And that’s just what The Huffington Post will do with the Oasis, a wellness-focused destination at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The mini-retreat, which offers healthy snacks, spa sessions and yoga classes, offers a respite from the hustle and bustle. But what’s extra-special about the Oasis is the soothing design, created by event planner Bryan Rafanelli. We sat down with the designer (who designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding) to find out exactly how to turn an intense environment into a true relaxing getaway. Be sure to click through the slideshow to see the before and after photos of the Oasis and scroll down to read our Q&A with Rafanelli.

Click the “HuffPostLive” photo below to watch Bryan’s interview with Arianna Huffington.

Click here: “StylistHome” to read all of Bryan’s tips.

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Boston.com: The glitz and glamour of Bryan Rafanelli

Bryan Rafanelli, owner of Rafanelli Events and event-planner extraordinaire, has a long list of clients that includes nonprofits such as the American Red Cross and Boston Public Library; deep-pocketed corporations like Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton; and wealthy individuals like Red Sox owner John Henry.

Rafanelli’s most recent clients? The Clintons.

The Boston-based event planner was chosen by Bill and Hillary Clinton to oversee the super-secret nuptials of their only daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who married her investment banker beau Marc Mezvinsky on July 31.

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