Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

I came across this video on one my news feeds today, and thought it was worth a shout-out. It seems that an engaged same sex couple went to a bakery to order their cake. When the shop owner learned that the happy couple actually was the two women sitting across from her, she politely informed them that she did not want their business. Their “lifestyle, she said, was against her “convictions.”
According to the shop owner, she had every right to turn the couple away. They, in turn, were dismayed and embarrassed.
I’m sure that they were able to find someone else to make their cake—after all, many planners as well as other vendors are now specializing in same sex weddings.
But it begs the question: Was it wrong to turn the couple away? What do you think? Have you ever turned business down because of your personal beliefs? Tell us about it…

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sneak Peek!

I’m putting the finishing touches on the next print edition of Event Solutions and thought you might like a sneak peek at what you’ll be seeing when it hits your mailbox (or computer).  We’re talking trends, baby. But we’re putting a little different spin on it this time around. We’ll be giving you lots of eye candy, with photos of work from the industry’s trend-setters including David Stark, Cara Kleinhaut and Eddie Zaratsian.  And we’ll be offering up some delicious new ideas on the food and beverage side, sure to make your mouth water! (Can you say “edible graffiti?”)