REAL STORIES: A Birthday Party with a View of Philadelphia

April 9, 2010


Chef Daniel Stern’s stunning new restaurant, R2L, with its scenic views of Philadelphia from the 37th Floor, proved the perfect location for Ted’s 40th Birthday Bash.   

Photos courtesy of Marie Labbancz.

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REAL STORIES: Big Broadway Birthday Bash at The Rittenhouse

October 3, 2009

Broadway comes to Philadelphia in true Evantine Design style! (which generally means over-the-top!)


We have worked with Stephanie and Chuck on a variety of events for their family and favorite charities over the years.  Naturally, when Chuck approached us for help in planning a special surprise for Stephanie’s birthday, we were thrilled to assist.  Especially when he proposed that we bring in a top-name performer.

After reviewing the potential entertainment list, including names such as Bette Midler, we settled on a fantastic cabaret format which would showcase one of Stephanie’s passions: The Broadway Musical.  Chuck knew that we occasionally work with, and have the ability to book. top-name talent, so he requested that the show include original Broadway performers in the roles that they made famous!  Hmmm. Not a problem.

Guests arrived at The Rittenhouse for a fabulous cocktail reception.  Beautiful passed hors d’oeuvres were followed by several select food stations and bars.  We worked with the hotel to style each station and food presentation, down to the china and flatware used.


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