Grisel | A MATTER OF TASTE Catering & Event Planning

“ARE COMPUTERS A SUBSTITUTE FOR HUMAN INTERACTION?”  I still remember vividly when my office phone rang throughout the day as prospective clients waited at the other side eager to discuss their wedding or other event’s details, exchange ideas briefly, then proceed to schedule an appointment to visit our office to meet in person, face to face……ahhhhh, that was then, before  emails and  text.  I also remember when hiring an office assistant, one of my requirements was, they must have a great phone personality and ability to comunicate with our prospective client. To let our client know our professionalism just by the tone of her voice. I believed it was important for the client to get that very important ‘first’ impression during that first phone call. Times have changed, and please, don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with modern technology and all it’s benefits, including this post and almost any other form of communication via technology,  but you have to agree that with this technological advantage comes a high price to pay, it is the loss of human relations, and interaction with one another face to face. I have a very nice office, because of the delicate nature of my business I decorated it just like if it was a home, it has warmth, charm, it is confortable, spacious, conveniently located, etc. Well, since the ease of access for potential clients to email instead of calling, (by the way, I do understand, and agree that it is somehow convenient for my business, the fact that brides and clients in general can email me while they’re at work or school rather than to...
HOW DO YOU PRICE HAPPINESS?

HOW DO YOU PRICE HAPPINESS?

Currently, we all live in a world of uncertainty, unfortunately, life is not as stable as we’ve always known it to be. I remember when we could plan years in advance our somewhat predictable future, because depending on our achievements, position and status, we knew more or less what our life’s outcome would be. The only person who could make it better or worse was yourself and your limitations. To the contrary, at present everyone wonders what will happen next because there are so many factors, and other people’s decisions that can and will affect our future. It IS something to think about, this post is not a reality check but more of an advise for couples who are considering getting married and shopping around for their wedding reception gala too far in advance. Althought many may think that a party is not a priority when it comes to important financial decisions in our lives, which I agree, it’s true….we can do without the party, skip it all together, go to City Hall and just get marry, sure, this also works and you’ll be married, but, we also know that deep inside, especially for a woman, we really do want to have our dress, our party, our BIG DAY, it doesn’t matter where you live, it has been the tradition to celebrate this special day when we pledge our love for each other in the presence of those who love us. It is considered, as one of the most important days in a woman’s life, for a father having his daughter getting married and giving her away to her soulmate,...