Year after year this event Continues to exceed expectation. I remember attending this event 6 years ago at BLVD and thinking what a nice function. The theme then was Casino Royale. The event was so thoughtfully planned and from then I was hooked.
Fast forward to 2017, I am beyond ecstatic about the Once Upon a Time: A Modern Fairytale theme. Nadege Fleurimond, the owner of the company, drives us crazy with her themes, but we love the torture. With such a theme I know that there is no such thing as overdressed. I am given the freedom to explore and express. I get to pamper myself and treat myself. But beyond all that, it is an amazingly fun time among people who know how to live life and socialize. Year after year I go with a friend or 2 and leave with an additional 20.
For months leading up to the event everyone on social media is buzzing about clothes and hair and exercise so we can gain back all the weight the night of the event and sweat out our hair dos.
I still remember the Bal a Versailles gala 2 years ago where there was an orchestra welcoming us inside. Another year we had a living red carpet. The Fleurimond team is so focused on the details and they get better and better at it year after year. One year they passed slippers to the female guests at 1am just when our feet were about to fall of.
While the $175 to $195 price tag may sound expensive I would rather pay that to be in such company than spend it on one bottle at a club. Top shelf open bar , over 40 food items and such great entertainment. Most of us don't even bat an eye at the price tag because we know the value that's associated with it.
This year the event is being hosted by Emeline Michel and Dr. Jeff Gardere. Comedian Sejoe and Stylist Maritza Guerrier are hosting the red carpet. EIT Band will be killing it as usual I'm sure. This is like the MET Gala for Haitians. Lol. I'm 28 and folks from 25 to 70 attend this event and they all have a great time. I think this year Fleurimond added such a line up to commemorate their 15th anniversary. But every year we all flock to get tickets to the event without even knowing the location.
The fact that Fleurimond Catering is celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, I know it's going to be even bigger. Often time we talk about lack of creativity and innovation within our community. If there is one company that has definitely proven they are not lacking in the creative department it's Fleurimond. Nadege Fleurimond has proven over and over again that the word stagnant is not in her vocabulary. From always seeking top notch venues(This year it's going to be at the iconic Studio 450 in Midtown manhattan) to amazing customer service and staunch patriotism, I will gladly keep supporting this business (from the book Haiti Uncovered , to Bread Pudding with Kremas sauce, to these amazing events that have ranged from pool parties to Balls and galas fitted for a queen.
Happy 15th Fleurimond Catering and Nadege Fleurimond. For 15 years you have represented the true essence of what business and professionalism is about. You continue to grow and provide us the client and extraordinary customer experience and we appreaciate your hard work. Here is to another 15 and see you Saturday, April 8th!