Along with Lisa Strahs-Lorenc from LI works, Dawn Strain will be speaking about The Believe Symposium- an event created for Long Island youth, professionals and community members. Listen to Dawn and Lisa as they share their passion to inspire young adults and business professionals to believe in the promise of making Long Island a better place to live, work and thrive!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Lighting is an enormously important part of each event; not to mention any space in general. Lighting sets a mood, creates ambience and can alter the way an event is perceived. The aspect of lighting we want to talk about today is FIRE. Here are a few ideas we like at DJS for creative usage of fire.
1.) Flameless Flames.
Flameless flames have been on the rage now for a while, and it’s for good reason. They come in all sorts of different shapes, and sizes. At an Arabian Nights themed event, our belly dancers mesmerized us by the light of flameless flames that were actually made of a beautiful silk material.
2.) Tea Light Candles.
Dripping from tree branches or placed in beautiful containers on a table, tea lights are a delicate way to make a big impact in a room. To make it super safe, use battery operated ones, just make sure their plastic “flame” isn’t too obvious.
Sparklers are an awesome, adult-friendly way to ring in the New Year or celebrate a birthday/ anniversary. At this party, there were multiple birthdays at so everyone got a sparkler and lit it up before singing and cake cutting.
Add a little mystique! Nothing lights up a room more than a fire eater or a magician’s fire tricks.
These can be used for large scale events-festivals, concerts, rooftop parties and other outdoor affairs…but even indoor occasions can have a small pocket of outdoor patio time in which guests are mesmerized.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
DJS Events owner, Dawn Strain, is participating in Bloomingdale’s Fall kick-off HOT campaign as local fashion influencer.
She’s super excited to go visit Prime, Four, and Westbury Gardens promoting Bloomingdale's and Sam Edelman shoes. If you want to meet Dawn and hear about some of her upcoming events, as well as receive some bonus gifts with a Sam Edelman purchase, go see her host “On the Go with Sam Edelman” this Thursday 6-8pm at Bloomingdale’s Bridgewater Commons.
First petal: With red, ch 3, dc in first chain, ch 2, sl st in first ch (see diagram).
Make 4 more petals: ch 2, dc in first ch, ch 2, sl st in first ch. 4 times.
Only the first of those four is in the diagram: they are all the same.
Leave long end for sewing, fasten off.
I hope this makes the flower easier to make. Below is Kai-Lan:
Monday, September 13, 2010
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Interested in something a little less traditional? Magnets are also a great way to go, they stare your guests in the face every day when they reach for the fridge! We also found these awesome Save the Date videos that are truly a great way to express a couple’s joy and creativity. Enjoy and be inspired!
We like this one because it's concise, artful and fun, yet also manages to stay classy:
Here's one that is a little more story driven. Incorporating your story as a couple is powerful way to create a theme or capture your guests attention:
And this one is great because it's brief and sweet, without much fuss for the type of guests that don't have much time!