Natural History Museum
What is your favorite room or exhibit at the museum to visit and why? I absolutely love our first-floor Mammal Halls – the North American Mammal Hall and the African Mammal Hall. They are both filled with dioramas dating back to the 1920s providing incredibly realistic settings for the Museum’s taxidermy collection. Both spaces are available for events allowing guests to dine on the Western plains or get married in front of Savanna elephants without actually leaving Los Angeles.
Do you have a space at the museum you love to sell for events? This is a hard question as we have so many fun spaces! Since I’m always partial to outdoor space, especially as a recent LA transplant, I would have to pick the Edible Gardens. We grow a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in this space, making it a gorgeous atmosphere for an evening cocktail reception or wedding ceremony, especially if the client is looking for a sustainable focus or element to their event.
Tell us one of your top bucket list vacation spots. I’ve only been to Italy for 24 hours so I’m dying to get back when I have at least 10 days to spend eating and drinking their amazing food and wine.
If you had any superpower, what would it be? Teleportation, no question! My friends and family are spread out from New England to the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast. It would be amazing to be able to visit with them without the need for an expensive and time-consuming cross-country flight!
If you didn’t work in the events industry, what could you see yourself doing instead? I have always wanted to open my own cidery although I’d probably still host events there so I wouldn’t be completely out of the industry.
What is your favorite current event trend? I love the move away from formal, seated dinners to more cocktail-style events and food served as small plates or small bites. I think it really allows guests to mingle and experience the event more completely, which is after all the whole point of bringing people together!