Author(s): David Monn
A state dinner at the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebrations - every lucky guest knows that there is no party like a David Monn party. Using scent, sound, sight, touch and taste, Monn designs events to be 'shared, lived and felt' by everyone there. Monn's three favourite words - authenticity, scale and detail - inform every chapter of his book, following him from classic New York nights to events around the world and back again to the most private rites of passage, including entertaining at home. How to do this yourself? It means considering your home as not just rooms, but instead as 'a living environment', and not thinking of a birthday as a party, but rather 'a milestone of accomplishment and growth.' With a rare foreword by venerable fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, in this volume Monn draws from his personal archive of 20,000 event photographs to reveal the unique beauty of each event.
David Monnwas born in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. He worked as an interior designer and in thefine jewelry industrybefore launching his event-planning company. His clients include socialleadersfrom around the world as well as a Who s Who of brands and institutions. He is frequently invited to lecture at arts andhorticultural organizations. He is a contributing editor to Departuresmagazine and has been featured in numerous luxury and lifestyle publications.He directed and produced two theatrical event productions for the Park Avenue Armory, In the Voidand Masquerade. He has served on numerous philanthropic boards, including Arts Connection, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Orchestra of St. Luke s, as well as on planning committees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the New York Public Library.He has been recognized for his devotion to animals by the Animal Medical Center. He lives in Manhattan."