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by Preston Bailey
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Bulfinch, 2006 (2006)

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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Décor & Style Magazine tells us that 'When Preston Bailey designs your party, it's guaranteed to be the talk of the town.' Travel & Leisure is just as effusive saying: 'For more than twenty-five years, event planner to the stars Preston Bailey has toured the globe, fulfilling wedding-day dreams for hopeless romantics.'

If money is no object, you too can have Preston Bailey plan and execute your next bash – be it wedding, birthday, anniversary or just a whim to entertain. His splendiferous new party design book is magical, fantastical, mystical, and just about any other you can think of. With photographs to knock your socks off, each new page will take your breath away. Color schemes, grandeur, elegance and a stateliness that defies description fills your eyes with breathtaking beauty.

Bailey says inspiration is the key. That it can come to you at any moment: quickly like a flash of lightning; slowly like a gathering storm; or not come at all. 'The key therefore is to keep your eyes open, your antennae up, your senses attuned to the endlessly provocative world at your periphery.' His senses must be finely tuned to have turned out the work he does. The pages of this magnificent presentation of his creativity reflect the soul of an artist as he conjures settings for theme gatherings, such as a Pink Fantasy at the Waldorf=Astoria or a Star-Studded Cabaret at the Pierre. The flower-studded arbor for Timeless Elegance in the Hamptons almost stops the heart with its beauty.

I must take a second and give praise where it is due. Dave Labbe's photography is magnificent and manages to gild the lily of Bailey's work. For the event of a lifetime, engage Preston Bailey. Can't afford him? Use his book and derive your own Inspirations from his.

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