This top Houston event planner shares her tips and favorite sources for entertaining in style—and looking great while doing it.
Photo: Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Summar Salah/Zenobia; Hair: Meghan Lee/Ceron; Makeup: Kristin Daniell
"I Paired This Elegant Lace Dress By Tadashi Shoji With Gelines Jewelry Chandelier Earrings And Pelle Moda Platform Heels To Create My Signature Style: Tailored And Classic."
Keely Thorne Events, Houston, TX; keelythorne.com
Her Event Style
Romantic and refined
Her Favorite Venue
A space with historic architecture such as the Williamsburg-inspired Junior League of Houston, juniorleaguehouston.org
Bottles of perfume. Some I love for the scent; others, the pretty bottle. Chloé Eau de Parfum is a favorite for both.
Personalized stationery, hands down. As a child my mother ingrained in me that you write a thank-you note for everything.
I've had my own custom stationery set since I was able to write.
Heirloom silver and plenty of white flowers—usually gifted paperwhites.
Prettily packaged hot chocolates.