Having worked in the events industry for over 20 years, Lydia has grown and refined her planning skills through hands on experience.  As the proprietor of Charmed Places since 2010, Lydia has the opportunity to work with creative and dynamic clients searching for a unique event location and a planning partner that reflects their personal style and vision.

As a former Event Planner for Dean & Deluca, Director of Events for the boutique catering and planning company New York Caterers & Planners, and Event Business Consultant for Aviator, a state of the art 170,000 sq. ft. sports and recreational facility in Brooklyn, New York, Lydia’s commitment to her clients always shines through with her meticulous approach to planning and her ability to see the big picture.

Although the goals and needs for events can vary, Lydia employs the same approach to planning each of her client events. This  involves a thorough analysis of overall event goals and needs as well as conducting due diligence in the form of vendor research, negotiation, contracting and overall event planning management, including the coordination and execution of the events themselves. The end result is a successful (and fun!) event for everyone involved.

Cultivating ideas into reality is what keeps Lydia excited about her work and has attracted a wide range of corporate and private clients over the years.