About

Photo Credit: Liesl Henrichsen

Photo Credit: Liesl Henrichsen

Having worked in the events industry for over 17 years, Lydia has grown and refined her planning skills through hands on experience. As the current owner of Charmed Places  Lydia works with creative and dynamic clients searching for a unique event location and 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 Independent Event 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  private and corporate events differ, the event planning process is the same. It’s with this belief in mind that 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 event for everyone involved.

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

GMR Marketing, Kenneth Cole, Roseland Ballroom, Corcoran Group, AIDS Walk New York, Mercedes-Benz, Barnard College, The Ruder Finn Group, Track Entertainment, Digitas, Anne Klein, Biz Bash New York, Hammerstein Ballroom, Verizon Communications, Aveda, EMI Music, Workman Publishing, Dooney & Burke, Central Park Conservancy, Zoom Media, Hotel Gansevoort, Monster, Inc., Lucky Magazine, Thirteen: Celebration of Teaching and Learning, You Can Thrive! Foundation, Tru Entertainment, Pepsi, ABC Carpet & Home, Jones New York, Premiere Radio Networks, Limited Brands, Municipal Arts Society, Pier 94, Lifetime Television, Starwood Hotels, Sojourn Wine Cellars, Cartoon Network, Altman Building, DKNY, US Mission to the UN, Council on Foreign Relations, Estee Lauder, Vanity Fair Magazine, Mouse Foundation, Winston & Strawn, Metropolitan Pavillion, The Northface, W Hotel Union Square, Details Magazine, Wheaton College, G23 Group (Omnicom), Alvin Ailey Dance Center, Nine West Group and more.