Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

This is one of my favorite quotes and one that sent me on a journey to discover how to never again work another day. Planning and hosting events is truly my spirit animal. I enjoy every minute of the process from creative inception to execution. The ultimate satisfaction -- which feels like a gift to me -- is that I get to deliver a dream every day.

"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation." - Stella Adler

David Burke Bloomingdales Dior Event. 

With extensive experience in theatre and in the restaurant and retail industries, I liken every meal to a theatrical performance. Open up your house and heart to the show! My parallel analogy: the preparation (rehearsal), the table decoration (the set), food shopping (the costume), the cocktail upon arrival (pre-curtain), the service with food (the show), and the nightcap (opening night party).

The launch of Revel Rouge has given me the incredible opportunity to showcase my passion, knowledge, and gift and the opportunity to share it with my clients. There is an art to having an event go seamlessly and it's not all just in the planning. This is where the magic comes in. Candles may burn out and need to quickly be replaced. Food may begin to get cold and need to be warmed up. Sounds simple, but to remedy these situations without guests noticing takes the kind of experience honed from many years of learning from watching, making mistakes, and ultimately developing unparalleled event execution skills. 

 Residence of Sasha Lazard December 2016 by Revel Rouge.

Residence of Sasha Lazard December 2016 by Revel Rouge.

Revel Rouge has proved to bring elegance, charm, class and a touch of magic to its events. A good event should delight all the senses. A great event should delight the senses and have one more surprise, one more dish, one more moment...that's where we come in. In 2017 revel in the ultimate event experience... and let us rouge you!

XO!

Hank Stampfl / Owner Revel Rouge

Jitrious Breakfast for Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin and Avenue Magazine by Revel Rouge.  Photo by the ever so kind Annie Watt! 

What's your career spirit animal? How does doing what you love make you feel? Let me know in the comments section below!