Having read Marcio's interview, if you are thinking of organising an event, here are some unmissable addresses from New York's best event planners.
First of all, you need the best fabrics for serviettes, drapes for the walls and ceilings, and slipcovers for the chairs. Head for the fashion district, around Time Square. Strolling from 39th to 36th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, you will discover an enchanted world of silks and fabrics imported from India and Egypt.
For the flowers, on the other hand, you will need to get up early and make your way to 28th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue. There you will find flowers imported from all over the world, roses of every shade and hue, cherry branches, peonies and orchids of all prices and qualities. The perfect time to snap up the best bargains is on Wednesdays at six in the morning, when the flowers from Holland come in. By eight o'clock they're all sold out!
For candles and other decorations, stay in the same area, and visit Jamali, where you will find vases, mirrors, shells, installation equipment, furniture, bows and items in bamboo.
To hire flatware, glassware and chairs, go to Party Rental, a veritable mecca where you can give free rein to your creativity.