The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

BIG news: We are thrilled to announce that we've been accepted to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program! We'll be part of Cohort 16 in NYC, and we are so honored and eager to get started. It's going to be an intense course from now until December, covering every area of business to help us grow–strategy, financial projections, innovation, diversifying revenue streams–all of it. 

The selection process was quite competitive, as we received many outstanding applications from throughout the New York City tri-state area. You were chosen from this strong pool of candidates and we are hoping that, with your dedication, you will benefit from the program and help to create new jobs and growth.
— The Acceptance Letter

So we'd like to take this moment to thank all of you: our friends, clients, and colleagues. We could not do any of this without you. Thank you for all the support, all the business talks, and all the champagne. Looking forward to even bigger adventures from here on out!

Let's do this,

TINSEL + American Museum of Natural History

We've been busy bees, and this April was filled with incredible events. One of which was the young members' gala at the American Museum of Natural History. That whale, though...

These iconic NYC venues have been a huge part of our past spring season, and we're excited to share them all with you–and even revamping the site a little bit while we're at it. (Our work is never done.) Did you see the stunning shots from a recent wedding at The Rainbow Room.

That whale, though...

Photos by Tory Williams.


TINSEL + Weeksville Heritage Center

Sometimes, a client comes along, and we know right from the get-go, that it's meant to be. Weeksville was one of those clients. We met Tia at the Prospect Park Fall Gala, and her elegance and energy drew us to her. Soon, we were exchanging stories over glasses of wine and fancy little moves on the dance floor. Turns out, she works for a wonderful organization, celebrating and commemorating the first free black community in New York. The Weeksville Heritage Center, deep in Brooklyn, is a campus that showcases a mix of the old (historic houses) and new (a modern main building), and they wanted to throw a party that would highlight that unique heritage. Cue our jazz-era celebration, transforming their modern space into a vintage-y jazz club lounge. And to the musical stylings of Dandy Wellington and his Band, some energetic dancers, and other equally energetic notable guests.

We created a space that's reminiscent of an old jazz club lounge, and flower arrangements of shades of wine and crimson to match.

The night ended with a lot of smiles, dance moves, and connections–and we're not just talking about the guests. Hands down, one of our favorite events to date. Looking forward to more beautiful shenanigans with Tia and her team at Weeksville. Some clients just feel like coming home.

With love,

Photos by Tory Williams.

TINSEL + Vestiaire Collective at Gallow Green

Oh, we were pushing for this summer heat–real hard. At the beginning of June, despite weather cold enough for puffer jackets (yes, down-feather puffer jackets... in JUNE!), we created a rooftop dinner for Vestiaire Collective. Welcoming Kate Foley as Contributing Fashion Director, we went for French chic with a touch of British countryside. The result was a lot of green, a propos for the venue, and lights... all the lights. 

Our team of #ladiesonladders started with creating lush coverage throughout the entire rooftop.

And we dressed one long table, with lush florals to drape down, overflowing onto the floor to create a luxurious feel to the evening, with handwritten menus and figs as a finishing touch for each place setting.

And we created floral swings to showcase some of Vestiaire's prize pieces during cocktail hour. (You do not want to know how much that Hermes bag is going for...)

The space looked like a fairy tale.

And despite the rain, we had a little moment in the sun. 


Photos by Chellise Michael and Ben Lozovsky.

Erica got hitched!

Oh, and while we've been running 180 mph on events this season, our very own Erica Taylor got to play the role of bride. And though we have to be sneaky about photos right now (oh, the suspense), we just couldn't help ourselves, and we're sharing two with you. Congrats to the happy couple! Keithy Haskins, you're one lucky man.

Even Mayhem got dressed in her wedding florals. That face!

So much love,

Photos by Amber Gress.