"Dive into the art of the tabletop with Dejuan Stroud’s guide to entertaining with spectacular floral arrangements for the grandest occasions."
-THE SOCIETY DIARIES
"Designing Life's Celebrations breathes fresh air into life's most joyous every day occasions."
-ATLANTA HOMES AND LIFESTYLES
"Designing Life's Celebrations features more than a dozen parties, all brimming with [Stroud's] signature floral arrangements. From a Venetian-inspired birthday dinner to Christmas in the country, each event emphasizes the joy of celebrating life's day-to-day occasions."
-ALL THE BEST BLOG
"From elegant at-home dinners, 'just dessert' celebrations, garden luncheons, and seasonal parties to a bridal shower and weddings, DeJuan Stroud effectively decodes the art of floral design and table décor."
-BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE
"From birthdays to holidays, backyard parties to black-tie affairs, DeJuan Stroud offers up a heaping helping of advice for how to design all of life's beautiful celebrations in Designing Life's Celebrations. The seventeeen events displayed in this gorgeous book offer up plenty of inspiration no matter what your reason for celebration."
"[DeJuan Stroud's] new book is beautifully written, filled with gorgeous photos and helpful how to's - showcasing that every event tells a story. From a Venetian-inspired birthday, to a lovely garden luncheon, you will be inspired to design each and every one of your life's celebrations. Designing Life's Celebrations is a welcome gift for a hostess and a must-have for your entertaining library."
"[DeJuan] Stroud demystifies the art of the tabletop and home entertaining, applying principals from his large-scale events to glamorous at-home luncheons and dinner parties."
"[DeJuan Stroud is] one of the most sought-after event planners in New York and his new book, Designing Life’s Celebrations, is sure to please. This fresh guide to entertaining will show you how to conquer “stem fear” and create beautiful bouquets to go along with your tablesettings. Every meal should be a celebration, shouldn’t it?"
-THE BUZZ, thebuzz.dianejameshome.com
"Planning a special event, whether it's an intimate backyard barbecue or a grand gala, all comes down to the details. In Designing Life's Celebrations, celebrity event designer DeJuan Stroud delivers a fresh guide to creating memorable occasions. . . With chapters organized by party theme, such as birthdays, daytime events or holidays, for example, the author demystifies the art of the tabletop, emphasizing above all his love for flowers."
-THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION
"As soon as I opened Designing Life's Celebrations by DeJuan Stroud, and read the thoughtful forward by Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi, I knew this book was going to be good. DeJuan Stroud, a celebrity even planner known for his elegant parties, offers great tips, advice and ideas in his lovely book. All of the beautiful photos within Designing Life's Celebrations provide creative inspiration for setting a magnificent table, creating fabulous centerpieces and throwing intimate and memorable parties."
"This 221-page tome is a visual feast, from inspired table settings to breathtaking centerpieces. Featuring more than fifteen parties, Stroud shares invaluable principles that will help build the perfect tablescape, including a workbook that covers topics ranging from floral care to centerpiece mapping. Designing Life's Celebrations is more than just a book, it's truly a celebration emphasizing 'the joy of life's day to day occasions.'"
-The Ace of Space BLOG
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