CORT on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Hey sassies! If you’re looking to get an awesome Hollywood bod, look no further than CORT Event Furnishings and Ellen DeGeneres. That’s right! Ellen used CORT to get a sassy workout on her show this week!

Sheila Kelly, designer of the S Factor work out, showed Ellen how to get fit using CORT’s Marrakesh Chairs and a stripper pole. Don’t fret sassies, there’s no scandal here. Just great bodies and even greater furniture from CORT!

Check out this clip for great tips on how to get the body and furniture you need for your next fabulous party. And remember, you don’t have to be a superstar like Ellen to receive CORT’s unbeatable customer service! CORT delivers and picks up your furniture to ensure a hassle-free event… or workout!

Sassy News from my friends at CORT Event Furnishings!

Hey Sassies! Exciting news for all y’all in events industry – CORT Event Furnishings has acquired the Lounge22 rental business and is now offering the Lounge22 Powered by CORT collection in Southern California and Las Vegas. They’re opening in the New York and Boston areas on October 1st! Of course, CORT has planned to take it nationwide in 2011.

If you like the stylish Lounge22 look (and I know you do!), you’re going to L-O-V-E Lounge22 Powered by CORT. You can rent Lounge22 furnishings and CORT’s other fabulous products in one marvelous shopping experience! The sophisticated American design that made Lounge22 famous is now paired with CORT’s unbeatable customer service. CORT always ensures your event goes out without a hitch!

What makes me go gaga for Lounge22 furniture anyway? You’ve seen their luxurious furniture featured at big name events like the Academy Awards and G-20 Summit! Lounge22 is original modern furniture made in the U.S. that is the first choice of all the biggest event designers, and now, it’s offered exclusively by CORT. To find out how to get your hands on this amazing furniture, go here!

Introducing… the Endless Collection by CORT Event Furnishings! Available NOW!

Hey sassies! Exciting news for decor at your fall parties… CORT’s new Endless Collection is now available nationwide!

For those of y’all who were at the NACE conference this year, I know you remember that unusual serpentine configuration of white low back seating paired with CORT’s Luna pedestals and martini bars designed by Travis Lee. That over the top seating arrangement was made possible by CORT’s Endless Collection!

With the Endless Collection, your party’s design can be more flexible than those So You Think You Can Dance contestants! It’s the perfect solution for challenging spaces large and small. Create distinctive modular configurations that make your fall parties more memorable.

Check out the new collection right here!

Who’s Ready to Party with CORT and NACE next week in Austin?!

It’s time for NACE Experience!

Sassies, it’s time to see and be seen at the NACE Experience 2010 in fabulous Austin, Texas. Come to my home state from July 25-28 to be schooled by leaders in the events industry.

Seriously y’all, everyone who is anyone from the catering, special events and wedding industry is going to the NACE Experience! This is the best way to get the scoop on all of the trends you’ll be seeing at events next season.

On Tuesday, July 27, be sure to stop by and visit my friends at the CORT booth, #303 in the NACE marketplace. They’ll have their new Endless Collection and Luna Lighting on display, complete with CORT water bottles and “endless” refills to help you beat the Texas heat! The water bottles are made from recycled plastic, and you know being green is always hot!

You’ll also see CORT furniture at the NACE Welcome Party on Sunday at the Driskill Hotel and then later that night at the NACE Foundation Funraiser party at Max’s Wine Dive. The theme is Denim, Diamonds and Disco, so bring your bling and get ready to dance for a great cause.

Remember, NACE members always get a 20 percent discount from CORT!

Will you see me there? Obvi! How do you think I always know what’s hot in the event industry?

Visit the NACE website (http://www.nace.net/cs/events) to register and the CORT Events website to learn more!

I love CORT, Obama loves CORT and SO SHOULD YOU!

Hello Sassies!

Before our world’s leaders heated up the discussion on nuclear energy at the recent Global Nuclear Summit, CORT was busy heating up the décor. Check out President Obama with the CORT espresso meeting chair and cubix table. Now that’s welcoming the world’s leaders in style!

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Washington called CORT last minute with a furnishing emergency and, lucky for them, CORT and their fabulous customer service rushed in to save the day. Y’all must know that if CORT can pull that off, they can bring the same fantastic style to your event!

what a SASSY! deal! CORT offers NACE members discount!

Hello Sassies!

I have some absolutely fabulous news for all y’all members of the National Association of Catering Executives!

CORT Event Furnishings has just announced a 20 percent discount for all NACE members. For 40 years CORT has been a go-to in the exhibit and events industry – they really are the best for providing specialty furnishings and lighting for events nationwide.

Now is the perfect time for NACE members to take advantage of CORT’s services! Why not try out their flexible, lighted furniture in the Luna Lighting Collection?

Or for a brand spanking new option, check out their modern glamour Kiss collection. This collection is a so-stylish solution for any of your catering events, and the new black leather Harley Wingback Chair is gorgeous and works in any environment, from old world cigar bars to modern lounges.

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CORT Event Furnishings for your Summer Outdoor Entertaining Needs!

Hello Sassies!

The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to take your party outside!

Whether your guests will be lounging poolside or enjoying a garden party on the lawn, CORT Event Furnishings has the perfect solution for your outdoor event. CORT’s new Candy ottomans and Pop Table are a fresh way to create café seating in an outdoor setting that will surprise your clients and give them flexibility to design around outdoor elements such as pools, fountains, lawns and decks.

The candy ottomans have removable color tops that can be custom colored to match any fabulous party!

And for all y’all sassies that don’t stop partying when the sun goes down, CORT has outdoor puzzle benches that pair with CORT’s LED Luna Lighting and glow in one of eight colors.

Check out some photos below, or visit CORT online for the entire collection!

Event Solutions/Catersource Wrap Up! Another Fabulous CORT Success!!!

Hello Sassies!

I had a fabulous time working with CORT last week at the 2010 Event Solutions and Catersource Conference and Tradeshow. I was so proud of my friends at CORT – they won the 2010 Spotlight Award for Rental Company of the year! Congrats!! And the awards show was held at the Las Vegas Mandarin Oriental Hotel – simply stunning!

I hope some of y’all had a chance to catch the State of the Industry panel that I participated with in with CORT’s Kevin Dana and Laura Schwartz, former White House event director during the Clinton administration. Our take? 2010 is looking brighter, although budgets may still be tight. It’s time to get creative with smaller budgets! Check out CORT’s free space planning tool – it will help you plan efficiently and get the most bang for your event.

My favorite part of the show was the Furniture Fashion Police! As promised, we had so much fun sharing ideas about what’s hot in event furnishings rental this year and which celebrities are paying attention! Check out a video and some photos from the event now!

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See Me LIVE in Vegas next week with CORT Event Furnishings!

Hello, Sassies!

Look for me at the 2010 Event Solutions & Catersource Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. on March 9 and 11 a.m. on March 10. I’ll be at the CORT Gamer Lounge, booth #1705, serving as top cop for the Furniture Fashion Police to dish about what’s hot (and so not hot) in event furniture design.

What type of furniture was used at a certain Yankee’s birthday party? What couches completed a dressing room tailor-made for two unbelievable singer/actresses? These pieces have been everywhere from the Grammys to NBA All Star Game parties to the soap opera screen, and you don’t want to miss this if you’re wondering what furniture will make celebrity events sizzle this year!

Oh and y’all simply must hear about the two collections CORT Event Furnishings will be featuring at the show. I don’t want to spoil the whole surprise, but The Gamer Collection will certainly be on the hot list for video gaming and technology events!

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Recap of The Special Event Show

Hello Sassies!

I have had a wild couple of weeks – Golden Globes and the Super Bowl!!! But I have been meaning to tell y’all about a wonderfully and SASSY! event industry conference I attended last month and look forward to EVERY year – The Special Event!!!! It is a wonderful way to start every year and learn about the next hot trends in events.

This year I was particularly excited about three great collections from CORT, LED Luna Lighting, Endless Seating and the Gamer Collection. CORT’s booth featured the modular Endless Seating collection with photos and samples illustrating the many possible configurations – this seating system is truly flexible enough to create spaces for 20 or 200 people. CORT’s Gamer Collection was on display at the conference’s Performance Stage Lounge and drew many event planners excited about a new product for the growing number of events focused on technology and video gaming. It seems nearly every event now includes video gaming sections and this product is perfect for setting up gaming stations!

Attendees at the TSE Starts Here party got to experience the Luna Lighting collection first-hand, as the entrance, dance floor and balcony area were ringed with an impressive display of Luna café and bar tables. I always say that the best way to learn and improve your own events is to attend and experience them as often as possible! The highlight of the conference was when I joined my friends Kevin Dana and Michael Cerbelli for the “What’s Hot” session, where we got to share CORT’s new Modern Glamour collection, along with the Endless Seating and Gamer Collections. Michael was right – these new collections are both timely and innovative.

We all had a blast and I couldn’t wait to share with my Sassies! Check out photos from the show below.

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