This Is A Good Idea So I Am Writing About It

This Is A Good Idea So I Am Writing About It

At the risk of great embarrassment by me saying I just stumbled upon this by accident and everyone else saying, “what, you are only just hearing about this now?”, I want to tell you about eatfeastly.com. You are one of the other three people who have also been missing out? 

To paraphrase them, "Feastly is an online marketplace for great chefs to do their own thing. It creates a social dining network for individuals in cities across the country, creating new culinary experiences for adventurous diners while giving chefs a creative and profitable outlet."

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WHAT THE BLANK IS A DMC

(and some ideas on how to find a good one)

Since you, I am sure, religiously read all of my blogs and newsletters, you will recognize this oft-asked question as a continuation of the deep philosophical discussion… to third party or not to third party.

For the uninitiated, DMC stands for Destination Management Company, a sub-set of full-service event management companies whose expertise is tied to specific destinations. They are from there, know everyone, know the language and culture, know whom to ask for what, whom to avoid and whom to bribe… and know where to find a three-hole punch at two o’clock in the morning if that’s what you need.

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I am Not a Third Party.

Here are some reasons you might want to use one.
 
For thousand of years, philosopher/planners have long debated whether they plan large events themselves or hire an “expert” to help.
 
You may not have known this, but during the first Olympics it was decided to save some drachma and the whole shebang was assigned to an EA. Not that they weren’t supremely qualified in their job… but this was something they knew nothing about (although they may have thought they did). “What could be so hard”, they said. “Just hire a caterer (everyone loves lamb), a band (can we get Orpheus?), invite everyone on the list, big guys will wrestle, and we’ll have a party. I love parties”.
 
Well, as it turned out, the Athenians were seated next to the Spartans (AWWWKward!!!), the Discus-Throwers sign had to be hand-chiseled at the last minute (talk about overtime – and if you think unions are tough, try dealing with the stone-cutters guild on a weekend), Aphrodite’s welcome amenity was WAY nicer than both Athena’s and Hera’s (Google “Trojan War”), and when Hades’ VIP chariot didn’t show up, all Hell broke loose (literally).

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