If you ask celebrity event planner and designer Nathalie Cadet-James her secret behind creating memorable dinner parties, she’ll say it’s a passion for forging connections. “There’s a magic that happens at the dinner table,” she shares. “When you connect, you bond with others over food in a beautiful ambience. We are all wired for connection, but it takes some work to do it with purpose.”
Looking to integrate her organizational skills and appreciation for the arts, Cadet-James made a career switch from attorney to event planner more than a decade ago. Her leap of faith resulted in a series of top-notch luxury events around the world with her company, Luxe Fête, earning her a reputation as one of the best planners in the country. In 2019, Cadet-James launched her sister company, Luxe Fête Social, offering an approachable, stress-free way to plan special occasions at home.
Her dinner-in-a-box experiences are delivered straight to your door and include everything needed to execute an intimate gathering. Each of the six themed packages, ranging from “Tropic Like It’s Hot” to “Say Something in French,” is inspired by the Haitian-American designer’s many worldwide travels. Each box also comes with a stone heart from a Haitian artist.
This Father’s Day, plan an epic gathering to show Dad how much you care, and follow Cadet-James’ suggestion in ordering the “Crouching Tiger.” This package includes a neutral and masculine table setting featuring a boat centerpiece with green moss, votive candles and holders, and a black and silver matte steel flatware set. Packages are available for two, four, or eight people.