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Cell: 917.405.9548, the Special Events Website, Finds Food on the Wall New Ideas for Event Planning Updated on the Web Via, the Idea Center

NEW YORK, June 4, 2001 - made a great discovery the other night that it expects to become the next big thing for entertaining. The free online and offline resource center for special events that covers dozens of parties and events every week on its site with pictures and text discovered ``food on the wall.''

Guests never had to wait for a waiter to come by with food at the opening party May 17 2001 for the Felissimo Design House on West 56th Street. Instead, guests could pick hors d'oeuvres right from the wall of the reception. was amazed by Dorothee Selz, a French artist who often works with food. She designed a special installation for the event: after putting all kinds of food items - sushi rolls, simple vegetables, even pasta - on wooden skewers, she stuck the skewers into large Styrofoam circles mounted on the wall.

No waiter carried trays of food at the Felissimo Design House's party on the top floor of the blown out townhouse that houses the new interior design store. The wait staff only walked around with bowls to collect empty skewers and soiled napkins.

This clever event idea put a fun twist on the usual cocktail party pattern. At this event, guests mingled along the walls of the event instead of the center of the room.

The full story with color pictures on the party is now available free on

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