A Reddit user has admitted to ruining her dad’s “surprise” wedding after learning about the ceremony 30 minutes before it started.
The daughter, with the username throglo, posted about the moment on Reddit’s “Am I the A–h—” forum last week, explaining that her parents are divorced and do not get along — though they do have joint custody.
She explained that one day in January when her dad picked her up to spend a week with him, he told her they were going to drive an hour away to his friend’s house “for a surprise party.”
But once they arrived at an event hall, the Reddit user said her dad informed her that it was actually his wedding. He also told her that she was one of the bridesmaids and had to hurry inside so she could get ready, because the ceremony was set to start in 30 minutes.
The meeting and wedding planning industries have been rocked during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they may continue to feel the effects for years to come. While online alternatives like Zoom will put a dent into the events business, many hotels are staying laser-focused on recovery even if the path forward presents unusual challenges.
Over the past several months, hotels have proven they can conduct successful conferences and weddings while navigating local (and oft-changing) coronavirus safety guidelines.
David Sacco, director of event management for Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center near Denver, says there’s pent-up demand, and Gaylord properties have already hosted several events from two dozen to 2,000 attendees safely and effectively.
All major hospitality brands have detailed health and safety protocols for their hotels, many of them branded like Hyatt’s Global
Two new sister stores are coming to the developing Historic West Fourth District in downtown Cincinnati: Koko, a sustainable shop, and Forage, an “interior plant shop and community for plant lovers.”
Helmed by best friends Adria Hall and Jamie Fairman (Hall is the co-owner of Koko and the Brand Experience Director at Forage, and Fairman is the co-owner of Koko and owner of Forage), this will be the duo’s fourth Forage location — they have stores in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and Denver, Colorado — and their second full Koko shop and refillery; the flagship storefront is in Columbus, with Koko hubs in all existing Forage locations.
We emailed with Hall and Fairman about their forthcoming expansion, including why and how they decided to continue to grow their businesses during the pandemic and why into the Queen City?
Full disclosure: I know both women personally from
Singham actress Kajal Aggarwal announced her wedding to businessman Gautam Kitchlu. Here’s everything you need to know about this young entrepreneur.
Updated: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 02:47 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment: Popular Tollywood actress Kajal Aggarwal on Tuesday announced her wedding to businessman Gautam Kitchlu. The couple will tie the knot on October 30 in Mumbai in a private ceremony surrounded by immediate families.
Sharing the news on social media, the actress wrote, “I said yes. It gives me immense joy to share that I am getting married to Gautam Kitchlu, on October 30, 2020 in Mumbai, in a small, private ceremony surrounded by our immediate families. This pandemic has certainly shed a sobering light on our joy, but we are thrilled to start our lives together and know that all of you will be cheering us on in spirit.”
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The pandemic pivot is a stark reality for droves of older small business owners resolute to stay in business.
That kind of grit is the spine of the midlife entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed in recent years, several of whom I profiled in my book: “Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.” (Full disclosure: Next Avenue is the co-publisher.)
I talked with four pandemic pivoters to find out what they’ve done, what they’re doing and how it’s going:
For Jo-Ann Barett, owner of the Aromas Boutique Bakery in Harlem known for its singular custom cakes and catering, the on-off switch flipped in what felt like a blink of an eye.
“At the beginning of March, we had one hundred percent cancellations — mostly large wedding and graduation cakes,” Barett said. “Giving refunds was terrifying. We didn’t have to, but we recognized the situation