Where Brooklyn at?


On a recent trip to Green Point, Brooklyn, Stephanie Rossi and I popped in to the “Toasted” event to check out upcoming trends in our industry. Toasted would be the place to go if you are planning a wedding and you don’t want the same-ol', same-ol'.

We saw create-your-own florals on wheels, beautiful vintage-inspired jewelry and bridal gowns, and artists sketching guest portraits on iPads. An old school vibe was felt throughout.

I was "had" once I saw a female DJ and rushed the table. “DJ Ali works solely with vinyl,” her colleague said. Right then, the proverbial record needle scratched. Steph took a step back. She looked at me, and then at Ali repeatedly ... as if, we had found each other! (Yes, it was that dramatic!)

See, not only do I have a deep love for the old school, but I consider any DJ who spins anything other than vinyl to be false. Music is supposed to have snap, crackle and pops and you certainly should not scratch on a cd or ((eek)) ... an app!

It is even on my bucket list to spin one party before I depart this beautiful world.

On a list of what DJ Ali is dancing to right now? ... The Ronettes, Daft Punk, Earth Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Demus & the Pliers. Yes, please.

We talked for a bit and then I went home and heavily hinted that DJ Ali would be the perfect entertainment for a certain landmark birthday that I have coming up.

(I hope my husband can take a hint.)

Groove on, DJ Ali!