If you're anything like event planner Rebecca Gardner, you may love any excuse to throw a party. "If I’m bored, I throw a party. If I’m sad, I throw a party. If I want to do something for others, I throw a party. It’s my love language," she tells us. The
Corpus Christi native recalls decadent parties being part of her childhood and earliest memories of growing up. So much so, that one of her favorite pastimes as a child included planning imaginary events in her backyard while looking to recreate the festivities she observed her parents hosting at home.
Now, far removed from her home in Texas, it seems as though Gardner's childhood has not escaped her in neither her profession or imagination. As the founder of her own New York and Savannah-based event planning company House & Parties, Gardner creates and designs large scale events through her astute love of details and fantasy-filled inspirations to service her clients around the country and worldwide. Speaking to the storied planner for our newest series Tablescaping, where we research and highlight our favorite designers and event planners, Gardner speaks to us on her career beginnings, favorite home goods brands and provides some insight into how she creates with her signature escapist aesthetic in the art of gathering.