A Black-Tie Picnic

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
May 7, 2009

I pulled it off! This past weekend, I threw an intimate black-tie picnic for my birthday. Besides being a wine writer, I am after all an event planner. The horrid weather did not deter me a bit! Madame Soleil always dotes on me, as you’ll see in the photos of the event. She graced us with her presence throughout the picnic.

Prepping before the guests arrived

I’m one joyous birthday girl

Guests arriving in style

Cupcakes from Chikalicious
Many, many cupcakes. All white. Purity in sight and taste. Vanilla cupcakes from Dessert Club, ChikaLicious

Someone really likes the cupcakes


Credits: Photography by Laura Razzano


Comments (6)

marsha palanci

May 8, 08:19 AM

Hey there, birthday girl.

This looks like it was a classy do. And, luckily there were no umbrellas in your photo montage so the sun must have come out for you.

Cheers and belated Happy BD.

PS: We are thrilled that you’re going to AA with us. It will be fantastic.


May 8, 08:20 AM

Hope you had a very special birthday cynthia!

ml stott

May 8, 03:02 PM

Happy B-day Cyn!


Frances Ning

May 9, 10:22 PM

Happy Birthday, Cynthia!!! Very classy picnic. Love that idea…

Crix Wu

May 10, 07:58 PM

Dear Cyn,
Long time no see. Miss you.
I’m forwarding your website to a friend’s daughter who’s studying in NY, and happened to see your great idea of bday picnic.
Chic and stylish, nice photos. Happy belated birthday.

Erika from vere

May 12, 03:33 PM

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

You (and the cupcakes) look lovely in the photos.

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