Europe has lifted its ban on travelers from the U.S., and the majority of European countries are now open to American travelers. But as we have seen in the past, things can change daily. It is still recommended that you check with your local government officials to stay updated on the rules and regulations before you travel to your destination.
While this may seem daunting for many, one thing we know for sure, there are countless professionals who stand ready to assist you in making your experience as smooth as possible. Nothing will ever be the same, but it can still be a wonderful experience while keeping safe with proper planning.
We caught up with two iconic figures in their respected home countries in Europe, Italy, and London. Two of my favorite places to travel for business and leisure were greatly impacted during these challenging times.
The Connector and The Cake Guru
Elizabeth Solaru has already earned her reputation as one of the best wedding cake companies globally by creating the most opulent and decadent handcrafted cakes using the finest ingredients. As a pioneer in the wedding industry, Solaru’s creations have been featured in numerous prestigious national and international publications such as Vogue, Tatler, Wedluxe, Brides, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, and Conde Nast BRIDES, and countless internationally respected blogs.
Most recently, Elizabeth Solaru and her team of experts have definitely secured their place in NFT history, Lee Akpareva, a Digital Project Manager & Fashion Designer based in London, and Michael Tella, a Digital Artist who works with a wide range of stylistic and idealistic spectrums with a focus on surrealism.
Solaru’s clients include British, European, and Middle Eastern Royalty and international celebrities, and high net worth individuals.
Elizabeth has appeared on the BBC, the Good Food Channel, BBC Radio, and Sky Living as a preferred luxury expert. She is also a regular on Sky TV is the only three-time winner of The Great Cake Bake, a popular television show which features the best wedding cake makers in the country.
Elizabeth is an international speaker and competition judge who travels the globe speaking to fellow cake designers, women in business, wedding industry professionals, and other entrepreneurial organizations. Elizabeth has an array of topics ranging from her own inspirational and creative journey from Microbiologist and Headhunter to luxury pâtissièrer, while successfully building and branding her own company.
Camellia Lambru is one of the most amazing destination wedding planners based in Italy, producer of Italian Wedding Awards (the Oscar night of the wedding suppliers ), and creator of WEDx ( an international Wedding conference in Italy in TED-style).
If it was not challenging enough to plan weddings– Lambru has dedicated her career to celebrating other experts–Italian Wedding Awards was created as a prestigious platform to give recognition and to celebrate excellence and professionalism in the Italian wedding sector.
This amazing event was an annual celebration prior to 2020. It was described as a spectacular night equivalent to the Oscars–dedicated to elegance, refined taste to the flavors and aromas that characterize the wonderful world of Weddings.
The purpose of the Italian wedding awards is to create a community dedicated to wedding operators who share their commitment to their craft and the power of collaboration, entrepreneurship, and display the value of their professional ethics. A community open to all those who love our sector and continue to make dreams come true.
Listen in as we converse with these two brilliant women on the topic of planning your weddings and what makes them an expert and their capabilities on how to put your mind at ease as you consider planning your nuptials, either locally if you are already in Europe or if your planning a European wedding. Enjoy.
Over the past several years, Myrdith Leon-McCormack has evolved from one of the nation’s most successful Celebrity Manicurist, represented by Factory Downtown, to one of the most sought after branding experts with her firm MLM Represents as well as a Huffington Post blogger.
Leon-McCormack, founder of MLM Represents, oversees all practice areas and is involved in providing strategic direction to select clients. Her particular area of expertise is advising clients on how to best leverage their brand as an asset to serve as a powerful leadership tool and drive their business performance.
Leon-McCormack’s innovative strategies to connect consumers more effectively by associating them with the world’s most influential celebrities, musicians, arts, film and personalities has been part of her incredible success to collaborating with some of the industry’s most influential people in the world of the arts, music, and film. MLM Represents client list includes: Isaiah Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lois Samuels–the Vessel, and Justin Davis. Her new business has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world to wonderful destinations such as Egypt, Qatar, Dubai, London, France, Ireland, to name a few.
Leon-McCormack’s creative vision and strong knowledge of the entertainment and arts has created yet another venture with the weekly radio show, “Keep It Moving” with Marsha Jews on WEAA 88.9 FM, a national public radio station, as Executive Entertainment Producer.
As the Editorial Director of World Bride Magazine (WBM), she drives the magazine into the 21st century, where visions of people of color are seen in a more positive and progressive direction.