New book: Art of Celebration Chicago & the Greater Midwest

combines vibrant event photography with words of wisdom from some of the industry’s most prominent movers and shakers, who invite readers to peek into their glamorous world

Minneapolis —There’s no better way to mark a special occasion than having a party; just ask any of the internationally renowned event planners, designers, caterers, floral designers, photographers, lighting experts, musical entertainers, venue proprietors, or other specialists featured in the 408-page book Art of Celebration Chicago & the Greater Midwest (Panache Partners). The exquisite collection is infused with more than 300 photos of the best creations of locally based companies like Pen & Ink. Published by Brian Carabet and John Shand, the hardcover book is the fourth edition of a series that is being expanded throughout North America and Europe.

Intended for a global audience, the book offers a glimpse of some of the Midwest’s hottest and most talked-about galas: birthday bashes, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, fashion shows, product launches, film premieres, awards ceremonies, holiday gatherings, and more. Unforgettable photographs are accompanied by tips, quips, and words of inspiration from the talented people who orchestrated the events.

Art of Celebration Chicago & the Greater Midwest is personified by Rob Boisvert’s creative philosophy: “Customization does not mean expensive, it means “unique”.” The book is ideal for those who love a good party, are captivated by the lifestyles of the famous, or are looking for event planning ideas and tricks of the trade. It will inspire casual readers and industry professionals alike—anyone who wants to learn from the masters and see extravagant parties done right, with the hospitality known so well throughout Chicago and the Greater Midwest.

A Panache Partners publication,Art of Celebration Chicago & the Greater Midwest is available through Barnes & Noble, Borders, and, among other chain and independent bookstores; it is distributed wholesale by Independent Publishers Group. Panache Partners creates spectacular series and custom publications for discerning readers and specializes in coffee-table books showcasing luxury lifestyle subjects, including high-end interior design, custom home building, architecture, golf, wine, art, event planning, and travel. For more information, visit