Planning an event – or even finding the right event planner – can be daunting. That’s where Honey and Co. Events and Styling can help, as this team of three local women bring clients’ ideas to life while creating an atmosphere that’s stress-free, creative and fun.
Honey is co-owned by Sarah Pugliese, Lily McEwan, and Amy Hildebrand, “three Cincinnati-based stylists who get our kicks planning parties, styling photo shoots, and offering creative direction,” Pugliese explains. McEwan is involved with clients from the start, while Hildebrand and Pugliese work more behind the scenes and join in on the day of to execute the event. The Honey co-owners make it a point to meet with clients and get to know them before starting their working relationship. Pugliese says, “Once we meet with a client, and those sparks fly… it’s on.”
Pugliese, McEwan, and Hildebrand originally started Honey as a hobby. “We loved seeing our family members celebrate big life events, and enjoyed being involved with planning and executing,” Pugliese says.
They decided to take things to the next level and turn Honey into a business in 2013. They’ve since worked with hundreds of local clients – consumer and corporate alike – and have received press coverage in outlets such as Cincinnati Magazine, Wedding Row Kentucky, and Out + Outfit.
Services offered by Honey include planning, styling, curating, designing, day-of coordination, partial planning packages, and full planning packages. They plan parties, weddings, and other events. They even offer their own event space, The Frock, on Pike St. in Covington.
Opened in September 2015, The Frock is a studio and event space co-owned by Honey Events, Linger Flowers, and Lyell Photography. The space had been several different bars over 15 years before transforming into The Frock. “Everything about it lent itself to be a space for entertaining,” Pugliese says.
Finding the space was happenstance, and though they knew converting it would be a lot of work, they immediately knew it was a welcome challenge. The three businesses joined together to run the space because “we knew we wanted a shared studio space with businesses that hold aesthetics similar to ours, and were eager for a collaborative environment out of which to work and create,” Pugliese says. “Linger and Lyell were perfect fits for our vision.”