DECEMBER 27 - JANUARY 4
2019 marks 400 years since we were forcefully taken from our land and pushed through "The Door of No Return," before being shipped across the ocean into indentured slavery. For many of our ancestors, it was their last glimpse of Africa. This December, I will help you return home.
Highlights: 5 Star Accommodations, Afrochella, Cape Coast Castle, Kakum National Park, Volta Lake, Makola Market, New Year Celebrations and so much more!
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Any event. Any task. Anywhere.
LivelyHood is an international, Los Angeles based event production and travel planning company with clients ranging from producers, to artists, to c-suite executives, to small business owners, to social entrepreneurs. Whether it's a wedding (as a bonus we'll book your honeymoon for no extra fee), concert, retreat, board meeting, fundraiser, photoshoot, film or dream vacation, we make the most important occasions in our client's lives exceed their expectations.
WELCOME TO LIVELYHOOD
Event & Travel Planning
LivelyHood was built out of a passion for supporting emerging artists and budding entrepreneurs. In the 8 years it has been in operation, we have gained many valuable connections with industry-leading experts and vendors and have expanded our client list to more arenas, but our passion is to always create the best event and project possible based on budget and time.
Our approach is proactive, not reactive, and we work hard for each of our clients helping them plan and host their upcoming events, research and book their travel and execute their film and television production management needs - free of stress and with confidence.
So whether you're planning a wedding or a corporate event or a group trip or a conference or a bridal shower; or if you're simply in need of someone to help juggle your workload, please get in touch with us to learn more about our services.
*LivelyHood is a proud affiliate of Valerie Wilson Travel.*
NO EVENT TOO BIG. NO DETAIL TOO SMALL.
Baby & Bridal Showers
Fundraisers & Galas
Music & Food Festivals
We specialize in:
Budget Development & Management
Catering Management & Menu Selection
Invitations & Graphics
Lighting Design & Implementation
Program Scripting & Show
Run of Shows
Site Research & Selection
Staging & Rigging
Travel & Hotel Coordination
Transportation & Trucking Logistics
INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. GIVE US YOUR DATES, DESTINATION AND BUDGET AND WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!
We are known for creating trips on a budget with the best travel times, best accommodations and best diversity in things to see and do.
We send you on your way or happily accompany you there!
*We are proud partners with Valerie Wilson Travel, a Virtuoso company.*
GIVING BACK IS PART OF WHO WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
We spend a large part of our lives, in and outside of our company, volunteering and focusing energy on the community - locally and worldwide.
* A portion of all LivelyHood produced events is donated to a cause of the client's choice. *
1. means of support or subsistence
2. the quality or state of being lively
ANY EVENT, ANY TASK, ANYWHERE
People & Places
We're fully equipped to turn your big day or night into the memorable event you’ve dreamed of. Tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen.
* Partial List Below. Photo Gallery & Testimonials Coming Soon.*
BROOKLYNDOLLY | ERIN ROBINSON
"The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of teaming with Tamara is detail orientated. She is one of those meticulously organized people that I can count on for follow through... and a follow through that allows you to rest easy knowing that a project will be complete from A to Z."
Live Performer, Live Music Curator & DJ
Visual Artist & Activist
"Tamara produces the greatest events ever. One art gathering had patrons wrapping around the block to get in to peek at the art. Even the who is who in the art world waited in line patiently to catch a glimpse of these hand picked emerging talents."
Award-winning Recording Artist & Humanitarian
"One thing I can say about working with Tamara and LivelyHood is that I feel like I can confidently relax - when I would generally stress - because I trust her knack for thinking comprehensibly about every detail, doing what she says she's going to do, and pressing me to get the most out of my own vision."
LIL RAGGAMUFFIN SUMMER CAMP
This organization operated a summer camp for 10 years in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Our founder proudly served as the Event Producer & Director of Operations.
"Tamara came into our organization and helped take a huge load off of my shoulders. She saw that we struggled with our management of travel logistics for our volunteers and stepped in with some really thoughtful systems that helped solve our problems. Through her I realized the value of bringing in experts to take on areas of work that are not my strong suit. I also really appreciated her approach as she took the time to first learn the assets of our organization and help us build upon our strengths instead of just applying cookie cutter ideas that didn't fit."
Jewelry Designer & Founder of Lorraine West Jewelry
Public Relations Strategist & Creator of In Her Shoes Blog
"I had the pleasure of partnering with LivelyHood for the AFROS book release event at Powerhouse Books in DUMBO, Brooklyn. In typical Virgo fashion, Tamara planned and executed the event with passion and attention to detail from start to finish. Always the effective communicator and taskmaster, Tamara ensured that every "i" was dotted and every "t" was crossed to create a festive and successful evening. The sold-out event attracted over 600 well-connected New Yorkers who were excited to celebrate Michael July's highly anticipated, independent book release. The AFROS book launch event was truly the party of the season and talk of the town for weeks thanks to LivelyHood's creative and strategic approach to event production."
SISTA-2-SISTA YOUTH SUMMIT
*LivelyHood is currently producing the organization's 2nd international summit taking place in Accra, Ghana, October 2017
Viacom Media Networks
Obama for America
Urbanworld Film Festival
Gye Nyame Empowerment Project
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
The Fearless Artist (TFA)
A Word from the Founder
I’ve always had a zest for organizing and planning, and I believe that every event deserves to be special. With this philosophy in mind I founded LivelyHood LLC in 2011 by combining three of my life passions: event planning, giving back and the arts.
With almost two decades of successful event production and travel planning
under my belt in the corporate, nonprofit and political arenas; a lifetime of giving back including a two and a half year full-time, volunteer leadership role with the 2008 Obama campaign; and a consistent, deep appreciation for and support of the arts across the board; LivelyHood was a natural step.
For 11 years prior to running LivelyHood full-time, I held two positions within the Viacom International business. I served as the Executive Assistant to the EVP & Chief Research Officer for Viacom Media Networks and upon relocating to Los Angeles in June of 2016, transitioned into supporting the EVP & Chief Digital Officer of BET Networks, a position I held until April 2017.
The roles were project management based and I executed many small to large events both individually and with the events team. Examples include countless onsite meetings and offsite conferences, internal and external social events, the BET Soul Train Awards, BET Experience, Vh1 Scope - Art Basel Miami, FOCUS featuring Jonathan Mannion, and many, many more.