I just came from Ft. Lauderdale to see friends who have arrived from France. The annual Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show opens next week and one of the highlights for the interior crew is the Perfect Table Setting competition.


Last year’s competition , the first ever been was divided into two categories: Formal setting and outdoor informal outdoor, Neptune, God of the Seas. My friend Lani of MY Beeliever joined in both. I was so busy with work that I did not even know she competed for it until the day the winners were announced.
Lani won the Grand Prize for over all points ,her Neptune theme which she set on the upper deck of the boat won the first prize. She called me if  I have time to take photos before the show closes.

This year’s competition will be Putting on the Ritz, a formal table setting and the second category is foreign affair. The latter reminds me of when we were cruising Greece, the chef bought statues to decorate our dining table and I worked on the Greek menu.

The crew then dressed up for the part, Greek costumes of the ancient day, where I remember ripping up an old sheet to make it like a Grecian dress.

See we yacht crew are knack of creativity to make every trip memorable for our guests.

Congratulations again Lani….

Lani glad am back in the area as she also cooks for the crew and when she can’t deal with some complicated recipes, she would text or call me asking for help.