FLIBS 4th Annual Perfect Setting Challenge 2011: Wow is the Factor

OLGA: Chef Claire Villemure and Chief Stew Sara Herrera

This annual event at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show highlights the extraordinary talents of individual crews in creating a lavish presentation that demonstrates their unique skills and creativity in table dressing.

This year the theme of the formal interior setting was to capture the unique and luxurious elements of a global destinations that inspires. The informal category was based on the beauty and brilliance of color. The event took place on Friday, October 28, with crews on 14 yachts participating in the contest, which provided an especially delightful experience for those of us who toured the yachts that day.


MIA ELISE won Best in Show with a romantic Victorian gothic setting created by Chief Stew Coty Strabley and 2nd Stew Ashley Kendall. Second place in the formal category was awarded to Chief Stew Antonika Chanel and the crew of MARY ALICE II, who dressed in whimsical Alice in Wonderland costumes. Third place in the formal category brought the Great Barrier Reef to the table on board LAUREL. The imaginative theme included live fish in centerpiece vases.

OHANA was awarded first place in the uplifting informal category based on splashes of color. The People’s choice awards went to MIA ELISE in the


formal category and to OHANA in the informal category.

The other participating yachts all created fantastic settings that impressed everyone fortunate enough to view their artistic endeavors. Chief Stew Olivia Joseph, 2nd Stew Sarina Pearl, and 3rd Stew Cindy Bekkedam on board NEWVIDA cooled guests down with an arctic theme complete with chilly clouds of dry ice.

Chief Stew Sara Herrera, an accomplished mariachi singer, performed a magnificent song at her informal Mexico place setting that gave the onlookers gathered on OLGA goose bumps. With a magically quick costume change she joined the rest of the crew to present the formal Africa-themed table.

Needless to say, all of the place settings were spectacular and all deserve congratulations.

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