Hello ! So nice to meet you !
Thank you for your interest in Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles!
A brief history about me...I grew up in The Berkshires of Massachusetts. My mother was the general manager of The Red Lion Inn and a wedding planner as well. (She is now retired but can often be seen behind the scenes, lending a hand, at our wedding productions). We were lucky enough to live in the former home of the famous artist, Norman Rockwell. Sometimes I think that his creativity stayed within the walls of our home and perhaps had a little something to do with my life's passion.
I moved to Los Angeles, California when I was 18 and received a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from Woodbury University. It was there that I truly fell in love with event production and interior design.
I interned for Sharon Saks and Merv Griffin Productions. These experiences afforded me the opportunity to work on several movie premieres, awards shows and celebrity weddings.
My circle of friends were all in the entertainment industry and would hire me to help them with their parties and home decor. As they grew in their careers and started recommending me to their peers, my business began to snowball and thus Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles was born.
I proudly built a strong clientele on the West Coast and also began working in New York City for my bi-coastal clients who had grown to trust and believe in me so much that I was flying back and forth for jobs in both LA and NY. I absolutely loved the energy of Manhattan and the fact that it was so close to my hometown in Western Mass was also a major plus! So when an opportunity presented itself to work for famed Fashion Designer, Ralph Lauren, I decided to make the move.
There is an old saying, "Live in LA until you become too soft and move to NY until you become too hard." I have lived by those rules and, after two years on the East Coast it was back to California to soften the edges re-focus my energy on growing AML. It wasn't until 2009, when I met my husband, Michael, a Massachusetts native, that I moved once again to New England to begin a life with him.
We now live just north of Boston in Newburyport, MA with our four year old daughter, Isabella (who is my whole world!) and our King Charles, Emily. I thank God every day for the incredible life that I have now and all of my past experiences which have landed me where I am today.
I live for the design aspect of all that I do. The sheer joy that is derived from transforming a empty tent into a magical setting for a wedding or celebration. Creating a beautiful home atmosphere that perfectly reflects my clients' individual tastes and the look on their faces when they see it for the first time. It gives me goosebumps!
I look forward to meeting you!
BEAUTIFUL LIFESTYLES START HERE
Creating uniquely glamorous events, weddings and home interiors in the greater New England area, Amy McLaughlin Lifestyles is a sought after partner for all sophisticated clients.
Our studio is the perfect haven for brainstorming sessions and collaboration on everything lifestyle related! We have resource books on local vendors and venues, fabric samples for linens, examples of escort cards...favors..you name it!