The perfect recipe for an amazing experience is comprised of equal parts friends, food, and cocktails. Throw in a pinch of striking scenery and a dash of surprise, mix lightly, and you’ve got Tamsin Lonsdale, event architect extraordinaire.
Defining the phrase “hostess with the mostess,” Ms. Lonsdale knows the importance of every single detail, and creatively constructs a “natural environment for people to come together” at least twice a week in New York, LA, or London. There are few people in the world who can execute exquisite event after event, in three major cities, and not have a nervous breakdown on the regular. We’ve definitely seen it happen to some of the best – but it seems that Ms. Lonsdale can organize a fabulous party with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back.
Founder of both The Supper Club, Inc., and its sister company Lonsdale Productions, Tamsin never lets situations get to her, instead she finds solutions. Not enough glassware? No problem. Rain on the parade? She’s got at least 2 plan B’s. This sort of eloquence only comes from practice, and of course, passion.
Raised in England by her bohemian mother and entrepreneurial father, it wasn’t until Tamsin had spent a couple of years in the fashion industry styling for Italian Vogue and working with the likes of Steven Meisel, that she felt a different calling.
Back in college at Edinburgh, Tamsin recalls the dinner parties she used to have with fellow students, and how much she missed the fun they would have, so with that, the very first Supper Club dinner came together at her father’s apartment. “He had a long table that could seat 20, so it was the perfect space,” says Tamsin, “the girls cooked, and the boys brought the wine.”
Soon the parties started to outgrow her father’s apartment, and Tamsin started working with local restaurants. Now she’s the first to know about any new night club, restaurant, or venue opening, even before the media. She’s worked with the biggest and best names, including Krug Champagne, American Express, Bravo, Frederic Fekkai, Daily Candy, Cartier, and many more, and even has her very own mattress straight out of The Sunset Tower. Talk about knowing your stuff.
Initially, the idea for The Supper Club was a dating club, and members had to be single to join. “About 10 marriages resulted from the parties,” exclaims Tamsin, “but soon I was running out of single clientele, so we changed the membership requirements.” Still, Tamsin meets with and interviews each potential member, and is very selective about the types of personalities that are invited to join the club.
Luckily enough, TGIFguide is on that list, and we’ve been privileged to experience everything from Potluck Polo to the Royal Wedding Party, even a magical brunch at The Malibu Farm.
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