Event planner Lawrence Scott talks to Fox 5 news anchor and Hamptonite Rosanna Scotto about throwing and amazing bash and the upcoming Michael Bolton charities fundraiser.
Rosanna Scotto: How do you come up with all these great ideas for events? Lawrence Scott: Everybody has a gift. It’s a matter of embracing it, not chasing money but chasing your passion, waking up every day and loving what you do. Everything else will follow. I didn’t invent the wheel; I just learned how to drive a little differently.
RS: Describe what you can do. LS: If I have a bride and groom, I like to listen to what they’re telling me and tell their story through my eyes. Yeah, you could hire me just for my food, or just for my decorating, but I don’t think you’re getting the full Larry experience. I always say, “How you get from A to Z doesn’t matter. Just get there.” That’s what I do.
RS: I know you’re doing the Michael Bolton Charities event in the Hamptons in August. LS: Yes, on August 19. This is our third year. It’s [to raise funds and awareness about] battered women and trafficking of children.
RS: You do a great job taking care of that piece of the world. Everybody who comes in contact with you wants to give back just because they’re inspired. Thank you. LS: No, thank you, Rosanna. Lawrence Scott Events, 35 Bethpage Road, Hicksville, 516-933-7535; lawrencescottevents.com; michaelboltoncharities.com