What Others Think

“As Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), I had the honor of serving as the Master of Ceremonies for MOCA’s 2012 Pillars of the Arts Gala. Although I have attended many black tie events over the years, I can sincerely say that the 2012 Pillars of the Arts Gala was the most elegant event I have ever had the pleasure of attending.

All of the credit for that stylish evening is owed to Anita Morrill and Empty Nest Boutique Events. With an attention to detail that, in my experience, is unmatched by the finest five-star resorts, Anita and her team produced an event that managed to be both lavish and understated. From the immaculate table which flowed through the museum in a unique and organic design, to the stylish decorations and artistic elements, Anita and her team hit all the right notes.” Alan Howard, Chairman of the Board, MOCA Jacksonville »

“Working with Anita and Empty Nest Boutique Events was a wonderful experience! Her expertise, attention to detail, organization and calm were the perfect components as she planned out the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville’s most recent gala event, the Pillars of the Arts Awards. We have heard from many in attendance that this was the best fundraising event at the Museum they have ever attended. Anita helped to elevate the profile of MOCA Jacksonville for our patrons, members and the greater community. I can’t wait to work with Anita again on future endeavors.” – Jason Kirk, Director of Development, MOCA Jacksonville »

“I recently hosted an event for my business and worked with EMPTY NEST EVENTS – the result was FABULOUS! Anita’s attention to detail was impeccable – you would be hard pressed to find a better boutique event company in Jacksonville! Thanks Anita for making a TRULY MEMORABLE evening for me and my guests!” Troy Spurlin, Troy Spurlin Interiors »

 “When you first came to us about the idea for a farm‐to‐table dinner, we were intrigued but a little unsure of what to expect. How many people would pay to eat locally produced food? Would the cost of tickets cover expenses? Would the food be any good? Well… no worries needed! You brought together our neighborhood’s most accomplished chefs for a spectacular evening in one of our most celebrated parks. The first year was an amazing success and the second was double the first. You also pulled off the event with relatively few volunteers. Everything was so well‐organized that all I had to do was thank everyone for coming and supporting the neighborhood. We look forward to many more events under your leadership.”
Doug Skiles, President – San Marco Preservation Society »

“Autumn in the Park was easily one of the most memorable food events I attended in Jax last year and planner Anita Morrill outdid herself yet again. Anita was inspired by Outstanding in the Field events she’s attended around the country. They’re all about local food and local settings. A hallmark of Outstanding in the Field meals is a single long table – a setup that’s perfectly suited to San Marco’s tree-lined Davin Park.” Cari Sanchez-Potter, Vicarious Blog, Intuition Ale Works »

 “Working with Anita and Empty Nest Boutique events on this collaborative effort, Autumn in the Park- Farm to table dinner, has created an annual memorable fundraising event for the community of San Marco.” – Kiley Wynne Efron, Wine Director/ Proprietor – Taverna »

“Anita Morrill exemplifies first class. Her exuberant energy, kind spirit and attention to detail make her the perfect person for planning any event. Her contribution and involvement in community functions and charitable fundraisers helped to produce extraordinary results. So glad to know and highly endorse this dynamic lady.” Anita Vining, Prudential Network Realty

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