After graduating with a degree in photography and journalism, I began my career as a video producer working primarily in fashion and cosmetics and as the co-owner of Chelsea Garden Center in New York City.
In 2000, I founded Ruth Lapin Events. With experience in video production and the garden industry, it was a logical transition after planning all my children’s Bar Mitzvahs and the weddings of many family members and friends. Initially, the vast majority were corporate events all over the world including corporate functions in Oslo, Tokyo, New Orleans, Berlin and San Francisco.
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I travelled to Haiti twice to bring food and supplies, I devoted my time raising much needed funds for several organizations including Wings Over Haiti. Each year, I continue to produce at least one event to help a not for profit that benefits the children of Haiti in some way.
Presently, now that all four of my children are off living their own lives, I have more time for clients and adventures all over the world. I took a photography trip to Cuba and have helped promote the work of Cuban photographers. Which is what I love to do! I love planning events of all kinds particularly Gay and Lesbian weddings. And best of all, I’m fun to work with!
I am very connected to New York City and I write a column about New York City for Israel’s largest financial newspaper: (http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1000781568&fid=5086). As a native New Yorker, my first hand knowledge of the city benefits my clients tremendously.