Cindy Young Vanhoutte is a contributing writer and associate editor at The Salonniere. Her background includes more than ten years planning parties and events and doing marketing and public relations for luxury brands in the United States and Europe. Cindy is also an accomplished chef who is passionate about fabulous food. In fact, you’ll typically find Cindy in the kitchen during her free time preparing something delicious—usually a French or Italian menu—for her next dinner party. Cindy wishes she could go back in time to attend Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball and hates anything plastic at parties.