Cindy Young Vanhoutte wears a number of party hats at The Salonniere. As our associate editor, Cindy works closely with our editor in chief on all aspects of the site. Her background includes more than ten years writing about, working with, and planning parties and events 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 plastic anything at parties.