Diana Tsao Events rebranding to PARTNER Productions


Thank you for your support the last four and a half years. It is your trust and belief in us that enabled us to grow. Today we are thrilled to announce Diana Tsao Events is rebranding to…


Why the change? 
We outgrew our name! We are more than event planners. We needed a name to properly reflect the scope of what we do and our unique approach. We are objective-driven experience producers, project managers, strategic creative thinkers, spreadsheet lovers, and experts at customer experience & logistics. We are your PARTNER!

We PARTNER with our clients. We are your champions and biggest cheerleaders! We help you think critically, identify your needs (even when you can't articulate what "it" is) and then make it happen. Whether we work with you for 5 months or 5 years, we recommend solutions that consider the short and long term. 

You'll notice our eye graphic here and there. Why an eye? We see a fresh perspective. We see inspiration from everywhere - different industries and worlds. We see what matters. (The pupil is loosely inspired by Swiss designer Müller-Brockmann's clean graphics)

What now?
Welcome to our updated website www.partnerproductions.com
You can reach the core PARTNER team at our new emails here. We'd love to hear from you!
(Our phone numbers and office address remain the same)

Happy Summer and we look forward to continuing to be your PARTNER!


Milk and Honey: A NYC Trifecta


As event producers we find parallels with the event industry everywhere we look. Anytime we eat Chef Daniel Humm's Milk and Honey dessert (which is more often than you might think) those parallels are strong. How does a savory and sweet dessert remind us how we translate an event idea across different clients and price points?

Well let's start with the basics, shall we? Milk and Honey is a dessert made with milk ice cream, honey, and dehydrated milk foam. Chef Daniel Humm offers a version of this treat in each of his restaurants as a homage to his childhood, drinking a glass of warm milk with honey with his mother every night before bed.


The bee pollen topped, honey-filled Milk and Honey dessert was an unforgettable ending to our 11-course meal at Eleven Madison Park (top photo). The NoMad Hotel's version with crisp honey brittle compliments the casually-elegant aesthetic of your dining experience (photo above). Everytime we taste that honey brittle, we know we are at the NoMad Hotel! The newest addition to the Milk and Honey trifecta came with the opening of Made Nice. This recently opened, highly anticipated fast casual restaurant put its own twist on the classic dessert, creating a soft serve version (see below).

Seeing, and tasting, how Chef Daniel Humm reinvents this ever-important dessert is a reminder to know your audience, reinvent, and most importantly, enjoy yourself!

Happy Eating!
-DTE Team

Photo Credit: DTE, MadeNice


Celebrating Truffles with Urbani


Is there a better way to start the week than surrounded by the sweet smell (and taste!) of truffle? Thanks to Urbani Truffles (seriously thank you!) this was our reality a few short days ago.

This Monday Pier 40 brimmed with all things Italian for the Urbani Truffles annual celebration cruise. Risotto, arancini, burrata mozzarella, and even panna cotta - all with truffle! Those looking for something without truffle (why?) could enjoy caviar served on the back of their hand, jamón thinly sliced or gelato to satisfy their sweet tooth. 

Once the sun set and guests were well fed, the Hornblower took the celebration on the move. Because the Statute of Liberty wants to celebrate truffles too!

Delicious food, cigar girls, dinner theater, and the Statue of Liberty! We cannot wait to see what Urbani does next year to top this year's celebration! 

Happy Summer!
-DTE Team


Sustainability x Events


Today is World Ocean Day and has us thinking about the environment and how to incorporate sustainability in events. We have all experienced it. Your event is over, there is uneaten food and beautiful florals on every table. You can only carry so many boxes of leftovers. What do you do? This is a question many event producers face. Don’t worry – we have the answer!

DONATE! You may not be able to carry all those leftovers home, but there are many charities that can. donateNYC is a government database connecting donatees to charitable organizations (this includes more than just food!). There is even an app! Transfernation is another NYC based non-profit using technology to end hunger. Not in NYC? Rock and Wrap it up! has an extensive "Hungerpedia" that will connect you wil local organizations in need.

So you have food covered, but what about those breathtaking florals? Enter Rebloom. Planners need only to submit a request with details about the arrangements and event. Rebloom then shares a photo, description and price of flowers with their list of subscribers and posts on their site. Once your event is over, Rebloom appears to pick up your florals. Sounds pretty easy to us!

Food to floral to leftover gifts technology and caring individuals have made it easier than ever to eliminate waste.

Happy donating!


Setting Our Sails to Bermuda


The crystal blue waters, friendly locals, recent renovations and racing drama have us enthralled with this year's America's Cup and wishing we were there under the blue skies of Bermuda. With festivities well underway in the Great Sound, Bermuda is buzzing with excitement for this year's 35th annual America's Cup. And for good reason!

Picture this: relaxing on a luxurious yacht, watching the most prestigious sailing event while sipping champagne. Sounds ideal, right? In Bermuda, it is possible! Experiencing the thrill of the race for the Auld Mug in the spectator zone of the race-course while receiving play-by-play analysis from your skipper (who knows all the latest news thanks to the morning briefings), sounds like a dream to us!

Get sea sick? Experiencing the electricity of the race from the island is nothing to scoff at. Especially if you are staying at the official America's Cup hotel, the Fairmont's Hamilton Princess. A recent $100 million renovation has created endless possibilities to experience the 35th America’s Cup at this pink palace. From a private balcony overlooking the harbor to a full-service marina, or a 2,000 sq. foot outdoor terrace you can experience the race any way you choose. Think you might need a break from the racing festivities? Spend your down time touring the extensive art collection (Banksy, Koons, and Damien Hirst under one roof!), relaxing at Exhale, shopping at the the official America’s Cup store and dining at Chef Marcus Samuelsson's new restaurant, Marcus.

Watching from land or water, one this is certain: the 35th America’s Cup will be an unforgettable experience.  

Happy watching!
 -DTE Team

Photo Credit: Americascup, Hamilton Princess