Katherine Tolliday was born in England and grew up on a farm in the Kent countryside. After graduating with a degree in Business Studies, the bright lights of city life beckoned – she moved to London and went on to study here and qualify as a Corporate Secretary. After a decade in the city’s financial district, and seeking expression for her artistic talents alongside her organizational skills, she went back to school and graduated from a Chelsea design school as an award-winning interior designer.
Her husband’s work brought them and their two children to Atlanta in 2006 and it is here that Katherine has focused her accumulated skill set on event planning. She is able to combine her very particular blend of organizational, logistical and commercial skills with her creative eye for design, decor, detail and use of space to create some truly inspired and memorable events.
Riff Raff is a five-foot tall plush bear who loves to party! Katherine spotted the bear one day and instantly resolved to make him a member of her team. After some negotiation, he was hers! Named Riff Raff as an antonym to the A-list bear he clearly is, he has become a signature of Katherine’s more flamboyant events, attending most if not all of her themed parties and many of her other parties and celebrations too. He loves to dress up for every occasion and his ever-increasing wardrobe is now larger than many other party animals’!