Archana and her twin sister Kanchana launched Twinspirational, a lifestyle blog focused on stylish entertaining, exotic travels and boutique fitness, in 2015 to share their combined passion for fresh, budget friendly event design. We had the privilege to sit down with Archana and pick her brain about wine (duh!), tips on throwing parties, and lots more. They are so much fun to follow and we hope you enjoy the interview as much as we did!
How did you get involved in the events industry?
My sister and I are passionate about bringing friends together to celebrate the big and little things in life. We started Twinspirational in January 2015 to create a space where we can share our passion for fresh, budget friendly event design. We believe every party should be Instagram worthy and the envy of all your guests.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
When I’m not working, I love a good workout class. I am a member of NYHRC and I’m a fitness junkie. I love bootcamp, urban rebounding, insanity, fluidity and abs classes.
If you had to pick one Butternut wine to drink for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
My favorite Butternut wine is the Rosé. It is refreshing and I love the taste.
Why is Butternut the perfect entertaining wine?!
Butternut Wines are great for drinking daily or serving at a party. We brought the wines to a friend’s party and everyone loved them.
Any tips for throwing the best party ever?
You don’t need to spend a fortune to throw a fabulous party. We incorporate a theme into every event. A theme allows you to set the color palette and makes menu and decor planning a breeze. Don’t forget to think outside the box when coming up with your theme. For our last birthday, we put a spin on a traditional luau and hosted a Let’s Flamingle party. Our guests loved it. Flowers are must at every party. Pro-tip: bring your own vases to save money. We love bud vases or mason jars because you can get a lot of bang for your buck on floral decor.
What’s your favorite holiday to host a gathering?
Thanksgiving is a big holiday in our family. We celebrate first with a Friendsgiving with our close friends and then a second with our family. I’m a good cook, but my pastry skills are even better, so I’m often on dessert duty for the holidays.