At Lasso the Moon, we believe Service is the backbone of any successful event. Warm service, mouthwatering cuisine & scene-stealing detail, fashioned to reflect our client’s personal taste, has become our signature.
We also believe well planned parties should unfold like a Broadway play. Well-cast & beautifully staged, music flowing, lighting perfected, each act builds anticipation. As the curtain is drawn, the evening should end to thunderous applause.
“Event Maverick” Cynthia Seaman inspires trends long before they are trendy. Since 1996, outdoor living rooms with Persian carpets, chandeliers swinging from live oak trees, signature cocktails featuring locally sourced exotic fruits, flip flops as wedding gifts & warm chocolate chip cookies with cold shots of “moo” were spotted at Lasso the Moon events long before they hit social media.
Cynthia’s theatrical training, five-star hospitality management background, global travels & innate sense of style make her one of Miami’s most sought after tastemakers.
Cynthia executes each event as a gracious hostess; generously entertaining with exquisite menus, plentiful beverages, sophisticated décor and meticulous service. Every Lasso the Moon event is produced with integrity, elegance and a respect for the client and the environment.
Cynthia is on the Board of Directors of Slow Food Miami (a non-profit organization dedicated to locally sourced food), served as the Creative Director & Chairperson of Bali Ha’i for seven years (an event raising funds to support The Kampong, the Miami outpost of National Tropical Botanical Garden), a founding member of The Hundred Ladies of The Deering Estate, a member of The James Deering Society at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an active Vizcayan and an advocate of animal rescue through the Humane Society of Greater Miami and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Cynthia’s obsessions include four rescue terriers & three abandoned tabbies, inspirational travel, Turner Classic Movies & The Independent Film Channel, the music of Chet Baker, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Smith, collecting vintage, all things “garden”, costume history, novels by Jane Austen, short stories by David Sedaris, plays by Oscar Wilde and a good sale at Anthropologie.
While Cynthia lives in the magic city of Miami, she longs for a bastide in the South of France (and a pied-à-terre in Paris).
Dave Ragnow is a logistics force. Armed with nine years as an Air Force Officer, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, a Master’s of Science in Hospitality Management from FIU and a Leatherman, Dave is equipped to take on any event challenge.
Dave’s tireless energy, sense of urgency & can-do attitude propels the Lasso the Moon team. His ability to conquer the many challenges of the event world from load-in schedules, re-wiring a chandelier or expediting a five-course seated dinner resonates strongly with Lasso the Moon’s discerning clientele. His talents producing large-scale events led to multiple consulting contracts including the 100 Years of Flight and Tuskegee Airmen Heritage Honors Ball at Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC for 1400 military personnel from around the world.
Dave is a Fellow at The Kampong, an avid supporter of Slow Food Miami, UM Basketball, Humane Society of Greater Miami, National Tropical Botanical Garden and, of course…Duke.
Passionate about Duke Basketball, golf, Hilti tools & culinary travel, he is often spotted on his days off cruising Coconut Grove in his vintage Jeep in search of his next power tool or bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Oysters from Duxbury
Summer in the South of France
Terriers, Tabbies & Tiny Turtles
Roasted Bone Marrow at St.John
Caipirinhas at Le Fumoir
Irish Coffee at Buena Vista
The Burger at Tobacco Road
Downton Abbey, Love Actually and The Princess Bride
New York in Autumn, Springtime in Paris & a Santa Fe Christmas
Coconut Grove as wild parrots fly over the Royal Poinciana in our backyard