Two Chicks, Three Seats Episode 57: Creating the Perfect Luxury Experience with Ashly Whalen, Founder of Menta Graze


When thinking about relaxing luxury experiences, the first thing that often comes to mind in 2021 is the trendy picnics that seem too perfect to be true when posted about on Instagram. Think tables set up on the beach with gorgeous florals and table decor, pillows for sitting, blankets for chilly nights, bottles of wine, mouth-watering charcuterie boards, and your closest friends.

Seems almost unattainable for the average person to style themselves, right? Well, that is why there are professionals who can come in and create this ideal experience for you. But don’t just stop at a picnic, think bigger and even more over the top, and then you will be right up the ally of what Mass., based company Menta Graze offers to its clients.


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In today’s episode of Tripleseat’s podcast Two Chicks, Three Seats, I and my substitute co-host, Director of Brand Marketing Azure Collier, are joined by Ashly Whalen, Founder and Owner of Menta Graze.

Menta Graze is a luxury experiences business, based out of Southern New England, offering grazing boards, pop-up picnics, glamping experiences, and much more. Whalen discusses the incredible Menta Graze offerings, tips for creating the perfect event experience (and how restaurants, venues, or hotels could do it themselves), event industry trends, and more in the hospitality industry. Whalen comes from years of experience in the events industry, working closely with wedding planning and creating luxurious events; hence the beauty and creativity behind Menta Graze. Whalen also gives a sneak peek into what you will see from her at Tripleseat’s EventCamp on Tuesday, Oct 26 in New York City.

Check out Episode 57: Creating the Perfect Luxury Experience with Ashly Whalen, Foundr of Menta Graze, wherever you listen to podcasts!

Or watch the video recording of our podcast discussion on YouTube:

Want to see Menta Graze in action?

Ashly Whalen will be presenting at EventCamp on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in New York City. EventCamp is a one-of-a-kind event for sales and event professionals to come together and be part of all sorts of hospitality industry conversations. Whalen’s session, “Level Up with Luxury Experiences at Private Events,” will dive even deeper into the beautiful experiences she brings to her clients, along with decor and photos to show it all!

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