Allana Baroni is an author, spokesperson, television personality and special events producer.
As a self-proclaimed “social specialist,” Allana’s goal is to encourage people from all walks of life to maximize their individual social potential. Her philosophy is simple: being an adept socializer comes easier to some than others, but everyone has the potential for fabulousness.
Born and raised in Carmel, California, Allana quickly expanded her horizons beyond the Pacific Ocean. Living in several cities overseas, Allana planned entertainment aboard private jets, and for various private estates around the world.
While living in Singapore in 1996, Allana authored her first book, "Simplify Your Wedding" (Reader's Digest, 1997) based on her extensive experience planning numerous celebrity weddings. After returning to California, Los Angeles magazine named her one of the top five wedding planners in the city. Allana’s second book, "Simplify The Holidays" (1998), was applauded for its "upbeat approach and stress reduction strategies for hectic holidays." Her most recent title “Flirtini, A Guide To Mixing & Mingling” (2004) went into its second printing after only three months on the shelves. In addition to conventional bookstores, “Flirtini” is currently being carried by specialty retailers such as Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie and Sur La Table.
Allana launched her television career when she was asked to share her expertise on celebrity wedding planning. A series of guest appearances on a multitude of shows followed, including recurring appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Live With Regis and Kelly,” "The Today Show," “CNN,” “Access Hollywood,” “Extra,” Lifetime Television’s "Our Home,” and "Donny & Marie."
Allana was part of Oprah Winfrey’s “Fab 3” team of contributors to the 2003 holiday gift-giving shows. She has also been a regular contributor to USA Today Weekend Edition’s annual gift guide.
Allana’s lifestyle expertise and television exposure has proven the perfect formula for many corporations including Microsoft’s MSN Network, Disney’s Baby Einstein, Starbucks, Alta Vista’s shopping.com, Perrier, Land’s End, Red Envelope, Readers Digest and Proctor & Gamble, whom have all signed Allana as their spokesperson in order to reach a younger, hipper demographic.
With major-league entertaining as a foundation, Allana is a unique and talented special events producer. She has produced events that include:
* A dinner party for Senator Barbara Boxer with special guest President Bill Clinton
* A reception for the Democratic National Committee with special guest Vice President Al Gore
* Celebrity weddings
* Post-premiere events for feature films
* The Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Breast Cancer (50,000 guests)