Clare Davis is the talented Founder and Owner of Harper Slone Productions. With over 15 years of experience working as an event planner for both personal and corporate events, Clare has a passion for entertaining and bringing her client’s vision to life. She loves imagining what the possibilities of an event could be and is inspired from her travels around the world.
Clare loves to draw inspiration from all the cool things she sees when traveling the world and a lot of the awesome stuff that happens right here in Los Angeles. She loves to combine a lot of new trends with luxury classics to make her events one of a kind. She also keeps a pulse on fashion, architecture, art installations and more, because they can contribute to a blossoming new and original idea.
Clare also believes that there really has to be an element of authenticity to every event. It has to have an aspect of what is innately “them” or who they care to be at the moment (if the event is a launch or celebration of a brand).
When seeking wise words of wisdom, Clare needs to go no further than her father-in-law Clive Davis. He has told her that when she is planning a wedding she should tell the bride to always look at everyone in the room when walking down the aisle and to really take in all in. A bride’s wedding day is the day she’s been dreaming of since she was a little girl, it is what she has waited for, for so long, and seeing her in her bridal glory is what all of her guests have been anticipating since they day the invitations arrived. He also emphasized that it is always important to tell the bride and groom to stay together on their wedding night and not to separate because their guests are there to see both of them unite together as one.
When working with her clients, Clare makes sure to offer some valuable advice of her own. “I tell them to think: what do you want your guests to experience? What is important to them about this event? It helps to create the most memorable event experience possible and truly translate the goal of the event to the guests.”
No matter what type of event there is, there is always a certain amount of stress that goes into planning it, but Clare takes on the challenges with confidence and grace. She believes that with wine, yummy food and a ton of coffee she can power through any obstacles that come her way. In her own words Clare has stated that “I’m an adrenaline junkie. As the saying goes, “Give a busy person something you want done”. This is completely and totally Clare Davis’ personality. She is always busy, always moving and always has time for everything and everyone.
Speaking of challenges, Clare once did an event for 30,000 people in the spring on a prime city block on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA during an unexpected heat wave the night before the event. It was 110 degrees, but just like everything else, she overcame this challenge and the event turned out great.
In her spare time, Clare loves to work out to keep her mind and body strong. Her favorite workout is the Tracy Anderson Method, Studio MDR or going on a nice hike with her dog Melo. When she’s not working or working out, Clare loves to share a good meal with her girlfriends, but her favorite thing to do is to spend quality family time with her two kids Harper and Sloane and her husband. To Clare there is nothing more important than her family.