He’s not a travel agent, and if you’re looking for a party, then you’ll be disappointed. Anthony Tillery of EVENTS by Sebastian T. doesn’t do parties.
In fact, to call his events a party would be an insult. What Anthony creates is a once in a lifetime experience, because he pulls out all the stops; which includes 5- star suites and world class excursions. With his next trip to the Swiss Alps, you’ll bask and bathe in luxury.
With a background in finance, Anthony has developed a method that makes it damn near impossible for you to say no. He works intimately with his clients to ensure they can put aside the funds to embark on a life-altering journey.
“My price points are modest, as modest as a cell phone bill. My clients commit to making small sacrifices. Our company deducts payments throughout the year which makes it affordable for them to travel internationally.”
Anthony created Events by Sebastian T. because he saw a need for people of color to have experiences they believed were “out of their reach.”
He watched as people spent thousands of dollars traveling to domestic hotspots like Miami, and realized they could take that money abroad and broaden their perspectives. “I want to open people’s eyes, help people think outside of the box; It’s about the experience. And when you go on an international trip, your family will go, your friends will go, and then their families and friends will follow. My goal is to inspire people through travel.”
Despite his passion for helping people of color experience luxurious travel experiences, Anthony fought his calling for a few years. He’s well-known for throwing the most notable and flyest birthday parties (for himself) in his hometown, Philadelphia. In doing so, Anthony was encouraged by his peers to turn his events into a business. With a career in finance, curating events was something he merely enjoyed doing as passion projects. However, coming from a family of entrepreneurs (Anthony’s family built a successful construction company) things began to shift, and Anthony began throwing an annual event called Soirée in the Park a chic all-white pop-up picnic.
He then created The Antithesis – Soirée Dans L’obscurité which is a formal all-black masquerade ball that occurs each December. The event is a Venetian style ball with an urban flare. “The ball gives guests an excuse to indulge for an evening of distinction, intrigue and mystery. A perfect opportunity to wear that sexy dress in the back of your closet or purchase that suit you’ve been eying.”
Anthony has taken over 100 people around the world. Some past trips include Paris for New Year’s Eve, Italy, and most notably Dubai where guests enjoyed a luxurious yacht cruise on the Persian Gulf, dune bashed in the Arabian desert and visited the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
EVENTS by Sebastian T. will embark on a 10-day monumental journey through Egypt to explore “The Eternal Legacy Bequeathed by the Nile” making stops at the Great Pyramids of Giza, Arabian Desert, The Temple of Abu Simbel in Aswan, Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak Luxor; a 5-star experience fit for any King or Queen.
Anthony’s team values communication and updates his clients weekly regarding the planning process. His updates are jam-packed with information, which puts you at ease. Anthony credits his fabulous team for providing a seamless high-end experience for their clients. With their help, he’s able to change the concept from “Black people don’t do…” to Black people DO ski, Black people DO travel, and Black people DO have a blast (and look damn fabulous) doing it. His goal is to level the playing field and help more people of color obtain those passport stamps.
As Anthony discusses his company, he speaks with an intense passion. A passion for providing a platform that brings joy and inspiration. But most importantly, he aims to create an environment where his clients can be themselves. “I believe in encouraging people to be themselves, if you don’t love yourself the world won’t love you and the world won’t respect you.”
This year, EVENTS by Sebastian T. will be traveling to Switzerland, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Dubai, Paris, and planning a wedding in Italy. So bring your sophist-ratchet, bougie, classy, hip-hop loving, behind to EVENTS by Sebastian T. for unforgettable experiences.
Frantzces Lys is a mom to an amazing music producer in the making, a teacher, and a Life Coach. She believes we only have one shot at this thing called life so we shouldn’t hold anything back. She also believes mindfulness and meditation can heal the world. She wrote 4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Anytime for Less Than 15 Mins to help people feel better. www.chroniclesabroad.com.