Because dessert is always a good idea, two friends decided to put together New York City's first ever dessert fest. Born on a hot summer day over shaved snow, Miraya and Liang mused over why there wasn't a dessert festival in New York City, and a challenge to do it themselves.

Dessert Goals is a celebration of all things decadent, and a party for the tastebuds.


Liang Shi

Creative Director + Experience Designer

Liang Shi likes to build brands and design experiences. As a designer, her work has been praised by Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Medical Economics and her mom, who said "Oh! So nice, ah!” Liang's clients range from Condé Nast and SoulCycle to startups like Soma Water, MindBodyGreen and Levo League. 

When she's not slinging pixels around, you can find her at her pop-up, Ma Matcha, serving delicious hand-crafted matcha drinks all around New York City. She also started  FUN FUN DINNERS, a curated dinners series bringing creatives together in NYC.


Miraya Berke

Founder of Pop Productions, a boutique events studio

A party planner since age 10, Miraya lives and breathes the event lifestyle, down to every last sparkly detail. She keeps her finger perpetually on the pulse of what’s trending, and she brings her expertise, passion, and sunny personality to every project. Pop Productions designs and produces experiential events and campaigns to spark delight and inspire connections. Clients include Airbnb, Kiva, Taste Talks, CMX, Babyccino's The ShopUp & more. 

It’s pronounced Mir-ray-ah, like a ray of sunshine!