Monthly Archives August 2012

Events: This or That Fruit Displays

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a crazy past couple of weeks.  I’m looking forward to a little downtime this weekend.
We just finished up an event on Wednesday at the Santa Clara Marriott.  We’ve done this event for 3 years in a row at the same location.  Each year, I challenge the catering staff as well as our team to come up with unique ideas for the menus.  The group arrives just before lunch…

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Encouragement: The Norm or Uniqueness

Doing the norm or being unique – that is the question.  Another way to look at it – being safe or taking a risk.  We just finished an event where we made a point of NOT doing the norm.  We were challenged with the same location for the 3rd year in a row and we couldn’t do what we “normally” do.  We had to be different, unique and reinvent.  I’m not going to lie, I was nervous – I wanted my…

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Color Crush: Colorful Buildings

As soon as I saw these bright colored buildings, I could feel a color crush coming on.  It’s been really busy with events lately and I haven’t done a color crush for a few weeks.  So I hope all this vibrant color makes up for it.  Don’t you think it would be fun to live in one of these buildings?

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Events: Simple Flower Arrangements

How many of you are familiar with Joyus?  It’s a shopping website, but they have some really great videos about styling.  I came across this one about simple flower arrangements that anyone can do.
When styling a tables for an event, flowers can get really expensive.  In the video below, Kelley shows how to make some simple arrangements that won’t break the bank.  My personal favorite vase is the…

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Now that’s a Pool

I stumbled across an image of a pool this morning and it said it was the largest pool in the world.
Where is this pool? Chile.  The San Alfonso del Mar Resort to be exact.
Now that’s a pool!  You can sail in this pool.  Water Ski in this pool.  Jump on a trampoline in this pool.  And if you don’t want to head to the pool – make your way down to the beach.
I think I would like to go to this pool.  What about you?

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One Event Complete, Time for the next

I’m at the airport heading home.  We just finished a tradeshow and advisory dinner for a client in Washington Dc.  Now we’re shifting gears and getting ready for a conference with another client next week.  This time I get to pack a smaller bag because it’s local.

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