Monthly Archives March 2014

garlands, coffee, cocktails, vases, chalkboard paint

ROAR loves: No. 4 {garlands, coffee, cocktails, and more}

I’m taking a little break from my budget spreadsheets, menus and rooming lists and dreaming about garlands, coffee, cocktails vases and chalkboard paint. I would absolutely love to do all of the things below for an event.

1) I discovered the Color Connection on the Ruffled Blog.  Talk about taking paper garlands to an entirely new level.  This is an art installation!

2) Setting up a coffee station like…

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Event Crunch Mode {a peek into my reality}

Apologies for being MIA. I thought I would give you a peek into my reality. We’re in major event crunch mode for an event happening in 25 days. 700 attendees will be gathering at the San Francisco Marriott and we’re knee deep in menu planning, signage design, rooming lists, staging, gift buying and then assembling.

Isn’t this desk wonderful? So clean. Well that’s not my reality. I wish my desk looked like that…

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Inspired By: Creativity and a Chat with a Wall Might be the Answer

Last year, we produced a first time user conference for a high-tech company and it was great, actually it was beyond great, it was downright awesome. It most definitely didn’t feel nor look like a first time conference. This year we’re at it again and everyone keeps asking us – how are you going to top last years. Talk about pressure.

It got me thinking about my creative process and how I was going to “top”…

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ROAR loves: No. 3 | fabulous links from around the web

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week for us. We’re in full planning mode for a user conference that is happening in April. Below are some fun finds and links from around that web.

1. I saw these mason jar desserts on instagram from my go-to caterer in Chicago – The Entertaining Company. They are always coming up with imaginative creations.

2. Just loved these party in a box letters from Studio DIY.


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Recap: The Lab Event through my iPhone

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Lab Event. It’s a wedding industry event here in the bay area. You might wonder – why is an event planner who normally focuses on corporate events and corporate social events attending a wedding event. Well, weddings inspire me and I love coming up with ways to “corporatize” and enhance the ideas for my market.

The event took place at the historic San Francisco Ferry Building….

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Recap: Dreams, Music & Teleprompter Flubs from the Oscars

The oscars were last night and I have to say, I had the funnest time tweeting during the show. I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted that much in a 4 hour window of time.

There were definitely highlights from the show as well as some major flubs.

The Teleprompter
The teleprompter was a disaster. It’s safe to say that at least 50% of the presenters made a mistake. The worst was John Travolta for clearly…

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