Inspired By: Edible Art

We’re completely lusting over these colorful and creative edible art desserts that are a great alternative to everyday cakes and cookies. Here are a few of our favorites; queue the mouth watering….

Unbirthday Bakery is owned by Sydney-based cake maker extraordinaire Nikki Lee and has a strict ‘No Fondant Allowed’ policy. Lee’s happy cake creations can be found on her Instagram {@unbirthdaybakery} or check…

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Checking Out: A Sneak Peek into Modern Luxury at the St. Regis Monarch Beach

Modern and luxury are what come to mind when we think of the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California – and the unbelievable ocean views.  It’s so luxurious and when we heard they were undergoing a huge renovation – we thought…really?  Take a look at their current pool.  Gorgeous right?  Well it’s all about to change and we can’t wait to see.

photo courtesy of St. Regis Monarch Beach

When we got the…

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Trend Spotting: Elegant Agate

We’re currently crushing on these moody natural elements that exude a truly captivating and bohemian effect. This wedding trend has been popping up over the last year and is incorporating some of nature’s most beautiful elements into the theme.

Here are a few of our favorites featuring the gorgeous geodes and agates.

We’re also loving the collected and eclectic look that comes with adding natural elements…

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InstaTour: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to explore the exquisite grounds of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery located in the heart of picturesque Alexander Valley. Just 75 miles north of San Francisco, the winery is an entertainment wonderland for all ages!

The property features more than forty wines produced onsite in their state-of-the-art winemaking facility and a restaurant serving up cuisine made to…

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Field Trip: La Tavola Linen – Napa Valley

On Tuesday, our team headed up to Napa to the La Tavola Linen Showroom.  Oh my – we were in heaven.  First of all, I could just move into their showroom where you are surrounded by gorgeous linen and beautiful accessories with their new Theoni Collection.  To say we were drooling is an understatement.

I’ve been to their San Francisco location.  We actually rented linen from them last year and shipped to to Naples…

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Trend Spotting: THE CLASSIC COMEBACK

This infamous pattern may just be one of the most recognizable wallpapers in the world….

“The Original” Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, which was created by decorator Don Loper in 1942 for the historic Beverly Hills Hotel, has since developed an iconic status amongst the design world.

Now that summer is officially here, we’re loving this classic print trend and it’s catching our eye…

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InstaTour: Meadowood Napa Valley

We drove up to  Meadowood Napa Valley for a mid-week site visit and it didn’t disappoint.  If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you would have already seen a few pictures.  It’s been several years since I’ve seen the property.  It’s hard to believe that it’s 50 years young.

Meadowood is perfect for an executive meeting, customer appreciation, sales incentive, or destination wedding, with 99 sleeping…

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Hello Summer!

Happy Tuesday! With the official summer solstice {June 21st} just a few days away, we couldn’t be more thrilled to take some time to enjoy the nice weather {don’t forget your SPF}, entertain outside {we’ll take the entire CB2 catalog}, try some new grilling recipes {like this one here}, and maybe even sneak away for a quick sandy vacay {we’re loving this beach bag // weekend tote}.The coming months are sure to be an…

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Round-up: San Francisco Bay Area Hotels

Not much has happened in the San Francisco Bay Area on the hotel front over the last couple of years.  When it rains it pours and in the last month – 3 pretty significant changes have occurred which is change the landscape.
Parc 55 San Francisco
Wyndham Parc 55 is no longer – now it’s part of the Hilton Family and will officially be called Parc 55 San Francisco.  With a shared sales force, this will make the…

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Creative Gifting: Mexico Welcome Bags

Today, 29 sales people will find out that they are heading to Cancun when their name is called and they are handed on of these Mexico Welcome Bags that we created for a corporate client.

What would you put in a welcome bag for someone heading to Mexico? Well Tequila of course, and a shot glass, some authentic Mexican hot sauce, some Chicklet Tiny Gum for some color, Mexico-inspired maracas and some other fun…

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