F&B: I have a special menu request…

I love food and can create a mean menu. It’s one of my favorite elements of event planning. Could be because we’re bringing together people to enjoy a meal. Full bellies = happy guests. However, menu creating can be a bit tricky.

When you are producing an event, you need to be mindful of so many details. One very important detail is dietary needs. It’s important to capture this information during your…

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A Single Design Element – A Futuristic Event

When we’re designing an event – we look for a single design element that catapults the overall look.  It’s one inspiration source that we can then layer other details to create a cohesive design.  That inspiration could be a color, a smell, texture, a sound, or lighting.

An event should tell both story and exude a feeling.  For events we design and produce, we ask our clients several discovery questions that…

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Inspired By: Culture & Destination Meetings

Whenever we are producing destination meetings and events, we always want to bring in the culture of the city.  This could be done with music, food, decor and gifts.  If you’ve been following us on instagram, you would have seen that we were on a site visit in Puerto Rico for the past few days. (By the way – you should really follow us on instagram. :))

We are producing a destination meeting that will be heading…

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Behind the Scenes: 5 Steps to Create Event Branding for Destination Meetings

Ever wonder how we come up with the event branding for one of the destination meetings we’re working on?  If you saw our post on Instagram yesterday, you already got a peek at what we’re working on. (Here’s a hint, follow us on Instagram to see tons of behind the scenes and inspiration we’re working on.) Today, we thought we would take you behind the scenes and share how we create the mood board.

The mood board…

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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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