Events

Hotel Review: A Little Getaway to Napa You Don’t Want to Miss

Last week, we headed up to Napa for a little getaway. One thing about being in event industry – it’s hard to getaway and enjoy your self. You’re either doing site visits or working a program. But you don’t always get to enjoy.

Well – we did and we stayed at the fairly new Archer Hotel. It’s been open since November and located right in downtown Napa.

I loved the lobby of this property, it’s subdued during…

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Capacity by ROAR: The Meeting Space Calculator Every Meeting Planner Needs

Can you relate to this scenario?  Your boss tells you registration is going great and have 100 more people coming than they had expected. Mild panic sets in and you ask yourself, “Are we going to fit in the meeting space we’ve contracted?”

They ask what is the max capacity of the room in the current set up.

You do one of three things.
1. Dig around your desk for the hotels capacity chart that they gave…

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F&B: 5 Things to Instantly Elevate your Catering Experience

When you’re hosting a corporate event, one of your goals should be to elevate the overall experience.  This includes catering and more and more guests are more mindful of what they are eating.  Remember our last post about all the special menu requests? As a planner, you need to keep up with those trends and be aware of guests needs.

I recently read an article on MeetingsNet, Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged…

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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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