FOOD+DRINK

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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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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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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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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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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Inspired By: Thinking Outside the Box – Donuts on a Wall

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh, warm donuts? We do and they were all the craze last year and we expect to see this trend continue into 2015.

We love the way Stag Dining decided to ditch the standard pink boxes that donuts are typically packaged in and instead hung them on a wall for the guests to grab.  There is nothing typical about this presentation. If you head over to Stag Dining’s instagram feed, you’ll…

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One Bite Mondays: Yummiest Holiday Treat EVER

The tree is up, the lights are hung and the Christmas music is playing – it’s officially December 1st.

With the holidays always come holiday treats. Baking cookies and cakes and making candy. I admit, I love getting in the kitchen and baking. I have my go-to recipes, but always on the hunt for new treats.

I LOVE and I mean LOVE the mixture of dark chocolate, almonds and sea salt. It’s so hard just to stop at…

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Healthy Eating: Move Over Chips – Hello Kale & Quinoa

Marriott Chicago O’Hare and Farmer’s Fridge have partnered on an interesting concept – have a vending machine filled with detox salads and healthy snacks vs. junk food.  So it’s time to move over potato chips and say hello to Kale and Quinoa Salad.

For the next 5 months – the Chicago Marriott O’Hare and Farmer’s Fridge are going to be test driving this concept with a lobby kiosk.  Prices will range from $3 -…

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ROAR loves: No. 2

I’m in Southern California this weekend for a girls weekend. Actually going to Disneyland (with no kids).  We’re going to see the shows that we’ve been wanting to see, but teenage kids don’t think are cool, go on the rides we want to go on and have a little spa time. Should be divine. On the way back, if time permits, I’m hoping to stop in and check out SugarPaper LA. My goal – not to be on social media this…

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Bottoms Up: Autumn Cocktails

There is a chill in the air and Thanksgiving is around the corner!  I’m going to be in sunny Hawaii (at least I hope it’s sunny) over Thanksgiving managing the second surfing competition for a client for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.  Not sure if I’ll be having Turkey, but I think I’ll be having one of these cocktails.

I came across a wonderful selection of autumn cocktails on the Williams-Sonoma blog…

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