An Evening of Recognition

Yesterday we headed to sunny Southern Cali for an awards dinner. Having grown up in Orange County, it was fun to be in my own backyard at Fashion Island’s Fig and Olive Restaurant in Newport Beach!


After a week of rain, this event marked the return of sunny days – getting me (and probably many others) excited for summer beach days. If only I had a tan . . .


Anyway, we held the event in the wine room, which was wonderful. Clean, bright, and filled floor-to-ceiling with wine – can you say heaven?


We added some elegance by pairing white with cool grey menus and floral arrangements that incorporated different textures with a pop of pastel orange. Oh, and don’t forget the clear glass box candles! We also added a sweet touch from Woodhouse Chocolates.

It was all smiles all around – literally. They had such a great team at the restaurant supporting us. From waiters Carly and Adam to Chef Mark. 


Can’t wait to return!



Destination Wedding

What’s better than attending a wedding? Attending a destination wedding, of course! I recently traveled to Puerto Vallarta to watch one of my closest friends walk down the aisle – an aisle made up of sand and palm mats that is!


After a few days of relaxation in paradise, all 81 weddings guests boarded a boat to Las Caletas, an island 30 miles off the coast where the ceremony and reception were held.

After an hour of margaritas on the water, we docked at the picturesque island. We couldn’t wait to abandon ship!

We walked down a stone path, which lead to the ceremony space. We were greeted by an 8-piece mariachi band, a map of Mexico to sign our names on, and some very creative seating assignments.

The ceremony setting was incredible with dark wood chairs in rows right next to the ocean. The water even hit our chairs during the nuptials!

The bride was just as beautiful as the surroundings.

After the ceremony, the island was beautifully lit by hundreds of candles. A dance floor was set up in place of the chairs where the ceremony had been.  All seamlessly done, an event planners dream!

We danced the night away both on the dance floor and the boat ride back. It was such a unique and unforgettable experience! Congratulations Nikki & Drew!