Published on 03 28 2011 by J.Soiree in Uncategorized
J.Soiree had the pleasure of coordinating a wonderful 1920′s-themed 60th birthday party. The venue was at a private residence in South Pasadena which was built in the late 1920′s, complete with high vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and hanging tapestries. Guests were encouraged to wear costumes to fit the theme, and were also offered fedora hats, gloves, pearls, and even feather headbands when they arrived to complete their look.
The living room was transformed into an entertainment room consisting of a large dance floor, a 3-piece “Django Reinhardt” band, and cocktail tables for resting between sets. Professional 1920′s dancers were brought in to dance and instruct guests on various dance moves like the Lindy Hop and the Charleston.
The dining room offered a full bar including 5 signature drinks from the 1920′s including the “SideCar” and “Seelbach Cocktail.” A 4-foot art deco ice sculpture by LA Ice Art featured a “60″ to commemorate the client’s birthday celebration. Contemporary Catering provided a true 1920′s menu with a food station along with passed hors d’ouvres.
Twinkle lights adorned the outdoor patio area, complete with high cocktail tables and heat lamps. And finally, the seating room completed the 1920′s theme with silent movies of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Greta Garbo screening on the wall and tables set up for backgammon and dominoes games (both from the 20′s!).
A very special thanks to photographer Sam Ter Horst for his wonderful photos, Luna Party Rentals, Town and Country, Cake Sensations for their beautiful cake, and Parties and Petals for all the gorgeous floral designs.
When given any theme, J.Soiree makes sure your event is dressed to the nines! Call for a quote at 323.230.3422.
Published on 03 21 2011 by J.Soiree in Uncategorized
This was my second year volunteering at O’ FLFF’s Lucky Charms fundraiser to benefit the Four Legged Friends Foundation. This year’s event was held at Healthy Spot in West Hollywood and offered guests raffle tickets, free food samples from Strictly Vegan (Jamaican jerk and curry dishes that are completely vegan!), vendors offering free pet portraits and food samples for your pets, and a silent auction and raffle.
MADtv star Debra Wilson was our MC for the event who is always a pleasure to work with.
The highlight of the event was the Fashion Show sponsored by Pinups for Pups. Models and dogs dressed for the St. Patrick’s Day occasion modeled for guests, including Starla, the cutest little dog owned by Chad Rodgers from Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” Also there to show off her adorable pups was Miss Cougar 2010 and former contestant on “The Apprentice.”
Guests also signed up for a “Best Costumed Dog” contest with winners receiving a basket of goodies and prizes.
Thanks to all the sponsors and attendees who helped raise almost $1000 for FLFF! Hope to see you at October’s “Count Fluffula” Event!
“The mission of Four Legged Friends Foundation is to promote programs that save family pets, increase adoptions and share the joy pets bring to people.” For more information, visit www.flff.org.
Published on 03 15 2011 by J.Soiree in Uncategorized
St. Patrick’s Day is here!! But, what to do in Los Angeles? Here are some cool and free events to celebrate whether you’re Irish or not!
St. Patrick’s Day Festival at L.A. Live (4-8PM)
- LA Live. Photo Credit: www.blog.spokane2010.com
A mini-parade, Irish music and food, the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Bagpipe Band and a beer garden with appearances by the LA Kings Ice Girls, The Laker Girls and the Bud Light Models. Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill and the Yard House will both be featuring Irish food specials. Click here for more Info.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert at Pershing Square (12pm)
- Pershing Square in downtown LA. Photo Credit: pps.org
Pershing Square will be celebrating St. Patricks’s Day with a noon-time concert featuring the Young Dubliners, Irish dancers, and bagipipers. Lunch is available to purchase. Find more info here.
- Leprathon. Photo Credit: fbala.com
Celebrate St. Patty’s in slasher-style. If you love the Leprechaun movies, head over to the Cinefamily for a special screening of Leprechaun 3 and Leprechaun 4. Also, if schedule permits, Brian Trenchard-Smith (director of the films) will participate in a Q&A!
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy half priced happy hour! Live music including sing-along Irish drinking songs, hors d’oeurvres, games & prizes! Geen Beers & Mischievous Leprechauns! PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME!
Mindshare LA is a unique monthly event which draws a brilliant crowd seeking connections, experiences and exposure to new ideas. Over the past three years a zealous following has developed around what can only be described as ‘Enlightened Debauchery.’ Tickets and programs can be purchased here.
Hope to see you at one of these events! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Published on 03 07 2011 by J.Soiree in Uncategorized
Photo Credit: Conversation Pieces
Wedding insurance protects a couple’s investment from circumstances beyond their control, and reimburses expenses incurred. For example, what if your limo driver doesn’t show up and you have to book another one the morning of the wedding — for three times the price? Or what if the groom’s custom-made tuxedo is lost in airport baggage, and he has to buy a new one the day before the wedding? What if your reception space goes out of business a month before the wedding, and you lose your deposit and have to book another space? These are the types of big-day financial losses that wedding insurance can help to protect.
So Why Get Wedding Insurance?
Consider these scenarios:
* Janet and Dan spend months planning their winter wedding. But on wedding day, their reception site is made inaccessible by an ice storm. With the right wedding insurance policy, the couple can postpone their wedding and receive every penny they lost (less the deductible) — including money for the invites, cake, catering, attire, and non-refundable deposits for ceremony musicians, floral designer, and other vendors.
* The bride’s father is injured in a car accident just before the wedding and cannot travel. If the couple has to postpone their wedding, with wedding insurance they could be paid back their expenses to enable them to have the wedding when the father recovers.
* Right before the ceremony, Brittany’s gown catches a gust of wind. Unfortunately, the tulle dances right over to the end of Uncle Howard’s cigar and the dress instantly goes up in flames. Fortunately, the right insurance policy covers the replacement of the veil and gown.”
Read more: Wedding Planning: Wedding Insurance 101
Article from theknot.com