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THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW @ THE SAN DIEGO HARD ROCK HOTEL 03.26.11

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A SMASHINGLY FESTIVE MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION! 03.23.11

Bridal Bar Vendors join forces….

“Panache Productions” Elegant Event Planning presents

A Smashingly Festive “Masked Mardi Gras Soiree” at the Hotel Parisi of La Jolla

Panache Productions launch party for “Le Petite” Panache & “Staffed with Panache” and coming out party for Kathryn Gayner Distinctive Florals & Events & SoBelle Chocolates & Favors was a fabulously exquisite affair, with the “Who’s Who” of San Diego in attendance at the Hotel Parisi in La Jolla.

Joining forces with Epod Photobooth and KOOL Party Rentals to create a prestigious fete of glow hoop dancers, live jazz band and a marvelous face painter. Who adorned the “Staffed with Panache” team of sushi chefs, servers, bartenders and dancers with eloquent peacock masks. She stayed on throughout the evening to paint many of the Guests who chose this mask preference, over the silver tray of assorted feathered masks offered upon arrival.

Guest dined on Cajun Crayfish Sushi Rolls, Blackened Salmon Nigiri and Champagne Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters while sipping on Hurricane “Cruz” Martinis. The Hotel Parisi Ballroom was overflowing with 500 peacock feathers, the bejeweled floral designs of Kathryn Gayner Distinctive Florals & Events and the hand designed chocolates of SoBelle Chocolates & Favors. Guest lounged on KOOL Party Rentals while the “glowing” bar, buffet and tables illuminated the room, accent lighting was provided by San Diego Stage & Lighting. As other Guests put on their party face, forever captured in a picture in the Epod Photobooth….An amazingly marvelous time was had by all and is still a buzz on the social grapevine…..

 

Panache. someone who has a dashing confidence of style, or shows a certain flamboyance and courage. Panache Productions is a full service event planning company. The style and sophistication of your soiree is what distinguishes a Panache event from the ordinary. Cruz, a La Jolla legend with over twenty years of expertise, orchestrating hundreds of elite events, will ensure that Panache seamlessly coordinates your event with the utmost attention to detail. “Be your own Guest”, whether you’re hosting a prestigious black-tie dinner, a private cocktail party or a corporate affair our professionals will handle every phase of your event. Under the guidance of Cruz, our esteemed collection of vendors will complement your unique style with the savoir faire that your fête deserves. “Dressed to impress”, Panache provides talented, knowledgeable event managers, servers, and bartenders, everything you’ll need to make your affair flawless from start to finish. Listening to our Clients is extremely important to us for a fabulously successful event. Call us for a complementary creative session to discuss your visions and our ability to make them a reality. Ask about “Le Petite Panache” for your more intimate petite affairs. “Everything you can imagine is real”…Pablo Picasso.

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JOIN US AT THE WEDDING PARTY BRIDAL SHOW MARCH 2011 03.22.11

The Wedding Party Bridal Show is very excited to bring San Diego’s truly local, sophisticated and stylish bridal show for over 11 years back to the dynamic Hard Rock Hotel San Diego!

Our 22nd show will be an upbeat, exciting, stylish and fun celebration of wedding style and planning at its finest. Our theme for this event is “True Beauty” and the show will feature many special attractions and promotions celebrating that all brides are beautiful including our Real brides are beautiful fashion show, our True Beauty lounge with lingerie fashions and boudoir photo shoots on site, and our regular show features like our couture fashion shows on the catwalk, rehearsal Dinner restaurant Row, CONSULT-A-THON and over 100 of the finest wedding services- everything you need to plan a special San Diego wedding!

 

Here is a glimpse of the fun experiences to be had……see you all there on Sunday!!

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THE US GRANT 2011 WEDDING & EVENT SHOWCASE: A ROYAL AFFAIR 03.10.11


We were so pleased to have participated in the US Grant 2011 Wedding & Event Showcase: A Royal Affair. We enjoyed every moment of our talented showcase of incredible wedding industry professionals like DJ Spencer Bezy from Mobile Music Plus, Jason Taylor of Taylor FilmTim Otto Photography,  ePod Eventsb.mookié JewelryA Better Deal TuxedoM Bride and regal table-tops from A Diamond CelebrationHartworks Floral DesignIndulge FlowersCLassic Party Rental,Wildflower LinenKool Party RentalsPink Star DesignSoBelle Chocolate Favors in the Palm Court Foyer.

IT WAS A GREAT GREAT DAY!!

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2011 WEDDING SHOWCASE ~ THE US GRANT PRESENTS: A ROYAL AFFAIR 02.23.11

We invite you to join The Bridal Bar in the Palm Court Foyer at the US Grant this Sunday, February 27, 12-4pm, for the 2011 Wedding & Event Showcase, celebrating bridal grace, glamour and elegance.

A Royal Affair will feature stunning bridal gowns by M Bride Couture Wedding Gowns, inspired men’s fashions and women’s apparel by Neiman Marcus and Lily Pulitzer, and a tiara and jewel collection from Tiffany & Co. to rival royal treasures. Spanning the entire hotel, from the Crystal Ballroom adorned with hand-painted ceilings, to the magnificent Presidential Ballroom, THE US GRANT’s multiple event ballrooms will be open for guests to tour and marvel. Over 70 of the most sought-after Southern California wedding vendors, including photographers, florists, event planners, designers and cake creators will be on hand showcasing their talents and meeting with guests face-to-face.

 

$20 Admission to A Royal Affair includes:

 

*First-hand experience with San Diego’s finest wedding vendors and the nation’s hottest fashion retailers

*Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wedding tastings, and cake concepts

*Champagne and signature cocktails

*Opportunity to win luxurious accommodations to the landmark “Pink Palace of the Pacific” - The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikiki, or to the magnificent St. Regis Deer Valley with ski-in, ski-out access to the Valley’s renowned slopes – both romantic destinations perfect for your honeymoon.

*For the grand prize giveaway, brides have the chance to win a wedding reception steeped in legendary style for up to 100 guests in one of THE US GRANT’s enchanting Wedding Venues!

 

In partnership with the American Heart Association, $5 of each ticket will directly benefit the Go Red for Women campaign.

PRESENTS:A ROYAL AFFAIR

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DELICIOUS HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL 10.29.10

If you are planning a spooky Halloween party, we have just the sips for you!!

L’Orange Pumpkin Carver

1 ½ parts Grey Goose L’Orange Flavored Vodka
¾ part maple syrup
½ part Canton Ginger Liqueur
1 tsp pumpkin butter
1 part fresh lemon juice
Garnish with apple chips

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients. Add ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into martini glass and add apple chip garnish.

Spooky Recipe courtesy of Travel & Leisure

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RASPBERRY MOJITO 09.15.10
This tasty treat will make a colorful splash at your next celebration…..

Raspberry Mojito

JUST FOR YOU

  • Handful fresh mint leaves (+ sprig for garnish)
  • 3 whole fresh raspberries (+ 2 for garnish)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounces spiced rum
  • Splash club soda

In a highball glass, muddle the mint, raspberries, lime juice and sugar. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add the rum and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into the glass and top with club soda.

PITCHER FOR FOUR

  • 1/2 a bunch of mint leaves (+ sprigs for garnish)
  • 12 whole fresh raspberries (+ 8 for garnish)
  • Juice of 6 lime
  • 12 teaspoons sugar
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces spiced rum
  • Splash club soda

In a pitcher muddle the mint, raspberries, lime juice and sugar. Fill a separate container with ice; add the rum and mix for 15-20 seconds. Pour into pitcher and mix well. Serve in a highball glass, top with club soda and garnish with raspberries & mint.

Whether your serving 1 or 100, this deliciously refreshing drink is guaranteed to wow your guests as a signature cocktail for your wedding day celebration or at your next dinner party!

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TASTY & REFRESHING 07.03.10

The Arnold Palmer

Cheers to our beautiful USA this weekend!! A classic drink that can be served straight or spiked, your pick!

Recipe for an Arnold Palmer (one cocktail)

5oz Lemonade
5oz Ice Tea

Blending Instructions:
Combine ingredients in a highball or tall glass with ice, stir and enjoy

Spiked Arnold Palmer

1 cup packed mint leaves, chopped
2/3-cup sugar
1-cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup freshly brewed tea, chilled
1 1/2 cups vodka
Crushed ice for serving
Fresh mint springs, optional for garnish

  1. Combine chopped mint and sugar in a large bowl or pitcher.
  2. Stir in lemon juice, iced tea, and vodka.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  4. Fill six 6-8 ounce festive glasses with crushed ice. Pour mixture over. Garnish with mint and lemon springs.

Serves 8.

Courtesy of Party Blu Prints.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY……PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!

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