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SOBELLE CHOCOLATE FAVORS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE 05.06.11

 

SoBelle Chocolate Favors Announces Launch of New Website

SoBelle Chocolate Favors has launched its brand new customer friendly website.

May 5, 2011

SoBelle Chocolate Favors, in San Diego, California, has officially launched their new website at www.sobellefavors.com.  SoBelle Chocolate Favors makes custom handcrafted favors for all occasions, specializing in wedding designs. They launched a brand new customer-focused, website this week. The website was designed with the customer in mind, with a picture showcase that allows the viewer to see the details of each piece. Customers wanting a custom designed piece are now able to view and get ideas for designing their own special occasion favors.

“We wanted to create a website in which customers would be able to view all of the many wonderful creations that can be achieved with a little bit of imagination and personalization” says Nada Adjadj.

Additional features include direct linked connection to the SoBelle Chocolate Favors Blogsite

About SoBelle Chocolate Favors:

SoBelle Chocolate Favors is a company specializing in wedding, social and corporate chocolate favors. We stand out among the competition because every detail is perfected. Not only are we widely known for the exquisite taste of our fine imported chocolate, we also receive praise for our unique and creative wrappings. SoBelle is sure to make all your events extra sweet!

What makes us different from others? Well, if you can dream it, we can make it! The customization of our chocolate arrangements is unprecedented and has no limit. Each favor is specifically crafted and tailored to meet our client’s need therefore each unique piece will leave a long–lasting impression which will not go unnoticed.

Nada Adjadj, the owner and designer, founded the company in 2006 as part of her life-long dream. Based on her cultural heritage, Nada truly believes no occasion is complete without customized, decorated chocolate favors. Nada has lived in several countries before moving to America, including Lebanon, Dubai, Greece, and Montreal, and it is these past experiences that gave her a unique and sophisticated eye for design, and allows her to create exquisite chocolate favors that are fit for all and any occasion. With SoBelle chocolate favors each and every one of your guests will walk away with a favor that is an adequate representation of the event itself, because each favor is customized and created to match the superior theme and design of the event.

SoBelle is European chocolate that no additives or preservatives are ever used, only fresh wholesome ingredients. We have variety of chocolate such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, mixed with nuts etc… We have earned our reputation by consistently providing our customers with the best.

For further information please contact:

info@sobellefavors.com

619.504.2651

 

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT: THE BRIDAL BAR LA JOLLA 11.23.10

San Diego Weddings and Parties

ShopLocalSD: Bridal Bar in La Jolla

Building the beginning of a “happily ever after”
By Rebekah Sager
Posted on Sat, Nov 20th, 2010
Last updated Sat, Nov 20th, 2010

Anseth Page Richards is not your ordinary wedding planner.She calls herself a couple’s coach, whose job it is to help brides and grooms over the first roadblock to marital bliss—planning a wedding. Born and raised in La Jolla, Richards says she has seen the planning of a wedding end a relationship before it has had a chance to begin the “happily ever after” part.

Revolving table decor.

Photo by Rebekah Sager

Whether it’s finding a CPA or lawyer (both of which she recommends for newlyweds), a florist, a pole dance instructor or a pyrotechnic DJ, the Bridal Bar is a one-stop-shop for organizing the “big day” or any big event.

Ten years ago, thanks to Hollywood, a movie starring Jennifer Lopez called The Wedding Planner, changed the role of that job. The wedding planner became as essential to a successful wedding as a great dress and a beautiful cake. “Prior to the movie, it was the mother of the bride that did all the work,” Richards says. “But our world has changed and become very specialized–when you need your computer fixed you hire an IT guy, if you’re getting married you hire a wedding planner.”

Every bride is special.

Photo by Rebekah Sager

The Bridal Bar kind of works like a PR firm/concierge service: They vet vendors such as caterers, photographers, and florists and choose the best six. Those vendors become “members” for a fee. Couples come to the store to discuss the budget and look of their wedding, and the Bridal Bar can direct them to the appropriate vendors–saving them the time and energy of trying multiple bakeries, listening to multiple DJs, or tasting multiple caterers.

Weddings can be tricky to plan and budget. Bridal Bar suggests that weddings usually fall into one of three catagories: Enjoy, Relax, Dream—the differenceis how money is proportioned, according to the couples’ priorities—maybe more on food, or more on music, etc.

Although Bridal Bar has suffered in the last couple of years due to the economy, Richards says 2011 is going to be a great year. “The luxury wedding market was hit hard, but the modest vendors had very good years,” she says.

Weddings in general will be a booming business in the next few years due to the Baby Boomers’ kids are coming into marrying age. One third of the Boomer’s kids will be marrying in the next five years.

Although all of the Bridal Bars are independently owned, the original store and the brand was started in Los Angeles by Harmony Walton. There are three locations–one in Beverly Hills, one in San Diego, and one in Atlanta.

The Bridal Bar offers bride and groom gifts, jewelry and engraving; basically anything a bride could think of, and some things she didn’t. They help brides and grooms connect the dots.

“It’s our goal to help couples live happily ever after,” says Richards.

Article Courtesy of www.sandiego.com
About the author: Rebekah Sager is a San Diego writer and blogger. Her work has been published in San Diego Magazine, Pacific San Diego, Where magazine and the South African literary journal Words etc. Her Web site is ShopLocalSD.com. More by this author

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SOBELLE CHOCOLATES HOLIDAY SELECTIONS 2010 CATALOGUE IS HERE! 10.27.10

Nada Adjadj has been working her magic again to bring to your her intricately detailed designs for the perfect addition to your gift giving this holiday season!

SoBelle Chocolate Favors has prepared an array of holiday themed gift boxes and chocolate delicacies to fit everyone on your list! There are many other great designs and combination of gift box ideas that make perfect stocking stuffers and great hostess gifts.

For more information on the designs shown here or to place your orders contact SoBelle Chocolates at: info@sobellefavors.com ~ 619.504.2651


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WE WELCOME VILLAGE GIFTS & ENGRAVINGS!! 10.12.10

The Bridal Bar is so excited to add another magnificent choice of fine gifts and favors for our brides & grooms to chose from!


Make a statement….. The most important occasion in your life should be a memorable one. Village Gifts & Engraving specializes in personalized gift giving. Show that you care and offer your bridal attendants, wedding party and other guests a thoughtful personalized gift. Engraved and embroidered memories are sincere, heart-felt, thoughtful, and are treasured forever. Even if you choose not to personalize, the opportunities to gift truly from your heart are endless with the variety and selection offered at Village Gifts. From wedding showers to parties and receptions, even those most intimate occasions and gifts of gratitude, Village Gifts will assist in making your best decisions for fabulous memorable favors and gifts.

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CHARLES & ZERLYN – HUNTING FOR FAVORS! 08.25.10

Charles proposed to Zerlyn in Paris at the top of Eiffel Tower.  The wedding was planned to be in San Diego at the Rancho Bernardo Inn on July 10, 2010.  After hiring all the vendors they needed for the wedding, the couple wanted to add an extra special final touch with their favors.  As she was searching for that unique favor, Zerlyn found and contacted SoBelle Chocolate Favors to make an appointment to visit at the showroom.

“Walking into the SoBelle showroom is like walking into a toy shop”, the couple just loved everything, they had such a difficult time choosing the favor that would fit their wedding best.

Finally, they decided that the best thing to do was to choose 5 designs instead of just one standard design and enjoy the best of all worlds!!

Here are a few of the designs they had to choose from for their wedding day…

“The different designs where an absolute hit! It was just great, the guests had the choice to exchange with each other if they prefer one particular design over another. Everyone thought the chocolates where so pretty they almost didn’t want to ruin the luxurious wrapping to eat them…..but, when they got a taste of the excellent quality of the chocolate, they could not get enough!!”

SoBelle Chocolates & Favors For All Occasions, based out of San Diego, CA, is a company specializing in wedding, social and corporate chocolate favors. They stand out among the competition because every detail is perfected. Not only are they widely known for the exquisite taste of their fine imported chocolate, they also receive praise for their unique and creative wrappings. SoBelle is sure to make all your events extra sweet! Each SoBelle occasion is tailored specifically to each event. Nada Adjadj, the owner and head designer, founded the company in 2006 as part of her life-long dream. Based on her cultural heritage, Nada truly believes no occasion is complete without customized, decorated chocolate favors. Prior to opening SoBelle, there where no means available to anyone for purchasing such favors in the West Coast.

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COMMUNICATING WITH VENDORS 08.13.10

Wedding planning takes patience and one of the most trying tasks is working with your vendors to make sure you both understand one another.  How do you communicate with everyone involved to bring your wedding vision to life?

Here are a few tips straight from the experts themselves:

Prevent the Problem
Anseth Page Richards, owner of The Bridal Bar, suggests that you “use a wedding planner who can protect you from miscommunication with vendors.  If you do not have a wedding expert helping you, take extra care and only choose a reputable vendor, even if you have to pay more!”

Discuss Expectations
Tim Altbaum, owner of Tim Altbaum Productions, advises that you “always discuss openly what is expected from the vendor. Don’t leave anything to be interpreted one way or another.”  Richards agrees that couples should, “be honest and upfront with expectations” and make sure these expectations are clear in the contract.

Make No Assumptions and Be Clear
Sharon Mintz, owner of Organic Elements recommends that couples “speak to vendors in a respectful manner, but don’t assume that they already have an understanding of what you are expecting on your wedding day. Remember that there are many options to choose from and everyone’s preferences vary so make yours clear.”

Be Specific
Mintz says that brides should “use very specific examples and present pictures whenever possible.  If there’s an issue, try to return to the point of communication where you think your message and their understanding lost the connection.”

Avoid Last Minute Changes
From her experience, Richards knows that “problems always occur when last minute changes come up.  For example, asking the DJ to stay and play at the end of a wedding for another hour will affect other vendors.  The caterers may end up with double overtime or the rental companies will have to delay their pick up. If you think extra time may be needed get a quote in advance and make sure to add it to the contract.”

Finally, have FUN!!

This is your wedding so enjoy the planning process and have fun with it.  Avoid falling into the stress of finding the “perfect” vendor, stop the negative thoughts, and don’t make the planning feel like you are at “work.”  Instead get excited, enjoy your creativity, and keep in mind the meaning behind the wedding.

Courtesy of  Exquisite Weddings Magazine

By Jennine E. Estes

Jennine E. Estes is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC#47653) with a private practice in San Diego.  Learn more about Jennine at Estes Therapy or visit her Relationship Column Relationships in the Raw.

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SWEETS FROM THE SWEET STUDIO 07.28.10

Our very own “Baking Barrister”, The Sweet Studio was featured for her colorful and perfectly beautiful treats of cookies, cake & desserts.  The incredible display was part of a Circus Wedding Theme for Style Me Pretty‘s bridal inspiration shoot.

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WE WELCOME SOBELLE FAVORS!!! 07.20.10

The Bridal Bar is so very proud to add a new delight to our flavor of favors!!!

SoBelle, an alternative approach to favors with the  goal to customize your event with superior designs and styles to match your theme!

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B.BEAUTIFUL AT THE BRIDAL BAR 06.12.10

We had a amazing trunk show at the Bridal Bar pull together by an incredible effort of collaboration from our esteemed vendors to provide our brides with a well rounded glimpse at their wedding day!

The brides where able to try jewelry from b.mookié allong with gourges gowns from Allyson Simone, the girls had so much fun twirling in the dresses and completing their looks with matching jewels and veils.
The girls had the opportunity to interact with invitation designer Pink Star Designs and sample delectable cookies form Dazzle M Desserts as well as have a first hand look into the great creations of The Good Life Event Specialists. The day turned out to be a blissful event filled with glowing brides!!

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Sweet Sensations 05.07.09

The Bridal Bar San Diego   

Cheryl from The Sweet Studio continues to astound us with her beautiful favors.  Don’t let the name fool you as her creations are sweet for sure but not all edible!  Check out the amazing variety below.  

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