You Must Read: CeciStyle Magazine

Obsessed doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel about CeciStyle Magazine. Every Tuesday we look forward to the masterpiece popping into our inbox. Our friend, Ceci Johnson, is just about the coolest chic on the planet. Not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, a style icon and the Mom of a cute little button, she is also a kick-ass business woman with an unbelievable amount of creative talent. To say we have a bit of a chick crush is an understatement! Oh to be Ceci!!

Do yourself a favor and sign up for her Magazine. You will find creative inspiration and a visual vacation every week.

CeciStyle Magazine V127: CECI INSPIRATIONS – HAPPY NEW YEAR!.

We are giddy with excitement that we are currently working with Ceci New York on a major creative project!! Can’t wait to tell you more over the coming months!

 

 

Living the Life Thanks to Lifestyle Villas in Cabo San Lucas

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If you have been following our blog lately, you know that we recently took a trip down south to visit our office in Cabo San Lucas…and by “office” I mean the palapa next to the pool overlooking the ocean! There is certainly nothing like the creativity bolt that you get when your view is the Sea of Cortez, your co-workers for the day are the marine life swimming past and your employee lunch room is a 5-star catered meal poolside. To say that I love my job is an understatement!

The creative masters behind my flawless trip was the amazing team at Lifestyle Villas. When they invited us down to do a site visit and to “experience” their villa offerings I knew I was going to be impressed. I was not prepared to be blown away! Talk about a first class operation! My interaction began several weeks before my trip as my Destination Specialist, Susana, worked with me to ensure a smooth trip. Lifestyle Villas makes it their priority to make sure that your trip exceeds every expectation. Susana made sure that our villa was stocked with the appropriate amenities: tequila, margarita mix, guacamole…you get the hint! It was nice to have the comforts of home, including my beloved Diet Coke, in the refrigerator.

The airport pick-up could not have been smoother. Immediately upon exiting the baggage claim, a Lifestyle Villas representative was on hand. He immediately whisked me to a beautiful SUV and handed me a cold bottle of water. Within 20 minutes, we were safely delivered to our gated estate, Villa Anna-Lei, which is over 6000 sq. feet of beach front loveliness. Villa Anna-Lei is located in the corridor, about half way between San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos. It is one of the most breathtaking pieces of property in the world. My consumption of the view was only interrupted by the heaping plate of guacamole and salsa that welcomed us into the property. I can easily lose my focus with chips & dips! Our personal concierge, Daniel, was at the house upon our arrival and made our transition easy. Within minutes we had a tour of the house and our luggage was tucked away into the appropriate bedroom. Daniel was on hand throughout the weekend to make sure we had everything we needed. The level of personal assistance that we had far exceeds any 5-star hotel.

Lifestyle Villas went all out to ensure that we had a very VIP treatment. The spa experience we had with Suzanne Morel Mobile Day Spa, followed by dinner by A Matter of Taste, requires their own blogs. I was stunned by the “experience” that both created for us. As an event planner, I feel very jaded about design, decor and good food because I come in contact with so much of it. Most is good; rarely is it remarkable. Both A Matter of Taste and Suzanne Morel are remarkable.

For anyone looking to get away, Cabo is an easy jaunt from Southern California. The flight time is less than 2-hours from San Diego/LA. With a direct flight, you are easily sipping margaritas under perfect sunshine by 2:00 p.m. Cabo is wonderfully safe, exceptionally clean and the level of service in the restaurants, bars and attractions is first-rate. It feels like worlds away from San Diego, while just being a stones throw away.

Muchas gracias Lifestyle Villas for a wonderful weekend! I look forward to the partnership we have established. I have every confidence that you will take care of my clients at the same level you took care of me!

I hope you will enjoy the slide show – the photos don’t really do the property and the experience justice. It was all breathtaking – from beginning to end!

For those looking to do events in Cabo, the go-to team is:

Lifestyle Villas
@lifestylevillas
Festa Fina  – Rentals & Event Design
Cabo Floral Studio
Suzanne Morel Luxury Mobile Day Spa
@suzzannemorel
@cabolinens – they also did the linens for the spa/dinner
A Matter of Taste Catering
@cateringincabo

BizBash | 2011 Preview: 100 Predictions From Industry Minds on Event Style Trends, Budgets, Technology, Social Media, Catering, and More

Wonder what 2011 will bring in terms of treands? Check out this great article by Biz Bash

BizBash | 2011 Preview: 100 Predictions From Industry Minds on Event Style Trends, Budgets, Technology, Social Media, Catering, and More.

His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best | La Jolla Light

 

His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best | La Jolla Light.

I’ve known Giuseppe Ciuffa for many years but it was fun to get to know him even better in this recent profile by the La Jolla Light. Giuseppe’s Restaurant & Fine Catering is my go-to caterer for all events. He and his team are super talented and I think one of the best catering companies in San Diego. If you don’t know Giuseppe, you should! When he is not training for his latest triathlon, he can be found at the Museum Cafe in La Jolla and the Sculpture Cafe in Balboa Park.

Be sure to click on the link above to read more about Giuseppe or check out his website – http://www.giuseppecatering.com/