Friday, September 4, 2015

2015 Summer Event ~ A Taste of Tahoe

Time for another event wrap-up! Two weeks ago we took over Tahoe! And I must say, it was even more gorgeous than I remembered!

Our Welcome Reception was set amongst towering pine trees. Complete with cigar rolling, birds of prey interactions, and s'more station fire pit on the beach.

Can you say fried chicken in waffle cones??

Our final night reception was entitled "Taste of Tahoe". Complete with wine, beer, and chocolate tastings from local vendors. Multiple food stations to create your own meal: beer can chicken carving station, pasta bar, crudités, and mini blueberry cobblers. And a lake view with yet another stunning sunset.

Our artist was Jeff Jones who was super talented! He added a great mellow "Jack Johnson" vibe to the night.

I'm obsessed with how awesome this laddar bar turned out!

On the last day the hotel treated us to a catamaran ride! I'm so glad we were able to fit this in because it was so relaxing and the views were just incredible. Such a great way to wrap up the week!

Cheers to another successful event in the books!

All photos via myself or (the awesome ones) taken by the very talented Chris Beck of Chris Beck Photography. If you are in the Tahoe area and need a photographer, he's your man!

Also, a big shout out to Andrea and the team at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe who helped us execute such a successful event. All of our members were very pleased!

And for a more "behind the scenes" look on this event and all my others, hop over to my Instagram page!

Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are my own. This blog is in no way affiliated with any institutions.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

That Time I Met Rascal Flatts

I don't care what anyone says about Rascal Flatts. I have always loved them, and always will. Rascal and I go way back.. like to Mayberry days. I've spent many summers on the lawn at Riverbend belting out their story-telling tunes.

So, when I had the chance to meet them several years ago when they came to Lexington, you can bet that I was FREAKING OUT.

We already had tickets to go when my coworker got a text from a friend who worked on the tour. He said he could set us up with some 'Meet and Greet' passes and our work day went to hell. I was making signs and practicing exactly what to say to make the boys love me immediately.

Have you ever met someone famous before? Someone you always loved but never thought you'd meet? I hadn't. And let me just explain that I'm no where near your typical "fan girl" stereotype. Yes, I was SO FREAKING excited and yes I love their music, but I don't know their middle names, their dogs names, and what they eat for breakfast. I wasn't going to squeal and jump up and down. I was going for the cool, calm, collected fan who is laid back and just really appreciates the music...

About that strategy...

I succeeded in not "fan-girling" all over them. But as far as the calm and collected? Bombed it.

I was so petrified as soon as I saw them that I just froze and couldn't move. All I could muster out of my mouth was a weak, sqweaky, "I'm so nervous..."
As you can tell, I look like a nervous wreck and the guys were all like "let's hurry and get a picture with this crazy girl before she goes all "snapped" on us."

And then it was over. Just like that. Guess they won't be calling me to hang next time they are in town.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

There's Something Magical About Montreal

Sometimes I go on a site visit to a new city and I enjoy it. I come back and start the hotel selection process and log it away as another completed task. And then there are times I go on a site visit and I really connect with the city. It becomes one of those places I tell everyone about and I can't wait to return to.

Montreal was one of those cities. I love Montreal. J'adore Montreal.

Montreal has it all. If you want downtown dining and nightlife, they've got it. If you want hiking, biking and greenery, they've got the mountain! If you want river front action, check. And if you want to take a European stroll back in time, well there's Old Montreal.

Monday, August 31, 2015

FemaleBloggerRT: $300 Cash Giveaway!

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