Monday, November 30, 2009

November In A Nutshell

November has been a whirlwind of activity and thus my blog entries have suffered. I didn't want to close out November without a few updates.

My sister participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and successfully walked THREE days and 60 miles to help stomp out breast cancer. I'm so proud of her and forever grateful for her sacrifice and determination!

We pulled off a successful launch of the Beachfront Oasis Estate. It was an amazing event and I can't wait to share the pictures with you as they come in.

I'm putting on my "Fashion Shoot Coordinator" hat and in a couple of weeks numerous photographers, models and a glam squad will pull their talents together for a day long "Vintage Glam" photo shoot. The shoot will be featured in a two-part series for Model Search TV. I am headed off to the clothing designer's studio tomorrow to snap photos of all of the looks.

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And of course we are working on weddings. We'll finish off 2009 with a wedding for a couple with a sweet story of long awaited love. Planning for 2010 weddings is in full force with requests flowing in. So there you have November in a nutshell. December blog posts promise to be full of a lot of eye candy and inspiration. Come back soon!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

With Thanksgiving only a couple of days away, I thought I should probably start on my menu and shopping list. A while back I heard about Sweet Potato Fries and I finally made them. All I can say is, Wow! They were absolutely delicious and not a single bite made it to the dinner table after being "sampled" by every intrigued family member. Needless to say, I am adding them to my traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Image and Recipe here
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. dried Italian herb seasoning
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray.Spread the sweet potato strips out onto the baking sheet in a single layer, coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and spices, turning them over to evenly coat on all sides with oil and spices.Bake for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes with spatula. Serve warm.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bobby and Katie-Oceanfront Oasis

It was a busy and full wedding weekend for Bobby and Katie and for Seasons of Life Wedding and Event Planning. The couple and 70 of their friends and family gathered at Tiki's Coconut Club in the Resort Quest Waikiki Beach Hotel the night before their wedding for a Hawaiian themed Welcome Party.
Custom runner by Seasons of Life Wedding and Event Planning.
Doug Fitch entertained guests with awesome Hawaiian slack key music and the Hawaiian buffet was "Onolicious".

After a beautiful sunset, guests enjoyed a fireworks show over Waikiki.
The next day began early as we prepped the Oceanfront Oasis for the wedding. Linens were steamed, luminaries were filled with sand and over 100 tea lights were placed throughout the property. Yvonne Designs provided the beautiful flowers and bamboo arbor.

The couple wanted a reception where the guests felt like they were at a dinner party and that encouraged mingling. To accomplish this, we created a custom menu executed by Kahala Caterers of heavy appetizers more like tapa style servings and guests walked around the pool to different stations to enjoy the scrumptious food. Selections included Scallops served on Thai Sticky rice with a drizzle of curry served on a Chinese spoon and chilled cucumber soup presented in a champagne glass.
Custom menu signs were displayed including a cupcake chart to help guests identify the 9 flavor options of mini cupcakes that was provided by A Cake Life. Dancing was enjoyed by all with a great mix from Troy Michael DJ. After a long day and much celebration, it was time to call it a night. It was a beautiful wedding and we wish Bobby and Katie many years of love and happiness.