“Playing barefoot on a grass court” was once recommended to me by a tennis teacher as the ultimate way to play. But as an Angeleno who grew up on hard courts, I’d never been within sneezing distance of the grass kind unless you count Wimbledon in 1983, where I watched Martina Navratilova hoist the silver dish after winning the women’s singles.
There is nothing better than discovering a new venue that will really wow the guests of your next event, especially when those venues are located in some of the most popular places around the country. Here at M+E, we’ve searched to find the hottest and most modern venues of the 2015 season. Let’s take a look at these new, state of the art spaces that are perfect for conducting business, throwing a party or socializing with friends or colleagues.
1). First off, we start in the city of fame, entertainment and stars: Los Angeles, California.
The concept wouldn’t fly in San Francisco, what with all those hills. But flat-as-a-pancake Sacramento is a perfect venue for party bikes, popular for years in Amsterdam and other Europe cities and now making waves on this side of the pond.
It’s time to shake off those winter blues and jazz up your next event at one of these 10 new Philly venues. Bonus: They might just help you forget the dreary outdoors.
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WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FLOOR AREA, plenty of separate meeting rooms and hotels rooms, convention centers are ideal for large groups in need of space to sprawl. There are many standouts across the nation, but this list from meetingsource.com takes a look at the best in the business. These 25 convention centers have the most convention visits, according to a report from the Travel Industry Association of America, the National Business Travel Association and the Institute of Business Travel Management. Looking for an exciting venue in a busy city?
Southern California may not have snow, and Santa might have a hard time finding a chimney in some neighborhoods. But we do know how to put on a holiday light show. And one of the most electrifying is IlluminOcean, the 40-night light spectacle that takes place in Dana Point every year.
“Join us for dinner under the stars,” the invitation had read. It’s the kind of enticement that often turns out to be an exaggeration in Los Angeles, where outdoor dining can mean a few tables wedged into a corner of a parking lot or spilling out into a busy thoroughfare with cars whizzing by so closely, you could almost reach in and adjust their air conditioning. But this time, the setting was truly magical.
As the old adage goes, you can get to know a colleague better in four hours on a golf course than you can in four years working together. Devotees of the game say that’s because there’s something inherent in golf that brings out the player’s personality, character and values.
Tuber melanosporum is quite a mouthful. It’s also incredibly delicious. More widely known as the black truffle, the precious and pricey mushroom--$800 a pound for "extra class"-- is in season now. When I received an invitation to celebrate "Black Truffle Friday" at Republique-one of my favorite new restaurants in LA-I marked the occasion on my calendar in big black Sharpie letters.