In light of current events and the changing industry, the association for special event planners changes its name.
Every summer, Angelenos pack up their picnic baskets, grab a few blankets and head to the Hollywood Bowl for evening concerts under the stars. The summer home of the LA Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Bowl is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the U.S. and a perfect backdrop for a summer outing with business associates or the whole team.
This farm-to-glass cocktail from Baltaire, in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood, is the perfect accompaniment to chef Travis Strickland’s newly introduced brunch menu. “The obvious pairing choice is the addictive caramelized French toast,” says Beverage Manager Marianna Caldwell. “When in doubt, pair flavor to flavor, and the sweetness of the blackberries and toffee of the bourbon is brilliant with the sweet and caramel of the French toast.
Planning a five-day event for 135 people is challenge enough. But what happens when those people are accompanied by 300 head of cattle and 100 horses, and the all-outdoors event moves from site to site over the course of four nights and more than 50 miles?
Hard cider, a centuries-old beverage, is gaining new fans among the craft beer and wine set and beyond, with sales quintupling over the last three years. Some of the very best hard cider is being produced in Healdsburg by the fatherand- son team of David and Robert Cordtz. The two founded Sonoma Cider in 2013 and their ever-expanding line of certified organic ciders has been winning accolades and awards ever since, including being named the 2015 Cider Producer of the Year at the New York International Beer Competition.
Who doesn’t love designer items? They are chic, luxurious, well-made, but expensive. Within recent years, more and more designers have been offering office accessories to help personalize your workspace. But dropping $30 on designer paper clips may not be the best thing for your wallet. Here are various items to help make your office space look designer, but at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy!
Tea is the latest luxury libation. Like wine, craft beer or fine spirits, it’s being enjoyed in a wide variety of ways. Bonus: Calorie- and hangover-free, tea is also the ideal beverage for business gatherings.
After some desperately needed rain, spring has arrived in Los Angeles with clear blue skies and flowers blooming everywhere. That means, chief among many things, it’s time for a spring cocktail. We turned to Clare Ward, resident head bartender at Sambar, chef Akasha Richmond’s modern Indian restaurant in Culver City, for a recipe.
What started as a way to attract business during the lull between the busy summer and winter seasons at Lake Tahoe has grown into a much anticipated event on the fall calendar.