meetings + events

With the right tools, handcrafting invite envelopes has never been easier

Hand lettering isn’t just for the artistically gifted anymore thanks to The Lettermate, a translucent addressing stencil. Complete with a ruler edge, four horizontal die cut windows and halfway point indicators, your trusty guide will ensure aligned and straight writing. This handy 4-inch-by- 5-inch plastic tool works with virtually any envelope, from square shape to the long rectangular #10 size. Spice up invite and thankyou notes, or use it to make name tags and place settings. There’s minimal room for error, but loads of space for creativity.

4 Leading Green-Conscious Event Planners Share Strategies for Saving H2O

How I've Changed the Way I Plan Events in the Drought Era

Meeting & Event Planners Get Water Smart

The room, set for a gala, looks gorgeous: tables dressed in glittery linens, exotic fl oral centerpieces, chairs draped and sashed, multiple glasses sparkling like diamonds at every place setting.

It’s breathtaking, for sure. But if that room is located in California, there’s something very wrong with this picture.

It’s all about the drought.

Meet Danny Roman, Bikes and Hikes LA

At the busy intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards in West Hollywood, tour buses wait to make a left turn at a notoriously long stoplight while passengers crane their necks in hopes of catching a glimpse of someone, anyone, famous.

Just down the block, at the Bikes and Hikes LA shop, owner Danny Roman can be found convincing visitors that there’s a better way to see Los Angeles. Roman and his staff organize independent, guided tours on bike, foot, sailboat and kayak.

Event Snapshots: CAM+E Throws a Party

In partnership with Prime By Design, California Meetings + Events hosted a cocktail party in May for event planners at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. It was a chance for planners to experience the seafood and steakhouse venue, which is available both for intimate dinner parties and larger events.

Culinary Walkabouts Offer Mouthwatering & Team-building Delights

California's cities are so rich in culinary treasures, there aren’t enough meals in a day to give visitors a fair taste. Food tours offer a solution, allowing groups to experience a half-dozen or more gastronomic options, while learning about the destination’s history and landmarks. A plus: Food is a universal language. Tacos, pizza and chocolate are some of the most e ective means of bringing together people of di erent cultures, job types and ages. Here are six delicious adventures, from San Diego to Sacramento.

The Dining Room LA Offered a Fresh Take on Swank Soirees

On a warm Saturday night in Los Angeles, guests arrived at a nondescript gate in a warehouse district, hoping that they’d found the latest incarnation of The Dining Room LA.

More than fine food was on the menu. The dinner also combined high-production décor and entertainment, plus a surprise element: The location was a secret until just days before the event. Guests knew only the date, city and zip code. 

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