Master Winemaker Dinner Held High on a Hilltop
On Oct. 25, the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association revealed the BLLA awards at the Gala & Awards Dinner Celebration at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa was named the runner-up for Boutique Hotel of the Year.
Previously known as The Carneros Inn, Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., has unveiled their rebranding and renovations.
“We are pleased to announce the rebranding of Carneros Resort and Spa as it is a continuation of our ongoing efforts to revitalize the upscale property,” says Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and CEO, Flynn Properties. “The new name was created to reinforce and complement the property's distinct personality and destination resort appeal in the highly regarded Carneros region.”
Nathan Flatt, a Sacramento mechanical engineer, and Justin Straub, a marketing and business strategy guru, quit their day jobs last year to concentrate full time on BloomBooth, an innovative collapsible photo booth that is picture perfect for event planners (Straub has since sold his share to Flatt). The mobile contraption can be wheeled into a venue on a utility cart and unfolds into a full-size booth equipped with camera, computer and printer.
Even if you never put on a film festival, there are lessons to be learned from this who do.