Redbird, located in a downtown LA space that used to be the rectory of a former cathedral (which also houses the stunning event venue Vibiana), offers a cocktail program inspired by vintage cocktail books. The Bird of Paradise is a close play on a recipe from the 1939 compendium A Gentleman’s Companion by Charles H. Baker Jr.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. gin
—.75 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
—.75 oz. raspberry syrup
—one egg white
—.5 oz. cream
—dash of orange blossom water

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Dry shake, then add ice and shake again.
3. Strain into a tall glass, add a splash of carbonated water.
4. Garnish with a lime twist and an edible flower.

Courtesy of REDBIRD

With a beachside locale and a laidback, surf-town vibe, Ventura County Coast is awash with inspiration for your next meeting and event. The region is home to four communities— Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, and Port Hueneme—and is ideal for groups from 10 to 1,000.  

 

Who can resist a cocktail with the name Return to Paradise? From costa Kitchen & Bar, the signature restaurant at Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara, is a beverage we can’t wait to enjoy during a warm Southern California afternoon. Any time you’re in Santa Barbara is happy hour!

Ingredients

1.5oz SelvaRey White Rum
.5 ounce El Dorado 12-Year-Old Dark Rum
1 ounce pineapple juice
.5 ounce cinnamon syrup
.5oz lime juice
1 dash angostura bitters

Directions

 

Now, more than ever before, event design has a critical role to play in celebrating moments, creating connections, and even serving as an icebreaker.After so much time without face-to-face gatherings, we want décor to do more than dazzle; we want it to engage attendees, too.

Here’s advice from some top visionaries about how to pull that off.

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