So what happens when you take one ex-sommelier(professional wine geek), several wine and food fanatics, gourmet food, live entertainment, artisan chocolate, wonderful floral aromas and very, hip, very cool photography and mix it all up? You get ‘A Night for the Senses’ and one great event. Thank you to all the great guests and vendors that made the night perfect.I really want to thank Brian Adams with Brian Adams PhotoGraphics for co-hosting this great party. He split the bill, provided the cool digs and lined up an incredible singer. All this and he is one hell of a photographer. He has that perfect combination of stunning work and great personality.The food was masterfully created by John Michael Events. Michael Thomas and his staff exceeded all expectations, the food paired perfectly with the wine and the service was impeccable. I found out that night that they will be the first ‘Green’ certified catering company. Great food and saving the planet is a groovy thing.Who knew that a drink made from fermented grapes could yield such sweet surprises. Thank you Steve Butler from Tim’s Wine Market for finding such great gems to taste. The sparkling wine set the mood perfectly and the Muscato Allegro was smoking with the chocolate. The boys at this wine shop know their wines without all the wine snobbishness.I first got turned onto this incredible chocolate from Chateau Confections when I just happen to go fetch my morning Latte at Stardust. Donna Moore hand makes her aritisan chocolate bark their every Tuesday. The aromas alone had me sold and we she offered me a taste, I knew I needed to pair something great with it. Thank you for the dessert course and the take home sample.
When Brian and I discussed the theme of the ‘senses’ further, he quickly suggested Lee Forrest Design. Lee Forrest filled the room with and incredible scent of fresh floral arrangements and gave the space a sophisticated elegance. You have a great gift and thank you for sharing it with us.Brian also suggested a very gifted singer, Britt Sawdon. He swore up and down that even though she was his cousin, she could sing. He played her demo and in less that 10 seconds, I was sold. This girl can play the guitar beautifully and sing like know one’s business. Check out Brian’s web site, she is the featured artist. I want to make a music video for her, she is that good. I am a groupie already.Now for all who got the invitation, those where stylishly created by Blush Paperie. Michele did a great job with the invites and it was great to meet her that night. She brought more samples and I could see just how creative she was . Great design and cool materials.
Thank all of you once again in making this first event flawless. I had a vision, you saw it completely through. You are all on my Christmas card list, and If I where going to have any more children, I know what I would name them. Thank you to all my guests once again for coming out and having a great time. Stay tuned for future themes.WinesLouis Perdrier, Brut Excellence (France)Indaba, Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa)Hey Mambo, Red Blend (California)Martin Weyrich, Muscato Allegro (California)