Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween bitches!!! I'll be at...

Vickery's Wicked Little Halloween Party - The 15th annual Vickery's celebration might be the largest halloween party downtown. The event includes music by Electric Music Company and DJ Moo Moo and a costume contest with a $1,000 first place prize, a $500 second place prize, and a $250 place prize. Wed., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Vickery's Bar and Grill, 15 Beaufain St., (Downtown), (843) 577-5300

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm not a morning person, but...

So this is probably my busiest week of the season, I am so crazy, here is ONE of the many things I'll be trying to tackle, you should too!

CYP Leaders Breakfast
November 1
Hosted by: Holiday Inn Airport & Convention Center
5264 International Blvd
7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - Roundtable discussions with Leaders
Cost: $15 CYP Members, $20 Nonmembers

More info and buy HERE

This is your opportunity to have breakfast with some of the regions foremost business leaders. Each table will be joined by an accomplished local business person to discuss the successes and challenges they have found as they advanced professionally in the Charleston market. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best and be inspired to achieve your professional goals. Below is a small sample of some of the local leaders that will be in attendance.

Jennet Robinson Alterman, Executive Director, Center for Women
Bobby Cremins, Head Coach, C of C Mens Basketball
David T. Ginn, President & CEO, Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Dwayne Green, Owner, Hampton Green LLC
Daniel Ravenel, Owner, Daniel Ravenel Real Estate
Todd D. Smith, Executive Director, Gibbes Museum of Art
Steve Swanson, President & CEO, Automated Trading Desk
Suzanne McNay Teagle, President & General Manager, WCIV ABC News 4
Roger Warren, President, Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Honorary President, the PGA of America

Friday, October 26, 2007

Can't get enough of...

Common right now, he's sexy and so is his new "joint". Been so busy lately, ya'll next week I'll try to have some rockin' posts up!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How do YOU carry your hors d'oeuvres?

Look at these really neat innovative passed hors d'oeuvre presentations. These beat a regular ol' silver tray with a stick! Check it. More in a bit!

photos: BizBash

Monday, October 22, 2007

It's easier than you think.

Wow! Meet Summer and Stephen from the ATL. They are rocking their wedding planning hardcore. All this talk about green and sustainable events, and these two have it down pat. They are having two wedding receptions so their families in Charleston and Chicago don't have to travel unnecissarily; their Charleston reception will be an eco-oyster roast with organic and local beer and wine and other organic elements.
Summer's wedding dress is a light blue raw silk dress that has not been bleached, and Stephen's wedding ring is one he's owned for years that will be "polished up, resized, and re-purposed as his wedding band." These two make it look really easy and really cool to have a sustainable wedding, their website is fascinating, check it. Congrats Summer and Stephen for realizing less is more!

Stephen's old ring, new wedding band

Photos:, special thanks Jesse!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Can I just tell you...

That I love me some Noah Calhoun!?!?!?! Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hump day Photographer hotness

One of my friends recently got married in Panama City, Florida, my hometown, and their photographer rocks! Not only does HBB Photography take awesome photos, but they make me miss the Florida panhandle and its beautiful beaches. HBB is made up of Hannah Bryant Brown and her husband Shawn, and they are based in Florida. Cool website, great eye candy and change of scenery from the Lowcountry to the gulf coast. A lot of the photos look like they were taken in Seaside, where the Truman Show was filmed, just about 45 minutes from Panama City. It's pretty damned picturesque. Check it out.

Photos: HBB Photography, duh!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Old is new and inside is out!

Saturday, October 13, the ladies from Gathering Floral + Event Design turned the Gibbes courtyard from peaceful to posh for a beautifully designed wedding reception. Guests were led from the church to the cocktail hour at the Gibbes by the River City Dixieland Jazz Band in their signature N'Awlins style. James Burns of JBC Catering enticed palettes with passed hors d'oeuvres like oyster ponzu and Maine lobster rolls with truffled drawn butter.

Guests enjoy a cocktail hour on the first floor of the Museum

Gathering decorated day and night to get the look just right

In the courtyard the large clear tent was decorated with elaborate crystal chandeliers, tables of various shapes and sizes for the seated dinner, and flowers in warm tones and different heights. Gathering also brought in large wrought iron seating arrangements for the garden lounge area, and complemented the color palette with textured throw pillows and beribboned lanterns.

James and his crew plate the main course

Guests noshed on a delicious four course meal by JBC, and orange and triple-sec butter cake by Jim Smeal for dessert. When dinner was over, the Legendary JC's out of Orlando, Florida rocked party-goers into the night on the whimsical dance floor by OtherBrother Entertainment.

Vendors: Gathering Floral + Event Design, Snyder Event Rentals and Staffing, OtherBrother Entertainment, Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, JBC Catering.

Friday, October 12, 2007

TGIF Hot-for-some-reason-ness

A little busy today and pressed for a blog topic! What better way to get through the end of the work week than John Mayer. He looks hot in the Gap ad above, and below is a funny JM Moment when he cruises the parking lot of one of his own shows and scopes out fans in a bear suit.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Travel Series: Toronto Metro Style

I loved writing those Travel Series posts about things going on all over the world, but it became really hard to find new and exciting topics. I found something this week that's kick ass and it motivates me to do some more digging for future Travel Series entries. I don't know about you, but there are a lot of exciting memories for me about traveling by metro. My last experience was weaving in and out of the Paris underground, "Parodon, pardon...", and the MetroRoma, "Permisso, permisso!". It was hectic and confusing at times, but it was a vivid glimpse into culture that I often day dream about.

In Canada they call servers caterwaiters, descriptive, right?

Enough about my European vacation, and speaking of metros, check out this party and venue in Toronto! It's an abandoned subway station that is sometimes still used for filming. And apparently hot parties. This party was for Film Italia, the Italian Trade Commission's celebration of Italian Cinema.

If I had access to a subway station, I'd throw an all-night RAVE; we could all wear white, and suck on Ring-pops... and watch the pretty lights... that would be just like I was back on Panama City Beach, Spring Break '99, SWEET!

photos by BizBash

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lean green party machine

It's Britt~

My friend Jesse just got back from her sister Britt's wedding in Nashville, and said it was BEAUTIMOUS! Britt and Jeffrey got married at the Traveller's Rest Plantation, and Jesse got them eco-friendly confetti to throw called Ecofetti.

This stuff is sweet not only because it's biodegradable , but mostly because you don't have to clean it up. It's water soluble and will dissolve on its own within 48 hours... or by the hose of the maintenance crew. So if you have a problem with those stickler venues, check out Ecofetti!

See Jesse's blog entry about her sis' wedding photographer, Marissa Lee, on her Girl by design. blog. What an awesome photog she is. Congrats Mr. y Mrs. Jeff & Britt Harper!

Top photo, Marissa Lee, bottom two,

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Old Navy Sweater Song

Can't get enough of Ingrid Michaelson, her voice is just angelic. This song is the infectious tune from the Old Navy commercial! I have another song of hers on my playlist to the right, Die Alone, which is also pretty awesome.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

One night in Paris

No, not the sleezy video of Paris Hilton's vajayjay... I'm planning a wedding where the guests will be transported, via decor and ambiance, to a romantic, electric, sexy night in La Ville-lumière. Our color palette is a swanky black, white and pink and the setting is the Rice Mill. Here are some of the photos that have caught my eye thus far!

The cake in blue and brown will probably be replicated in black and pink or white, tres parisienne, non?

Photos: the Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Party Rentals Ltd., OtherBrother Ent.

Monday, October 1, 2007

I Heart Them!

We finally booked Vintage Velvet for our gala this year after trying to hook up with them for AT LEAST a year and a half. They are so good; I went and saw them at J.Paulz this past Saturday. They rock, but not in the David Bowie way, probably more in the Frank Sinatra way, and they look great doing it! They will be playing at J. Paulz again this Saturday night and I think they'll start around 10pm. I might go check them out again. I think it makes them extra cute that the lead singer and the bass player are husband and wife, quite a dashing couple I might add. I will be making out with their new cd as well... the love fest continues!

Book them for your event through contacting the band directly or go through OtherBrother Entertainment! Word.

photos by Vintage Velvet Band