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October Fun

Create a Halloween table with a centerpiece of glass candy jars filled with colorful candy corns and medium sized pumpkins along the border. Halloween cookies for each plate.

Here a are a few ideas for Halloween fun:

  • Read your children Halloween bedtime stories
  • Include your family pet in the fun with a cute costume
  • Watch scary movies-Gremlins, Goosebumps
  •  Organize friends, family and neighbors for a Halloween party. Have everyone dress up and play outdoor games

    Halloween Cookies

    Halloween Cookies


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Tea Time

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Having tea is a great idea for Bridal Shower’s, Baby Shower’s or Mother’s Day- Scones, finger sandwiches, afternoon tea, a good way to get together and have some fun.

Here are some of my favorite spots for High Tea. Enjoy!

The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway • Long Beach, CA 90802

http://www.queenmary.com

THE WINDSOR TEA EXPERIENCE

For a truly British tea experience, there’s nothing more authentic than our Windsor Tea Service. Starting with your own personal pot of gourmet loose leaf tea, the Windsor Tea includes a series of delightful tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones with locally sourced clotted cream and homemade jam, and concludes with a sweet array of petit fours. Deliciously prepared and uniquely displayed, the Windsor Tea offers guests a unique and leisurely dining experience that makes any day a special occasion.

Tea is served daily: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reservations: 562.499.1682 or http://www.queenmary.com

The Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court • San Diego, CA 92130

http://www.thegranddelmar.com

AFTERNOON TEA

The Grand Del Mar welcomes you for an elegant afternoon in the comfortable setting of this luxury San Diego resort’s Library. Enjoy beautiful music and a perfect pot of fine tea, or glass of wine, with pastries and tea sandwiches to complete this time-honored tradition.

Tea is served Friday – Sunday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reservations:  858.314.1988

Four Seasons Resort • The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive • Santa Barbara, CA 93108

http://www.fourseasons.com

AFTERNOON TEA AT BELLA VISTA

Bella Vista showcases organic, Italian-inspired California cuisine, courtesy of Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini. The restaurant’s décor – with its fireplaces, hand-carved wine wall, rich mahogany and rare marble – adds to the ambience of the tranquil seaside setting that features expansive ocean views and a heated outdoor terrace.

Tea is served Friday and Saturday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

24-hour advance reservation required: 805.565.8237

Hotel Bel Air

701 Stone Canyon Road • Los Angeles, CA 90077

http://www.hotelbelair.com

AFTERNOON TEA

For a more relaxed environment the beautiful terrace has the feel of a Spanish courtyard where guests can lounge in comfy booths, at the bar or in the ultra-private terrace alcoves overlooking Swan Lake. Each terrace alcove features curtains between them as well as an incredible seeded glass pendant light, a popular material used during the 1700s for lanterns and other types of glassware. Heated floors and a retractable screen covers the entire terrace for year round enjoyment.

Tea is served Friday and Saturday: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Reservations: 310.909.1644

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.  ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Information provided by www.hotelbelair.com, www.fourseasons.com, www.thegranddelmar.com and http://www.queenmary.com


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Summer Spots For Some Outdoor Fun

Are you looking for unique camping spots in Orange County? Best spots for hiking, biking, or having a old fashioned camp fire, or summer grilling. Here are some ideas for you:

1. Casper’s Wilderness Park
ocparks.com/parks/ronald
San Juan Capistrano, CA
P. 949) 923-2210 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

Caspers Wilderness Park is an 8,000 acre protected wilderness preserve nestled among the river terraces and sandstone canyons of the western coastal Santa Ana Mountains. The park’s many fertile valleys are overtly complemented by specimen groves of native Coastal Live Oak and magnificent stands of California Sycamore. These areas are further accentuated by seasonal wildflower displays and running streams. Wildlife is abundant and can be readily viewed from any of the parks numerous trails. Caspers Wilderness Park also offers a Ranger-guide walk at a scheduled time on Sundays.

2. O’Neil Park
ocparks.com/parks/oniel
Trabuco Canyon, CA
P. 949) 923-2260 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

O’Neill Regional Park’s 4,000 acres are situated in beautiful Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. The park is heavily wooded with coast live oak and sycamore trees. The hillsides surrounding the park are filled with cactus, wild buckwheat, sagebrush and chaparral of scrub oak, buckthorn and mountain mahogany. Trabuco and Hickey Creeks also meander through the park, flowing in winter and early spring, dry in summer and fall. O’Neil Park is great due to It’s affordability and that you can bring dogs.

3. Bolsa Chica State Beach
http://www.parks.ca.gov/
Huntington Beach, CA
P. 714) 846-3460 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

Located in Huntington Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach is the perfect spot for biking, surfing, volleyball or wildlife watching. It is also a popular place for surf fishing for perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon and sand shark. Also popular is in the summer is bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches. The Park is located in Huntington Beach and extends three miles from Sunset Beach to Seapoint Avenue. A bike-way connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.

4. South Carlsbad State Beach
http://www.parks.ca.gov/
South Carlsbad, CA
P. 760) 438-3143 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

This San Diego beach features swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing and picnicking. The large bluff-top campground is very popular, especially in summer. Stairs lead to the beach. South Carlsbad State Beach also offers year round camping. Reservations can be made at reserveamerica.com

5. Crystal Cove State Park
http://www.parks.ca.gov/
Laguna Beach, CA
P. 949) 494-3539 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

Crystal Cove State Park’s rolling surf, wide sandy beaches, tidepools, gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges provide a delightful contrast to its urban surroundings. Located off busy Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore. The park’s Mediterranean climate is characterized by moist, foggy summer mornings, with the fog burning off by midmorning to bring warm, sunny days and cool evenings. Crystal Cove State Park has 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, which is popular for outdoor enthusiasts. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba and skin divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tidepools and sandy coves. Crystal Cove offers sand and surf, rocky reefs, ridges and canyons – plus recreational opportunities – that appeal to everybody. State Park staff and docents conduct interpretive programs year-round including guided hikes, tidepool walks, and geology talks.

The great expanse upland, north and east of the Pacific Coast Highway is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians who can follow hillside and canyon trails to primitive campsites that allow visitors to feel they are “away from it all,” despite being near one of the greatest population centers in the United States. Crystal Cove State Beach also offers Beach Cottage Rentals, reservations can be made at reserveamerica.com

6. Doheny State Beach
http://www.parks.ca.gov/
Dana Point, CA
P. 949) 496-6172 General
P. 800) 444-7275 Camping

Doheny State Beach is two parks in one – with camping in the southern area (with some campsites only steps away from the beach) and day use in the northern area, where there is a five-acre lawn with picnic facilities and volleyball courts. Surfing is popular, but is restricted to the north end of the beach. Surf fishing is also popular, along with biking, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Park and beach information courtesy of http://www.parks.ca.gov, http://www.ocparks.com and http://www.reserveamerica.com


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Color Trends for 2013

When it comes to current color trends the ultimate shade for 2013 is “Emerald”. Emerald is the color of growth, renewal and healing, unity and regeneration. Emerald is a color that can go with most themes and a great accent color for linens and flowers, very rich and elegant. If you need help with your colors or theme for your event. All About You Events can help you with your color schemes


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Valentines Day Ideas For That Special Someone

Valentines Day is right around the corner here are some ideas for that special someone.

gondola ride –  In the Newport Bay and you can enjoy a hour  with some wine and a beautiful sunset and then pull up to a waterfront restaurant along the bay

Movie Night – They offer dinner and wine and Cinepolis Theaters-Luxury seats with a dinner menu and a cocktail

Massage – Gifts cards for your loved one , everyone needs a break and to release some tension

Hire a Chef – They can come to your home and prepare a three course meal

Champagne

 

If you would like more ideas please call All About You Events and we would love to plan something for your special Valentine

All About You Events

p. 949.735.7355

events@allaboutyou-events.com

 


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Ceremony Selection – Once you have a date in mind the first step is choosing a site !

  • Try to have your ceremony and reception at the same location
  • Try to plan twelve months in advance
  • Look for a officiant
  • Decide a mood or ambiance -Casual or Formal -Outdoor or Indoor
  • Decide on a menu -Seated or Buffet
  • What type of feel or mood do you want your wedding to feel like
  • Make sure you have everything in writing -Your Contracts!

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Why you hire an event planner?

Most people think that you have to spend allot of money to hire an event planner?  There are so many advantages of a wedding planner, event planners have access to venues, florists, dj’s, photographer’s and cake vendor’s and have relationships with vendors that can best fit your budget. Some client’s want to hire an event planner for the whole process from beginning to end from choosing a venue to signing the contract until the wedding day. Some people want to hire you the day of the wedding which would tie all loose ends and create a timeline for the wedding day and make sure you have a wedding that no one will forget.

All About You can plan your event on a budget that works for the client, no matter how big or small you can be assured that an event planner will make sure your event is flawless. I recently had  a bride that was on a budget and she got married at lake Mission Viejo and her budget was $6,000.00. And that included her catering, dj, flowers, officiant, and wedding favors. If you want to have a wedding or any event just remember that  your wedding planner can create a celebration and memories that you and your guests will not forget.