Sunday, September 8, 2013
Today we are remembering one of our favorite couples from the Springs Preserve. Tracy and William came to Vegas for their destination wedding. One of our favorite things about this reception was the beautiful DIY centerpieces made with moss, wood, bird statues and cages. They were amazing. Enjoy these beautiful photos from The Black Chicken.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
We have been hearing about the newly designed Discovery Children's Museum housed in the same area as the legendary Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. Rained out from the pool again, a friend and I decided to load up the kids and finally check it out. It was amazing!
Discovery is $12.00 per person (ages 1 to 99) for tickets or you can purchase an annual membership. The museum is comprised of 3 floors of entertaining and educational exhibits for all ages including us old folks! Our little ones loved the animal sound wall in the toddler room and the puppet show on the first floor (we skipped the water room till the end...).
We followed this down to floor two and lost another good hour to games about nutrition and a huge area focused on what kids want to be when they grow up. Focus included a mechanic garage, airport baggage processing, fully functional grocery store with groceries and cashier stations, and a veterinarian office.
The kids and the parents started to get tired after three amazing hours and started to head towards the exit. Ooops, we forgot the water room! The kids jetted towards the water like it was chocolate. This room is truly designed to capture the hearts and minds of kids of all heights.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I am lucky to be a on the board of a group that has planned multiple meetings at the Smith Center over the last year. Unknown to many, the Smith Center offers a unique venue for your corporate and social events. Catered by the Las Vegas Culinary Academy, this facility offers multiple food and beverage options from appetizers to full meals, with and without bar options. Choose from the Boardroom, the Founders Room (my favorite), and many other fantastic spaces. Enjoy the pictures below of a recent event at the Founders Room.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Looking for your next corporate event that everyone will love? Check out Angel Park's Putt Putt event. They have an affordable buffet and putt putt package that works for everyone! the banquet space has been newly renovated including new furniture and patio access. It is a great space for 25 to 100 people. After dinner, move outside to the putt putt course. The course is nine holes that mimic one of the actual golf courses, sand traps and all. My favorite way to pick the winner is to separate the scores of the men and women and blindly pull their names out of bowls, combining scores of 1 man and 1 woman until everyone has been paired. The couple with the lowest score wins! These pictures were shared from a recent NCMA Southern Nevada meeting held at the club in June 2013. Happy golfing!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I am excited to share these amazing pictures of a recent Cowboy Themed Celebration I was honored to help plan. When you have a great band and some great food, it's hard to not get into the spirit.
Some of my favorites included:
Some of my favorites included:
- Rockstar the mini horse - what a sweetie pie!
- Wood kings tables with chivari chairs
- Chalkboards with country western quotes
- Terrace lighting with chandelier and hanging burlap candle holders
- Window draping with burlap panels
- Country dessert bar with peanut butter and jelly dessert shots
- Line dancing - the instructor was amazing!
Thanks go out to our Cowboy and Cowgirl partners!
Kings tables, chairs and other decor - RSVP Party Rentals
Draping - Jovani Linens
Burlap and lobby decor - Layers of Lovely
Band and Line Dancing - LV Wedding Music
Rockstar the horse and ranch decor - Sandy Valley Ranch
Hay Bails - IFA
Venue - Las Vegas Country Club
Thursday, July 11, 2013
These fun and festive holiday biscuits are fun and easy to make! I give them as holiday gifts to my son's teachers, in baskets to my friends for their holiday tables and bring a batch to every Thanksgiving.
Turkey Biscuits – Use Pillsbury Grands™ Flaky Biscuits (Regular, not Butter)
1. Cut off - bottom 1/3 of biscuit
2. From center of remaining biscuit, score (do not cut all the way through), from middle to outer edge to form a sunrise pattern.
3. Attach the top 1/3 of the remaining portion of biscuit, to the bottom backside of main piece.
4. Wrap the remaining 2/3‘s around the bottom of biscuit, bringing it up and over the center of your “sunrise”.
5. Press the front and back (1/3 each side) together. (So it bakes together)
6. Fold the remaining 1/3 piece towards you, to form the beak of the turkey.
7. Cut a raisin in half or into fourths, depending on size.
8. Push two raisin pieces at the top fold of attached beak, to form eyes. If they are not securely pushed in, they will pop out during baking and nothing looks sadder than a blind turkey on Thanksgiving!
9. Bake as directed.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Our favorites of the night included the onboard stereo system allowing you to blast Fun "We Are Young" while riding down 7th street, Beer Themed Cupcakes, Shots at the Artiface and the extra stop at B3. What a night!
Who to Know:
Mobile Bar: Cycle Pub Vegas
Cupcakes: Cravin' Cake Bakery
Bar 1: Mob Bar
Bar 2: Bar + Bistro
Bar 3: Artiface
Bar 4: Lady Silvia
Bar 5: The Bunkhouse
Bar 6: B3