This stylish new urban hotel is an ideal spot for California and Washington colleagues to gather, brainstorm and explore.
Riviera 31, the cocktail lounge at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, recently had a swank makeover, to offer what’s described as a “sensual baroque take on flowers and their mystery and elegance.” Now guests can sink into deep ruby red and blue velvet sofas under the gold Rococo ceiling and flattering hushed lighting. To complement the redesign, a new cocktail menu has been ushered it, featuring drinks that play off their surroundings. Among them, this striking take on the martini.
Patty Triplett West was a publicity executive at Warner Bros. searching for a meaningful holiday gift for colleagues, when she came up with the idea for Good Karmal. The elegant gourmet caramels come in six flavors—vanilla, sea salt, café caramel, caramel, apple, butter rum and chocolate sea salt. Each handmade confection is individually wrapped with an inspiring quotation, such as “Scatter Joy” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) or “Whatever you are, be a good one” (Abraham Lincoln).
Location: Nestled between the Pacific foothills and the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley borders neighboring Oakland to the south and is a short 15- to 30-minute drive east of downtown San Francisco and 1.5-hour drive north of San Jose.
Hillary Harris left a top spot at Warner Bros. Studios for life as an independent event producer.
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Victoria Lewis was recently hired as national sales manager at Visit Aurora.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as national sales manager?
Active groups are often happy groups. Why stay indoors in meeting rooms all day when so much more can be incorporated as demonstrated by these new ideas from Wyoming, California and Arizona?
IACC, the long-standing association that includes 375 small-to-midsized meeting venues worldwide, held its annual conference at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center on April 4-6. Highlights included the Global Copper Skillet, a Culinary Mystery Food & Beverage Tour, and an MPI Meeting Planner Workshop.
There's something new to enjoy at Pebble Beach Resort this fall – the famous golf resort has opened Fairway One at The Lodge, a complex with 38 brand-new guest rooms and two stand-alone cottages as well as new meeting space that overlooks the first fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Fairway One sits along the left side of the first fairway and encompasses three buildings with 10 guest rooms each, two four-bedroom golf cottages and the Fairway One Meeting Facility which includes a 2,500 square foot meeting room.
Chicago's Aloha Poke Co. has announced new locations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Southern California (Marina Del Rey, Costa Mesa, San Diego and Los Angeles), three locations in Miami and one in Washington D.C. Since its opening in March 2016 in the Chicago French Market, has expanded around Illinois, and plans to open in Denver were made earlier this year.