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4 Event Designers Dish on Trends that will Delight Attendees

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Event décor is a planner’s ally. It creates a mood, moves attendees through a space in a predetermined way and gives them something to talk about with people they may not know well. Of course, décor trends come and go. The popular trends tend to overstay their welcome; most planners would probably be happy at this point to never see another Mason jar. The best ones never go away forever, but get reinvented and imagined for each new generation.

Be Inspired To Start Your Own Planning Business by 3 Successful Self-Starters

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Matt Woodburn
THE CHOP SHOP & 1ST WARD EVENTS / PRO-JECT

Denver International Airport Lands Groups With Convenience & Affordability

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The Denver International Airport corridor has taken off with hotels, restaurants and conference centers.

Flashback: Mark Spencer Hotel

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The Mark Spencer Hotel has been immersed in art since it first opened its doors as the Nortonia Hotel in 1907. Located in the middle of Portland, Oregon’s West End district, it has welcomed artists such as Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones, Billy Barty and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1966, the Nortonia was remodeled and renamed The Mark Spencer Hotel. The oldest operating hotel in Portland’s metro area, it continues to showcase creativity. “Each floor is a nod to a different art form,” says Cydelle Higa-Johnston, director of sales.

Meet Daniel Love, Catering by Design

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Daniel Love thinks of every event as a stage production—it should always leave you wanting more. That’s the philosophy he brings to his Philadelphia-based full-service catering company, Catering By Design (CBD). “Every event, every catering job is a theatrical experience as well as a culinary experience; all engage your senses like theater,” says Love.

Epicurean Catering Shares What it Takes to Feed the Masses

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The Fis Alpine World Ski Championships has been to the United States three times in the last 26 years (1989, 1999 and 2015), and Epicurean Sports (a division of Epicurean Group) and our CEO, Larry Dipasquale, have been on-site to provide food and beverage services to thousands at the race finish line. 

Road Soda Bar Creates Artisan Cocktails That Travel to Your Event

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Road Soda Bar blends two ofthe-moment trends: vintage trailers and bespoke cocktails. The company can drive both right into your event, whether it’s an off-road or urban location, via its refurbished 1967 Airstream Land Yacht. The trailer is a traveling speakeasy with its atypical built-ins that include specialty ice and frozen-drink machines, dispensers for on-tap artisan cocktails and a kicky red VIP booth.

Signature Drink: Balsamic Beet Cocktail

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This drink was originally developed for a small private party, who requested an earthy fall menu for their in-home dinner. They knew they wanted something more savory than sweet, so between the beets and the hint of balsamic vinegar, this was the perfect match. Beets have been incredibly popular for the past few years, but I love that this drink showcases them in an unconventional way.”

INGREDIENTS:
—1 part beet juice
—1 part carrot juice
—2 parts sweet vermouth
—3 parts bourbon

Red Bank Blends Small-Town Charm with Big-City Chic

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Looking for a small-town atmosphere where you can experience the best of the big city? With a population of just more than 12,000, Red Bank, located on the southern bank of the Navesink River, is a noted social and commercial destination filled with boutiques, designer clothing and home stores, parks, restaurants and much more. It also boasts the oldest ice boating club in the United States.

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