The Ritz-Carlton

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Event Ideas

The plainly wrapped gift is often times picked last to open, so why settle for the norm when colorful and magical gatherings are first selected off busy holiday schedules? 

Half Moon Bay is a Restorative and Beautiful Northern California Destination

Early morning, and the sea crashes behind a veil of fog so thick the coastline can only be sensed, not seen. Walkers and joggers move like apparitions along the California Coastal Trail, a paved path that wanders for miles atop 100-foot bluffs, dropping here and there to a pocket beach or a broad strand where surfers bob in the lineup, waiting to catch a wave.

Try Tipis for Tent Talks, Lounging & Lodging

For engage14! Bachelor Gulch at The Ritz- Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Denver-based Eclectic Hive collaborated with partners to create an eye-popping tipi village in the gondola and lawn area of this Beaver Creek property. The tipis were used for tent talks with guest speakers and as lounges for an evening party. Eclectic Hive outfitted the tipis with lounge furniture, but they can be outfitted to sleep four to six for retreats.

It is Time for Planners to update their playbooks & engage silicon beach

Silicon Beach is the name given to the tech corridor that spreads across Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey and Playa Vista. Silicon Valley giants like Google, Facebook and Yahoo! have established outposts here. Meanwhile, there are more than 1,000 tech startups in LA, according to RepresentLA, which maps tech companies in the area. Also in the mix are homegrown online enterprises such as Snapchat and The Honest Company, the Santa Monica-based eco-sensitive household products company that was launched by actress Jessica Alba.

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