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Edward Ipp - Monday, June 08, 2015

We've got 10 New Los Angeles Venues for Summer Meetings and Events from our friends at BIZ BASH

New conference spaces, eateries, drinking spots, and more for events and entertaining this season.

Here's a look at the best new Los Angeles restaurants, corporate event venues, hotels, lounges, and private and party rooms to open for events this summer. These new and renovated Los Angeles venues can accommodate groups large or small for private and corporate events, conferences, meetings, weddings, business dinners, teambuilding activities, cocktail parties, and more.

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By Alesandra Dubin Posted June 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

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17 Festival-Inspired Design and Decor Ideas From Coachella Parties

Edward Ipp - Monday, April 13, 2015

One week down, one week to go! We have to agree with BIZBASH. From AC/DC to Angus & Julia Stone…how can you not find inspiration? From the whimsical and bohemian to the chic and structured, these ideas provide inspiration for press walls, tabletops, seating, branding, and more.

INDIO, CALIF. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which wrapped its first weekend in Indio, California, on Sunday, is a swirl of colors, patterns, flowers, and whimsy—from festivalgoers' fashion to the polo fields' oversize art pieces.

Brands that hosted unofficial parties during the first weekend reflected that vibrancy through lively, colorful event decor. Many brands also included Instagram-worthy decor pieces to help target tastemaker guests and to spread their message beyond the desert. These ideas provide inspiration for step-and-repeat walls, tabletops, bars, seating, flowers, and more.

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By Alesandra Dubin Posted April 15, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

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Food Trucks, Restaurants or Catering: Which One?

Allana Johnson - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

If you are hosting a large event like a wedding, corporate outing or a reunion, you have an important choice to make when it comes to food service. There are plenty of options including catering services, restaurants and food trucks. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. The size and nature of your get-together will go a long way in determining which food service option is the best for your unique group. Yet each food service choice has specific characteristics that you should think about when making your decision.


Classic Americana-Inspired Event Decor

Allana Johnson - Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Event professionals have interpreted the concept in styles from folksy to elegant.

Nostalgic references to American culture and designs inspired by patriotic hues aren't just for Memorial Day and Fourth of July events. Organizers incorporate classic Americana into their events throughout the year, approaching the versatile theme in a variety of ways—from folksy and kitschy to literal and even elegant. Read More...

LA’s “Artsy Blocks”

Allana Johnson - Friday, November 21, 2014

These three streets are collectively transforming the LA art scene.

North Highland Art Galleries – (Hollywood)—North Highland Avenue’s once blank canvas is now awash in a crop of new and emerging art galleries. Take Perry Rubenstein for instance. This NYC gallerist left the Big Apple for Tinseltown and opened his namesake LA outpost in a former film-supply warehouse. A permanent and rotating collection includes many LA artists, which is helping to further fuel the city’s ever-growing art scene. www.perryrubenstein.com. Just down the street is Regen Projects at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue, which boasts some 20,000-square-feet of gallery space complete with a rooftop sculpture park – so very LA. www.regenprojects.com

Culver City Art District – (Culver City)—Powerhouse gallerists Blum + Poe may have single-handedly been responsible for the explosion of art galleries when they moved from their Santa Monica digs to Culver City not far from the gates of Sony Studios (formerly MGM). Now some three-dozen art galleries grace the streets of La Cienega and Washington Boulevards, including Katherine Cone and Nye + Brown. In between gallery hopping take a break at one of the many sidewalk cafes that surround this artsy enclave. www.ccgalleryguide.com

Gallery Row – (Downtown) —Located along Main and Spring Streets, between 2nd and 9th Streets, is what locals call Gallery Row. Lined with cutting-edge art galleries and home to the popular Downtown Art Walk, held on the second Thursday of every month, this area is exploding with creativity. What makes this neighborhood even more interesting, aside from the various installations and exhibits celebrated behind gallery doors, is the abundance of public art, from sculptures to street art, Downtown LA is like a gallery without walls. www.galleryrow.org

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How One Political Event Broke the Boring Stereotype

Allana Johnson - Friday, November 21, 2014

FedScoop doubled its production budget to liven up its increasingly popular FedTalks event.

WASHINGTON, D.C. FedScoop, an online platform for tech and government collaboration and news, brought together big names from both arenas on November 6 for the fourth annual FedTalks. The daylong conference at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington included 20-minute presentations and discussion panels that covered timely topics in the news like cybersecurity and Ebola, resulting in the event’s largest crowd ever of 1,200 people—200 more than in 2013...Read Full Article

By D. Channing Muller Posted November 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

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Holiday Party Ideas 2014: Offbeat Bash

Allana Johnson - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Instead of classic themes, some planners are throwing no-rules parties with innovative ideas, quirky settings, and unique entertainment.

“This year is all about breaking outside of the norm and pushing the limits, yet still having a sophisticated feel,” says James Lewis Wark, director of catering and special events at Thompson Miami Beach, which opens October 31. For those not into classic Christmas redux, a carnival, fairy tale, or storybook theme can be just as festive—and include built-in decor, entertainment, and food options.

“Rather than the traditional parties of the past, planners are seeking something more innovative and exciting for their money,” says Jaleesa Kirk, event sales manager at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. “This gives the venue a lot more responsibility, but a lot more creative freedom to play with than years past. Now not only do you have the annual work party, you have an annual work party that people can’t wait to show up to.”

By Michele Laufik, Posted September 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

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