When Scott Topper first asked me if I wanted to co-produce and coordinate for his Party Time with Scott Topper show for 2016, I was honored. He told me straight up that the show was like “community theater” and when he said that, he had my heart and attention. Having a background in musical theater and also loving to support community, I knew the spirit in which the show would be produced and couldn’t wait. Shows like this are all heart. With an audience that reaches approximately three times the amount the Santa Barbara Bowl holds, as well as 5 million homes being able to watch the show on ROKU, this was a great opportunity to showcase some real collaborative talent and have fun.
The first order of business for me was to come up with something fresh for his show for the new year, something that had not been done yet. The sets in the past were gorgeous, and each year only got more beautiful. They were a lovely backdrop for guests to come, sit and be interviewed about their job. And while this is the basis for the show, I wanted the way they were presented to be different. I wanted to focus on a viewer “experience”, and do something different for 2016 that added dimension.Read More >>
The single most important element of my work is one that will never be featured in the news, will never earn me some prestigious industry award and yet, it is more important to my existence and contributes to my 15 year business success and reputation more than anything else: it is the work that really matters: it is investing in humanity and relationships with everyone with whom I come into contact: clients, event partners and more. Even more than this, but quite simply, it is paying attention and being present.
These simple acts of paying attention over time is what I call “investment time”. You may not
see results from it monetarily (or otherwise) immediately (and honestly, monetary gain shouldn’t be your primary goal anyway), but they do spell out long-term business over time. I have developed a faithful and loyal devotion to my brand because of their allegiance to me and my “investment” in them. People “buy” people, not just a product or service.
To invest in people, one has to pay attention and genuinely love the process. Here are some of my secrets that are part of my core value system as an individualRead More >>
Party Time with Scott Topper has become one of the community’s most beloved local television features. Produced at independent studio TV Santa Barbara, the show’s founder, producer and host Scott Topper, is the first to admit that it’s like “community theater”. So, for someone like me whose background includes the theater arts, the local “feel” of folks putting in their heart and soul into an endeavor with a little quirky touch really appealed to me. When Scott asked me to co-produce and come up with a fresh concept for his 2016 shows, I was thrilled. I have worked with Scott for years professionally working weddings & events and having watched Party Time with Scott Topper, thought it would be a great opportunity to do one of the things that I do best: inspire with freshRead More >>
As a Santa Barbara Wedding Planner, I’m frequently asked which Santa Barbara wedding locations exude quintessential Santa Barbara timeless elegance , incredible views, luxury hospitality and offer value for their spending plan, as well. It may sound like a tall order to fill, but the reality is The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara has been fulfilling this for decades, all in a legendary ocean-view setting. From celebrity clientele to those with more limited wedding spending plans, the Catering Sales and Event Professionals at Four Seasons have options for almost every style and budget. The pricing at Four Seasons offers value for what is received. You won’t have to think about a thing being taken care of, how to time your food and beverage courses, if the set up is as you intended, etc. Every detail is tended to with care and love and each sumptuous course arrives fresh and as it was intended to be experienced. The Four Seasons offers something very unique that many catered events for large groups simply cannot offer for those who desire it: “Tableside Choice” for dinner. This means thatRead More >>
With this couple’s dynamic background combining the West Coast television industry with East Coast elegance, refinement and tradition, Shannon and Mark’s wedding was a beautiful blend of “upscale fun”, all in the relaxed ocean-view setting of private estate Heartstone Ranch. Catered by Tagine Beverly Hills, the cuisine was a beautiful hybrid of California -meets-Moroccan and all the special touches throughout the event made this a memorable one for all the guests, who came from both East and West Coast to celebrate with this dynamic couple and their families.Read More >>
Planning a Santa Barbara wine country wedding at the world-renowned locales of the Foley Family Wine Group just got a lot easier. Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings and Events introduces a Wedding Planning Guide customized to each Foley Family Winery : Firestone Winery, Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery and Lincourt Winery. Each beautiful & distinct property has an infinite number of possibilities and this guide walks you through the possibilities of each site, all while maintaining FFW’s policies and unique logistics and considerations in mind, so you are assured of a seamless event.Read More >>
I admit it. I am a vintage girl at heart who should have been born in another era wearing gardenias in her hair, visiting supper clubs by night and dancing until the wee hours of the morning with the love of my life in a pinstripe suit under a full moon to a live swing band in the 1940’s. So it may come as no surprise that I have always wanted to produce a 1940’s themed event.
When The Howard School in Carpinteria asked me to plan their 2011 Annual Fundraiser Event,Read More >>