Wednesday, April 30, 2008

notes on color from Robin at Linen Effects

Hello fellow bloggers. This is Robin from Linen Effects, affectionately
known as the Linen Lady. Tis the season, I mean, for the weddings.
Just to let you know, color is totally in.
We are embracing our beautiful, Tiffany Coral and Tiffany Canary. We
have so many new items in for you all to look at. Mix up your colors
with some beautiful chocolate satin chair covers or rent a white leather
furniture ensemble to create that conversation pit for your guests. I am
dreaming of our magic sheer cloth that performs miracles. Come in and
see what I am talking about. Must leave you now for there are brides at
our door as we speak. Talk to you all soon. Robin

Cruisin on Vacation

Hi Everyone Most of you probably don't know who I am... My name Is Lindsey Rogers and I am an assistant and shadow this year with MOB. I currently work for Mintahoe Hospitality Group as an event consultant at the MN Boat Club on Raspberry Island, JJ Hill Library and offsite weddings, and part time with MOB. I am very excited to start this summer, and I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

I do have to tell you that I just got back this past weekend from a cruise. I have never been on one before and it was awesome! It was so nice and relaxing, I didn't want to come home. We started our vacation in Miami, then boarded the ship and headed off to San Juan Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. It was the best. I do have to recommend taking a cruise sometime in your lifetime. I went to college for Hospitality and tourism Mgt, and we learned that cruise lines are one of the top in the industry for hospitality and I do have to say they are the best. They really know how to take care of you, you really felt like you were on vacation. I think I'm all rested up now, and ready to take on the summer. Again, Hope to meet all of you this summer!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Islamorada, Florida

If you have the time and means I urge you to take a trip with friends. It brings a fresh perspective to the day to day grind and helps you reconnect with the important things in your life. I just returned from one such trip. We spent a week in Isla Morada, in the lower Florida Keys. My surroundings were calm, sunny and in the low 80's every day. We certainly lucked out in the weather department. The great weather got me excited about the upcoming wedding season in Minneapolis. We too have gorgeous weather and amazing locations for the special events in our lives or to just to sit outside and relax. As I looked at the island's beautiful back drop I was thinking it would be an easy place to do a destination wedding.

As luck would have it we stumbled upon the "Full Moon Party" at a gorgeous beach side restaurant called Morada Bay. The setting was something out of a movie and could easily be done for the right couple looking for something a bit different.

We began the night with a wonderful al fresco dinner of Mahi Mahi and fresh vegetables. As we finished our meal we witnessed the surreal sunset. It looked as though it sunk into the ocean. We had all seen sunsets before but realized that we don't ever take enough time to marvel in the wonder of such a simple thing.

The scene was a vast expanse of sand, palm trees and eclectic architecture on a coral point that spanned the length of a football field. There were fire pits set up throughout the sand, tables and chairs and buffet service strewn about, stilt walkers, fire jugglers, and an amazing band that played everything from Eric Clapton, Squeeze, and Carly Simon to Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones. The crowd was dancing up a storm. As the band went to a break we were treated to an amazing fireworks display that felt like it was right on top of us.

What was probably the best part of this magical night was that all ages blended together to make for a non-competitive, unpretentious, naturally fun and beautiful setting where everyone was themselves and truly having a fantastic time.

- Nicolle