Okay, so you know when you get invited to be a part of a really cool project (in this case, an event) with really talented people that you’ve admired? This next event is just that… We were asked to be a part of a beautiful dinner under the stars in Joshua Tree, California with our new friends at Moonrise Standard. They’re all about bringing people and communities a stronger connection with their food and the farmers that grow it. They want to educate their dinner guests the importance of how their food got to their plate and why it is valuable information to know. We love their mission, love their style, and overall, really just love what they’re doing. So when they reached out, we of course said yes!
As we are finalizing details, selling tickets and gearing up for our next Ivy Event, Shakers & Makers, we thought it would be a fun to share about our panel speakers here! We want people to come to Shakers & Makers knowing simple things about who our speakers are. We know that in order to make a panel worth it for you, we need to provide you with people who are excited, passionate and educated on what they do so you get the most out of your experience. Today, we are introducing Jose Acevedo, the owner of Finding Arizona Podcast.
As we are finalizing details, selling tickets and gearing up for our next Ivy Event, Shakers & Makers, we thought it would be a fun to share about our panel speakers here! We want people to come the Shakers & Makers knowing simple things about who our speakers are. We know that in order to make a panel worth it for you, we need to provide you with people who are excited, passionate and educated on what they do so you get the most out of your experience. Today, we are introducing Samantha Thompson, owner of Standard Wax.
Who are you? Samantha Thompson
What do you do? I run a home fragrance company called Standard Wax
When did you start? 2012
What inspires you? Travel – seeing new places is endlessly inspiring
What is your favorite movie? if I’m being honest, 13 going on 30
What is your favorite restaurant in Arizona? FnB
Best thing to do on a Saturday? Watch crappy TV in my PJ’s (or bike around Tempe!)
Why do you think someone should attend Shakers & Makers? To get a new perspective on what it’s like to run a creative business in AZ, instead of the sugar-coated bits we see on social media.
To learn more about Samantha and hear how she started her business and what pushes her to set goals, follow through with them and continue learn how she operates business a little more, please join us at Shakers & Makers on May 10th! Tickets are still available and you can get yours here.
When we first started running an event based company, we thought we could do it all. We thought we could make paper products, put together flower arrangements, plan full weddings… you name it! To be honest, we were doing it all, and we were doing it all well. We were proud of the work we were creating and it looked nice, which is a win/win. It wasn’t until we started to grow and expand into different areas of the event world did we realized we needed to tone down what exactly it is that we were offering, and be a little more picky about what full service events we plan and put together. We’ve enjoyed planning and coordinating full weddings, but the small events are more our jam. Bridal showers, dinner parties, and baby showers are some of our favorites. Baby showers are always so fun! You’re celebrating the life of a new human… how insane, right? This baby shower that took place at a private estate by Camelback Mountain was one of those smaller events that we agreed to plan and put together.
If you’ve been following us for some time, I am sure you’ve heard of The Ivy Event. If not, let us explain… One of the reasons we started The Ivy Event was because we know networking and getting out of your comfort zone is super hard. We totally get it! It’s hard to introduce yourself or strike up a conversation with a stranger… but that’s one of our goals with The Ivy Event. We want our guests and friends to come, have fun, make new connections that actually mean something, all while enjoying a night surrounded by like minded folks. If you’re not sure if this is a good fit for you, we invite you to give it a try. We recently wrapped up our last event which was a happy hour night out hosted with our friends at Iconic Cocktail Co.
Let me start this post off by saying that I don’t think anyone needs makeup, but boy, can it be fun! I also want to state that in no way am I knowledgeable on makeup (like, what is good/bad), but I do think it is fun to share images and inspiration that inspire us and can, hopefully, inspire you too. (more…)
A while back, our good friends Christina & Rob, the creators and talent behind New Darlings, reached out to see if we had any interest in helping them throw an backyard dinner party. They had put together a FEED dinner party, in hopes to feed some of those in need of meals. FEED is a wonderful organization who believe that food has the power to bring many together, and together, we have the power to bring food to many. By hosting dinner parties (FEED calls them FEED Suppers), you’re able to invite your guests to help give back to those in need. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds raised from your FEED Supper is directly donated to their partner, Feeding America. So, of course we wanted to be involved. And boy are we so happy we were a part of such a fun and important night.
Okay, so to be completely honest, we have been sitting on these photos from Constance Higley for about a year, waiting for Easter to roll around so we could share them as well as some really simple recipes from Handle the Heat & Brendan McCaskey to make your Easter dinner a knock out!
Question: How many of you who are engaged or married were excited about your wedding registry? Were you stressed about it? Did you even want to do it? I have heard so many mixed emotions about wedding registries… Either you don’t want to do them because you already have everything you could need or you are stressed about making sure you ask for the right things. Another aspect of wedding registries is figuring out where you want to register. With so many options out there, it’s no wonder why the thought of completing a wedding registry can be a little stressful. But, with the help of Crate and Barrel Wedding Registry, they make it fun for those of you who want to experience a little bit more during the process.