Oh yes, it’s that time of year again! Valentine’s Day. Yes, Valentine’s Day. This day can mean so many things. Whether coupled up and planning a special night for two, celebrating with close friends or taking on the holiday solo there are many things one can do. I’ve compiled a list of places to dine, outings and low-key ideas that can help everyone out on this day. Let’s start with dining. Many restaurants offer a pre-fixe menu and reservations are a must. A couple of my favorite romantic restaurants would have to be Gusto, The Little Door and Geoffrey’s. Order a nice bottle of wine, dine on fine cuisine and enjoy your great company. If you want something a little more hands-on, EATZ offers daily cooking classes. Classes are interactive and educational all the while exciting and a great form of bonding for couples or friends. One of my fav’s would have to be wine & chocolate tasting at Saddlerock Ranch; an extremely fun daytime event. Okay… let’s say someone wants to make this day extra special or has possibly a proposal in mind, Temecula offers sunrise hot air balloon rides with the ultimate experience. Breakfast for two, a nice bottle of champagne and a killer view. Lastly, if you haven’t heard of this oh so popular book, “Fifty Shades of Grey”… well it opens Valentine’s Day weekend; a great low-key way to spend the evening. All of these suggestions can be done with a significant other or friends. Below you can find the links to check out these local events. Needless to say, Have Fun!
The Little Door
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Wow, where has the time gone! Not only is 2015 in full swing, but February is just a couple of days away. So many great events to look forward to and so many things to be thankful for. Every January, the Lenell team gathers and reflects back on the year. So many things come into play; highlights of the year, accomplishments, improvements, growth and the list go on. Each year we focus on what makes Lenell shine and we work on perfecting it. Amidst this process of mood boards, post-its and continuous flow of coffee we noticed a trend. We kept mentioning how blessed we are to have incredible clients. We are who we are and continue to be because of the supportive clients we have. We are greatly appreciative of all of the love and support each and every one of them gives us. The principles and elements of Lenell stand strong and continue to bloom, flourish and harvest because of these superb individuals. We want to take this time and thank each and every person that has touched our lives. You have touched our lives so greatly and we are so very grateful. Looking forward to a fruitful year!
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How to describe him… Epicurean, gourmand, restaurateur, celebrity chef, Michelin stars… And that doesn’t sum up half of it. We were fortunate to be a part of his opening at the commissary and neighboring spaces at NBC Universal in Universal City. As with every restaurant and every dish of course the cuisine was delectable and above par as usual. Each plating and dish had a unique character and flavor his ingredients bound together creating a special story. Bespoke and with the essence of savoir-faire garnered each dish and harvested the overall pleasant experience. We are so exciting to host events in their incredible space partnered with the ever so amazing cuisine by Wolfgang Puck.
A beautiful story, an amazing couple and an everlasting love… Our lovebirds had met in college and were inseparable ever since. Being in the same room as them one could feel the strength of their love and respect for one another. It was amazing how they made decisions in unison. So planning for the wedding went off without a hitch. We planned for each event in no time. From the engagement party, to the wedding shower and of course for the Big Day! What made this all even better was that we were incorporating two different cultures and two different religions. It was so fun incorporated all of the elements and creating this harmonious synergy for our interfaith couple. We were able to highlight the key components our couple wanted to incorporate into their wedding. It was a beautiful compilation, highlighting the similarities and beautifully accentuating the differences. To put it plain and simple.. It was none other than beautiful. It was amazing to see every piece of the puzzle can tie in together so perfectly and before so seamless.
A true gentleman… Our bar-mitzvah boy never failed to smile. He had a grin as wide as the eye can see, dressed immaculately, positivity illuminating like a ray of sunshine with the most amazing spirit. He was a true reflection of his amazing family. With all this being said, we were thrilled to plan for this very special moment in their lives. All the pieces could not have fit together any better. Of course every detail to the last drop was perfect. Vendors, details, and accents filled the incredible venue… Artwork by the bar-mitzvah boy himself was displayed throughout the space accentuating and tying in the overall theme of the event. Everything was just impeccable. What truly made a lasting impression on me were the amazing family speeches. They were so thoughtful and impactful that I could feel the energy and love this family had for one another, making it a truly unforgettable night. Our bar-mitzvah boy gifted his guests with harmonious notes on the piano ever so setting the tone for the rest of the night.