As a new addition to our blog, I’d like to introduce “VIBE SPOT”. Each Thursday, you can expect a review, information, tips and even photos of a cool place from each coast – one from the East and one from the West. Think of it as a bi-coastal tidbit to put in your event arsenal. We will examine cities, parks, venues, indoor and outdoor locations, and more.
Let’s kick it off with These are some “HOT Spots” you might want to keep in mind when planning your next event.
Grass Restaurant and Lounge
An alfresco dining experience in a setting described as “sexy,” “tropical,” and “very unexpected.” The new remodelled restaurant, conveniently located in the design district for six years, Grass has a new executive chef, Micah Edelstein, who has created an amazing menu of eclectic cuisine—a culmination of flavors from around the world.
Edelstein has a way of taking global comfort food and making it fresh, healthy, and an artisanal creation. With each dish, be it bobotie or her reinvented macaroni and cheese she creates a level of comfort.
Another aesthetically pleasing restaurant, Grass has a full bar illuminated by a wall of apothecary jars brimming with colorful flora and a carpet of grass borders the dinning room. Each sector of the restaurant /lounge is architectually detailed from the panelling on the walls to the assumption of privacy that is created in its open floor plan.
Find a great night this weekend and go check it out… 28 NE 40th Street, Miami, Fl. 33137 . Call to make a reservation (305)573.3355
The Koi Restaurant , located in the Planet Hollywood Hotel has a seductive harmony of Asian design elements. It is all integrated in a floor plan that contains an exotic Eastern aura with a genuine sense of Hollywood energy and style.
The past owner of Koto a neighborhood sushi bar, Toshiaki Horiai is now having diners wow over his top-notch flavor infused dishes. The menu is inspired by traditional Japanese dishes infused with modern California accents. Menu stoppers you’re going to want to try are: the miso- bronzed black cod, kobe beef filet mignon, and one of their signatures the crispy white rice topped with spicy tuna.
It would be essential to make a reservation (702) 454.4555 if you want a table.
The Ebell of Los Angeles
What venue do you need, perhaps a theater , event room, or a place to film or photograph? The Ebell caters to all your event needs. Lets see if we can help you choose:
1. The Wilshire Ebell Theater
A rental facility that is known for the novelty of artists that have hit the stage there. The events range from concerts, plays, dance performances, and lectures. the theater can seat up to 1,270 persons for a live performance.
2. Special Events and Catering
Three floors of distinctive rooms giving clients a myraid of choices, for corporate events, spectacular weddings, private soirees and fundraisers. With its metamorphic capabilities, exceptional cuisine and first class serivice, it is ideal for traditional and unconventional events.
3. Filming at the Ebell
A favorite of the entertainment /media community for the past 50 years. The four rooms that they offer vary in sizing from small to large to accomendate for film, photography or a photo shoot.
The Ebell is a place full of history and elegance , it is the perfect hot spot for any private affair, brunch, cocktail hour engagment that you can think of. The Ebell’s multiple rooms have a distinct feel and change the charater of the the buiding. One of there rooms will captivate you and make you say, ” I can see it all now.”
Norwood is a private club that draws its membership from the creative arts and in addition to basic substance aims to provide members with a salon of discovery through talks, tastings and stimulating events as well as being an active sponsor of creative talent in the New York area.
Arranged over 4 floors in a spectacular Landmarked townhouse, Norwood has a private dining area and reception space on the garden floor, dining rooms on the second floor, “a less formal salon with lounging areas of decadent grandeur” on the third floor, and up on the fourth floor a “penthouse” space for meetings, screenings, and special events.
The signature restaurant located on the 16th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is the ultimate in fine dining.When guests are ready to be seated, the path is defined by the wine gallery- as they move down this processional, the vista of the city opens to the right and left, and the room expands to 30 feet in height; to reveal Chicago.The bay windows frame spectacular vistas of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower.
Their superbly crafted menu features eclectic cuisine and seasonal ingredients, by renowned Executive Chef Frank Brunacci at the helm and Pastry Chef Hichem Lahresche Sixteen promises an exceptional fine dining experience matched by equally exceptional city views .
Reservations should be made in adavnced especially for small dinner parties (312)588.8000
Jun Chong Martial Arts will be hosting an event being done this Sunday, April 11th at the Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049. It will be to celebrate health , beauty, and well-being, to support the Girls Inc. of Greater LA: a non-profit organization. There will be great boutique buys, relaxing spa/ beauty services ranging from manicures,makeup sampling to date consulting and star speakers , informing the group about “healing your hunger” and a” fresh start organizing” …just name a few.
Tickets are still avaiable online: www.junchongtkd.com/getpampered.php
Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo
This 18-day event experienced a 5 percent drop in attendance to 560,000 people in 2009. Sponsorship dollars, however, increased 39 percent, and Miami-Dade Volkswagen Dealers served as the fair’s first presenting sponsor. The fair returns March 25 to April 11.
This is a great event to take the whole family to and even to enjoy with friends. Nothing beats the smell of popcorn everywhere and the numerous flashbacks that people get upon entering…so Be There the Fair!
Hope this spot gives you good VIBES…
Look out for next weeks Vibe Spots…
The best way to know your city is to be living in it and taking all the experiences that you can from it! Hope to see you out on the town!
What exciting places are you guys going to this week? We want to know.