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Brunch Life Fest

Some of the best restaurants in Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles came together for the first ever Brunch Life Fest in Long Beach, CA. At the event, there were local brunch tastings, mimosas, and specialty drinks. Bottomless mimosas, beer, and brunch? What can be better than that?

This was a one-day outdoor food and entertainment festival that debuted at Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park at 400 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA. The parks turf recreational lawns, waterfront views and walkways are the draw at the traditional Japanese-style park. This event was exclusive to 21+  on August 4, 2018. with day drinking, samples, and tastings while supplies lasted.

At the event, full sized entrees and beverages were available through vendors. Agaves Kitchen, GD Bro Burger, Gourmet Blends, Padre, Drake’s Brewing, Essential Water, and Liberation Brewing were just some of the vendors at the event offering tastings and specialty drinks. Pearson Brother’s Winery provided a mimosa bar. Patrons were able to try the first grapeless wine made with wildflower honey, valencia orange, and indonesian vanilla.

Event goers enjoyed live music and entertainment from local bands, photo booths, lawn games, and other fun activities.  VIP tickets were $90 and that included open mimosas bar, bloody marys, beer tastings, brunch food samples, access to the VIP section, and cocktail bar.

General Admission tickets were $75 and that included open mimosas bar, bloody marys, beer tastings, brunch food samples, and access to merchants and vendors.

A La Carte was offered to patrons and that paid entry to the festival, and access to food vendors and merchants.

If you’re a brunch enthusiast, you’ll want to head over to the Brunch Life Festival in Long Beach on August 4.

The event was packed by mid-morning and drew in so many people in Southern California. The Brunch Life crew worked around the clock pooling funds to pay for the event and sourcing local businesses to create this fun day for patrons. There first time doing this was a success and they hope to continue to do this annually.

Working as a Party Planner

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about getting into party planning. Odds are, you’ve always been a great host or a “get this party started” kind of person and you’re wondering if you should turn it into a career. You might be pondering: what’s working as party planner actually like? Is it all fun and parties all of the time?

The truth is, every day is different. On the busiest of days, you’re in the office from the crack of dawn and out at parties and launches until late hours of the night. It can be exhausting at times, but the thrill of seeing your event come off just as you’d planned it is totally worth it. Then there’s more low-key days, of course. Like any job, there are good days and there are bad days, and a lot of it is hard work.

So, what’s it all like?

Non-event Days
As mentioned before, not every day as a party planner will be an event day. Weird to think about, but more often than not you’ll have a non-event day than a party day. Fortunately, not every day is as jam packed as the ones where you’re up early and out late. Still, a regular day has you busy with tasks.

Clients and Planning
On these days you’re probably touching base with a lot of your clients as well as going over details for events. There’s researching and sourcing, holding meetings with the clients, and scoping out venue requirements as well as caterers.

Creating themes, schedules, and count-down to-do lists are standard in the event-planning world. The planning of events basically comes down to minute details, so you have to be on top of all aspects of the event. It’s also incredibly useful look into coverages for your events. You never know when elements of an event or client will go downhill. Business insurance for party planners is an absolute must. That includes invitations, arrivals, catering, decoration, staffing, and so much more.

Correspondence
Then there’s other normal work stuff like e-mailing, figuring out contracts, and coordinating teams. Because you’ll probably be working on a few projects at once, upkeep of communication with clients is crucial. You’ll have to set aside some time every day or so to update clients.

Additionally, there’s the part of the job where you have to seek out new clients. You’ll need to prepare proposals for your potential clients and probably do some promotion and marketing as well.

Event Day
Once event day comes around, you’ll be working flat out from the crack of dawn to the end of night (or, depending on when the event ends). Event day includes:

• Arriving early.
• Setting up and ensuring vendors and contractors are set up.
• Confirming staff knows what to do to make sure the event runs smoothly.
• Helping attendees in arrival.
• Overseeing the schedule and troubleshooting problems that arise with a backup plan (Always be sure to have a back-up plan!)
• Evaluating the event based on attendees, those who’ve commissioned the party, and yourself. Learn from each event to do better at the next.
• Be professional and excited. It’s imperative to wear a smile on event day! Even if you’re not feeling it, fake it ‘til you make it.

Overall, being a party planner can be different depending on the day. What you can definitely expect in the short term is a lot of planning and correspondence. Non-event day hours can look much like standard 9-5 days, but there’ll be longer days leading up to an event day. You’ll have a relatively flexible schedule, with some weekend days.

If you’ve made it this far, it might be time to seriously consider this as a career. Not everyone is gifted with hosting capabilities. With being a party planner, you’ll have flexibility in your schedule and freedom to pull off amazing events. Just know that you have to be meticulous in your planning, stay up to date with correspondence, and don’t skimp on business insurance.

With any luck, you’ll parties will be the talk of the town!

WWDMAGIC Announces Strategic Partnership With FashionGo

The two industry leaders forge a strategic alliance to better serve the fashion industry

WWDMAGIC, a subsidiary of UBM Fashion Group and the largest showcase of women’s apparel and accessories in the fashion industry, today announced a strategic partnership with online business-to-business fashion marketplace, NHN Global Inc., doing business as FashionGo. This alliance between two industry leaders, with its massive shared base of buyers and vendors, will bring about innovation and strategic influence to the dynamic wholesale industry.

WWDMAGIC has been the pinnacle destination for the trendiest women’s and juniors’ brands, offering the largest selection of apparel and accessories in the industry. FashionGo is the number one online B2B marketplace providing one of the fastest growing global e-commerce platforms offering buyers 24/7 access to its vast collection of wholesale fashion, allowing them to shop the latest trends at the best prices. This pairing of two leaders in their respective industries will bring about the best of both worlds – the sought-after face-to-face engagement and relationship building of the tradeshow experience and the speed and ease of doing business online.

“The fashion business is changing and we believe that together, WWDMAGIC and FashionGo as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Kelly Helfman, Vice President of WWDMAGIC. “Both WWDMAGIC and FashionGo are powerhouses in their own right; together we’ll be able to fully support the needs of our industry by playing off each other’s strengths. This partnership will give brands and buyers an enhanced experience that merges both Digital and B2B events.”

To kickoff this partnership, FashionGo will introduce “Kelly’s MAGIC Monday” on their site starting June 25th. Here, Helfman will highlight trends, offer industry insights and profile the people behind beloved brands and stores. In addition to offering expertise to FashionGo’s active base of buyers, buyers will have immediate access to products highlighted – prioritizing the “see now, buy now” mentality. The addition of Kelly’s MAGIC Monday to the FashionGo site offers the online buying industry a human touch that is the hallmark of the traditional tradeshow experience. In addition to Kelly’s MAGIC Monday, FashionGo CEO, Daniel Lee, will attend MAGIC’s August showcase and host a seminar for attending buyers. FashionGo will also host an onsite cocktail event for brands and buyers to network on the show floor. And, in an effort to keep the tradeshows more environmentally friendly and hydrated, FashionGo will create water stations throughout the show floor with refillable water bottle for brands and buyers!

“The partnership between WWDMAGIC and FashionGo allows each respective company to address the needs of their offline and online audiences,” said Daniel Lee, CEO of FashionGo. “A large part of the fashion business has shifted online but brands and buyers are increasingly feeling the need for an experience offline. This partnership will bring an omnichannel experience that has not yet been done in the fashion industry.”

WWDMAGIC will take place in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center from August 13-15, 2018. For updates on the upcoming show, please visit www.ubmfashion.com/shows/wwdmagic.

ABOUT WWDMAGIC

WWDMAGIC brings you the largest selection of women’s apparel and accessories in the industry. The latest women’s and juniors’ trends, the most-wanted brands and the hottest emerging designers —they’re all happening on our vibrant show floor. It’s a can’t-miss shopping experience complete with upbeat music, undeniable beauty, and of course, style.

ABOUT FASHIONGO

FashionGo is the No.1 Online business-to-business (B2B) fashion marketplace, efficiently connecting wholesale vendors and retail buyers from the around the world. FashionGo helps vendors by providing one of the fastest growing global e-commerce platforms and the simplest, most cost effective means to increase sales and expand reach. At the same time, FashionGo offers buyers 24/7 access to vast collection of wholesale fashion so they can shop the latest trends at the best prices.

ABOUT UBM Fashion | UBM Fashion is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest information visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.

ARTEXPO NEW YORK

ARTEXPO NEW YORK CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN ART


World’s largest international fine art marketplace returns to Pier 94, April 19—22, 2018

 Artexpo New York XL presents [MAGNIFY] as the Anniversary theme that takes a look at over four decades of the artistic canvas through a retrospective lens


Redwood Media Group, the nation’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global fine art community, announces its highly anticipated four-day annual showcase and most coveted fine art experience that marks an unprecedented 40-year anniversary milestone.  Artexpo New York returns to Pier 94, located at 711 12th Avenue in Manhattan, from Thursday, April 19th to Sunday, April 22nd. Exhibitor or trade registration and purchasing of show passes or general admission tickets is now open at www.artexponewyork.com.

The annual fine art destination will once again offer Three Shows Within One Venue at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, across 135,000 square foot of uninterrupted convention space, known as “The Art & Design Pier.”  Artexpo New York XL will host more than 400 innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works among other contemporary and fine art.

To celebrate 40 years of excellence in art, Artexpo New York presents [MAGNIFY] as the curatorial theme for 2018 – examining four decades of artistic expression through a retrospective lens.  During its 40-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman; intensifying the discourse on today’s most pressing industry challenges and magnifying the very best the fine art world has to offer. In addition to coming to see the world’s largest fine art trade show, more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts and industry leaders will return to enjoy [SOLO] highlighting established and independent emerging artists and [FOTO SOLO] featuring fine art photography from some of the world’s finest abstract, contemporary and realist photographers.  Artexpo New York XL will also feature its annual lineup of interactive and educational programming covering the industry’s topics and trends.

“This year’s Artexpo New York commemorates a very special milestone within the fine art industry,” says Eric Smith, president and CEO of Redwood Media Group. “For 40 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors face-to-face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. [MAGNIFY] as our curatorial theme for this year’s expo offers a retrospective lens through which four decades of artistic excellence will be represented, examined and immortalized during all three shows.  With giant canvases, monumental sculptures and immersive installations, Artexpo New York is going to be larger than life – both in scale and conception.”

Hosting more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts, including 5,000+ trade representatives every year, Artexpo New York is the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, and art and framing retailers. Attendees will have an opportunity to browse thousands of innovative new works of art and enjoy education seminars, cocktail parties, live entertainment and other special events. [SOLO] offers established and emerging independent artists the opportunity to showcase their work on an international stage. Over the decades, [SOLO] has become the ultimate venue for independent artists to be discovered—not only by gallery owners and art publishers, but also by collectors and enthusiasts. [FOTO SOLO] includes collections of fine art photography by some of the world’s most acclaimed independent photographers.  The show has continued to partner with industry publishing experts, Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, to reinforce its philosophy of supporting career opportunities of independent artists.

As part of the interactive schedule of programming, this year’s Artexpo New York will include Art Labs, featuring specially curated site-specific projects by prominent galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show; Spotlight Program, providing collectors with a focused look at several prominent artists and galleries that will each be creating a site-specific exhibition, and the LaunchPad Artist Program, showcasing an emerging and unrepresented artist who is selected to create an exhibition at the show, resulting from a collaboration among local art institutions, galleries, and Artexpo New York. This year’s expo also features the Topics & Trends Education Program, which includes four days of complimentary seminars and conference classes offering expert perspectives on subjects ranging from art and the economy, small business management and art marketing to design and decor trends and social media management for artists. The full schedule of programming activity will be announced in April.

An addition to this year’s Artexpo New York will include an artists Sculpture Garden – a dedicated installation at the rear of Pier 94, with more than 10 of today’s leading sculptors exhibiting their most impressive work. This area will also provide seating, allowing attendees to relax while they browse a number of exhibition partner and vendor stands in the surrounding vicinity.

Some examples of exhibitors already confirmed for this year’s Artexpo New York include: Sammoun Fine Art, Quebec; Art Link International, Miami; Blink Group Gallery, Miami; Mecenavie Gallery, Paris; Gallery Edel, Osaka; Mattson’s Fine Art, Atlanta; Novem Fine Art, Ontario, Canada; Arte Collective, Miami/New York; Getty Images Gallery, New York; ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati; Artblend, Fort Lauderdale; Anna Art Publishing, Ontario, Canada; Contemply, Florence, Italy; Roka Art Gallery, Padua, Italy and Sarona Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Maison Louis Jadot, one of the most renowned Burgundy Houses, is a premium sponsor of the show and the exclusive wine sponsor.

Each year, thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and the artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide.  Over the past several years, Pier 94 has quickly become a recognizable event space in New York City, utilized for high end shows and large scale events. Artexpo New York XL will follow The Armory Show, completing the trendy convention center’s month-long critically acclaimed offering of exhilarating and prominent art fairs in New York City.

The annual Opening Night Preview Party for Artexpo New York will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Tickets for the Opening Night Preview Party are priced at $20. Tickets for Artexpo New York are priced at $20 for general admission. A multi-day pass that includes access to all three shows from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22 is priced at $40. For further information on Artexpo New York or to purchase tickets, please visit www.artexponewyork.com.  For more information on Redwood Media Group, visit redwoodmg.com.