It is rare for planners to attend events where they are able to sit and enjoy the event and be pampered along the way. During Christmas, Paige Levy and Charles Stuart of San Diego Hotels: The Grand Del Mar – A San Diego Luxury Hotel hosted “A trip around the world in 24 hours.” They invited about 60 planners for a lovely evening of dinner and dancing and spared no detail!
We checked in to the hotel, where each of us had our own King size luxury room overlooking the stunning grounds of the property. Hair and makeup appointments were set up for us by Call Me Beautiful where we were able to get dolled up for the evening festivities.
As soon as we got ready, we headed to the hotel lobby for cocktail hour and this was where we were able to mingle and meet with all our friends in the industry.
All of us were quite curious as to what was in store for the rest of the evening. We were escorted to the main ballroom and as the ballroom doors opened we were greeted by an incredible 20 piece band from Westcoast Music.
The decor was absolutely spectacular with video mapped images of Italy and France on the walls. It felt as though we were in a Tuscan-Mediterranean dream. The tablescape was stunning by Kathy Wright and the furniture was nothing less than spectacular from Revelry Event Designers.
We were treated to the most delectable Four Course meal while the band performed everything from Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to Bel Biv Devoe and Boyz II Men. It was such a fun night and as you can see by the video, everyone was on the dance floor!
After dinner, we were taken to the room next door where they had set up the after party and dessert. They had DJ Danno set up and the party continued!
The next morning, we were treated to a full brunch including an omelet station, French toast, and everything in between before everyone checked out.
Thank you so much to Paige and Charles for having us. It was truly a “Grand Experience.”
Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday!