Beaujolais and Beyond Festival

Food and Wine lovers Rejoice!!!!  If you are wondering what to do this Thursday evening , be sure to get your tickets to the Beaujolais and Beyond Festival.  It is the annual fundraiser for the French-American Chamber of Commerce and it is being held this year at the Infinity Park Event Center, November 17th from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Boasting food from over 20 chefs, serving over 40 varieties of wine, dancing to live entertainment, and voting for the chef who prepares the best food and wine parings, you can’t go wrong!

Hurry and buy your tickets since there are only 3 days left (and you save $10 per ticket when you buy them in advance).

See you all there!


To purchase your tickets, please go to the following link:

To find out more about the French-American Chamber of Commerce, feel free to peruse:

Karis Community


I have had the privilege of working with Karis Community on their 35th annual Harvest for Hope gala which occurred at the Denver Athletic Club last night.  What a wonderful event, filled with grace and understanding for what this community truly creates for one another.

The mission of Karis is to provide a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness.

Thank you to everyone who supported this endeavor, and to all of you who donated to this cause!  A special thank you to all the vendors who donated on such short notice.  You make a difference for so many people.

Project Linus: Make a Difference, Make Blankets

Last Wednesday, I had the priviledge of meeting the founder of Project Linus, Karen Loucks Rinedollar, while getting together with a bunch of amazing women while she taught us how to make simple fleece blankets to give to traumatized or severely ill children. How inspiring- and what a fun evening we had, eating, drinking, laughing, and making blankets for an amazing cause.

Not only did we enjoy ourselves, we had something to give away in only a couple of hours. Please think of this the next time you are hosting an event, or watching a movie at home with idle hands…
Best of all, she is from the Denver area.

Check her out on Oprah and get involved!


Karen Loucks Rinedollar on Oprah


Funkiphino Brings on the Energy

I finally had the opportunity to see the premier 12 piece funk band ‘Funkiphino’ play at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail.  What a trip!  I must say, I was worried that they would not live up to all the hype…being voted best band in Westword magazine, being featured in multiple wedding magazines, and being the go to band for Bronco’s tailgaiting is a lot to live up.  Plus, the couple who hired them to play at their wedding is a little….what would you say…’obsessed’ ;).  So, I had been hearing raves about this band for months leading up to the wedding.

They blew my expectations out of the water!  High spun energy from the first note!

They are P-H-E-N-O-M-E-N-A-L!

Guests were dancing for almost 4 hours straight, and loving every moment of it.  And for us events planners, it is also great when the band is professional, flexible, and they do what they say!

Plus- they can play a variety of music from a jazz session, to original music, to hits on the top 20 charts.  Plus, they may even sound better than the original- so move over Fergie.

Thank you Funkiphino for a wonderful event.  It was a privilege to hear and see you in action!   I look forward to taking you up on your offer and coming to see you in a public venue…now I’ll get a chance to dance the night away :).

If you are planning a high-end corporate event, a fundraiser, a wedding, a festival, or even a kick-booty tailgating party, please be sure to check out Funkiphino.  I assure you, you will not be disappointed and your clients and guests will be begging for more.