• Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Pink Monkey Solutions' Vision Board

  • Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Aspen Bumble Winterland

  • Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Aspen Bumble Winterland

  • Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Decor by Design's Vision Board

  • Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Tito's Handmade Vodka Thank You Throwdown

  • Planning Inspiration: Taking a Design Board to Reality

    Catch a glimpse of what design boards for two clients look like and how the events for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Bumble played out in reality. 

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

    Tito's Handmade Vodka Thank You Throwdown

BUMBLES’ THE BEE-TREAT
By Megan Tierney
Event Designer; Pink Monkey Solutions 

Venue: Shlomo’s Deli & Grill, Aspen 

Event: Bumble launched a campaign called the Aspen Bumble Winterland and approached Pink Monkey Solutions with a desire to carry their brand from the digital to the physical world and engage their users.

Approach: Bumble, at first, came to us to recreate an entryway they had fabricated for a similar event done in another market. During my initial conversation with Bumble, I identified opportunities in which they could elevate their event and create an immersive environment for their attendees. Not only did Pink Monkey provide the archway they originally were looking for, we also created a mountain chic lounge that provided comfort for guests while offering numerous opportunities to highlight Bumble’s distinct brand and logo. Branded pillows, oxygen bars, a photo backdrop and stickers adorned the space.

TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA THANK YOU THROWDOWN
By Brittany Dosdall
Associate Director of Sales and Senior Event Designer; Decor by Design

Venue: Moss, Denver

Event: Tito’s Handmade Vodka came to us to design a one-of-akind event that embodied their brand in every way, shape and form and felt like a hipster speakeasy. They called it the “Thank You Throwdown” as the guests were top sales team members from all over the United States who were celebrating an incredible year. 

Approach: These guests are entertained frequently, so we wanted to show off Denver and throw them a Tito’s party that would blow their minds. Decor by Design really took this event design to a new level and customized every element including the speakeasy-esque vignette outside to the banner installation in the foyer that acted as a wow entry piece and a perfect photo backdrop; the larger-than-life bar menus; copper tabletops; branded leather coasters at each décor vignette; and the styled build-your-own bitters station and cigar-rolling station. Every detail gave a nod to the brand.

Food: Catering by Design (our sister company) provided exciting menu items, including passed hors d’oeuvres, an interactive station-style dinner, interactive dessert stations, and late night snacks that changed throughout the evening to ensure guests always had something to munch on while enjoying signature Tito’s Vodka cocktails. As an ode to Tito’s Texas heritage, the menu really showcased a modern spin on Southern favorites and included exciting food presentation like Tito’sbranded bao buns and slider buns. 

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.