All Posts From January 2013

Picture Perfect!

Posted January 31, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Cecile & Volt - FantaSea One

Cecile & Volt - FantaSea One, Sky Deck

Sometimes, we just have to smile at beautiful pictures! What a gorgeous couple.

Venue: FantaSea One, Marina del Rey, California

Wedding Coordinator: Shirley Han of Fresh Events Co.

FantaSea Coordinator: Jasmine Lee

Photographer: Adrienne Gunde

Videographer: Cloud 9 Cinematography

Florist: La Petite Gardenia

Rentals: Luna Party Rentals

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Are you ready for some football….SNACKS?

Posted January 30, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Whether rooting for the 49ers or the Ravens, you’re gonna need some delicious Super Bowl snacks on Sunday, February 3. Team FantaSea is sharing their favorites as well as a few recipes for game day. Go team!

Daniel ~ Cheese Quesadilla’s loaded with Guacamole and Salsa Stephanie ~ Bud’s Crockpot Sombero Dip 1 lb. Seasoned Ground Beef * 1 Block of Velveeta Cheese, cubed * 1 Can of Ranch Beans * ½ cup chopped medium Onion * ½ cup chopped Black Olives * ¼ cup diced Jalapeno peppers {Add Velveeta cubes and Ranch beans to crockpot on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir.  Season and brown ground beef and onion.  Combine with remaining ingredients. Cook on high until bubbly. Enjoy with your favorite Tortilla or Corn Chips!}

John ~ Jacob Family Hummus 2 – 14oz. cans of Garbanzo Beans – drained and liquid preserved for later * 5 cloves of garlic * 3 – tbs olive oil * 3 – tbs Tahini * 3 – tbs lemon juice * Salt to taste {Combine all ingredients in blender, saving garbanzo liquid to be added as you blend for desired consistency. Enjoy with Pita, Lavosh, Flatbread crackers or Fresh Vegetables.}

Alex ~ Barney’s Beanery Buffalo Shrimp

Tiffani ~ Cream Cheese Pineapple Ball 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened * 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained * 1/4 cup finely chopped green olives * 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion * 2 teaspoons seasoned salt * 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts {In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, pineapple, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with assorted crackers.}

Jasmine ~ Philly Cream Cheese Block covered in Pace Picante Salsa Delicious with Scoops or Tortilla Chips

Chef Eddie ~ Bonellos Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza….with a little added Feta and Kalamata Olives

Chef Ruben ~ Red Devil Buffalo Wings, Celery and Ranch Dip

MaureenWarm Cheddar and Artichoke Dip 10 oz spinach (frozen cut or chopped, thawed) * 12 oz  artichoke hearts (drained and roughly chopped) * 1 – 2 cup whipped cream cheese * 3-4 cup sour cream * 1 cup cheddar (grated) * 12 tsp kosher salt * 14 tsp black pepper {Heat oven to 400° F.

Squeeze the spinach between paper towels to remove excess moisture. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar. Season with the salt and pepper. Scrape the mixture into a small oven-safe baking dish. Bake until lightly golden and heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with the chips or bread and the lemon wedges, if desired. Happy Game Day!}

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Time to Organize!

Posted January 23, 2013 by Fantasea Yachts Team

January, sweet January. Like most planners in the event industry, I often find myself busiest after the rush of Holidays and before what most call the “Official Wedding Season” of April thru September. With that said, the warm inviting weather of Southern California offers almost 365 days of sunshine and warmth for the blissful nuptial scene. Alas, no waiting for Spring. January offers me a time to organize and right file all the projects that I will look forward to checking off my list the rest of the year.

Step 1. Think about what you would like to accomplish. Make a project list. Decide what your reward will be for getting the job done. Everyone needs a little reward.

Step 2. Set aside the time – for me, that means juggling schedules of 4 children, a full time dream career, family time, me time and social plans. Not an easy task but scheduling is key. It also means that I have to commit to myself that I will do this!

Step 3. Take a deep breathe and plunge into what you need to do. I always start with the most challenging or my least favorite task and get that checked off first. One project at a time. One checked off at a time. You will feel good about this.

Step 4. This is important. Reward yourself. Whether it be a glass of wine or a day at the spa, you deserve it.

I share this tidbit as inspiration for our brides, our planners and those of you…you know who you are :) that just need to schedule time to get it together.

Good luck. Whatever it is….Happy Organizing!

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