Ask the Yenta
“Dear Yenta, I need to coordinate a breakfast meeting for about 20 people in December. My company can’t afford to buyout a big room at a hotel. I have people coming from the Fairfax area and from Sherman Oaks. Any suggestions?”
Here are two great places that can totally work with budgets – you can go from a continental breakfast to a more substantial hot breakfast. Good luck!
Tart at The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel (across from The Grove)
115 S. Fairfax Ave <div”>323-937-3930 <div”>note: cute spot, great breakfast food
Maggiano’s At The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Note: it’s easy – you have a Banquet Manager helping you the whole way and different size private rooms to choose from
David – Banquet Sales Manager 323-965-2777
“Dear Yenta, Any suggestions on where to see fun decorated houses in LA for the holiday season? ”
SLEEPY HOLLOW, TORRANCE
Where: Pacific Coast Hwy & Robert Road
What you will find: Many homes with elaborate decorations
Where: Area surrounding Hastings Ranch Drive & Alegria Street
What you will find: Miles of elaborately decorated streets and houses with different themes
Also: don’t forget to check out the LADWP and Griffith Park Light Festival – and The Grove or The Americana at Brand in Glendale with the great tree and nightly “Snowfall” at 7pm and 8pm.
“Dear Yenta, I’m going to a big networking event in a few days and realized that I don’t have any business cards. I live on the Westside – any place I can go for a quick turn around that won’t cost me a fortune?
2118 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
For business cards choose from a variety of card stocks, fonts, colors and logos available the next business day. You can also order matching stationery, envelopes & announcements.
1801 S. Lincoln Blvd, Venice
For business cards you can choose from over 10,000 color designs
A TYR re-do if case you missed this the first time!
Some ideas I like:
Paulette Macrarons (Bev Hills)
http://www.paulettemacarons.com/gifts.html – assorted colorful flavors – gorgeous!
The Cookie Sandwich Company (San Diego)http://www.cookiesandwich.com/packaging.php – feels likes it’s homemade!
Peanut Butter and Co. (New York)
http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com/ – you can send a package of six plus their cookbook – who won’t love that!?! It’s perfect for families with kids.
John and Kira’s (Philly)
http://www.johnandkiras.com/SHOP – check out the chocolate figs!
Skinny Skinny (Brooklyn)
http://www.skinnyskinny.com/products/green-gifts-c-3 – a set of organic soaps in a beautiful eco-friendly box that looks like a book!
Elegant Cheesecakes (Half Moon Bay, CA)http://www.elegantcheesecakes.com/ECC_NewandSeasonal_ChristmasHolidays_1.asp– they are works of art – insane!