June 2018 Print

President's Report

The end of another great year has come for the 2017-2018 ILEA New Orleans Chapter.  We have had some really great experiences and speakers throughout the months.  Creating our new relationship with Bastion and the veteran community there was one such experience.  Having TSE in town and our gettogether at Harrah's is another.  David Merrell's event inspiration that happened in September, Nancy Trosclair with her discussion on AED's or Ryan Salinas that was just here to help with your websites.  Each of them had topics that are extremely important to our hospitality industry.

I have enjoyed being your president and leading an amazing group of professionals that make up our ILEA Chapter Board.  I love speaking to each of you that come to our meetings and join us as we continue to educate, shape and build relationships that change our industry.  I am proud to call you friend.  

We are going to have an even better 2018-2019 year.  I hope each of you have seen the changes and are excited about what potential events and topics are coming.  Please join us at our June Gala Event to give your support to all of those who submitted for awards that represent the best of the city as well as supporting your board both outgoing and incoming for their leadership and commitment to the industry.

It has been an true honor.

Sincerely,

Samantha Lister

President

ILEA New Orleans

 

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ILEA Monthly Events - Future

Don't miss our inaugural awards gala Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00pm!

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ILEA Monthly Events - Past

We continued our Education Series at our May meeting with Ryan Salinas, of URBNevents. He gave us some expert tips on how to make your website and social media work best for your business. Thanks to B on Canal for showcasing their delicious food and wonderful event space!

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Membership

It is so hard to believe it is already June and the year is almost to the half way mark. Time truly does fly when you are having fun! We finished May with a bang with the conclusion of our Membership drive. We would like to say welcome to all of our new ILEA New Orleans members as well as welcome back to all of those that renewed their memberships in the month of May. We are excited to announce our new board at the June Gala. Please join us for an evening of merriment as we celebrate the new faces and say thank you to those that have diligently served our ILEA Chapter over the years. On that note, I will be one of those who will be stepping back from the board position I have held as your Director of Membership for the past 2 years plus. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you in this position. I look forward to supporting the new board in all of their endeavors for a very successful 2018-2019 and beyond!

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Member Shout Out

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Trending Hospitality

Event designers used apples, lemons, bananas, and other fresh fruit for these unique decor ideas.

By Claire Hoffman May 17, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT

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Fruit-filled cocktails and dishes are a welcome addition to warm-weather events. But why stop there? Event designers are using oranges, bananas, and more in increasingly innovative and eye-catching ways, from a lemon-filled infinity room to apple escort cards to vibrant wall installations. Here's a look at some memorable examples of event decor that incorporated fresh fruit. 

On Tuesday, Belvedere Vodka launched its new Ginger Zest product with a V.I.P. event created by Jack Morton Worldwide at NoMad SoHo. Chef and wellness expert Candice Kumai hosted, and a step-and-repeat consisted of lemons, ginger, limes, and grapefruit—all ingredients that Ginger Zest is made with. 

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka<p> On Tuesday, Belvedere Vodka launched its new Ginger Zest product with a V.I.P. event created by <a href=

For a private corporate event on Ellis Island in New York, design firm Tinsel created Cuban-inspired decor and catering ideas. The center of the bar showcased a giant tower made from bananas; pink lighting created a unique, artsy effect.

Photo: Quyn Duong Photography<p> For a private corporate event on Ellis Island in New York, design firm Tinsel created Cuban-inspired decor and catering...

For a recent product launch in Los Angeles, skincare brand Kiehl’s worked with HL Group to create an immersive, Instagram-friendly pop-up with nature- and science-inspired details. Bars were covered in greenery, while oranges tied into the event’s overall vitamin C theme (a nod to the product's main ingredient). Orange-infused cocktails were poured from beakers and test tubes.

Photo: Hailley Howard<p> For a recent product launch in Los Angeles, skincare brand Kiehlâ??s worked with HL Group to create an immersive...

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) had an enchanted forest theme for a fund-raising gala in Washington. A nod to the poisoned apple in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, escort cards were attached to bright red apples.

Photo: Evelyn Alas<p> The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) had an enchanted forest theme for a fund-raising gala in Washington....

Earlier this month, Mike’s Hard hosted an Instagram-friendly pop-up in New York. Dubbed “Bright Side,” the space took on a lemon theme meant to evoke happiness. A step-and-repeat made of greenery housed lemons and bottles of Mike’s Hard.

Photo: Taylor McIntyre/BizBash<p> Earlier this month, Mikeâ??s Hard hosted an Instagram-friendly pop-up in New York. Dubbed â??Bright Side,â? the space took on...

The Mike’s Hard pop-up was produced by Geo Events and designed by Havas Formula. An infinity room filled with lemons created a unique photo op. 

Photo: Jackie Lee Photo<p> The Mikeâ??s Hard pop-up was produced by <a href=

For Svedka’s Rio Carnival summer party in Los Angeles, event producers BMF Media Group used a variety of colorful fruits to decorate the space. Instead of vases, pineapples housed vibrant floral arrangements.

Photo: Michael Simon/StarTraksPhoto.com<p> For Svedkaâ??s Rio Carnival summer party in Los Angeles, event producers BMF Media Group used a variety of colorful...

Also at the Svedka party, fresh fruit decorated an eye-catching logo that floated in a pool.

Photo: Michael Simon/StarTraksPhoto.com<p> Also at the Svedka party, fresh fruit decorated an eye-catching logo that floated in a pool.</p>

At a Godiva product launch in New York, a custom table that continued up a wall featured artfully arranged truffles along with fresh fruit, nuts, and spices, all set in a bed of melted chocolate.

Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/BizBash<p> At a Godiva product launch in New York, a custom table that continued up a wall featured artfully arranged truffles...

For a party at a spa, Chicago-based designer Debi Lilly created a colorful bar backdrop using Nutrisoda cans stacked in acrylic cubes with color-blocked fresh fruit.

Photo: Amanda Sudimack & Associates<p> For a party at a spa, Chicago-based designer Debi Lilly created a colorful bar backdrop using Nutrisoda cans stacked...

Edge Floral Event Designers used sugared grapes and pears in a centerpiece during an ILEA tabletop challenge in Washington.

Photo: Tony Brown/Imijination Photography for BizBash<p> Edge Floral Event Designers used sugared grapes and pears in a centerpiece during an ILEA tabletop challenge in Washington.</p>

J.C. Penney built its own garden patch in the middle of Times Square to herald the launch of the Joe Fresh Kids collection. The activation, produced by MKG, featured a wall of oranges that served as the backdrop to the bar, where staff poured complimentary cups of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/BizBash<p> J.C. Penney built its own garden patch in the middle of Times Square to herald the launch of the...

For the Sun Life Global Investments launch in Toronto, tall vases filled with lemons and calla lilies topped bars and food stations throughout the venue.

Photo: BizBash<p> For the Sun Life Global Investments launch in Toronto, tall vases filled with lemons and calla lilies topped bars...

Spanish gin brand Gin Mare celebrated its U.S. launch by bringing its international Med Rooftops series to New York. Produced and designed by BMF Media Group, the party featured a wall of wooden crates that showcased the Gin Mare bottles paired with fruit and greenery. The giant installation also served as an unconventional step-and-repeat.

Photo: Charles Roussel/BFA.com<p> Spanish gin brand Gin Mare celebrated its U.S. launch by bringing its international Med Rooftops series to New York....

Bright colors from mounted greenery and oranges popped in the clean design of a bar from Aperol, which was located inside the Grand Tasting tent at the 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami.

Photo: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com<p> Bright colors from mounted greenery and oranges popped in the clean design of a bar from Aperol, which was...

 

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Calendar of Events

Don't miss out on our next events!

-Chapter Awards- June 13th

 

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Board of Directors

Immediate Past President - Kelly Schellang pastpresident@ileaneworleans.com

President - Samantha Lister, president@ileaneworleans.com 

VP of Programs and Education - Libby Kemp, vpprograms@ileaneworleans.com

VP of Membership - Sherry Constance,  vpmembership@ileaneworleans.com

VP of Communications - Caitlin Alvarez, communications@ileaneworleans.com

Director of Programs- Jeff Rizzo, directorprograms@ileaneworleans.com

Director of Education - Kim Sayatovic, directorofeducation@ileaneworleans.com

Director of Communications - Jessica Talazac, directorcommunications@ileaneworleans.com

Director of Membership - Angela Mahaffey Watson, directorofmembership@ileaneworleans.com

Director at Large - George Kutchler, directoratlarge@ileaneworleans.com

Director at Large Historian - Heather Dyer, historian@ileaneworleans.com

 

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