Friday, October 24, 2014

Fleurish

Fleurish Brentwood - where You Fleurish




Have you ever wished you could create a gorgeous, professional looking floral arrangement? 
Now you can! Fleurish is opening on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood this weekend
We love the new concept of Fleurish created by super talented Amy Marella of Hidden Garden.
You simply choose one of the nine kits and then the fun begins.
This is an example of one of the nine arrangements you will be able to create. You are given lovely fresh seasonal flowers, a great vessel, special tools, a step by step guide and  a custom box to transport your creation in.
Here is another beauty that you can actually put together yourself.
If you prefer to buy a pre-made arrangement you may do that as well. Fleurish will also be available for private parties and they will have floral designing classes.
Welcome to the neighborhood Fleurish. Pryor Events are big fans already.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Crostini - Barefoot Contessa


Simple and Delicious

 


Here at Pryor Events exceptional food is very important. Therefore we leave the cooking to the finest caterers and chefs around the country. Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa certainly falls into that category. Below is a simple recipe from Ina that is as delicious as it looks. Enjoy!

Tomato Crostini with Whipped Feta

Ingredients
6 ounces good feta, crumbled
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup good olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallots (2 shallots)
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
2 pounds ripe heirloom or cherry tomatoes, 1/2-inch-diced
3 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves, plus extra for serving
20 to 25 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal baguette slices, toasted
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
Directions
For the whipped feta, place the feta and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Pulse until the cheeses are mixed. Add 1/3 cup of the olive oil, the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and process until smooth.

For the tomatoes, up to an hour before you're serving, combine the shallots, garlic, and vinegar in a medium bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Whisk in the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the tomatoes, stir gently, and set aside for 10 minutes. Stir in the basil and taste for seasonings.

To assemble the crostini, spread each slice of bread with a generous amount of whipped feta. With a slotted spoon, place the tomatoes on top. Put the crostini on plates and scatter with the pine nuts. Sprinkle with extra basil and serve. Pryor Events are big fans of The Barefoot Contessa!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Beach

The Beach




I hope you have wonderful memories of summers spent doing what you love most. I cannot imagine summer without the beach.

My best memories are of long summer days spent going in and out of the ocean. The biggest decision I had to make was which flavor popsicle to choose from the ice cream man who sold them from a big white box on his back.When I was young days involved building drippy sand castles in the  wet sand close to the water - years later I was building them with my daughter who also adored the beach. 
I will always feel just a little happier by the beach - whether it is close to home in Santa Monica, by the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast or while on vacation on Kauai or another seaside location. Each beach has its own flavor and I have never met one I didn't like.We love summer at Pryor Events.




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flower Arranging


Flower Arranging 101


There are no rules when it comes to choosing flowers. Mix different  textures and combine the colors you love.
It can be visually appealing to mix vessels in different shapes and sizes.  Think outside the box - re-purpose vintage perfume bottles, antique urns and modern cut glass carafes. Make sure to cut the stems before placing your flowers in your chosen container.
We worked with Hidden Garden to create these vibrant centerpieces that mixed low and tall flowers. 
Pryor Events  loves flowers.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Le Mervetty Beverly Hills

In a city with more cupcake shops than you can count it was quite refreshing to discover this little gem. Le Mervetty in Beverly Hills has perfected the round ball of goodness known throughout France as the Merveillux.  It is quite difficult to describe other than to say they begin with meringue and add scrumptious ingredients such  as praline, fresh strawberries, Nutella, coffee and Belgium white chocolate.
The finished product is light and fluffy and not overly sweet as many desserts tend to be. The flavors are subtle yet distinct. They come in different sizes. Pryor Events are fans of Le Mervetty.

The new kid in town is quite stylish.
A large and a petit Mervetty 
                          The black and white pristine shop resembles                             a French patisserie.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Flowers



So pretty and bright for Spring. In the office of Vienna photographer Peaches and Mint. 


We love color at Pryor Events. Remember, white is a color also.
#springflowers #peachesandmint 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Farmers Market Food Tour

We recently spent a delightful afternoon on a delicious and informative tour of the Original Farmers Market.
Melting Pot Food Tours offers several tours around 
Los Angeles. Learning while sampling small tastes of food was as fun as it sounds. The tour began with a bit of interesting history on the Gilmore family -  the founders of the market. The market began in 1934. It originally included a trout fishing pond and a drive in theater. The original family still owns the farmers market and they are involved with the operations.


The Farmers Market in another era

                   Ice cream - made the old fashioned way

                                                Mini tacos from Loteria Grill- muy delicious

We sampled Brazilian meat, homemade ice cream, old fashioned donuts, delectable toffee, artisan cheese, authentic tacos and peanut butter that was so fresh it was still warm from the grinder.
Our tour guide Renee was wonderful - knowledgeable and professional yet still very warm and friendly.
We learned that 23 cultures are represented at the farmers market.
It is such a popular meeting and dining location in L A that spaces rarely become available and there is no waiting list. Often vendors in the market hear about vacancies first so a few vendors operate several locations within the market.
Pryor Events are fans of Melting Pot Food Tours
We are looking forward to going on another tour soon. They  also offer tours in East L. A. and Old Town Pasadena as well as private tours.