Friday, November 22, 2013
Mix it up at your next party. Use an assortment of fun China.
Whether renting or purchasing - make it interesting and use eclectic pieces that reflect your style and personality.
We like to make sure the patterns have a common element when mixing pieces at a table.
There are many choices in color, size and even shape...
Pryor Events wants you to have fun with your entertaining.
Posted by Julie Pryor at 10:59 AM
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thanksgiving is about enjoying family, honoring tradition
and of course feasting on an amazing meal.
We hope the following items will add Holiday Cheer to your table. They can all be found at the incredible site - One Kings Lane.
Biscuits may just taste fluffier when served in this silver biscuit basket
Line your table with these Mint Julep Cups. Fill with fresh blooms or tantalizing sweets
These silver and gold leaf napkin rings add a touch of whimsy
How much fun are these silver acorns!
Everyone looks better in soft candlelight. We like mixing these modern pieces in with the classics
Place a sugared gold Maple-leaf on each guest's napkin
Posted by Julie Pryor at 1:48 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013
It can be quite confusing to know whether you should buy organic fruits and vegetables. The term organic means that the produce is grown without chemical fertilizers, synthetic pesticides or chemically based food additives. Foods certified organic are easy to find at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, local farmers markets and even grocery stores. They are more expensive but the extra money is well spent in most cases.
Below is a list of produce that you will want to buy organic as well as items that are not affected by the farming methods used as significantly. All of us at Pryor Events try to consume organic products whenever possible.
The following foods are grown with dozens of pesticides and even sewage run-off!
Much of the residue stays in the food you eat.
Sweet Bell Peppers
Posted by Julie Pryor at 6:04 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
When Anthropologie does something they do it right. Their bridal and party line BHLDN is no exception. BHLDN is mainly sold online but us lucky Angelenos now have the chance to shop at their store inside the Anthropologie shop on South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The top floor is dedicated to the BHLDN collection which includes bridal gowns, bridesmaid's dresses and wonderful accessories.
Many of their items are as appropriate for an evening out as they are to wear to a wedding.
Their super helpful stylist Sommer is excited about one of the newest dresses in the collection
Posted by Julie Pryor at 12:47 PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
There are many spas in and around Los Angeles.
Willow Spa in Santa Monica is my personal favorite.
I love everything about Willow - from the amazingly talented people who work here to the nourishing and effective products they use to the sheer tranquility of the space.
The "waiting room" at Willow is soothing and relaxing. Every time I enter I feel as if I am thousands of miles away from L A - not steps from Santa Monica Boulevard.Each treatment begins with a luxurious foot soak and scrub and soothing ginger tea.
There are spas and then there is Willow Spa.
To my knowledge, no spa in L A provides a similar experience.
It may sound like a cliché but when you walk into Willow you are transported. Before I even begin my treatment I begin to relax.
I have not been to Thailand but this is how I imagine it feels.
From the soothing colors of the décor to the plump cushions and drapey fabrics overhead, Willow feels as if it was plucked straight from the tropics.
All of their services are of the highest quality.
I am partial to their Eminence line of skin care - perhaps because my grandmother was from Hungary which is where the line is made. The facials at Willow are not only relaxing and soothing but really make a difference. There are many to choose from and their facialists are expert at recommending ad-ons that work for your particular skin type. If you decide to indulge in a massage you will not be disappointed.
Willow employs some of the very best masseuses. They really listen and tailor each massage to your preference and needs.
I do not have the time to indulge often but when I want a true treat Willow is where I head.
Pryor Events are big fans of Willow Spa.
Posted by Julie Pryor at 7:27 PM
Monday, September 2, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
I have enjoyed lunch as well as several dinners at this welcome newcomer to the mostly Asian stretch of Sawtelle Boulevard known as West L A's Restaurant Row. Flores is pleasant and inviting, the staff is attentive and friendly and everything is delicious. Angela Hernandez and Rob Lawson know their way around a kitchen. I have enjoyed mussels, charcuterie, deviled eggs, pulled pork, meatballs and macaroni and cheese. Everything has been absolutely delicious. One of my favorite dishes has also been the most simple - a Strawberry Ice cream Sandwich. Think strawberry ice cream made in house, sandwiched between two fluffy vanilla bean macarons. You can actually taste the ripe strawberries in the ice cream. All of the flavors go together quite nicely and the dish has just the perfect amount of sweetness. Looking forward to trying many more dishes at this wonderful new restaurant.
Pryor Events are fans of Flores.
Posted by Julie Pryor at 4:00 PM