ises toronto gala . 2009

Earlier this week I attended the ISES Toronto Gala 2009. It was an unseasonably gorgeous Canadian fall evening as we rolled up to the historic Eglinton Grand. It was quite special to see our name in lights…the ISES Toronto Red Velvet Holiday Gala.

It was wonderful seeing so many old friends. Richard Aaron, President of BizBash Media made it up for the festivities (pictured above between my husband and Bryan Bell of Decor & More). One of my favorite ideas for the evening was having candygrams for sale. For $5 you could buy 2 candygrams and write a note to anyone at the party. If you received a candygram, your name would be called by the DJ and you could collect your note and candy cane. Richard was the man of the hour – I believe he received 2 or 3!

After dinner I was flabbergasted to receive the Dedication Award from the ISES Toronto Board. I’m so honored. Thank you so much to everyone who created this amazing evening!

Lara McCulloch-Carter
Author of the Special Event blog ready2spark
Director of Marketing – Regal Tent Productions
Past-President – ISES Toronto
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when disney does . alice in wonderland

When Disney does Alice in Wonderland the results are magical…


Images via Brainstorm9. Photo credits /Film and JohnnyDeppNews

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rf-80 . event spac


san francisco event space

The man who apparently never sleeps, Robert Fountain, has launched a stunning new event space RF-80. A design studio by day transforms into a one of the hottest spaces in San Francisco at night. Created by an event innovator for event planners and venue-hounds, all you need to do is bring the flowers, linens and food…everything else is included!

Check out pictures of how the space was transformed for a baby show on ABCey Events’ Blog.

For more information, visit the RF-80 website.

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Lara McCulloch-Carter
Author of the Special Event blog ready2spark
Director of Marketing – Regal Tent Productions
Past-President – ISES Toronto
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a birthday party . in a 12th century temple

How is this for an exclusive birthday experience? Heritage Adventures, nurse purveyors of bespoke travel experiences, and created this one night, sales once in a lifetime experience in a 12th century Cambodian temple.

Transforming these dilapidated ruins into a one of a kind soiree backdrop is just one of the many experiences offered by Heritage Adventures. From custom events to packaged excursions, they offer it all.

Lara McCulloch-Carter
Author of the Special Event blog ready2spark
Director of Marketing – Regal Tent Productions
President – ISES Toronto
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a strong concept . chewing the cud

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. books with custom designed covers are perfectly on-theme for a novel-based concept. They also make a wonderful take-away after the event.

Lara McCulloch-Carter
Author of the Special Event blog ready2spark
Director of Marketing – Regal Tent Productions
President – ISES Toronto
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