Wednesday, October 13, 2010

California Dreaming (and Visiting)

 I just returned from a brief but LOVELY trip to a gorgeous place called Stinson Beach.  It's just 20 miles
North of San Francisco (up a very long, winding road...) but feels a world away from the city.
                   Here are some photos of the coastline and the water taken from our Cali convertible...
                                                                      The beach.
                                                              And the magnificent sunset.

Also a beautiful, domestic idea for a honeymoon!  We rented amazing houses and cooked every night,
which was cozy and delicious and gave us all a really good opportunity to spend time with one another.
I hope you have a vacation in your future sometime soon, too.

Just a reminder to us all that it's important to take a break every now and again and to make time for yourself, your family, and the ones you love.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding

A good friend of Grace Leisure Events, Ivy Robinson is also the President of the inaugural board for the Carolinas' Chapter of a wonderful organization called Wish Upon A Wedding, that creates weddings for people who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

Please read below for more information and to attend this great event on November 12th!
Hi Friends, Family, Clients and Industry Neighbors!

Today I am  emailing about an important cause. I serve as the President on the inaugural board for the Carolinas' Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding. (  Personally seeing family and friends who have  been directly connected with terminal diseases, this is a cause in which I  am quite passionate.

We would like to formally invite YOU and ALL of your friends and family to attend the 1st annual
Fundraising Gala at the Ritz Carlton on Friday, November 12th in Charlotte.
Tickets can be purchased here:
In order to attend or participate with WUW, you do NOT have to be connected in any way with the wedding industry.
You just need to be a caring person who loves a charitable cause and wants to give back.

What is WUW?

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. Our organization offers couples a chance to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health or other serious issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.  By celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples, we help create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It is our hope that others facing similar situations will find hope, strength, and the promise of eternal love.  Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding currently has over a dozen chapters to serve Wish Applicants. We service couples residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of any one of our chapter locations.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for the gala are $100 and include the following: entry ticket, cocktail hour, plated dinner, wine service with dinner (full bar avail), swag bag, & silent auction.  We also have a discounted rate with the Ritz Carlton and only $179/night. Wow.  Also, $37 of the ticket are tax deductible.

P L E A S E consider attending this year's gala. Many companies are considering having this gala be their Holiday Party, and are sponsoring a table. Please email me at if you are interested in buying a table sponsorship.

We also are thrilled that Sasha Souza, WUW national President and event planner Extraordinaire   will be attending our Gala! There are 10 seats at her table for $150 a seat AND includes an autographed copy of her new book!  Email me for details on sitting with Sasha!