Backstage Tour, Champagne Reception, and American Jazz at San Francisco Symphony

Last Saturday, Trendy Lime hosted a fabulous champagne reception for INSEAD Business School at San Francisco Symphony, no less than that. The reception included really fun backstage tour, a lot of champagne, and, of course, an amazing jazz performance by San Francisco Symphony orchestra.  The interactive jazz performance was anything but boring and boasted pieces by two American jazz giants, Gershwin and Bernstein, from An American in Paris to Overture to Candide.

INSEAD, #1 business school worldwide, is one of our top clients, and we are looking forward to working with them again!



2016 BizBash Live- Expo: An event Planners Haven.

Where do the trendiest event planners in all of California hang out?  BizBash Live Expo featuring the hottest trends in event planning.  Trendy Lime wouldn’t miss it for the world, which is why we spent the day.

Our time at BizBash meant catching up with old colleagues, meeting new HOT event planners and vendors from around the world, and capturing the latest and greatest in trending event planning.  Not to mention getting to share our expertise with experiential marketing and chic events. 

The whole expo was a riot; here are some of our favorite takeaways

1. Gourmet Catering Is the New Standard:  Gone are the days of the mashed potato buffets and cold corn.  A cornerstone of a good event lies with gourmet catering that features signature dishes and WOW moments from beginning to end. 

2. Never Underestimate the Lighting: No one wants to go to a party where the lighting reminds them of their dentist office.  Lighting sets the tone and the ambiance and with all the specialized lighting companies available, you can do bigger and better things like specialized light shows

3. Don’t Forget the Swag. Developing merchandising might mean that you need to exert a little extra effort in the event design, but it pays in dividends for long term marketing of the company or event long after the lights go out. It is like free advertisement for the whole year, especially crucial if you are planning on making the event an annual thing.

When not learning the latest trends we got a chance to walk around to meet the exhibitors. Our favorites stand out for their innovation of products we can’t wait to incorporate in future events.   

  • Gastro Garage - Featured on Bravo online series “ Going Off The Menu”, food and presentation were MIND BLOWING. 
  • Bite Catering: Three little words- Amazing Watermelon Shots. Your next Fourth of July celebration must have.  Trust us, if you haven’t had them, they are worth finding a recipe or talking to this gourmet catering company.
  • Blueprint Studios: They designed the scrumptious lounges at the expo, making networking a breeze. We can’t wait to see what has in store for future events.
  • Ace High Casino Rentals: This fun company brings the excitement of Vegas to you. Of course we had a go against the Croupier, and of course we won. 


Other companies we loved included: 

  • Caravents held a fabulous workshop on the important of social media and design for experiential marketing
  •  Zappos:  “ Rethinking the Brainstorming Process” workshop led by Audrea Hooper, Head of Funngineering at Zappos,  We were delighted to meetAudrea and are looking forward to more creativity from Zappos. 
  • E-180 Dating offered the chance to schedule online meetings and meet other expo participants in the cozy lounge-like environment
  • If Only: an intriguiing company that creates unique curated experiences from San Francisco to New York.
  • Champagne Creative Group: from champagne dresses to fun Tron dancers
 The BizBash cake at The Reserve

The BizBash cake at The Reserve

 Fill R Up Gastro Mechanics and their tools

Fill R Up Gastro Mechanics and their tools

 Fun photos by Rumour Photo Booth

Fun photos by Rumour Photo Booth

 Meeting BizBash and E-180 team at upscale rooftop location in LA 

Meeting BizBash and E-180 team at upscale rooftop location in LA 

 Entertainers from Champagne Creative Group

Entertainers from Champagne Creative Group



Spanish Reception Featuring Don Juan" at San Francisco Symphony

On May 14th, Trendy Lime & San Francisco Symphony invite you to one of a kind Spanish Private Reception & "Don Juan" (Strauss) Concert at San Francisco Symphony.

To start the evening, join us for backstage tour of San Francisco Symphony between 6 - 6:30 pm. Proceed with the reception at the Green Room exclusively reserved for our group.  Mix and mingle with 70 other music (and sangria) aficionados. There will be a cash bar at happy hour prices. Drink, be merry, and, in the spirit of Don Juan, give in to a little seduction. Wear RED and come with the Spanish flair  of a Don or a Doña to celebrate the infamous Don Juan.  At 8 pm, enjoy the concert performed by the San Francisco symphony. 

    • 6:00 - 6:30 pm: backstage tours
    • 6: 30 - 8 pm: Private Champagne Reception at the "Green Room"
    • 8:00pm: Concert
  • Tickets:

To seat with the group please choose "Premier 2nd Tier". We are exclusive 25% discount. $30 gives you access to the concert and reception . Get your discounted tickets here

  • The CONCERT:

Juraj Valčuha, who conducts with “beauty and excitement” (The Guardian) leads the San Francisco Symphony in theatrical music by Richard Strauss. Hear Don Juan’s exuberant opening flourish and tender love theme in this grand musical rendering of the hero’s exhilarating and promiscuous adventures, on a program also featuring R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.

  1. Prokofiev "Suite from The Love for Three Oranges"
  2. R. Strauss "Don Juan"
  3. Webern "Im Sommerwind"
  4. R. Strauss "Suite from Der Rosenkavalier"

Ticket link:


Come with the Spanish flair of a Don or a Doña to celebrate the infamous Don Juan.


Bring your business card and take part in the raffle sponsored by Spanish-owned startup The Ritualist. With a little bit of luck, you might be the lucky winner of the pampering package.

  • FAQ:
    • If you'd like to sit next to your friends, please book tickets in a single order
    • Each order (not inidivsual tickets) will only carry a $5.00 dollar service fee instead of a $10.00 regular service fee thanks to this discount.
    • Tickets are first come first serve, no hold on tickets has been placed.
    • Choose "will call" if you would like to pick up your tickets before the reception or print them at home. There will be no E-tickets
  • Tickets with 25% discount exclusive for our group can be purchased directly from the Trendy Lime page on SF Symphony. Get your tickets here.

Trendy Lime Was Done with Love, But Not with Partying Last Friday Night

Beautiful and elegant, this year’s Anti-V Party at the University Club wowed guests with a stunning venue location, art and fashion.  Models wearing Mariya Milovidova's dresses graced the floor. Just as lovely was the midnight view of the gorgeous city lights. Guests lucky enough to stay on past the witching hour experienced the beautiful, impromptu piano mini-concert.  It was a night of loveliness.  

A special thanks to DJ Elvi and DJ Mr. Kiss for giving us music to dance to and to the photographers who captured the beauty of the evening.  Take a look at the photo album from the evening and make sure you put us down next year for your Anti-V love.