Friday, January 29, 2010

Get Connected with the Rockets

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to share something with you.

Join Professional Socialites and Get Connected Mixers at the Jack Daniel's Bar in the Toyota Center for mingling and networking before the Rockets vs. 76ers game! Center Court VIP Pre-Game Reception is an event you don't want to miss!

Contact Info:
Apollo Woods

Phone: 2818895983


2009 was a great year of networking, professional development, and personal satisfaction. Join Get Connected Mixers and its members for a 2010 celebration as our Houston Rockets battle the Philadelphia 76ers.

--> Half-time performance by 2-time Grammy Award winning gospel artists, Mary Mary.

Open Bar VIP Pre-Game Reception for the 1st 100 business professionals.

Jack Daniel Bar
Polk Street Entrance
5:30pm - 7:30pm

1. Purchase a game day ticket, any value.
2. Create a free networking profile at

**VIP Passes for open bar will be issued at the mixer.

Use Promotional Code GCMixers1 to purchase tickets. Copy and paste the link below to your web browser.


I hope to see you all there!!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Invitation as a First Impression

Good Evening Everyone,

This past Tuesday Megan and I took a trip to visit the lovely ladies of Invitation Solutions and I have to say these ladies are AMAZINGLY TALENTED! I was blown away by all the options and with the owner having a profound knowledge of graphic design the creative never stops flowing. As I looked through all the brightly colored samples I had a thought... "If clients looked at invitations first it would be so much easier to pick their color combinations!" Ding Ding Ding! I wonder if anyone else has considered this..

When planning any event I always suggest locating your venue first! This can be the most time consuming part of your planning and if you are unwilling to move on the date you need to lock your location quickly. Next, consider taking a trip to look at invitations so you can see how colors work together on a finished product and start to imagine how they'll work in your event space. The truth of the matter is the invitation will always spark your guests' first impression of what your event will be like.

Once you decide on a color combo AND if you've decided that's the invitation company you plan to hire for your event, ask if you can have a sample invitation in your color combo to help with your planning process. Carry this invitation with you when picking out linens, flowers, decor, etc. and it will be a lot easier to get your vision across to multiple vendors because they will all see the same color palette. (Consider how many shades on one color there are and how much easier this makes it to explain "pink and tan" or "rose and sand")

I have to thank Invitation Solutions for sparking this thought! Remember, the invitation is the first thing your guest will see so why should it be what brings your event together. Your invitations should speak volumes about you and your event. Just a thought!

Blissfully Yours,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Featured on Get Connected Mixers

Hey Lovelies,

OMG! I'm so excited about the news I just received. Professional Socialites is the Member Highlight on Get Connected Mixers! We are beyond honored to be highlighted by such a wonderful company! Click on their logo to get to Get Connected Mixers and see Professional Socialites in "lights"!

Get Connected Mixers (GC Mixers) is a professional networking service geared toward progressive, diverse professionals and corporations. GC Mixers host a series of quarterly networking events that utilizes modern venues to bridge the gap between professionals in various industries with the use of great music, cocktails, and delectable treats.

Their services include the following.

  • Event Management & Design
  • Leadership Development & Team Building
  • Food Services
  • Business Planning
  • Investor Relations

For a FREE CONSULTATION, contact GC Mixers at (281) 889-5983.

Remember, you only have 30 seconds to make a positive 1st impression.

Check them out with you have a chance! They have been amazing support for Professional Socialites and their events are always on the lips of Houston's best!

Blissfully Yours,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Cupcake Craze

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you all had a wonderful and productive day. Today, let's talk about cupcakes! The cupcake trend has been catching on and they are no longer just for kidding parties.

Now I'm sure many of you have seen cupcakes in place of having a cake like these pictured below from Crave Cupcakes in Houston, TX!

But have you seen a cupcake cake or pull-apart cupcakes? Please don't look at your screen crazy right now because I promise you it makes total sense. One of my fav event planners here in Houston posted a blog earlier today about pull-apart cupcakes so I promised to re-blog her. The pic below will take you to Events By Audrey's blog so please click and read more about this super fab trend.

Here's a shot from Everything Cupcakes by Audrey in North Bergen, NJ!

There are so many wonderful people in the world named Audrey (random but true...Audrey Hepburn... I'm just saying)!

Anyway way check out Events by Audrey's blog and learn about about pull-apart cupcakes for your next event!

Blissfully Yours,

Tear It Out

Hello My Lovelies,

I knot a lot of you became engaged over the holidays so I thought I'd share a little tip with our wedding warriors out there. :)

My hope is that none of you are tearing out your hair already. I know some of you are because I've already heard from some of my close friends that the stress is already getting to them and it hasn't even been one solid month yet. You should be enjoying your engagement every chance you get because at some point the engagement does end.

I'm sure at this point your living room is covered with magazines of all different shapes and sizes. Its BEYOND overwhelming as you try to figure out what kind of bride you are and how many people to put in your wedding party...SHEESH! Here's my tip for you that has been passed along...


Sit on the floor with all your wedding magazines and every time you see a picture of something you like just tear it out. It can be the color, the style of a dress, the favor, the photo style, whatever drew your attention to that picture...tear it out. Keep all these pictures in a file and once you are done going through all your magazines start organizing and downsizing. Separate the pictures in to groups that makes sense to you and as you go through each group get rid of the pictures that you've lost interest in and NEVER visit them again. This is the only way to move forward.

You'll slowly start to see your image come together and it will be a lot easier on you and your poor bridesmaids that have been trying to talk you off a cliff and wiping away your tears. Once you see your image the details will come to you. It will just feel right and when ever you get to a point where you once again feel overwhelmed just put this tip to practice and get back to enjoying your engagement. You don't want to ever forget these precious days.

I hope this was helpful to my wedding warriors. Now go get you a cup of tea (or a glass of champagne ) and start tearing!!

(Pic from Gigi with Leslie Caron "the night they invented champagne")

Blissfully Yours,

P.S. For your viewing and listening pleasure