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The 6th Annual Taste of the Garden

January 3, 2011

We are proud to be participating in this years Taste of the Garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  The Annual Taste of the Garden raises funds for the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to preserve our urban greenspace, present arts and education programs, and support the Miami Beach Garden Club’s environmental education mission.  We will be featuring a dish of crab cakes over charred corn salsa, sriracha aioli and micro greens.

The event will also be showcasing cuisine and fine wines from:  The Cafe at Books & Books Lincoln Road, Sushi Samba, Mercadito, Fratelli Lyon, Shiraz Events, Essensia (The Palms Hotel), Shula’s Steak House Miami Beach, Grazie, BBQ Beach, JC Lopategui Enterprises, Soleo (W Hotel), Quattro, 1500°, Catering by Maribel, Miami Food Scene & Chef Stefano LaCava, Terroir Wine Cellars, Winebow, Mattebella Vineyards, and Waters by Renewal.

WHO: Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Miami Beach Garden Club

WHAT: The 6th Annual Taste of the Garden….a tropical dining experience

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 6:30 to 9 PM

WHERE: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL

Reserve early – limited to 300 guests

$60 per person in advance, $75 after January 14

Tickets online: www.mbgarden.org

Credit cards accepted: Telephone 305.673.7256 x 201

OUT 100 Awards 2010

November 23, 2010

On November 18th, 2010 Shiraz Events presented the OUT100 Awards 2010 hosted at the famed IAC building designed by Frank Gehry.

The images for the current issue of OUT were inspired and styled based on three themes:  Black & White Ball, Stonewall, and Studio 54.  These images became the guideline when we started to conceptualize the look and flow of the event.

Buick came on board as the presenting sponsor, joining the additional brand sponsors; Santa Fe, AT&T, Belvedere and Marc Jacobs: Bang.

Other than the Buick Vanguard award presentation – this was not your typical awards ceremony.  Due to the change in the format, we decided to divide the event into the three themes and design the animation for the video wall centered on these themes.

The Black & White Ball

As guests entered the east lobby, they were met with an army of handsome models, dressed in black and white with black bow ties serving Belvedere cocktails against a Buick car and 12’ by 16’ back drop.

The backdrop was designed using white modern looking trellis, with a black matte background.  The trellis was a strong repeating design motif for the first hour. The carpet we used under the car was actually a foam surface, resembling a road defined with a chrome border.

Marc Jacobs: Bang was represented with a clean minimal lounge where guests mingled with their cocktails.

In the Atrium outdoors, Santa Fe sponsored a lounge featuring black and white upholstered furniture, Fichus trees, and multiple glowing spheres.

Turning the corner, the 50’ of press backdrop was featured using the trellis motif with diamonds carrying the sponsors’ logos. The red carpet used, again, was actually a black foam surface, resembling a road that had a Buick stationed at the end of the road.

As guests turned the corner to the west lobby, a 120’ of video wall appeared. It was the 3rd largest video wall installation in the world and was the focal point of the event’s set and show.  Here is a recap video of the different scenes detailed below.

For the Black & White Ball, the diamonds turned every 20 seconds and at mid-hour, a Buick commercial played.  After the commercial, the wall turned into a leather color tufted wall, much like a traditional men’s club, and in frames, the wall revealed the first theme images of the OUT100.

Stonewall


Before the transition to Stonewall, the tufted wall exploded to reveal a brick building with fire escapes, neon signs and windows opening and closing with Stonewall-themed OUT100 images. At this point our service staff stripped down from formal attire to white t-shirts, moustaches and aviators sunglass, becoming the west villagers of 1969.

Studio 54

After the presentation Buick Vanguard Award Presentation, the wall transformed with snaking colored lights inspired by Saturday Night Fever and Studio 54. The wait staff changed into fuchsia glittered t-shirts and silver glittered hats and head-bands.

As the night evolves and DJ Lina’s beats got more intense, the wall changed again to wall of glitter, featuring Studio 54 inspired OUT100 images.

For the finale, the wall of glitter started pulsating like sonar waves with the Buick emblem as the focal point with OUT100 images flipping fast until the screen stopped with a final OUT100 logo.

Other Design Elements

  • Augmented reality by the Buick cars around the room.  There were images formatted to react to Google Goggles for the Apple iPhone and Google Android phones, which, when pointed at the images provided product information.

Halloween Treat!

October 29, 2010

… a recap of all of Shiraz’s most recent, fabulous events and new ventures!

Worked with sponsor@ Kellogg’s at “Blogalicious Weekend” in Miami, FL- celebrating diversity in social media!

Shiraz Events and NYC techies @Microsoft’s Openhouse 2011; a day long preview of their Spring 2011 line of cutting edge technology. See more photos>>

Passing the “In Good Company” cocktail to the ladies of @CrateandBarrel, celebrating the shop-in-shop launch for @Marimekko.

Designed and produced Athleta’s Spring Preview. See more photos>>

Shiraz teamed up with GQ Magazine + Tommy  Hilfiger to showcase the talents of mixologists from NYC leading Speakeasy’s, Pegu Club, Death & Company, The Clover Club.  Shiraz paired “Comfort Food” hors d’oeuvres with the custom cocktails.

Had an incredible time designing Andre Harrell ‘s 50th birthday, at Richi Achiva‘s new NYC spot: The Darby! Guests included Babyface, P. Diddy, the Kardashians and more! Read more>>

In spite of company policies that prohibit men from sporting unnecessary facial hair, next month thousands of people around New York City will begin to grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer charities.

The kick-off event?… “Movember” NYC, where Shiraz Events was on hand catering and mixing cocktails… sporting mustaches too! See more photos>>

As of October 2010, Shiraz Events is the exclusive operator and food/beverage provider for The Wolfsonian Museum as well as the operator of The Cake Factory at the new Dynamo Café in The Wolfsonian Museum. Check out photos of a cupcake decorating party for the kids hosted at the Dynamo!

The celebration of author Paul Pope’s VIP party at Ferrari-Maserati of Ft. Lauderdale. The party was to celebrate Paul Pope’s new book, Deeds of My Fathers. Ferrari clients, friends of Paul Pope and celebrities like Anna Kournikova and Joey Fatone enjoyed Shiraz cocktails, HD’s, florals, + Ferrari colored ties on our staff. See more photos>>.

Halloween with the Kids!

October 13, 2010

Come join us at Dynamo Cake Factory at theWolfsonian while we prep for Halloween by decorating cupcakes with the kids!

See the Invite>>


Decorating times:
Noon- 1:30PM
1:30PM- 3:00PM

$10/ child: includes 2 cupcakes, frosting and decorations

Brunch items available during the party.

Space is limited- RSVP: mphelps@shirazevents.com

#FNO and Shiraz Events

September 9, 2010

What are you up to for FNO? Subscribe to Shiraz and follow us Real Time throughout our journey September 10th in NYC And Bal Harbour FL.

October 2010 Holiday Lookbook

August 31, 2010
The October 2010 host will be Jill Martin, America’s Favorite Fashion Correspondent and Entertainment Reporter, Author and Television Personality.
 
 
Please visit TheHolidayLookbook.com for photos, past participating brands, press placements,
HLB’s Facebook, and Youtube.

Have any interested clients? Review the deck>>

A Look Back at October 2009

August 31, 2010

American Ballet Theatre Premieres Bold Design By Event Designer Shai Tertner of Shiraz Events For Fall Gala 2009

The American Ballet Theatre held their Fall Gala on Wednesday, October 7, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, with Honorary Chair Iman and Veronica Webb.

  

The American Ballet Theater selected event designer  Shai Tertner, Founder and President of Shiraz Events to design the Fall Gala, who featured an ensemble act interpreting the movement and capturing the silhouettes of the dance company. An ode to artist Kara Walker whose use of dark shadows inspired Shai’s signature look for the gala. During the final performance which featured 3 premieres by ABT at Avery Fisher Hall, Shiraz Events orchestrated the setting of 52 tables each draped with a thick purple satin cloth with a centerpiece sculpture glass bowl draped with black star calla lilies (800 stems were imported from Holland) that extended and arched outside of the bowl and lit by a single floating candle.  

 

The façade of the Grand Promenade’s balconies were illuminated in gradual shades of purple which tiered in intensity as it went higher. 48-light beams in groups of four framed the room, shooting tight crossed light rays into the air. Later in the evening, the lighting elements took a new dimension when hazers were used  to transform the gala space into a dance party. DJ Sky Nellor entertained guests as the dance floor was framed with a moving picture from the 1950’s and specially tinted in a purple hue. 

The bravura of purple with accents of silver and glass, and the dramatic artistry of the lighting elements transformed Avery Fisher Hall into a grandiose backdrop fit for an encore.  

 

“I am honored to be designing the American Ballet Theatre Fall Gala and thrilled about the new direction and style elements we have chosen for the event, which we have taken from a page of the American Ballet Theatre’s exciting fall season.”Shai Tertner, Founder and President of Shiraz Events. 

Shai, who credits legendary event producer Robert Isabell as an inspiration, has made a name for himself and is one of the most visionary event designer, creating New York City’s red carpet events including Harper’s Bazaar’s 140th Anniversary, the launch of Manhattan magazine, and the opening of the Matthew Williamson flagship boutique in the United States, to name a few. 

Notable guests include Natalie Portman, Rufus Wainwright, Mia Kunis, Emily Rossum, JoAnna Garcia, Adam Duritz, Alexandra Kerry, Amy Fine Collins, Anne Grauso, Blaine Trump, Bronson Van Wyck, Christian Cota, David Koch, Daysso Olarte de Kanavos, Fabiola Beracasa, Fe Fendi, Georgette Mosbacher, Grace Hightower DeNiro, Hamish Bowles, Helen Lee Schifter, Muffie Potter-Aston, Paloma Herrera, Somers Farkas, Susan Fales-Hill among others.

Shiraz Events Introduces New Staffing & Promotions Division

August 31, 2010

Shiraz Events is pleased to announce that Ben Draper has been promoted to oversee the new Staffing and Promotions Division at Shiraz Events NYC. With Fashion Week around the corner and a line-up of 10 events for Fashion’s Night Out, Draper has stepped in and proved that Shiraz Events can book only the best, most flawless staff, for any event need.  Read more>>

Kellogg’s + Motherhood.com Breakfast

August 11, 2010

Executive Chef Tessa Liebman and Catering Manager Michael Adasko brought the “farm to the breakfast table” bright and early last Saturday morning for a Kellogg’s breakfast in conjunction with Motherhood.com.

The morning sun greeted the guests and beautifully illuminated the custom Kellogg’s floral arrangements.

 A cereal bar was paired with market fresh fruits, farm fresh milk, Ronnybrook farm Dreamline yogurt and housemade syrups. The blogging mother’s were also treated to an exclusive Southern inspired Shiraz frittata recipe of fresh Summer corn, jalapeño pepper, sharp cheddar and Corn Pops and Rice Kipsie Treats giveaways.

Table centerpieces alla Kellogg’s

Carrera Sunglass Escape: Swim Week 2010

July 23, 2010

Swim Week in Miami could not be complete without a Carrera Sunglass Escape Soiree hosted by Solstice Sunglasses Boutique. With sponsors like Belvedere, Bustelo Coffees and Veuve Clicquot, BMF Media reached out to Shiraz Events to bring the event full circle with a selection of Summer mini-bites.

With choices like Pecan Crusted Scallions and Tuna Burgers on toasted Brioche, the star studded crowd had a blast trying on tons of Carrera Sunglass styles!

Shiraz staff ‘passed’ Carrera sunglasses to guests for a ‘taste’!

Mya had to try them on too!

Check out MORE PHOTOS>>