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January 10, 2011

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#FNO: Shiraz Events Recap

September 22, 2010

For Fashion Night Out in NYC, Shiraz Events was part of the SoHo, West Village, and Madison/5th Avenue madness! 

With a Wizard of Oz theme, we designed a  Yellow (brick road) carpet spread across the front sidewalk of the Furla boutique on Madison Avenue. The carpet lead to a branded taxi cab with graphics from Furla’s featured bag for the season. The theme continued into the event with emerald gems as focal points arranged on silk cushions and a “Yellow Brick Road” dessert; Olive Oil Pound Cake Sandwiches with Strawberries. See More>>

At the Tommy Hilfiger store on 5th Avenue, attendance exceeded expectations. Tommy and the Hilfiger’s made an appearance and made sure to enjoy the signature cocktail designed by Shiraz Events: the Cucumber Basil Martini.

 With Rachel Zoe and the Project Runway cast making appearances at the SoHo pop-up store, Piperlime was a very popular spot. Lime green accents brought the brand Piperlime full circle, from the staffs belts, to the signature cocktail, Sage Citrus Surprise.  Our other events in New York included: Cavalli on Madison, Versace on 5th Ave., Jill Sander– SoHo and Madison Avenue, Urban Daddy at Bloomingdales SoHo, Moncler’s new boutique in SoHo, Maison Martin Margiela, and Mango with Remy Cointreau.



 In Miami at Bal Harbour, Shiraz Events had the pleasure of working with brands such as: David Yurman, Fendi, Pucci, Brooks Brothers, Ferragamo, Dior and YSL.

 For Fashion’s Night Out, Shiraz Events hosted “Fashion’s Night Out 2010 & Shiraz Events… Real Time,” (7PM- 12PM), where we kept Shiraz fans and followers updated on all 17 events we worked on via Facebook and Twitter with images and status updates.” Read More>>

#FNO and Shiraz Events

September 9, 2010

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Summer Produce for the Home Cook

August 13, 2010

Shiraz was asked by a private client to make an afternoon spread for a warm Summer day to coincide with an outdoor Barbecue. Taking inspiration from classic Italian Antipasti and the bountiful summer produce at the Farmer’s Market, Shiraz prepared a colorful assortment of items to inspire the home cook.

Caprese Salad of freshly Mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes with a trio of salts and olive oils, a cold pesto salad with market vegetables, charcuterie served with mustard and cornichons and a tarragon scented tri-color cauliflower salad were served with a crisp Long Island Rosé and Grapefruit Margaritas with a zested salt rim.  Summer perfection!

Floral arrangements that translated from the living space…

…to the wraparound deck.

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Barbie Tweetup at Openhouse Gallery

February 4, 2010

The new year brought in some fun and fabulous events for Shiraz Events including this Barbie Tweetup event on February 2! An exclusive unveiling of 12 one-of-a-kind LBD-loving Barbie Basic™ dolls. The 12 dresses were designed by friends from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Designers included Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Betsey Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi and many more!

Bloggers tweeted to excite readers about the Barbie Basics Auction Cause charity auction on Ebay starting 2/7/10!!

Openhouse Gallery,  pre-tweeting and Barbie LBD loving!

Kate Spade’s LBD for Barbie, want to bid on it??! Check out the BarbieBasics Charity Auction on Ebay starting 2-7-10!

Shiraz Events Catering: Maine Shrimp Salad with Tarragon Lime Dressing.

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Back Office Summit Awards Ceremony Dinner

December 23, 2009

Great photos for a private ceremony dinner in Miami: catered by Shiraz Events and produced by Raul Rodriguez, 2r Productions.

’30’s Hollywood glamour-esque.

Tessa & A Food Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

December 21, 2009
Shiraz NYC’s executive chef, Tessa Liebman, did a feature on Plato She gave great holiday gift guide ideas from an authentic foodie perspective. Enjoy!

Gladiator Themed 50th Birthday Party

December 3, 2009

 Shiraz Events catered a gladiator themed 50th birthday party for a Miami socialite! Check out these great photos!






Shai in Miami: Limited Edition Experiences and 2009 Design Miami for Art Basel

December 2, 2009

Last night was the opening of the 2009 Design Miami for Art Basel. Design Miami is located on 39th St. in the Miami Design District and the whole district was energized with events. Shiraz Events catered the VIP event for the Bass Museum exhibition and the Fendi Pop Up store at the Moore building, Shai met Calvin Klein and Christian Louboutin and found some interesting designs.


Moss Booth at Design Miami


Fan by designer Maarten Baas


Snake like candle holders, came in black and white, by Jeff Zimmerman.


Lighting art by Ayala Serfaty


Stay tuned for more from Shai and Shiraz Events Miami!

Microsoft Windows 7 Launch: Design Concept from Brazil!

November 17, 2009

Shiraz Events had a blast celebrating the highly anticipated Windows7 launch with our friends over at Microsoft. In addition to passing our new Fall hors d’oeuvres, Shiraz created interactive stations for guests including a multi tiered brochette station, individually packaged pita’s with swordfish and grilled vegetables and a rice bar with fun toppings for guests to choose from. 

 Microsoft Windows 7 Launch in BizBash! 


Shai is always incorporating his travel and cultured experiences into Shiraz event design concepts.  See above, the fruit display behind our bartenders: this concept came from a trip Shai took to Rio, Brazil! He couldn’t get enough of the fresh fruit shakes he would get from local vendors, which display the fresh fruit for people to choose from for their shakes.

From this, Shai created an artisitic way of displaying the fruit in the cubby above The Juice Bar, which offered fruit juice drinks as well as Prosecco if guests wanted Bellinis.


 Skewered shrimp tastes amazing at room temperature with a light sprits of citrus.

A choice of sauces elevates it from great to genius: guests chose from Tahini, Tomatillo, Barbeque, Tamarind, and Honey Mustard Sauces. Delicious!


 Our lovely staff 🙂

Stay tuned for more design insiders from Shai and Shiraz Events!