Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lifestyle Blitz @ Burton's Grill - Fabulous Fall

About mid October I received an email from Julie Fairweather of In Full Force asking me if I would like to participate in a series of events produced by her and Christina Chmura of East Coast Associates for Burton's Grill. Each Lifestyle Blitz event would have a theme, featuring a small number of businesses/entrepreneurs and provide women with a place to gather with friends to learn new ideas, like: business opportunities, networking, cooking, education, fashion, food and more. I was truly honored to be a part of the First Lifestyle Blitz "Fabulous Fall" and felt it would be the perfect setting to showcase my Custom Holiday Cards. Intimate events like these are really essential for small businesses like myself, because it limits the number of vendors participating you're able to reach more potential clients. I knew the debut would be a huge hit because it offered people a really nice night out.......for FREE. Each attendee received two complimentary cocktails, food sampling and goodie bags went to the first 125 guests that arrived.

This past Thursday the First Lifestyle Blitz @ Burton's Grill in Peabody kicked off and I was so excited to be there and in the company of some incredible businesses. Deanna Manganaro owner of Elizabeth Grady in Danvers was on hand with her team of professionals offering chair massages, beauty treatments, and fall/winter skin care tips. Liz White owner of Mason and Madison Gifts With Style was there showcasing unique gift options for this upcoming holiday season. Advertising Director of North Shore Magazine Kelly Schetzsle was there giving out the December/Holiday issue. Denise Baron Herrera, VP of Food and Beverage and Danny Azzarello, Executive Chef of  Burtons Grill-Peabody did an incredible food demonstration of Burtons own Poached Pear Salad.

By 6:30 attendees were already lining up to get in, by 7:00 it was clearly obvious what a hit the First Lifestyle Blitz was turning out to be. The waitstaff began serving guests Harvest Martinis & Green Apple Sodas courtesy of Stolichnaya Gala Applik and savory fall appetizers from Burton's. The fabulous ladies of DIRTY WATER TV were making their way around the event chatting with the attendees and interviewing vendors about the night. My expectations for the night wasn't so much about selling product but more about selling myself. There are a lot of talented invitation designers out there to choose from, a really stunning sample of your work may get them in the door but it's your ability to connect and care that will keep them there. For me personally the event was a HUGE success because it gave me the opportunity to showcase my work to a different audience and network with some fabulous business owners. This is the second event I have done with Julie of In Full Force and as usual always a professional and always a good time:)

SAVE THE DATE........the next Lifestyle Blitz at Burton's Grill will celebrate the holidays on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. This event is sure to sell out fast, become a fan of Lifestyle Blitz@Burtons Grill on Facebook to keep update on all their happenings.


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