• 100 Things to Celebrate – Paris Events Then and Now - In the early Nineties, three-dimensional street scenes defined the theme. The above shot was taken in our warehouse to see what else was needed… looking at the shot from 2017, I would say that adding the specialty lighting, foliage, and some dramatic elements certainly made for a better look.
  • 100 Things to Celebrate – Under the Sea - Our blue/green backdrop sets the stage for our glass block bar and hand painted fish for an Under the Sea party in the 1990’s. Many years later, taking inspiration from the Jellyfish exhibit at The Monterey Bay Aquarium, we fabricated acrylic cocktail tables that can be lit in any color, Jellyfish buffet tables and Dining...
  • 100 Things to Celebrate – Sports - 100 Things to Celebrate – Sports We created this “Cheers-style” Sports bar for an event in the mid-nineties. Fast forward twenty years and the same group wanted to create a Sports bar for their final night. Dressed as their favorite sports icons or teams, this group knows how to have FUN!
  • then and now 100 Things to Celebrate: REcycling - 100 Things to celebrate, recycle. Throwback Thursdays to highlight past event design from Illusions of Grandeur.
  • 100 Things to Celebrate: Summer - Celebrate Summer and the nature and abundance that comes along with it!
  • 100 Things to Celebrate : Thinking Big - As some of you may know by now, we have started a weekly Instagram post that we call Throwback Thursday. Given the fact that we have not had an event since mid-March, we have decided to dig into the history and recycle some of our favorite and sometimes “not so favorite” events from the past....
  • october birthday 100 Things to Celebrate: Flowers - Among the many exciting projects we have been able to work on this year, I have to say that watching the beautiful floral creations going in and out of here has certainly been a joy.
  • 100 Reasons to Celebrate: The Season of Light - We just returned from a beautiful holiday in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It was literally glowing with all the lights that decorated the plaza, churches, and homes throughout the city.  One of the many activities that happen during the season there is what they call the “Faralito” walk.  We know them as luminarias but the...
  • 100 Things to Celebrate: Los Dias de Muertos - Those of you who know me know that Halloween is definitely NOT one of my favorite holidays….old story not worth repeating.  I will say, however, that the Halloween parties at Folktale Winery and Vineyards in Carmel Valley, CA the last two years have started to change my mind.  If they have one next year, I...
  • 100 Reasons to Celebrate: The American Spirit -     100 Reasons to Celebrate: The American Spirit Those of you who know me know that I am not particularly patriotic. Don’t get me wrong, I love this country deeply, but I would have to have my eyes closed not to recognize the many challenges that face us. What gives me hope, however, and...