• 100 Things to Celebrate – Our Story - Here at Illusions of Grandeur when planning a big event for a client we try to understand their “story”. It helps us with the design in order to make their event both meaningful and applicable. In thinking about this, I decided to write a little about OUR story. Of course in 36 years of business...
  • 100 Things to Celebrate – Lunar New Year of the Ox -
  • Time Marches On and So Do We…. - To Our Dear Clients and Friends, The last time I reached out with an update was the end of May.  It is hard to believe that we are almost into December and still what seems to be an unending pandemic.  A lot has happened in that time. Our Illusions family has had moments of celebration…  ...
  • 100 Things to Celebrate – Trees -
  • 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...