Showering of Flowering.

Whether going with light, fresh and airy or a classical pavé arrangement, Spring is the season to explore your every floral whim. We love vibrant gem tones throughout our arrangements -mix and match to your heart’s content.  What are the current YOA favorites? From Oren herself, “Coral Peonies are freaking brilliant.” For our magnificent Art Director, Zaid, Queen Anne’s Lace is a top pick. One of our premier Event Lead’s, Carolyn, finds beauty in Fringed Tulips. And as for Managing Partner, Stefanie Cove -she just can’t get enough Anenomes and Ranunculas –talk about Spring Fever. See some of the faves featured below.

Always, YO, Stef & Co.

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Photo Cred: Gia Canali; Event Producer: YOA Productions.; Flowers by The Velvet Garden

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Flowers by Saipua

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Photo Cred: Gia Canali; Event Producer: YOA Productions.; Flowers by The Velvet Garden

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Flowers by Unknown

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Photo Cred: Gia Canali; Event Producer: YOA Productions.; Flowers by The Velvet Garden

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Flowers by Yasmine Floral Design

Spring has Sprung.

Once again, we have braved the rough winter of LA (ha!) and are standing at the threshold of spring.   Say farewell to the creamy, dark liquors of winter’s past and welcome the fresh onset of spring’s light refreshments. Here are a few that we love, selected for YOA by one of the top mixologists in his field, Beverage Director Nick Meyer of Sprout LA, well known for their bar programs at Bestia LA, Vibiana, Pettycash Taqueria, Sotto aand Picca, and of Soigné Group -whose bar program at Acabar is ranked second amongst the top bars in all of America.

As with all we do, we love to embrace the season through seasonal ingredients. We believe they are a healthy start to any proper celebration.  Alas, our spring libation station below:

Gordon’s Cup –Delightfully refreshing, would love one now.

4 lime wedges

2 slices cucumber

3/4 ounce simple syrup

Muddle gently in a cocktail shaker

Add 2 ounces gin, and a scoop of ice

Give it a quick shake, and dump all contents into a tumbler glass. Garnish with a pinch of kosher salt in the drink. (PS – gin is the new vodka don’t ya know?)

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Gold Rush –Bourbon is not always for everyone, but this one is a winner. Named for the gold miners in the late 1800s in California…

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz honey syrup (3 parts high quality honey to 1 part water)

2 oz bourbon

Build in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for about 10 seconds; strain over fresh ice in a tumbler for super refreshing whiskey cocktail.

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Cucumber-Lemonade Mocktail –For those of you on the straight-and-narrow, we here at YOA suggest this choice beverage if you are looking for something with a little less kick.

3 large cucumbers peeled and chopped (leave 12 slices of cucumber for garnish)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

1 cup water

1/2 cup lemon juice

3 tablespoons agave syrup

In a food processor, puree rosemary and cucumber. Strain and press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber/rosemary juice and stir until the agave dissolves. Pour over ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

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Let us know what you think.

Cheers… L’chaim… Kampai… Salud… Prost  to spring!

YO, Stef & Co.

Caftan Crazy.

Considering the current climate, we are dreaming of warmer weather and our upcoming destination weddings. We are ADORING these Caftans from Two New York for our travels ahead -soft, hand embroidered, easy for packing and internationally chic!

Caftan season will be here soon. Until then, try to stay warm.

Always, YO, Stef & Co.

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Ancient Location, New Inspiration.

Today, Yifat & Danielle had a site visit at the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, the purpose of a “site visit” is to scout out a venue to feel for the look, layout and, of course, design of the space. Well, scout we did. Built in 1872, before cars were even in existence, the newly remodeled Wilshire Boulevard Temple is truly breathtaking. With its restored murals lining the sanctuary walls, beaming panels of the refurbished dome above and metallic detailing of the temple gates –the temple imbues life, culture and history. What a wonderful way to start a Wednesday and get our event minds turning.

Always, YO, Stef & Co.

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