Dolce Designs Studio
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  • December9th

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    As a full service event production studio, our work takes us on the road quite a bit but when the day is done and it’s time to kick up our feet and catch our breath, Los Angeles is where we do it.  Home sweet home.

    A while back we realized that our team of talented individuals would greatly benefit from finding a prime location to set up shop, pow-wow, and meet with clients.  A fun, creative space.  Centrally located in a cute environment with great businesses next to us.  Perhaps, with a bunch of great shops and places to eat right outside our door.  A designer has got to eat.  Sometimes, in the excitement of production we forget to do that and yes, we are indeed human.  And human’s need fuel.  How great would it be to walk out the door to handle it quick?  Low blood sugar is not good for anyone.  Roar.

    Less than a month ago Zaid and I were feeding the beast in both of us at the Urth Cafe in West Hollywood and saw a ‘for lease’ sign right across the street and decided to check it out.  We finished our food and walked across the street to discover what turned out to be a charming courtyard alive with businesses set up in individual bungalows – wow!  We ran down our list of wishes and realized that we had found our new home.

    We made a call.  We ran the numbers.  The lease was signed and the keys were placed in our hands. lickety split.  We knew it would be a lot of work but Zaid and I knew that an occasion like this most definitely deserved a party to celebrate it so we rolled up our sleeves and got to the business of setting up shop and have been working like a bunch of maniacs to get our new location ready.

    Ladies and gents, it’s ready.  The end result is beautiful.  And we would love for you to stop by to enjoy the new space and see what we’ve done.

    Tonight, (Thursday, December 9th) we’re having an opening reception.  If you would like to attend, please send us an RSVP at info@dolcedesignsstudio.com.

    The reception begins at 5pm and goes until 10pm.  Our address is:  8568 1/2 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA.  You can get directions here.

    Hope to see you soon.

    Zaid likes decaf lattes with almond milk.  In case you were wondering.  Just saying.

  • November20th

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    It’s a special venue that can make an ordinary event the talk of the company, family and/or friends for years. Truly jaw dropping beauty, vines woven meticulously as far as the eye can reach, where some tasting rooms have now been transformed to full fledged event spaces built to feel as though you time traveled into a European Castle, not still here in the States.

    Dolce has had the privilege of producing beautiful events at several vineyards and looks forward to more!

    Today however, I must write about a recent experience that stands out above the others. Recently, while away for an event, I had the pleasure of taking a private tour of a boutique estate winery in the Pacific Northwest. Beacon Hill Estate, www.beaconhillwinery.com, has got it figured out! Originally named Beacon Hill Vineyard for a lighthouse-like structure at the top of the hill, here’s a quick picture to set the mood.

    Dolce Designs Studio - Beacon Hill Winery - Wineries Wow!!!

    The owners, Razvan and Felicia, immigrants from Romania with 300+ years of vineyard experience in their family line, personally provided a step-by-step tour of the winery and the changes they have made and are making since purchasing the Estate in 2005. The passion and vision for the Castle tasting room and event space, drawn with precise detail by Razvan himself and now almost completed, is nothing but spectacular. I am honored to have spent an entire afternoon with him discussing all the possibilities for events and the opportunities for Dolce and Beacon to work together. The ideas have continued to flow through my head since I drove away over 24 hours ago! I can’t wait to attend the upcoming “Grand Opening” to launch the new tasting room and event space, the Beacon Hill Castle.

    I look forward to working with Razvan and his staff to create phenomenal memories for years to come. Brides can be assured that picking this venue (with Dolce Designs as the event producers of course) will be a European experience with all the conveniences and expertise of “home”! And for our corporate clients, I can’t speak to the peace and quiet enough, so quiet that it’s difficult to believe the city really is less than a hour away! The inhale of sweet scents throughout the property carry the stress away with each exhale, creating a perfect environment for free thinking, and, since the Castle is new, the technology is too! Beacon Hill Estate  is available for day/evening events, full weekend events or intimate private parties. If you are seeking to set yourself apart, THIS is the place to do it!