April Wrap

This year is seriously flying by, but not in vain! Each month so far has been jam pack with creative people sharing their visions, spaces, and tricks-of-the-trade with their fellow Comrades!

Here’s all the fun we had in ApriL

Space design, memories & glitter beer.

Nichole Burnett of Posh Planning should Comrades just how to create a modern event. From weddings to corporate parties, Nichole showed with physical displays every aspect of creative event planning from tables, food, and flower arrangements.

Key takeaways:

  • What’s in: Mid-century Modern

    • (Think Monochromatic, Bold Patterns, Nature Splashes)

  • What’s out: Country Rustic

    • (Think Mason jars and Baby’s Breath)

  • Bring on the Interactive Entertainment!

    • (Think: Photobooths, Oversized Games)

  • Technology Is a Must-have.

    • (Think: Spreadsheets, Details Layout electronically)

  • Establish a Specific Style.

    • (Think: Location-appropriate, Small Details, Color Schemes)

  • Find Your Balance with Logistics.

    • (Think: Some DIY, Some Professional)

  • Be Conscious of Social Trends.

    • (Think: Sustainability, Alternative Diets)

  • Don’t Flake on the Food.

    • (Think: Self-Serve Entrees, Unique Drink/Dessert Bars)

Sweet serenades were provided by the lovely Jaci Greeno.

Shout out to our killer venue College Street Brewhouse, and head brewer, Jason,  for introducing two new exclusive CC Brews: Key Lime Pie and Glittered Orange Creamsicle!

Egg-cellent Know How

Virgi Bondi of Eggstra Special hosted a workshop at her (incredible) in-home studio. Just in time for springtime vibes, attendees learned the traditional Japanese art of Washi Eggs. Each person made their own “egg-stra special” egg with their choice of Washi Paper and *G*L*I*T*T*E*R*.

Keeping the Food Industry Together...Literally

We all have a strong foodie spirit in our soul but we seem to take for granted the most important factor that keeps our favorite food items safe, transportable, and able to keep a sustainable shelf-life: Food Packaging. It’s places like AZ Flexible Packaging that keep our rice, pasta, beans, and grains intact for our feeding pleasures. Their state-of-the-art facility hosts some of the largest, multi-million dollar machinery in town!

Our (second) First Friday brought it back baby back.

As an official homage to all that was rad about the ’90s, we paraded our edgy, grunge, and bubblegum styles. Over 30 artists showcased their goods and new interactive installations were debuted! It was like totally awesome.

Jillian Grace Usher