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ISSE San Diego {Part Three} – Educational Session

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I’m back with more pictures about my fantastic ISS Experience in San Diego with Stacie Francombe (read Part One and Part Two).

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The full-day Educational Session was at FLUXX and the vibrant color palette was enhanced with a ton of beautiful little branded details at each place setting provided by Stacie and her sponsors (event programs, notebooks, place cards, water bottles with coasters, phone chargers, calendars, binders).

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Me and Stacie

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The delicate floral arrangements by White Lotus Productions were the perfect touch, and linens by Sweet Ribbon Events brought a great pop of color. Platinum Event Rentals provided all the tables and Chiavari chairs.

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Attendees were greeted with a swag bag full of goodies (snacks, earrings, magazines, gift certificates, and much more!), a custom badge, and a “good morning” Frappuccino.

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Stacie touched on several different topics during the educational session: branding, marketing, budgeting, social media, how to get published, creating our own reality TV show. She included a group question and answer format to promote business-building relationships.

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Lunch break was at Bice, an Italian restaurant with a long history and famous for its innovative cuisine.

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Chef Mario prepared a great menu that included a cheese and cured meat display, lacinato kale and farro salad, homemade pasta with wild mushrooms, baked eggplant parmigiana, and pan seared Chilean seabass.

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The grand finale was a display of mini desserts including Bice’s famous tiramisu.

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When ISSE attendees returned to FLUXX for the second part of the educational session, they found a custom signature fragrance (by Pastiche Perfume) with assorted chocolate favors (by Sobelle) and a colorful pinwheel at their seats.

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Stacie included several activities during the afternoon to make the session fun and interactive.

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After the Graduation Ceremony, Cotton Clouds For A Cause rewarded the alumni with sweet cotton candy – in a light pink matching the event color palette, of course!

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More sweetness was revealed: a whimsical dessert table designed by me and my favorite girls at Sweet Cheeks Baking and Embellishmint. I will dedicate my next blog post to this work of art, Stacie was speechless when the table was rolled out on stage!

IsseSanDiegoLaDolceIdea_41Congratulations to the ISSE San Diego Alumni and thanks to Stacie for a fantastic Experience in San Diego!

Venue (Seminar): FLUXX
Venue (Lunch): Bice Ristorante
Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals
Linens: Sweet Ribbon Events
Flowers (Seminar, Lunch): White Lotus Productions
Flowers (Dessert Table): Embellishmint
Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking
DJ: Daniel Peterson
Favors: SoBelle Favors
Signature Fragrance: Pastiche Perfume
Photo: Tim Otto Photography

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