February 01, 2016 - Bare Minerals at the Lombardi House

We’ve been spending lots of time at the Lombardi House recently! Check out this stunner we worked on with Bare Minerals. An intimate dinner to celebrate the launch of their new skincare line that focuses on natural ingredients and radiant skin. Our menu incorporated elements found in the products and the overall event design really brought their brand to life. Find out more about the products here. Images by Esther Lee.

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January 27, 2016 - Sincerely Jules Birthday Bash

We were so excited to be there to help Sincerely Jules celebrate the big 3-0! Her sister, Lily, of A Beautiful Circus helped bring together all the elements for a perfect evening at the Lombardi House. Check out all the beautiful images by Katherine Ann Rose of Max & Friends.

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December 18, 2015 - Lauren Conrad Holiday Recipes

Asked to create some unique holiday dishes for LaurenConrad.com, our chef came up with a fresh and festive Roasted Winter Vegetable Crostata, as well as a Cranberry Walnut Crostini with Acorn Squash and Rainbow Chard. Full recipes on Lauren Conrad!

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December 09, 2015 - Westime Watches Star Wars Launch

Luxury watch retailer Westime Watches recently teamed up with Devon to celebrate the launch of their new Star Wars collaboration. We helped bring the event to life with custom passing trays, themed desserts and specialty cocktails. Darth Vadar, Princess Leia and a few Storm Troopers even made an appearance! Photos by Stephanie Todaro.

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November 27, 2015 - Thanksgiving with Lauren Conrad

We recently teamed up with Lauren Conrad to create to simple, delicious dishes for readers to create at home for the holidays. Our menu featured a few of our favorite classics updated with unique flavors and ingredients. A delicious maple bourbon glazed turkey, spinach gruyere pretzel stuffing, grilled corn spoonbread and a tuscan kale salad with apples, pecans and white cheddar. You can find the full recipes here and here.

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October 12, 2015 - 2015 FOX EMMY’S MEDIA CENTER

We were so thrilled to have been asked to cater this year’s FOX Emmy’s Media Center! UP was on hand making sure the media and winners were happy and full throughout the day. Keeping in mind that food needed to be accessible and easy to eat we created a menu of grab and go items placed on unique setups throughout 8 event spaces. It was a blast working on such a high energy event with an amazing group of vendors. Photos by Scott Clark.

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October 09, 2015 - Burnham Anniversary

We love when our corporate clients think outside the box! UP teamed up with the incredible Savvy Events to help bring Burnham Benefits 20 Year Anniversary to life. They recently expanded their beautiful Irvine office and wanted to highlight the spaces throughout. To do this, we created four unique stations to be placed throughout the space, giving their guests a walking and eating tour of the new additions. Images below by Troy Grover Photography.

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July 22, 2015 - A Boho Bash with Justina Blakeney

Urban Palate recently had the pleasure of collaborating with bohemian designer and blogger Justina Blakeney, in celebration of her book release, The New Bohemians.

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The event was held at the beautiful Hotel Figueroa — an ideal setting for Justina’s outdoor Boho Bash!

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Our mostly vegetarian menu included exotic, contemporary items such as grilled shrimp, bucheron, pea shoots, grapefruit on ciabatta and a sunchoke and asparagus velouté with lemon oil and chervil.

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We were thrilled to bring the boho vibes to life alongside One Kings Lane, photographer Amanda Vanvels, designer Eva Franco, as well as to be in the mix alongside Justina’s creative circle of family and friends!

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May 29, 2015 - Spring Gifts

One of our favorite projects at UP is sending out yummy curated gifts to friends and collaborators. This spring we put together a basket filled with the essentials – bread, cheese, charcuterie in a jar, honey infused with lavender and rosemary, and of course wine in a can! Joanne Pio and Esther Lee captured these amazing photos of the process. Final photo by Urban Palate.

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May 18, 2015 - Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding

Wedding season is in full swing around here and this gorgeous event has us excited for more. Designed and coordinated by Kristin of Esoteric Events at the beautiful Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate. This breathtaking location is one of our favorites. Check out all of the stunning images captured by Esther Lee.

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