Inspiring unique & creative ways of celebrating!

Radio Disney Comes to Downtown Chandler! November 30, 2007

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Okay…this one is for the kids first!  Historic Downtown Chandler launches it’s annual Tumble Weed Tree Lighting Celebration in its biggest way ever!  Radio Disney will be launching this holiday tradition this year and there is no better place to welcome the holidays than Historic Downtown Chandler this Saturday for the best celebration in town!  

The festivities kick off with an on-site, 90-minute broadcast with Radio Disney that includes games and entertainment from 4:30 to 6 p.m.    There will also be performances in A.J. Chandler Park, as well as activities for the children, such as a climbing wall.  Santa’s House will be open from 4:30 to 9 p.m., (except during the parade).   Look for the APS Parade of Lights to make its way down Arizona Avenue, beginning at  7 p.m. Then there’s the highlight of the evening–the 51st Annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting at 8.

There ‘s also plenty of time to stroll around downtown Chandler, known for its unique, independently-owned restaurants and shops. The Hometown Holiday Lights will be aglow!    Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Chandler Christian Community Center Food Bank. There will be a table for drop-offs located next to the Starbucks at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort.


Simple Elegance! November 25, 2007

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It was an evening of simple elegance and charm!  A white stretch hummer limo pulled up in front of Inspirador and delivered a stunningly good looking group from the wedding party of Andrea and Jason Crespo.  They were greeted by servers with silver trays of fine wine as they arrived at Tryst Art Gallery for a festive cocktail reception.   A group of 120 guests mingled amongst the famous art works of Michael Van Patten.  They later retreated to Symphony Hall under a ceiling of crystal candlesticks for a delicious meal (that we’ll blog about next because it was SO good!!).

Cicely from Life Design Event Planning and her entourage of professionals pulled off an evening of simple elegance with style, grace and ease.  Impressive.  (side thought: We love it when brides choose to hire wedding professionals and forego the ballroom cookie-cutter options…it’s SO WORTH IT!!!)  

Hip Wedding Photography  and CineZona Films captured every moment for this bride and groom.  These guys will make your heart pitter-patter with every click…they did ours!

Well we are still adding finishing touches to Inspirador and preparing for our Grand Opening festitivities.  So, this is just the beginning of what is on the horizon.  Many CONGRATULATIONS Andrea and Jason.  May you live a long life of happiness together and many more celebrations!

For now, enjoy a few moments from an evening that we admired in the distance:


Shop To Save The World! November 20, 2007

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
During the Historic Downtown Chandler Art Walk
For the NEST Trunk Show Exclusively at Inspirador 
RSVP by 12/3/2007:

Nest Logo

Dear Friends of Inspirador,

We are delighted and honored to introduce to you one of our newest exclusive ventures for the upcoming Inspiration Lounge and Inspirador.   As many of you already know we strive to find unique and inspiring ways of making life’s celebrations more meaningful.  One of our missions is to continuously align ourselves with like-minded companies that seek to make a difference in the world through entrepreneurial efforts.

We are thrilled to introduce you to Rebecca Kousky, Founder and Owner of NEST .  Nest is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries through micro-lending programs that create sustainable art and craft based entrepreneurial businesses.  The funds for these loans are generated by selling a unique line of clothing, accessories, art, and merchandise for the home (a.k.a. “nest”).  Rebecca and Nest has been recognized in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and voted “Young People Who Rock” on CNN. ( )

Rebecca will be personally flying into Arizona for an exclusive preview of Nest, the Nest mission, and a “Shop To Save the World” evening of fun, purpose, style, and shopping…exclusively at Inspirador! 

This Holiday Season…Shop to Save the World!

We’ll announce a slew of very cool artists, designers, and boutiques who will be setting up shop for this thoughtful evening.  Check back for more!


Freaking Portland! November 19, 2007

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The article in the Phoenix New Times read: Freaking Portland!

It was a ONE NIGHT ONLY event exclusively at Inspirador for popular Phoenix based artist: Lisa Albinger.  She has a devoted following and a long list of admiring hip collectors.  We are sad to see her leave the desert for a more northern lifestyle but very happy that she has a bright new horizon ahead of her!

Over 100 original paintings, artist proof giclees and drawings were on show.  Even the very desk that was used by Lisa to create her master “q-tip” works of art.  While Lisa may have flown the valley nest she’s STILL an artist!  Don’t be shy her works are for sale (artist do like to eat you know 😉  Feel free to visit us or visit Lisa on line for more original art at


Art Night! November 17, 2007

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A few pictures and highlights from a lovely evening of art, wine, friends, and family at Tryst Art Gallery.  We hosted the first Artist Reception in honor of  Michael Van Patten .  Almost 200 guests meandered through the gallery and halls of Inspirador throughout the evening.  Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for the evening.  Michael’s works will be on solo exhibit and for sale through January.  The scale and color intensity of his art is worth a personal visit to Tryst.  More special events coming soon!

Images courtesy of Lillet …Thank you Lillet for the beautiful shots…you’re a great NEIGHBOR!!!!

Many thanks to our supporters for the evening…you all made our evening so incredibly special THANK YOU!:
Julie Levy @ Sophisticated Shindigs
Chef Nick @ AZ Party Wizards
Karen @ Personal Chef Catering
Tonya @ T’z Marketplace
Bobby @ Millenium Entertainment
Deborah @ Tri Rentals
Lillett @ Light Rain Images Photography
Pete @ Images Salon & Day Spa,


Tryst Art Gallery Hosts 1st Art Exhibit! November 16, 2007

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Tryst Art Gallery announces its first exhibit:Memories in Motion:
The art of Michael Van Patten

Do you recall a moment when a subtle scent conjured up images of a moment once forgotten.  Have you ever stood in a new space and felt as though you had been there once before?  No, not déjà vu! –Memories in Motion–.  Tryst Art Gallery introduces its inaugural solo exhibit with the works of Michael Van Patten.  Originally from Seattle, WA by way of New York City to now San Francisco, CA; Michael Van Patten has been on the collector’s radar for decades.  He is featured in the corporate collections of Ogilvy & Mathers Worldwide as well as private collections nationally and abroad. Something immediate, graphic, and organically familiar beckons the viewer to go beyond their identifications.  These are works that explore the unseen rhythms and nature of the body, the cellular memories and harmonies that lie just below the surface.  Whimsical, soothing and colorful, I create these works as a reminder of the natural flow and wisdom inherent in our bodies, not our minds. With an emphasis on nurturing, stillness and quiet repose these works can also serve as a mandala for the viewer to access their own revelatory journey.”   -Michael Van Patten-

012a Three Blind MiceVisit Tryst Art Gallery at 63 E. Boston Street in Historic Downtown Chandler or call to visit (888) 638-2671.  For more information and details contact Amy Marvin, Creative Director ( )



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We know it’s been a long LULL in our blogging habits…but for very wonderful reasons:

1. Construction is COMPLETE and we are so happy with the final turn out of the project.  We are truly looking forward to sharing it with all of you.  We have a few punch list items here and there that we’ll continue to work through but all in all Inspirador is ready to PARTY!

2. Tryst Art Gallery opened and had it ‘s first AMAZING artist exhibit showcasing the beautiful graphic works of San Francisco based artist: Michael Van Patten (pix and more from that event coming next!).  We had a blast!

3. Phoenix based artist Lisa Albinger hosted her ONE NIGHT ONLY trunk show inside the Inspiration Lounge and had a wonderful show.  Fortunately the lounge was empty and she had lots of space to showcase her beautiful art!

4. We hosted our first 2 Weddings back to back and just LOVE the way eveything turned out.  The creative genius of some of our favorite event planners were on exhibit during these events and photos and stories are coming next.

5. We are planning our first Bridal Open House with new experiences for you to see, touch, and experience.  Details are coming soon.

6. In the meantime we’ll be busy planning our Grand Opening Gala, setting up the new retail boutque for brides called Inspiration Lounge…lots of INTRIGUE and GOODIES you won’t want to miss.

7. Also stay tuned for our kick off holiday event benefiting NEST…details on the way.

So, sit back and watch the blog…tons of new and exciting happenings are coming your way.  CHEERS!