Inspiring unique & creative ways of celebrating!

Featured Fridays :: Brandon Basham :: Tryst Art Gallery April 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspirador @ 10:48 PM

We have a new showing in Tryst this month. The artist is Brandon Basham and his artwork is amazing! We will be hosting an artist reception for Brandon on May 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Tryst at Inspirador.

Brandon’s art has been expressed through many mediums including woodcarving, sculpting, chalk, watercolors, oil and acrylics. However, he prefers painting with oil for the color richness and longevity it provides.


From the Desk of Dan :: Selecting Wine for a Mixed Crowd April 29, 2010

Filed under: From the Desk of Dan,Wine — inspirador @ 8:51 PM

Dan is new to our team and brings a wealth of knowledge about wines. We’re so excited to introduce him as a member of The Celebration Team and are thankful to have him on board! I asked Dan to share a little information about wine selection so without further ado…

Although there are many varietals of wine it truly is not hard to select a couple of quality wines to accommodate a mixed crowd.  It is always best two offer two different options for white wines and two different options for red wines.  For white wine it is best to have something crisp with just a hint of sweetness, such as a Pinot Grigio or a semi-sweet Riesling.  As your second choice for white wines, Chardonnay’s are most common and most popular and it’s always easy to find. 

In the realm of red wines, avoid the big and bold.  Light and smooth red wines, such as a Merlot or a Pinot Noir, compliment many different foods and won’t leave a taste that mask the taste of your delicious catering.  Most importantly, get a couple of bottles of your favorite wine, hide them with the bartender for just you and your closest friends, after all it is your night and you deserve to enjoy it as well!


Wardrobe Stylist :: Robert Ballew :: Vote Now! April 28, 2010

Filed under: Photographers,Style & Fashion — inspirador @ 7:18 PM

Take a moment and check out this fashion shoot!  You can vote for Robert Ballew, creative director and wardrobe stylist behind this “Suddenly Spring” affair over at Lots of Style, vote for lucky #13! This spring look is fresh, fun and not over done!

{photographed by Ventola Photography}

Visit Ventola Photography’s Blog  to view all the other talented folks involved in this airy little piece and don’t forget to vote for Mr. Ballew!


Trendy Tuesdays :: Stephanie James Couture April 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspirador @ 11:39 PM

I’m sorry, but these dresses by Stephanie James are DELIGHTFUL! definitely a style for the classic, nostalgic bride in mind….

{Daphne is a sweetheart with the one strap over the shoulder design}

{Hillary’s a saucey little minx and we love her!}

{Dahlia…oh, she speaks for herself}

Stephanie James’ designs are as original and fun as she is. Visit her website to learn more about why she decided to take her talents to another level and visit her blog to see her designs in action on real brides! Find these little beauties at our neighbors Uptown Bridal & Boutique.


Mapping YOUR Destiny April 22, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspirador @ 5:43 PM


Meet Author, Speaker and Mentor Ida Covi
for a 2 hour introduction to Mapping YOUR Destiny

Discover your personal path to growth, achieving your goals and aspirations in a thoughtful and inspiring format.

Tea & Light Refreshments Included


Thursday, May 13, 2010
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Tryst Art Gallery @ Inspirador
63 E. Boston Street
Historic Downtown Chandler, AZ 85225
Call Today! (480) 252-3989 :: Order tickets online at:


Ida Covi is the author of The Silent Watcher Within – Fate Versus Destiny and How To Find It, ReachingBeyond, Journey of the Night, and many published articles. She has given numerous seminars, presentations, mentors individuals and is featured regularly on radio talk shows throughout the United States and Canada.

Ms. Covi, Founder and Managing Director of Synthesis, has a degree in psychology and has devoted years to independent research in the exploration of human behavior, organizational development, philosophy, and spirituality.  She has twenty years’ managerial experience in leading financial companies and in education. She has served in principal executive positions for a private venture capital company. As director of a regional merchant and investment bank, she led the campaign for recapitalization, expansion, mergers, and acquisitions in both the United States and Europe. She has made numerous corporate presentations throughout her business career to management teams, European government officials and financial institutions.


Wedding Wednesday’s :: The Clutch April 21, 2010

Filed under: Wedding Fashion,Wedding Wednesday's — inspirador @ 10:57 PM

I’m obsessed…with the clutch. I want to have one with me at all times. I want to give them as gifts…I want to receive them as a gift…

This little mama would be a perfect gift for all bridesmaids or for the destination bride. It’s the perfect size for your lip gloss, compact as well as your breath mints! Can’t forget the breath mints ladies 😉


Trendy Tuesday :: Favors April 20, 2010

Filed under: Trendy Tuesday's — inspirador @ 10:53 PM

With the Party Open House, California Dreamin’ on the brain…it only made sense that we would love these cute little lip balm party favors for summer! These yummy  flavored balms would be fun set up in the bathroom(s) for your guests to take as needed or placed at each table setting.