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March 08, 2010

Yelp Phoenix In Bloom at Desert Botanical Garden!

On Wednesday night, March 3rd, the Desert Botanical Garden hosted the biggest event in Yelp Phoenix history... Yelp in Bloom!  Approximately 1000 yelpers attended to celebrate how Yelp has BLOOMed through the years, and enjoyed the magical venue, fabulous food, delicious drinks, and awesome entertainment.
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Those VIP lucky enough to make the list were welcomed with Hibiscus Infused Cruz Tequila Margaritas and posed for the papparazzi upon entering the gorgeous garden. From there, they made their way to Stardust Plaza, Boppart Courtyard, and Dorrence Hall where Yelp's partners pulled out all of the stops.

Food was provided by 5th and Wine, Bombay Spice, Cien Agaves, Mamma Mia, Peddler's Son Produce, Petite Maison, Roka Akor, Salty Señorita, The Mission, and Wildflower Bread Company. And there was no shortage of sweets either thanks to Butter & Me, JJ's Brownies, Let Them Eat Cake, Gelato Spot and XOXO Bake Shop.  

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                                                                                                                                                         Additional libations were flowing like water compliments of Dirty Blonde Cocktails, Full Sail Brewery, Karlsson's Gold Vodka, and Makers Mark Bourbon. And with ResQwater on-site, yelpers kissed their hangovers goodbye! Kudos to the folks at Simply Servers and Pour Masters for teaming up with Yelp to check IDs and staff the bars.

Kool Party Rentals added to the beautiful setting with their wireless LED acrylic furniture. Many took "face time" with Diane from Frickin' Awesome Face Painting. And the entertainment... oh, the entertainment! World Famous Rani "g" and musician Shea Marshall rocked the house! Yelpers were in awe as they watched aerialists from Circus School of Arizona and Gregangelo & Velocity Circus perform throughout the night. And burlesque dance demos from Scandalesque and Vega Performance Art Co took the party to another level! All the while, Jon Ric Salon was on-site making everyone more beautiful, and there was lots of photo booth action thanks to Snapbooth Entertainment.


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To top things off, raffle prizes were given out for DBG memberships, EaterAZ Barbecue Festival, Great AZ Beer Festival, and a basket from Just Because. Goodie bags were given out as well.

Yelp In Bloom was one hell of a party – and you can relive it by reading the reviews, checking out the official photos from Acme Photography and those from others, Snapbooth's photobooth pics, and sharing all the gossip on Talk. As yelper, Heather C puts it, "It is so wrong to limit me to 5 stars.  Yelp needs a special infinity star for events such as this!!"

Lastly, thanks Julia T for planning the after party at Coach House...

Until next time, SYOY!

Gabi M

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Comments

Chris Lee

Again, awesome, awesome party, Gabi! While I had such an awesome time, I feel for you with your next all #phx Yelp event. :)

Colleen O'Donnell Pierce

Gotta agree with Chris - you have set the bar so high, only the trapeze aerialists can reach it now! But wow, what a party, and can't wait for the next one! :)

Shanna Katz

My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by how amazing the event was -- we were tired and almost didn't come, but it was way more than worth it. Thanks for your hard work!

Gelie

I've never been to an event like this one before and I go to A LOT of events! Can't wait until the next one!!

Gelie
www.NetworkingPhoenix.com

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