The San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas threw open its doors to welcome 700 Yelpers for Yelp's Garden Glamboree. Over 36 booths and interactive experiences were placed throughout the Hamilton Children's Garden! Delighted attendees strolled through the grounds while sipping libations and savored selections from highly rated local businesses. Guests experienced magical and fashion forward entertainment, music, interactive vendors, a "relaxation row" and more while supporting and exploring this urban garden sanctuary and botanic preserve.
Yelp North County's party partner, Raphael's Party Rentals, brought local & family owned know how and sprinkled fairy dust to make this event over the top: They built lighting, lounges, and the main-stage to set the mood! SOS Entertainment and Rezident Management brought our DJ crew and of course, made the sound and special effects pop, while Uber dropped off our guests in style with their recently launched NCSD fleet. The lines moved quickly as Yelp's new Party Pass was scanned in rapid succession and the food and beverage sponsors cooked and poured perfect party pairings throughout the night!
Once in the door Yelpers got in the groove with music provided by DJ Brandon Noel and DJ Jeremy Hersch. Guests grabbed a custom pint glass from Promoventures and started to feast! Samples from Red Oven Pizza, The Flavor Chef, The Inslider, Flat Rock Eats & Drinks, Big Bite Bacon Fest, Slater's 50/50, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill, Zen-sational Cheesecake, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Luna Bar, and Dolce Italia wowed the palate! Check out the 5-star reviews raving for our generous partners!
Glamboree attendees got their drink on with bar service from RG Bar-who brought their A-game with a fabulous set up and pro bartenders! Beverages provided by Pinnacle Vodka, Hornito's Lime Shot, Fireball Whisky and Arcana Brewing (Formerly Fezzwig's Brewing) started off this smooth evening, while Tenth & Blake showed off Blue Moon, Leinenkugel, Batch 19, Crispin, Fox Barrel, & Third Shift Brewing. The Stack Wines experience wowed the crowd with their beach ready brand and Peroni Italy was at the top of the heap with a chic all white lounge set up. We all felt a little smarter after taking sip from the Nawgen booth and Lorimar Winery busted out a bubble Lounge featuring our favorite glam pink champagne!
Entertainment graced the main-stage with a mind-blowing show from Magician and Mentalist Kevin Viner. Numbers, mind reading and bowling balls abounded! Then it was all about local retailers with a stellar runway show produced by Fashion Week San Diego. 12 looks and 12 gracious models strutted their stuff wearing looks from TRE Boutique, The Del Mar Dress Company, Le Femme Chic, and Detour Boutique. Heath, beauty, and wellness were embodied with interactive booths featuring services from Dr. Canter of Canter Chiropractic, Leu Leu Beauty Bar, Kelly Cardenas Salon, and 20 Lounge. These local businesses had everyone feeling pampered, pretty, relaxed and de-stressed!
What does a Glam Garden Party look like? Just take a look into Psychic Celine's crystal ball, or maybe a souvenir from Caricatures by Dave will tell the tale! Head to the NCSD Yelp FB page to check out the shots from The Fotobox garden glam scene featuring Lucky Street Productions & Madame Palooza. Photographers Jon Bagalso and Mike Brown were on-site, snapping up every moment: Check out our Flickr page for pics, the time laps video, and the local coverage from NBC's The Scene!
The San Diego Botanic Garden is a non-profit organization. They promote the over 36-acre property through their members, amazing staff, volunteers and community programs. Yelp NCSD was pleased to partner with them on this glam garden soiree and 100% of the proceeds from at the door donations were collected by and went straight to the garden. Thanks to all our amazing sponsors and the Yelp Community!
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