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  • “You have extraordinary attention to detail. You took care of the little things (like the place setting utensil twine and the food platter you sent up to the girls’ room) that we didn’t even think about. We’d be able to tell future clients to feel confident that everything will be taken of with style, even the things they may not have thought of beforehand.” – John, on his wedding

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Its Mid-January and I'm pooped!

Its been a great start to the new year and I'm back at volunteering at Alpha II Alternative school.  It was a bit chaotic but I managed to give the students a lesson in traditional Pad Thai and Thai Beef Curry.  It was good and the Pad Thai went really fast.  So much so that I had to throw together a last minute Veggie Stir Fry when everyone polished off the Pad Thai first.  I had stuff planned later that day but I was just drained and barely managed to dock myself at my new coffee haunt The Rooster Coffee House.  The way they make their Americano is simply and utterly pure tastebud love.  It was a perfect midday treat.

Later that evening J and I hit the dance floor for beginner Salsa lessons at the local studio.  I must admit that I was pretty nervous since Salsa seemed waaaay more complex than dancing to Classic House Music, Dance or Trance music.  But hey.  I had a fantastic time!

Combine all the above and having a really productive Saturday and more networking... I simply feel like poor Ookie (below).   The cute part is the book she passed out on was "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Steven Covey.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A GREAT start to the new year!

Yey.  Second post of the year!

So we started this year off right with a doing a private holiday party for a client.  Though I did not have a chance to have a hand in planning, we did have an opportunity to showcase what our staff could do!   Our client was absolutely and utterly fabulous and it was a very intimate and interactive celebration of the new year.   We made quite an impression and met some great new friends along the way! 

This year we finally got a sweet little used-camera from Henry's Outlet completely with snazzy matching case.  Sooo, I finally had a camera to bring to the event.  But alas, the only battery we had was outta juice!  Thankfully one of the guests was more than happy to snap this awesome shot of Liz, Andy and myself during the event.  Thank you Derek! 

Andy was making special martini's through out the night and Liz was keenly making sure everyone got home safely.  I was really thankful for the extra awareness, teamwork and attention to detail that both Liz and Andy exhibited.  As for myself, as a guest I ended up being roped into dancing too and even had a hand in being DJ for a bit!

Honestly this was a great way to "ring in the new year" and we have a great new client and friend out of it.  It was pure synergy of mission, excellence in hospitality and dynamic teamwork that made it possible.  Anyhoo, the picture makes me so bubbly and happy in what I do I have it on my desktop!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

And...we're back!

Happy New Year folks!

Its been a crazy tail end and weird for 2009.  It is truly hard to believe that its 2010! 

Thankfully New Years on our end was very relaxing and a peaceful time, celebrating anniversaries and having a fun time doing it.    Simplicity, as of January 5th, 2010 is now in its fourth(!) year of operation!  In hindsight last year was a lot of infrastructure growth and research, this year is what I'd like to call the year of "connecting".  I believe this is a three-fold approach, in that we at Simplicity are continuing our connection with the community and helping out any way we can.   At the same time re-connecting with our circle of friends and family.   As well, make new solid connections with new friends, contacts and clients.

A whole lotta updates are in order!  I promise to drop down more entries this week!