September: Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club

by Bethany Thomas, ABC-OC Communications Chair & Artist/Owner of Commemory Fine Art

Before we take a look at the gorgeous and educational event at Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club, we are excited to receive your Trendsetter award submissions! You’ve worked so hard all year, be sure to get the recognition you deserve! The winners will be revealed on December 10th at the Fifth Annual ABC-OC Trendsetter Awards Gala at The Casino in San Clemente. The deadline to submit for these coveted awards  is coming up fast – don’t wait until they’re due on November 12th.  It’s so easy to submit this year – encourage your peers and submit the work you are proud of! Here is where to submit, take a look at the video and the submission process is a snap!  Remember, no submissions will be accepted after November 12th. And you must be an ABC-OC member to submit.

And if you or anyone you know has an enviable product or service that can be included in the 12 winners’ luxury giftbags, and receive recognition at the gala, please contact the following board members – Shashona Reynolds of Mastro’s at or Sheena Mehta of The Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa at

So what did you learn at the event?
That the venue has spectacular views, sounds of waterfalls and a perfect backdrop for your couples’ wedding ceremony?
That the food is out of this world?
That Carving Ice can replicate any logo or image on ice?
Or that Nothing Bundt Cakes has the moistest cake?
What nuggets did you take away about how to prepare for your taxes?
How about that you can take photos of your receipts and file them on your computer instead of collecting them in your shoebox?

Did Courtney of Courtney McManaway Photography take your photo? I bet you look amazing…

Please like and follow the incredible sponsors of this event:

Venue | Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club |
Rentals | Fusion Linens |
DJ | Steve Burdick Events |
Dessert | Nothing Bundt Cakes |
Ice Sculpture | Carving Ice |
Paper Goods | Paper Plane Paperie |
Videography | The Emotion Picture Studio |
Florals | Flowers Etc. |
Florals |  Designs by Tricia |
Photography | Courtney McManaway Photography |
Live Music | Chris Wooley |
Speaker | Mike Agresti |, email Mike to receive his monthly email at


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April Open Meeting: Chuck Jones by 24 Carrots

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – Chuck Jones by 24 Carrots

by Bethany Thomas, ABC-OC Communications Chair
Commemory Fine Art

You know the saying ‘if the walls could talk’? Then you probably heard what this cast of characters said about last week’s ABC-OC event at Chuck Jones by 24 Carrots 

“Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Mud. Brilliance. That’s all I can say. Sheer, unadulterated brilliance!” Wile E. Coyote

“The way I run this thing you’d think I knew something about it (24) Carrots are devine… You get a dozen for a dime, It’s maaaa-gic!” Bugs Bunny

“You know, it is possible to be too attractive. Do not come wiz me to ze Casbah – we shall make beautiful musicks togezzer right here!” Pepe Le Pew

Afterward, our own characters had this to say about the evening on our group Facebook page –

“I learned about two new categories and other changes about the Trendsetter Awards from Stacey Hofflich Gitten of Hitching Post Public Relations. I also learned all about fabrics from Rrivre Davies ….I am now doing bridal gown design. No more event film making for me,” Steve Moses

“I’m an animated person. To be surrounded by animated characters was wonderful. Even the shyest of people were animated just being there.” Alan Katz

“The flourless chocolate cake by 24 carrots was INCREDIBLE!” Katherine Hoggard

“The salad bar was fun and delicious!” Niloufar Sanai Gibson

“The Trendsetter categories and rules are now posted on our website at Entries will be accepted starting mid-May!” Stacey Gitten

 Thank you to our talented sponsors!

Venue | Chuck Jones by 24 Carrots |
Catering: 24 Carrots Catering |
Speaker | Rrivre Davies |
Florals | Flowers Etc. |
Paper Designs | AmpersandInk |
Rentals: FormDécor |
Rentals | Signature Party Rentals |
Linens | Designer Specialty Linens |
Photography: Jacquelyn Rachel Photography |
Photo Booth & Videography | Godfather Films |
Music | Dart DJ |
Lighting and A/V | The Event Company |


Look for registration information via email and on our Facebook page. See you there!

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