For some reason, casinos were the rage this fall. Three different, important clients all felt “lucky” and went the way of Monte Carlo and Las Vegas. So we brought out the feathers, the shimmer and the bright lights for the extravaganzas.
Things got a little “good crazy” at a Route 66 party we put together. We started at Santa Monica with a little “car graffiti”, then Arizona, the heartland and as the evening progressed, moved east until we ended in the windy city, Chicago. The DJ spun music from Ronnies garage, and food was served at a vintage roadside diner. A great journey!
Grilled cheese, the perfect diner food!
A delightful fusion of elegance and shabby chic.
A cornucopia of soda combinations and concoctions was available for thirsty guests at the custom vintage soda bar. 7up, vanilla, blueberry, pineapple, peach, cream, rootbeer, caramel . . . . . some guests were more daring than others.
DJ James was one of the featured DJ’s at a spectacular event held at the Petersen Automotive museum on Wilshire Blvd. in west Los Angeles. The Petersen features one of the most amazing collections of automoblies anywhere, incuding . . . . classic works of art, movie cars, formula one racers and on and on! James spun a variety of popular music and for this occasion threw in a few car tunes and Southern California classics. A beautiful night of amazing cars, delicious edibles and mystifying sound.
The Petersen is as beautiful on the outside as on the inside, having recently completed a major renovation. Located on museum row, the exterior can now be considered a work of art standing on it’s own. It is definitely worth a long visit.
DJ James is now booking in Utah Valley, Salt Lake City and beyond. Book him at 626-536-8091 or through “DJ James IV” Facebook page.
2015 went by so fast, we didn’t even have a chance to keep up on all of our party and event posts along with their cheesy commentary. So rather than trying to catch up the traditional way, we decided to just post a few pictures from the past little while for your viewing pleasure.
After living two exciting years in Mexico, James is back to making magic happen at the DJ table. Calling Mexico home gave him the opportunity to experience first hand our neighbor’s culture, as well as to fine tune his Spanish language skills. Beginning in May ’16, DJ James will be making musical magic happen in Utah Valley and the greater Salt Lake City area. Between now and then, he will be spinning music in LA for a variety of special events. Occasionally he will travel to LA and other locations for larger parties and events.Whether its EDM, top 40, an eclectic mix of genres, or when a down home country/western flavor is needed, DJ James can bring the party to it’s feet in English or in Spanish. He has years of experience in the many facets of event production and will bring his talents to the land northward. So if you need a DJ or even a little more for your party or special event (entertainment, decorating or coordinating) . . . . . be sure to give Lewis Events a call at 626-536-8091 or visit our website at LewisEvents.com.
One of the more exhilarating challenges we face is when a client asks us to bring together a party based on a theme that we have not created in the past. Recently a client asked us to do a “Technology” based theme party on a relatively modest budget. Great, we’ll serve everyone lunch on a laptop.
So here is what we did. Guests entered through the lobby where a collage of old and new technologies were represented. In the main dining room, multiple vignettes were created, each representing technologies from different periods in time. It began with the technology of philosophers and the dark ages, then the old west, next the early days of the computer and finally to where we now stand. Guests were able to participate in a whimsical survey where they texted their answers and results appeared on a display screen projected within the room. It was quite a bit different than your typical company luncheon . . . and fun too!
What do you do with a group of company executives that have been tied up in meetings all morning? On a beautiful southern California day? At the beach? . . . . You take them down to the shore, divide them up into groups and encourage some competitive team building excitement.
On a recent beautiful west coast afternoon Lewis Events hosted a group of approximately 100 company executives for an enthusiastic, loud, sand flying and lightning fast round of games and competion. It all started with Minute-to-Win-It style games designed specifically for the occasion. Based on how well each team competed during the games, winners were awarded bags of tools, materials and props that could be used in the next event. I knew you would ask. What was the next event?
Each of the ten teams were presented with a bucket of tools and a section of beach front real estate to create their sand-sculpting masterpiece. The clock started ticking and the sand begin to fly. It was a blur of activity as the teams magically transformed buckets and shovel fulls of sand into their creation. Everyone had their specific duties. It was amazing to see the wide range of sand-sculpting designs when the teams finished.
Each of the sculptures were judged in a variety of categories, and awards were presented at a banquet later in the evening. A fun group of people and a great location were the ideal combination for a memorable teambuilding activity.