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Breezin’ Chats Episode 21: Making the World a Little Sweeter ft. Toffee to Go

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech Owner of Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions is joined with her executive team Jessie Soplinski and Michael Dervish. Today we are going to be chatting with a local Tampa business that has helped make Tampa a little bit sweeter. How one person’s dream to be on a list has grown into a staple dessert known everywhere in the Tampa bay area!

Today’s guests just wants to remind everyone to “Always Be Sweet”! This family owned, and operated company has been around since 1998 and has won numerous awards since the start. Made with the finest ingredients, their buttery, sweet, chocolatey, crumbly toffee is a Tampa treasure, distributed coast-to-coast!

With a national reputation for award-winning sweets. Their handmade toffee has been honored as “Best Chocolates”, “Best Candies”, “Best Desserts”, and Most recently they were awarded the Peoples Choice Award for Best Desserts at the Dessert Wars Tampa in February of 2020.

Please help us give a warm Breezin chats welcome to Ivy Peterson director of sales and Jim and Lisa Schaulk VP and President of Toffee To Go!

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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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A Guide to the Perfect Backyard Wedding- Part 2

With all the fantastic perks of having a backyard wedding, there are definitely a lot of important factors to consider before deciding. Jessie Soplinski, COO of Breezin’ Weddings gave us some insight into the logistics of hosting a backyard wedding. “Before you decide to have a backyard wedding, make sure your important vendors come out and see the space,” said Jessie. “Don’t plan without having vendors give you their professional opinions and honest, real advice on if and how it can be done.”

Key things to consider:

  • Bathrooms

For every 100 guests attending your wedding, we recommend 4-5 portable toilets. There are plenty of options for portable bathrooms. You can treat your guests with an upscale portable toilet trailer, including mirrors, lights, and a more pleasant experience than a traditional porta potty!

  • Parking/Permit

Parking at a backyard wedding is tricky. You may need to rent out a parking garage and hire a shuttle service to bring guests from the garage to your home. 

  • Power needs

It’s important to consider the electrical components essential to your wedding. You are going to need to find out how power your vendors are going to need, how much power the house provides, and how much power you are going to need to bring in. We suggest renting quiet generators so it doesn’t disturb your guests and event.

  • Trash removal/Clean up 

During your celebration, a lot of trash is going to accumulate. Check with your caterer to see if they help with trash removal. If you are still in need of help, there are trash removal services you can hire to help with the clean up.

  • Chairs/tables

There are rental companies that you can rent all your tables and chairs from. They will almost always set up and break down for you and provide based on the floor plan you give them.

  • Getting your lawn ready

You want to make sure your lawn is prepared for your event. Click on this article to get some tips on how to get your grass ready for your backyard wedding.

  • Weather back up/Tents

You want to make sure you’re fully prepared for bad weather. We suggest renting enough tents to comfortably cover all of your guests and cover the sides, so no one gets wet if it rains. 

Here are some other things to consider: 

  • Maintenance and set up
  • Neighbors and noise level
  • See if vendors have generators
  • Separating cocktail area from reception 

We know how important your wedding day is to many people and here at Breezin’, we want to make sure our clients are prepared and aware of all that goes into having a backyard wedding. Think to yourself: What type of wedding do I want to have? What are my priorities for the big day? If they match the perks and benefits we listed above, then a backyard wedding just might be right for you!

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 11: Breaking the Barriers in Publication (Feat. Bridgette Bello)

On this episode of Breezin’ chats, CEO and Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine, Bridgette Bello, is sharing her journey to becoming the successful woman she is today. She is a media professional with over 25 years of experience working in every aspect of the media business from being a writer for the daily newspaper, a media buyer for advertising agencies, and everything else in between. She was also the president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years and is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Eagle Award. However, her achievements also came with challenges that impacted her life. So please give a warm welcome to Bridgette Bello.

Bridgette began going to school for journalism at the University of Florida. When she heard a commercial on the radio looking for on-air talent, she knew she had to act right away. She received a position in morning news but later found out it just wasn’t for her. A few years after graduating, she became pregnant, but struggled to find work since the last job she applied for did not hire her due to her pregnancy. This was just one of the problems she faced in the early days of her career. Fast-forward to today, she has overcome life’s obstacles and is making an impact on Tampa Bay through her perseverance and media expertise.

 

Want to hear Bridgette’s full story? Tune in to episode 11 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to find out how Bridgette Bello rose to a position of power, her goals for the future, and important lessons she learned being a woman in the workplace.

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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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A Guide to the Perfect Backyard Wedding- Part 1

A backyard wedding is perfect for a sentimental couple who loves the outdoors. There are so many benefits to having your wedding somewhere so personal and close to your heart. This gives you and your significant other creative freedom to use your imagination to transform the space into your dream wedding . With that convenience, there are also very important specifics to pay attention to and think about before the big day. We put together a list of all the advantages to having a backyard wedding and some of the important details to think about!

Benefits of having a backyard wedding:

  • You can choose any date

This is such a huge benefit to having a backyard wedding. You’re avoiding the stress of booking a venue and given the freedom to pick any day you want. Some venues book up to a year in advance, so this gives you complete control to pick the perfect date.

  • More time for set up and break down

Since your wedding is happening at your house, you are free to begin setting up as early as you would like. This can make setting up more enjoyable and less stressful on the bride and groom, and even allow them to be more involved. Once the night is over, it can be a harsh reality to go from celebrating and dancing with your friends one minute to cleaning up the next. With your wedding in your own backyard, there is no time limit on cleaning up. This allows you to fully enjoy your day and not stress over cleaning everything up that night! 

  • Budget Friendly 

When you decide to have a backyard wedding, you are automatically cutting the cost of your wedding drastically. You won’t have to pay for the venue and other costs that come along with it. This gives you a larger budget to spend on renting some important necessities. You may need to rent some things that would have normally been provided by the venue. Still, the cost of renting won’t be nearly as much as a venue would have been. 

  • Personal/sentimental factor

The personal and sentimental factor is an obvious plus of having a backyard wedding. You not only get to use your imagination and creativity with the space, but it becomes a more personal and intimate event for you, your friends, and family. Getting married in your backyard can add to memories already made throughout your life. 

  • All your furry friends can attend

Here at Breezin’ Entertainment, we love our animals. On your wedding day, you’re going to be busy. So if you’re planning on having some animals there, watching your pet isn’t exactly going to be a top priority. Having a backyard wedding is a great way to let your furry friends be a part of the big day without having to worry about them prior to the ceremony! You can even hire a pet care service to be on site so you don’t have to stress.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS FOR EVERY RELATIONSHIP STATUS

Not every Valentine’s Day has to be picture perfect but spending it with your loved ones or even alone can still be cherishable. Here are some of Breezin’s ideas for every relationship status this V-Day!

 

 

If you’re single
Don’t be bummed about not having a special someone to spend the evening with. Use this time to focus on yourself, family, or friends.

    • A night for self care. Fill your tub up with your favorite bath salts or bath bombs and relax. Order your favorite dish in
    • Go visit your family! We’re sure your family wouldn’t mind some extra company. Plan a day to take a ride to the people who make you feel loved. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples but for friends and families.
    • G-N-O: Girls. Night. Out. What are you waiting for? Put on your dancing shoes, your favorite dress, and mingle. Get a few cocktails and have a few laughs. Your friends may be your favorite valentines yet!

 

If you’re dating
Start a tradition or revisit an old one.

    • Go back to the place you first met. Or maybe, go back to the place you had your first date at. Bring back the place where you felt the first sparks.
    • Start a V-Day tradition. Maybe this means you guys will finally make a reservation to that new restaurant in-town.
    • Write each other a letter. This could also be another annual tradition you can start.

If you’re married
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about romance but about dedicating special time together.

    • Try something new! This could be a new restaurant in town, a new activity, and or even watching a movie that you normally wouldn’t watch.
    • Create a staycation. Make breakfast in bed! Start your day off slow and enjoy your morning over a side of pancakes. A relaxing day at home lounging in each others presence is more than enough.
    • Look through some old photos. Use the day to reminisce and bring back all the mushy feelings.

 

Weather you’re in a relationship, married, or single, share the day with people who make you feel your best. V-Day is about love regardless if you dedicate it to loving yourself or someone special. We hope some of our favorite ideas make your holiday stress-free!

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 20: Transforming Lives Through Makeup (Feat. Dr. Marnita)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech and her event director Jessie Soplinski talk with featured guest Dr. Marnita. We will be stepping out of comfort zone to chat with a person whose mission is to provide a world class service and be a leader in the Micro Pigmentation Industry.

We will discuss how trust, creativity and collaboration helped our guest get to where she is today. Our Guest was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduating in the bottom third of her high school class. As early as her mid-teens, she had a passion for fashion, modeling, and beauty. As her love of learning grew stronger after attending Baldwin-Wallace College and earning her BA in Chemistry, she applied and was accepted to one of the top schools in the Midwest, Case Western Reserve University. There she not only excelled in academics, but she was awarded “Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching” for five consecutive years.

Our guest later went on to earn a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and accepted an Assistant Professor position at GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, Michigan.

With that burning desire of fashion, modeling, and beauty still in her heart she was able to realign herself, after years of research in skin chemistry, with her passion in the industry of beauty enhancement.

She opened her first Spa in Beachwood, Ohio, 15 years ago. Using beauty enhancement services, her goal is to help people feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside. By continuing to serve others while successfully battling cancer, she believed that she could show there was nothing that you couldn’t overcome! She opened her second Spa in Tampa, Florida, in 2011, called Spa Cafe International. Warm, approachable and down to earth Our guests love for people and their transformation shines through as she spends time one-on-one with her clients and friends. The drive and passion for her work at Spa Cafe International fuels an exuberant, sparkling personality with a golden touch.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

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BREEZIN’S TOP TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARTY A SUCCESS

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming around the corner. For more than 1,000 years the Irish have been observing their special day. Saint Paddy’s is more than beer and leprechauns but a feast of Saint Patrick and celebration the heritage and culture of the Irish. Here are some of top tips on how to make this year’s celebration better than your last.

1. Decorations

Everything green! Decorate the tables with green table covers and appropriately themed centerpieces. The first impression is always important to set the vibe of the party. If green is too basic, try incorporating orange and white details. The Irish flag, shamrock confetti, balloons, and gold-wrapped chocolate coins can also be laid around the room. And lastly, leave something out for the guest to wear to get them into spirit. Guests will get a kick out of bearded beads or mini leprechaun hats.

2. Entertainment and Music

To keep the tradition alive, hire a Celtic band to play at your party. Music was a way the Celtics passed down history, legends, and religion by turning the stories into songs. And don’t forget about the kids this holiday. Though watching bag pipes be played and Irish step dancers perform aren’t the typical party-entertainment. Face painters are fun way to excite the kids and keep them busy. Face painting isn’t only for kids but having shamrocks and rainbows painted on your guest’s faces are a way for everyone to be festive. Here are some other some entertainment options to surprise your guests with.
• Leprechauns
• Stilt Walkers
• Celtic Dancers
• Celtic Bands
• Bag Pipers
• Beer Tasting

 

3. Food

You probably heard of eating corned beef and cabbage being a traditional dish to eat on St. Patrick’s Day. However, it isn’t the national dish of Ireland but a more affordable option. During the time of immigration to U.S., the first generation of Irish-Americans were in search a similar dish of their homeland. Since prices were too high, they settled for corned beef and cabbage instead of the pricey pork and potatoes at the time. Don’t worry though, if that doesn’t sound appetizing, we have other ideas for food that may be more appealing!
• Irish Soda Bread
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Shamrock Shaped Cupcakes
• Charcuterie board with a rainbow display/Pot o’ Gold

 

4. Cocktails

This year go beyond green beer but add a whole Drink Bar with some of our favorite cocktails…and maybe with a leprechaun bartender! Don’t forget the way the drinks look is almost as important as how they taste!
• Guinness beer- of course!
• Pot o’ Gold Shots
• Lucky Charms Shots
• Irish Mint Mojito
• Shamrock Sour
• Green Apple Sangria

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Breezin’s Top Five 2020 Wedding Trends

A new decade means new trends. These are some of Breezin’s favorite trends of 2020 that will make your wedding not one to forget.

1. Specialty Liquor Bars

Are you a champagne connoisseur? A tequila fan? Or maybe you just want to allow your guest to get hands on. You can’t go wrong with a show-stopping bar moment that ties in an activity.

  • A bubbly bar on a bar cart during cocktail hour or when cake is being served. 
  • A self service drink station can keep your guests entertained throughout the night when they can go mix up the couple’s signature cocktail. This also can give some great backdrops for photos.

 

2. Food

Every celebration involves an indulgence. Food that involves a form of interaction will keep your guests entertained throughout the evening. Even just a nice display will make your wedding instagram-worthy. Here are some of our favorite new ways to arrange food. 

  • Abundant charcuterie board centerpieces
  • Edible centerpiece
  • Non-cake cakes such as cookies, cinnabuns, or an Ice cream Sundae bar
  • Late night snack. Guests will appreciate a late night food menu once they are tired and have visited the bar a few times.
  • Don’t forget about your vegan, keto, and gluten free guests! We want everyone to enjoy your day.

3. A 1920’s theme

The roaring 20’s are back and just in time for your wedding. A 1920’s theme will give your guest a blast from the past.

 

  • Jazz bands
  • Strings of pearls and peacock feather center arrangement
  • Poker and black jack tables
  • Cigar roller

4. Venue 

Couples have been wanting more private weddings rather than traditional hotel venues. Opting for an outdoor small wedding over a hotel and restaurant atmosphere will be more personal and intimate. Beautiful backyards, back gardens, and manor house settings can turn your wedding into a fairytale escape.

5. Color 

 Florals, lighting, and bridesmaids dresses are straying away from the classic color scheme. Jewel tones and dark earthy tones are in and kicking pastels out. Customary detailing with an established overall aesthetic will be pleasing. Mood lighting has has also been a huge trend this year. Market lights during the sunset will set the tone of the evening. Lighting has been a bigger pick for decor over flowers.  Here are some other new trends we have been seeing..

  • Pampas grass
  • Market lighting
  • Hanging plants
  • Indoor furniture set up outside

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

 

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Breezin’s Top 5 Ways to plan a 1920’s theme party!

To celebrate right, we’ve come up with some tips for planning the best 1920’s theme party.
Now it’s time to plan the 2020’s roaring 20’s.

1. Décor

When guests come to your 1920’s party, one of the first things they see is the décor. Minor touches can make a huge impact. Things like candles, martini glasses, strings of pearls, peacock feathers, and empty champagne or gin bottles. Making your party look like a speakeasy, decorate your rooms with dark, rich fabrics, faux furs or velvet for a lavish touch. You could have props in the background such as violin cases, dusty antique books. You could also use your television to play old silent films in the background.

2. Entertainment

Having entertainment is crucial at your 1920’s themed party. Here’s a list of some great entertainment you can have at your next 1920’s themed party, whether its hosted at home or at a venue.

• Jazz band
• Pianist
• Saxophonist
• Live singers
• Games such as poker or black jack, or a murder mystery game
• Photo booth
• Bartenders

3. Pick a party theme

• Masquerade party
• Costume Party, wear a flapper or gangster costume
• Black and Gold
• Glitter
• Speakeasy

4. Food

Having finger foods and smaller bites is essential for your 1920’s party. It is less messy and easier to make. Here is a list of the perfect finger foods for your guests.

• Shrimp cocktail
• Deviled Eggs
• Cheese Platter
• Olive Platter
• Mixed Nuts
• Veggie platter

5. Drinks

Set up a drink bar or have some bar tenders at your 1920’s party. Here are some popular 1920’s cocktails and drinks to have at your party:

• Moonshine
• Champagne
• Ice tea or Lemonade if the party has kids

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com

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Breezin’s 2020 Event Trend Predictions

With 2020 just around the corner, it’s important to stay on top of new trends and party ideas. We have some predictions of future trends for the event planning industry next year that you may want to consider when planning your next event.

 

Offer keto, gluten free, and vegan options at your next event

About 60% of US American adults say that have at least one dietary restriction. Whether this is due to allergies, health concerns, or lifestyle choice, you want to make sure you are providing a menu all your guests can enjoy at your event. Having a keto friendly, gluten free, and vegan option at your event is the best way to make sure everybody is fed and happy. 

 

Self service bars 

Self service bars are predicted to be a popular trend in 2020. It is a fun and innovative way to engage your guests and let them mix their own cocktails.

 

Original seating 

Event planners are constantly looking for new trends and ideas to make their events fresh and innovative. Instead of commonly used fold out chairs, people are predicting comfortable lounge and furniture style seating. Whether it be at a wedding or corporate event, this seating is guaranteed to make your event original and your guests more comfortable. 

 

Offer pampering to your guests

Who doesn’t love to be pampered? Spas are offering beauty and wellness services that will leave your guests relaxed and happy. “We are predicting more pampering, including massages and manicures at events such as Bridal showers and bachelorette parties this upcoming year,” said Jessie, Director of Events at Breezin’ Entertainment. “Brides are looking for ways to relax and enjoy time with their friends and family before the big day. Getting pampered together is a great way to do this.”

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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