A Theme Brought to Life

When working with Victoria Canada Weddings & Events and Tamara with Petal Pushers, we always know we are in for an adventure, and a treat. Recently faced with the task of planning a wedding themed around the iconic painting, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, we were excited and intrigued. This unique vision came [...]

Food Station Fun!

At Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, we love nothing more than creating fun and unique food stations! For a special nonprofit gala approaching, we set out to create modern stations featuring a fresh take on classic American food favorites. The Tempe Center for the Arts, a contemporary venue, provided the perfect backdrop to display these [...]

Soaring off into the Sunset

We were flying high at Caroline & Brian’s beautiful wedding this past December. The Tempe Center for the Arts made for a stunning backdrop, with panoramic views of Tempe Town Lake for the couple’s ceremony and reception. Every detail was perfect, thanks to the guidance of Cicely & Drew with Life Design Event Planning, and [...]

Said She Said He

Shelley Hay Scanlon and Roy Harlan who works as an assistant pastry chef at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering have been sharing their passion for food for three years. They are graciously sharing with all of us. Saidshesaidhe.com is a place where two friends share their monthly explorations in the culinary world. Each month, she [...]

Agave Fest Marks 10th Anniversary of Margaritas & Music at Desert Botanical Garden

The 10th annual celebration of “tequila,” made from the blue agave plant, was celebrated by party goers on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Desert Botanical Garden, 2101 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. An array of margaritas made with a variety of tequilas, including Arizona-owned Cruz Tequila’s Silver and Reposado, were available for sampling by the [...]

A Flair for Design Showcased at Independent Women Luncheon

The annual Independent Women Luncheon held in Cummings Great Hall at Phoenix Art Museum on March 6, 2012 was a gorgeous event catered by Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, the exclusive daytime caterer to the museum. Over 500 of Phoenix’s prominent business women gathered together for lunch, to hear a presentation by “A-list” designer Charlotte [...]

Enjoy Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch at The Farm At South Mountain

Two special holidays are coming up soon, Easter on Sunday, April 8, and Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13. Why not give your mom a break from the kitchen by reserving a table at either of the outdoor brunch celebrations for these occasions at The Farm at South Mountain? Then, spend time with your family [...]

Of Food and Family…

[Republished with permission of McClendon's Select, 2/13/12] In the past I have worked for Fortune 500s, government agencies, national charities and local 501c3s, but there is nothing quite like working with your family. Having a family business means everyone has to pitch in, that weekends and national holidays don’t always mean a day off, that [...]