Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Buttermilk Inn & Spa... a blissful retreat with friends in the industry

Chatting with the ladies at lunch (Anne Chertoff, Aisle Dash and Beka Rendell, Innove Events)
Tour of the property got cut short as the wind and rain swooped in.
Cocktail Party on the patio of Pony's Pad

The lovely ladies of Lokoum (Elan Artists)

Cobblestone CateringDinner al fresco on the patio
Flowers/table design Matthew Robbins
The unbelievably talented Cody of La Femme Classique The one who organized it all, the fabulous Josh Friedman, Elan ArtistsFlamenco Dancing at the after partyTour of the property take two

Just before we had to board the vans to head back to NYC.

Last week I was invited as a guest to get away with some of my favorites in the industry on a truly blissful retreat to Buttermilk Falls Inn (just about 2 hours outside of NYC). From the minute we arrived at Gabriella's Bridal Salon for breakfast prior to our departure I knew it was going to be a really special experience. Outside lined up on the street were 4 Mercedes Luxury Coaches (hosted by Go-Brilliant) ready to whisk us out of the city to the Hudson Valley for a day filled with nature, laughs, yoga, culinary delights, massage, conversation, and pure relaxation.

Upon arrival waiting for us was a farm fresh lunch prepared by Oliver Kita, that was absolutely fabulous! Followed by a full day in the spa. As the sun began to set we all gathered for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the deck of one of the houses, prepared by the amazing Cobblestone Catering, and continued into the evening to enjoy a tasting menu dinner on the bank of The Hudson River, with music by Elan Artists. The fabulous ladies of Matthew Robbins Design, created the most gorgeous table of candles and flowers stretched down the long farm table, that was just breathtaking. The night continued after dinner with Flamenco guitarists and dancers (Elan Artists).

It was an absolutely perfect get away with friends in the industry that continue to amaze me with their talents. These are all people you will want to get to know in one way or another for your upcoming events.

Where we started

Gabriella's Bridal Salon

music: Hammered Dulcimer

tastes: Russ and Daughters lox and bagels / Pol Roger Bubbles

Who made it so pretty

Rebekah M. Ferreira (and her lovely ladies Rory and Melissa) for: Matthew Robbins Design

Where we stayed

Buttermilk Falls Inn (aka heaven)

How we got there

Go Brilliant (ridiculously awesome luxury Mercedes Benz vans)

What we ate (all farm to table, local, organic - delicious!)


Oliver Kita Catering

Supper Club

Cobblestone Catering (ask for Jeremy, he rocks!)

Who captured the moments

The photographers of Elan Documentary: Allan Zepeda, Carlos Varela, Mel Barlow - New York, National, Destination, Wedding, and Event Photographers

Who entertained us

The musicians of Elan Artists, New York and National Musicians, Dance Bands, and Entertainment, La Femme Classique, La Vida Con Fuego and Loukoum.


Anna Sawin said...

Sounds like HEAVEN, the images are simply stunning and I now have Buttermilk Falls Inn on my life list!

Thanks for the great getaway post!

Mel said...

So much fun!!!!so great to see you:)