Showing posts with label Event services. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Event services. Show all posts

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Garden in Reno - Cafe, Wedding Styling, Event Design, Floral Deliveries, Classes, Event Venue, and a Magical Place to Hang Out


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Discover the charm of The Garden in Reno, a stunning oasis perfect for indulging in premium coffee, tea, and delectable bites. This enchanting space also provides a range of services, including wedding styling, venue rental, event design, floral deliveries, and engaging classes such as succulent arrangements. Immerse yourself in a delightful experience at The Garden in Reno, where every moment is infused with beauty and flavor.

Prior to my first visit to The Garden, I've heard about it through fellow foodie friends, but what they failed to mention was the part about it being a magical place.

The Garden is thoughtfully decorated with floral accents and loads of personality.  Add in stellar event services (known as Q Designs), class offerings, good drinks and eats, and friendly service, you get more of a secret garden that you'll want to keep a secret because you'll want the magic all to yourself.

Out of a need to meet with clients in a more comfortable setting that showcases their craft, owners Nathan and Christina, along with their daughter, Jessica, created the Garden.

This amazing family has been in the game for many years (12+ years as I recall), crafting magical bouquets, floral arrangements, and wedding/event-scapes, and built up their success to make their vision of the perfect meeting spot for clients come to life.

Not only do they strive to provide stellar services, they've dedicated time and energy to creating an amazing and pleasant space for people in Reno to enjoy and gather around.

I've had the pleasure of talking to Nathan and he was such a kind and genuine owner that I was honored to talk to.  

I've found that the common denominator to happy business owners is their passion and genuine love for what they do.  This couldn't be more true in the case of Nathan, his family, and The Garden. 

He spoke with such passion and spoke so highly of his wife and daughter and their role in the success of their family-owned business.  

What he didn't mention was the fact that he was part of the equation in their success.  He is a master wood craftsman that builds custom structures for company rentals (as noted on their website).  If you have a vision, they can make it come to life.

Take a look at their portfolio & you'll see loads of pictures of their amazing work from numerous events.  I highly recommend them for all of life's special occasions.

If you're looking for a fun experience while supporting an amazing local business, check out The Garden.  

Thank you for helping our local community thrive and keeping it diverse. Feel free to connect with me on Instagram for more local gems. Drop a "hello" and share your experiences and favorite spots. I love hearing everyone.

Peace, Love, & Kindness,

What's to Love About The Garden

*They support other local businesses — Find pastries from Round's Bakery and chocolates and other treats from Dorinada's at the front. 

*They've made strong connections with other vendors and businesses for events and have a list of recommendations for customers that are looking for referrals. 

*They have a huge floral fridgerator where they make floral arrangements on site.

*They offer classes 

*You can rent out The Garden for all of your special occasions.  Imagine an elegant party catered by one of our amazing local businesses like Cherry Bomb Catering, Roundabout Catering, The Cheeseboard Catering, Yosh's Unique Deli, and so much more. 

*They have an espresso bar and offer delicious coffee drinks and lattes.  Their Rose Latte is a must try.  

*They have all sorts of cute arrangements and merchandise for sale spread all around the shop.

*They have the perfect atmosphere to get lost in a book/book club meeting or in a study session.

*Their shop is so beautiful that you can have a photoshoot there. 

*Their merchandise is awesome

*They have a method of preserving flowers for a longer time, so anyone looking to find a real dry floral arrangement for decorating or giving as a gift, they have beautiful options

*They offer more than floral arrangements.  Check out their full list of rentals here, including sofas, arches, tables, chairs photo booths, games, signs, and more.  

Why Shop & Support Local?
*Buying local helps keep diverse and unique businesses open, which are generally run by passionate local business owners who provide outstanding service and create quality products and offerings.
*Local businesses that are successful at what they do have the power to create more jobs and opportunities for the local community.   
*Local businesses are generally great employers.
*Local businesses are more likely to support other local businesses like themselves, helping strengthen our community, making it a happier and more personal place to live. 
*Local businesses are more involved in the betterment of their community and are more likely to contribute to a good cause
*You're supporting a neighbor's dreams. 

Categorized Under "Good Eats" ---> "Cafes" & "Event Venues"

© Katherine Fung 
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*Information subject to change. Please check in with the business for the latest updates and info. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Michael Hopkins - Talented Caricature Artist in Reno Available for Hire

(775) 276-0256
Instagram: @iamscribbles

Caricatures are one of the most popular forms of entertainment, often done by artists at theme parks, street fairs, carnivals, parties, and even weddings.  

They're also commonly found in comics, newspapers, editorial cartoons, and entertainment magazines.

No matter what occasion, big or small, people will enjoy the experience of witnessing a talented artist's portrayal of themselves.

Here in Reno, we have our very own talented caricature artist, Michael Hopkins, whose work can be found in webcomics, books, and at events.  

I hired Michael Hopkins for an Easter party and wanted to let everyone know of his amazing abilities in capturing the essence of people in such a short time.

If you’re like me and are constantly looking for ways to make your events special, Michale's service if definitely a great option.

In the past, I was unsuccessful in finding a caricature artist like himself for an event and was so happy to one day, see his work pop up on my feed from Whitney Peak Hotel's Instagram account

I quickly messaged him for details about his services and found out that he was open and flexible to working at any event.

Micheal has been passionate about art for as long as he can remember and was that student doodling on the side of Mad Magazine, getting in trouble for what would become a gift for our world.

Not only is Michael talented, he's also very kind and down to earth.

Michael would be the cherry on top of any special occasion, giving your guests a lasting memory to take home as their souvenir.

I love that Reno celebrates art and artists, and encourages them to be themselves and pursue their talents. 

Artists are a big part of what makes Reno special, with their art on display all around town, their music brightening our days, and with others, like Michael, cartoonizing people into fun cartoon characters. 

I'm so happy for Michael to be the first artist I introduce on my blog under services. 

If you would like to show support for Michael Hopkins, you can follow him on Instagram to help put him on the map, like and comment on his posts, write reviews about him, and spread the word about his services.

He's starting to book up, so securing a spot for future events is highly suggested.

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Rate $150/hour

He travels and offers color and multiple people in one drawing. 

The amount of people he can finish depends on what is asked of him.

He's also available for custom work. 

Michael arrives 30 mins. early to events to set up his table.

Michael was kind to share the biggest little bio of himself.


Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I've spent most of my life drawing funny pictures and raising children. 

My artistic style was inspired by Seattle Cartoonist, Bob McCausland, and the legendary Caricaturist, Al Hirschfeld. 

My sense of humor was mostly inspired by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and Chuck Jones. 

From an early age, some of my favorite memories involved drawing pictures. I remember getting in trouble in the third grade, for drawing on the side of my homework (ala Mad Magazine) and having teachers in high school ask me to draw caricatures of other teachers they didn't like. 

After high school, raising children and finding a way to support them financially took priority over drawing funny pictures (although I still kept a pen in India ink). As such, I ventured into the hospitality industry and eventually became a hotel manager. 

After 10 years in hotel management and only my youngest son, still at home, I decided to refocus on the drawing.

Of course, since drawing alone didn't pay the bills, I had several side gigs to help pay for that (i.e., drawing and bartending, drawing and fueling airplanes, etc.) However, to this day, drawing remains the main focus. 

I have created two webcomics and sold my Pen & Ink Caricatures all over the world. 

Some of my aviation cartoons were also featured in Martin Leeuwis' aviation humor book Good Landing (in which some of the art from that book was featured at the opening of the Dutch Air Force, Aviation Museum).

Categorized Under "Local Businesses" ---> "Event Services"