Buon Ferragosto

Buon Ferragosto

It’s been another glorious summer in San Diego and as it winds down, nostalgia sets in and encourages one to look back on all the fun and adventure that has taken place. This year, the season was filled to the brim with personal highlights, including my trip to Italy and the fantastic celebration that it inspired upon my return.

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In Italy, every August 15th marks the summertime holiday, Ferragosto. This is one of the most beloved Italian traditions, commemorated with relaxing beach vacations, music, dances, parades, and most importantly, feasts with friends and family. After my trip, I wanted to bring a little piece of Italy home to all my American friends and colleagues, which spurred the idea to have our very own Ferragosto White Party here in San Diego.

What better place for a summer soiree than the beachfront patio of Caroline’s Seaside Café overlooking Scripp’s Pier and the La Jolla coastline? The restaurant was completely transformed, with the help of Tenfold Style and Classic Party Rentals. Clean lines and modern metallic art pieces were juxtaposed with natural elements such as lush potted plants, sandalwood branches, and fresh fern leaves. Splashes of blue popped out against the surrounding white and neutral tones to complete the beachy theme.

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Of course, no Ferragosto is complete without a fabulous feast, so my team prepared just that. The menu featured tender Angus beef, succulent salmon, and slow-roasted chicken paired with summer salads including a peewee fingerling potato salad, chilled farfalle pasta salad, toasted farro salad, and chopped salad. We raised our glasses with signature cocktails and glasses of rose as the sun began to set. DJ Noel and a smooth saxophonist from Rezident Management bumped the latest beats to keep us moving long after last light.

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As the night came to a close, I was overwhelmed with appreciation for the many friends and colleagues that came out to celebrate. It was an evening of great company, gorgeous scenery and memory-making that was better than I could have imagined. Thank you to all those who made it an unforgettable night. Cheers to what has been a wonderful summer, to wonderful friends and colleagues, and to many great times and successful endeavors ahead!

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