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Here are some photos of previously held Sala Soirées.

'It's a Doon Summer Soirée!' with Randall Grahm


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

A wonderful event in a quaint Pleasure Point backyard, actually 2 Pleasure Point backyards!

Fabulous tunes by 'Jazz Baby'

Great wine by Bonny Doon Vineyard and poured by Randall Grahm himself

5 courses of delicious food all perfectly paired.


'Ellen Bass does Poetry Jazz'


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

What a wonderful evening with Ellen Bass and friends! She is smart, uber talented, and is a truly amazing poet making the

unavoidable hard stuff in life approachable.

The band was awesome, the food was delish (if I do say so myself), and AS ALWAYS the company was FABULOUS!

'Meet the Winemaker: Keegan Mayo of Assiduous Wines'


Soquel, California

A shout out to the woman who can do it all: Sally Bookman! She is a powerhouse host... Wow. 

And 4 course dinner prepared by Chef Gonzo with all our delicious wine by Assiduous. 

A couple surprises came down the pipeline, and everyone had a great time!

'Surf's Up!'

a benefit for Santa Cruz Youth Water Safety Programs


West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California

Such a fun night, hosted by the amazing Gretchen Bach (and Samuel Forbes-Roberts) at the West Cliff Beach House! Oysters, Poke, Ono, and fun!

All for a great cause, supporting Youth Water Safety Programs in Santa Cruz. 

'Soul Food Nonch'

with the Bay Area's Nonch Harpin'!


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

What an AMAZING night with Nonch Harpin'! These guys are the real deal.. 

Truly great musicians, what a treat!

'Eat, Drink & Get Lucky'


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

Just a snippet of the music from 'Eat, Drink & Get Lucky'. These guys crushed it. 

'Love & Poetry' with Frances Hatfield

Valentine's Day 2-14-17

Westside, Santa Cruz, California

An amazing night of DELICIOUS food and celebrating LOVE on Valentine's Day 2017.

Thank you Frances Hatfield, Santa Cruz's own FABULOUS local poet for reading and sharing your gorgeous home with us.

'A Perfect Pair' with Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards


La Selva Beach, California

Such a special evening with Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards in La Selva Beach!

Great group of people, and everyone really enjoyed themselves!

'Nuts about Jazz'


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

An evening with SO MANY FRIENDS celebrating Sala Soirée and music! 

'Gatsby Murder Mystery' Soirée


Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, California

That's right! A 1920's Murder Mystery Soirée, with a speakeasy in the back.

I was STUNNED at how all our 37 guests were decked out to the 9's! Furs, Flappers, Tuxedos.. It was a REALLY GREAT night to Soirée!

'The Endless Supper' with Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver


Seacliff Beach, Aptos, California

The first Sala Soirée held at Santa Cruz architect William Rennie Boyd's home in Seacliff, Ca. I've been dreaming of launching my own business since I was 17, and it was SUCH a pleasure to do it with such a fabulous group of people,

and Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver pro-longboarder and STAR of 'Endless Summer II' was THE MAN of the Hour.