Every year, SAVVY has the privilege of designing the Irvine Company Office Properties’ annual Brokers of the Year event. Held at The Resort at Pelican Hill, this three-day celebration honors top brokers for their achievements in negotiating key contracts for the Irvine Company throughout the year.
As a token of their appreciation, the Irvine Company Office Properties invites the year’s top 30 brokers from Southern California, Northern California, and Chicago to weekend of relaxation and fun.
This year’s event design gave a nod to the glitz and glamour depicted in The Great Gatsby. Festivities began Thursday evening with a welcome cocktail reception and dinner on the upper deck of the Coliseum Pool. Jennifer and the SAVVY team translated the extravagance of the Jazz Age by using a palette of gold, ivory, and champagne for the brocade, sequins, lace, flowers and feathers used throughout the space.
In keeping with The Great Gatsby theme, Executive Chef Jean Pierre Dubray composed a menu inspired by dishes popular in the 1920s.
Singer Sara Niemietz invoked the jazz greats with her soulful renditions of songs from the past and present. Jennifer chose to place the stage over the Coliseum Pool, creating a dramatic focal point against sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
On Friday, guests were free to enjoy all the amenities offered at The Resort, from a round of golf on The Resort’s renowned course or paddleboarding in the Pacific to a day of pampering at the spa.
Following the day’s activities, the grand finale… The Brokers of the Year Awards Dinner. The Awards Dinner was hosted in the Mar Vista Ballroom. With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean and The Resort’s pristine green links, this space is no doubt impressive. Yet Jennifer’s sophisticated touches and use of art deco design made the space luxurious. Blush pink, teal, gold, champagne, and ivory complemented with sequins, feathers, jewels, and flowers evoked the extravagance of the 1920s.
Chef Dubray presented an elegant dinner menu – from the tray pass during the cocktail reception to the dessert offerings, the entire meal was truly decadent and inspired.
Once the awards program concluded, the dancing commenced, and dance they did. Guests embraced the playfulness of the Gatsby-themed party, playing dress-up with the flapper headbands, strands of pearls, satin gloves, cigarette wands and other accessories that were on hand. Sara Niemietz’s vocal stylings kept the crowd on their feet the entire night. It was truly one unforgettable evening… Until the next one, that is!