Orange County Event Images

Orange County Event Images

Brussels Bistro
Tuesday, January 31, 2012: Brussels Bistro in downtown Laguna Beach hosted concierges for a sampling of their fabulous Belgian dishes and brews. Quiksilver, West Coast Tickets and Laguna Playhouse supplied event guests with giveaways and prizes. View Full Event

January OCCA Meeting 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012: Concierges, corporate and associate corporate members gathered for the first meeting of the year at The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon, Orange County’s newest country music hot spot. View Full Event

OCCA Holiday Gala
Monday, December 5, 2011
Concierges and corporate members celebrated the holiday season together at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Guests tried their luck at the roulette, blackjack, craps and poker  tables before enjoying a meal with friends and colleagues. Congratulations to the 2012 OCCA Board of Directors; Restaurant of the Year, Mastro’s Ocean Club, and Concierge of the Year, Betty Galzen from the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa! View Full Event

Asada/Wyland Gallery/Laguna Playhouse
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The holiday season got off to a great start beginning at Asada, which served a sampling of flavorful appetizers and generous house margaritas. From there concierges crossed the street for a visit to the gorgeous Wyland Gallery. The night finished with a performance of the energetic, one-man-show, This Wonderful Life, at the Laguna Playhouse. View Full Event

Brunch at Scott’s
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Scott’s Restaurant & Bar hosted Orange County concierges for a delicious champagne brunch in the restaurant’s beautiful atrium room. Guests enjoyed dishes ranging from huevos rancheros to homemade poptarts from creative Chef Michael Doctulero. View Full Event

SoBeCa Mecca
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Concierges enjoyed a lovely opening reception in the LAB’s Living Room complete with treats from Gypsy Den, Zipangu and Habana. Guests explored the shops at the LAB before embarking on a pedicab ride across Bristol to the CAMP where more creative retailers and delicious bites from ECCO, 118 Degrees, Taco Asylum and East Borough awaited. Wonderful prizes were raffled off at Mesa which provided signature appetizers and cocktails for guests to enjoy. View Full Event

Royal Hawaiian
On July 19, Royal Hawaiian invited an intimate group of concierges to sample the eatery’s ambiance, along with small plates and signature cocktails. Concierges shared a pupu platter of ahi poke, ribs, beef skewers and coconut shrimp before diving into pan-seared scallops and spare ribs with mashed potatoes. The group also enjoyed the restaurant’s signature drinks, including the sunset cocktail and the ever-popular lapu lapu. View Full Event

Katsuya
On July 13, concierges were invited to check out the new Katsuya in Laguna Beach. SBE Director of Marketing Tammy Billings and Katsuya GM Jenny Morinaka hosted an enjoyable reception in the venue’s enclosed patio overlooking PCH. The group dined on tray-passed sushi rolls, creamy rock shrimp and crispy rice with spicy tuna and sipped white grapefruit cosmopolitans. Three lucky concierges each took home a $50 gift card to the restaurant. View Full Event

OCCA Meeting
On July 11, the OCCA held its monthly meeting at Tustin Ranch Golf Club. After enjoying appetizers and a putting contest on the outdoor patio, concierges and corporate members gathered in the meeting room. Tustin Ranch GM Steve Plummer and Director of Sales Mike Larsen, along with Yvette Burke from Enterprise Rent-A-Car welcomed the crowd. Representatives from Paradiso Yacht Charters, Clint Carroll Surf School and Cirque du Soleil were the featured speakers. View Full Event

Only Make Believe
On July 6, concierges headed to Laguna for the annual Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters preview night event. The party started at Sorrento Grille, where concierges sampled the eatery’s tasty menu. Then, concierges grabbed a gift bag from Areo and hopped aboard a luxury bus from Best Chauffeured to Festival of Arts. After docent-led tours of the festival, the concierges took their seats for this year’s Pageant of the Masters performance, “Only Make Believe.” View Full Event

Art-A-Fair & Tivoli Too
On June 29, a group of Laguna Beach concierges spent an evening exploring one of the city’s summer festivals, hosted by Art-A-Fair’s Kathy Westervelt and Joyce Kasprzyk and Bobby Fader from Tivoli Too. After learning the ins-and-outs of the festival from the artists themselves, the group sat down to a three-course meal that included an entree of steak and lobster tail and mango cheesecake for dessert. Attendees took home gift bags with VIP passes and work from the artists. View Full Event

An Evening of Art & Music
On Tuesday, May 17, Laguna Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau and the Sawdust Art Festival hosted concierges and their guests at a lovely reception at the festival grounds. The group enjoyed food and wine from Laguna Culinary Arts and admired artist demonstrations before heading to the Laguna Playhouse for the opening night performance of Girls Night: The Musical. A few concierges arrived at the event early to channel their inner artist and take a Sawdust art class. View Full Event

Monarch Beach Golf Links
On Friday, May 6, concierges spent a relaxing evening at Monarch Beach Golf Links, hosted by Golf Director Hale Kelly, enjoying drinks and appetizers at the clubhouse overlooking the gorgeous greens. Some also had the chance to golf a few holes with the course’s pros. Then, we took a Best Chauffeured limo bus up PCH to French 75, where new Director of Sales Jonathon Crowell was there to welcome us. We also took a tour of boutiques Fetneh Blake South and Silver Blue & Gold. View Full Event

May OCCA Meeting
On Monday, May 2, House of Blues welcomed concierges to their Rose Terrace for tray-passed appetizers and champagne before the group headed downstairs for a buffet dinner. Director of Sales & Marketing Alexis Haughton and Brand Marketing Manager Rena Farah shared information about the dining and entertainment venue. A representative from the Temecula Convention & Visitors Bureau addressed the crowd, along with sponsored members from Bowlmor and Rustica. View Full Event

April OCCA Meeting
On Monday, April 4, the Winery hosted the OCCA’s April meeting, welcoming all members to an opening reception before concierges sat down to a delicious three-course meal. View Full Event

21 Oceanfront
On Wednesday, March 30, 21 Oceanfront invited concierges from surrounding properties to an Appreciation Night. Attendees sampled jumbo prawns, pasta dishes and assorted cheese and fruit, and toured the new complimentary passenger van. View Full Event

February OCCA Meeting
On Feb. 7, Members of the OCCA met at Nieuport 17 in Tustin for the monthly meeting, hosted by co-owner Cameron Irons and General Manager Clervil Heraux. View Full Event

January OCCA Meeting
On Monday, January 3, concierges, corporate and associate corporate members met at Bistango for the first meeting of the New Year. The group enjoyed a delicious dinner of Caesar salad, blackened mahi mahi or grilled filet mignon and white chocolate N.Y.-style cheesecake while corporate members shared upcoming events and specials. View Full Event

OCCA 2010 GALA
On Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 OCCA members celebrated the holidays at the Fairmont Newport Beach. The evening began with with pictures in the photo booth; turns at the blackjack, roulette and craps tables; and glasses of champagne. Next, the group moved into the ballroom for a delicious dinner, followed by awards and raffle prizes. Commonwealth Lounge took home Restaurant of the Year, and Island Hotel’s Lisa Carpenter received Concierge of the Year. View Full Event

Daddy Long Legs
On Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, concierges and their guests enjoyed appetizers, wine and champagne cocktails at French 75 while engaging in Laguna’s First Thursdays Art Walk and paying a visit to nearby gallery Silver Blue & Gold. Next, everyone headed up the road for a performance of Daddy Long Legs at the Laguna Playhouse. View Full Event