Wedding Signature Cocktails Trend

“Because a great party never starts with a salad!”

The decision to have a bar at a Wedding is completely up to the special couple. However, if the decision is “yes” then I think that a signature drink is a wonderful way to show individuality. Below are a few creative cocktails that have been serving at this season’s soirees! Find out more about weddings at our Houston Hotel.

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A Sweet Trend | Candy Buffets

Dessert Displays, Sweet Tables and Candy Bars could not be more popular right now. As we have seen with recent events, this trend is here to stay!

Couples are always seeking new ways to arrange their favorite treats in a creative fashion. See below how Hotel Sorella events stay on trend with these sweet presentations!

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Shopping, Dining and Entertainment at CITYCENTRE

CITYCENTRE in downtown Houston is a self-contained lifestyle community with high-end retail shops and a variety of sophisticated dining options, entertainment venues and residences. The center designed in the style of European open-air plazas, with beautifully designed green spaces that make CITYCENTRE an inviting area for browsing shops, grabbing a bite or heading out for a night on the town.

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Visit the CITYCENTRE website now to find out more!

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Dining at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

At Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE, you’re only steps from great dining, your favorite cocktails, excellent service and innovative culinary creations in a chic, bold atmosphere. Find out more about about dining and events in CITYCENTRE.

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Personalize the details in your wedding

While a Wedding is one of the most important days of your life, it’s also one of the most personal!

I love the way couples have been incorporating the below personalized extra details into their Weddings at Hotel Sorella. Whether it’s the couples name printed on the white dance floor, an initial topper on the cake or uplighting on the La Scala Ballroom wall, I think it add such a special touch!

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Life.Style at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

Lifetime Fitness | CITYCENTRE

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Maintain your healthy, active lifestyle when you stay at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE at Life Time Athletic, a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness facility that offers hundreds of cardio and weight machines, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sport courts, a rock climbing wall, group workout classes and personal trainers. For those with children, the facility also offers a Child Center for kids ages 3 months to 11 years.

LifeSpa and Salon is located inside Life Time Athletic, and offers a full range of spa and salon services. After a rigorous workout or long day, treat yourself to relaxing, rejuvenating services. They even offer up to two hours of complimentary childcare at the facility’s Child Center.

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A Timeless Wedding Tradition, the Wedding Cake

As summer is coming to an end, many of our favorite Fall Wedding trends are beginning to resurface.

While I truly love seasonal trends I also adore the traditional details that I hope continue to remain constant as time goes on.

See below to view my personal favorite tradition, the Wedding Cake! Lets start planning your dream destination wedding now! Contact me by e-mail or telephone at 713.827.3508.

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2014 Wedding trends by Ms. Elle

Country chic, rustic and woodland have been terms used to describe the trendy influence of nature in many recent weddings. Our gorgeous and versatile ballroom is where the magic starts and where dream weddings in Houston happen.

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Hotel Sorella weddings have incorporated natural floral arrangements and details into our modern and elegant La Scala ballroom.  To see our  truly versatile and gorgeous event space, contact Ms. Elle by e-mailor telephone at 713.827.3508. Start planning your dream wedding now!

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Dream Wedding Inspirations by Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE

Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year, Wild Orchid

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This jewel tone looks fabulous with our dramatic black chandeliers for a Sweet 16

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A little color can add a lot to any event space. See below for fun way to add Wild Orchid to a Wedding standard, the dance floor.

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Contact Ms. Elle by e-mail, or telephone at 713.827.3508, to start planning your dream wedding now. 

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HOUSTON, TX – JULY 2014 – Jose Hernandez has been appointed Executive Chef of Radio Milano, a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar concept anticipated to debut at Hotel Sorella in Houston’s bustling CITYCENTRE district late this summer.  A native of Mexico City, Hernandez began his culinary journey at 14, working as an assistant in a pastry kitchen.  Over the past 20 years, he has held prominent positions at renowned restaurants throughout Mexico, Manhattan and his adopted hometown of Houston, where he returned in 2010 after a nearly three-year hiatus in New York City.

Prior to joining the Radio Milano pre-opening team, Hernandez was the Executive Chef of La Balance Cuisine in the Katy suburb of Cinco Ranch.  Shortly after opening, the restaurant was awarded a coveted three-star rating from the Houston Chronicle.  From 2011 until 2013, Hernandez was the Chef de Cuisine at Triniti in the Upper Kirby District.  It was at Triniti, a James Beard Award nominee, where he first transitioned from pastry to savory.

In 2010, Hernandez served on the pre-opening team of Philippe Restaurant + Lounge in Uptown as Pastry Chef.  In this capacity, he created the dessert and baking program for the namesake restaurant of Executive Chef Philippe Schmit, the only Master Chef of France in Texas.  Hernandez first worked with Schmit as Pastry Chef at New York City’s Orsay from 2001 until 2004.  During this time, the restaurant earned a two-star rating from the New York Times.  From 2004 until 2005, he joined Schmit again as Pastry Chef of Bistro Moderne at Houston’s Hotel Derek.  Bistro Moderne cemented both chefs’ careers in Houston and earned a three-star rating from the Houston Chronicle.

Following Bistro Moderne, Hernandez spent nearly four years with acclaimed Executive Chef Scott Tycer as the Corporate Pastry Chefs for concepts that included Aries, a Houston Chronicle four-star recipient, Gravitas and Kraftsmen Bakery, which continues to supply some of the top restaurants in Houston and Austin.

While in Manhattan, Hernandez had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best chefs in the city.  In 2008, he was employed as the Pastry Chef at Michelin-starred Fiamma with James Beard Award-winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi.  In 2009, he moved to the famed Four Seasons Restaurant as the Executive Pastry Chef, and from 2009 until 2010, joined Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel as the Pastry Chef at modern American steakhouse, BLT, which also received a three-star rating from the New York Times.

During the 1990s, Hernandez enjoyed the tutelage of Master Chef of France Olivier Lombard in two of Mexico City’s most well-regarded establishments:  Hotel Presidente Intercontinental (previously Hotel Stouffers Presidente) and Club de Industriales Mexico.  He was also the Pastry Chef at Hotel Westin in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.


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