Monday, April 9, 2012

We are thrilled to be a part of Style Me Pretty's amazing post today! Thanks to our wonderful clients, Denise and Jeff Gold along with the other amazing vendors who all helped to make the night magical! It was surely an amazing night to remember!

Click here to see the amazing write up!!


Andrea & Jackie

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Get Lucky For Lupus!

The Annual Lupus LA Celebrity Poker Tournament is happening on September 22nd at the Peterson Automotive Museum in LA. Last year's inaugural event was fantastic and we're expecting even more people, celebrities and auction items this year! I am proud to say that I have been involved with execution of this event since the beginning and take a lot of pride in planning it with my wonderful committee members. It's a fabulous night for a GREAT cause! Snoop Dogg and his wife just talked about the event on The View recently! All event information and links are below!

From Lupus LA:

Event Information

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Hollywood’s hottest will be taking over the rooftop of the Petersen Automotive Museum to “Get Lucky for Lupus!”

Young Hollywood celebrities, athletes, musicians and VIP’s will ante up to support Lupus LA. Guests will enjoy an evening of mixing, mingling and poker playing while overlooking the fabulous Hollywood Hills.

The “Get Lucky for Lupus!” celebrity poker tournament and party will also include silent and live auctions with unique and priceless memorabilia from stars of sports, music, TV and film, a customized photo booth, celebrity deejay and MC, hors
d’oeuvres and cocktails, music and fun hosted by young, hot celebrities.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to make a donation, click here.

Must be 21+ to attend.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Gift of Giving- and the Stress of it All!

With mostly ALL of my friends getting married in the near future, I feel as though I have become somewhat of a professional gift-giver. I am definitely someone who panics when I have to give a gift-- I am always running out of ideas and of course, I want my gift to be fabulous! In order to ease the stress of the whole "gift-giving" process, I started writing down ideas as they came to me... napkins, scrap paper and hands are all excellent writing tablets for spontaneous inspiration. Below are some ideas for when you're stuck in the "gift rut".

Personalized Lingerie- These personalized boy shorts from Ruby Fox are a fabulous gift and come out SO CUTE! Everyone I have given them to LOVES them! The company is super efficient with their ordering and shipping as well.

"Soon to Be..." Hoodie- I have used Spool of Design for years and have found them to be very reliable and the most affordable hoodies I can find. This is a cute gift to give at either a shower or Bachelorette party.

If you need a cute gift for a wine drinker, Lolita makes fantastic wine glasses. I received the "Wedding Toast Wine Glass" as a gift and love it. It's a great engagement gift! Lolita also makes a wine or martini glass for practically every occasion/personality- making these great birthday gifts as well!
Another helpful hint: When looking through magazines (any magazines- I have found ideas in the most random places) rip out anything that you'd like for a gift. Often times, if you like something, the friend you're gifting will like it as well. During Holiday season when all the mags come out with their Gift Guides, I always rip out ideas- most of the time they are never Holiday-themed gifts making them perfect ideas for all year! I have discovered some amazing products this way!
Everyday I go onto my MOST favorite wedding website... Style Me Pretty. It's an amazing site and great for ideas and inspiration! Every wedding is more beautiful than the next!

Jackie Oreckinto "Jackie O"

Owner and Principal Planner

With over thirty years of event planning experience, Jackie Oreckinto is an owner and principle event planner with Andrea Joy Events. Growing up in the fast-paced world of entertainment, Jackie has extensive knowledge of the event business enabling her to deal with any task at hand. Her father was well-known talent manager Sam Lutz who discovered and managed entertainment heavy hitters including Liberace and Lawrence Welk. Following in her father’s footsteps, Jackie worked in the music industry most of her life, planning events for clients including; Kiss, Chicago, The Runaways, The Bee Gees and The Record Plant, among others. With a “go-getter” attitude and a keen eye for detail, Jackie has been instrumental in the flawless execution of events and parties in Los Angeles for over three decades. Jackie brings an unsurpassed passion, strength and organization to all of her events. With the philosophy that every event should have its own personality and look, Jackie’s creative and “out-of-the-box” thinking have contributed to the successful execution of many weddings and events in the Los Angeles area.

Jackie currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Peter and her dog Sammy.

Andrea Feuerstein

Owner and Principal Planner

Andrea began her career in event planning and public relations in Los Angeles at a boutique PR firm with offices in LA and NY. Over the course of several years, she rose to the top as a senior publicist eventually heading up the nightlife and event divisions of the company. With creative ideas, exquisite taste and a hard working mentality, Andrea has successfully executed and overseen events for high profile clients including: People Magazine, Sony Ericsson, Steve Madden, MTV, SELF Magazine, Palms Casino & Resort, Ultimate Vodka, Fred Segal Fun and 2 B Free Clothing to name a few. Whether it is a magazine event at a swanky club in New York, a fashion show at a Beverly Hills hotel or a hospitality suite at the Sundance Film Festival, Andrea has successfully executed events all over the United States. After planning her own wedding in 2008, Andrea knew event planning was her passion. With the help of her mom Jackie, the mother-daughter duo successfully planned Andrea’s large-scale wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. No detail was left untouched- from the cigar roller, to the personalized matchboxes, to the custom drink menu, no stone was left unturned. After numerous special requests for their services, Andrea and Jackie decided to open Andrea Joy Events in 2010.

Andrea has a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Apparel Merchandising and Design from Indiana University. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Michael and her dog Duke.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Andrea Joy Events is a full service event planning and consulting company based in Los Angeles where creativity and passion combine to ensure a flawless event experience. Whether it is a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, party or corporate event, AJE is unsurpassed in the execution of successful events. With exquisite attention to detail, custom-tailored service, a worry-free environment and an understanding of the “ins-and-outs” of the event business, AJE is instrumental in creating unforgettable, special moments for their clients. Events should be an amazing, easy and highly personal experience and Andrea Joy Events is there to make that a reality. Clients can check their stress at the door and let AJE take care of everything. By catering to the clients’ individual needs, Andrea Joy Events strives to ensure the client is happy and comfortable each step of the way. AJE’s mission is to make sure guests and clients look back at the event and say “this was the best event of my life”.

Mother and daughter team and Los Angeles natives, Jackie Oreckinto and Andrea Feuerstein are the owners and principle planners of Andrea Joy Events. Their dynamic personalities and unparalleled expertise make them highly sought-after event planners in the Los Angeles area and beyond.