Introducing the VAULT! Fostering a Startup Ecosystem

With our growing love of affordability and convenience, as well as sharing, using apps like Lyft and Airbnb, it’s no surprise this concept of sharing has come to our work spaces as well! ABCey Events, is proud to introduce the VAULT, not only being a startup in itself but fostering and supporting a startup ecosystem!

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What is is? The VAULT is a coworking collective space, or “startup ecosystem” providing early stage startups the tools to thrive. What the VAULT offers isn’t just an amazing work space but a community of theses businesses’ peers offering great connections as well as support!

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How it works: Early stage startups apply for membership into this community. Once you are a member you are provided with work tools like desks and an office space. From there. the VAULT offers it’s members a myriad of different amenities from phone rooms and conferences, to snacks, a kitchen, and events opportunities to grow and network.

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Why we love it: Of course, since we are an event planning company, our favorite part of the Vault is their events! The Vault provides their members the opportunity for several events, whether they are educational like workshops and panels, or fun like pitch off’s and happy hours!

 

Would you check out the VAULT? Share with us your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Line-Up: San Francisco November 20th- November 24th, 2014

From Justin Timberlake to Charles Dickens, there are plenty of events to surely entertain you! For a fun and delicious weekend, ABCey Events has got you covered! It’s everybody’s favorite topic of the week: ABCey’s Weekend LineUp!

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The Great Dickens Fair Christmas

Saturday, November 22nd | 10am-7pm | Cow Palace  | $22

Take a time machine, this holiday season, to the bustling streets of Victorian London. Dance a jig or spend some quality time with pip at the Dickens Fair!

 

 

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Thursday, November 20th | 7pm-8:45pm | Dandelion Chocolate  | $45

Stop by the Dandelion Chocolate for an exploration of the unlikely pairing of cheese and chocolate! Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond Cheese Company, shares with us his handpicked selection of cheeses paired with cacao at different stages.

 

 

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Friday, November 21st| 7pm-10pm | Naked Kitchen | $70

Get a fresh taste of  Chef Alexander Ong‘s unique take on french dining as it’s infused with this Malaysian tastes from his South East Asian background!  Ong’s menu highlights Asian flavors and ingredients.

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Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour

Saturday, November 22nd| 8pm | Oracle Arena, Oakland | $112

Spend the evening with Justin Timberlake as he sings hits from his latest album 20/20!

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All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed

Saturday, November 22nd| 8pm | Oracle Arena, Oakland | $112

End your long weekend right! Stuff your face at the Hall’s old school style crab feed. Did we mention it is all you can eat?
What will you be doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


5 Easy Decor Ideas for an In-Office Holiday Party

Looking to plan the perfect in-office holiday party for you and your co-workers? ABCey Events is here to help with 5 easy decor ideas to make this holiday season extra festive, without breaking the bank!

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1. Christmas Garland

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like reading it out in bold letters, and Paper Source does it in style with this fun and festive piece priced at $15.95.


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2. Holiday Photo Booth

Want to add a bit more fun to your in-office party this Christmas? Why not use a photo booth? with a backdrop made by Minted (230.00)and props courtesy of Paper Source (14.95), this year you can have a bit more fun and create memories that will last forever!

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 3. Push-Pop Confetti

Add a little sparkle to the office this Holiday. What better way to welcome your co-workers into the office with Thimble Press’s All That Glitters Push-Pop Confetti (8.50).

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 4. 3D Advent Calendar

Throw out your boring old advent calendar and opt for this eye catching countdown, courtesy of Paper Source (18.95), to your holiday festivities.

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5. Reindeer Stickers

What’s a party without some refreshments? Decorate your holiday drinkware with these waterproof reindeer decals by Oh Goodie Design & Events.

What will you be doing for your in-office holiday party? Share with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 


Canva Brings Simplicity to Graphic Design!

Whether your tired of seeking out a graphic designer or just want to spruce up the signage for your own business, Canva is the perfect site for you! Why? Well, it’s free but not only that, Canva is a design website that is accessible and simple to use for everyone!

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.15.20 AMHow it works: It’s simple, Canva allows it’s users to create anything from flyers, to business cards, to a facebook cover. What you do, is select what type of signage you’d like to create and either use one of Canva’s preloaded images (at a cost of $1 to you) or your images for free. You will be able to added text using their banners, shapes, text bubbles, etc. and you even have the added flexibility of choosing your own colors and fonts. An added feature being that you can also insert icons, lines, and frames to your image!

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Why we love it: Canva brings sophisticated design abilities to anyone, from students creating flyers, people who want to create cards for their friends or spruce up their social media look, or business looking to improve their image without breaking the bank!

Would you use Canva? Share with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


Five Last Minute Halloween Costumes!

In a pinch finding a Halloween costume for tonight’s festivities? Don’t fear ABCey Events is here to help you create the perfect Halloween costume (last minute!)

1. Instagram Post

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 7.11.08 PMGrab a poster board, print out the Instagram logo, and your profile photo and voila!

 2. Pugsley and Wednesday Addams

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Put on some tights and tie your hair in braids as you emulate the woeful Wednesday Adams!

3. Unicorn

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Wanna feel a little frilly this Halloween? Why not put on a tutu and become a magical unicorn.

4. Morton Salt Girl

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Hear there’s going to be a chance of rain? Don on your favorite yellow dress and a bubbly umbrella and be the Morton Salt girl!

5. Mime

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Give your friends the silent treatment tonight with a stripped tee and your best mime moves.

What costume will you be donning this Halloween? Share with us in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

 


ABCey’s Weekend Line-Up: San Francisco October 31st – November 2nd, 2014

Looking to spend a relaxing weekend on the ice? Or would you rather go crazy on a haunted pirate ship, or take a time machine to the 1930’s? For a Spooktacular weekend, ABCey Events has got you covered! It’s everybody’s favorite topic of the week: ABCey’s Weekend LineUp!

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Mr. Nobody’s Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza

Thursday, October 30th to Sunday, November 2nd | 8PM – 1AM | Great Star Theater, Chinatown | $49

Want to take a trip to the past this Halloween weekend? With a multi-evening experiential destination party, the San Francisco Spookeasy Halloween Extravaganza is taking a a daring and sophisticated spin on Halloween!  Located at Chinatown’s Great Star Theatre, the event will take on the Burlesque and  Vaudeville era of the 1930’s in a decadent Prohibition-era Speakeasy!

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Creatures of the NightLife With Peaches Christ

Thursday, October 30th | 6PM – 10pM | California Academy of Sciences | $12

Zombies, brain dissection, and a dive show?! What more can you ask for to kick off an amazing Halloween Weekend? Stop by the Bay Area Science Festival for an evening of delight and disgust, including an education on the science the behind of vampires, zombies, and other monsters that go bump in the night!

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Ghost Ship: An Art-Drenched Halloween

Friday, October 31st | 9PM – 4AM | Pier 70 | $80

Buckle in your strait-jacket and commit yourself to the Asylum! Why not spend this Halloween at the 7th annual Ghost Ship 2014. Strap yourself in for a wild ride and dance the night away this Halloween at Pier 70!

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Holiday Ice Skating

Saturday, November 1st | 10AM – 11:30PM | Union Square Ice Rink | $11

Tis the season! Yet again. Kick off the Holiday season, the day after Halloween, by spending a leisurely Saturday on the ice at the Union Square Ice Rink!

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Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars

Sunday, November 2nd | 6PM – 11PM | Garfield Square | Free

Put on some face paint and join the other deathly figures and make your way down the streets of the Dia de los Muertos Procession and Festival in celebration of lives now gone. The festival features six local groups which have commissioned  large-scale community altar installations and over 75 personal altars!  (Don’t forget to bring candles, flowers, photos, mementos, food, or drinks to place on the altars).

What will you be doing this weekend? Tell us about your plans in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Weekend Line-Up: San Francisco October 23 – 26, 2014

Whether your interested in a leisurely weekend of pumpkins and painting, or looking to have some fun with cocktails and a lunar eclipse, ABCey Events has got you covered! It’s everybody’s favorite topic of the week: ABCey’s Weekend LineUp!

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Off the Grid Presidio

Thursday, October 23th to Sunday, October 26th | 5PM – 9PM | Presidio Main Post Lawn | Free

Want a relaxing evening with friends, drinking beers and exploring new foods? The then Off the Grid: Presidio is the place to be. Kick back and enjoy the nice weather with lantern-lit dining cabanas, cabana style cocktail service, fire pits, and live music!

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Eclipse Nightlife

Did you know there’s a solar eclipse today? What better way to celebrate this natural marvel than in style with the  California Academy of Science’s Nightlife. Enjoy some cocktails, solar eclipse DIY projects, live music, and much more at the California Academy of sciences, tonight!

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Friday, October 24th | 7PM – 10PM | Beyond Canvas Studio, the Mission | $50

Looking for a mellow Halloween gathering before the big event next week? Night enjoy a bit of paint and wine at the Beyond Canvas Studio in the Mission. Get a little tipsy while creating an easy to do (instructed) step by step ghoulish masterpiece!

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Saturday, October 25th | 12PM – 3PM | Cafe Royale | $30

Want a side of comedy with those eggs?! Join Cafe Royale this weekend for a bunch of brunch favorites: bacon, eggs, and did we mention mimosas with the added bonus of some feel good stand up comedy!

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Sunday, October 26th | All Day | Treasure Island| $3

Looking to get a little more mileage out of that Halloween costume this year? Why not stop by Treasure Island’s monthly flea market with the added bonus of enjoying a pumpkin patch, vintage costume shopping, and did we mention 2 for 1 cocktails!

What will you be doing this weekend? Tell us about your plans in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

 

 


Think + Drink: Building Successful Businesses in the E-Commerce Era

Looking for a fun and innovative event to attend next week?!  On Wednesday, October 15th, Atelier Advisors is hosting Think + Drink, an event offering its attendees insight into building a successful businesses in today’s e-commerce era. Come along for a night that can’t be missed, a night of great discussion, networking, and cocktails!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 4.33.11 PMFeaturing Julie Wainwright

October’s Think + Drink event will Feature Julie Wainwright, founder of and CEO of The RealReal, a luxury resale marketplace online with a platform reshaping the way we look at consignment shopping! Wainwright is a pioneer of the e-commerce era, working as both the CEO of Reel.com (1997) and Pets.com (1999), she was also featured in TechCrunch‘s  “40 Over 40” Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (2014) and recognized as a top female entrepreneur by San Francisco Business Times.

Atelier Advisors

Atelier Advisors, founded by Lili Balfour, provides strategic and financial advisory services to early-stage companies, companies committed to changing the world with their innovative ideas and platforms. Atelier Advisors have helped over a hundred companies raise $200 million.

Will you be attending Think+Drink? Don’t forget to purchase tickets on Eventbrite.com. Tell us your thoughts about this event in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

 


Start Up Monday: Munchery

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!

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With the mission of “reinventing weeknight dinner!” Munchery provides for its followers not only affordable food delivered right to your door, but healthy food as well (and did we mention tasty!) Working in event planning we understand what it’s like to live life on the go, being swamped with overflowing meeting and scheduling, planning out what’s for dinner is usually just an after thought to an already stressful day. But with Munchery meals you get food that is good as well as convenient with an ever changing menu that is sure to rival your local chinese take out!Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 8.42.59 PM

How it works: Every day a team of local chefs create a variety of handmade entrees and desserts, all you have to do is select an entree of your choosing and select a time for delivery between 5-9pm (and don’t forget to tip your delivery driver).

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Why we love it!
: Not only does the Munchery provide it’s customers with deliciously affordable meals but for every meal ordered a meal is donated! And not to mention that the business is green, using sustainable packaging with boxes made of renewable plant fibers.

Would you try out Munchery? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


Wearables You’ll Want To Wear

With the iWatch on the scene let’s face it, wearables are becoming quite the hot commodity. But instead of the clunky futuristic looking gadgets lurking out there, why not try on something you can actually…well wear! ABCey Events would like to introduce you to our favorite wearables of the moment, both on the market and coming soon!

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MICA Bracelet

The MICA bracelet, or My Intelligent Communication Accessory, is a beautiful gadget, combining elements such as semi-precious gems and water snakeskin with cutting-edge technology. The style comes in both black and whites and features a curved sapphire glass touchscreen display. On the bracelet, users will be able to receive alerts, SMS messages, and other general notifications, right on your wrist! The MICA is not yet released so many other functionalities of the bracelet are TBD. But no need to worry, MICA bracelets will arrive on shelves this holiday season at select Barney’s and Open Ceremony stores!

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Shooting to the top of our wishlists this Christmas has got to be the 2015 Everpurse, posing as a sleeker more versatile version of it’s predecessor. As a clutch, rather than a wristlet the Everpurse will be able to store daily essentials such as sunglasses, beauty basics and of course, our phones! In addition to the size the new model provides new designs as like the Saffiano leather bags with delicate gold hinges, replacing the clunky silver hardware, and a simpler color palette of black, deep blue and nude. Similar to it’s predecessor the 2015 Everpurse will be able to give your phone a 48 hour charge while zipped in, with the new model will be able to now double your battery’s life giving it up to 96 hours of juice!

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Linou

Want a wearable that’s a little simpler, as well as sustainable? Why not try the Linou? The Linou comes in two forms, the Notification Necklace and the Wood Tech Watch, mixing technology with a sleek and natural design. This simple little gadget made from wood (black ebony timber, bamboo, or walnut), stainless steal, and sapphire and serves as notification tool linking to your phone via bluetooth. The Linou vibrates as well as has different custom color alerts based on the notification. Fashion-tech guru, and designer Christopher Magick set out to create a wearable more focuses on the design.

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Memory Ring

Though the Memory Ring is adorable, this little guy really packs a punch with memory starting at 16GB with the capacity to store you digital valuables, like photos, personal, and work files. It’s fashionable as well as handy in work situations, planners can have all their files at the tips of their fingers if a crisis every arises all while looking fabulous at the same time! Though the ring still isn’t on the market, be sure to get an Early Bird Pledge on Kickstarter available for $40! This ring is not something to miss, especially with the holidays coming up!

Which of these wearables are you inclined to wear? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!