The Oxford Exchange and Tampa Week!

What a fun week it has been! At the end of year I starting wrapping up my last weddings for 2015, getting some time to recharge and work on how I can enhance, update and think of new fun business plans for 2016! I cannot believe how fast 2015 just flew by! This past Monday I had the wonderful opportunity to style Cultivate Retreats luncheon at the historic hotel Le Meridien located right downtown Tampa. I enjoyed designing the floral and our chalk board for the ladies. Pink and navy filled the room with happy blooms and smiley faces. While I was in Tampa I had one spot that was on my mind to visit. The incredible and beautiful Oxford Exchange, friends…I’m in love! Continue reading below!

Floral/Styling/Board: Andi Mans
Venue: Le Meridien Hotel Tampa

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I loved designing these 3 pretty in pink bouquets filled with Austin Roses, Eucalyptus, soft pink roses with some touches of hydrangeas.

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Doesn’t anything in watercolor just look fabulous? I hand-painted and designed the Menu’s for the luncheon. Give me a project to get excited about, and this was one of them!

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Check out our board below! I wanted a European feel, with foliage and I think our chalk board designer Sebastian knocked it out of the park! Please be sure to check out our rentals page to see more samples, get your order in for a custom board! Make an impression with these unique details!

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Le Meridien Hotel in Tampa had a fabulous ambiance. Located right in the middle of downtown Tampa, this once a federal courthouse, mixes contemporary culture with its European heritage. The hotel has been transformed to reveal a boutique hotel boasting 130-inspiring guest rooms and suites, meeting and event space, a French Bistro and Longitude Bar. Customer service was on point with an available shuttle that drove me and my guest to any local attractions nearby!

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Let’s talk about the Oxford Exchange!! As I walked in, I was already hypnotized by the beautiful architecture, pattern floors, books and coffee shop AH! I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the restaurant inside where I inhaled a delicious plate of FRIED brussels sprouts…pretty much heaven. Moving along, had an cafe latte at Buddy Brew Coffee as I sat in my retro round chair sippin’ and chattin’. If you haven’t visited this unique venue/marketplace please do, you won’t regret it. You can easily spend a whole day just grabbing lunch, a cup of joe, doing some shopping and work on your laptop! Service was amazing as well!

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Buddy Brew Coffee Co…SO good!

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