Monday, August 20, 2012

Backstage at the Blu

How do you create an elegant setting in what is literally a construction zone? With great creativity as demonstrated by Event Lab in Minneapolis.

Event Lab is one of my favorite teams. They consistently do fantastic work, but more than that, the people are friendly, warm and really down to earth…not a prima donna in the bunch, from owner  Jack Noble to Becky Harris to Pete Nelson to Lauren, Scott and Susan. They’re heavy hitters in the Minnesota event industry, but you’d never know it.

I’ve had these photos on my computer for awhile, looking for a place to show them off. They haven’t really fit into any logical spot in the print magazine or the eNews, so rather than keeping them hidden forever, I am letting them out of the box and sharing them with you here. They’re just too awesome to keep under wraps.
This is the new Radisson Blu at the Mall of America (I know you’ve heard of the MOA) in Bloomington, 

 Event Lab pulled off an elegant dinner party in this construction zone last spring. The use of color (blue, of course) texture and bling really makes this setting stand out. Wouldn’t you have loved to have been there? Nice work, gang!