CEO and Creative Director of AOO Events David Merrell, recently had the unique opportunity to host his long time friends in the event industry at a private dinner. The dinner took place at LA’s City Club, which boasts sprawling 360 degree views of our wonderful city. Being the event industry veteran he is, Merrell has worked with several of his fellow design colleagues for years. The last of a three part dinner series, hosted by The Little Gray Book and City Club LA, Merrell thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with the business friends he considers family.
“In a period of time where we have been so busy, it was nice to get together with friends and people I respect with no agenda,” said Merrell, “It was nice to take a moment to simply spend some time with friends and that was the entire purpose of it.” It has been important for Merrell to introduce his long time colleagues, to some of the newer people that have become an inspiration to him. “I really enjoyed creating an environment where everyone could sit down, relax and enjoy a nice dinner.” Merrell said.
In an industry known for being extremely hectic and sometimes overwhelming, Merrell’s advice is that it’s imperative to always take time to smell the roses. Indeed.
Here are some highlights from the special evening.
Event Design and Production: AOO Events
Floral Design: AOO Floral
Venue: City Club Los Angeles
Photography: Kristina Lee Photography
Chairs and Linen: Luxe Linen
Flatware: Dish Wish Events
Tables: CMC Party Rentals
Entertainment: Scott Cummings Music
Public Relations: The Little Gray Book