Wednesday, December 10, 2014

YEE: North Bay Holiday Soiree at Spicy Manor

On December 6th, I got to take a trip up to wine country! What's an awesome way to spend a Saturday evening? A Yelp elite party in wine country: North Bay Holiday Soiree at Spicy Manor! I had the pleasure of bringing my childhood friend Stephen L as my +1 as the hubs had to do his monthly Army training.

Holiday fun in wine country

Spicy Manor is a gorgeous venue for the event. It reminds me of a homey ranch. As you walk into the manor, you see an xmas tree with our Yelpy stocking stuffers, yay! There's also a pool table & a bar area for us to sample their Spicy Vine wines.

Vineyards out front

Spicy Manor

Yelp check in table

Yelp cookie cutter :O

Spicy Vines cork to redeem 2 wine tastings

Xmas tree with Yelp tote bags filled with stocking stuffers

Wine/cocktail bar

Stephen & I with our Spicy Vines wine :)

We hit up Shannon & her photobooth only a bajillion times throughout the night. It's only a Yelp staple & must do, right? Even CM Kevin got in on the camera action. Even Stephen L had a photo sesh with his prize of ham & hot dogs, haha!

Outside happenings

True Story Foods provided some yummy organic meats for us to sample. My favorite was their chicken sausage with mozarella, basil & tomato, yum! Pastanza provided a big pasta bar with many veggies, 3 sauces, meatballs/shrimp & pasta. You got your pasta all freshly cooked at the end of the bar, all warm & delish!


Sweet Italian chicken skewers

Cheddar & apple wrapped in honey maple ham

Veggies for the pasta bar

Sauces, protein & pasta

Basil, cheese & garlic bread

Pasta bar

My pasta being cooked up

Delicious pasta!

Live music from the balcony

I shall leave you with my gazillion photobooth photos from the evening :)

Starting our photobooth adventure

Frame it!

I'm an elf ;)

Spicy Vines wine


Cheesin' it :P

Group time!

More peeps!

The beginnings of Markus annoying poor Elaine :P

Joyous times :P


Oh Markus...

With Shannon, our fab photographer of the night!

Kisses for Shannon


By the way, Stephen won some prizes from True Story Foods: honey ham & sausages. He was so happy that we decided to do a montage of photos in the booth, haha! You can see more photos from the booth here.

Thanks Kevin, Spicy Manor & the other vendors for a great start to all the holiday parties to come! :)

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  1. What a lovely event. You always go to the coolest places.

  2. What a great party. So festive and fun, looks like a blast.

  3. What a great party! It looks like so much fun, you always get to go to some great places.

  4. What a great looking party! Love how all the pics tell the story!

  5. Looks like a great event at a pretty place!

  6. This is really a beautiful place and venue. It's the perfect location to hold special events.

  7. Now thats my kind of party. Looks like so much fun.

  8. How fun. I love Yelp and would love to work for Yelp! Wishing one day.

  9. you guys had a ton of fun at the photo booth. what a great food spread@

  10. Holy wow, that place is awesome! All the food looks awesome!

  11. How fun! I love all the scenery, the food, and the company. It looks like you guys had a blast!

  12. looks like a wonderful time and great event! So fun!

  13. It looks like a great event. You guys certainly looked to have a good time.

  14. ann b8:08 PM

    It looks like everyone had a great time!!! your pictures rock!

  15. What a fun time! Yelp looks like they put on a great party!

  16. This looks like such a great time, the pictures are hilarious!

  17. Awesome event! The food looks amazing, but the photo booth really looked like a blast!

  18. Love the antlers. ;) You always look like you have such an amazing, fun time when you're out!

  19. Looks like you guys all had a fantastic time! i think I may need to check out those wines. ;-)

  20. Looks like you had a great time. Great food photos and love that background.

  21. Oh goodness, your photobooth photos are so much fun. The food looks nice too.

  22. This looks like such a fun event. The food looks amazing and you look really happy in your photobooth adventures.

  23. This looks like a fun party with delicious food! I love your pictures, too. Really brings the event to life.

  24. You always go to the most fun places! I love this one :)

  25. what a great party! The food and the venue looked amazing!