F.A.B.A.I.C. Instructors Coming to Orange County

This year the Face & Body Art International Convention will be held May 21-26 in Orlando, FL.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend and really wish I could go (I'll gladly accept any sponsorships or barters)!

BUT, some of the world's best instructors will be taking it "On the Road" after the F.A.B.A.I.C. convention.

I have the great honor of being the point person and event planner for their stay in Orange County. I was thrilled when I was able to convince Marcela Murad, the producer of F.A.B.A.I.C. to come to OC, and to allow me to coordinate the location, set-up, A/V, food etc.

So we are excited to have the following international instructors visiting:

Lynne Jamieson
Jinny (Canada)
Special guests: Fairy Emilie and Kelly Virgona (Australia)

Event Info:
June 4th - 5th, 2008 - Orange County, California
Best Western Laguna El Toro Inn
23702 Rockfield Blvd.
Lake Forest, California 92630-2878
(949) 458-1900
Mention F.A.B.A.I.C. or Romanza Events for the group rate discount on rooms
(Do not call Best Western's central, toll-free number or you will not get the discounted rate)

Free Shuttle service to John Wayne Airport during the week, call the hotel for the schedule.

Doors will open at 5:00pm on the first day, followed by a pizza party and a jam session. Jinny and Lynne will do a hands-on body painting jam while Emile and Marcela help with the ones that want to face paint.

World Face and Body Art Alliance certifications will be conducted at this time.
Jam session ends at 10:00pm.

The following day will start at 9:00am and go until 5:00pm with hands-on classes and demos by all of the instructors. Lunch is included.

Jam only $ 50.00
Class Only $ 175.00
Both $ 200.00

To register, go to the F.A.B.A.I.C. registration page (this does not include your hotel portion).

We hope to see you there, and be sure to find me at the event and say Hey!


Photos from the Photo Shoot


Thanks to Stephanie Warner of All About You Photography & Design, she provided the images from our photo shoot for the TeaTime Magazine feature. There were so many to choose from, it was so hard to decide!

So here are my favorites, located in my photo gallery. I also included "behind the scenes" photos of us setting up the shoot. Talk about having a hard time trying to get cute for the head shot, after sweating it up from the set up! I could have seriously used a hair & makeup stylist. But when you are on a budget, cute gets crossed off real quick.

Click here to view the photos.

Thank you to so many of you who have left congratulatory comments or emails regarding the feature! I've heard that you can find TeaTime Magazine at Borders or Barnes & Noble, possibly WalMart but it is all hit or miss depending on their distribution and supply. So the best way is to call Hoffman Media at (888) 411-8995 and then press 1 to go to Customer Service to purchase a copy of the March/April 2008 issue. Do it soon, because once it becomes a "back issue" the price increases!



*tapping fingers*

..........just waiting for Oprah's peeps to call.........

*tapping fingers*

Or Martha.


What's up with Blogger?

All my cool, custom headers that I spent so much time to create are just GONE.

I've searched the Blogger Google Groups to try to get the low-down on the problem which apparently has affected many other Bloggers, and no one can seem to get the peeps at Blogger to fix it.

So I'm back to this boring template until later when I can find time to do it all over. Again.


TeaTime Magazine Feature

So I was checking my email and Donna from Party Wishes sent an email congratulating me on the TeaTime Magazine feature. I email her back that I haven't even seen it yet! So I run out to my mailbox and THERE IT WAS!

I guess all the subscribers are getting the issue first before it hits the stands. So many friends have asked where they can get a copy, and honestly I don't know since I am a subscriber. I guess you will have to call TeaTime Magazine and ask for the distribution, or purchase one copy over the phone.

Now that the magazine is out, I will provide a link to the photo shoot so you can see all the photos that Stephanie took. But I have to get them from her on a CD, there were so many.

A big thank you to Stacey Norwood, the associate editor that helped me through the whole process. She is just the sweetest person. And I appreciate all my family, friends, blog friends, party planning friends and group board friends who have been a great support and encouragement!

Thank you for fulfilling a dream come true!

Risa, The ParTea Planner