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A Two Day Retreat in Malibu

Another Plates by Lisa Production! A two day company retreat in beautiful Malibu overlooking the Pacific Coast with a 75 guest attendance highlighting event production, catering + curating good vibes. Lisa brought the vision of an Elevated Bohemian Chic Atmosphere to life with meticulous event design and planning, all in-home catered farm-to-table meals, elevated service by the dream team and immaculate flow to match the agenda for a flawless event for attendees to sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable experience. The space was set with luxurious wooden furniture + neutral linens with gold details. The Sweetzer life stood for the beautiful table scape, featuring tropical floral arrangement + candles in colors golden peach, orange hues, greens and purples to match the theme.

The morning started off with a signature Plates by Lisa fruit spread filled with seasonal fruit fresh from the farmers market, healthy Zucchini Bread + breakfast bars by the one and only Cara Mia Baking Co served with a Coffee + Tea station including a refreshing Hibiscus Iced Tea. A Juice Bar with grapefruit, orange and freshly squeezed watermelon juice was also set up for the guests to enjoy. As the sun reached its highest point and the guests settled in, the Plates by Lisa team stepped into the next phase of the menu.


Handmade turkey, veggie + vegan sandwiches with roasted vegetables, goat cheese, olives, sea salt and balsamic glaze, pesto pasta salad, classic caesar salad, watermelon + grilled corn with mint + feta and assorted cookies via Cara Mia Baking Co.

After a successful lunch filled with interesting topics and ideas the vibes were at an all time high and the invitees were guided down to the lower deck to continue the party with an sea breeze kissed cocktail hour, featuring special performances, a seasonal charcuterie station with mediterranean dips and appetizers + passed wine. Entertainment for the night was kicked off by the roaming magician Austin Janik perfoming some jaw dropping Magic.

and the beautiful artist, Sabrina Lentini with a lovely acoustic performance.


Heirloom + Stone fruit bruschetta, Mango + Shrimp Ceviche, Cocktail Meatballs with Basil.

As the sun was setting, string lighting + candles were lit and the guests took their seats to enjoy a divine mediterranean family style dinner accompanied by a melodic DJ Julian Carvalho Experience.

On the menu for the night:

Salad - Wild Arugula with Fire Roasted Artichokes, Parmesan + Lemon Vinaigrette

Grain - Lemon Rice Pilaf

Land - Mediterranean Spiced Chicken

Sea - Citrus + Herb Roasted Salmon

Garden - Roasted Cauliflower with Mint, Pomegranate + Honey Charred, Broccolini with Chili + Garlic, Roasted Seasonal Veggies


Assorted small sweet bites from the Cara Mia Baking Co

While the melodies travelled into the night, handcrafted cocktails were shakin' up by the mixologists on site and Prova Pizza made a late night appearance with their authentic stone oven Italian Pizza on demand .

This is what we call a successful first day!

Still riding the high from the day before, the Plates by Lisa team was back on location bright and early prepping a delicious brunch with Breakfast Burritos made on demand, Seasonal Fruit Boards and a Coffee and Tea station for the guests to enjoy while having their final morning meetings + honorary key note speaker. The Bar was offering a variety of healthy juices + Mimosas to wrap up the success of the past 2 days!

Book Plates by Lisa to produce and curate your next event, HERE

Vendors: Event Production - Plates by Lisa

Pizza - Prova Pizza

Catering - Plates by Lisa

Acoustic Guitar - Sabrina Lentini

Magician - Austin Janik

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