Fall has moved us indoors to our cozy Tasting Room for our Sunday Sips & Swings! This past Sunday we enjoyed fun tunes from The Risky Business band --- always a pleasure to have these three gents... We also had the pleasure of offering tastings to the Ford Model A Club!
We had another fab evening at "Lights! Camera! MURDER"! It was a night of socializing and schmoozing, careers were made, secrets were relieved, scandals broken, frequent announcements, and the occasional beat-box break out on stage. The guest list was filled with A-list celebrities, directors, musicians, and paparazzi to get it all on camera.
We had an amazing time Saturday, Jan. 21st at our first murder mystery dinner with C.J. Callway's! Magnificent menu, costumes and personalities! Despite a super windy night, everyone came in their 1920's best--- feathers, pearls, cigarette holders, headpieces, and fingerwaves for the ladies---suits, hats, cigars, guns, even some vintage shoes for the guys! With 1920's music playing throughout the night, "signed" mobster posters, ads from the 1920's, and Gino Gin (Will) running the bar, Calico Skies transitioned into the Juice Joint perfectly. The evening started with a glass of raspberry and hors d'oeuvres, giving guests a chance to look over envelope A which held their initial objectives. A photobooth for mugshots, and Laura Marie Photography was there capturing scenes from the evening. The guests sat down for dinner which was prepared and served by C.J. Callaway's with Chef April and Chef Phillip on site.
Dinner started with a caramelized pear, brie, and walnut salad paired with Brianna---with the main course a filet with lobster hollandaise paired with Chambourcin. There were a few guests who used time in between courses to further their career---Bernie Booze pouring samples of his bootlegged booze---Gloria Gossip with her camera and notepad always at her side ready to catch any new news or secrets---Cindy Butt with cigarettes, cigars ready for sale. Officer David and Officer Stan noted there were many complaints of missing fun money throughout the night (guests were given wads of "cash" to use however they wished). Dessert was AMAZING --- a beautiful chocolate torte paired with Frontenac was the perfect finish. Guests didn't forget their dancing shoes either! We had a Charleston dance off after learning a few 20's steps from dance instructor Amanda H. who works with BritZa Studios out of Sioux Falls who also doubled as Fay Wrey- actress from the 1920's.
Envelope B was opened after the "murder" containing information and evidence to start the investigation. Awards were given out to the Charleston dancers, Drama King---Bernie Booze, Dressed to Kill---Mugsy Malone, Mrs. Money Bags---Cindy Butt, and The Smoking Gun Award to six guests who, with great detective skills, guessed the correct killer.
We had a great time and really appreciate all who attended making the most of the evening! You were awesome! As well as C.J. Callaway's---we are so lucky to be working with them on our dinners! Next murder mystery is set for February 18th---Lights, Camera, "Murder" --- Stay tuned for details!
We had a great time at our first bridal show offering our site as a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony and reception venue! We tried to introduced the feeling and environment that Calico Skies can provide as a destination. Will constructed our backdrop from our siding, we brought in a chandelier that will be located in our bridal day suite, and we played a video of images and movies from the past year...
Thanks to all who stopped by our booth! We had a great time meeting you, and happy wedding planning!!
On a beautiful fall evening, the Women's Club of Larchwood, Iowa - hosted a beautiful event! The Community Building in Larchwood was decorated with pumpkins and gourds, mums and candles, tables with linens, and delicious dishes on brilliant platters.
Nearly 200 guests came to the event from throughout the community and beyond. Music playing in the background adding to the elegant ambiance, great conversation, plates filled with yummy appetizers and deserts, and wine glasses filled.
Thank you all for the wonderful night! Community, friends, and laughter, if felt good to be in Lyon County... We look forward to more events like these!
The planting party went off without a hitch! We had at least 30 family members and friends visit the site and dedicate hours out of their day to planting the vineyard. We finished planting in six hours, with lunch provided by Will's family --- delicious smoked meats, (ribs, brisket, turkey) and salads. We also enjoyed kite flying and absolutely beautiful weather.
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