14 Year Anniversary of J Squared Events

On September 30, 2015

I just looked at the calendar and realized September is almost over. In true Jon’ette fashion, because I’m always giving to my clients and forgetting about myself, I almost let the 14 year anniversary of J Squared Events pass without acknowledgement. Lord knows it’s not easy being an entrepreneur, but in September 2001, I happily […]

Thursday Evening at Elliston Vineyards

On September 23, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015 marked my first time working in Sunol at Elliston Vineyards.  Elliston is a quaint venue with a lot of personality.  What really convinced my clients to choose Elliston over other Bay Area wedding venues was how private and secluded it was.  Lots of area for gorgeous photos whether your event is […]

Athletes vs Cancer 2015

On August 30, 2015

On August 22, 2015, I was honored to volunteer the services of J Squared Events: Planning & Design for a charity event benefiting Athletes vs. Cancer, an amazing foundation started by Memphis Grizzlies star, Matt Barnes, in honor of his beautiful mother, Ann Catherine Barnes. Athletes vs. Cancer hosts an annual charity weekend extravaganza.  This […]

The Hottest Cake Trend for 2014 is Watercolor Design

On June 23, 2014

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know back in December 2013, I named watercolor designs as the hottest cake trend of 2014!  Well, it looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West agree because they chose a cake with watercolor design for their daughter North West’s 1st birthday. Check out more watercolor […]

Plate Craft Catering Becomes a Product Sponsor for the 1st Annual Sickle Cell Charity Gala presented by J Squared Events

On June 13, 2014

I’m really excited that Plate│Craft Catering has become the newest product sponsor for the 1st Annual Sickle Cell Charity Gala presented by J2 Events!  After reading my personal connection to sickle cell disease and learning more about the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California (SCDFC), owner and head chef, Bonnie Perhac, reached out to me directly […]

The Many Faces of Sickle Cell Disease

On June 10, 2014

During a short, yet sweet, heart to heart with one of my Spelman sisters today, we discussed how many worthy causes exist and need the help of regular people like you and me in order to survive and assist the very people affected by the disease/illness they support.  Throughout my social networks, I saw at […]

Save the Date

On March 19, 2014

1st Annual Sickle Cell Charity Gala presented by J2 Events: Planning & Design Celebrity MC, Roland S. Martin Proceeds will benefit the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California Blackhawk Country Club • Danville, CA Red Carpet Arrival • 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM Black Tie Affair Ticket includes: Hors d’oeuvre Reception, 3-course Dinner, Dancing + SWAG Bag […]

The Road to Our 1st Annual Sickle Cell Gala

On March 18, 2014

In May 2013, I announced that J2 Events will be planning and designing its 1st Annual Sickle Cell Charity Gala [Save the Date], where proceeds will go to the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California to further their research efforts to find a cure and provide aid to those living with this terrible illness.  At that time, I […]

Ask Jon’ette: What is proper etiquette for a kid’s birthday party?

On March 16, 2014

My best friend actually called me with today’s question.  “Have you ever heard of a parent hosting a skating birthday party for their child where those invited had to pay their own entry?” Styles and trends might change over time, but one thing will always remain the same; when hosting an event of any type, you never […]

Ask Jon’ette: Should I Be Invited to the Wedding If Invited to the Shower

On February 7, 2014

Today’s question comes via Facebook: “Is it customary to be invited to a bridal shower, but not the wedding?  I was invited to a shower fairly recently, but not the wedding.  Now that I’ve been invited to another couple’s pre-wedding event, I’m a bit gun shy.” In a word, yes, you should absolutely expect to […]