Morro Bay Rotary Ball: “An Evening with Heart”

Well it’s Wednesday and I think most of us Zesters have finally recovered from a longggg hardworking weekend- but definitely a rewarding and fun one! As many of you might already know from keeping up with us daily- last Saturday we had the privilege to design and decorate as well as prepare a delicious meal for the Morro Bay Rotary Ball. This is their third time hosting an “Evening with Heart” where all the heartfelt donations go towards community youth programs, MBHS Scholarships and local non-profits. This year was such a great success- not only did it look smashing & taste delicious- but we raised the most funds in years yet!

photo copy 3This occasion was a first for many growths in our business- but I am pretty sure we were most excited about our first time being in the newspaper!

photo copy 2Now to let the transformation begin!! Here are all the “before” pics….yep just your average gym…

photo copy 7 photo copyWe thought we would start with zestin’ things up with some plants and pots that were donated for use for the day by Sage Eco Gardens

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Chanda and I had fun stomping through the rain selecting plants like kids in a candy store…


We walked away with some definite keepers!

photo copy 5Next was time to assemble our “winter wonderland” trees- that’s right we spray painted branches, glittered them and mounted them to masonite squares…

photo copy 4Just another day at work zestin’


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAll while the same time prep the kitchen and start cooking!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAReady to enter the Evening with Heart???

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStrut your stuff on the red carpet entry…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARecognize the plants and pot? Using succulents and grasses with some fabric was a great was to make an “arrangement” for the entry even with such large plants.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClassy  and dreamyyyy right?? I think our favorite comment about the decor that evening was a sweet lady that said “I feel younger and thinner just standing in here” 🙂 ahhaha we love hearing that!! (who doesn’t?)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA But I don’t think everyone quite had the same response- haha Billy and Travis and Conner were our main men zesters holding it down amongst the sea of dishes. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut all in all the event was a hit and we feel so blessed to have had an amazing team- shout out thanks to Jessie, Brielle, Travis, Conner, and Billy for volunteering their help for this event!!