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28 ANNUAL PP ENINGS PH OT O th PHOT OS BY HA #events AUCTION &MIXOLOGY MADNESS RUMSPRING *  Muddle 1 lemon slice, 2 blueberries, 1 mint leaf into glass over ice. (Use muddled juice and drop fruit/mint into glass as well.) *  Pour in 2 oz. of simple syrup (recipe below) and lemonade *  Pour 1 oz. of Brugal Rum *  with 2-3 oz. of Sprite Top *  Use straw to stir and mix all ingredients. *  Drop in one more mint leaf for garnish * Enjoy! SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE Makes approximately 1 1/3 cup liquid or 10.4 oz. *  cup of sugar 1 *  cup of water 1 *  oil water in stove top, stir in sugar B until completely dissolved. W hen you combine networking, silent auctions, friendly competition, delicious food and cocktails, you're surely in for an exciting event! The 28 th Annual Auction and Mixology Madness, which took place on Tuesday, April 29 at Irving Plaza, drew nearly 175 of the top event professionals in our area. Delicious cocktails were created, with eight teams vying for the coveted "Best Beverage" award! Attendees sipped and sampled throughout the evening and once all the votes were counted, "Best Beverage" was awarded to the Rumspringa, created and mastered by Lancaster Lodging, Attractions and Meetings Association (LLAMA). The "Best Décor" award went to Rent Patina. This was the second time it has won this award. A special thanks to LLAMA for sharing the delicious Rumspringa recipe!  @ info@mpigny.org 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY- Summer 2014

Ask the Board
President’s Message by Carvie Gillikin
Changing the Conversation – Meetings Mean Business
From Carry-Ons to Conference Shoes – Conference Style at Its Best
What’s in My Travel Bag
Day Trips and Weekend Getaways From NYC
Why It’s Time for a Paradine Shift
Rooftop Refreshment
If Trade Shows Were Uber
Meet the 2014-2015 Board of Directors
28th Annual Auction & Mixology Madness
Member Spotlight a Conversation With Marissa Lynn Pilku
Notes From the Field
New Members
Advertiser’s Index

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