Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday Saturday!

The incredible Joaquin Gustav - acoustical jazz, blues guitarist from Buenos Aries, Argentina -  has joined the roster of musical talent at the Bistro Olive!  You will find him serenading Marco Island residents, Bistro Olive  Connoseuirs, and Savoy Stompers.  We will share him one Saturday evening a month with Savoy but his music can waft across the sim for all.  It is too good to keep hidden.

His soft romantic guitar, the smooth accent in his speaking... the perfect way to begin a romantic Saturday evening in Second Life.  Couples dancing under the stars.  Snuggle spots throughout the sim.  Come to meet friends.  Come to sip sangria.  Come to soak up the music.

Joaquin is a highly trained guitarist, born and received his music education in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the birthplace of tango. Out of his fingers comes an array of string sounds that blend the colors of Latin American culture with his own elegant performing style.
One of the hardest working musicians in SL, Joaquin never puts the guitar down. He is forever focused on giving one hundred percent to every performance. His wide range playlist includes smooth jazz, rock, tango, milonga, candombe and much more.
His magnetic charm is as appealing as his musical talent, and managed to build a very successful fan base. He has a very warm interaction with the audience, always ready for dedications and requests.
~ Joaquin Gustav, Pure Volume

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thank You My Valentines!

Today was an incredible day... it isn't over yet.. but I have to make sure and say thank you to all the people who helped make Valentines and the Grand Re-Opening of the Bistro an unforgettable success.

Grand Re-Opening!

First! The Merchants of Marco Island and our estate owner: Mikki Freschi, Parker Janick, Borday Moo, Joell Jergis, Aeryn Lovenkraft, and Crighton Johin! You all were the momentum behind the celebration as you contributed your kisses and invited your friends. Thank you to those additional merchants who contributed -Quiet Sinatra, Nyna Slate, and Jenda Starbrook!

Second! Thank you to the DJs and Musicians who made the day incredible. Can you even imagine a SL without music interwoven? Busybee Beaver, Isobella Capallini, Trowzer Boa, Anek Fuchs and Gina Stella, and Joaquin Gustav.

Third! Thank you to Smilodon Carver for coordinating an incredible exhibit of art: Journey of Discovery! An exhibit commemorating Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday. Make sure to take a peek inside... and purchase a piece or two!

Finally, last but not least! Thank you to the trivia master and chief scheduler, Clynt Easterwood, the event listing and hostessing beauty, Willa Wycliffe and my RL partner in crime who can swoon with the best of them, Bigd Flanagan!

Cheers to amazing things ahead. Just you wait... that Mikki Freschi is already greasing our wheels and whispering sweet nothings of inspiration in our ears! Love you Mikki and Thank you all so much!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nothing Trivial About It

I'm Clynt Easterwood, one of the new co-owners of the Bistro Olive. Willa Wycliffe and I have joined the Bistro ownership team and it's an exciting time for us. We have wanted to try the club owner experience but didn't feel like starting from scratch so instead we found bigD and Kimala, the 2 best people in SL to co-own a club with. We look forward to continuing the success of the Bistro Olive but we also never want to forget that we do this for fun and entertainment. The future is bright and it's going to be a blast

I have been given the opportunity to start a Trivia event on Monday nights from 4:30 to 6:30 SLT (owning a club is one way to get to perform). I've always enjoyed trivia but have never been this involved before. Developing questions is both fun and challenging (oh and it takes more time than you would think) as you try to strike a balance of easy and tough questions. bigD provides a great background of music and we try to keep our trivia fun and hopefully funny. You may learn a few things that make you go, Hmmmm, but its not intentional. Mikki Freschi is my host and there isn't a better host around. This is my first time to take to the stage and it just makes you want more...being the center of attention seems to be okay with me. The cha ching of the tip jar is pretty intoxicating too. So come out and join us...the themes will be creative, the questions fun and the answers will have s0me humor and perhaps some scathing commentary. If you have any inspired theme ideas...shoot Clynt an IM, it would really make my day.

We're excited about our new roles, our new team and and our beloved Bistro Olive. Come by and see us.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Business Partnership!

Bistro Olive welcomes new business partnership with 
Clynt Easterwood and Willa Wycliffe!

Kimala Kohime and Bigd Flanagan are excited to announce this new partnership!  Not only do they help support the expansion of the Bistro in this new corner of the Marco Island SIM, but they bring all sorts of creative new ideas for events and activities.  Willa has worked with Friendly Fire for some time in Second Life and brings talent in event organization and hosting.  Clynt, although relatively new to SL, brings enthusiasm for trivia and and additional business possibilities for Marco.  Just wait to see what expansion comes our way.