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12 Favorite Engagement Ring Trends for 2016

Oh wedding season, each year you give us the feels like:

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And sometimes we feel a bit like this:

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Its just you and your boo, and next thing you know, they are down on one knee.

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And of course, you said yes.

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But before you get to this point, it can be quite daunting to select the right ring. Wedding trends change every year, and sometimes they change by season. Chez Vous, has got you covered. Here is our list of our 12 Favorite Engagement Ring Trends for 2016.

  1) Rose Gold

This ring from Brilliant Earth is beyond stunning. Featuring the hot trend in fashion, the rose gold is what really makes these pearls stand out.

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  2) Floral Motifs

Floral elements add a feminine feeling to any ring. And this one from Brilliant Earth has certainly turned a few heads.

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  3) Vintage

Vintage rings are something that never go out of style. In some cases they have sentimental meaning and they are generally unique and perfect for any alternative couple.

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  4) Mixed Metals

Much like the trend of mixing fabric types that was unveiled during New York Fashion Week, mixing metals is all the craze in the jewelry industry for 2016. The look of mixing different metals together creates something that is both edgy and classic.

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  5) Colorful Diamonds

Couples are moving away from the traditional clear diamonds for something more modern like a diamond colored to look like a gem stone. Diamonds can come in yellows, pinks, and blues, this ring from Danhov is a lovely pale yellow.

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  6) Pear Shaped

Pear shaped rings are one of the classic engagement ring shapes. This ring from Gottilieb and Sons is a combination of classic and modern.And might we add that the mixed metal on this ring, elevates it to a whole new level of chic.

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  7) Colorful Accent Stones

Mixing diamonds and gem stones first became popular in the 1980s, and Sylvie is known for their lovely mixed stone rings.

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  8) Gem Stones

This ring incorporates the art deco style in this stunning European cut ring. Priced at $10k, anyone would say yes to this ring!

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  9) Three-Stone Rings

Uneek was founded by Benjamin Javaheri, they specialize in what they call “custom-taylored” rings.

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10) Stackable Rings

These stackable rings are the gift that keeps on giving. And Sandra Biachi’s Dreams Collection Quatrain Bridal set does not disappoint. The ring set includes a 14K white gold engagement ring, wedding band, an anniversary band and a 14K rose gold ring.

Dreams Quatrain bridal set by Sandra Biachi Fine Jewelry. The Dreams Collection, symmetry, both modern and traditional in design. Engagement ring, wedding band, gold band and anniversary band.

11) Meaningful Details

Every one loves rings with sentimental value. Whether they be a ring that was a loved ones, or a meaningful inscription, these rings can certainly make the receiver feel the love.  Heather B. Moore offers thoughtful rings that will delight any couple. All of her pieces offer thoughtful elements, like this one were you can hide a love letter in it.

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12) Bows

These rings are ornate and not for the faint of heart. They symbolize the tying of the knot that a couple will experience on their wedding day.

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We hope these rings will assist your other half in selecting the perfect ring for you. And if you need any help in creating your Happily Ever After, Chez Vous is now accepting 2016 bridal bookings. But for now, you have our permission to enjoy your fairy tale engagement, and the beginning of your lives together forever.

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About Chez Vous Caterers

Staten Island caterers, Chez Vous catering and party rentals, proudly serves the entire New York City area.

With over 20 years in the business Chez Vous proudly offers elegant service at inspiring pricing. Catering, Party Rentals, and Planning are available for Weddings, Sweet Sixteens, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Corporate Events, and any other gathering that requires great food and service.

Staten Island Off-Premise Catering Service

If you are hosting an event at your home or another unique location, let us provide the food, staff, tables, and chairs necessary to transform any space into an elegant environment.

To contact us about catering at our home or yours, contact us at: (718) 720-0900

or Click Here to fill out our contact form.

Chez Vous at the Clear Comfort Clam ‘n Cue

Photo via SILive.com

Photo via SILive.com

Clear Comfort, also known to many Staten Islanders as “The Alice Austen House” was home to a great new event recently.  A combination clam bake/barbecue called Clear Comfort Clam ‘n Cue showcased steamed clams prepared three different ways, as well as a whole lot of history.

Chez Vous owner/operator, Ettore, Mazzei provided said clams for the occasion.

 

Dubbed “Clear Comfort Clam ‘n Cue,” the concept makes reference not only to the menu, but also to the venue itself, located at 2 Hylan Blvd. in Rosebank.

“Clear Comfort was the name the Austen Family gave to the homestead which we thought was an apt description,” said executive director Janice Monger.

Proceeds from the event, which costs $60 per adult and $20 per child, supports the historic grounds and building in which photographer Alice Austen once lived. The fundraiser runs from 2 to 6 p.m. It marks the first such casually-themed food fetes at the Austen House, which typically presents black-tie events and formal sit-down dinners such as its annual “Dancing Under the Stars” productions.

Clams will hail from Oyster Bay, Long Island. Ettore Mazzei of Chez Vous Caterers, Stapleton, will prime them on the half-shell, steamed in both red and white sauces plus Casino-style with shallots, garlic, red peppers and bacon.

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We look forward to participating in further Clam ‘n Cues, as this years version was a lot of fun in a great Staten Island neighborhood!

 

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Chez Vous Caters to Orange Is The New Black Star, Laura Prepon

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We recently catered a beautiful white party for Bella Magazine in South Hampton. In attendance for the event was Orange is the New Black star, Laura Prepon.

On the hit Netflix original series, Prepon plays convict Alex Vause. The actress is also well known for her role of Donna on That 70’s Show, which aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006. She is currently in New York City filming the 3rd season of the show. The second season was just released last month and has fans raving for more.

Here are some photos of the event from our owner, Ettore Mazzei:

For Booking

If you’re interested in having Chez Vous cater your event, call (718) 720-0900 or  fill out the contact form below and one of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible: [contact-form-7 id=”2135″ title=”Contact form 1″]

 

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Tips on How To Plan a Super Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 is a party to mark a teenage girl’s passage to early adulthood. In some cultures, a more formal event is held to welcome the girl into another stage of maturity in her life and the society. It is also often referred to as a “coming out” ceremony.

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For most girls, turning Sweet Sixteen is an important part of her transition into adulthood, and is considered a close second to her wedding. That is why planning a Sweet Sixteen birthday party is something that should not be taken lightly as just another birthday party.

To-Do List 

Pre-planning: 2 to 3 months before the party

Planning a Sweet Sixteen party can take a lot of time depending on how detailed you want the party to be.

  1. Decide on a date. The date doesn’t have to fall exactly on the day of the birthday. It can be after. Make sure you consider the holidays and schedule accordingly. You don’t want an empty birthday party.
  2. Select your venue. Picking a location for such a big event can be a daunting task. You need to keep in mind how many guests you’ll be having and of course your budget. Aside from a ballroom or party hall, you can use your yard, a local park, or a community center.
  3. Who will be attending? While some girls want an intimate party with just close friends and family, some will want a big, elaborate one. Be sure to plan out in advance the guest list.
  4. Send save-the-dates notice. Since the big bash is months away, it’s a good idea to send a save the date magnet first so the guests will not plan anything on that date.
  5. Order an appropriate Sweet Sixteen invitation. Once you finalize the venue, date, and guest list it’s time to order your sweet 16 invitations

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Planning the Details: 2-8 weeks before the party

During this phase of the planning you’ll be taking care of the important details of the party. You many need some help so don’t hesitate to ask for one.

  • Theme – pick out a theme that will make the party unforgettable for the birthday girl as well as the guest. Be sure to ask her opinion as she might already have something in mind. Young girls can be very creative!
  • Food – this is where most of your budget will go. You can have the event catered or have a home-cooked buffet. If the event is at a restaurant, then be sure to check the menu ahead of time. Don’t forget to order the cake.Indian-Food buffet
  • Entertainment – a sweet sixteen party is not complete without a program that honors the birthday girl. Plan out a few games to entertain all the guests. Hire a DJ to play some of the most favorite music of the birthday girl. This will give everyone a chance to dance and have a good time.DJ
  • Party favors – a good hostess will never let the guests go home without a sweet 16 party favor. It can be something edible like  sweet 16 candy jar or chic like mini favor purposes. Options are endless so be sure to match the favors to the style and personality of the birthday girl.candy jar

 

Searching for caterers for your next sweet 16? Give us a call today for a quote at (718)-720-0900. We’ll be happy to help you plan your next event!

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chez vous caterers wedding at St. Peter’s Church

Last week, chez vous had the pleasure of catering Greg and Shanshan’s wedding at St. Peter’s Church which located a few minutes from the Staten Island Ferry.  The church with it’s magnificent architecture is the oldest of the 36 Roman Catholic parishes on Staten Island, having been established in 1839.

 

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Check out these photos below from the wedding catered by chez vous.

 

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Chef and Owner Ettore with DJ Chris ox Music to the Max

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Fleet Week 2014 Makes a Return To Staten Island

Fleet Week 2014 Makes a Return To Staten Island . Staten Island Fleet Week was established in 1990 while the Stapleton Homeport was an active U.S. Naval Base. The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.  At it’s inception we started as a  community based “Adopt-A-Sailor” program, which enabled local families to adopt crew-members for the day and treat them to either a home cooked meal, or visit the sites of New York City.

An all volunteer board and staff enable the group to fulfill their mission to provide recreation, morale and support the welfare of the visiting crew-members to the New York City area.  To date, close to 250 military ships have visited the Homeport site since 2000.  Fleet Week continues to bring in excess of 30,000 visitors to the event, not including the the crew-members and their families.  Fleet Week is an annual event which takes place each year during the Memorial Day holiday.

As a joint effort with the North Shore Business Association, to show our appreciation we provided complementary lunch to the men and women sailors of the  U.S Navy.  It was our pleasure giving back to the men and women who serve us. 

 

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chez vous Catering Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum

Tomorrow chez vous will be the caterers at the Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum.

We will be serving a presentation table of international cheeses, charcuterie, vegetable crudités with drip and fresh fruit. Shrimp cocktail, sesame seed chicken, filet mignon on toast, Asian spring rolls, and strafed mushroom hors d’oeuvres.

For dinner, we will be serving caesar salad, filet minion and grilled salmon, accompanied by string beans au beurre, garlic mashed potatoes.

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The gala will be held at their new home, Building A, on the ground of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York

 

The Staten Island Museum, which serves over 80,000 people each year, is realizing a dream 40 years in the making: the expansion to Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a nationally significant historic site that was saved from demolition through the leadership and efforts of Museum members in 1965.

In June 2011, the Museum broke ground and began the construction of a 21st century, fully climate-controlled museum facility, housed within the interior of a 19th century landmarked structure that had been built in 1879 to serve as a dormitory for “aged, worn out and retired seamen.”

 

For details on how to book chez vous please give us a call today at (718)-720-0900

Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum

Very exciting news, chez vous will be the caterers the  Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration at the Staten Island Museum 

We will be serving a presentation table of international cheeses. charcuterie, vegetable crudités with drip and fresh fruit. Shrimp cocktail, sesame seed chicken, filet mignon on toast, Asian spring rolls, and strafed mushroom hors d’oeuvres.

For dinner, we will be serving caesar salad, filet minion and grilled salmon,  accompanied bystring beans au beurre, garlic mashed potatoes.

 

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Saturday May 10,2014  | 6PM
To be held at their new home, Building A, on the ground of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York

Tickets are $200.00 per person, $1750.00 per table of (10)
RSVP By April 30,2014

To make a reservation for more information please call 718-483-7119
astraniere@statenislandmusum.org

 

For details on how to book chez vous please give us a call today at (718)-720-0900

chez vous owner selected as 2014 Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero

chez vous owner Ettore Mazzei has been selected as a 2014 Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero.  For the last 10 years, chez vous has been catering their events.

Unsung Heroes luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 12,2014 at the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame at Mt. Loretto 12PM. Tickets can be purchased for $85 by calling luncheon chairman Larry Ambrosino at 917-922-0874  or by e-mail leasiny@aol.com

Catering menu will include a fruit and vegetable crudités  presentation table served with hummus. Hot dog cart, and popcorn machine. Bow ties pesto, carved roast with cracked peppercorn sauce, and sea bass. Accompanied by garlic and smashed potatoes.

 

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame is a non for profit 501C – dedicated to recognizing and enshrining outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Staten Island Sports History.

 

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From the beginning, the task of Hall of Fame was simple: “To recognize those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Staten Island sports history, and by virtue of their accomplishments, service or force of character, have enriched that history for all time.”

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Since then, the members of the Hall of Fame committee have tried to live up to that mandate. It has moved from its humble beginnings on the CSI campus to a permanent home at the Catholic Youth Organization’s Center at Mount Loretto, thanks to the generosity of the Archdiocese of New York. And it has grown over the years, both in the number of athletes it honors as well as the prestige it exudes as the caretaker of the Island’s sports past.

From the plaques of the inductees hanging on its walls, to the photos that hang from its ceiling, to the memorabilia displayed in its nearly two dozen trophy cases, our sports past comes alive. You can almost hear the crack of Bobby Thomson’s bat when he hit his famous 1951 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” as well as feel the sting a football tackle leaves on someone wearing a leather helmet from New Dorp’s glory days. There are bats, balls and gloves, uniforms and baseball cards, trophies and scorebooks – even a luge used in the Winter Olympics. If it’s important to Staten Island’s sports past, it’s on display.

Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame 
6451 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10309
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chez vous teams up with David Tutera for Monte Carlo inspired wedding

chez vous teams up with David Tutera for Monte Carlo inspired wedding

Melissa Mazzei & the staff of chez vous caterers teamed up with celebrity party planner David Tutera to cater Nicole & Dwayne’s Monte Carlo inspired wedding at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

What better way to celebrate a Monte Carlo themed wedding than by having chez vous ,a French catering company owed by an Italian family cater the wedding.

chez vous is French for, at your home or as we say in catering, at your location of choice. For over 28 years chez vous has been catering to the hip & stylish when celebrating their weddings and important events.

Monte Carlo lies in the French Riviera on the Mediterrean Sea coastline in the south east corner of France. It neighbors with Italy.

When creating a Monte Carlo menu, elegance and royalty are what comes to mind. What better than to start the meal with white gold, better know as Belgian Endive or French Endive.

Any Monte Carlo inspired menu would include the freshest fish from the region, a Wild Salmon will be served accompanied with side dishes from their Italian neighbor.

Dessert could have been none other than Crème Brulee topped with Italian Biscotti & Fresh Raspberries.

Nicole & Dwayne’s

Monte Carlo inspired menu
Cocktail Hour
Shrimp Cocktail on Endive
Lobster & Crab Voul au vent
Grilled Baby Lamb Chops Mint Demi Glace
Skewered Sesame Chicken Sauce Poivrade
Asparagus Flaky French Pastry Maltese Sauce
Filet Mignon on toast horseradish mayonnaise

ENDIVES AU BLEU
Endive, Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Pears,
Lemon Orange Vinaigrette

GRILLED WILD SALMON
Processo Basil Butter Sauce
Pommes Anna, Broccoli Rabe

CREME BRULEE

Fresh Raspberries Almond Biscotti

BAR SERVICE

A Selection of French & Italian Wines
American Beer Sparkling & Flat Water