Plymouth harbor 1966Tiki Go Go Chef Service catered the super fun Sarasota MOD Weekend closing sunset party at Historical 1966 Plymouth Harbor Residences for its 6th Annual Event.

If you visit or live in Sarasota, Florida its hard to miss the towering 250 – foot tall Plymouth Harbor building just off the Ringling Causeway on the way out to St. Armand’s Circle and Lido Beach.  The tallest building in Sarasota – the iconic Plymouth Harbor was designed by Architect Frank Folsom Smith, one of the original architects of the Sarasota School of Architecture.  Smith is often referred to as “the grand old man of Sarasota Architecture”.  Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) hosts an action packed three day festival every November, celebrating the mid century architecture in Sarasota, Florida during the 50’s & 60’s.

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.

“Sarasota in the 1950s was one of the most important places in the world of architectural creativity, where the greatest design movements of the day came together”.  – CARL ABBOTT FAIA, original member of the Sarasota School of Architecture

sarasota mod weekendS arasota Mod Weekend, presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation ( SAF) is a mid-century modern architecture festival celebrating the legacy of the Sarasota School of Architecture.   In 2019 the theme of the sixth annual festival was “Sarasota in the Sixties,” and focused on the next generation of Sarasota School architects —  Frank Folsom Smith, Carl Abbott, Joe Farrell, Tim Seibert and Jack West — and their designs after the first wave of architects in the 1950s.

It was an incredible opportunity to work directly with Gaston Productions and SAF -Sarasota Architectural Foundation as they orchestrated this sensational three day event.  The 6th Annual Sarasota MOD Weekend was definitely one for the books.  The opening night kicked off with a meet & greet cocktail party at The Modern, an ultra hip downtown hotel.  On the first evening guests at MOD Weekend enjoyed party food catered poolside and listened to the sounds of a local Beach Boys Tribute Band.  The party-goers jumped into the photo booth and checked out retro groovy clothing on sale with “Canned Ham” Sarasota’s deluxe vintage shop and of course there was plenty of time just sipping cocktails & lounging poolside with beautiful girls in Go Go outfits.  It was a memorable start to a fun weekend loaded with Art Exhibits, Swanky House Tours, Educational Lectures, Siesta Key Trolley Tours, Kayak Waterfront Tours, Fashion Shows, Live Music, Sunset Cocktails and more.

Amazing Drew Vase & flowers
Drew Vase Flower Arrangement

Tiki Go Go worked a lot behind the scenes to help Gaston Productions with party planning and rental coordination as well as Catering final night. We created all the flower arrangements and some accent décor items for the three day festival including designing customized mid mod printed table linens for various themed parties: VIP Catered Dinner at the new Sarasota Museum of Modern Art and the Plymouth Harbor Closing Cocktail Party on Sunday Evening. The theme for that closing party evening was “Sarasota in the Sixties”.  The guests enjoyed sunset cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while listening to the tunes of Sarasota’s “Ship of Fools” a Grateful Dead local five-piece band.

One highlight of the Architecture Tour Sunday evening was an elevator ride 25 stories up to visit a few penthouse apartments being showcased in Plymouth Harbor. The spectacular water views, shifting clouds and views of downtown were mind blowing. We loved being a part of the party planning and decorating aspects with our flower arrangements & different design elements for this Sarasota Mod Weekend but the ultimate thrill was catering the Big Closing Night Poolside Party at the landmark Plymouth Harbor Sunday night. Tiki Go Go Chef Service got rave reviews from the party guests for our innovative Aloha Cuisine.

MID MOD Flowers Poolside
MOD Laugh In Sign
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