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Vendor Spotlight: Soirée Your Way!


Who is Soirée Your Way?

Soirée Your Way is a local Bachelorette/Elevated girls’ getaway concierge service, and they take pride in creating fun and unique itineraries for their clients. By partnering with local businesses, all parties benefit by showcasing everything our beautiful area has to offer. SYW also offers decorating or grocery services as an la carte item - taking the hassle out of guest arrival. Really anything you want or need ~ they are there for you!



Tell us a little about yourself! What is your personal background and why did you start this business?

Kristi Cuff is a Sonoma native, and has never fallen out of love with her hometown. Not only is she a local, she has worked in the service industry for years - including spas, wineries, and weddings. Shannon Barbara is a San Carlos, CA native but has completely embraced the Sonoma life. Her background includes almost a decade in public relations, marketing, and events - mostly in the entertainment space, while also running her own event planning business, Stratford & Pearl.

"We started the business because we love this valley and noticed there was a need for this type of service. After an almost decade long friendship, we always found ourselves helping and giving advice to visitors on what to do here, along with loving to throw a good party… so Soirée Your Way was born (while sipping wine on the patio at Viansa)." ~Kristi & Shannon, SYW

Shannon Barbara & Kristi Cuff: Photo by Stephanie Nicholas Photography

What are a few of your favorite local hot spots / or hidden gems?

"Our favorite winery is Buena Vista Winery and their Bubble Lounge, we’ve celebrated many special occasions there and love it as an option for our visitors. Our go-to ladies night is always SIGH., and Sonoma Valley Trail rides is a fun way to get outdoors and ride horseback with a group. We love that there is a tasting available afterwards as well. Reel & Brand has our favorite brunch - a local spot off of the main plaza. Who doesn’t love music and bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's?" ~Kristi & Shannon, SYW



How do you envision the perfect Wine Country bachelorette party?

"A perfect wine country bachelorette would start with a great house rental, pre-decorated prior to arrival or course! For that first evening we suggest a night in with a private chef accompanied with Meghan Bo Designs for the ladies to do a private jewelry workshop or simply shop! Spending the first night in is a great way to accommodate different arrival times and get everyone acclimated. Since we mentioned Sonoma Valley Trail rides is a favorite of ours, horseback riding the next morning at Bartholomew Estate Winery, followed by a wine tasting on the property, and then the Bubble Lounge! Head over to Napa for dinner, we love AVOW for drinks and appetizers! Day 3 would be Spa Day at one of our local spas where the group can really soak in the Valley with some relaxing massages and sun bathing (enjoy MacArthur Place in Sonoma or the Spa at Silverado in Napa). Final night dinner at one of the many restaurants - and end your evening at SIGH! Cheers!" ~Kristi & Shannon, SYW


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Why is Sonoma County the best location for a girls getaway?

"Wine country is the best location for a girls trip because we have everything here - gorgeous landscapes, great food, beautiful spas, outdoor activities, and of course wine! Every group that visits is unique, and we’re aware that not all of them may want to drink wine the whole time. They may be looking to relax at a spa, do yoga - we can accommodate everyone’s needs." ~Kristi & Shannon, SYW


Shannon Barbara & Kristi Cuff: Photo by Stephanie Nicholas Photography

What is your process like when working with a bride or bridal party in planning a fun weekend or day trip?

"It's simple, we usually are in contact with the primary of the group and discuss how many days they’re looking to plan. When they have a date confirmed, we require a reservation fee to reserve their date. We’ll have a conversation to get an idea of what they’re seeking, their interests, and any other special requests. From there we create an itinerary and confirm it exceeds their expectations. We take care of all bookings, reservations, and are the main point of contact for the client. We will have the itinerary waiting at their house or hotel upon arrival; or can send via email if preferred. They just show up and enjoy themselves!" ~Kristi & Shannon, SYW



How to get in touch with Soirée Your Way:

Fill out the contact form on their website - Soireeyourway.com

Instagram Handle: @soireeyourway

Email them directly: Soireeyourway@gmail.com



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Maryssa Souza

Planner | Owner

Save the Date! Weddings & Events


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