Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Winner!

Take inspiration from the four finalist of Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Competition and host a party of your own in 2013!

Last week, Elizabeth I attended finale event for the 2nd annual Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Competition.  The event was judged and hosted by Padma Lakshmi and Sterling Vineyards.  Four fabulously talented finalists, chosen from hundreds of entrants in the contest, were brought to NYC to showcase how they would host a the ultimate party.  Each contestant had to transform an empty space into a themed party with all of the necessary accoutrements.  As a master entertainer, Padma Lakshmi,was chosen bt Sterling Vineyards to host and judge the competition.

Zooey Jones from Brooklyn, NY (pictured above) was crowned Sterlings Ultimate Host! She received a check for $25,000, as well as a trips to Sterling Vineyards in Napa and the Pebble Beach Food and the Wine Festival.  Look out for her her fabulous tips on Sterling’s social media channels.

Below we would love to share with you pictures from the event and each of the four partyscapes.  We hope they inspire you to host a party of your own in the New Year.  Congratulations to all the finalist – they all WINNERS to us!

Zooey impressed the judges with her jazz-themed party, including smooth tunes and comfort food to go along with her choice of Sterling wines.

Finalist Beth Peterson set a breezy scene at the finale event with a boardwalk full of sea-inspired food and wine.  She tugged on this beach girls heart-strings!

Finalist Katherine Apsey set the mood in her “Zen den” by surrounding guests with relaxing candles and Zen gardens.

Finalist Jessica La-Rotta was inspired by NYC’s Central Park. With a photo booth and “street” food – there was no shortage or park activities.

A special thanks to Sterling Vineyards for the invitation and a fabulous evening!





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