Take Time To Toast

What is Take Time to Toast?

Take Time to Toast is an event series devoted to empowering women entrepreneurs and saying thank you. At TTTT we network, encourage one another’s creativity, and plan to walk away with new friends. The events create an environment where we can toast each other and learn from one another’s experiences. We include food + drink, inspiring conversation, educational topics, instagram-worthy photo ops, and some extra special surprises at each event. Attendees spend their time learning from motivational guest speakers from a broad range of backgrounds and enjoy the opportunity to connect with other creatives. We know that we can accomplish far more together than we can apart.

Danielle Gibson Events is the planning and design power behind Take Time to Toast. DGE is a boutique event firm based out of Napa with a refreshing approach to creating unique, all-encompassing experiences. DGE chooses to partner with top-notch event planners throughout the San Francisco Bay Area instead of seeing them as competition. This collaborative approach gives DGE the ability to take on complex events with rock-solid teams. DGE’s clients include: Airbnb, AllModern, Alt Summit, Index Ventures, Google, and more.

Why we Take Time to Toast:

The concept for Take Time to Toast came after many months of hard work In the event industry, we are no stranger to unconventional work weeks and crazy hours. At the conclusion of a long event we brought our incredible team together for the first Take Time to Toast and really took the time to recognize their accomplishments and thank them for a job well done. A thank you like this is few and far between in the events world and Danielle Gibson Events wanted to pioneer this concept to uplift all of us who work so hard. When we walked away from this love fest we all felt more empowered, appreciated, and motivated. We decided it was time to spread the word and get everyone we possibly could involved.

Who’s Behind TTTT?


Danielle worked in retail management for 11 years, followed by another 10 years in the San Francisco event scene before starting her own event firm, Danielle Gibson Events. When it comes to the details, Danielle is a self-admitted madwoman. She and her team know what’s happening down to the minute. They design unique, all-encompassing experiences each time and TTTT is no exception. Oohs and ahhs are frequently overheard around every corner. Before event planning, Danielle studied Fashion Merchandising and Buying in New York and then put it into practice for 11 years at Gap, Inc. As if that weren’t enough, she is also the Owner and Creative Director of Tallu-lah. Since 2005, Danielle has honed her expertise in envisioning one-of-a-kind events where people have a truly amazing experience. A successful event is much more than an occasion, it’s an experience that touches people’s hearts.


Shaina is a dedicated and proven self-starter. In 2016, Shaina graduated with a degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. A passion for details and pretty pictures (and tbh a childhood dream of Cinderella-esque weddings) lead her to the world of event planning where she was hired by Danielle Gibson Events for her first post-grad career. The go-getter she is, she jumped at the idea of empowering women and making a difference and so Take Time to Toast was born.

What’s Next:

We are currently planning our upcoming Take Time To Toast events! Some of these events will be open to the public so that we can continue to grow our community and empower the women around us. Sign up for the TTTT newsletter below to be the first to know about the next event. Follow our instagram @taketimetotoast to be empowered daily.