We’re excited to share this video we were able to play a small role in (you’ll catch the Slade Family taking a ride on our hot air balloon toward the end).
The Slade’s have been making Christmas videos in lieu of the traditional Christmas Card for the past 6 years. In addition to the fun they have creating these videos, they use this medium to serve those in need by raising money and awareness for the less fortunate. Over the past 6 years, their videos have supported Charity: Water. This year, they’re out doing themselves again and are giving away a car to a family in need! Please
See full article here! https://goodfoodfinderaz.com/dining-in-the-desert/
Photography by Ryann Lindsey Photography
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, hosting a work-related function, or entertaining company, Float Balloon Tours and Cloth & Flame have your back in Arizona hospitality.
When Matthew Cooley and Olivia Laux began Float Balloon Tours in 2013, they didn’t know much about hot air ballooning. They just knew they wanted to rep the Phoenix community.
“Food is huge part of the experience,” Cooley said. “It’s a place in the desert for people who otherwise wouldn’t find themselves there.”
The dining aspect has become such a popular part of Float Balloon Tours that Cooley and Laux have created an offshoot of the hot air balloon tours, called Desert Dinners, for when hot air ballooning is out of season.
“We’re doing this fantastic thing even though we’re not able to fly, we have a beautiful spot, with a chef preparing this extravagant meal without having a time crunch or the unknowns of ballooning with a long set-up,” said Cooley.
The dinners can host anywhere between 10 to 30 people, and occur once or twice a month. Cooley said they’re looking to expand the dining operation to the Grand Canyon and possibly Alaska, in hopes of expanding nationally.
We were just featured in Dorado Magazine! Full article here: https://doradomagazine.com/float/
“Take to the skies in a balloon tour for a different view of the Sonoran Desert — then end your day with a gourmet meal in the desert.
While ballooning is the main event, it’s what comes after that makes a Float balloon tour particularly unique — the hour-long voyage over the mountains and desert of Arizona culminates with a gourmet open-air brunch, prepared onsite. No box lunches here: A wood dining table complete with plates, silverware and gorgeous florals awaits guests disembarking their balloon.
The meals have been so popular that Cooley and Laux are now looking to launch a series of standalone food projects.”
Words by Ellen Olson for doradomagazine.com, Photos by Marc Mintz