Archive for August, 2009

Rhythm Jazzations Malibu Extravaganza

August 28th, 2009 Kiki Kalor Posted in News 2 Comments »

Rhythm Jazzations presented the “Return to Forever” Malibu Concert Invitational for 2009 at the Villa Versailles Mansion. It started with a pool party at noon with a Brazilian BBQ and a live jazz quartet. Bathers couldn’t have asked for a warmer, sunnier day. To get out of the sun, tours of the mansion were set up and an art exhibit of contemporary artists was available for viewing.

Soaking in the Rays at Malibu Mansion Overlooking the Ocean

Soaking in the Rays at Malibu Mansion Overlooking the Ocean

Karl Mitchell, the world-renowned trainer of big cats brought one of his babies out for everyone to “pet” while he bottle fed it. Karl has created “star” tigers, ligers and lions for movies, commercials, fashion photography and music videos for over 20 years. Karl owns a large ranch in Pahrump, Nevada where his cats run freely and where visitors can “encounter” the big cats and have their photo taken with them.

Mansion turns into Euro-Nightclub at night

Mansion turns into Euro-Nightclub at night

From 5-8pm guests watched the sunset over the Pacific ocean while sipping on ISVodka martinis, smoking cigars and enjoying tapas from around the world.

As the evening approached, guests retired to their own private cabanas for changing into semi-formal attires. Soon the mansion turned into a Euro-nightclub with DJs from L.A., New York and Miami getting the groove on. A fantastic laser show, salsa dancing and more ISVodka cocktails were the highlights of the evening. Going out with a bang, the party finale had a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean.

The event benefited two non-profit organizations.¬† “A Place Called Home” (APCH) and Project MuszEd offer at-risk children music and education programs as well as financial support to achieve success.

Author, Kiki Kalor

Hi Time for ISVodka

August 25th, 2009 Kiki Kalor Posted in Events No Comments »

Chili Cook Off at Hi Time - Cool Off with ISVodka

Hot Chili Cook Off at Hi Time - Cool Off with ISVodka

It’s a Chili Cook Off at Hi Time Wine Cellar in Costa Mesa, California with ISVodka on Sunday, August 30 from Noon-5pm.

1,500 people are expected to stop by Hi Time Wine Cellar, have a little chili and purchase ISVodka. When you buy a bottle of ISVodka today you’ll be given a $3-off coupon. So instead of paying $39.99 you’ll only pay $36.99 for an ultra-premium vodka! This is no ordinary vodka. It’s made from the glacier waters in Iceland and distilled 7 times to remove all impurities to give you the smoothest taste and experience you can get with a vodka.

Be sure to ask Shay about ISVodka. She’s our Brand Ambassador and will have a table set up in the vodka aisle with the coupons and information about ISVodka. We will be the only spirit sponsor at this event so you can’t miss us.

Hi Time Wine Cellar is the largest climate-controlled wine cellar in Orange County with 3,000 square feet of spirits, wines and beer. The cellar can hold up to 10,000 bottles.  They also sell cheeses, chocolates and olives. Impress your friends by taking one of their wine and cheese classes to learn the latest. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are wine tasting days. Locals love this shop not only for their selection and monthly specials but because the staff is knowledgeable. When you walk in to the cigar humidor you have 300 different cigar choices!

Hi Time Wine Cellar MAP 250 Ogle Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (800) 331-3005

Big Success AFAN Aid for AIDS

August 24th, 2009 Kiki Kalor Posted in News 1 Comment »

3,000 people celebrated last night, Saturday for the Aid for AIDS benefit “Black and White Party” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where ISVodka was one of the sponsors.

"Cake Walk" by The Cupcakery at Black & White Party

"Cake Walk" by The Cupcakery at Black & White Party

AFAN (Aid for AIDS in Nevada) is a non-profit organization which provides education and support for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1984 it has helped over 2,000 men, women and children with the HIV virus. AFAN provides food programs, service programs, community outreach programs, education and prevention programs as well as direct client service  programs to enhance the quality of life for adults and children living with the disease in Nevada.

A spectacular line-up of entertainers graced the stage including Japanese drummers, jugglers, fire-eaters, mermaids and mermen, DJs, Cirque du Soleil style acrobats and singer/impersonators Cher and Tina Turner. Even Charo, flamenco guitarist and singer did a number. The evening was capped off by a special performance by Frank Marino, star female impersonator and headliner in Vegas for La Cage, the show at the Riviera for the last 20 years. Celebs including the Men of X who perform at Hooters and Penn and Teller who perform at the Rio were in the audience.

Mermaid Treasures ISVodka Bottle

Mermaid Treasures ISVodka Bottle

The doors opened at 9pm at The Joint, the newly renovated concert theater in the Hard Rock Hotel. Guests poured in for the party. Las Vegas restaurants such as Brio Tuscan Grille, Outback Steakhouse, BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku, Dos Caminos and P.F. Chang‘s served plate after plate of steak kabobs, diced chicken on iceberg, shrimp and fish salads, fine prosciutto on cheese crackers with salad, sushi rolls and more.

3,000 People Crowded at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

3,000 People Crowded at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

Dessert was provided by The Cupcakery. Over 3,200 mini-cupcakes were baked for the occasion! But that’s not all. The Cupcakery did a little “cake walk.” 2 lovely ladies dressed in Marie Antoinette wigs with large hoop dresses that were actually mirrored tables on wheels able to carry hundreds of cupcakes! As the ladies walked around the room, guests picked cupcakes off their “table skirts.” Very creatively done.

ISVodka, one of the spirits sponsors had lines around the booth with thirsty folks waiting to have a shot of ISVodka from the IS ice sculpture poured by Gabriel, our IS Man or a martini made by Robyn, one of our IS Angels. Our booth was swamped from 9pm to 1 am! Besides shots of ISVodka, guests could order an IS Queen, ISd Bull or ISy Dicey cocktail. The sexy Men of X enjoyed ISVodka as well as GLBT PRIDE promoters dressed in 8 foot butterfly wings.

Everyone danced and partied on the dance floor in front of the stage to hip hop and rock by the DJ. You could also visit the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries where more booths were set up. Tatoo artists, spin the wheel fun, cookie companies, balloon artists, flower shops, costume photo opps, AFAN information and more entertained guests. What a night!

Written by Kiki Kalor

Poker Night at McCormick and Schmicks

August 23rd, 2009 Kiki Kalor Posted in Events No Comments »

"Annie Duke" Best Female Poker Player in the World

"Annie Duke" Best Female Poker Player in the World

ISVodka is sponsoring a “Poker Night” at McCormick and Schmick’s inside the Omni Hotel in San Diego on Wednesday, September 30 from 7:30pm to close.

Anyone who loves to play poker and is 21 and over can play. But you must make a reservation because it’s filling up fast. Get your friends together and reserve 4 seats now!

This is a bar promotion hosted by ISVodka. All you have to do is purchase a drink ticket for $10 and this buys you a seat as well as your favorite cocktail made with ISVodka. Plus you will be entered to win raffle prizes. So the more drinks you buy the more chances you have to win prizes. Blinds will be raised every 15 minutes. All for a night of fun.

Actor "Kato Kaelin" Wins ISVodka Bottle

Actor "Kato Kaelin" Wins ISVodka Bottle at Celebrity Poker Tournament

You can order your ISVodka martini or cocktail tableside and a waitress will bring you your drink. McCormick and Schmick’s will be passing hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

Weather permitting, the Poker Night is scheduled to take place outside on the upstairs patio. It will begin after the Dodger game is over so there will be plenty of room for poker tables, dealers and players.

Only 60 people will have the chance to play this evening so make your reservations NOW! Ask for Dwayne with the British accent. He’s managing this event and is attentive to all your questions.

ISVodka has sponsored other poker tournaments including the Celebrity Poker Tournament benefiting Opportunity Village at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

McCormick’s & Schmick’s in the Omni Hotel MAP 675 L. Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 645-6545

Girls Night Out at Kimera

August 23rd, 2009 Kiki Kalor Posted in Events No Comments »

"Girls Night Out" with Saks 5th Ave. and ISVodka at Kimera's

"Girls Night Out" with Saks 5th Ave. and ISVodka at Kimera's

ISVodka is the preferred vodka of the evening for a “Girls Night Out” with partner Bloomingdales at Kimera’s Restaurant Lounge in Orange County, California on Tuesday, August 25th from 5:30-8:30pm.

Upscale ladies will have a chance to drink ISVodka martinis and cocktails and watch the fashion show provided by Bloomingdales just for the occasion. About 200 ladies are expected so be sure to arrive early to reserve an area for you and your friends as well as order your ISVodka martini. The public is invited.

Kimera is the newest addition to the Dining as Art Collection in Orange County. The indoor-outdoor decor is very stylish and modern architecture but warm with many types of light and dark woods. The cuisine is a blend of California with international flavors.

Kimera’s Restaurant MAP 19530 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA 92612 (949) 261-1222

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