New York, NY (March 10, 2014) – All-Star Weekend is renowned for bringing out the finest in sports and entertainment, especially when it comes to brands and celebrities, but this year, Seagram’s Gin set the tone for what one might call “A classy layup” with their Mixology Suite inside The Ritz Carlton hotel.
The Mixology Suite, which held many events over the course of the weekend, kicked off the annual All-Star holiday inside The Ritz Carlton’s rooftop penthouse, which overlooked the entire city of New Orleans.
Events commenced on Thursday, February 13th with a media day reception, sponsored by Hairfinity, hosted by Rasheeda Frost (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) and Toya Wright (Toya, A Family Affair), with cocktails provided by Seagram’s Gin. Thursday night’s red-carpet event, Twisted TurnUP, was hosted by the Ladies of the 2014 Seagram’s Gin Calendar, with music by DJ Kayotik.
Valentine’s Day was celebrated during the Seagram’s Gin All-Star Brunch, hosted by Rocsi Diaz (Entertainment Tonight, Daily Correspondent) and Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta), sponsored by Hairfinity. Friday night was an intimate private event hosted by international recording artist Flo Rida, and the Ladies of the 2014 Seagram’s Gin Calendar.
Flo Rida, who has been an advocate of the brand, just recently featured the new Seagram’s Gin bottle in his latest music video “How I Feel.” The new bottle also made its debut during All-Star weekend, on display inside the Mixology Suite.
Many celebrities and athletes visited the Mixology Suite to get their hands on the Seagram’s Gin Extra Dry and Twisted flavors. Attendees were able to sip on Seagram’s Gin specialty cocktails Bramble, Dante and Southside, made with Seagram’s Extra Dry, Pineapple and Lime and Gins, respectively, all perfectly complimented by NOLA style cuisine and local brass and jazz style bands.
“I was blown away by Seagram’s Gin event sponsored by Hairfinity as the opener for the 2013 All-Star Weekend,” says, renowned photographer Freddy O. “The private event was hosted by my girls Toya Wright and Rasheeda Frost. The event was over the top. The private event was filled with so many basketball players including legendary Magic Johnson.”
Being the only flavored gin available, attendees walked away with a new appreciation of the brand, in addition to discovering the classier side of All-Star Weekend.
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