LQD is Ripe for Picking This Spring and Summer Season

LQD is Ripe for Picking This Spring and Summer Season

If you’re looking for a spirit to wet your palate these days, LQD, a reimagined collection of premium craft beverages from Anheuser-Busch’s Brewer’s Collective. After launching last month, LQD continues to bring the taste of spring to your home with canned hard limeades, hard teas, and hard lemonades made for the health-conscious indulger — mindful of what they’re putting in their bodies without compromising on flavor.


Unlike most canned beverages which use artificial ingredients and added sugar, LQD is crafted with high quality, natural ingredients and REAL fruit, with hero ingredients including coconut water and green tea. Each can of LQD is under 200 calories, contains no artificial ingredients or added sugar, and has an ABV of 5.2 – 5.9%.

The brand’s debut product lineup features three refreshing flavors including:

  • Hard Agave Limeade – Crafted with summer in mind, flavored with real lime juice and naturally sweetened with agave nectar 
  • Hard Passion Fruit Green Tea – Bursting with the tropical aroma of passion fruit, the flavor is nicely tart with a balanced sweetness. It finishes with the delicate tannic flavor of green tea (*Launching Mid-May 2020)
  • Hard Peach Green Tea – Aroma of freshly picked ripe peaches, followed by a well balanced flavor of green tea. The sweetness flavor is reserved, allowing the focus to remain on the fruit and tea (*Launching Mid-May 2020)

As we gravitate outside on our patios and balconies to take in the spring weather, or cheer on our healthcare heroes at 7pm, LQD is the perfect at-home companion. LQD is now available at select retailers throughout the US in single flavor six packs and 12 pack variety options, and retails $10.99 – $12.99.

 
 
Poppi Fizzes Up the Competition with Prebiotic Soda

Poppi Fizzes Up the Competition with Prebiotic Soda

If you’ve ever been one to question the everyday soda, you’d know just how bad the fizzy stuff is for your health. With tons of sugar and questionable ingredients, it’s been a talking point for decades. Yet, sometimes we just get a craving for the sizzling pop that can’t be ignored.

Introducing Poppi — the *all-new* better-for-you prebiotic soda infused with apple cider vinegar that keeps your gut in check. Poppi is on a mission to redefine what soda can be by creating clean, functional and genuinely delicious beverages. If you missed it, they just had their Shark Tank update episode air earlier this month.

Now more than ever, it’s important for us to prioritize our overall health and immunity. Did you know, 70% of our immunity begins with our gut? Poppi makes it fun and easy to boost your immunity by giving you a full serving of gut-friendly probiotics to help with digestion, immunity, skin clarity, blood sugar, pH balance, and more. It’s great to sip on while WFH (working from home), for busy moms and their kids, or when you need a healthier alternative on the go. Who’d have ever thought that soda would be the guilty please to receive a healthy rework?!

Poppi is available in seven refreshing flavors: orange, blueberry, strawberry lemon, mango pineapple, strawberry rose, lime ginger, and peach tea, and is low-sugar (5g) and low-calorie (20 cal)! The best part? Poppi is available on Amazon, making it easier than ever to get delicious gut health delivered directly to your door. Poppi

Price: $3.00/can or $35.99/case

Poppi can be purchased here!

Vital Proteins Launches Vitality Immune Booster to Help Keep Your Health in Check

Vital Proteins Launches Vitality Immune Booster to Help Keep Your Health in Check

With everyone feeling cabin fever and the impact of COVID-19, we have to remember how to stay bright and healthy during these strange days. As a result, Vital Proteins has taken their health-health-concious stance a step further — helping to boost immune systems and put our minds at ease when encountering even the slightest sniffle.
According to Director of Education at Vital Proteins and Registered Dietician, Jenn Randazzo, you should be focused on 3 things to boost your immune system: sleep, exercise, and diet. Randazzo is prioritizing her nightly routine, getting a daily workout (even if it’s just a short walk), and embracing nutrient dense foods and immune-boosting supplements.
The Vital Proteins Vitality™ Immune Booster**, an all-in-one product, allows you to get your collagen while also boosting your immune system in a time when we could all use it. The Vital Proteins Vitality™ Immune Booster** stick packs are the only product on the market that combines collagen (5g), Vitamin C, and electrolytes with Wellmune®* and Immuno-LP20® — which are one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge ingredients clinically-proven to support the immune system. And while collagen is often associated with its hair, skin, nail, bone and joint benefits it also contains key amino acids, like glycine and arginine, that have been linked to supporting the immune system.
Right now it’s important to not overcomplicate your wellness routine, and these stick packs are conveniently packaged — just add water and drink once a day! Loaded with ingredients like electrolytes for hydration, Vitamin C, D, B12 and zinc, it helps combat those less-than-stellar feelings for a better you.
With every mix and pour, you can put your best sip forward with The Vital Proteins Vitality™ Immune Booster**.
Habit Burger Grill Deploys Food Trucks Throughout Southern CA To Deliver Meals to Frontline Workers

Habit Burger Grill Deploys Food Trucks Throughout Southern CA To Deliver Meals to Frontline Workers

Last month, The Habit Burger deployed its very own fleet of food trucks to host 27 “events” near hospitals throughout California to give back to health care professionals by providing over 8,000 complimentary meals. In order to maintain social distancing and the utmost safety and cleanliness for all, they are having a few representatives pick up meals from the truck every 15 minutes in lieu of accumulating a line of guests.

Locations include Santa Ana, Norwalk, Los Angeles, West Covina, Long Beach, Mission Hills, Anaheim and many more. Their schedule is as follows:

  • 3/27:

    • Dignity Health St. Mary, 1050 Linden Ave  Long Beach, CA 90813

    • Providence Hospital Mission Hills; 11333 Sepulveda Blvd Mission Hills, CA 91345

  • 3/28:

    • Children’s Hospital LA; 4650 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles 90027

    • Second Harvest Food Bank; 2695 East Katella Ave. Anahiem, CA, 92806 

  • 3/30 

    • Kindred Hospital; 14900 East Imperial Highway, La Mirada, CA 90638 

  • 4/1:

    • San Dimas Community; 1350 W. E Covina Blvd, San Dimas CA 91773 

  • 4/2: 

    • Garfield Medical Center; 525 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, 91754

    • Keck Hospital USC; 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles CA 90033

  • 4/3

    • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; 1812 Verdugo Blvd, Glendale CA 91208

MGA Entertainment Ensures the Safety of Healthcare Professionals & Patients Facing Covid-19

MGA Entertainment Ensures the Safety of Healthcare Professionals & Patients Facing Covid-19

Southern California-Based Toy Company Kicks Off “OPERATION: PAC-MAN” to Deliver More Than 2M Masks, Robes and Protective Gear to Hospitals Around the World 

CHATSWORTH, CALIF. (March 25, 2020) – Reports grew over the weekend regarding the lack of masks and other necessary medical supplies at hospitals battling the contagion, Covid-19, especially facilities located in New York, California and Washington. CEO and Founder of MGA Entertainment, Inc. (MGAE), Isaac Larian, announced today a new initiative called “Operation: PAC-MAN,” an initiative created to bring supporters together so that hospitals and healthcare workers are stocked with the supplies they need to protect themselves during their efforts to eradicate the virus.  

Over the weekend, Larian put together an initial plan of action, which included donating $100,000 to UCLA Medical Center, identifying an overseas factory that could fulfill an order for two-million masks, and securing 25,000 masks, which will arrive to the United States this week and will be immediately sent to three Southern California hospitals, including City of Hope, Cedars Sinai and UCLA.  In addition, Flexport.org has partnered to air lift – for free – an additional 150,000 units of medical supplies procured by MGAE, ensuring hospitals receive them this week upon arrival. 

“I’m very grateful to Susy Schöneberg, head of Flexport.org, for her heroic act. It takes selfless leaders like Susy to make a difference in these tough times for the humanKIND, said Isaac Larian, CEO and Founder of MGA Entertainment. “I wish for other CEOs and leaders of our society join this effort now, please.”  

An online webpage will launch this week for fans, partners and retailers who want to support the efforts, including a link where hospitals or healthcare workers can request certified and approved supplies to be sent to their facility.  After filling out the form and verifying the request, the MGAE team will ship out the supplies for immediate delivery. At this time, priority will be placed for those hospitals in California, New York and Washington. 

Larian stated: “This is not an industry issue or a government issue any longer – at this point, all of humanKIND needs to work together and fix the shortage that hospitals are facing and I believe this issue can best be resolved by entrepreneurs. The fact that hospitals and hospital workers are lacking basic necessities to safely continue their treatment of patients is tragic. It is preposterous that we are in this position and now it’s up to everyone to work together.”  

Understanding the global implication of the virus, Larian worked with MGAE’s international licensees and distributors to aid in distributing medical supplies to hospitals around the world, including Italy, France and Spain.  He is working to re-tool the Little Tikes® factory in Hudson, Ohio so that medical supplies for the hospitals can be manufactured in the U.S.A. Further, MGAE’s fifteen, 3-D printers have been made available for any hospitals that need them.   

Added Larian: “Keeping our hospital workers healthy and properly supplied will be they only way to help them continue to do their jobs to the best of their ability.”

About MGA Entertainment 

MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, creates innovative proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as L.O.L. Surprise™, Little Tikes®, Num Noms™, Poopsie Slime Surprise™, Bratz®, Rainbows in Pieces™, Na! Na! Na! Surprise™, Wreck Royale™, Baby Born Surprise™ and Zapf Creation®. Visit us at www.mgae.com.

The Habit Turns Up the Heat Just in Time For Spring with Tempura Jalapeño Charburger

The Habit Turns Up the Heat Just in Time For Spring with Tempura Jalapeño Charburger

You’ve got a delicious new habit on the horizon! Say “bye-bye” to blah burgers — the new Tempura Jalapeño Charburger arrives at The Habit Burger Grill on March 11th nationwide! The Habit’s new burger has the perfect mix of sweet and spicy flavors that give it a unique flavor profile that will delight even the most seasoned “foodies”!

Known for their amazing limited-time and seasonal menu items, The Habit Burger Grill is taking its innovation to the next level with the introduction of the Japanese-style tempura batter — which gives the jalapeños a light, airy, and crisp texture. Tempura jalapeños and spicy/sweet jalapeño jam are combined in a way where all the distinct flavors fit together in perfect harmony.

This launch comes on the heels of the burger joint topping Thrillist’s list of “Underrated Burger Chains that Need to be in Every State!” This newest menu item will not disappoint – with its seasoned chargrilled beef patty, topped with crispy tempura jalapeños covered in sweet and spicy jalapeño jam with melted cheese, a zesty jalapeño mustard ranch sauce, tomato and green leaf lettuce on a toasted brioche bun. On a diet? The Habit Burger Grill even offers lettuce-wrapped burgers! It’s truly a mouth-watering experience!

Lucali x THE NICE GUY Bring NY Deliciousness to LA

Lucali x THE NICE GUY Bring NY Deliciousness to LA

Pizza (and Italian cuisine) lovers unite! Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th are shaping up to be a couple of the hottest winter nights in Los Angeles. From 5:00 p.m. until midnight on both dates, the highly acclaimed Lucali will be taking over THE NICE GUY for an extremely limited-time-only run. The collaboration is the result of a longstanding friendship between John Terzian, co-owner of The h.wood Group (along with Brian Toll) and Lucali’s legendary owner and founder Mark Iacono.
 
In signature Lucali fashion, guests will be greeted by a classic 1975 Chevrolet Caprice convertible, which i’s a tell-tale sign you’ve arrived at the Brooklyn outpost. Once inside, Iacono will be slinging four of his signature 18” pies — margarita, pepperoni, hot pepper, and shallot straight from the oven. In addition, Iacono will be dishing out his celebrated homemade meatballs. And if you’re still not sold, classic Italian libations including a Campari spritz and Negroni will also be available.
 
No reservations are available and guests are encouraged to line up early for the first come, first serve NYC-meets-LA experience. THE NICE GUY is located at 401 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

About Lucali

Lucali first opened doors in Iacono’s own childhood neighborhood of Carroll Gardens in 2006 and has become a Brooklyn institution in the years since garnering accolades from Bloomberg, Forbes and The New York Times along the way. In 2012, Jay Z and Beyonce created headlines when they ditched the Grammy’s in favor of dinner at Lucali.
Six Gun Sal Prepares to Rock Southern California

Six Gun Sal Prepares to Rock Southern California

The next few days are shaping up to be an eventful Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend. In fact, Los Angeles’ own Six Gun Sal is preparing to rock out with a live performance for the release of their new music video, “The Life,” and recent new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal’s “The Life” music video will be shown at the event, and it’s expected that many familiar faces will be present for the show.

The event will be hosted by Australian actor Vernon Wells, Timothy Eaton (TV Film Music Producer), with attendees like Frank Greenfield (Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated, Golden Globe and Dove Award Winner, Producer, Writer and Guitarist); Chad Johnson (Bachelor in Paradise); Kim Estes (EMMY Award Winning); Kelly Noc Mac (Food Network- Reality Star “American Worst Cook”); and Glenna Kamholz (“Andrea The Giant” AfterGlow Original Glowgirls – Wrestler) to name a few!

Six Gun Sal is a Los Angeles based 7-piece Classic & Southern Rock Band who recently signed with Sony/ The Orchard for their new single “Take Me Home.” Six Gun Sal will move you with melodic emotional ballads, heartfelt lyrics that are relatable, and grungy rocked out powerhouse songs like Whiskey Mountain and The Life. In addition, the band will feature powerful lead guitars and funky bass riffs, and drum fills that will make you get up and move to the sounds. Six Gun Sal has shared the stage with bands such as LA Guns, Lynchmob, P.O.D. TRAPT, Junkyard, Great White and many more.

Band Members Include: Anthony Appello (Lead Vocal); Dusty Lang (Rhythm Guitar), Joey “Jo Jo” Durant (Drummer), Matt G (Bassist), Ed Fierro (Lead Guitar) and Mia Dunn (Backing Vocals).

The event is this Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 6 pm – 10 pm at Boardner’s By La Belle.
Address: 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

You can check out Six Gun Sal’s Music Videos, “Mama Said” here.

Winsome Opens in L.A.’s Playa District

Winsome Opens in L.A.’s Playa District

We recently delivered L.A.’s Best Spots for Valentine’s Day in 2020, and the reality is that many of those restaurants are amazing for any time of year. Now, you can go ahead and add one more restaurant to that list: Winsome. Located in the Playa District, restaurateur duo Marc Rose and Med Abrous officially opened their all-day café concept, Winsome, easier this week at the 33-acre Playa District, which is owned by EQ Office and designed by RCH Studios.
As you may know, Marc and Med are behind the award-winning cocktail bar and gaming parlor, The Spare Room, and the iconic 35-year-old, NYC-style Chinese restaurant Genghis Cohen here in LA. Additionally, this past year they’ve expanded outside LA and opened Mountaineering Club and Poindexter at Graduate Seattle and they just opened Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole and Poindexter at the new Graduate Nashville. It was also recently announced that they will oversee all food and beverage operations for the forthcoming Graduate Roosevelt Island, opening in summer 2020.

Marc and Med have brought on Gabriella Mlynarczyk (formerly of Accomplice Bar in Mar Vista and The Fat Radish in NYC) as the general manager; and, she’ll be bringing her award-winning cocktail and beverage expertise.

Highlights of Winsome’s menu include market-driven options such as a prosciutto tartine with ricotta, pear, pepper jelly, saba and sourdough; grilled chicken salad with fennel, watermelon radish, avocado, basil, breadcrumbs, baby romaine and buttermilk-poppy seed dressing; and, the mushroom french dip with caramelized onions, young gruyere cheese, methi, mushroom au jus, and french bread. A robust selection of prepared items will be available in the case with offerings ranging from curry chicken salad with mango chutney, golden raisin, apple and almond to charred zucchini and squash with olive oil, sea salt and lemon. Grab-and-go options will soon launch with sandwiches, salads, and other prepared items also available for takeaway. Delivery and catering will also be available for nearby offices and events with the expansion of services coming in a few months.

Winsome guests can also select from an extensive variety of beverage choices including a range of coffee options from premier roaster La Colombe as well as infused teas such as bergamot and jasmine along with a specialty matcha coconut latte and turmeric chai latte. Kombucha, cold pressed juices and housemade agua frescas including a toasted coconut, almond, and five spice horchata round out the non-alcoholic beverage offerings. A mix of biodynamic, organic wines available by the glass or bottle along with craft beer options from Mikkeller and 21st Amendment, among others, are also available for those looking to imbibe. Mlynarczyk, winner of accolades from Thrillist, Time Out and Tales of the Cocktail, is also crafting a full list of non-alcoholic cocktails with spirit pairings that will launch in the coming months.

Winsome Playa District is located at 6080 Center Drive (Suite 180) and will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with expanded hours to come.

L.A.’s Best Spots for Valentine’s Day in 2020

L.A.’s Best Spots for Valentine’s Day in 2020

Contributions: Anthony C. Stafford

Once again, it’s that lovely time of year when couples splurge and go out of their way to profess their deepest feelings for one another. While some individuals may have started planning for Valentine’s Day as early as last year, it’s unmistakable that there are probably many more who are still trying to get things figured out at this very moment. Wherever you stand on the spectrum of readiness, we’ve got a compilation of some of LA’s best spots to please your special (or spoiled) someone. Read on, make your choice, and get a look at the menus, because allergies are a thing. Every surprise is not a good surprise.

Avec Nous

Details: A 5-course tasting menu with optional wine and champagne pairing.

About: Dining at the chef’s private table, Avec Nous’s vintage luxurious ambiance is perfect for couples in search of romance and intimacy in the heart of Beverly Hills. Dinner amongst the stars is probably the most sought after experience in LA. Where better to increase the odds?

Location: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Price: $115/person, $40 additional for wine pairing; $65 additional for Moet Grand Vintage Rose 2009 pairing; $85 Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 pairing

Menu Highlights: Oyster with Regiis Ova Supreme Caviar with gold leaf, passionfruit mignonette, salmon charcoal roulade with salmon roe, Fresno chile, and cilantro, 6oz filet with black truffle, Pommes Anna, black garlic demi-glaze, Earl Grey Panna Cotta with jasmine honey, and pistachio biscotti.

Reservations recommended: https://www.opentable.com/avec-nous

 

 

Delilah

Details:4-course luxurious special menu.

About: This swanky restaurant with a 1920’s vibe is perfect for couples who want to dine at the hottest and most sought after restaurant in LA. Imagine that! Traveling back in time, and impressing your valentine is surely a big brain move.

Price: $90 per person

Menu Highlights:  Hamachi Crudo with crispy shallot, lemon  oil, pomegranate, and shiso, scallops with gnocchi, roasted sweet potato, and salsa verde, Aspen Ridge filet mignon with short rib sugo, confit tomato petals, and brown butter mashed potatoes, pan-roasted duck with barley risotto, braised cabbage, duck confit, and caramelized pearl onions, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake with creme chantilly, and fresh berries  

Location: 7969 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Reservations required: [email protected]

Website: https://www.delilahla.com/

 

 

Mason

Details:4-course custom menu.

About: An intimate dining experience with classic dishes and an impressive wine list. Easy does it. Less is more. No matter how you put it, Mason will please even the most demanding Valentine.

Price: $90 per person

Menu Highlights: Hand-cut beef tartare with traditional garnishes, and cured egg yolk, blood orange salad with shaved winter vegetables and tangerine oil, grilled lobster with baked rice and herb salad, cauliflower steak with brown butter, capers, lemon, and fennel, pavlova with lemon curd, candied buddha’s hand and chantilly.

Location: 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Reservations required: Call 424-644-3034

Website: www.masonrestaurant.com/

 

 

The Nice Guy

Details: A 3-course special dinner menu.

About: Vintage marble and a brass bar provide a romantic atmosphere for couples looking to indulge in The Nice Guy’s Italian specialties. Make a statement this Valentine’s Day, and own the night.

Price: $90 per person

Menu Highlights: Hamachi crudo with charred grapefruit, pomegranate, frisee, and cress, meatballs with marinara, burrata, Grana Padana, basil, and focaccia, grilled seabass with a sunchoke puree, roasted sunchoke, Bloomsdale spinach, and beurre noisette, 10 oz Aspen Ridge Ribeye with rosemary roasted potato, thyme, and apple balsamic, Cacio E Pepe with ground black pepper and pecorino, chocolate budino with charred marshmallow and biscotti crumble.

Location: 401 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Reservations required: [email protected]

Website: https://www.theniceguyla.com/

 

La Brea Bakery

Details: Long stem chocolate-covered strawberries from 2/14—2/16; and now serving dinner.

About: Whether you need a last minute treat for your significant other or are planning on treating yourself to some self-care this year, L.A. favorite La Brea Bakery has some sweet, easy options that are the perfect way to punctuate the evening. In addition, they recently extended their hours and are now serving dinner, making it a perfect place to swing by for a low-key, homestyle evening.

Price: $3 each (chocolate-covered strawberries); $15 – $28 (dinner)

Menu Highlights: Chitarra Amatriciana: fresh chitarra pasta with a tomato, onion and guanciale sauce with Pecorino Romano cheese; Cauliflower Strozzapretti: fresh strozzapretti pasta with roasted garlic and cauliflower puree, roasted tomatoes, peas and toasted ciabatta gremolata; Wild Salmon: pan roasted salmon with cauliflower puree, citrus & pea shoots fennel salad.

Location: 468 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036

No Reservations.

Website: www.labreabakery.com

Blue Marble Cocktails Offer Spirits With An Ecologically Friendly Squeeze

Blue Marble Cocktails Offer Spirits With An Ecologically Friendly Squeeze

Whether you’re excited for awards season, the Super Bowl, or any other winter/spring occasion, Blue Marble Cocktails wants you to know that they are more than worthy for your consideration at your next gathering! Sure, boxed wine may be the latest trend, but Blue Marble makes all-natural, pre-mixed, ready-to-drink premium cocktails perfect for any occasion, or whenever you want to enjoy a quick, easy way to sip your favorite mixed drink. And we’re happy to say that you’ll never complain about a lack of alcohol, because these canned cocktails pack a punch!
Offering nine different mixed drinks, including classics like the Mojito, Moscow Mule and Greyhound, Blue Marble’s cocktails use ultra-premium distilled spirits, all-natural juices and handmade syrups. For a light refreshment, Blue Marble offers premium spiked seltzers, using vodka instead of beer malt, for a delicious beverage that has only 95 calories! Loved by consumers and drink conniesours alike, these cocktails are making a splash in the food & beverage world. Last year, the World Premix Awards recognized Blue Marble’s Bloody Mary drink as the best ready-to-drink cocktail in the world!

When you drink Blue Marble, you’re also giving back to the Earth! Drawing its name from the iconic photo taken in 1972 by NASA’s Apollo 17 crew, Blue Marble is committed to ensuring their products are both high quality and earth-friendly. Created by co-founders Danyelle Rabine and Alan Miller, Blue Marble honors their ethos by using recyclable packaging and working with organizations dedicated to ocean conservation. Read on for a quick Q&A session, with answers provided by Alan Miller, about Blue Marble’s beginnings, name, and the process to decide new flavors and creating cocktails.

Q.: How did you get started?

A.: Danyelle and I wanted a better cocktail experience.  We wanted a cocktail that could be served on a moment’s notice but it had to be premium and all-natural.  After exhausting our efforts to find something for our family and friends, we set out to make something spectacular for the world.  Honestly we were so frustrated with what was in the market we said to each other – let’s do it. We changed people’s perception on how good a cocktail out of can could be. It took years to develop the brand, formulate and build our own state-of-the-art factory.  Working with your spouse can be challenging.  Long days and nights with lots of stress could take a toll on most couples but it fortified our love for each other and the business.  We both share a passion of creating smiles and that’s what our spirits, seltzers and cocktails do, they make people smile.

Q.: Why did you choose the name “Blue Marble”?

A.: We wanted our company name to represent who we are!  The NASA astronauts coined the term Blue Marble when they looked back at from outer space but to us we wanted the name of the company to resonate all-natural and bring awareness to the single-use plastic problem and the destruction we are doing to our oceans, reefs and beaches. Blue Marble was a natural fit!

Q.: How did you decide on flavors and ingredients?

A.: Easy we wanted to give people popular drinks that can be difficult to make themselves.  The ingredients were more complex as we wanted to use only the best ingredients from around the world.  The best ingredients make the best beverages.  We haven’t cut cost by using cheap artificial flavors, substitutes or dyes.  All of our products are gluten free and you will know you are drinking premium from your first sip. We made our new seltzers with vodka – not with beer malt like a lot of the popular brands use.  We want only the best for our customers.

Q. What is the process for creating new seltzers, spirits or cocktails?

A.: Extremely difficult!  When you are mixing 20,000 gallons a day of product, consistency is everything. We had to build our own manufacturing facility to ensure quality, and now we are producing products for some of the biggest companies in the world.  Years of work go into each flavor and our mixing teams are some of the best out there.  Lots of things go into our beverages; needs assessment, route to market, development timeline, branding, and success plan and a lot of love. I guess the one big benefit creating new cocktails, spirits and seltzers, is lots of taste testing!

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Offers Exclusive Award Night Celebration

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Offers Exclusive Award Night Celebration

With award season in full swing, there will be parties and celebrations of all kinds. However, who can say that they’ve attended the most coveted party of all — and how would they describe the most over-the-top way to celebrate and watch the Oscars? It’s likely that not many can attest to the experience being offered by Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is providing a (nearly) front row seat to the hottest award show this season! For those wishing to view the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony in style in the heart of Beverly Hills, Viceroy L’Ermitage is offering an exclusive private viewing party package for up to 15 people. This glamourous $15,000 package is complete with a multi-screen broadcast for the most ideal viewing experience outside of a seat at the show itself. Guests receive exclusive access to the famed Pavillion, a private wing of the building originally built as Michael Jackson’s personal suite. Celebrate your favorite winners with free-flowing Dom Perignon and Regiis Ova Caviar for the duration of the ceremony as well as a selection of special menu items, made specifically for the evening, courtesy of the hotel’s French bistro, Avec Nous.

This offer will surely be swept up quickly, so it’s recommended that those interested move with haste.

To learn more about this package, please call 310-860-8660.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is located at 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

About Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

“Since opening in 1975, Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has been the epitome of Hollywood glamour. It all starts with the uncompromising privacy of our location on a tree-lined residential street that’s less than a mile from the bustle of Rodeo Drive. Take in our breathtaking address. You’ll soon discover that the peaceful surroundings are just a prelude to the understated elegance and unrequited privacy you’ll enjoy inside.

That’s because this is more than a hotel. It’s an institution that has stood the test of time and long attracted Hollywood’s brightest stars. Since 2000, we’ve earned the Forbes Five-Star designation and were named #1 Hotel in Los Angeles by Travel + Leisure 2018 World’s Best Awards. The industry, as well as anyone seeking the star treatment, still considers us ‘the place’ for modern luxury and it only takes one visit here to feel the vibe and see why.”