Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle took place in downtown Los Angeles Friday night when thousands of Star Wars fans in costume gathered battle it out and in the mean time set a world record. It started around 9:OO p.m. in downtown LA’s Pershing Square (532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). Yes this is the battle that you will see in other cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and due to it’s success many more to come.
I felt like I was at the live Star Wars The Force Awakens movie. This was organized by a company called New Mind Space, yet the actual Star Wars fans who came out in drones to participate were the main attraction.
I went to support Covenant House California and to watch the mixology competition and in the process I found my new favorite vodka. It’s the Skybar at the Mondrian in LA so yes a lot of beautiful people (too many to list) and amazing spirits. The Mixology competition was among 10 mixologists using spirits that were set up at tables where you could taste the cocktails, taste the base spirits and meet the mixologists, ambassadors and owners of the spirits used in the cocktails. The competition was entertaining as 10 went to 4 finalists and they added a secret ingredient and gave the finalists 15 minutes to create a cocktail. The winning cocktail was made by a girl from the bar Bestia in Los Angeles and was made with No. 209 Gin. But as you can see from the photos, each and every mixologist and brand was a winner. To get your brand in front of these consumers is where you have the opportunity to switch a person from their current brand to your brand. I am a vodka drinker and as I love vodka I was drawn to Glass Vodka. Glass Vodka is smooth, I tasted it neat where it has a very refined finish, then on the rocks so smooth and then in the cocktail made by the mixologist, and I was hooked. Glass Vodka is unique, it is distilled from grapes, which gives it a very distinct taste. Glass Vodka Distillery is in Seattle, Washington where they source grapes from local vineyards. I guess it is no surprise, I love grapes, I love wine and now I love Glass Vodka. Enjoy the photos from the event and do yourself a favor and swing by the Skybar to taste Glass Vodka.
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My favorite holiday is the 4th Of July. Freedom to do what ever you want, it’s a federal holiday so most people don’t have to work! It’s a nice long day, I wake up early just out of habit, eat a good breakfast and head out side and put up the flag. It’s a super positive day more than likely because everyone is very active. I am one who has to be on the water every 4th, the beach, a lake or by the pool as long as there is water. For lunch/dinner the food is usually cooked outdoors, some sort of BBQ, something from the garden and always more watermelon than you can eat. After a long day as the sun starts to go down everyone is looking nice and tan. And here is why I love this holiday, as you may want to wind down, the day is only getting ramped up! As you head back outside to see the fireworks you get your second wind, the night is young and the party is about to get started!
Remember the significance of the 4th of July. It’s Independence Day, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776), declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom. It is our country’s birthday so time to celebrate and enjoy the freedom to live the way we want. Especially today make sure you take advantage of your freedom and do at least one thing just for you!