New York City wordsmith Nas has a lot to celebrate this month. He served as one of the headliners at the Coachella arts and music festival over the weekend. This month marks 20 years since he released his classic debut, Illmatic. (All you need to do is peep this IG pic to understand my excitement about that feat) And lastly, the rapper’s Time Is Illmatic documentary will open this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. And to celebrate all of Nas’ accomplishments, Hennessy V.S held an intimate brunch at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California on Sunday (April 13).
Among those in attendance at Hennessy and Nas’ boozy brunch (because booze and brunch go together like Jay and Bey) were actors Lance Gross and Damon Wayans, and So So Def’s own Jermaine Dupri. During the brunch, guests sipped on a bevy of Hennessy cocktails including the “Desert Cooler” while noshing on waffles poolside. Okay, I actually have no idea what they ate, but I think it’s safe to say that waffles were included in the mix.
You can check out a few pics from the event below, courtesy of Hennessy V.S.
With a number of liquor brands present at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the annual festival turned out to be quite the Lushworthy occasion. Among the brands present at Coachella last weekend was Maker’s Mark and they teamed up with BCBGMAXAZRIA and Benefit Cosmetics for the Style & Beauty Bungalow. Attendee’s at the private event were able to get their beauty and booze on as they were treated to OPI manicures, makeup touch-ups, and a bevy of Maker’s Mark cocktails. Among the most noteworthy Maker’s Mark cocktails served at the event was the “Solstice Slipper,” an unexpected combination of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, ginger beer, lemon juice, strawberries, and basil.
On top of festival performances from acts like Wu-Tang Clan and Janelle Monae, attendee’s at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were also treated to a handful of exclusive events last weekend. Among those events was the Hennessy V.S. DETAILS @ MidnightParty, an exclusive shindig that took place at a private home in Bermuda Dunes, Indio.
Hosted by noted rapper and Hennessy spokesperson Nas, the event featured plenty of Hennessy cocktails, digital graffiti stations, and even Native American Tipi’s. People sure like to break out the tents at these outdoor festivals. And with “Hennessy V.S Big Apple” and “Hennessy V.S White Peach Citrus Sangria” cocktails in hand guests were of course treated to a quick performance from the Queensbridge rapper. Other notable guests at the Hennessy V.S. DETAILS @ Midnight Party included Elizabeth Olsen, stylist Karreuche, and Rumer Willis.
Pictures courtesy of Alexandra Wyman – AP Wire/Invision Agency and Kirill Was Here.
The Belve Music Lounge has really been on a roll for the past month or so. First, they hit up South Beach for the Ultra Music Festival and just this past weekend they braved the California desert for the Coachella Music Festival. Belvedere Vodka of course brought back the “Turntable Teabreeze” which first debuted at the Belve Music Lounge in Miami and is made using Belvedere’s newest product, Belvedere Lemon Tea. As if Belvedere’s refreshing cocktails weren’t enough guests of the lounge which included everyone from Joy Bryant to Theophilus London also received products from SOL Republic, Reebok, and clothing company Motel Rocks.