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Silk Road Cocktail Collection at Redbird

Redbird Bar Director Tobin Shea introduces his Silk Road Cocktail Collection. Initially inspired by Chef Neal Fraser’s eclectic approach to cooking and, specifically, the Lamb Belly dish, Shea’s 18 cocktails are concocted with herbs, spices and liqueurs inspired by the stories and flavors along the trade route between China and the capital of the Roman Empire that connected the East and the West during the Ancient and Middle Ages.

Come to the bar to procure a Silk Road Passport and have it stamped after trying each cocktail in the collection.
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Good Morning Vietnam

1 ½ oz Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva
½ oz CioCiaro Amaro
2 oz Cold Brew Coffee
Top with Coconut Cream*
Mix first 3 ingredients in a Collins glass. Add ice, swizzle, and top with coconut cream.
*Coconut Cream
2 parts Condensed Coconut Milk
1 part Cream
Add all ingredients, mix until incorporated.

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Ghost in the Glass

¾ oz Beefeater Gin
¾ oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
1 oz Pressed Lime Juice
¾ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino
2 dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters
1 ½ oz Soda Water
½ oz L’Arack de Musar

Place the ½ oz of L’Arack de Musar into a Collins glass. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a shaker, shake until chilled.  Add the 1 ½ oz soda into the shaker.  Fine strain into Arack filled Collins glass. Add ice if desired.

In addition, visit Redbird’s blog throughout the series for a rotating list of featured recipes and an even deeper look behind each cocktail, including:
Raffle Baffle
Venetian Spritz
Purple Rose of Cairo
Ghost in a Glass
Ivan the Terrible
Green with Envy
Chai Milk Punch 
Splendor in the Grass
Cat in the Hat
Manchurian Candidate
Good Morning Vietnam
Ancient Chinese Secret
Thai Ball
Turkish Delight

Grace Ormonde Feature | La Boheme Design

The La Boheme design created by Nahid’s Global Events and Square Root Designs for the Luxe Launch 2017 was a vibrant display of florals, mixed metals, and impeccable decor. The design team used the Moroccan-inspired linen as a starting point for the color palette which included blush, orange, and coral notes combined with hints of ivory and regal gold touches.

Curved tufted seating and gold coffee tables by Revelry Event Designers fit the vignette perfectly while adding a modern touch to the space. Luxurious white draping surrounded the vignette, and custom trussing by NFP Events allowed for a breathtaking installment above the table. A chandelier comprised of lush roses and gold leaves were hung above the tabletop and created a stunning focal point in the vignette. The tabletop featured gold-rimmed china and glassware, bow napkin rings, and personal floral arrangements that perfectly accompanied the unforgettable centerpiece.

All of these talented creatives came together to create a truly astonishing design fit for modern royalty and Duke Photography was able to capture every detail through an innovative lens.

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About LUXE Launch:

LUXE Linen’s LUXE Launch is one of the wedding and events industry’s most anticipated events. The LUXE Launch serves as a trendsetting, networking function of the industry’s top planners and designers. Now in its fourth year, The LUXE Launch is a tabletop showcase featuring our latest linen collection. Each designer pairs up with a florist of their choice to create any tabletop and theme they dream up. Having our latest collection of linens and napkins to choose from, the teams love the feeling of competition.

Design + Production: Nahid’s Global Events

Floral Design: Square Root Designs

Photography: Duke Photography

Venue: Vibiana

Linen: LUXE Linen

Rentals: Revelry Event Design

China: Dish Wish

Truss and other material: NFP Events

Draping: Pipe Dream Events

Paper Goods: Calligraphy Katrina

Glassware + Favors: Nahid’s Global Events

Lighting: High Voltage Lighting

The Weingart Center | Transformation Gala

The Weingart Center is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to empowering and transforming lives within the community. Each year they host a gala to mark another year of success and to continue the fight against poverty and homelessness and we are looking forward to hosting the event at Vibiana once again on November 2nd.

Last year’s gala honored four leaders who spearheaded a renewed effort to combat homelessness across Los Angeles. Due to the influence of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, United Way President Elise Buik and Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President Gary Toebben, Proposition HHH was passed last November. That measure will raise $1.5 billion to get 10,000 homeless people off the streets and into permanent supportive housing. Additionally, they guided County Measure H to victory in March, which will help pay for the services those individuals will need to truly break the cycle of homelessness.

The Transformation Gala for the Weingart Center at Vibiana will be held on November 2 at 6:30 p.m. Vibiana owners Amy Knoll Fraser and Chef Neal Fraser will be honored at the gala for their leadership and dedication to this well deserving cause. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event please head to Weingart’s website or call 213.689.2221.

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Venue: Vibiana

Photography: Next Exit Photography

AV: High Voltage Lighting 

Florist: Wisteria Lane

Jazz Trio: LA Music Booking

Photo Booth: Phhhoto.com