I've had the pleasure to be working with Lovoka UK for the last few months, and Wednesday just gone was their brilliant launch party at Beach Blanket Babylon in London.
A little background on Lovoka UK. It's a South African brand, triple distilled vodka liqueur that comes in glorious caramel and sensational chocolate. I have to say that I'm rather partial to the caramel, and that comes from someone who really doesn't like vodka, but there really is something special about this particular brand.
It comes in a rather sexy brushed aluminium bottle and it keeps very well in the freezer. Once really chilled it oozes out of the bottle and tastes great over ice or as a cocktail. (I'm starting to think I should get paid extra for all the plugging I've been doing, but it really is very yummy)
So on to the party.
Preparations for the launch began in earnest, and I was rather taken by these rather tasty little chocolate shot cups. Every ladies dream (?) a luxurious drink served up in delicious chocolate. Perfect! This was how the guests were going to be greeted, and then it was on to the cocktails. But first the guests had to get here!
And what better way than to get around London than in a traditional Red London Bus!! Decked out in black satin, the Lovoka Bus toured around London before bringing the guests the Beach Blanket Babylon to enjoy the rest of the evening.
In the down stairs of the venue guests were greeted by this amazing ice sculpture
And so the party really started; with great music from resident DJ Ben Ricci married together with decadent Lovoka cocktails
You can hear DJ Ben Ricci here - http://benricci.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-05T05_33_36-07_00
Enjoying a decadent chocolate Lovoka cocktail
Sharing Lovoka with friends!
The talented staff of Beach Blanket Babylon mixing up Lovoka delights for the guests...
...as well as serving chilled over ice.
Even the lads from the X Factor show "Times Red" came along and joined in the party
Luke White busy showing the rest of the party how it's done, much to the amusement of the rest of the band
And so the party rocked on into the rest of the night.
Lovoka UK is owned by two wonderful people, Anne and Richard Calderia, Usually they stay quietly behind the scenes making sure that everyone has a great time, and I have to say, I had a brilliant time. Thank you both for asking me to cover your launch party. I look forward to working with you again soon.
If you would like to see the rest of the party please go to http://www.barbaraleatham.co.uk/lovoka
The password is "lovoka"
If you want to know more about Lovoka UK you can check out their website http://www.lovoka.co.uk or you can find them on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/LovokaGB and you can follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LovokaUK
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