On Wednesday night the JW Marriott, Juhu pool-side was all jazzed up for the launch of Roberto Cavalli luxury vodka. Omigod so much fun, I ran into peeps I haven’t seen in ages like Vik – cinematographer extraordinaire, my favorite multi-talented musician, Raghav Sachar who jokingly told After Hours hostess Tara D’Souza exactly what my mom (who’s visiting and came out on the town with me and my sis) did about expecting it to be a Qawwali night! And those you see often (and are always friendly) like Sunny Sara’s Brazilian model girlfriend Bruna Abdalah, Ivana Perovic and Shveta Salve. Also spotted Amrita Rao, Anita Dongre, Carol Gracias, Parvati Omanakuttan (Miss India World), Prahlad Kakkar, Tapur and Rocky S. with a a whole lot of eye-candy hovering around him!
Psst! The Marriott was hosting three simultaneous events, one of them appeared to be a high profile wedding for which both Jackie Shroff and Govinda had turned up and I spotted them in the lobby on the way out!
The host, Tomasso Cavalli (son of the infamous Roberto Cavalli) was being charming and Italian (which is pretty much the same thing) but was rather cutely wary of me when I told him I was a blogger, go figure! But I told him he had nothing to worry about, the party was fab and the vodka-tinis super yummy (the waiters were even trained to offer everyone a shot first – cocktail later!) He in turn told me I should really be drinking it straight so I can taste the smoothness (this may explain why I totally forgot to take more video footage, my bad!) but for now check out the party pics…
Cavalli goes Ka-ching!
The ultra-premium Roberto Cavalli vodka is priced at 9,950rs and Cavalli Tenuta Degli Dei 2006 (that’s wine) is priced at 10,990rs in Mumbai, which will be solely distributed by Aspri Spirits in India and will be available at all leading Hotels, restaurants and select retail outlets across the country.