When you get an invite to dress head-to-toe in white and experience the new AnaestasiA Vodka, what do you do? You rustle up a white outfit and grab a vodka-loving friend as your +1. No matter that it’s a Wednesday night.
I hadn’t yet been to Mon Bijou and (to my chagrin) didn’t realise it was a penthouse. So being whisked up in an elevator and walking into the winter wonderlust, er, wonderland, was a nice surprise. As was seeing the beautiful promo girls fully dolled up in head-to-toe white, including fascinators. Everyone getting to pose in front of the white wall for pics (so fancy) was a nice touch, too.
AnestasiA Vodka comes in some uber-fancy bottles that will no doubt be all over town soon. Filtered five times, then distilled five times from pure Oregon water (U.S.A. FTW), this is some smooth stuff. I should know. I even did a shot of it. No burning, people! It comes as straight vodka or with blue curaçao. Having borrowed my white skirt from a girlfriend, I was too scared than to very carefully drink more than one of the blue drinks. (P’raps the theme should have been blue clothes instead of white? I’m amazed no one spilled on themselves!)
Catering came from right downstairs from the excellent Om Nom Desserts at the Adelphi Hotel. You could tell how much their team was having fun coming up with ways to include vodka into their desserts. Macaroons with vials of vodka sticking out? One for me, please. Even on a school night. Wednesday is the new Thursday is the new Friday when there’s AnestasiA Vodka involved.
Co-founder of The Plus Ones, Theresa enjoys nothing more than putting together the perfect costume/outfit for a special event.
Purchase AnestasiA Vodka at Dan Murphy’s, and keep an eye out for it at establishments around Melbourne.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Helen Reizer PR.