2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

August 20, 2020

Mojito Awarded Gold and Ready-To-Drink Cocktail Of The Year.

This year’s 11th annual New York International Spirits Competition was held virtually in New York City. There were 1,200 submissions that included over 30 countries and 60 categories to be judged by working trade buyers from the NYC Metro Area including restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirits buyers, distributors, and importers. Being recognized for a premium cocktail right now, amongst other established brands, when the ready-to-drink category is so popular just validates that people want a real cocktail. Blue Marble’s mojito is the right balance of sweet mint, lime juice and ultra-premium vodka. We removed all the fuss so you can just enjoy life.

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Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

Keeping the Blue Marble Blue

August 2, 2020

The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit that was formed to help preserve the Tahoe Basin, promote outdoor recreation, and encourage environmental conservation. The projects that the fund promotes include but are not limited to creating mountain-biking trails, erecting nature-based amphitheaters, eliminating invasive species, preserving the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, and contributing to fire restoration projects.

In the summer, they celebrated their 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Tahoe Fund, Blue Marble is proud to have participated in the event with other like-minded partners and philanthropists by contributing in-kind donation of cocktails to support the fund.  This donation will help raise to support the Tahoe Fund’s initiatives and it is part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our environment and keeping the blue marble blue.  What a fun and tasty way to celebrate the organization and enjoy the planet while sipping on the best ingredients sourced from mother earth in a recyclable can. For more information about how you can get involved with the Tahoe Fund visit https://www.tahoefund.org.

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BevSource: Revolutionizing The World of Premium Cocktails, One Can at a Time

BevSource: Revolutionizing The World of Premium Cocktails, One Can at a Time

Revolutionizing The World of Premium Cocktails, One Can at a Time

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BevSource – June 12, 2020

A part of our Beverage Business Breakthrough Series, featuring stories, advice, and insights from beverage entrepreneurs who’ve broken down barriers to reach remarkable goals.

Imagine building a line of ready-to-drink cocktails, hard seltzers, spirits, a co-packing manufacturing business from the ground up, getting the largest distributor in the world to carry your products, and winning countless gold medals, including “World’s Best Pre-Mixed Cocktail.” Now picture accomplishing all of that with no prior beverage industry experience. Alan Miller, Founder, and Danyelle Rabine, Co-founder of Blue Marble Cocktails and Blue Marble Productions, are proof that passion for your product and smart business practices can turn obstacles into beverage building opportunities.

In Search of a Better Cocktail

A successful entrepreneur in the medical technology space, Miller’s journey into the beverage industry started when he couldn’t find a flavorful ready-to-drink cocktail.

“Danyelle and I just wanted a great-tasting cocktail we could easily serve to our friends on our boat,” says Miller. “We couldn’t find anything that wasn’t watered down, loaded with sugar, or poorly packaged.”

For Miller and Rabine, the gap in convenient cocktail options signaled an opportunity worth investigating. They spent a year researching the market to learn what it would take to be successful. They met with flavor houses and co-packers and worked on costing and business models. As they learned more about the intricacies of the beverage industry, they quickly realized what they needed to do to launch a successful product.

“The vision behind Blue Marble is to be a company that stands out with premium, all-natural ingredients, and superior products that help make the world a better place through our “keep the blue marble blue” donation program,” says Miller.

Beginning with The End in Mind

With the vision in place, Miller set out to gather his team and get investors. While looking for the right investors Miller invested himself personally and still owns nearly 68% of the company’s stock. Having skin in the game was one of the most important considerations he has for success. From his success in his previous businesses, he knew he needed people with established relationships for distribution and on-premise and off-premise sales. He also needed an exit strategy. It may seem counterintuitive to think about exiting when you’re just starting, but Miller explains why it’s essential for success.

“Having an exit strategy is like plugging in the address of your destination before you leave on a trip,” he says. “Once you know where you’re going, you can estimate how long it will take and measure how decisions will impact your journey.”

Miller has been open about his plan to build Blue Marble nationally and eventually position it for a buyout to expand globally.

Blue Marble curated a staff of industry experts with backgrounds in areas like product development, ingredient procurement, and distribution, as well as leaders from outside the beverage world who could bring in a fresh perspective.

“I don’t care about what’s been done in the past unless it’s applied to what consumers want now,” says Miller, who worked with his in-house PhD and Purdue University to formulate cocktails with ingredients like real lime concentrate. “We knew that with enough passion, talent, and bandwidth, we could navigate the challenges and end up with a dynamite product. And we wouldn’t settle for anything less.”

If You Can’t Find It, Build It

With distribution contracts in place from day one, the biggest challenge Blue Marble faced early-on was finding a facility with the quality standards and capacity to produce the product. When Miller reached out to find co-packers who could package his eight flavors into 200ml cans, he realized that the manufacturing partner he needed might not exist.

“The facilities I reached out to couldn’t do what we needed without a substantial upfront investment in building a new line,” says Miller. “There were canning lines for low-volume production, and there was high-volume capacity, running 1,000 cans per minute for companies like Molson Coors. There really wasn’t anything in between.”

So, Miller set out to build out a canning line in 60 days. He went to Pack Expo and bought machines and materials off the show floor. Blue Marble Productions started small with a 35,000 square foot facility producing 600 cases on a “big” day. But soon, they began receiving requests from other companies for 200ml – 355 ml cans. They upgraded the line and can now produce 350 cans per minute with the flexibility to easily switch between can-type and end-packaging.

“Consumers are changing,” says Miller. “It’s not just Coke and Pepsi in the running. This is the era of craft beverages and cocktails. Companies need more options to meet demand efficiently.”

Canning Gets an Upgrade

Starting a manufacturing company wasn’t originally in the plans. Still, Miller quickly saw the opportunity to bring his background producing medical-grade lasers to create a highly-technical and extremely flexible beverage manufacturing facility.

In addition to incorporating world-class practices in traceability, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and accounting, Blue Marble Productions uses automation to advance beverage manufacturing innovation.

“We’ve gone outside the industry to look at robots, lasers, high-speed cameras, and other technology to improve efficiency and maximize output and quality,” says Miller. “We’re looking at everything to see how we can do it better with more flexibility and less cost.”

The company is also helping brands become more sustainable by reducing waste and introducing non-plastic packaging options like biodegradable, edible trays, and cornstarch wrap.

Blue Marble Productions is already producing for some of the top beverage companies in the world and bringing more processes in-house every day. From managing ingredients and packaging to label design, the ultimate goal is to make premium products more affordable by offering one-stop beverage production.

“I see Blue Marble Productions as a place where Google meets canning,” says Miller. “We have a top-of-the-line facility and a fun environment. We offer premium wages and creative incentives like corn-hole, go-kart racing, and tastings. Even as a relatively small company, we’re attracting top talent.”

What’s Next for Blue Marble

For Miller, it’s all about expansion. The new Blue Marble Productions facility (opening this summer) is 181,000 square feet and has enough room to house six complete lines including can sleeving, pasteurization, in-house batching, in-house laboratory testing, and 3PL services. Blue Marble is already canning alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including sparkling/still water, energy drinks, kombuchas, spiked/hard seltzers, and of course, ready-to-drink cocktails. “We want to offer turnkey services to our co-packing clients including private labeling so we can lower their overall cost and give them more of a competitive pricing strategy to their distributors/retailers and ultimately the consumer. If we can help them be successful it means we are more successful,” says Miller. He’s excited about growing Blue Marble’s line of premium products, advancing its support of global conservation and environmental initiatives, and inspiring others.

Blue Marble’s line of beverages has already been expanded to include nine RTDs, four vodka-based hard seltzers, and their own ultra-premium vodka.

“With the onset of COVID-19 we have been approached by restaurants, bars, and more on-premise businesses like arenas, and golf courses, seeking a solution for no-touch or one-touch cocktail service for their patrons.

I am passionate about learning everything I can to advance the brand and our mission,” says Miller. “I want to use what I know and learn to help others succeed. So many people have helped me on my journey, and I am always looking for ways to pay it forward.”

As for advice for aspiring beverage entrepreneurs-Miller says it’s all about passion. “Be fully immersed in whatever you do and make sure you plan on having at least double the money for whatever is in your business plan,” Miller says. “There are no quick wins, but if you believe in what you’re doing and are passionate about it, that will carry you through.”

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Spoon University "Enjoy Virtual Happy Hour With Blue Marble's Pre-Mixed Cocktails" story

Spoon University "Enjoy Virtual Happy Hour With Blue Marble's Pre-Mixed Cocktails" story

Enjoy Virtual Happy Hour With Blue Marble's Pre-Mixed Cocktails

Spoon University – May 30, 2020

By Casey Clark

Raise your hand if you miss going to the bar on a Friday night? Well if you did, then you’re not alone. This quarantine has many people, myself included, missing their weekly social activities. As a way to maintain a sense of normalcy during this crazy time, more people are turning to ‘virtual happy hours’ to socialize and enjoy their favorite cocktails. While that sounds fun, making cocktails can be messy and time consuming, but Blue Marble is here to help.

Blue Marble's Pre-Made Cocktails

Blue Marble offers nine all-natural cocktails and four spiked seltzer flavors. Blue Marble’s drinks come pre-mixed, so there is not need to worry about not having all of the ingredients or making a mess in your tiny apartment or dorm room. The cocktails are made with natural juices, handmade sweet syrups and premium spirits distilled in-house. At 15 percent ABV, Blue Marble’s cocktails make it easier than ever to let loose and relax.

Blue Marble Cocktail Offerings:

Spiked Seltzers: Tropical Retreat, Pure Love, Citrus Joy, Berry Bliss

Marble-rita: Ultra-Premium Tequila, Handcrafted Triple Sec, and All-Natural Lime Juice

Moscow Mule: Ultra-Premium Vodka, Ginger Beer, All-Natural Lime Juice

Greyhound: Made with Ultra-Premium Vodka, and All-Natural Grapefruit Juice

Cosmo: Ultra-Premium Vodka, Handcrafted Triple Sec, All-Natural Cranberry Juice, All-Natural Lime Juice

Mojito: Ultra-Premium Rum, Natural Mint Flavor, and All-Natural Lime Juice

Coconut Island: Ultra-Premium Rum, All-Natural Pineapple Juice, All-Natural Lime Juice, All-Natural Coconut

Bloody Mary: Ultra-Premium Vodka All-Natural Tomato Juice, and All-Natural Spices

Screwdriver: Ultra-Premium Vodka, and All-Natural Orange Juice

Vodka Soda: Ultra-Premium Vodka, All-Natural Lime Juice, and Soda Water

Where To Buy Blue Marble's Pre-Made Cocktails

To find out where Blue Marble’s pre-mixed cocktails are available near you, check out product locator. Stay connected with Blue Marble by following the brand on Facebook and Instagram.

Please remember to drink responsibly.

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Forbes gives an inside look to how Blue Marble created nine ready-to-drink cocktail.

Forbes gives an inside look to how Blue Marble created nine ready-to-drink cocktail.

Forbes gives an inside look to how Blue Marble created nine ready-to-drink cocktails.

Forbes photo of Blue Marble cocktails

Forbes – May 5, 2020

By Katie Chang

I love cocktails, but there’s a big difference between bouncing over to The Commodore (my local watering hole) to knock back a few – and attempting to recreate that experience while sheltering at home during COVID-19.

 

For starters: I’m a lazy drinker. While I appreciate the boom of DIY cocktail content – and as much as I miss having a freshly-made libation in front of my face – I have zero interest in putting together an elaborate bar setup in my apartment. Not only is it time-consuming, it’s expensive. (And doesn’t spending excessive cash at the moment ring a little tone deaf?) Also, I’ve never been a fan of fussy drinks (or food, for that matter). While potent potables involving far-flung ingredients, rare spirits, and esoteric techniques have their staunch supporters, I’m not among them. So, after weeks of drinking cheap and readily available red wine and canned beer at home, I started craving something more – but something simple and straightforward, too.

Co-founded in 2015 by Alan Miller and Danyelle Rabine, Blue Marble specializes in premium, pre-mixed cocktails at a wallet-friendly price. Though the category is especially flourishing right now (thanks to the hard seltzer craze), the company has quietly been doing things the right way from the beginning. “Danyelle and I started Blue Marble because we wanted an all-natural, ready-to-drink cocktail that wasn’t watered down, but couldn’t find it anywhere,” explains Miller. 

It all begins with ingredients. Blue Marble cocktails are made with just three things: natural fruit juices, handmade syrups to sweeten, and quality spirits made in-house. In addition: the brand’s vodka – which is distilled a whopping ten times for a super-smooth finish – and gin are also available for purchase. The company’s hard seltzers, too, leave the competition in the dust by using its own vodka (rather than a malt base), and clocking in at just 95 calories per serving.

To dispel the myth that ready-made drinks don’t deliver the same punch as just-made ones, every cocktail contains 15% alcohol by volume. Just open, and pour over ice. But while Blue Marble endorses having a good time, it’s also acutely aware of the business it’s in. “Because we’re an alcohol company, promoting responsible drinking is extremely important to us,” says Miller.

As for the flavors, there’s nine of them, with a focus on the classic and tried-and-true. Marble-rita is Blue Marble’s spin on the margarita, while vodka fans have plenty to flip for, including a Moscow Mule, Cosmo, and Bloody Mary. And the rum-based mojito and Coconut Island will have you drifting off to a sunny, tropical destination after a single sip. Though the 200 milliliter cans are convenient if you’re drinking at home solo these days, they’ll come in just as handy when everyone’s out and about again (think tailgates, pools, even planes).

But most important: how do they taste? “As many companies looked to improve margins, we looked to give consumers an experience: the ‘wow’ factor,” says Miller. “When we compete in taste tests against other brands, participants always ask about what we use to set us apart. We truly believe that tasting is believing.” Need more proof? Then look no further than Blue Marble’s best-selling Bloody Mary, which was voted the World’s Best Ready to Drink Cocktail at the 2019 World Premix Awards in London.

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SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

Moscow Mule Sunset award

Los Angeles, CA – November 27, 2019

Sunset Magazine was pleased to officially announce the results of the 2019 SUNSET International Spirits Competition, produced by Wine and Spirits Competition Management & Production.  SUNSET is the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle. Sunseta’s International Sprita’s Competition makes its winning spirits part of the most influential spirit program in the country. Its judges are some of the most experienced professionals in the country, including many Master Sommeliers, Buyers and Media. An esteemed panel of top tier judges’ asses the entries and awarded gold medals.

One of the Gold medals was awarded to Blue Marble for their Moscow Mule in their Blue Marble Cocktails line. Alan Miller CEO and Founder of Blue Marble stated, “Every time we win another medal it feels just as incredible as the first time we won one. This medal from Sunset International Spirits Competition is no different. It brings myself and the entire Blue Marble Team great joy to know all of the hard work day in and day out and caring about every single ingredient that is going into our recyclable can is being recognized. Thank you for this honor.”

All winners will be posted on Sunseta’s website, thedatastill.com and winecompetitions.com

About Sunset Magazine:

SUNSET magazine is committed to promoting its winners in ways that no other competition can. The SUNSET International Spirits Competition remains a tour de force with winners gaining top level exposure through its magazine. Be sure to look for the Jan. / Feb. 2020 issue of SUNSET magazine as it showcases this yeara’s winners!

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BLUE MARBLE TAKES OVER TV'S NATIONWIDE

BLUE MARBLE TAKES OVER TV'S NATIONWIDE

BLUE MARBLE TAKES OVER TV'S NATIONWIDE

American Sitcom Modern Family

Los Angeles, CA – November 12, 2019

Blue Marble Cocktails was recently spotted on the incredible American Sitcom Modern Family. The hit TV show first aired in 2009 and is now on its 11th and final season. Season 11 is where Blue Marble Cocktails in seen with main actor Ty Burrell.

Alan Miller, CEO and founder of Blue Marble said, “This is such an amazing time for Blue Marble and this is definitely the icing on the cake. To see the product, Blue Marble Cocktails, that myself and my family put so much into on Modern Family is a surreal moment for our family business. There has been so much passion and hard work put into everything we do and so much more is coming that we cannot wait to share.”

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SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

San Diego, CA – September 16, 2019

The 2019 San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition had one of the toughest fields to date with great entries from both the USA and internationally, all spirits were judged on their individual merits and attributes. Blue Marble Cocktails adds a Double Gold to their already expansive medal line up.

The 2019 bottle judging competition was well supported with over 228 from craft distilleries, American merchant bottlers, and large familiar labels. Brands were divided into respective categories as determined by spirit type or style, including whiskey, bourbon, rum, gin, vodka, and flavored vodka. Judges were divided into panels and participated in blind tastings of the spirits, using their knowledge and expertise to analyze and scrutinize the participants’ aromas and flavors.

All samples were covered and tasted in the NEAT glass which has been designed to dissipate alcohol and magnify aromas, the NEAT glass is the official judging and tasting glass of the San Diego Spirits Festival International Competition All tastings were held blind, and the integrity of the competition was safe guarded by sample preparation in a restricted room away from the judging area, with strict adherence to a single specific category for each flight.

The integrity of San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition starts with the quality and expertise of the Esteemed Judges, who have a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds and this facilitates a true, and unbiased quality of judging process.

“The quality of spirits entered this year was exceptional” said George Manska inventor of the NEAT tasting Glass and the official Advisory Council for the San Diego Spirits Festival. In total, 138 Medals were awarded across all categories; only 16 Double Gold medals were awarded this year. Absolutely no automatic awards were given. Every medal awarded was won against a field of competitors and stood on its own individual merits.

Alan Miller, CEO and founder of Blue Marble Cocktails stated, “We are honored that out of all the entries Blue Marble Cocktails won a Double Gold at this year’s San Diego Spirits Festival. We set out to make amazing cocktails that are not only all-natural, but ultra-premium and packaged in an aluminum can to help keep the blue marble blue. Winning awards like this means the world to our family owned and operated business and our entire team that makes up the Blue Marble family.”
The winning brands were announced at the 11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival which was held on August 24-25 at the Port Pavilion Broadway Pier and brought together industry insiders and cocktail consumers for a weekend of community, discovery and education.

“The festival’s goal is to bring cocktail and culinary enthusiasts together over spirits we already know and love while introducing what’s new and exciting in the industry,” explains San Diego Spirits Festival founder Liz Edwards.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL:
Since 2009, San Diego Spirits Festival has brought the best of the craft cocktail scene to the city of San Diego, celebrating local cuisine, mixology, and all things spirits. Voted Premier Traveler’s, “Must-Try Festival of the Year”, and named by Fodors.com as “One of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America!” It is truly an event not to be missed! www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

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BARRELS & BITES

BARRELS & BITES

BARRELS & BITES

barrel-n-bites

Reno, Nevada – September 4, 2019

Barrels and Bites event is coming up in two short days on September 6th from 4 to 8pm at the Peppermill Hotel Casino. Barrels & Bites is a fund raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada and all profits will benefit this great organization. Newcomer to this event Blue Marble Cocktails will be joining to support its local community and this charitable event.

This this year’s event will once again include extravagant “venues” within the tasting. This year Barrels and Bites are adding a “Rooftop Party” and “Bubbles and Rose all Day” to the “Cantina”, “Ice Bar”, “Sake Alley”, and the “Whiskey Corral” specialty venues. Blue Marble Cocktails will be a part of the Rooftop Party letting attendees try their all-natural, ultra-premium, award-winning pre-mixed cocktails.

Alan Miller, CEO and founder of Blue Marble Cocktails said, “We love being involved in fundraisers like this one. The energy is in the air and the room is filled with kindhearted people. As much as we want to sell our award-winning cocktails, the feeling of supporting events like Barrels and Bites and other charitable events is irreplaceable.”

About Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows:
1976 marked the beginning of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. The Club was formed and financed by local businessmen and women and many concerned citizens. In late 1981, the Club’s main facility opened at its current location on E. 9th St. in Reno – the Club now boasts a total of 23 locations throughout Reno, Sparks and Fernley.

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ILENE JOY, BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS, AND TESSA HILTON CELEBRATE SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS WITH A COCKTAIL PARTY TO BENEFIT CHARITY PARTNER, ANIMAL HAVEN

ILENE JOY, BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS, AND TESSA HILTON CELEBRATE SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS WITH A COCKTAIL PARTY TO BENEFIT CHARITY PARTNER, ANIMAL HAVEN

ILENE JOY, BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS, AND TESSA HILTON CELEBRATE SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS WITH A COCKTAIL PARTY TO BENEFIT CHARITY PARTNER, ANIMAL HAVEN

ilene joy

Montauk, New York

Ilene Joy and Blue Marble Cocktails celebrated summer in The Hamptons with cocktails and canapes in support of charity partner, Animal Haven. The event kicked off the weeklong Ilene Joy pop-up shop at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. The cocktail party highlighted Blue Marble Cocktails and Ilene Joy’s fine jewelry collections and showcased the one-of-a-kind high jewelry pieces in a silent auction. The silent auction included bespoke pieces such as Zoe Kravitz’ wedding earrings and other pieces of note. A portion of all proceeds from the cocktail event and pop-up was donated back to Animal Haven. HUMANMOSAIC, DJ duo Barron and Tessa Hilton, performed as well as Pamela Tick. Blue Marble Cocktails were served along with light bites by Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa and guests were flown in by Fly Foxtrot.

The event was attended by jewelry designers Ilene Joy and Rae Scheer, alongside co-host Tessa Hilton as well as Jane Krakowski, Kate Bock, Daphne Groeneveld, Megan Williams, Flaviana Matata, Barron Hilton, Pamela Tick, Marina Ingvarsson and Allie Rizzo, and amongst others.

Barron Hilton, VP of Brand Strategy stated, “Collaborating with different charities while getting the word out about Blue Marble is probably one of the most rewarding parts of this job. Last night we celebrated on the beach in support of our charity partners, Animal Haven, a non-profit organization very near and dear to my heart. This amazing charity aids in finding homes for animals that are either abused, abandoned or that have lost their homes to natural disasters. Witnessing this event come full circle was really something. It was a great turnout, and everyone loved Blue Marble. The Moscow-Mule was the hit of the night!”

ABOUT ILENE JOY FINE JEWELRY

Founded by seasoned jewelry designer Ilene Joy and her daughter, Rae Scheer, Ilene Joy is a fine jewelry brand focused on pushing the boundaries of tradition. Ilene’s collections speak to the bold, authoritative woman who is not afraid of expressing her true inner nature and celebrating the rebel within. Ilene and Rae teamed up with friend of the brand, actress and model Poppy Delevingne to star in their first campaign and formally kick off the brand launch on February 5 2019 in NYC. In the short time since, Ilene Joy has gained a cult following of celebrities and fashion heavyweights including Sienna Miller, Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Hendricks, Jane Krakowski, Miranda Lambert, Kat Graham, Louise Roe, Harley Viera Newton, Lauren Santo Domingo, Tabitha Simmons, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Josie Canseco, Leigh Lezark, Natasha Lyonne, Erin Foster, Alisia Boe, Marianne Rendon, Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff Hilton, Afiya Bennett, Natalie Joos, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, Erin Walsh, Joy Corrigan, Liz Turner, Zaina Gohou, Maria Hatzistefanis and Fabiola Beracasa. Every piece of Ilene Joy jewelry is handmade locally in New York City by her master jeweler and small team of artisans. Nothing is machine-manufactured and one-of-a-kind pieces take center stage.

ABOUT ANIMAL HAVEN:

Animal Haven works is a nonprofit animal rescue that works within New York City and Tri-State communities to find homes for abandoned dogs and cats. Our Rehabilitation & Training Program provides behavior intervention and our Community Engagement Program focuses on the human-animal bond, striving to keep people and their pets together. Founded in 1967, we operate a state-of-the-art animal rescue and adoption center in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood.

ABOUT HUMANMOSAIC:

HUMANMOSAIC is a DJ duo comprised of husband and wife, Barron and Tessa Hilton. Tessa has been DJing a little over six years, delving deep into the underground sounds of techno and house while living in Berlin. Tessa and Barron both like to find ways to create a story through their sets. With Tessa graduating from Barron College with a degree in literature and Barron graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Film Production, they approach each set through a narrator’s voice, creating a journey for their listeners from beginning to end. Barron has always had a fascination with film scores, which he implements into his sets with the use of ambient and experimental tones.

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