There was so much fun in the desert recently at The Caliwater Escape! Hosted by brand co-founders, Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena, the event was held in Joshua Tree at the Mojave Moon Ranch, a gorgeous estate designed by Morgan Brown, April 30th – May 2nd, 2021 to celebrate the official launch of their new cactus water beverage, Caliwater. (www.drinkcaliwater.com and follow @caliwater)
The VIP weekend of course followed all Covid-19 guidelines with pre-testing of guests and on-site protocols.
Guests at the weekend-long desert retreat experienced life under the stars, staying in airstreams, campers and RVs from Outdoorsy. (Outdoorsy.com)
Talent attendees at the exclusive #CaliwaterEscape included actor Ross Butler (Caliwater Investor/Ambassador) along with his fellow 13 Reasons Why co-stars Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Anne Winters, Brandon Flynn, and Brandon Larracuente.
Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross also attended the desert getaway along with Bazzi, Kyra Santoro, Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project), Carmela Zumbado (You), Dean Geyer and Jillian Murray, Derek Hough and fiancé Hayley Erbert (DWTS).
Serinda Swan (HBO Ballers), Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky/ABC), Zelda Williams, Kat McNamera, Emeraude Toubia, Jazmin Garcia, Alexander Deleon, Hudson Thames, Haley Reinhart, Luke Baines, Bar Malik, Emma Zander, Giden Adlon, Kristina Kane, Ajay Nwoso, Courtney Deitz, Maximilian Acevedo, Amelia Zerbe, Aaron Dominguez, stylist Natalie Saidi, Loreen Hwang, David Brackett, as well as Vanessa’s sister Stella Hudgens, and her mother in attendance to support along with many more VIPS, influencers and industry notables.
Caliwater is a functional beverage. The functional benefits of cactus water include being high in antioxidants (which is great for the skin), is known to reduce cholesterol levels, offers a natural elimination of hangovers, regulates blood sugar levels, and possess antiviral properties. Only 25 calories per can, organic, vegan, Kosher and non GMO.
The festive weekend in the desert included DJ sets by Ruckus, Zen Freeman and GG Magree, presented by Resorts World Las Vegas, with an incredible performance by Barns Courtney to close out the festivities.
Guests danced the night away under the stars and hung poolside all day long enjoying delicious cocktails at the Resorts World bar such as the ‘JAJA Caliwater Escape’ from JAJA Tequila, ‘Socali Mojave Mojito’ by SoCal Rum, Calamity Gin, Nue Vodka, and ‘Cali Style’ Desert Mule by Dos Hombres Mezcal. Refreshing white, rose and sparkling rose wines by Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards. The weekend kicked off with a beautiful poolside picnic by The Gypsy Picnic along with superfood bowls by VitaBowl.
Poolside, attendees also changed into eco-friendly fashion forward footwear styles from Cool Planet, the new sustainable line by Steve Madden made with the earth in mind, and perfect for the desert vibe. #CoolPlanetShoes
Caliwater is also officially partnered with No Kid Hungry in their fight to end childhood hunger and has pledged to donate $1million by April 2022, every can sold makes a difference. www.caliwater.com/nokidhungry
The weekend also featured a bevvy of wellness and beauty activations such as massages by Artha, featuring transformative skin products and lotions from MIAGE Skincare, as well as group yoga and Cryotherapy Facials also provided by Artha (wellness sanctuary), tarot reading/reiki and sound baths by Mystic Starseed, and more. Timeless was also on hand in a customized RV offering their clean and effective cannabis medicine vapes to the VIP attendees.
Each morning kicked off with coffee by Dragonfly Coffee Roasters, Mean Green juice by VitaJuice, Essentia, and a breakfast burrito bar by Chef Shane Fatemian of Soho House, who catered the entire weekend with delicious food spreads for lunch and dinner including dinner Friday by Shaman Raman organic ramen. A Craig’s Vegan ice cream cart was also on hand to keep guests refreshed.
The RVS and airstreams by Outdoorsy for weekend guests were fully stocked with Caliwater, snacks by Candy Pop, Take Out Puffs, Vegan Pig Out Pork Rinds, Good Fish, plus DragonFly Coffee, Volition Beauty SPF, MOBOT, Lasso custom Caliwater socks, MIAGE skincare, Resorts World bar sets, Outdoorsy lanterns and Plein bath products.