Elites and their guests sipped on the complimentary grape and orange-y goodness of Purple and Rang Tang Three Olives cocktails. As if that weren't enough, a full, fresh keg of tasty Magic Hat was tapped by the end of the night. It's safe to say that plenty of fun and libations were had!
Host venue Reddstone served up light bites — featuring tangy bbq pork sliders, which Peter W devoured with delectable wraps and homemade pizza — that filled the bellies of all the cool cats and jive divas at this bash. Cleveland's own LaBella Cupcakes reminded us all that there's always room for dessert, especially decadent little treats that were almost too pretty to eat. Also, a big thanks to LaBella for the generous coupons good until the end of December (the perfect excuse to shop local for the holidays!)
What's a jazz-themed party without a band, right? Yelpers chilled out by the cozy fires with their nibbles and bevs while listening to a live jazz trio. Peter and company — with a guitar, upright bass and drums in tow — played an acoustic set of smooth tunes that set the ambiance off right, especially for Roxanne O. Talk about the icing on the cupcake!
Elites also basked in the glory of Yelp schwag galore! Mints, bottle openers, pins and Yelpstick filled the pockets of all who attended, so much so in fact that there were no leftovers to bring back home! I doubt anyone will be left with chapped lips or unopened beer bottles around these parts.
Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the fun! Our thanks to Heather Muro for lending her amazing talents and capturing the good times. Oh, don't forget to review the event on Yelp if you made it out!
A huge thank you goes out to all of the sponsors who made this first event phenomenal — and, last but certainly not least, thanks to all of the CLE's Elites who came out to made this lauch event a truly special night.
Until the next schindig… SYOY! (See You On Yelp).