While gays in New York celebrated a same-sex marriage victory, Chicagoans were partying it up at this year’s Chicago Pride.
The annual event broke records this year with an estimated 750,000 in attendance. As always, it’s nearly impossible for HPNOTIQ to stay away from a great party, so we came through to help liven up the place.
Close to 4000 fans stopped by to get a taste of Harmonie at Chicago’s iconic Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails like “I Kissed a Girl” and were treated to performances by Deborah Cox, Mya, Kim English, Inaya Day and Crystal Waters. That same night, birthday girl Solange Knowles brought in her 25th birthday with the help of HPNOTIQ in Las Vegas.
Tonight in Las Vegas, HPNOTIQ celebrates the birthday of our favorite little sister, Solange Knowles — and at the young of of 25, Solange has plenty to celebrate!
Writing songs since the age of nine, the songstress is currently working on her third studio album, can be caught behind the DJ booth at some of the hottest events, and has recently tapped into acting and directing as well as having her hands in her big sister’s work — most notably Beyoncé’s smash hit “Why Don’t You Love Me?”
In addition to doing her own thing (and doing it big!) and having an eye-catching style all her own, Solange manages to make single motherhood look easy.
So here’s to you, Miss Knowles — you’re an inspiration to all of us!
And since it’s the weekend, we’re giving Las Vegas another reason to party with yet another lady we love tomorrow night at at Tao Beach — Lo Bosworth! Details after the jump… Continue reading
Last night in New York City, PYNK magazine premiered its first ever issue at the Polar Lounge at the Marcel Hotel.
The invite-only event was made up of industry influencers and press, including the NYPost.com and Essence.com. New York City’s DJ Fadelf held it down on the 1s and 2s while guests sipped on HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktails throughout the night.
During the event our Harmonie girls caught up with PYNK magazine’s Editor-in-chief Shanel Odum and “Basketball Wives” star Jennifer Williams for interviews. Check out the footage here!
Love to tan, but don’t have the time? No problem! Stop by the Wet Deck in the W Hotel in Dallas, Texas to try out the most innovative product in tanning yet, Luminous Envy.
Luminous Envy, created by a 24 year-old who loves to tan, allows you to float in the pool while cutting your tan time by a third. The reflective material on the sides and bottom capture the suns rays better, giving you a quicker and even tan.
Attendees of the event will receive poolside spa treatments by Bliss Spa along with a free specialty HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktail.
For the rest of the evening, guests can enjoy Harmonie cocktails for just $5 a glass. Proceeds to the event support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so drink up!
Where are you from? Texas but originally from Vietnam.
Do you have a nickname when you’re behind the bar? Not that I know of but regulars have started calling me JoJo… especially after they’ve had a few too many. [laughs]
When and why did you get into Mixology? I have always been curious about bartending and being a bartender enables me to apply my curiosity creatively.
What cocktails are you best known for? My novelty shots and asian inspired cocktails.
What item can you not live without behind the bar and why? A channel knife, because I use a lot of fresh fruit and the channel knife enables me to cut them up properly.
What makes Aka different from other places? Aka loosely translated means red in Japanese and red to me signifies passion — that is what sets Aka Sushi House apart from other places, there is always an underlying passion in everything that we do… especially at the bar.
What is a good “insider tip” for someone who has never been to Aka? Come on Friday and Saturday nights, of course.
What is the craziest thing you have ever seen while being behind the bar? Too many to narrow down, but I am always amazed at how fun loving and free spirited my patrons are. I have, by far, the most uninhibited patrons in H-Town. Continue reading
HPNOTIQ Harmonie made its official debut in the city of Houston at abOUT magazine’s launch party at M2M Fashion boutique.
Harmonie helped the LGBT magazine celebrate its premier with Harmonie cocktails, including HPNOTIQ Roq Candy Martini, HPNOTIQ Blueberry Crush and Harmonie Bubbles & Berries. The first 50 guests were rewarded with swanky HPNOTIQ gift bags.
More than 200 guests danced the night away at the premier which helped benefit LIVE Consortium – a Houston-based organization that helps raise awareness for HIV in the Houston community.
Ultra Sheer Nightclub was the premier place to be for Harmonie’s Girls Night Out event in Westminister, Colorado. Ladies showed up to Girls Night Out looking pretty in pink as HPNOTIQ Harmonie girls passed out free signature drinks.
One lucky lady had the chance to win a grand prize of a VIP Girls Night Out with bottle service for her and 10 girlfriends.
The Ultra Sheer staff showed support by donning Harmonie colored glow necklaces and bracelets while 95.7 threw live shout outs on air throughout the night.
The HPNOTIQ team was front row center at one of Denver’s largest fashion focused events of the summer held at 24K Lounge. Ladies sipped on Harmonie Splash cocktails while taking in live performances at the Uneek Experience event from Lewis Hensly and guest designers Uneek and ATA.
House DJ Pat Allen kept the party going all night long while Denver’s female socialites went around the audience seeking votes to make it to the final round of the city’s “socially wanted contest.” The winner of the competition received $500 cash and a trip for two to Mexico.
In the Biz magazine hosted their annual End of Season Party this weekend at Bahia Cabana, and HPNOTIQ felt it was the perfect setting to introduce our newest edition to the family, Harmonie.
Guests savored complimentary Harmonie cocktails, including Harmoie Margarita and Harmonie Blush, while they enjoyed treats from the signature Harmonie candy bar.
Attendees couldn’t get enough of our latest addition and can’t wait to share it with their friends, and neither can we!