BY PATTE PURCELL
Jazz/Art/420, was the theme that set a new bar for parties in the desert. Guests enthused about everything. The vendors, the appetizers from New Leaf Catering, the cannabis sushi from Left Handed Infusions which flew off the platter before it landed and a bar stocked with wine, chilled beers and Buzz Box cocktails.
Guests sipped and supped, viewed stunning art at Elena Bulatova Gallery and visited a variety of cannabis vendors who gave away gifts to medical marijuana patients. PSA Organica, Atomic Budz, and Mother Earth Farmacy, all displayed some of their best products.
The 420 Kitchen and Sensi Chews gave out samples and gifts of their great high potency cookies, candies, and chocolates.
Comments ranged from “Class act” to “first class, very impressive, what a way to start the season!” to “The party of the year!”
Guests loved saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova, guitarist Robert Ferti and Threestyle Jazz, with their Billboard chart topping smooth jazz songs. The show was opened by Alex Santana (2 time CV Music Award winner 2017) and his flamenco guitar. Famed record producer and exquisite virtuoso pianist Ronnie King (CV Music Awards 2017 Pioneer Award recipient) played a couple of tunes while popular vocalist Keisha D belted it out. Guests pulled up chairs or simply danced to the tunes. The mellow mood was invoked by sipping Melissa Etheridge “Know Label” cannabis wines, and trying out the “Vape Experience” at the Coachella Collective booth gave a festive and altogether different vibe to this group of sophisticated jazz and cannabis lovers.
Entertainers Michael D’Angelo, Mikole Kaar and other musicians joined the revelers in celebrating the beginning of the new wave of parties to come.
Republican candidate and Pro marijuana Congressional candidate Dan Ball held a “meet the candidate” session with guests.
Next up, is a party in January to celebrate the legalization of recreational marijuana. We have no doubt this will be our biggest event yet.
We’d like to thank Elena Bulatova Gallery on El Paseo for hosting the party, our lovely volunteers for their impeccable assistance and a special thank you to all of our sponsors who made this the successful party that is no doubt ‘the buzz’ of the desert.
Melissa Etheridge’s “Know Label” Cannabis Wine (tinctures) tastings
New Leaf Catering ‘A selection of seasonal small bites” (cannabis and non-cannabis)
Coachella Valley Weekly
Triple J “Original Mini Joints” samples
Coachella Valley Collective
Desert Hot Springs Inn ‘Soak and toke’
Debra Granillo, Braid bar
Buzz Box Cocktails
Left Handed Infusions, Cannabis sushi
Atomic Budz dispensary
The 420 Kitchen with cannabis infused candies, cookies & Sensi Chews
Mystic Valley CBD- “The CBD Experience” hand massages with CBD lotion that gives immediate relief.
Mother Earth Farmacy “Growing to Exceed Your Needs” with a selection of products & gifts
Desert Canna Consulting (custom cannabis products made for your needs & gifts for patients) & Canna Hope delivery
Staybridge Suites Hugely Different
Under the Sun Distribution “Go Green”
California Light Works for Growers
PSA Organica Palm Springs dispensary
Ablis CBD Beverages and Supplements
PHOTOS BY MARCO NAJERA & CHRISTY RUCCI