34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
By FBWorld Team
Vodka the sole liquor sponsor for the Santa Barbara International
Film Festival. was proud to present a series of VIP after parties
paying tribute to 2019 honoree's in a bevy of chic destinations
following major festival events, including the historic Arlington
Theatre Courtyard and Festival Pavilion in the Lobero Theatre.
These lovely events were a part of Belvedere Vodka's Beautiful
to See, Beautiful to Experience campaign that was unveiled during
the film festival.
Belvedere Lounge Bar
event was an opportunity for guests to meet the honorees and
enjoy signature Belvedere Vodka cocktails, including Belvedere
Classic Martini, Belvedere Expresso Martinis and more. The 2019
events included an opening night gala at Paseo Nuevo Shopping
Center that drew a fun crowd of hundreds, Celebrity Tributes
each night honoring and presenting Tribute Awards to major entertainment
celebrities, many whom are Oscar nominees.
Director Pawel Pawlikowski "Cold War"
sipped and chatted with guests.
attending SBIFF included the Outstanding Directors Award Honorees,
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite),
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma),
Adam McKay (Vice), Rami Malek Outstanding Performer Award, American
Riviera Award, Viggo Mortensen, Maltin Modern Master Award,
Glenn Close, Montecito Award, Melissa McCarthy, Variety Artisans
Award, Virtuosos Award, Cinema Van Guard Award, Michael B. Jordan.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos "The Favourite"
savoring the Espresso Martini
had the pleasure of sipping a Belvedere cocktail with the directors
being honored in the beautiful Belvedere Lounge, where guests
mingled and chatted over signature Belvedere Martini's and enjoyed
delicious hors-d'oeuvres from Opal Restaurant & Bar. It
was a really fun and surreal experience in every way to personally
congratulate these five honored directors, who are all nominees
for this year's Oscar Awards.
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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