Rémy Martin cognac and the brand’s One Life/ Live Them ambassador Jeremy Renner hosted an exclusive and electric evening of cocktails and conversation at the famed Eric Buterbaugh gallery in Los Angeles.
Well-dressed revelers were treated to lush environs, a menu curated by 2017 Circle of Centaurs ambassador Chef Marc Forgione, and the groundbreaking ‘Rooted in Exception’ mixed reality experience by Rémy Martin.
I was the first to give mixed reality a whirl, and color me impressed. Equipped with a VR headset and gracious tour guide, I walked the gallery learning about the history of the famed cognac brand. Ingredients floated in the air in front of me as a voiceover guided me through the increasingly gorgeous scenes.
Next up: cocktails. I tried out the Rémy Renner first and quickly fell in love. It’s made with Rémy Martin 1738, and had a real kick that got my night started right. Next up was V French 75 made with Rémy V. This one was full-bodied and frankly very pretty. Possibly my favorite of the night.
Let’s just say I tried every cocktail, and was in a great mood all night. Rémy Martin VP Emma Medina invited Renner, Forgione, Jackie Cruz and Actor Laz Alonso up to the mic for a traditional toast. It was a heartwarming and charming moment in a night already full of joy.
Then came Fetty Wap. The chart topping rapper/singer was introduced as a special guest performer and turned. the place. out.
I’m pretty sure he performed even more songs than originally intended. The atmosphere was that lit. He played smash hits “Trap Queen” and “My Way” and was clearly having a very good time. I didn’t know he was such a great live singer.
He’s a huge fan of Rémy Martin and chants ‘1738’ in every song. As a token of appreciation, the brand gifted him a personalized 1738 bottle dripping in Swarovski crystals.
Fetty was a fitting end to a festive night. Can’t wait till the next one.