The Caliwater Escape hosted by brand co-founders, Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena held in Joshua Tree at the Mojave Moon Ranch (a gorgeous estate designed by Morgan Brown) to celebrate the official launch of their new cactus water beverage, Caliwater.(www.drinkcaliwater.com and follow @caliwater)
Guests at the weekend-long desert retreat experienced life under the stars, staying in airstreams, campers, and RVs from Outdoorsy. (Outdoorsy.com).
Timeless Vapes were also on hand in a customized RV offering their clean and effective cannabis medicine vapes to the VIP attendees. (timelessvapes.com)
Talent attendees at the exclusive #CaliwaterEscape included actor Ross Butler (Caliwater Investor/Ambassador) along with his fellow 13 Reasons Why co-stars Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Anne Winters, Brandon Flynn, and Brandon Larracuente. Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross also attended the desert getaway along with Bazzi, Kyra Santoro, Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project), Carmela Zumbado (You), Dean Geyer and Jillian Murray, Derek Hough and fiance Hayley Erbert (DWTS), Serinda Swan (HBO Ballers), Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky/ABC), Zelda Williams, Kat McNamera, Emeraude Toubia, Jazmin Garcia, Alexander Deleon, Hudson Thames, Haley Reinhart, Luke Baines, Bar Malik, Emma Zander, Giden Adlon, Kristina Kane, Ajay Nwoso, Courtney Deitz, Maximilian Acevedo, Amelia Zerbe, Aaron Dominguez, stylist Natalie Saidi, Loreen Hwang, David Brackett, as well as Vanessa’s sister Stella Hudgens, and her mother in attendance to support along with many more VIPS, influencers and industry notables.
The festive weekend in the desert included DJ sets by Ruckus, Zen Freeman and GG Magree, presented by Resorts World Las Vegas, with an incredible performance by Barns Courtney to close out the festivities. Guests danced the night away under the stars and hung poolside all day long enjoying delicious cocktails at the Resorts World bar such as the ‘JAJA Caliwater Escape’ from JAJA Tequila, ‘Socali Mojave Mojito’ by SoCal Rum, Calamity Gin, Nue Vodka, and ‘Cali Style’ Desert Mule by Dos Hombres Mezcal. Refreshing white, rose and sparkling rose wines by Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards. The weekend kicked off with a beautiful poolside picnic by The Gypsy Picnic along with superfood bowls by VitaBowl.
Poolside, attendees also changed into eco-friendly fashion forward footwear styles from Cool Planet, the new sustainable line by Steve Madden made with the earth in mind, and perfect for the desert vibe. #CoolPlanetShoes
Caliwater is also officially partnered with No Kid Hungry in their fight to end childhood hunger and has pledged to donate $1million by April 2022, every can sold makes a difference. www.caliwater.com/nokidhungry
The weekend also featured a bevvy of wellness and beauty activations such as massages by Artha, featuring transformative skin products and lotions from MIAGE Skincare, as well as group yoga and Cryotherapy Facials also provided by Artha (wellness sanctuary), tarot reading/reiki, and sound baths by Mystic Starseed, and more.
Each morning kicked off with coffee by Dragonfly Coffee Roasters, Mean Green juice by VitaJuice, Essentia, and a breakfast burrito bar by Chef Shane Fatemian of Soho House, who catered the entire weekend with delicious food spreads for lunch and dinner including dinner Friday by Shaman Raman organic ramen. A Craig’s Vegan ice cream cart was also on hand to keep guests refreshed and late-night marshmallow roasting with Stuffed Puffs.
The RVS and airstreams by Outdoorsy for weekend guests were fully stocked with Caliwater, snacks by Candy Pop, Take Out Puffs, Vegan Pig Out Pork Rinds, Good Fish, plus DragonFly Coffee, Volition Beauty SPF, MOBOT, Lasso custom Caliwater socks, MIAGE skincare, Resorts World bar sets, Outdoorsy lanterns, and Plein bath products.
Caliwater is defined by a drive to create innovative, fresh functional beverages that connect us to the Earth and to one another. Inspired by the lush and varied landscapes of California, Founders Oliver Trevena (Actor/Host/Entrepreneur) and native Californian Vanessa Hudgens (Actress/Music Artist/Influencer and now Entrepreneur) looked to their own desert regions to locally source prickly pear cactus fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties. Their vision – to sip on Cali in a can. Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties, is brought to life in their first, brand new, canned beverage product, which is not only delicious and organic, but super hydrating and refreshing, and filled with rare antioxidants and digestion benefits. Additionally, from every can sold 5 cents will be donated up to one million dollars to nonprofit No Kid Hungry. www.drinkcaliwater.com
Caliwater is a functional beverage. The functional benefits of cactus water include being high in antioxidants (which is great for the skin), is known to reduce cholesterol levels, offers a natural elimination of hangovers, regulates blood sugar levels, and possess antiviral properties. Only 25 calories per can, organic, vegan, Kosher, and non-GMO.
The Benefits: Prickly pear is full of antioxidants which research shows provide a myriad of health and wellness benefits. Early studies have shown evidence of the decrease in cholesterol, specifically LDL (bad) cholesterol. The study showed overall levels dropping significantly. Some research also indicates that prickly pear may provide a complementary solution to regulating blood sugar levels, by decreasing regular blood sugar. Prickly pear cactus has natural antiviral properties, and research has found that it has antiviral activity against viral and respiratory diseases, as well as protecting nerve cells.
- Proven Hangover Release
- Refreshing and Delicious
- Naturally Occurring Electrolytes to Support Hydration
- Locally + Fairly Wild-Harvested
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
- Skin Revitalizing Antioxidants
- Half the Calories and Sugars of Coconut Water
- Decreases “bad” Cholesterol
- Regulator of Blood Sugar Levels
Head over to their website to order caliwater for delivery and join their Cali Club for subscription deliveries!!
**The VIP weekend followed all Covid-19 guidelines with pre-testing of guests and on-site protocols.
All Photos courtesy of Caliwater
Author: Joanne Dunn