A weekend or two ago Fab Ted invited us to a Johnnie Walker ® Step Inside the Jet Black Lounge’ Party, and with Johnnie Walker Black being my poison of choice (and slowly getting TD to like it too) I said YES of course! It was strictly by invitation only and the location was kept a secret. Fab Ted only told us a few days before the event itself. It was at the Automall behind Pacific Place Mall at the SCBD. We were told to wear black or gold the colors of Johnnie Walker Black.
Johnnie Walker ® is also a sponsor of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team. The Jet Black Lounge party presents an exclusive experience wherein guests step into the glittering world of F1. It has also been done in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
We arrived to so much “paparazzi” taking our pictures from the time we got off our car (It was even more important to get out of a car gracefully!), to every step of the registration process to the media board! After which we went through a long hall to get to the lounge. Throughout the hall there were so many waiters and waitresses offering us the best Johnnie walker cocktail concoctions. I liked the Jet Black cocktail the most, made with Johnnie Walker Double Black because it wasn’t too sweet.
Each table/cocktail table had it’s own designated waiter, as well as a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, a bucket of ice, glasses and stirrers. Only natural that Fab Ted had his own reserved table with seats in one of the best spots in the entire lounge. Niiiiice! And even before our bottle is finished, we were already supplied with a new one! The mixers and ice were replenished continuously too! Hows that for service?!? Hors d’oeuvre being passed around catered by Anatolia, this Turkish resto in Kemang that TD has been wanting to take me to. True to Jakarta form, the food was a spicy!
While we were waiting for other friends to arrive, we were approached by a Johnnie Walker girl and told about the JW Black cocktails and asked which one was our favorite. She had a nifty iPad to give us some visuals while she talked to us. Then she asked us to write down what we thought of the party so that she can send it to our FB accounts right then and there. Aaminin ko medyo na bobo ako for a while kasi I’m so used to typing everything on my iPhone, iMac, etc..and this was like going back to the rock ages: writing the letters with my fingers! But it was pretty awesome! Hmmmmm… wouldn’t it have been even more amazing if they gave away those nifty iPads at the end of the night?!? I wish! ;P
What I wrote on the iPad was sent to me via Facebook
DDB Indonesia’s Hemanth Jayaraman said they did utmost preparation for the event; guest list carefully selected, personally delivered invitations, venue for the party planned carefully, and details prepared wherein Johnnie Walker ® will only bring the best and a party the likes of no other before it….DDB Indonesia has been appointed by Diageo to deliver services trade marketing for Diageo brands in Indonesia, including Johnnie Walker.
TD and I had a great time with our friends! And we made some fab new ones too! If the point of this party is to make every guest feel like a rockstar then I have to say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Good job Johnnie Walker Indonesia! This is how it’s done!
Thanks so much Fab Ted for inviting us to this glam event! We had to do the requisite McD stop over with Fab Ted before heading home to prevent a serious hangover the next day. =P It was well worth it!
Images taken with my iPhone and friend’s Blackberry. I did find some really great photos of the Jet Black Lounge Party of us partying up a storm with our Filipino friends.
UPDATE: Posting them below.
I didn’t take my DSLR this time, because this time it was my turn to be spoilt and be taken pictures off! ;P