My weekend went swell… it was a blast in every sense of the word!
Thanks to Hennessy Malaysia, I flew down to Penang on Saturday to attend Hennessy Artistry Penang.
At one of the many Hennessy bars during the press conference in the afternoon
As I've announced before in this blogpost, Hennessy Artistry is back with a bang this 2012!
The aforementioned party which I had the pleasure of attending, marks the very first of its trilogy of parties this year!
We arrived the airport as early as 9 o' clock in the morning, boarded the plane by Malaysia Airlines and had a pleasant flight towards Penang. Touched down safely just before noon.
Lunchtime at Blue Reef Fish & Chips @ Straits Quay
The grilled Chilean Sea Bass aka Cod with Prawns was delicious!
We were then ushered to Straits Quay Convention Centre for the Press Conference session along with a Meet & Greet with the artistes of the event.
They were Taiwan Mandopop boyband Lollipop F, UK Grammy-Award Trance DJ Andy Moor and our very talented local acts DJ Ramsey Westwood, DJ Ernest C and singer/vocalist Suki Low.
This way to the venue
At the Hennessy Artistry photowall!
Blazer by Cotton On
Black Studded shoulderbag by Guess
Heart Sunnies sponsored by Online Store : Friendly Fashion
Leopard Tank sponsored by Online Store : Friendly Fashion
Dark Grey jeggings by Forever 21
Neon Pink-Rainbow kicks by Nike
Had a sneak peak into the venue before anyone else.
The moment I stepped in, I was in awe!
Loved how they transformed the convention hall into such a posh bar-lounge to mingle about
Heaps of tables, chairs & lounge sofas for guests to chill with their fave Hennessy drinks
Guests will have their photo taken at the Hennessy 360 Camera platform!
Love it! So much fun 😀
That, my dears, is only the beginning!
For behind the curtains is the stage, many bars, lounge sofas, podiums and more located within the enormous party zone capable of hosting more than 2000 party-goers.
Patience, pet! Patience!
The bar boasting Hennessy's signature long drinks :
Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger & Hennessy Soda!
I had my fave Hennessy Apple made by the Hennessy girls manning the bar
Dear Hennessy, congrats on your lovely new bottle again!
Before we knew it, the MC of the event, MTV VJ Rich, ushered us to gather around before he welcomed the artistes of Hennessy Artistry Penang 2012 to the venue!
Richard Herrera aka MTV VJ Rich. He's a bit of a looker, is he not? 😉 😉
We had the opportunity to speak to them and find out what they think about this party.
Questions were posed and from there we got to know the stars a tad better 🙂
Owodog from Lollipop F answering a question from the floor
Did you know that the 'F' in 'Lollipop F' represents their FOUR members? 😀
Now we do.
Local DJs Ernest C and Ramsey Westwood sharing their sentiments
Suki Low and Andy Moor listening attentively
Candid shot! Suki Low in smiles
After the press conference, I told her how I watched her grow since her victory as a 16 year old girl in 8TV's One in a Million reality TV show. She seemed rather surprised and bashful about my knowing of her since way back then!
I was excited to watch her perform ever since her debut in 2006.
DJ Ramsey smile for the camera!
Rams and I
Ramsey, a fellow Penangite, is a friend of mine since teenagehood
Looking forward to watch him play tonight as (let's be honest) I've never watched him play LIVE before! 😛
Andy Moor. My eyecandy of the night!
I couldn't believe I was sitting about 2 feet directly in front of Andy Moor.
I've been listening to his works and remixes for a couple of years now and this British trance & progressive music DJ/Producer is nothing short of talented! Take a listen to his tracks, it's really good 😀
I asked Andy a question : What will we partygoers be expecting from you and your set tonight?
To which he answered : I'm very excited about tonight. Expect a whole lot of groove.. and energy!
Andy Moor and I My day (life) is complete 😛
Here's a group photo of all the artistes of Hennessy Artistry Penang 2012!
Cheers! Tonight's gonna be a good night 😀
Managed to steal a photo with MTV VJ Rich before everything was over 😛
When the Press Conference was over, we were left all pumped up and excited to partyrock on tonight with free-flow of superb drinks by Hennessy, a stellar line up, good music and many familiar faces!
You know there's always a good party with the world's leading cognac, Hennessy VSOP, around!
We were then chauffeured back to our crib for the night, G-Hotel along Gurney Drive!
I took a short rest, had a piping hot shower and began dolling up for tonight's event.
Dubbed Penang's Most Stylish Address, it was a pleasure to have stayed in this seafront hotel that comes with a breathtaking coastal view. Except though, rather unfortunately, it wasn't the most breathtaking view as I had imagined due to the low tide of the sea.
My workspace for the weekend.
Had only very little time to bask in the comfort and spaciousness of my room during the day, a little bit during the night and the morning after, but I made sure I did! :D
But my love for my King Sized bed knows no boundaries!
Giant mirrors too. I approve! 😀
Now excuse me, while I put my best foot forward for tonight
Just before the event began, we had dinner at Hisago Modern Japanese Restaurant @ Straits Quay
I had cod again, but with Soft Shell Crab Maki and Sashimi this time!
After a satisfiying meal at Hisago, it was time to turn up the party dial!
Hennessy Artistry Penang 2012 was just about to begin…