IZZE joins in the summer fun at the 30th Annual Mermaid Parade and Ball in Coney Island!

June 25, 2012

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events. Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island’s forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island.

The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed.

IZZE was thrilled to join both the parade and the Mermaid Ball which was held in the Coney Island Aquarium as they celebrated their 30th year this past Saturday. Revelers came out dressed in amazing sea-themed costumes to join the parade’s King and Queen – Jackie the Jokeman and Anabella Sciorra as hundreds of floats, marching bands and Mermaids and Mermen partied in Coney Island.

The IZZE was flowing on the streets and at the awesome Ball which followed. Crowds enjoyed the music stylings of DJ Soulflower and Eddy Van Raven as well as an amazing performance by NYC’s very own MOBY. We’d like to spend a special shout-out to our friends at Sailor Jerry Rum, who we paired our delicious Ginger IZZE with to make some fantastic cocktails. It was wonderful to see so many of you out there and we really enjoyed talking with so many IZZE lovers at the IZZE tent. We hope to see you all next year for some more fun in the sun!

Check out some of our favorite pics and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see what we will be up to in your neighborhood next!

Don’t miss The Judd & Jon Comedy and Music Hour(s) this Thursday!

June 12, 2012

This Thursday, we are heading down to Santa Monica for the The Judd & Jon Comedy & Music Hour(s) hosted by writer/director Judd Apatow. It is a benefit for one of our favorites organizations, the LA based nonprofit 826LA. IZZE has been a long time supporter over the years and we are super excited for this star studded evening of music and comedy. Jon Brion, Peter Frampton, Pee-wee Herman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart and Colin Quinn are all scheduled to be there! The event begins at 8 PM.Click here for tickets. IZZE and IZZE cocktails will be available for the show. We hope to see you there!

IZZE joins the FDNY for their 21st Annual Volleyball Tournament as they honor Firefighter Billy Quick

June 10, 2012


Please come join us in Long Beach on Monday for a fantastic day of sand, sun and volleyball! The FDNY is hosting their annual tournament in honor of Firefighter Billy Quick in Long Beach on Monday, June 11th and we are thrilled to be joining them in support. It is sure to be a wonderful day for a great cause. We hope to see you all there!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page and follow us on twitter to find out about all of the events we have happening in your area!

Down the rabbit hole with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles!

June 6, 2012

This past weekend we headed down the rabbit hole to the magical world of Wonderland for an amazing event to benefit the CHLA. Children and their families joined Alice, The Mad Hatter and the Queen for an magical day here in Hollywood. Food, drinks, gifts, music and lots of fun celebrities made this one of our favorite events of the year. Big thanks to Amy and Scott from Trueheart events for putting on a fantastic event. Here are some of our favorite pics from the day!

(select photos by Andy Art Photography)

IZZE supports Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at their Millennial Gala to benefit Cancer Research

June 4, 2012

The Junior Committee of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, a group of talented young entertainers, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, hosted the first Millennial Ball last week at NYC’s LAVO. The event, co-hosted by Syracuse University freshman, Andrew Warren and Founder of New York-based production company, Ambitious Media, Louie Torrellas featured performances by DJ CHACHI, Nick Hissom and Natascha Bessez. Celebrity guests in attendance included Denise Richards, Kim Kardashian, Russell Simmons, Eve, Shenae Grimes, Justin Combs, Eric West, New England Patriot Bret Lockett, Jonathan Cheban and Sophie Curtis. The mission of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.

IZZE is proud to have joined the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation in their inspiring effort to battle cancer. A special thanks to our co-sponsors Popchips, Voli, tumeric and Azunia Tequila for helping make the night such a success! To find out what you can do to help support the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation please visit www.gabriellesangel.org. Be sure to check out our website at www.izze.com or follow us on twitter to learn about all of the awesome events we have going on.

How about an IZZE with your Veggie Burger Bunny?

May 30, 2012

This Friday, we are heading back to Melrose Ave for another exciting evening with our friends at Kid Robot Los Angeles. With extremely loyal fans and a thirst for IZZE, it’s a perfect partnership.

The new 10-inch “Veggie” Burger Bunny stacking wood toy is packed with all your favorite fixins’ which include two savory garden patties, mustard, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss cheese all on a whole wheat bun. General release is set for Thursday, June 7 only at Kidrobot stores and kidrobot.com.

To celebrate, there will be a special pre-release and signing at Kidrobot Los Angeles on Friday, June 1 from 6-8pm! Joe the designer was kind enough to whip up a limited 50 piece run of his “Nice Buns” print that will be available for $50, only at the event. So make sure you come with a healthy appetite, the Veggie Burger Bunny is limited to only 40 pieces for $300 and are sure to go quick!

Let’s get this summer started! – Memorial Day Weekend and IZZE’s 10th Birthday have arrived!

May 25, 2012

It’s Memorial Day weekend and we all know that means the unofficial start of summer! We can’t wait to join our friends and families at all of the awesome picnics, bbq’s, festivals and happenings that the season brings! IZZE is also proud to be celebrating our 10th birthday this year and we couldn’t think of a better way to show our thanks to all of our fans than to bring back one of our original favorites – SPARKLING LEMON! Our Sparkling Lemon provides a refreshing, uplifting taste without adding any added sugars or artificial flavors to keep the summer months delicious and cool the natural way. Sparkling Lemon will be available in limited supply at your local Whole Foods so be sure to pick up some of this refreshing goodness before it’s gone.
We hope that you will include us in all of your summer fun and we’d love to hear about your favorite ways to enjoy and share IZZE. Check out our website – www.izze.com and click on ‘entertain’ to find some delicious recipes that are easy to create. You can also find us on facebook and twitter to learn all about the exciting events that we have going on all summer long. Hope to see you out and about!

IZZE VISITS THE STATE OF UNIQUE!

May 22, 2012

Earlier this month, IZZE once again partner up with Unique Los Angles for this 4th Annual Spring Show. Over 18K guests joined us over the two days for what turned out to be the best show yet. If you are not familiar, Unique is an amazing show consisting of all things made here in America. Crafts, paintings, jewelry, food items, clothing, etc. Unique has something for everyone. This year it even featured internet sensation CAINE’S ARCADE! As usual, we were on hand to spread the IZZE love and hand out ice cold samples to any guests who were thirsty. Needless to say, it was hot out and there were lots of thirsty shoppers. We had an amazing time and are really looking forward to the next two shows coming up this summer! Unique SF is on the books for 6/31-7/1 at The Concourse and NYC will come soon after that. Check out their website (StateofUnique.com) for all the details. IZZE will definitely be on hand for both those shows. Until then here are some of our favorite pics from the Spring Show.

IZZE teams up with Follow That Girl NYC for the ‘Flavors of the City’ Charity Event

May 15, 2012

Follow That Girl NYC (www.followthatgirlnyc.com), an organization that empowers women to empower others has kicked off their fundraising season with “Flavors Of The City”; a food tasting charity event that took place on May 1, 2012 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the world famous Copacabana Rooftop 760, a favorite among style-conscious trendsetters, in the heart of Times Square.
In support of Socks 4 Tots and survivors of domestic abuse, the red carpet event was hosted by Taylor Armstrong, star of Bravo’s hit TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York Times bestselling author of “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.”
The event included an evening of culinary delights prepared by some of today’s most food-forward celebrity chefs, among them restaurateur, TV personality and author of “In a Cuban Kitchen,” Chef Alex Garcia and Chef Joe ‘JJ’ Johnson the winner of Rocco’s Dinner Party Bravo. Other participating restaurants included Benjamin Steakhouse, BICE Ristorante, Mamajuana Café, The Counter, Sazon and Circus Fine Brazilian Cuisine. Top-notch desserts from standouts like Georgetown Cupcake divas, Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne of TLC’s DC Cupcakes and Sugar Flower Cake Shop kept the crowd delighted throughout the night. Of course delicious IZZE cocktails were available to all of the amazing guests who came out to show their support for survivors of domestic violence. It was amazing to see the 100’s of the advocates and generous sponsors in attendance.
Imani Laners, CEO and Chief Sales Officer of Shinko Media said, “We are happy to support Follow That Girl NYC in their mission to empower women. This event not only helped to raise awareness about domestic abuse but also showed that there is a strong support system for survivors.”
Guests were invited to maximize their donation by bidding on items donated by Del Frisco’s, Shansen Jewelery by Tamsen and Shannon, Liz Russell AVEDA Salon, BICE Restaurant, Clear by Tasheka, Ketta Vaughn Cosmetics and more.
Other sponsors for this charity event include Shinko Media, Vita Coco, Beach Bum, Copacabana, Liz Russell Aveda Salon, John Allan’s, Zodiac Brand Management, Linnea Johansson, Xanté, Hint Water, Sazon, Muzita Bistro, Emanuel Andren Gastronomy AB and of course your friends at IZZE Sparkling Juice.

Please be sure to go to the Follow That Girl website, www.followthatgirlnyc.com to find out about all of the amazing charity events that have coming up and you can always follow IZZE on twitter to see what we have going on in your area. Check out some of our favorite pictures from ‘Flavors of the City’ – hope to see you at our next event!

Bread-Butter-Cheese-Victory!

April 25, 2012

The original, the biggest, the best, the cheesiest, the 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational will take place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA this Saturday and IZZE will once again be the main beverage sponsor!

Come on down, grab a “sammich” and wash it down with a delicious, ice cold IZZE!

More cheese than you can shake a breadSTICK at!

Get your tickets HERE!

The 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational

The Rose Bowl

Parking Lot F

(Parking in Parking Lot K)

Pasadena, CA 91103

4/28/2012

11:00am – 6:00pm

$15