It's gettin' hot in here for LA Yelp...
Yea, you know what comes next...so take off all your clothes!
It was a steamy 108 degrees (according to Citibank's giant digital thermometer across the street from the venue) in the city of Los Angeles this past Saturday, May 17, but the insanely hot weather was not enough to keep the Los Angeles Yelp Elite crew from getting their partay on at the 'Everyone ArtWalks in LA' Elite event.
The incredibly gracious General Manager, Brian Keeth and his amazing staff (and DJ) over at Celadon Galerie kept the music, delicious food and drinks on point as the hot-and-bothered (and I mean that in the best way possible) yelpers mixed and mingled their way through the gorgeous Asian-inspired venue with a Middle Eastern twist.
Rather then strip down to their skivvies, yelpers cooled themselves off with Yelp fans which were scattered throughout and by sampling from an array of alcoholic drink options provided compliments of Alchemia Vodka and their exotic collection of ginger, chocolate and wild cherry flavored vodka.
For those who were not ready for the night to end they actually - are you ready for this? - walked (GASP!) down Fairfax to the LACMA campus for Muse's official Spring ArtWalk 2008 after party held in the swanky outdoor lounge area next to the new BCAM building for more drinks, food and live music.
A special thanks to the visiting Community Managers who braved the stifling heat in LA to support this event and meet this amazing group of yelpers. Carrie E came live and direct from Philadelphia, Ruggy J from San Diego, Stephy S from San Francisco, Kevin L from Washington DC, and the Yelp Mayor of New York City Yelp, Sam P were there to represent their respective cities and prove that Yelp love is the same no matter what your area code.
Another impressive collection of photos were taken by the official Yelp photographer in LA, Amy K. And yelpers have LA Yelp intern, Sherry R to thank for helping organize this wonderful event and pass out sweatshirts in this 100+ degree weather.
Until next time, SYOY,
Your humbled & very grateful LA Yelp Community Manger...