Ciroc Pineapple Vodka Launch at Swahili Beach Resort, Kenya.

So there I was going about my daily ventures a couple of months ago when Sarah calls me and mentions that Ciroc Vodka was planning on launching the Pineapple flavour line in Kenya.

Me: “That is great news, Sarah!”

Sarah: “Well, the reason I am calling you is because you are one of the 15 influencers in Kenya who we wish to invite to this launch, if this is ok with you..”

Me searching for my bikini top as Sarah is explaining the party: “We will be launching with a fantastic party at Swahili Beach in Diani on the 1st of August, shall we count you in?”

Now how could anyone in their right mind say no to this! Just in case you have never been to Diani Beach, here is where we the lucky ones were heading to…

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The team behind the launch was Ciroc Vodka, UP Magazine, Safarilink, Capital FM and Swahili Beach Hotel.

Off I went to Wilson Airport to hop onto the Safarilink flight that was awaiting us when the day arrived..

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As I was strolling towards the plane the lovely Michelle Slater of Yummy Magazine got a hold of me (We met thanks to Mikul!) We then linked up with Polly, Joy (Of Couture Magazine) and Damaris (Kenya Buzz). This was pretty much our Ciroc Vodka party gang 🙂

We stepped out into the Diani heat with pleasure at the Ukunda Airstrip, took a deep breathe of the coastal air as we waited to sort out our luggage…

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We walked out of the aistrip to a warm welcome from this cheerful driver from Swahili Beach Hotel..

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What I like about Swahili Beach Hotel is the fact that no matter how many times you have been there, you will always be blown away by how pretty the hotel is…

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We landed at about 4pm in the afternoon, dropped our bags in our respective rooms after a warm reception by the hotel staff. We could already hear the music from the party 🙂

As I walked through the lobby towards the beach where the party was, we could already tell that the Pineapple flavour was present in the hotel..

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The setup was very spacious and comfortable so you could dance anywhere, including the pool. As you walked down the slope and stepped into the lower pool where the party was taking place, there was the backdrop where all the pictures and interviews were happening…

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A massive stage with some of the best event sound I have heard was on the opposite side of the pool…

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The Italian gentlemen of the Barproject were in full action…

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Before long I came across the rest of the crew 🙂 I have attended a lot of parties in the past couple of years, and I must say, the Ciroc team took extraordinary care of us. We the guests felt pampered and adored. The party went on till the break of dawn, with guests dancing in the swimming pool until five in the morning!

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