Had an amazing time at the Taste & Roses Pre-Valentine’s Day celebration at the super adorably designed Carrera Cafe yesterday with the lovely blogger babes.
Not only is it a beautiful cafe that is totes instagram worthy, but also the appetizers and drinks there are great. I love their line of creative, healthy and refreshing rose water drinks called H2rOse. This wonderful drink is an all natural beverage uniquely made of rose water, saffron and other natural and organic ingredients.
Rose water was initially created exclusively for royalty. As time passed, rose water became a healthy beverage used by an increasing number of people around the world. The scent of rose water is beautiful and offers a number of scientifically proven therapeutic benefits. It has also been used for centuries in cuisine and in skin care as the ultimate fountain of youth.
H2rOse was created by Kia Illulian, president of the Illulian Group and it has a strong nod to his proud Persian heritage. “I was inspired to create this line of drinks by my grandmother. Growing up in Iran, a fond memory of mine was seeing her grate fresh apples from our garden into our fresh rosewater drinks. While there are some great drinks out there, nothing matches the taste, freshness and health benefits of rosewater, so I had to come up with this product. I also added saffron.”
On hand were also floral arranging classes with Square Root Designs, in-house florist to the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Wilshire.
I also had a celebrity art sighting! I got to meet Mr. Brainwash himself, who was very kind, humble and of course, covered in paint!
Kia and his lovely sister Kate were such hospitable hosts. Between the great food, drinks, beautiful roses and their limitless kindness, my Persian pride was sweltering. Many thanks to them and the fabulous Heidi Nazarudin and her team at Blogger Babes!