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Absolut Sundance - “I’m Here”- 01.22.10

absolutsundance0.jpg So many adventures today! So many firsts! And finally met so many incredible people i’ve talked to for years digitally… but even with all the Altitude Summit madness underway, i couldn’t resist hopping in a car to check out the Absolut Vodka filmmakers of the first ever Sundance Opening Shorts Program party at Easy Street’s The Sky Lodge in Park City presenting “I’m Here: A Love Story In An Absolut World”, a short film directed by Spike Jonze. And while it may be 2:30am… and i’m freshly curled up in a hotel room robe photoshopping into the night as usual… and needing to put the finishing touches on the 8am keynote panel presentation i’m doing with the lovely Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy, and Heather Armstrong of Dooce… how could i pass up sharing the magical snowy wonderland i crossed the mountains to experience before my nap? From ice furniture (made by Newport Beach’s Ice Bulb) out in the patio, in the snow, with heat lamps and a fire going… to the first cosmo i’ve had made with SNOW… and peppar-y icey shots with salted cherry tomatoes to keep me warm… and some of the biggest Absolut bottles beautifully lit from below and glowing like lavalamps… and endless beautiful hors d’Ĺ“uvres circulating… I know i’ve stated on twitter that i nearly avoided real “winter” all together this year, but i’m really glad Altitude Summit and Absolut brought me out to Utah this weekend and let me experience what i hear will be some of the most incredible powder of the season. So take a peek at the next page for how fun it was… and i guess i should go take a little nap before the talk!

p.s. The Icebar was one thing… but the Ice Furniture outdoors with fire in the snow… were dare i say, even more unforgettable?

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My buddy photographed the Sky Lodge during the day and while Absolut wasn’t in that particular area, there was a sake company (Tykuu?) promoting their liquor with someone dressed as a ninja. Where’s the absolut ninja?

----- Clarinda 31.01.10 15:04

Just like the Absolut Ice Bar in London. That was great fun!

----- Necronomic Forecast 27.01.10 06:34

that theater in the last photo looks excatly like the one near me in Coral Gables is it?

----- maggie 25.01.10 15:55

wow..that’s ultra cool!

----- Suzanne 25.01.10 15:13

The photos are great. The ice work was done by Ice Bulb, Newport Beach, California.

Thanks for posting the pics!

----- Chad McGowan 22.01.10 13:29

Amazing pictures, looks great!! I wish I could have a ice couch like that… what temp would I need to keep my apartment to make it work?

----- Julie Crabill 22.01.10 10:57

Would be awesome, if Absolut would give every guest in cinemas a Vodka-Cocktail to enjoy the new Spike Jonze movie.

----- Markus Reuter 22.01.10 06:02

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