In case you’ve somehow been living under a rock (either that, or you just never watch Bravo), a brunette reality star by the name of Bethenny Frankel has recently taken over, well, the world? Perhaps most notably is her Skinnygirl empire, which at its helm sits the Skinnygirl Cocktails® line; it made its first appearance on The Real Housewives of New York a few years back with the Margarita variety. Within the last year, international spirits powerhouse Jim Beam Global bought the brand and has taken the Skinnygirl Cocktails® line up a notch or two. The brand now boasts a multiude of ready-to-serve cocktail flavors, a wine collection and an array of vodkas with natural flavors.
Two weeks ago, on a chilly Friday in June, a select group of Chicago’s fiercest, most fun and influential women were invited to be among the first to experience the collection firsthand, which launched nationally in its entirety last week. The evening began at Market in the West Loop, where social influencers like Lisa Frame and Kelli Zink, Cheeky resident DJ Megan Taylor, stylists Mel Muoio and Jessi Sheehan and, of course, Team Cheeky, Jessica Zweig, Erica Bethe Levin and Joran Thompson nibbled on healthy light bites while sipping on all things Skinnygirl. The red blend, white blend and rose were served with dinner in Market’s private dining room.
The party then traveled to the rooftop of Market as the ladies overlooked the Chicago skyline and sipped signature Skinnygirl Vodka cocktails. From there, they loaded into Board Room’s stretch Hummer limo, where bottles of “Skinny-minis” were popped open for the very first time in Chicago. The night concluded with a private table at Board Room, complete with endless bottles of Skinnygirl Pina Colada, White Peach Margarita and Sangria.
We want you to plan your own GNO. Check out the pics from inside the party and, most importantly, go out and grab your own bottle(s) of Skinnygirl to create fabulous girls nights out (or in) for yourselves. Share them with us on Cheeky’s Facebook wall or tweet us your pics! The next best (Skinny) GNO hosts will be gifted with some seriously sweet Skinnygirl swag. (Say that five times fast.) And remember…a Lady Always Drinks Responsibly.
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!