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THE CHOCOLATE INVITATIONAL FESTIVAL

Mikki Sage + Ashley Walsh

Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)

THE CHOCOLATE INVITATIONAL FESTIVAL

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Chocolate Tastings & More!   more info Ended $27.00 $2.48
Chocolate Sunday-- Tastings!! Ended $27.00 $2.48

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Chocolate Invitational Presents: Fall Festival.

Spend the day with us....

(www.thechocolateinvitational.net)


The Chocolate Invitational fuses
Chocolate and creative community culminating in to a magical and ethereal style Chocolate Festival. Upon entering the gates, one will feel the warm embrace of peaceful surroundings: you will be greeted with a bit of mystery, a bit of soul, a bit of art, and – of course – Chocolate tastings and pairings.
 In essence, our Chocolate Festival will bring out the child in you. 

NEW DAY NOV, 18
Tasting Hours 11:30am- 4:30pm ONLY
the price includes over 18 chocolate tastings!
( Choco+ Beverages + Entertainment= Enjoy!)

Doors open at 11:30am until... 

We prefer you buy tickets on-line first
On-line & In person ticket sales until 2pm.
$3 mandatory cash donation for parking.

Kind Sponsors: LA YOGA, SMART WATER, BHAKTI CHAI, CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE TOUR, INTENTIONAL CHOCOLATE, BIG RED SUN DESIGNS

Liquor Sponsors
ART IN THE AGE,
POPCORN SUTTON WHISKEY, DELIRIO MEZCAL, 
Crispin Cider. 
 
Tastings will be provided by the Following:
Intentional Chocolate, Bhakti Chai, THEO, Marsatta Chocolates, Coracao Confections, EOS Chocolates, Amella Carmels,
Melissa's Raw Foods, LA Dolce Vita Gourmet, Sacred Teometry, Gourmet Balsamic Blends, Ticket Chocolate, Malibu Honey, Azahar Coffee, Essential Living Foods, ( ELF), Nicobella organics,
Delicious Arts.

Others participants include: 
Topanga Candle Company
Amelia Drake Designs
Pothos Jewelry
Vis' Vie Jewelry
Lynn&Lich

Proceeds:

THEO CHOCOlATE FOUNDATIONS

NON PROFIT: 501C3s 

Also, for the use of their amazing land a generous donation will be made to Great Spirit Ranch Organization 501c3
rescuing farm animals

Tastings + Delights+ Entertainment= Good Times 
Discover our stylish Chocolatiers who will delight us
with their unique passion for the Food of the gods.
Meet a friend, have an adventure. 


Throughout the day: 
Live performances, Live painting, Tea Ceremonies, Bean to Bar-  Speaking Engagements, Chocolate Mediations
Truffle Making Class.


SPECIAL CLASSES:
First come first basis, Sign up sheet the day of festival, Please check back for suggested times of classes. 

After Party—  
Just Enjoying Music
No tastings.
(5pm- 10PM)
$10.00+tax+ Fees

*  A link will be provided in your email confirmation
on location and directions AFTER TICKET IS PURCHASED*
Once ticket is purchased you will be added to our guest list, and you will need to bring Proof of ID in order to get in.

Children under 10 years of age are FREE, but must be accompanied by an adult.  For all ticket purchases you must show your ID at the door. 21+ event.

While this event is open to anyone, We consider this event to be private engagement and therefore we will not disclose address until ticket purchase has been made. Though we are selling tickets the day of, these are mostly going to ticket holders of friends, family and associates on a “last minute” situation.
 
Parking
There is a $3 mandatory donation fee to park your car on the lot which will be instructed by our attendees. 
 3 or more in one car--Free Parking.


What to expect

Getting There:
The drive will be beautiful and scenic through the Malibu Mountains. It's approx. 45 minutes from downtown LA, nearest city are Malibu & Westlake (6 miles).  From PCH off Kanan Rd through Mulholland Drive (9 miles)We consider this place to be a hidden treasure, but by November 17th, day light savings will be over, and will the sun will set at 4:40pm, please plan accordingly. 

WEATHER: The ranch in perched high in the Malibu mountains, so typically it can be  warm during the day and very chilly at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for those types of weather especially if you are staying into the night. Please consider sun-block of all sorts.

FLAT SHOES: NO HEELS. We can’t stress enough the importance of comfy shoes. While we all want to look our best for this event, we are on a ranch, grass, dirt roads, gravel, uneven grounds, hills will enhance your adventure, so wearing flat comfy shoes is ideal. We welcome you to explore the ranch and spend the day hanging out on this beautiful property.

More to consider:
• We advise anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No Exceptions.
• Underage drinking and illegal drug use is NOT permitted!
• We love our pets, but unfortunately Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed. If you show up with a dog, you will not be admitted into the event. 
• We STRONGLY encouraging pre-cycled practices for day. Leave our ranch beautiful!
• Be Kind to All Farm Animals on the Property. Do Not Touch.
• All guests with allergies (and those without) should be aware we will be outdoors. 
* There is NO smoking in the tasting or food + drink related areas. Please consider your use when smoking on the property.  Brush areas are highly flammable*
* Additional Food May be provided by a few Food Trucks on site, but are NOT part of tasting cost. Please plan accordingly.

Photography Clause:
By attending Chocolate Invitational Festival you consent to being filmed and or photographed, whereas your image, voice, and likeness may be used by The Chocolate Invitational principals for Festival promotional purposes. Any photography or video taken at the Festival, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license to The Chocolate Invitational affiliates for use in Festival promotional purposes. Any artwork or performances sponsored by the Festival or taking place on Festival grounds is also subject to a mandatory, non-exclusive license to The Chocolate Invitational for use in Festival promotional purposes.

Carpool + Shuttles: Guest should consider carpooling.  http://www.erideshare.com/

LOST AND FOUND
Chocolate Invitation is not responsible for lost or stolen items, however, If anything is left behind we will collect it and set it aside for you, but be responsible for letting us know by emailing us within 5 days after the event @ cocoinvite@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: In case several weather condition, we will have a 5 days prior to consider cancelling our event. While we ask you consider a ‘rain-check’ on the rescheduled event, but we are happy to refund your ticket.

No Refunds: Unfortunately, the only exception is the weather. You will have 24hours to ask for a refund, Otherwise we will expect you have chosen to donate to our organization. In any other case, once you have purchased a ticket, it can not be refunded. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Security: Please be advice we will have security at the gate in case any emergency should arise.

Out of town accomodations:

HOTEL INFO
( Please check current rate with hotels directly—
these are estimates from past events at the ranch).

Westlake Village Hyatt 880 so. Westlake Blvd.  805- 557-1234 , Nice not Fab $119.00 night 5 miles down from Ranch
 
Westlake Village Inn  31943 Agoura Rd.  818- 889-0230, much better, $165.00 night also 5 miles

Four Seasons Hotel 2 Dole Dr. Westlake Village 818 575-3000 Very Fab! $ 209.00 special weekend rate also 5 miles

Homewood Suites by Hilton  Agoura Hills, 28901 Canwood St. $113.00 New so it's clean. about the same from Kanan, 6 miles.5.

Hampton Suites Agoura Hills, 30255 Agoura Rd. $ 111.00 also new so its clean. also about the same distance from Kanan or Westlake Blvd.

Malibu Country Inn 6506 Westward Beach Rd. on water, $185.00, Has been known to be unkept, not worth the money. about 7 miles up Kanan.

Malibu Beach Inn Pacific Coast Hwy. beautiful, on water, I found a special on Hotel Planner.com for $585.00 for the 2 nights. It is $425.00 a night on all other sights. about 10 miles up from Coast.
 

Please visit our FACEBOOK PAGE for continuous updates.
www.facebook.com/thechocolateinvitational

Disclaimer
By accepting the enclosed ticket(s), you accept full and sole responsibility for all risks, both known or unknown, inherent or otherwise, related to the event this/these ticket(s) is/are for, and acknowledge that you are voluntarily using this/these ticket(s) even with knowledge and awareness of the risks. You hereby RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE The Chocolate Invitational and each of its respective direct and indirect affiliates; and you further agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the aforementioned parties.
 

Have questions about THE CHOCOLATE INVITATIONAL FESTIVAL? Contact Mikki Sage + Ashley Walsh

When & Where


Great Spirits Ranch
Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Mikki Sage + Ashley Walsh

The Chocolate Invitational is a series of events sincerely dedicated to sharing the love of all things Chocolate. We have partnered with Intentional Chocolate, helmed by Ashley Walsh, who will be giving us delightful and meditational tastings … elevating our senses with the purest notes of Chocolate. Intentional Chocolate begins with simple gestures, offerings of joy, and a recipe that has been crafted with positive intentions.

We will incorporate a fresh stylish approach, with special themes, culinary bites, art + photography, music, and a variety of samples, to enhance the experience. We believe your enjoyment of Chocolate is heavily influenced by the atmosphere around you.
Our events will be sophisticated, tasteful, and secluded. We like the idea of “private, intimate gathering”...  Try a few chocolate tastings.... then relax, chatting with friends or meeting someone new who’d like to share a Chocolate story with you. It’s a way to enjoy Chocolate the way it should be... amongst friends, old and new.


ABOUT
MIkki Sage and Ashley Walsh first
bonded over their great passion and altruistic awareness of Chocolate, and thus was born the idea of The Chocolate Invitational. Their successful launch of the first Chocolate Invitational, sponsored by Intentional Chocolate in June 2012, showcased the entrance of this concept into the festival circuit in a delicious way with a sold out event in Venice. This was the first of many tastemaker events for The Chocolate Invitational



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