Carlos Santana. A rockstar, a legend, music’s #1 man that manifests. Yup, that last part of the sentence caught us by surprise too. But it’s true. The 75 year multi Grammy winner has built his career off the power of purpose transforming personal doubts. Our Editor-in-Chief, Erika De La Cruz, learned about that part of his life and so much more at Santana’s launch party for his new product, Mirayo by Santana. A new Hash Rosin Gummy which helps gives your mind and body rest to recharge.
The “gran fiesta” was held at the iconic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood where the views were stunning, the ambiance was amazing, and the music set Erika up with some feel good vibes for the night.
Carlos was the epitome of happiness and health in a colorful Bob “Marley-esqe” jacket and white Panama Fedora. Erika brought some color to the party. too Her bold, green, and puff sleeved dress from AJE was the perfect choice. Santana’s wife Cindy and their daughter Stella also came out to support and Stella surprised everyone with a performance of several songs before dinner. She also sang her new song “Highways” which was such a vibe and got the whole group of dinner guests in a groovy mood. Speaking of the guest list, Erika chatted with tastemakers, brand executives, magazine editors and artists. The list was a vibrant bunch and she had fun mingling with everyone.
The festivities were held at the penthouse suite inside the Chateau Marmont. The night began with some refreshments for cocktail hour with some stunning views as the backdrop. The Tablescape was also gorgeous! Fresh flowers, coastal colored linens and glassware were set up on the long dining table. On the menu, an Italian 4 course dinner, beginning with a yummy garden salad filled with watermelon radish, sweet tomatoes, cucumber and feta, then savory Arancini (deep fried stuffed rice balls) followed by the main courses which were a choice of Branzino and Roasted chicken. To wrap it all up, the meal ended with a simple, classic: berries and cream!
True, the night was all about celebrating Santana’s new hash rosin gummies, which are delicious, especially the guava flavor. But Erika loved Carlos’s words of wisdom and nuggets of value at the beginning of the dinner. Carlos shared a message about unity, harmony and oneness, and how we all need to come together to make our world a better loving place. He talked about manifesting our dreams and he explained that thoughts create shape and transform our reality and that the miracle isn’t to turn water into wine in our personal lifetime, it’s to turn our doubt and fear into joy. This is definitely the feel-good, optimistic words that should be populating around every dinner table. He ended his speech with an encouraging message: “Everyone is worthy to receive an avalanche and abundance of blessings and miracles.” What a way to encourage us for the rest of the year.
Erika has always been a fan of Carlos Santana, but his inspirational message just made her love him even more. Check out Erika’s full video diary of the night below: