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10 Arts’ Oscar Party on Feb. 24 to feature New Casamigos Tequila
for the first time in Pennsylvania

The stylish new spirit from George Clooney will make its PA debut at the Oscar party

The 2nd annual party also includes lite fare, a dessert bar, best-dressed awards and is hosted by Philly fashionistas Kristin Detterline and Jimmy Contreras

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 12, 2013) – The Oscars, Hollywood’s biggest night of glamour, fashion and celebrity, is less than two weeks away, and Philly will be rolling out its own red carpet at 10 Arts to celebrate. And in keeping with the Hollywood spirit, Casamigos Tequila – the new spirit from friends George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber – will make its Pennsylvania premiere that night as well.

10A red carpet evite FINAL 02-12-13It all takes place Sunday, Feb. 24 at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, where the 10 Arts Lounge plays host to the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Red Carpet Party during the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The event will feature complimentary cocktails made with Casamigos and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, lite fare from Chef Nathan Volz and a dessert bar by award-winning Whipped Bakeshop.

The party – free for guests 21 and over – begins at 6pm with the complimentary cocktails, food and desserts during red carpet arrivals, followed by $8 drink specials and a live screening of the Oscar awards ceremony at 7pm. (Unlike in Hollywood, guests are invited to arrive at any time during the event.)

“The Oscar red carpet is one of the most-watched, and most elegant, events in Hollywood. Honestly, what better place to take all of that glamour in than with a fashionable crowd of your friends in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia?” said Jimmy Contreras, editor of PhillyStreetStyle.com.

Contreras and Philadelphia Style editor Kristin Detterline will be offering live commentary – sassy and unedited – as guests watch the broadcast projected on big screens in the soaring rotunda. The evening will also include a fashion presentation by Saks Fifth Avenue and complimentary gift bags complete with necklaces and scarves from the new Anne Klein flagship store on Walnut Street, plus swag from Oscar-nominated (and Philly-filmed) Silver Linings Playbook, Neuro beverages and UBER Black Cards.

The dress code is “cocktail chic” and Contreras and Detterline will select a best-dressed lady, best-dressed gentleman and best-dressed couple at the party for awards. The prizes will include dinner for two at 10 Arts, a spa gift certificate from Richel D’Ambra and, for the lucky couple, an overnight stay at the Ritz Carlton.

UBER – the on-demand car service – is offering new users a ride to or free the party up to $20. (When requesting the car via the smartphone app, use code RITZREDCARPET.)

The Red Carpet Party is free for guests age 21 and over who RSVP by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. To RSVP, email Samantha@vlahospr.com or call 267-687-0223. Space is limited. 10 Arts is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts at 10 S. Broad Street.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: We’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #RitzRedCarpet. Guests (and those watching from home) are also invited to weigh in on the red carpet styles using the hashtag.