By Burt Davis
Photos by Burt Davis unless otherwise noted
Sapphire sure knows how to throw a party. The club celebrated its 10th anniversary on December 14 as it showed off its newly completed $8 million Sapphire pool and day club. Sapphire is the world's largest Gentlemen's Club with 70,000 square feet of topless entertainment.
In keeping with the Winter Wonderland theme, a good number of the attendees wore white. Many of the Sapphire women were dressed as snow maidens. Guests entering the party had their picture taken on the red carpet with some of the women. There were many opportunities to have your picture taken with a snow maiden.
Chloe Crawford, one of the women of Fantasy and magician Murray's on stage assistant, was among the celebrities who stopped by.
Complimentary drink specials featuring Belvedere, Hennessey, Moet Ice Champagne, Abslout, Jameson, Malibu, St. Germain, Patron, X- Rated, Jagermeister, Bacardi and Grey Goose were served by friendly elves.
Unlimited amounts of hot food were provided by Masterpiece Cuisine, Fatburger, El Segundo Sol, Island Sushi and Grill, Krung Siam and Sysco as well as Sapphire's own kitchen.
The new 21,000 square foot pool and day club is quite an addition to the Sapphire. Party goers were able to view the impressive new facility. The $8 million Sapphire Pool and Day Club includes a multi-level, state-of-the-art, three-tier pool “utopia” that can comfortably accommodate more than 700 party goers.
Some of the features and amenities include men’s and women’s locker rooms with high quality finishe ; two hot tubs, VIP cabanas, day beds, lounge chairs, DJ booth, entertainment platform, pool concierge and a retail area displaying a full line of clothing and Sapphire swag.
The pool is scheduled to begin pool season operation in March 2013. It will be open from about 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays during pool season and, in addition to being a poolside party oasis, will host entertainment and concerts much like the casino resort pools. The all new indoor/outdoor restaurant will be serving food 24/7.
The Anniversary Party started in the main area and continued poolside. It was hosted by HardNox, the super-talented duo, comprised of artist / songwriter / production team, Danny Boy and Jimbo. The two brothers provided a crazy, animated show as they performed their unique blend of hip-hop, rock, pop, and punk.
Playboy Playmate Coleen Shannon, voted “The World’s Sexiest DJ”, did her DJ thing poolside and set the pace for the night. And what a night it was. I headed home one happy reporter.
I have attended events at The Sapphire before and am continually impressed with the detail and class that they infuse in their events If by some chance you don’t know where it is, go to 3025 S Industrial (behind the old Stardust..) It is worth checking out.