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Yelp For Massey – “Drop It Like It’s Yacht!”

Yelp Richmond put on a a great fundraiser to raise support for the Massey Cancer Center called Yelp For Massey – “Drop It Like It’s Yacht!” The event was held at the new and hip Kabana Rooftop, a rooftop bar on the 20th floor in downtown Richmond. Themed as a “day on the yacht”, the atmosphere and decor were tropical, as was the delicious food! I was amazed at how big Kabana Rooftop really is! The bar and seating areas wrap almost all the way around the building, giving you views of all parts of the city, even Belle Isle!

Right when I walked in, I was welcomed by the Carytown Cupcakes crew who had made some out-of-this world Vegan mango cupcakes topped with dried starfruit and even a little orchid as garnish! Those cupcakes were all the rave at the party! Everyone I talked to couldn’t get enough of them!

Red Eye Cookie Co. provided some great cookie samples to guests as well! Red Eye is my favorite place to grab a midnight snack because they are open until 2am. Who doesn’t crave a warm cookie and some milk late at night? I’m always happy to see them at an event so I can try one of their new flavors.

I have to say, my favorite restaurant represented at the event was Aloha Cafe! They serve authentic Hawaiian food and home-make everything! If you have never tried Hawaiian food and want to experience it the way that it’s meant to be, Aloha Cafe is the place to go! Everything that I have ever tried of theirs has been delicious and just like it is in Hawaii. I have visited Oahu, Hawaii and fell in love with a dish called “poke”, pronounced (poke-a), that is found all over Hawaii. It’s made with fresh fish of different kinds, cubed up and mixed with various sauces, like shoyu or garlic. At Yelp for Massey, Aloha Cafe provided some amazing shrimp poke served with rice and mango salsa. Also, they didn’t have it at this event, but I am a huge fan of their macaroni salad! Take a look at their menu to see all that they offer!

To top off a glorious afternoon on the rooftop, something unique happened… A mermaid showed up! Yes, fins and all. She swam around in the rooftop pool, scales glistening, posing for photos with guests who wanted one. There also was a magician who was quite amusing. I’m not sure what kinds of tricks he was actually playing on people but the reactions they gave him were priceless! Every time I saw him with a group of guests, they were cracking up and confused as to what had just happened to them. I love capturing photos of reactions like this because they bring so much energy to the shoot!

All in all, Kabana Rooftop made the perfect venue for a fun yacht-themed party full of food! The views at the bar are out-of-this-world! I have yet to be anywhere like this place where you can see so much of the city while sipping on a cocktail. Lots of local Richmond vendors made their appearances as well (see a full list at the bottom of this post), introducing guests to what they have to offer. I, for one, can’t wait to see Kabana flourish, as well as all of the vendors involved. All are talented and bring something unique to RVA!

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yaht” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, "Drop It Like It's Yaht" at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

Yelp For Massey fundraiser, “Drop It Like It’s Yahct” at Kabana Rooftop in Richmond, Virginia by Caroline Martin Photography

The Amazing Participants:

DJ | DJPlayDAT
Videography | Higher Place Productions
Drone Videography | Quadcopter League

Photobooth | Richmond Photobooth

Hair | Katie Blue Salon
Illustration | Morgan Sawyer

Fabulous Food

Red Eye Cookie Company
Aloha Cafe
Carolina Ale House
Carytown Cupcakes
Ginger Juice
Whole Foods
Croaker’s Spot

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