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Vanessa Hudgens Hosts VIP Event With Guests Derek Hough, Ashlee Simpson, More To Launch New Cactus Water Beverage — Photos

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May. 4 2021, Published 5:08 p.m. ET

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Over the weekend, Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena hosted the Caliwater Escape retreat in Joshua Tree at the Mojave Moon Ranch, presented by Outdoorsy, to launch their new cactus water beverage.

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Vanessa Hudgens

The actress and Young Hollywood host were joined at the exclusive #CaliwaterEscape by actor Caliwater investor/ambassador actor Ross Butler along with his fellow 13 Reasons Why co-stars Alisha Boe, Justin Prentice, Anne Winters, Brandon Flynn and Brandon Larracuente as well as other celebs like Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, actress Zelda Williams, singer Bazzi, actress Katherine McNamara, Derek Hough and fiancée Hayley Erbert and more.

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Alisha Boe, Ross Butler, Brandon Flynn

The festive weekend in the desert included DJ sets by Ruckus, Zen Freeman and GG Magree, presented by Resorts World Las Vegas, with an incredible performance by Barns Courtney to close out the festivities. 

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Barns Courtney

Guests danced the night away under the stars and hung poolside all day long enjoying delicious cocktails at the Resorts World bar such as the JAJA Caliwater Escape from JAJA Tequila, the Socali Mojave Mojito by SoCal Rum, Calamity Gin and Nue Vodka, and Cali Style Desert Mule by Dos Hombres Mezcal. Refreshing white, rosé and sparkling rosé wines by Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards was also on hand.

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The weekend kicked off with a beautiful poolside picnic by The Gypsy Picnic along with superfood bowls by VitaBowl. Poolside, attendees also changed into eco-friendly fashion-forward footwear styles from Cool Planet, the new sustainable line by Steve Madden made with the earth in mind, and perfect for the desert vibe. 

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Derek Hough, Hayley Erbert

Caliwater is also officially partnered with No Kid Hungry in their fight to end childhood hunger and has pledged to donate $1 million by April 2022.

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Haley Reinhart, Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson, Anne Winters

The weekend also featured a bevvy of wellness and beauty activations such as massages, group yoga and Cryotherapy Facials by wellness sanctuary Artha, transformative skin products and lotions from MIAGE Skincare, tarot reading/reiki and sound baths by Mystic Starseed and more.

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Zelda Williams

Timeless was also on hand in a customized RV offering their clean and effective cannabis medicine vapes to the VIP attendees. Each morning kicked off with coffee by Dragonfly Coffee Roasters, Mean Green juice by VitaJuice, Essentia and a breakfast burrito bar by Chef Shane Fatemian of Soho House, who catered the entire weekend with delicious food spreads for lunch and dinner including dinner Friday by Shamen Ramen organic ramen.

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The Mojave Moon Ranch

A Craig's Vegan ice cream cart was also on hand to keep guests refreshed. The RVS and airstreams by Outdoorsy for weekend guests were fully stocked with Caliwater, snacks by Candy Pop, Take Out Puffs, Vegan Pig Out Pork Rinds, Good Fish, plus Dragonfly Coffee, Volition Beauty SPF, MOBOT, Lasso custom Caliwater socks, MIAGE skincare, Resorts World bar sets, Outdoorsy lanterns and Plein bath products.

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Natalie Alyn Lind (checkin out eco-friendly footwear styles from Cool Planet), Bria Vinaite

Other famous faces who attended the desert getaway included The Orville actress Kyra Santoro, The Florida Project star Bria Vinaite, You star Carmela Zumbado, Glee actor Dean Geyer, Code Black star Jillian Murray, Ballers actress Serinda Swan, Big Sky actress Natalie Alyn Lind, Shadowhunters actress Emeraude Toubia and more. 

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Carmela Zumbado

Hudgens' sister, Stella, and her mother were also in attendance to support along with many more VIPS, influencers and industry notables.

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Caliwater is defined by a drive to create innovative, fresh functional beverages that connect us to the Earth and to one another. Inspired by the lush and varied landscapes of California, founders Trevena and Hudgens looked to their own desert regions to locally source prickly pear cactus fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties. Their vision: to sip on Cali in a can. 

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Oliver Trevena

Prickly pear is full of antioxidants, which research shows provide a myriad of health and wellness benefits. Early studies have shown evidence of the decrease in cholesterol, specifically LDL (bad) cholesterol. The study showed overall levels dropping significantly. Some research also indicates that prickly pear may provide a complementary solution to regulating blood sugar levels, by decreasing regular blood sugar. Prickly pear cactus has natural antiviral properties, and research has found that it has antiviral activity against viral and respiratory diseases, as well as protecting nerve cells. 

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Vanessa Hudgens, Oliver Trevena, Evan Ross

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