Denver Vampire Ball Weekend – Act II- The Banquet

Nestled high on top of a rock cropping and over a couple thousand acres of land in Sedalia, Colorado, the 15th Century Cherokee Castle is the scene of the second and elegant event of the weekend.  Just as the theme of the Vampire ball itself changes every year, the dinner themed is set to match, and the food and drinks are specifically created to capture the essence of the theme.

Each year as a part of the weekend, bonds are built over dinner, drinks, a history lesson, and conversation.  This intimate gathering is limited in the number of guests that are allowed to attend for numerous reasons.  First, the space within the castle is limited.  Secondly, the age of the castle makes it so that the small number of attendees preserves its historical integrity.  Finally, by keeping the venue attendance limited, the experience becomes so much more valuable beyond the cost of a ticket.

Tickets are coveted as this event sells out every year.  Guests are treated to not only breathtaking views of the inside of this historic landmark, but to gaze out at the fantastic landscape through various windows is just the best.  Memories are captured throughout the castle and evening by photographer Larry Mark of Fierros Photography, during the historical tour, ensuring to capture and highlight the array of exquisite outfits worn by the attendees.

The evening begins by taking a scenic drive up this limited traveled road that winds and turns until you crest over the last turn and view beautiful structure bathed in soft, twinkling lights draped over trees that line the property.  Upon entering through an arched doorway and hanging your overcoat or wrap in the coatroom, you are engulfed in a grand ballroom.  One of the first things your eyes are drawn to is the massive hearth at the head of the room.  Off to the side is a small nook where guests can go, sit, enjoy beautiful landscape views, sip on their drinks, and have their Tarot read before enjoying the beautiful and wonderful tale of the history of the castle.

If you look towards the back of the room, you will notice a balcony that provides a spectacular view of the entire room should you get an opportunity to go up there and take a look and possibly capture it on camera.  Also, nestled underneath the balcony and at the back of the room is where dinner is served.  This year, as the theme was Moulin Rouge, guests dined on French-inspired cuisine to include dessert.  Before dinner, there was the blessing that was delivered by a local priestess.  Throughout dinner, guests were entertained by musicians that played the most delightful music.

The evening would not be complete without the regaling of funny stories told of previous dinners and plans for dinners to come.  There were candid photos, professional photos, and one large group photo with the hostess, Isibella Karnstein, at the center, to cap the evening.  If you missed out and want to live the evening vicariously, you can check out the myriad of beautiful photos taken by both guests and Larry Mark, the photographer for the evening, on Facebook, Instagram, or even Twitter.

Are you ready to be a part of the memory?  Stay tuned to Facebook for the announcement of next year’s theme.  The food will be just as exciting as the theme itself, and if you get the chance to join, don’t pass up this wonderful opportunity.  The weekend is not over.  There is one last act to our story, the ball itself.  Stay tuned!

Photos courtesy of  Anna J. Jaskolska, Larry Mark, Fierros Photography and

Denver Vampire Ball Weekend – Act I – The Salon

The Denver Vampire ball is a three-day, high energy gathering that culminates with an evening of elaborate outfits, dancing, jaw-dropping performances.  It is a weekend that will leave your head spinning with memories and chomping at the bit to find out the next years’ theme.  However, before we get to the finale, we must start at the beginning.

Each year, the weekend is kicked off with the salon.  Now, in the Vampire community, a salon is an intimate gathering meant for the members of the different houses and specially invited guests to come together for a few hours and get to know one another in an informal manner.  While some of the formality of the evening is set aside, the décor, fashion, and manners are still very much intact.  This goes for the food and drink as well.  Everything is done to such a level to ensure opulence and refined taste.

This year, the theme, Moulin Rouge, A Bohemian Rhapsody, drew quite an array of extravagant costumes for the salon alone.  Now, for the kittens, we had an extra-special part of this day for ourselves as this is the day that we come together and do our annual Vampurr photoshoot before the festivities in the evening.

Guests came from many different locations, as far east as New York, which brought us renowned DJ Zeke LeMisera; as far north as Canada, which brought us our very own Precious Level kitten, Claudia Rylie; as far south as Mexico which featured our renowned guest Fangsmith, Rikki Sixx.  There were different vampire houses represented – Denver, Colorado, Austin, and Dallas from Texas, just to name a couple and many other VIPs, all dressed to the nines.

The evening treated guests fashion show by local designers Candace Ó Fearáin-Black of Midnight Gala Clothing & Accessories, Angela Hartshorn of Fogg Couture, and one of the sponsors of the event, Femme Fatale Intimates; all which incorporated models from the community and several Chateau kittens.  There were vendors on hand to sell wonderful hand-made, one of a kind design.  There were even fetish demos and tasting this year for those guests that were willing to take a walk on the risqué side.  Throughout the evening, photographers Jim Medford and Larry Mark were set up to take your photo, which could be set against some of the most amazing Moulin Rouge backdrops.

Our senses were satiated in every way.  There were delights for the eyes by taking in the fabulous costumes.  The ears were indulged with the most exotic dance beats that just begged to move your body to get up and move. This music was not only spun by our guest DJ, Zeke but also, by our very own popular Goth DJ, Julian Black.  Your taste buds were not forgotten because there were some of the most delicious food and drink served that you could imagine enjoying during an evening of revelry with friends.  I must not forget to address the sense of touch.  The electricity that filled the air was palpable against your skin.  While on the subject of skin, as I mentioned earlier, the fetish demos allowed for any guest to have any part of your body woken with desire, pleasure, and even pain.

As the evening concluded, our hostess, Contesa Isibella Karnstein, thanked everyone for attending and helping to kick off the weekend with such a bang and wished us all a good evening.   It was truly a night to be remembered and talked about all weekend.

Stay tuned for the next installment, Denver Vampire Ball Weekend – Act II – The Banquet.

All salon photos courtesy of Jim Medford Photography

Vampurrs in Vegas!

The Chateau kittens, once again, took over Las Vegas! During the weekend of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, the vampurrs of the Cat Girl Manor held a public party at the stunning Foundation Room of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on January 26th, 2020.

Vampurrs in Vegas The Video!

Join the kittens in Vegas for this cute music video of our time at Foundation Room. Special thanks to all the hardworking folks at Livenation and House Of Blues for this opportunity! 🦇🥂❤🐈 #thechateau #catgirlmanor #lasvegas #vegas #vampurrsinvegas

Posted by The Chateau – Cat Girl Manor on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Chateau Nightclub, Las Vegas, Invites The Chateau!

You remember how a few days ago I said I was super excited……? 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🐈 Well now I can tell you why!! We were invited…

Posted by Contesa Mircalla Karnstein on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Purrlesque 2019 in Spring! A Fairytale Show

Watch the Purrlesque show that happened in March 24, 2019 at The Oriental Theatre!

Purrlesque – The Rite of Spring – Spring Fairytale

Filmed by Vagantur Media Spring Purrlesque – The Rite of Spring – Spring Fairytale

Posted by Purrlesque on Monday, April 1, 2019

Credits: Photo and second video by Larry Mark

Kittens in Toyland! Purrlesque Show 2018

On December 20th, 2018, the fabulous kittens of The Chateau graced the stage of The Oriental Theater once again!

Watch the teaser promo video of the show!

Purrlesque! The KItten girls are back!

Join us at the Oriental Theater December 22nd for an all new Purrlesque show! Mystery at The Chateau!

Posted by Purrlesque on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mystery at The Chateau! Purrlesque Show 2017

The kittens are back! Returned on stage were the feisty dance and aerial talents of the sexy kittens of The Chateau, on December 22nd, 2017 at The Oriental Theater.


Credits: Photos by Larry Mark

WestWord: “Meow! The Women of Purrlesque Slink Into the Oriental”

“On December 21, the Oriental Theatre turned into the Cat Girl Manor when the women of Purrlesque took over. In a celebration of Neko culture in Japan, the women donned cat ears and tails and slinked their way across the stage. ” – WestWord, Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Video Interview with Jennifer Taves!

Interview with Costume designer Jennifer Taves in New Orleans, you can find her page here! –