To say this was the most coveted event in the social calendar this year, is an understatement. Because I attend a lot of events, it takes a lot to impress me, and this year’s birth of #MoëtPartyDay pulled out all the stops and it was nothing short of spectacular. The attention to detail was impeccable. Nothing is more decadent than Moët and oysters, the night sky with stars shining bright, as the sound laughter and joy resound through the hallways. Moët & Chandon celebrated #MoëtPartyDay in 35 cities all over the world. From Hong Kong to Mexico – London to Lago. The new initiative is all about THE NOW – here to open, to party, to celebrate, to explore, to embrace, to feel, to love.
And in true Moët fashion, the setting in Johannesburg was the Four Seasons Hotel at The Westcliff. The likes of *takes breath* Minnie Dlamini, Loot Love, Somizi, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Boity, Thando Thabethe, David Tlale, Amanda du Pont and the list goes, all gathered in their trendiest ensembles and sipped on Moët & Chandon through the night. The night was filled with plenty surprises including choreography king, Somizi opening the dancefloor by smashing a confetti piñata with Miss Dlamini, opening the 6 litre Methusaleh bottle of Moët & Chandon which all guests were asked to sign, guests could play ten pin bowling with Moët & Chandon bottles and the soundtrack for the night was the talented DJ duo, Kings Of The Weekend, which kept everyone on their feet.
Why June 11th you ask? Because June 11th is also a milestone in savoir-fête history. On that day in 1967, the celebratory champagne spray was born at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. American driver and winner Dan Gurney did something unexpected when he was handed a Jeroboam bottle of Moët & Chandon on the podium: he sprayed champagne over the crowd! And just like that, a joyous new celebration was born. So, put it in your diary NOW, to celebrate THE NOW.