An ancient Greek Mosaic of a skeleton holding a wine pitcher that archaeologists recently translated reads: Be Cheerful, enjoy your life.
Luxury champagne house Moet and Chandon celebrated their 150-years anniversary last weekend in grandiose, high-falutin’, excessive and totally incredible style . It is what my son and his millennial friends would call a lit party. In my day parties were just “epic” or “in”.
But out with old, right?
So this is where it began:
One of my favourite make-up artists, All-in-the-brush was behind the face-beat and ensured I was dazzling on my way to the grand ball.
But before the face beat, this girl had an outfit to put together. The dress code was white and gold.
My white top was from Zara and the Sari an old gold gem that has been sitting pretty at the furthest corner of my closet. The shoes were obviously Louboutin but the confidence and the airs were all mine.
My sari, for the curious, was my representation of the Asian community in Kenya and a thorough continuation of my Kenya-Indian (kendian) heritage.
The party was absolutely gorgeous. It was nice to be around the Nairobi High-society decked in their best tuxedos, gowns and shoes and wearing their best smiles.
People twirled and danced and mingled and made merry. Your girl has not had so much fun in so long.
The celebration, marked an impressive 150 years since the unveiling of the first ever Moet bottle- the Moet imperial- which first came around in 1869.
It was a champagne forged to pay tribute to the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and Jean Remy Moet- grandson of the Maison’s founder- go back to history class lads and lasses.
Over the years, the champagne has become a revered symbol of celebration and is present in the dalliance between Rock stars and movie stars, fashion icons and royals.
And there is nothing that unites people more than a good celebration. And good champagne.
Love and lite.