This past Saturday, I was able to attend the chicest of sparkling wine parties in New York with the “in “crowd. I love new experiences and even though I am not a drinker, I can enjoy the atmosphere of a good party. The party was thrown by Chandon USA and the theme was the American Summer Fete to celebrate a coming together of Nappa Valley and France meeting New York for some limited edition rosé and the hashtag was #ChandonSquad . I’m not quite sure why but rosé has become very fashionable to drink. Maybe it’s because it is one of the colors of the year (shrug)? Doesn’t matter because all the cool kids were in attendance and this time that included me, my niece and my blog’s mascot Karina, who made up my #ChandonSquad .
The dress code was picnic chic with a touch of red white and blue. And the Chandon was flowing in our beautiful picnic cups with popsicles from People’s Pops. The pops were delicious and the event
was catered by Sonrisa’s empanadas and The Taco Truck, which were both really good choices for handheld foods that went well with the wine and picnic vibe. The DJ had heavy bass playing and a couple of hours in everyone was sufficiently loose. Fresh flower crowns à la Snapchat were handmade for everyone who was willing to wait. There were also hand-painted macaron towers, the cutest thing ever! So fancy!
Just like any other picnic there were fun and games as well as food and drink. Super-sized Jenga was really popular and so was old school Connect Four, one of my favorites.
Everyone was laid back and it did start to feel like we were no longer in New York City but closer to the Hamptons then we were at the beginning of the party.
After most people got their fill of wine and the sun started to set a band named, Give Me Powers played a short set. And the night came to a quick close after that because the Mid-Summer’s Night dream spell was broken when the harsh LED lights came on and the sun had completely set.
Have you ever been to an event like this one in your town? Are you a fan of sparkling wine or champagne? I want to hear all about it in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous …