Jozi

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Not many events can force you to brave a Highveld cold front. The Moët Party Day, hosted by Moët & Chan­don, turned out to be one such event. I’m not go­ing to lie, I had my reser­va­tions when I checked my weather app just be­fore leav­ing. The out­side tem­per­a­ture was in the low teens – and drop­ping.

Hosted at the swanky Four Sea­sons Ho­tel at The West­cliff last week­end, the event had a se­ri­ously elite guest list, which in­cluded Idols SA judge Somizi Mh­longo, fash­ion de­signer David Tlale, TV per­son­al­ity Min­nie Dlamini, Luthando “Loot­love” Shosha, rap­per Rea­son, celebrity make-up artist Nthato Mashishi, pre­sen­ter Boity Thulo, pre­sen­ter and ac­tress Di­neo Moeketsi, ra­dio and TV per­son­al­ity Thando Tha­bethe, ac­tress Amanda DuPont, pre­sen­ter Brid­get Masinga, and ra­dio and TV pre­sen­ter Ler­ato Kganyago (who out­danced every­one with her en­vi­able dance moves).

The set-up was pretty sim­ple: a fancy venue and loads of free Moët, which the guests made sure to have lots of. In fact, so much was con­sumed that, to­wards the end of the night, the bar had run dry.

Af­ter a few some­what awk­ward for­mal­i­ties in the be­gin­ning, the par­ti­tion split­ting the room in half was pushed to the side to re­veal that Kings of the Week­end DJs Sphec­tac­ula and Naves were on standby to get the party started. And what a party it was!

They played a great set of largely lo­cal House and hip-hop, and at some point Somizi was called up for an im­promptu per­for­mance of his gospel ver­sion of Spikiri’s smash hit, Cur­rent.

Per­haps the rea­son the event worked so well was that it was the right amount of fancy, but also ca­sual enough for every­one to re­lax and gen­uinely have a good time while sip­ping crisp cham­pers (and real cham­pers, daaaahling, not sparkling wine) and nib­bling on sushi, oys­ters, the slid­ers and the roast on of­fer.

If you wanted to dance, you could dance where you were, or on the dance floor – which opened up to wel­come new­com­ers – or have a seat and sip your drink slowly while crowd­watch­ing and sway­ing.

The sup­ply of Moët didn’t hurt ei­ther (at least not un­til the next morn­ing for some).

TV and ra­dio host Brid­get Masinga, and model Lee-Ann Lieben­berg Min­nie Dlamini and Somizi Mh­longo open up the dance floor

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