Charles Dickens, an English writer and social critic, regarded by many as the most famous novelist of the Victorian era once said, “Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.” It represents all that is good, prosperous and victorious – qualities that we human beings have held dear to hearts for time immemorial.
The world’s most loved champagne, Moët & Chandon, hosted the most glamorous, dazzling, chic, elegant, glitzy and grand event of the year 2021, at the Luxurious Presidential Suite of The Villa Rosa Kempinski, designed for absolute luxury and comfort, to celebrate World Champagne Day. Under the theme Toast to Today, everything was glittering- from the set up/ ambiance to the mood to the attendees to the food and bubbles.
The invite only affair saw a sparkling list of some of Nairobi society’s best dressed men and women, delivering show-stopping looks in keeping with the ‘French Imperial daytime glamour, cream and gold’ theme. When they say understanding the assignment, then this is the party where the assignment was signed, sealed, understood and delivered, proving once again that, to revel in life’s most memorable moments in grand champagne style, it Must be Moët.. The Pictures Speak for Themselves #ToastWithMoet .
Unless you have been living under a rock, then you probably know that champagne has its own day, celebrated globally on the 22nd of October. This year’s celebrations served once again to explain why Moët & Chandon remains the world’s most loved champagne- with the power to unite people globally in celebration.
In celebration of the powerful sentiment behind the Grand ‘Toast to Today’, Moët & Chandon created a customized ‘Wall of Toasts’, covered floor to ceiling with Moët & Chandon white envelopes at The Villa Rosa Kempinski Presidential Suite. Guests were invited to recall a personal moment they felt thankful for on their notecard, seal it with a red wax seal and add it to the wall. A poignant reminder to all in attendance of the importance of acknowledging personal moments of joy or success daily.
Since 1743 when it was founded, Moët & Chandon has been passing down unequaled winemaking savoir-faire and an innovative and pioneering spirit from generation to generation. Claude Moët, its founder, was the first person to embody these values when he made his Champagne the most sought-after in Europe. With his grandson, Jean Remy Moët, a pioneering and visionary mind, Moët & Chandon became a major international champagne brand. This saga quickly transformed the family House into a worldwide symbol of success.
During the event, guests enjoyed a 5-course meal paired with the different expressions of Moet & Chandon. The vibrant, generous, and alluring Moët Impérial paired with the Spicy Mombasa crispy prawns and the Scottish Salmon sandwich. The enticing, radiant, spontaneous Moët Rosé Impérial paired with the Molo lamb and the Imperial aged tenderloin, and the exotic, rich, lively Moët Nectar Impérial paired with the dessert -Summer Alaska.
No stranger to creating exquisite moments, guests across 10+ countries in a collective moment, raised their glasses to join a Grand ‘Toast to Today’, which took place at 17:43 in homage to the year this iconic Maison was founded. The toast was crafted by Siphokazi Jonas, one of Africa’s leading lights in the art of the spoken word, and served to set a suitably celebratory tone. Her words honored the spirit of celebration, of being united, of zest for life. She spoke of how shared joy can connect across nations and cultures and reminded guests of the importance of celebrating each day.
Did you know: a bottle of Moet & Chandon is opened every second around the globe, so Moët understands that every moment is an experience, and every experience is an opportunity to live in the #MoetMoment. That’s 3,600 bottles every hour and 86,400 bottles a day in 150 countries around the world! With a widely-recognized range of luxurious champagnes, Moet & Chandon produces about 26 million bottles annually!
Eastern Africa’s bubbly Queen, Lucia Musau, founder and CEO of African Elite Group Ltd, a luxury boutique PR firm in Nairobi and event organizer, proved once again that she hosts the most exclusive, glamorous events in town, also known as the hottest ticket in Nairobi.
Indeed, since 1743 the renowned Maison has combined ‘savoir-faire’ (know-how) with the art of the fête. And it is this very ‘savoir-fête’ that has made their champagnes the ideal choice for those wishing to toast to intimate moments, to important milestones and everything in between.
Moët & Chandon’s wish to create an unforgettable moment of collective joy to mark Champagne Day 2021 was achieved in style. The Moët & Chandon Grand ‘Toast to Today’ served as a fitting celebration of the brand’s exceptional 300 years of history, its power to unite, and the importance of celebrating moments that matter each day #ToastWithMoet .