I have been such a Social Butterfly lately! My goodness, even I am surprised at myself
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts and after doing one of those multiple photo posts on instagram, I still felt like I wasn’t done with this event. In addition, whenever I read old posts, I particularly enjoy these types that capture happiness. So yeah! Enjoy.
I had never been to a Jameson Connects event and when my wife’s boo (yes this is a thing, lol) asked if I wanted to tag along, I was like yass! I remember seeing photos of their last event and thinking they had interesting choices for locations – I love it. This one was at Costain parks and gardens, somewhere I’d driven by many times and not so much as taken a glance at.
I loved the rustic modern man something something… vibe they had going on with the decor, lots of wooden crates, bartenders in denim, Drums and kegs. I loved the attention to detail with on brand decor and stations and yet the park still felt open and spacious.
I wish I had known that I’d be writing a post about it all, I’d have taken more pictures of the scene and people other than my friends.
When we got in they gave us wrist bands and a drawstring bag full of poker chips to redeem drinks at the several bars. Best idea ever. The signature drink of the day, the palm wine twist was so smooth. I took one sip and though “oooh this is dangerous, too smooth” – ended up having 3 of them!
Zila and I got there a little past 3pm, they had shuttles from the car park to the venue which I thought was super thoughtful because the sun was on a 100 that day! I was glad we got there early, people didn’t start showing up till about 6, we had eaten, had a couple of drinks, found a mat to chill on and watched the performances with the chillest vibe.
The performances were curated by Ade Bantu of Afropolitan, LOML (nobody tell him what that means) and it was great to catch up with him before the show- As an afropolitan veteran, :). I loved the performances. Falana is Bae as you know and if you haven’t seen her perform before, you need to fix that. By the time Ajebutter 22 came on I had abandoned any sort of good behaviour and sang and danced my heart out
Food options were interesting, from rainbow puff puff, to asun to the snail place. We had loads to eat.
There was so much to do too, free hair cut stations, leather wrist bands, shoe shiners, music, lounging, shopping from curated designers etc. Totally my type of event
Fun fun times!
Thank you so much Zila!
What have you been up to lately?