Art & Music

Weekend Vibes: Jameson Connects Ng

March 2, 2017
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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Food options were interesting, from rainbow puff puff, to asun to the snail place. We had loads to eat.

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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

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Fun fun times!

Thank you so much Zila!

What have you been up to lately?

 

Love always,

Sabirah

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2 Comments

  • Reply An Afrikan Butterfly March 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    You look lovely, Sab! And you have good eyes. Ade Bantu is fiiine!
    Saw photos from the event on the interwebs and it looked like fun.
    Rainbow puff-puff sounds like something I need in my life LOL
    Was it open to the public or a private something?

    • Reply Sabirah March 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you! and thank you 😉
      It was open but you had to buy tickets beforehand and they sold out like a week before

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