A Pink and White Picnic in the Park…
La Fête du Rosé, sponsored by Moët & Chandon hosted its inaugural event in Atlanta on Saturday May 5th at Old Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta’s first Rosé picnic featured DJ Cassidy, as well as a wide assortment of popular Atlanta-based DJs. The DJ’s specialized in different genres including DJ Stormy, well-known for her fusion of Hip Hop and EDM, and DJ Babey Drew from Power 96.1.
It was a beautiful day in Atlanta, and the weather was perfect for getting out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby. The location was perfect, and allowed you easy access to parking at Ponce City Market across the street. This event had a small similarity to the popular “Le Dinner En Blanc” that is held nationwide and the “Pinknic” held in New York City.
Chef and Grammy Award-winning artist Kelis Rogers, partnered with Atlanta-based catering company Gotta Have It Catering to execute her uniquely curated picnic baskets, The food was available for purchase online prior to the event. I purchased one of the “baskets” and would say that I definitely should have passed. The small box of food that I purchased, cost about $37 before tax, and ended up being a boxed snack. It was only enough to feed one person.
Allowing people to bring in their own food like Dinner En Blanc, as well as having more food options available for purchase on site, would have made this one aspect of the event so much better.
The VIP +1 option is the way to go if you and your friends are big drinkers. The VIP ticket gives you a bottle with an ice bag and glasses, grants you access to a dedicated Rosé bar with no lines and a luxury porta- potty. There are also unique photo opportunities, seating if you get there early, and passed appetizers. I would still bring a blanket since the seating in the VIP area is limited. You may also want to move out into the crowd to feel the energy of the music coming from the stage.
We had a great time at this event! I look forward to attending again on next year. I would recommend that you get there early, eat before you go or after you leave at one of the great restaurants at Ponce City Market. Go with a group of fun friends and dress to impress!
View my gallery below to see some of my favorite outfits from the event…