Atlanta’s Inaugural La Fête du Rosé. Full Recap

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…

 

Author: enchantedtravels

Welcome to my Travel blog! Some of you may not know that this is not my first rodeo on the blogging scene. I wrote an entertainment and lifestyle blog for an NYC based PR Firm back in 2011 before my business took off and got a little busy. I have traveled abroad and domestically at my leisure and for work since 2005 and I have many stories to share. I was first introduced to international travel by my parents. They took me along with them on a missions trip to Germany and halfway through the trip, I hopped on a bus by myself and crossed the border into France. I spent the weekend exploring Paris on my own back when solo trips were not popular. I was 25 years old with a YOLO attitude and just could not be that close to the "City of Lights" without making a visit. That is when the travel bug hit! I was recently inspired to start blogging again after my trip to Cuba, and this time, create a blog for myself. When I first started traveling on a more consistent basis and internationally, I was 25 years old, single and working full time as contract travel Occupational Therapist. I met my husband of almost ten years along the way and he said that one of the things that attracted me to him was my love for travel. He got himself a passport and we have continued to see the world since then, kids and all!

2 thoughts on “Atlanta’s Inaugural La Fête du Rosé. Full Recap”

  1. Great post. I’ve always wanted to pinknic here in NYC. But maybe this will give me an excuse to visit Atlanta next year because this seems like it’s a little more my style.

    Taima

    1. Thanks Taima! I have always wanted to go to the one in NYC as well, but could never coordinate it because of dates with my friends. I was so excited when I heard that it was coming to Atlanta. Events like this here are always turned up a notch in style and entertainment. We had a great time!

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