Last Fri eve I visited one of my Cape Town favourites, La Mouette (over in Sea Point) for their bi-annual Twitterati party.
Having followed the action of previous Twitterati parties on Twitter and suffering from serious FOMO, I had decided that this time round I would beg, borrow and steal (if I had to), to secure one of the sought after spots for their latest bash… Did I have to? Well my lips are sealed… All I’m sayin’ is, I made it there, OK.
Basically the idea behind these events is to get some of their Twitter fans together for a night of mingling, eating, drinking and general awesomeness. A usual highlight is trying to consume your own body weight of their legendary truffle and cheese croquettes – something which I can tell you, once you’ve tasted, will haunt your soul continuously until you get your next fix. It’s that #amazing.
Armed with my name tag reflecting my Twitter handle – @CTmylove – I was ready to roll. I must say, it was really cool to put real faces to those Twitter handles I’ve seen many a times, maybe interacted with, befriended even, but had never actually met. Our social interactions are getting crazier and crazier, that’s for sure…
Very important to note is that this Twitterati party also coincided with La Mouette’s 3rd birthday party. That meant we had an extra special reason to celebrate. It also meant we had the perfect opportunity to indulge in extra special birthday red velvet cupcakes (another favourite of mine) amongst the other tasty canapes on the lineup for the evening. Here’s just a little sample of what we had:
To wash down all that goodness, we had flowing Graham Beck wines to enjoy, making it a little tougher as the evening progressed to ensure that those tweets of yours still made sense…
Now I was sitting next to my friend Darryn, who we refer to as a “Professional Winner”. Seriously, this guy wins e-ve-ry-thing. So I had made peace with the fact that I’d have to put on a fake happy face as he went up to snatch up whatever incredible prize the universe had in store for him. BUT THEN… just like that… I won that Magnum! (oh and Darryn won a standard size bottle of bubbly, but it was hard to notice that next to my MAGNUM)
Now just to really emphasise how big my magnum is, here it is compare to a regular bottle:
And things didn’t stop there folks. Oh no. We all left with goodie bags… not the type filled with pamphlets, lanyards & other stuff I’m never ever gonna care about, but the kind that is true to the term “goodie”, filled with things I’d actually use & love.
Each bag contained an infinity scarf from August1983.com (which is launching online sometime in May just so you know) as well a mini bottle of Graham Beck bubbly:
Want to be part of the next Twitterati party? Of course you do. Just make sure you follow La Mouette on Twitter @teamlamouette and keep those eyes peeled. The next one should be happening closer to summer, which means chillin’ in their beautiful courtyard as well, so you won’t want to miss out. Expect to pay around R200 pp, but as you can see, it’s totally worth every cent. Oh and spots are limited, so you’ll have to act fast.
A HUGE thanks to Chef Henry, Mari and Gerrit for yet another memorable evening at their beautiful restaurant. They have a life long fan in this lady…
You can check out the La Mouette Facebook page over here for all the official pics from the party.