We fêted in style, high fashion and with great company, from Gabrielle Union, to every known Miami fashion blogger and everyone who is a somebody in the Miami community. The launch of the first time EVER champagne designed for mixing, Veuve Clicquot Rich, transpired at a private waterside mansion on Star Island on September 21st.
The case of Monday blues didn’t stop anyone from attending this grand celebration and smiles were the common denominator. As the new brand ambassador for Veuve Clicquot Rich (read details here), I was thrilled to be surrounded by champ drinkers and to see everyone enjoying their delicious drinks.
The occasion called for an extravagant #ootd, so I picked up this gorgeous Alexis dress from Koko & Palenki, my one stop shop for the latest, most fashionable, trendy, full of options spot to shop in Miami. They just have it all, from candles to seamless undies, all under one roof, with all kinds of style.
Every room and corner in this mansion had a clicquology bar with your very own Rich champagne glass, paired with ingredients that were full of flavor, such as peppers, grapefruit, lemon, basil, roasted pineapple, to name a few. The thought behind the party was for everyone to try and taste all of the delicious pairings and decide which ones were their favorites; maybe one, or maybe all. As I went around asking everyone’s preference, I discovered that men love peppers and the ladies were loving cucumber.
While in Paris, the cucumber was my favorite flavor, and is now my second favorite, with basil taking the lead now. What I’ve noticed about these mixed drinks is preference of flavors vary by mood, your environment, and as I mentioned to Madeline Marr from the Miami Herald– “I think most people are thinking of mimosas when they are thinking of mixing something with champagne, but with Rich, you can experience so many different taste sensations.”
Veuve Clicquot Rich encourages boldness and creativity, (we all know that Miami is the place where creativity flows like none other…) and is meant to be customized through mixology, with your palette in mind.
In the next few weeks, I will be sharing how you can become your own clicquologist and recreate these delicious drinks in the comfort of your own home, so stay tuned!
Good news! Beginning today, October 1st, Veuve Clicquot Rich is available in stores just for you. You can start indulging and adding your favorite ingredients to your heart’s desire, anyway, anywhere and anytime. Pick up your bottle and create memories while sipping on a delectable glass of a well curated, versatile champagne with a twist. Cheers, and don’t forget to express your taste!
Photos provided by: Veuve Clicquot team