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Recap: Urban Daddy’s #SummerSoiree

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I love a good cocktail party—the larger the more intimate, I always say. (Or was that from the Great Gatsby?)

What makes a summer soiree fun? A great venue with an outdoor space. Great, live music. Great cocktails. Fun, interesting people. A cool theme—ideally with fun decor, props and a photobooth for good measure.

What takes away from the fun of a great party? When you have to plan it. You have to worry about who is doing check, if there’s enough food, if there’s enough alcohol, if people are having fun, if someone fell in the pool—a million little details.

Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose
Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose

Last week, UrbanDaddy hosted a Summer Soiree in DC, as part of a series of events hosted in partnership with Grey Goose in major cities across the United States. UrbanDaddy asked me to act as hostess of the event—and all I had to do was show up. (Of course, I couldn’t even manage to do that on time.)

Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose
Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose

And you know what? It was spectacular. Hosted at the Hotel Monaco, the Poste patio was tented, strung with lights, and decorated with topiaries and a giant board of chess. It was a romantic, vintage set up with a 1920s vibe. The bartenders were dressed in stripes tees reminiscent of Venetian Gondoliers. The vintage three-piece jazz band wore newsboy caps and suspenders. The whole thing was utterly charming.

Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose
Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose

Grey Goose served up six cocktails from its Simply Served program, which were light, refreshing, and garnished with fresh herbs. Exactly what you’d want on a 95 degree evening. And, you know what? No hangovers.

Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose
Guests attend the Grey Goose Summer Soiree at Poste Brasserie on July 14, 2015. Photo by Kris Connor for Urban Daddy/Grey Goose

Thanks for inviting the Bitches Who Brunch to hostess your fab fete, Urban Daddy! Check out more information on the #SummerSoiree events and don’t forget to post your favorite summer videos usng #SummerSoire and @UrbanDaddy for you chance to win a trip for four to France, courtesy of the ‘Goose!

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