One of my goals this year was to plan and host an event I would like attend myself. If we are being honest, Lusaka has many events happening virtually all the time and choosing what event to attend can be somewhat overwhelming especially if you’re fussy or extremely picky.
Following the very cliché quote ” create what you wish existed” I decided to throw an intimate “Fashion & Jazz Brunch” for some of my favourite fashionistas, bloggers and content creators who actively play an important role in the Zambian fashion industry, hold influence and whose work I profoundly admire.
It’s extremely important to create platforms for like minded individuals so as to share ideas, network, hold meaningful conversations and find ways to improve the industry in whatever way possible. What an honour it was to create the platform.
Fashion, Jazz and Brunch? That’s definitely a “me” thing, so incorporating my 3 loves was a no brainer and spending some time with my favourite people? Fabulous! Truly.
The event was held at the Foxdale courtyard, gorgeous place with a quirky and rustic vibe with a beautiful fountain adding more beauty and personality, extremely fitting for the type of event.
Everyone looked amazing and made the event even more fun. It was a hot summers day, loved that everyone played around with colour in their beautiful summer outfits.
The yummy brunch menu was done by Potager, a locally based business that caters for a range of events as well supply freshly made products that follows the motto “from farm to fork.” I loved, loved the mini BLT slidders, ate too many of them!
I would like to say a big thank you to Go Vino https://www.facebook.com/govino.guru/ for sponsoring the wines and Fitch & Leedes bespoke mixers that everybody loved!! Everyone got a goodie bag with their favourite bottle of wine and a range of different mixers. I mean, how cool? Also got really good reviews about the wine. My favourite being Peter Mwansa’s voice note! So hilarious! So if you’re looking for really good wine? Think Go Vino and spoil your senses!
Not only did the guests go back home with a goodie bag from Go Vino but they also got another goodie bag from All kinds of everything.
All kinds of everything https://www.facebook.com/allkindsandeverything/ is my favourite beauty and products store. It’s a small business under one umbrella that deals in soap making, packaging, gifting and so much more. Literally, has all kinds of everything! A big thank you to Sue McGlashan for the lovely goodie bags full of amazing beauty products.
Grateful to everyone who showed up, helped me in whichever way possible to make this goal achievable. You lot are appreciated!
A special thanks to the team I worked with:
Mwaka from https://www.facebook.com/AbisaryColl/- For my custom made dress
Chipo – Make up artist from https://www.facebook.com/Beautybyshemakeup/
Mutumbi Lungu- Photographer https://www.facebook.com/mutumbae
Elisha Mwenya- Videography https://www.facebook.com/elisha.c.mwenya
Bright Chinyimba – DJ
Thandiwe Ziba from Foxdale Court https://www.facebook.com/FoxdaleCourt/
P.s An important lesson I learnt from this, is that the universe is always on your side and there’s people willing to help you. All you have to do, is have the courage to do whatever you want to do, its gonna work out, whatever it may be. Here’s to creating more, challenging ourselves and reaching greater heights!
To quote Paulo Coelho Paulo :
______’And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.’
Love you for reading! x