Whenever I host a party I always try and set up some sort of itinerary that includes some fun activities and games just to help along the overall ebb and flow of the day. To kick things off I welcomed my friends with some cocktails and a game of Never Have I Ever. It’s a great ice breaker when having friends over, especially when they may not know each other as well as you do. This game is definitely the more fabulous and fun version of singing around a campfire. There’s an app that you can download for the game’s questions or you can just google it and write down your favorites on pieces of paper and then put together in a bowl like I did.
After deciding on the relaxed bohemian type theme, I thought the perfect end of year treat would be to have a mobile spa come to my house to give us all a full body massage. My mother recommended Ikhutsa spa and I was not disappointed.
I created a custom playlist for our hour long massage and soon we were being whisked away by the sound of acoustic melodies, masterpieces by Carter Burwell and the enchantingly, soothing voice of Norah Jones. As the aromatherapy and the sound of the water features in the background intertwined our senses it no longer felt as if we were on a poolside patio, but rather floating into some sort of Nirvana like state where the fairy lights resembled the stars in the sky around us.
It was only when I opened my eyes that I saw that my precious baby Briseïs had been sitting by my bed throughout the entire message, trying to jump up and give me some wet, doggy snout butterfly kisses.
The night continued as I tasted the stars in my champagne flute as if they had been milked from the milky way galaxy, each bubble exploding on my tongue like the burning out of a sun. There was almost a moment when I too wanted to exclaim, “Come quick! I am tasting the stars.”
In this photo we have myself and the beauty behind the lense. I feel like some glamorous super model having a photographer as one of my closest friends! Who needs a selfie stick when you’ve got this babe. If you’d like to see more of her work simply click here.
Clubbing and big parties are tons of fun, but some massages with a few glasses of Moët, now that’s my kind of party.
Photos by Deirdré de Bruyn from CupiCamera
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