So we made it to the weekend, but I feel like I cheated because I had a BLAST last night! If you know me, you know that family plays a significant role in my existence. People often inquire how we make it work, and my response is always the same. WE MAKE MEMORIES on purpose. As in we plan intentional time with one another. The simplest way I can explain it is that we make family date nights. So when the invite from Veuve landed in my inbox, and across my social media channels, I knew this was a must for the Wise family. As you may remember from this post, we recently went to another party of Veuve Clicquot's with my girlfriends. It was so much fun, and this party was as well. In Veuve's words, here is what we were invited to..... SOLD!
Originating in Mexico and acknowledged throughout the Americas, Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), is an occasion for friends and family to come together and honor and rejoice in the lives of those who came before them.
The festival which is traditionally celebrated on November 1-2, includes the creation of altars (ofrendas) where the favorite food, drink and memorabilia of the departed are placed. Families gather around these altars and tell stories of those who have passed. or dance in colorful costumes in celebration of the lives they lived. Symbols of the festival include yellow marigolds, candles, papel picado (cut tissue paper banners), and the Calavera Catrina (the elegant skull).
Veuve Clicquot joins the celebration by hosting events in celebration throughout the country. Featuring our famous Yellow Label, the experiences are brought to life with our signature style including the Clicquot Skull, unique food and wine pairings, face painting, and live entertainment.
The event was held once again on a rooftop. This time being on top of the NYLO hotel in downtown Dallas. Yall, these. views. We were met at the door of the party with mariachi beats remixed over Taylor Swift, sugar skull models boasting bottle service of Veuve's signature label Rose champagne, and 360 degree views of Dallas.
The details of this event were sooooo good. Signature skull pillows, maracas, and adult face painting took the event to another level.
So what do the Wise's do when offered the opportunity to join the fun? We go big, or we go home. (When you read this I hope your channeling your inner voice that screams Odoyle Rules!...ahem Wises Rule!)
Have you created any memories with your family lately? I encourage you to do so! We had so much fun last night, and these pictures by Rachael will be treasured moments of the time we celebrated the night away for Dia de los Muertos on a rooftop as sugar skulls.
Best Event Ever Hosted by : Veuve Clicquot
Fabulous Make Up by: Karen Weiss (it is not lost on me that she's basically a Wise :) )