We’ve had a fabulous year so far helping returning guests, friends and the owners with all manner of celebrations. Regular returning guest Judi Hausmann, of Hausmann Communications in Sydney (http://www.hausmann.com.au/), chose Villa Des Indes as the location for her 50th birthday ‘Pestivities’ (a play on the Indonesian habit of mixing up consonants). Not one to do anything by half, Judi announced a 50 day worldwide ‘Pestival’ which culminated in the three days of party celebrations with her dear friends from around the world at our residences.
The party got off to a swanky start,with a sunset cocktails and canapes evening in Villa Des Indes, before moving on to newly opened Bloo Restaurant at the W Hotel nearby for dinner. Guests relaxed and enjoyed in villa massages to prep for the evening’s pestivities ahead. We constructed a clear,contemporary style tent to house the dining table, a stage for the band and a Grey Goose vodka ice bar too. With a brightly coloured palette to work from, we added vibrant splashes of colour to the interior through the use of colourful candles, hanging lanterns and chandeliers covered with purple orchids.
The evening began with mojitos and cosmopolitans before guests were ushered to take their places to enjoy a sumptious foie gras feast. A passionate lover of this delicacy, Judi had requested that foie gras should appear in each course (desserts aside). Paired with fine wine, a live band and lots of speeches and laughter, great merriment was had by all.
With a fine eye for haute couture, we knew Judi would adore the 3 tier birthday cake which was baked in the shape of Chanel No 5 bottle, an Hermes box and a Louis Vuitton suitcase! A spectacular fire dance performance and DJ followed with cocktails galore until the early hours of the next morning.
The Pestivities did not end there! The next day we provided a very well needed hangover brunch in Villa Des Indes, serving barbeque meats, grilled fish and salads. And of course, plenty of Bloody Marys too!
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