About Last Night…Ruinart Rose, Heist Anti-Gallery Party, Kerrang! Awards

It was rock ‘n’ Rosé for Red Carpet last night as the sun blazed out and we blazed into our customarily diverse event world. So where did we go?  Sat Bal (13 Jun’14)

Ruinart Rosé party


Ruinart brought together invited guests last night to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ruinart Rosé champagne. But members of the public can experience the grandeur of The Goring hotel’s gardens from today for the next three weeks. Here, in the largest private hotel garden in London guests can sip Ruinart Rosé champagne (glasses £17, bottles £85) and gain insight into its history and heritage.

 The Goring was opened by Otto Goring in 1910 and aptly set the scene for the stated aim of the party: to take guests back to 1764 when the House of Ruinart created the first Rosé champagne.

With the sun blessing the Belgravia gardens we were royally anointed with Nicolas Ruinart’s vintages and reminded of the cuvées of the Ruinart range.

We drank…

What do you think..?  

The Ruinart family cuvées comprise R de Ruinart Brut, Ruinart Rosé, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and Dom Ruinart Blanc. Immaculately attired Ruinart waiting staff attentively filled up semi-decanted champagne flutes and dispensed canapés with impressive speed.

What’s more…

Maison Ruinart lays claim to being the first ever creator of rosé champagne as substantiated by documents in its possession.  Jo Thornton, MD, Moët Hennessy gave a brief speech emphasising this point.​

From the Royal Opera House singers, Simona Mihai (Soprano) and Luis Gomes (Tenor) entertained us along with pianist Paul Wingfield. Elsewhere, guests became the subjects of the in-bar artist who sketched 18th century-style portraits for guests to take away with them.

Mission brought in the The Halo Group  to create the Ruinart Rosé Salon 1764 bar, dressing and event production. The attention to detail included vials of scents helped guests to discover the notes and tones of the champagne.


Heist ‘Anti-Gallery’ Private View & Launch Party


Fran Cutler co-hosted a private press view of the ‘Anti-Gallery’ photography exhibition at Heist’s Notting Hill space before the theatrical launch party took off. Heist was created by Mashael Al-Rushaid, J.Harry Edmiston and Anna Pia Lubinus to exhibit fine art photography from across the globe.


York band JamJar and Jackson Scott and band entertained us with rousing live sets. We rubbed shoulders with a guest list that included Jo and Leah Wood, Daisy Lowe and Chloe Green.

 We drank…

Champagne quenched the stifling heat in the venue and was served by waiting staff who donned curiously kinky facial nets.

 Pictured: Zack Ahern print Trapped


Kerrang! Awards

Marky Ramone- someone get him a neat Staritsky & Levinsky!

The metal fraternity raucously assembled for the 2014 Kerrang! Awards bash at London’s cinema venue, Troxy. The ensuing mayhem was hosted by American singer Andrew W.K and Anthrax guitarist, Scott Ian. 


Marky Ramone was there and honoured as rock icon in tribute to his drumming with New York’s punk priesthood, The Ramones. Also recognised were Status Quo ( Service To Rock award) and Deep Purple (Hall Of Fame award).

Young Brit rockers You Me At Six won Best Single for 'Fresh Start Fever’ and Best British Band which was presented by music legends, Steel PantherDeaf Havana made off with Best Video for Boston Square at the Las Vegas themed event.

 We drank...

 Staritsky & Levitsky vodka – the brand that supported the event. Indeed, the night saw the more hardcore rockers having neat Staritsky & Levitsky poured straight into their mouths from the bottle!

 What’s more…

 With the awards over its was off to the red carpet to enter the Staristky & LevitskyChapel of Love’ where the unlikeliest couples walked down the aisle and unseemly knots were tied.



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