What a way to end the year… THE WKND SOCIAL

Last week Saturday my girlfriends and I hosted the December edition of THE WKND SOCIAL on one of my favorite Johannesburg rooftops: the astro turf covered rooftop of The Alex Theatre in Braamfontein Johannesburg. Going from hosting THE WKND SOCIAL at fully equipped venues like Narina Trogon (the launch event for THE WKND SOCIAL) and Goldmine Cafe (the November edition) to a bare venue where we had to bring in everything proved to be really challenging, daunting, amazing and exciting all at the same time. We wanted to bring our friends – old and new -bare a rooftop inner city barbeque picnic inspired event, and after scouring the city for a rooftop that really created that feel, nestled in between buildings: The Alex Theatre ended up being the perfect place to do this.

All the elements decided to play with us on Saturday, with the sweltering sun coming out to play and sticking it out till 15:00 when the rain started coming down hard and we all hunched ourselves underneath the bedouin tent. I wish I had a picture to post of all of us cheering the Gordon’s barmen on as they continued to make drinks in the rain in jugs and come over and fill our glasses. Epicness.

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to say goodbye to 2012 and here’s to big tings in 2013, than the December edition of THE WKND SOCIAL. Spending an afternoon sitting on picnic blankets and pillows, mingling and meeting good people, whilst enjoying a delicious variety of foods curated by Thando Moleketi then rounding if all off with Paul’s homemade ice-cream being served for dessert, its going to take a lot for Christmas eve dinners and Christmas lunches to top last week Saturday.

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