Brazil Day in Africa, Kenya, Nairobi 2013…..

After a break hosting parties in Nairobi, it was only fair that I kicked it off on the highest note possible. As luck would have it, this year’s Brazil Independence Day fell on a Saturday (September 7th 2013.) Now who am I to walk away from an epic reason to party like Brazil Day…

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Every year Brazilians worldwide take time out on September 7th to celebrate Brazil day. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal on September 7, 1822.

The first challenge was finding a venue which would be open and compatible. After much deliberation, Seven Lounge & Grill in Village Market turned out to be most suitable.

The second step was to get the consensus and blessings of our Brazilian friends in Nairobi. They were quite enthusiastic about the idea and turned up in large numbers. At this point I must express my gratitude to Antonio and Renata for their fantastic input.

The third hurdle was executing the event. Now Seven Grill & Lounge is a restaurant with an adjacent bar/lounge area within a shopping complex. We had to find a way to make it feel like a club yet maintain its element. This was achieved by sectioning it up using fabric based on colors of the Brazilian flag. I guess by now it is pretty obvious that the dress code was green and yellow. The best dressed male and female won a bottle of wine each.  🙂 Below is Spencer, my right hand man buried in meters of fabric on the way to the party…

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I was lucky enough to have some phenomenal volunteers who lent us their strength and moral support for the whole set up. Spenser was a lifesaver while Mo and Hayley were perfect at the delicate wrapping process. And only heaven knows where I would have been without Stef and Shrina….

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This was the final outcome…

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Angelina and Spenser both won bottles for the best outfit…

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Next year’s Brazil Day promises to be bigger and better. Meanwhile, here are shots of the rest of our night….

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