To celebrate the release of his Life is Good album, Moët & Chandon and hip-hop icon Nasir “Nas” Jones debuted the Moët Rose Lounge 2012 series in Nas’ native city of New York at the newly opened Bagatelle restaurant on July 16, 2012. The evening begun with a lavish private 50-person dinner which included celebrities such as Swizz Beatz, Teyana Taylor, Tyson Beckford, BET’s President Stephen Hill, Angie Martinez and a host of Nas’ close friends and Moët and Def Jam execs.
Following the dinner, the event turned to a 200-person after party, which was spun by hip-hop heavyweight, Q-Tip, and DJ Wonder. Nas celebrated the night away until 1 AM with celebrity friends such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Jermaine Dupri, Wale, Miguel, Anthony Hamilton, Busta Rhymes, NO I.D., Eric Benet, Bridget Kelly, Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez.
The Moët Rosé Lounge Series is a private three-city, celebrity hosted supper-club tour reserved for local tastemakers and media. The series translates the extravagance of Moët Impérial Nectar Rosé into a tangible, celebratory occasion for its guests. New York City marked the first stop in the tour with upcoming stops in Miami and Los Angeles. Hosts and dates for these stops will be announced at a later date.
Hotel Noir returned in New York City with over 600 guests at the Gansevoort Park Avenue. The exclusive event, hosted by Grammy Award winning singer Kelly Rowland, provided New York City party guests with an opportunity to taste the first flavor from the brand in 5 years.
To start the evening, Kelly Rowland hosted a private dinner with key media members, including The Wall Street Journal, Complex Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Uptown Magazine, VIBE Magazine and TheUrbanDaily.com. Other guests at the dinner included "Lifestyle Specialist" Kenny Burns, A-Trak, Vashtie Kola, Ricky and Dee Jackson, Declan Bennett and Angie Martinez. Immediately following, Kelly walked the red carpet at the event and joined the party.
The event floor was transformed into a seductive sanctuary draped in deep red hues and dim lights. Revelers experienced secret VIP rooms and interactive, vintage style-photo booths while sipping bespoke Cherry Noir cocktails like the Cherry Sling, Midnight Highball and the My Cherry Amour. Sets by DJ A-Trak and DJ Kalkutta kept the crowd going the entire night.
Notable guests include: Kelly Rowland (singer), DJ A-Trak, Jessica White (model), Dee and Ricky Jackson (fashion designers), Declan Bennett (singer/songwriter), Estelle (musician) DJ Kalkutta, Kenny Burns (Grey Goose Lifestyle Specialist), Vashtie Kola (artist/designer), Angie Martinez (Radio personality), DJ Suss One (DJ) Paloma Garcia-Lee (Phantom of the Opera, Broadway), Andre Douglas (model, Tommy Hilfiger), Jennifer Guyton-Williams (Basketball Wives), DJ Clue (DJ), Amanda Seales (musician), Margo Simms (musician).