A members’ club with no joining fee, cascades of Champagne towers and talks from some of the biggest names on the London lifestyle scene? Where do we sign up?
Register for your complimentary membership at moetsummerhouse.com, which is where you can also find out about all the activities surrounding this year’s event, which takes place from 7-9 June. Tastemakers from the worlds of food, fashion, film and music will be gathering in the grand Georgian surrounds of 11 Carlton House Terrace in St James’s for a three-day celebration of Moët & Chandon’s art de vivre, complete with the world’s first-ever Champagne vending machine.
Sign up for free and you’ll have access to DJ sets from the likes of Twiggy Garcia and Pips Taylor, live performances from up-and-coming artists like Samm Henshaw and Grace Savage, short stories read by actor Russell Tovey and the ultimate guide to home entertaining courtesy of wellness guru Jasmine Hemsley. You can even have your portrait taken by Vogue photographer Candice Lake so you’ll have something to take home.
Put your hand in your wallet, meanwhile, and you can book a seat for screenings (£15) of Pretty Woman and The Great Gatsby (accompanied by a bottle of Mini Moët, natch) and a Friday night stand-up set from comedian Katherine Ryan (£40).
And if you’re planning to stay the whole day, why not reserve a place for brunch, lunch or dinner (from £45) rustled up either by cookery writer Isaac Carew or Pollen Street Social’s Jason Atherton, including a Sunday roast cooked by Atherton – all washed down with Moët & Chandon, of course.
The Summer House is a fitting tribute to Claude Moët himself, who founded his Champagne house in 1743 to share his wines with the world. In the 19th-century Moët & Chandon was the Champagne of choice for the royal houses of Europe; in the 20th century, high society and celebrity were added to the mix, as Moët became the essential ingredient for any celebration, from the Golden Globes and the podium of Formula One to red carpet events the world over.
And with 2019 marking the 150th anniversary of the flagship Moët Impérial, you can guarantee that this most iconic of Champagne houses will be in the mood to host the most fabulous party of the summer.
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