Coming at ya with my first event since moving to the city! I was invited by the Vinho Verde Wine Experience & Craft Hospitality to try out a variety of wines from Portugal. I took my bestie Alison (@alisonepp) as my date and we had soo much fun! They catered the event with food from some of the top NYC restaurants. The wineries featured mainly whites and rosés. There was also a cocktail bar that served three AMAZING wine based spritzers with fresh fruit and herb garnishes. I definitely could have gotten so many more photos but at a bottomless drink party…photos seem to become less of a priority as the night goes on (whoops).
Just to touch on the outfit real quick, I wore this fun cheetah print dress from H&M. It was on sale for $9.00 so of course I had to scoop it. These nude pumps from Forever 21 have been my go to heel. The website doesn’t have the same pair listed anymore but I linked a similar pair. They match literally everything and are surprisingly comfortable for a pump without a platform. Also these tassel earrings in black are my FAVORITE. They had them in a million colors at H&M last year but now went on sale for $1 in store which is perfect for a pair of giant costume earrings. Also can’t forget my cute lil cross body bag from Tory Burch. I don’t usually wear a red lip but this one worked really well for me last night. I wore a NYX soft matte lip crème in the color Monte Carlo and I was really impressed with how long it held. I only had to reapply once throughout the night and it didn’t transfer to my glass at all.
As I said, all the wines were imported from the Portuguese wine country. They featured a variety of Alvarinho, Loureiro and Avesso grapes. I thought the most impressive bottle was the Quinta da Calcada 2016 Reserva. I’m kind of mad at myself for not going back for more refills but there were so many others to try! Honestly I could talk about the food and drinks forever but they had other activities going on too! The flower wall photo booth was adorable. They have photographers walking around and the DJ played fun music all night. I love that going to an event in New York allows you to network so easily and meet people you instantly connect with. We met business owners, influencers, wine experts and just about anything else. The venue itself had a great city view but the cocktail bar was immersed in lots of greenery, flowers and palm leaves. Plus we got to keep the wine glasses, who doesn’t love lots of freebies? If you’re interested in more details on the event or wineries, the link to their website is below also! Ciao!