Tuesday 7th November | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
28°-50° By Night 76 Jason Court | Wigmore St | London | W1U 2SJ
Tuesday night’s event felt rather mischievous, stepping down into our Mix, Mingle and Music event at 28-50 by night. There is nothing like descending a flight of stairs into a seductively lit jazz club. With private use of the space, it soon became abuzz with an exciting energy, filled with an eclectic mix of new and familiar faces, all coming together for an unforgettable evening.
The wonderful thing about meeting in person is that you never know who that next conversation is going to be with. Elsa and Lou mixed up the room and it was so cute to see little bits of paper with phone numbers written on it exchanging hands – such a treat to find that in your coat pocket or handbag the next day. Thank you to those guests who brought a plus one, it meant there were so many new people in the room, and we hope they enjoyed meeting us as much as we enjoyed hosting them.
28.50’s dedicated team worked tirelessly to ensure every guest felt welcomed from the meticulously served prosecco and delectable canapés to the seamless service. Raymond made sure that glasses were filled up throughout the evening and the fantastic Jen ensured that the delicious canapes circulated seamlessly. Spanish omelette with aioli, mushroom & truffle tartlet and mini burgers with caramelised onions were enjoyed by all.
As the clock struck 8 pm we had such a cool vibe in the room that James Hudson kicked off the jazz sounds early with his take on Frank Sinatra. Our singles mingled, laughed, and created lasting connections – here’s to many more of these magical moments in 2024.
Our guests loved 28:50 By Night as much as much as we did. Its mix of first-class live music and an impeccable food and wine menu partnered our event perfectly.
Some lovely feedback –
Nice evening as ever. I remet someone from a Rendezvous party years ago and I had misunderstood her and she always wondered why I had not been in contact!………fate?
I live outside of London but visit regularly. I’ve found that the Rendezvous singles events are so beautifully curated. Each unique party provides me with a wonderful entree into a local social life that I might not ordinarily be able to build on my own. I always end up making a new friend or two (for romance but also friendships or just people to go out for coffee with – men and women alike). I feel comfortable and at ease, due to our shared interest in meeting each other, and the atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie which is the unwritten expectation at all of Barbara’s events. I will never feel lonely visiting London again as long as I can make it to a Rendezvous gathering!
Thursday 28th September – 18:30 pm – 20:30 pm
Maroto l 4 Vere Street. London
Our Maroto event was an absolute blast. We sipped, we mingled, and we celebrated in style. It was a night of connection, charm, and cocktails that left everyone feeling …well…marvellous!
A Grand Entrance: Guests Shimmied and Shook Things Up
The evening kicked off with a sizzle as our guests made their way into the newest Cocktail Bar in town. The atmosphere was electric, and the sumptuous space quickly filled with our gorgeous guests. Maroto’s sleekly polished countertops and art deco interiors added an air of sophistication, it was the perfect setting for an unforgettable night.
Cocktail Artistry: Maroto’s Mixology Magic
Now, let’s talk about the stars of the night—the Maroto team. They were nothing short of cocktail maestros! As a welcome gesture, they concocted the “Marotinia,” a tantalizing twist on the classic caipirinha featuring Zeca de Mato Cachaca, berries, and lime. For our non-drinking aficionados, there was the refreshing “Sabia Passion” mocktail, made with Seedlip 94, pineapple soda, passionfruit, and lime. Cheers to options for everyone!
Luxury and elegance: mingling in style.
And the canapes just kept coming, we were treated with Tapioca tacos with seasoned mushrooms with cashew nut cream, Pao de queijo – those gorgeous mouthfuls of baked cheese dough ball-deliciousness, and sourdough crackers with beef tartare with shitake confit, mustard mayo and summer truffle. Scrumptious!
As the night went on, guests mingled happily in a low-lit, moody temple of refined decadence. Picture this: a centrepiece X-shaped formation of plump and velvety plush sofas, all bathed in the glow of gorgeous chandeliers. It was an ambiance tailor-made for sparking connections and sharing stories.
Our Fantastic Team: The Heroes Behind the Scenes
Behind every great event is a team of dedicated individuals who make it all happen. A big shoutout to Monty whose brain child this was plus Giorgia, the master behind the bar, Jean-Pierre, our trusty bar back, Edo, the head waiter who kept everything running smoothly, Hanna, the cloakroom guardian, Priscilla, our attentive waitress, and GianLuca, the head bartender extraordinaire. Not to forget General Manager Luca and Chef Nilson these folk ensured that every guest felt like royalty.
Winner of Dinner for two.
And the fun didn’t end there! One lucky gent is coming back to dine at Bossa, the restaurant upstairs. Bossa is run by none other than Brazil’s most celebrated chefs, Alberto Landgraf (with two Michelin stars, no less!). The restaurant is known for its “fun and relaxed” vibe, which means our winner is in for a memorable meal with two courses of contemporary Brazilian food and a bottle of wine. That is a prize worth winning!
Our Maroto event felt like a true triumph. Stay tuned for our next event, because when Maroto is involved, you know it’s going to be a night to remember!
Some lovely feedback –
I so enjoyed the very upscale and stylish Rendezvous 40-+ singles in London event at Maroto! The party was perfectly curated for getting to know everyone in a friendly environment. Normally intimidated by such things, especially if they feel too competitive, I would have stayed away. But I was assured that I would feel among friends (just friends that I haven’t met yet) and within a like-minded tribe of people who enjoy dressing up and meeting new friends. Literally everyone I met at the event were gracious, mannered, and conversational. This was indeed all I’d hoped for. I had a fantastic time! I was thrilled by the ratio of men to women. The hostesses know how to bring out the best in everyone. You won’t be standing alone for long before a kind or friendly (or handsome/attractive) person approaches for a light conversation. Loved it!
Just would like to say a huge thank you, what a wonderfully organised party last night, in such beautiful surroundings too. Congratulations 🎉 really well done! Thank you for including me x
Lovely to see you last night, and thanks again for organising another fabulous evening! A lovely new venue, a good mix of people and some really enjoyable conversations….and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have won the dinner for two prize!!
Thank you for a lovely evening with the lovely Rendezvous people ‘comme toujours’. Great venue too!