Drink Pink Party; Wine Tasting Party

28-50 Oxford Circus | Market Place | 4 Great Portland St. | W1W 8QJ 
Tuesday 21st May  | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

We know you love the idea of a wine-tasting party. The song Think Pink from Audrey Hepburn’s movie – Funny Face sets the spring scene for our 2024 event. How cute are these lyrics!
 

“Play in pink, all day in pink,
Pretty gayin pink.
Drive in pink, come alive in pink,
Have a dive in pink.
Go out dancing but just remember one thing:
You can get a little wink
If you got a little pink
In your swing.”


What could be more sensational than a spring rosé tasting party to celebrate our favourite pink drink?

There are dry rosés and sweet rosés, pale rosés and dark rosés, party rosés and fine dining rosés. Rosés can be delicate, fresh, fruity, and generous. Whatever they are, that gorgeous pink colour signals positivity and something fun about to happen!

So, whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious novice, come and join us for an evening of indulgence and delight.  This is a corking event not to be missed!

 Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024 

Party Size: 60

Cost: Tickets are sold in pairs male/female for £90 but please contact us for single tickets at £55 on barbara@rendezvous-london.com

Dress code: Elegant Smart

Whats included: Includesrosé wine tasting and a private room full of eligible guests.

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Code: Wine

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Moon and Stars Party

NEW VENUE: A Literary-Inspired Cocktail Bar in Fitzrovia
Wednesday 24th July  | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Imagine being invited to Lucy Wong’s Fitzrovia apartment for a late-night party with the who’s who of London’s 1950s socialite scene. Unfortunately, Lucy Wong has just had to leave to attend another glamorous engagement, but please make yourself comfortable and enjoy the companionship of her glamorous friends, who just so happen to be single, at a drinks party that could last until the early morning hours!

Our newest discovery, nestled near fashionable Charlotte Street, is a stylish Asian-inspired space adorned with Eastern Art. As you step into this tasteful oasis, take a deep breath and let the velour armchairs and cosy chaise lounges in the flattering lantern light embrace you. 

If the gorgeous interiors aren’t enough to seduce you into this social, we have a welcome drink waiting, and if you are peckish, you can order some freshly prepared dim sum.

Rendezvous hosts the best and friendliest parties. This New Asian fusion venue is the ideal setting for cocktails, conversations and new connections. Bring a guest of the opposite sex in their fabulous 40s or 50s to ensure an equal number of men and women.

 Date: Wednesday 24 July 2024 

Party Size: 60

Cost: Tickets are sold in pairs male/female for £80 but please contact us for single tickets at £50 on barbara@rendezvous-london.com

Dress code: Elegant Smart

Whats included: A welcome drink and a private room full of eligible guests.

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Code: Moon

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Hello Spring Party – 26th March 2024

Home Grown Club | 44 Great Cumberland Place | London | W1H 7BS 

Despite the spring showers, our guests’ spirits remained undampened as they gathered in our private rooms; the Salon and Secret Salon of Home Grown’s Private Members’ Club. Attendees found themselves enveloped in an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie. The intimate yet welcoming ambience of the club provided the ideal backdrop for our like-minded guests to engage in lively conversations and forge new connections. Some even took advantage of the plush velvet sofas, settling in for a fun effervescent evening.

Every corner of the venue sparked conversation, from the captivating art pieces to the exquisite colour-clashing decor. And let’s not forget the exceptional cocktail list which further fueled the evening’s excitement – it was Espresso Martini o’clock at the bar.

A heartfelt thanks to Pablo, Alex, Joy, Mastro Jessica, and the dedicated team at Home Grown, whose unwavering efforts ensured that each guest felt truly valued and welcomed. When the guests arrived they were greeted with glasses of Spanish wine, setting the tone for an evening filled with laughter and conversation. Pablo showed impeccable timing and great humour whilst serving delectable nibbles, including Mozzarella and Kimchi Arancini with smoked chipotle mayo, as well as Mixed Vegetable Crisps with a fresh cashew dip, and Smoked beef short rib croquettes. These were so well received as connections blossomed, laughter filled the air, and cherished memories were created throughout the night.

Some lovely Feedback –

From a newbie

Hi Barbara

“Thanks to you and your colleagues for a fab evening last night. Great venue and beautifully organized!”


From a Rendezvous regular

Hi Barbara,

“You, Lou, and Elsa outdid yourselves last night!  I thought with the dire weather the event would be sparsely attended– ha!  I think it was the best Rendezvous gathering I’ve been to!  The rooms were gorgeous and maybe that multi-room approach and club ethos made it a bit easier to chat to people.  Many thanks for including me, it was great fun!”


Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Baby, It Was Warm Inside

Martinez Club | 49 Greek St, London W1D 4EG

Wednesday 17th January | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Our first party of 2024 and our last party at the wonderful Martinez club…sob. We were in excellent spirits as we celebrated, and that was even before the Tidal Rum Cocktail..boom boom.  As ever, our Rendezvous regulars warmly introduced themselves to new guests who were trying their best not to be terrified as first timers! Lou and Elsa are such friendly faces on the door, it was hard to get people away and into the main room, they’re such fun company. From there we were thrilled to see so many people pairing off to chat on those oh so comfy sofas.

And Dry January, what’s that you say? Although the Martinez Mixology team put a delicious mocktail together, people quickly progressed to the hard stuff.  That’s fair enough – it was jolly cold outside and the mood was so uplifting, why not elevate it with a fine tipple?

Our munch for the evening was a delicious mouthful of Skinny cakes from those fine folk at the Skinny Bakery. At 40 calories each, I think the consensus was, why not have two.  We went through 150 of them just fyi!

Cocktails, conversation and camaraderie continued flowing long after the event finished. Thank you all for coming out – we were so happy to see you but are so sad to see Martinez Club close. We can’t wait to see what Maurice does next. Wherever he goes, we will surely follow.

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Hello Spring

Home Grown Club | 44 Great Cumberland Place | London | W1H 7BS
Tuesday 26th March  | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Baby, It’s Warm Inside

Martinez Club | 49 Greek St, London W1D 4EG

Wednesday 17th January | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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We Met, Mingled and Enjoyed Wonderful Jazz

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!

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Maroto’s Marvellous Evening: Cocktails, Connections, and Cheeky Charm

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!


Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Marvellous Maroto Party!

Maroto | Exclusive Use | 4 Vere St. | London | W1G 0DH

Thursday 28th September 2023 | 6:30 pm – 8.30 pm

Age 40 plus

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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“Meet, Mingle, Music: Jazz Night!”

Tuesday 7th November | 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

28°-50° By Night 76 Jason Court | Wigmore St | London | W1U 2SJ

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is a classic entrepreneur; her career has been defined by a series of iconic start-ups within telecoms, entertainment and fashion. She leads Investor Relations for a London-based consultancy raising capital for entrepreneurs. Alongside financial matchmaking she represents exclusive offline matchmaking agency Vida in London & Monaco, connecting their UHNW clients. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together, with a flair of hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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