Gaborone’s social scene was literally taken to new heights over the weekend with the ‘Picnic in the Sky’ event hosted by Sixpence Management, the same company that brought the Gaborone Food and Wine Show last November. Clear blue skies and chill lounge music from the DJ’s decks set the tone for picnic experience on the roof top of the Lansmore Hotel in the new Gaborone Central Business District (CBD), where only a few tickets were sold to the public to maintain the much needed exclusivity and an interactive social vibe. Gabs’ young, stylish and fun-loving crowd graced the picnic to enjoy vodka and cranberry courtesy of Skyy vodka while lounging comfortably on the roof terrace lawn in setting that appropriately talked to the soiree’s theme.
For fashion lovers, there were pop up shops which added a splurge of colour and style to the penthouse picnic. The day also saw the debut of Mothusi Lesolle’s Izaura collection on the runway. Previously kwown for his styling prowess, Izaura lived up to expections with its classy and minimalist styling.
Owner of Sixpence Management, Tshepo Ntshole, said, “this is the first of more to come. In terms of exclusive social entertainmen, set-ups such as Picnic in The Sky are for those who seek a unique experience rather than the usual club outing.” A few of the attendees when interviewed had nothing but pleasant things to say about their experiences. “I am having such a good time. This is really different and it’s great because we’ve never had anything like this in Gaborone before. You only get to experience things like this when you go to Johannesburg; so I’m so happy,” said fashion blogger Phindile Gaogane. Picnic in the Sky was sponsored by exclusive brands: Body Shop, premium Vodka brand Skyy, Lansmore Hotel, and Lapologa magazine.