Walking into the exquisite ‘Caffe Lavazza’ marquee this year I am taken back to my Italian heritage instantly. The warm people, the sweet smell of coffee and the huge antipasto table situated in the middle of the room, filled with cured meats, olives and other treats are part of the reason I feel this way.
From Italy With Passion is the theme of the marquee this year, and I think they have nailed the Italian passion perfectly. No expense has been spared, from the huge traditional espresso bar, marble details, high steel ceilings and the beautiful mural print by one of the most famous frescoes by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael, I love it all.
The crowd was very glamorous, we played homage to our Italian heritage with the presence of Margherita Missoni, she came along with her Italian husband and they were the sweetest couple, I loved their strong Italian accent.
Solange Knowles was also a much-anticipated guest of Lavazza, she definitely made a entrance with her huge entourage. I must admit, I was quite star struck as you could see the resemblance with Beyonce instantly. She played some cool tunes.
Bring on Cup Day!
Photography : Liane Hurvitz