‘Cheers to the New Year’: Inside Vipingo Ridge’s Masquerade New Year’s Eve Soiree

Cosmopolitan and Pizzazz. Two words THAT summed up what was a memorable event in Kilifi on New Year’s Eve of 2019.

Vipingo Ridge, one of the most beautiful, scenic and tranquil locations on the Kenyan Coast, held a special dinner and party on New Year’s Eve dubbed The Masquerade party that was masked in delightful mystery and draped in decadence as revelers wined and dined the night away into 2020.

The night was nothing short of magical on the rooftop surrounded by impressive views of the ridge and the course and beyond, a perfect picturesque setting and ambiance to set in motion bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, among other things.

It is said, “…. Masquerade parties date back to Venice, Italy in the 15th century at the beginning of the Renaissance movement where art, beauty and the imagination reigned. Marked with rich tradition, Masquerade parties became increasingly popular in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries….”

The evening was filled with music, food, drinks, laughs and mystery – as it gave guests an excuse to be mischievous as identities were hidden behind flamboyant glamorous masks. There was a midnight sparkling toast as the clock stuck 12 am, amidst cheers.

Vipingo Ridge is a beautiful gated community built with friendship at its core and designed to offer the very best of easy living at the Kenyan Coast 24/7/365 days. Look out for more panache events across the year at this beautiful, one of a kind getaway that is Africa’s only PGA-accredited golf course in the coastal climes set on 2,500 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, an 18-hole golf course and wilder countryside.

In the powerful famous words of one of the best and most influential pianists of the swing era, Nat King Cole, Unforgettable in every way. That was the night. For sure, everyone once in a while, we all need to swap those casual wear and jeans, for a bit of decadent dapper indulgent and luxury at a breathtaking and unparalleled location, Vipingo Ridge.

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