This weekend was all about hanging out with my best friends, chill out & little bit party! 🐞 So our weekend already started on Thursday, when we traveled to my hometown – Kuressaare to visit GinFest, and then on Sunday, we had a camp party in Pärnu, where we finished our nice getaway, #puhkaEestis.
GinFest 2020 in Kuressaare
For the third time, there is a cool event going on in my home town called Kuressaare GinFest. As I am very familiar with different cocktails & of course gin – therefore I take my time to send all my thank yous to Kristo Tomingas & old Butterfly Lounge and its team, where I learned everything I know about cocktails, drinks, and how to make them! 🍸 💪 💕
On Friday I had a great hangout with my dearest friends and the evening started in cafe Mosaiik, with small cocktails. After which we headed to the Kuursaal, in the park, where was GinFest. But we arrived too late, about 10 minutes before 21 and all the degustations were already over. So we just drank one cocktail over there and enjoyed music by DJ Critical.
Unfortunately, it was very poorly organized in the KuKuu restaurant. At first, we had to wait for the table for about 15 minutes, as the servants were busy. Then we got the table but for 20 minutes no one took our order. So we headed inside, to order from the counter. And as the clock was already 21.40 then they said that “Oh, sorry, the kitchen is closed” – AND then some tables got their food almost at 23 o’clock. I asked the servants that how is that possible? And he answered that the cooks made the food over an hour.. Well ok then 🙃
Also, the cocktails weren’t anything special, so I was pretty disappointed… As the gin&tonic was 9,50€ over there…🤷🏼♀️ And for the top, there were so many servants over there, but it was so obviously seen that they didn’t have the proper division of labor over there.
After GinFest we went to a cool bar in the center of the city, called UIM. There was great music by DJ ULA and very good gin&tonic, and it was half of the price of the GinFest. 😅 So thank god we still have some places with great prices, chill vibe, and quick service! 🙌🏻
On Sunday afternoon we packed our things and traveled to Estonian ‘summer capital’ Pärnu. Where we had a very nice theme party. I was dressed as a Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation (МЧС России). I had the original hat, which I bought from Balti Jaama turg, one antique shop. But the clothes I found from Humana Vintage on Kotzebue street. Of course, the clothing was not original but it was the closest I could find, and also my mom’s old high heels, aviator glasses, and gold clip earrings.
At the camp party, we had so much fun, as there were many games planned in groups. We had 4 groups and our group won the whole competition! 🥇 🥳 And as we had more like ‘military’ games, then already on the first game, when we had to be in pairs and run with legs tied together, so I managed to fall on my knee, which had surgery 4 weeks ago… So it is still little hurting but at least it is not swollen anymore, yay.
And besides the games, we did a great hookah (read: Bacco handmade hookah), and listened to the live performance. Karl-Kristjan Kingi did some great songs, so we could also sing along, and then also a couple of songs with Carine Jessica Kostla. 🎶 After that we had a great time dancing, talking, and joking around. What a nice ending to the long weekend… 😍
And of course big thanks to Maria & Tanel, for organising that camp party – everything was just great! 😍
Camp party photos are made by talented Artjom Fraiman.
Life is just like a disco. No matter how the music changes, you just have to keep dancing.Joy Ojieyan