Birthday girls celebrate
Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
The distinctive stylish white bottle of Moët and Chandon's latest champagne, Moët Ice Imperial, and the classic touch of fashion mogul Ralph Lauren were written all over Tanisa Samuel and Melissa Ferdinand's birthday dinner on Monday night.
The fabulous Samuel, the face of J. Wray and Nephew in the west; and Ferdinand of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, selected the elegant Round Hill Hotel and Villas for their joint celebration.
Samuel selected chocolate cake and Ferdinand had black forest. Instead of red or white wine, both women were toasted with what Samuel has described as the world's first ever champagne specifically created to be enjoyed on ice.
Hosted by Round Hill's general manager, Omar Robinson, renowned for doing a phenomenal job, the women and their close friends who have tagged themselves, 'One Drink Only', were fêted with live cooking stations with lobster tails, steak, salad options and a sumptuous dessert station.
The birthday girls hung out at the Ralph Lauren cocktail bar, which boasted the fashion designer's signature navy-and-white striped fabric and pictures of famous people who have stayed at the world-famous resort since the 1950s.
In her toast, Tanisa Samuel said it was such a special time and this year was poised to be amazing.
"It marks growth and understanding. This year, my motto is to dream a little bigger. This year, I dare to be happy. I dare to have bigger dreams, to use my imagination and to follow my heart because I learned that the key to happiness comes from having gratitude, from having the love of close friends, letting go of fear and following my heart."
The two women thanked their friends for their role in helping them grow.