THE PELI HOUSE PARTY
You’ll no doubt remember the Peligoni club from my blog post and my instagram this summer (if not, you’ve done well to avoid it) and already know how much I love this place. The concept is so spot on, luxe, bohemian beach club with the perfect chilled vibes and facilities, not to mention the beautiful villas to make home for your stay.
This summer though, they decided to up their game in a pretty big way, with the official launch of The Peli House Party. We’d only planned to spend a week in Zakynthos, but when we were booking our trip we spotted the line up for their first ever House Party and decided we couldn’t miss it, so two weeks it was. And for the first ever attempt, and a seemingly over night resurrection of a sea front festival, they absolutely smashed it.
What I loved especially about the three day party (festival) was that it wasn’t just about rose & dancing, now don’t get me wrong there was plenty of that and you’d expect nothing less from the Peligoni, but it was also SO much more …
MUSIC & FOOD
Peligoni bought in so much talent to help make the three days something special, from Rob Da Bank (founder of Bestival) effectively hosting the weekend, to the incredible artists like Bamboo Smoke, King Cassedy, Nathan Ball, DJ BBQ & DJ Roxxy (and so many more) who performed sets each day and well into the night.
To foodies who made every meal something special. Gill Meller kicked off the first evening with a lovely wedding style banquet in the main marquee, followed by opening night music from Elles Bailey & The Easy Stride Band. The marquee just looked fantastic & was decorated to perfection with colourful pom poms and fairy lights. The lovely Alexandra Dudley served up a beautiful and delicious hangover brunch the morning after the opening night, the food was by far my favourite of our entire stay (not to mention the most reasonable). The aubergines & frittata’s were just delicious, not to mention the chocolate banana bread!! Delicious. She also hosted a pop up deli throughout the party with more of her signature dishes.
CRAFT & WELLNESS
But it wasn’t just music and great food (and a hella lotta rose) it was the creative workshops that really added to the excellence of the party for me; the beautiful and incredibly talented (and very lovely) Bella Franks hosted sunrise yoga, sunset life drawing and Lino classes throughout the party … and made me discover a new hobbie I adore (life drawing had a rather special affect on me & i just loved meeting Bella).
The inspiring Keziah’s creative events company ‘Heaps & Stacks’ hosted daily creative workshops for the guests, from creating leather luggage tags to designing and making your own shell jewellery which were so much fun and a really nice chance to get in touch with your creative side … he latter (shell jewellery) I mastered and am still adorned with my masterpieces now a month or so on.
There were also a ton of fitness classes you could also partake in but somehow I was always busy when they were on, ahem!
The combination of great food, tons of craft & creativity, talented musicians and of course the Peli’s own vibe, which came out to play even more over the three day house party, just ticked all the boxes. It made our stay all the more memorable, and most definitely is something i’d love to go back for next year.