Joint GATSBY Meeting
10th February 2020
The Grand Ball Room,
Taj Santacruz East
Scott Fitzgerland’s Great Gatsby was the era of Jazz in the Roaring 20’s. When Jay
Gatsby struck it rich in bootlegging, the world was undergoing an enormous change.
The rich threw opulent parties with jazz music, swinging sexy dances, bling, shimmering
dresses, feathers and pearls.
Inspired by this, Ruchika Club A, B and C wing hosted a Gatsy themed party to celebrate
Glamour, Style and Freedom of Women. The décor was befitting the 20’s, with golden
balloons, dim lights and jazz music. Members came dressed in layered gowns, feathers
and sparkle. A beautiful peacock ring with flowing feathered plumes in different
hues, was given to each member when she signed the register. Ladies flashed their
rings and head gear as they posed for selfies.
Chirag the Illusionist started the show. Picking three ladies randomly from the
audience, he guessed the code with which they unlocked their mobiles. He played
other mind games leaving the members, baffled with his skill. This was followed
by the master of ballroom dancing, Sandip Soparrkar and his troupe. Several Ruchikas
joined him on stage, as he taught them to move in rhythm and swing to the music.
When Sandip himself danced with his partner, his grace and elegance was an inspiration
to all those present. Devrath, the painter captured the moment on canvas, to record
it in dance history. It was all truly inspirational!
The best dressed Gatsby Ruchika members were all given tokens of appreciation. Taj
Santacruz lived up to its reputation of hospitality. Starting with Strawberry Lassi
and Virgin Mojitos, followed by appetizers to tease the palette - Asparagus corn
tartlets, Cottage Cheese patties, Spicy Quinoa Turnover and Jacket Potatoes. The
live chat counters were always populated. Baby Spinach cannelloni, Zucchini Basil
Fondue, Potato Roastie, Rice and many more dishes were served. Waiters scurried
about, refiling the bowls of food. Dessert comprised of a variety of ice creams,
chocolate mousse and baked rasogullas.
It was a meeting with the blend of nostalgia, of a bygone era and each member’s
originality, to adorn herself to suit the theme. An event to remember, the members
carried back their beautiful peacock rings, the bling and swing of the 20’s and
the satisfaction that comes when bonding with family and friends.
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Joint GATSBY Meeting photos - February 2020