Pasta, Cheesecake & A Fabulous NYE Celebration with MICHAEL & KIJAFA VICK! | Burgers and Bourbon with BJ Coleman

Pasta, Cheesecake & A Fabulous NYE Celebration with MICHAEL & KIJAFA VICK!





Kijafa Vick greets houseguests at the door of her Miami mansion with New Year's Eve brownies!
Kijafa Vick greets houseguests at the door of her Miami mansion with New Year’s Eve brownies!

While it is not uncommon to find me indulging in New Year’s Eve festivities on a Virgin or Caribbean island, this year I decided I’d still head south, but for the first time, to Miami to engage in end of the year celebrations in one of my favorite cities in the world!

NFL star and his wife Michael and Kijafa Vick hosted an intimately fabulous affair poolside at their Florida mansion where three Bentleys and at least two Mercedes Benz lined the driveway of the gated community of palatial homes complete with columned entrances, palm trees and pools.

Meatballs, pasta with loads of toppings were served by uniformed staff!
Meatballs, pasta with loads of toppings were served by uniformed staff!

The Vicks played the cordial hosts of the formal affair greeting fellow athletes likes Superbowl champ Bryant McKinnie and NBA superstar Juwan Howard at the front door, while uniformed staffed served up Dusse, champagne, and Grey Goose cocktails at a poolside bar.

Crab Cakes!
Crab Cakes!

Crab cakes, chicken, meatballs and pastas to be topped with cheeses, spices and other meats were served at another poolside station and guests snapped selfies in sequined cocktail numbers or posed with props at the professional photographer’s photo booth.

By the time fireworks were exploding and the DJ orchestrated a countdown, all well-soled partygoers were in full on celebration mode.

I took a shot with NFL star Mike Vick at his poolside NYE party just for the blog!
I took a shot with NFL star Mike Vick at his poolside NYE party just for the blog!
Poolside sandwiches were passed around with desserts after midnight!
Poolside sandwiches were passed around with desserts after midnight!

After midnight came more food – sandwiches, crostini and desserts.  Special gold-dusted brownies and red-velvet cheesecake bits were the perfect champagne accompaniments… I managed to Uber myself a car a couple of hours later, but don’t know what time I returned to my hotel.

The cheesecake bites were stupendous!
The cheesecake bites were stupendous!

I had a great time at celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Vicks, and sure I hope I get a chance to do it with them again and again!

BJC.

 

 

 

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