After Knight en Noir Part 1 at STK NYC we went on to the STK ATL finale for the Magnum Mondays dinner party. ATL is the city that raised me and helped me become a man, so it’s only right we saved the best toast for last. For this installment, we orchestrated a Black Swan-inspired impromptu dance presentation during our dinner service with 2 formally trained ballet dancers.

Per usual, we had magnums of champagne by Moet Chandon and tequila bottle service by Don Julio 1942.

I went with the Knight en Noir title,  which to me, metaphorically represents a wordplay for a Knight at night in a regal transit through black/darkness to his destination. In it’s literal, simplest sense it’s a “knight/night in black”.

For my look, I had a custom crafted suit by Carl Ulysses, the official tailor for the Black Panther Movie. There’s nothing like having something made exactly for you. I have to give Carl the credit on this one – I never would’ve gone with a single-breasted suit with this fabric on my own. Nice eye, and an even better cut.

It was dope to have my friends join and toast to new memories along with the motif. It’s always important to me to celebrate life with those I love and make sure we champion each other to succeed. Not just on birthdays and holidays, but every day.

For those that have been down with our Magnum Mondays dinner party since 2013, they’ll now be happening monthly, every last Monday of the month at STK ATL, with the next one on February 26th.

Look forward to more toasts with you soon… as we conclude, here’s a flashback of some of my previous birthday dinner parties at STK. 2014 here | 2015 here

Video Shortcut to 2014…

A little back story: my STK family is who gave me the moniker Champagne Jesse & a BIG reason I started blogging. So, many thanks to them!

Photos by Dylan York & Music by DJ EU. Remember… Once you go black… Knight en Noir


‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills

Knight en Noir NYC | Dinner Party at STK

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