March 5, 2014
Privé Cocktail Reception – The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. SALA Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit 2014 co-hosted with GUILD and in collaboration with Vlisco and Absolut Elyx, the privé launch event for the summit saw guests from across the Luxury and Wealth Management sectors spend an evening with Trevyn McGowan and the exhibitors at GUILD. Friends of SALA, old and new enjoyed drinks mixed by the specialists behind the Absolut Elyx bar while exploring Africa’s first design fair. International guest speakers in town for the host event – SALA Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit, had an opportunity to open discussions about the relevance of Africa in the international luxury arena which was elaborating upon at the main Summit day at the Cavalli Estate in Somerset West. Vlisco CEO Hans Ouwendijk was present to elaborate on the 168 year relationship, that the Dutch company has had with the African continent and the relevance of the textile industry and it’s exciting developments in elevating traditional West African wax textiles to the international luxury platform. Vlisco have also collaborated with GUILD featured designer Nacho Carbonell on a special installation – “Playground Closes at Dusk” located in the BMW Art Garden.
Thank you Marina Nestel and The Little Black Book PR for an inspiring evening with guests including Tanya Nefdt, Henri Slier, Barbara Lenhard, Tammy Cameron and more. Special thanks to Stuttafords (Tommy Hilfiger) and Hilton Weiner for dressing me and Spoilt Hair for styling me.
March 4, 2014
This in certainly a little gem in the Louis Vuitton offer, the Wapity Case is currently only available in this french maison’s Monogram canvas. This versatile piece with red fibre lining is perfect for any small items such as make-up, keys, money, credit cards. For it’s size, it carries a surprising amount of items and is probably the most used piece in my Louis Vuitton collection. For more about this product, visit www.louisvuitton.com or stop by your nearest store. If you’re in South Africa, call LV Sandton, Johannesburg on 011 784 9854 or LV V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on 021 405 9700. Stay up to date with the latest news from Louis Vuitton, follow @LouisVuitton on Twitter.
March 3, 2014
This summer, Jacobs coffee is shaking things up by introducing a trendy new way to enjoy your original Jacobs instant coffee, as Jacobs Iced Coffee. From March 2014 Jacobs Coffee Iced Coffee hits stores nationwide to show how just how easy it is to shake things up. Fans will not only have the opportunity to taste the delicious new Jacobs Iced Coffee, buy receive a Jacobs shaker with a recipe booklet when purchasing a jar of Jacobs coffee. Also, in ten top malls in South Africa nation wide Jacobs Iced Coffee brings the summer experience to life with a Jacobs Iced Coffee Café complete with cocktail flarers, free WiFi and barista competitions with exciting prizes up for grabs.
Yesterday, Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town hosted the Jacobs Iced experience with hosts, Top Billing presenters, Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Simba Mhere with a special guest appearance by SA top model Tracy McGregor. VIP guests at this invitation only event included actor Ty Keogh, television presenters Leigh-Anne Williams, Katlego Maboe, Liezel van der Westhuizen, comedian Siv Ngesi with Goodhope FM DJ’s playing live at the event. Jacobs Coffee and Shimmy Beach pulled out all the stops to create a amazing atmosphere with barista competitions and a live performance by GoodLuck. Thank you Jacobs Coffee for a great experience and thank you Stuttafords SA and Tommy Hilfiger for dressing me!
For more information and recipes visit www.facebook.com/JacobsKronungSouthAfrica and follow on Twitter @JacobsKronungSA (Use the hashtag #JacobsIced) and Instagram @JacobsCoffeeSA.
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February 26, 2014
Certainly one the highlights on the social calendar, the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 takes place this Saturday, 01 March 2014 and the spectacular Val de Vie Estate. Over the last few year, some of South Africa’s biggest names in television, film, radio and media have indulged in this prestigious event, including Jeannie D, Tanya van Graan, Siv Ngesi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Jo-Ann Strauss, Natalie Becker and Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling. The who’s who of SA will be showing off some of SA and the world’s biggest names in fashion, including the official couture and fashion sponsor D’Ore Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) whilst indulging in delicious canapés and of cause Veuve Clicquot. The official car sponsor this year will be Bentley with Elizabeth Arden ensuring that every looks their best at all times.
Synonymous with flutes of champagne and exquisite couture fashion, guests of the fourth annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 are set to attend what has now become South Africa’s most exclusive and luxury polo event. Drawing inspiration from polo’s global presence, with its rich cultural heritage, the prestigious Champagne House sponsors some of the world’s leading polo events such as the Manhattan Classic in New York City, the LA Polo Classic, the UK’s Gold Cup and the Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town, the only event of its kind on the African continent. VIP guests of Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014 tournament can look forward to an afternoon of stylish décor opulence, perfectly chilled Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, gourmet canapés, lavish couture fashion and a highly anticipated action packed finale of polo. More than any other sport, polo is best savoured live – a theme steeped in tradition and perpetuated by Veuve Clicquot.
Tickets are available at Computicket: R850 – VIP Polo Club Lounge | R150 – Picnic on the grass -
February 14, 2014
So it’s Valentine’s Day today, and for those last minute Valentine’s surprises Uber offers an amazing service today only! Activate the Uber “Personal Driver” app on your smartphone and, within minutes, watch as a bouquet of twelve long stemmed red roses is delivered to your loved one (or to your fabulous self) in Cape Town, South Africa!
Available from 10:00AM – 8:00pm (while supplies last), you will be able to:
- Open the app.
- Slide to the rose option on the screen.
- Tag your delivery location (where you want the flowers sent).
- Request the delivery.
- Receive a phone call to personalise verbal messaging for delivery.
- Confirm other relevant details.
Uber Cape Town’s very own team will hand deliver these beautiful roses, along with a pink promo card, and optional personalised verbal message. That’s not all! Thanks to their fabulous Valentines Day partners, NetFlorist and Lindt Chocolates, lucky riders riding with them today may be surprised with some Valentines Day sweetness!
When you are riding with Uber on Valentine’s Day tag your Instagram and Twitter pictures @Uber_CT and @NetFlorist with #UberLoveCapeTown and the picture with the most love will win a special surprise next week.
Use my promo code and receive R180 off your first ride: https://www.uber.com/invite/uberDJacobs.
February 12, 2014
With the theme Made to Conquer, the J&B Met 2014 held at the Kenilworth race-course in Cape Town drew record crowds all dressed to the nines! Celebrities including Lalla Hirayama, Bonang Matheba, Maps Maponyane, Jennifer Su, Minnie Dlamini and Poppy Ntshongwana to name a few flew down to Cape Town from all over the country to indulge in the festivities. So many interpretations of the theme this year, it as all about fashion, design, style and most of all celebration as J&B pulled out all the stops to create a VVIP experience. The Sunglass Hut Inner Circle Marquee once again claimed the top spot for some of South Africa’s biggest personalities, with a VIP experience that included good music, courtesy of DJ Sox, good food, drinks and each guest received a R2000 Sunglass Hut gift voucher to purchase sunglasses on the day. I stopped by the Sunglass Hut marquee to catch up and have a few laughs with Janez Vermeiren, Wedaad Adams, Bailey Schneider, Cindy Nell, Gina Myers, Graeme Richards, Boity Thulo and Sue Duminy to name a few. Thank you Sunglass Hut for a fantastic Inner Circle Met experience!
More photographs at Denzil Jacobs Facebook.
Special thanks to The Little Hattery, Hilton Weiner and Sunglass Hut for my outfit (custom designed waist-coat & hat by The Little Hattery, belt, trousers & shoes by Hilton Weiner, sunglasses by Sunglass Hut, accessory by Louis Vuitton).
Special thanks to Spoilt Hair Salon for styling my hair as well as for styling my partner for the event, Proposal Planner, Tammy Cameron‘s hair.
January 28, 2014
Ranked by Models.com as the #1 model in the world, Joan Smalls arrived early this morning at Cape Town International Airport to shoot the latest Woolworths ‘Studio.W’ fall/winter 2014 collection. Smalls, 25, has appeared on the covers and pages of some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world and modeled for haut-couture brands including Gucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli and more. More recently, Smalls appeared in singer Beyonce‘s “Yonce” music video among models including Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman and appeared on the January 2014 cover of (American) ELLE Magazine, an issue dubbed ‘The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls’ cementing her status as the model to watch. This girl from Puerto Rico as walked for Victoria’s Secret along side South African born model Candice Swanepoel, who was the recent face of ‘Woolworths RE:’ Summer (and Christmas) campaigns in 2013.
Known for her elegant look and edgy style, Smalls is the perfect fit for the fashion-forward mood of the ‘Studio.W Winter 2014′ Collection. A self-made success, Joan is a role model for confident, stylish women all over the world.
It was such a pleasure meeting you this morning Joan, enjoy your stay in Cape Town, South Africa!
January 21, 2014
Stand a chance to win two VVIP tickets to J&B Met 2014
, held on 01 February 2014 at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, valued at R10,000, an overnight stay for two at Aquila Game Reserve
, valued at R8,500 and a R1,000 Cavendish Square
To enter, LIKE & SHARE (on Facebook) this J&B Met “Made to Conquer – Dress Victorious” photo of my ensemble for actress Natalie Becker (Dress by Mari & Me, Jewelry by Zervos Jewellers)
Competition closes 27 January 2014, at 8am.
Winner announced 27 January 2014, at 12pm.
Terms and conditions apply. Open to South African entrants only.
January 13, 2014
The 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is one of the most prestigious horse-racing events and last Saturday guests donned their cordial blue and white attire at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. South African model Roxy Louw, who looked radiant with Anton Rupert, wearing a stunning white dress with gorgeous freeRange Jewellery, Cartier watch and Okapi bag by Hanneli Rupert.
It was certainly a star studded event with model and television personality Cindy Nell, who won the award for Best Dressed Woman wearing a Jason Kieck creation along with a fascinator by The Little Hattery. Actress Natalie Becker looked so chic in a vintage dress by Vintage In The City and Jennifer Su selected a stunning blue dress by Pallu. Liezel van der Westhuizen looked amazing in a dress by Lipsy. This year, the LQP added Best Dressed Man to the events festivities and it was comedian Siv Ngesi who became the first man to be honored with this accolade. Television and radio personalities who also attend included Janez Vermeiren, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kia Johnson and Ayanda Tini to name a few. Also invited to enjoy a day at the races was models Tracy McGregor and Lyndall Jarvis with her fiancé surfing legend Jordy Smith and the radiantly pregnant Lee-Ann Liebenberg with her husband Nicky van der Walt as well as SA cricket legend Herschelle Gibbs with his girlfriend Sherrin Davie. The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate annually brings together friends and horse-racing enthusiasts with a backdrop of elegance, style and sophistication.
Special thanks to Celebrity Services SA for the invitation to attend and for an amazing event experience!