When the grandeur of high tea meets the laid-back charm of the G & T, it’s sure to be a class act and it certainly was. Last week Shimmy Beach Club hosted their Shimmy High G&T afternoon event. The perfect setting at Cape Town’s hottest lifestyle destination, an incredible oceanside view, perfectly crafted gin-based cocktails and delicious canapés made by Shimmy’s own Executive Chef, Adrian Cook, specially curated for a delectable high tea-style buffet. Artisanal gin brands making a debut along with seasoned brands all under the same roof, guests including Liezel van der Westhuizen, Leigh-Anne Williams and some of South Africa’s biggest bloggers, and myself of cause, enjoyed front row seats to a showcasing of some amazing gin brands including Triple Three Gin (three variations) teamed up with Fitch and LeedesThe Duchess calorie free and alcohol free G and T, Hendriks South AfricaBeefeater GinTanqueray Gin and The Botanist, whilst being entertained by the gorgeous ladies of Femme Fatales entertainment.

Buffet-style delicious canapes and scrunptious deserts decadently dislpayed at to deliver just the right balance of sweetness to compliment the amazing gin and tonic cocktails.

Guest included Lee-Anne Liebenberg, looking radient. Oh and that’s me with her, just a quick selfie moment, why not?!

Some of South Africa’s biggest gin brands creating some interesting and mouth-watering cocktails… sophisticated decadence!