Archive for August, 2012

August 31, 2012

tyrone keogh photo-shoot (new photo)

Tyrone Keogh (MNet The Wild) (by Denzil Jacobs)

MNet‘s “The Wild” star, Tyrone Keogh.

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August 30, 2012

blackberry pink polo 2012

PinkPolo2012, Edith Venter

BlackBerry are again delighted to be the main headline sponsor for the 3rd year for Pink Polo. This event was launched in 2010 and is historically held in October as it raises funds and awareness for Reach for Recovery which is the breast cancer side of Cancer Association for South Africa. It will again be held at the beautiful Val de Vie Estate in the Paarl Franschhoek Valley on Saturday, 27th October. This year has seen it take a giant step forward with even more pampering for the guests. This ranges from awesome hospitality areas, a glass of bubbly on arrival sponsored by Pongraz, a scrumptious high tea, a spectacular fashion by Polo SA, great accessories and gifts from Carrol Boyes, an Elizabeth Arden pampering area and pop up store and a fun cook off by Gaggenau to get everyone’s taste buds working.

The expected number of guests is set to increase dramatically from last year so we advise everyone to book early to avoid disappointment. This is an event not to be missed as it encompasses everything from a great venue to fabulous prizes and very fashionable afternoon as well as helping to support a very worthy cause. The BlackBerry Pink Polo has become one of the highlights of the polo season.

Book now for a very special afternoon and spot your favourite social and sports celebrities.

Booking and enquiries can be made through Edith Venter at Edith Unlimited – email edith@edithunlimited or call 011 783 5887.

August 23, 2012

sahealthbog presents ‘fabulosity’ johannesburg

SAHealthBlog Fabulosity JHB, Emma King, Nicole Flint, Ty Keogh, Base Morekure, Denver Burns, Keenan Arrison, Chad Saaiman (by Denzil Jacobs)

Emma King, owner of SAHealthbog hosted her first Johannesburg Fabulosity Party at Media City on Tuesday, 21 August 2012. Endorsed by UPD (United Pharmaceutical Distributors), a division of Clicks, Emma’s Fabulosity parties are all about introducing fabulous people to each other as well as to showcase and introduce fabulous products and services. Six suppliers were showcased at the event, including the launch of the world’s no.1 energy shot, 5 Hour Energy. Other suppliers included Guy De On, Link Brand, Veet, Stop Cough, Ensure and Red Square. Celebrity guests including Ty Keogh, Nicole Flint, Base Morekure, Larry Soffer, Denver Burns, Nathan Ro, Chad Saaiman, Keenan Arrison and DJ Milkshake were treated to Louisvale Wines’ Stone Road range (courtesy of Andre Pentz of Adams Rib) and canapés (by Word of Mouth catering) whilst enjoying live entertainment by singer Elan Lea.

For more about The Fabulosity Events, contact Emma King at emma@sahealtblog.com. Visit SAHealthBlog on Facebook for more photos from the event.

August 19, 2012

jennifer aniston engaged to justin theroux

jennifer aniston engaged to justin theroux

On August 10, in New York City, while celebrating Justin Theroux‘s 41st birthday, Jennifer Aniston was swept off her feet as Theroux asked asked for the actress’ hand in marriage with a ring he helped design. Reportedly, it was a simple proposal that left Aniston in tears of joy and the two went out to celebrate at Greenwich Village eatery Blue Hill.

Aniston and Theroux who reconnected while shooting Wanderlust in 2010 took their romance public at an MTV Movie Awards after-party in L.A. in mid-2011. Thereafter the couple spent quite a bit of time together, including a recent a romantic couples getaway in Paris and a romantic tour of the City of Lights, where the couple rented a luxury yacht in Capri aboard the Liberty of Lymington. The getaway was reportedly dreamed up by Aniston, to take Justin to some of her favorite places.

August 17, 2012

introducing the new bentley continental gt v8

Bentley Continental GT V8

South Africans can now sit back in cushioned cobra-style seats, push the start button and hear the intense roar of the engine as they are transported to a world of luxury with the new and contemporary Bentley Continental GT V8. Displaying state of the art craftsmanship, iconic design and absolute luxury, Bentley has astounded the world once again with their ability to produce extraordinary examples of engineering encased in a stunning frame. This recent creation by Bentley Motors, the latest in the generation of Continentals, provides all that you would expect from the iconic brand; from exhilarating power to an effortless driving experience. Although the car provides the status and extraordinary lifestyle due to any Bentley owner, it’s not like the typical Bentley vehicle. Boasting a more youthful, contemporary and fashionable style, the Continental GT V8 is exciting and adventurous encouraging its driver to explore its extensive range of astounding features and enjoy the experience of driving, whenever and wherever the destination.

Bentley’s undeniable engineering strength and innovative approach towards the industry have cumulated to provide the exquisite Continental GT V8. It is unquestionably a car that can provide unlimited access to the world of luxury lifestyle, superior technology and exhilarating experiences beyond that that can be found anywhere else.

For more information on Bentley, visit www.southafrica.bentleymotors.com.

August 16, 2012

conversations with the ‘my top billing dream’ top 5

My Top Billing Dream, Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo (by Denzil Jacobs)

In Top Billing spectacular style, Jonathan Boynton-Lee was selected as this year’s My Top Billing Dream winner last Tuesday. I took some time to chat with Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo, Zama Ngcobo and Lauren Blackwell about their experiences as part of the Top 10 contestants on the reality show. A roller-coaster of experiences and emotions for each of the contestants, from the opportunity to live at one of Cape Town’s top hotels, 15 On Orange Hotel and be competing for the top spot on SA television’s premiere lifestyle show.

Top 4 contestant, Lynelle Kenned: “It’s about being good at not just one thing, but learning and continually pushing yourself and growing,” Lynelle adds. We spoke about Lynelle’s background in singing, as an opera singer and performing for a crowd and how that influenced her success in the competition. “More than anything, the opportunity that all of u got is just amazing. I’m so happy and proud of Jonathan,” says Lynelle, “I’m going to look forward to seeing him on TV every week.” she continues with a smile.

My Top Billing Dream, Zama Ngcobo, Lauren Blackwell (by Denzil Jacobs)

Top 4 contestant, Chamendran Naidoo: “I think from the start, ’til the end I showed continual growth and think that’s what kept me in the competition,” says Chamendran. “I was easy to teach and willing to learn.” A much more confidant Chamendran that at the start of the competition, we spoke about the surprise of being told he was selected from thousands of hopefuls to be a part of the Top 10. “The Top 4 and the Top 10, we all support him, we knew him from day one ’til the end.” Chamendran says about winner, Jonathan.

Top 4 contestant, Zama Ngcobo: “All in all it was new territory for me. I experienced and learnt a lot. Every task I was given from the beginning of the competition was new ground for me, and I performed to the best of my ability,” says Zama.

Top 5 contestant, Lauren Blackwell: Eliminated just a week after her interview with international pop star, Justin Bieber, Lauren has taken time to consider her future goals in media, acting and presenting. At the age of 19, she understands her achievement of being selected as a finalist in the competition. “I am so young, I’m 19 and I’m in the Top 10, now I’m 19 and I’m going to Australia, now I’m 19 and I’m interviewing Justin Bieber. I was very very fortunate,” Lauren says about her interview with Bieber. “I want to go back to studying. I want to do film, whether it’s directing, producing or acting, but I definitely want to be involved in media.”

Follow Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo, Zama Ngcobo and Lauren Blackwell on Twitter to find out where this experience may lead them. Follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and Facebook for more of The Good Life.

August 16, 2012

jonathan boynton-lee’s ‘my top billing dream’ comes true

 

My Top Billing Dream Finale, Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Jonathan Boynton-Lee

At the luxurious 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday, the My Top Billing Dream Top 4 contestants were honored with a VIP screening of the finale. Guests including the full Top 10 finalists, Leigh-Anne Williams, Janez Vermeiren and Simba Mhere were invited to indulge in champagne and canapés as they watched the final episode of Top Billing‘s My Top Billing Dream reality show. The gorgeous MC for the evening, Jeannie D looked spectacular as she introduced the winner, Jonathan Boynton-Lee after the show. Winner of the second Top Billing presenter search, Jonathan was handed keys to his new Mercedes-Benz, which he will be the proud owner of for six months. Basetsana Kumalo handed each of the Top 4 contestants a luxurious watch and congratulated Lynelle Kenned, Chamendran Naidoo and Zama Ngcobo for reaching for their dreams and for having reached Top 4 in the competition. The celebrations continued in true glamourous style as a Top Billing viewer was handed her own set of keys to a Mercedes-Benz in the viewer competition.

My Top Billing Dream Finale, Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Leigh-Anne Williams, Simba Mhere

Jonathan Boynton-Lee‘s My Top Billing Dream came true thanks to Top Billing and his passion, drive and ambition to succeed.

Follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter and Facebook for more of The Good Life.

August 12, 2012

fabulous woman magazine launch event

Fabulous Woman Magazine Launch, Jo-Ann Strauss, Denzil Jacobs, Boitumelo Thulo, Edith Venter

Honoured to have been selected to photograph the cover of the inaugural issue of Fabulous Woman Magazine, I was invited to attend the magazine launch event held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Johannesburg on Woman’s Day, last Thursday. It was an evening of glamour and inspiration as Fabulous Woman Magazine payed tribute to women who have strived for success in their own way. Guest speakers at the event included Edith Venter as well as influential women in poetry, philanthropy and media. The guest of honour for the evening was the magazine’s first cover woman, Jo-Ann Strauss – A beautiful woman, inside and out. Guests including SABC1 Zoned‘s Boitumelo Thulo and speakers Professor Mamokgethi Setati and Mickey Mashile were also treated to a special FabroSanz Creations fashion show before indulging in delicious canapés and drinks.

Thank you to Craig Port for dressing me for the evening and the prestigious Marion On Nicol Boutique Hotel in Sandton for accommodation.

Fabulous Woman Magazine – An inspirational woman’s magazine – will be on sale in October 2012. For now, follow @FabWomanMagazine on Twitter for updates and for a sneak-peek of the cover.

August 12, 2012

link outreach woman’s day ward rounds event

Link Outreach Womans Day 2012 - SAHealthBlog

Sponsored by Link Outreach (Link Pharmacy‘s Corporate Social Initiative) and organised by Emma King, owner of SAHealthBlog, the Link Outreach Woman’s Day Ward Rounds event brought South African television, radio and sports personalities together at Somerset Hospital, SA’s oldest hospital, in Cape Town on Woman’s Day last Thursday. Welcomed by Sister van Heerden who has been working at the hospital for 22 years, Emma and invited guests and friends of SAHealthBlog and Link Pharmacy including Keeno Lee, Lloyd Jansen, Charles Tertiens, Irma G, Ayanda Tini, Tamsyn-Lee Brown, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster of WP Rugby, Dr Darren Green, Brigitte Willers, Alcardo van Graan (scored the goal for Ajax vs Man U), Bjorn Steinbach, Dene Botha, Yolandi Malherbe, Lucian Albertyn, Francois King along with Thandi Hall and Biba Reyatt of Link / UPD to pay tribute to the nursing sisters and doctors who spend long hours working doing a fantastic job and to those women in hospital beds who were unable to share the day with their families at home. 450 goodie bags filled with tissue oils, multivitamins, creams and more were distributed to worthy recipients and later guests were invited to De Waterkant Health to enjoy sushi and drinks.

SAHealthBlog have many of charity initiatives planned and Link Outreach is has expressed great interest in supporting wherever they can! For more, visit SAHealthBlog and SAHealthBlog on Facebook.

August 6, 2012

greg kriek & khanya ngumbela talk about their journey on “my top billing dream”

My Top Billing Dream - Greg Kriek (by Denzil Jacobs)

It was a big surprise to SABC3‘s My Top Billing Dream reality show viewers last week when two contestants were eliminated. I sat down with Greg Kriek and Khanya Ngumbela to chat about their Top Billing experiences. Juggling both the Top Billing presenter search auditions and a philanthropic initiative, Greg Kriek found himself in the midst of a safari when he received the call from Top Billing that led to him receiving the news that he had been selected from thousands of hopefuls to be a part of the Top 10. Shortly thereafter, Greg checked in to his hotel room at the 15 On Orange Hotel to join the Top 10 contestants and the roller-coaster began. With his background in production, direction and acting, Greg embraced this new opportunity with both hands, “My whole Top Billing experience, everything was a debut for me, from the oysters to walking on a runway.” says Greg, “My motto and my vision in life is to use the platform of entertainment and media to empower others.” We spoke about the publicity that My Top Billing Dream has afforded him, “You know, going for a walk on the beach and having people say “Greg, I’m rooting for you”, for me that is a sign that I am walking in the right direction.” Given a opportunity to train as a director on Top Billing after being eliminated, Greg’s journey has certainly opened doors not only for him, but also organizations like the Happy Feet Foundation which he is involved in, “In reflection, exposure with Happy Feet, to me that is gold! To me it’s the grand prize.”

My Top Billing Dream - Khanya Ngumbela (by Denzil Jacobs)

Khanya Ngumbela gracefully shared a bit of background about herself, highlighting her previous presenting and modeling experience and her decision to audition, “I thought, let me bring what I’ve got and let’s see if they like it.” says Khanya. She described the moment she was told that she made the Top 10 as a whirlwind of emotion and excitement, “It was wonderful, so surreal.” In a competition environment, it can tough and straining, Khanya took another approach to this, “I said to myself, I need to compete against myself, I need to give my all and showcase myself in the best light.” About her elimination last week, Khanya remains positive and grateful for the opportunity she was given and worked toward, “Even though I’m out right now, I don’t feel like I’ve lost. I’ve grown as a person and a presenter.”

Catch the My Top Billing Dream reality show on SABC3, Tuesdays at 8pm. Visit TopBilling.com and follow @SABC3TopBilling on Twitter.