Posts tagged ‘African Pride Hotels’

February 9, 2015

made for the mix – j&b met 2015

02.09-JB-Met-2015-Khanyi-Mbau-Jen-Su-Siv-Ngesi-Lalla-Hirayama-Denzil-Jacobs

Certainly a highlight every year, the J&B Met 2015 took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on 29 Jan 2015, but the festivities started the day before for me and a few friends. The amazing folks at African Pride Hotels graciously invited me to spend the weekend at their luxurious 15 on Orange Hotel. The J&B Met 2015 saw hundreds of horse-racing and fashion enthusiasts join some of South Africa’s most celebrated personalities enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. I was joined by talk show host Khanyi Mbau, media personality Jen Su, comedian Siv Ngesi, actress Boity Thulo, TV personality Leigh-Anne Williams, TV personality Maps Maponyane, media personality Lalla Hirayama and so many more at the exclusive J&B Met Main VVIP Marquee to enjoy amazing food and entertainment. With so much happening all at the same time, we wondered off to the prestigious Racing It’s A Rush VIP Marquee to spend some time mingling with Cindy Nell, Liezel van der Westhuizen and many more. The fashion was incredible and fantastically imaginative with best dressed couple prizes and entertainment by MiCasa. Thank you Hilton Weiner for dressing me to J&B Met 2015.

March 6, 2013

jonathan boynton-lee

Jonathan Boynton-Lee 2 (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African television personality on SABC3 Top Billing, Jonathan Boynton-Lee. (Phototographed at African Pride Hotels 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town.

February 5, 2013

the j&b met ‘sunglass hut inner circle’ vip experience

Feature, Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jeannie D (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual J&B Met took place last Saturday at the Kenilworth Race Course where celebrities, hours-race enthusiast and fashionistas celebrated in style. This year, Sunglass Hut pulled out all the stops to create a VIP experience like no other at their Sunglass Hut Inner Circle VIP Marquee.

Jeannie D, as elegant as ever, enlisted the fashion expertise of Gert-Johan Coetzee to design her breathtaking ensemble. Miss South Africa 2011 Melinda Bam arrived with Mr South Africa 2011 Adriaan Bergh at her side, dressed by Peter Bondesio who designed her Miss Universe gown, “So proud to wear him, he always makes me feel like a princess,” says Melinda. Other celebrity guests included, actress Lee-Anne Summers wearing an elegant French Connection FCUK dress and Lee-Ann Liebenberg wearing a stunning Gavin Rajah ensemble.

01 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jennifer Su, Cindy Nell, Janez Vermeiren, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

Guests were spoiled at the Sunglass Hut tent, as champagne, canapé and deserts were served the entire day, with vibrant party music filling the air. Jennifer Su, dressed by Hip Hop Fashion with accessories by Joya Collection and Cindy Nell looked radiant while SABC3 Top Billing‘s Janez Vermeiren and Jonathan Boynton-Lee looked suave wearing classic aviators.

02 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Jay Anstey, Boity, Graeme Richards, Ayanda Tini, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Television and radio personalities including Isidingo‘s Jay Anstey wearing a dragon-themed dress by Gert-Johan Coetzee, Boitumelo Thulo, Expresso Show‘s Graeme Richards, Tanya Nefdt and Ayanda Tini also dressed to the nines for this fashionable event.

03 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Ty Keogh, Nicole Flint, Boitumelo Thulo, Leigh-Anne Williams, Lisa Cowley (by Denzil Jacobs)

Leigh-Anne Williams, in her second ensemble change for the day, looked spectacular in a little black number with feather detail, whilst model Lisa Cowley opted for a classic navy blue look.

04 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Matthew Booth, Sonia Booth, Janez Vermeiren, Ryan Botha, Thulane (Toolz), Jennifer Su, Keenan Arrison, Ty Keogh, Melinda Bam, Adriaan Bergh (by Denzil Jacobs)

Soccer players Ryan Botha and Matthew Booth,who arrived with his lovely wife Sonia  indulged in the afternoon’s spoils. Ty Keogh, dressed by Tiger of Sweden arrived with Nicole Flint dressed by Charlene Sauerman and The Wild co-star Keenan Arrison. Bringing a dash of colour, Brand Ambassadors PR owner, Thulane Hadebe added some spice to his Met-look. Katlego Maboe went for a fairy-tale interpretation of the ‘Made To Fly’ theme, with a Aladin inspired look and Brigitte Willers looked amazing in a white ensemble by Kobus Dippenaar with a petit fascinator to finish this elegant look.

05 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Janez Vermeiren, Wedaad, Brigitte Willers, Boity, Thulane (Toolz), Katlego Maboe (by Denzil Jacobs)

It was all VIP treatment at the Sunglass Hut Inner Circle tent at the J&B Met as we all celebrated well into the evening.

Special thanks to Cavendish Square and Stuttafords for dressing me for this event as well as African Pride Hotels 15 on Orange Hotel for hosting me.

Special thanks to Sunglass Hut!

January 15, 2013

152nd l’ormarins queen’s plate

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

The most prestigious equestrian event on South Africa’s social calendar, the 152nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place at the Kenilworth Racecourse last Saturday in glamourous style.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jennifer Su, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling (by Denzil Jacobs)

MC and face of the event, Jo-Ann Strauss arrived wearing an unforgettable blue dress by Stefania Morland with accessories by Joya Collection and limited edition Louis Vuitton bag. Television and radio personality Jennifer Su made an appearance wearing an elegant royal blue dress and fascinator by Pallu, “I decided on royal blue this year in honor of the royal family. I’m having a wonderful time at the Queen’s Plate, this is my very favourite horse-racing event of the year,” says Su.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013,Pearl Thusi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kuli Roberts, Peta Eggierth-Symes (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special guests included Miss South Africa 2012 Marilyn Ramos, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg with husband Nicky van der Walt, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling, Marc Lottering, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Marilize de Clercq, Tanya van Graan with fiancé Kasper Kristoffersen, Danine Naidoo, Kuli Roberts, Clayton Morar, Omesh Authur, Conor Mccreedy, Pearl Thusi, Kia Johnson, Peta Eggierth-Symes (for Pallu) as well as Leigh-Anne Williams, wearing a stunning dress by Klûk CGDT and fascinator by The Little Hattery to name a few. With Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, fashionistas and socialites were there too to enjoy this elegant horse-racing and high-fashion event.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to Levi Strauss for dressing me for this event, sunglasses by Sunglass Hut and Hilton Weiner for shoes and African Pride Hotels 15 On Orange Hotel for the luxurious accommodation.