Posts tagged ‘Blackberry’

November 19, 2012

ryk neethling’s birthday event

Ryk Neethling Birthday, Tanya Van Graan (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, Ryk Neethling invited some of his closest friends, family and guests to indulge in an evening of polo, great company and luxury in celebration of his birthday at the prestigious Val de Vie Estate. It was lovely to see Tanya van Graan and others spend a wonderful Saturday afternoon in style. Ryk took the time to thank each of his guest for attending while we enjoyed a glass of ‘Ryk Neethling’ wine, before a decadent dinner was served. As a special gesture to Ryk, Blackberry SA and Fine Brandy raised a toast to this South African Olympic Gold Medalist. We were all invited to stay after dinner and take a spin on the dance floor.

October 28, 2012

blackberry pink polo 2012 at val de vie estate

Blackberry Pink Polo 2012, Jennifer Su, Edith Venter, Roxy Louw, Pallu, The Little Hattery, Marilize De Clercq (by Denzil Jacobs)

An afternoon of polo, fashion and charity, the 3rd Annual Blackberry Pink Polo 2012 event took place on Saturday, 27 October 2012 at the luxurious Val de Vie Estate. Guests including Ryk Neethling, Jennifer Su, Roxy Louw, Marilize de Clercq, Brigitte Willers, Richard Hardiman, Peta Eggierth-Symes (Pallu) and Kuli Roberts donned their finest hats and fascinators for an afternoon of champagne and canapés with awards for ‘Best Dressed’ and musical entertainment. Television & Radio Personality Jennifer Su looked radiant in a gorgeous pink dress and hat by Pallu and limited edition Carol Boyes Breast Cancer Awareness neck piece with Tiffany & Co sunglasses by Sunglass Hut. Stylist to the stars, Marilize de Clercq‘s looked chic in a fresh, summer dress by HipHop. Also at the prestigious event were designers Kerry and Dominik from The Little Hattery who created many of the guests hats and lavish fascinators. This year, two top female Polo teams, The Curves and The Bolds, played an exciting match on Val de Vie’s celebrated polo fields while guests enjoyed champagne by Pongraz, fashion by Polo SA, accessories and gifts from Carrol Boyes and an Elizabeth Arden pampering area. The Annual Blackberry Polo event, organized by Edith Venter is a charity event to support the cause of women’s wellness and the fight against breast cancer in aid of Reach for Recovery.

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.

March 22, 2012

talking secrets with jen su

Jen Su (Jennifer Su) 01

I recently visited Jen Su at her luxurious Penthouse apartment at the 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town. With an impressive television news anchor resume in Hong Kong, China and Asia, Jen is currently a TV News Anchor for Summit TV and Sky News “The African Business Report” as well as entertainment news presenter on SABC3’s The Expresso Show and Flash. She’s also the Hollywood Reporter on 5FM’s Gareth Cliff Mornings radio show. What many people may not know is that is that Jen Su is also a Corporate MC and Singer. “Busy and happy!  I’m MC’ing a lot of corporate events which keeps me very busy on the days that I’m not on TV or radio” says Su.

Jen Su considers herself as a strong networker and well organized person and feels fortunate to have been in a position to help others over the years, “I’m forever grateful for the many people who have believed in me” says Su. Jen has certainty been fortunate to work with some of South Africa’s biggest celebrities, walking red carpets at numerous prestigious events all over the world, including the Cannes Film Festival and New York Fashion Week, and meeting singer Mariah Carey at the One&Only Cape Town gala with Sol Kerzner. Another highlight she mentioned was teaching the Diski Dance to the Diepsloot schoolchildren during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. She recently took part in Danny K‘s latest music video and is looking forward to being one of the presenters and singers for the upcoming South African Music Awards.

Jen Su (Jennifer Su) 02

A woman with impeccable style, it came as no surprise to me when she mentioned Lipsy for Stuttafords, Bvlgari for Sunglass Hut, La Mer, Louis Vuitton, & BlackBerry as her favorite brands as well as Savour Restaurant at the 15 on Orange and The Bungalow (the stunning revamp of the old La Med in Camps Bay). Su also lists Cape Town, Bangkok and Hong Kong as her favourite destinations in the world.

Just a little secret about Jen… “I love singing opera in the shower at the top of my lungs!”.

Come along as Jen Su gives us the grand tour of her gorgeous 15 On Orange Penthouse apartment.

Shot on location at 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Jen Su wears: Blue floral silk dress by Elbeth Gillis and Blush rhinestone dress by Lipsy for Stuttafords. D&G gold and tortoise sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. Hair by Bianca Floris at Frank Fowden. Makeup by Maybelline.

February 4, 2012

jo-ann strauss presenter search

Have you always wanted to be a television personality like Jo-Ann Strauss, Janez Vermeiren, Jeannie D, Bonang Matheba and Boitumelo Thulo and reach and inspire millions of people? Well here’s your opportunity with Jo-Ann Strauss and her Presenter Search. It’s very simple to enter – simply make a short video clip of yourself presenting, create a YouTube account and upload the video. Then log on to www.presentersearch.com, fill in the entry form, including the YouTube URL to your video – it’s as easy as that.

Entrants have the opportunity to enter up to 2 videos with the closing date for entries on 29 February 2012. Jo-Ann will then select 4 lucky entrants to join her and Bonang Matheba at the Royal Chundu Luxury River Lodge in Zambezi with additional prizes from Blackberry and Sunglass Hut. One lucky winner will then be chosen – it could be you!

Presenter Search is an amazing opportunity for those who want to test their presenting skills and possibly enter an exciting world in the media industry.

For more information and tips to creating your video clip, go to www.presentersearch.com and follow Jo-Ann Strauss on Twitter.