Posts tagged ‘Cape Town’

October 11, 2016

blanko – new restaurant opens at the alphen hotel

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Last week saw the opening of Blanko, the newest restaurant addition to The Kove Collection‘s hotel and restaurant group. It was an opulent black tie event as The Kove Collection spared no expense to provide an unbelievable restaurant experience to their guests, including celebrities, socialites, designers and media. I was invited to share this special moment along with guests including TV personality Tracey Lange, Fashion Designer Warrick Gautier, Blogger Jasna Zellerhoff¬†and Designer Jenni Button¬†to name just a few It was a fairy-tail event on a lovely Spring evening in Constantia, Cape Town and guest were spoiled both delicious canap√©s and wines specially selected by the chef.

The Kove Collection creates personalised experiences, highlighting fresh food, good service and innovative design and culture, while upholding a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and environment they operate in.¬†This contemporary new Italian eatery is located in the height of luxury at the iconic Alphen Hotel in Constantia. Blanko boasts a vibrant ‚Äúall day‚ÄĚ atmosphere, where locals can eat and drink to their hearts‚Äô content in a series of beautifully designed spaces within a heritage location.

Blanko‚Äôs all-white gallery-style space reflects the contemporary style synonymous with the Kove Collection. With Italian marble tables, a dramatically-lit white bar and textured furnishings all highlighted in ambient lighting. A perfectly white outside terrace stimulates the senses, with a central water feature as the cherry on top.¬†Group Head Chef, Amber-May Deetlefs delivers her culinary philosophy in her unique Italian style, ‚ÄúI believe the best food is prepared from the heart ‚Äď it not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated‚ÄĚ.

A first for Cape Town, in collaboration with Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery, the walls of Blanko will feature work from some of South Africa’s greatest contemporary artists. Founder and MD of the Kove Collection, Paul Kovensky has a passion and appreciation of art which is evident in every aspect of Blanko. And the restaurant’s white interiors provide the perfect canvas to compliment great art. Artists who will be featured include Diane Victor, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Michael Savitsky, Robert Hodgins and Walter Oltmann.

Kovensky is excited about the opportunity, ‚ÄúThe current social ‚Äúbuzz‚ÄĚ in Cape Town, paired with the locals need for exciting new places to eat, Blanko is the ideal concept for foodies & families. We believe Blanko‚Äôs contemporary concept provides a charming contrast and antidote to the ‚Äúold world‚ÄĚ architecture and ambience of the Alphen Hotel, bringing a breath of fresh air to the neighbourhood. We‚Äôve always placed a high value on offering our guests the best, most memorable experience possible. And Blanko is simply a natural evolution of this‚ÄĚ.

Blanko is an all-day affair Рso come, stay and enjoy. Open daily 12noon-10h30pm for lunch and dinner, for reservations call 021 795 6300.

June 22, 2016

stewart richard grays s/s2017 to collections launch in south africa

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Stewart Richard Grays is a brand synomynous with style. The luxury brand is launching in South Africa this year with two labels under their banner; Grays London and G4Sports. Designer Stewart Richard Grays partner`s with Ray Henry Randall to bring two collections that epitomise contemporary men’s fashion. The apparel and accessories collections are perfect for the professional out-going man who strives to live a balanced lifestyle between work, health, social and travel. Stewart Grays is no stranger to the world of fashion. The acclaimed British designer has had an impressive career working in luxury retail brands across the world. RayRandall, Fashion Director, has worked in entertainment and trends, with his passion lying in personal styling.

Together with¬†Stewart‚Äôs¬†international travel and¬†Ray‚Äôs¬†global trends knowledge,¬†these¬†fashionable¬†men¬†have designed both¬†Grays London¬†and¬†G4Sports¬†to offer stylish contemporary apparel¬†and accessories to suit a balanced lifestyle¬†and¬†active career.¬†The¬†mainline¬†Grays¬†London¬†men’s collection of apparel and accessories¬†uses Italian fabrics and trims,¬†enamel branded buttons,¬†contemporary¬†styling and classic¬†over-tones. The accessories are in soft Napa¬†leather with the Italian chrome hardware and suede lining, that complements the look.¬†The¬†G4Sports¬†line of leisure and sportswear along with canvas and leatheraccessories¬†offers¬†a relaxed¬†masculine¬†style for everyday use.¬†Think¬†luxury design quality and design at mid-level¬†prices.

Both collections have been manufactured in Cape Town but now Grays London and G4Sports will be available to purchase through stores in SA, and online later this year. To launch the exclusive men’s brand, Stewart Richard Grays is partnering with the regal and high-performance car brand, Jaguar, at the Jaguar Showroom in Cape Town. For more information visit: http://www.stewartrichardgrays.com and follow the brand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stewartrichardg.

For all the details, glitz and glamour at their upcoming launch event, follow me, Denzil Jacobs Photography on Instagram: @denziljacobs & Twitter: @denziljacobs

June 11, 2016

south african model, roxy louw turns 29!

Last week I was invited to attend my dear friend, South African model, Roxy Louw‘s 29th birthday party in Cape Town. A low-key celebration, with some big names in South African entertainment, the guest list included tv presenters Jeannie D, Siv Ngesi and Liezel van der Westhuizen to name a few, though it was certainly a family and friends affair with Roxy’s entire family in attendance as well as close family friends. It was a festive evening as guests enjoyed drinks, snacks and of cause the birthday cake was a treat!

Roxy Louw's 29th Birthday Party

Blazing her own trail, Roxy has become a well know celebrity figure in South Africa, with features and covers for magazines such as FHM, Maxim, Sports Illustrated with both local and international prints. Lately, among other business endeavours,¬†she has been spending some time globe-trotting as she showcased Charmaine Taylor’s Legacy Collection jewellery line¬†to an international audience. Happy birthday Rox!

December 1, 2015

shine / skitter magazine’s 2015 launch gala in cape town

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How often do you get to spend the evening with 4 beautiful cover-girls? Okay, these cover-girls happen to be dear¬†friends of mine and¬†I was lucky enough to scoop an invitation to the Cape Town launch of ¬†Shine/Skitter Magazine last Tuesday, 24 Novermber 2015, after they dazzled Johannesburg the previous week¬†showcasing their covers. Shine/Skitter Magazine is one of South Africa’s most prestigious glossy luxury magazines and this year they featured four of SA’s top personalities, each with their own cover; Top Billing TV Magazine Show’s Jade Hubner, Afternoon Express Show’s Bonnie Mbuli as well as Expresso Show Morning Show’s Leigh-Anne Williams and Zo√ę Brown. Certainly an evening to remember, guests were shuttled in style by Mercedes-Benz and offered a delicious glass of¬†Graham Beck champagne upon arrival. Celebrity and media guests included TV personality Tanya Nefdt, comedian Angel Campey, blogger Jasna Zellerhoff as well as Khanya Siyengo and food blogger Ilse Fourie.

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Treated to delicious canapés while we waited for the guests of honour to arrive, the stunning Mercedes-Benz showroom showcased some high-end cars to admire and dream about owning. It was a spectacular evening and even included some surprise prizes including luxurious skincare, fragrances and diamonds!

November 24, 2015

craig port spring/summer 2015 men’s swimwear launch

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As we usher in a new summer in Cape Town, South African fashion designer Craig Port hosted his¬†much anticipated Spring/Summer Men’s Swimwear Collection in association with South African Menswear Week at The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sea Point, Cape Town.¬†It was a poolside affair with guests including tv personalities Ewan Strydom (who joined the boys on the ramp strutting his stuff), Leigh-Anne Williams and Kia Johnson as well as model/presenter Tyrone Nell, fashion bloggers Jasna Zellerhoff and Clouds Drummond and of cause myself.¬†Welcomed with an Aperol Spritz, we were all serenaded by Acoustic Element who set the tone for a sweltering afternoon to celebrate the official opening of the summer swimwear season.

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Fashion Producer Jen Denier and Craig Port worked together to create a swimwear display that few will soon forget. Superstars from BOSS Models were cast to join the #PORTSQUAD and strut their stuff around the venue before congregating for the shows-topping finale were Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground treated guests to a surprise performance.
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With models, swimwear and poolside boutique hotel setting, it was the perfect¬†way to enjoy a summer’s day and of cause some eye-candy (for those interested *wink*).
January 27, 2015

calvin klein arrives in cape town in style

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A fashion brand that needs absolutely no introduction, Calvin Klein opened it’s doors in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2014 with a soiree to rival all others. SA’s top celebrities and socialites including¬†Cosmopolitan Magazine SA‘s Sexiest Man 2014 &¬†TV Personality Jonathan Boynton-Lee, TV personality Maps Maponyane and Syfy Channel‘s¬†Dominion actress Kim Engelbrecht took to the red carpet at this prestigious launch event. With mouth watering hors d’oevres, champagne and wine to celebrate, I was delighted to see so many friends and familiar faces including JP Duminy with his gorgeous wife Sue Duminy, Cindy Nell, Catriona Andrew,¬†Ty Keogh, Tanya van Graan with her husband Kasper Kristoffersen, Tammy B, Bjorn Steinbach, Roxy Louw and, always willing to help with anything, comedian Anne Hirsch showed me around the store (pics on Denzil Jacobs Photography¬†Facebook Page tomorrow). It certainly was a spectacular evening and after taking a look around the store, it’s all about casual chic for men and women (jeans starting at around R1800.00 per pair) all the way to formal suiting for men and everyone’s favourite, Calvin Klein underwear for men an women. All current ranges on par with what you’d find at CK globally.

Stop by at Calvin Klein at V&A Waterfront and pick up a little something CK… you know you want to!

January 18, 2015

the 154th annual l’ormarins queen’s plate

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Without a doubt the event I look forward to most in January each year, the prestigious and ever elegant 154th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place last week in Cape Town. I was graciously invited and immediately made my way to Hilton Weiner to discuss outfit options, as this event’s dress-code is strictly blue and white. As always, the kind folks at Hilton Weiner prepared a few options for me and you can see what we ended up with on my Facebook Page, but back to the event itself.

No surprise, South Africa’s favourite personalities donned their finest blue &¬†white, not forgetting intricate fascinators and hats,¬†as the races and betting got underway. In the indulgent Stud Club Marquee, guests included Bonang Matheba¬†(wearing Gert-Johan Coetzee),¬†Nthato Mashishi, Jo-Ann Strauss¬†(wearing Stefania Morland),¬†Cindy Nell, Natalie Becker, Jimmy Nevis, Ryk Neethling (with his gorgeous lady), Liezel van der Westhuizen and the ever dapper Mr Maps Maponyane, just to name a few! Socialites socialized, horse-racing enthusiasts placed bets and I, well I enjoyed an afternoon with some amazing people and friends, getting to do what I love most, take photographs. I think what’s most appealing about this event is the simple elegance of it all, it’s Hampton’s style in Cape Town with amazing food and drink and even more amazing company. No frills, just effortless style. This was my fourth consecutive LQP, and it remains a firm favorite. Don’t ask me about the races tho, I don’t remember seeing any horses *wink*!

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Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation and Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me.

 

December 18, 2014

ciroc: south africa’s top talent set to shimmy!

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CÎROC’s Circle of four take over Shimmy Beach Club to celebrate 2014 in next-generation luxury style as four of South Africa’s most alluring talents and personalities, the CÎROC Circle, celebrates their milestone year in signature style at Shimmy Beach Club on the 20th of December from 3pm.

Comprised of top couterier David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, the CÎROC Circle welcome South Africa to the most luxurious celebrations. Following on the runaway success of the first CÎROC Circle event at Rosebank’s Kong, the Cape Town event is the second celebration hosted by the group of talents. This thrilling event line-up is set to continue to bring global celebration style to South Africa throughout 2015. There certainly is a lot to celebrate, with David Tlale receiving a standing ovation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa, DJ Dimplez’s latest album Zeal hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes mere days after its release, Da L.E.S set to release the video for his chart-topping hit DICE, and Bonang Matheba being featured on the covers of True Love and Glamour Magazine, to name but a few accolades.

‚Äú2014 has been a remarkable year for the C√éROC Circle, and the Shimmy Beach Club event will be a great way for them and their fans to celebrate their successes in true style, ‚ÄĚ says Avukile Mabombo, brandhouse Reserve Marketing Manager.

Da L.E.S and DJ Dimplez are both set to perform at the event, and these two magnetic entertainers are sure to get guests on the dancefloor, as they bring their distinctive performace styles and dynamic sounds to the stage.

Shimmy Beach Club, one of Cape Town‚Äôs most glamorous destination venues, allows guests to take in magnificent views of the ocean and horizon, with chilled C√éROC perfect serves in hand ‚Äď creating a truly VIP experience. This event extends the C√éROC Saturdays series hosted by Shimmy Beach Club, which immerses guests in the next-generation luxury style characteristic of C√éROC Ultra-Premium Vodka. These events take place every Saturday, and will run until February 2015.

Click here to purchase tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/shimmy_pool_party_20dec/866741538/0/62792355

October 28, 2014

cintron pink polo 2014 powered by vodacom

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Summer has arrived in South Africa, and for the third year running I was invited to attend the annual Pink Polo Charity Event held at Val de Vie Estate, in Cape Town. This year, the main sponsor of this prestigious cancer awareness charity event was Cintron along with Vodacom. Guests in attendance at the Cintron Pink Polo 2014 included former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ryk Neethling, international actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, television personality Tanya Nefdt and models Roxy Louw, Joelle Kayembe, Marine Paulsen (with her fiancé Willem Swanepoel) as well as socialites, Tammy Cameron, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Peta Eggierth-Symes (owner of Pallu Boutique) and Jasna Zellerhoff.

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

We were treated to a phenomenal polo match, delicious canap√©s and champagne, and if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful¬†designs of Warrick Gautier for Jenni Button SS2014 fashion show. It was certainly a celebration of women as guests embraced the sentiment of the event throughout the afternoon at the countryside.¬†Special thank you to creater and founder of¬†Pink Polo in Cape Town, Edith Venter. Find out more about Cintron Pink Polo 2014 at¬†Edith Unlimited.

Special thanks to Marina Nestel from The Little Black Book PR. Also thanks to Hilton Weiner for dressing me to this event.

Stay tuned for more images of the Jenni Button fashion show soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook.