Posts tagged ‘Constantia’

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 canapés 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 “all day” atmosphere, where locals can eat and drink to their hearts’ content in a series of beautifully designed spaces within a heritage location.

Blanko’s 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, “I believe the best food is prepared from the heart – it not only has to taste good, it should be something sincere and uncomplicated”.

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, “The current social “buzz” 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’s contemporary concept provides a charming contrast and antidote to the “old world” architecture and ambience of the Alphen Hotel, bringing a breath of fresh air to the neighbourhood. We’ve always placed a high value on offering our guests the best, most memorable experience possible. And Blanko is simply a natural evolution of this”.

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

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March 20, 2014

happy anniversary mr & mrs van der walt

03.20 Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Nicky van der Walt, Anniversary (by Denzil Jacobs)

With the gorgeous Constantia winelands mountains in Cape Town as the backdrop, just three years ago, South African model Lee-Ann Liebenberg and businessman Nicky van der Walt said ‘I do’. Lee-Ann looked radient in a breathtaking wedding gown by South African designer Gideon and with not a dry eye amongst their 80 guests, the two shared each others vows and started their life together as Mr & Mrs van der Walt. As a symbol of his love Nicky give his bride a rose with the message that his love for her keeps growing just as a rose grows from a tiny bud. Later Lee-Ann loosened her hair and changed into a gorgeous Gavin Rajah creation, her second wedding dress. Spending the day with their closest friends and family, the newlyweds enjoyed their reception into the evening, put together by celebrity event panner Nick Nicolaou. To reminisce on some pics of this special day, see YOU Magazine’s coverage here: www.you.co.za.

On a personal note, Happy Anniversary Lee-Ann & Nicky, may this day alway bring you joy and peace in knowing and sharing your love for each other!

May 11, 2012

‘fashion in the forest’ black-tie event

Fashion In The Forest, Hendrik Vermeulen

Chauffeured through breathtaking forests in style by Jeep, guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly and invited to enjoy a luxurious array of delicious breads and cheeses with wonderful preserves and marmalades. In the pristine forest hills of Constantia, guests were spoiled with a gorgeous view of Cape Town’s amazing landscapes as Jameson took care of the drinks before the show began.

Fashion In The Forest, Jagadi Haute Couture

The black-tie charity event started with a glamorous fashion show featuring the Fall/Winter collections of François Rall, Jagadi Haute Couture, Rachel de Mardt and Hendrik Vermeulen.

Fashion In The Forest, Rachel de Mardt

Later guests were invited to take part in an auction which included original sketches by well-known fashion designers Monolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta and Rupert Sanderson. It was certainly a amazing evening filled with glamour, fashion and beautiful art.

Fashion In The Forest, Francois Rall