Posts tagged ‘designer’

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.

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 G4SportsDesigner 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’s international travel and Ray’s 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 careerThe 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 TownFor 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

August 21, 2014

luxury: d’oré 50% pink sale for breast cancer research

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In spirit of Women’s Month, luxury multi-brand fashion house D’Oré Sandton City are holding a Purpose Driven PINK SALE until 31 August 2014. With 50% off international designer brands such as Escada, Elie Tahari and more, 5% of all PINK SALES will go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation. D’Oré are contributing to this initiative in support of women all over the world in an effort to find a cure for Breast Cancer. Offering a new standard of luxury shopping experience to the African consumer, D’Oré Sandton City are committed to giving back to their customers with ongoing drives such as the PINK SALE. Furthermore, D’Oré recently launched their Loyalty Programme called D’Oré Privé, offering a bespoke personalised shopping experience amongst other things, adding to their service-orientated approach.

The PINK SALE is available in-store at D’Oré Sandton City and online: www.dorefashion.co.za
Store U73 Sandton City. Tel: 011 783 7316 Email: info@dorefashion.co.za

November 21, 2012

sunglass hut ‘out of the box’ events

Sunglass Hut, Out Of The Box Events (Upcoming) (by Denzil Jacobs)

Sunglass Hut, the global leader in the retail distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear has announced the launch of their designer pop-up retail concept in a truly ‘Out Of The Box’ experience. To reveal the cutting edge pop-up retail experience, Sunglass Hut will be hosting two exclusive events on 22 November 2012 in Melrose Arch Johannesburg and on 29 November 2012 at The Quayside at the V&A Waterfront. True to Sunglass Hut style, the events are a celebration of everything fashion-forward and glamorous, entertainment by one of South Africa’s rising stars and attended by Sunglass Hut’s A-list friends. Guests will get a first look at trend focused and fashion forward products from brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Persol, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Bvlgari and Burberry.

In keeping with the brands holiday campaign featuring global brand ambassador Georgia May Jagger themed ‘Out Of the Box’, the events will unwrap luxury to selected guests who will be able to purchase exclusive styles including the Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Baroque Collection. In addition, customers will have the chance to win tickets to the Sunglass Hut exclusive ‘Out of the Box’ summer parties by joining the Sunglass Hut Inner Circle. Winners will have the opportunity to win the grand prize: a trip to New York. The Sunglass Hut pop-up retail concept will be open to the public in each location for two days after the official reveal.

For more information visit www.innercirclesunglasshut.co.za.