Posts tagged ‘Elana Afrika’

January 6, 2014

Ready, set, go… 153rd annual l’ormarins queen’s plate

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Without a doubt my personal favorite equestrian event on the social calendar in South Africa, The 153rd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate takes place this weekend, 11 January 2014 at the Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town. Guests including some of South Africa’s biggest names in entertainment, media and television cordially dress to the nines in blue and white, as this stylish event’s dress code demands.  In it’s own league as a horse-racing event, the Queen’s Plate over the years have hosted celebrities including former Miss South Africa & television personality  Jo-Ann Strauss, Jennifer Su, the gorgeous (and for the second time, radiantly pregnant) Lee-Ann Liebenberg with her husband Nicky Van Der Walt. Also seen at the Queen’s Plate, SA’s very own Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling, television personality on SABC3‘s Top Billing and Top Travel Janez Vermeiren,  Roxy Louw, Kuli Roberts, Marc Lottering, Chad Saaiman, Pearl ThusiLeigh-Anne Williams, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt, Gina MyersKia Johnson, Elana Afrika. This year promises to be as elegant as ever as guests fly from all over the country to attend.

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss, Chad Saaiman, Tanya Nefdt, Natalie Becker, Gina Myers, Janez Vermeiren, Elana Afrika, Marc Lottering, Jennifer Su (by Denzil Jacobs)

I look forward to sharing champagne and canapés while enjoying the horse races with good company at the 153rd Annual L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate as Spoit Hair Salon takes care of my styling and Hilton Weiner ensures that I am dressed to impress. Ladies and gentlemen, dress your best in blue and white and you may be entered into the Best Dressed Best Dressed Man competitions. Fascinators out in full force as the judges are allows on the lookout for something inspiring to win in that category.

Over the next few days leading to the event, visit my Twitter Page (@denziljacobs), Facebook Page and Instagram Page as I post images I’ve taken at previous LQP events… Click on the links above.

01.06 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, Roxy Louw, Pearl Thusi, Danine Naidoo, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Kuli Roberts (by Denzil Jacobs)

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.lqp.co.za.

 

January 24, 2013

veuve clicquot masters cape town

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Ryan Botha, Thandie Kupe (by Denzil Jacobs)

South Africa’s most glamorous polo event of the annual social calendar is set to take place for the third year running on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at Val de Vie Estate outside Cape Town. Jenni Button and Hilton Weiner have been announced as the official Fashion Partners for the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Masters. A Hilton Weiner & Jenni Button Fashion Show will form part of the day’s activities, while Creative Director for the brands, Warrick Gautier, will be a judge in the Best Dressed competition for the day. Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town, one of five international tournaments, is their first and only on the African continent. Proven a resounding success and enjoyed by SA’s glamorous elite, guests include top celebrities, fashionable socialites and avid polo lovers. VIP Guests who attend last year included, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Natalie Becker, and Roxy Louw with media personality Clayton Morar, model Gina Goldsmith and socialite Thandie Kupe.

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town has grown considerably since its first year and is expected to draw in more than 1200 guests this year. Val de Vie’s world-class polo fields and luxurious club house facilities provide the ideal venue to host an event of this caliber. VIP guests confirmed so far for a day out filled with champagne, gourmet canapés, sophisticated fashion, traditional games of pétanque, pamper lounges and of course a riveting game of world class polo include Natalie Becker, Aiden Bennetts, Elana Afrika, Lee-Anne Summers, Ryan Botha and Vanessa Marawa.

The Jenni Button Summer 2013 Collection, Journey to Marrakech, focuses on sensual modern cuts and shapes to suit the strong independent Jenni woman’s insatiable love of glamour, opulence and pleasure. Introducing exotic animal prints such as snake, leopard and crocodile in gold, silver and metallic shades, the collection is juxtaposed with splashes of colour – from bright aqua and teal, to azure blue, sea green and coral. Neutrals still form the foundation of the collection, mixed with bold geometric prints. Jenni will showcase its exclusive Couture Collection at this year’s Polo event. The Hilton Weiner Summer 2013 Resort Collection sees the introduction of sand washed silk, reverse silk, quality linen, and leather. There is also an array of architecturally inspired prints and Bugle-cut bead embellishments that can be found on Midi and Maxi dresses and selected blouses in the women’s wear collection.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013
Venue: Val de Vie Estate (Paarl-Franschhoek Valley)
Tickets:
POLO CLUB ACCESS: R390 per person – includes a glass of wine and light lunch.
EQUUS VIP LOUNGE: R1, 750 per person – includes lunch and an open bar (premium brands available at a cash bar)
PICNIC ACCESS: R150 per person with access to grass only

Tickets available online via Val de Vie’s website: www.valdevie.co.za.

May 28, 2012

talking secrets with elana afrika

Elana Afrika

Thousands of South Africans tune in to her lunch time show on 94.5KFM radio every weekday, but Elana Afrika is more than just a radio DJ. Elana made me a delicious cup of coffee recently just before her 12noon radio show time and we got to chatting. From TV to radio, Elana has been in the public eye in South Africa for a number of years, having work at DSTV and various radio stations. “I speak for a living,” says Afrika, as she talked about her rather impressive résumé in broadcasting as well as MC work, which include corporate work. Her first big production was a stage production of “Grease” in Cape Town at the age of 17 as a principle dancer and actor, “That was my big break.” says Elana who got the role after auditioning with many more experienced candidates at the time. The next move for Elana was Johannesburg where she pursued a television career as well as radio which included Jacaranda FM and 5FM. Very family oriented, Elana enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family after spending 10 years in Johannesburg away from her family. Now part of the tight-knit family at 94.5KFM, the “lifestyle reporter”, as she refers to herself, appreciates the platform she has at Cape Town’s number one radio station, “For me to be here is more than just an honour. Being at the Cape’s number one radio station… Have I reached the ultimate in radio? Yes. Will I grow more? Of cause I will. Why? Because I’ve go great management.” Catch Elana Afrika on 94.5KFM every weekday at 12pm. Also see her website, www.elanaafrika.com.

April 1, 2012

kday music festival 2012

KDay - Liezel van der Westhuizen, Michael Mol, Elana Afrika, Prime Circle

94.5 Kfm and Santam contributed to a bumper Cape Town weekend, when an energetic crowd of 13 500 people gathered for KDay at Val de Vie Wine Estate in Paarl on 31 March 2012. Celebrity guests included Michael Mol, Ewan Strydom and Kfm presenters Liezel van der Westhuizen, Ryan O’Connor, Aden Thomas, Elana Afrika, Lee Downs, Stacey Norman and Mark Pilgrim. KDay is a family event characterised by children, picnic baskets and blankets for a day of celebrating music and our beautiful province. Hosted by 94.5 Kfm and Santam this annual music festival has been growing in strength since it began four years ago. Festival-goers were treated to a stellar line up of Good Luck, Danny K, Loyiso, The Arrows, DJ Kent, Elvis Blue, Mi Casa, The Parlotones, Dan Patlansky, Flash Republic, Prime Circle and Locnville.

KDay - Locnville, Elana Afrika, Loyiso Bala, Ladylicious, Parolotones

KDay is our annual music festival and every year we are more excited about this event as it grows in reputation and size. The line-up includes the best South African bands and at Kfm we proudly support local talent. This is a wonderful festival and a really fun experience for the whole family” said 94.5 Station Manager Colleen Louw.

KDay - Locnville, Danny K, Loyiso Bala, Parolotones

It was great day for music, family and festivity enjoyed by all who attended it. Log on to 94.5 Kfm Breakfast for more images and videos.

Additional photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.

March 23, 2012

‘shout sa’ launch in cape town

SHOUT SA, Danny K, Elana Afrika, Katlego Maboe

Crowds gathered at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 21 March 2012 for the debut of SHOUT SA‘s latest music video, a powerful new anthem with Danny K, Elana Afrika, Katlego Maboe, Kabelo, Africa Melane, Mark Hayes, Louise Carver and more. Introduced by Elana, Katlego led the crowd in singing the South African National Anthem, fitting to get this amazing event underway on Human Rights Day. Founded by Danny K and Kabelo, the ‘SHOUT‘ campaign for a safer and better South Africa is nearly two years old and has already created a body of citizen activists and impacted the fight against crime countrywide. “This is really what is at the core of SHOUT’s work – giving ordinary South Africans a voice in ridding their communities and country of crime” says Gavin Koppel, Chairman of SHOUT. The new music video includes cameo’s by Archbishop Tutu, Idols judge and SA Music Awards CEO Randall Abrahams, actor Gail Nkoane of ‘The Wild‘ and television personalities, Bonang MathebaJen Su and Lalla Hirayama as well as Hugh Masekela, Kurt Darren, Liquideep, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, and Thandiswa Mazwai to name a few. Since it’s launch in 2007, ‘SHOUT‘ has already donated over R500 000 to a range of organisations including the SAPS, Hillbrow Home of Hope, Khulisa Crime Preventation Initiative, Saartjie Baartman Centre and more.

To donate and download the song, sms “Voice” to 49300 (R20.00) and visit SHOUT for more information.

March 18, 2012

glamour stiletto run 2012 cape town

Glamour Glam Stiletto Run 2012

Yesterday GLAMOUR magazine readers were invited to a star-studded GLAMathon to compete in a 100m races wearing heels with a minimum 7cm height and maximum 1.5cm width. The final race of the day featured some of South Africa’s favorite celebrities including 94.5KFM‘s Elana Afrika and Goodhope FM‘s Ayanda Tini and DJ Suga. Resting her stiletto’s this year, Liezel van der Westhuizen presented R20 000 worth of prizes to the winning ladies who took part in this amazing charity event at the V&A Waterfront‘s Table Bay Hotel.

Run in heels, raise charitable funds, win great prizes and have a blast at GLAMOUR‘s starry Stiletto Run! To book for the Stiletto Run, email admin@zebrasquare.co.za or call 011 784 8112. The R250 ticket includes race entry, snacks and cocktails, a six-month GLAMOUR subscription, and a goodie bag, crammed with gifts!

JOBURG: 24 March, 1 pm at Vanilla, The Mall of Rosebank

DURBAN: 31 March, 1 pm at Gateway Theatre of Shopping

February 26, 2012

the veuve clicquot masters polo 2012

Veuve Clicquot Polo - Jo-Ann Strauss, Elana Afrika, Natalie Becker, Ryk Neethling

Dressed to the nines, celebrities, VIP’s, socialites and fashionistas enjoyed day of luxury at the 2nd Annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2012 at the Val de Vie Estate. Jo-Ann Strauss was absolutely breathtaking wearing an elegant dress by Elbeth Gillis, sunglasses by Sunglass Hut and adding just a dash of sparkle to the perfect ensemble, a gorgeous oversized green hat. Jeannie D dazzled in a gorgeous sequins matt-metallic dress accompanied by her fiancé. Natalie Becker, Roxy Louw, Bjorn Steinbach, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Elana Afrika, wearing a beautiful 46664 Fashion dress, were spotted sipping Veuve Clicquot Champagne in style.

Veuve Clicquot Polo -Jeannie D, Ryan Botha, Gina Goldsmith, Katlego Maboe, Roxy Louw

Also enjoying the polo, champagne and gourmet canapés and the music of ‘Goodluck‘ was Ryk Neethling, Ryan Botha, Gina Goldsmith and Katlego Maboe. Guests were pampered by Elizabeth Arden to freshen up their make up with celebrity stylists including Nthato Mashishi and Gina Myers and hair styling by Be Première . A first for the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Jenni Button and Viyella presented a spectacular fashion show showcasing their latest collections. Later guests were invited to party the evening away at the Equus Lounge with a live performance by Lu Chase. The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2012 at the Val de Vie Estate seamlessly brought together luxury, polo and champagne to create an ethereal equestrian summer’s day.

More photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.

January 26, 2012

Scalini Rooftop Soirée

Scalini Rooftop Soiree 01

It was the perfect evening at the Scalini Rooftop Soirée last night as Scalini unveiled their Resort and Swimwear 2012 collection in pure opulence. Guests were invited to indulge in decadent canapés and champagne as they perused the latest collections on the first two floors, before taking in the breathtaking Cape Town view on the rooftop. Owners Sasha Aleksic and Preeti Kapoor pulled out all the stops with models in the window displays showcasing the latest Melissa Odabash bikini collection. With their fingers at the pulse of Europe’s hottest fashion trends, Sasha and Preeti ensure that all that sparkles is readily available at their store in Cape Town.

Scalini Rooftop Soiree 02

A big fan of Scalini, Elana Afrika along with Tracy McGregor, Chu Suwannapha, Emma King and Roxanne Cloete were amongst the guests invited to celebrate. From dresses and bikinis to the most amazing accessories and shoes, Scalini offers everything the modern fashionable woman needs to complete the perfect outfit for a day at the beach or an evening at a dinner party. Visit their store located at 14 Jarvis Street (off Napier Street), De Waterkant or call them on 021 421 8398.

January 8, 2012

the 151st l’ormarins queens plate 2012

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 01

Like an equestrian dream, the 151st L’Ormarins Queens Plate took to Kenilworth Racecourse on 07 January 2012. To the blue and white theme, guests were dressed to the nines, with celebrity guest Jennifer Su showcasing one of her many timeless hats, designed by Peta Eggierth-Symes for Pallu, paired with a stunning blue dress, also by Pallu. Wearing a gorgeous white dress by Cape Town fashion designer, Stefania Morland, Jo-Ann Strauss sparkled with her Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2012Flore Clutch Saumur‘ bag and Louis Vuitton shoes. The stunning Natalie Becker, dazzled in a stunning summer dress by Klȗk, perfectly matching the theme. Melinda Bam looked absolutely radiant as Miss South Africa.

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 02

One of South Africa’s most well known presenters and the owner of Full Circle Model Management, Janez Vermeiren, donning a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from Sunglass Hut, was there to celebrate with his brother. In exquisite vintage style, Melody Maker along with Melinda Shaw, editor in chief of Heat Magazine were seen in good company enjoying the day.

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 03

Other celebrity guests included, Marc Lottering with Anwar McKay, Elana AfrikaTarryn Lamb dressed by Zinzi Couture and Chad Saaiman, dressed by Markham, Soli Philander and Cosmopolitan’s Sexiest Man in SA 2011, Gregg Hammond. Roxy Louw looked radiant in Anel Botha with Minki van der Westhuizen wearing French Connection UK.

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 04

Judged by Jennifer Su, Sam Walker (La Muse) and Dominik and Kerry (Little Hattery), the ‘Best Hat‘ was awarded to The Expresso Show‘s Kia Johnson. The ‘Best Dressed‘ award went to Darielle Robertson, judged by Tammy TinkerEmily Bell, Francesca Cumani and Laduma Ngxokolo. Prizes included Cartier Fragrances, Elizabeth Arden Gift bags and the main prizes were luxury bags by Cape Cobra valued at R21000 each.

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 05

Joining the ‘Best Dressed‘ women on stage, artist, model and entrepreneur, Conor McCreedy wearing Peyman Umay Bespoke (NYC) would have been a shoo-in for the best dressed man if there was a ‘Best Dressed Man’ category – Perhaps it’ll be added next year Conor.

L'Ormarins Queens Plate 06

Click here to see more photos of the event (please tag yourself)!

Thank you to Vlad Popov and Kristian Schmidt for the additional photos of Conor – it was quite difficult finding him as he was never in the same place for long.