Posts tagged ‘Event’

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 canapĂ©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 “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.

October 10, 2016

fitbit launches new ‘charge 2’ and ‘flex 2’

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I am fortunate to be invited to many prestigious events, launches and premieres, and I was particularly excited to have been invited to the launch of the newest additions to the Fitbit line-up, the Flex 2 and Charge 2. Guests at the event included Comedian and my good friend, Siv Ngesi as well as Olympic Medalist Swimmer Cameron van der Burgh who shared his journey with Fitbit and how it has benifited his training regime. Whether you simply enjoy the occasional run or swim or you’re a pro-athlete, Fitbit has a device that suits and is geared to help improve your lifestyle. As a fitness fanatic myself, these are certainly must-have devices to monitor and help you reach your fitness goals and I was thrilled to get my hands on these new and improved devices. I’ll be using Fitbit in my fitness regime, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates, tips and tricks on how I use Fitbit… Enough about me, let’s talk about the new devices…

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Introducing the new Charge 2 featuring the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband. Maximize workouts with PurePulse heart rate, multi-sport modes and Connected GPS. Track all-day activity, exercise and sleep and make the most of your routine with smartphone notifications. The device even sends you gentle reminders to move when you have been stationary for perhaps a little too long and if you’re feeling a little stress, try the guided breathing sessions to calm yourself down. Available in Small or Large in Black, Plum, Blue and Teal and limited edition colours, Black/Gunmetal and Lavender/Rose Gold, this water resistant lifestyle companion is designed to fin in seamlessly to your daily routine. Available October 2016.

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Avid swimmer, or just just enjoy the occasion swim? Well, the new Flex 2 is perfect for you. An ultra-slim, swim-proof fitness wristband with a removable tracker that fits into the exchangeable bands. Wear Flex 2 in the pool, shower or ocean and never worry about making a splash. Plus, automatically track your swimming and get stats like duration and laps counted. Catering for the fashion-forward, accessories include lux bangles or pendants, available in silver and rose gold to add a bit of class to any outfit. Track all-day activity, exercise and even sleep in a style that’s all your own. Classic bands are available in Black, Navy, Magenta, Lavender, Blush Pink, Gray, Yellow in sizes Small and Large. Classic 3 Band Packs are available in Navy, Gray, Yellow, Pink Pack – Includes Magenta, Lavender and Blush Pink, also in sizes Small and Large. Available October 2016.

There’s a Fitbit for everyone… click on http://www.fitbit.co.za to find your match.

 

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 Thusi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt, Gina Myers, Kia 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 canapĂ©s 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.

 

August 5, 2013

romney park ‘all suite hotel & spa’ cocktail party

Romney Park, Hotel, Spa, Cape Town, Roxy Louw, Robbie Louw, Sharlene Lawrence, Tracy McGregor, Jasna Zellerhoff, Cornell Basson, Misty Louw (by Denzil Jacobs)

With amazing views of Cape Town, the Romney Park All Suite Hotel & Spa celebrated the launch of their new Accent Ultra Machine last Thursday. It was an evening of champagne, good wine, conversation and canapés as Marina Nestel (from The Little Black Book PR) pulled out all the stops to ensure a wonderful event. It was an opportunity not only to discover the amazing spa treatments and products available at the hotel, but also to catch up with friends, old and new. It was wonderful to see co-owner of Periquita Boutique Swimwear/Gymwear, Jackie Wiese with her husband, Jacob Wiese as well as model Tracy McGregor, Cornell Basson, Robbie Louw, Misty Louw, Clayton Morar, Jasna Zellerhoff and fresh from her travels and vacation, model Roxy Louw as well as the owner of Spellbound Dresses, Sharlene Lawrence to name a few.

U’Chique Body Sculpting is a new alternative in skin treatment based upon Dual-­‐layer RF (radio frequency) Thermotherapy. The in motion technology represents a breakthrough in patient comfort, speed of procedures and repeatable clinical results. The Accent Ultra is the only device that combines controlled Ultrasound and radio frequency modules into one in order to fight wrinkles and effectively target localized fat deposits to reduce body circumference for successful body contouring. This highly innovative treatment visible reduces wrinkles, loose skin, cellulite and the signs of aging on the skin through a completely non-­‐invasive procedure, which uses advanced radio frequency (RF) technology. For more information about Accent Ultra and U’Chique Body Sculpting please visit the U’Chique Body Sculpting Facebook Page.

July 11, 2013

‘glamour aid’ charity dinner & art auction 2013

Glamour Aid, Brigitte Willers, Arno Carstens, Liezel van der Westhuizen (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Glamour Aid Charity Dinner & Art Auction, South Africa’s most glamorous charity event on the social calendar, is set to take place on Saturday 24th August 2013 at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay. The Glamour Aid campaign started in 2006 as a platform for celebrities and public personalities to give back to their community via various charitable initiatives. This year’s Glamour Aid Project consists of 12 prominent celebrities, including Victor Matfield, Brigitte Willers, Roland Schoeman, Michelle Botes, Arno Carstens, Francois Pienaar and Loyiso Bala. In addition, 12 acclaimed South African artists painted their interpretation of each of these celebrities, which will be auctioned on the evening of the Charity Dinner & Art Auction event in a bid to raise further money for the charitable causes. Glamour Aid strives to embark on different challenges to make a difference and assist in promoting a better South Africa for all. All proceeds of the Charity Dinner and Art Auction will be donated to the Make A Difference Charity (MAD) and The Chaeli Campaign.

As Glamour Aid’s Founder Brigitte Willers explains, “We believe that every little bit will create change, and we are committed to creating the opportunities for those changes to happen. Our passion is talent-development in underprivileged communities and protecting the innocence of our future generation.”

Masters of Ceremonies for the evening are Cindy Nell-Roberts, former Miss South Africa 2002, and Liezel van der Westhuizen, TV presenter and model. Guests will be entertained by South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns as she performs in the exciting Cellosphere and South Africa’s well-known Arno Carstens who will entertain guests throughout the evening.

Public tickets cost R1 000 per person and includes a 3 course dinner, champagne on arrival and a selection of wines throughout the evening. Contact Joan-Anne on 082 442 6545 or dinner@glamouraid.co.za for more information or to book your tickets.

For more information about the Glamour Aid Dinner & Art Function visit www.glamouraid.co.za or join their Facebook page on: www.facebook.com/GlamourAid.

January 15, 2013

152nd l’ormarins queen’s plate

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

The most prestigious equestrian event on South Africa’s social calendar, the 152nd L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place at the Kenilworth Racecourse last Saturday in glamourous style.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013, Jennifer Su, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling (by Denzil Jacobs)

MC and face of the event, Jo-Ann Strauss arrived wearing an unforgettable blue dress by Stefania Morland with accessories by Joya Collection and limited edition Louis Vuitton bag. Television and radio personality Jennifer Su made an appearance wearing an elegant royal blue dress and fascinator by Pallu, “I decided on royal blue this year in honor of the royal family. I’m having a wonderful time at the Queen’s Plate, this is my very favourite horse-racing event of the year,” says Su.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate 2013,Pearl Thusi, Leigh-Anne Williams, Kuli Roberts, Peta Eggierth-Symes (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special guests included Miss South Africa 2012 Marilyn Ramos, Janez Vermeiren, Lee-Ann Liebenberg with husband Nicky van der Walt, Roxy Louw, Ryk Neethling, Marc Lottering, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Marilize de Clercq, Tanya van Graan with fiancé Kasper Kristoffersen, Danine Naidoo, Kuli Roberts, Clayton Morar, Omesh Authur, Conor Mccreedy, Pearl Thusi, Kia Johnson, Peta Eggierth-Symes (for Pallu) as well as Leigh-Anne Williams, wearing a stunning dress by Klûk CGDT and fascinator by The Little Hattery to name a few. With Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, fashionistas and socialites were there too to enjoy this elegant horse-racing and high-fashion event.

152nd L'Ormarins Queens Plate, Jo-Ann Strauss (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to Levi Strauss for dressing me for this event, sunglasses by Sunglass Hut and Hilton Weiner for shoes and African Pride Hotels 15 On Orange Hotel for the luxurious accommodation.

January 2, 2013

highlights 2012 (part1)

Walter's Party, Ryk Neethling, Tanya Van Graan, Kasper Kristoffersen (by Denzil Jacobs)

I attended Walter’s Party on 22 December 2012 with guests including Ryk Neethling and the gorgeous engaged couple, Tanya Van Graan and Kasper Kristoffersen.

Walter's Party, Kerry Mcgregor, Tracy McGregor (by Denzil Jacobs)

Models Kerry McGregor and Tracy McGregor were also at this opulent event as Shimmy Beach Club was transformed into a spectacular affair with dancers, a circus stage production and a performance by American music sensation, Sean Kingston who flew in to South African just for this exclusive event.

December 3, 2012

dressed by ‘hilton weiner’ for sunglass hut ‘out of the box’ event

Denzil Jacobs, Sunglass Hut OTB CT

Dressed by Hilton Weiner for Sunglass Hut ‘Out Of The Box’ event on 29 November 2012. With Persol sunglasses by Sunglass Hut.

December 2, 2012

janez vermeiren at sunglass hut ‘out of the box’ event in cape town

Janez Vermeiren, Sunglass Hut OTB CT (by Denzil Jacobs)

South African television personality Janez Vermeiren wearing Rayban sunglasses at Sunglass Hut ‘Out Of The Box’ event in Cape Town on 29 November 2012.

December 1, 2012

natalie becker at sunglass hut ‘out of the box’ event in cape town

Natalie Becker, Sunglass Hut OTB CT (by Denzil Jacobs)

Actress Natalie Becker wearing Prada sunglasses at Sunglass Hut ‘Out Of The Box’ event in Cape Town on 29 November 2012.