Posts tagged ‘Expresso Show’

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!

February 5, 2013

the j&b met ‘sunglass hut inner circle’ vip experience

Feature, Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jeannie D (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual J&B Met took place last Saturday at the Kenilworth Race Course where celebrities, hours-race enthusiast and fashionistas celebrated in style. This year, Sunglass Hut pulled out all the stops to create a VIP experience like no other at their Sunglass Hut Inner Circle VIP Marquee.

Jeannie D, as elegant as ever, enlisted the fashion expertise of Gert-Johan Coetzee to design her breathtaking ensemble. Miss South Africa 2011¬†Melinda Bam arrived with Mr South Africa 2011 Adriaan Bergh at her side, dressed by Peter Bondesio who designed her Miss Universe gown, “So proud to wear him, he always makes me feel like a princess,” says Melinda. Other celebrity guests included, actress Lee-Anne Summers wearing an elegant French Connection FCUK dress and Lee-Ann Liebenberg wearing a stunning Gavin Rajah ensemble.

01 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jennifer Su, Cindy Nell, Janez Vermeiren, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

Guests were spoiled at the Sunglass Hut tent, as champagne, canap√© and deserts were served the entire day, with vibrant party music filling the air. Jennifer Su, dressed by Hip Hop Fashion with accessories by Joya Collection and Cindy Nell looked radiant while SABC3 Top Billing‘s Janez Vermeiren and Jonathan Boynton-Lee looked suave wearing classic aviators.

02 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Jay Anstey, Boity, Graeme Richards, Ayanda Tini, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Television and radio personalities including Isidingo‘s Jay Anstey wearing a dragon-themed dress by Gert-Johan Coetzee, Boitumelo Thulo, Expresso Show‘s Graeme Richards, Tanya Nefdt and Ayanda Tini also dressed to the nines for this fashionable event.

03 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Ty Keogh, Nicole Flint, Boitumelo Thulo, Leigh-Anne Williams, Lisa Cowley (by Denzil Jacobs)

Leigh-Anne Williams, in her second ensemble change for the day, looked spectacular in a little black number with feather detail, whilst model Lisa Cowley opted for a classic navy blue look.

04 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Matthew Booth, Sonia Booth, Janez Vermeiren, Ryan Botha, Thulane (Toolz), Jennifer Su, Keenan Arrison, Ty Keogh, Melinda Bam, Adriaan Bergh (by Denzil Jacobs)

Soccer players Ryan Botha and¬†Matthew Booth,who arrived with his lovely wife Sonia ¬†indulged in the afternoon’s spoils. Ty Keogh, dressed by Tiger of Sweden arrived with Nicole Flint¬†dressed by Charlene Sauerman and The Wild co-star Keenan Arrison. Bringing a dash of colour, Brand Ambassadors PR owner, Thulane Hadebe added some spice to his Met-look. Katlego Maboe went for a fairy-tale interpretation of the ‘Made To Fly’ theme, with a Aladin inspired look and Brigitte Willers looked amazing in a white ensemble by¬†Kobus Dippenaar¬†with a petit fascinator to finish this elegant look.

05 Sunglass Hut, J&B Met 2013, Janez Vermeiren, Wedaad, Brigitte Willers, Boity, Thulane (Toolz), Katlego Maboe (by Denzil Jacobs)

It was all VIP treatment at the Sunglass Hut Inner Circle tent at the J&B Met as we all celebrated well into the evening.

Special thanks to Cavendish Square and Stuttafords for dressing me for this event as well as African Pride Hotels 15 on Orange Hotel for hosting me.

Special thanks to Sunglass Hut!

November 20, 2012

katlego maboe performs live with daniel bedingfield


South African television personality, Katlego Maboe performs an acoustic version “If You’re Not The One” with international music sensation, Daniel Bedingfield live on SABC3 Expresso Show on 19 November 2012. “Few things compare to the magic of harmony! It was a privilege to experience that magic with Daniel Bedingfield – a moment ill never forget.” says Maboe.

Video is a recording of SABC3 The Expresso Show.

June 18, 2012

jeannie d guest presents at expresso show

Expresso Show, Jeannie D, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom

Jeannie D at the SABC3 Expresso Show set with Liezel van der Westhuizen, Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom and Bob Frenchie. A few weeks ago, Jeannie stopped by the Expresso Show set to guest present, just for a little bit.

June 3, 2012

leigh-anne williams’ birthday party

Leigh-Anne Williams Birthday Party

Last night SABC3 Expresso¬†Show presenter,¬†Leigh-Anne Williams‘ friends and family dressed up as their favorite Grammy winning stars at her 30th birthday party at the Crystal¬†Towers Hotel in Cape Town. The festivities started with a knock-out dance routine to Beyonc√©’s “Crazy In Love” by Miss Williams. The MC for the evening, SeanO ensured that guests were entertained along with special guest singers including The Black Ties with lead singer Chad Saaiman. It was great to see Soccer player Ryan Botha with his girlfriend Gina Goldsmith, both looking their best for this glitzy event. Ryan Harrison,¬†Clayton Morar, Jazna Zellerhoff, Jacinda Louw-Shutte, Emma King, Danine Naidoo and Karisa Nicholls with actor Bjorn Steinbach to name a few, were there to celebrate this occasion in style.

Leigh-Anne Williams, Katlego Maboe, Ryan Botha, Gina Goldsmith, Jasna Zellerhoff, Clayton Morar, Ayanda Tini

Later,¬†Miss Williams¬†entertained her guests one more time, this time performing to a medley of Beyonc√©’s¬†tracks just before the birthday cake was presented and everyone sang¬†“Happy Birthday”¬†including her¬†Expresso¬†co-host,¬†Katlego Maboe.¬†GoodHope FM‘s¬†Ayanda Tini,¬†Carl Wastie,¬†Tracey Lange¬†and¬†Erin Li¬†were dressed to the nines to the evenings theme. Taking time out of their busy schedules for¬†Leigh-Anne,¬†Lorna Maseko¬†and¬†Simba Mhere¬†also made an appearance at the glamourous event.

Leigh-Anne Williams, Bjorn Steinbach, Danine Naidoo, Karisa Nicholls, Jasna Zellerhoff, Ryan Harrison, Jacinda Louw-Shutte

Here’s a video of one of Leigh-Anne Williams‘ dance routines at her birthday party.

May 29, 2012

the good food & wine show 2012

Good Food & Wine Show 2012, Natalie Becker, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Graeme Richards

The Good Food & Wine Show 2012 certainly drew in the crowds this past weekend with treats for every taste. Along with Primi, Col’Cacchio and Mugg & Bean, the Cavendish Square Celebrity Kitchen enlisted the culinary talents of various SA celebrities to cook up some delicious dishes to win a prize of R5000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The public were asked to vote for their favorite dish over the coarse of the event prepared by various celebrity guests including GoodHope FM‘s Guy McDonald, Tracey Lange and SeanO, SABC3 Expresso Show‘s Leigh-Anne Williams as well as The Next 48 HoursNaushad Khan. Actress Natalie Becker and SABC3 Expresso Show‘s Graeme Richards took to Cavendish Square‘s Diner at the show on Sunday afternoon to show off their flair for cooking with Mugg & Bean and Primi. Liezel van der Westhuizen also made an appearance at the show to cook up a storm with The Next 48 Hours and enjoy the festivities that the Good Food & Wine Show had to offer. Visit Cavendish Square on Facebook for more details about the competition.

March 22, 2012

talking secrets with jen su

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I recently visited Jen Su at her luxurious Penthouse apartment at the 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town. With an impressive television news anchor resume in Hong Kong, China and Asia, Jen is currently a TV News Anchor for Summit TV and Sky News “The African Business Report” as well as entertainment news presenter on SABC3’s The Expresso Show and Flash. She’s also the Hollywood Reporter on 5FM’s Gareth Cliff Mornings radio¬†show. What many people may not know is that is that Jen Su is also a Corporate MC and Singer. “Busy and happy! ¬†I’m MC’ing a lot of corporate events which keeps me very busy on the days that I’m not on TV or radio” says Su.

Jen Su considers herself as a strong networker and well organized person and feels fortunate to have been in a position to help others over the years, “I’m forever grateful for the many people who have believed in me” says Su. Jen has certainty been fortunate to work with some of South Africa’s biggest celebrities, walking red carpets at numerous prestigious events all over the world, including the Cannes Film Festival and New York Fashion Week, and meeting singer Mariah Carey at the One&Only Cape Town gala with Sol Kerzner. Another highlight she mentioned was teaching the Diski Dance to the Diepsloot schoolchildren during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. She recently took part in Danny K‘s latest music video and is looking forward to being one of the presenters and singers for the upcoming South African Music Awards.

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A woman with impeccable style, it came as no surprise to me when she mentioned Lipsy for Stuttafords, Bvlgari for Sunglass Hut, La Mer, Louis Vuitton, & BlackBerry as her favorite brands as well as Savour Restaurant at the 15 on Orange and The Bungalow (the stunning revamp of the old La Med in Camps Bay). Su also lists Cape Town, Bangkok and Hong Kong as her favourite destinations in the world.

Just a little secret about Jen… “I love singing opera in the shower at the top of my lungs!”.

Come along as Jen Su gives us the grand tour of her gorgeous 15 On Orange Penthouse apartment.

Shot on location at 15 On Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Jen Su wears: Blue floral silk dress by Elbeth Gillis and Blush rhinestone dress by Lipsy for Stuttafords. D&G gold and tortoise sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. Hair by Bianca Floris at Frank Fowden. Makeup by Maybelline.

March 8, 2012

moments with liezel van der westhuizen

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SABC3‘s The¬†Expresso Show presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen has become a house hold name in South Africa for her television and radio work, but this bombshell has proven that she has a lot more to offer. Earlier this year, van der Westhuizen completed The Ultimate Duzi Canoe Marathon held in KZN, her second consecutive Duzi Marathon and is know training for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012. A first this year, she‚Äôll be riding a custom-fitted techno-wonder bike that will be powered entirely by social media and it will be up to the public to get her across the finish line. In conjunction with the Cycle Tour, Pick ‘n Pay‘s digital marketing team have created the ‘Like Bike’. A bike powered solely by ‚Äúlikes‚ÄĚ on the Pick ‘n Pay Facebook Page. For every ‚Äúlike‚ÄĚ Liezel receives, 10 meters will be added to the distance she is able to ride on race day, Sunday 11 March 2012.

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‚ÄúLikes‚ÄĚ work like any other fuel, without them Liezel will have to cool her heels until a supporter tops up her tank. By logging onto the Pick ‘n Pay Facebook site (or http://m.likebike.co.za on a mobile device) and ‚Äúliking‚ÄĚ the bike you will do your bit to propel the bike and Liezel 10 meters closer to the finish line. Additionally, every 10 Km that she completes, the Pick ‘n Pay Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, which focuses on getting youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds on their bikes and cycling, will receive a brand new bike and with a total distance of 110Km, 11 bikes will be donated if the Like Bike makes it all the way.

Here’s a quick fun video with Liezel‚Ķ JustForTheNostalgia

Catch Liezel van der Westhuizen on SABC3’s The Expresso Show week day mornings at 5:30am and on 567KFM and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

February 13, 2012

mom-to-be, kia johnson

Kia Johnson - Pregnant

Mother to be, Kia Johnson is expecting her first baby with her fianc√©, who postponed their wedding plans until after the baby is born. It’s an exciting time for Kia, “thrilled” to start a family. The SABC3 Expresso Show presenter and producer has had quite a start to the year, winning ‘Best Hat‘ at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate horse racing event in January and the announcement of her pregnancy just weeks later. Keen to show off her baby bump, Kia was spotted at the J&B Met 2012 looking “fashionably pregnant” and radiant in yellow.¬†Kia plans to share this experience with the public, with a the initial announcement live on the Expresso Show, so stay tuned to the breakfast show for more about her pregnancy. See photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.

Click here to follow Kia Johnson on Twitter and follow her pregnancy!

December 8, 2011

guess fashion show at caf√© caprice

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Things really heated up at Camps Bay Beach as Jameson Irish Whiskey and Café Caprice teamed up to present the Guess Fashion Show this week! With jaw-droppingly gorgeous models and a stunning sunset background, Guess showcased their latest collections with impeccable style and ease. From accessories to shirts, satchels to boots, Guess really raises the bar in this show.

Celebrity guests such as Expresso Show’s Katlego Maboe were amongst the many trendsetters to attend.

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Staying on trend, bright colours and colour-blocking is key this season.

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The party continued into the night at Café Caprice.