Posts tagged ‘Marina Nestel’

October 28, 2014

cintron pink polo 2014 powered by vodacom

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

Summer has arrived in South Africa, and for the third year running I was invited to attend the annual Pink Polo Charity Event held at Val de Vie Estate, in Cape Town. This year, the main sponsor of this prestigious cancer awareness charity event was Cintron along with Vodacom. Guests in attendance at the Cintron Pink Polo 2014 included former Miss South Africa Melinda Bam, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Ryk Neethling, international actress and radio personality Natalie Becker, television personality Tanya Nefdt and models Roxy Louw, Joelle Kayembe, Marine Paulsen (with her fiancé Willem Swanepoel) as well as socialites, Tammy Cameron, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Peta Eggierth-Symes (owner of Pallu Boutique) and Jasna Zellerhoff.

Citron Pink Polo with Melinda Bam, Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

We were treated to a phenomenal polo match, delicious canapés and champagne, and if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful designs of Warrick Gautier for Jenni Button SS2014 fashion show. It was certainly a celebration of women as guests embraced the sentiment of the event throughout the afternoon at the countryside. Special thank you to creater and founder of Pink Polo in Cape Town, Edith Venter. Find out more about Cintron Pink Polo 2014 at Edith Unlimited.

Special thanks to Marina Nestel from The Little Black Book PR. Also thanks to Hilton Weiner for dressing me to this event.

Stay tuned for more images of the Jenni Button fashion show soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography on Facebook.

August 31, 2014

world class launch of b.u.c. fitness club in cape town

08.30 BUC Fitness Club Launch, Cape Town, Concetta Rothschild, Paul Rothschild, Sharlene Lawrence, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Tracy McGregor, Kuyan Kotzen, Brent Thompson, Jasna Zellerhoff, Ryan Warrick (by Denzil Jacobs)

Certainly the high-light of my week last week was attending the launch of BUC Fitness Club in Sea Point, Cape Town. This state of the art fitness club is like none other, situated at The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, members enjoy a complete fitness regime with some of South Africa’s top personal trainers and equipment. BUC is also the home of the increasingly popular S.W.E.A.T.1000, hailed by Elle Magazine as “one of the hottest fitness trends for summer.” It was so nice to see fit and friendly faces including the owners Paul Rothschild and Andrew Rothschild along with Paul‘s lovely wife and my good friend Concetta Rothschild. Guests (and members) in attendance included models Tracy McGregor, Roxy Louw, Brent Thompson, Beverley Dean, fashion designer Hendrik Vermeulen, actors Bjorn Steinbach and Alex McGregor, fashion stylist Jasna Zellerhoff and my guest for the evening stylist Kuyan Kotzen. It was certainly a party to remember, and definitely the place to return to burn off those canapé & wine calories. Check out www.buc.cc and www.sweat1000.com to find out more about memberships or just to book a session – I’ll be stopping by BUC and Sweat 1000 soon and will be sure to write about my experience here, stay tuned… Summer is coming!!

See my images of the evening at https://www.facebook.com/DenzilJacobsPhotography

Special thanks to Marina Nestel. Also thanks to Fabiani Menswear.

April 16, 2014

upcoming event: ‘the peace table’ – charity & fashion event of the year on table mountain

04.16 Charity, Fashion, Table Mountain, Cape Town, Peter Tempelhoff, Myatt Cafe, David Tlale, Kluk CGDT, MaXhosa by Laduma, Taibo Bacar, Craig Port, Jan Malan (by Denzil Jacobs)

This year the annual Peace Table event will be taking place on Africa Day, 25 May 2014, just eighteen days after our heralded 20th democratic election. Each year, for the past fifteen years, the Peace Table has focussed on charities that care for the children of South Africa and to date, just over R15million has been raised. The event, which takes place on the slopes of Table Mountain, will host 700 ordinary South Africans at one long table and celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of our country. The only event welcomed onto the protected ground of our majestic Table Mountain, The Peace Table hosts a three course luncheon for 700 guests, which is prepared by a team of leading South African chefs including Peter Tempelhoff from the Cellars-Hohenort and Myatt Café from the V&A Waterfront to name a few. They all will be giving of their time and expertise to this worthy cause. Top South African artists also give of their time and take to the stage to keep guests entertained while they enjoy their delicious meal. Previous years have seen performances from Freshly Ground, The Parlotones, Heinz Winkler, Sibongile Khumalo, PJ Powers, Judith Sephuma, Vicky Sampson, Louise Carver, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. This year to add even more excitement to the event and in light of Africa Day, Jan Malan, well known fashion show director, will be putting on a fashion show with top African designers including David Tlale, KLÛK CGDT, Craig Port, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, Loin Cloth & Ashes from Tanzania, MaXhosa by Laduma. They will be showcasing their latest fashions and will include some top celebrities modelling too with make up done by Gorgeous to Go with Bobbi Brown and hair styled by Marios Company for hair. Enviable items will also go up for the auction, which will be led by well-known auctioneer, Ariella Kuper. 100% of all the proceeds from the ticket sales benefit charities assisting abused children.  With a child being raped every 3 minutes in South Africa, it is our responsibility to raise awareness for this plight. This joyful celebration showcases SA’s multi-cultural diversity and brings together committed South Africans from all walks of life, creed and culture, and simultaneously, a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for charities that care for children in need. There is no better time than now to stand up and be counted. Re-evaluate. The organisers will seek out every platform imaginable to urge all South Africans – at the Table, and not – to be with them on that day, at that time, with that depth of commitment to our country’s future. Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa operates a Section 21 company that organises this annual fund raising event and was founded by Christine Cashmore, CEO of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa. The Peace Table allows ordinary South Africans to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and provides a beacon of hope and positivity. The mission of those involved is to generate a place where like-minded people can celebrate the goodwill amongst people who care for the common good of humankind. Those involved in this historic event are committed to building a better life for all; a life where peace is a given, where we all can interact and communicate, so that our understanding of each other can grow and bring us closer to the concept of one nation, one vision.

To book tickets please visit www.computicket.com.

For more information: http://www.fieramilano.co.za/giving-back/

Ticket prices:  VIP R550 General R480 For media enquiries please contact The Little Black Book PR: Jules Illing – jules@thelittleblackbook.co.za For sponsorship enquires please contact:

Marina Nestelmarina@thelittleblackbook.co.za

March 5, 2014

absolut elyx privé – sala africa luxury & wealth summit 2014 cocktail party

03.05 Absolut Elyx Privé, SALA Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit 2014, Tanya Nefdt, Tammy Cameron, Henri Slier, Barbara Lenhard (by Denzil Jacobs)

Privé Cocktail ReceptionThe Lookout, V&A WaterfrontSALA Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit 2014 co-hosted with GUILD and in collaboration with Vlisco and Absolut Elyx, the privé launch event for the summit saw guests from across the Luxury and Wealth Management sectors spend an evening with Trevyn McGowan and the exhibitors at GUILD. Friends of SALA, old and new enjoyed drinks mixed by the specialists behind the Absolut Elyx bar while exploring Africa’s first design fair. International guest speakers in town for the host event – SALA Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit, had an opportunity to open discussions about the relevance of Africa in the international luxury arena which was elaborating upon at the main Summit day at the Cavalli Estate in Somerset West.  Vlisco CEO Hans Ouwendijk was present to elaborate on the 168 year relationship, that the Dutch company has had with the African continent and the relevance of the textile industry and it’s exciting developments in elevating traditional West African wax textiles to the international luxury platform. Vlisco have also collaborated with GUILD featured designer Nacho Carbonell on a special installation – “Playground Closes at Dusk” located in the BMW Art Garden.

Thank you Marina Nestel and The Little Black Book PR for an inspiring evening with guests including Tanya Nefdt, Henri Slier, Barbara Lenhard, Tammy Cameron and more. Special thanks to Stuttafords (Tommy Hilfiger) and Hilton Weiner for dressing me and Spoilt Hair for styling me.

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.

April 28, 2013

tommy hilfiger launches in cape town

Tommy Hilfiger Cape Town, Ryan Botha, Cindy Nell, Sharlene Lawrence, Sue Duminy, Thandie Kupe, Roxy Louw, Jasna Zellerhoff (by Denzil Jacobs)

International fashion label, Tommy Hilfiger recently opened it’s doors in Cape Town with a star studded launch event at their new V&A Waterfront store. Special guests including radio & television personalities Tracey Lange, Janez Vermeiren, Jennifer Su, Liezel van der Westhuizen and models Cindy Nell and Tanya van Graan were invited to be dressed by Tommy Hilfiger for this exclusive event. Guests invited to enjoy champagne, canapés and a special gift from Tommy Hilfiger included Ryan Botha, Vanessa Haywood, Roxy Louw, Sue Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie, Jackie Wiese, Jacob Wiese, Clayton Morar, Sharlene Lawrence, Thandie Kupe, Jasna Zellerhoff and myself. Later, VIP guests were invited to celebrate further with Moët & Chandon champagne at the official after party at Shimmy Beach Club. In addition to an amazing launch and party, guests were treated to a personalized monogramed blanket by Tommy Hilfiger.

Tommy Hilfiger Cape Town, Tracey Lange, Jen Su, Janez Vermeiren, Paul Rothschild, Concetta Rothschild, Jackie Wiese, Jacob Wiese (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to Marina Nestel for The Little Black Book PR.

September 16, 2012

“entertaining at hamilton russell vineyards” book launch

Olive Hamilton Russell, Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Anthony Hamilton Russell

Last thursday night I attended the launch of Olive Hamilton Russell‘s new book, “A Year on a Cape Wine Estate – Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards” at the luxurious Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town. It was a spectacular evening of Hamilton Russell Wines and canapés reinterpreted from recipes in Olive’s new book. Guests included fashion designer, Warrick Gautier, Marina Nestel and Henri Slier to name a few. Olive, married to Anthony Hamilton Russell, proprietor of Hamilton Russell Vineyards which was awarded “Top Achiever” and “Wine Cellar of the Year” for 2012 at the South African Wine Index (SAWi), personally autographed books available at the event as guests indulged in great conversation and company. Olive has developed and adapted recipes to showcase the best local produce incorporating seasonal and indigenous ingredients from the surrounding fields, orchards, vineyards and seas. “A Year on a Cape Wine Estate – Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards” follows the seasons, beginning with spring and each month contains a complete menu, with a starter, main course, side dishes, and dessert.

With superb photography and inspired design, this is a book for lovers of fine cuisine, wonderful wine and anyone who wants to ‘taste’ the winelands of the Cape and is currently available to purchase at Exclusive Books and other leading book stores.

September 5, 2012

ard matthews & friends charity concert

Ard Matthews and Friends 2012, Arno Carstens, Ross Learmonth (Prime Circle), Dan Patlansky

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the third year running, on Thursday 27th September 2012 at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 2 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book, and brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause. This year the funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”. A charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is “trust” and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

This year’s line up will not disappoint and will include Ross Learmonth, lead singer of Prime Circle, Arno Carstens, blues sensation Dan Patlansky, and of course front man, Ard Matthews. There will also be a short and fun auction taking place, handled by the well known Ariella Kuper from Clear Asset Auctions.

Tickets will be available through Webtickets at R150 each. For more information on the concert visit the Facebook Page: For more information on “We The Good People” visit their website, www.wethegoodpeople.com. For sponsorship enquiries please contact Marina Nestel: marina@thelittleblackbook.co.za. For media related enquiries please contact Jules Illing: jules@thelittleblackbook.co.za.

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.