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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.

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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 ZoĂ« 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!

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.

 

September 5, 2013

woolworths summer 2013 fashion convo cape town

Woolworths, Fashion Convo, Cape Town, Bonang Matheba, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Tanya Nefdt, Karisa Nicholls, Bjorn Steinbach (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last week, Woolworths invited media, celebrity guests and some of their loyal customers to showcase their Summer 2013 fashion trends for Woolworths, Country Road and Trenery. Our host for the evening, television personality Bonang Matheba introduced the panel of fashion experts as we were treated to an on-trend fashion show. Guests including Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom, Danine Naidoo, Siv Ngesi, Natalie Becker, Leigh-Anne Williams, Tanya Nefdt, Bjorn Steinbach and Kia Johnson to name just a few, enjoyed a glass of champagne and delicious Woolworths sugary-treats and canapés as the evening of fashion conversation progressed. See all the latests trends introduced last week instore at any Woolworths clothing department store as well as Woolworths Online.

Visit Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page to view a short video from the evening.

Woolworths, Fashion Convo, Cape Town, Fashion, Country Road, Trenery (by Denzil Jacobs)

April 5, 2013

glambition with jo-ann strauss

Glambition, Jo-Ann Strauss, (by Denzil Jacobs)

Miss South Africa 2000, television personality and media mogal, Jo-Ann Strauss adds television producer to her repertoire. Drawing on over 12 years experience in media to bring to South Africa a talk-show-esque magazine TV show called Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss. Celebrating African beauty in all it’s forms and asking tough questions, Glambition will address the various facets of being a woman in this day and age. It’s about glamour and ambition combined, powerful, beautiful women who are taking their rightful place in society. Guests on the show will include some of the most well known South African women in media, television, business and more, including television personalities Bonang Matheba and Minnie Dlamini, Miss South Africa 2011 Melinda Bam, Bridget Masinga and Yolandi Malherbe to name a few.

Glambition with Jo-Ann Strauss premieres in it’s primetime slot on 8 April 2013 at 8:30pm on eTV.

Visit Jo-Ann Strauss on Facebook for more information about the show.

May 28, 2012

talking secrets with elana afrika

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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 rĂ©sumé 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.