Posts tagged ‘Top Billing’

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!

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April 7, 2014

sundowners at john jacob’s ‘the dunrobin’ apartment in cape town

04.07 John Jacob, John Jacob Interiors, Dunrobin, Cape Town, South Africa (by Denzil Jacobs)

John Jacob Zwiegelaar launched John Jacob Interiors in Cape Town in 2005. At 36, he has since made his name as a designer of unmistakable, highly bespoke, stylish interiors characterized by their attention to detail. To date he has clients in South Africa, the US and Europe, and his work includes not just the interiors of domestic and commercial projects, but private planes and a yacht and he’s coordinated new fabric ranges for a lifestyle brand called Studio H. Highlights of his portfolio include work with Gulfstream in the US to co-ordinate the design of the interiors of privately commissioned aircraft as well as the style of their external livery. He redecorated the guest accommodation at 18th-century Vergelegen, the Cape’s most historic Cape Dutch homestead, sourcing period antiques and art, and commissioning fixtures and fittings from celebrated local craftsmen. At the beginning of 2012, as creative director of Studio H, the new lifestyle brand of South African fabric house Hertex Fabrics, he launched a series of new fabric collections, and future plans will extend the brand to include a range of furniture and paint for domestic interiors. He designing the profile for, and interiors of, Luminance a bespoke department store in Johannesburg that will feature international luxury fashion brands. His work is featured prominently in Andrew Martin’s decorating annual (2010), and he stars in the book Style Icons, Top South African Designers and their Interiors (2011), alongside 15 of South Africa’s most prominent interior designers. John oversees the entire design process from architectural concept to the decoration of the interiors, custom furniture design and the treatment of the garden. If a project requires it, furniture and decorative accessories are sourced further afield Рin the United Kingdom, France or wherever else is appropriate.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by John for sundowners at his Dunrobin apartment in Cape Town, which was featured on the top South African luxury and travel magazine televise show, Top Billing as well as the cover of Cond√© Nast‘s House & Garden Magazine. To say the least, the space was breathtakingly put together by this interior design genius. His use of shapes, colour and, my favourite part, texture was inspiring. It’s not a large space at all, but it still holds a sense of grandeur. Click here to see the feature on SABC3’s Top Billing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3R3rs3CVv0.

March 3, 2014

jacobs kronung introduces ‘jacobs iced coffee’ at shimmy beach club

03.03 Jacobs Coffee, Jacobs Kronung, Tracy McGregor, Ty Keogh, Tyrone Keogh, Shimmy Beach (by Denzil Jacobs)

This summer, Jacobs coffee is shaking things up by introducing a trendy new way to enjoy your original Jacobs instant coffee, as Jacobs Iced Coffee. From March 2014 Jacobs Coffee Iced Coffee hits stores nationwide to show how just how easy it is to shake things up. Fans will not only have the opportunity to taste the delicious new Jacobs Iced Coffee, buy receive a Jacobs shaker with a recipe booklet when purchasing a jar of Jacobs coffee. Also, in ten top malls in South Africa nation wide Jacobs Iced Coffee brings the summer experience to life with a Jacobs Iced Coffee Café complete with cocktail flarers, free WiFi and barista competitions with exciting prizes up for grabs.

Yesterday, Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town hosted the Jacobs Iced experience with hosts, Top Billing presenters, Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Simba Mhere with a special guest appearance by SA top model Tracy McGregor. VIP guests at this invitation only event included actor Ty Keogh, television presenters Leigh-Anne Williams, Katlego Maboe, Liezel van der Westhuizen, comedian Siv Ngesi with Goodhope FM DJ’s playing live at the event. Jacobs Coffee and Shimmy Beach pulled out all the stops to create a amazing atmosphere with barista competitions and a live performance by GoodLuck. Thank you Jacobs Coffee for a great experience and thank you Stuttafords SA and Tommy Hilfiger for dressing me!

For more information and recipes visit www.facebook.com/JacobsKronungSouthAfrica and follow on Twitter @JacobsKronungSA (Use the hashtag #JacobsIced) and Instagram @JacobsCoffeeSA.

 

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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 canap√©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.

 

November 6, 2013

magnum ‘pink & black’ launch in cape town

11.06 Bonang Matheba, Janez Vermeiren,  Juliana Vasconcelos, Magnum, Shimmy Beach Club, Magnum SA Launch, Cape Town (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last week, Magnum South Africa invited some of Cape Town’s top names in media as well as celebrity guests to introduce their new campaign, Magnum “Pink & Black”. The event took place at Cape Town’s summer hot-spot, Shimmy Beach Club with our host for the afternoon, Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren. Guests included Top Travel‘s Jeannie D, who is set to release her debut fragrance available in stores soon as well as Top Billing presenter and the face of Revlon South Africa Bonang Matheba. The event unveiled a first in South Africa, a live Twitter Auction where participants could win prizes including iPads and designer shoes. With canap√©s and champagne, guests including model Lisa Cowley, radio personality Gareth Cliff and television personalities Ewan Strydom, Danine Naidoo, Tanya Nefdt and Tracey Lange and myself certainly felt spoilt by Magnum as the afternoon progressed. The main Magnum Pink & Black event will take place in Johannesburg on 23 November 2013. Follow MagnumSA on Twitter for more about this campaign and the event.

March 11, 2013

pick n pay argus cycle tour 2013

Pick n Pay Argus Cycle Tour 2013, Sir Richard Branson, Janez Vermeiren, Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom, Graeme Richards (by Denzil Jacobs)

The Pick n Pay Argus Cycle Tour took place this past Sunday and saw cycling enthusiasts, celebrities and fans flock to Cape Town from all over the world to take part in this sport. British business tycoon, Sir Richard Branson completed the full race in good time with his team of Virgin Active cyclists as a show of support for this annual cycling event. Chatting to Sir Richard Branson, it was clear that he was pleased with his performance on the race and proud of his Virgin Active¬†team. South African television personalities, SABC3 Top Billing‘s Janez Vermeiren¬†proudly lead the team of cyclists from the Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy on his Pick n Pay ‘Like Bike’ along with SABC3 Expresso Morning Show‘s Katlego Maboe, Ewan Strydom and Graeme Richards. Also completing the race to raise funds for the Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy in association with Pick n Pay, the celebrity team behind the Velokhaya team of kids made good time for a good cause. Learn more about Velokhaya The Life Cycling Academy Like Bike here.

March 6, 2013

jonathan boynton-lee

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South African television personality on SABC3 Top Billing, Jonathan Boynton-Lee. (Phototographed at African Pride Hotels 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town.

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!

February 1, 2013

celebrities talk j&b met ‘made to fly’ fashion

J&BMet Fashion, Nicole Flint, Ty Keogh, Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Natalie Becker (by Denzil Jacobs)

The theme to this year’s J&B Met is “Made To Fly” and I talk fashion with some of the most fashionable celebrities in South Africa at the luxurious African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town. “I think you can do a lot with it, the Met always create great themes,” says Miss South Africa 2009 Nicole Flint. Enlisting the talent of up and coming Cape Town fashion designer Victor Cook, who specializes in bridal and evening wear, Nicole talks a bit about her custom designed Met dress drawing inspiration from the use of color and fabrics, “I thought of a butterfly, that was the basic inspiration. This year I’m going to have fun, it’s such a great day… it’s about fashion and having fun.”

IT-Man of the moment and GQ’s Best Dressed Man 2012, Ty Keogh shared some of his thoughts about the Met and fashion styles for men and ventures a guess that perhaps the modern man in South Africa may stray from the obvious ‘big feather ensembles’, “I think its going to be step away from the ‘bird theme’, I think a lot of guys are gonna go for light airy summery looks,” says Ty, hoping for not too many white suits. Giving just a hint of what to expect from him this year, Ty eludes to a more aviation-inspired look, enlisting international clothing brand, Tiger Of Sweden, “I wanted to wear Tiger, because they cut a very sharp, clean image which is in line with my idea of aviation.” Painting a picture of the tailored style and masculinity held by pilots, Ty says, “That is where my mind goes to in terms of “Made To Fly”. It’s an iconic style. I like that clean cut classic look, so I’ve gone with an avian white combination. I’m going for clean, sophisticated and classic. Not over the top, if there’s any color, it’ll be a small amount to compliment my lovely date’s outfit.”

Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee may be making an appearance at the Met this year too and had this to say about the Met, “This will be my first time at the Met, I’m very excited and keen to see what it’s going to be all about.” Undecided about how he’ll interpret the theme, Jonathan mentions Markham, “The Signature Markham Store in Sandton have a great selection, that will fit quite nicely with the theme.”

“Summer‚Ķ Summer colors, very flirty, very feminine, very fresh, with a hint of feathers and sunglasses by Sunglass Hut to complement my outfit,” says actress Natalie Becker as she plans to have fun with her ensemble this year and the ‘Made To Fly” theme.

Only one day left to perfect that J&B Met Made To Fly ensemble!

December 12, 2012

bonang matheba visits the expresso show

Bonang Matheba, Expresso Show (by Denzil Jacobs)

Yesterday morning, Top Billing presenter Bonang Matheba visited The Expresso Show on SABC3 to spread some Christmas cheer.