Posts tagged ‘Tracey Lange’

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 23, 2014

star-studded ‘ciroc circle’ celebration at shimmy beach in cape town

12.23 Ciroc, Bonang Matheba, Nthato Mashishi,  (by Denzil Jacobs)

The CÎROC Circle was welcomed in style as David Tlale, magnetic fashionista Bonang Matheba, trail-blazing Hip Hop artist Da L.E.S and Top 40 hit-maker DJ Dimplez, ushered in a new era for Ciroc in South Africa. It was certainly a luxurious celebration set against the fantastic summer Shimmy Beach Club backdrop. With unbelievably delicious canapĂ©s, sushi and decadent CÎROC Vodka cocktails, guests including some of Cape Town’s most loved trend-setters and celebs including Nthato Mashishi and Tracey Lange were treated to an unforgettable summer’s after. Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town’s premier summer destination hosts it’s very own CÎROC Circle Bar area that is not to be missed out on this season. Soak up the sun next to the pool area with a cocktail in the CÎROC Bar area this season with all your friends. Contact Shimmy Beach for more! See you there!

12.23 Ciroc, David Tlale, Nthato Mashishi, Tracey Lange (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thanks to CSA PR for the invitation as well as Levi’s SA and Hilton Weiner for dressing me.

 

March 20, 2014

all the glamour at ‘veuve clicquot masters polo 2014’

03.20 Veuve Clicquot, Masters Polo 2014, Cindy Nell, Sue Duminy, Katryn Kruger (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, 1 March 2014, South Africa’s elite gathered at the prestigious Val De Vie Estate in Paarl, Cape Town to indulge in luxury, canapĂ©s, champagne, fashion and of cause a polo tournament at the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2014. This year, as the official fashion sponsor of the VCM2014, D’Ore Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) graciously dressed some of our most influential celebrities including model and actress Tanya van Graan, international model Katryn Kruger and model Cindy Nell. International television personality Jennifer Su sparkled in a dress by Vanessa G London for D’Ore Boutique. Wearing a gorgeous summer dress selected from her new online boutique, Just For Tonight, Sue Duminy looked amazing. After the recent release of her first fragrance for women, “Jeannie in a Bottle” (now in stores at Clicks nationwide), television personality Jeannie D, looked radiant in a dress also by D’Ore Boutique.It was wonderful spending the afternoon watching polo and sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne with SA singing sensation Jimmy Nevis, journalist Clayton Morar, owner of Pallu Boutique (situated in Sandton, Johannesburg) Peta Eggierth-Symes, international actress Natalie Becker, presenter Tracey Lange, celebrity stylist Jasna Zellerhoff, beauty blogger Leigh van den Berg, dance music duo Locnville (Andrew and Brian Chaplin), Olympic Gold Medalist Ryk Neethling, Misty Louw, television personality Liezel van der Westhuizen and so many more, with a guest appearance by model Roxy Louw.

03.20 Veuve Clicquot, Masters Polo 2014, Cindy Nell, Jennifer Su, Peta Eggierth-symes, David Tlale, Locnville, Jeannie D, Andrew Chaplin, Brian Chaplin (by Denzil Jacobs)

And if all that wasn’t luxurious enough, the official vehicle sponsor for this event was none other than Bentley, offering chauffeur transfers to SA’s elite. It was certainly a highlight on the South African social calendar all put together by the team at Vivid Luxury PR, headed by Anina Malherbe.

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner SA for dressing me at this event and Spoilt Salon for styling.

More images soon at Denzil Jacobs Photography Facebook Page.

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 canapĂ©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.

September 5, 2013

the big bottle wine festival 2013

The Big Bottle Festival, Natalie Becker, Bjorn Steinbach, Misty Louw, Jasna Zellerhoff, Anina Malherbe (by Denzil Jacobs)

With near perfect weather, the Big Bottle Walk About Tasting was, for many, the highlight of the Big Bottle Festival 2013. Guests were also enchanted by the statuesque models who roamed the extensive grounds dressed in KLĂ»K CGDT couture with hair by Caitlin Howie of ‘At Yours’ and make up by Chelsea Cathrine Hare. For the first time in South Africa, guests of the Big Bottle Festival were able to view the Bentley New Flying Spur and the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster which has yet to be officially launched in the country.

Over 40 of South Africa’s top wine estates took part, including Morgenster, Buitenverwachting, Tokara, Klein Constantia, Chamonix, Delaire Graff and Mullineux amongst others. Seven of South Africa’s top chefs prepared “Winter Comfort Food” for guests, which paired beautifully with the wines on offer. Delicious meals were prepared by renowned chefs, Peter Templehoff, the executive chef of the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Edgar Osojnik head chef at Buitenverwachting, Rudi Liebenberg of the highly acclaimed Mount Nelson, Harald Bresselschmidt celebrated chef from Aubergine Restaurant, Roland Gorgosilich of Bosman’s Restaurant at the Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl, Gregory Czarnecki renowned for his work at the Waterkloof Estate and Brad Ball, Executive Chef of the world class Bistro Sixteen82.

I attended on the last day, Sunday 25 August 2013, with Natalie Becker, Jasna Zellerhoff, Misty Louw, Bjorn Steinbach, Tracey Lange and so many more, to enjoy a blissful day of wine tasting, mouthwatering dishes and delicious company. With the resounding success of the Big Bottle Festival 2013 event, many South Africans are already looking forward to next year’s event, which has now firmly established itself as the Western Cape’s leading social, culinary and wine tasting event. Presented in association with Vivid Luxury PR.

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, canapĂ©s 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 MoĂ«t & 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.

April 20, 2013

emo adams launches his “all star theatre”

Emo Adams, All Star Theatre Launch, Sue Duminy, JP Duminy, Clayton Morar, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie (by Denzil Jacobs)

Earlier this month, South African actor, singer and producer, Emo Adams celebrated the launch of his All Star Theatre with fellow all stars Loukmaan Adams, Sekoati SK, Crushanda Forbes and Wayne McKay to name a few. Guests including Premiere Helen Zille, cricketer JP Duminy and his wife Sue Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Sherrin Davie, television and radio personality Kia Johnson, PR and media personality Clayton Morar, Tracey Lange and myself were invited to enjoy an evening of music, comedy and dinner and coincidentally to celebrate Emo’s birthday. Located at the Cape Gate Lifestyle Centre, Emo Adams will be launching his new DVD, “Finding Emo” on 26 and 27 April 2013, for details visit the All Star Artists Facebook Page.

Special thanks to Clayton Morar Media.

January 28, 2013

cavendish square made to fly fashion challenge

Cavendish Square, J&B Met 2013, Jennifer Su, Jen Su, Natalie Becker, Denzil Jacobs, Ayanda Tini (by Denzil Jacobs)

Last week Cavendish Square invited 10 top local media personalities to participate in their annual “Made To Fly Fashion Challenge” in conjunction with the J&B Met. Personalities Jennifer Su, Natalie Becker, Tanya Nefdt, Ayanda Tini, Jasna Zellerhoff, Leigh-Anne Williams, Carl Wastie, Charl Reineke, Tracey Lange and myself were enlisted to create the ultimate J&B Met ‘Made to Fly’ ensemble, using fashion from 10 of Cavendish Square’s fashion retailers. Participating fashion retailers at Cavendish Square included Sunglass Hut, Stuttafords, Attitude, Nicci Boutique, Chica Loca, Monsoon, Long Street, Mari & Me, Diesel, Michiko London and Forever New. In addition, fashion design students from Fedisa, South Africa’s Leading Institute for a BA Degree in Fashion, showed off some amazing interpretations of the J&B Met theme this year.

Cavendish Square, J&B Met 2013, Leigh-Anne Williams, Tracey Lange, Jasna Zellerhoff, Tanya Nefdt (by Denzil Jacobs)

For a chance to win VIP Tickets to the J&B Met and an overnight stay at Aquila Game Reserve (inclusive of 3 meals, 2 game drives and accommodation in a 4 star premier cottage), the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite outfit. Voting by entering on www.cavendish.co.za or by tweeting the name of the celebrity you are voting for, plus the name of the Cavendish retailer that their outfit is from and include the hashtag for the event #CavendishMet. The competition opens during the afternoon of 25 January and will close on 31 January at 10am.

Please vote for my style ensemble on Twitter: @denziljacobs! Thank you!

July 17, 2012

taste of winter at cavendish square

Natalie Becker, Tracey Lange, Sean O, Chad Saaiman, ColCacchio, Cavendish Square

Last week, Cavendish Square invited 20 guests, including Natalie Becker, Tracey Lange, Guy McDonald, Sean O, Chad Saaiman & the Black Ties and myself, to indulge in some delicious wine tasting. The event took place at Col’Cacchio restaurant where we were treated to an array of delicious Col’Cacchio food paired with a variety of wines sponsored by Namaqua Wines. It was a winter wine and food event fit for any wine & food lover.

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 BeyoncĂ©’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 BeyoncĂ©’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.