Posts tagged ‘Warrick Gautier’

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 canapés 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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March 9, 2013

veuve clicquot masters polo cape town 2013 (part 2)

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Tanya Van Graan, Kasper Kristoffersen, Bjorn Steinbach, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Katlego Maboe, Lesego Moraladi (by Denzil Jacobs)

On Saturday, 23 February 2013, Val de Vie Estate played host to the glamourous Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town 2013.

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Anina Malherbe, Simba Mhere, Kia Johnson, Warrick Gautier, Peta Eggierth-Symes (by Denzil Jacobs)

Celebrities including Tanya van Graan with her fiancé Kasper Kristoffersen, Bjorn Steinbach, Leigh-Anne Williams, Siv Ngesi, Katlego Maboe with his girlfriend Lesego Moraladi, Simba Mhere, Kia Johnson, Creative Director for Jenni Button Warrick Gautier and Peta Eggierth-Symes (for Pallu) were invited to enjoy a day of polo, delicious canapés and Veuve Clicquot Champagne whilst also enjoying a spectacular Jenni Button & Hilton Weiner fashion show. See other celebrity guests at this prestigious event here.

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2013, Hilton Wiener, Jenni Button (by Denzil Jacobs)

Special thank you to Hilton Weiner for dressing me for this prestigious event by Vivid Luxury PR.

January 24, 2013

veuve clicquot masters cape town

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Ryan Botha, Thandie Kupe (by Denzil Jacobs)

South Africa’s most glamorous polo event of the annual social calendar is set to take place for the third year running on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at Val de Vie Estate outside Cape Town. Jenni Button and Hilton Weiner have been announced as the official Fashion Partners for the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Masters. A Hilton Weiner & Jenni Button Fashion Show will form part of the day’s activities, while Creative Director for the brands, Warrick Gautier, will be a judge in the Best Dressed competition for the day. Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town, one of five international tournaments, is their first and only on the African continent. Proven a resounding success and enjoyed by SA’s glamorous elite, guests include top celebrities, fashionable socialites and avid polo lovers. VIP Guests who attend last year included, Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Ryk Neethling, Natalie Becker, and Roxy Louw with media personality Clayton Morar, model Gina Goldsmith and socialite Thandie Kupe.

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Cape Town has grown considerably since its first year and is expected to draw in more than 1200 guests this year. Val de Vie’s world-class polo fields and luxurious club house facilities provide the ideal venue to host an event of this caliber. VIP guests confirmed so far for a day out filled with champagne, gourmet canapés, sophisticated fashion, traditional games of pétanque, pamper lounges and of course a riveting game of world class polo include Natalie Becker, Aiden Bennetts, Elana Afrika, Lee-Anne Summers, Ryan Botha and Vanessa Marawa.

The Jenni Button Summer 2013 Collection, Journey to Marrakech, focuses on sensual modern cuts and shapes to suit the strong independent Jenni woman’s insatiable love of glamour, opulence and pleasure. Introducing exotic animal prints such as snake, leopard and crocodile in gold, silver and metallic shades, the collection is juxtaposed with splashes of colour – from bright aqua and teal, to azure blue, sea green and coral. Neutrals still form the foundation of the collection, mixed with bold geometric prints. Jenni will showcase its exclusive Couture Collection at this year’s Polo event. The Hilton Weiner Summer 2013 Resort Collection sees the introduction of sand washed silk, reverse silk, quality linen, and leather. There is also an array of architecturally inspired prints and Bugle-cut bead embellishments that can be found on Midi and Maxi dresses and selected blouses in the women’s wear collection.

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013
Venue: Val de Vie Estate (Paarl-Franschhoek Valley)
Tickets:
POLO CLUB ACCESS: R390 per person – includes a glass of wine and light lunch.
EQUUS VIP LOUNGE: R1, 750 per person – includes lunch and an open bar (premium brands available at a cash bar)
PICNIC ACCESS: R150 per person with access to grass only

Tickets available online via Val de Vie’s website: www.valdevie.co.za.

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.

April 16, 2012

art&life charity 2012 at val de vie estate

Tracy McGregor, Ard Matthews, Natalie Becker, Henri Slier, Cape Town Buzz, Denzil Jacobs, Nico Panagio, Warrick Gautier

Celebrating the Arts, Val de Vie Estate played host to the Art & Life Charity 2012 event on Sunday, 15 April 2012, with a special performance by singer Ard Matthews, a fashion show by Warrick Gautier for Jenni Button, a few moments of comedy by Mark Palmer and art exhibitions by artists Chrys Mammous and Gordon Clark. Celebrity guests including actress Natalie Becker and model Tracy McGregor as well as corporate guests were invited to enjoy the amazing countryside view, a majestic Polo tournament, entertainment and artwork to raise funds for five child centered charities, with TV personality Nico Panagio as the MC for the day.

An amazing event by Vivid Luxury, for more information about Art & Life, click on www.artandlife.co.za.

Additional photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.

March 26, 2012

val de vie 5 nations invitational polo

5 Nations Polo, Roxy Louw, Lee-Ann Summers, Vivid Luxury

It was a day of luxury and polo at the Val de Vie 5 Nations Invitational Polo on 24 March 2012 with Ryk Neethling, Roxy Louw, Lee-Ann Summers and Katlego Maboe to name a few. As an interlude to the remarkable polo tournament at the Val de Vie Estate, fashion designer Warrick Gautier showcased his latest collections for Jenni Button and Hilton Weiner in true style. Guests enjoy good wine, good company and good fashion as the day presented a breathtaking countryside view as the backdrop to an elegant polo tournament.

5 Nations Polo, Ryk Neethling, Katlego Maboe, Warrick Gautier

More photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.

February 27, 2012

jenni button & viyella at veuve clicquot masters polo 2012

Jenni Button Fashion Show

A first at the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2012, Jenni Button and Viyella showcase their latest collections. Jenni Button dazzled with stunning gold and silver evening gowns with impeccable detailing, revealing yet elegantly showcased with gorgeous models wearing aviator sunglasses and eye catching make up. The collection designed by Warrick Gautier also included an elegant range of ladies bags.

Viyella Fashion Show

In classic polo style, the Viyella fashion show brought together stylish shirts, cardigans and chino’s with cheeky bow ties and a strong emphasis on colour for a sophisticated gentlemen’s look.

More photos at JustForTheNostalgia on Facebook.