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Guess SS19 ‘Paradise’ Collection Launch

August 7, 2019

I headed off to the Guess SS19 launch on Friday morning, my first fast-fashion event in over a year. Winter in Cape Town showed off for a change so it seemed prophetic that the collection was titled ‘Paradise’. The sentiment was further endorsed by an idyllic poolside venue nestled behind the luxurious One & Only hotel at the V&A Waterfront. On arrival, my guest Duncan Pape and I were met by A-List Communications PR exec Gaby Trathen and Guess marketing manager Carla Davis. Remember her name because the story gets juicy. 

Glass of white wine in hand, (odd for 11am but no complaints), Duncan and I were lead into a sun-kissed, palm-fronded space, ie aforementioned paradise. A DJ in the corner pumped cool lounge beats as trays of mini eats sashayed by. We refrained from dining, happy with wine in paradise.

Take a long lazy look at what we saw.

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Fragments Paris – Coffee at its best

March 26, 2018

You need to travel far and wide to find a decent cup of coffee in Paris. Sadly true yet odd, considering that this city is a bastion of cafe society. Parisians are renowned for downing an espresso at a bar or cafe counter. Now that brew is so strong and thick, a spoon could stand upright in the demi cup. The second a barista adds milk, froth or foam to create a latte or cappuccino, all bets are off and the taste of coffee goes tits up.

In pursuit of a decent cuppa, I took the metro on a rainy Sunday morning to Fragments Paris café on Rue des Tournelles in Le Marais. For the record, the 25-minute journey from my apartment in Saint-Germain is flipping far by Parisian standards as you can’t swing a cat on a street corner for fear of hitting a cafe. The trip, however, is worth every caffeine-infused sip.

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Lunch at Les Deux Magots, Saint-Germain des Prés

March 1, 2018

Day two saw me nestled at the uber chic Les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain des Prés, two blocks from ‘my apartment’.

Being served by a polite, hot as hell waiter, who bore a striking resemblance to Ewan McGregor, dissipated all the pain and frustration I’d experienced in getting to Paris. (Read my two previous posts here and here.)

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5 Things I Learned This Week

January 14, 2018

It’s been 731 days since I’ve had a break. Yes, you read correctly. Two years and 4 weeks have gone by since I was physically separated from my computer. I haven’t had a weekend away or even a day trip to rest and heal my soul. Its been go, go and go some more. With a job in Social Media, it’s easy to log onto a device and start working from the minute you open your eyes and I do that.

Technology also accommodates communication at any hour of the day. I receive queries, messages or calls from 7:00 am until 10 at night. It’s insane and I’ve allowed it. Well, no more. I’ve been sucked dry and have nothing more to give. So here’s what I learned this week.

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Bilboa Restaurant & Chinchilla Bar Launch; the looks I loved and my style tip for cocktail wear

January 13, 2018

Bilboa Restaurant and Chinchilla Bar above it is the latest hotspot on the Camps Bay strip. Perched on the site of the old Camps Bay Blues, it epitomises the all the cosmopolitan glamour which Cape Town summers are renowned for.

The launch party was hosted by Marina Nestel of The Little Black Book PR on an evening which didn’t hold a breath of wind (rare) and where the sunset literally showed off (common). I took two dates to the event for two very good reasons. 1. My usual Duncan Pape and his partner Gabriel Verryne are uber hot so the chances of me looking amazing were pretty high:) and (2) they are my top style tip for cocktail wear.

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