UPDATE: AFI Fashion Week

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AFI Fashion Week is just over a month away and I can not wait to get dolled up, show up and see what’s up with the latest local fashion trends fresh of the runway.

Adding to the build up, African Fashion International (AFI) has acquired an online marketplace for art, Wezart which fits perfect with their mission to promote and celebrate African creatives showcasing their work on global stages. #localislekker

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This is part of the bigger picture for AFI to become a Digital hub for Africa’s creative industry, with interconnectivity between Fashion, Art and Music.

Started in 2016, Wezart aims to assist artists in Africa to sell their artwork online by creating a virtual gallery, make online sales and track their monthly sales!

The artwork from the online marketplace will be exhibited during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town, giving exposure to the artists and an opportunity to make sales.

“I will continue working with AFI to reintroduce wezart.co.za to a bigger market and help artists in Africa grow,” says former Managing Director, Sihle Majola.

AFI will formally introduce wezart.co.za during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town on Wednesday, 11th of March 2020 through an auction that will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

AFI Fashion Week will take place from the 12 – 14 of March 2020

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Always, Anne

xoxo

Sofa Company launch Homeware (and I love it)

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Time to ‘dress up’ your home in the latest style trends

Good news for all interior lovers – Sofa Company South Africa launched a range of Danish inspired homeware across 9 categories and I was fortunate to attend the official media launch. 

(Do yourself a favour and pay a visit to their showroom in Buitengracht Street. You will walk away with interior inspo for days. Rephrase: for months.)

Their new categories include:

  • Artwork
  • Basketware
  • Candles & Holders
  • Scatter Cushions
  • Throws
  • Lighting
  • Mirrors
  • Rugs
  • Vases
  • Glassware

The range is curated into stories; Quintessential, Contemporary and Refined and feature light Oak wood and natural fibres. What I love the most though is the colour selection. Think  neutral tones of white and grey overlaid with pops of vibrant summer colours in blues, greens, pinks and yellows.

I work full time and  also attend social events after hours while squeezing in my fitness workout, so basically I’m always in need of extra baskets around the house to put my clothing away or to ‘stylishly hide away’ my throws and blankets after Netflix & Chill evenings. Instead of putting it away in a closet, it can actually make for a beautiful focal point in a living or bedroom space. Sofa Company has the BEST basketware (starting from R399.00) in all the shapes and trendy sizes imaginable and I highly recommend taking a look.

When it comes to cushions, I believe that more is more! The scutter cushions range retails at around R399.00 and will definitely wow your guests at your next dinner party. I am also a big believer of statement rugs for adding that homey feel to any living space and Sofa Company has a wide variety to suit all style personalities.

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The range is priced competitively, yes 30 something Martha that includes you too, without any compromises on the Danish levels of quality, form and function. Okay, don’t even get me started about their furniture.

Always, Anne

xoxo

*Available in-store and online.

REVIEW: KONG Bar & Grill

Welcome to the urban jungle where all the cool kids in Cape Town like to play.

KONG Bar & Grill opened its vibrant doors in the super trendy neighbourhood – de Waterkant. I was invited to the official opening launch and instantly felt surrounded with vibrant vibes thanks to the amazing decor and never ending options to guarantee a good time including the downstairs restaurant and bar, the upstairs dance floor with DJ booth, two pool rooms, a lekker outside patio and gorgeous backdrops to choose from to secure the perfect snap for Instagram.

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Every ocassion deserves a celebration.

KONG spoils you with the full 360 entertainment experience – from watching the World Cup Rugby enjoying the R95 burger, chips and beer special to their popular Thursday night parties where ladies can enjoy free bubbly between 8-9pm.

If you want to enjoy a romantic dinner like my husband and I did, head  downstairs and indulge in beautifully prepared European and Asian inspired dishes to set the mood.

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Hungry?

Their menu is very reasonable priced and they cater for everyone’s taste. Choose between your favourite burger, grilled steaks, gourmet salads, seafood or variety of tapas. For starters my hubby ordered Jalapeno Chilli Poppers (R60) and I went for  the Sticky grilled chicken wings (R67).

For mains I just couldn’t say ‘no’ to aged rump (R135 for 250g) while hubby went for the classic beef burger (R95). We shared dessert which was almost too pretty to eat – Coconut and Thyme Panna Cotta (R65).

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KONG Bar & Grill is definitely one of my new favourite hangout spots and if you want to have the same experience, please see more info below.

ADDRESS
10-12 Cobern St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001

OPENING HOURS
Thurday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11am-02am
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Monday: CLOSED

CONTACT

082 429 9123

Book a table online, or email reservations@kongcapetown.co.za.

 

Always, Anne

xoxo

Cape Town #Fit4Wiings event

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Le’ts get fit for a cause with Girls With Wiings and #Fit4Wiings.

Get ready to sweat it out and have fun with your favourite trainers and fit-fluencers all while supporting a great cause. You can expect 5 incredible workouts suitable for all fitness levels.

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The line up includes:

Ex pro-footballer and co-founder of Point Break Fitness Centre, RYAN BOTHA
Women’s personal trainer and founder of Rush Tush Glow Studio, RUSHDA MOOSAJEE
Personal trainer, Zumba, dance fit and Pilates instructor, PK THE TRAINER
Fitness trainer, brand ambassador and Fit- fluencer, NOMVULA KHUZWAYO
Pro Surfer, Under Armour Unlike Any Winner 2017, Women’s Health Next Fit Star Top 12 2019, TEAL HOGG
Pro HSBC Seven’s and False Bay rugby player, RIAAN O’NIELL

The MC’s for the event are, KFM breakfast show hosts, SHERLIN and SIBS.

Each entry fee goes towards the purchase of one toiletry bag for homeless and underprivileged women. Each toiletry bag includes sanitary products, a face cloth, underwear and soap.

Bring along a yoga mat or sweat towel.

Girls With Wiings is an organisation that sows hope and restores the dignity of homeless and underprivileged women. We are achieving this by distributing sanitary products to homeless & underprivileged women on a monthly basis.

Yaaaas queens, let’s get fit for a cause!

Click here for more information.

xoxo

Always, Anne

Details | AFI Cape Town Fashion Week

Isn’t it the coolest fact that the African continent boasts the world’s largest millennial population and the fastest-growing middle class? #YAAAS

Creatives and fashion influencers from across Africa will turn up in Cape Town to experience a week-long of fashion festivities from 9 – 13 April.

The Mother City will be spoiled for choice as designers from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameron and Morocco pair up with local favourites such as Maxhosa by Laduma, Imprint and Marianne Fassler.

“Africa has always been a source of inspiration for the rest of the world. Africa can definitely compete with the global brands given the support and an enabling ecosystem, that is what AFI seeks to facilitate.” AFI Founder and CEO, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe

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International luxury brands have penetrated local markets but lack valid African narratives that speak to distinct sense of style. While the world is investing in appealing to African consumers, home-grown creatives have the responsibility to set the trends.

 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week Programme Calendar

9 April Masterclass@ White Space

10 April Experience AFI @ White Space

11 April Gala Dinner

12-13 April Fashion Shows @CTICC

#IAMAFRICA

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For more information and tickets sales visit www.africanfashioninternational.com.

Always, Anne

xoxo

*Press release issued by AFI. Follow them on INSTAGRAM for more updates.

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Poetry Homeware launch too stylish for words

I love how Poetry just gets women.

This year’s collection was inspired by the very essence of the Poetry woman – eclectic and timeless.

“She takes heed of trends but draws on her own well of life experiences and creativity to curate an effortless look that conveys her signature style in a contemporary way throughout her home. She weaves her own narrative and does so with a keen appreciation of the finer things in life.”

At the recent launch which took place at Botanical Bar in Longmarket Street CBD, we got the opportunity to express our creativity by hand painting coffee mugs while indulging in deliciously prepared dishes inspired by traditional South African dishes and botanicals.

What a stylish affair for such a stylish brand! Thank you Pressroom PR for inviting me.

See more photos of the event below:

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The Poetry Homeware autumn/winter range for 2019 will be available in stores and online from April.

Always, Anne

xoxo

Photography by The Minimale Blogger.

Events | Falke AW19

Falke invited media and influencers to be the first to preview their AW ‘19 collection.

The event was held at The Stack on Tuesday morning. Guests had the opportunity to have a sneak peak of the latest mens and ladies fashion collections, followed by a quick run through of the products by the Falke team. Guests were treated to delicious canapes and drinks while interacting with the product through fun activations where they had a chance to win product. All guests were spoiled with an exclusive goodie bag containing some of the AW `19 collection.

The autumn/winter 2019 Falke range illustrates the wonderful symbiosis between the individual themes and shows their harmonious connection – divided into four trend directions:

  • Mutant Colours
  • Pride of Colours
  • Weightless Colours
  • Block Matching Colours.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

*Photos provided by PRESS ROOM

Mojo Market’s Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar

But first, what did the one oyster say to the other oyster? Nice mussels!

The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar spiced up their store at the Mojo Market in Sea Point.

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One of my favourite spots in Sea Point is the local Mojo Market. From their famous pulled pork to their signature pizzas and the live music happening daily – you can never go wrong.

Recently, The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar renovated and expanded their trendy space at the market which is open seven days a week from 10:30am to 10pm, catering to all the seafoodies in the Mother City.

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But let’s talk about the owner for a sec. What a cool and inspiring guy… Kyle Dods has sold over 400 000 oysters and over 20 tons of mussels to date.  Imagine when he reaches the half million mark! #MORECELEBRATIONS

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Sourced from Saldanha Bay, the freshly farmed produce gets its uniqueness from the quality of water in the region and is known for some of the world’s best oysters and mussels. “We supply Capetonians with some the best produce in the world and it is time for all to know this,” says Kyle. Fact.

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Kyle sources directly from key ocean farm partnerships in the West Coast town of Saldanha Bay, where 90% of all oysters and 100% of all mussels in the country, are sourced.

Ummm, so what makes them extra special?

Their oysters are stored in a huge submersible tank, which pumps sea water through so that the oysters are filtering themselves right until they are shucked and served. Every morning the mussels and oysters are harvested and delivered to the outlets, daily.

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Size matters

Kyle also insists on serving large oysters, which are ‘plump, meaty, sweet and a delicious mouthful’ with very little fuss.

“There’s truly nothing like cracking open an oyster, seeing the sea water burst out of it, and enjoying it, the way nature intended.”  Kyle, owner

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Follow The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar on INSTAGRAM for more offers and specials.

Always, Anne

xoxo