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First Thursdays Branch out to Queen Victoria Road
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A FORESTRY OF FILM, FASHION, FLAVOUR AND FESTIVITIES

(Cape Town, South Africa) Queen Victoria Road was a bustle at this month’s very festive First Thursday fiesta. Migrating the festivities from the traditional Bree Street soiree of art and bar hopping to the newly manifested Art flick and Winter Night market attractions, respectively.

Queen Victoria Road runs parallel to the Company Gardens. A green tree-lined setting leading up to the planetarium nestled beside Cape Town’s Urban Oasis – 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Here the illustrious Quentin Tarrantino Movie Nights take place.

Situated a stone’s throw away, at 54 Queen Victoria Road, is the Botanik Social House (in the old Land Bank building) which debuted its First Thursday Night Market on July 4th. Doors opened to public at 6pm, ideal for pursuers and consumers meandering across from the previously established art avenue which kicks off at 17:00.

The venue, an indoor forestry blossoming with towering trees and greenery springing from every pocket. 36 Vendors welcomed guests to peruse and purchase a plethora of goods from clothing, accessories and jewellery to bags, beauty and even doggy beds. The venue was exquisitely decorated with all the bells and whistles of a market, come restaurant / bar / nightclub – an interesting mix leaving no guests standing idle with little to see or do

Entrance to these monthly winter night markets is free of charge. Each guest is welcomed by a complimentary cocktail upon arrival between 6 and 7pm. Belvedere brand-led the launch event (no alcohol offered to under 18’s of course), with Hendricks taking the lead in August.

Kweyol restaurant’s Afro-Caribbean street style cuisine was catered by Chef Mala Bryan – adding a tasteful touch to the evening. Says Bryan “I’m so thrilled to see my vision for this night market come to life. It was an honour to have so many wonderful vendors and exhibitors participating in this event. With such a great uptake from the attendees we’ll be expanding the culinary options even further for the upcoming night markets. It means a great deal to me to have such a positive response to a cuisine so close to my heart.”

Back up the road at 15 on Orange, the Cult Classic Movie nights featured award-winning film Pulp Fiction. A solid three-hour journey of non-stop action starring power cast - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis.

Inglorious Basterds, featuring lead actor, Brad Pitt lines up for August 1st 2019. Tickets are R185 per person and includes the movie, dinner wrap, popcorn, sweets, date balls and Coco fair chocolate. Arrival drinks prepared by Wixworth Gin. Coco fair hot chocolate served during interval. Guest arrival from 6:30, with movie commencing at 7:15pm. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page or book tickets direct via QUICKET.

For more information on the night markets check out the Facebook Event Page. For vendor inquiries please email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.

Botanik Social House Winter Night Markets
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Botanik Social House Launches First Thursday Winter Night Markets

(Cape Town, South Africa) Step into a forestry of fashion, food and festivities at the Botanik Social House Night Markets every First Thursday through Winter 2019.  The monthly First Thursday Night Markets, set to take place on 4 July, 1 August and 5 September 2019, are set to host a collection of Cape Town and South Africa’s most sought-after trending retail vendors.

The recently launched Kweyol restaurant–bar come Nightclub (Botanik Social House), boasts a refreshingly up-beat Afro-Caribbean themed space. Its eccentricity seeded through the illustrious greenery, décor and refurbishing’s with bold splashes of bright colour to alleviate guests from ever a dull moment.

Doors open at 6pm. Entrance is free, and each guest will receive a complimentary Belvedere cocktail upon arrival. Tropical House and Ibiza sunset lounge music DJ performances throughout the evening to set the ambiance.

Kweyol's authentic Afro-Caribbean street-food style cuisine available for purchase on the day include: caribbean vegetable soup, caribbean chicken/beef/chickpea curry with  basmati rice, grilled chicken wings, fish and chips rum and raisin ice cream (R50 to R100 per dish)

Explore more than 34 stalls offering sustainable and local fashion, art, beauty and one-of-a-kind décor and jewellery pieces. Fashion apparel vendors include Afrikwinz Den, Awake, Beach CultGlam Inc, Innocent Devotion, Juice by LucyKoi KoiJulz SwimMood StudiosNVMEOriginal Cape Town (OGCT)Sama SamaFlock ItHemp Love,Gabrielle SwimwearAlessia Boutique and Love Deluxe.

For those on the lookout for statement jewellery pieces keep an eye open for accessory brands: Mind Your Head, Lush & Dawn, Awaken, Meraki JewelleryKiloLe RuLorneand SOUL.

Lifestyle vendors include a variety of art pieces, décor items and beautiful dog baskets on the night by You & Lou, Crystal Stories, Me & NormanKare BagsWild Thorn,Brushes by West and Day Feels.

The market will commence at 6pm with no admission fee and a complimentary Belvedere welcome drink to all of those arriving before 7pm. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/893395021008860/) or email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.  

 

*Please Drink Responsibly. Not For Sale To Persons Under The Age Of 18*  

  

BOTANIK FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET DIARY LISTING:

Where: 54 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

When: First Thursday 4 July 2019

Contact:  081 462 5076

For More info: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/893395021008860/

BOTANIK FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET
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Image supplied by ‘I Love Foodies’

Botanik Social House presents the debut of their First Thursday Night Market

 (Cape Town, South Africa) Botanik Social House is an Afro-Caribbean themed bar/lounge/restaurant in inner-city Cape Town. This newly revamped events venue in Queen Victoria Street, formerly know as ‘The Bank’ is a new addition to acclaimed chef, Giorgio Nava’s restaurant group in company with his Carne and 95 collections.

Botanik will be hosting a First Thursday Night Market on 4 July 2019, welcoming guests to lush tropical greenery with a fusion of flavours, colours and botanical beats whilst sipping on signature cocktails.

Escape the buzz of the city by being transported to a festive island of local fashion, lifestyle, artists and décor vendors, displaying the best that South Africa has to offer with their latest collections accompanied by Kweyol’s delectable cuisine.

Mala Bryan, the owner of Kweyol Restaurant & Bar is the one creating the food magic at the Botanik Social House, and her passion lies in sharing her culture as well as her diverse recipes inspired by her hometown St.Lucia. Mala will be offering her authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine on the night with tropical beats by some of South Africa’s best DJ’s.

The market will commence at 6pm with no admission fee and a complimentary welcome drink to all of those arriving before 7pm. For more info go to the Facebook Event Page or email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.  

Any fashion, lifestyle, art & décor vendors interested in participating or any sponsoring brands looking to get on board can contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za for more information.

  

BOTANIK FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET DIARY LISTING:

Where: 54 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

When: First Thursday 4 July 2019

Contact:  081 462 5076

For More info: melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/893395021008860/

First Thursday Movie Nights: Alice in Wonderland
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A Fresh Take on First Thursdays at Cape Town’s Urban Oasis

(Cape Town, South Africa) The First Thursday Movie Nights at 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection debuted with a five-star cinematic experience on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The fully immersive five-star sensory experience was set in an opulent, elegantly furnished lounge-style cinema, offering ultimate comfort and relaxation. A Red Carpet Creative production, made possible by Gearhouse AV, exquisitely decorated by Fynbosch Flora and complete with a welcome lounge catered by Wixworth Gin, Chambord®, Happy Culture and Baked Sugar Cakes.

The launch coincided with Tracy-Lee Rosslind’s Alice in Wonderland themed birthday celebration, hosting esteemed guests Nadia Jaftha, Alyssa Kirby Cole, Sheri Greenway, Jade Robertson, Nuzhah Jacobs, Aqeelah Harron Ally and Kiara Kittner to name a few.  

With an artistic take on First Thursdays the Winter Edition of Quinton Tarantino Cult Classics kicks off to public on Thursday 6 June featuring Kill Bill Vol.1. Pulp Fiction follows on 4 July and 1 August showcases Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

The offering includes an art exhibition by Linnea Frank, a Wixworth Art of Gin mixology bar for welcome cocktails and a delectable movie meal at R185 per person, all inclusive. Seating is limited and bookings in advance essential. For more info go to theFacebook Event Page or email melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Berry Bliss as Chambord® ushers in the summer fun
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On Wednesday, 20 November 2018 Chambord® hosted an exclusive pamper party for celebs, A-listers and media at The  Bay in Camps Bay. And why? Well, #BECAUSENOREASON.

The guests were welcomed with the eye-catching Chambord® Royale served in a champagne flute. To highlight the delights of this premium black raspberry liqueur Chambord® also served the guests the Chambord® Margarita Coolers with Herradura, Chambord, lemonade and lime and a Chambord® Lemonade with Finlandia – ideal cocktails for the summer. 

Set under the palms of this seaside strip enhanced the quirky festivities of a sunny day draped in pink, with its gorgeous views over Camps Bay’s iconic beachfront, The Sandy B

Private Beach Club’s VIP lounge and pool deck was the perfect spot to compliment the refreshing summer appeal of this all-natrual rasperry liqueur.

Brown-Forman Brand Principal Chantal Canning added,; “Chambord® is a premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur whereby every drop is produced at a traditional French chateau situated in the Loire Valley of France following many of the same traditional processes. Today, Chambord® continues to inspire versatile cocktail creations around the world and is considered decadent, flamboyant and a real treat to add to your glass of bubbly. As we like to say “pink your drink”. But you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy Chambord®. If you like it, drink it. Why. Because no reason. The Chambord® global mantra inspires women to live their best life however they choose to. C’est la vie.”

While the berry bliss of Chambord® inspired fruit and flowers galore, pampering for the day included nail and hair care pop-ups, make up specialists, beauty products and cool swimwear collections.

Pop-ups included On Trend, MaxiB Collection, Kokodakota, Beach Cult, Vilebrequin and Nvme Bikini, with activations by MUD make-up, Bianca Moore (hair) and Fox Box (nails & eyebrow threading).

Healing Earth and Chambord® provided beautiful gift bags.

DJ Anthea Scholtz provided beachy tropical house beats. Known for her broody techno, Anthea lightened the day with accessible vocal-driven mixes.

Salt and Pepper Catering’s canapés were rounded off with macaroons, a Chambord® dessert infusion and sorbet cones to cool off an exclusive, sun-kissed summer’s day.

Emcee Mamohau Seseane from KFM 95.5 summed up Chambord® Royale: “Its perfection in a glass. Add some Champagne to your Chambord® and have a real sensory experience.”

Sponsors for the Chambord® Royale day were Happy Culture, San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and One Juice.

Chambord® is a versatile, all natural, black raspberry liqueur with French royal provenance that can be enjoyed in a number of delicious cocktails.

An infusion of the world’s finest raspberries and blackberries, blended with the exotic flavours of black currant, Madagascan vanilla and aged XO cognac, the drink was inspired by raspberry liqueur made in the Loire Valley in the late 1600s - said to have been introduced to Louis XIV during one of his visits to the Château de Chambord. 

Chambord® is available at leading retail stores at R259

FLAMINGLE HOW YOU CHOOSE BUT PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

NOT FOR SALE TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

For more information on Chambord® visit: “https://www.chambordchannel.com/en/”

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