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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.

New York Fashion Week Is Coming To Town
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Strap on your high heels, New York Fashion Week is coming to Town! Friday, 11 October 2019 sees New York Fashion Week designers gracing the runway at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, South Africa.

Producers Red Carpet Creative in collaboration with Runway Prestige New York have hand-picked a curated selection of showstopping ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion designers direct from the Big Apple, bringing the freshest tailored trends to our doorstep. “We are beyond excited for this sublime collaboration of SA-NYC; transcending borders and breaking boundaries, we lift the curtain and unveil the best of the world’s culture capitals” says Jade Allen of Red Carpet Creative.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets start at R495 a pop, covering all bases from food to fashion, cocktail and beauty bars and everything in between. Gorgeous gifts, giveaways and surprise live entertainment acts to blow the hair back. Crystal Tower’s Orah bar will host the official after party. For R1400 (per person sharing) guests can upgrade their tickets with a stay over at Crystal Towers Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

"Runway Prestige is based on the vision of unity and exclusivity” explains Rabab Abdalla, Founder, Executive Producer of Runway Prestige New York. “We believe in fostering a space of tolerance and respect whilst cultivating and encouraging our fashion designer's creativity and cross-cultural fashion exploration. We are extremely excited to bring our New York fashion production to South Africa. Our aim is to empower designers to explore other ecosystems of production and distribution. We are transcending geographical boundaries and creating an open platform for designers to be inspired by other cultural fashion history, trends and expression."

Innovative, modern design emanating cotemporary sophistication and luxury, Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers offers the quintessential space for a global fashion event. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Century City urban hub, set beside the palm-lined canal and boasts majestic views of Table Mountain.

Says SA Haute Couture Designer, Jacques LaGrange “having worked with NYFW for the past three years consecutively, I can confidently say that South Africa is right up there in terms of vision and quality. The cross pollination of NY and SA makes perfect sense in the world of fashion and gives people something truly spectacular to look forward to and be a part of!”

Guests are encouraged to leave their cars at home and Uber in safety and in style. Uber is offering guests R100 off their first ride with the promo code NYRCapeTown.

Tickets can be purchased via https://qkt.io/NYRUNWAY. For more details, email info@redcarpetconcepts.co.za or you can visit the Facebook Event Page.

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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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/