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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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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/

HAUTE COUTURE DINNER AT 15 ON ORANGE HOSTED BY EMPOWER ME
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(Cape Town, South Africa) 15 on Orange, Autograph Collection Hotel hosted an Empower Me Event on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. This New York themed networking event was organised by Empower Me founder, Janine Brink in collaboration with renowned fashion designer Jacques LaGrange.

The haute couture dinner was set in an opulent, exquisitely furnished private dining room, offering ultimate luxury and fine dining. The table design and setting was beautifully created by Zam&Zor Events. 15 On Orange Autograph Collection is a five star venue and a destination hub situated in the heart of the city, newly refurbished in luxurious modernity and lush greenery with breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

The glamourous affair commenced at 6:30pm with Disaronno and Fitch & Leedes cocktails as welcome drinks. Happy Culture Kombucha and The Dutchess zero alcohol drinks were also available. Deetlefs MCC was specially poured for the Empower Me VIP members on arrival, as an extra spoil. Guests were welcomed by classic lounge beats played Anthea Scholtz which set the mood for the New York inspired evening of glitz and glam.

Esteemed guests were then led into the Private Dining room and welcomed by Empower Me founder, Janine Brink. Empower Me is an exclusive women’s network – the first of its kind to offer a diverse platform to empowering women in different areas of their lives. Inspiring and motivating women to become the best authentic version of themselves. This one-of-a-kind networking event gave the opportunity for multi-faceted modern females to interact with like-minded women.

Ash Evans was the guest speaker for the evening. An international TV reporter and show host, who founded The King’s Speech and now recently, she also launched the Ash Evans Company – to provide media training and presentation skills workshops for women.  Ash’s message was based on self-confidence and the mindset to change to become your most powerful self.

Next the 'King of Couture', Jacques LaGrange, showcased his exquisite haute couture New York Fashion Week collection in a dramatic show for the guests to enjoy. The ladies all marvelled at his creations and talent.

A delectable three-course dinner was prepared by notable Executive Chef, Tamsyn Wells.  As starters, guests were treated to a Salt and Pepper Fried Calamari with a lime dipping sauce, followed by a choice of a flavoursome grilled chalmar beef sirloin with a cauliflower couscous, caramelised baby onions and bordelaise jus or a grilled line fish with sauté wild mushrooms, fondant potato and pea puree and to end off the evening of elegance, Tia Maria spoilt the guests with their acclaimed Espresso Martinis. 

In addition to all the appetizing haute bistronomy, guests were enlightened with remarkable guest speakers, entertainment, luxury giveaways and an incredible goodie-bag to take home.

CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY VIDEO

(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

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.  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.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

EMPOWER ME HAUTE COUTURE DINNER AT 15 ON ORANGE
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(Cape Town, South Africa) Fine dining meets haute couture at the Empower Me Dinner hosted at the 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection on Wednesday 29 May 2019.

'King of Couture', Jacques LaGrange, brings his New York Fashion Week collection into motion, accompanying a delectable three-course dinner orchestrated by notable Executive Chef, Tamsyn Wells. This exclusive network dinner invites like-minded women to join in an evening of glits and glam in a New York setting.

The evening commences at 6:30pm with Disaronno welcome cocktails to the sound of Anthea Scholtz' uplifting beats and the formal dinner kicks off at 7:30pm. Between starters, mains and a Tia Maria Dessert, guest speakers and luxury giveaways, the bedecked dining room will transform into LaGrange’s petite runway.

Empower Me also offers a limited "inner circle" VIP Club Membership which entitles cardholders to various value-ads and discounts from luxury brand affiliates. VIP members can expect extra spoils at the event as well as 10% reduction off their ticket price.

Tickets are priced at R550 and available through their website www.empower-me.co.za. For further enquiries contact Janine on 079 036 7823 or janine@empower-me.co.za                      

    

DIARY LISTING:

VENUE: 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, Corner of Orange Street & Grey’s Pass, Gardens

DATE: Wednesday 29 May 2019

TIME: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

DRESS CODE: New York Cocktail

TICKETS: http://empower-me.co.za/event/vip-members-dinner/

CONTACT: janine@empower-me.co.za

WEBSITE: www.empower-me.co.za

MENU

*vegetarian options available on request

Starter

Salt and Pepper Fried Calamari

Dipping sauce, lime

 

Main Course

Frilled Chalmar Beef Sirloin

Cauliflower couscous, caramelized baby onions and bordelaise jus

Or

Grilled Line Fish

Sauté wild mushrooms, fondant potato, pea puree

 

Dessert

Tia Maria Cocktail

VILLIERA CELEBRATES THE MATRIARCH IN AN URBAN OASIS
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A Toast to Matriarchs in Cape Town's Urban Oasis

(Cape Town, South Africa) A matriarchal celebration at its finest took place on Sunday 12 May 2019 at 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Mums and families gathered together for an effervescent afternoon of feastivities, award winning wines, Lushious gifting and live entertainment in Cape Town's Urban Oasis.

Welcoming guests into a lavishly transformed space by Gearhouse AV, with soft pink hues to accentuate femininity and surround-sound auditory accompaniment of Francesca Biancoli performing live. This set the stage for mum’s in celebration. With a glass of Starlight Brut MCC offered upon arrival the esteemed diners were navigated to their tables adorned with gorgeous LUSH Cosmetics gift boxes for each of the mums.

The four-course luncheon presented by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells, commenced with a mouth-watering starter pairing of Norwegian salmon tartare, avocado mousse, soy lime broth and ikura caviar paired beautifully with the Villiera Tradition Brut MCC NV. The sumptuous second course comprised of the Smoked paprika seared Linefish, grilled broccolini, saffron scented potato puree, gremolata crumb and lemon butter served together with Paired with Bushvine Blanc Fumé Reserve NV.

Guests sunk their teeth into a generous third course of Roast Chalmar beef fille, charred spring onion, onion chutney, pickled and roast onion puree with truffled potato fritter and peppercorn sauce enjoyed with the Vilierra Cabernet Sauvignon. And, to round off the palette, Nougat and white chocolate cremeux dessert with Raspberry glaze, Turkish delight and pistachio accompanied by the Tradition Brut Rosé MCC.

Villiera Wines, rooted from Stellenbosch, is a family run winery, pioneering quality produce and commitment to preserving the environment as proud members of the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. A perfect fit for a matriarchal family occasion. Ideal for a lavish luncheon, Villiera is notable for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange Hotel includes the Empower Me Haute Couture Dinner with Jacques LaGrange fashion show with Tia Maria and Theravine on Wednesday 29 May 2019; Italian Day Lunch & Live Music with Disaronno and Ayama Wines on Sunday 2 June, and the First Thursday Movie Night Cult Classics with Wixworth Gin on 6 June, 4 July and 1 August 2019.

For more information on the 15 on orange Hotel, Autograph Collection events line up please contact  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za.                                                                                                        

CHAMBORD® RAISES A TOAST TO FEMININITY THIS FREEDOM DAY
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(Cape Town, South Africa) A panel of power women, experts in their industries at the top of their game, gathered together this Freedom Day, 27 April, to inspire, uplift and engage.

A festive conglomerate of mademoiselles enjoyed a Royale bubbling five-star Chambord® soiree at the recently refurbished 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection. Illuminated in the berrylicious colours of Chambord liqueur Cape Town’s Urban Oasis offered a premium play station for pop up pamper bars (FoxBox, Rain SA and Gorgeous2Go), decadent dining (catered by Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells), trendy tunes by Anthea Scholtz and Francesca Biancoli, and of course, a glass and a half for cocktail-o-clock. #BecauseNoReason

The fizztivities revolved around a panel discussion lead by SA’s little Oprah, Mamohau Seasane, offering inspiring ideas as to how to harness the best version of oneself. Panel members included:

KFM radio show host (ranked number one in the country), Bravo Presenter on Kyknet and Tussen Ons show host, Tracey Lange; Good Hope FM Radio & TV presenter, Ayanda Dlamini; Tracy-Lee Rosslind – seasoned Producer and Stylist [followed by the likes of Snoop Dogg and Rhianna]; Cosmetic and reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Nerina Wilkinson; Celebrity makeup artist, Renee De Wit; and ENCA feel good news anchor - Tanya Nefdt.

The discussion board touched on subjects such as what power cards they drew to get them to the top of their careers; best-practice work ethics; self-motivation, celebrating wins whilst staying grounded; dressing-the-part and being true to your own unique style and flair; beauty hacks, tips and tricks for an on-the-go woman; morning routines and meditation rituals; living a balanced lifestyle (work, family and self) and benefits of both exercise and relaxation.

Prize giveaways for attendees included: a dashing bottle of Chambord® – an all-natural, black raspberry liqueur and Wixworth gin to create your own Bramble Cocktail; a pair of Lacoste Sunglasses from Moscon Optics; 90 ml Coach Perfume from Prestige Cosmetics; BeachCult swimwear; from FoxBox “A girl’s day out voucher for a tinted Fox (eyebrow thread, tint and lash tint) for her and a friend”; Wild Thing Yoga one month membership; EyeLove lash extensions; the full range of Rain beauty products; Carol Boyes bottle of bubbly and chocolates; Makeup application from Gorgeous2Go; Nerina Wilkinson Red Carpet Facial treatment voucher; and a generous Wellness Warehouse hamper.

Adding extra bells and whistles to this berry Bella event was Linnea Frank’s Femme Fatale art on gold metal exhibition, Fynbosch Flora and In-House AV.

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.  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.

Situated beside the green mile of Cape Town’s Epicentre, 15 on Orange Urban Oasis Hotel renders a majestic setting of luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breath-taking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. The multifaceted venue caters ideally to both for large and small functions, complete with state-of-the-art fittings and finishes, five star service, and exquisite catering.

Upcoming events taking place at 15 on Orange include the Mother’s Day Villiera Bubbly Pairing Lunch on 12 May; a delectable four-course menu accompanied by complimentary LUSH Cosmetics gifting and live music by Francesca Biancoli.

For more information on the Freedom Day event contact melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za. Chambord® promotes responsible drinking and is not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Visit the 15 on orange website for more info on accommodation specials and staycations.

                                                                                                               

TOP CONCIERGE AND DESTINATION SPECIALISTS FROM CAPE TOWN TO IBIZA
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Cape Town’s Urban Oasis, 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, housed the launch of bespoke concierge company, Tové Experience on Thursday, 11 April 2019, welcoming the top tier of SA’s travel, tourism, hospitality and entertainment sectors.
Cape Town to Ibiza concierge and destination specialists, Tové, caters for both local and international travel markets. Curating tailor-made premium packages, they offer personalized service and experiences of the highest standard.

Tové Founder, Anthea Scholtz, explains; “Nothing is too big nor too small for the company - and our ethos aligns with creating the most special experiences while on holiday or business trips.”  With over a decade of music and entertainment industry experience coupled with an intricate knowledge of the hospitality space Scholtz spearheaded the concierge business with full tenacity.

Refined whereabouts of Ibitha from a six-year residency further equipped Scholtz for the launch of Tove - Scandinavian translation for ‘Lady Thor or Goddess of Thunder’. A fitting name for an ethic of tireless service delivery.

Experiential marketer, brand and event specialist, Sivu Nobongoza, recently joined forces with Scholtz, playing a pivotal role in both the Tové style execution and client relations management. Nobongoza’s drive resides in the unfolding of an entirely new realm of possibilities for those visiting the Mother City.

Two years of success to date in providing personalized tailor-made services the concierge cover spans from villas, hotels and guest houses, and VIP nightlife to bespoke city, wine, safari, peninsula and helicopter tours. As well as transfers, chauffeur services, jewelry and private shopping, in-house personal trainers, and mobile beauty therapists and more.

15 on Orange catered an ideal location for the discerning travel and hospitality specialists. The recently refurbished five-star venue showcased in all its magnificence, luxurious modernity and lush greenery, complimented by breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

Upcoming events at 15 on Orange include a Chambord Royale Freedom Day Celebration on 27 April 2019 – a three course luncheon and celebrity panel discussion [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE]; as well as the First Thursday Autograph Collection Movie Nights – Fantasy Edition. This series of experiential First Thursdays kicks off on 2 May 2019, with Alice in Wonderland (2010) by Tim Burton, offering a two-course dinner, Wixworth Art of Gin Mixology bar and Linnea Frank art exhibition [TICKETS / EVENT PAGE].

For more information:

Tové:

Website: http://tove.co.za/

Email: hello@tove.co.za

Contact Number: +27 82 820 8192

 

15 On Orange Movie Nights Diary Listing:

Where: Corner of Orange Street and Grey’s Pass, Gardens

When: Thursday 2 May, 2019

What: Autograph Collection first Thursday Movie Nights – Winter Fantasy Series: Alice in Wonderland

Dress Code: Cocktail chic

Contact:  melissa@redcarpetconcepts.co.za

Tickets: https://qkt.io/firstthursdaymovie

                                                                                                               

AYAMA’S 2018/2019 HARVEST SEASON COMES TO A FRUITFUL CLOSE
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Ayama’s harvest season begins long before the sweet, ripe bunches of grapes are taken off of the vines. It is the time when all the year’s efforts, attention, passion, projects and dreams about the new wines become a reality. It’s a time of intense focus and hard, manual labour.

The Italian passion for fine wine and conservation are inseparable elements of Ayama Slent owners Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz. A decade ago, they left their Northern Italian home to go on holiday with friends in South Africa. Like many others, they fell in love with South Africa, the people, the weather and the wine. Slent translates to land, people and passion, evident in every bottle beautifully produced from the 62 hectares of vineyards with tender, love and care.

Michela, founder of Ayama explains; “Harvest normally starts slowly, builds to a crescendo and then slowly starts to slow down as the last of the grapes are brought in from the vineyards. The rest of the focus is then in the cellar.”

The weather typically plays a big role in how a harvest runs. Heat, rain, sunshine and wind can all have an impact on how things play out over the weeks and months of the harvest. It’s a stressful time for those involved but it is an extremely fulfilling process in the end.

The 2019 harvest of Ayama has been extremely rewarding, the vineyards have been under pressure for three years and the challenge for 2018/2019 season was reaching the balance of the grapes in terms of quantity and quality partially recovering from the recent Western Cape drought. Every single person part of the Ayama family has put their heart and soul into this harvest all Winter and Spring to ensure the necessary attention were given to the vineyards, by helping them reaching that perfect balance. At the beginning of Summer Michela and Attilio were sure that they will be harvesting two weeks later than usual, but to their surprise climate conditions during November/December 2018 sped up the ripening process in many of the grapes. By the end of January 2019, Ayama found themselves harvesting non-stop until end-February. Blithely, one variety after the other, all grapes harvested was successfully delivered to the cellar ready to start their aging process.

Ayama is delighted to announce that they have officially closed their harvest season on the 20th of March 2019.

“Autumn is knocking at our doors and we all can slow down now, waiting to start all over again for the next season while the new wines are aging either in steel tanks or barrels.” – Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of a triumphant harvest season Ayama will be having a special offer on their online store, Ayamateca. On any order above R1,500 customers will receive a Vermentino Magnum for free.

http://ayamateca.co.za/wines-goodies/