Our guest blogger Widaad Jacobs tells us about her experience at the Comso Lingerie Show…
Last week a friend and I had the privilege of attending the sexy prestigious Cosmopolitan Lingerie Show at the Cape Sun Hotel situated in Strand Street in the Cape Town CBD.
On arrival (guest parking was situated on the opposite side of the hotel) we took the elevator down to the lower ground level of the hotel where we were impressed by Cosmopolitan magazine for going the extra mile with visible signage pointing toward the very confusing underground pathways – I’m sure many people would have gotten lost if this wasn’t done!
When we entered the venue we were warmly welcomed by the host of the hotel and guided to the 3rd floor. On the 1st floor we had a welcome photo taken with Schwarzkopf to take home to remember the event with. On the 2nd we found Revlon showcasing an array of nail polishes and the beautiful promotion girls had shown us the ropes of the latest nail art trends and how easy it is to apply minimal effort and get outstanding results — patience definitely is a virtue in this department.
We then tried Revlon’s crayon shaped Just Bitten kissable balm stain and it did not disappoint one bit. I quickly got rid of my gloss and applied my balm in #045 Romantic Romantique (which could keep for myself). Apart from all the free goodies, welcome drinks and Lindt chocolates were served to get the good vibes flowing.
Soon the who’s who of Cape Town – which included Liezel van der Westhuizen from Expresso, Ayanda Tini from Goodhope fm, Randall Abrahams – Idols SA judge, Janez Vermeiren from Top Billing as well as many other My Top Billing dream finalist contestants arrived.
After all the beautiful models, socialites, celebrities and media headed to the auditorium, (the venue filled up quite quickly) songstress @PaigeMacBand graced the stage with her beautiful voice and had the buzzing crowd completely quite.
Followed by lights, camera and action were the gorgeous models in beautiful racy lingerie; hundreds of social media updates and rising temperatures — for a full hour we had forgotten is was winter in Cape Town!
This year’s lingerie collections consisted of the popular black and white contrasts with lots of attention to detail as well as dated trends such as transparent laces; playful florals and corset style teddies! Big hair, curves in all the right places and a Vegas theme which added masks and angel wings to make you say – Victoria who?
Sponsors included Kangol, KIA motors, Ackermans, JCTSET, Jockey, Edgars, Temptations, Aldo, GUESS, Southern Sun, Absolute Vodka, Wonderbra, Vogue and more. I was impressed especially with Ackermans’ lingerie collection. I don’t particularly buy my lingerie there, but after what I saw on that catwalk, I’ll be sure to pop in soon!
If you didn’t get enough of the celebrity lingerie vibes I would recommend you get the September issue of Cosmopolitan magazine which includes proudly S.A Melinda Bam (Miss SA 2012) and Tamara Dey (singer and songwriter) to name a few. Big head pieces and veils to make you want to add some spice to the bedroom, but spice wasn’t the only ingredient present at this event.
The highlight of the show must have been the gentleman allegedly peeling and eating a boiled egg in the front row. Who knows? Maybe he was hating on a model and was planning on throwing it at her. Only to find it became so hot in the room, that the egg had boiled and he decided to eat it ha ha!
One of our team members recently purchased a new house and we all know your house is just a home until you HOME-it. We were keen to find out if this year’s home improvement and lifestyle expo was as impressive as it was last year.
So on Friday afternoon (24 August) we (the That’s Cape Town team) grabbed our tickets and cameras and set off to the annual HOMEMAKERS Expo at the prestige Cape Town International Convention Centre.
As we entered the venue we were immediately blown away by the huge collection of the hottest, funkiest trends and innovative design we’ve seen in a long time. They had everything from frames, ceramics, flooring, wall art and small furniture, to large furniture, appliances, gardening tools and entertainment systems on display.
Surrounded by such gorgeous decor, we reached for our cameras and started snapping away and everything in sight. We knew words wouldn’t really be able to describe what we saw so we thought we’d share some of our favourite pieces of design with you…
Funky furniture designs – wouldn’t these look perfect in your home?
Have you ever seen such exquisite mirrors?
What’s better than sitting around such a gorgeous table having dinner with your family? Shooting a game of pool on that same table. Yes… this dinner table transforms into a pool table as well.
We got our creative juices flowing at the Tuis/Home DIY Workshop:
Were you at the HOMEMAKERS Expo? What did you like most? Share your views with us in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you.
Widaad Jacobs tells us how she spent her birthday at one of the oldest seafood restaurants in the V&A Waterfront…
Before I had the opportunity to visit this fabulous restaurant I visited their website to have peek at what I could expect. Boy was I in for a surprise or two! Did I know Greek Fisherman had been the oldest restaurant at the V&A Waterfront? – err.. NO! Did I know they still have the same owners since the V&A Waterfront opened their doors in 1992? No again! Although they pride themselves on their traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, they have also taken the next step to give old favorites a modern twist by grilling their seafood and meats (wait for it) OVER HOT OPEN COALS!!!
Running with the theme of tradition I knew it would be fitting to celebrate my birthday here. My next challenge was what to wear -I opted for a sleeveless shift dress – how does this affect my review? Well they have an inside restaurant behind glass doors that was all well and cosy, but they also have tables on their deck with the most amazing view of the harbor. You would expect me to freeze away in the middle of winter right?… Wrong again. They have heaters outside! And if you’re still chilly like my friend was, they had offered her a snugly throw to keep the chills at bay!
The service overall was consistent. We had a fixed a la carte menu consisting of 3 platters of starters consisting of a traditional Greek salad, muscles with a tomato based sauce and cheese platter with freshly baked peasant bread. The presentation was exceptional! The mains were either steak with wedges and mushroom sauce or a hake fillet, with tender calamari (my favorite) with golden wedges. I loved the fact that there was no pretentious garnish! And for dessert we had baklava served with ice-cream which was pure bliss!
A menu like this would set you back R250 per person including drinks and gratuity. There are options available on the menu to suit your individual needs and if you are like me you’ll be mesmerized by choice of over 25 tapas, starters and meze variety which would have you hooked again and again and again!
Post by Widaad Jacobs*