Monday, January 31, 2011

The J&B Met: Larger than Life indeed!

What better way than experiencing my first J&B Met than in VIP style? Saturday afternoon we drove to Kenilworth Race Course for Cape Town's biggest outdoor, and most anticipated, event of the year. This year the theme was larger than life. Large hats, large accessories and large personalities were seen everywhere. Upon arrival, a shuttle takes you to the main gate, which was very convenient. I spent most of my day in our tent, Bedouin 2, drinking Mojitos and Moët or rubbing shoulders with uber hot people! This tent was filled with good genes, couture and botox. I walked around the site once and then I saw it all. Loads of tents, media here and there, a few funny outfits, loads of sand and hardly any celebs. But I still had an amazing time and I think everyone should attend The J&B Met at least once. It's not overrated, but it definitely lives up to the hype. I must admit though, if it wasn't for the tent we sat in (with soft seats, free bar, great food, shade and a great view of the race), I probably would not have enjoyed myself as much. It was a really hot day, so the last thing you want to do, is get drunk in the sun, but that didn't stop the people. It was one huge party!

Anyway, back to the Met. I didn't really watch the race or, actually, didn't really take note of which horse is winning. I only remember number 13 winning a race and that was the one time I told my boyfriend not to bet on 'unlucky 13'. My bad. Here are some pictures of the day.

On the way to the J&B Met and very amped!


The tent, Bedouin 2, was small, but very exclusive.

Pretty hats were seen everywhere!

My dress, clutch and accessories are all from Forever New.

My hot friends!

Everyone made an effort with their outfits and looked fabulous! I love my Aldo shoes!

Me and the boyfriend!

The boys enjoyed cocktails while waiting for the next race to start.

Around every corner there was entertainment of some sort. This was outside our tent.

Even though there were sand, grass and uneven ground, the majority of girls wore high heels!

Believe it or not, those are two men rocking those dresses!

My friend and I, coincidently, had matching pink clutch bags.

The horses warming up before the big race.

Pretty things and fashionable people spotted in and around our tent.
My sister joined the Met a bit later. Here we're pictured with ANC National Executive Committee Member, Tony Yengeni and his wife,  Lunka. Dispite his drunk driving cases or the fraud he commits, he's actually really nice!

Lee-Ann Liebenberg and her fiancé, Nicky van der Walt sat in the same tent as us. Lee-Ann is very very very hot in real life! All attention was shifted to her when she set foot inside the tent! Here she is pictured with my boyfriend.

How hot is Lee-Ann and Nicky? There should be a law against hot couples breeding. Who looks that hot and in shape after having a baby? Ridiculous.

We couldn't resist the treats at the dessert table.

Some time, and a few bottles of champagne, later, we found ourselves partying at the J&B VIP after party.

Another photo I honestly don't remember posing for! My friend sent this to me this morning. Yes, it seems that we have a case of peak-a-boobie! And that is money in my top, not toilet paper.

I really had an amazing time and I will definitely go again next year!

(Images: writer's own. Please do not copy or use without permission)

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Friday and I...

... am really looking forward to tomorrow's J&B Met.
... am going to do it in VIP style. I can't wait to dress up!
... will definitely take photos and a video clip to show you.
... am so stiff from all yesterday's activities at our teambuilding.
... can't wait for our mani and pedi night with the girls. Much needed and long overdue!
... am super busy arranging two baby showers! I've always promised them kick-ass baby showers. I just didn't know they'll fall pregnant at the same time!
... have already started my 25th birthday party arrangements. It will be a joint party with one of my best friends and the theme is diamonds and denim. And everyone is invited!
... went on a crap cabbage soup diet this week! All that effort and I only lost 1kg. Not cool.
... will rather exercise 4 hours everyday instead of watching what I eat. I love food too much!
... am really happy and relieved that Nelson Mandela has been discharged from Milpark Hospital. He is receiving home-based care and doing fine.

Happy Friday everyone! Anyone else going to the Met?


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Girls Night in Cape Town!

It's been a while since I've let my hair down, but it's been an even longer time since I last had a girls' night out. And those are usually forbidden for a reason. Not only have I forgotten most of the night, I also forgot that I have a camera and that we took pics. We visited Fez and Casa Blanca in Cape Town on Friday evening and literally only came home once the sun came up! What a blast it was! As much as I would love to share all the scandalous photos with you, we have boyfriends who would kill us! So yes, I'm giving you carte blanche with your imagination.

Arrived for drinks at Eastwoods. The usual first stop for us, but a change of scenery was needed.

One of my silly poses. I can't pose on demand!

Another one of those poses.

Much later we arrive at Casa Blanca

One of my bff's and possibly the more responsible one of us all

Johlene having a closer look at the vintage-retro decor at Casa Blanca.

Pictured here with the owner of this fine establishment.

And we met wonderful people too!
I love this photo!

You know you had a good night when you don't feature on on all the photos and when you find this on your phone the next day...
One of the club's bouncers.

I do not even remember this part of the evening!

Overall it was a great night!
Girls, if you are reading this, when is the next one? Next time, we make the circle bigger!

(Images: writer's own. Please do not download, copy or use without permission)