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)


  1. Looks like you had a great time ;)...glad you did....that friend that has the same bag as you, ummmmm, really nice dress ;)

  2. Oh I know what you mean. I'll pass the message on. *winks*

  3. Was at the afterparty at Walter's House! Wow! ***

  4. You look great! Looks like such a fun time. I love your dress and accessories.