Monthly Archives: March 2020

Wakanda Forever

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the opening of AFRICA FASHION INTERNATIONAL (AFI) fashion week, a three day opportunity to celebrate the beauty of clothing and the accessories that go with them.

It was always going to be an interesting experience for me as I feel like my fashion sense comes from the Flintstones era yabba dabba doo….and my knowledge of Fashion Shows are limited to the Victoria Secret show (cmon I am a guy and we all at some point want to find out what her secret is).

I like the topics that were to be discussed at the Master Class sessions over the 3 day event, Fashion and Sustainability, Creatives Corner and Fashion and Technology. This gave the audience an opportunity to engage with experts in the field and tap into the knowledge creating a spotlight on our African talent.

This event is more than just fashion but an opportunity to address various issues affecting our country and the world, the opening show by Gavin Rajah joined forces with UNICEF in South Africa to highlight the scourge of violence against children in our country.

The designer market place offered the opportunity to view the process of how the models got their hair and make-up applied while browsing through some of the designer clothing and accessories on display.

Obviously most attendees are there for the fashion shows and they did not disappoint…

What is a Fashion Week without headlining acts, Ricky Rick and AKA closed the shows with some banging beats, unfortunately the Fashion Week was cut short due to the Carona Virus, the responsible call was made it an effort to curb the spread…let us continue to help where we can in an effort to minimize the effects of the virus on our beautiful country and the world.
AFI Fashion Week, aims to redesign Africa’s future by positioning African creatives as leaders in narrating African stories.

The Gin Journey

Today is World Compliment Day….and what better compliment for a Gin than Tonic….add a paar blare en berries, stukkie cucumber and ice then you have the perfect drink for a chilled summers day in Cape Town.

The annual Gin & Tonic Festival takes you on a local and international journey, the festival goer is spoilt for choice….even BEEFEATERS are welcome (That is an actual Gin brand). I feel like if my drink doesn’t look like a vegetarian’s dream then it won’t be lekker….so my Gin Journey leads me straight to something with lots of greenery added to it.

The Woodstock Gin Company ticked off all the boxes even the description mentioned grassy taste…..

The cool thing about festivals like this is that you get to see the barman in action, mixing your drink to perfection and you can engage with the makers not only are you receiving a great tasting drink but you’ll also learn something new…..oh and you’ll definitely feel abit tipsy afterwards.

Food trucks, Gin & Tonic, two different music stages and a perfect summers day what more do you need but to gather your friends and enjoy what this festival has to offer…..skut jou hare en drink jou blare.

I had an fun-filled Gin Journey discovering my taste…

All good things must come to an end so for now I am hopping on the hot-air balloon and Ginning my way through to a new month filled with great opportunities and blessings.