Luxuria Lifestyle’s Spring in the City Event

Siraaj Cassiem and Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

On Saturday, 7 September, I attended the leading Luxury Magazine, Luxuria Lifestyle South Africa’s first of it’s kind Spring In The City event, at the BMW Auto Bavaria Dealership in Midrand.

With 430 guests and 30 luxury showcases, Luxuria’s partner brands and guests enjoyed a superb evening of luxury, networking, forming new business alliances and creating new sales and marketing opportunities for both guests and brands. Also on the night, South Africa’s only commercial classic radio station, Classic FM broadcast live from the event.

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Terrific Thailand – Part 1: Patong

 

Start of Bangla Road – reknown party street in Patong, Phuket

 

Sawadee Ka everyone! That’s hello in Thai.

Let me start off this post by saying that this is NOT a sponsored post at all. I saved, hustled, waited, done my research and eventually we travelled to Thailand earlier this year. I have divided this post into 3 parts as we had the privilege of visiting 3 locations in Thailand. I researched quite a bit and eventually got a terrific deal via Holiday Factory. It was about R12 000 (ZAR) each for the Etihad return flights to Thailand, including all private car transfers and water transfers, accommodation for 10 nights including breakfast, and we stayed in Patong, Phi Phi Islands and Krabi. I paid for the booking in March 2018 and we flew in September 2018.

I am mentioning the costs because:

a) It was a really good deal

b) People always ask me how much it all cost

c) Sharing is caring 🙂

d) Once you do some research online, one can still find good travel packages, in this case it was via Holidayfactory.co.za

 

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2018 Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival

The theme for the event was “Tim Burton” hence the models, with Comedian, John Vlismas, were dressed like characters from “Alice in Wonderland.”

I had the honour of being invited to the Bokeh South African International Lifestyle and Fashion Film Festival last week, at a lavish red carpet event. This is the 5th year of existence for the festival, which brings together creatives in the Film, Fashion, Artistic and related technical industries to celebrate their craft twice a year. The event is held in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, and I attended the latter, at Shepstone Gardens.

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Favourite Looks From The Dressed To Give Fashion Show

Photo credit: Mishkah Roman-Cassiem

I recently attended the Dressed To Give Fashion Show sponsored by Luminance. Here are my favourite looks from the event and some notes on what went down…

  • Dressed To Give was a charity fashion show with proceeds going to women & children in risk and the Lupus Foundation, sponsored by Luminance.
  • The fashion show was produced by international producer Jan Malan.
  • Guests included CEO of Luminance Dr Judy Dlamini, President of WIZO Foundation Helen Maisel Trisk, Founder of SA Fashion Week Lucilla Booyzen, designers David TlaleSuzaan HeynsErreLaduma NgxokoloRahim Rawjee; editors Jenny AndrewSharon BeckerJacquie Myburg, actress Terry Pheto. Performances from Louise CarverLaurie Levine & DJ Kimmy K
  • Caster Semenya walked the runway in Row-G
  • David Tlale showed exclusive pieces from his collection
  • MaXhosa by Laduma debuted his latest collection
  • Suzann Heyns collaborated with Franz Grabe to bring the Tree Of Life theme across in the opening scene.

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Holiday Swap KZN Launch

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Last week, I attended the launch of SABC1’s new reality show called Holiday Swap KZN, which took place at the Balalaika Hotel in the heart of Sandton. Now, what makes this reality show different from the plethora of reality shows currently on SA television? Well, first off, this is what is called an Advertising Funded Programme (AFP) which means that the entire show is sponsored by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the Thebe Tourism Group. One of the aims of the show, is to make a holiday affordable for anyone, while simultaneously promoting the treasures that can be found in the Zulu Kingdom.  This is achieved by introducing what is called the Thebe Travel card, which allows you to use a pre-paid or travel now-pay later credit plan.

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Little Neighbourhood Gems

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Every now and again, one finds little ambrosial gems right in your own back yard, or as I discovered today, less than a kilometre away from home, in Boskruin Office Park. Yes, Urban Angel Cafe is situated in an office park in Boskruin, Johannesburg but don’t let that deter you. Reasonable prices and fresh food are always a hit in my book, and both can be found at Urban Angel Cafe.

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Land Rover Africa Cup Polo Tournament at the Inanda Club

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I was pleasantly surprised when an invite for the Land Rover Africa Cup 2014 Polo Tournament popped into my inbox. The first thing I thought was “What does one wear to a polo match?” After some “research” I was relieved to see that it did not really involve fascinators and the like. But that did not stop Jen Su from wearing one. Of course, unusual hats are her trademark, and I bet that she has Philip Treacy and Albertus Swanepoel (renowned milliners) on speed dial.

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