Ave︣ne Launches into Dis-Chem Pharmacy stores in South Africa.
BOLTON FOOTWEAR MEDIA DAY15 March 2017
News is out! Bolton Footwear the leaders in South African
Footwear has taken over well-known brands such as Jordan, Bronx Men and Woman,
Grasshopper, Barker and more and ready to serve you with all these brands under
They invited myself along with
a few other media influences and bloggers to an exclusive preview of their
winter collection yesterday. The event setting was fun, hip with a fresh new
concept held at the De Waal Park, Cape Town. We arrived at the designated area for
the event and received a Bolton Footwear branded blanket ready to picnic on
after grabbing a delicious wrap from the food truck. It was my very first time watching a red
carpet being rolled out in the middle of a park, ready to be turned into a
runway. Models came dancing out and ready to bring the footwear to life during
a flash mob showcase.
Overall, I think that Bronx Woman
together with the other brands has some amazing styles for the upcoming season
and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. But! Let me stop writing and leave you
with some pictures of the event and the collections showcased.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SOME OF BOLTON'S FOOTWEAR BRANDS
For more visit: https://www.boltonfootwearonline.co.za/
Event Pictures by: Adrian de Kock (4Rooomz.com)
Thank You for reading!
With Love, Light and Blessings
CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW3 February 2017
On Saturday, 28th January
the annual Cape Town Motor Car show kicked off at the Grand Arena. Unfortunately,
I missed it but Danni the amazing woman who takes most of my outfit pictures attended
on my behalf and this is what she had to say…
show was huge and took over one side in the car park, the entire sun exhibit,
grand arena and the space outside the sun exhibit. On arrival the crew members
guided us around and gave us a tour around the cars and bikes on display. I
started at one section of the “personally owned” show cars which was an awesome
warm up to the event. The cars were in immaculate conditions, from standard
classics like Datsun, Subaru and VW to custom build machines which had two
steering wheels,55" flat screens perfect for gaming and of cause SOUND
SOUND SOUND and more SOUND!!!
One half of the parking lot was designated for sound match and their drifting team. They did not only manage their displays that totally hyped up the crowd, but they also offered anyone eager enough and at a cost of R100, the chance to ride along in tandem drifts.
WAS CRAZY AWESOME!
group experienced a tyre burst during the drift which was dealt with so well
that I only saw the tyre after it had been taken aside to be changed. From
there we were ushered to the Sun Exhibit... Bring on the bikes!!! We viewed the
antique cars and thereafter stepped out to the beer garden. We relaxed to the
sounds of a live band performing and alongside the Range Rover display, Jaguar,
BMW and a fun wiggle station hosted by Mr Wiggle. During the course of the day
a host of fun competitions were hosted and amazing car prizes was up for grabs.
The view from the outdoor exhibit was breath taking with the view of Table
Mountain so clear! The last stop on our car adventure trail was the Grand
Arena! The arena hosted cars like Audi, Jaguar, Porsche, Kia, etc. and of cause
Mustang's Shelby which was the car, in my opinion, that stole the show! As we
made our way in it looked like everyone inside was gathered around the Mustangs
on show and for good reason, those cars are Sexy as Hell!!! And that was the
end of our car tour.”
If you missed it this year,
then I suggest you keep your eyes over here: http://capetownmotorshow.co.za for
updates on next year’s show.
For or more amazing imagery by Danni check her out on the gram! @DanniC_Photography
Thank You for reading!
With Love, Light and Blessings
THIS WAS CRAZY AWESOME!
Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week
I am quickly stopping by to leave you with my latest fashion scoop, keeping all you beesy bees on trend with the most recent happenings in our local fashion world. By now you might know that South African Designers are currently showcasing their spring summer 16/17 collections, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg. This high-status fashion event is taking place over this entire weekend and commenced on Wednesday evening, 10th August 2016. At first I was a bit puzzled and taken aback by this, because usually this season’s showcase takes place in Cape Town which is my home town. However, this strategic change has been enforced by the AFI having SA’s Fashion designers best interest in mind. This is to assist designers to increase their selling power and awaken new growth and development for fashion nationally. You can read more about this here.
I was in particularly invited to the Shana and Stefania Morland show, but unfortunately I could not attend. I decided to allow this opportunity to pass and attend a church service instead. Yes, that’s right! For those of you who might not know by now, I am a New Apostolic Christian and attended a divine service held by our apostle. Usually, my church has mid-week service on a Wednesday evening, but this week it was a bit more special. Long story short, this is also the reason why I hardly attend events on a Wednesday evening. I am sharing all this details with, because my readers are just as important to me as my family. I want you guys to be a part of everything as much as possible and give you a true reflection of who MISS2BEESY is. Thankfully, Justin ( “Mister2Beesy” ) was in Santon for work purposes and could attend the shows on my behalf. All shows are currently taking place in Mandela Square Sandton in the centre of SA’S economic hub. He was able to bring us some great live updates during the show which you can view on Instagram and Twitter.
Shana once again exhibited a beautiful collection which is perfect for the upcoming season. Her designs are filled with softness, subtleness, and femininity. Whereas, Stephania at the other hand brings out a more artsy feeling in all the designs by combining prints, colour, frills and florals. I now leave you to wonder over these pictures and allow them to do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!
Thank you for reading! Don't forget to share your thoughts with me. :)
With Love, Light and Blessings
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New kid on the block, SMAK Deli and
their VIP Grand Opening in Cape Town on Thursday Evening, 10th March 2016
14th March 2016
Cape Town’s newest delicatessen & restaurant, SMAK put lower Bree Street on the map on Thursday evening during an invitation-only event for some of the city’s VIPs, foodie lovers and key media representatives. Jill and I slipped on our heels, booked an Uber and headed to this exciting event in true Miss2Beesy style.
SMAK is the brainchild of two young chefs, Katia Scherf and Devin Hogan, who combined their individual expertise in pastry and local ingredients to create a fusion inspired menu using only the finest produce Cape Town has to offer.
Both Katia and Devin gained priceless experience training at The Test Kitchen and have both studied and worked overseas to bring a global flavour to the menu at SMAK.
"SMAK is a dream come true. This is an opportunity for me to grow in the industry and I am delighted with the support that we have received from Cape Town locals so far. I am excited for Cape Town to experience what we have to offer and I hope that I can inspire people to follow their dreams no matter how big the obstacles may seem," said Katia Scherf.
and VIP Guests included actress Alex
McGregor and Actor Bjorn Steinbach, singer Jimmy Nevis, business men Zak Schabort
and Kasper Kristoffersen and socialite Clouds Drummond only to name a few.
of the food Bloggers that we spotted were Seth Shezi, Insta Eats Cape Town,
Benike Palfi, Chris from Whale Cottage and Kath from Cape Town Insider.
were treated to an array of delicious treats and spent the night networking
while sipping on Billionaires Row,
Glenfiddich Whisky and Evige water.
were invited to join the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #SMAKDeli. We enjoyed every moment of this evening and will certainly head back for a lunch date soon. For a brief idea of their menu and more details about how to get in contact with SMAK click over to the lifestyle page.
Thank you for reading and please feel free to your thoughts about SMAK with me via twitter @miss2beesy as soon as you have visited .
With Love, Light and Blessings
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Louis ii Shirts is the brainchild of Cape Town based TV
commercials producer, David Elton, who discovered and loved the shirts of
Jermyn Street when he lived in London.When the rand became so weak that the
shirts became unaffordable, Elton decided to see if they could be made locally
and tried to track down Louis Gwatkin, a legendary Savile Row, London trained
bespoke shirt and suit maker. Before his retirement some years ago, Gwatkin had
made shirts for Elton in Johannesburg.
he’d disappeared – had dementia, died, gone back to UK, definitely dead, was
the answer to my enquiries. No telephone record of him anywhere in South
Africa,” explains Elton. After much detective work, Googling, telephone calls,
and finally connecting with his daughter on Facebook, Elton managed to track
down Gwatkin, well and truly retired. “After a couple of bottles of wine and
reminiscing about the old days, we decided to make the shirts – the best shirts
in South Africa. A Jermyn Street shirt-maker’s shirt. The best in the world,”
Elton continues. That wasn’t the end, though. It took the pair a further two
years to find local cutters, and train seamstresses to produce the quality they
deemed acceptable - many simply turned down the work, saying the quality
demanded was unachievable
Finally, now, a limited collection of hand-crafted,
ready-to-wear shirts in a range of plains, stripes, checks and florals, made to
Jermyn Street standards are available to buy online in South Africa. The shirts
use proper two fold (2x2) long staple Egyptian cotton, in 100’s and 110’s
poplin and other high quality cotton fabrics. Which makes them different from
any other shirt you will find. A few of these shirts were neatly wrapped and on
display for us to marvel at. We also had the opportunity to feel the texture
and quality of the shirt and it was beyond my expectation. Thereafter, we mixed
and mingled with Louis and David while sipping on some delicious wine and
canapes.I thoroughly enjoyed this event and now can say that every bees bee needs a man in a shirt by her side and more so a Louis ii Shirt. ;-)
Louis ii Shirts is the brainchild of Cape Town based TV commercials producer, David Elton, who discovered and loved the shirts of Jermyn Street when he lived in London.When the rand became so weak that the shirts became unaffordable, Elton decided to see if they could be made locally and tried to track down Louis Gwatkin, a legendary Savile Row, London trained bespoke shirt and suit maker. Before his retirement some years ago, Gwatkin had made shirts for Elton in Johannesburg.
“But he’d disappeared – had dementia, died, gone back to UK, definitely dead, was the answer to my enquiries. No telephone record of him anywhere in South Africa,” explains Elton. After much detective work, Googling, telephone calls, and finally connecting with his daughter on Facebook, Elton managed to track down Gwatkin, well and truly retired. “After a couple of bottles of wine and reminiscing about the old days, we decided to make the shirts – the best shirts in South Africa. A Jermyn Street shirt-maker’s shirt. The best in the world,” Elton continues. That wasn’t the end, though. It took the pair a further two years to find local cutters, and train seamstresses to produce the quality they deemed acceptable - many simply turned down the work, saying the quality demanded was unachievable
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The Alphen Boutique Hotel.
Hello ladies and gents!
I hope you are all feeling vibrant and reaching the goals you have set for this week. With that said, I think you deserve to take five and sit back for this read.
You might all know by now that I was selected to be one out of seven brand ambassadors for the Mangwanani Original African Day spa Cape Town late last year. Thus far it has been an absolute mind blowing and amazing experience to be affiliated with the Mangwanani brand. I am constantly treated like royalty and I am exposed to so many things that I will cherish forever, but then again Mangwanani treats everyone like royalty, that’s just part of their culture. Speaking about royalty, on Friday 19th February a group of beautiful Mangwanani Spa ladies packed up all their goodies and headed to The Alphen Boutique Hotel in true African style. Being the beesy bee that I usually am, I accepted their invitation without any hesitation and tagged along.
The Alphen Boutique Hotel situated in the heart of Constantia, Cape Town hosted some VVIP’S from all over South Africa for a weekend conference. These folks were able to bring their families along to enjoy the beautiful Mother City. While the conference was taking place on Friday afternoon Mangwanani installed a mobile spa to treat the wives and children of these very important business men. A foot massage or a head and shoulder massage was on offer using only the finest Mangwanani spa products.
The highlight of the day was seeing the girls sitting in one spa chair while their mom sits in another sipping on some bubbly, like African queens and princesses. Mangwanani spa branches can be found nationwide and also offers corporate wellness packages.
See their website for detailed information.
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This event took place at The Look Out in Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront and this venue is certainly a must see. It’s not named The Look Out for nothing as the view over the ocean from the deck is spectacular. This expo was a great platform for consumers to meet directly with sellers and speak to them about their beauty needs and concerns. I enjoyed every moment because, this was the best way to spend time with fellow bloggers, educate myself and shop! Lol
I expected some more delicious food vendors but, this event made room for food trucks outside after all it’s a beauty show and not a food show …duh! The Mangwanani spa ladies were standing by to rub all our tired feet for only R100.00 per treatment which was a giveaway. Each brand had a time slot on stage to showcase their products and give us some wonderful tips. To me this was a great idea because, we were actually given the opportunity to see what the products could do before purchasing.
However, what is the point of having all the hair products, make-up and skin care products if you have nothing to wear? Well, this was all taken care of as the Cape Town Design Academy of Fashion showcased their latest designs on the runway for all of us to see. Tickets were on sale from quicket.co.za for R120.00 since early November so just in case you would like to attend next year you got the deets.
I hope you enjoyed this read and don’t forget to either comment below, drop me an email or a tweet to share your thoughts.
With Love, Light and Blessings
KARDASHIAN BEAUTY LAUNCH
I hope you are enjoying every moment of September and having as a productive week as I am. I know you guys are always on top of things, right? You might have seen on social media that the official launch of Kardashian Beauty South Africa took place on Wednesday, 9th September 2015. Well sit back as I give you the low-down of what took place at this event.
This event was held at Mario’s Company for hair in Main road, Green Point. I once again arrived late due to a number of reasons and traffic in to town. I was fortunate enough to listen to the last part of the speeches just before the cocktail party which allowed me to get some more information about what I missed and about the products so, that I can share it with you. Now, you might also know that I do not always attend events on a Wednesday evening as I would rather attend divine services (“church”) something I simply would not want to miss; however, I was fortunate enough to attend the morning service instead.
After the introduction and demonstration of the products I was able to get my hair styled by one of the stylist using the Kardashian 3-in-1 Hairstyling Iron valued at R 2,895.00. This can be used to style hair into Smooth, Curl and wavy looks. The styling iron is a multifunctional hairstyling tool designed to create numerous styles with ease. Versatile heat settings enable the iron to be used as a curling or straightening iron to smooth, curl or wave the hair into customized styles. Ceramic plates infused with Black Seed Oil promote long lasting smoothness and shine within any styling routine. My hair was styled into a loose curl and parted into various sections using the Kardashian back comb priced at R175.00. This comb is great for back combing and styling, ideal for all hair types and among other things act is a multi-prong comb that helps tease hair for maximum volume. The stylist then added a small drop of black seed dry oil to the palm of his hands and evenly distributed it to my hair. This product works wonders and I have already tried it at home. It costs R450.00 for a 90ml bottle which is a nutrient rich treatment and styling aid that rejuvenates and nourishes hair so it appears strong, thick, smooth and gloriously shiny. This ultra-light formula is easily absorbed, instantly nourishing and smoothing hair leaving no residue behind. All these products are exclusively sold at Mario’s and online from: www.glamitsa.co.za
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I hope you are enjoying the last day of August and hopefully the last few moments of this chilly winter. Last, Thursday evening I had the privilege of attending the opening launch of the new Shana Morland store. Yes, that’s right; the Shana Collection which was strutting down the runway at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town is now available for purchase in store. Attending this event was amazing and gave me a taste of spring by just being surrounded by all things tropical and fruity.
From pineapples to strawberries and wonderful fabrics, every piece had my name on it. I thought of opting to be dressed as a watermelon lol but, ended up as an apple. I sadly had to keep on my blazer because of the cold Cape Town weather L and could not show off my outift. The evening proceeded with an opening speech and a competition draw for one of the brand’s clothing pieces. While meeting some fabulous folk from Glamour magazine, GET IT, CTIFC, etc. we were able to enjoy the snacks served and marvel at the beautiful illustrations crafted by Cassandra Leigh.
Shana the master mind behind the brand shared with us the following and I now would like to share this exciting news with you.
“Our new POP UP space initiative which will encompass other brands from any design field be it furniture, jewelry or fashion to retail for limited periods within the store space. The SHANA brand started as a ‘Pop Up’ shop on Kloof Street and has this concept to thank for its current success, within the local fashion industry. The problem that many businesses face is not only a tough and highly competitive economy, but also being able to secure premises, install shop fittings and open its doors month after month. The appeal will be a ‘Get it while it’s hot’ scenario, of fresh brands in their respective design fields that share similar characteristics and outlook on design, as the SHANA label. The SHANA store comes hot on the heels of launching the summer collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week Cape Town, which was in collaboration with Cape Town based illustrator, Cassandra Leigh. Cassandra Leigh will be the first to occupy the ‘Pop Up’ space, with her alluring prints. On another note PARKING is now available across the road in the church parking lot and will be redeemed on any purchase.”
All activities came to a close for me but the beautiful light spring fabric garments which hang on the rails will forever linger on until my next visit to the store.
Limited edition Prints by Cassandra Leigh available to be purchased in store.
Cassandra Leigh, Taryn Bester and Shana Morland.
I love hearing from you so, please be sure to leave your comment below. If you do visit the new store then please snap a picture or tweet us @shanamorland and @miss2beesy and tell us what you think it.
Thank you for reading!
Store Pictures Courtesy of The Shana Morland Brand .
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MY MR PRICE/ MRP GRAND OPENING EXPERIENCE
Thursday 28th August 2014
V&A Waterfront Mall Cape Town
They say the fastest live the longest and I can guarantee you if you want to be fast fashion forward and ready for spring this is certainly the place to be.
The grand opening of the New Mr Price Concept store has really been the talk of the town and mentioned in almost every magazine I came across this week. I definitely do think this is not going to be the end of the buzz anytime soon. With many moments day dreaming about the opening I finally made my way to the Waterfront and while driving in I saw how many happy customers left with their MRP SHOPPING BAGS! And boy this made me even more anxious while looking for parking I felt as if I could just get out the car and run to the store lol. Shew! As if there would be nothing left for me to choose from. *cantwatchface*
Many Amazing pieces in store and an exclusive range from the ELLE Rising Star Award Winner Nick Coutts Range. Who is one of our very own local designers and have been part of the MRP team since 2013 after being awarded. I was drawn to his collection minutes after I stepped into the store and added one of his pieces to my look which you will see down below.
Fortunately I was able to complete all the taking in a wink so that I can get to the most exciting part and start playing dress up. Now if you don’t know, this store also has stylist on duty that are there to help customers put a look together which is even better than just looking in a mirror if you ask me. They ensure that you purchase the correct clothing that suits your needs, size and style so that you can leave as happy as I did.Winx
ONE OF THE BEST STYLIST WHAT A HUMBLE FELLA :-)
JUST IN TIME FOR THE #MBFWCT 2014
July 24th -26th was the ultimate highlight for many fashion designers ,fashion houses, the media in all aspects , fashion bloggers and all those who has a passion for fashion which certainly includes me. This takes place annually at the Cape Town International Convention center. Designers take this opportunity to showcase their beautiful designs. I truly believe it’s a time when some of the greatest master pieces and artwork becomes alive and walks the runway confidently.
However this was not on my event calendar for the month but I bet you I would not miss it for the world. After sending off a couple off emails and speaking to my amazing boyfriend a.k.a personal chauffeur on the eve of the MBFWCT kickoff. I managed to get into the event in pure Miss2Beesy style. Wearing a white lace blazer strictly fitted to my body made by my personal dressmaker and designed by none other than my mama dearest. Remaining in my version of Monochrome which Gavin Rajah nicely explains in one of the articles posted on his Facebook page. In explaining how the design was created for the dress which was identical to the one Zunaid Murad showcased. Oooopsie so if you caught my drift there was some designer drama this year. Sounds a bit like the Bold and the Beautiful hay?
W35T at the other hand was much more laid back, soft, feminine and relaxing I got an I don’t care message with a bit of this is my style and I am pleased with it kind of thing. The summers Sunday afternoons chill out on the balcony sipping some sundowners with good music and friends’ kind of look. In my opinion is true fashion week variety with some attitude as we should all be happy with who we are and still becoming which is portrayed in what we wear each day. With all the designs showcased by this designer the summer sliders made some waves ladies. So watch out for this during the upcoming season it will defiantly be a hot item. If you check the Mr. Price page you will see that MR.P has been in the forefront and will be stocking up on these sliders should you be looking for a pair or two? It comes in a range of designs, bold colours and prints at a very affordable price. Will you be getting them as I am still very unsure and still trying to get my style mind around it. Leave a comment and tell me what your thoughts are around it please.
I thoroughly enjoyed this event and really looking forward to the next fashion week. It’s not just the actual event that gets me excited but the preparation work, press releases and all other things that goes with it. Now to see how many brands and stores incorporates these #MBFWCT ideas and designs in their summer ranges.
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EVENT: PRESENTING AT THE NAC LBA YOUTH PRAISE AND WORSHIP CONCERT
This all started out last year when a group of young and innovative friends from the New Apostolic Church brainstormed ideas on how to bring youth in the community and church surroundings together. This concept then evolved and now inform of a concert with a live band accompaniment. Miss2Beesy presented this on behalf of the channel.