If you haven’t already heard, we hosted 15 of Cape Town’s top fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers on 15 May, for our Bloggers Day Out event! We spoilt our special guests from start to finish, with loads of gorgeous and personalised gifts, as well as interactive experiences at some of our luxury stores… the event was, well, pretty much ah-mazing! No more FOMO from watching all the influencers’ Insta Stories, because we’re here to give you the (summarised) low down on what happened.
Left to right: Gerry Cupido – IOL Lifestyle, Aqeelah Harron Ally, Mishka Patel, Cynthia Gwebu – The A1TV, Abby Buchanan, Lauren Campbell, Nadia Jaftha, Qaanita Orrie, Sarah Silva, Niquita Bento, Aisha Baker, Kia Johnson, Paula Bee
ARRIVAL & WELCOME
Talk about rolling like a VIP, our bloggers were collected at their homes in BMW style, courtesy of SMG Cape Town. When they arrived at Canal Walk, they were greeted by our dapper butlers, suited up and on point with their black bow-ties and white gloves. Only the best for our VIP’s!
While waiting for the festivities to begin, our guests could indulge in a variety of breakfast snacks, coffee, power bank gifts (aka blogger gold) and loads of selfie snapping of course! After a short welcome and introduction to the event, they were whisked away to their first experience in their chariot for the day. Yes, riding through a shopping centre in a custom kitted golf cart… cue that “mama I made it” moment!
Marios Jewellers is an award winning luxury jewellery store, that has been in Canal Walk since day one. Yep, that’s 16 years! Each blogger received a personalised and custom Me–Mi jewellery piece from the owner, Mr Marios, as a gift and one lucky blogger also won a R3000 Marios Jewellers voucher!
Things then heated up at La Senza, where each blogger received a generous gift voucher to find their perfect fit and shop anything in-store, from lingerie and sleepwear, to their latest street sportswear range! They also had the most delicious emoji cupcakes and a hunky barman serving a variety of cocktails and mocktails on demand.
FASHION & FOOD WITH JACKIE BURGER
For lunch our bloggers were escorted (in their cool ride) to an intimate setting and enjoyed a conversational talk about the latest fashion trends with South African style icon, Jackie Burger.
JO MALONE LONDON
The spoils continued at Jo Malone London, where every blogger received an individual consultation with one of their stylists to create a tailored scent. They also enjoyed a relaxing hand and arm massage while sipping a glass of champagne or cup of Nespresso. Oh and a little birdie told us that everyone had special a perfume waiting for them in their hotel room later that eve.
The Cosmetics Team at the stand-alone Bobbie Brown store introduced the ladies to their new products and treated them to makeup touch-ups and handbag samples of their new lip colours.
CENTURY CITY HOTEL & CANAL WALK GLAM ROOM
After all their spoils at Canal Walk, SMG Cape Town collected all our VIP’s and checked them in at the Century City Hotel, where their glamorous rooms awaited them.
After some chill time they headed over to the Canal Walk Glam Room, where they were pampered some more. They had their hair done by the Partners Hair Design stylists and make up by Lindy Lin! They also received a personalised gift from Lovisa and got to choose from an array of Colette by Colette Haymen clutches.
After getting glammed up, the squad enjoyed a full buffet dinner with their partners at The Square Cafe restaurant. After a fun filled evening, everyone headed to their room where they received more gifts from Lush, Century City Hotel, Partners Hair Design and Canal Walk!