Now in its ninth year already, one of the highlights of the Cape Town summer social calendar, the Cintron Pink Polo returns to its home at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday 3 November. The dress code for this year has been announced as emerald green and pink with touches of gold.
If you're a first time visitor to Cape Town or you've just never checked out the event, I'll break it down for you. The Pink Polo was started in 2010 with the aim of enjoying some polo while supporting worthy causes that make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer but even if you're not that much into the polo, its still a great excuse to get creative with the dress code and party with the locals. There are also usually some kick ass private afterparties at villas in the area and along the Atlantic Seaboard where you're guaranteed to have some interesting adventures but that's a blog post for another lifetime.
So Val de Vie Estate itself is quite a sight to behold already - especially if you're unfamilar with the terrain. It's basically a gated residential community with an impressive Polo club and a golf course with elegant housing. The architecture is kind of French Provençal fused with Cape Dutch and then there are beautiful vineyards, farms and immaculate gardens and lakes - and this is just the backdrop to the event.
There are also a range of fashion, food and entertainment attractions which livens up the mood besides the usual beautiful people so it’s a fun day out whether you're into the sport or just looking to kick back and relax with some delicious South African wines on offer. Have a look at the clip below for an idea of what to expect.
Pink Polo VIP tickets R1750 (around Dhs430 - a bit hard to pin point cause the rand has been dropping lately) it includes butler service, premium bar, flowing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and canape catering. There is also communal seating available on the Pavilion for R660 (around Dhs160) and access to a cash bar and some snacks. If you're a large group of 30+ guests or want a more private experience of I'd recommend a Private VIP Lounge, you can call the number below for more details. For more of a party/mingling vibe, the usual Pink Polo VIP tickets are a good option as it guarantees seating.
For enquiries email email@example.com or call +27218636191.
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What if I told you there’s a way to give back to the community and get a bottle of delicious wine in the process? Would you be keen? Because Jordan Wine Estate has been running this brilliant initiative for the past ten years which raised an impressive 5 tons of clothing for the less fortunate last year.
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All you have to do is go to your closet and collect all the clothes your no longer interested in wearing, I find that a good gauge for me is that if I haven’t worn it in the last year, I'm probably not going to so let's toss it in the pile. For every kilogram you donate, you’ll receive a gratis bottle of Jordan Wine. Sounds fab to me. Kindly note that there is a 12 bottle limit per donation but even so, your clothing will be in much more appreciative hands so donate as much as possible in any case.
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The initiative runs until the 31st of August at the bakery on the estate from 8am to 4pm daily. For more info contact +2721 881 3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Besides the top class art, culture and wine that we’ve come to expect as the norm on the first Thursday of the month, some of the best art and history museums will be opening their doors to the public on Thursday 28 June, free of charge.
Exploring museums, after dark as a continuation of the usual First Thursdays festivities? Sounds like it could be a vibe.
Participating venues include:
Starts at 5pm until 10pm
For more info contact: +2721 408 7600
Images: Zeitz MOCAA instagram
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A Graphic designer from the U.S has reimagined well known Disney princesses as career women. Matt Burt, 24, told today.com that he sees the princesses as a source of inspiration so that inspired him and his colleagues at simplethriftyliving.com to update the princesses as successful women to encourage girls to think like bosses.
In his version, Sleeping Beauty is the CEO of a coffee company. Let’s face it shes knows how difficult it can be to walk up. Ariel, the little mermaid’s love for singing has turned her into a pop star and record producer and Pocahontas is the head of an environmental non-profit- organisation. Scroll down for the rest of the characters.
Snow White is a leading psychologist.
Sleeping Beauty is a coffee company CEO.
Jasmine is a UN ambassador.
Ariel is a Pop Star and record producer.
Cinderella is an animal rights activist.
Tiana is a James Beard Award winning Chef and restaurateur.
Whether you’re a documentary buff or a film addict, the Encounters Documentary Festival will definitely provide your fix. Starting from 31 May to 10 June, the Cape Town leg will take place at the Labia Theatre and the Cinema Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront. The festival is a showcase of award winning documentaries from all around the world that will give you something to think about long after the credits roll.
My must-see is a look at Vivienne Westwood’s journey in the fashion world for the last 50-something years entitled ‘Westwood’. There is also ‘The Beautiful People’ which follows five international models over Cape Town summer season produced by film maker Nicky Greenwall – yes that Nicky Greenwall from Showbiz fame – and is said to show the occasionally grim realities of a business usually perceived as glamorous. Some of the other highlights include the world premiere of ‘Survivors’ which is set in Sierra Leone about the community’s reaction and response to the Ebola Crisis. ‘Whispering Truth to Power’ about Thuli Madonsela’s last year as SA’s public prosecutor and ‘Matangi/Maya/MIA’ which about Sri Lankan British rapper MIA and her journey and struggle within the music industry.
The event is also a platform to uplift the local film industry through workshops and master classes for new and seasoned filmmakers keen to up their game for more info and the full schedule check out Encounters.co.za.
The PPC Imaginarium Celebrating Modern Art and Design which began 5 years ago is back. The initiative aims to provide a platform for emerging artists in categories such as fashion design, jewellery design, sculpture, architecture, short film and industrial design.
The brief varies in its details depending on the category but the overall idea is that artists must use PPC cement as their featured medium. The winners will receive R50 000 and runners-up R15 000 with the overall champion winning R100 000. If you would like to partake in the contest you have until 30 November to register.
If you think you have what it takes to be the next concrete creative then have a look for some previous PPC Imaginarium work for inspiration and submit your information on the link below.
For more information, click here.
Images: PPC Imaginarium