Mar 2013 06

The Oscars buzz seemed to have taken over Cape Town earlier last week! To coincide with this annual prestigious Hollywood awards event, Glamour Magazine hosted its annual Oscars Night party at The Table Bay Hotel in The Mother City.

Invited guests were asked to dress up in black tie fashion with “a hint of purple and white”. For once it was nice to see many of the guests actually stick to the theme – which made the event such a pleasure to attend.

Of course, with PR giant Jill Groger from Zebra Square PR (pictured above)  manning the exclusive guest list, it was no surprise that even on a blistering Monday night, the “who’s who” took to the red carpet at the luxurious five star hotel and came out to support Hollywood’s finest – even though it was via an AV TV screen in South Africa.

Top Billing’s Jeannie D, who is looking ultra slim and sexy these days, was the emcee for the evening. She’s proof that new-found love can make one look happy and blissful and really had the crowd eating out of her hand.

Actress Lee-Anne Summers, Hollywood-based Hakeem Kae-Kazim as well as Top Billing’s Jeannie D

Cape Town’s usual A-Listers all came out to play on the evening, including Liezel van der Westhuizen (who was doing interviews for Fashion One – an international TV show), actress and TV personality Natalie Becker (who donned a sexy Jenni Button number), The Wild actor Ty Keogh and Nicole Flint (who looked ravishing in a floor-length black KlukGDT ensemble and gets my Best Dressed Award for the evening), actress Lee-Anne Summers, actor Bjorn Steinbach as well as celebrity commentator and TV personality Jen Su (I take my hat off to her for attending almost every event on the social calender).

 Expresso and 5fm’s Jennifer Su with Cape Town blogger, Leigh van der Berg aka @lipglossgirl 

Actress and TV presenter Natalie Becker as well as hunky actor Bjorn Steinbach

Cape Town’s (Slaapstad as it’s affectionately known) events never seemed to start on time soccer, and I couldn’t help but notice late entrants couple Matthew and Sonia Booth as well as journalist Tanya Nefdt all looking ravishing in their ensembles, and made it just in time as the first Oscar was being presented on screen.’s Tanya Nefdt and TV presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen

Even though Hollywood-based actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim didn’t stick to the dress code, wearing a white African-themed suite with sandals, he was forgiven as he interacted with almost every guest, who were all excited to see him in person and hear more about the US TV show he is filming in The Mother City as the moment.


I was really impressed with the Basil Crusted Scottish Salmon main course dish as well as the Strawberry Mirror Cake dessert served on the night, but was disappointed that I only got to sip on wines and Ceres juices. I would have loved to enjoyed being treated to some champagne throughout the evening and toast to all the Oscar glory throughout the awards ceremony – we were paying tribute to Hollywood royalty after all.

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