SUNDAY is my day for rest and rejuvenation, but not when I have a hot-to-trot invite for high tea to celebrate PR and media personality Buli G’s birthday.
The dress code was “in living colour” and I struggled to find a suitable outfit without looking like a clown.
The birthday girl asked guests not to bring gifts but to make a donation to her favourite charity instead. So off I waltzed, empty handed, to No 5 Boutique Art Hotel in Summerstrand.
Buli was dressed to impress in a purple frock accessorised with a scarf in a similar hue. I met some awesome people, including Kerian Robertson and his beautiful other half, Jacqui Snow.
This guy is not only devilishly handsome, with an accent nogal, but his leather goods are so impressive that I promptly put in an order.
Amy Shelver rocked an all-white ensemble with coral jacket and nude heels, while Fayette Scherwinski ditched her usual black to show off her gorgeous gams in a little red dress paired with an aqua jersey.
The eats were sensational, from beetroot cups and steak with caramelised onion bites, to sinful chocolate mousse, and the bubbly flowed all afternoon.
Earlier in the weekend I caught the action of the annual Spar women’s race at Pollok Beach – without breaking too much of a sweat. OK, I confess I did not actually run, but did find myself panting in the presence of dishy SABC2 Pasella presenter Paul Rothman, who was the MC, and singer Lloyd Cele who was looking rather yummy too.
The Idols Season 6 runner-up has lost a lot of weight and I think I know how – he makes the audience jump throughout his performance and promptly follows suit. Paul rocked a black outfit and showed off a killer bod, but I’m not so sure about the voice. Meanwhile, we were all hoping for our numbers to be drawn for the R15000 Spar grocery prize. As usual I got my hopes up for nothing – who can blame me with all the food price increases these days.
Another highlight was hip-hop dance group PE’s Finest. What a talented bunch of kids – they took us down memory lane with songs from the movie Sarafina, which had everyone clapping and singing along.
That evening I also squeezed in the Miss PE event at the Little Theatre in Central.
Would you believe that, as the contestants were dancing and enjoying themselves backstage, some lowlife thieves royally helped themselves to the girls’ personal belongings. The scumbags stole phones, cameras and even shoes. Sies, man!
Since the night was young I made my way to Man’s Buy and Braai in Deal Party.
This is where it’s happening these days – those guys have the best braai services.
Now that most of us have made our cross at the polling stations, join me as we anxiously await the final results.
And if you didn’t bother to register or vote then you’d better zip it in my presence the next time you want to whine. – Skinnerbek