Skinner enjoyed ‘ze’ eye candy as VfL Wolfsburg played against Chilli Boys.
MY week of social shimmying started at No5 Boutique Art Hotel for the formal birthday celebrations of a lady who seems to love a good time as much as she loves the finer things in life – Thembeka Kolele.
Long tables of 10 were lined up with bright flowers and the Veuve Clicquot flowed all night as guests dressed to the nines feasted on prawns, chicken roulade and lemon tart.
The guest of honour looked cool in a black and white jumpsuit paired with killer heels. Her buddy Unathi Lutshaba looked marvellous in a lemon yellow summer dress with nude heels and, true to form, Siya Mfundisi and Theo Klaas pitched up in similar styles and elegant, crisp white shirts.
For a Thursday night, the guests were stylish – and to think they had been at work just two hours before the event.
Though R&B is more my thing I enjoyed a live performance at the Boardwalk amphitheatre on Friday night, where the masterful Duel at High Noon guitar concert was staged.
Then, on Saturday, yours truly made her way to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium for the municipality’s gala dinner to welcome German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg, here for an international friendly against our own Chippa United.
There’s nothing wrong with our guys, but my, those tall and yummy Germans did look very handsome in their kit. For a change deputy mayor Chippa Ngcolomba was not wearing his favourite over-sized grey suit. Instead, he looked rather smart in a white shirt and black pants. Councillor Marion Harning rocked a red traditional IsiXhosa outfit and a black shirt, but Councillor Nomhle Mzilikazi’s baby blue satin dress, though beautiful, was not right for the occasion.
Safa’s Nelson Mandela Bay president Monde Mhletywa looked dope in a navy blue suit.
After the Germans left I saw no need to hang around, so I went to KwaMagxaki in Khawulela Street for the “take a child back to school” charity event. Entry was by way of a donation of school stationery and clothing – what a novel idea.
We were entertained by Phaphama Kota who wore a white vest with jeans and All Stars. Jazz artist Asanda Mqiki never disappoints and the MVP DJs Ayas and Chris made us burn all those extra calories gained in December.
On Sunday I went to the Wolfson Stadium in Kwazakhele for the international match between the Germans and Chippa United. A VIP invite to the municipal function has lost some of its appeal now that alcohol no longer flows freely at municipal events. At least it will help your Skinner stick to some of her New Year’s resolutions.
The catering staff in our suite drooled over Chippa United players Ace Sali, Joseph Maluntwana, Beki Ndzunga, Bafana Sibeko, Lucky Khune and Mxolisi Tshindile loaded the players’ plates with so much extra meat that the rest of us barely got leftovers.
As the weekend dawns, we will soon be cheering for our Proteas at St George’s, followed by a concert with Freshlyground at McArthur Pools. See you there, darlings!
– The Herald Reporter