1 night –> 2 launches

It seems it’s that time of year when everyone is launching something. I try to go to as many as possible (because I have severe FOMO I already miss all the ones that happen during the day) but lately I’ve had to say no to some, else I won’t have any time at home with my hubby!  I had 2 launches last night and I have 2 on Thursday. Then I have 1 a week for the next month! It’s totally messing up my diet- all these canapes and cocktails 🙂 I’m not complaining though ‘cos launches are a great way to network and there usually are pretty fab goodie bags as well!

Yesterday afternoon I started off on 7th Street, Melville for the launch of “and more” interior design studio. I haven’t been to Melville during the day in ages and I forgot how cool it is. It has a Parkhurst kind of vibe, and there are tons of interesting shops and restaurants.

I visited 3 adjacent shops and came across the most beautiful stuff. “And more” is currently exhibiting the works of Anton Crone who is a photographer and travel writer with a focus on contemporary Africa.

 o him, Africa is about the people, not the wildlife; the urban, not the empty expanse; the tar road, not the dirt road. As you know, I’ve been to photography lessons and am learning to take my own SLR photos so this was great inspiration.
In addition, And more also stocks unique African fabric which they use to upholster pretty much anything.

I then popped over next door to Hobo- who have the most gorgeous clothing at reasonable prices. Have you ever considered going to Melville to do your clothing shopping? No? Me either – big mistake.

Lastly I visited one more shop called “Cupboards and Stuff”, and fell in love with this chalkboard cupboard and these porcelain handmade tealight holders. They look expensive, but they are also really well priced.

This is great for the indecisive peeps 😉

Next, I headed down the M1 to Braamfontein to go to the launch of PiE magazine. These guys’ save the date was an actual Christmas pie, so I was very intrigued to see what the magazine was all about. Turns out PiE stands for people, innovation, entertainment- which are the 4 editorial pillars the magazine represents.

The magazine looks at modern technology’s impact on South African culture, lifestyle, travel, tourism and the entertainment landscape; targeting urban males and females. Contributors to the magazine are seasoned professionals who will provide expertise from their respective industries; with a focus on innovators in digital, education, health and other sectors. Some of the contributors to the latest issue include Kuli Roberts and ex miss SA Claudia Henkel.

The launch was at Shine studio in Braamfontein- what a view! The food was delicious, liquid chefs were in full force and everyone was dressed to kill. I had a fab time 🙂

Nik Rabinowitz doing the MC thing- he was hilar!

View of the Nelson Mandela Bridge from the launch- I had no idea it was lit up like that at night, so pretty


The November launch issue of PiE magazine (with Jeannie D on the cover) is now available nationally at Spar, Pick’n Pay, CNA, Musica and Look & Listen. It sells for R24.90.

Why not go check out the websites below?