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Filming The Humewood Golf Course in Port Elizabeth for Skybok


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What a pleasure to shoot this! Located by the seaside in stunning Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Humewood golf course is a genuine seaside Links, ranked as one of South Africa’s top 20 golf courses and boasts as holding the prestige of being the only true links course in Africa. Sadly, I don’t play golf. But after shooting their video profile, I think I should definitely give it a try! Humewood golf course has one of the world’s most difficult links courses and has hosted the South African open 5 times and the African Amateur 10 times, being ranked the number 10 golf course in South Africa. There have been some famous names which have graced the greens and fairways of this course, including Denis Watson, Tony Johnstone and Ernie Els amongst others. I especially liked their gorgeous clubhouse.

With animal life being common around the course,  tourists and locals alike get the feeling of being in nature as they may pass a glance at monkeys or at one of the many plovers, or ‘kiewetjies’ as they are known to South Africans. In fact the club’s emblem sports the image of this bird, said by some to bring good luck to your game. The club is well-respected for its hosting of prestigious tournaments, such as the Goodyear Classic from 1984-1992. For more information, check out their website by clicking HERE.

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Filming The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay for Skybok


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Bordering the waters of Kalk Bay’s gorgeous ocean, The Brass Bell is actually a lot bigger than I realised. Going there to shoot their profile was enlightening because apart from the main restaurant that we all know and love (The Bikini Deck), there is also the Cabin Bar & Restaurant, The Water’s Edge Restaurant, The Pavilion and the Izannes fine dining restaurant! Shooting was an absolute dream; the owner is very friendly and we were pleased with the great weather we got! It’s always packed with people and I can see why. It’s definitely a hot spot for a functions – birthday parties, cocktail parties or corporate functions – because of the great views, reasonable prices, efficient service and also because the whole area has such a rich history. Check out their website for more info on opening times and contact details: THE BRASS BELL

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Filming Vovo Telo in Port Elizabeth for Skybok


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Vovo Telo is a lovely coffee shop brand that began in Port Elizabeth some years ago. They serve a variety of coffees, ciabatta bread, pastries, treats and light lunches. Their website is awesome – check it out HERE. They started out in PE, but have now got places in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria also. Skybok filmed these two in Port Elizabeth recently. Our crew had a great time!

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Filming The Music Kitchen in Port Elizabeth for Skybok


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Wow. If you’re looking for a great evening hotspot in Port Elizabeth, The Music Kitchen is my personal recommendation. Friends of ours own this restaurant, known for their Wednesday nights all-you-can-eat ribs and prawns. They asked us to shoot their profile and we loved it. Working with them was a dream and we captured the evening on a very festive music trivia evening. The Music Kitchen is on Facebook so if you like what you see, join their online family HERE. They are also on Twitter, so follow them HERE.What’s great about this place is that they provide a platform for original artists to perform. If you’re a muso in the area of Port Elizabeth, you can apply to perform and you’ll join their wall of fame which features many famous names in the South African music industry. This restaurant and bar opened its doors in 2011 and has already gained itself an electric reputation… I, for one, can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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Filming Simonsig Wine Estate in Stellenbosch


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Simonsig is located in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region. As they say on their website, as a wine estate it “upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking.” Travelling there to film was such a pleasure. We got a beautiful view of the Simonsberg Mountain (after which the wine estate is named) not to mention some even more lovely shots around the estate itself. They are the only wine estate with a working wine cellar, and it was fascinating watching this process! You can see this in the video, along with some other exciting shots we got amongst the wine barrels and their famous restaurant – Cuvee. If you are interested in finding out more about them, check out their website: SIMONSIG WINE ESTATE. I recorded the voice-over in-studio with acclaimed sound engineer Frank Smuts, with whom I record many radio adverts for Algoa FM.

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Filming The Mount Nelson Hotel & Spa in Cape Town for Skybok


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It’s one of my favourite venues we’ve had the pleasure of profiling. The hotel is home to many international tourists, including movie stars and travelling politicians. Along with its high teas, it’s well-known for its brand new “Planet Bar” and its many ballrooms. Shooting this was very exciting – the staff were extremely friendly and while doing it we got to witness a wedding they were having in their beautiful gardens.

The reason this is one of my favourites is because The Mount Nelson Hotel offers a large variety of services to its guests – it acts as a wedding venue, a function venue, a conference venue and not to mention its fantastic spa. Here is the hotel’s website if you are interested in finding out more about it: MOUNT NELSON HOTEL. I record all my voice overs with professional sound engineer Frank Smuts.

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Outreach in South Africa


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In 2013, the population of South Africa was 52.98 million people. Of those, there are an estimated 9 million people below the poverty line (less than $1 a day). I can’t hope to change all their lives but I can make a difference. I just look around and it’s easy to find places where I can offer assistance. Every charity deserves exposure. I hope to put the spotlight on some of the ones I have come across. I am in the fortunate position to be affiliated with the Rotary Club of Algoa Bay, as my mother was the President (2011-2012) and is now the AG for District 9370. 

How You Can Help

Vistarus Mission Station

Ubomi Obutsha 

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust

+ Khayalethu Children’s Home

+ Greater Food SA

Give Back

+ Prodder

Ashoka South Africa

Aids Foundation South Africa

CHOC – Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

FoodBank South Africa

+ Heifer South Africa

+ Papillon Foundation

+ SOS Children’s Villages South Africa

Starfish Greathearts Foundation – South Africa

+ Thokomala Orphan Care Organisation

(more…)

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Top Model at The Hilton in London


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Being in the heart of London as a South African representative for Top Model 2012 was a huge honour for me. The whole experience was something I looked forward to for quite some time! All in all it was two weeks in the UK – one of which was entirely dedicated to the runway show and its surrounding PR and events. What a fabulous adventure it was. Held at The Hilton Metropole in London, the show featured models from all around the world showing the designs of renowned designers & labels. These included Gianni Lilliu, Luna Sky, Analili New York by Daisy & Mac Bermuda, Fabryan, Eva Grygo, Wot The Frok by Naomi Quarrinton, Garcia by Daisy & Mac Bermuda, Remus Uomo, Gingerbread and Omar Mansoor, who showed at London Fashion Week 2012.

Probably my favourite evening leading up to the show was the VIP Pre-show launch party held at a nightclub in SOHO. It was such a radical nightclub! I loved the floor. Everyone was there – models, judges, sponsors, stylists – and we all just met each other and partied the night away.

The theme was “Naughty or Nice” and, well, I bought some devil horns, a bowtie and a tail:)

The winner was an awesome girl from Nigeria, Tarmar, who I became great friends with!

See another article I wrote about my time in London: Here We Go, London, as well as some incredible things I’ve been involved with since: My Adventures Since London. I had an amazing time in the UK. On one of the days we managed to go to Buckingham Palace –

I thought I saw Harry peeking out from one of the rooms….!

A few days after jet-setting home, I had to down a Redbull and take myself off to The Loop Nightclub in Cape Town to MC the Traffic Clothing Winter Collection Fashion Show. This time I was behind the microphone and not on the runway 😛 It was a show put on by Younique Concepts – started by one of South Africa’s top female DJ’s Vanessa Holliday, in this pic below. Also in the pic below is the owner of The Loop nightclub, Mark Lifman. It was an incredible event run by a very efficient and professional group of people – all at Younique Concepts. There was a HUGE crowd and amazing music by Monique Pascal which the 10 models supplied by Twenty Management modeled to. There were brilliant prize give-aways from the likes of Rikkis Taxis, Traffic clothing and the Pepper Club amongst others. Sponsors/contributors for the night included GQ and Glamour Magazines, Redken, Gordon’s Gin, Vida e caffè, Le Chocolatier, Soft Lips and more….