Top Billing 23rd December 2018
Jayden Nel, Cherese Verster wedding
We’ve always been suckers for a great romance so we were quick to RSVP to the very glamorous wedding of long-time sweethearts turned business partners Jayden Nel and Cherese Verster. Jayden’s first glimpse of his future bride was at a traffic light, when he saw Cherese at the wheel of a sportscar. As luck would have it their paths crossed again, their first date has led to seven years together, a shared livelihood and a wedding of fantastic surprises for their guests. The best reveal was the dress by Gert Johan Coetzee as well as stunning hanging floral displays designed by events coordinator Zavion Kotze and the mother of the bride. Other incredible features were the stunning black cake and the emphasis placed on family, such as the touching tributes to Cherese's deceased father and the presence of their sweet daughter Lexi.
Kariega Game Reserve Getaway
Metro FM’s Lerato Kganyago joined Fez at the beautiful five-star Settler’s Drift Kariega Game Reserve for a stunning Eastern Cape getaway. Run by husband wife team Phil and Jo Oliver, the resort is the perfect place to recharge and connect with nature. The décor is rustic enough to feel part of the bush and the incredible wine cellar does an epic job of marketing our wines too international visitors, while Head Chef Tony Hutchinson fuses international trends with the best Eastern Cape game, fowl and seafood. Game drives, fishing, nature walks and river cruises are just a few of the incredible options, and Lerato and Fez made the most of the incredible trip!
Frank and Fearless
Leon Schuster’s latest movie, Frank & Fearless isn’t just a comedy. It is also draws attention to the scourge of rhino poaching. This film sticks with Leon’s winning recipe of comedy and social commentary. The introduction of a relevant, engrossing story and depth of emotion takes it to the next level. He took four years to write it and with co-star Themba Ntuli, Mr. Schuster looks to have another hit on his hands.
The story sees Leon playing a trouble-making chef, fired from his job in tourism. He falls in with Themba Ntuli’s character - a rural boy afraid of his own shadow - and against all odds, they set out to kidnap the ambassador of an East-Asian country in attempts to stop rhino poaching.
To discuss the film and understand the conservation efforts behind it, Jade and the team visited some rhinos to see the beautiful creatures up close. To put the right message out there, the film-makers collaborated with an authority in the field, Jana Pretorius of The Rhino Pride Foundation. A family film with a big heart, Frank & Fearless is just the ticket to make you chuckle over the holidays, but it’s also going to help us remember that our rhinos are under siege and it’s up to us to help protect them.
The city of Edinburgh takes the festive season very, very seriously and Lorna got to experience this first hand - at the Scottish capital’s now famous Christmas Market. Here, you won’t just find all things merry and bright – there’s a silent disco too! Part of the East Princes Street Gardens Market being voted best in the UK are a series of food stalls bringing together the best Christmas recipes from across Europe. Like the ingenious take-away version of Swiss, cheese fondue that Lorna enjoyed.
In a country known for The Highland Games and some of the strangest tests of skill, Lorna managed to find one she could get her head around, and had a great time shooting some hoops. Of the roughly eight hundred thousand visitors to the market each year, Lorna was hoping that they were doing anything but watch her miss baskets.
Edinburgh tends to treat its entire city centre like a Christmas tree which must be decorated and this year they put on a brand-new spectacular called Silent Light. Fusing Edinburgh’s Street of Light with a stunning, architectural installation of archways, the thousands of lightbulbs were synchronised to music you could only hear by renting some headphones. With all proceeds going to charity, the dancefloor was never empty.
Cheese fondue, gluweihn and disco will get you through the toughest Scottish Winter and Lorna had proven it.
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