Good Housekeeping magazine’s #GHVeryMerry event at Table Bay Hotel yesterday was a festive field of red and white filled with laughter and delicious food just in time for the festive season. The sumptuous venue was a feast for the senses and you would be hard pressed to find a better setting for a Cape Town reader event.
Siv Ngesi, who you may have seen doing the splits on SABC 3’s Strictly Come Dancing South Africa, was the MC for the event and he kept us in stitches for the full 4 hours. The darling of South African kitchens, Jenny Morris gave us handy load shedding tips as she cooked with Nestle and Potato SA who were two of the sponsors for the event. Vicki Sleet from @iwantthatnow gave us on trend table styling tips for our Christmas tables with tropical prints, pineapples and yellow/gold being the focus this season.
The two course lunch was interspersed with cooking demonstrations and raffle draws with a group of ladies who had bought 150 tickets between them walking away with about 10 of the bigger prizes. R10 000 was raised for the Organ Donor Foundation from the sale of those raffle tickets so begrudging winners their prizes isn’t an option. Are you an organ donor? I am and I hope you will consider signing up because your organs could help someone else after your life on Earth has come to an end.
I’ve had the privilege of attending a few Good Housekeeping events and I’m always impressed at how well the events planning team works together. Events often fly or fail on how finely the details are planned and I appreciate how well they manage the time keeping of the event and how you leave the event feeling totally spoilt with gifts from fabulous brands and more knowledge than you walked in with.
At R295, the ticket price is perfectly reasonable for a morning out with your girlfriends and you always get far more than what you paid for. Yesterday’s goody bag included a Tupperware hamper of bowls and glasses with airtight lids (perfect for family picnics this Summer), nail polish an Esse sample sized cleanser and moisturizer, a Nestle product and a R100 voucher for Sunset Beach Salon among other gifts and samples.
This is not a sponsored post. Yes, I have the privilege of being invited but I will always give you my honest opinion. Let me encourage you to keep a lookout for the next Good Housekeeping reader’s event – I promise you won’t regret it.