Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time: 08:30 for 09:00
Cost: R400 per person
Booking: For more information or to book your tickets, send an SMS or WhatsApp to Adri Bouwer at 082-820-2713. There are only a limited amount of seats available, so don’t miss out!
Come join us for a morning of good food, wine, a delicious gin tasting (or three) and learn how to style the perfect bunch of flowers for any occasion.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Lots of flowers, delicious cuisine, a delicious gin tasting and loads of spring inspiration. Guests will get to taste and learn more about flower infused food from Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel executive chef, Lisa Strauss and which wine to pair it with from international wine expert and connoisseur Nadia Fouché, find out more about the latest flower trends and styles from floral stylist and designer Nikki du Plessis and taste some of the best locally crafted gin from Delalmar Winery and Distillery paired with fresh fruit and Fitch & Leedes tonic. And what is a fun-filled morning without a few giveaways! We have loads of great prizes to give away so remember to tell your friends and spread the word.
LYNNÉ DE JAGER
As a former Mrs South Africa, Lynné de Jager is a well-known face in the local entertainment industry and a very successful entrepreneur in her own right. She’s the owner of LDJ
Collection, a collection of locally made leather handbags, and LJ Cosmetology by Lynné de Jager which consist of the most luxurious and beautiful lipstick range we’ve ever seen. Shameless, Trophy wife, Nudish and Affair are just some of the beautiful shades available for purchase.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
NIKKI DU PLESSIS
Nikki is the owner of the new sprig. flower and plant emporium at In Shere Lifestyle Centre and sells a range of luxury gifts, unique in-door plants, and of course make- up custom floral designs. The team pride themselves on creating fashion forward floral, using only the best quality they can get their hands on. sprig. offers one of a kind arrangements made from only the best quality flowers. Please note that arrangements are made on order only. Nikki will entice guests with a floral demo, sharing tips and tricks to help you create your own masterpieces. The demo will consist of using some everyday items you can find at home to decorate your dinner party table.
Recently relocated to the Cowhouse Market in Pretoria, Delalmar Winery and Distillery is a local winery and distillery that also specialises in the most exquisite locally crafted gins. Delalmar is known as a family business where the gin bug recently bit. An old copper pot still was dug up and put to the test. Eight months later Gin d’Almar was born. The team distils their own alcohol from wine or beer. Marietjie Visagie and her husband, Johann, is at the helm of the business and Marietjie will be showcasing three of Gin d’Almar’s gins: Junipe Berry, Citrus Infusion and Spring Floral. Her love of wine, gin and food stems from her time living in France.
It takes dedication, hard work and a passion for hospitality to run a boutique hotel like Ivory Manor as smoothly as she does. Nadia completed her hotel management qualification at the Central University of Technology (CUT) Free State and worked at various top establishments including The Plettenberg Hotel, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, Delaire Graff Estate, La Residence Hotel and Spier Wine Estate. She also spent some time working aboard the Silversea Cruises’ fleet and is a fervent wine lover who completed her international wine diploma through the Cape Wine Academy. Nadia will be teaching us about different wines and the various floral notes you can look out for.
Ever since she can remember, Liza wanted to be a chef. She completed her BTech in Hospitality Management (cum laude) at the Central University of Technology (CUT) Free State and started her career at Le Quartier Francais and the Cape Grace Hotel. Liza also worked as a sous chef at Roxanne Floquet Cake Design and Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs before studying for a diploma in
patisserie for the International Hotel School at its Cape Town campus. Two years later, she was appointed head of the professional cookery department at the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy before joining the Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel team.