THE COUNTDOWN TO SUMMERWAVES IN CAPE TOWN BEGINS!

Get excited for Jasmine Thompson, FlicFlac, James Hersey and many more at Shimmy Beach Club on Sunday 17 April

SummerWaves

The countdown to SummerWaves has kicked off! Shimmy Beach Club will host three of the best new international acts with Jasmine Thompson (UK), FlicFlac (Austria) and James Hersey (Austria) headlining SummerWaves on Sunday 17 April 2016. 

Get ready to celebrate the end of another gorgeous South African Summer at Shimmy Beach Club, the perfect tropical outdoor venue and the home of Cape Town house music.

Here are the TOP 10 reasons to really get excited for SummerWaves!!

  1. Say goodbye to summer with a HOT party!
  2. Incredible live entertainment with headliners Jasmine Thompson, FlicFlac and James Hersey.
  3. Cocktails on the beach, especially Shimmy’s frozen cocktails!
  4. Views of the Atlantic Ocean and harbour.
  5. Gorgeous seaside stage.
  6. Delicious sushi, burgers, and pizzas – YUMMY!
  7. VIP seating in exclusive couch pockets with waiter service. Party in style!
  8. It’s Sunday and you are in Cape Town… Life is already awesome, so make it unforgettable at SummerWaves!
  9. Your friends want to go!
  10. Who needs any more reasons to have fun, so make #10 your own reason you wanna be there!

 Get to know your live entertainment for SummerWaves as well!

Jasmine Thompson is well-known for featuring on the Robin Schulz hit ‘Sun Goes Down’, Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ and is currently dominating radio with the single ‘Fast Car. Watch the video for ‘Robin Schulz feat Jasmine Thompson – Sun Goes Down’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo4cmTaEDIk

Tropical House DJ FlicFlac (from Austria) is best known for the remix of Vance Joy’s hit single Riptide remix along with remixing Milky Chance’s ‘Stolen Dance’. Listen to the Vance Joy ‘Riptide’ remix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5l4r2eh0Q

Singer/songwriter James Hersey (from Austria) supported Milky Chance on a US tour in 2015 and has done collaborations with artists like Kygo, Dillon Francis, and Filous, which saw him join as guest artist at major international fests such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. Watch Kygo performing “Coming Over (feat. James Hersey)” Live on KCRW – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMqxxHBpQyk

The local line-up includes Pop Art Live, an upcoming live electronic outfit from Johannesburg, and since their inception Pop Art has played on almost every major line-up in the country such as Rocking the Daises and Oppikoppi.

Adding to the madness will be Thank Me Later, Gareth Kenward, Jet Treger and Blanka Mazimela who have all comfortably solidified their place in the Cape Town house scene, having played on multiple major events and festivals including Goldfish’s highly successful Submerged Sundays and the highly acclaimed Ultra South Africa. With a line-up like this, summer is sure to end with a bang on the 17th of April at SummerWaves 2016.

Tickets are on sale now starting at R95 and available online from http://www.summerwaves.co.za

SummerWaves – Cape Town

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016

Time: 3pm

Line-up: Jasmine Thompson (UK), FlicFlac (Austria), James Hersey (Austria), Pop Art Live, Jet Treger, Thank Me Later, Gareth Kenward, Blanka Mazimela
Address: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Ticket Price: Tickets from R95 (excluding ticketing fee)

Ticket Link: http://breakout.nutickets.co.za/summerwaves

For VVIP and VIP Table bookings contact Shimmy Beach Club direct – 021 200 7778 / info@shimmybeachclub.co.za

**Please Note: Tickets are non-transferable and T&C’s apply

The closest parking lot to Shimmy Beach Club is at The Clock Tower, V & A Waterfront, with Shimmy shuttles running frequently between to and from venue. It is however recommended that partygoers make use of a reliable taxi service.

**No Under 18s at the event.

For all info, go to:

http://www.summerwaves.co.za

http://www.facebook.com/thesummerwaves
http://www.twitter.com/thesummerwaves

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB TO HOST GERMAN DJ OLIVER SCHORIES ON 13 FEBRUARY 2016

Oliver Schories at Shimmy Beach Club

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB TO HOST GERMAN DJ OLIVER SCHORIES ON 13 FEBRUARY 2016 

Shimmy Beach Club, in association with Strange Loving and Corona, are bringing German Deep House DJ, Oliver Schories, to Cape Town to perform on the famed Shimmy stage. Cape Town’s premier lifestyle venue will play host to ‘Corona Sunsets’ which will begin on the Shimmy Pool Deck, continue on the domed stage that overlooks the Atlantic, and culminate in the club in the early hours.

Hamburg-based Oliver Schories is one of the most booked DJs and live acts today, and is among the latest wave of promising music producers with a penchant for deep and emotive techno to grace Shimmy’s summer lineup. Schories will be joined by talented support acts including ANOUKA, a fellow German native and SOSO label artist, as well as local favourites Pierre-Estienne, Floyd Lavine, Ian Skene, Ryan Murgatroyd, Brett Aitken and Burn to Tape.

Tickets are available to purchase through NuTickets: http://strangeloving.nutickets.co.za/CT. Limited Early Bird tickets are available for R100, after which prices rise to R150. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the event day for R200.

VIP tables are available to book. Email vip@shimmybeachclub.co.za and reserve your exclusive couch pocket for the event.

LINEUP as follows:
The Pool Deck:
15h00 Pierre-Estienne
16h30 Floyd Lavine

The Beach:
18h00 Ian Skene
19h30 Ryan Murgatroyd
20h30 ANOUKA (Germany)
22h00 OLIVER SCHORIES (Germany)
00h00 Strange Loving

The Club:
00h30 Brett Aitken
02h00 Burn to Tape

More info on Oliver Schories:
www.oliverschories.de
www.der-turnbeutel.de
www.facebook.com/SOSOhamburg

Download Shimmy App:

Link to Ituneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shimmy-beach-club-cape-town/id943092834?ls=1&mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_shimmybeachclub.layout&hl=en

SHIMMY BEACH CLUB REVEALS ‘WINTER GLOW: CLUB EDITION’ CAMPAIGN

Shimmy Winter Glow Club Edition

Shimmy Beach Club, recently voted as Cape Town’s best club by Zomato, has revealed a line-up of parties for its winter season and as part of its ‘Winter Glow: Club Edition’ campaign. This ultimate lifestyle venue balances the style of international party life and the laid-back atmosphere of Cape Town rivaling the likes of Monaco and Ibiza’s beach club scene.

The Shimmy Club will host weekend parties every Friday and Saturday throughout winter featuring resident DJs and other local and national talents. They have partnered with brands such as Heineken, Croc and Biscuit to create exciting and entertaining nights out.

Tickets for the Club Edition will be available at the door each week. DJ line-ups and special guests will be announced weekly on the Shimmy Facebook Page and Shimmy App. Visit Shimmy’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ShimmyBeachClub and new website http://www.Shimmybeachclub.com/ for more information.
Download the Shimmy Beach Club App
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shimmy-beach-club-cape-town/id943092834?ls=1&mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_shimmybeachclub.layout&hl=en

The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore celebrates it’s 2nd Birthday with 2OV!

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Set atop the Park Inn Foreshore building on Heerengracht street, The RBG Bar and Grill has to be one of the coolest bars in town. An incredible view of Table mountain and the city sets it apart from the countless offerings below.

The Sunroof Terrace has a modern look with subtle coloured lighting which sets a calm yet happening atmosphere, whether for a selection of beer or various cocktails. A tasty selection of bar snacks and light meals fits with the chilled environment, perfect match for a sundowner after work or before hitting the night-life below.

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It just so happens that Thursday the 17th October is their 2nd year anniversary, and along with 2Oceansvibe and Bailey Schneider, the venue will host a VIP celebration from 5-8pm.

WIN Tickets to this exclusive event right here -> http://a.pgtb.me/wlKwnl

Oh yes… Happy Hour is daily from 17:00 to 18:00 on Cocktails and Draughts – Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Perfect!

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The Nederburg MasterChef Cook-Off!

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The Nederburg MasterChef Cook-Off!

I was very lucky to find out that Nederburg had chosen me as one of a few lucky people to take part in an exciting cook-off at MasterChef South Africa judge Pete Goffe-Wood’s Kitchen Cowboys studio in Woodstock, Cape Town. The event was hosted by Chef Pete and Nederburg’s Winemaster, Razvan Macici, the 2012 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year.

I immediately responded hell yeah and invited a good friend Sam along as my cook off partner. I knew that Sam dabbles in a spot of baking from time to time so strategically it was an easy decision. Plus we always have fun so it was a win win. We both had no idea what to expect and the nerves crept in as we arrived a little late. This quickly faded as we were handed a glass of Champagne.

Chef Pete and Razvan introduced themselves and we were off to pick a ribbon and meet our team mates. Each team had a ribbon and a bottle of wine awaited on each work station. As luck would have it we were paired with an ex-Masterchef contestant, Lungile Nhlanhla and her sister. Naturally we handed the reigns to Lungi and we decided on Duck as the hero of the dish and a small goats cheese tartlet which became a pie in the end. We thought this would pair well with the Dessert Wine at our station. We had 90 minutes to prepare a dish worthy of Chef Pete’s ingredients and pair with the fine wine of Nederburg. It was game on for the Ultimate Wine and Food Pairing Master title.

Nederburg MasterChef Pantry

Nederburg MasterChef Team Lungi

Chef Pete Goffe-Wood and Winemaster Razvan Macici offered advice and guidance along the way. The time flew past and before we knew it time was up and we were ready to serve. Chef and Winemaster tasted each team’s dishes and paired the wine to measure the pairing – they definitely loved our dish – a number of mouthfuls and sounds of enjoyment lent to this conclusion. But in the end we didn’t win – our dish heightened the sweetness of the dessert wine which is not ideal.

And here it is, a fine effort – Orange and Pomegranate Seared Duck on a Light Salad accompanied with Goats Cheese and Brandied red Onion Pie. It blew my mind! I learnt a thing or two about pastry making but most of all a heightened respect for Chefs and the MasterChef contestants. Time flies and the pressure is on.

Nederburg pulled out all the stops and it was an incredible day out with lots of good wine, freshly prepared food and a few newly acquired cooking skills! Oh and we didnt leave empty handed – a goodie bag of Nederburg wine, a Le Creuset mixing bowl and our own Nederburg Aprons.

Seared Duck With Goats Cheese Pie & A Pomegranate & Orange Sauce

#MyBachelorPad. To Be Continued… [VIDEO]

Ever since I lived in London I have wanted to live in a city. Mostly for the convenience of location but also because I have a longing to live in New York. For now Cape Town is the closest option.

After months of initially searching rentals, I eventually decided to make a momentous commitment and buy a flat… in the city.

Found my dream starter flat in a historic building in the city centre at an absolute steal. A bargain actually – I was lucky.

Here she is – small but adequate with loads of potential. I plan to fix it up, wall by wall and item by item. On this page I will document each and every fix and renovation and give you ideas and options to hopefully do the same to yours. Feel free to lend your ideas, I’m open to all options and styles.

For now, it is perfect. Take a look..

To be continued…