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Event Review: Castlelite Extra Cold Embassy

11 | 01 | 15

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.......We drove along the N2, before I knew it we were passing Somerset West. I couldn’t help but find the “S” on the mountain ridiculously funny; as I thought of the famous “Hollywood” one overseas (maybe it’s not as funny I as I think I thought it was. Argh, whatever). I occasionally chatted up the cab driver who had brought along his two beautiful sons, and he was nice enough to even tell me about his two other children and that he brings these two young boys to work from time to time so they can see the places he drives to sometimes; which I found quite sweet of him. As I quietly drifted in and out of the conversation, I caught myself singing along to Mario’s “I choose you” which came from the radio while listening to Heart 104.9 fm. The trip just felt like dejavu, even had me nostalgic and missing my hometown. I took a glance back and Table Mountain was just a shadow in the distance.


The beautiful scenery in Somerset, the horses grazing in the grass and all I had with me were the music playing softly from the radio, mountains, the company of the cab driver and his children and my thoughts. As we made our way further into our destination right up the Western Cape Boundary road, I caught a beautiful glance of the ocean. It was so exquisite that I almost shed a tear (maybe that’s an exaggeration but whatever), marvelling at this beautiful and flawless creation.


Finally we arrived at the Lothian Vineyards, and my OH...what an Amazing place. At the gates there was private security, I got off the cab and made my way in, got my three tokens which I hadn’t realised were for beer until I got inside. Took a picture at the entrance and made my way to the bar to get myself something to drink. I was thirsty. I roamed around this beautifully furnished house with wood flooring and large glass doors and windows. Oh, the lake that surrounded the whole house, man, oh, man. I could see people paddle-boarding in the distance. Spotted a few people I personally know, greeted and stared over some eye-candy, but “eye-candy” is an understatement for a particular person I spotted there. Trust me.


Finally, Euphonic arrived and was taking pictures and made his way to the stage. Boy, was it a turn up! I’m not even going to lie to you, I made my way right in front of the stage so I could dance my tiny little behind the way my momma taught me! Hey now! I was also part of the people that kept shouting “we want more!: when he finished his set! (haha) He played one more track for us and made is way, Warras was on the decks and joining us was the beautiful Pearl Thusi! She is even more stunning in person, with her nappy hair. I might just have a crush on her (what? I did not just say that). I hadn’t realised that it was almost time to go until I forced myself to go to the loo as I had been stalling while Warras was playing. Eventually it was time to go and we are transported back to Cape Town.


But that is not how it all started.... this is how my day before the awesome event experience kicked in started...


So here I am standing next to this mini tuck shop at the V&A's Waterfront Lookout, It’s almost been two and a half hours. I look like a hot mess, literally. My feet are killing me from these red hot platform heels, I’m a bit sweaty from this red jacket that I have on (matches the shoes *wink*) and the little mascara I have on is slowly turning into a little puddle of mud on my very long lashes (this is not funny).


I was so glad I hadn’t put on proper make-up (which I dislike) because the heat would have showed me flames and would have had me looking like a sweaty drag queen (no offence to my Queens). Thankful to the sweet tuck shop lady that kept me company the whole time I was standing there, unfortunately I was too distressed to even ask her her name or introduce myself to her as I should have. This is all because of miscommunication and misunderstandings about transport to the Castle Lite Extra Cold Embassy party which I was a VIP to. Before everything could be resolved, my beloved team took to Twitter in trying to solve the issue and before I could blink my mentions were in shambles. Holy mother of God!


As they say, shots were fired. CastleliteSA got to the issue at hand and before I could utter another word of disappointment, a cab was ready to pick me up at the Waterfront to the secret location where the party was hosted.


The beautiful scenery in Somerset, the horses grazing in the grass and all I had with me were the music playing softly from the radio, mountains, the company of the cab driver and his children and my thoughts. As we made our way further into our destination right up the Western Cape Boundary road, I caught a beautiful glance of the ocean. It was so exquisite that I almost shed a tear (maybe that’s an exaggeration but whatever), marvelling at this beautiful and flawless creation before the party started and ended...


As I rest my head, my feet remind me of the day’s activities relentlessly and how long of a day it was. Regardless of the initial transport glitch, it had been a great day.


@Simply_Mandz

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