STARLICIOUS LIFESTYLE EVENTS
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Acclaimed South African singing sensation Garth Taylor will be the star vocal performer for the evening, with the infamous Cathy Specific playing hostess to the arrival lounge. Keeping guests well "oiled" with soothing music, the young Student Jazz ensemble Motswako will perform in the arrival area too.
Besides an array of prizes to be won, the sharpwitted and highly entertaining Joff Van Reenen from Savile Row auctions, will have guests throwing their hands in the air to bid on the sensational auctionable lots. All proceeds go to the Keurboom Cansa Interim Home for Patients.
To book your seat at this fabulous event, contact Edith Venter on : 011 783.5887 or on firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets and seats are limited and cost R 450.00 each including a sensational Dinner by Gastronomic guru Paul Gindra Executive Chef of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton and the new restaurant VIVACA.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
2.Duck pate with orange.
3.Con fit .
4.Smoked duck pieces.
Luxurious silk pashminas are great to beat the chills at a wedding and available in silk / cotton in many colours to match your decor and wedding scheme.
An outright hit as gifts for the ladies, is offering high quality pashminas with a personalized Thank You note from the two of you.
Not only is this a fashionable gift they would treasure but it will also keep them warm during the later part of the celebration.
Gentlemen guests may appreciate a stainless steel hip flask filled with a special South African Brandy or Whiskey.
La Petit Wedding
A delightful petit 'Wedding Cake' gift box, hand made and trimmed with lace, satin ribbons, satin bows and pearls!
This is a 2 piece set up box holding 1 Chocolate Truffle or 2 small Chocolates. Minimum order quantity applies, price inclusive of imported Chocolates.
Fabulous Friends : Photographer - Riaan van der Merwe
We at Starlicious Lifestyle Events wish you all a warm and safe winter season. Feel free to send us any tips/ recipes or interesting news to share with our readers.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
A new year has started and we are likely to all be feeling a bit odd with the promises, resolutions and financial pinch. This is the year to reign in the spending, but why not take the opportunity to focus on you, your home and your family? Less eating out and more entertaining at home or sharing a casual get together celebrating friendship.
This may result in a year filled with kindness, friendships and a stronger bond or connection with someone we care about. Over the next few months, I will be sharing some sensational ideas with you for entertaining at home. Why not set some time aside to ensure we get our lives in order first and make way for the coming year? This issue is dedicated to starting over with fresh ideas and resolutions in 2009.
For the most part, I’ve hit the food plan with a vengeance and we are so happy to announce the addition of a new special friend to the Starlicious team who will be sharing some incredible ideas and recipes with you. So log onto www.starlicious.co.za to find out what these are.
We proudly announce the formation of a new Interior Design Division headed by Craig Whitehead from Starlicious Lifestyle Events. “The name Niche says it all ,” says Craig … “ its who I’ve worked for, who we are and what work we prefer to attend to.” Our Niche division in Lifestyle and Interiors will feature projects we have worked on and are working on. As a “NICHE” division we will concentrate on high end Executive appointments in Residential, Corporate and Leisure arenas. Craig’s work has become synonymous with Style and Good Living over the years and he will continue to consult in this field for Starlicious Lifestyle & Events. For enquiries or a consultation—call Craig Whitehead on 072 345 1456. N
The Party is Over!Swinging back into 2009 with New Life
The new years' arrived and we are most of us back at work and rolling into the fast pace life we led last year. The party is over for most of us and its time to dump those calories and burn up the indulgences of a holiday past, before we become trapped in the same habits we need to break.
Here are some important tips for anyone keen to change their lifestyles and opt for a healthier year ahead.
Diet: A healthy life is 20% hard work and exercise and 80% diet. So be sure to check the calorie intake, read the ingredients and dietary information on the food you buy and make a firm decision to be healthy with your diet.
Exercise: Hit the gym, work up a sweat and start a programme with a trainer for some added commitment.
Monitor your progress and your food intake to assist you with your diet and your will power. This will assist you to keep track and ensure your progress. Keep a journal and records your highs, lows and your hiccups along the way.
GLAMOUR HAIR - ADD SOME SPARKLE IN YOUR HAIR
We have a new range of exciting hair products in stock. GLAMOUR is a range dusted with Gold Dust to add extra shine and sparkle on that very special occasion. Great for wedding hair and evening upstyles the range consists of a Mousse, Crystal hair Bath, Crystal Hair Mask, Sparkling ends finishing wax and a shine spray.
Available from Starlicious call: 072 345 1456. for orders and pricing.
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FABULOUS FRIENDS : Edith Venter - Schwartz
Edith Venter (Excerpt - Oshun Books)
Edith Venter is a celebrity divorcee, mother, events organiser and fashionista. Known for her style and impeccable taste, she is a regular face in the society pages of local newspapers and magazines. She first came into the public eye as the Sunday Times Best Dressed Woman in 1989, but who is the private person behind the public persona, and why has Edith Venter remained an enduring and popular presence in the world celebrity when others have faded into obscurity?
Now, for the first time, readers are afforded a rare glimpse into the life of this South African style icon. This book will dispel the myth that rich, famous people have everything there way, or that money can buy happiness. From extreme wealth to near-bankruptcy, from happiness to despair and back again, Edith's story proves that the art of good living is about much more than a hefty bank balance. As inspiring, warm and funny woman as the woman herself, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what goes on behind the gilded doors of the rich and famous.
CORPORATE CONSTELLATIONS APPOINTS NICHE TO DESIGN NEW JOHANNESBURG HEADQUARTERS
The New Global Web & Luxury Lifestyle Company—CORPORATE CONSTELLATIONS appoints NICHE INTERIOR DESIGN to design its new corporate HQ in Bryanston, JHB . Craig Whitehead, our designer, will work closely with a number of the profile partners on the Corporate Constellations website , like Wetherlys and such to deliver an exciting office suite befitting the level and group image of this vibrant new company. Craig has worked closely with leading socialite and successful style icon, Edith Venter, the groups new Marketing Director for years, even on her own home. “Edith is simply the best to work for, she understands good taste and will not compromise her sense of style or her solid reputation in business. She will also not hesitate to recommend anyone she believes in and she is always generous enough to share the limelight.” says Craig Whitehead
Starlicious Lifestyle Events proudly played host at Shepstone Gardens, to the marriage union of Ian and Natalia Martens. Joined by family, celebrity friends and work colleagues, the radiant couple exchanged vows under the glass ceiling of an old Observatory chapel, standing ankle deep in rose petals. A delicately embroidered Duchess Satin gown by Julian ensured the bride looked every bit as regal as she truly was. Serenaded by the lively Jacques Lagesse, they were married and guests were treated to a delicious array of canapés with a wine tasting and later a five course meal in the dining hall. Dining Tables were adorned with fresh imported peonies and soft pink roses. A romantic three tiered caked by fames couturier Franco Lambiase ensured the finishing touches to the toast before guests lit sky lanterns with wishes which they let into the night sky just before midnight.
"THE BEST WEDDING I'VE BEEN TO IN A LONG TIME..." "-SASHA MATINENGO
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
One particular detail we wish to emphasise is the decor. This studio will offer all our brides to be a full resource of goodies and ideas for a wedding and or a special event party. From your invitations to the details of your flowers, tablesettings and more. This brings me to a discussion I had recently with a bride about the stresses of creating a table setting that works.
We have recently completed a wedding ( awaiting photos from our genius photographer in order to show you more) where the table setings were a real challenge. To add to the stresses of who sits where, we were serving a meal in a Chinese banquet fashion which as many of you may know, involved clumpy lazy susans and huge platters of oriental food. How do you make room for the pretty things which need to adorn your tables? Some Chinese people have a custom of dishing out cigarettes and beers at a wedding and this posed a particular challenge to us.
The beers were easy, they needed to be served chilled anyway so they could be served as people wanted them. Cigarettes are not everybodys forte. So we concealed them in beautiful silver boxes we once purchased from the christmas faire, now they looked like little gifts, rather than packs of cigarretes. It all takes a little thought and a little imagination. The first hard and fast rule with a table setting is:
THERE ARE NO RULES. Gone are the days of laying cutlery in eating order unless you particularly wish to serve a formal silver service. Nowadays we have been known to wrap cutlery in napkins, arrange them across the top of your plate, whatever takes your fancy. Flowers too should be taken a little more lightly. Nothing plucks my nerves more than a ghastly centerpiece with no thought, no practicality and no imagination. Opt for bounteaous blossoming blooms of flowers on a tall centerpiece or candlestick if you wish to stay purist and traditional, but ensure your guests can see each other and chat easily- or all you have done is waste money and distance your guests from having a fun time.
Look at the proportions of the room you are using, imagine the amount of centerpieces one will see when the room is full. Does it fit your scheme? Too much? Too little? How do they contribute to the romantic charm of the room? How do they proportion the elegance of the decor? Are they upstaging? All these factors play an enormous part in getting it right. Frankly I prefer to tone them down.
Once you add people all dressed differently, any room can look full and cluttered. Try to be smart. Just because you have a sensational budget (for those of you who do) doesnt mean you should waste it away on flowers that people will enjoy for a few hours and then have to turf or handout to strangers as they leave. Add fewer flowers in a transparent vase , with some water, add a few decorations like diamond baubles or a few leaves and create something special, unique and whimsical. In months ahead, I will be doing small video demos on our new website http://www.starlicious.co.za/ (launching June 2008) to show you how smarter one can be.
These video blogs will discuss everything from table centerpieces to fashioning your hair and make up for your special day. Moreover, if you have no imagination, then you need a planner, someone who can think outside of the box, someone you can trust to be creative and ingenius. There really is no point in thinking you may know more, just because you know what you want. “SMILE”. The Afrikaans say : “Goedkoop is duurkoop.” translated that means, cheap buying is expensive. Instead opt for 3 supergrade roses in a glorious crystal centerpiece than spend R 500 per arrangement for flowers that barely make it from the florist to the venue without drooping.
Ensure your florist shows you the mockup of your centerpiece and ensure he has booked your quality flowers well in advance.
Linen- Be clever, dont stare at boring old linen and think thats all you can do. I have purchased fabric from the decor suppliers, indian markets, drapers and tailors, even from a haberdashery that have caught my eye. Treat fabric like a painting on a wall, how it creates the entire starting point for everything to come in that room. An entire colour scheme for a wedding can come out of one piece of fabric you desperately love. You may even find yourself mixing colours and textures or patterns you never imagined possible, all from one piece of cloth.
Use one pattern at most two that compliment each other. one classic and one geometric, perhaps. We live in the age of Modern Glam, a sophisticated look without the frills, but with at least some of the pattern. Combine things that you love to create a look that is elegant and fresh. One that is uniquely - YOU. One client loved silver, so using RED as the base, we draped the entire room in Christmas Red fabric, ceiling included. Added the cutlery in silverware, we adorned the tables with red fabric, trimmed with red fringe. Red topiary wreaths everywhere including miniatures on the chair backs with chair ties, we made red balls of roses we perched on huge champagne troughs in silver as the centerpieces of the room. AWESOME was the result.
The red was the canvas to show off the silver. Everything from flowers to plates and glassware were Red, neautralising the whole room and showing off the silver… brilliantly. Sometimes a single element of colour or pattern is all you need. In design - “repetition brings rythm”, so rather than adding too many different things, try repeating what you have to create uniformity and elegance, be it a colour, an object, a flower, or a pattern. I promise you will astound yourself with the results. Let me know how you have succesfully created something different. I am sure many readers are keen to learn more. Thank you for this incredible site and a great way of chatting to you about how to get it right. Be blessed and do something wonderful for someone today.