Embrace Your Inner Queen - Women's Day Event

09 Aug 2018 11am - 4pm
Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town

National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday dedicated to celebrating the courage and strength of the women in our country. A special day of celebration of everything that makes us women. This year, co-hosted with Shimmy Beach Club, we asked you to come and ‘Embrace Your Inner Queen’ in a white & gold theme.

Over TWO HUNDRED women joined together at this event to celebrate their empowered inner queen. Inspirational talks, delicious cocktails, live music, and good food; combined with the incredible spirit of FEMININE UNITY, encompassed this more-than-memorable occasion set in Cape Town’s premium water-side venue.

Arriving to uplifting beats played by DJ Rene Tanguy, guests enjoyed delectable sushi and welcome canapes that circulated throughout the venue. With an abundance of cocktail options, guests had their pick of Chambord Kir Royal, Tia Maria, Disaronno Sour cocktails, Graham Beck Bubbly or a zero alcohol option of The Duchess Non-Alcoholic Gin & Tonic. Furthermore, guests were able to indulge in a few luxury brand pop-up stores, namely Lola Romon, Alessia Boutique, BeachCult, Kokodakota, Pure Romance by Theresa Ackermann, Olivia Lincoln Leather Handbags, Gypsy Collection Jewellery and Princess D.

This one-of-a-kind event, hosted by Kfm 94.5 charismatic Mamohau Seseane, celebrated the multi-faceted modern female with an afternoon of inspiring talks by experts in their field. Each speaker came with a message to inspire, motivate and empower. Together they aimed at touching on each aspect that makes up an empowered woman’s life. The topics ranged from health, beauty and fitness, the power of positivity and confidence, to personal style, finance and productivity. Speakers included: Skin Renewal aesthetic specialist, Dr Shahra Sattar; health and fitness guru and owner of Warrior Warehouse, Emma Jooste ,personal styling team, Beautifullyou; NLP practitioner Nepheritie Jade Coaching Institute; confidence coach, Abigail Klopper, and ending with financial advisor and also the ‘Empower Me’ founder – Janine Brink.

Set in Cape Town’s most picturesque seaside venue, guests enjoyed a two-course lunch, while overlooking the glistening ocean. The perfect sunshine weather complimented the all-white feminine outfits which sparkled with a royal touch of gold. All the women, including special guests, media and celebrity attendees, shone like queens at the event.

Guests were spoilt with the chance to win in the luxury lucky-draws. Over and above this they all went home with goodie-bags filled with gifts and vouchers from Dr.Organic SA, The Red Gallery, Versace, Pure Romance by Tessa Ackermann, BOS, Choose Me Intimates, MUD Studio Cape Town., Beach Cult, Zando, Chocolates by Tomes, Jekyll and Hide, Beautifullyou, Shimmy Beach Club, Fairlady Magazine, True Love Mag and SARIE Tydskrif magazines.

The highlight of this grand occasion is that R10,000.00 was raised through ticket sales by ‘Empower Me’ in aid of their ‘Princess D Menstrual Cup’ outreach program. Menstrual cups and other female necessities will be donated to underprivileged girls who are missing on average 20% of their school year due to being unable to afford basic sanitary necessities.

A big thank you to Hot Shot Events Management, The Tablecloth Hiring Company The Events Draping Co. and Sorrento Events for decorating the venue so beautifully. Also to Kokodakota for dressing Janine Brink and to Tessa Barnes for being our photographer.

See the event video on the home page.