Belvedere vodka ‘Believe party’ at The Reserve

26 Jun
Last night, Nickle Pickle and I hit up the Belvedere vodka ‘Believe’ party at The Reserve. For those of you who don’t know Belvedere, it’s the world’s first super premium vodka.

Belvedere vodka is imported all the way from Poland where its made with Dankowski Gold Rye and artesan water before being distilled four times to create a seriously smooth drink.

 As for The Reserve, it’s a super exclusive members only club in the St George’s mall area in town. (However, I’ve been told that they’re only v. strict about the boys they let in… if you’re a hot, zexy biets, you’ll make it through the door…) Anyway, last night was the club’s ‘end of season’ party as they close their doors in the winter. Guest’s got invited via PR co Vivid Luxury and if your name wasn’t on the list, there was no way you were getting through the door. Security was so tight, in fact, that guests had to go and fetch a little bracelet a few days before the event. And if it wasn’t on your wrist, you were literally gonna get left outside in the cold…

Upon arrival, Nix and I were greeted by a bevvy of Believe beauty’s that were all glammed up with crazy-ass Marie Antoinette-style hair and frosty-looking eye make-up.

Love it!

You can’t really get the full picture in this shot as it was a bit smoky in the club, but the effect was pretty striking. Also, they were handing out a blue, litchi-flavoured welcome cocktail that made use of Belvedere vokda.

The club had also gotten a bit of a Belv’s make-over in that branches similar to those on the bottle itself where suspended from the ceiling.

Stunsville, right?

As for le peeps on the scene, I ran into Associated Magazine’s gorgeous PR guy, Jaco-Louise Groenwald who looked dashing as always along with DJ/covergirl Brigitte Willers.

Brigitte, a super-keen runner, tells me she's in the process of creating her own, yet to be named, website/blog that's going to be all about women's fitness. See how tanned she is? Unlike my faux 'Caribbean glow', hers is totally real...

Party circuit regulars Jeff ‘The Bod God’ Tsoutsos and Omesh Authar were there too…

See my fab rooi mani? It's actually a Shellac; this awesome new in-salon nail colour that goes on like polish, but wears like gel. Had it for almost a week now and it looks like it was applied five mins ago. Will be sure to blog all about it in the next few days...

Actor Bjorn Steinbach was out and about too. Next mo you’ll be able to catch him and Lee-Anne Summers in The Mercy Seat, a play set in post-9/11 America, at the Nassau Theatre in Cape Town.

Bjorn and Nix making friends.

I also schmingled with fellow beauty blogger and celeb make-up artist Eloise Dreyer

Ja biets... looking forward to the Theirry Mugler do on Tues...

…and Jasna Zellerhof, AKA Fashion Jazz. Check out her new hair cut…

Her locks used to be down to her bum, but she's chopped it all off in favour of a pretty just-past-the-shoulders do.

Anyhoo, once I’d drained my welcome freebie, I realised we had to buy our own drinks and, as it turns out, a single shot of Belvedere is a whopping 38 buckeroos! Can you ‘Believe’ it? Thus, as I’m a total cheapskate suddenly wasn’t all that thirsty anymore, I decided to track down more of the blue drinks instead. Clearly Belvedere is for a very rich discerning type of drinker… ;-) Jeff, however, gave me a seriously top tip: Next time I’m at a club and some oke offers to buy my gold-digging girlies and I a dop, we should ask for a ‘double Belvs and Coke’. If he can pay for the round without crying, he’s a total keeper… ;-)

Still, the club’s regular patrons had no issues with the price tag and, as the night continued, the room was lit up with an array of ‘sparklers’. This is because every time a bottle of anything was bought, it was served with a mini firework attached to it.

Baby, you're a firework...

I’ve now taken to referring to these sparklies as ‘Sugar Daddy flares’… V. handy in helping you spot exactly which oke you want to sit next to. Hee hee…

Cape Town scenester Paul Newman recieves his ten billionth bottle... (Sorry ladies, he's got the most divine girlfriend... and yes, she's prettier than you...)

Oh! And a bunch of Black Swan-style ballet dancers popped out at some point to do a mod ballet/jazz mix on the windowsills of the club…

See that dude making the 'gun to the head' symbol with his hand? Reckon that's 'cos he just got his drinks bill... Heheheh...

At around 12pm, the club had filled to bursting and moving around on the dancefloor became a bit of an issue. Also, the queue for the bar was five peeps deep across all sides. Being the claustrophobic type, Nix and I decided to hit the road… but not before downing a fistfull of these yummy salmon blinis.

Here fishie fishie fishie...

Big thanks to PR star Anina and the girls from Vivid Luxury, this was a nice reprieve from this weeks ‘rusks n’ socks couch combo… ;-)

Love, love

Leigh

X x x

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2 Responses to “Belvedere vodka ‘Believe party’ at The Reserve”

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