Darling Jeannie D put me on her guest list for the Audi A1 launch tonight. The PR co, Total Exposure, sent me an invite and took all my deets – but negleted to tell me that they decided to cancel the event earlier today due to the crazy-ass wind we’re having. Thus, I rearranged my whole day, got all dolled up and rocked up at the Table Bay hotel – only to be told that the event was a no go.
Ag nee! Can you say, seriously unprofessional?
Even Michael Mol wasn’t told about the cancellation so he also pitched up and had to be sent away… (Dude’s far too nice to complain about it though. Seriously. You’ll never met a sweeter bloke. And interviewing him is a total dream – he literally sits down and writes half the article for you and then keeps in touch religiously to ensure you have everything you need. Love that!)
Anyhoo, the evening wasn’t a complete waste of make-up… Nickle Pickle (my partner for the would-be event) and I ended up having a v. nice meal at The Kove.
Their calamari and chicken liver starters are both fabulously tender and the haloumi salad (served with nummy caramelised peanuts) was delish. The cherry on top, however, was their amazing Peppermint Crisp cocktail. Served in a martini glass, it’s made up of peppermint liqueur shaken with kahlua, natural white choccie extracts and fresh cream. Tres delish!
Next time you’re on the strip, go treat yourself. I know you’ll love it.
Update: Got hold of Total Exposure. They said they weren’t in charge of calling up people to cancel and blamed a Jozi co called Provantage Media. However, Jason at Provantage said his co was in charge of canceling on customers and suppliers etc, while Total Exposure was supposed to cancel on media and celebs. Sjoe! To Total Exposure’s credit, they then apologised for the dramz… but only after I played phone tag and pretty much asked for it. Sigh…