Fri evening was one of those nights where you just have to go “Wait wait, I get to do what!?” The evening was spent at the incredibly beautiful The Last Word Long Beach in Kommetjie for a 5 star dinner hosted by Bar One Manhunt winner Lushwill Rossouw. Remember the man who kicked my butt about 2 weeks ago with a Crossfit workout over at The Last Word in Constantia? Well luckily this time I could swap the workout gear & tekkies for a cocktail dress & heels daahlings…
AND not only were we there to enjoy sunset cocktails, dinner & good conversation, we also got to stay over for the night! Check out these rooms people:
The Last Word group believes in totally individualised guest treatment. Every booking is tailor-made to suit your specific requirements. If you love Fanta Grape for example, it will be in your mini-bar. If you read a specific newspaper, they will source it for you. If you’ve burn yourself to a crisp in the sun on the beach that day, they’ll have a soothing after sun lotion waiting for you… that kind of thing, and more. To add to that, I can vouch for the fact that their team is absolutely lovely and really really welcoming.
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So Lushwill had his hands full with this hosting gig, because other
loud flamboyant folks in attendance were Clouds (you should know her quite well by now, she of And Lollipops, celebrity journalist & social media expert Clayton Morar, model/MC/presenter Dene Botha and media “mogul” & TV producer Alan Ford.
This was the first time I got to meet Lushwill’s lovely fiancé, Jackie. Turns out she’s quite the fitness fanatic as well (go figure), however her workout of choice involves a pole. Ooh-la-la! I actually did a few pole dancing classes a few years back and I can tell you, it’s no joke. After my first class I had to do that awkward sideways roll out of my bed the next morning… my body hated me for a loooong time…
For dinner we dug into some really yummy things. First an impressive selection of canapes, then some fresh salads for starters, onto a mean piece of meat for mains and finishing off with a delectable chocolate & berry dessert.
With a pretty ruly bunch like ourselves, dinner conversation covered pretty much anything and everything under the sun, mixed in with a lot of laughter…
I think (I say “think” because I really can’t remember – thanks to my wine glass staying permanently full ) I finally got to bed around 2:30am. That’s a sign of a good night for sure. And then the next morning, I woke up to this:
I sadly had to skip breakfast because I had to get back into town for a shoot. I know – a shoot with a hangover from hell?! Not the best idea. But hey, I like livin’ on the edge. Hehe. I did at least manage to snap this shot of the breakfast table on my way out:
A HUGE thank you to Lushwill for being such a great host. Also to the team at The Last Word Long Beach who looked after us in a way I have never experienced before. It was like they were inside my head. When I though “Hmmm… could do with more sparkly…” I would turn my head and someone was filling my glass! How am I supposed to go back to my little apartment now? The boyfriend will need some training for sure.
Going back for a full weekend stay is definitely on my bucket list now.