On the 1st of June I popped into the opening of a new Vida e caffé in Green Point. It’s situated in Prestwich St, right next door to Beluga and a block or so away from Trinity night club. Due to this pretty clever positioning, I’m predicting that it’s going to be quite a busy one. But then again, they all seem to be right. To me it looks like they’ve totally mastered the recipe to success and thanks to that they are just growing and growing and soon they will take over the world! The thing I really love most about their stores is their “always on” staff. They are forever smiling & laughing and you can tell they really enjoy what they do. That certainly makes me smile and want to support them as much as I can… even though the guys at my office and the BF have totally banned me from having coffee because it makes me sooooo hyperactive. Picture a little kid after a birthday party where he/she has consumed his/her own body weight in sugar… they then end up running around in circles like a crazy animal until they pass out. Well… that would be me. Scary for those around me, but I loooooove it… mwhahahahahaha.
The store itself has the usual Vida e look & feel, but what I really liked about this one is that there’s lots of indoor and outdoor seating space. So it’s perfect to snuggle up now during winter, but come summer you’ll be able to soak up some rays as well. Very nice.
As you can see the launch evening was well attended.
Oh and then I absolutely loved their “Welcome to the garden of Vida” mural. It’s so cool.
Slightly wacky and lots of fun. True to the Vida e philosophy.
I had a quick chat with owner, Priscilla Young, who was clearly very excited about this new baby of hers. Seems she’s been a very busy lady though, cause only a few days later her Newlands franchise opened their doors. Now I have that “sisters are doing it for themselves” song stuck in my head.
Me with Priscilla
Food wise of course we had only the tastiest “say goodbye to your ass” treats. There were these mini savoury muffins for example that totally rocked my world and then the rest was covered with delicious cheese & cured meats… just one word: heaven.
To keep us hydrated, Patrick (he asked me to say he’s the cute one on the left) and Brighton were there to satisfy your champers cravings:
Loved these guys. They were so much fun.
And then for entertainment we got to enjoy the musical stylings of Mr Chad Saaiman:
Also be sure to keep an eye & ear out for The Black Ties – a singing trio with Lloyd Jansen, Keeno Lee and Chad himself. Saw them perform the next evening at a birthday party and they were brilliant.
Mingling with fabulous folks is obviously part of the deal at these kinds of things and I was lucky enough to catch up with journo & celebrity expert, Clayton Morar:
As well as the lovely Jasna Zellerhof from Fashionjazz.co.za, Roxanne Cloete - brand manager for Fairlady and Survivor SA runner-up and model, Jacinda Louw-Schutte:
Jasna, Roxanne & Jacinda. Lookin’ good ladies.
My darling Clouds from Andlollipops.com was there as well and I loved how her and Clayton were both totally feeling the nautical vibe and ended up looking like they had coordinated their outfits:
You wanna be my sailor boy?
Adidas was there too with their pimpin’ All Originals bus. Inside they had a photo booth where you could get your pose on and then stand a chance of winning some awesome Adidas gear.
Piccies from the photo booth are going to be uploaded to the Adidas Originals Facebook page. Then you tag yourself and hold thumbs that free goodies are on their way to you… yes please!
I’ve been so incredibly lazy with regards to gym of late, but I could totally see myself rocking these babies on the treadmill:
Boom! Who said working out can’t be fabulous… it’s leopard print daahlings!
A huge thank you to Kirsten from Prestige Communications for the invite. I had such a great time. And to Priscilla and her team… tudo del melhor! (that’s “all of the best” in Portuguese… cause I’m all clever and stuff… OK OK so maybe I just used Google Translate. )