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Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Summer time in Europe is fashion time in Cape Town

Each month, Sam from Cape Town will let us participate in her life and South African lifestyle.
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Summer Edition, Part VII:

LIEEEEEEEBLINGS….forgive me, I had writers block and I let you down and I am sorry

Anyway, how are you darlings! Summer fun in Europe and freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing cold in Cape Town. There was snow!!!!!!!! I’m in Africa ………can we sing global ….’Just a little bit hot, hot, just a little bit……it’s getting hot in here!!!!!!’…..just saying……use it…..Don’t…

I decided to visit Stellenbosch in winter and wow was it beautiful……this Cape Wine land has a majestic air to in when the vines are empty and the land is at rest……the town where our future doctors , lawyers etc are all learning their skills and their intellect, question the world with purpose ……where your waitron is a 3dr or 4 th year student and has a valid opinion ……where huge business men come to drink a coffee and get advice from the person who brings it to them……ahhhhh wonderful Stellenbosch . The town is old and somehow????? English /Europe/ in feel, buildings dating back to the 1700’S…..JA….poetry …….I popped into the bar, restaurant, chill lounge…. 5 on reinefeld st. Bumped into the one of the “blings”, dj chopper. This is a true e.g. of Afrikaner creative culture. she plays at all the cool spots and all the Afrikaans festivals….with bubble machines and a toy rabbit that sits and watches the crowd and a whole bunch of stuff I can’t even remember……… and comes to the decks with the theme song of the show ‘air wolf’….hahahhaahhahaha …. And 80’s styling all the way

I also spotted was Tina –Marie, singing sensation that has her song on some of our local radio stations at number 1. Gravity is the tracks name…. …..Check it out…Said she will be playing Glastonbury festival next year with the remix…!!!!!! There is an ‘everything but the girl’ element to her sound….lovely……. And she writes and composes herself so the ‘music’ element is really present in her work but still can lend itself to a drum n bass or a jungle remix. Great to see proper talent that is received well in South Africa…

And then …….CAPE TOWN FASHION WEEK hit our shores like a whirl wind of fab clothing, fab dressed people and new street style sitting in the seats. I was asked to shoot reportage of the show ,Habits by Jenny Le roux……the show was filled with an extraordinary front row, ex supermodels, Josie Borain( yes , Obsession by Calvin Klein campaign girl and first model to be paid a million $$$$ back in the day ) Lady Victoria and Kitty Spencer( Princess Diana’s brothers ex wife and daughter ) Lady Sally Graaf and Dr Precious Motsepo(her husband in one of the richest men in the world according to Time mag) Shine model / creative, boss , Megan Kruger , ‘blood diamond ‘ writer /producer Gillian Gorfil…. just to name a few …..It was huge success and the collection was just, beautiful.

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The other thing, on a personal note, I am learning about one of the rulers of our country via my son, rugby!!!!! We are not joking, at all, in South Africa about this sport!!!! so, I’m on page 2 of the rule book and think it is oh so pretty when the boys run in the form of a wing in flight., I am so excited seeing my son play and knowing that he is being trained by the most extraordinary coaches and boys from the age of 13 are already ear marked to be watched by the pro teams…..I kid you not!!!!!!! Well, I clearly think my son will be the best player in the world and be a springbok one day, if he wishes………….. And I can say that……. cos I’m his mom… xxxx……hahahaha

The 9th of August is Woman’s day and I wish all you amazing woman of the world, HAPPY WOMANS DAY ……..YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!

SAY IT ……”I AM AMAZING!!!!! ………..SHAKE THE HAND THAT SHOOK THE WORLD ….I AM A STRONG, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!!!!!!!’’ ….and yes, we are all worth it!!!!

I love you all more than all the world, God bless you and keep you

Love always, Sam Pegg

P. S ……. the very yummmmmmm La colombe, in Constantia uitsig, is holding a winter special of sampling menu. The only time my artist’s budget can afford it!!!!


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The Parlotones – Band und Weinproduzent

Deutschland ist ihre zweite Heimat und deutsche Fans sind wie Südafrikaner

(Autorin/ Editor: Anne Schroeter)

Deutsche Interview-Zusammenfassung:

The Parlotones ist die international erfolgreichste Band, die Südafrika zurzeit zu bieten hat. Den endgültigen Durchbruch schafften sie in Europa zur WM 2010 mit der Beisteuerung des Titelliedes, der Live-Übertragungen der ARD (The Parlotones – Come Back As Heroes). Sie werden als Südafrikas Coldplay und Radiohead bezeichnet, überraschen jedoch auch mit Einzigartigkeiten. So haben sie zum Beispiel einen Rotwein (Giant Mistake) herausgebracht – weitere sind in Arbeit – und zur Amtseinführungszeremonie von Jacob Zuma (Präsident Südafrikas) gespielt. Obwohl die Euphorie der WM in Südafrika nachgelassen hat bzw. ganz verschwunden ist, spürt man die Nachwehen des Großereignisses deutlich. Endlich konnte man der Welt beweisen, dass man in der Lage ist solch ein Mega-Event zu organisieren. Mit diesem neu erlangten Selbstvertrauen und dem infrastrukturellen Fortschritt sei es nun möglich die gesellschaftlichen Probleme des Landes anzugehen.

Im September und Oktober tourten sie durch Europa und waren insbesondere von Deutschland begeistert. Denn hier spielen sie vor deutschen Fans, fühlen aber, als wären es Südafrikaner. Alle Konzerte waren ausverkauft und eine nächste Tour ist für April nächsten Jahres geplant. Dann werden sie wohl wieder die warme südafrikanische Sonne vermissen. Dafür aber auch unvergessliche Konzerte, vor hoffentlich immer größer werdenden Publikum spielen. Aber bevor sie abreisten, hat auch diese Band einen Zwischenstopp bei „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ eingelegt.

© The Parlotones

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Hello and welcome on „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“! You said that your tour is going fine and that you are enjoying yourself. So I was wondering whether you are noticing any differences compared to the tours you did before in Germany and Europe. I mean, now everybody knows at least one song, which is “Come Back Home As Heroes”

Answer: Yes, sure. The audience has doubled, maybe even tripled. And the audience actually sings along to the songs. It has been amazing. It’s incredible and we hope to double it again next time.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You are travelling on a bus together while being on tour. How is it, living on a bus for so long and with the same people?

Answer: It stinks! It is actually the same thing we have been doing for years and years. Just that the vehicle gets bigger. At first we started with a car, then a van. And it is more comfortable when someone else does the driving. We get along with the other band. Basically we play the show, hop in the bus and the next morning you wake up and you are in another town. So, all we really do in the bus is sleep.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: What do you miss when being far away from home for so long?

Answer: The sun! But we miss ordinary things like friends and family. There is no routine while being on tour, so we miss the comforts of home. And some people think that we have been away for years and years and buy Biltong, saying “I bet you have not eaten this in a long time”. But come on, we have only been away from home for two weeks, but thank you.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You are playing together for quite a long time now, so what has changed about playing together? Is there anything about your music that has changed, or about the relationships amongst each other?

Answer: Well, one thing that definitely changed is that we can actually play our instruments now. We could kind of play when we started, but it wasn’t really good. And the bond has gotten a lot stronger. When you spend so much time together, you can just become either enemies or friends. And we chose the friends route.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You played many shows all over the world. Is there any show that is special to you? A show that was different than any other show you played, so far. And why was that show so special?

Answer: The best show we have done is in Johannesburg, Coca-Cola Dome. A big, massive arena that not a South African band has ever headlined. And we went to headliners and pulled all those people on our own. It was a very proud moment. And not many people thought that we could pull it of, but we did. But generally every gig is special on its own. There is not really a show that stands out above the rest, we enjoy them all the same. This tour has been really cool, the crowd has been singing along and all the concerts have basically been sold out. Especially in Germany, because Germans come to the show, and not all South Africans. And we are pretty excited having pulled so many new German fans to our shows.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You also played at the inauguration ceremony. How did it feel, since it was a completely different audience?

Answer: In fact, most of them liked us, but there were parts of people going “Change, change, buuuh”. We were a rock band, playing in front of a predominantly African crowd. It was very strange. But it was cool. Heads off to the Government for actually calling up a diverse line-up, incorporating all cultures even though the audience didn’t get all of it. But it was a good gesture.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You released a wine, something that surprised me, because I went to a shop, asking for the official World Cup wine, and they said that they did not have that, but they had a Parlotones wine. And I was surprised, because it is not really what you expect from The Parlotones. So, why wine? Usually Musicians would decide to design their own clothes, or release a perfume.

Answer: We love wine. In an interview they asked us what would your dream-property be and we said to own a small wine estate in Cape Town and to release a boutique wine. A fan of the Band read this and asked, well would you like to create you own wine and we said we would love to. And you know it’s not just a sticker on the bottle of wine. We set it and blended it. So it was very hands on and what you drink is actually what we create. And we own a portion of the company, so it is not like an endorsement, but something we have ownership on.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: You played at the Opening of the World Cup. Do you think that the World Cup actually changed something about South Africa? Or did it just create happiness for four weeks and then everything went back to normal?

Answer:  The euphoria only lasted during the World Cup. But a lot of positive was taking out of it and will win, now that we know that we can achieve big things and that we can certainly tackle the problems that exist in our society. Good things remained, there is still progress, there is still spending on infrastructure, there is still development. And that is good for the Nation. The World Cup sped it up. And there is still a lot of investment that goes into the country.


2010sdafrika-editorial staff: In an interview you once mentioned that you wanted Germany to be your second home. Why Germany and why a second home?

Answer: The people are warm. After South Africa, besides parts in England this was the first place where we were achieving success. And the crowd felt like we were playing to a home audience. Though the crowd was smaller, but the way people reacted. And we expected that if we step down to the audience everyone would be South African. And we were very pleased when they were actually Germans. And every time we have been here, we always had a good time.

2010sdafrika-editorial staff: Thank you and enjoy your last show tonight.

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Fashion and Lifestyle Column by Sam Pegg

Wine, Rock Music and Beach – that´s Cape Town

Each month, Sam from Cape Town will let us participate in her life and South African lifestyle.
Take part and enjoy!

October Edition, Part II:

Ok…… in Deutschland you have Oktoberfest…. here in Cape Town, I feel ,we have ‘over enthusiastic , we are a party , yes’’… me crazy but it is pre season party time and Cape Town, or just moi ,really, is on go slow….I am loving the mountain time…you knowwwwww…………..I mean I am still wondering how the Hamilton Russell’s ‘whale season was….I mean with a pinot noire that has NY City crits in a tizzz and me begging….darling ,,,begging,,,woooo hooo … for a nother….there lies their vines in the Hemel en arde valley just moments away from Hermanus……Hamilton Russell…all etiquette of life’s palette…wine, olives , honey and pioneer wine making…and the hottest couple I have evaaaa seen…. ja

© Anthony and Olive Hamiltion Russell

© Hemel en Arde ..HERMANUS..Cape Town ...h & r wine est

The hills of Durbanville are alive with the sound of rock festivals….in fact the west coast is rocking the daisies….. this is the time that the rock and bands shine and show their final dress rehearsal for what is in store for the hottest season of film , fun, sex , shoots , sun and PAAAAAAAAAARTIES…… Cape Town has in store…. yeah baby….I am inspired….

And I have thrown my not tooooooooooooooo perrrrrrfect bodaaaay into a strip of big bay beach, Blouberg…love the imprint of table mountain on my horizon,,,,, when my winter ish ‘’ not Camps Bay body ready’’ body wishes a vit D …..KISSSSS …., maaaaaa doll…. I thought it rather awtstanding maa doll….hmmmmm….

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Oh ja, there was the launch of Elle Macpherson’s lingerie…..yep…. had the chika’s coming out of a jet to a huge crowd in an airport hanger… we are talking!!!!!! Now that is HOTTTTT!

I smell the creative juices arriving soon……. on my Cape Town shores…..we have a great season in store for you…and I have a huge surprise in DEC ….I have a new door that will open and amaze your visual mind…… more than even I dreamed…watch this space…I know…signed a shhhhhh contract….how kak is it for me!!!!! I want to blaaaa blaaa all night long, baby!!!!Yeeee haaaa!

Well darlings ….voila la news ….so far….


Love always, Sam Pegg

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