Oude Meester honoured with three awards at IWSC


At this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition Oude Meester brandy was honoured three times by winning the following awards. Oude Meester Souverin 18 Year Old -  Gold Outstanding Oude Meester Reserve 12 Year Old -  Gold Outstanding Oude Meester Demant  - Gold The IWSC is one of the most prestigious international awards and boasts the most highly qualified group of international judges of any wine and spirit competition in the world. The International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind on the international stage. Entries go through a rigorous two stage judging process of professional blind tasting (by glass not bottle) and detailed (chemical and                  

Design the Story of your Life with Samsung GALAXY Note 3

Note III with S pen_Jet Black

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced the GALAXY Note 3, the latest update to the Note product line. The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.  GALAXY Note 3 makes your everyday life amazing “We introduced the original GALAXY Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the GALAXY Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices                  

The Ferrari 458 Speciale

Ferrari 458

Maranello, 20th August 2013 – The 458 Speciale is the latest product of Ferrari’s core philosophy of extreme technological innovation and research which, in this instance, has yielded powertrain, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics advances that transform the already exceptional 458 Italia into a car genuinely worthy of the “Speciale” moniker. The result is a completely new, uncompromising, streamlined sports car concept. Many of the sophisticated solutions being applied for the very first time to an in-range car in the 458 Speciale, including its advanced active aerodynamics, will become a standard feature of all new Ferraris in the future. Flanked in the Maranello marque’s range by the multi-award-winning 458 Italia and 458                  

The J&B Met 2013

J&B Met 2013

It’s that time again fabulous folks, the most glamorous horse racing event of the year, the one, the only, the J&B Met 2013. Now in its 35th year the J&B Met is a must-attend-event to rub shoulders with the Cape's elite. While the horseracing itself is extremely popular, the J&B Met combines this with the most stylish fashion, glamour and fun. Since the beginning the J&B Met has been a classy spectacle, which has grown to attract more than 50 000 people to the picturesque setting of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. This intense and vibrant gathering of the rich and famous, fashion junkies and those who seek the thrill of the thundering hooves of the majestic thoroughbreds as they compete for glory in the                  

“The last Rose of Summer” at La Motte


“The last Rose of Summer” Internationally renowned German tenor Christoph Gentz acclaimed for his lieder recitals at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, London’s Wigmore Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw joins forces with bariton Reiner Schneider-Waterberg of Namibia for this performance at La Motte. Both were members of the world-famous King’s College Choir in Cambridge. Since then, they have been performing regularly with Cornelia Hermann, winner of the 1996 International Bach Competition, as accompanist. During their performance at La Motte, they will be presenting a programme of songs about harvest-time and the change of seasons. Specially selected adaptations of folk-songs by Benjamin Britten, whose birth 100 years ago is                  

Cape Town’s sexiest new beach club

Shimmy Beach Club

Cape Town’s hottest new swanky beach club has arrived, elevating the Mother City to a completely cosmopolitan and international lifestyle level. The beach club has a suave appeal attracting the heights of society, the rich and famous and even locals that enjoy the taste of the good life. The brainchild of Cape Town businessman Shawn Mace and resident chef, Seelan Sundoo, the vision for the club was based on a variety of glamorous entertainment hot-spots around the world. “We wanted to create a proper world-class destination in Cape Town. The city is now ready for a place like this,” said Mace Whether you arrive by car, helicopter or boat, it will soon become apparent why Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s newest, premier                  

The Company’s Garden Party

Garden Party Company Gardens 2012

Don your summer style and get that spring in your step for the Company’s Gardens are kitting out the lawns for a ten day garden party starting on the 14th of December till the 24th of December from 12pm to 9pm daily. The Dutch settlers of 1652 originally established the Gardens as a refreshment, replenishment and relaxation station for sailors that were en route to the east. Three centuries later we celebrate the same space to meet, greet, relax and be merry within this majestic beauty in the CBD.  Join the Company’s Gardens and celebrate our Mother City with a glass of wine or craft beer, live music, tasty food, family and friends in a way you haven’t experienced Cape Town before. It is a place for all Capetonians and her                  

Christmas holiday fun in the Mother City

Cape Town School Holidays

School is out! Moms, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas reading this will know that the first day or two of school holidays are pure bliss, having your little ones around and keeping them entertained is a breeze, and then… BOOM the inevitable... “I'm bored – what can I do?” Stop fretting folks! We have compiled a list of things for you and your young-un’s to do these Christmas holidays for a fun-filled and stress-free Festive Season for all. The Little Mermaid at the Baxter The Little Mermaid is playing at the Baxter Theatre from the 4th to the 29th of December 2012 with two shows daily one at 10AM and 12PM Get tickets now from Computicket on 0861 915 8000  Artjamming Holiday Program “Summer in the Centre” For                  

Anyone Up for a Brandy Cocktail?

The SA Brandy Foundation

The latest buzz in the Cocktail Club world (of which What'sUp has honorary life club membership) is all about - BRANDY COCKTAILS! And the new Mano A Mano, (think THE Mano of Mano's, Green Point fame) is the first Cape culinary destination to launch an exclusive brandy cocktail menu. “This is extremely exciting for brandy producers and mixologists who’ve have been working on developing a delicious variety of brandy cocktails over the last few years”, says Christelle Reade-Jahn of the SA Brandy Foundation “to launch the first exclusive brandy cocktail menu at a venue like Mano A Mano is not only very rewarding for those that have been developing the cocktails, but also thrilling for the diners who’ll be able to experience the                  

Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2012 – 2013

Old Mutural Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2012 -2013

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens nestled against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain are world renowned for the breathtaking views, diverse Cape flora and bird life. Toward the end of October an eager anticipation lurks in the air as the line-up of featured musicians to play at the Summer Sunset Concerts is released. The open-air amphitheatre within the gardens is great way to spend a Sunday arve with family and friends - chilling on the lawns with a delicious picnic and crisp bottle of vino listening to great local musical talent. The concerts cater for all taste buds; classical, rock, pop, folk/acoustic and jazz, regardless of your musical interests you should give all concerts a go, you will be pleasantly