I usually don’t do blog posts like this, you know, the kinda blog posts that tell stories about my adventures, but this one was too good not to share, so here goes.
A couple of weeks ago I received a very mysterious call from the guys at Smirnoff. They wanted to take me out for the night, “show me a good time” they said, “tick off some bucket list stuff”.
Naturally I told them I’m not a fan of doing awesome fun stuff, so please never to call again!
Ok, that’s not how it went at all, but the mysterious call part was totally true! I just said YES!!! Before they had even asked! And I’m kinda glad I did. Here’s why:
That little video gives you an idea about my crazy night with some amazing people, but here’s what really went down, and listen closely, cause you could find yourself on one of these trips.
They arrived at my apartment in an “explore the night” branded black cab, now bare in mind, I literally had no clue on what was going on, so I just went with it! When I jumped into the cab I was happy to see my friend Siv Ngesi (A fellow top 10 finalist in last years GQ best dressed) and Tecla Ciolfi or Texx from the famous music blog Texx and the city (I’d always wanted to meet her). We high fived in nervous anticipation and hit the road.
Our first stop was a bar called orphanage, where we had our own little corner with loads of snacks and loads of Smirnoff Double black with guarana. We tucked in. YUM!
Then another cab arrived, filled with even more friends for the night, Craig Stack from the lifestyle blog My City By Night, TV Personality Katlego Maboe from the expresso show and fellow fashion blogger Carlinn Meyer from superficial girls. Now it was a party.
We chatted and filled up on snacks, then hopped back in our Explore the night cabs, with no idea where we were going. Of course the video has given it away, but when we arrived at Cape Town international Execujet, we knew this night had just ramped up pretty hard, and all got lost in a flurry of high fives, fist bumps and girly screams, yes, all of us!
Now, bare in mind, even when we took off, we had no idea where we were headed, there was talk of Durban and Joburg, though I was holding thumbs for Barcelona – they have the best shoes there! Anyway, we landed in JHB and got straight into another Explore the night cab, still no idea where we were going!
Then Craig said “hold on!!” at which point we thought maybe he needed the toilet, turns out he didn’t…cause he continued with “Isn’t Armin van Buuren playing in Joburg tonight?” He was right, and thats exactly where we were headed! WOW!
We arrived at the Concert and were escorted through so many level of VIP I lost track of how many V’s we actually had in our area! The view of the show was epic, and I could describe it to you, but instead, I thought I would share some pics we all took on the night so you can get a little vibe of how everyone saw the experience!
Now, I’m more of a rock kid myself, but I was absolutely mesmerised by this guys stage show, it truly was the most epic thing I had ever seen.
As always, all good things must come to an end, so we headed back to our Explore the night cab, back to our private jet and back home to Cape Town. All grinning from ear to ear.
I eventually got into bed at 5:30am. What an epic night, thank you Smirnoff.
If you guys wanna find out how you could find yourself exploring the night with Smirnoff Double Black with Guarana, check it out here.
Okay. Stay Fancy.