Monday, 8 December 2014

honeymoon suite

new accommodation on kalmoesfontein. perfect for your first night as mr&mrs.

modular living might be a trend in cities, out here in the swartland we do it silo style.



Thursday, 27 November 2014

versatile venue

the latest issue of rooi rose features a fashion and food story shot on kalmoesfontein.







for more pictures, get this month's issue of rooi rose. 


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

n vriendin vir elke vrou

every year we team up with marethcolleen, jean badenhorst, elsje burger, maree louw and marie olivier to do an inspirational wedding story for sarie bruid.

this year was no different. set on kalmoesfontein, here is your 2014 edition.








location: kalmoesfontein
styling: de liefde
dresses: marethcolleen
flowers: jean badenhorst from aspen & co
ceramics: elsje burger 
photo’s: maree louw, natural light photography
food: mama cucina 

Monday, 22 September 2014

teamspeak 2014

for the fourth year running deliefde and clarisse coetzee marketing & event management conceptualised and managed media24’s annual teamspeak conference and award ceremony.

in previous years we have taken guests to riebeek kasteel, kassiesbaai and montagu but this year hosted the event in and around the historic centre of cape town’s queen victoria street. registration and the opening presentation was held in the planetarium; the conference was hosted in the former landbank; lunch in the company gardens, dinner at cape town’s favourite dias tavern and the award ceremony and after party at the recently renovated cape town club.

there is a 90 second video clip that will give you a nice overview of the three day conference.

after the official opening in the planetarium a cape malay inspired dinner was hosted at the landbank. with authentic local foods like samoosas, spring rolls, chicken soup, a variety of curries and koesisters for dessert and entertainment by the cape malay choir the affair was off to a good start.




breakfast the next morning awaited guests on the street with vida’s coffee truck serving caffeine and food, by green catering, that even tim noaks would approve of.



décor was hired from xl events and we even thought of a charging station for those who forgot their cables at home...


after a good morning session blankets and food parcels prepared by green catering were handed out and people were escorted to the company gardens to enjoy a picnic lunch on our country’s oldest lawns.




while enjoying their picnic lunch ladies from time long gone handed out invitations to the evening’s award ceremony and dinner with a (few) twist(s).


the awards ceremony dinner, held at the cape town club, took on the form of a live cluedo game. guests were encouraged to explore all the different rooms of the club via cards with clues and riddles. 



each room provided unique entertainment, food and drinks.

an example of one of the clues on a mystery card:
the king was in his counting house, counting out his money,
the queen was in her parlour, eating bread and honey,
the maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes…
find the “queen” in her parlour eating sweet treats while enjoying harmonious beats


other characters included a man on stilts, a ballerina on points and tweedle dee & tweedle dum.



in the billiard room guests could try their hand at a round or interact with tweedle dee & tweedle dum who got them to pop balloons filled a sachet of sherbet – conceptualised by hannerie visser from studio hv. 


green catering once again took care of the food and guests were treated to conceptual canape style food.

for example: a selection of soups in electric colours served in laboratory glasses on arrival, followed by more substantial bowl food and lamb with a special ailio in a small pippet.



nostalgic sweet treats were served as the dessert.


zoo cookies


truffle balls with popping candy


mini magnums

and late into the night a glow in the dark jelly tower was revealed – another brain child of hannerie from studio hv.



a big thanks to all our partners on this project:


54 queen victoria (former landbank) managed by nina from nvd property& event management.
the cape town club for hosting the awards ceremony and after party.
hannerie visser from studio hv for the clever activations as part of the mystery cards.
xl events for the décor hiring and their amazing set up and strike teams.
fawzia hartley for the cape malay inspired catering.
green catering for the conference and award ceremony catering.
vida ecaffe for the early morning caffeine.
jean from aspen & co for the flowers at dinner in the ctc. 
matthys ras for teamspeak’s corporate identity and all design work.
berna coetzee from life photography for all the photographs.
nafia & weaam from tribal alchemy production and distribution for the conference video.
clarisse & emma from clarisse coetzee marketing& event management who managed the teamspeak conference.
all styling by de liefde.

Friday, 29 August 2014

enthusiastic about wine

as you might know, kalmoesfontein is a fully functional wine farm (making some world class wines). badenhorst family wines are also founding members of the swartland revolution and adi and the rest of the team recently shot some pictures on the farm for the september issue of the wine enthusiast.




to read this story online, click here

location: kalmoesfontein
photography: maree louw

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

happiness is...

sam, jeaques and sebastiaan's story is one of lots of hope and eventual happiness. and one that is very close to our hearts.


featured in this month's issue of taste magazine, sebastiaan's name-giving ceremony that took place in april on kalmoesfontein was a beautiful celebration of love and laughter.


as sam says in her column "cornelia has referred to their farm as the place where love and hope merge. and so it was on the day of sebastiaan's feast."


cakes by close friend cara brink mans / the smiling birthday boy



a choir from neigbouring anne pienaar school sing a song they wrote for sebastiaan. sam and jacques had requested that in lieu of gifts guests donate to the school instead. 


callie and his southern smoker provided pulled pork sandwiches. 



get the july 2014 issue of taste magazine to read the full story and see more beautiful pictures. it is jam packed with other lovely things too!