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Success in High Heels Cocktail Evening

04 April 2019 SIHH Invite

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman

Xtraordinary Women invites you to join us for an evening jam-packed with inspiration, entertainment and fun.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival at the elegant Yumcious Restaurant before an exciting evening of Inspiration & Entertainment, designed to inspire you to DREAM BIG and to live your life with purpose!

There will be loads of inspiration, goody bags and lucky prizes! Two successful women will share their personal Success Story as well as lessons learned from their “Failures” and Successes.

Jenny Morris - AKA The Giggling Gourmet - is one of SA's most-loved food personalities. She is a celebrity chef, author, magazine writer, radio & TV presenter with TV shows in a 143 countries, teacher, caterer and culinary tour guide who has had an ongoing love affair with food since she was a child, when she started making mouthwatering treats for school fundraisers. It's a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses.

Taste is the most obvious, as is aroma. For Jenny touch is also important. "Feeling your food is important," she says. "Caress it, stroke it, know it intimately." How you eat your food will reveal what kind of lover you are. "You don't want someone who eats a sosatie (kebab) with a knife and fork," says Jenny with the naughty spontaneous laugh that has earned her the moniker of Giggling Gourmet." And if I can get presidents and heads of state to eat with their hands, I can do it for anyone!"

Since those early days, Jenny went on to cater for functions at high school, and later cooked for friends and family. Jenny is the well known creator of Giggling Gourmet a catering company of note, The CooksPlayground™ where Jenny teaches practical hands-on cooking courses at her cooking school, these include the now famous CooksParties™, TeamCooking™ and SingleCooks™ alternatives all of which have fun and laughter as a main ingredient. Jenny's formula for success is to "entertain informatively and inform entertainingly," something she does with flair. Not only has she conquered radio but Jenny has made several television appearances both locally and internationally. www.jennymorris.co.za

Uga Carlini: Mermaid Activist, Mother of Superheroes, Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker & Founding Member of Towerkop Creations, which has been specialising in female driven heroine stories since 2010. Uga directed the award-winning hybrid documentary Alison the movie, which made history to become the first South African film to trend on Amazon Prime Globally.

Uga’s option on the Penguin Random House best-selling book I Have Life has translated into her full-length hybrid feature Alison. Translated into 7 languages and a perennial on Penguin’s best seller list since 1998, the book tells the harrowing story of Alison Botha, who was raped, stabbed and disemboweled - and survived to rebuild her life as an inspirational speaker. Written, produced and directed by Uga, Alison became one of South Africa’s most hotly-anticipated and multi award winning films. Deploying a bold mixture of fairy tale idiom and unflinching frankness to tell its story of survival, resilience and triumph, Alison was dubbed “a story of monsters, miracles and hope”. http://www.alisonthemovie.com. The film had its international premiere at Dances with Films Festival in Los Angeles, where it not only got pick of the fest from Enclave LA, the hybrid film also made history by becoming the first South African film to be selected for this iconic film festival.

In 2017 Uga won best screenplay in the 2017 Writer's Guild of South Africa Muse Awards and best documentary of the African continent at the AMVCA 2017 Awards. Carlini, Towerkop Creations and Alison, were also nominated in all 5 documentary categories at the 2017 SAFTAS. This included best director and best overall film in the feature documentary section.

In 2018 Uga was crowned one of eight female filmmakers of the year in the World of Women’s Cinema at the WOW Middle East Film Festival. The film fair promotes and awards the talents of women producers, directors, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry internationally. In 2018 she also directed two in depth TV feature pieces on the water crisis in Cape Town and the humaniterian global refugee crisis for the world's biggest TV Network CGTN (China Global Television Network). Uga was also the mind behind and directed one of the most successful “end violence against women” campaigns, the #butterflyrevolution which not only enjoyed broadcast time during the Olympics world-wide, but went viral on social media. www.ugacarlini.com / www.towerkopcreations.com

Gwen Serrotti, CEO & Founder of Xtraordinary Women. Gwen resigned from a very successful corporate career of 19 years to pursue her own dreams of being an entrepreneur and living out her purpose. Xtraordinary Women was born out of Gwen’s passion to create a community and platform for Xtraordinary Women..doing eXtraordinary things… Gwen began Xtraordinary Women to inspire women to live their lives with purpose as she is passionate about women and helping them turn their dreams into reality. Being Self-Employed for 10 years and running two successful companies, Gwen understands the challenges women face when trying to find their purpose and start a business whilst maintaining a balanced life. Gwen has extensive experience in many different fields. She spent almost 10 years at ABSA Bank after which she left to obtain her MSCE. She spent the next 8 years in the IT field where she obtained various IT qualifications, managed various projects and implementations. She studied at UCT’s Graduate School of Business in 2003, where she learnt the fundamentals of business. Networking, connecting people and hosting events that inspire people are among Gwen’s favourite things.

Yumcious By Jenny Morris. Yumcious™ is a bistro/cafe styled restaurant started by celebrity chef, the Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris.

“I love food, I love it fresh, and seasonal and I love lots of it. I love curries and roasts, good burgers and fabulous salads, fish & chips, and a good juicy well hung steak, belly pork roasted to perfection which is meltingly soft, infused with peppery flavours of ground white pepper, cumin and salts, breads fresh from my oven and herbs freshly picked from my garden. I love to cook with spices, I take my time and temper them so that YOU, get to taste the best out of them. I love global food and I am always experimenting with ingredients and flavours from other countries. I love to add my personal touch to my dishes. I love textures, colours and flavours, I like my food to be simple and uncomplicated. I want your mouth to love you when you leave my Yumcious™ table!” – Jenny Morris

Time: 19:00 – 22:30
Venue: Yumcious, Cape Quarter (Secure undercover parking available)
Tickets: R395 p/p
RSVP: 01 April (Payment secures booking - no cash payments can be accepted at the door)
Bookings: E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dress Code: Dress for Success
Cash Bar available.

The evening includes a welcome drink on arrival(sponsored by Bon Courage), light snacks, Guest Speakers and Goody Bag.

Jenny's cookbooks as well as Alison DVD’s (which is currently sold out) will also be on sale.

Book your seat now and forward this to all the women you know that would enjoy an inspirational evening out.


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Event Properties

Event date: 04-04-2019 06:30 PM
Event End Date: 04-04-2019 10:30 PM
Cut off date 01-04-2019
Individual Price R395.00
Location Yumcious Cape Quarter
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