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2013-06-09 14:00

For the first time in a long while, I ventured beyond Montecasino in Fourways to a deceptively unassuming shopping centre called Pineslopes.

Google Maps did not fail me either?.?.?.?phew!

The unfamiliar territory was the venue for’s winter showcase, at a spot called Cafe Culture.

Infrared heaters provided the red-tinged atmosphere more than they did the heat, but the guests didn’t mind because the wine kept everybody warm enough.

And the more trips the waiters made with laden trays, the more jovial the crowd and the louder the laughter became.

This would be great if they were laughing at the emcee’s jokes.

Instead, the parade of bodies coming and going from the stage made little impression as we couldn’t hear much of what was being said, except for when Nonhle Thema took to the stage.

The reformed Twitter crazy has outgrown her delusions of grandeur and is getting her career back on track.

Beautiful as ever, she was hands-down the most elegant of the famous faces.

Standing next to Khanyi Mbau, wearing a black dress and red jacket, she made the queen of bling look like an older aunt desperately hanging on to her youth.

Someone else who hardly makes the social rounds these days is rapper Slikour.

But he was there on Thursday night in an oh-so-trendy camo print varsity jacket.

It was fascinating watching his interaction with DJ Euphonic, with whom he will be in the dance show Step Up or Step Out.

I wonder if they trade notes about their ex, Bonang Matheba, during breaks.

A bald-headed Lebo Mashile was one of the hosts and had on an interesting dress/coat garment with a gathered waist.

Her chiskop’s cute, but the Afro was even better. Please, Lebo, grow it back.

Rhythm City actress Amo Chibi proved she’s not as flighty as her character.

Toned down in fashionable black and white, she also showed off an impressive set of pipes when she performed with her jazz band.

It’s a pity people were distracted by the dessert trays doing the rounds.

I nearly dropped my glass of chardonnay when I saw Dicksy Ngqula in the crowd.

He and his homeboy and fellow former talking head Brian Ndevu have a boxing show coming up soon on the channel.

I teased them about being typical Eastern Cape men – those guys just love their boxing.

After everyone had their turn on the microphone, DJ Mo Flava took to the decks and had party people dancing up a storm.

But by 10pm we were all heading to our cars.

It had been a busy week on the social calendar after all.

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