Hey guys!!! Oh my gosh, a few weeks ago I had the craziest experience and I’m so excited to share it with you. If you’ve watched my latest YouTube vlog then you probably know what I’m referring to. However, if you haven’t, read this post to the end before you go and watch it (I will link the vlog below). Also, make sure you read this post to the end for an exciting opportunity 😉 😉
Now to the “good stuff”. On a random Thursday morning, I was seated in bed checking my email when I stumbled upon an event invitation to Heineken’s #OpenYourCity experience. This campaign aims to promote local tourism and, of course, Heineken. I was challenged to be brave enough to get out of my comfort zone and explore the city of Cape Town at night. I didn’t have a clue where I would end up that night, which made it much more exciting. You may have noticed that I’m an adventurous and daring soul, making this opportunity one I had to seize. Several other media personalities and I met at the KFM studios and then set off from there. I’m still so AMAZED that they chose ME for this campaign. I was the youngest AND only black female there! #BlackGirlMagic
The first destination was Arcade, at the corner of Bree Street and Pepper Street. While there, Heineken treated us to an amazing dinner, good vibes and good music. The second destination was Dust and Dynamite, which is a cowboy-themed bar that I had never even heard of before. We got to dress up in cowboy hats and my besties of the night and I had a ball trying them on and snapping pictures. The final destination was the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, where we were greeted with a ton of tequila shots. Oh my word! It was such an exciting evening and I felt like such a VIP cruising around the town in luxury SUVs with paparazzi and cameras flashing all around! Furthermore, I had never been to any of the venues we visited so I loved that I actually got to explore different areas in the Mother City. Here are some of the photos I took. Be sure to watch the vlog linked below for behind the scenes footage of what went down.
Dust and Dynamite
(Carl Wastie from KFM, how cool is his hair? And it matches the painting!!!)
(Eli Lacock from Dirty Pink City Blog, my new friend 🙂 )
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium
Here comes the super cool opportunity I mentioned. Heineken is giving out tickets for you guys to have an amazing experience too! This is what you need to do to stand a chance to win a spot in one of these branded luxury SUVs.
Heineken® is staging a series of epic city explorations in October and November in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban – and you will want to come along for the ride. Social media is your playground. Visit @HeinekenSA on Twitter or Facebook and search for #OpenYourCity for more information. More tickets are up for grabs on your favourite radio stations – Gagasi FM, KFM and YFM – so tune in to win.
If you aren’t in any of these cities, don’t feel left out. You can still participate! Purchase any Heineken, use the unique code on the ring pull and you could stand a chance to win either a once in a lifetime trip to Miami or other prizes including Uber vouchers and the chance to open your city with an ENTERTAINER app subscription.
I’d love for one of my readers to win this experience. So participate in the competition, share this post with your friends and let’s #OpenYourCity with Heineken.
PS: I’m now working with my sister Aggie Ogallo, who helped me with editing this article. She is such an awesome freelance writer. Talk about girl bosses in the family! Feel free to DM me for her contact if you have any work for her.
Until next time