WHOOP, I am back! I had to recharge and rejuvenate for the busy social season ahead, and what a better way to get back into the swing of things than with the Businesswomen's Association (BWA) Businesswoman of the Year awards held at Vodaworld in Johannesburg.
Skinnerbek bumped into the guest speaker Felicia Mabuza-Suttle – what a fantastic person! – and I also caught up with PE-born host, the both humble and bubbly Thembisa Mrele. Yip. That's how we make them in PE (blush!).
Our very own Michelle Brown and Samantha Bowers were there to represent the city's BWA. Sam looked fabulous in her little black wrap dress and you had to love Michelle's string of jewels. Congratulations to the winners – you educate a woman you educate the nation – Skinnerbek had to pop that in seeing we're at the second last day of women's month.
Mi Casa made a turn in Port Elizabeth on their whirlwind Su Casa tour on Friday night at Shhugar in Walmer.
So many pretty boys and girls – but what is it with the skimpy clothing on a cold winter's night like Friday? Beware of pneumonia, peeps.
The group and DJ Eezy E did their thing on stage and brought the house down. Well literally! Serious. The party was shut down by the cops! I do not look good in an orange onesy – it clashes with my skin tone – so I hightailed it home.
Skinnerbek doesn't normally go out during the week but I could not miss an event at the Opera House honouring award-winning actress Nomhle Nkonyeni.
The guest of honour rocked in an all-white outfit with a neatly combed Afro hairdo. Talk about a woman in her 70s who is aging in style!
Also there was Ismail Mahomed, director of the National Arts Festival, who looked suave in his blazer and jeans and Nkonyeni's son Tebogo, a filmmaker, also looked sexy in a black suit and striped shirt.
The only thing is the speeches went on and on and I nearly fell asleep in my chair! Ciao for now.