#OTBGateway Catch up

otb-coverOkay so I have been meaning to post this for some time and in between studying, holidays, work, being hospitalized and more I haven’t been able to finish my draft… and so I now have to re-edit this post to include all of the wonderful #OTBGateway Events that I’ve attended.

If you’ve seen my Snapchat or my Instagram it’s possible that you have seen me attend these incredibly fun events with a great marketing concept and each done with a different theme. But if your haven’t here you go…

So what is #OTBGateway, well simply OTB means Out the Box and the premise follows pretty much that, Gateway has created a ‘box’ that will highlight 4-5 of their merchants each month.These brands have been curated by the Gateway team to follow a specific theme that’s “hot” at the moment, August was Women’s Month and so the night was exclusively attended by ladies, September the beginning of Spring was celebrated as an eco “spring” filled event, in July Durban plays host to the Durban July horse racing event and so the line-up was star-studded and celebrity fueled.

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Some of the brands that have been featured these past few months are:

  • Klines
  • 100% Co-Op
  • Rain Africa (a favorite of mine of course)
  • Terry Scott
  • Kingsmead Shoes
  • Shadows
  • Accessorize
  • Lush!
  • Nail-it!
  • Poetry
  • Tea Merchant
  • and many more!

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The catering for the event is all featuring brands available to any patrons of the mall, Cape Town Fish Market, Primi, Chateux Gateux, Kauai, So Whipped and more. Each mouthful at the event is decadent, the food line-up has definetly influenced my eating out choices when I’m in the area.

The talented Emcee’s highlight each brand and why they’ve been selected for the night and listening to each brands representative I’ve learnt so much more about the history of the brand, the coming seasons and what decisions happen behind the scenes to influence fashion, beauty and more. The box is located up outside the Barnyard Theatre and you will be able to get up close and personal with some great brands which will change according to the season, trends and monthly themes.

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Yet again Gateway has proved that they are an all inclusive shopping and entertainment experience and they are definitely the center to beat. Make sure you pop in to Gateway to have a look at the great merchants featured in this months ‘box’.

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Now let me explain; Petra is a lap cap, she will sit where-ever there is a lap and pretty much nowhere else, Tilly is a lot less fussy but likes her certain spots all over the house and doesn’t think about sitting anywhere else. We have tried so many different types of beds, cushion beds, hide-away beds, baby blankets, ottomans everything and the two of them completely ignore them and so I didn’t hold out much hope for the #HillsKittyCuddler.

To my surprise though Tilly popped straight into it after I put it in her ‘usual spot’ then a few nights ago Petra was curled up inside… It would seem the #HillsKittyCuddler is a winner! The #hillskittycuddler super-snuggly beds have been available from the 1st of June, they come in a choice of four colours with each purchase of two medium bags of Hill’s Science Plan (3kgs to 5kgs) or Ideal Balance Feline (2.72kgs to 6.8kgs).

  IMG_9847Petra wasn’t too sure at first.

Hill’s Science Plan and Hill’s Ideal Balance Feline are naturally preserved, completely balanced and scientifically-formulated to meet a cat’s specific nutritional needs. This bed offer is available while stocks last and terms and conditions do apply.  Thank you Hill’s for including a bag of Petra & Tilly’s favorite food… they’ve been scoffing it down and begging for more!

For your nearest participating practice or vet shop contact, Hill’s on infoza@hillspet.com or 0800 228 783. For more info www.hillspet.co.za/News. Become part of a community passionate about pets and learn about Hill’s latest special offers on Facebook www.hillspet.co.za/facebook and Twitter www.twitter.com/HillsPetSA.

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  • Place the bed wherever the cat usually likes to sleep (which may even be on top of your bed J)
  • Elevate the bed in a raised spot – cats like to look down on the world
  • Place favourite toys in the bed
  • A sprinkling of catnip or valerian may make the bed more appealing.

Go on, spoil your cat this winter with this fleecy lined warm bed… Don’t forget that if you’re cold the chances of your fur-babies being cold is pretty high too!

IMG_9838Tilly posing like a queen.

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