O magazine turns 10 in style!

O, The Oprah Magazine reached a milestone recently – their 10th birthday! Ten years of publishing one of South Africa’s best loved magazines deserves to be celebrated and yesterday I was able to join the editorial team and some of their most avid fans at an amazing birthday party luncheon at The Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront! I spent the afternoon in a rather glamorous setting than the usual rounds of school pick-up/ swimming lessons/ playdate etc and what a wonderful change it was!

The afternoon started off with a few pampering opportunities in the lobby for the guests – mini manicures from Sally Hansen, make-up retouches from Elizabeth Arden and, my first port of call, a neck and shoulder massages from Camelot Spa.

nail bar

neck massage

We then headed into the dining room for a wonderful afternoon of celebrating. The fabulous food – the rack of lamb was delicious! – was interspersed with speeches firstly by O editor, Samantha Page and then Jane Raphaely shared the story of how she pitched the South African version of O to Oprah herself – what a treat to get the insider info!

o magazine event


pink flowers

o magazine fans

o magazine fans

Great entertainment followed from poet, Babalwa, and a beautiful choral performance by some of the talented young ladies from The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (or OWLAG!) and an awesome A Cappela performance by D7, a group of 7 guys with great voices who got the audience tapping their toes and singing along.

OWLAG choir



Being an Oprah event there was no shortage of prizes and surprises! The beautiful cake specially made for the occasion rounded off a lovely afternoon spent chatting with friends – old and new!


I was honoured to be invited and had a wonderful time – Thank you O Magazine for another wonderful event – you sure do know how to throw a party (and to spoil a girl too – the goodie bags were amazing once again!)

images: Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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