Lots and lots of cho­co­late

CityPress - - News - GUGULETHU MHLUNGU gugulethu.mhlungu@city­press.co.za

Though it was qui­etly opened about two weeks ago, the new Lindt & Sprüngli South Africa cho­co­late bou­tique hosted an in­ti­mate shindig to an­nounce its ar­rival at the Sand­ton City shop­ping cen­tre. Un­like the re­cent trend we’ve seen with brands launch­ing pop-up stores, this is a per­ma­nent shop. That means lovers of the Swiss cho­co­late brand will be able to visit the store again and again.

The event was hosted by ra­dio DJ Fikile Fix Moeti. Guests were spoilt rot­ten, nib­bling on fancy desserts from Lindt chefs. Sor­bet was on hand to give manis and pedis, while the more se­ri­ous cho­co­late eaters could get in­volved with the cho­co­late and wine pair­ing while check­ing out the Lindt cho­co­late works of art on dis­play.

The high­light of the evening, af­ter the brief for­mal­i­ties were con­cluded, was when those on the ex­clu­sive guest list had the op­por­tu­nity to fill their Lindt bags with Lindor balls from the large trough in the cen­tre of the shop. This was met with much laugh­ter and ex­cite­ment.

Some of the guests at the launch in­cluded ac­tor and model Maps Maponyane, ac­tress Tango Ncetezo, model and ac­tress Boity Thulo, mu­si­cian Zakes Bantwini and ac­tress Tarina Pa­tel, who wore a beau­ti­ful floor­length red dress. Celebs were given a per­son­alised, hand­made Lindt clock or watch, in ad­di­tion to all the other good­ies. It was a fab af­fair. The store is on the lower level of Sand­ton City, be­tween Wool­worths and Clicks.

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