Fes­tive styles of the fa­mous

Lo­cal stars share what they will be do­ing over the hol­i­days

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - WENDYL MARTIN

WHILE some lo­cal celebri­ties are hop­ing to wind down over the next week or so, oth­ers are gear­ing up for hard work cen­tre stage.

Week­end Ar­gus spoke to a few celebri­ties about their fes­tive sea­son plans.

from Chris­tian pop band The Ar­rows said: “I am go­ing to spend it with my friends and fam­ily.

“The Ar­rows will be tour­ing too. Pam (Pamela de Menezes, her co-band mem­ber) will be get­ting mar­ried in Jan­uary, so, it will also be a wed­ding plan­ning frenzy.”

of elec­tro band Good­luck said: “We have gigs, gigs and more gigs!

“We are go­ing to be host­ing a se­ries of Wed­nes­day events called Lucky Packet at Trinity in Cape Town, which will have us per­form­ing along­side some of our favourites like Yoav, The Kiff­ness and Mr Sak­i­tumi.

“We will also be tour­ing in Dur­ban and the Gar­den Route a fair bit too.

“Then there is al­ways Christ­mas din­ner! For Christ­mas, I will be eat­ing (a lot), re­lax­ing with fam­ily and en­joy­ing the sunny weather. We are so lucky to have a warm Christ­mas in South Africa.”

An­drew and Brian Chap­lin of are look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time with their near­est and dear­est.

An­drew said: “I’m keen to go with the flow and spend time with my friends and fam­ily.

“One of our re­ally good friends is com­ing down from Jersey, so that’s go­ing to be a jam. I ac­tu­ally for­got all about Christ­mas un­til I turned on the TV the other day.”

Brian said: “I don’t have any plans for the mo­ment, ex­cept to en­joy my­self.

“My new place will be fin­ished around Christ­mas­time, so I will prob­a­bly have a few house par­ties.

“For Christ­mas, I might be head­ing up the West Coast to spend some time with the fam­ily. Also, it’ll be the first time in a while we and all our friends will be in town, so it’s prob­a­bly go­ing to get quite in­ter­est­ing.”

Heart 104.9 pre­sen­ter, co­me­dian and ac­tor

said: “Hol­i­days, what’s that? Un­for­tu­nately, this is the busiest time of the year for co­me­di­ans and ac­tors, so I’ll be work­ing. But I will make sure any spare time is spent with fam­ily and friends – the best time for boozy lunches and big laughs.

“Christ­mas Day is all about fam­ily. We ex­change presents on Christ­mas Eve, so on Christ­mas Day we have a braai.

“My mom cooks the best leg of lamb in the world. So lunch is nor­mally filled with Boney M, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions and crack­ers. Maybe a bit too much beer and wine around the fire.” Cape Town- based singer

said: “I like go­ing with the flow and be­ing sur­prised, so I sel­dom make con­crete plans. In my ex­pe­ri­ence that never ends well. I have learnt that it’s bet­ter to have no ex­pec­ta­tions.

“I am an easy-go­ing per­son… the qual­ity of per­son I spend time with is a great deal more im­por­tant than where I find my­self.

“That said, I love spend­ing time with my friends and will never turn down an op­por­tu­nity to hang out – whether at my house, watch­ing a movie or go­ing to a restau­rant.

“I will never say no to an early-morn­ing moun­tain hike, fol­lowed by a swim at the beach with the fam­ily. I pre­fer Strand beach be­cause no one cares what you look like or what you are up to.”

Folk artist said: “I am not tour­ing, although I do have a few shows. For Christ­mas, I am go­ing to Joburg to spend the day with my fam­ily.” Good Hope FM pre­sen­ter

said: “I plan to make the most of it, de­spite the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try be­ing at its peak now and de­mand­ing a lot of my time.

“I plan to go up Ta­ble Moun­tain at least three times and I’m mak­ing it my mis­sion to find some new restau­rants to try but, more im­por­tantly, it’s fam­ily time.

“For Christ­mas Day, a lot of the ‘older’ fam­ily are away for the fes­tive break so I’m plan­ning a youth­ful Christ­mas Eve din­ner, with the tra­di­tional open­ing of presents at 12, and we’ll have ‘left-over braai’ for lunch on Christ­mas Day. I can’t wait for the Tri­fle Tower.” Hec­tic Nine- 9 pre­sen­ter

said: “I am go­ing to soak up as much as the Mother City is of­fer­ing over the hol­i­day. I want to play tourist in my home town as much as pos­si­ble and might squeeze in a road trip, just not sure to where yet. I need to head out of the city and recharge the bat­ter­ies.

“My plan for Christ­mas Day is to to eat a lot. I plan to break tra­di­tion and eat out with my fam­ily, in­stead of stay­ing at home, while the ladies slave away over pots. Ev­ery once in a while, it’s good for the ladies to get a break and also be treated.

“Aside from that, I would like to cook up some­thing for those less for­tu­nate and share some love around Cape Town.”

Tyren from the said: “For my hol­i­days I want to visit my fam­ily and lie in the sun on the beach. For Christ­mas, I go to my mum’s and eat my­self stukkend.”

The­atre pro­ducer and per­former said: “I don’t have any spe­cial plans as I try to live a spe­cial life. I would like to make this a spe­cial time for my fam­ily, while I am still in­un­dated with work.” Idols win­ner

“I will be tour­ing across the coun­try and see­ing cool places. For Christ­mas, I will be with my fam­ily in Ge­orge, my favourite place in the world.

“I am play­ing at Jef­freys Bay on De­cem­ber 29, Stil­baai on De­cem­ber 30 and at Kirsten­bosch on De­cem­ber 31.”

SPE­CIAL LIFE: The­atre pro­ducer and per­former Alis­tair Izo­bell is aim­ing to make this a mem­o­rable time for his fam­ily, de­spite be­ing in­un­dated with work.

SHARE THE LOVE: Da­nine Naidoo

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