On the balmy autumn Saturday morning of 16 April 2016 readers got the opportunity to explore Otto de Jager’s eclectic Green Point home in Cape Town.
A Sense of occasion
Pioneering German architect Mies van der Rohe once said “God is in the detail”, a philosophy renowned events co-ordinator, Otto de Jager, swears by. Having just returned from Paris, Otto inspired Fx with his interpretations of some of the world’s newest and most intriguing trends, and shares his tips on how to throw the perfect occasion.
Forgot how much I used to love reading fiction, until the last couple of weeks, overwhelmed with editing and needing to somehow stop images racing through my mind I’ve been plowing my way through pages and pages of text, falling into the textures of book paper. Coffee, late nights fading into morning light and a book a night/day.
‘Every house should have a cabinet of curiosities,’ says Otto De Jager, fingering an old leather wallet embossed with his initials that belonged to his father and grandfather. Stocked with family photographs, scented candles and old ribbon, the cabinet is a trophy case of memorabilia – but also a place to display everything that he wants to keep safe, out of the way and dust-free.
Katja Kellhofer, a fashion stylist and makeup artist for many years, fell into floral design ‘by accident’. She’s done flowers for Hollywood stars and statesmen alike, and she always injects her creations with a high-fashion slant.
Heike Taschner-Jeske of Spiced Coffee Restaurant (ludwigroses.co.za) devised this special, rose-themed menu to celebrate the launch of event planner Otto de Jager’s namesake rose
Leigh & Mark’s beautiful wedding was held at the lavish Le Chatelat in Sandhurst (in Johannesburg’s forest you never knew existed). Le Chatelat is basically Jay Gatsby’s Johannesburg home where he occasionally holds big parties and that night we were lucky enough to attend, and what a party it was!