This past Sunday was such a fun filled day. Brutal Fruit Spritzer celebrated 1 year and we were there to enjoy the special moments with them, at their #SpritzerBirthdayBrunch. Brutal Fruit Spritzer’s first birthday celebrations were held in Johannesburg at a beautiful venue called, The Execuflora Greenhouse near Fourways. I am one person that is addicted to anything green – trees, flowers, grass as long as it is green I’m blown away. And yes, that venue blew me away.
Over 100 of South Africa’s most powerful influencers and media personalities joined the brand at an exclusive birthday brunch, proving that success really does taste better when shared.
The beautiful and bubbly Candice Modiselle was our MC for the day. She is so full of life.
Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author Toke Makinwa joined us in SA and celebrated her own birthday alongside Brutal Fruit Spritzer as the keynote speaker. Toke is special, you can see the drive in her face and hear the passion in her voice when she speaks about her journey. She spoke about her own personal success, which she largely attributes to the support she received from various women throughout her life.
Toke encouraged guests not to compare themselves with others and to always celebrate their own progress, no matter how small or slow it may seem. No success is without hard work and effort. She reminded the audience that during a journey to success there will be failures, but you should always remember to fail forward, learn from those mistakes and continue on your personal journey. She also spoke about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. ‘Stay away from friends who tell you, you can’t do this and that‘ she said. I had a quick chat with Toke and I will share that with you soon.
Brutal Fruit Brand Manager Gugu Dlamini says: “Brutal Fruit believes in the power of the collective, South Africans – supporting and celebrating each other’s successes and milestones in life. Brutal Fruit is proud to be the curator of these influential collectives. This is the very essence of our brand ethos – simply that success tastes better shared.”
The very talented Thabsie blessed us with her soulful sounds.
Thabsie had a sit down moment with BET’s Jesse Suntele.
Bruital Fruit really outdid themselves in choosing entertainers. They also gave us the incredible singer and songwriter Shekhinah.
Shekinah is one of the sweetest human beings one can come across. Always smiling, humble and engaging.
Brutal Fruit’s #SpritzerBirthdayBrunch offered guests a mouth-watering menu that incorporated some of the Spritzer’s ingredients into the food. From mini watermelon cakes drizzled with Brutal Fruit Spritzer to a syrup tailor-made for the event, guests were treated to a blissfully special occasion.
DJs Nel and Mmiso kept the celebrations going well into the afternoon, as guests enjoyed the easy-drinking and sophisticated taste of Brutal Fruit Ruby Apple Spritzers.
Celebrities and influencers spotted at the event included C2 General Melody Molale ,Anele Zondo; Mbali Nkosi Kim Slaffa, Refiloe Nkoane, Boitumelo Nxumalo, Kamo Modisakeng, Kiara Kittner, and more. Brutal Fruit Spritzer has been overwhelmingly well-received in South Africa in its first year on the market, exceeding all sales volume expectations. It makes for the perfect drink to be shared with your favourite people at brunchtime, summertime , pretty much anytime – something to be enjoyed with your special squad.
To the Brutal Fruit family, thank you for a great Sunday. We had an amazing time. Here is wishing you many more years of success that is better shared.
By Kiki Nembhard
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