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#HLDiscovery: Picnics, Pairings and Pink Polo

Here's what's on the #HLDiscovery radar this week.
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From picnic experiences and wine pairings to digital initiatives and the highly anticipated Pink Polo event, this is what's on the #HLDiscovery list this week.

Cintron Pink Polo

One of the events that people die to see (and be seen at) is the Cintron Pink Polo at Val de Vie Estate. Presented by Vodacom, the Pink Polo the event promises a day filled with sophisticated entertainment and honours breast cancer survivors and raises awareness for the disease. In addition to the exciting polo games, guests can look forward to a day in the picturesque Winelands filled with all things pink, including a Pink Food Truck Fair, Polo Pavilion, VIP offerings and plenty of entertainment. This year, for the first time, the the Children Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) will benefit from the Pink Food Truck Fair area, where R100 per ticket sold will be donated to CHOC. Tickets for the various offerings can be bought at Computicket.

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Summer Chicnics at Allée Bleue

It is officially picnic season, and award-winning wine estate Allée Bleue have a wonderful picnic offering that you can enjoy on their stunning estate. Dubbed 'Summer Chicnic', you can order picnic baskets that are themed according to the delicious produce available fresh from the estate, with a particular focus on Allée Bleue’s signature herbs. The baskets will entice with a mélange of local flavour and include wraps, cold meats, cheeses and freshly baked bread. There are vegetarian options, kiddies baskets, single baskets and baskets for two. To book your picnic basket, go to alleebleue.com.

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I See A Different You: A digital Experience

Scottish Leader, the popular blended Scotch whisky brand, have created an incredible digital experience designed to change your perspective. The I See A Different You campaign showcases an exciting range of provocative images by the visionary pop-culture pioneers Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha, from Soweto. They have captured a range of perspectives on each topic to express alternative visual views that challenge convention. The remarkable part of this campaign is the use of innovative emotion-detection technology – your facial expressions are captured through your camera as you react to the images. This is used to create an accurate portrayal of your perspective on each image. The result is a customised video featuring the picture that challenged your perspective the most, which you are able to share on your own social media channels. The theme for October is 'beauty'. 'Masculinity' will be featured in November and December is all about 'love'. To experience this, go to scottishleader.co.za.

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Wine & Macaron Pairing

This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons with their wine & macaron pairing. The experience launched this week and will be on until the end of February 2019. The macarons are made by the pastry team at Idiom with ingredients that showcase the character of the wines being paired. The pairing goes from light and airy to dark and intense. First up is an imported Prosecco called Romeo and Juliet, paired with a chamomile macaron garnished with white estate flowers. Next is Idiom’s Imperium White Gold, an elegant late-harvest Viognier served with a lemon macaron that incorporates caramel cream, honey jelly, lemon curd and candied lemon. Finally, the pairing ends off with a bang: Idiom Imperium Black Gold Hailstorm – the estates unusual raisin wine made from Merlot grapes – pairs with a beautiful flower-decorated blueberry macaron with dark chocolate ganache, violet jelly, blueberry gel and dried blueberry raisins. To book the pairing, go to idiom.co.za.

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