We’re all searching for magic, mystique and adventure this summer. Who can blame us? Reality can be quite harsh at the best of times, but the last two years have seen this realisation more than ever. So, why not venture out of the real and into the fantastical?
‘There’s no place like that,’ you might think in your cynicism. Ah, think again my friend. There’s always a little magic to be found – if only one knows where to look.
Exotic energy, fire dancers, time being deceptively fluid and the liquor fused on the feet of volcanos in the Philippines – all await you. You can be yourself, or someone completely different. The jungle of mystiques welcomes you, and its name is Sugarlandia.
Here’s your map to the strange and wondrous:
In the beat of the city’s buzz, there’s a little spot on 35 Buitengracht Street known as Athletic Club and Social. Known for it’s Peaky Blinders’ aesthetic, the location itself is already a time warp.
However, every other Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the spot transforms as a place where your senses will be heightened and your mind delighted.
Sugarlandia is calling, so keep your phone on loud, unless you don’t want an event fused with the colourful, wild and magical.
You can dress up or down, move with the sounds of balmy rhymes and lose yourself a little in the cocktail dreams as the Don Papa Rum, Sugarlandia’s crowned jewel entices you. Are you on an island in the Philippines or at a hidden gem in Cape Town? You be the judge.
Don Papa Rum is the spirit of the magical and mystical Sugarlandia. A premium aged small batch rum from the island of Negros, in the Philippines. Created on the fertile foothills of the active volcano Mt. Kanlaon, where the finest sugar cane is milled to produce sweet, rich molasses.
Look out for custom-made Don Papa cocktails, fantastic Don Papa prizes and surprise theatrics to please your senses. This is a summer we’ll be sharing with the Don.
Where: 35 Buitengracht St, CBD, Cape Town
When: December until January 8.
Time: Noon until late
Picture: Art Plus Magazine