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  • Local Businesses

    To The Moon

    I am no fashionista by any means, but I do love finding clothes that make me happy & are cheerful.  I have learnt over time what suits my body & my shape, & I know what I enjoy wearing.  I also have realised that I am all about comfort right now. And then I discovered a small business that took me right back to my childhood.  It took me back to sunny days, exploring the garden & my aunt’s farm.  The bright colours are cheerful & immediately lift your mood.  It made me feel like I want to get out & play again.  And I have been looking for a…

  • Events

    1917

    Last night my husband & I were invited to an evening of Glitz & Glamour to celebrate Oscar Buzz. We got to watch 1917. “𝘋𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘞𝘢𝘳 𝘐, 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴 — 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘱𝘭. 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘱𝘭. 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦 — 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘐𝘯 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 1,600 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘴 — 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦’𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.” It really hit me as I was watching this that it was 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜. One of my grandfathers was a pilot, & the other was a marine engineer during World War II. One…

  • Local Businesses

    Vrienginne

    Vriendinne + gin = Vrienginne When I saw this name, I immediately had a huge goofy grin on my face!  You guys, how cute is it? I haven’t yet sampled them myself (it’s on my to-do list though I promise, but jeepers this Janu-WORRY has been real!) but there are only positive reviews on their page & the whole idea around this just makes me excited.  Plus I am sure you know by now just how much I love a good gin 🙂 Your name: Marike Smit Business name: Vrienginne Social media handles: Instagram, Facebook & Website Tell me a bit more about your brand: The name encapsulates the purpose…

  • Local Businesses

    Oodles of Doodles Creations

    As I am sure you know by now (if you have been following me for any time), I love to find artists in South Africa.  I have found some really talented men & women, & have some super special artwork displayed in our house because of that. I have had an idea for a new blog image for Flowercrowns & Treatment for some time, but have been looking for a style that really spoke to me & reflected who I really am in 2020.  I wanted something fun, colourful & happy!  And it was time for an update as I am no longer that sick little girl that I was…

  • Local Businesses

    FireFlight Photography

    I met Dana through a friend of mine, Meghan, who is also a photographer.  I was immediately drawn to her, as she is the most fun-loving woman & has a stunning talent.  Dana takes mermaid photos, & they literally take your breath away.  She helps keep you relaxed during her shoots, & produces images that are completely magical.  I am super excited to share some of this magic with each of you, & I know that you will fall as in love with them as I am! “Mermaid: A sea woman who chooses Imagination over Fear” – Unknown Your name:  Dana Cato Business name:  FireFlight Photography Social media handles:  Facebook,…

  • Local Businesses,  Treatments

    Hospital Spoils

    I have been admitted into hospital over 100 times – easily.  The first year of my diagnosis saw me spending more time in hospital than I did at home.  I have had over 20 operations (I can’t remember the exact number & to be honest can’t even remember all the operations – I try to block these from my memory once they are over).  This means a LOT of time spent lying in a hospital bed.  It means sore muscles, hairy legs, uncomfortable beds, greasy hair, being run-down & generally just feeling rotten. It means long days of doing nothing, & not wanting to actually watch one more TV show…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Umoya Foods

    During my quest to health in 2019, I discovered this local business called “Umoya Foods”.  I saw how people I admire in the health industry were making use of their products, & I was drawn to their social media presence as well as their offerings.  I have realised that our foods these days are not providing the nutrients & goodness that our grandparents could get from simply eating naturally, & it is so important that we supplement.  I currently add protein powder & collagen daily, as well as micro-greens & -reds. And taking into consideration that our bodies need a little bit more TLC than we are currently giving them,…

  • Food

    Chocolate Brownie

    I love nothing better than a soft squishy brownie, that literally releases a volcano of flavour as you bite into it.  I whipped some up yesterday afternoon & cooked them in two different ways – in muffin tins as individual brownies, & then in a cake tin to cut triangular ones.  The different tins allowed for different baking times, so the ones we baked for a shorter time so they were yummy & gooey in the centre, & the others were more cripsy & firm. The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever Mix in one bowl: 1 1/2 cups sifted Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa 2 cups Sugar 5ml Salt chopped Pecan Nuts…

  • Food

    Glass of Wine

    I am not a huge drinker, & thus when I came across this great product where you can buy glasses of wine that are sealed & easily able to transport to festivals/picnics & so on; I did a little happy dance.  I can enjoy a glass of wine on a hot Summer’s evening without the rest of the bottle going to waste. They have great customer service, & to be honest, I was so intrigued when I saw the ChocoVino too! Your name: Mark Tayler Business name: Glass of Wine Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram Tell me a bit more about your business:  Product info: It is quality wine already…

  • Local Businesses

    Luxbury

    I met Inshaaf through a Facebook group we are both part of, & we just clicked.  I love her passion for her business & her Instagram feed gives me all the feels.  I haven’t personally tried her products (yet!), but I have only seen positive reviews & they just sound so divine. So let’s dive into finding out more about Luxbury together… Your name:  Inshaaf Amos Business name:  Luxbury Social media handles:  Instagram, Facebook & Website Tell me a bit more about your business:  Luxbury, hand-crafted in Cape Town with expert care. Our candles and essential oil infused rollers are both luxurious and timeless. Essential oils and all materials are…