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  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    La Luna Blends

    I have really seen the benefits of going “natural” with some of my treatments, & this includes the food & drinks that I put into my body.  I am trying to drink more water, & less tea & coffee.  However, when I saw these gorgeous teas at Jozi Girl Eatery, I wanted to find out more about them.  What made them so special?  And what do they actually help with? Your name: Lorna Jane Eppel Business name: La Luna Blends Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram Tell me a bit more about your business: I offer unique teas to support women’s health Where did the idea for these come about:…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Sugar & Paper

    This time last year I had my fundraiser, The Snow Ball, to raise funds for my life-saving stem cell transplant.  I was blown away at the generosity of everyone that I knew, as well as those that I had never met.  Liezl was one of those very special people that didn’t even know me, yet sponsored the most gorgeous (& delicious) snowflake biscuits for everyone that attended my event.  The biscuits didn’t even make it home as they were all gobbled up at the event! Then, my friend Jenny spoilt us all at Rare with a box of Christmas-themed cookies, & as soon as I saw them I knew that…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Veg Out

    Recently my husband & I began a healthy eating & lifestyle plan, & when I realised just how expensive this was going to be, I literally shuddered.  I am having to go to the shops every second or third day to buy fresh fruit & veggies, & these often go vrot before we get a chance to finish them all.  I knew there had to be an easier way of doing this.  I feel like the big supermarkets often mark up their fresh produce excessively, & these often seem to be at the end of their shelf life too – which means they have a very short life span. And…

  • Events,  Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    TanFabulous

    I am THAT pale girl.  I get asked if I am a vampire, if I am wearing stockings when my white legs show, & if I spend any amount of time in the sun I simply come out looking like a lobster. At school I remember being so envious of all the “cool kids”  for their tans from their overseas island holidays, & their healthy glow that just radiated from them.  Perhaps if I had a tan I could tap into that level of cool & garner some of their confidence? So I invested in some self tan. I SLATHERED that stuff on daily & you could smell the coconutty…

  • Local Businesses

    Woelig

    I LOVE a good t-shirt – especially when they have funny South African sayings on them.  You can wear these anywhere, & pair them with jeans/shorts/skirts.  And when I saw a local business creating super-cute designs, including clothing for babies & children, I immediately popped them a message to see if I could feature them on my blog. Your name: Anneke Buckle Business name: Woelig Social media handles:  Instagram & Facebook Tell me why your shirts & designs are so different to others:  Everything about Woelig makes me proud. The font, the cute afrikaans words and all the love that goes into it even the packaging. The words are unique, proudly…

  • Local Businesses

    In The Jacaranda’s

    I feel truly blessed to have a friend who takes the most stunning pictures. Meghan McCabe has shot my entire family, including my animals & every time I lose my breath as I look through the final results. I am certainly no model. I am overweight, I am clumsy, & I end up laughing my way through every shoot.  But Meghan makes me feel comfortable & beautiful – & isn’t that what we all need? This is my absolute favourite time of the year & seeing the gorgeous purple flowers from the Jacaranda’s brings a smile to my face – so what an honour to be photographed by one of…

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