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  • Food,  Local Businesses

    The Jozi Girl Eatery

    A plant-based diet is definitely something I have been more aware of – especially since watching the Netflix movie, The Game Changers.  It shows the importance of loving your body, & only feeding it the very best that it deserves.  Husband & I have been more conscious of what we have been eating, & our favourite place to go for a date is The Jozi Girl Eatery at Broadacres Centre. Other than the absolutely delicious food (I am busy working my way through the menu & trying something new every time), the whole vibe is just so relaxed & stunning.  Plus they are pet-friendly, with water bowls & treats at…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Sugarbird Gin

    I am a HUGE gin fan.  I don’t usually enjoy too much alcohol, but when it comes to gin I feel there is nothing better on a hot evening.  Husband & I sit outside, enjoy a cold drink together & chat over our day.  My body doesn’t feel bloated or gross after I have indulged a little, & I haven’t woken up with any kind of headache. And then I discovered Sugarbird Gin & I was even more excited.  Read on to see why… Your name: Nzeka Biyela Business name: Sugarbird Gin Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram What makes your gin different to other brands: A proudly South African gin…

  • Local Businesses

    Anastasia Writes

    Anastasia is a beautiful young lady.  I met her through my work with SLDV Portrait, & she created a stunning family portrait for me, as well as a picture to show strength through the toughest time of my life so far. I also met up with her at a branding course that I attended, & we immediately clicked.  She has a passion & positivity about life that you don’t see very often, & when I put out a call on social media asking for ideas as to who I can focus on next, she reached out to tell me about another side of her – her poetry. Now, I LOVED…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Mimi & Munch

    In case you don’t already know, my animals are like my children & are treated accordingly.  From sleeping in our bed, to eating the best food we can get them, to us not going away as we don’t like leaving them alone…  I would do anything for my fur-kids & can’t imagine my life without them in it. They have been my biggest supporters throughout my health drama, & can always lift me out of a slump when I feel completely bogged down.  This means I am always on the hunt for another treat for them, & when I discovered Mimi & Munch I was super excited. Besides the most…

  • Local Businesses

    Lola Lifestyle

    Some time back I noticed a business on my feed called Lola Lifestyle.  I was immediately drawn to their one shirt that had gorgeous eyelashes printed across the chest & I knew it was a shirt I had to own! And then I was helping my sister at FIBO with her Metafit, & who was a couple of stalls down from us, but the lovely ladies from Lola Lifestyle.  I saw for myself how popular they are, & got to feel the quality of their products, & then I immediately had a chat to this mother & daughter team about doing a feature on them. Plus they gave me some inside…

  • Local Businesses

    Mayalief

    I am super excited about this business – especially coz a special friend is expecting her rainbow baby, & I have been on the hunt for special gift ideas.  When I saw all of these creations, I was drawn into a deep, dark rabbit hole & went back to the very beginning of their social media posts – & there was nothing that I didn’t like! I always prefer to buy baby shower gifts from small businesses & find that which you can’t get from any store at the mall – I have been surprised too often with gifting exactly the same outfit/item as someone else… Your name: Michelle Goosen…

  • Local Businesses

    Her Lief

    I recently posted a request for local businesses to contact me if they would like me to do a feature on them.  I didn’t expect many messages to be honest, but the first I got was from Her Lief. I immediately went over to her page, & began looking at her images as well as all the comments from her followers.  And I have to say, I am super impressed. Nicole was so friendly & I love what she is doing with using pre-loved goodies to make absolutely gorgeous jewellery.  So hold onto your seats – this is a fab business! Your name: Nicole Business name: Her-Lief Social media handles: Instagram…

  • Events,  Local Businesses

    Chalmar Beef

    Last week Thursday I was invited to attend Chalmar Beef’s 50th Milestone Celebration in Bapsfontein.  They were hosting an auction with beef from 45 selected animals, that had been fed for longer – whole carcasses as well as individual cuts of meat were auctioned & I was super excited to see how this all worked! The late Oom Wimpie Wethmar started this business 50 years ago, in a simple small building.  He had great dreams for Chalmar Beef, & together with his wife, they built this up into the thriving business it is today.  This family-run business has a feeling of coming home (especially since I am from a farming community…

  • Local Businesses

    Minimal Creations

    I am always on the hunt for South African artists that make me smile, & that I would love to have a piece of their artwork hanging up in my house.  You may remember my blog about Charlie Loves (one of my favourite of all time), & when I saw that Minimal Creations had done a stunning drawing of Charlie’s work, I immediately reached out. Your name: Maretha Brink – I’m a 25 year old born and raised farm girl from Riebeek-West. Business name: Minimal Creations Social media handles: Facebook | Instagram Tell me a bit more about what you do: I draw custom illustrations from Photo’s which makes the…

  • Food,  Local Businesses,  Skincare & Make-Up

    O’Nutricia Collagen

    Collagen has been a vital in my diet ever since my transplant – I wish I could say for longer, but I never appreciated the benefits until I really needed it.  And boy oh boy did I see the results! It helped my skin get firmer & my stretchmarks to fade; my hair & nails have grown back stronger & healthier; & it has really made a big difference to my tummy issues thanks to all the medication that I am on.  If you haven’t yet tried this for yourself, you need to do yourself a favour & go buy a tub right now! Your name: Licia Tavares (Lucy) Business…

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