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  • 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…

  • Food

    Pumpkin Pie

    I was given this recipe from a family member following a Christmas dinner, & whenever I have made it since it has been a huge hit!  Yesterday we had our Christmas lunch with our friends, & it reminded me again of how popular & yummy it is – so I knew I had to share it with you.  Perhaps you could even make it for your next family celebration? Ingredients: 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Cake Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ginger Pinch of Salt 2 Eggs 1 cup Cream 100g melted Butter 2 cups cooked, mashed Butternut/Pumpkin Sauce: 5 tsp Butter 1/4 cup Cold…

  • 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:…

  • Events

    Alaska 5000

    This past weekend one of my most favourite people in the world came to stay with us.  We joke that we are “sister wives” as she lived with Warren & myself for some time, & we often got odd looks when we went out together.  This time together allowed us to really bond & she became my family in Joburg.  We have the same sense of humour, & could sit & chat for hours – which is something really special.  When she moved back to KZN I shed so many tears & we still catch up often – but it isn’t the same without her here.  One thing that we…

  • 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…