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C O N T E N T s F eat u r e S torie s

Nelson Mandela

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Exhibition Showcase

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Tribute

Cacao Barry Gourmet Held At Tulip

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Julie Adjomayi Dacaud Marketing Manager julie@enjoyaccra.com Karen Balchin Sr. Creative & Graphic Designer karen@enjoyaccra.com Alain Gbeasor Publication Manager alain@enjoyaccra.com Kekeli Logo Administrative & Accounts Clementina A. Acquah Graphic Designer HervĂŠ-Daniel Osnou Web Designer Priscilla Asiedu Marketing Executive Vicky Murray Copywriter

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A Night of Classical

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2013

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Woodin Fashion

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Event Calendar

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Christmas Traditions

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Health Corner: 8 Tips To Treat Colds

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Tulip Kumasi : Gives To Underprivileged

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Recipe : Christmas Roast

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Parent Corner

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Beautiful Gardens Book Launch

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Games : Sudoku

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Horoscope

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Hospitality

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Places To Be

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Useful numbers

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My Dearest friends, We have finally come to the end of 2013, and it is time to take stock of the year. Each and every one of us has no doubt had their fair share of good or bad experiences. Hopefully these will make us grow stronger and perhaps encourage us to rethink our attitudes. To improve ourselves and to tune in to the laws of the nature, the universe and the world we live in. Some friends have left us, most recently our much revered Madiba, former South African President, Nelson Mandela, a beloved icon of peace and hope for Africa and the World. As their earthly experiences end in 2013, for us their friends, family and collaborators they will forever remain alive in our hearts. I take this opportunity to extend our condolences to the families and friends of our dearly departed.

Discover in this new edition some entertainment ideas for the holidays, tips for preparing your Christmas dinner, even your fortunes in our horoscope. You dear readers, have communicated with us all year round, bringing to our world your ideas, your thoughts, knowledge, new business ventures, new restaurants and night clubs, to name but a few. Congratulations to you all and thank you for giving us the will to continue to develop your favourite lifestyle magazine. I also would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our friends at Millionaires Gaming Africa for celebrating 8 years in Accra and for the opening of their latest and most imposing gaming centre in Osu, the Golden Dragon Casino. Why not join them over the festive season and take a chance on lady luck? Lots of Love, Merry Christmas and a Happy New year… Enjoy!!!

Don’t forget you can also read the magazine online at: www.enjoyaccra.com

Dominique Paravicini Editor

Julie

Karen

Alain

Keli Tina

Herve

Priscilla

Vicky

Melania

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

For the living lets pray for God’s peace and blessings as we enter the year 2014 together. Let us endeavour to build a better Ghana and a better world together in love and health. As the Christmas festivities begin, let us celebrate in prayer, but also with friends and family. Join hands with me and the Enjoy Accra family as we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.

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Editor’s Letter

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BOUTIQUE

Lisal Ash, Manager

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Zino Boutique is an elegant store with professional staff who are trained to assist you in choosing the right luxury brand products, all at competitive prices. We have year-round gifts and promotions on offer, so visit our store at Marina Mall for a beautiful shopping experience.

Location: Basement Level, Marina Mall, Airport City, Accra

Contact: 020 785 3786


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Chef Philippe Marand with some Chefs and Hospitality Professionals in Ghana

E n d o f Y ear C hoco l ate Demo n s trat i o n

CACAO BARRY GOURMET

held @ Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra

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arry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. Barry Callebaut represents more than 8,500 employees operating out of more than 30 countries and 50 production facilities. In Ghana, the company started its operations in 2001 and is now processing 65,000 tonnes of beans annually. The processing unit is specialised in cocoa liquor and nibs. Professional users such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs,

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bakeries, hotels, restaurants and caterers rely on Barry Callebaut’s premium chocolate products and on its convenient, ready-to-use and ready-to-sell products offered under a variety of gourmet brands. Therefore, Cacao Barry, a leading quality brand of Barry Callebaut in the Gourmet & Specialties area, is coming to Ghana. Cacao Barry, founded in 1842 in France, is the inventor of the Pistoles®, and the famous Pailleté Feuilletine product

“Cacao Barry, founded in 1842 in France, is the inventor of the Pistoles®, and the famous Pailleté Feuilletine product that made a real revolution in the world of confectionary, pastry and bakery.”


Whos who that started a revolution in the world of confectionery, pastry and bakery. Cacao Barry organised a chocolate demonstration in Accra to professionals presenting its wide range of products (from a regular couverture chocolate to Pure Origin Chocolates) as well as the new range of “Purity from Nature” chocolates, made

Cacao Barry chocolate demonstration to professionals

of African beans. More specifically Cacao Barry is proud to present the “Ghana Origin” couverture chocolate. Ghana is cocoa, cocoa is Ghana and “Ghana Origin” is chocolate. e

Mr John André, MD Barry Callebaut Ghana, Chef Isaiah Egyri, Philippe Marand, Mr Frederick Trombert, VP Gourmet EEMEA and Mr Hadrien Jauny, Sales Manager Cacao Barry MEA

“Philippe Marand has served as an international technical advisor with Barry Callebaut since 1998”.

Mr Nicholas Camu, Group Manager Cocoa Horizons

Philippe Marand explaining the composition of the Ghana Origin

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Adeline and Caleb Agblo, Sensory Analyst, BC Ghana

Mr John André & Chef Philippe Marand

“Cacao Barry, a leading quality brand of Barry Callebaut in the Gourmet & Specialties area, is coming to Ghana.”

Annetta Anin, HR Manager, BC Ghana Adeline Addison, HR Officer, BC Ghana

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Rosina Safoah, Canteen Supervisor, BC Ghana


whos who

Saffron & Blanc Satin Espuma in a Jar

RECIPE

by Philippe Marand

Composition - Safran and Zephir Espuma - Chocolate cremeux - Blood orange Supréme - Cocoa biscuit - Caracrackine cubes

Saffron and Blanc Satin Espuma 250g Qs 50g 250g

Whipping cream Saffron Milk Blanc Satin melted

Boil with and infuse, pour on

Cocoa Biscuit 150g 375g 300g 240g 120g 90g 90g

Past. Egg yolks Past. Whole eggs Whip with, add both Caster sugar together and mix with. Past. Egg white Sived together Caster sugar Cake flour Extra brute cocoa powder

Chocolate Cremeux 125g 125g 5g 60g 30g 150g

Whipping cream Past. Milk Boil with and infuse, pour on. Mixed Vanilla pod with cook at 85 c . Pour on Past. Egg yolks Caster Sugar Ocoa 70% cocoa couverture

Light Sirop 125g Caster Sugar 125g Water or orange juice Boil, Pour on The blood Orange supréme Chef Philippe Marand w w w. b a r r y - c a l l e b a u t . c o m / w w w. c a c a o - b a r r y. c o m

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MANDELA JOINS THE ANCESTORS Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a village near Mthatha in the Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela. His father was the principal councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of the Thembu royal house. Rolihlahla literally means “pulling the branch of a tree”. After his father’s death in 1927, the young Rolihlahla became the ward of Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the Paramount Chief, to be groomed to assume high office. Nelson Mandela became an anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist. Mandela served over 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 amid escalating civil strife.

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

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Mandela published his autobiography and opened negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. e


Tribute

“No one in my family had ever attended school. On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson. Why this particular name I have no idea.” “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

— Mandela, 1994

— Mandela

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” — Mandela

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Tribute

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Mandela

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Mandela


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Antonio Watts (Baritone), Ruth Nylander (Deputy Administrator), Koko Nikai (Japanese Ambassador’s wife), Esther Obetsebi Lamptey (Deputy Treasurer), Debbie Esposito, Korantema Adi-Darko, Eva Lind (Soprano) Mehek Mohinani, Renee Neblett, Lois Okudzeto (Administrator), Ophelia Akiwumi (Deputy Chairperson), Paschorina Mortty, Natasha Nylander and Robin Holloway (Pianist)

A Night Of Classical Music

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he health of mothers and young children is of paramount importance to the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, and they are committed to interventions that will reach women and children in the communities directly and thus reduce mortality rates of children and young mothers. Infanta is committed to interventions that are carefully planned with the communities directly, using the community’s own resource persons.

Ophelia Akiwumi (Chairperson)

To this end, Infanta have built Community Based Health Planning and Services clinics (CHPS) which are one of the most efficient and effective ways to reach poor rural communities. Medical

HE Irene Vida Gala, Brazilian Ambassador, Mr Raymond Okudzeto & lawyer Mr Sam Okudzeto

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Guests with members, Ophelia, Korantema & Mrs Lois Okudzeto


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Invited guests

Robin Holloway, Kokui Selormey

HE Koko Nikai (Japanese Ambassador ‘s wife), HE Naoto Nikai, Japanese Ambassador, HE Hans Docter Dutch Ambassador & guests

“This classical concert of 2013 was organised to raise funds for a second clinic to be built in Ghana”.

officers live at the clinic and have transportation allowing them to make regular rounds to the clinic’s catchment area. A classical concert was organised to raise funds that would allow for a second clinic to be built in Ghana. The first CHPS clinic has been a big success and there has been a considerable drop in mortality rates in its catchment area. CHPS is proving to be one of the most important improvements in maternal/child healthcare in recent times. e

Ophelia, Guest, Eva Lind, Korantema & Esther

far right : Mr & Mrs Mehek Mohinani & guests

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Gabriel Eklou, Artist

Daniela Odisho, Cynthia Davis Hall, Rima Fakhry & Ms C Pat Alsup

Exhibition Showcase Title ‘Harmattan� By Gabriel Eklou Held at Roots Hotel Apartment

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oots Hotel Apartment held an exhibition of the work of Gabriel Eklou in its plush penthouse suite. The theme of the exhibition, the harmattan, with the extreme climate of Ghana and the region provide the artist the challenging context to create melodies of colours, culture and style.

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The artist featured was born in 1966 to a Ghanaian mother and Togolese father, Gabriel Eklou makes paintings that bring contemporary Ghana into fuller view. Self taught, Eklou maintains that painting brings him closer to nature, his culture and his people in particular. His compositions remain unaffected by the art establishment and strong in their individuality and uniqueness. His trademark elongated figures are majestic and proud. They exude inner strength, their stilt like legs stretching deep into the red African soil. They are contemporary Africans, dancing, hunting, working or sitting in quiet contemplation. The serene atmosphere of Roots Hotel Apartment proved a fitting backdrop to the exhibition and guests had an opportunity to enjoy the internal beauty of the hotel and to meet the friendly staff. e


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Mrs Michelle Bowen & Mr Philip Bowen

Gabriel Eklou with Rima and Mr Hussein Fakhry

left: Hussein Fakhry, middle: Hussein Salameh & staff

Thank you

Joel Wiegert & Judy Wiegert

Imad Fakhry & Hussein Fakhry MD Roots Hotel

Judith, Khushboo, Karen & Glory

Lady in pink

“The serene atmosphere of Roots Hotel Apartment proved a fitting backdrop to the exhibition and guests had an opportunity to enjoy the internal beauty of the hotel and to meet the friendly staff.”

Dr & Mrs Bennett

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woodin Fashion

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EN J OY am-Before 6:00pm

Monday La Paillote Takpekpe Orientale - Abaji

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December

Venue Dzorwulu heading to the traffic light. Next to finest gifts. Come enjoy the best burgers in town everyone is talking about.12am

La Palm Casion Time 11pm

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KFC at Marina Mall

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Merry Christmas

New Year Eve Royalty Nite

Festive Buffet Live Perfect Melody Band Guest Artist: Pat Thomas, DJ Champagne, Spectacular FIreworks Rate 180ghc single & 350 double Venue : Golden Tulip Time 8pm till day break

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Villa Monticello Hotel

Come and experience our new terrace and refreshed menu. Venue: Airport residential Time:6-10pm

Arlecchino Ice Cream Parlour Treat the kids to an ice cream, Venue : Osu Oxford

Lincoln Community School Time- 7:00 PM

4th Annual Ind!e Fuse (three days)

Alliance Francaise Accra and other venue -

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Teazy Thurs

At Bella Roma Osu with da hottest DJs Klla Fingaz and Busty Blaze from 10pm

Start your `thursday right

Duplex Bar and Lounge Osu

Concert

Boxing Day Buffet Lunch @ Tulip

4 Day Axim & Côte d’Ivoire Tour (4 Days/ 3 Nights)

Axim (Ghana), GrandBassam, Abidjan, Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) Time- 7:00 AM

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Happy New Year

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Thirsty Thursdays

By the poolside at African Regent. Sasa cultural Band 50% off drinks Time 6-8pm

Happy Hour Celsbridge Pub Labone Time : @5pm

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Millionaires Casino Golden Tulip Time : 9pm

Happy Hour

TASTY JERK Barbecue Joint Venue: Osu Down Chez Lien Annex Time: 5 pm

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Afro-Beats Festival 13th-15th The Lion King re-run (two nights)

National Theatre of Ghana -

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Becca’s Girl Talk National Theater Time : 8pm

M.anifestivities

Alliance Francaise Accra Time- 7:00 PMRingroad Central. @ 6:30pm

Ambolley Highlife Ghana Alliance Française @ 8pm

Welcome Drink Live Brand @12:30pm-4pm

Golden Tulip Bingo Nite Time 9-10pm

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International Player’s Christmas Pantomime “Snow White” (three days)

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Millionaires Casino

Cocktails at the Champs Come try their innovative drinks

Meet your friends and taste luscious temptations Time : 7pm Venue : A&C square

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Grab a drink and something nice from our wide range of delicious food before heading home. Time: 6pm to 10pm

Be Shaken not stired

Luscious Temptations

Venue : Coconut Groove Hotel. time : 7pm

Monsoon

African Regent hotel Airport, West. Join us every afernoon for a tasty selection of cakes & desserts time : from12-5pm

Twist Sisters of the East, Osu time: 7pm

Salsa Dance Nite

Happy Hour

Relax Free Mondays

3121 Sushi Bar

Frozen yoghurt with fresh fruit. Enjoy an italian food experience.

Twist Headlines Labone time: 7pm

La Villa Boutique Hotel. Venue Osu Enjoy a drink in the lovely serene outdoors. Time: 6 till whenever..

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Ci Gusta at Koala

A new bar in town with so much buzz. You are sure to run into a good friend.

venue The World Bank (Head Office), 8th Avenue Extensioin, Accra, Greater Accra time :9AM

Afternoon Tea

International Migrants Day

The Republic Bar & Grill

Share a bottle of rioja and some tapas with friends Venue : Afrikiko Compound Time : from 7pm

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Chicken popcorn,large fries and a drink

Toro Tapas Bar

Barcamp Accra 2013

Santoku

Try the chef’s taster menu for a tasty Thursday treat Venue Airport West, opp African Regent Hotel Time: 6pm-11pm

Ladbrokes Games

36 Olympics Road Kokomlemle Accra Ghana time 8pm

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Alliance Française Time : 6:30pm

All Day

Friday

thursday

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Afro Dance Classes

Exhibition and Conference (WACEE’13) - till Nov. 14 Accra International Conference Centre

Akwaba Burger

The Hang Out Pub & Grill

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2nd West African Clean Energy and Environment

Venue: Alliance Française Time- 7:30 PM.

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Wednesday

January

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Tuesday

pm-After 6:00pm

09 Girls Table

5 people minimum, Welcome drinks, special cocktail menu African Regent Hotel

Pentanque

Open to the public. Equipment is provided Alliance Française Time 4pm

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Sun & Fun Tour (3 Days/ 2 Nights) Busua Beach (Western Region, Ghana), Nzulezu, Fort Apollonia - 7:00 AM

Mövenpick Lounge

Enjoy good music with good company. Our selection of our cocktails will keep you coming for more. @8pm till late

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Aphrodisiac Night Club

Come and enjoy yourself this and every friday with good music. @ Dzorwulu. From 8pm

Cuppa Cappuccino

Meet your friends for a tasty breakfast. Time 8am @ Airport residential

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Live Bingo Night Lapalm Casino Time : 11pm

Pinocchio

Best ice cream in town Come try it for yourself Venue: Old American Embassy Road 11th Ln, Osu

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Sunday

saturday

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Hollywood Boulevard

ANC Square-Come enjoy hip hop music with hot djs and smoking atmosphere time from 9 till daddy calls

Roof on Fire Party

Smollensky’s Roof Top Time- 8:30 PM

Indie Fuse Main Stage

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5th Accra Duathlon

Legon University botanical garden Time- 7:30 AM

Sisimbo Beach Resort

Spend the day at the beachlovely food and luxurious rooms.

Alliance Française @ 7 PM

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Ghanaian Brunch

Love Child 2 Fashion Ghana Weekend African Regent Hotel Time- 11:00 PM

An Operatic Christmas The Benefit Concert

La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Time- 7:00 PM

Lunch Buffet

Labadi Beach Hotel from 11:30-3pm

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28 Accra Salsa Congress

Alliance Française Accra Time- 8:00 PM

Sushi & Sasshimi Month

This month will feature your favourite sushi & sushimi dishes Venue: Branche Rest. & Terrace 6:30pm till 10pm

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Eco-Volta Tour (2 Days/ 1 Night) Volta Region (Ghana) Time- 7:00 AM

Akwasidae (2 Days/ 1 Night) Kumasi (Ghana) Time- 7:00 AM

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Mövenpick Brunch

Sumptuous spread to tempt your taste buds. time: 10am

Nourish Lab Smoothy’s

come try our special combination of fruit drinks on Oxford Street, Osu

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Cafe Des Amis

Invite your friends for a drink & a chat. Venue: Kanda

Movie Friday

Fantastic movie experience with popcorn & a drink @ Accra mall time :6- 10pm

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Tropicana

Jazz bar with a good ambience and tasty menu. Venue: Nima Police Station

Bella Roma

Enjoy authentic Ghanaian cusine at our Sunday Brunch with a complimentary drink. Venue : Branche Restaurant & terrace from 12:30pm till 3:30pm

Come and have a nice drink with excellent music and lovely people. Venue : Osu Time : 7pm

Mini Golf Course Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of golfing from 1pm-6pm.

Happy Hour

At Cuzzy Bros Buffet or grill available great kebabas Venue: Osu old Ryan’s

See you when I see you !

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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE “Don’t be surprised if you see an unknown white bearded man going down your chimneywith lots of gifts for kids. Did I just say chimney?”

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hristmas traditions often depict the unique geographical and ethnic cultures of where the festival takes place. They are so varied and in some instances downright hysterical. Here are some Christmas traditions one can find across the globe:

GHANA

Fireworks and doing Good in return for blessings Ghanaians are a very religious people and no better time to see this than during the Christmas holidays. Christmas Eve is when the celebrations begin with church services with lots of drumming, dancing and of course praying. Children put on nativity plays. Choirs then lead congregants to sing and make merry in front of the Church. The dance is a means of glorifying God, for being alive and healthy. Songs are sung in local dialects dependent on the type of Church one attends and the language

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the people understand best. Sometimes services and dancing go on all night long whilst other people celebrate Christmas Eve with fireworks and parties. On Christmas day the churches are packed. People come out dressed in their best outfits. After the church service on Christmas morning, people quickly go back to their houses to start giving and receiving gifts; including food shared among neighbours. Most homes will have some traditional foods prepared for visitors including jollof, banku and okro soup and rice and fufu and plenty to drink. The Ghanaian military orchestrate a giant firework display at Independence Square,a sight to behold.

FINLAND

A Family Trip to the Cemetery Finnish families have one of the most elaborate Christmas celebration rituals. It’s not uncommon to hear parents scream out Iloista joulua (Merry Christmas in Finnish)! The festivities start when families take a cleansing sauna bath in the morning. They then have a traditional breakfast before heading out to the town’s declaration of christmas peace at noon. After lunch, the

house is cleaned and the tree is decorated,cchildren are dressed up and the family marches out to the cemetery at six o’clock. In a practice similar to the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead, Finnish families visit dead family members to leave candles and reflect. That way, past and present members of the family all partake in the Christmas festivities.

BELGIUM

Double Trouble with Two Father Christmases In Belgium, in order to determine who the good children were, Father Christmas adopts the attitude of a detective and travels from the North Pole twice in the year. St Nicholas spies on kids who speak the Walloon language by visiting twice, once to observe their behaviour, and a second time to either bring gifts or leave a bundle of sticks in a basket or in their shoes. Pere Noel, who visits French speaking children partners up with Pere Fouettard to ask about the children’s behavior throughout the year. Then, on his birthday (December 6), he leaves them either chocolate or sticks based on their behaviour.

ITALY

The Witch in Search of baby Jesus leaves a trail of goodies Italians do not really believe in the bearded man in red living up in the North Pole and their giving out goodies to children, their gift giver is a witch, yes a witch.


Christmas story

The story goes that a witch named La Befana was approached by the Magi (wise men) for directions to see the Baby Jesus. The disgruntled witch directed them, but made it clear that she was too busy to worry about accompanying them on their trip. But then La Befana had an epiphany; she felt wicked and wretched for missing out on the greatest birthday of all time. Since then, she has been travelling all over Italy in search of the Infant Jesus while leaving sacks of toys for good children along the way. Centuries later, tens of thousands of Italians around Rome uphold the tradition on Epiphany Eve (January 5). Aside from gifts, every child also receives a stocking full of coal. The bonus being that the coal is actually darkened candy, which makes for a rather delicious punishment.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Hello Santa, can I have a husband instead this year? In the Czech Republic single ladies compete for space on Santa’s list. Every Christmas Eve, single Czech women rest their backs against a door, kick their feet up, and toss their shoes in the air to see where they will land. The belief is that if the shoe lands facing the door Santa will bring them a husband in the upcoming year. But for the unlucky women whose shoe winds up pointing inside, they can count on another year of singlehood.

BRAZIL

Santa drops the warm clothing, for some Samba Any time Santa leaves the North Pole to visit the folks below the equator, he returns totally tanned. Well, for the Samba dancing and soccer loving folks in Brazil it wasn’t good to have the North Pole native fly in from the South in his red and white with his reindeers all sweaty from the sun. Brazil’s Papai Noel flies down from Greenland and drops the traditional heavy Santa attire for sleek vacation-like clothing. Don’t be surprised if you see an unknown white bearded man going down your chimneywith

lots of gifts for kids. Did I just say chimney? But seriously, chimneys in warm Brazil? Well that’s how weird the stories get.

THE NETHERLANDS

Zwarte Piet (Black Peter “the Elf”), Santa’s sidekick Dutch author, Jan Schenkman wrote a book called “Saint Nicholas and His Servant” in 1845, in which Saint Nick (Santa) was accompanied by a “dark man” in Moorish clothing who travelled to Amsterdam from a Spanish steamboat. That servant came to be known as Zwarte Piet (Black Peter) — a mischievous servant who would come to shore, pepper the city with sweets and nuts, and then snatch up naughty kids and throw them into his bag on Saint Nicholas Eve (December 5). Today, hundreds of adults throughout the Netherlands paint their face black and wear wigged afros to dress up as Zwarte. e

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Mr & Mrs Jean Paul Feghali, (MD Imexco)

The Orphan Aid Africa Team

THE 2013 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU ARRIVES IN ACCRA

HE Frédéric Clavier (French Ambassador) & Mr Dominique Paravicini, Enjoy

Mr Marc Frere (GM Novotel Accra City Centre) Mr Vasco Silva & Mr. Ricardo Rafael

Mr Jean Nassar, far right: Mr & Mrs Dakmak & guests

Mrs Natalie James, Mr Simon and Mrs Ellen Blamires (Newmont) & Mrs Belinda and Mr Gregory Metcalf (MD Accra Brewery Ltd) & Mr Peter James (Stellar Group)

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ne of the great annual French traditions kicked off at the Novotel Hotel in Accra when wine lovers and revelers alike raised their glasses of the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau wine. The sponsors for the event were Bollore Africa Logistics, CFAO Ghana Ltd, Imexco Ghana Ltd, Orsam Lts, Société Générale Ghana, Total Ghana Ltd and Novotel Accra City Centre.

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The annual launch of the Beaujolais Nouveau, has developed into a huge event in recent years in Ghana and the Novotel Hotel and its corporate partners have never ceased to amaze guests.


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2nd left : Aline Missine & friends

The wine producers are promising a particularly fruity and lively vintage and are hoping to challenge the prejudices of those who dismiss the credentials of this wine that, because of the way it is made, can feature aromas ranging from bananas to bubble gum.

Mr Ayoub Gandour, Mr Erwam and Patricia Vilfeu (middle) & Mr Fabrice Parodat (MD Pens & Plastics GH)

The Beaujolais Nouveau is marketed to be inexpensive and a wine that is very easy to drink - an initiation wine.

Dr Dennis IIogu, Mr and Mrs Didier Compain, (MD Surf), Ann Flaszyvski & PP Dimitr

Guests enjoying the wine

Karine McVeigh and invited guests

middle: Mr Wissam Raad (MD, Cave & Gardens), Chris Holden & guests

Mr & Mrs Potin, (GM CFAO Trucks & Services DPT of CFAO Ghana Ltd) & guests

Marie, Gaël & Delphine

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who’s who

Mrs Julie Dacaud, Marketing Manager Enjoy, & Karen, Enjoy

Nana Afua Okoh, Mr Sam Poku, Mrs Mary Yvonne Poku, Mr Kwasi Okoh & Mrs Victoria Kiggundu

Jean Louis (Imexco) & friend

Mr & Mrs Alexis Madrange, MD, CFAO Equipment

Mrs Sophie Parodat & Valerie-Anne Oudart

Sidiq Banda & guest

The nouveau accounts for 200,000 hectolitres out of a total of 700,000 hectolitres of the total wine produced in Beaujolais, a picturesque area of steephills just north of Lyon in France. Enjoy your Beaujolais - find it in a wine shop near you. e

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Invited guests

Guests

Anne Marie Blanc; middle, far right Sonya & friends


CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME LA PALM ROYAL BEACH HOTEL 2013 Room Offers This holiday season enjoy a special rate of $195 single/ $235 double at the plush La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. Book and pay in full for your rooms by the 1st December and enjoy a further 10% discount on your selected package.

Package includes:

Luxury Accommodation Complimentary airport transfers Welcome drink on arrival – special X’mas cocktails Early check – in ( Subject to Availability) Full English buffet breakfast Special giveaways Use of all leisure facilities Complimentary WiFi 10% off food and beverage services 10% off Spa Treatment 20% off haircuts, pedicure and manicure at the salon Complimentary use of Kids Theme Park Room package is valid from 15th December 2013 – 15th January 2014

REVELE KIDS CHRISTMAS FIESTA – THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2013

Join us on Boxing Day for the Revele Kid’s Christmas Fiesta. It’s bound to be an amazing experience with a contemporary play performed by kids, Christmas and Disney mascots, boat rides, Christmas Ochestra, gifts from Santa plus so much more!! Chef David will be there to provide festive bites. Time – 12noon – 6pm Rate: Gh¢30 Venue: Ocean Terrace Lawn

New Year Eve Grills and Fireworks Party 31ST DECEMBER, 2013)

On New Year’s Eve La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, will be bustling with excitement as we ring out 2013 and welcome 2014! Chef David will treat you to festive grills at the ocean front Ghanaian village restaurant whilst you enjoy a show of amazing fireworks amidst popping of champagne corks by the beach at midnight. The celebration will last all night with live band music. Time – 9pm Rate: Gh¢75 Venue: Ghanaian Village Restaurant

NEW YEAR’S DAY BREAKFAST (WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY, 2014) Start 2014 in style with a leisurely breakfast in the Continental restaurant. From tasty bites to juices and Bucks Fizz, there is sure to be something to suit you. Best wishes for the New Year from all of us at La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel! TIME: 6:00am – 11:30am PRICE: Adult GH¢50 *free for kids below 6 years *6 – 12years is Gh¢15

CHRISTMAS AT THE KIDSPLAY THEME PARK

Our KidsPlay theme park will be in full gear this December with good music and your favourite cartoon characters (Scooby Doo, Shrek, Teletubies) among others…… for only Gh¢20

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health corner

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way you’re dizzy from the flu, run a steamy shower while you sit on a chair nearby and take a sponge bath.

No. 6: Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses

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immune battle. This battle taxes the body. So give it a little help by lying down under a blanket.

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No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower

Steamy showers moisturize your nasal passages and relax you. If

No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head

This will help with the drainage of nasal passages. If the angle is too awkward, try placing the pillows between the mattress and the box springs to create a more gradual slope.

No. 8: Don’t Fly Unless Necessary

There’s no point adding stress to your already stressed-out upper respiratory system, and that’s what the change in air pressure will do. Flying with cold or flu congestion can hurt your eardrums as a result of pressure changes during takeoff and landing. If you must fly, use a decongestant and carry a nasal spray with you to use just before takeoff and landing. Chewing gum and swallowing frequently can also help relieve pressure. Remember, serious conditions can masquerade as the common cold and a mild infection can evolve into something more serious. If you have severe symptoms or are feeling sicker with each passing day, see a doctor. e

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ith no cure in sight for No. 3: Gargle the cold or the flu, over- Gargling can moisten a sore throat the-counter treatments and bring temporary relief. Try a can at best bring teaspoon of “Remember, serious symptom relief or salt dissolved shorten the duration conditions can masquerade in warm water, of those symptoms. as the common cold and a four times daily. Or you can take the mild infection can evolve into To reduce the natural approach. We something more serious.” tickle in your explore some home throat, try an remedies that may help you feel astringent gargle – such as tea better along the way. that contains tannin – to tighten the membranes. Or use a thick, No. 1: Blow Your Nose viscous gargle made with honey or a mixture of honey and apple cider Often - and the Right Way It’s important to blow your nose vinegar, a popular folk remedy. regularly when you have a cold Steep one tablespoon of raspberry rather than sniffling mucus back leaves or lemon juice in two cups of into your head. But when you hot water and mix in one teaspoon blow hard, pressure can cause of honey. Let the mixture cool to an earache. The best way to blow room temperature before gargling. your nose: Press a finger over one Honey should never be given to nostril while you blow gently to children less than 1 year old. clear the other. Wash your hands No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids after blowing your nose. Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, help prevent dehydration, and No. 2: Stay Rested Resting when you first come down soothe the uncomfortably inflamed with a cold or the flu helps your membranes that line your nose and body direct its energy toward the throat.

Either temperature may help you feel more comfortable. You can buy reusable hot or cold packs at a drugstore. Or make your own. Take a damp washcloth and heat it for 55 seconds in a microwave (test the temperature first to make sure it’s not scalding). Or take a small bag of frozen peas to use as a cold pack.


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who’s who

Golden Tulip Kumasi City Gives To The Underprivileged

Mr Sam Obiri Aduama, General Manager Golden Tulip Kumasi making a donation

Jackie making a donation

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he General Manager of the Golden Tulip Kumasi City, Mr Sam Obiri Aduama, led a team making donations to orphanages in and around the Kumasi Metropolis as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility programe. Among some of the “The General Manager used items presented were the opportunity to express television sets, bed the Groups resolve to help sheets, toiletries, bags of rice and cooking oil, better the lot of the orphans encouraged other lunch packs and soft and drinks. Beneficiaries corporate bodies to come to ncluded the Cherubs the aid of the underprivileged Home, located at Apre in the society.” near Santasi in Kumasi, the Kumasi Children’s Home, Save Our Lives Home and the Ashan Children’s Home. The General Manager used the opportunity to express the Groups resolve to help better the lot of the orphans and encouraged other corporate bodies to come to the aid of the underprivileged in society, particularly as the festive seasons approaches.

Golden Tulip team with some of the children from the orphanage

Jackie, Sales & Marketing Manager with Abdul Sales Representative making a donation

Other homes visited included the SOS Children’s Village and the Remar Institute. The Directors of the homes congratulated the hotel for their thoughtful gesture and their continued support to the well-being of the home and called on other institutions to emulate the actions of the hotel and consider the needs of the children and the less privileged in the country. e

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RECIPE

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Christmas Rib Roast

Prep time

1 hrs 25 mins

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8 people

Directions • Two hours before roasting, remove the meat from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.

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1 (3-rib) standing rib roast (7 to 8 pounds) 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper Mustard Horseradish Sauce, recipe follows

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1 1/2 cups good mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

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Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (see note).

Champagne Cocktails

Place the roast in a pan large enough to hold it comfortably, bone-side down, and spread the top thickly with the salt and pepper. Roast the meat for 45 minutes. Without removing the meat from the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and roast for another 30 minutes. Finally, increase the temperature to 450 degrees F and roast for another 15 to 30 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meat is 125 degrees F. (Be sure the thermometer is exactly in the center of the roast.) The total cooking time will be between 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 hours. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Remove the roast from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Cover it tightly with aluminum foil and allow the meat to rest for 20 minutes. Carve and serve with the sauce. Note: Be sure your oven is very clean before setting it at 500 degrees F. Mustard Horseradish Sauce Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustards, horseradish, sour cream, and salt in a small bowl.

Champagne Cocktails Combine 2 ounces each orange juice and raspberry liqueur (such as chambord) in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into 2 flutes and top with sparkling rose. Garnish with raspberries or strewberries.

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Parent corner

‘T hings ’ C annot R eplace P arenting “These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.” -excerpt from The Paradox of Our Time in History Jabari Akil, counsellor, educational consultant & leadership specialist

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hat is the measure of good parenting? Many of today’s parents are completely out of touch with the primary objective of parenting, which is the modeling of human interaction, the shaping of moral, spiritual, and intellectual framework for the child, however the value of parenting has been reduced to paying school fees, buying the latest game console, clothes, smartphones, vacations around the world etc. This is a disastrous illusion that must be corrected if the family is to be relevant in the 21st century. The parents and fundamental parenting are needed by their children now more than ever. I would like to rephrase the biblical axiom, ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?’ It reads, ‘What does a parent gain to increase their things, but neglect the development of their child?’ Scientific evidence largely from the field of neuroscience, which concerns our basic biology and how our brains develop, shows that the human child is ‘hardwired 46 | December 2013 ENJOY No 85

to connect’. We are hardwired to connect to other people. Meeting basic needs for connection is essential to health and human flourishing, a basic need that only a father, mother, or adequate a substitute can provide. If that primal connection is not from parents/guardians that care, there is likelihood that those values and virtues will be mutated from a multiple of influences, friends, media, and possibly degenerate family members. A (negative) experience can be seared into a young person’s mind to the point it becomes the norm, and the brain will constantly, seek to return to that state, disrupting healthy relationships if necessary to return to that imbalance which it’s accustomed. So then, young teenage girls and boys that grow up with an inflated material value minus the necessary character, invariably become adults with that same inflated material value. Dysfunction creating an exact copy of itself…a generational curse if you will.

I once heard someone joke that home is the place where family members go when they are tired of being nice to other people. Unfortunately some homes actually seem to work that way. To build a strong family, you have to make your home a supportive environment. Psychologist William James said, “In every person from the cradle to the grave, there is a deep craving to be appreciated.” Spending quality time with each child independently, having a family day, and child centred activities are the key. Purposefully engaging all the members of the family will grow the bonds between family members, and the home becomes a haven for nurturing everyone, even the parents. e


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Movie Guide

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Iperespresso is the illy system which allows you to enjoy the perfect espresso even at home. Thanks to the eye-catching machine, innovative design and the special patented capsules, which work through the infusion and emulsion, the result is remarkable.

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Director: Eric Heisserer Writers: Eric Heisserer Stars: Genesis Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Nick Gomez, Judd Lormand, Michelle Torres, Tony Bentley, Lena Clark Genres: Drama | Thriller Release Date: 13 December 2013 (USA) Showing at Silverbird, Accra Mall

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GHANA’S BEAUTIFUL GARDENS BOOK LAUNCHED IN ACCRA

Mrs Esther Cobbah, Dr Ohene Owusu Nyanin, Ms Karen Hendrickson, Miss Doreen Andoh & Mrs Arafua Apaloo-Aning

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or two years, Mrs Arafua Apaloo Aning, a Ghanaian and her friend Ms Karen Hendrickson a native of the beautiful Island of Bermuda, have been putting together a book featuring Ghana’s beautiful gardens with a view to telling a different story about Africa and its beautiful green spaces.On November 21, 2013, Arafua and Karen launched their much awaited book showing some of the beautiful

Princess Adelaide Ofori

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Mr Ebow Essandoh

Alahjia Rabi Ibrahim

gardens of Accra and Tema. The launch of the book brought together the owners of the featured gardens and garden lovers alike. Proceeds from the auction of the books will go to support the

Mrs Gloria Osei-Bonsu

Mr Bernard Akoi-Jackson & Karen Hendrickson


whos who

Dr Cecilia Amoah

Dr Juliette Tuakli

Mrs Vivian Abbey

Mr George Chedid

Mrs Mona Asem

Miss Fareeda Ibrahim

Mrs Mary Chedid

Mrs Florence Benson

Mrs Gina Tegoe

charities of choice of the two authors. For Karen Hendrickson’s this is the “The Children’s Heart Foundation Ghana”. This charity raises funds to pay for life saving surgeries for children with congenital heart diseases such as hole in the heart or malformed heart valves. Karen is donating part of proceeds to help pay for a sick child’s open heart surgery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books will also go to a neighbourhood football club in Agyirigano called the ‘Gazelles Football Club” supported by Arafua, providing the club with uniforms, sneakers and football paraphernalia. Mrs Esther Cobbah, StratComm CEO & Marketing Woman of the Year, was instrumental in guiding and helping the co-authors on how to publicise and market ‘Ghana’s Beautiful Gardens. As the pioneer of the recently held Ghana Garden and Flower show she embraced the synergistic opportunity that the launch of the book offered. To get your own copy of Ghana’s Beautiful Gardens, a full colour hardcover coffee table book, visit Wild Gecko. e Contributors

Arafua Apaloo -Aning Karen A.S.Hendrickson

Mrs Pearl Ribeiro-Ayeh

Mrs Adina Vanderpuje

Mrs Surama King

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artist Kwame Osa, Whispered secrets Sometimes  we share a secret with someone trustworthy hoping that it is safe with them. Only time will tell.

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Horoscope

T h is Mo n th C a p ric o r n

Famous Capricorn : Ricky Martin BORN: DECEMBER 24, 1971 - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO Although one of this Latin singer’s famous songs, “Livin’ la Vida Loca” might have his audiences thinking he really does live a crazy life, the truth is actually far from most people’s speculation. This grounded, determined and focused Capricorn is very settled in his personal life, and it’s reported that he works hard to make sure his family and friends are taken care of. His Pisces Moon demonstrates his sensitive, caring nature, indicating he is a very and giving person, which is evidenced in nonprofit organization he founded to help eliminate human trafficking Famous Capricorn : Jordin Sparks BORN: DECEMBER 22, 1989 - PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA Jordin won the popular TV reality show American Idol at age 17, making her the youngest winner ever! Her dedicated and ambitious Capricorn nature tells us that was just the tip of the iceberg for her career, which has expanded to include acting and her own perfume as well. It’s also important to note that her Moon, the ruler of her emotions, is in intense and intensely driven Scorpio, so once she sets her mind to something, it’s not likely she’ll stop until she reaches her goal - or beyond!

Aries 21/3-20/04 Your enthusiasm runs especially high this month, dear Aries. You are itching to expand, learn, and grow - to move beyond the mundane details of everyday life in order to gain life experiences. Travel, or anything that expands your horizons, is highly favored. You have the courage and drive to make your vision a reality, making this is an ideal month for beginning a new venture. For those of you studying or those who want to, this is an opportune time for advancing your interests. You may be able to gain property or support from family; or you could secure a loan or mortgage that helps you to improve your home life around the 10-12. Stabilizing family and domestic affairs should be in focus, and solid professional plans can be laid down now, as you have a special sense of timing for practical matters. Working solidly will help you to gain a strong feeling of accomplishment. Promotional efforts can pay off. Transportation issues can reach a critical point around the 17th. o

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Taurus 21/4-21/05

Gemini 22/5-21/06

Financial and intimacy matters figure prominently this month, dear Taurus, and it’s a time for strategy and planning. If you are waiting for a loan or payment to come through, this is the month when you’ll receive word. The 2-3 is especially strong for taking charge of your shared or joint resources, as well as debts and loans. It’s time to clear up financial matters between a partner or expartner, and/or to handle debts. Don’t back away from exploring deeper issues just for the sake of peace. A meeting of minds with a close partner is possible this month, and particularly around the 10-12. The lines of communication open up, and you can solve or resolve very important basic, practical matters putting your head together with someone special. Together you can create something very useful or you can be quite productive together. Happiness and fulfillment through the expansion of your mind, widening your social circle, travel, or connections to people of a different cultural background than you is indicated.

The needs of a partner or close loved one are paramount this month, dear Gemini, and you are in the position to offer support. The New Moon that occurs on the 2nd occurs when your ruler, Mercury, is supported by actionoriented Mars, and brings strong energy for taking charge of your relationships. You have an opportunity to improve or attract close partnerships. Honoring others in your life is especially important, and is your route to fulfillment and success at this point. Being agreeable without compromising your integrity is your best bet, and others will surely take note! You are especially companionable this month. From the 7th, Mars is working in harmony with your sign and bringing energy and animation to your romantic world, as well as your creative impulses. You are especially forwardlooking, enterprising, and enthusiastic now, and others are bound to recognize and appreciate these qualities in you. Competitiveness drives you to do bigger and better things.


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Cancer 22/6-23/07

This is a month for getting things done, dear Cancer, in many areas of life, and especially your work, organizing your home, and getting going on a fitness program. December is strong for taking care of business, handling details, increasing your efficiency, and for working enthusiastically at tasks that help you get caught up in your work. This is a period when you’re most likely to get positive word regarding your health or job situation. An especially strong period for all of these things, especially new projects and programs, is from the 3-12. Recognition, rewards, or a new job can be in the stars for some. This month, you continue to reclaim your personal power, and you insist that others accept you for who you are.

Leo 24/7-23/08 This month, your attention turns to creative projects, hobbies, pleasure, children, and romance, dear Leo. These areas of your life are in for a tremendous boost, particularly from the 2nd forward. The 4-12 is an outstanding period for beginning a new creative venture. You are more dedicated, confident, and gogetting than usual; and with your cando attitude, success is guaranteed. You are magnetic and inspire confidence. Creativity is peaking at this time of year, and you have the chance to find new and exciting ways for expressing yourself as a unique and creative individual. If you’re currently involved in a creative project you can also benefit from bringing a new perspective to the table.

Virgo 24/8-23/09 Your home and family life comes into sharp focus in December, dear Virgo. This is a month when ties to family, and especially children, strengthen. Your attention to domestic concerns is paramount this month, although romantic matters also figure strongly. You are likely to learn something important about the past or revolving around information that was hidden or lost. New insights can be intensely revealing. Avoid pushing too hard, but allow yourself to cross the usual thresholds, as you can make great strides with disarming honesty combined with respect and concern. If you want to make changes on the home front, whether it’s literally in your home or with your domestic routines, or about family relationships.

Libra 24/9-23/10

December is an especially busy month for you, Libra. Life speeds up, others seem to demand more of your attention than usual, and the pace of your life is hectic at times. Important, positive information or news comes your way. This is an excellent month for a new mental pursuit or project, if only you have a chance to focus on it! A New Moon occurs in your communications and learning sector on the 2nd, bringing fresh energy for finding new areas of interest, for studies, and for making new contacts. This cycle places added emphasis in your life on communication skills, learning, and daily interactions and contacts.

Scorpio 24/10-22/11 Personal finances are a strong focus of the month, dear Scorpio. Major opportunities to increase your income now and down the road surface. It’s time to make important changes to the way you manage money, and the attitude that drives the way you attract money and possessions into your life. Focus on detoxifying and cleansing from the 7th, when Mars enters your soul sector: out with the old, in with the new. There can be some indecision during this cycle, but it’s necessary now as it’s a time for reviewing plans. Your personal influence runs high, and although life is not necessarily exciting this month, chances to improve your feelings of security are strong.

Sagittarius 23/11-21/12 The ball is in your court this month, dear Sagittarius, and you’re enjoying a surge of optimism, especially from the second week forward. The more positive energy you radiate, the more opportunities open up. The New Moon on the 2nd occurs in your sign, giving you an energetic boost to put personal plans into motion, as well as to take steps to put forth the best version of “you”. After a period of some withdrawal, you are now more willing to experience life to its fullest. You attract the right people and the right resources, and encounters with others are consistently working to your advantage. Reasonable speculation may pay off around the 12th. Connecting intimately with another person boosts your sense of security.

Capricorn 22/12-20/01

Until the last week of December, this is one of the most private, withdrawn periods of the year for you, dear Capricorn. While it’s not the best time to push forward aggressively with new ventures, it’s an excellent period for developing new plans and strategies. By the second week of the month, your energy for furthering professional and worldly ambitions is strong, and you could be especially interested in accomplishing practical goals. There is increased satisfaction in taking care of your more basic concerns and a stronger sense of pacing and timing. You may find yourself taking on the role of consultant or advisor this month, or you could benefit from assistance from someone.

Aquarius 21/01-19/02

Your social agenda is especially lively, sometimes too busy, and you find yourself very much in demand in December, dear Aquarius. Still, contact with others is likely to be quite fruitful. Goals that involve joining or strengthening ties in a group project or activity, networking, and making connections are highly favored from the 2nd. Particularly in the second week of the month, there is a strong sense of priorities, timing, and pacing when it comes to your work, as well as health routines and programs. Take advantage. Important news comes from a friend on the 15-16. A creative or romantic interest blossoms or demands attention around the 17th.

Pisces 20/02-20/03

You are especially accountable for your actions this month, dear Pisces. Everyone seems to be looking over your shoulder, observing what you do and what you are capable of. This is one of the busiest times of the year professionally, when you are in high demand; or for some, when responsibilities to others are in strong focus. A New Moon occurs on the 2nd, activating and bringing power to your sector of career and reputation. This brings new and fresh energy to your professional goals, your career itself, and to your standing in society. It’s the most public time of the year for you, when others notice you for your accomplishments. Depending on how you’ve handled your life in the past year, this can be a pleasing or uncomfortable o ENJOY N 85 December 2013 | 53 time. It’s certainly time to take charge.


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Alliance Française British Council Goethe Institute Nubuke Foundation

(030) 277 3134 (030) 268 3068 (030) 277 6764 (028) 910 2163

Express Delivery Services

DHL Fedex Ground Sky Net TNT Express

Aramex Express Ltd

United Parcel Service UPS

(030) 224 1595 (030) 266 6659 (030) 223 0516 (024) 205 0501 (030) 276 6518 (030) 340 9090 (030) 276 2509 / (030) 276 2510

OTHERS

Greet Kids Concept Orca Deco Village Pet Shop Office Furniture PPAK Motors

(030) 277 2955 024 095 4262 024 4400444/ 0302 220732 024 406 2796 054433005/6 (030) 268 8780


hospitality HOTELS - ACCRA

LA PALM ROYAL BEACH HOTEL Tel: +(233) 030-277 1700 lapalm@gbhghana.net

LABADI BEACH HOTEL (ACCRA) Tel: +(233) 030-277 2501 labadi@legacyhotels.com

ALISA HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 030-214 233/232 670 info@alisahotels.com

FRANKIE’S HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 030-277 3567 frankies@frankiesghana.com

NOVOTEL HOTEL

TEL: +(233) 030-266 7546 h1021@accor.com

MARISET PLAZA

Tel: +(233) 030-277 4542 / 277 4542 mplazahotel@4u.com.hg

DUTCH HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 030-271 1111-8 info@dutchotel.com

GOLDEN TULIP

Tel: (030) 221 3161 info@goldentulipaccra.com

HOTELS - ACCRA

Roots Hotel Apartment

Tel :+(233) 0302 278 0283 / 0302 701 3276

cell: 024 331 0310

Villa Monticello Hotel Tel: +(233) 030-277 3477 / 026 630 7398 info@villamonticello.com

MÖVENPICK AMBASSADOR HOTEL Tel: +(233) 030-261 1000 reservations.accra@moevenpick.com

AIRPORT WEST HOTEL

Tel:+(233) 024 435 8042-020 478 5113 info@airportwesthotel.com

ROYAL RICHESTER

Tel:+(233) 302 520 784 / 302 520 785 info@royalrichester.com

La Villa Boutique Hotel

TEL: +(233) 030-273 0333-6 info@lavillaghana.com

Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

Tel: +(233) 030-222 5155 / 226 310 regency@coconutgrovehotels.com

Oak Plaza East Airport Hotel Tel:+(233) 030-281 6460-3 res@oakplazahotels.com

FIESTA ROYALE

Erata Hotel Tel:+(233) 544 336 761 / 544 336 738 info@eratahotel.com

HOLIDAY HOTEL Tel:+(233) 030 277 3660/1 holidayhotel@ghana.com

Protea Hotel

TEL: +(233)-030 274 0811 info@fiestaroyalehotel.com

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL

Tel :+(233) 030 274 0930

CHEZ LIEN

TEL:+(233) 030 277 5356 chezlien@ighmail.com

BEST WESTERN PREMIER

TEL:+(233) 0302 216 570/0302 216 571 www.bestwesternpremier.com.gh

Tel: +(233) 030 251 7454 reservations@proteaaccra.com

Mirage Royal Hotel

Tel :+(233) 030 252 0570-2

RAMADA RESORT COCO BEACH Tel :+(233) 030 271 7235 www.ramadaresortaccra.com

The Landsdown, aburi Tel :+(233) 269 601 541

AFRICAN REGENT HOTEL

TEL:+(233) 0302 765 180-2 info@african-regent-hotel.com

THE AKNAC HOTEL Trasacco Valley

Tel :+(233) 030 282 4235 www.theaknachotel.com

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hospitality

HOTELS - ACCRA

CROWN APARTMENTO

Tel:+(233) 289 113 600 reservation@crownapartmento.com

Tel:+(233) 030-222 8700 reservations@palomahotel.com

Crystal Palm Hotel

Tel:+(233) 030-225 8164 cpalm@africaonline.com.gh HOTELS - KUMASI

GOLDEN TULIP

+(233)-032-208 3777 sales@goldentulipkumasicity.com

ROYAL BASIN RESORT

Tel :+(233)-032 20 60144 / 20 60169 royalbasin@gh.com

GOLDEN GATE HOTEL

Tel: +(233)-032 20 37073 / 20 37074

MIKLIN HOTEL

Tel: +(233)-032 20 39121 / 20 39122 / 39123

PAPARAZZI HOTEL

Tel: +(233)-032 20 92026 / 20 91986

ACCADIA CAFE & RESTAURANT Tel: +(233)-24 393 3399

CEDAR CRESCENT HOTEL

Tel: +(233)-032 20 27238 / 248-641 357 cdarcrescent@yahoo.com

HOTELS - TAKORDI

RAYBOW INT HOTEL Tel +(233) 031- 202 2072, 202 5438 raybowhotel@yahoo.com AKROMA PLAZA Tel: +233 31 202 3745 / 202 3790 STELLAR LODGE Tel: +(233) 031 269 98 Aphrodisiac Devino

(030) 276 6734 (030) 276 6734

Next to Mamma Mia Pizzeria, Osu SUPERMARKETS

Accra Mall

Koala (Osu) Lara Mart A&C Square Marina Mall

Tel: + 233 0302 544 345 www.beaufortghana.com

REDROW DEVELOPMENTS LTD

PALOMA HOTEL

NIGHT CLUBS

REAL ESTATES

BEAUFORT PROPERTIES

(030) 282 3040/1 (0302) 773 455 (030) 276 6834 030 251 7518 030 267 8121

Melcom Plus Kaneshie (030) 225 1789

email : melcomplus@melcomgroup.com

Melcom Plus Tema (030) 321 6368 email : tma@melcomgroup.com

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Tel: + 233 244 20 1884 info@redrowghana.com

A&C DEVELOPMENT

Tel: +233 030 251 5055 info@aandcdevelopment.com

ARABELLA RESIDENCY

Tel:+233 030 222 1742/24 966 6633 business@polygroupgh.com

Express Property Management Ltd Tel: +233 030 2768 886 info@expresspropertyghana.com

Westfields Real Estate

Tel: +233 208 970 080 info@westfieldsrealestate.com RESORTS

Lou Moon Lodge New Coco Beach Dutch Hotel Elmina Beach Busua Beach Busua Inn Ramada Resort Hillburi Aburi The Lansdown

(020) 824 1549 (030) 271 7235 (030) 271 1111 (033) 234 00102 (020) 638 8029 (207) 373 579 (030) 271 7235-7 (024) 438 5008 (026) 960 1541

TRAVEL & TOURS

Amadeus Ghana (030) 276 5590 Global Village Travel (030) 276 9273 Melcom Travel (030) 225 2984 email : travels@melcomgroup.com

NomadAfrica Stellar Travel Travel Bureau

(030) 701 1234 (030) 276 4557-8 024 288 2009 (030) 282 3004/5

WINE SHOPS

X O WINE SHOP

Tel: (024)-664 3208 Bacchus Wine Shop Tel:+(233)-244 142 026 / +(233)-243 308 737

CAPE TRADING COMPANY LTD Tel: +(233) 30 277 6705 / 276 1715 sales@capetrading.biz

SAY CHEERS (WINES & SPIRITS) Tel: +(233) 30 281 1407


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Places to be in Accra

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Embassies Algeria Australia Austria Belgium Benin Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Canada China CÔte d’lvoire Denmark Ethiopia Egypt Finland France Gambia Germany Guinea Hungary India Iran Ireland Italy Korea Japan Lebanon Liberia Mali Morocco Netherlands Niger Nigeria Norway Philippines Poland Spain Russia Rwanda Czech Rep. Senegal Togo Congo Turkey U.K. U.S.A. Switzerland

(030)-277 6719 (030)-221 6400 (030)-278 3368 (030)-277 6561 (030)-277 4860 (030)-277 4908 (030)-277 2404 (030)-222 1988 (030)-277 3791 (030)-277 7073 (030)-277 2611 (030)-222 6972 (030)-276 5682

(030)-277 6854 (030)-277 7500 (030)-221 4550 (030)-231 5840 (030)-222 1311 (030)-277 7921 (030)-240 0770 (030)-277 5601 (030)-276 0521 (030)-251 8112 (030)-277 5621 (030)-277 7533 (030)-276 5060 (030)-277 6727 (030)-277 5641 (030)-266 3276 (030)-277 5669 (030)-221 4350 (030)-222 4962 (030)-277 6158 (030)-222 0101 (030)-251 6442 (030)-250 2829 (030)-277 4004 (030)-277 5611 (030)-225 1894 (030)-222 3540 (030)-277 0285 (030)-277 7950 (030)-224 5977 (030)-276 8567 (030)-222 1665 (030)-277 5347 (030)-222 8125

INT. DIALING CODES Angola 244 Australia 61 Austria 43 Belgium 32 Benin 229 Botswana 267 Brazil 55 Burkina Faso 226 58 | December 2013 ENJOY No 85

Burundi 257 Cameroon 237 Canada 1 Cape Verde 238 Cntrl African Rep 236 Chad 235 Czech Republic 420 Denmark 45 Egypt 20 Equatorial Guinea 240 France 33 Gabon 241 Gambia 220 Guinea 224 Italy 39 Japan 81 North Korea 850 South Korea 82 Liberia 231 Libya 218 Mali 223 Mauritania 222 Mauritius 230 Morocco 212 Namibia 264 Rwanda 250 Senegal 221 Sierra Leone 232 South Africa 27 Togo 228 Uganda 256 U.S.A. 1 DRC 243 Zambia 260 Zimbabwe 263

AIRLINES kotoka Airport Aero Contractor Aerogem Aviation American Airlines Asky airline Air Ghana Air Ivoire Air Senegal Int. Antrack Air Alitalia Belview Airlines British Airlines Brussels Airlines Cathay Pacific City Link Air Ltd Delta Airlines Egypt Air Emirate Airlines Ghana Int.

(030)-277 6171 (030)-268 1978/9 (030)-276 9298 (030)-268 8804 (030)-224 0442/3 (030)-277 4007 (030)-224 2056 (030)-278 0567 (030)-276 5377 (030)-278 3319/21

(030)-223 0329 (030)-221 4996 (030)-224 3893 (208)-213 8270 (030)-277 0445 (030)-276 5262 (030)-277 7756 (030)-277 3537/8 (030)-223 0319 (030)-221 3555

Kenya Airways KLM Lufthansa Middle East North American Royal Air Maroc Royal Dutch Slock Air Int. South African Air Turkish Airlines UNMIL Virgin Nigeria

(030)-224 1560 (030)-221 4700 (030)-224 3893 (030)-223 0867 (030)-291 1087 (030)-276 6333 (030)-277 6509 (030)-276 6740 (030)-278 3676 (030)-273 4561 (030)-277 3890 (030)-291 1721

24 HR EMERGENCY CENTRE Trust Hospital Nyaho Clinic

(030)-277 6787 (030)-277 5341

BANKS Access Bank Agri. Dev.Bank Bank of Ghana Barclays Bank Cal Bank Ltd CDH Securities Ltd Credit References Databank Group Ecobank NIB SG-SSB

(030)-278 4143 (030)-266 2640 (030)-266 6902 (030)-278 4049 (030)-268 0061 (030)-266 7425 (030)-278 2581 (030)-266 9421 (030)-268 1147 (030)-266 1701 (030)-220 2020

FIRE SERVICE Headquarters Cantonments Central (Makola) Industrial Area Dansoman Madina Aviation Trade Fare

(030)-277 2446 (030)-266 6576 (030)-277 9635 (030)-222 3169 (030)-231 0903 (030)-250 1744 (030)-277 3285 (030)-277 3949

HOSPITALS Akai House Clinic Akai House (Osu) 37 Military Hospital Korle-Bu Lister hospital Nyaho Clinic Princess Marie Louise West African Rescue

(030)-278 4772 (030)-276 3821 (030)-277 6111 (030)-266 5401 (030)-281 2325/6 (030)-277 5341 (030)-266 4137 (030)-278 1258

POLICE Emergency Regional Headquarters Mobile Force Accra Central Achimota Adabraka Airport

191 (030)-266 4611 (030)-276 0273 (030)-266 3625 (030)-240 1999 (030)-222 1368 (030)-277 7592


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