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Hello Beautiful People! As usual I share many interesting events, some health tips, some shopping inspiration, some exceptional services, some Magnanimous community efforts and all sorts of random interestingness. It is my mission to continue to shine the light on some of the best kept secrets of innovation, courage, events, things and places to be aware of. Go to the full newsletter online to read more..

Some of this month's features ~ Breathing deeply, staying young with ease and testing your age with a super fun and quick brain game will take your health, happiness and holiday to a whole new level. ~ Own your own piece of property in the Swartland! 2.9 Million Rand for this developed and maintained Hotel on 7.400m² Just one hour from Cape Town. ~ If you are so lucky as to find yourself in the Overberg area, there are some highly recommended, established venues and some new kids on the block that you want to experience! Great deals on holiday homes from Be Our Guest, unforgettable experiences at Creation Wines and Sumaridge, inspiring interiors and gifts at Annabelle, Tapas and local wines galore at Tapas Wine Bar, fabulous coffee at Caffe Blu, buy and enjoy or give this wonderfully designed Robin Hood Legendary Wine Series to a friend, Craft Beer, arts, sumptuous food, Boerekos and crafts At The Village Stall in Hermanus, The Shuntin Shed in Botrivier just keeps getting better, drool over the new menu at Panorama Restaurant Stanford and so much more!


You are contagious! Spread your awesomeness. ~ ArtScape Cape Town ~ Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical is now in its seventh year in London where it continues to delight audiences of all ages. ~ Capelli La Vita ~ Page through this beautiful online magazine that is taking the world of style by storm! ~ Opportunities for aspirant writers: The SA Writers College 2019 Annual Short Story Award For Emerging Writers in South Africa. The annual Karoo Youth Essay Contest (KYEC) has its genesis in the strategic objective of Karoo, namely, to Influence South Africa to be a better place through the framework of Influential Leadership. ~ Be in the know about drinking and driving limits - arrive alive and do no harm to others! SobAlert can not only help with alcohol metabolising but also boosts your family's immune systems. ~ Please page to the Events section ~ no time for boredom or loneliness.


We manage your home professionally, with more care than you have time for, to give you total peace of mind. Your tenants will be happy and impressed with our services too. This unique approach to customer service is not limited only to you as property owner, but to each individual tenant who is made to feel that when they book your property, they will experience outstanding service and quality accommodation for a truly memorable holiday.

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Creation Wines ~ A Symphony of Flavours The Creation Culinary Team has done it again – and just in time for the Festive Season. Following the resounding success of their ‘Artisanal Story of Creation’ and ‘Spring Story of Creation’ pairing menus, they now bring you an encore: the ‘Festive Story of Creation’. As the name suggests it brings a feast of fabulous flavours to the table, all artfully orchestrated to make the taste buds hum with pleasure! Included in the taste adventure is the Cured Hake served with Onion Tagliatelle, Pickled Sea Lettuce, Cucumber and Citrus Butter which harmonises beautifully with the Creation Reserve Chardonnay. The Creation Reserve Pinot Noir is the ideal match for the Beef Fillet served with Celery and Chive Dust, Potato and Leek Purée and Pinot and Cherry Jelly. And then the dessert of Coconut and Walnut Cheesecake Truffle, Raspberry Coulis, Gooseberry Gel and Lemon Verbena is sensational with the Creation Viognier. All in all the Festive Story of Creation comprises five courses or chapters lovingly paired with eight Creation wines….read more


Check in to see what is on at…

The Cape Town International Convention Centre. Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age) Kirstenbosch Events Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Lovers See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Cape Town Opera On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town Gauteng On at the Brooklyn Theater.


Events Galore November 2018: 29 November Guns N’ Roses concert, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg https://online.computicket.com/web/event/guns_n_roses/1223346904/ 597305908

December 2018: 1 December Tess Fess Tesselaarsdal Festival 4 December Mistletoe Melodies ~ The Oaks Estate Greyton 6 December Playtime! Lego Mini-build ~ Caffè Blu Hermanus 8 December LOVE.ability Market day Hawston ~ Hermanus Area 9 December Summer Sunday at Elgin Vintners 11 December - 13 January 2019 Matilda – The Musical Multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company. 14 - 16 December Gabrielskloof "Our Favourite Things" market 16 December Ready-Steady-Escargot Stanford Street Festival 16 December Kersfees Skouspel Sun Arena Pretoria 25 December Christmas Lunch at The Singing Cook Restaurant at Rivendell

January 2019 13 January Andrew Young - Summer Sunset Concert Benguela Cove 21 January UCT Summer School: Rugby: 'Beyond The Tryline' by Dr Dean Allen

February 2019 7-10 February 2019 Barrydale Jagermeister Up The Creek Festival


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SobAlert Preventing Alcohol damage and Hangovers

SobAlert – Medical Aid Covered Hangover Prevention & Immune Booster – 100% Natural Cape Flora Do you pop ‘liver helping’ pills before functions and parties? you are doing great but you can do better for less and much more healthy. The other great news is that it is covered by the medical aid companies. Immune system boosting @SobAlert is Better! It tastes great, is chew-able. It consists of 100% natural Cape Flora, aids your brain, liver, blood and your entire system. Unlike chemical tablets, no side-effects or warning leaflets! Originally developed as an effective Hangover Prevention Medication ~ SobAlert surprised me as a fantastic immune booster for the whole family. Intended and effective as a hangover-busting formula, the highly specialised, 100% natural Cape Flora ingredients, not only helps the body to metabolise alcohol and prevent hangover, it aids the entire immune system. sobalert.co.za


The creation of Richard von Geusau’s fine artisanal product begins with the best couvertures from Belgium. This chocolate is distinguished by its high cocoa content and absence of artificial flavours and vegetable fats. Each chocolate is meticulously handmade using only the finest original ingredients – fresh cream, roasted nuts and exotic liqueurs, to mention a few. Specifically, and in contrast to these more traditional chocolates, the range boasts those spectacular combinations of spicy and aromatic ingredients and flavours that have become the Von Geusau legend. Not least of the benefits from this exquisite chocolaterie is the passion for perfection and personal attention at all levels from the man behind the product ... Belgian trained Richard von Geusau ... a true entrepreneur and absolute master of his art. Greyton has adopted him and so have many others, including some of the country’s finest hotels and wine estates. Richard recently worked with the masterful Kevin Arnold at Waterford Wines…a collaboration that resulted in a world class wine and chocolate pairing. And now the fascinating options of branded whisky and chocolate are also underway. The romantic 15 year Von Geusau journey has delighted many. It is a journey we all need to partake in at some point in our lives. Von Geusau is chocolate from the heart.


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FAB Events Company FAB Events Company is still young but has already earned a great deal of respect and popularity. Dieter and Andre are event and wedding planners situated in The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Caledon. They provide expert and creative solutions for all events and weddings. Andre Lambrechts and Dieter Odendaal have extensive experience due to many years of working in the wedding and eventing industry. They know exactly what works and what not in the design and layout of a venue.


Food Markets & Food Lovers Baardskeerders Bos Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month. Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm. Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month Napier The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday Info: 083 700 2152 Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape.

Familiér Fresh Farm Produce Shop The brave and beautiful Willem and Louanne Briedenhann started Familiér Farm Grocer literally from their kitchen table. Initially they just wanted their children to experience true health and wellness by eating only the best, pesticide-free, non genetically modified, organically grown and nutrient-dense food. Eating healthy and mindfully obviously lead to them all growing super healthy. When well-being shines from someone, every(clever)body wants to know what the source of their energy, beauty, radiance and bounce is. Their kitchen table became the place their friends came to find fresh and trustworthy food for their own families. Within a couple of months and with admirable faith, Familiér Farm Grocer was established from their home on Annandale Wine Estate. They are so committed that they deliver fresh weekly supplies to surrounding families. Their ‘kitchen-table shop’ very quickly ... Read more


Nosy Rosy Favourites Places To Eat AAt the Village Stall - Hermanus Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus Gabrielskloof Botrivier La Pentola Hermanus Spiceroute Paarl Shuntin Shed Botrivier Tapas Wine Bar Hermanus The Marine Hotel Hermanus

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing Creation Wines Sumaridge Estate Wine

Favourite Wineries See our list of Award winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils Article and list

Places To Stay Be Our Guest - Holiday homes Bloemhof Karoo - N1 Close to Three Sisters Broadwater - Northern Cape The Marine - Hermanus Aloe House - Hermanus Poespasrivier :) Genadendal Accommodation - McGregor

Places To Shop Annabelle Hermanus Exclusive Works Renovations & Steel works Familier Farmers Crocer Foto First – photographic desires. PCXPress ALL computer needs Gift ideas and more GO SOLAR – 123 Abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations SobAlert Natural Immune booster / hangover cure

Services Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care! Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise Grow your business: The labour office Labco Labour Relations PCXPress ALL computer needs Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance Woodworks – Dream it, they create it! NosyRosy - Advertise your business or event.

Health Pappin Pretorius Optometrist Get Fit! ProActive Fitness Natural Supplements Child and family counselling Child psychologist Lianna Morrison


Coastal Cleanups Antonio da Silva-Swart's passion lies with hiking the coast and organising cleanups along the Whale Coat coastline, either with school learners or volunteers from the area. On the first Saturday of each month, I hold a cleanup of the coast and collect the marine debris with Volunteers. The area gets decided after I have done a reconnaissance of the coast or one of my area specialists lets me know what it looks like in their area. The bags are sponsored by Plastics SA and I take the debris to Whale Coast Conservation Green House in Vermont, for analysing/counting and sorting. The results get emailed to Plastics SA for the annual international coastal cleanup day and yearly results. These results get sent to the International Coastal Cleanup Organisation for global reporting. This forthcoming Saturday, my friend and avid co-hiker; Michael Raimondo, will be taking volunteers from Vermont to Hawston on a stretch of 3.2km of coast to clean that part. They will meet at the fence at Brekvis Beach (border of Vermont and the Hoek-van-die-Berg reserve) at 8h30am and do a 2 hour cleanup. Volunteers can contact Antonio 0724624271 Please read these articles for more information and inspiration. A man with a passion for cleaning up. Groep maak maandeliks strand skoon. Residents join in cleaning up our coast. Please read more about and support the coastline cleanups! It is fun and you will feel great about your Eco-respecting participation.


Please consider helping these NPO's by donating or volunteering. The Grootbos Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established in 2003 with the VISION of conserving the Cape Floral Kingdom and uplifting the communities therein. Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary. While providing, managing and working closely with eight different species of predators, Lizaene Cornwall observed and experienced each species' uniqueness and capabilities, and realised that protecting and caring for big cats is her calling in life. Visit the sanctuary and/or donate to help her please.


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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou

South Africa December 2018 ~ You are Contagious ~ Spread Your Awesomeness  

PASSIONATE about South Africa, Life, Food, Wine, People, Places, Books, Learning, Travel, communities, random acts of kindness. Showcasing t...

South Africa December 2018 ~ You are Contagious ~ Spread Your Awesomeness  

PASSIONATE about South Africa, Life, Food, Wine, People, Places, Books, Learning, Travel, communities, random acts of kindness. Showcasing t...

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