September / October South Africa ~ Live With Flair!

Hello Beautiful People!

This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans (and even an extraordinaire from New York) who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on! Let’s do so with some mischievous flair!

You can read the full newsletter by scrolling down here.
This month’s features: There is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.
Jump to Events Galore September to November and more.

The printable PDF is available on requestThank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their friends, visitors & guests!
I receive Very interesting feedback from all over the world!

“Flair is what makes the difference
between artistry
and mere competence.”

Cmdr. William Riker ~ Star Trek The Next Generation

Cover Girl ~ Artful City Style, Live from New York!

Denton Taylor has been taking street photos of people who dress with ageless flair for many years. Ex advocate, now art Docent at the New York Art Museum, Dayle was one of the first ladies who caught his eye and attention and it has spun into decades of inspiring photos of artful attire. More about Artful City Style in New York.

What’s up Brew?
Hermanus Brewery is up bru! …

Really right up there where stars are born.

Read about how a dream became a reality…

Travel Bugz for travel lovers

New Kids on the block! Travel Bugz

The price is right. No special driving experience is required. It’s economical and reliable. It has everything you need to hit the road and start your adventure.

The new Heritage Menu at Creation is a celebration of gastronomy with locally sourced produce.

Creation Wines Heritage Menu

Please join the beautiful initiative of the Theewaterskloof Municipality in shining the spotlight on our unsung local heroes. There are people who truly make a difference!
Please nominate your local TWK area hero! 

Sumaridge ~ A Celebration of Peace, Liberty and Reconciliation

Read the beautifully put together Sumaridge September newsletter 

These words have become the Normandy
motto for 2019 and all the events marking
6th June, which have commemorated the
start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day
Landings, and the subsequent bloody
battles that led to the liberation of the
occupied countries of northern Europe.
Belgium was officially liberated on 4th
September… Read more

Function Venues & Luxury Accommodation

The Marine Hermanus

Congratulation to The Marine Hermanus for winning the 2019 Platinum award for the best wine list by Diners Club International.

The Marine Hotel in Hermanus has been a must-visit since the early nineteen hundreds as the oldest hotel and the second oldest building in Hermanus. (More about the History of The Marine Hotel)

Radio Audiences Report
If you pay for radio advertising, you would be interested to see how many people actually hear your ad. Click here to download the Broadcast Research Council Of South Africa’s latest report.

Congratulations to Elgin FM for a major move up the popularity and listener count according to the latest Broadcast Resarch Council of South Africa!

WhatsApp on your Computer
You can have your WhatsApp on your computer. Easy typing and also an instant way to get your photos onto your computer and vice versa. Go to  on your computer. On your phone, click on the three top dots on the right-hand side, click on settings, choose WhatsApp web. A scanner will open, scan the squiggly block (QR codes) and your WhatsApp web computer page, within seconds your WhatsApp will open on your computer. Done. Remember to log out if you are not on a private computer.

N2-&-R43-OVERBERG Where to stop Roadtrip Guide​​Please click to visit the road-tripping page and/or look at the latest visitors video of a road trip to Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve outside Bot River. Visitor #VideoCompetition #Win a free weekend breakaway & extras. Ask for details to participate.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.

I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.

The Wanderer with Maps has been around for more than 10 years. This completely hand-drawn newsletter is a joy to find every time! John Crighton is the artist behind this lovely publication and his general joie de vivre shines straight out of each page. Nosy Rosy turns this into an online magazine to share the love! More about John and his The Wanderer with Maps.

The Wanderer & Maps
The Wanderer & Maps

Go Solar!

Save money every day while doing the environment a favour too by installing Solar. Solar123 has a special running for the whole of September.

Previous Popular Articles

Honey vs Fake Honey

How to buy Real HoneyHoney Interrupted”! We did some serious research to be able to inform health-minded people on how to know which Honey to buy! Natural should be natural – but it became complicated. We try to simplify it before you lose interest and buy junk. 80% of Honey in our shops are imported from China, all goodness killed by irradiation and/or fake syrups posing as honey. Please read more and find some fun and easy tests to make sure that you paid for what you were lead to believe you were buying. Award-winning and real Honey in South Africa versus Fake Honey. How to buy Honey 101

Trevor Jones

South African Born Stars ~ A little boy from Distric six becomes a Hollywood Music star!
I am of the very opinionated opinion that Iron Man inspiration, Elon Musk and top Hollywood composer Trevor Jones are currently two of our South African Born Heroes and both are greatly influencing the world on a grand scale! #SouthAfricanSwag : ) Listen to this beautiful piano cover of The Last of the Mohicans, score by Trever Jones.

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing, as a calming and healing practice, became known in Japan in the 1980s. The obvious feel-good factors all apply but now we understand more about the physiological benefits, apart from the eye-pleasing scenery, gentle hiking exercise and extra oxygen. Phytoncide is a substance emitted by plants & trees and generally means the aroma of the forest. “Phyton” means “plant” in Latin, and “cide” means to exterminate. Phytoncides are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs, but researchers now offer proof of their enormous health benefits to human life. Read more about forest bathing and your health and happiness.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Environment, community and social responsibility.

Do Random Acts of Kindness

~Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.

Check back as we add more events as requests flow in. 


12 – 29 September, Burn the Floor – Durban

18 – 24 September, Cape Town Baroque Festival

20 – 22 September, 102nd Darling Wild Flower Show – Darling Golf Club

20 – 22 September, The Big Bug Expo – Stellenbosch

21 – 22 September, Earthdance Cape Town 2019

21 – 22 September, Strawberry Festival – George

21 – 24 September, Hermanus Flower Festival 2019

21 – 24 September, Khwa ttu Heritage Festival – Yzerfontein

24 September, Warehouse Book Sale – Cape Town

25 – 28 September, The Ugly Sisters Act – Somerset West

27 September, A Salute to Depeche Mode presented by Music for the Masses – Noordhoek

27 – 29 September, Hermanus Whale Festival

27 September – 20 October, Rock of Ages – Johannesburg

28 – 29 September, Durufle’s Requiem – Stellenbosch

28 – 29 September, Hawston Music Festival

28 – 29 September, Hermanus Wine & Food Festival 2019

29 September, Lion’s Head Hike for Rape Crisis – Cape Town

30 September – 6 October, CY Market 2019 – Durbanville


5 October, 2019 Annual Penguin Festival – Simon’s Town

5 October, The Bubbly Festival Champagne and Bubbly 2019 – Cape Town

5 October, Pink Power Fun Walk | Breast Cancer Awareness – Benguela Cove | Bot River

5 & 6 October, Travel the Gravel, Brewery to Brewery MTB Greyton to Hermanus

5 – 6 October, Stellenbosch University Choir – Stellenbosch

8 October, Shark Night | Two Oceans Aquarium – Cape Town

10 – 13 October, Die Groot Plaasproe 2019 – Stellenbosch

11 October, New York Runway – Cape Town

12 October, Fairview Goat Run 2019 – Paarl

12 October, Melkbosstrand Food Festival

12 October, Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival – Oktoberfest Edition

20 October, FOM Soiree: The Misshapen Pearls – Cape Town

24 October, The Boer & Butcher presents Francois Van Coke – Stellenbosch

25 – 27 October, Franschhoek Open Gardens

26 October, 6th Annual Protea Party – Franschhoek

26 October, Marie Antoinette High Tea – Stellenbosch

26 – 27 October, Cape Town International Kite Festival

29 October – 3 November, KAMERS/Makers 2019 Stellenbosch


1 – 3 November, International Tequila Festival – Cape Town

2 November, Classical Music Concert: Antonio Chen Guang (Piano) – Franschhoek

2 November, The Big 5 Comedy Show in Cape Town

6 – 10 November, The Constantia Gift Fair – Cape Town

12 November, Toni Braxton LIVE – Cape Town

16 November, Liefde by Die Dam CPT

23 November, Passenger LIVE – Johannesburg


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday in Summer

Weekly Farmers Markets

Events at Lourensford – Somerset West

Gansbaai Country Market

Vegan Goods Market – Every Saturday – Cape Town

The Village Food Market – Cape Town

Porterville Farmers Market

Calitzdorp Events

Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month.

Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus Cricket Club. 9am to 1pm.

Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday

Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month

Napier  The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday times: Fri: 1 – 5 pm / Sat: 9 am – 2 pm, Address: 44 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier Info: 083 700 2152 /

Sedgefield Scarab Market  Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat

Brewery Hermanus
Botriver Hotel
Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Creation Wines
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
Gabrielskloof Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
Spiceroute Paarl
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
The Marine Hotel Hermanus

Wine, Beer & Food pairing

Brewery Hermanus
Creation Wines

Sumaridge Estate Wine 
Spiceroute Paarl
See our list of Award-winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils

Read our article on how to buy the best and find our list of favourites

Places To Stay
Accommodation – McGregor
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier

Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Die Voormanshuis – Creation Wines
The Marine – Hermanus
Poespasrivier  Genadendal

Places To Shop

Annabelle Hermanus Decor
Beach House
Gift ideas and more
Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!
Foto First – photographic desires.
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Go Solar – 123
Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art
Sonic WiFi –Retail | Repairs & Installations


Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care!
Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise
The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Solar123 Solar installations
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance
Woodworks – Dream it,
they create it!
NosyRosy Advertise your business or event.

Health & Beauty

Hermanus Pilates Studio
Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Child and family counselling
Dr Marelize Swart Child psychologist

Things To Do

“Cooking for Pleasure” 
Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl
Register as a Blood donor: Register now.

Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area

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And as always;
“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