South Africa April 2018 News and Events

 Hello Beautiful People! Lets get elegantly, boisterously happy!

Some Good News ~ South Africa April & May 2018

In this issue we cover a couple of new subjects like fashion, hair, decor and interior decorating, interesting facts to know about you and intimacy, eye care, gardening, jewellery, new books and obviously wine, dine, events and something new and exciting in the Hemel and Aarde Valley, and in Stanford and also at Benguela Cove!

I would love to hear what you think of the new approach. Please remember to either scroll down and enjoy the read or view the digital magazine or download the printable PDF Thank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their visitors & guests! – I receive Very interesting feedback! I Love it!


Featured interestingness and fabulousness this month.


Your Style

Jacques Lagrange Couture is known as the South African King of Couture. That is Haute Couture! Unlike my super suburban favourite floral dungarees – please do not tell anyone. Although, knowing Jacques, he could turn a detestable dungeree into something hautely desirable!)  Having so many international clients, his job is to create unique and beautiful statements for women to wear all over the world. You will find his featured creation in the new Glamour South Africa, April 2018. Made in South Africa – The Hot List. Here actress Roxane Hayward in Jacques Lagrange Couture (new romance) Maarkah New York Fashion Week Collection.
Please view on our Digital Magazine. Page 2 and 3
Fashion Editor Cathy Steed. Photo by Jacques Weyers. Make up by Algraix. Hair by Renee De Wit. 

Your Decor and interior decorating.

AnnaBelle Décor is a French inspired brand focusing on bespoke décor and lighting, painted furniture, French antiques and crystal chandeliers. They are a newly established one stop shop for home owners and decorators. Their range includes contemporary pieces and pieces that are French infused with finishes reminiscent of the South of France. Velvet was the talk of 2017, and according to trend houses predict that velvet is only going to get bigger in 2018. This classic fabric goes well bright colours whilst offering a different dimension to a room. Read more and feast your eyes. 

Your Eyes

Dr Johan Pretorius, renowned and adored optometrist of Hermanus stays abreast with the latest research across the world. Read his latest newsletter.
Learning to see: The visual system is the most complex sensory system in the human body, but is the least mature at birth, constantly changing and developing as the baby grows.

Your Hair

Bringing you the best from the world of hairdressing. From latest Hair products hair fashion trends and trendy stylists. The latest in mens products and mens trends. The best of events organizers for your wedding or special event. Where to eat that is different. Looking for a romantic getaway from hotels to lodges and everything in between.

Your Work

Interesting Job opportunities. If you love to travel and you love to write – You can make a good bit of extra money on line! There are also some very highly paid full-time positions in working with Lonely Planet in London and New York! Design intern for 12 months and many other opportunities to work with Richard Branson’s Virgin too!

Your Art

The art you create, adore and/or buy is one of the most interesting and complex windows into your soul. This month we wish to celebrate Jozua Rossouw, owner of Rossouw Modern in Hermanus. Jozua and his team has made a big difference in the art scene in Hermanus. Many young artists have been guided, grown and helped toward fame and fortune with Jozua’s eye for style and spunk. Read more about the art scene in Hermanus.

Your Wedding or Any Memorable Function

The popularity of the Hemel and Aarde Valley has grown in leaps and bounds! This beautiful piece of heavenly earth has a majestic quite and soulful presence that inspires awe and a sense of magical romanticism. With the new THE ONE Heaven and Earth Venue, you can now own a piece of it for at least the duration of your special day and night. Read more about THE ONE Heaven and Earth Venue.


DO some Random Acts of Kindness.


Your  Garden

Fiore, the inspired and beloved Garden Center of Greyton has expanded to Botriver and Somerset West! Read more about Fiore.

Your Knowledge & Books

Nosy Rosy recently had the honour and pleasure of meeting David Hilton Barber. This renowned author and publisher lives in Hermanus with his delightful wife Trudy. A mischievous glint in the eye often promises an intelligent, enjoyable and good social encounter. The promise delivered! More about David Hilton Barber and his books. You are invited to some very interesting book launches, click here to find out more.

Your Adornment

Geta Finlayson is the most renowned, well known and beloved jeweller of the Overberg! Her ability to capture ethereal beauty in an object has never ceased to amaze me. It comes from inside her and spills into her work through design and loving care. Every time I wear my Geta pieces I feel deeply special and blessed. Read more about Geta’s Jewellery and art.

Your taboos

Read this very informative article about “variations in intimacy responsiveness”. I could have made that sound so much more alluring but Google is a bit of a Sour P. about this subject – understandably – they make millions out of a related industries. But this is not marked “Do not try this at home!” On the contrary.

Your environment and social responsibility.

Coastal cleanups. Click to see where you and your family and/or friends can slot in and make a difference.

~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.

Your Wine

Creation Wines
Carolyn at Creation Wines has been setting the bar ever higher and it keeps influencing the great effect of wine on the tourism industry. Read the latest Creation Wines Newsletter.

Seven Springs
Follow Seven Springs on Facebook to stay up to date with the jet-setting, wine-sipping super lovely Vaughn and Tim – amongst other things, their Hemel & Aarde Valley Winery has been completed and is handling the fruits of the first harvest!

Sumaridge & the Grapevine
The inimitable Holly keeps everyone entertained! Please read her latest Sumaridge newsletter.

Hermanus Wine Village
If you are in the Overberg region – your journey will be rewarded if you pop in at the Hermanus Wine Village at the foot of the Hemel and Aarde Road. #JustDoIt!  Either way, join the Wine Village Wine Club 2018 for fantastic value for money!

Your Movie Entertainment

This month’s movie reviews and fascinating facts about all genres, modern and historic: See Maya’s Movie Magic!

Inspired Action & new developments.

The ONE Hemel & Aarde Venue: This breathtakinly magnificent modern structure situated at the top of Shaw’s Mountain Pass, is perfectly built at the entrance to the beautiful Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth) Valley. One of the most sought-after areas in South Africa for weddings and special memory dates, due to its spectacular natural scenery and its proximity to Cape Town. Surrounded by nature reserves and farmland, The ONE is the perfect venue for that ONE special day for ONE happy couple. It offers panoramic vistas over the Overberg which creates a natural amphitheatre of mountains cradling the venue in the arms of velvet fynbos mountains. The ONE, an exclusive state-of- the-art venue, is conveniently located on Shaw’s Pass, halfway between Hermanus and Caledon,

Lady Stanford: The new Lady Stanford River Boat / Barge cruising up and down the Kleinrivier is  beautifully constructed with special wood and aluminium. As soon as the excitement settles and the delicious Stonehouse cheese and drinks and snacks are served, you will invollentarily start breathing deeply and relax into the beautiful surrounds. The cruise is roughly 2 hours long at R295/pp. You will probably eat and drink more than that. Excellent value for money! More information on the Lady Stanford River boat Cruise

Benguala Cove: If you talk to Nick and Penny Streeter, a fondness starts growing by second syllable. The lovely accent, the kind eyes and the childlike passion for what they are achieving at Benguala Cove. The new Moody Lagoon has only been open for 3 months and it is cooking! Read my article on the Moody Lagoon Restaurant at Benguala Cove here.

Now they also sport an 18 hole Adventure Pirate Golf Course! Some of the props were acquired from the Black Sails set and it is so much better now, seeing it in this beautiful setting. It is a little boy’s dream (This boy is called Nick!) The inner child is alive and well and at play! The course is not easy! It is challenging enough to engage the grownups and fun enough to engage any age child. It is a fantastic (really good place to use that word) place and parents can relax and sip great wine and eat delicious food. Everybody is happy at Benguala Cove Pirate Golf!

Your Events

Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus

Every First Friday of the Month Hermanus Artwalk (Except in Winter)

30 March – 2 April Easter Festival Markets & Egg Hunt at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

1 April KAHN & Karen Zoid LIVE | Kirstenbosch Gardens

1 April Craft Market Sundays Afdaks Nursery Karwyderskraal

5 April 2018 at 18h00. Book launch: Bitter Aloes; Stories from the Eastern Cape, by Marian Baxter, published by David Hilton-Barber

6 April 5:30 with Artists Walkabout Solo Exhibtion – Arend Louw Rossouw Modern SPACE
7 April 11:30 Official opening – the exhibition runs until 22 April.

7 April The The Greyton Fools & Fans Beer Festival 

5 May Elgin Applewood Harvest Festival 

10 April 2018 at 18h00. Book launch: Matabele Rising by David Hilton Barber 39 Gleneagles Rd, Greenside

12 May – Bredasdorp Cabaret Picnique & Swinging Jazz in aid of a musical instrument fund.

25 to 27 May The Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival

8 – 17 June Fynarts in Hermanus Area

22 – 24 September Vetplantfees (Succulent Festival) Calitzdorp

26 – 28 October 2018 – Cape Holiday Show Sandringham Estate Stellenbosch


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday

Elgin Valley Events

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

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

On at the Brooklyn Theater.

Food Markets & Food Lovers

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


Just for today, be unconditionally spectacular! You do not need to be or feel ready, fit, thin, muscular, wealthy, pretty, handsome or loved … just be unconditionally spectacular anyway! Start by smiling for no reason! ~ ©NosyRosy™​


Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
La Pentola
Spiceroute – Paarl
Tapas Live Music over weekends.
The Marine Hotel
Wildekrans Forage Restaurant

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Creation Wines
Seven Springs Vineyards
Sumaridge Estate Wine 

Favourite Wineries
See our list of Award winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils
Article and list

Places To Stay
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Delarey Guest Farm – Yzerfontein West Coast
The Marine ~ Hermanus
Milkwood Lodge
Francolin Hof
Aloe House
Poespasrivier 🙂
Accommodation McGregor

Places To Shop
Annabelle Hermanus
See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design
Gift ideas and more
Shade Shop
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
Grow your business: The labour office
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.

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

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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