July / August 2018 Newsletter

 Hello Beautiful People! 

Upgrade your Happiness ~ July – August 2018

We very proudly present our Cover Girl ~ Mishka Patel with the dress by Stephen van Eeden and photos by Lauren Pretorius. 
Please click to view more information, inspiration and the credits about Mishka Patel.

Also in this issue, we cover my favourite new “kid on the block”; The Elgin Railway Market! I have such strong feelings about the building and its design elements that I cannot share it here as it will sound like drooling (Google Blocked) burlesque pillow-talk! Then you might want to look at a couple of highly inspiring Non-Profit Organisations. We introduce some weekend and holiday accommodation gems to visit. In the gorgeous Overberg, Picollo Bocca Villa in Kleinmond. You want to breathe the clean air at Broadwater Holiday and Wedding Venue resort in the  Northern Cape and the beautiful ex Prof. Chris Barnard’s Richmond / Three Sisters farm at Bloemhof-Karoo. You can also get inspired by the spotlight on fashion, décor, interior decorating, obviously wine and fantastic winter events. And some suggestions on upgrading your general inner dialogue – lets show some love and be kind in our judgement of self and others. Read on!

#Reading makes you irresistible!

At this point, even troglodytes know that your recurring thoughts play the biggest role of all in your life, circumstances, happiness and health. It is like the rudder steering your boat. Every thought you think causes a feeling. When you upgrade your thoughts, your feelings will upgrade and that in turn will upgrade your health and circumstances. Initially, even if you only have a happier approach, you will feel better already and the people around you will helplessly be uplifted too. If you wake up anxious, or feel like an emotional wreck or ‘bottom-feeder’ – click here for some emotional intelligence guidance.

Your Vibe attracts your Tribe …and so much more!

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.
   Scroll down the newsletter for more information.  

Scroll down for many, many great events.

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.

Creation Wines ~ From Wilderness to Model Wine Farm

When in 2002 Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin took up the challenge of establishing a winery in a remote corner of the Walker Bay Wine Region, they did so with the courage of their conviction. The 40 hectares of undulating land on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had never been planted to vines before, but recognising the vast potential, they set out with tenacity and determination to transform it into a model wine farm. No easy feat, but then the Swiss-born JC and South African-born Carolyn (née Finlayson) both come from wine pioneering stock spanning at least three generations and two continents! Read more about the award-winning farm and wines of Creation. 

Décor and interior decorating ~ Winter Sale

AnnaBelle Décor is a French inspired brand focusing on bespoke décor and lighting, painted furniture, French antiques and crystal chandeliers. They are running a very special sale until the end of the month. Read more and feast your eyes. 

Wedding or Any Memorable Function Planning 

FAB Events Company ~ Andre Lambrechts and Dieter Odendaal have extensive experience due to many years of working in the wedding and events industry. Situated in The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Caledon, they provide expert and creative solutions for all events and weddings.

Accommodation, Wedding & Conference Venue Kimberley Area

Broadwater River Estate is a beautiful privately owned holiday resort. This River Escape is situated on the banks of the Vaal River near Kimberley and the town of Douglas in the Northern Cape

BloemhofKaroo Karoo Northern Cape Guest-farm and Wedding Venue

Karoo Northern Cape Guest-farm BloemhofKaroo is a beautiful old Great Karoo farm steeped in history and it was once owned and loved by Professor Christiaan Barnard. To this day it is a working farm in the Malaria free, Northern Cape. Located just 5km from the N1, between Three Sisters and Richmond.

Value for Money Accommodation Kleinmond Overberg

Picollo Bocca Villa offers you luxury and spacious accommodation with that “home away from home” feeling. With 3 large bedrooms, laundry, large open plan living area, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, a garden suitable for children and adults looking to relax, as well as a barbecue area.


DO Random Acts of Kindness

Please visit our Random Acts of Kindness category and make someone very happy by participating.

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. The mischievous glint in his eyes promised 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.


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.

Business: Risk assessment

Risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events”. With the potential to impact on Productivity, Safety, Health and Environment of the operation and can potentially result in business Interruption, impacting on the Bottom Line. Click here to find available professional risk assesment help nosyrosy.co.za/risk-assessment-consultant-avaint-currin

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.


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!

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 breathtakingly 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. Its proximity to Cape Town and the spectacular natural scenery makes The ONE Hemel & Aarde one of the most sought-after wedding and special events venues in South Africa. 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,

Events Galore

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

JULY 2018:

7 Jul – 4 Aug Discover Astrology, Amber Moon Reiki, Crystal healing Practice & Esoteric gift shop, Old Cape Mall, Gordon’s Bay https://www.facebook.com/events/215641959023710/

9 – 13 Jul Winter Horsemanship Camp, Kleinmond https://www.facebook.com/events/1717621421686318/?event_time_id=1717621438352983

11 – 15 Jul Disney On Ice: Dream Big, Grand West, Cape Town https://online.computicket.com/web/event/disney_on_ice_presents_dream_big/1197121533/0/83570342

14 Jul Bastille Day Celebrations with Andrew Young and guest vocalist Cat Simoni, Somerset West https://online.computicket.com/web/event/bastille_celebrations_with_andrew_young/1216813867/593477466

14 Jul Classical Music Concert: Charl du Plessis (piano), La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek https://www.facebook.com/events/2056080981282582/

15 – 17 Jul Equinology Eq75SA, Hermanus https://www.facebook.com/events/2052009751492275/

15 Jul – 21 Oct Overberg Cue Sport – Blackball Leagues, Gansbaai https://www.facebook.com/events/233765210718754/

18 – 21 Jul Katy Perry; Witness; The Tour, Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg https://online.computicket.com/web/event/katy_perry_witness_the_tour/1202353911

21 Jul Basket Weaving Workshop, Stanford https://www.facebook.com/events/189412078427614/

25 Jul Live Music Evenings at Miko with James Stewart, Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek http://www.virginlimitededition.com/en/mont-rochelle/dining#live-music

27 Jul Medieval Feast at Stanford Harvest https://www.facebook.com/events/236450643815677/

27 Jul Total Lunar Eclipse, Southern Cape Astronomy Club, Pearly Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/803950629812141/

28 Jul Michael Canfield Live, Triggerfish Brewing, Somerset West https://www.facebook.com/events/1616899721755962/

28 Jul Stellenbosch Farm Run https://www.facebook.com/events/602525186796659/


AUGUST 2018:

3 Aug Agri’s Got Talent, Allee Bleue Wine Estate, Franschhoek https://online.computicket.com/web/event/agri_s_got_talent/1227771985/597305500

4 Aug Eikenhoff Orchid Nursery Open Day, Stanford

7 Aug Crystal Healing, Reiki Courses Overberg and Helderberg http://www.overberginfo.com/events/crystal-healing/

8 – 12 Aug 2018 Hermanus Kalfiefees https://www.facebook.com/events/384252988674060/

10 – 11 Aug Hermanus Wine & Food Fair https://www.sa-venues.com/events/westerncape/hermanus-wine-and-food-fair/

11 Aug Cape Winter Trail Series, Kleinmond http://www.trailseries.co.za/events/kleinmond-xl/kogelberg-biosphere-reserve

17 – 18 Aug Brave 2018 Women’s Conference, Edge Church, Edgemead, Cape Town https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1479569054

18 – 19 Aug The Chocolate Festival, Anura Estate, Stellenbosch https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1479758650

19 Aug Annual Staalwater MTB Challenge, Caledon https://www.facebook.com/events/347410392458423/

21 Aug Samantha Clifton Photography Presents: The Social Soiree; Social Media Content Creation & Strategy Workshop, Eureka Estate, Durbanville https://samanthaclifton.com/2018/05/21/social-media-workshop/

25 Aug Greyton Brew Run 2018 https://www.entryninja.com/events/event/31502-greyton-brew-run

30 – 31 Aug TRIBE Conference with guest speaker: Michelle McKinney Hammond, Life Church, Somerset West https://www.quicket.co.za/events/47081-tribe-conference/#/

31 Aug – 3 Sep The Body of Desire with Valentina Leo, Heart and Soul Retreat, Caledon https://www.facebook.com/events/801915943321103/



1 – 2 Sep Greyton MTB Tour https://mtb-adventures.co.za/events/greyton-mtb-tour

2 Sep Jeremy Loops Live Franschoek https://www.facebook.com/events/203451393708919/

8 Sep Caledon Canola Run https://www.facebook.com/events/174047583231306/

7 – 8 Sep Botrivier Challenge & Spitbraai Festival 2018 https://www.sleeping-out.co.za/events/botrivier-challenge-and-spitbraai-festival

15 Sep Gansbaai Tourism Coastal Cleanup https://www.facebook.com/events/1843735079253057/

16 Sep Bertha Le Roux: NGK Hermanus https://www.facebook.com/events/2079656782251953/

21 – 24 September Hermanus Flower Festival Fernkloof

22 – 23 Sep Funky Fynbos Festival, Gansbaai https://xplorio.com/gansbaai/funky-fynbos-festival/

22 – 24 September Vetplantfees (Succulent Festival) Calitzdorp

28 – 30 Sep Hermanus Whale Festival http://hermanuswhalefestival.co.za/



13 – 14 Oct Barrydale in Bloom flower festival https://www.sleeping-out.co.za/events/barrydale-in-bloom

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



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



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 / ivan@designscape.co.za

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



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
Abalone-shell 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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