January / February 2019

Hello Beautiful People!

May the entire 2019 find you waking up with a smile every morning!

You can scroll and read below or go to the digital magazine

“Don’t let numbers define you ~ not your age, weight, bank balance or number of friends!” ~ NosyRosy

This month’s features:

Please scroll down to the Events section there is something for every budget, taste and wim.

Top Restaurants in South Africa

I went for an exquisite long languid lunch on a hill on a 5 Star Estate with 180-degree views. Bellavista Country Estate is situated between Stanford and Gansbaai. Read my restaurant review of Panorama Restaurant here and salivate over the photos if you like.

I went for an exquisite long languid lunch on a hill on a 5 Star Estate with 180-degree views, between Stanford and Gansbaai. Read my restaurant review of Panorama Restaurant here and salivate over the photos if you like.

The stars in my glass ~ Genevieve MCC

As a little girl, Melissa Nelsen wanted to become a pilot. Fortunately for champagne lovers, many visits to France and specifically Paris shifted her attention and desire to rather bring the skies to us. Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris and was believed to have protected the beautiful city from Attila the Hun. Melissa’s Genevieve Methode Cap Classiques is a magnificent zero dosage (no sugars added) Champagne.

Pinot Noir Festival

The cool-climate Hemel-en-Aarde is world renowned for Pinot  Noir of great purity and finesse and every year the producers join forces to celbrate their passion for this highly revered cultivar. This year exciting vineyard safaris, delectable celebrity chef cuisine and a social athmosphere will be the order of the day. Join in the festivities, hang out with the winemakers and embark on an adventure that will set your senses soaring. www.pinotnoircelebration.co.za

The Hemel & Aarde Valley must exude Super-Oxygen as ‘Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi’ (Out of Africa always something new) seems to be their permanent motto!

See what is happening at two of the award-winning wine estates of Creationwines and Sumaridge.

Get off your chronic medication and its side-effects

Sugar causes more illnesses and deaths than any other ‘acceptable’ food supplements. Read more about hidden sugars in many unsuspected foods and why it is on the same addiction level as nicotine, cocaine and alcahol.

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.C

Events Galore

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


16 – 19 January, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – Theatre on the Bay

19 January – 3 February 2019, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival – Johannesburg

25 January UCT Summer School: Rugby: ‘Beyond The Tryline’ by Dr Dean Allen

25 – 26 January Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2019

26 January, Sun Met Horse Race – Kenilworth


2 February 2019 PATCH Live Music Festival at Spier

2 – 16 February, Hairspray the Musical – Artscape Opera House https://online.computicket.com/web/event/hairspray/1254596448/602700973

7 – 10 February, Up the Creek Festival – Breede River

9 February 2019 LOVE.ability Market Day

14 February Valentines day offers and events.
14 February Valentines Dinner at Ecology Lifestyle Farm
Book your table on 028 284 9809 Ecology Lifestyle Farm

22 – 24 February, Nzura Gathering – Elgin

24 February – 2 March Going (delectably!) Dutch @ Creation Wine Tasting Room

28 February – 3 March 2019, Randfontein Show – Randfontein

MARCH 2019

9 March 2019 LOVE.ability Market Day

8 March Lebanese food and creation wine pairing experience Hermanus

7 – 10 March, Hobby-X – Johannesburg

8 – 10 March, Knysna Literary Festival – Knysna

15 – 17 March, Addo Elephant Trail Run – Addo Elephant National Park

15 March – 14 April 2019, Chicago the Musical – Artscape Opera House

17 – 24 March, ABSA Cape Epic Race

APRIL 2019

16 – 18 April, Sam Smith Concert – Grand West

MAY 2019

24 – 26 May, Greyton Genadendal Classics 2019 – Greyton

JUNE 2019

21 – 30 June, Knysna Oyster Festival

27 June – 7 July 2019, National Arts Festival – Grahamstown


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 / ivan@designscape.co.za

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

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.

Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat

At 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
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing

Creation Wines
Sumaridge Estate Wine 
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

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 Decor
Beach House
Lawton Roberts Design Abalone-shell objects
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
LABCO Labour Relations
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
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
Countryside Hotel For Sale ~ One hour from Cape Town ~ In the heart of The Swartland

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  She brings Joy 🙂

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