Hello Beautiful People!
This month we celebrate more of the Epicurious excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on!
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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurious
Epicurious Context: Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher and sage who founded a highly influential school of philosophy now called Epicureanism. He was born on the Greek island of Samos to Athenian parents. Born: February 341 BC. Died: 270 BC.
This month’s features: … Somehow July came as a bit of a surprise! Who knew!? …better start Christmas preparations at this rate! If participation is your thing, read on, there is enough to keep you really busy. Hot off the Press: Creation Wines; one of the 50 Best Vineyards in the World!
Bona Dea Private Estate is a renowned wedding venue and caters for all kinds of special events. They host a brilliant networking celebration each year to thank patrons as well as to share and showcase their beautiful venue in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. Please look at my Bona Dea video of the day.
Winter days are perfect for Roadtripping, 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
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.
New at Creation Wines; Olive Oil & Die Voormanshuis
The Creation team recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectares in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Favolosa – as well as a Sicilian cultivar, Nocellare del Belice.
If you ever wanted to stay in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, this is where you want to be. Trust Creation Wines to serve a new experience on yet another new level.
The beautiful sleek design of Die Voormanshuis is the brainchild of architect Andrew Finlayson. Even though the building is super modern, it seems to sit butterfly-light in its beautiful surrounds. Set among the vineyards …more about Die Voormanhuis at Creation Wines
A royal wine experience hits the City of Gold on 14 July, when two outstanding boutique Cape wineries put on a once-off showcase of their collection of extraordinary vintages. Dubbed the GO LARGE Lunch, the event sees 9-litre bottles from the famed Bot River region’s King of Shiraz and Queen of Méthode Cap Classique served up alongside the big, bold flavours of Urbanologi restaurant.
More about this Luddite & Genevieve MCC Jozi event
Beauty, health & Style
Honey Suckle Beauty products
House of Honey offers a range of hand-made natural skincare products made with natural beeswax, raw honey, propolis and oils such as avocado, sweet almond, eucalyptus, organic olive oil, essential oils, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Leaf Extract etc. Honeysuckle will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and smelling delicious!
Forest bathing, as a calming and healing practice, became known in Japan in the 1980s. The obvious feelgood 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.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely, honourably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, honourably and justly without living pleasantly. ~ Epicurious
Environment, community and social responsibility.
~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
Check back as we add more events as requests flow in.
18 – 20 July, Opera in 1 Hour: Die Vertrek – Cape Town
19 – 20 July, Hellbent @ Mercury Live – Cape Town
20 July, Chas Everitt – Around the Pot 100Miler 2019 – Swellendam
20 July, Soetes & Soup Festival – Cape Town
24 – 25 July, Drakefest: Christmas in July – Stellenbosch
26 July, Jo Black 4 Blackies Konsert – Wellington
26 July, The Parlotones – Beautiful Life Tour – Cape Town Barnyard Theatre
27 July, Dockside Winter Market – Cape Town
27 July, Flavours of Winter Festival – Muratie Wine Estate – Stellenbosch
27 July, Marmalade Productions 10th Anniversary Jam ft. Tevin Campbell – Cape Town
27 July, Megan-Geoffrey Prins Piano Recital – Cape Town
30 July – 4 August, One Vision – Tribute to ABBA & Queen – Cape Town Barnyard Theatre
2 – 3 August, Rocking Stellies – Stellenbosch
3 August, Stellenbosch Fine Wine and Food Festival
7 August, What on Earth? – A Conversation with Colin and Anna (AnimalSpirit) – Cape Town
8 – 11 August, Hermanus Times Kalfiefees 2019
9 August, Cape Town Yarn Festival 2019
9 August, Monuments Phronesis South African Tour – Cape Town
10 August, Celebrating Women – Hermanus
11 August, Classical Guitar Sounds Concert – Helderberg
12 – 14 August, Alice the Musical – Paarl
23 August – 1 September, Christmas in July, Company’s Garden – Cape Town
24 August, Soulful Superstars SA Tour – Cape Town
25 August, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star – Green Point Cricket Club
31 August – 1 September, The Chocolate Festival 2019 – Stellenbosch
4 – 6 September, NAMPO Kaap / Cape 2019 – Bredasdorp
5 September, The Final Quest | Cape Town 2019
12 – 13 September, The Music of David’s Confession & The Hidden Chapters – Somerset West
Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday in Summer
Events at Lourensford – Somerset West
Vegan Goods Market – Every Saturday – Cape Town
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 / email@example.com
Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape
Check in to see what is on at…
Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)
Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.
On at the Brooklyn Theater.
Nosy Rosy Favourites
At the Village Stall – Hermanus
Botriver HotelDie Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Favourite Olive Oils
Places To Stay
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
The Marine – Hermanus
Aloe House – Hermanus
Accommodation – McGregor
Places To Shop
Annabelle Hermanus Decor
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.
Health & Beauty
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.
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