October / November 2017 Happy South Africa News

Hello Beautiful People! Some Good News ~ South Africa ~ October / November 2017

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or view the digital magazine with a special inspiration just for you on the back page.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! ” ~ Anne Frank


Ubuntu and Gin Matters!

Sugarbird Gin of Origin ~ Western Cape. A group of young and inspired South African entrepreneurs have a vision and a beautiful dream. They have done a lot of work to make it a reality.  They want to make a really great gin at a good price and get it to all of South Africa, and then take this proudly South African product to the World. And they need our help… There is even an option of getting Ryan Gosling to personally deliver your Gin! Go straight to the Crowdfunding page or read more on “Let us help them and Ubunti* supercharge this!”

Nature, Respect and Protect Matters!

The Overstrand Municipality has drafted an Integrated Management Plan for the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This without prior consultation with either the Fernkloof Advisory Board or Vogelgat Reserve. Please sign this Hands off Fernkloof petition! Read more on why we vote for Hands off Fernkloof.

Self-love and Beauty Matters!

Other than a walk in nature, we all know that the first step out of depression or just to feel better about yourself and life, starts with a little gentle self-care and a lot of healthy self-love. Refine anti-aging and laser clinic in Hermanus is a haven for many men and women for just that! The atmosphere at Refine Clinic hovers between chic, elegant, serene and funky. It is just so really lovely to be there! Probably especially because you can rest assured that you are in really caring, professional and good hands. It is a ‘breathe deeply, exhale and enjoy’ experience! Read more about my experience at Refine. 

Inspired Action Matters

Please read the very inspiring story of this initiative! Warrior on wheels provide inclusive adventure & sports activities for children with special needs by working with tourism partners to promote accessibility for all. Warrioronwheels.co.za

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

Wine & Food Matters

Follow Isabella Niehaus and her long table for some sensational #foodporn and exquisite taste! Isabella will be doing her thing at De Doorns on the 17th of October. More about this under our events.

Creation Wines ~ Creation Chenin. Cool Rules!

It has been with great excitement and delight that the ever-innovative Creation team launched their first Chenin Blanc (2017) this week. Not only is it one of the very few cool-climate Chenins in South Africa but also the first Chenin to be grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde. Read more about this 15 year old virus-free vineyard.

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 floor was cemented two weeks ago and these are exciting times!

Sumaridge & the Grapevine

The darling Holly Bellingham-Turner of Sumaridge is a self confessed bibliophile! Hence it is no coincidence that the inspiration behind the names of two of the newly launched Sumaridge lifestyle wines came from books. “Tara” from Travels on my Elephant by Mark Shand and “Bushell” from The Great Escaper by Simon Pearson.  Read more in her delightful newsletter, the Grapevine.

Movies & Music Matters!

District Six born Trevor Jones went from a sensitive and shy little ‘coloured boy’ to become one of the world’s top five film composers! He won an oscar at a very young age and has composed the scores for dozens of highly successful movies. Watch this video interview from Cart Blance.

This month’s main review: Kingsman! “Although it lacks the #spark from “The Secret Service”, #KingsmanTheGoldenCircle makes up for it by its star-studded #cast#trademark #action and overkill, and #stunning #choreography… read more on Maya’s Movie Magic!

Community Matters!

~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.

FUN Matters! Events To Attend


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday
Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
Elgin Valley Events
Weekly Farmers Markets

6 – 23 October Art Exhibition at Rossouw Modern: Mentor – 2 Visions Jenny Jackson and Obert Jongwe
17 October – Isabella Niehaus se Langtafel in Sir Lowry’s Village Bookings: bellnie@iafrcia.com
19 October – Women’s Pamper Party at Refine
20 October at 17h30, Fernkloof Hall. BOTANICAL SOCIETY TALK Vic Hamilton-Attwell, who will speak on The Spiders of Fernkloof. Entrance is free and all are welcome.
21 October – Coastal Cleanup at Pringle Bay Beach
28 Oct – Stanford Oktoberfest at Sir Robert Stanford Estate · Stanford
28 October – Middagetekonsert – Koos Kombuis & Marjolijn Malan – Hermanus
28 – 29 October & Sat 4 – Sun 5 Nov – 
Elgin Open Gardens
4 November – 
Coastal Cleanup Betty’s Bay
10 November – Indigenous Art Exhibition at Bruintjies River Lodge Swellendam
17 – 19 November – Greyton Art Walk
24 – 26 November – Savanna presents RIVER REPUBLIC at Round the Bend Lodge, Breede River, Swellendam
26 November – The Stanford Stumble 

Swartland & West Coast

Cape Town, Western Cape & Winelands & Klein Karoo

14 –15 October Oyster and Champagne Festival

 20 – 22 October – Windhoek Oktoberfest – Hillcrest Quarry

Calitzdorp Events 
Winelandsweb.co.za The Best Events site ever!

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

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
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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