September / October 2018 Newsletter, Events & Excellence

Hello Beautiful People!


September / October 2018

As usual I share many interesting events, some health tips, some shopping inspiration, some exceptional services, some magnanimous community efforts and all sorts of random interestingness.

Nosy Rosy has been at it and growing for 11 years in November 2018. Thank you for all the great feedback and success stories! It is still my mission to continue to shine the light on some of the best kept secrets of innovation, courage, things and places to be aware of.

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it truly calms the mind.

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Featured interestingness and fabulousness this month.
 Scroll down the newsletter for more information.     

Scroll down for many, many great events.

Exciting new wine pairing menu at Creations Wine

The Creations Wine team have come up with yet another exciting and truly unique 6-course taste adventure. Artfully paired with award-winning Creation Wines, each of these dishes serve to highlight the food-friendly, versatile nature of specific cultivar or blend – bringing pleasure to the palate and joy to the table. Click here to read my article on Creation Wines Spring menu and look at some saliva producing photos.

Health ~ Breathe yourself healthy & happy

Deep breathing is one of the best and quickest ways to lower stress, heart rate and blood pressure. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain that everything is okay around you. Your fight or flight responses caused by random stress factors go silent and causes you to calm down and relax. Read the list of some of the health benefits of deep breathing.

Eat yourself ravishing & radiant

The brave and beautiful Willem and Louanne Briedenhann started Familiér Farm Grocer literally from their kitchen table. Initially they just wanted their children to  experience true health and wellness by eating only the best, pesticide-free, non genetically modified, organically grown and nutrient-dense food.

1 of the top 10 Restaurants in South Africa

On a hill on a farm with 180 degree views, between Stanford and Gansbaai, you will find the wonderful Panorama Restaurant. Owner Georges Schwegler sources only the best seasonal produce and also boasts a large organic garden. Just Do It!

Décor and interior decorating ~ Spruce up time!

AnnaBelle Décor is a French inspired brand focusing on bespoke décor and lighting, painted furniture, French antiques and crystal chandeliers. No matter where in you live, they deliver. Read more and feast your eyes. 

Caffé Blu ~ Best Coffee in Hermanus

Ilze-Marie, new owner of Caffé Blu in the Old Station Building at the Hermanus Checkers Centre, took over during the autumn of 2018 and is filling it with new ideas, love and passion. When an owner gets visibly excited about a new menu, so does everyone! She is also dedicated to offer the best Coffee & Espresso in Hermanus. Read more about Caffé Blu.

Hand made unique Jewellery

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.

For those in the Pretoria area – go meet the inimitable Cindy Bisschoff Mentz and buy yourself or someone you adore something beautiful. Cindy’s Jewellers

Weddings & 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. Also see the appropriately named, THE ONE Hemel & Aarde Venue. 

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.

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.

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

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.

Business: Labour Relations

Labco Employers Organisation started practicing Labour Law under the previous industrial court system (1956 Act), they have been at the forefront of pioneering labour advice. Save yourself time and money by siding with professionals who know the law down to a T. Labco labour relation lawyers can act on your behalf and save you from many upsetting situations. Click here to see a list of Labco specialties.

Inspired Action & new developments.


Events Galore

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


21 – 24 September Hermanus Flower Festival Fernkloof

21 – 24 September Genadendal Heritage Festival 

22 – 23 September Funky Fynbos Festival, Gansbaai

22 – 24 September Vetplantfees (Succulent Festival) Calitzdorp

28 – 30 September Hermanus Walkerbay Orchid Festival Sr. Peter’s Church hall.

28 – 30 September Hermanus Whale Festival



1 October Bellavista’s Panorama Restautant opens for summer.

5 & 6 October Hermanus Wine and Food Festival 2018

5 & 6 October Cape Town Artscape Theatre Cinderalla

13 – 14 October Barrydale in Bloom flower festival

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



29 November Guns N’ Roses concert, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg


2019 events:

7-10 February 2019 Barrydale Jagermeister Up The Creek Festival



Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday

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



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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