Nov 19 - Bloem







Rozanne Olivier tells how she turned

her life around on her terms

Great AVO recipes

for summer




trends of the season





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2 November has some amazing events in store for the whole family

5 Trio of terrific reads


6 Celebrating summer with these must-haves


8 OFS Smart Repair gets social

9 Ladies’ night with Dirk van der Westhuizen

10 Bloem beauties rose to the occasion

11 Canon weekend away


12 Rozanne Olivier doing life on her terms

14 Niel Nachtrein se liefde vir musiek


16 Bederf jouself met ‘n Beatus-leersak

18 Great summer hair trends


20 Get creative with avocado this season


22 Leéf uit jou natuulike habitat

26 The natural elements work their magic


29 Wine and dine in 3 easy steps

31 Make coral your shade for this summer

33 Eat out and stay low-carb


46 Sleep out in the wild this holiday


48 Get the perfect tan for those hot days

November 2019

A hot date!

November has some amazing events in store!



The Grande Thabure Horse Race takes place at the Bloemfontein

Equestrian Centre from 12pm. The event includes eight thrilling

horse races with some of the province’s best jockeys, live bands,

DJs, celebrities, fashion parade, food court and kids’ play facilities.

General tickets cost R150, and VIP tickets go up to R1 700.

Available at Computicket.



Ray Dylan performs at Aasvoëlklub

from 8pm. Tickets cost R100 and

are available form Kiki Corner in

Langenhoven Park. You can also send an

email to

to book your spot.

Learn more from the Fragile Planet

show at the Naval Hill Planetarium

from 7pm. The full dome film (in English)

gives audiences an astronaut’s view of

earth, highlighting the planet’s unique

regions. The journey then continues

to the moon, Mars and beyond the

Milky Way to search for habitats that

might host extra-terrestrial life. Tickets

are between R20 and R50. Available at



Mediclinic Bloemfontein

invites you to start taking

care of your health by getting your

sugar levels tested with a free finger

prick sugar testing session which will

take place from 6 – 13 November 2019,

at Mediclinic Bloemfontein Clinic from

8:00 – 11:00, each day.

The regional qualifiers for the Miss

and Mr Jnr South Africa, and Miss

and Mr Universal South Africa, will take

place from 8am at the Sun Windmill

Casino. More info on this is available at, or phone 011-849-



Attention, ladies! It’s time to get all

dirty again with the annual Muddy

Princess coming to Bloem! For those

who don’t know – the Muddy Princess is

an outdoor 5-km obstacle mud run for

women, and women ONLY. It’s for women

of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. No one is

focusing on fastest times or competitions,

the focus is on fun, so be prepared to

run, walk, crawl, climb, slide, balance and

laugh your way along the course. It takes

place at Makarios Country Lodge at 8am.

The venue opens at 7am. There are a

lot of surprises and goodies for all who

participate. Tickets cost R370 (adults) and

R250 (kids). For bookings and info, go to


Moms and dads with babies, this

one is for you. Baby carrier brand,

BabeeLuv, together with Bokkelienkie, will

host its last gathering of the year at Black

Sheep Café from 10am – 12pm. This event

is for anyone who wants to know more

about baby-wearing and cloth diapering,

and will also address some breast feeding

concerns of mommies. Book your ticket for

R75 by sending a WhatsApp to 061-854-

8900. There are only 40 seats available, so

move fast!


The Moments Exclusive concert is

showcased at the Odeion Theatre

this year. There are two shows: at 2:30pm

and 7:30pm. The production will include

big names in the music industry, including

Jannie Moolman, Sonja Herholdt, Tobi

Jooste, Jennifer Jones, Cézanne Yzelle, Bliss

Acapella and Ella Kotze. Tickets cost R280

and are available via Computicket.


Heartthrob Ivan Roux is performing

at the Be Human Middelwater

Farm (on the Olof Bergh Stage) at 7pm.

Gates open at 4pm and the entire family

is welcome. Tickets cost R150 and are

available via Computicket.


Lace up your trainers – the Standard Bank CityRelay, hosted by

Cityrun and Trailrun Series, takes place from 7:30am at Mooiwater.

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Book club

A trio of terrific reads for November

The long awaited sequel

to A Handmaid’s Tale

In A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret

Atwood envisioned a world

in which the US had become

Gilead, a totalitarian world ruled

by Commanders in which women

were totally subservient. Told by

one handmaid, Offred, it describes

how women are forbidden to learn

to read or write and are solely

there to serve men in all ways,

including sexually. The sequel, The

Testaments, is set 15 years later and

is told by three women – Aunt Lydia,

a trainer and manager of handmaids,

and two of Offred’s daughters,

Agnes, who became the privileged

child of an elite family, and Nicola,

who was smuggled out to Canada.

Resistance is growing in Gilead and

Lydia is plotting its downfall... At a

time when women are increasingly

protesting against femicide, rape,

unequal pay and often worse

injustices at the hands of men, this

book hits an extremely sensitive

nerve. Chatto & Windus, R360.

Secrets. Affairs. Revenge.

It’s all going on in the

suburbs ... where everyone

has something to hide

Shari Lapena’s Someone We

Know is set in a small suburb, where

everyone is polite and friendly and

neighbourly. When newcomers

arrive in town – a handsome man

and his extraordinarily attractive wife

– the main conversation appears

to be how much of a flirt she is

with the men in the area. Then she’s

found murdered, and more than one

man is ‘a person of interest’ to the

police. At the same time, a family’s

teenage son has been breaking into

some of the houses ... not to steal,

but to practise his fairly impressive

computer hacking skills. With secrets

and affairs and revenge, Lapena

keeps you guessing until the very

end. Penguin, R290.

Chosen as one of the best

thrillers of summer, this

legal thriller is exceptional

They were a perfectly ordinary

family. Interesting jobs. Yoga,

basketball and trips to the library.

Takeout on Fridays in front of the

telly and a bottle of wine with their

friends. Until the murder. Chosen

as one of the best thrillers of the

summer by the New York Times,

A Nearly Normal Family is M. T.

Edvardsson’s psychological, legal

thriller that asks what would you

do if your daughter was suspected

of murder? How far would you go

to protect her? Would you believe

her, or the evidence against her?

The father believes his daughter has

been framed. The mother believes

she’s hiding something. And the

daughter believes they have no

idea what she’s truly capable of.

Could. Not. Put it down! Brilliant.

Macmallan, R299.

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Keep your gin up

Celebrate summer with these must-haves

South Africa is the proud home of the first blood orange gin in the entire world… and we’re totally

owning the glory! This award-winning gin was conceptualised in 2015 by three food and drinks

industry specialists, focused on bringing a liquid to life that is refreshing and delicious, yet layered

with the warmth of selected spices. It’s made from the delicious Torocco Blood Orange, sourced from

farmers in the Western Cape. It contains no less than ten natural botanicals: Juniper, Blood Orange,

Orange Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Cassia bark, Nutmeg, Liquorice Root, Angelica Root and

Cardamom. Expect citrus and juniper on the nose, nutmeg and cassia on the palate and a lingering

blood orange aftertaste, from where it got its name. The label was beautifully brought to life through

the internationally renowned local miniatures artist, Lorraine Loots. Available at liquor stores for

around R399.

A fab eating experience

The Eatery at Preller Square is passionate

about healthy, good food and offering

only the best to its customers. They

are serious about serving food that is,

where possible, free of GMOs, additives,

preservatives, artificial colourants and

flavourants. Why not try their signature

coffee and chocolate bread… try a slice

with your next cup of coffee. You won’t be

disappointed! Contact: 082-437-5940.

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Bubbles to celebrate!

A champagne inspired by cherry blossom.

What could possibly be more appropriate

to celebrate summer? Nicolas Feuillatte

Champagne, the number one selling

champagne in France and the third biggest in

the world, have recently unveiled their latest

Spring Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut

Rosé. Inspired by the famous – but fleeting

- Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan,

when life is renewed and flowers are in bud,

the packaging is utterly glorious … all delicate

pink petals against a blue sky. The Brut-style

Rosé Champagne is bursting with red summer

fruits, is a gorgeous pomegranate pink and is

absolutely perfect for Spring alfresco sipping.

You’ll find it for around R780 at good bottle



coffee break

The festive season is around the corner,

so make every coffee moment an indulgent one

with Nespresso’s new limited edition range of moreish blends.

The Nordic Cloudberry

has a sweet, jammy fruitiness, this rich blend

perfectly celebrates the Nordic cloudberry, after which it is named.

Be the host with the most this upcoming season. Whether spoiling yourself or

the ones you love, enjoy the season of giving with Nespresso. Find all this and

more at your Nespresso Boutique or Booth, shop online on www.buynespresso.

com or contact the Nespresso Club on 0800 63 7773.

November 2019 Get It Bloemfontein 7

Let’s get


OFS Smart Repair brought social media to life in

its Social Media Masterclass, showcasing some of

the best social media influencers Bloemfontein

has to offer, and with guest personality of the day,

Minki van der Westhuizen, sharing her social media

experiences with everyone.

Sune Sieberts, Liebin van Rensburg, Lee

Booysen, Alicia Eva and Kimley Mntambo

Esmari and Berna van Zyl

Jadie Herbst, Ronel le Roux, Estie Swart, Jeani Meyer, Minki

van der Westhuizen, Margriet Groenewald and Minnette Oliver

Sumari Potgieter, Jadie Herbst, Anchen Lintvelt, FJ Potgieter,

Minnette Oliver, Jeani Meyer, Tony Peng and Lindiwe Mtwentula

Minki van der Westhuizen and

Jeani Meyer

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Hoërskool President Steyn had the women of Bloemfontein

on their feet with a packed ladies’ night, filled with a variety of

great entertainment. Singer Dirk van der Westhuizen was the

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Caitlin Gòttsch 1st Princess, Kutlwano Theale Miss

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Bloemnews and Fleurdal Mall hosted the crowning

of the 33rd Miss Bloemfontein Rose 2019. The ladies

stepped out in the most glamorous way and graced

the stage with poise and spunk. It was definitely a

night to remember.

Naas Vermaak, Cindy Flynn and Thabiso Motsoeneng

Madie Cloete, Rouxlé Thompson

Kok and Miemie Kleingeld

Lientjie Mentz, Riaan Schoeman, Johleen Olivier, Rosy

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Sue Vacy-Lyle, Wayne Hinde and Anthea Goldwain

Our Get It Canon Wildlife Photographic Safari

at the exceptional Thanda Tented Camp in

Zululand’s Big Five country was a roaring (see

what we did there!) success. More than two dozen

keen photographers spent the weekend with top

Canon and wildlife photographers who shared

their tips, expertise and entertaining stories about

capturing wildlife. The animals – large and fierce,

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showing off their best side to the camera. You

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November 2019 Get It Bloemfontein 11

R adiant ozanne

As role model stepping out, slashing stereotypes and breaking boundaries, Rozanne Olivier is

doing life on her terms.


Every woman will experience a life

changing moment once in a lifetime,

which, no matter how big or small,

will open her eyes, hitting her like a

ton of bricks to send the message: it’s

time for a change. A brave woman is

a confident woman from the inside

out. Courage is the key to happiness,

something Rozanne Olivier has in

abundance. Sugar and spice, and all

things nice would be the words to

describe this strong and outgoing


Get It wanted to know what her life

journey has really meant to her. “It

means hard work and dedication

to achieve a future with great

opportunities and eternal happiness.”

Rozanne is a creative soul full of heart

and drive but her journey from where

she was to where she is now has been

long and hard. “As an overweight

teen in high school and through my

university days, bullying was a part of

everyday life, an act of disgust I knew all

too well. Weighing over 100 kilograms

then, life was a constant struggle and

depression closely followed,” she says.

She picked up bad habits of binge

eating and hiding food away. As a

result, shopping for clothing became

a huge struggle. “I could not find any

flattering outfits for my body type.”

The day came where she was invited

to a friend’s 21st birthday and had to

find a dress. After hours of searching,

something changed in her mind and

Rozanne made a pact with herself that

she was going to change her lifestyle

for the better. “This was the turning

point in my life. At that moment I

decided to start living healthier and to

become confident in my own skin.” She

decided not be the skinniest version

of herself but the healthiest version.

She recalls how she realised that every

woman wants to feel sexy, so for her it

was now or never.

It took four years of training and

healthy eating and when thinking

back, Rozanne remembers how

many setbacks she had to overcome

during those four years. She says,

“Motivation does not come easily

for me.” When asked what the things

are that really worked for her, she

emphasises the value of meal planning,

having a personal trainer and creating

aspirational mood boards which help

to keep you motivated. Surrounding

herself with positivity was crucial for

Rozanne and having a very supportive

family behind her helped greatly in

her journey. “At the end of the day it is

about loving yourself,” she adds.

Rozanne went through blood sweat

and tears to achieve her goals, which

were greatly rewarded when she was

scouted by a model agency called

STEAL in Johannesburg. The sky was

the limit for Rozanne as she went for

countless photoshoots and landed

her big break for one of South Africa’s

biggest clothing brands, Donna. She

made such a splash that the model

agency ICE in Cape Town took her

on as one of their own. Since then

Rozanne has been working hard and

travelling the world and all around

South Africa, walking in fashion shows

and doing countless photoshoots.

Rozanne is the poster child for body

positivity and embraces the curves

she now has. She sees modelling as

empowering but to have the world

seeing her on such a big scale can be

overwhelming, even scary, at times.

Rozanne is not only a true model in

her own right, she is currently the

owner of Head 2 Toe Hair and Make-up

School in Bloemfontein. She pursued

her creative dreams by attending

Head 2 Toe Hair and Make-up School

in Cape Town after completing a

degree in Psychology at the University

of the Free State. Make-up has always

been Rozanne’s passion where she

can live out her spontaneous side.

She is not planning on slowing down

anytime soon and has big plans for her

hometown, Bloemfontein.

Get It wanted to know what Rozanne is

planning for the future. “I have a dream

of one day opening my very own

plus-size modelling school where I can

empower other curvy girls and women

to realise their dreams. I want them to

live their life to the best of their ability

by being confident and following a

healthy lifestyle that would fit their

personal needs, creating a safe space

away from the judgment and bullying

out there in the world.”

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Rozanne’s tried and tested

meal prep tips

• Schedule the days you will be

packing your meals. I prefer

Sundays and Wednesdays.

• Have colour coded containers, e.g. a

purple lid for breakfast, green lid for

lunch and a pink lid for dinner.

• Measure out your proteins, e.g.

100g protein but add as much

veggies or salad as you want.

Veggies last better with a meal


• Keep it fun, mix your proteins and

make your veggies colourful so it

looks more appealing.

• Search some salad in jar recipes,

they last long and are super


• Failing to plan is planning to fail;

decide on weekly menus and make

shopping lists accordingly.

• Enjoy it!

Rozanne’s top cheat meals

Rozanne loves making some

edamame beans with salt or roasted

chick peas as a snack, especially

when she watches movies. She loves

tacos, so she often replaces them

with romaine lettuce. For spaghetti

and meat balls she replaces the

spaghetti with cauliflower or

zucchini spaghetti. And for the

sweet tooth, she makes a banana

protein pancake with honey. One

can even replace the protein

and opt for almond or oat flour


November 2019 Get It Bloemfontein 13

Op musiek se

Neil Nachtrein is ‘n boerseun met ‘n buitengewone liefde vir woorde en musiek.

Wanneer hy sing, word mense aangeraak en vóél dit wat uit sy binneste kom.


Die plattelandse stilte, vlaktes en

natuur was nog altyd ‘n groot bron

van inspirasie vir Neil se musiek.

Hy het in 2005 begin musiek skryf

tydens sy verblyf op ‘n plaas in die

mooie Fouriesburg. By sy woonstel

op hierdie plaas het gereeld ‘n trein

verbygery en die tipe nostalgie

wat dit gewek het, het gelei tot sy

verhoognaam, Nachtrein. Sedertdien

het sy talente gegroei en het hy nog

nie teruggekyk nie. Twee albums later

inspireer Neil steeds met sy lirieke en

sielvolle musiek, en groei sy repertoire


Neil het grootgeword op Odendaalsrus

by sy ouers, albei onderwysers, en

twee susters. Na skool is hy Engeland

toe om daar te werk vir ‘n paar

maande, en dit is ook daar wat

hy begin tuis voel het op die

verhoog. “Ek het gereeld by open

mic aande opgetree, en dit is daar

waar ek my vrees vir sing voor

mense oorkom het. Ek is baie

gemaklik op die verhoog en geniet

elke oomblik daarvan,” vertel Neil.

Terug op eie bodem het Neil Geologie

by Kovsies begin studeer. Kort voor

lank het hy egter voor ‘n kruispad te

staan gekom waar hy moes kies tussen

sy studies (en loopbaan wat sou volg),

en musiek. “Die keuse was maklik.

My liefde vir musiek was nog altyd

groter as alles.” Hy het baie optredes

op Fouriesburg en Bethlehem

gedoen, waar sy musiekstyl as’t ware

volwasse geword het. Hy kan verskeie

instrumente speel, insluitend kitaar,

mandolien en bekfluitjie.

In die tyd toe hy in Fouriesburg gebly

en gereeld opgetree het, het Neil sy

aandag toegespits op liedjieskryf. Hy

het ook vir tien jaar lank as blokman

in sy ouers se slaghuis gewerk. “Ek

is dankbaar dat ek darem nog al my

vingers het, sodat ek musiek kan maak,”

skerts Neil.

Sy eerste album, Gisters en Blisters, het

in 2011 die lig gesien. Hiermee het hy

die land alleen plat getoer, totdat hy

aan die einde van 2014 die gewilde

Afrikaanse sanger, Jan Blohm, ontmoet

het. Neil het ‘n Jan Blohm-optrede

geopen, en dié twee het kort daarna

spontaan saam begin musiekmaak.

Hulle het formeel as Blomtrein begin

optree en toer, en dit is ook by Jan wat

Neil baie waardevolle lesse geleer het

oor die bedryf. “Dit was ‘n wonderlike

tyd in my musiekloopbaan. Ons

musiekstyl het goed bymekaar gepas

My liefde vir musiek was nog

altyd groter as alles.

en ons het talle suksesvolle shows

gehad regoor die land.” Aan die einde

van 2017 kom die Blomtrein-sege tot

‘n einde, en gaan Neil weer volstoom

voort met sy sololoopbaan.

In 2016 het Neil met sy sielsgenoot,

Netske, getrou. Sy werk as ‘n

arbeidsterapeut in Bloemfontein. Hulle

geniet dit om soveel as moontlik saam

te toer met sy musiek. “Sy is vir seker

my grootste ondersteuner. Ons maak ‘n

baie goeie span,” gesels Neil.

Get It vra uit oor Neil se unieke

musiekstyl, en waar sy inspirasie

vandaan kom. “Dis moeilik om te

beskryf. My musiek spruit uit gevoelens

van nostalgie en heimwee. Dis asof

die musiek reeds daar is. Ek is slegs

‘n voertuig waardeur die musiek sy

bestemming bereik. My musiek bevat

stories. Ander mense s’n, maar ook

my eie. Uit stille observasie kom my

woorde en note.”

Afrikaans is die taal waarin sy hart praat,

en waarin sy musiek uiting kry. “Ek sal

nooit wegbeweeg van my moedertaal

af nie. Hoe druk ‘n mens jouself en dit

wat binne-in jou hart aangaan, uit in

‘n ander taal?” Uit die aard van Neil

se geaardheid en musiekstyl, hou hy

veral van klein, intieme optredes, soos

huiskonserte. “Ek fokus nogal sterk

daarop. Vir Desember gaan ek die Kaap

vol toer met hoofsaaklik huiskonserte.”

Om op die pad te wees, hou vir Neil

‘n sekere betowering in. “Dis asof my

musiek groei op die pad. Jy word

dinge wys deur verskeie plekke

te besoek en vir uiteenlopende

gehore te sing.”

Wanneer Neil homself nie met

musiek besig hou nie, geniet

hy en Netske gehaltetyd en die

buitelewe. Hy maak ook lieflike

leerprodukte vir sy pa se leerbesigheid,

JAC Handgemaakte Leerwerk. (Gaan

loer gerus na hul pragtige Facebookblad).

Wat die toekoms betref, wil Neil

aanhou musiekmaak, oorspronklike

liedjies skryf en nuwe klanke aan sy

lojale én nuwe ondersteuners bied.

Neil se splinternuwe album, Op

plekke waar ons eens was, word

op 21 November by die Naval Hill

Planetarium bekendgestel. Dié CD is

by Crooked House deur Pieter Greyling

en Jean Fourie vervaardig. Die album

is op alle digitale platforms beskikbaar,

en kan direk by Neil aangekoop word.

Stuur ‘n e-pos na neilnachtrein@gmail.


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‘n Sak vol seëninge

Om met leer, naald en

gare te werk, is terapie vir

onderwysstudent Nadia

Gouws. Haar besigheid,

Beatus Genuine Leather, is

werklik geseënd.

Leerhandsakke het ’n geskiedenis om van generasie tot generasie deel te wees

van ‘n vrou se uitrusting. Jou ouma het een gehad, jou ma het een, en nou sal

jy ook jou eie handgemaakte Beatus-leerhandsak kan aanskaf. Nadia was nog

baie jonk toe sy vir die eerste keer kennis gemaak het met ‘n leerhandsak. Haar

ouer broer, wat nou in die Kaap woon, het eendag vir haar ‘n klein handsakkie

gekoop. Toe sy ouer word, wou sy graag in ‘n groter handsak belê, maar wat vir

haar mooi was, was onbekostigbaar, en wat bekostigbaar was, was nie vir haar

mooi nie. Nadia besluit toe om haar ma se hulp in te roep om ‘n handsak te

maak. Die twee gaan koop toe ‘n vel leer en ontwerp ‘n handsak vir elkeen van

hulle. Die foto van die handsakke, wat haar ma toe op Facebook geplaas het,

het dadelik kommentaar ontlok van mense wat navraag gedoen het oor dié

unieke handsakke. En so het die besgheid, Beatus, ontstaan.

Nadia vertel dat die naam, Beatus, in Italiaans geseënd beteken. Sy glo vas

dat God die besigheid van die begin af geseën het en wil baie graag hê dat

elke person wat ‘n Beatus-produk koop, ook werklik geseënd sal wees. As

onderwysstudent wat sielkunde en gebaretaal as ekstra vakke neem, het Nadia

‘n groot passie om met gestremde mense te werk. Die Engelse beskrywing,

“they are not disabled, they are differently abled”, is vir haar waaroor dit gaan.

Nadia se liefde vir gestremdes het ontwikkel in die tyd wat sy met haar oupa

op die plaas deurgebring het. Hy was weens ‘n beroerte nie in staat om te

praat nie. Volgens Nadia was die “gesprekke” en tyd saam met haar oupa die

beste wat sy ooit met hom gehad het. Sy is van mening dat Beatus so geseënd

is omdat sy gebruik maak van gestremde mense om die leersakke aanmekaar

te sit. Sy glo daar is heeltemal te min werksgeleenthede vir gestremdes,

daarom bied sy dié wonderlike geleentheid vir hulle aan. Beatus het twee

gestremde mense permanent in diens.

Elke handsak wat ontwerp word, kry sy eie unieke identiteitsnommer om

dit ekstra spesiaal te maak. Daar is ‘n groot verskeidenheid Beatus-ontwerpe

waaruit gekies kan word, maar jy het ook die geleentheid om jou eie Beatushandsak

te ontwerp aangesien jy die styl, kleur en binnelyn kan kies om by jou

smaak te pas.

Nadia se ideaal is om nog werksgeleenthede deur Beatus te skep, spesifiek vir

gestremdes. Sy wil aan die samelewing wys dat gestremdes nie minderwaardig

is nie, maar beskik oor baie potensiaal en talent wat wag om ontsluit te word.

Sy sou ook graag haar handsakke werêldwyd wou uitvoer en gereeld nuwe

produkte beskikbaar stel. Vir dié energieke jong dame wink ‘n suksesvolle

toekoms. Haar wens is om in die volgende paar jaar ‘n sukses van Beatus maak

en die besigheid tot sy volle potensiaal te groei. Vir haar is die wete dat Beatus

nie moontlik kon wees sonder God se seën nie, die grootste aansporing.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves. Mia and Zoe

Vermaak bring you the hair trend that has been

taking the world by storm.



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Let’s take you back to the ‘80s when the “scrunchie” was known

as the “bunch bangle”. At that time the scrunchie revolutionised

hair accessories and now, almost 20 years later, it has made

a great comeback with millennial generations loving it. Even

though the scrunchie used to be known as an immature hair

statement piece, it has made its mark and is here to stay.

This quirky hair trend is perfect for this summer and oh-so

versatile that it can even be worn while taking a trip to the

gym. It is an accessory that can be romantic and yet playful

at the same time, suitable for any occasion. After searching

for the perfect scrunchie and being unsuccessful in finding

the right one for themselves, Mia and Zoey Vermaak took

matters into their own hands and decided to create their

own custom scrunchies.

Not long after creating and making their own scruchies by

hand, their Instagram shop, Scrunch A Lot, was born. With

such a wide variety of materials – form velvet to spring

patterns and polka dots – the options are endless. Mixing

and matching your scrunchies is the way to go as there are

no boundaries with this funky fun trend. Wear it up or down,

plait or pony; the options are endless.

Mia and Zoey did not just stop at scrunchies, they have also

recently started a sister Instagram shop called Zomi Collections,

where you can find the most beautiful patterned and beaded

hair clips under the sun. The name Zomi is a portmanteau of

both their names. Get on the Scrunchie train, dress-up your hair

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this world

Don’t just stick to avo

on toast. Get creative

and think out of the

box when it comes to

using avocados. Love

it or hate it? Here are

some amazing recipes

any avo lover would

die for. Balanced living

and foodie, Leona Buys,

shares her take on

transforming the avo

into greatness with two

great recipes that are

easy to make.

Dark Chocolate

Avo Mousse

You will need

240g avo flesh

¼ cup melted dark choc

(I used Lindt 70%)

¼ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup liquid sweetener

(I used maple syrup)

¼ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons milk of choice

(I used full fat cow’s milk)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

(or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend

till mixed well. It should be light and fluffy.

Transfer to a glass and refrigerate. Serve with

fresh berries.

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¼ teaspoon salt


/8 tsp onion powder

3 tablespoons of avocado oil

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2 teaspoons of lime juice

Mix ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 /8 tsp onion powder

with 3 tablespoons of avocado oil. Add

150g avocado flesh (1 med-large avo) and

2 teaspoons of lime juice. Blend until the oil

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“Hierdie huis is uniek en enig in sy

soort, want dit is spesifiek vir óns

ontwerp. Dié huis praat ons taal, en

ons lééf hier.” So gesels Petria Smit. Sy

en haar man, Jan Smit, is albei argitekte

by hul eie firma, Smit Argitekte, en is

ook dosente in argitektuur aan die

Universiteit van die Vrystaat.

Bykans twee dekades gelede het die

In die middel van die Rosestad skuil

‘n woning wat geen skeiding tussen

natuur en muur het nie. Welkom by

argitekpaar, Jan en Petria Smit, se

klein paradys.

Smit-egpaar ‘n stukkie grond gekoop

teenaan Grants Hill (naby Naval Hill) en

hul huis daar begin bou. Wat hierdie

huis so besonders maak, is dat dit as

‘n uitvloeisel van die natuur gesien

kan word. Geen boom, blom, tak, blaar

of klip is versteur om dié moderne

gesinshuis daar te bou nie. Elke balkon,

vloer, muur en dak is rondom die

natuur gebou, en vandag lê dié tuiste

meer geborge tussen die bosse as

ooit tevore. Dis asof die aarde dit oor

die jare heen liefgekry en omhels het

en as’t ware deel gemaak het van sy

magiese bestaan.

Die kleure, teksture en materiaal

wat destyds gebruik is met die bou

van die huis, is met sorg gekies

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Shopping with us

makes you feel like a

Pampered Lady Lady Lady Lady Lady Lady Lady

om as uitvloeisel van die natuur te

dien. Reusevensters, glasdeure en

deursigtige mure en loop-oppervlakke

maak die huis geheel en al oop terwyl

dit ook ‘n gevoel van ruimte skep.

Weens die hoë mure, dubbelvolume

en strome natuurlik lig wat die

huis binnekom, is ‘n mens geensins

bewus van die huis se taamlike klein

vloerruimte nie.

Dit voel oop en

“...solank daar net

nie iets is wat ons

uitsig van die natuur

belemmer nie.”

ruim. “Ons hou

glad nie van

gordyne nie. En

ons het dit ook

nie nodig nie –

dit is so privaat

hier by ons, ons

weet nie eers

van ons bure nie.

Solank daar net

nie iets is wat ons

uitsig oor die natuur belemmer nie,” sê


Die kombuis vorm ‘n middelpunt van

die huis wat uit alle dele gesien kan

word. Daar is geen deel in die huis

wat heeltemal afgesonder is nie – alles

vloei inmekaar en die huis spreek

boekdele van ‘n hegte gesin wat liefhet

en mekaar geniet. Die egpaar se twee

studentekinders is onlangs uit die huis.

Jan en Petria onthou hoe hul kinders

veral kleintyd dié unieke huis met al sy

interessanthede geniet het. “Die rotse,

bome en veld rondom ons het gesorg

vir ure se avontuur vir die kinders en

hul maats. Selfs toe hulle tieners was,

was die vloei van die huis gepas…

behalwe dat ons toe baie meer bewus

was van ‘n geraas wat tieners soms

maak!” skerts Petria.

‘n Groot bron van

inspirasie van die huis

se ontwerp, spruit uit

historiese kuns. Jan

besit meubels wat

ontwerp is in 1917

deur die Hollandse

argitek, Rietveld.

Hy het leerstoele

wat afkomstig is uit

die 1929-Bauhaustydperk

in Wasili,

asook ‘n lêstoel deur

Le Corbusier uit 1929.

Verskeie van die Smit-egpaar se

huisontwerpe – insluitend hul eie

huis – het oor die jare heen in gesogte

glanstydskrifte verskyn en ook die

gewilde televisieprogram, Top Billing,


Gaan loer na meer van Smit Argitekte

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of the neighbourhood!

And the regional

winner is ...

We had a phenomenal response

to our Caxton Snapshot of the

Neighbourhood competition. The

judges - our Canon professionals

- had a tough time selecting the

winner ... but here it is. Ronel Nel is

a local Bloemfontein resident with

a passion for photography. She is

a full-time real estate agent but

photography has always been her

first love. As avid photographer she

constantly takes the opportunity

to go out and explore her

surroundings. Ronel is fond of

the architecture in Bloemfontein

and therefore was inspired by the

dramatic look of the iconic Bram

Fischer building in the centre of the

city. Known by the Bloemfontein

locals as the “glaspaleis”, it is truly a

sight to see.

What a Prize!

Ronel Nel, one of the five runnerup

winners that received a

Canon SX540 worth R3999.

For more pics

from readers,

visit www.


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Modern Air

Take a breath of fresh air and let the natural elements work their

magic with Air Plants to create the most interesting indoor or

outdoor décor features for your home.

These low-maintenance house

plants are so adorable, they can

become totally irresistible when

bringing that warm, tropical feel to

any environment they are placed

in. Fuzzy, furry or spikey, they will

become like your new household

pets. And, just like pets, they need

loving care at times, even though

they are mature enough to take care

of themselves in the long run. There

are about 600 known air plants

out there, enough choices and

varieties for any happy home


The botanical name of

these plants is Tillandsia.

The common name “Air

Plants” was given to them

because their main source

of nutrients comes from

the air that surrounds

them. Good air flow is

key to their happiness. Air

plants make for the perfect

companions. Once you

receive your first little air

plant, soak it in water for

about 15 minutes and set

out to dry upside down

before placing it in its new

home. Air plants do not

need soil to grow, their

roots act like feelers and

attach themselves to

their surroundings

and not soil. Your

air plant should be

placed in sunlight

or artificial light

and lightly sprinkled

with water, depending

on the season. In the dry and hot

season they should be soaked and

sprayed vigorously at least once a

week but during the wet and damp

season this ritual can be lessened. It

is important to always remember to

allow them to dry completely after

their soak before placing them back

into the home. This avoids that they

start growing mould.

To make sure you have well hydrated

air plants, take a close look at their

leaves. If the leaves are tightly

curved it will be an indication of

more water being needed. If their

tips start drying out, it is a sign that

they might be exposed to too much

sunlight and that they should be

moved. Hang them, stack them or

pin them, the options are endless. So

get started and create your tropical

oasis now and watch these babies

grow. These air plants are available at

Pretty Gardens, Langenhoven Park.

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Bloem’s 15 best spots to sit down for delicious food,

coffee, cake and more

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Your basic wine and food pairing starter pack is here to help you choose the perfect


combination of food and wine!

Dinein 3 easy steps

Ever experienced that feeling of sitting at a restaurant and staring at what

seemed to be the longest wine list you have ever seen? Not to worry;

we have you covered with easy tips you can remember when ordering

wine on a night out. Gain more confidence in your wine choices and start

experimenting. Every individual has a different palate, therefore it is good to

discover your own.


Wine Flavouring

The wine of your choosing should always be in competition with your

meal. For example, wine should always be more acidic and or sweeter

than the meal of your choosing. It should also have the same or

similar intense flavours as the meal that you have chosen.

White or Red


White wine pairs well with white meat such as chicken or fish, where

red wine pairs best with fatty meats and bold, flavoured red meats

such as lamb, beef or venison.

Sauce pairing

If your meal has a sauce to go with it, pair the flavours of the wine

with the flavours of the chosen sauce, which will make your decision

much easier.


Dos& don’ts

of wine etiquette

Stop worrying if you are drinking the right

wine or not, or if you are holding the glass

in the right manner. Here are six dos and

don’ts to help conquer the fear and fulfil

your wine enjoyment.

1The classic key

Do not invest in of the latest wine bottle

openers; stick to the original wine key as it will

never ever go out of style and fits snug in your


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2The wine critic

Do trust your own

palate and enjoy the

wine that you personally

love. No one has the

same taste buds, so

stay clear of those wine

2snobs who think they

know everything there

is to know about wine.

3Pick one

Do take into

Order of taste

Do serve your

wines in the correct

order to achieve

the maximum taste

journey that the

wine has to offer.

consideration when

planning a dinner party

or ordering a bottle

of wine for the table

when dining out. Find a

common balance within

the group to satisfy

everyone’s needs.


4Hot or cold?

The smell

Do not smell the cork

of a wine bottle once

opened, it may look

glamourous in the

movies but doing so

will give you absolutely

no sense of the wine

that you will be


Do not serve any

wine above the

given temperature.

There is nothing

worse than being

served a warm red

wine and having to

put it in the fridge

to chill.


Fresh, sharp,

refreshing …

hello Summer

Make coral your shade, and grapefruit your

flavour these hols. We’re loving the new, sharp

Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic. With just a hint of

bitterness, it’s brilliant with gin, vodka or tequila, but

just as enjoyable on its own, with loads of ice and a

slice of grapefruit and a sprig of thyme. Or try it with

Hope on Hopkins African Botanical Gin, with a few

muddled summer berries and mint. Around R55 for

a 6-pack of cans or R50 for a 4-pack of glass bottles.

Eat Out & Stay Low-Carb

On a diet? No problem. There is a great way to enjoy your restaurant

experience just like everyone else and many ways to adapt the menu to

your liking.

It can be difficult when one is on a diet and the urge for a night out lurks

in the shadows but where there is a will, there is a way.

When at a restaurant, before ordering your meal, take a look around the

room at the size of the meals as they come out of the kitchen and then

ask yourself if there is a meal on the menu that can be slightly adjusted

to fit in with the low-carb diet framework. Always be prepared, those

cravings will get you. Avoid all side dishes as they are mainly loaded with

carbs and are an unnecessary extra component to your meal, unless the

side dish would be a salad or a side of vegetables. A good way to go is

to order a starter portion and add good sides to it instead of ordering a

main meal with side options. Choose wisely by selecting savoury dishes

that do not come with a sweet sauce on the side. All sauces that contain

a great amount of sugar should be out of sight and out of mind. Know

your limits and say no to deep fried food, especially fries, they are full of


If you get the urge to have a splurge, choose one only and limit your

decisions to only three to choose from, such as wine, dessert or a starter.

A great cheese platter for dessert is the way to end off your night.

Freshest Seafood

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Very vegan

Veganism is a growing trend globally … for so

many excellent reasons.

Restaurants, bars, food markets, even festivals, are moving more

and more towards the active plantbase lifestyle and products.

Now Spier is the first winery in the world to receive Control Union

Vegan Standard certification by the accredited certifying body

control union. The Spier Seaward, Creative Block, 21 Gables and

Frans K Smit ranges will all bear a vegan-friendly seal – from 2019

vintage onwards for white wines and the 2018 vintage onwards for

reds. Three cheers!

Summer’s now in full bloom, and De Krans Free Run Chenin

Blanc 2019 is the perfect wine with which to celebrate the arrival

of warmer days. Packed with tropical fruit flavours it’s light and

lovely on its own, and pairs well with fish or chicken dishes, salads

or pastas. Around R67 a bottle.

The just released Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is all heady

notes of passion fruit and guava and cooler notes of lemongrass

and green melon, and is the perfect Sauvignon Blanc for a hot

summer’s day. Drink on its own, or with grilled chicken, fish and

fresh oysters. Around R90 a bottle.


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wines than any







Your Shopping List:

1 cup sugar

½ cup softened butter

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla


/3 cup sour cream

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour

100 g dark chocolate, melted

40 Minutes

4 Servings

9 Ingredients

When it comes to good coffee and

chocolate, more is more! Try this

decadent and oh-so-easy recipe to

create your own edible espresso

cups. The cookie cups are easy to

bake, the melted chocolate is a great

touch and the espresso, made with

our new Foreign Ground Signature

Blends, is the cherry on top!



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

C. Spray a mini muffin tin with

cooking spray


With a hand mixer, cream together

sugar and butter. Add egg and

vanilla. In separate bowl, combine

sour cream, salt and soda. Add

flour and sour cream to butter

mixture, beat until smooth.


Divide the dough into 30 equal

sized balls. Roll each ball flat and

press the dough into a mini muffin

tin. Place the tray in the freezer

for 5 minutes to harden the dough

and then cut off any edges that

overlap on the sides. Bake cookies

for 15-18 minutes, making sure

they’re not getting too brown at

the end.

4. Let cool in the pan for 10-15

minutes, then gently run a thin

knife along the sides to pop them

out. If you greased the pan well,

you shouldn’t have any problems


5. Fill each cookie cup with melted

chocolate and then pour the extra

chocolate back into the bowl

of melted chocolate. Place on a

tray and leave to cool. Once the

chocolate is set fill each cup with

an espresso and serve immediately




30 Minutes

4 Servings

10 Ingredients

Asparagus Tarts






Your Shopping List:

400 g puff pastry

1 egg; beaten

Salt and freshly ground pepper

170 g asparagus; blanched

½ cup (125 ml) sun-dried tomatoes;


200 g olives

2 sprigs rosemary, leaves only;


Olive oil

250 g Ile de France Brie; sliced

For the filling:

1. Place asparagus, sun-dried

tomatoes, olives and rosemary into

a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and

toss to coat. Season with salt and


2. Place filling onto pre-baked puff

pastry bases and top with slices of


3. Return to oven for 5 min. or

until cheese melts, then serve



If you’re keen to bring a little French flair to your table, serve

up these Brie and asparagus tarts. This is a truly simple, yet

sublime, recipe.


For the puff pastry cases:

1. Preheat oven to 200 °C.

2. Lay puff pastry on a floured surface and cut in half.

Transfer to a lined baking tray and lightly score a 1cm

border into each one.

3. Brush with the beaten egg and season with salt and black


4. Bake for 15–20 min. until golden brown and crisp.


Bulgar Wheat Salad

with Strawberry, Rocket and Feta


Try this spectacular bulgar salad recipe with strawberries, rocket

and feta. The perfect side to any braai.


1. Heat the chicken bone broth in a saucepan and pour in the

bulgar wheat. Simmer gently for about 15–20 minutes or until

the bulgar wheat is cooked through. Fluff with a fork and set

aside to cool.

2. Once cooled, divide the bulgar wheat equally into the 4 jars

and top with a few slices of strawberries, some wild rocket,

cucumber, feta and avocado.

3. Drizzle with Simple Truth Mayonnaise just before serving.

30 Minutes

4 Servings

8 Ingredients

Your Shopping List:

125 ml bulgar wheat

125 ml Simple Truth Chicken

Bone Broth

8 strawberries; thinly sliced

120 g wild rocket; washed

1 cucumber; roughly chopped

2 rounds of feta cheese;


1 avocado; cut into blocks

Simple Truth Mayonnaise

Try these mouth-watering recipes from South Africa’s favourite

supermarket. Checkers! From braai ideas to vegetarian meals, we’ve

got your mealtimes covered.

Make sure you visit for more recipes!


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beauty finds, books galore

and many more! Book your

place now and showcase

your best finds for the

perfect December gift guide.

Contact 051- 5050-900 or mail




Tel 051 444 6914

Melville Drive • Brandwag • Bloemfontein

Free Parking

Moeder van die bruid-uitrustings, dag- en aanddrag,

aandrokke, bloese, toppies, langbroeke en vele meer.

Somersvoorraad nou beskikbaar!

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Estherea Women's

Wellness Clinic

Water Birth | Natural Birth

Midwife-led Care | Doula Support

Sensitive C-section


083 728 7103 |



Life Rosepark Hospital understands that having a baby is a

wonderful experience, but can also be filled with uncertain

moments – that is why we have a baby clinic to support you

in your parenting journey.

Our dedicated team of nursing professionals are on hand

to provide you with the support and advise you need for your little one.

Our baby clinic offers the following services:

Breastfeeding consultation and information sessions;

Schedule immunisation for infants and toddlers;

Antenatal classes presented by Sr. Roux; and

Weekly weight checks for new-borns up to six weeks

For more information contact our baby clinic at

Pretty Gardens Lifestyle Centre on 051 451 1421

Pathway to success

Personalised Tutoring to reach your goals!

Fly camping ...

a safari for the adventurous

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Walking through big five country and sleeping out in

the wild

So you’re looking for somethng a little out of the ordinary. A little

more adventurous. Something special. And as we so often do (boast,

boast), we’ve done the hard work for you and found something

spectacular for you to experience. An authentic wilderness adventure,

where you can experience the beauty of the bush on foot and sleep

out in the wild. A fly camping safari experience is the latest activity

offered at Samara Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo – arguably

one of the most extraordinary areas of South Africa.

Taking its name from the original safari days when explorers set up

camp in big game country with little more than a fly sheet protecting

them from the elements, Samara’s fly camping activity remains true to

these origins.

WIth a maximum of six guests, your adventure begins with a guided

bush walk through Big Five territory ... fret not ... the rangers are armed

and they, and the trackers, are hugely experienced. Come dusk, you’ll

arrive at your private camp, where your tents have already been set up

(thank heavens ... imagine having to do that yourself after a long day

walking in the bush!), and the fire ready to be lit. You’ll have (massively

welcome, we’re sure) sundowners followed by a traditional South

Africa braai – think boerewors, roosterbrood and grilled pineapple

– cooked by the ranger and tracker team. You’ll spend the evening

sitting round the campfire, sharing safari stories and listening to the

nightly chorus of jackals, nightingales and the occasional lion roar,

before retreating to bed. The next morning, you can continue your

walk or drive back to the lodge.

This fly camping safari is only available from October to May

(excluding December 15 to January 10) and is limited to guests

who’ve booked a minimum three-night stay in one of Samara’s lodges.

A R7 000 a night camping surcharge applies, although this charge is

included in the cost if guests book a five-night conservation package.

Prices include the services of a fully armed ranger and tracker. You do

need to be 16 or older.


Hello Summer! Hot days. Sultry

nights. Sexy swimwear and slip

dresses. Which all, obviously,

scream tan. We’re massive fans

of the Caribbean Tan brand. The

self-tan and tan care products are

designed to eliminate the fuss and

mess associated with at-home

tanning creams, as well as the

costs associated with achieving

the perfect tan. The days of harsh,

chemical-heavy products and

harmful sunbeds are gone! We –

and the folk from Caribbean Tan

– believe that treating your skin

with care is beautiful, and that

means tanning safely and loving

your body from head to toe. Think

products that are good for you,

good for our planet, and crueltyfree!

You’ll find them at Dis-Chem

and Clicks, select independent

stores, as well as online at www. Fancy

winning a hamper of Caribbean

Tan products ... filled with eight

tanning products, valued at

more than R1500? Yes please!

To stand in line to snap up this

amazing prize, simply follow us

on Facebook, like our Summer Tan

post, and hold (golden) thumbs.

Competition ends December 15.



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