Our little girl is a movie star!

Last year Cara and I spent a few days in Prins Albert and last month we finally had the chance to see the end product of the project she was a part of… our girl is a movie star!!! Our little girl is a movie star! It still seems so unreal and I’m still not really sure how it happened. But I can’t take any credit. This girl is our superstar. And now, Cara van der Westhuizen, you are a movie star! Liewe Kersfeesvader Liewe Kersfeesvader is an Afrikaans movie that will be hitting the big screens on 17 November 2017! And we will be booking out the whole cinema. A teenage beauty queen is flung into swift adulthood when her father assumes a new identity: Father Christmas. Juggling a crazy father, an impressionable kid brother and a growing romance, Nonnie has to redefine her own meaning of family. – www.imdb.com The role of Nonnie is played by the amazingly talented Mila Guy. There are flashbacks in the movie of Nonnie as a little girl… played by Cara van der Westhuizen!! I am so proud I can burst!! We attended the world premiere of Liewe Kersfeesvader at the Kyknet Silwerskermfees on 25 August and it was magical. Get ready to laugh and cry – Liewe Kersfeesvader is a must see. I would like to thank Etienne Fourie (writer and director), Stefan Enslin (producer), JP du Preez (Novo Sound), Milan Murray en Morné Visser. You were all so amazing with Cara, on set and after. And Etienne and Stefan, thank you for allowing Cara to be a part of this...

Music marries Art at the Plus 1 Festival this weekend

Music marries Art this weekend at La Paris Estate in Franschhoek. Below is all you need to know about the Plus 1 Festival. The ultimate Valentine’s Day weekend will be presented for the very first time with the all new Plus 1 Festival that will be taking place from 17 to 19 February 2017 at the recently refurbished La Paris Estate in Franschhoek with its spectacular views and rolling green laws. This “festival of love” can be attended for the entire weekend or just for one of the three days, with a fantasy themed “Happily Ever After Party” presented like never before. The theme is inspired by the idea of marriage and how a couple who make these vows to one another chooses to be with the one that stole their heart “till death do us part” for a lifetime of happiness. Therefore, the ultimate fairytale.  Those attending can expect live performances from top local acts like GoodLuck, Euphonik, Mi Casa and The Kiffness, and for the very first time in South Africa, DJ Lovebirds from Berlin will be performing to play a special set. As the Plus 1 Festival will be celebrated as a marriage between contemporary Art and her groom, sexy Music, over twenty of South African original artworks will also be displayed in the winery, turned into a gallery for the weekend. Furthermore, another five talented artists created five large art installations that will be placed across the picturesque estate as a symbol of love. Examples of this will include a “Steam Punk Bride” installation at the dam, as well as an almost six meter tall Eiffel Tower. The “wedding...

Win tickets to a Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert with VIBESCOUT

What are your plans for this weekend? Not sure yet? Then head on over to Vibescout to see all that’s happening in and around beautiful Cape Town. Or Pretoria or Durban or Joburg. No matter where you are, Vibescout will tell you what’s on in your area. Vibescout is an online events guide that’s so user friendly you’ll have your next event or outing booked in no time. Just select your preferred area and date and voilà. All the fun at your fingertips. Visit them now at www.vibescout.co.za and see for yourself. I just checked out Things to do in Cape Town and the listed events include concerts, open air movie nights, book launches, yoga classes and even gaming events. And so much more.   WIN TICKETS TO A KIRSTENBOSCH SUMMER SUNSET CONCERT WITH VIBESCOUT The awesome people at Vibescout are sponsoring 2 tickets to any Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert. I’m super jealous by the way! Enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed. Please take note of the Terms and Conditions. Good luck!     a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. Transport to and from the venue will be the responsibility of the prize winner. Tickets can not be for any sold out shows and tickets for Jeremy Loops are no longer available. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated....

Slaying in the Summer: Win tickets to the #CosmoSummer Party

The hotly anticipated, annual Cosmo Summer Party is back and ready to kick off the Mother City holidays on Saturday, 26 November at Shimmy Beach Club. This year the Cosmo team is taking things to a whole new level with the biggest party, the biggest names and the coolest theme yet. The Cosmo Summer Party of the year! Entertainment on the night will feature international and local DJ royalty, including homegrown hero Black Coffee. With his worldwide appeal, recent BET award wins and having hosted the best international residencies, Coffee is the freshest act to have come out of Africa in a long time. Other entertainment on the night will be Cape Town born and bred DJ Minx; Jhb-based DJ, presenter and MC, DJ Loyd newcomer on the international scene, Joccie Borg, and much-loved local legend, the versatile and talented Leyton Lee. With the event’s theme of “Slaying in the Summer” guests can get creative yet sexy and glam with slinky bikinis, sarongs, board shorts, tropical prints, flowers in the hair, and anything else that signifies summer, sunshine and parties. Event starts at 19h00 for 20h00 and tickets cost R350 and can be purchased at http://cosmopolitan.nutickets.co.za/summer Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram @CosmopolitanSA. Win tickets to ring in #COSMOSummer All you have to do to win a set of double tickets to the party of the year is to comment below and you are in the draw! Extra entries for Facebook and Twitter shares – make sure to leave a separate comment for each share telling me where you’ve shared the giveaway and put your Twitter handle and/or Facebook name...

Strawberry Festival at the Stellenbosch Slow Market

It’s strawberry time and the Stellenbosch Slow Market will be celebrating it in style on 1 October! On Saturday, 01 October 2016, strawberry season will officially be celebrated at the Stellenbosch Slow Market where everything from freshly plucked strawberries, strawberry sausages, to strawberry soaps and bath salts as well as strawberry plants will be on sale. Meet South Africa’s queen of strawberries Come and meet South Africa’s queen of strawberries – strawberry farmer, Deonette Bourbon-Leftley, who has been growing these ruby red beauties for more than 31 years on her 24 hectare farm in Paarl. She says: “Our strawberries are grown with love and delivered with pride. They are ripened by the sun, and therefore are plump and sweet and last longer.” Deonette farms with 5 strawberry varieties – Festival, Honour, Virtue, Monterey and Commitment, and ensure that 6 hours after picking the strawberries they are at the market or other clients. “Honour is a big, delicious and plump and a bit firmer than its lovely cousin, Commitment. Festival again is longer in shape and Virtue rounder in shape.  They are all delicious and juicy,” explains Deonette. What to expect at the Strawberry Festival Says Dr. Gail Blake, owner of the Stellenbosch Slow Market: “Visitors can expect strawberry cocktails from Dr. Juice, strawberry tea and even strawberry bread from Fine Pastries. Native Chocolates will provide strawberry chocolate delights, and everyone should try our strawberry burgers from Flamed. And of course there will be strawberry fudge, strawberry sushi and even strawberry liqueur from Kaapse Liqueur. Ollie’s Sausages, who never disappoints with a variety of sausages of all types, will also be selling a...

It’s Koekedoor fever at Stellenbosch Slow Market on 23 July!

Are you a ‘Koekedoor’? It’s all about the cake at the Stellenbosch Slow Market come Saturday, 23 July! Show off your decorated cake at the Stellenbosch Slow Market to see if you can win over top television personalities. It’s your chance to prove that you are just as good at baking and decorating as the contestants of the highly acclaimed Koekedoor tv series on kykNet. Bake and bring your cake creation to the Stellenbosch Slow Market on Saturday, 23 July 2016. It’s Koekedoor fever at Stellenbosch Slow Market on 23 July! With Koekedoor fever still running high after the recent conclusion of season 2, visitors can look forward to meeting top 3 finalist, Sanet Eigelaar as well as the uber talented Kanya Hunt, the queen of chocolate works. Together with the beloved Koekedoor judge Mari-Lous Guy and Errieda du Toit, content producer and author of the show’s Koekedoor book, the team will decide which cake is the most breathtaking and visually appealing of all. It will also be the very first public launch of Human & Rousseau’s new Koekedoor 2 baking book and enthusiasts can look forward to rubbing shoulders with the television stars, taking a selfie with them and brag with an autograph or two. The Stellenbosch Slow Market will be the ideal location to purchase the book in order to get the royal family of cakes to autograph it. With a delicious chocolate and orange theme, young and old are invited to come show off their creativity when it comes to cakes. The emphasis of the competition will be on decorating and those who want to showcase...

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