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!

Our girls 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.

Liewe Kersfeesvader

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.

Liewe Kersfeesvader Cara van der Westhuizen

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 wonderful movie.

A huge thank you to Cape Gate Shopping Centre

We would also like to say thank you to the kind people of Cape Gate Shopping Centre in Brackenfell. They spoiled our girl with a massive shopping spree and sponsored her outfit for her movie premiere. Thank you, thank you! You guys are awesome.

Cara van der Westhuizen Cape Gate Shopping Centre

See you at the movies!


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.

Music marries Art at the Plus 1 Festival this weekend

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.

2017 Plus 1 Festival

The “wedding reception” will be celebrated with a craft and gourmet food market while DJs will be playing reinvented classics on their “Something Old” dam side dance floor.

Says Greg Lipton, Plus 1 Festival Director: “This all new festival invites discerning party goers from all over SA and the world to come to one of the most beautiful settings on earth in order to get lost in this enchanted playground – effectively, when Art marries Music, everyone over 21 is invited!

2017 Plus 1 Festival

“So for lovers of talented artists, artisans, bands, chefs, designers and DJs, and for those that enjoy living life to the max, the Plus 1 Festival invites you to find that special someone or gather your crew to come and indulge in a fun filled fantasy themed dress up party that has everyone excited.”

He adds that as Art and Music are stylish and fashion forward, those that attend should plan their outfits wisely. “Fantasy Friday is the Stag and Hen parties, so prepare for all kinds of sexy. Saturday will be the big Celebration, while Sunday is Funday to picnic and chillax,” Lipton says.

Costumes for Fantasy Friday should be a sexy expression of self, while outfits for the marriage on Saturday can be inspired by a variety of cultures and how they celebrate weddings. For Funday (on Sunday), the more outrageous, louder, artistic and original, the better.

2017 Plus 1 Festival

Lipton concludes: “This is going to be the ultimate happily ever after event ever. Picture a mixture of romance and spectacle to the max as only a Disney film directed by Quentin Tarantino would be. That is only a hint of what to expect.”

For more information, visit www.Plus1Festival.com. Also join the conversation on Facebook (plus1festival), Twitter (@Plus_1_Festival), Instagram (plus1festival) and also check out Pinterest (plus1festival) for some costume ideas.

Pic credits (images 2 – 4): Francois Ferreira