2024’s hottest design trends on show in super stylish stays

Attention design lovers: Get ready to discover the hottest design predictions for the upcoming year. Our curated selection of Airbnbs showcases the decorative trends experts predict* are set to dominate in 2024. Classic motifs are making a comeback, but with a modern twist. From the timeless charm of Heritage Shaker to the captivating allure of Tapestry Revival, these stays offer the perfect opportunity to […]

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Airbnb reveals its 2024 travel predictions

As the world prepares to wrap up 2023, Airbnb has shaken the magic eight ball to unveil what travel in the New Year will look like. For the holiday planners, the data reveals some of the top trending domestic and international destinations as well as some interesting insights about how people are travelling.  Big Greek getaway: International destinations South Africans are searching The following countries […]

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Are customers still loyal to brands?

If you’re anything like me, you don’t take any significant purchase lightly. You do a lot of research, Googling and asking your mates what their experiences were when making similar buys. What you probably don’t do is stay loyal to the same brand over and over again just because your parents and grandparents did, writes Anton Gillis, CEO of Kruger Gate Hotel.   But that […]

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Two million slices of heaven from Airbnb

Airbnb have just released Guest Favorites, a collection of the 2 million most-loved homes on Airbnb, along with revamped ratings & reviews, and a new Listings tab featuring a set of tools to help Hosts better showcase their homes, according to Airbnb. Airbnb has more than 7 million homes all over the world. Each home is one-of-a-kind, and this uniqueness is what sets Airbnb […]

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New Christmas Gifting, Recyclable Christmas Wrapping Paper and Accessories

Not sure what to ask your relatives to bring over from the UK next time they visit? How about “forget the gift… bring me some gift paper!” Upgrade your Christmas gifting from ordinary to extraordinary with Storigraphic’s boutique collection of festive finery. Creatively crafted in bold and timeless style, their diverse range of luxury recyclable gift wrap, Christmas cards and accessories will add that extra fabulous flair to all […]

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Suzuki shatters records in declining market

Naamsa, the business council for the automotive industry, reports that Suzuki sold 3 857 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles to customers in October. This represents 86% of the total of 4 480 vehicles that Suzuki sold in South Africa last month. The rise in retail sales is in sharp contrast to retail sales by the industry in general. According to naamsa, a total […]

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Mona Lisa Smile

The Mona Lisa Touch is a new vaginal laser therapy available for the first time in the Western Cape, and provides much anticipated relief for women everywhere, at all stages of life Women are finally being given something they’ve needed for a host of reasons. Loss of sensation Itching in an awkward spot Burning Painful sex These are all symptoms which many women recognise. […]

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The Chelsea Luxury Facial – TWO Thumbs Up!

The Invitation Confetti Chicks was fortunate to attend the recent launch of a specialised new treatment by Chelsea Clinic & Spa called Mona Lisa Touch. Along with my event goodie bag, came a special invitation to experience a Luxury Facial compliments of the spa. The Venue One can hardly imagine a more luxurious spa interior. The bold and opulent décor captivates you as soon […]

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Wedding and Events Supremo Marina Nestel

Business-savvy Marina Nestel imparts her wisdom and advice on everything – from heading up her own successful company, to wedding planning and Bridezilla moments! Marina established The Little Black Book in 2007 and has since earned a reputation as Cape Town’s leading events management and public relations consultancies. “I attribute my success first and foremost to the fact that I am a genuine people pleaser, […]

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What South African homeowners want in a better home

MAIN PHOTO: Festoon House Lighting https://festoonhouse.com.au/festoon-lights/ A recent survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc has revealed some startling results in terms of what local homeowners are looking for in their homes. The survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc was aimed at better understanding what South Africans want in their homes and revealed that 79% of people want their homes to be more flexible, while 75% of respondents revealed that […]

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Smaller deposit? Buy a cheaper home!

Is there any point in waiting to save up a large deposit on a home when interest rates are declining and the banks are in a hurry to grant more home loans? “Many buyers are taking the view,” says Rudi Botha, CEO of BetterBond, SA’s biggest bond originator, “that they should take advantage of the current lending conditions and secure a home loan with […]

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5-star honeymoon in Kruger

Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been granted the opportunity to take exclusive mobile safari camps in 5-star style for bespoke groups into some of its most untouched areas within the Kruger’s 19,485 square kilometre border. An encounter with wildlife in its natural environment is both a privilege and a rarity as the 950 000 annual tourists to the Kruger National Park of South Africa can […]

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Easy Peasy Online Gift Registry

Introducing Wrapistry, an e-commerce retailer designed to make wedding & gift shopping simple & stress free from the comfort of your home. With over 150 brands & 3000 wedding gifts to choose from, it’s sheer brilliance! How it works is as easy as pie: Simply create your registry. Add your gifts selection. Share your registry with friends. Enjoy free shipping. Yes, free delivery at […]

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HANKY PANKY: The Perfect Bridal Accessory

Make that special day even more special with Hanky Panky garments. Their lingerie is so sexy and comfortable, it’s no wonder it was referenced as “Butter Lace” by Forbes USA magazine and trademarked as the ‘world’s most comfortable thong.’  Find a selection of panties, thongs, bras, chemises, tops and babydoll dresses in white and something blue.   Say “I DO” in Swarovski Who knew two little words could mean so […]

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What’s in Your Make-Up Kit?

Jeanine Jackson is a skilled make-up artist based in Gauteng, and defines Beauty as being comfortable in one’s own skin… “That, and a kickass red lipstick!” Question from a Bride-to-be: I am really worried about rain on my wedding day. What if my hair and make-up get wet? Am I stressing unnecessarily? Jeanine’s advice: Ask your make up artist to apply extra primer before applying […]

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Taking Wedding Photography to a Whole New Level

Adithi Rajkumar is a wedding photographer with a difference. Confetti Chicks spoke to this dynamic lady after she received her R250 000 “business makeover” prize from Retail Capital’s power-packed strategy and marketing team. Her company, Scribe Photography, first got off the ground through a humble online classified ad! “I posted my first ad on Gumtree, and that’s how we got the ball rolling. Since then […]

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G&Tea Weekends Hosted by The Light House

Something very special is happening this winter! The Light House Boutique Suites has teamed up with Paarl’s award-winning distillery, Wilderer Gin, to stir things up with their special G&Tea Winter Weekends in May, August and September 2018. Lovers of the ‘good life’ and craft Gin are invited to experience the luxury of a weekend at The Light House, an elegant boutique guest house located in […]

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Help! Wedding Planning SOS

With over 10 years of experience in the events and PR industry, owner and founder, Jules Illing opened the doors of Blue Bird Events in February 2017 after a life long dream of creating and seeing beautiful events to fruition. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for working with people, these qualities ensure that every event organised by Blue Bird Events […]

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Photographer’s Pro Tip to help your Groom enjoy the Photo Session

Johette Pople is the owner of Johette Pople Photography offering a personalised, boutique approach to every kind of photography need and special occasion. Johette Pople Photography was established in 2009 and has since built-up an impressive client list, documenting every special moment for many families in the Boland District from the engagement shoots, weddings, baby showers, new born shoots and special birthdays or functions.  […]

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Make-Up Tips to Plan for Rain on your Wedding Day

Gerty Janse van Rensburg is a professional make-up artist and her business, Essence of Beauty is based in Worcester, Western Cape. Gerty has been in the industry for over 8 years and bridal make-up is a great passion of hers. She loves the industry and what she does, her greatest joy is to make sure her bride’s dream becomes a reality on their special […]

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Our Guide to Discovering Your Body Type

What do we mean by Body Type? While us ladies might not enjoy being boxed into a certain category, it is helpful to know that a few categories have been defined by dressmakers, traditionally based on the most commonly found body shapes. This pared-down list of shapes is most helpful when it comes to selecting styles of clothing that best suit us, and are […]

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Dress Silhouettes to Flatter Your Body Shape

When it comes to choosing your wedding gown, a great starting point is to consider the shape best suited to your body type. Just as tastes vary from one bride to another, so do our individual body types. Dress designers take these unique body variations into account, and work it to your advantage. The aim is to accentuate and flatter what Mother Nature gave […]

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Wedding Stress Antidotes

Everybody loves a wedding … but are we living in a nation of stressed out brides? Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events While the ‘Runaway Bride’ with Julia Roberts story is not a typical tale, it helped shine a light on something most people can’t fully understand unless they have – or once had – those bridal hormones coursing through them. Planning […]

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Wedding Planner VS Venue Coordinator

I’ve heard it SO many times, “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner.” Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events What most brides don’t quite understand is that the venue coordinator is just there for the VENUE, not you. (Nothing against venue coordinators – I love them and they’ve helped me out a lot before!) If they tell you […]

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Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

It seems like you can’t read a book, magazine or even watch a wedding film without a ‘wedding planner’ appearing. In fact 26% of brides now hire a planner for their wedding, an amazing increase from recent years. But why the popularity? Years ago couples were happy with a small simple wedding organised by their Mother, but now it would appear the more elaborate, […]

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Destination Weddings in KZN

Planning a destination wedding usually invokes visions of huge bills and stress! But … … the secret lies in the way you plan it; and at Brahman Hills, industry veteran Gill Bowmaker, together with the on-site wedding team, has that ‘secret’. They shoulder all the ‘away-from-home’ wedding planning stress – they work closely with bridal couples to create a space and a relaxed ambience […]

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Confetti Chicks Event Feedback

On Saturday, 3rd March, we brought together a group of dynamic women at Waterline in Noordhoek, to connect, network and discuss women’s issues. On the Agenda: Love, Marriage and Relationships Travel bucket lists What makes marriage/long-term commitments last Finding your Work/Life/Family balance Beauty, health and skincare OUR VENUE: Waterline. This exquisite villa, overlooking the Noordhoek dunes and vast expanses of blue sky, was very […]

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Why The Light House is So Unique

What makes The Light House Boutique Suites in Paarl such a unique and splendid location, is that it’s run by a group of very special and dynamic people. Together with their dedicated team, Darrol and Hendrik have formulated the magic ingredients for a one-of-a-kind guest experience. Surrounded by the Cape Winelands, the Paarl Valley is less than an hour’s drive out of the city. […]

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Happy Anniversary Farah & Jarrod

Saturday, 11th March 2017 was a typically hot, clear Cape Town day. The setting was The Noon Gun on Signal Hill with spectacular views over the city. Guests gathered under pretty parasols to witness the wedding of Farah and Jarrod, followed by a refreshing High Tea banquet. Photography by  Tauriq Dolley. We would like to wish Farah and Jarrod a very happy first wedding […]

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Modern Urban Elegance in Hyde Park

This wedding venue is for the modern couple who want an elegant, stylish wedding in the City of Gold, with its unique, vibrant backdrop making memorable photographs of the big day. The Park House of Events on 7 Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times of our lives and the start of many new beginnings together. Being hopeless romantics ourselves, we love […]

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The Meaning and Significance of Lobola

Known to many as a “bride-price” or bride-worth” and to some extent as a “down payment” or “dowry” but in the African culture, it is a ritual that brings two families together. Words: Unathi Nkanjeni According to the English usage ‘dowry’ is the gift of money, goods or both, offered by the bride or bride’s family towards establishment of her household, whereas a bride-price […]

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Lose your heart in Russia

After a lifetime dreaming of visiting Russia, Marion Kate reveals that her budget trip to the icy capital of communism was everything she expected… and much, much more. Why do we have bucket lists? Is it to keep our dreams alive, to help us reach our goals… or to feel satisfied and content when we do? Whatever it is, Russia has been a bucket […]

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The Yungskin way to eat right and age gracefully

“To age gracefully (to use a cliché) is what we support, and by that we mean reflecting a well-maintained, ‘glowing’ presentation (skin, attitude etc), healthy lifestyle and positive mind-set!” said Dr Sherwin, inventor of Yungskin. Here are some of his tips for a healthy lifestyle. Avocados Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, and can contain up to 22 grams of fat in a medium-sized […]

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The Yungskin way to healthy living

Yungskin inventor Dr Philip Sherwin is a strong proponent of a healthy diet, active lifestyle and a positive mindset all playing a significant role in how the skin ages. Here are some of his tips for a healthy lifestyle. Stay active Get the body moving and find an exercise that suits you as an example, rebounding and the 5 Tibetans (Fountain of Youth) which can […]

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5 STEPS TO A NATURAL, GLOWING COMPLEXION

Yungskin advocate a 5-step skincare routine for a naturally glowing complexion Yungskin’s™ energy infused skin care product range – offers an exceptional solution to anti-aging and age management challenges. The product range is developed to complement one another, ensuring maximum results when used in conjunction. As it is challenging to find a skin care routine that works best for you amongst the multitudes of […]

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Yungskin Sun Care, R195 – 100ml      

Yungskin Suncare SPF40 This high factor sun protection CANSA- and EU-approved sunscreen product offers UVA & UVB protection and the following features: – non-greasy – non-sticky – lightweight – easy to apply, ie absorbs into skin effortlessly – leaving no white streak marks after application – leaving no ‘residue’ on skin Confetti comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Description Suitable for all […]

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Yungskin Night Cream, R440 – 50ml

Confetti comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Direction for use Apply directly onto cleansed, toned skin, morning and evening by gently massaging cream into the face. Recommended, though not essential, to rest skin for 2 days per month and then repeat the cycle in order to allow facial muscles to relax. Yungskin can be used in conjunction with any other skincare treatments. […]

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Yungskin Toner, R110 – 100ml

Contains natural vitamins and extracts to enhance your skin. Infused with actives to help moisturise- and regenerate the skin. Also reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Application of Toner will leave the skin feeling softer, smoother and more radiant in appearance. Contains no harmful chemicals or alcohol. Confetti comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Description Direction for use Apply with cotton wool onto […]

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Yungskin Face Wash, R100 – 100ml

A mild gel cleanser, suitable for all skin types that cleanse the skin without drying it out. Gently fragranced with essential oils of geranium and grapefruit for a pleasant and refreshing cleansing experience. Contains lavender water and is pH balanced. Contains no harmful chemicals or paraben. Confetti comment  Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Description Direction for use: Pump small amount on damp […]

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Yungskin Food, R185 – 30ml

Yungskin food is a pH alkaline liquid which has been infused Homoeopathically with the energies to feed and rejuvenate the skin from within. For best results in skin rejuvenation and in obtaining youthful, glowing skin, it is recommended to take Yungskin Food in conjunction with the application of any of the Yungskin cream products. Confetti comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Description […]

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Yungskin Tissue Oil, R120 – 100ml

Contains Neroli Oil, known for its uplifting and toning properties. Yungskin Tissue Oil treats scars, stretch marks, ageing skin, dehydrated skin and uneven skin tone Confetti Comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly.           Description Suitable for all skin types Directions for use Apply twice daily (morning and evening) on cleansed skin Ingredients INCI Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin (Isodragol oil), […]

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Yungskin Day Cream, R425 – 50ml

Suitable for teens, females up to age 30 and all males. Women with mature but more sensitive skin may find Yungskin Light to be more appropriate for their skin type as it contains less natural oils than the Rich version. Ideal to use as Day Cream in combination with Rich as Night Cream, if so preferred. Confetti Comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow […]

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What makes Yungskin different from other skin care products?

Yungskin products are unique because they stimulate targeted Acupuncture face-lifting points on the face, eyes and neck. The products are infused and energized using a high-tech quantum imprinting process to stimulate the Acupuncture points at a deep cellular level. When applied correctly, the skin’s natural vitality and radiance are regenerated, fine lines and wrinkles are significantly reduced and the skin takes on a more […]

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We’re wild about Yungskin

Confetti Chicks has been won over by Yungskin’s natural-based skin care range that has been designed to manage and maintain a healthy and vibrant-looking complexion. Unique to the skin care industry, Yungskin is the first and only brand to base their products on the principles of Homeopathy and Acupuncture. The range comprises products that are energized using quantum energy science and cellular stimulation principles […]

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The eyewear Oscars

The 48TH MIDO (the leading international eyewear expo) breaks all its own records, closing with  4.9% increase to confirm its global leadership position and its role of excellence in the trade show universe. Milan, February 2018: The 48th MIDO – the leading eyewear trade show on a global scale – got off amidst high expectations and ended exceeding them all. More than 58,000 entries of eyewear […]

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See you at the Joburg Wedding Expo, 10-11 March

Join us at SA’s most exciting bridal expo, as we put the fun back into planning your wedding! Connect and engage with wedding suppliers in a fun and light hearted environment. Take away the pressure of planning a wedding, be inspired and find the wedding suppliers you need. It’s a great day out with fun activities planned for the show. Get a mini make […]

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Summer Popsicles

Everyday Luxury with J.C. Le Roux’s drier VIBRAZIO Range Enjoying a glass of sparkling wine must be one of life’s sophisticated pleasures. With J.C. Le Roux’s latest drier Vibrazio range released, sipping a glass of sparkling wine is now an all year round delight. And for an indulging adult treat, make your very own popsicles! The Vibrazio Sauvignon Blanc, Demi-Sec and Demi-Sec Rosé offer […]

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Airbnb’s new Roadmap offers incredible wedding and honeymoon options

New property types, new tiers, Airbnb Collections and community recognition form the key elements of their newly launched Roadmap to bring the benefits of local and authentic travel to everyone. 10 years ago, Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia inflated three airbeds in their San Francisco apartment and started what has become a global phenomenon in travel. Today, Airbnb is one of the […]

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How to Blow Up a Small Living Room

Claire Gibson from La-Z-Boy offers some advice to Confetti Chicks on how to make a small living room look oh-so-much bigger. Many of us are more than familiar with the struggle of trying to cram all our worldly possessions into a tiny living room, resulting in it feeling cramped, claustrophobic and anything but elegant and inviting. However, the good news is that successfully transforming […]

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Happy Anniversary Nicole & Pieter!

One year ago today, Nicole and Pieter made their Forever vows at the beautiful Merwida Country Manor. Enjoy a look back at their special day: Videography: The Wedding Guys We salute you on your first anniversary Nicole and Pieter, and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Read our full story here. Credits: Photographer: Beloved Photography by Tiana Smith Videographer: Nathan Brooks of […]

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On the 6th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love said to me “Let’s turn off our cellphones and dim the lights!” It was time for a game of Role Play. This game requires a wee bit of forward planning because you’ll need to source a few choice items of clothing and props. Here are two examples of fantasy scenarios which are quite high on most men’s wish list: You […]

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Sweet! Valentine Giveaways for YOU

How to Enter: Follow Confetti Chicks on Instagram and Like us on Facebook then send us an email and tell us which product you would like most. Here’s what you can win: Guaranteed adult fun with The Oh Box (voucher valued at R1,200). Receive a specially curated gift box themed with erotic fun for you and your partner. OR 50ml Yungskin Day Cream valued at R425. […]

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Introducing our Skin Care partner: YUNGSKIN

The world’s first energy-infused skincare line based on Acupuncture face-lift points. Confetti Chicks has tested, fallen in love, and is proud to be affiliated with this innovative beauty range, which is both kind to your skin and kind to Nature! Yungskin is a natural-based skincare range designed to manage and maintain a healthy and vibrant-looking complexion. Unique to the skincare industry, Yungskin is the […]

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On the 7th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love suggested a game of Kiss Kiss! As the name of this game suggests, it involves some intense tongue-twisting fun. Okay so we’re not in high school anymore, but the idea is to focus on each other for a few stolen moments of bliss. The aim is to kiss without stopping for as long as you can. The first person to […]

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On the 8th day of Valentine’s …

… my True Love said to me “Let’s play Treasure Hunt.” Think of an Easter hunt, with a twist! Treasure hunts for adults involve some good clean (or dirty) fun and debauchery. Throw some wine and candle-lit scenery into the mix, and you’ll both be entertained for hours. Take turns hiding a selection of presents around the house and even the garden. These can […]

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On the 9th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love said to me: ‘Let’s play a game of Truth or Dare’. Here’s how: The aim of the game is to be light-hearted and open minded. Leave the ego behind and be willing to share all in the name of love and intimacy. Caution: only suggest this game when you’re both relaxed and up for some closeness and bonding. Start by […]

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The Light House Boutique Suites

Words: Gill Lewis The middle of December is probably not the best of times to kick back for a leisurely three-day stay at a guesthouse in the Paarl winelands. Our son had just gone on school holiday, our end of year deadlines were swirling around our heads… yet when you get offered the chance to review a luxury guesthouse, sometimes you simply have to […]

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How to secure your home when you’re not there!

The festive season is a time for people to catch-up with friends and family, complete last-minute shopping and eat to their heart’s content… but it is also a time where many people let their guard down to enjoy their surroundings. Pretty much the same as when you are you betrothed jet off on your honeymoon. It is also a time where those wanting to […]

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Zandile & Lungelo

A richly colourful wedding was the culmination of Zandile and Lungelo’s true love story, and the traditional Zulu ceremony took place at the groom’s home in Esidumbini, KZN. Explaining how they met, Zandile says “I had just come back from Cape Town and relocated to Durban. I wanted to rekindle my relationship with my high school friends and one of them was throwing a birthday party. […]

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To Die For Darling! McQueens Pride & Groom

If you’ve been looking for something completely different, and are in need of a good ol’ pampering boost for your hair, skin and nails, McQueens Boutique Spa will definitely live up to all your expectations. This Groom Salon has the soothing ambience of a modern cigar lounge, and the warm soul of an unpretentious jazz club. Think bare brick walls, velvety upholstery and muted […]

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Tease Hair & Beauty Salon Opens in Green Point

Opposite the Green Point Stadium and next to the famous Giovanni’s you will find the newly opened Tease Hair and Beauty Salon on the first floor of Paramount Place. At the recent launch party, we were treated to an evening of chilled aperitifs and delicious sushi. The salon is slick and trendy, and owner Vida Croeser has got the décor just right: a clever combo […]

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WEDDING PLANNING 101: Tips from the Experts

Confetti Chicks spoke to Madri and Niki of The Event Planners who shared with us their top tips for successful event planning: “While planning your wedding, stay focused on what you and your partner really want and of course, on your budget. Often brides and grooms-to-be get distracted along the way with too many influences, ideas, traditions and needs being forced onto them by […]

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Destination: Croatia!

Petra and Matthew met in Mauritius six years ago and fell in love at first sight. “Because the we lived on two different continents, the internet played a big role in our relationship. We were able to stay in touch, and ultimately stay together thanks to technology!” says Petra. After a whirlwind courtship of ten months, Matthew popped the question and Petra was elated. […]

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Beautiful Blooms in a Box

These amazing arrangements delicately tucked into square boxes really appeal to the perfectionist in me. There is just something so strikingly perfect about the symmetry and orderliness of these neat displays. The prettiness of the colourful fresh flowers pack a vibrant punch. Which are your favourites? All Things Bloom is an online floral design studio, delivering beautiful boxes of flowers in and around Cape Town. Choose […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Lubrimaxxx – For better, happier, healthier sex! 100% NATURAL WATER-BASED MEDICALLY TESTED RATED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST AND SAFEST LubrimaxxxTM is a personal lubricant, proudly developed and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa, and ranked amongst one of the world’s highest rated and safest1 personal lubricants. ** Give Away Alert ** We’re giving away TEN 200ml tubes Scroll down for details on how […]

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Finding Your Bliss

Picture yourself waking up after a perfect sleep – the early morning sun sneaking a peek through the curtains. You smile, reach out and pick up your smartphone, and the online onslaught begins… Or, you can reach out with a smile to your beloved beside you and draw them close in a hug, stroke their hair, or share the dream you had last night or […]

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Candied Orange Drizzle Cake

By The Caketonian Winter is definitely on its way in Ireland (which is taking some getting used to for this northern hemisphere dwelling Capetonian) – the days are decidedly shorter, and my boots and jackets are making more regular appearances. But this just means a new season of baking so I decided to embrace it and play around a little with some lush citrus […]

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See it, like it, scan it at the Joburg Wedding Expo

See it, like it, scan it at The Joburg Wedding Expo where you will find everything you need for your special day; it’s the ultimate day out for the bridal party! With wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and designers, florists and décor specialists, wedding venues and jewellers, The Wedding Expo is the ultimate wedding shopping destination. And that is not all! Download ScanPlan, The […]

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Special Offer on Mug Twinsets!

Spoil that special couple in your life (or spoil yourself) with an iconic set of His & Hers mugs and get a free greeting card valued at R35 with every Mug Set purchased FREE Greeting Card with every mug twinset. Plus! Free Gift Wrapping on request. We will ship to all major SA cities. Please add R50 for postage. Email your order to gill@confettichicks.co.za […]

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14,000 km to Bliss!

Shari and Tendai chose what they believe is the most beautiful part of the world to tie the knot – the Paarl Valley in the Western Cape. Words by Elandi Coetzee of ZaraZoo The ZaraZoo team were delighted to be back at our favourite Polo Estate in South Africa, this time for an Aleit Wedding at Val de Vie. What a pleasure it was […]

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Confetti directory

Venues | Gauteng Casa Toscana Lodge | www.casatoscana.co.za Indaba Hotel | www.indabahotel.co.za The Forum Company | www.theforumweddings.co.za The Park On 7 | www.theparkon7.com   Venues | Western Cape Het Vlock Casteel | www.hetvlockcasteel.co.za Lalapanzi Lodge | www.lalapanzilodge.co.za Mount Nelson | www.belmond.com/mount-nelson-hotel-cape-town Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel | www.tintswalo.com/atlantic Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | www.12apostleshotel.com   Venues | Cape Winelands Fynbos Estate | www.fynbosestate.co.za Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa | www.lefranschhoek.co.za Morgenhof Estate | www.morgenhof.com Merwida Country Lodge | […]

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Jules & Louw

Jules and Louw met 15 years ago, while he was working at the Billabong Shop in St Francis Bay and Jules was there on holiday. He was 16 and she was 18. “The moment I walked in the door, he had my heart,” says Jules We dated for a bit but the long distance proved a challenge and we decided to remain friends. We […]

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Impressions of a Bridal Couturier

We caught up with acclaimed South African designer Janita Toerien and came away even more impressed with her work than ever before. Confetti Chicks: How did you get into the wedding industry? Janita Toerien: I always loved drawing dresses, whether it was for my paper dolls when I was 6 or just doodling through high school. When I went to college though, I wasn’t […]

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A Mad Hatter’s (Kitchen) Tea Party

By The CakeTonian I won’t lie, I was a little daunted when I was asked to make the cake for one of my favourite people’s kitchen tea. But that was beautifully balanced with the excitement of unleashing my creativity on this “no pressure” bake for a Madhatter’s Tea Party themed celebration. Although I often explore my creativity through exciting flavours and ingredients, for this challenge, […]

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If the Shoe Fits, Wear it Beautifully

Wedding day comfort is paramont. Along with looking your best, you also need to keep your feet looking and feeling good – all day long! Put your best foot forward in crystals, satin or lace. With so many styles and colours at your fingertips – blush, nude, ivory or white – where do you even start to find your favourite pair? Trawling the malls and […]

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Sue & Dwayne

When Mother Nature is the setting for a true life romance… Photos by Charlene Schreuder Photography Sue and Dwayne were married at the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg and it’s easy to see why this gorgeous couple chose this serene backdrop for their nuptials. The couple said their vows under a white canopy overlooking the vlei on a typically warm sunny day, followed by the reception under […]

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Let’s start your event journey here!

Personalised, bespoke event planning is a must-have! Specialising in corporate and private events such as end of year parties, conferences, workshops, weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, Blue Bird Events also organises brand launches as well as social media content creation and management. With 8 years of experience in the events and PR industry, owner and founder, Jules Illing, opened the doors of […]

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Colour Trend Alert

While we absolutely adore the romance of white and ivory wedding gowns (always have and always will), we invite you to consider this exciting colour trend which international brides are boldly experimenting with. Dive into a cotton candy cloud of pink No longer reserved for little girls, pink is everywhere! From clothing and jewellery, to food and décor. We’re certainly not complaining! Here is a special compilation of […]

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Confetti Chicks Softmag #3 – The Bliss Issue

An indulgent mix of content awaits you… Download our new Softmag to view on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Choose from our high-resolution version (55mb)… or the standard resolution (22mb). Or view the online version of Confetti Chicks below: Featured for you: 20 Ways to Find Your Bliss Beautiful Real Weddings Interview with Janita Toerien 50 Shades of Pink Sizzling Swimwear Lucious Lingerie Flowers Brides Love […]

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Anniversary Gifts – A Quick Guide

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Roman Empire, where husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary, and a gold wreath on the 50th. Fast forward to the twentieth century, and commercialism has led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named gift. First Anniversary: PAPER The first anniversary is traditionally commemorated with a gift […]

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Get Your Face Summer-Ready!

The good news is, TEENLIFTING is here! This new beauty innovation has been developed by Dr Sanja Malbaša Gošović of Croatia, and it has recently been brought to South Africa by Petra Lilley who is fully trained and qualified to professionally offer you the benefits of this wonderful youth-enhancing treatment. What is TEENLIFTING? In a nutshell, it is best described as a non-surgical face […]

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Candice & Bryan

The stunning and rustic setting of Lalapanzi Lodge in Somerset West was the chosen location for Candice and Bryan to celebrate the happiest day of their lives. The wedding party numbered 15 people in total, including the couple and their guests, hence the countryside surroundings lent itself well to the overall vision for their Big Day. The lodge is both elegant and cozy, with […]

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Honeymoon Goals

It is the most beautiful feeling in the world. In fact, it’s one that cannot be made sweeter by words or melodies or things because it is already the greatest most extravagant feeling the world has to offer. And it’s all because of that one person, that special significant other, The One that you have chosen. The one who chose you. How could you […]

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Oysters & Bubbles

Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats. Our theme is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple! What’s […]

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Get Married at De Hoop Nature Reserve

A location like none other in Southern Africa Mother Nature is waiting to reconnect with you a mere 3 hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town. After visiting this slice of heaven, I can personally recommend that you choose De Hoop for your wedding and your honeymoon! Imagine yourself on a floating champagne cruise with your new husband, being served delicious canapés while sipping your chilled […]

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From ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’

Are you recently married, or planning your vow renewal? Confetti Chicks invites you to send us your Real Wedding for publication in our Softmag. We want to know your love story! How to submit: Email: weddings@confettichicks.co.za What to submit: 1 – 2 Photos of you and your significant other (high resolution). 1 – 2 Photos of your engagement shoot (high resolution). 2 – 3 Photos of your wedding day (high […]

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Delicious Almond, Coconut & Vanilla Cake

By The Caketonian When Friday rolls around, it’s time to leave work behind and dive head first into some baking fun. And a relaxed evening braai (South Africanism for barbeque) with friends, and a whole free-range  chicken on the grill deserves to be followed by a sweet and delicious baked treat. But who has the time on a Friday to spend hours putting together […]

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Connect and Touch

Be that couple. You know, the ones who can’t keep their hands off each other. Always holding hands, leaning in to each other, and not afraid to show affection in public. Even when they’ve been married a long time, they still act like they did back when they were dating… They will be the ones celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Be THAT couple. #connect_and_touch © […]

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Choosing your Designer Wedding Bling

Janine Binneman has been in the business of jewellery design for 21 years, so she knows a thing or two about those glittery objects of desire! We thought we’d find out more about what makes this creative dynamo tick. “I have always been drawn to design, but the bling attracted me the most.” Tell us about the full range of jewellery you make? We have […]

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Sapphire Events – Blazing a trail

The dynamic women behind KZN-based party and events planning company Sapphire Events are blazing their own trail, as they aim to bring their clients’ fairytale dreams to life. “Four key principals govern how we set out to achieve this goal: Attention to detail & triple checking EVERYTHING twice is imperative. Ensure that you develop great relationships with your suppliers. Learn to collaborate with others on certain […]

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Ruth & Jon start a lovely new tradition

Take a peek into the real wedding of our beautiful bride Ruth, and her new husband Jon, and see how they mixed up their bridal party in a unique and interesting way: See the full article in our July issue of Confetti Chicks Softmag: Click here to download, or view online below: We wish Ruth & Jon a lifetime of love and happiness! Venue: Fynbos Estate, […]

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Rosa Clará’s bridal fashion show

Internationally acclaimed bridalwear designer ROSA CLARÁ was given the task of creating the wedding gown in which Antonela Roccuzzo would say “I will” to FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The ceremony, which was attended by a host of sports celebrities, took place on 30 June in the city of Rosario (Argentina). Antonela Roccuzzo wore an exclusive mermaid-style gown by Spanish designer Rosa Clará. The […]

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Rain on Your Wedding Day

A Photographer’s Perspective:  Rain on Your Wedding Day… The days are counting down to your wedding, you’ve installed 10 different weather apps on your phone, and they all have that miserable dark grey icon hovering over your day. What to do? Well, firstly, you’re not alone. I’ll be the first to admit I did the same in the days running up to my own […]

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Experience it! Deluxe Laser & Spa

Banish tired winter skin, and get your pre-wedding summer glow on now! by Gill Lewis I recently took myself off for a mid-week winter treat at Deluxe Laser’s Cavendish branch because my skin was looking a bit tired, and frankly I was in desperate need of a healing touch. So, after reviewing their online menu of treatments, I opted for a Collagen Rejuvenation facial […]

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Your Honeymoon …as part of your Gift Registry!

Travel Moon is a luxury bespoke honeymoon registry. In a nutshell, Travel Moon offers a unique service which affords each wedding couple the chance to personalize their honeymoon. By adding additional wish list items, the couple creates a registry for their friends and family to purchase experiences for them to enjoy whilst on honeymoon. The average age of a South African couple getting married […]

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Your Wedding Timeline

Got twelve months till ‘I do’? Congratulations! To help you along, we’ve put together our guideline for perfect wedding planning: 12 Months to go ■ Set the date, and make your announcement to family and friends. ■ Start a binder or folder, and start a Pinterest board to collect all your ideas and inspiration. ■ Work out your budget, how much you can spend […]

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The Cape Town Wedding Expo

Dream it! Plan it! Live it! Visit The Cape Town Wedding Expo to plan the perfect day you have always dreamed of and live happily ever after. You will find a world of rich inspiration for the perfect wedding day at The Wedding Expo, where a collection of the finest wedding resources, products and services have been brought together to help you plan your […]

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Date Night!

Wondering how to keep the Ooh-la-la of romance burning long after the wedding candles have burned down? Read on… We polled some happily married people, and here’s what these ladies had to say: If you want to be treated like a Princess, you’ve got to treat him like a Prince. – Steph, married 5 years Don’t sweat the small stuff. So what if he […]

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Nicole & Pieter

A fairytale beginning for Pieter and Nicole An international work project abroad brought Capetonian Nicole and Belgium-born Pieter together, and it was love at first sight. “We just clicked, and talked for hours and hours until sunrise. He’s sweet and gentle, and so romantic.” says Nicole of her new husband. Pieter agrees, “I knew there was something very special about Nicole. She is warm, […]

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The Flower King

Meet Daniel Ferreira, who is the co-owner and creative force behind Ecozest, located in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna. How did it all begin? It all started in my parents’ garden on our family farm in the Eastern Free State, my mother picking flowers and arranging them inside the house. In my last years at school I worked in a local florist owned […]

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Confetti Chicks Softmag GOES LIVE!

A WARM WELCOME to the digital world of Confetti Chicks! We are very proud to introduce our launch issue of our Softmag (online digital magazine). Download it here FREE (it’s only 10mb) and open it in Acrobat Reader, iBooks or your reader of choice. This month we feature exquisite dresses, cakes, honeymoon prep, venues, destinations, and fabulous gift ideas. Meet some of our industry entrepreneurs, and toast your […]

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Take Centre Stage with Traditional African Couture

We are SO in love with the bold, bright and colourful designs of these traditional wedding outfits. They are quite simply breath-taking! Whether you are looking for an Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Pedi or any African inspired or cultural gown, or traditional attire, Shifting Sands African Couture will accommodate your style, and will bring your traditional wedding to life. Shifting Sands has been […]

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Sizzling HOT Seaside Venues

Dreaming of a beach wedding, or seaside honeymoon? These are our picks: The Oyster Box, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, Tel (031) 514 5000 Majestically situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the ultimate in charm and style. The hotel offers a range of venues for both private ceremonies and bigger reception functions. The beautiful Victorian Gazebo and […]

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Meet Zola Nene – Chef & Food Stylist

When Chef Zola Nene is not whipping up delicious dishes on Expresso Morning Show, on SABC 3, she has her hands full as a food stylist, and is now also a celebrated cookbook author! Says Zola on her website, “My culinary career spans over 10 years and started during my 2 year study gap in England. After studying Bcomm law for 2 years after matriculating, I realised […]

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The cutest Bunny Mugs for Easter!

Sugar & Vice creates the most beautiful mugs and decorative ceramic gifts, perfect for your home or office. We at Confetti Chicks simply love their clean, honest and soulful designs. Check out these adorable bunny  mugs; from below they look like sweet little bunny faces. Click here to visit Sugar & Vice online and place your order in time for Easter delivery!

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Queen of Cakes

Who doesn’t love cake? Katelyn Williams knows all about our love affair with confectionery, and has taken her own love of baking to award-winning heights with her inspiring blogsite, The Kate Tin. If, like us, you love baking cake as much as eating cake, then check out Katelyn’s wonderful recipes, such as her Caramel Peppermint Crisp Mousse Cake, and this spectacular celebration cake called […]

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Pendant Moon Give Away!

Pendant Moon lovingly handcrafts unique resin jewellery encapsulating nature’s gifts. We love that each piece is created with whatever is naturally available. We think these nature-inspired pendants and earrings are a great way to say thank you to each of your bridesmaids! To win a beautiful geranium petal pendant including chain and charm, simply click here to like Confetti Chicks Facebook page, then share […]

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Lipidol Give Away!

A good sunscreen prevents the development of skin cancer, which is on the rise in South Africa, and it also helps prevent pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and slows down the development of wrinkled, prematurely ageing skin. With an SPF20, the Lipidol Sunscreen Oil provides protection from UVA and UVB, while maintaining good skin health by supplementing the skin’s natural oily layer stripped away by the sun, wind and water. […]

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The BIG FIVE – our top 5 picks for safari honeymoon destinations

  Dreaming of a luxury bush lodge break filled with romance, and packed with adventure? Make your honeymoon unforgettable with our top 5 picks: SABI SABI GAME RESERVE Embarking on a luxurious South African honeymoon safari with your new spouse will be one of the most memorable experiences you will share as you start your new life together. A safari honeymoon at one of […]

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Dress shopping insights with Blissfully Bridal

Elmari Coetzee is the owner of the Blissfully Bridal boutique in Randburg, which opened in 2014. The boutique is owner-run and Elmari personally arranges all appointments and fittings. “I am very hands-on, and my goal is to give every bride a memorable and special experience, while of course, finding her dream dress.” CONFETTI CHICKS: How did you get into the industry? ELMARI: Searching for […]

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Beach To Bar Kikoi Roundies

Kikoi Cape Town Round beach towels and picnic blankets, or “roundies” as they are called, are our fave new summer must-have! Kikoi started with leather, hemp, canvas & a cotton weave. Azdebele is the inspiration for Kikoi’s unique take on local tribal design with an international & modern twist. How it all began Having ordered a round towel online from China, we were convinced we […]

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Lulubelle’s Bakes

SWEET TEMPTATIONS – WITH LULUBELLE’S BAKES Q&A with owner and industry expert, Lyndsay McEwan   CONFETTI CHICKS: Your work is astounding, yet you started Lulubelle’s Bakes a mere three years ago. Tell us about this learning curve, and what it has meant for you and your family.  LYNDSAY: Yes! Three years ago on the 22nd January 2014 my life started to change forever.  I’d […]

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