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The Brave road well travelled

Sometimes the road most traveled leads to the most unexpected journey. It was during a holiday; away from the pressure of farm life in the Kuruman area; when Jacques and Mare Louise fell in love with one of South African oldest town’s; Swellendam.  The couple came across an old English Countryside Manor built in 1832, the house was on the market and made it impossible not to look for greener pastures in the Cape. Shortly after one visit the deal was signed, sealed and delivered. The couple immediately started renovating the "old lady” to bring her up-to-date and turned it into what many has describes as a haven for those wanting to experience the “good life”. Today De Companjie Heritage House,...

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Grab 'em by the Imagination

Presents:  Grab 'em by the Imagination Jess Jardim write about being BRAVE + working  with iconic Rialheim ceramic pieces This month, for Grab 'em by the Imagination, I got the chance to work on a couple of beautiful Rialheim ceramic pieces. Ceramic glazing has been on my "gotta try it" list for ages, and I already have a few Rialheim pieces in my collection, so I was super excited. Working with ceramic glazes has its own challenge and limitations, and we all know how much I like to talk about that stuff, so let's dig in.   Here's what ceramics will teach you about making art bravely.   1. ELIMINATE CTRL-Z Terrifying? Obvs. Refreshing? Definitely. Working directly in pen or paint is one of the best things...

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Bravery in transformation by Marlien Wright

Living a life that radiates with vitality & creativity starts with nourishing body and mind. But where does one start, and how do you find the right path to a radiantly healthy you? Unfortunately there are no golden rules, we are all different and we need to find our own way, but I do believe that there are some basic food & lifestyle rules you can follow to make the path there clearer. Choose quality over quantity, for me this means being mindful of what I choose to put in my body and which habits I allow to take root. Food choices for example should be delicious and nutrient dense, every single mouthful, at every meal….even when you are eating...

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RIALHEIM & ROOI ROSE CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF BRAVERY

Rialheim is still in its infant years. We recently turned 4 years old and like most young souls Rialheim loves the opportunity to play and draw inspiration from the stylish, the extraordinary, the older and wiser souls, as we discover our own path and our own magical world. At the end of last year I got a call from Rooi Rose asking if we would like to take part in their 75th Birthday Celebration by designing a limited collection of decor and serve ware items for them. The invitation immediately took me back to the memory of when we unpacked my grand mothers attic 3 years ago; during our move to Clairvaux, Robertson.                     After 27 years...

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Be Brave and Love

LOVE IS BRAVE Whilst in our Linden store a few weeks back I helped a young man to choose a gift for a new love prospect. The poor man was so nervous that it took an hour to select the right gift. I recall going through a similar process the first time I bought my husband a gift. It took real bravery to put myself out there and to show him that I loved him.  It is therefore so fitting that our message for the month of Love is ‘Love is Brave’. In a world where time seems to speed up annually and where it is so easy to live ‘past’ the people we love the most it often takes...

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