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Good vibes only

By Marlien Wright from The Yoga Kitchen   Celebrating International Day of Yoga for me is about setting good intentions and transforming #badvibes into #goodvibes. My intention for the remainder of this year is to be kind to myself, the planet and others, for me that means letting myself and others off the hook for past mistakes and approaching the future with a clean slate. Below is a lovely soup recipe served up in some sexy Rialheim ceramics. This soup is 100%  nourishing and delicious. Beetroot Bliss Serves 2 The fibre in beetroot has been shown to increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells. Beetroots have been ranked as one of the 10 most...

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Meet Hillary, our Senior Castor

Hillary has worked on our farm, Clairvaux, in Robertson for over four years. We recently sat down with him to get to know him a bit better and find out what inspires him. What is your favourite part of the job? I love working with the products and creating something new. One of my favourite lines is the Pig Bowl with all the intricate detailing involved. Once we remove the pig from the mould, I then put the ears and the bowl on the back.  What are your dreams for the future? I want to keep educating myself and learn every aspect of the ceramics business whilst having fun and being productive.  Where can we find you outside of work?...

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The story of Four Cousins

The story of the third generation of Retief cousins began in the 1990s whenPhillip, Neil, Bussell and Hennie, joined the family farm, Van Loveren, uponcompleting their studies. In 2000, the four Retief cousins introduced theFour Cousins range of wines, which today, 18 years later, is South Africa'sbiggest selling bottled wine brand. Today the four cousins run the businesstogether focussing on their family values and heritage. For more informationabout Four Cousins and van Loveren visit www.fourcousins.co.za andwww.vanloveren.co.za and find them on social media.   Rialheim is proud of our neighbour's success making the Robertson Wine Valley a must visit in the Cape Winelands. To celebrate we are raising a toast to all the dreamers this weekend with complimentary Van Loveren MCC...

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A dream making its way to France

  As long as I can remember, I have always been accused of not being in the moment or paying attention. I’m a self-confessed daydreamer and quite proudly so. To me, dreams are the first draft of the future. Nowadays I often get lost in conceptualisation while interacting with people, perhaps a product of my social safety zone or more politely a problem-solving skill.   To suffer from daydreaming may in some ways be compared to the dreaded Man Fluin that it is often frowned upon by society. Being a creative, my interaction with people frequently leads to product development and sends my brain into overdrive while someone is trying to have a nice chat. This process can be exhausting...

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Win a dream stay at Fazenda Luxury Cabins!

Situated in the scenic Hermitage Valley in Swellendam, Fazenda Mountain Cabins offer a picture perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  When Marilouise van der Merwe and her husband added the cabins to their property portfolio, the Decompanjie collection, they immediately knew that they wanted to work with the existing structures whilst enhancing the contemporary African theme.   “Any renovation is very time consuming and requires abundant creativity to transform something basic and mediocre to an interior and design masterpiece! One of my secrets is using bespoke yet functional pieces to accentuate any interior and Rialheim is always my first choice” says Marilouise.   Using a mix of styles and textures including wood and stone, bespoke Rialheim tiles...

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