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DeGrendel now ONLINE! …#WIN!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, To Eat

I have a few favorite things.  Wine is one of them.  Friday I had celebratory lunch with our Friends at De Grendel, and can now confirm that De Grendel Wines are now available online.


As the yummiest blog out there, we don’t wanna let your taste buds down. We are giving away 2 bottles of De Grendel Wine to one lucky subscriber.  Follow @DeGrendelWines and @ChocolateFaceZA, subscribe to Chocolateface blog and email with the subject heading #ShopDeGrendel and answer this easy question:

What is the minimum number of bottles of De Grendel wines that you have to order online to qualify for our exclusive Loyalty Club offerings? 

This competition closes Friday the 12th of June 2015. DeGrendelshop123

ALSO !  As a Chocolateface subscriber, you receive 10% discount for when you shop on during the month of June.   Use the discount code chocolateface on Checkout to claim your 10% discount + FREE shipping for a minimum order of 12 bottles (1 case) OR R660.

Any qualifying orders placed by our subscribers will also automatically enter  into De Grendel’s own launch competition for a chance to win R15,000 in prizes, including enough De Grendel wines to fill a fridge, lunch for two at De Grendel Restaurant, and a R5,000 Habits Fashion voucher. Details here:

You can follow De Grendel online at:


Enjoy Shopping!  T&Cs apply. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18 years



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I’m pregnant again. #HollywoodInMyHuis

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home

I’m pregnant again. 3rd time!

Last year I was pregnant filming my role as Suzy in #HollywoodInMyHuis …Later last year, I really fell pregnant and my darling child Esther Beth was born in March this year, …and NOW, the movie launches 26 June 2015…So I am pregnant as Suzy on the big screen.   I am gonna need your to help with the “Birth” of this baby!. Not only is it the coolest movie EVERRRR, but you get to win tickets.

But first. Let me share my award winning Character with you….


Suzy is Jana’s fairy godmother. The proud manager of a successful fabric store, she is an independent, mysterious and seductive femme fatale. She loves fashion and the latest trends. Suzy thinks men are overrated and does not believe a woman needs a man to achieve anything, although she may need to seduce a man to impregnate her. She advises Jana to use a man as a handbag for the matric dance – he must match her shoes.

What Corne Van Rooyen, the creator of #HollywoodInMyHuis had to say:

As a child, Van Rooyen regularly watched the youth television programme Jip and dreamed of the opportunity to work with me. WHAT!!!? was what I said, when I got to hear that this renowned film man wanted me on his set! “The way in which Elana played Suzy was so warm and insightful that, for the first time, the character made sense,” said van Rooyen. #Idie

Watch Suzy in action:

Hollywood in my Huis is a coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a 2004 matric dance in South Africa, and you have a chance to see it after the 26th of June 2015.  Send an email to and use the subject heading #HollywoodInMyHuis.  Only subscribers of Chocolateface can win, so you know what to do.

#HollywoodInMyHuis opens 26 June 2015 at ALL cinemas.

Our competition closes 26 June 2015

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My baby. It’s a girl!…O’ boy! WIN!!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, The BabyBrunch

I’m breastfeeding and using formula.  There. I said it.  For some moms in this new club I have joined, that’s like saying …I’m feeding my dog chocolates! Which i’m not. I don’t have a dog. Motherhood is awesome and my baby is so well, we are doing great!!

I have started this blog over 10 times. So, I have decided to cut all the long talk and tell you why I am writing this.  My Husband and I are so Blessed.  Since our baby’s arrival 8 weeks ago, we have been showered with gifts, wishes and …more gifts. So… this is to say thank you, but also to share. I have decided to give some of our gifts to a good cause and the rest our baby girl will use. You also have a chance to WIN one of my favorite products thanks to Kids Emporium and Pyrelle South Africa.

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But first….Here’s my list of Must-haves if you need to get some yummy gifts for your baby or a baby shower!

My Thanks goes to…

Born Fabulous ( (They are just AMAZING. AND, they put us in touch with Stokke @bornfabulousza and @StokkeBaby-  The ultimate luxury in furniture for our baby)

Kids Emporium–  ( I like their Constantia Village and Durbanville stores.  It’s a baby shop, filled with everything you need, other than just wet wipes! :) Exclusive!)

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Clever Little Monkey (Their Décor is to die for!) ‪@CleverLilMonkey

Baby Belle (Great furniture. Our baby uses their shelves ) @BelleCarier

Boba (Carriers) @Boba  ( I went to a Barmitzvah. I was able to keep my baby close !!  I enjoy the material carriers more.  I find that it keeps my baby snug. )

TDI – Brother Max, Oyster Bobo Buddies (The most amazing gifts for when baby starts solids! And strollersssssss! Thanks so much guys!!!)

Love to Dream (Sleeping Bags for babies. Yes!!)

Reflections in Motion (The coolest Journals to document your journey.)

Cinnamon Sue  Their brands are Cuddledry, Snugglebundl ( I love this!) , Doudou et Compagnie (Soft luxurious animals. Really amazing!!)  ,Totseat, Spilly Spoon, Gummee Glove and the Lovey’s Tushi Stick.  

Spotanella (Socks that look like shoes.  Really sweet.  Our baby wore some on Mother’s DAY! )

Ruby Melon (This change mat with stand saves my life.  My nappy changes takes a while. )

Babiators (baby sunglasses…Yes. For small little babies like mine)

Sterntaler (they do puppets!!!)

Cherished Belly (I’m hopefully getting my 6 pack back!! with their Belly Belt)

Nanny notebook (So that our Nanny can document feeds and sleeping times :)…That’s if you have one! Yikes!)

Sock ons (Sock garters for babies. They are super cute.)

Petunia Picklebottom (Amazing bags, …Designer Nappy Bags…and I have one. he heeee)

Eco Punk (Thank you for our funky clothes!)

Jelly Cat (The softest Bunnies)

Mum2Mum (I have bought some of their bibs before my baby was born. Washes well. I even iron mine! Good practical gift. )

Deryan (Travel Cots! We travel a lot. Yes yes yes!)

Lily n Jack (They do the sweetest Bunnies!!!)

Simply Child (If you need décor, their Prints are great.)


Tommee Tippee ( Thank you for our starter range.  I like their bottle steamer and breast pump!)


Sugardots (I find that their muslin clothes are breathable, easy to fold and wash.  I use mine to cover the stroller) – You get a whole nursery in a box!

Also thank you to Elizabeth Arden ( @EArdenSA ) who gifted all my girls at the baby shower. Thank you to A little Luxury ( – ) and who send dear Esther Beth clothes all the way from Gauteng!

Well, You could WIN a Sophie the Giraffe hamper.  WE LOVE SOPHIE!!!  Subscribe to and comment on our post, or if you have already subscribed, write us a short mail to with the subject SOPHIE!


Giveaway ends 15 May 2015.

Terms and conditions always apply

 2015 Elana Afrika Give-away Sophie la girafe





And the winner is…

|By Elana| #ElanaShoes, Elana Style, Free Stuff!, Home, Music, To Eat

Hi everyone.

What a fun yummy journey so far, sharing my #ElanaShoes, style, free stuff, music and food with you.

Until recently we started publicly announcing our winners again. Well done to

Sharon Hess who won our Grand Provence giveaway and to Mareca Dietman who is going to dine in style at De Grendel. 

Keep watching this space. I am sharing my baby-moon journey with you this week, ( yes I am pregnant:) and doing a few rad interviews with some of the coolest media people ever!

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Would love to stay in touch EVERYWHERE

Happy week.




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