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Happy Spring! ..let’s explore Robertson!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home

Robertson small collage


Ian and I recently went on an amazing road trip and it reminded me what an absolutely stunning country we live in. We all need a little more time in our own backyard,  especially now that Spring is here!

I wanna stay here next time.  ( Cue dreamy music) … Situated in the heart of Robertson, a favorite tourist attraction spot that’s located along the longest wine route in the world, Route 62, resides the chicly quaint Robertson Small Hotel providing luxury accommodation and fine cuisine all year round.

The hotel also hosts its signature restaurant, Reuben’s at the Robertson. Reuben’s offers an exclusive wine collection, that and the likes of well known Chef Reuben Riffel is a recipe of sheer elegance and success.

The Robertson Small Hotel prides itself on its tranquil picturesque sceneries from the property’s simple, yet contemporary architecture. This recently established boutique hotel comprises of ten luxurious guest suites, each rich with character and yet ever so modest making up the perfect home away from home.

If you live in the Western Cape, ( or can fly yourself to the Western Cape) …You and a partner stand the chance of winning a two night bed and breakfast stay at this World Luxury winning hotel. To enter,  subscribe to this blog, then send an email to before the 08th of September.

Let me know if the pillows were good.




What is your style story?

|By Elana| #ElanaShoes, Elana Style, Home

elanalores-1711We all have a style story. My first memory with clothes was when I asked my Mom what the correct pronunciation for “sandals” were, as I only knew the word in Afrikaans.  She practically dressed me. Until the day I got married.






I wore Moms gown, that we kept for nearly 43 years in a box in the top cupboard of our Bellville home.  There was a time that I shopped till I dropped, and now, being a little more wiser with shopping and even money, I choose what I buy and what I give away with #ElanaShoes.  I did this shoot for Woolworth’s ‘s Taste Magazine with my favourite designer KLUK CGDT.  Ifinal am showingthis off cause it’s pretty, and because I am curious…

What is your style story?  It doesn’t have to be about clothes. Perhaps it’s when you borrowed your big sisters clothes because you just didn’t have your own back then.  Some of us have been there.  x



Remember “Beyond 2000″? A robot that flies like a bird?! I filmed it…

|By Elana| Home

I host a few events a week as an MC.  Functions with really important people. I think the ones I enjoy the most are those that have an aspect of surprise. Events that include Science and Technology.

I opened the 19th Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control. They have a congress every 3 years and the last one was in Milan.

But before the night opened. These engineers from Festo launched this into the audience. Think of your little brothers remote control car or helicopter, but think bigger than that 90’s show we watched “ Beyond 2000”?  think some higher-grade science voodoo!!

Look what I filmed for you from backstage:

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Take some time out and enjoy a massage!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home


12 Apostles spa

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles boasts an ethereal, all-white crystal grotto interior that exudes a calming, light and spiritual ambience, allowing guests to succumb to the hands of expert therapists with treatments that heal, restore and pamper.

It’s unique position on the mountains overlooking the Atlantic Ocean means that a sunset treatment or romantic couples’ picnic in one of two outdoor gazebos is an unforgettable experience. All treatments focus on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise.

Using the B|Africa range, the signature product of choice in all Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa spas, it combines indigenous African plant extracts with natural resources of the sea. Spa facilities include seven superbly equipped treatment rooms for dual and single treatments with rain showers; a Rasul chamber; a manicure and pedicure salon; two private outdoor mountain gazebos; a tranquillity lounge; health bar; plunge pools; and a salt water floatation pool

One of you will stand a chance to win a B|Africa range treatment at The 12 Apostles Spa! To enter,click on the subscribe button our page(on the right hand side of this post)  and send an email to with the title “massage” .Competition closes 29th August!
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