As the sun starts rising earlier, days slowly becoming longer, we begin to smell the change in the air.  We think of packing those winter coats away, stepping outside to enjoy the warmer weather and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

This month’s newsletter is, once again filled with great articles, competition prizes with a total value of R2730, things to do with the kids during Lockdown, specials, and many more all of which are thanks to our regular contributors.

Also in this newsletter are new and updated business listings as well as the latest properties for sale from Norgarb Properties, our sponsors. 

PLANNING TO REMOVE A TREE ON YOUR PROPERTY IN HARFIELD VILLAGE?

Properties that fall within the Harfield Village Local Overlay Area are subject to very specific points regarding design criteria.

Even those on private property requires the owner to submit an application to the relevant City Planning Departments for consent/permission to excessively trim or remove any trees. 

Click here to see a map of the Harfield Village Overlay Area and the regulations regarding trees.

AMBIENTE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
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Surika is back at Ambiente from the month of August. She worked at Ambiente as a therapist for more than three years. She will be managing and performing treatments.

Surika managed upmarket Spa’s in the country since she left Ambiente a few years ago. Her knowledge of the beauty and wellness industry expanded. She is moving from Gauteng to join Ambiente.

Surika Arense is a registered specialist with multiple qualifications in the experience of living beautifully. Her commitment to her clients’ aspirations is watertight. The thorough consultations she offers in First Avenue, Harfield Village are beyond compare. Lattice shutters on the French windows and subdued lighting provide an insulating signature to her selection of treatments, adding an understated sequel to this historically colourful suburb. Hers is a timeless sanctuary which lends itself to hidden truths from far away. The complement of well devised treatments she has created, aim to give one a sense of purity from within. Heavy set white drapes adorn the passages and mildly heated layers of towels reward the body as a prologue to serenity. Surika’s focus is swift and she uses a range of the most reputable dermatalogically tested and natural based applications.

“Beauty is nature’s way of recognising internal harmony and beauty loyally supports this harmony too’’, says Surika.

The setting invites clients to open up the spaces around them and every aspect is positioned to be highly relaxing. A wide scope of views surrounding beauty influences Surika’s highly relaxing therapy.

Surika’s is also accomplished in the dance form ‘Raks Sharki’. It is also popularly known as ‘belly dancing’ where the shimmy dance involves elaborate celebrations of the feminine form. Ms Arendse has appeared in people’s theatres in Egypt, Turkey and India, has choreographed dance shows for two of Cape Town’s ritzy bohemian night spots, unique to this city.  She is now also a sought after dance trainer.

Her approach is embodied by an interest in contemporary clinical developments in the cosmetic arena as well as knowledge of ancient aesthetic practices. The Allied Health Profession Council awarded her with Therapeutic Aromatherapy. Surika blends oils and believes in the benefits of preparations of naturally occurring cosmetic substances such as the Frankincense plant and beeswax.

Impressions of Nefertiti, the Egyptian Queen famed for her loveliness, inspire Surika’s extraordinary originality at her Cape Town practice.

Her connections to a range of influences spanning centuries, is graciously aligned to her clients ambitions to live in a beautiful way.

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our July Winners:

– Cordelia Gilbey Gold from Claremont receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

– Paula Jackson from Lynfrae won a Call-Out Voucher from SouthTech Design valued at R450.

– Esther Kuerten from Cape Town has won a free Voucher for framing from The Framer to the value of R500.

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WIN AN EYE TEST VALUED AT R480

Once again, we thank Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner – An eye test valued at R480! 

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

WIN A FREE CALL-OUT VOUCHER VALUED AT R450

SouthTech Design provides affordable and quality IT services. See all services here.

They are offfering a Free Call-Out Voucher to the value of R450 to one lucky winner. 

*SouthTech Design is COVID-19 Compliant Staff, Tools and Products are Sanitised.

WIN A FREE INDIVIDUAL,SIMPLE WILL VALUED AT R1500

STBB provides services in the areas of Conveyancing (all property transfer and bond-related matters), Litigation, Insolvency, Commercial and Estates (including the drafting of Wills and ‘winding up’ of Deceased Estates).

This month they are offering a “Zoom consultation” until such time as restrictions are lifted. It will be for an uncomplicated, individual Will to the value of R1500.

WIN AN AROMATHERAPY INFUSED 45MIN FACIAL VALUED AT R300

Ambiente Skin & Body is a place of pure enchantment offering the full range of body, beauty and skincare treatments & much more.

This month they are giving away a free Aromatherapy Infused Facial to the value of R300.

Please note, when entering our competition, to specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 12 August 2020. 

Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.

Good Luck!

Feature Articles

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A WILL?

To ensure that your estate is handled efficiently, cost-effectively and with a minimum of delay to your chosen beneficiaries. It is important that you have a valid Will and that you seek professional advice in doing so. 

STBB explains more here.

What questions do you have for STBB?

LEARNING HOW TO EAT INTUITIVELY

One of Kim Hofmann’s main goals when helping clients with their eating and lifestyle is to empower them to get out of a fad dieting habit and to learn how to eat correctly. 

A fad diet is a popular weight-loss plan that promises unrealistic results such as fast weight loss and unsubstantiated health improvements. Read more here. 

AUGUST IN THE GARDEN

It is difficult to comprehend that it’s August already! The months of lockdown in various stages have blurred both time and months.

For those keen on planting, the plant list expands now as the weather slowly warms. 

Patchwork shares the plant list here. 

GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic and several weeks of lockdown to put one’s priorities into perspective!

Unsurprisingly, many people are thinking about their financial stability and long-term investment goals.

BetterBond explains more here

MORE IS NEEDED TO KEEP WOMAN SAFE

Women’s Day 2020 should be a time to look at and to remind ourselves that every South African should endeavour to do more to keep women safe.

Fidelity ADT believes a good place to start in keeping women safe is to follow some basic safety tips. See some tips here. 

STEAM SAUNA OZONE THERAPY

Feeling a little lock down overload?

Steam Sauna Ozone therapy is one of the best known ways to rejuvenate our bodies using oxygen to assist elimination and detoxification.

The Chriopractic Health Centre explains more here. 

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DOES YOUR WARDROBE NEED RE-MODELING

Fine Feathers Sewing School offers just that and many other aspects in sewing.

Alterations, Re-Modeling your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe are just some of the offerings.

To remodel your wardrobe: 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss, and transform your wardrobe together.

The initial hour-long appointment will set you back only R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes, or a minor adjustment, can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour.

Another of Sharon’s offerings is “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing in price for the more complicated ones (due to cut or fabric). If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time, in your own home.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, to beginners and advanced, at a rate of R150 per hour. She is willing to adjust her plan to suit your requirements.

50% SWIMWEAR SALE & NEW ONLINE SHOP

The Oggi Shop is having a 50% Swimwear sale and have opened an online shop. They are still in the process of adding products but there are already quite a few products to look at. The website is looking good – have a peep.  

MAINTENANCE MONTH

This August the Family Law Department wants to help parents by assisting them with completing maintenance applications. 

This service will be available at the fixed fee of R2 000 plus VAT, for the duration of August 2020. 

Click here to see which maintenance applications STBB can help you with. 

Upcoming Events

17TH ANNUAL VINEYARD LUNCH POSTPONED

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For the Kids
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Here are some links of exciting activities and things to do with the kids as we continue in lockdown. 

– Fun and easy games to try with the kids during lockdown: See it here. 

– 50 fun activities for kids in lockdown: See it here.

– Traditional games to bust boredom and grow: See it here.

– 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families & Kids. See it here.

STUDIO BASED EXTRA MURAL POTTERY CLASSES

Classes will run from the studio in Claremont, Clay Creations will only allow 6 children at a time to allow for the 1.5 m rule for social distancing. They will sanitise hands upon arrival and the studio will be disinfected before each lesson. Find out more here.

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AMBIENTE UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Surika is back at Ambiente. From August Surika will be managing the spa as well as administering treatments.

We’re sure that our clients will join us in welcoming her back to the team where she worked previously for 3 years.

Find out more here.

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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

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If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
 
Office Tel: 021 674 1120 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

9 August: National Women’s Day

10 August: National Women’s Day observed

20 August: Muharram/Islamic New Year 
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