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10 Reasons You Should Visit The Ice Slides This Holiday

June 18, 2019

1. There’s real ice! Why drive all the way to Ceres if you can build ice castles at the Ice Age Ice Slides this Winter holidays!

2. Both adults and kids really, really love it and cannot get enough!

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3. Meet your favourite characters from the Ice Age. See giant life-sized mammoths, a Saber-tooth tiger, Irish Elk, Terror Bird, and Glyptodon and try not to be alarmed by their terrifying roars!

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4. They have an Xpresso pop up bar and everything from Cappuccinos to hot chocolate and bagels and so much more are only R10.

5. It’s completely safe! There are helpful people all over the playground keeping watch over your children and ready to help where needed.

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6. There are three slides with different height and length for kids and adults of all ages. Zoom down the 28m long curved slide, the 24m long dipper, or for the littlies there’s a 1.5m kiddie’s slide, all made from real ice of course!

7. There are cameras capturing those memories made. Every time you slide down the ice, your picture is taken capturing your every emotion!

8. Not only are your pictures taken, but for a low fee you can also buy them at the end of your 45 minute adventure.

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9. Tickets for the event are affordable at only R80 for a Full Rider and R50 for a Mini Rider ticket.

10. It’s educational and a hit! Your kids will be talking about their amazing experience at the Ice Slides for quite some time after!

Heinz Winkler and family

Happy Ice Sliding!


Dino’s Alive Expo – Cape Town Launch

November 17, 2016

The kids have been looking forward to the Dino’s Alive Expo for a long time, so when the day finally arrived, they could barely contain their excitement. The thunderous roar of the dinosaurs hit our ears as soon as we drove into the parking lot at Cape Gate Mall last night which made the kids, and ourselves, even more excited.

On arrival we were greeted with champaign by the friendly staff, and popcorn, candy floss and photo vouchers for the kids. By this time they were ready to storm the exhibition which gave a fine impression of the much loved (and feared) Jurassic Park.

We were then treated to a tour with the tour guide mostly interacting with the curious little ones asking them all kinds of questions about the prehistoric majestic giants.

There was a light atmosphere which I savoured and so much for the little ones to do and see. In-between cupcakes, mini pizza, mini burgers, popcorn and candy floss, the kids also got to enjoy dino-rides, baby dino petting, digging for fossils in the sand and bouncing around on the dino jumping castle.

Prepare to be taken on a journey to a time where dinosaurs were the rulers of the planet. Tickets are available through Computicket or at entrance 5, Cape Gate. Doors officially open today! You can also purchase your tickets at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper or House & Home branch.

Call: 081 011 1718


Here’s a peak at all the fun we had 🙂



























Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Marvelous Mothers Breakfast

May 7, 2016

I am already looking forward to next year’s Marvelous Moms Breakfast!

I immediately bought my ticket from Computicket when I saw this event advertised in the mall one day while out doing my shopping. I have to admit, I got it purely on impulse and my inherent curiosity, with no idea what to expect other than the already obvious fact that I was going to enjoy breakfast with a few other marvelous moms. This, for me, was enough. As you know by now, I jump at any opportunity that involves me getting to meet other fabulous moms and boy was I happy I jumped at this one.

The event was well planned and beautifully organized. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail in the french country decor.

On my arrival, I was immediately escorted to my table and goodie bag with a host of products from stores all over the mall. I already felt spoiled and was diligently offered a cup of coffee before the Mothers day celebrations began. The energy all around me was tangible and infectious.

The MC and Radio Helderberg presenter, Ricardo, was quite a treat with his wit and charisma and immediately put everyone at ease. Throughout the event, he never tired from interacting with the crowd and making the mommas feel as special as they truly are. This impressed me and spoke volumes of the amount of thought the organisers put into this day.

Besides the great spokesperson, we also had Sorbet, Inglot and Curves at our service for any beauty and wellness questions and free makeovers. Although the advice was appreciated, I rather enjoyed the freebies and vouchers more. I mean, who doesn’t love a freebie!?

But, the highlight of the morning was no doubt, the hour long pep talk we received from renowned fashion stylists and best friends, Marilize De Clercq and Andrea Timmis.


Marilize, I was happy to learn, is an image consultant and personal shopper for fabiani, she’s featured on Top Billing, Pasella and Expresso and together with Andrea, been appointed as Canal Walk’s stylist for their Season Fashion Trend Catalogue.

That’s not all – Marilize is also design director for Captive8 – a plus size female clothing brand which has made its mark in the South African fashion industry.  You can read more about this phenomenal mom on The Vivid Luxury Blog.  

She also provides personal shopping & styling to her clients. Call 082 223 6007 or Email and visit her styling realm at

After discussing the latest trends and learning about how to embrace and flatter the body parts we are most unhappy with, my mind was full and satisfied. And so was my tummy, after devouring the most delish bacon and eggs wrap from Torrador and then also devouring the carrot cake in record time.

2 hours of pure bliss and our breakfast finally came to an end. It is hard to believe I paid only R150 for such an absolutely amazing time. I guess money really can’t buy happiness and great company.


I want to thank Cape Gate and Torrador, along with all the other sponsors mentioned above, for the truly Marvelous Mothers Day treat.

Here’s a few styling tips I learned from the ladies:

  • Nudes are the new black
  • It hasn’t been called ‘peach’ since after the 90’s. It’s now nude, tan or rose gold.
  • You MUST invest in a nude shoe and bag
  • Diagonal lines are flattering for the figure
  • The three top looks for this season: Boho (Prints), Sport lux (Sneakers) and 70’s (Colour)
  • If you’re going for any of these looks, keep it minimal and classic.
  • Embrace your big booty. Instead of hiding it, show it off by wearing the right colours.
  • Make sure you wear the right color clothes for you. This can make you look at least 5 years younger.
  • Tussles are in. The older you are the less tussles.
  • Get at least 4 pants, 4 tops and shirts and 4 blazers and jackets. Then make sure they all go together.
  • throw out things you do not wear. When in doubt, throw them out.
  • Double breasted coats and polo necks are not flattering for big busts.
  • You need at least one pair of ripped or distressed jeans in your wardrobe.
  • Make sure to wear the right underwear. Size and style.
  • To look taller, make sure your pants and shoes are the same colour.

Happy Mother’s day Fab moms!



Entertainment, Lifestyle, Slider

Easter in Cape Town: Holiday fun with the kids (2018 Update)

March 23, 2015

What a mission putting together this list! Firstly, let me tell you, Cape Town has just about a million and more fun things to do for both young and old, it was near impossible sticking to only five! It was, however, a ton of fun and in the end, I sifted through the hordes and settled on the activities that are sure not to break your bank. In fact for some, you will pay as little as NOTHING!


1. What’s all happening at the V&A Waterfront this Easter holiday?

Starting 29 March to 9 April, the Waterfront will be the place to be with the family! Here’s a quick summary of the lineup:

Paw Patrol and Toy Kingdon

Paw Patrol and Toy Kingdom’s Stay Safe initiative will teach pre-schoolers to explore their surroundings safely, with helpful tips that will keep them out of danger. Receive a booklet that teaches youngsters about road safety, and as they complete each activity they receive a sticker. When all activities are complete, they receive a special safety certificate.

When: Thursday 29 March to Sunday 1 April, 9am to 6pm

Where: Centre Court, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre

Easter Toy Parade at the Artjamming and Toy Kingdom stores

Every day colourful toy characters will line up for the 11.30am Toy Parade in the form of a flash mob dance, and children of all ages are welcome to join them. Both stores will greet young visitors with balloons and bubbles, as well as “egg-straordinary” special offers for Build a Bear sessions.

When:   29 March to 8 April, 11.30am daily

Where: Toy Kingdom and Artjamming, Breakwater

Easter Creature Feature

Come and marvel at the sharks of the Predator Exhibit while learning more about South Africa’s incredible coastline and its animals, from in-house experts who know how to have fun and keep you entertained.

When: 31 March till 9 April, 4pm daily

Where: Two Oceans Aquarium

As per usual, free arts and crafts and thrice-daily puppet shows for little ones, two penguin feeding events and two feeding times at the I&J Ocean Exhibit – complete with talking scuba diver – are part of your Aquarium experience throughout the day. Ticket information available here

Harbour and canal cruises

Hop on the V@A Waterfront Harbour cruise or the Canal Cruise with City Sightseeing. Each tour includes commentary with a special dedicated kid’s channel.

When: 31 March – 9 April, every 30 minutes from 9am

Where: Outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront

Cost: Adults R50, Children R30

Meet the Easter Bunny

Be entertained by this colourful character and could be in line to receive free prizes and sweet giveaways. They will also be kept fit with ‘hip hopping’ dancing, egg-xersize bunny yoga and games of pinning the tail on the bunny.

When:  31 March to 7 April,  11am to 5pm

Where: Amphitheatre


2. Eggsperiment with Science at Willowbrige Mall

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Junior or 3-6 year olds: Includes five experiments.  Dry ice, smoke bubbles, make your own sherbet, catch a bubble and helium foam balloons. All equipment provided including lab aprons and the remainder of sherbet kit to take home.

Senior or 7-12 year olds: Each participant will receive a take-home DIY science kit which includes three experiments. Screaming jelly babies, make your own sherbet, dry ice, smoke bubbles, smoking lava lamp. All equipment provided including lab coats.

Session 1 : 10h00
Session 2 : 11h30
Session 3 : 13h30

All sessions are facilitated by creative scientists.

 Book your tickets here


3. Artscape Theatre

Come help the kind and thoughtful Grey rabbit save his conceited friend the Hare, and his proud friend the Squirrel from the clutched of the weasel.

When: 29 March to 9 April, 10:30 am daily

Book your tickets here


4. Cape Gate Easter Corner

If you are on the far North of Cape Town, then Cape Gate promises to keep your little ones entertained with daily Peter Rabbit story time & activities, Face painting, Biscuit decorating,  Paper plate crafting and so much more.

When: 29 March to 8 April,

Where: Centre Court Cape Gate Shopping Centre

Cost: R50


11h00 | 13h00 | 15h00 | 17h00


5. Egg-zitement at Bugz Playpark

It’s the 6th Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Bugz Playpark just for the kids. This event is SUPER popular. Make sure you arrive early enough to make it through the gates.

When: 2 April, 11:30 to 14:00

Where: Bugz Playpark

Cost: Tickets available at the gate. R50 for adults, R35 for pensioners, R60 for kids and R120 VIP full rider package includes the famous Easter Egg Hunt.

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Have a safe and fun holiday with the little ones!