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I am Italian by birth, but I’m passionately South African. I used to dance professionally for a contemporary dance company in Johannesburg, having had a ballet-trained background. I still managed to study, obtaining a BA in languages and a BA Hons cum laude at the University of Port Elizabeth. I got married to my childhood sweetheart, had my daughter Lia, now 21, and got divorced at the age of 40.
I had not been working since my daughter was born, becoming a full-time Mom, but in the face of adversity, I had to find a way to earn a living and to regain my self-respect. I started doing publicity for a ballet company called Ballet Theatre Afrikan and learned the ropes the tough way....making millions of mistakes and taking each knock as a learning curve. When the Lotto withdrew its funding, I perceived the closed-door as a window of opportunity and started doing some PR work for lifestyle-based clients in the beauty, fashion, entertainment and travel industries. My love for creative writing was revived as I wrote all my press releases which were almost always published without editing.
I remarried last year (I had my beautiful son, Luke, in 2005 at the age of 45) and this year completed an internationally certified 200hour Yoga Teacher’s Training course with my daughter. I have had three articles published in the Live Out Loud magazine, two more are coming out this winter.I have also been privileged to give something back for all my blessings, in being able to do pro bono publicity for the Quads 4 Quads event for QASA, the Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Association of SA.
I conduct numerous publicity campaigns, such as the Wits Art Museum which opens in May this year, as well as writing extensively for various clients in diverse business fields.
Paola Chellew

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Rehab for Skin- New Filorga Scrub & Detox

Still on the subject of having to wear masks, I'm sure many people are having skin issues and it's now more important than ever to look after your skin. Winter is definitely a good time to do some treatments and I have been testing the new Filorga Scrub and Detox exfoliator which is a great purifying treatment that you can do at home to combat the…


Posted on July 1, 2020 at 12:51 — 1 Comment

Masking to Reveal Radiant skin

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Posted on June 15, 2020 at 11:23

Eyes in Focus: Filorga Optim-Eyes Refresh

 Masks are the new accessory and your eyes will definitely be the focal point of your face in days to come. Lockdown has caused a lot of anxiety, sleepless nights and possibly a lapse in good diet and exercise routine, so it's really important to make sure that you are using the right skincare around your eyes.

Filorga’s Optim-Eyes Triple Action Eye…


Posted on May 19, 2020 at 12:42


Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 12th –…


Posted on March 12, 2020 at 9:30

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