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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
0836445150
paola@iburst.co.za

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Autumn skincare

With the change of season it might be a good idea to step up on skin hydration as the drier weather can be awful for your skin.

On the high-end scale, I’ve discovered two great products to add to my usual routine-

The first is the Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment, which as the name suggests,…

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Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:50

La Traviata- The Ballet- at Joburg Theatre

One of South Africa’s major choreographers, Veronica Paeper, created La Traviata – The Ballet in Cape Town in 1990 and It returns to the stage with 10 performances by Joburg Ballet at the Joburg Theatre from 31 March to 9 April 2017.

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Posted on March 27, 2017 at 10:40

Peeling Good

It’s a no-brainer that we all want super smooth skin and that gorgeous glow you get after having had a peel- Neostrata Smooth Surface Daily Peel works a treat on dull, patchy skin and can be used daily, at home, to achieve a brighter, even-toned skin.

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Posted on March 6, 2017 at 12:31

French dermatological range SVR -now available in South Africa.

Skincare has become very sophisticated due to brilliant scientific research – but let’s face it, high-end skincare products are really expensive,so it’s absolutely fabulous when a famous French dermatological range like SVR is available at Clicks for a very affordable price.…

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:40

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