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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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Skincare: The Milky Way with Dermaceutic

I’ve been hearing a few girlfriends moan about dry, dull winter skin, notwithstanding their scrupulous skincare routines, using really good products. This is usually because the surface of the skin has thickened and even though you might be using products with active ingredients, they cannot penetrate the…

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Posted on August 8, 2017 at 13:29

A beautiful space- The Park, House of Events on 7

When people are looking for a venue for a special occasion, the tendency is to look far and wide- possibly somewhere pretty in the countryside, far away from the bustle of the city. The downside is without question the amount of travel your poor guests have to make, so without further ado, let me introduce to you The…

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Posted on July 31, 2017 at 10:34

Skin Perfusion via NCTF- New Cellular Treatment Factor from Filorga

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The exciting thing about skincare is that it's like a gift that keeps on giving- there always seems to be a…

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Posted on July 25, 2017 at 11:50

Joburg Ballet presents Big City, Big Dreams: A Dance Collaboration

Claudia Monja, Mahlatse Sachane

July always seems to be abuzz with events and happenings- it's Mandela Day on the 18th, Wimbledon brought the strawberries and champers out and the Tour De France grinds on with a gruelling…

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Posted on July 17, 2017 at 12:19

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