Paola chellew's Blog (146)

Exuviance- Transforming Skin with Vitamin C

As we get to the end of summer, perhaps you’ve been a tad careless in terms of applying your sunscreen regularly and you might see a few signs of UV ray exposure, like dark spots or pigmentation. I always love to share the newest skincare products which address these problems and one of the most innovative I’ve come across and had the pleasure to try in the last few…


Added by paola chellew on March 10, 2018 at 17:37 — No Comments

The Wiz leads the Way for The NSA Festival of the Arts

The NSA Festival of the Arts takes to the stages of the Joburg Theatre and the National School of the Arts from Tuesday 6th - Sunday 11th March 2018. 

Angella Mulaudzi (Dorothy) Nkosi Mnisi (Lion) Tsepho Skosana (Tin Man) Vuyo Maboe (Scarecrow)

Photo Credit: Essie…


Added by paola chellew on February 28, 2018 at 13:11 — No Comments

Micro-Peeling at its best- Filorga

I have been loving the effect of Filorga's newest addition to the innovative French skincare range- the Oxygen-Peel Reoxygenating Micro-peeling Lotion- mild enough to use daily, packing a powerful punch of

amazing ingredients that give really excellent results.

We know by now that exfoliation is key when it comes to your skin looking its…


Added by paola chellew on February 11, 2018 at 10:31 — No Comments

Micro –Needling- The Next Step!


Everyone who invests in their skincare should have heard about the benefits of micro-needling- in short, it reduces wrinkles and fine lines; it improves scars, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and stimulates collagen production. The procedure involves using fine needles to create tiny puncture wounds on the top layer of the skin which causes the body to go…


Added by paola chellew on January 29, 2018 at 21:30 — No Comments

The Color Purple comes to Joburg Theatre

Although The Color Purple  is set in a different timeframe, it is so totally relevant in the lives of many South Africans in 2018 and it must be said, this is a coup for Joburg Theatre and its wonderful Nelson Mandela stage. (4 Feb- 4 March)

It took four years to negotiate the rights –this will be the first major international staging…


Added by paola chellew on January 26, 2018 at 12:15 — No Comments

Clico Restaurant- A Matter of Course

If you love refined dining there’s no question that you will love Clico Boutique Hotel’s gorgeous new Summer Menu devised by creative Chef Marnus Scholly.

The elegant Clico Restaurant is well known for tasting menus which offer modern gourmet…


Added by paola chellew on December 8, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Cancer- A Love Story- Book Review

I love reading- I literally devour books and almost have a panic attack when I’m nearing the end of the current one I’m reading and haven’t got a back-up. This particular book, written by local author Lauren Segal, was not one I was keen on. I hesitated because of the subject matter- I was afraid of being depressed and sad at this time of year when the festive season is…


Added by paola chellew on November 28, 2017 at 13:37 — No Comments

Philippa Yorke-Smith and Design Phenomenon- Empowering Individuals

To win one of these gorgeous necklaces, enter the competition below

Philippa Yorke-Smith got the idea for “Design Phenomenon” four years ago when she spotted block printed, bright coloured cotton dress in British Vogue. She…


Added by paola chellew on November 12, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments

Abs-oil-utely Fabulous! Filorga’s new Oil-Absolute

 I have to state upfront that I am a lover of facial oils- living on the Highveld, with its dry winters and intense heat in summer, I can really attest to having dry and dehydrated skin, which if not pampered, can be very ageing – and let’s face it, we want to be able to look and feel our best at all times- why not?

So, if you’re…


Added by paola chellew on November 7, 2017 at 17:56 — 1 Comment

Touching Base on Foundations

There is such an overwhelming selection of foundations on the beauty market- it’s always difficult to choose, but there are a few simple guidelines that should narrow it down for you and if you follow them, perhaps you’ll find your holy grail- the perfect one!

The first thing to consider is your skin type- whether you’re dry, sensitive, oily or combination.…


Added by paola chellew on November 1, 2017 at 13:58 — No Comments

Telling a Tall Story: Pinnochio, The Pantomime Adventure

There’s always a kind of indescribable feeling in the air in Joburg once the jacarandas start blooming- a shiver of anticipation as the year winds to its close and the festive season is just around the corner. To theatre lovers it can only mean one thing- it’s PANTO time!

Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay will present Janice Honeyman’s…


Added by paola chellew on October 23, 2017 at 14:19 — No Comments

Joburg Ballet presents Snow White

The world première of Snow White – The Ballet takes centre stage at Joburg Theatre on Friday 13 October. The opening night will be followed by a run of nine further performances through to Sunday 22 October.

 Inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale of a girl whose beauty drives an evil queen to…


Added by paola chellew on October 9, 2017 at 15:45 — No Comments

Arez Café- Luscious Lebanese food- A Family Affair!

If you love Middle Eastern food, look no further than Arez Café which is in the Morningview Shopping Centre on South Rd in Sandton. The menu features scrumptious fare cooked up by TV producer and radio presenter Alan Ford's gorgeous Mom, Carol Ford and Lebanese-born Alice Latouf.

The menu features a sumptuous variety of what I call 'food to share'- the traditional Hummus, perfect for vegetarians, Baba Ghanouj- egg plant dip- the crispiest Falafel ever, spicy Malfouf- cabbage rolls…


Added by paola chellew on October 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

A knock-Out Production- the legendary South African musical King Kong

With Heritage Day happening this weekend, it seems apt to encourage theatre-lovers to go and see this magical production at the Joburg Theatre- King Kong. It's a fabulous musical which confirms the fact that South Africa's Got Talent- in spades!

Eric Abraham produces and presents this Fugard Theatre production, which runs at the Joburg Theatre from 12…


Added by paola chellew on September 23, 2017 at 11:28 — No Comments

Staying Sun Safe- Optiphi, Filorga, SVR

With the weather changing so quickly- at least here in Jozi- it’s important to get cracking with a few suncare products so that you avoid harmful UV rays as well as the pigmentation that comes with sun damage. Sun protection products have come a long way; most people (kids top the list!) hate the feeling of sticky sunblocks and the white cast that usually accompanies application.

The products I’ve been testing are in a completely different category and I’ve loved using them.…


Added by paola chellew on September 11, 2017 at 13:42 — No Comments

King Kong- Legend of a Boxer

This is exciting news- the iconic South African hit musical is coming to Joburg- after over half a century since the original production! Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre producers of the critically acclaimed West Side Story and The Rocky Horror Show will present a new production of King Kong at Joburg…


Added by paola chellew on August 30, 2017 at 15:03 — No Comments

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 skin efficiently. Time to shake things up!



Added by paola chellew on August 8, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

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 Park House of Events on 7- a delightful space right in the…


Added by paola chellew on July 31, 2017 at 10:34 — No Comments

Skin Perfusion via NCTF- New Cellular Treatment Factor from Filorga

The exciting thing about skincare is that it's like a gift that keeps on giving- there always seems to be a breakthrough, especially with pioneers like Filorga. Newly launched, the…


Added by paola chellew on July 25, 2017 at 11:50 — No Comments

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 pace.

In the arts, on the 28th July, Joburg Theatre will première a new ballet which sees a collaboration between…


Added by paola chellew on July 17, 2017 at 12:19 — No Comments

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