Women of Wonder | Junelle Germishuizen

Women of Wonder

Junelle is a master in the kitchen and has taught us many tricks over the years. She is also the mastermind behind LARDIERE Fine Foods, which are staples in our pantries.

You may have already noticed that we are big, big fans of LARDIERE Fine Foods. In our recent Happiness is a Hamper post, we included their dried strawberries, strawberry whip, and soy candles to add to the luxuriousness of our hamper. When we were graciously given a Triumph of Truffles from the Truffle Kitchen, we called on Junelle for her expert advice. And in our very first post (yay!), How to Layer a Cheese Board, we added their soy candles to our cheese board because, a) they are gorgeous and b) they keep the bugs away.

It is our greatest pleasure to share with you Junelle Germishuizen as this week’s Women of Wonder.

Name: Junelle Germishuizen Junelle Germishuizen

Birthday: 10 May

Age: 6 YEARS FROM Retirement

Business: LARDIERE Fine Foods

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My eulogy should reflect my passion for food, of course, and amongst other important things. I am over committed to producing the best tasting & quality products humanly possible. I am addicted to change & love setting my course towards unchartered waters. My husband is too good to be true, but really he is. My 5 children are truly polar opposites, all with one thing in common, fantastic taste buds & my worthy critics. I absolutely love entertaining, setting tables, creating new menu’s & so the list goes on…

  1. What makes you happy? Abundant interaction( very touchy , feely person), banter from my family & close friends. Time, the one thing we cannot buy. Innovation. Real life Celebrity Chefs that remains humble in spite of their achievements.
  2. If there is only one thing you wanted the world to say about you, what would it be? Crazy food obsessed lady, almost like crazy cat lady!
  3. Who inspires you in life and why? Self-motivated people, I am not fussy about their gender, but about what they want to get out of life. If it is all about me, I SAY, HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM…………
  4. What is your superpower? Never, ever, ever giving up even if it seems impossible.
  5. How do you handle criticism? I use to take serious offence, but old age has marinated me into understanding that everyone has an opinion & it doesn’t have to be yours. Choose your battles, daily…
  6. In one year from now, what will you be celebrating? International product orders that will sustain my new travel addiction, which I will develop round about the same time.
  7. What has been the hardest business decision you have ever made? Venturing into LARDIERE, a foreign concept for most. Online shopping is scary for most adventurers.
  8. When did you know that THIS is what you wanted to do for a living? My career started when my darling mother used to cater stunning parties, I fell in love with her style & amazing attention to detail, from setting tables to preparing food for days, I mean days….. her relentless search for the best products & enthusiasm to work for through the night to create that perfect evening.
  9. Where is your happy place? That place in Africa, where the need for speed is not required, where the bushveld fire is roaring along with the lions & owls compliment the night sounds. With my besties (family, friends, future friends) where there is peace, love & abundant new foodie flavours.
  10. What is one quote that inspires you?

Richard Branson Quote If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity

Have a happy day!

Mia & Blair

 

 


Lu-May Swimwear | Giveaway

Summer is coming.

We know sunshine and happiness will bless us all soon because summer is just a cold front away. It also means it’s time for swimming pools and beaches and the excruciating torture of bathing suit shopping.

Yes, you clutch your heart and shield your eyes as you see the small, drywall cubicle. The harsh, florescent lighting, the proximity of other people as you grunt your way into a small, stretchy, stringy bathing suit.

Already you are assuming the fetal position. Mentally tallying the number of tracksuits you own, because there is not a chance you are willing to torture yourself like that again. Because you know whatever you choose you’ll end up in the same bathing suit as your mother’s friend from bowling, because the whole country shops at the same store.

But there is hope, dear bathing suit-shopper. There is also peace and happiness and a spacious cubicle with soft, gentle lighting. Where is this magical place you ask?

Lu-May Swimwear is the answer. It is an appointment-based service and online shop. They have several branches all over the country. You will have the showroom to yourself and a huge variety of styles and sizes to choose from.
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The are so many suits. You can choose between bikinis, full suits, monokinis, tankinis and a variety of wraps and cover ups. There are sizes and styles for everyone.

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We loved the monokinis. It makes swimming with kids a lot easier and keeps everything where it should be. The whole experience was fantastic. Everyone was kind, helpful and super-discreet.

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Lu-May also stocks lingerie. Once again, the variety of styles and sizes are amazing.

You can ask advice, have someone recommend a style and enjoy buying your swimsuit for a change.

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They have branches in Pretoria East (Faerie Glen), Midrand (Midstream), East Rand (Glen Marais), West Rand (Noordheuwel), Nelspruit, Middelburg, Langebaan, Worcester.

To make a booking go to http://www.lu-mayswimwear.co.za/content/12-contactus and follow the instructions on the contact page.

Great news! The Happy Go Lucky Club is giving away a R500 Lu-May Swimwear gift voucher to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Subscribe to The Happy Go Lucky Club Newsletter.
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  4. Subscribe to Lu-May Swimwear’s Newsletter.
  5. Like their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LuMaySwimwear/?fref=ts.
  6. Ta-da! You’re entered into this fabulous contest.

Win Gift Voucher Lu-May Swimwear

Terms & Conditions: The winner will be announced at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, 28th September 2016. There is only one winner. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The gift voucher will be emailed to the winner. Open to South African residents only.

Happiness,

Mia & Blair

 


Women of Wonder | Chanzelle van der Linde

Women of Wonder

Meet Chanzelle, today’s woman of wonder. She is a genius when it comes to needle and thread, and considering that we can barely sew a button, we are in awe. 

Name: Chanzelle van der Lindechanzelle

Birthday: 29 December 1985 – I know (Almost a ’86 baby!)

Age: 30 years old

Business: Klein Pikkewyn Bedding and Accessories – info@kleinpikkewyn.com,

 

 

Klein PikkewynMy name is Chanzelle van der Linde, I am driven by passion and therefore I took my love for children and my passion for interior and combined the two to start my own company called Klein Pikkewyn Bedding and Accessories. I absolutely love being creative and being behind my sewing machine.  It’s like therapy to me, and as every mom has a unique idea for their baby’s room I get to work on something different every day – which helps with the creative juices!  I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love, and remind myself of that every day.  I took a sewing course two years ago and I was transformed, I absolutely fell in love with creating beautiful things with my hands.  I am also currently finishing up my studies for Interior Decorating at DSSA in Menlyn.  I am married to an amazing man who has made all the dreams I didn’t even know about come true.

  1. What makes you happy? Family
  2. If there was only one thing you wanted the world to say about you, what would It be? That I undoubtedly did my BEST at everything I tried.
  3. Who inspires you in life and why? I have so many amazing people in my life that it is difficult to name just one.  I am inspired by the different characteristics of each of the special people in my life.
  4. What is your superpower? The belief hat I can do it ALL!
  5. How do you handle criticism? …Refer to no 4…Did I not mention I can do everything?
  6. In one year from now, what will you be celebrating? Hopefully the birth of our first child – and the first successful year of Klein Pikkewyn!
  7. What has been the hardest business decision you have ever made? Leaving a secure job and chasing my dreams.  It has made me face fears I didn’t even know I had.
  8. When did you know that THIS is what you wanted to do for a living? After taking up sewing lessons two years ago.
  9. Where is your happy place? In the arms of my husband (Queue the violin music)
  10. What is one quote that inspires you? 

Nelson Mandela Quote

Have a great weekend!

Mia & Blair