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pretoria girl writes _ gateaux on 95

Gâteaux on 95

This past year, small businesses never ceased to amaze me with their hard work and talent. Just when I thought I saw – and tasted – what they had to offer, Gâteaux on 95 treated my taste buds with croissant creations and chocolate decadence. But I don’t want to let the pastry out of the…

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pretoria girl writes _ royal danish ice cream

Royal Danish Ice Cream

I didn’t know writing about ice cream would make me this happy! And to be writing about the legenDAIRY (or dairy-free) Royal Danish Ice Cream makes me even happier.   When I think about Royal Danish, I think of Sunday-afternoon-treats. I still enjoy it when I drive past their shop to see all the happy…

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music smart kids _ pretoria girl writes

Music Smart Kids

Music Smart Kids believes music can give your child a kind of happiness that they shouldn’t be without. To add to the bonus of happiness, being able to play a musical instrument has many benefits for your child’s development.   Whether your child is the next Madonna, or more likely to keep their solos in…

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proedeli _ pretoria girl writes


Proe.deli is all about tasty food. Just by scrolling through their Instagram feed, you can taste the colourful flavours. Yes, I said colourful flavours because they’re inspired by ingredients from around the world.   “We always find a way to make it our own. From Cape Town to Morocco, Thailand to Cuba; non-traditional is our…

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deurnis _ pretoria girl writes


DEURnis theatre originally started as a one-on-one production that doesn’t happen on your typical stage.    The audience member enters a space – usually in and around a home or building – and they take their seat in the world of the actor. It’s different from the usual seat in a dark auditorium. After the…

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namib kameeldoring braai girls _ pretoria girl writes

Namib Kameeldoring Braai Girls

If something breaks society’s mould, it quickly gets my attention. And Namib Kameeldoring Braai Girls are doing just that!   Don’t worry. It’s not about setting our bras on fire to show women and girls can braai too. It’s not necessary with the best wood and newly launched, pink firelighters from Namib Kameeldoring Braaihout.  …

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