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Event
18/08/2015 - 16:26

The story of a woman at the opera - If Richard Gere could select a watch for Julia Roberts in the opera scene in the movie, Pretty Woman, it would have been an Ebel Watch. Ebel is first and foremost the story of a woman, Alice Lévy, who founded the brand with her husband Eugène Blum. Their combined initials gave rise to this luxury and sought after brand. Through the years Ebel has distinguished itself by the beauty of its feminine watches.

A desirable women’s stainless steel Ebel Beluga watch, featuring 36 diamonds of 1.692 carat, will be one of the items to be auctioned at the 7th annual Gourmet and Gourmand Event hosted by the Carpe Diem School in George this coming Saturday evening. Michel Nunes of D’ Amato Jewelers donated the watch. This local Jeweler was also the generous sponsor of the elegant Tanzanite neckpiece that was auctioned at last year’s event.

Apart from the auction, guests will be treated by a dinner prepared by 19 top Garden Route restaurants while guest artist, André Schwartz, entertain them with songs, stories and hits from musicals. Dinners, exclusive accommodation and activities at various destinations in and around the Garden Route, Klein Karoo up to Botswana and Malawi, forms part of the lots that will be auctioned throughout the evening.

Experience the Chobe River in Botswana on board the luxury houseboat, the Chobe Princess, and Nkwichi Lodge on Lake Niassa, with the compliments of the Mantis Collection. Enjoy dinner at various restaurants like Pomodoro’s, Flava Café and Salina’s in Wildernis. Sit down to a fine dining menu and stay over at Serendipity. Head to Hunter’s Country House outside Plettenberg Bay, visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden or enjoy oysters with the compliments of Oysters R Us.
For the more adventurous an abseiling and canoeing trip with the compliments of Eden Adventuring will form part of a stay, meal and game drive at the Garden Route Game Lodge while you end your trip with a stay at The Views Hotel in Wildernis.

Golf enthusiasts can bid on various experiences at Simola, Pinnacle Point, Fancourt, Arrabella, Pezula, Pearl Valley, Kingswood and the St Francis Links. Apart from the golf you can spend an evening in a King Suite at the Calitzdorp Country Lodge, Fancourt Hotel, Oubaai or King George Protea Hotel. Taste wine at Boplaas and De Krans and enjoy dinner at Trans Karoo, the Turnberry Hotel or the Gannet Café in Mossel Bay.

The bidder on one of the lots can invite 10 friends for dinner prepared by the chef of Thousand Sensations in the comfort or hos/her own home. A stay at Buffelsdrift, a bush safari and Elephant Experience plus an adventurous Tree Topping experience are part of the package.

Most of the lots include a dinner, hotel or guesthouse accommodation and an activity like wine tasting, game drive, golf or sight seeing.

This annual event in aid of the learners with special needs of the Carpe Diem School is more than just an evening of fine food, wine and music. For successful bidders the experience can last for much longer. Whether you experience Africa on board a luxurious houseboat, the coastline from a seafront balcony, a G & T after a game of golf or simply the lasting experience of an Ebel watch on the arm of your pretty woman.

Participating restaurants include Trans-Karoo, The Lake Pleasant Hotel, Thousand Sensations, Fancourt, Turnberry Lodge, Hetta’s Food, The Wilderness Hotel, Die Rooi Kombuis, Garden Route Game Lodge, King George Hotel, 101 On Meade, Oubaai Hotel, Pomodoro’s, Salina’s, Sucasa, Francois Ferreira, Calendra Girls, The Gannet and Chef Alma representing the Chaine Des Rottisseurs. Hartmans & Sons Butchery is the main sponsor of the event.

For Golf enthusiasts can bid on various experiences at Simola, Pinnacle Point, Fancourt, Arrabella, Pezula, Pearl Valley, Kingswood and the St Francis Links. Apart from the golf you can spend an evening in a King Suite at the Calitzdorp Country Lodge, Fancourt Hotel, Oubaai or King George Protea Hotel. Taste wine at Boplaas and De Krans and enjoy dinner at Trans Karoo, the Turnberry Hotel or the Gannet Café in Mossel Bay.

The bidder on one of the lots can invite 10 friends for dinner prepared by the chef of Thousand Sensations in the comfort or hos/her own home. A stay at Buffelsdrift, a bush safari and Elephant Experience plus an adventurous Tree Topping experience are part of the package.

Most of the lots include a dinner, hotel or guesthouse accommodation and an activity like wine tasting, game drive, golf or sight seeing.

This annual event in aid of the learners with special needs of the Carpe Diem School is more than just an evening of fine food, wine and music. For successful bidders the experience can last for much longer. Whether you experience Africa on board a luxurious houseboat, the coastline from a seafront balcony, a G & T after a game of golf or simply the lasting experience of an Ebel watch on the arm of your pretty woman.

Participating restaurants include Trans-Karoo, The Lake Pleasant Hotel, Thousand Sensations, Fancourt, Turnberry Lodge, Hetta’s Food, The Wilderness Hotel, Die Rooi Kombuis, Garden Route Game Lodge, King George Hotel, 101 On Meade, Oubaai Hotel, Pomodoro’s, Salina’s, Sucasa, Francois Ferreira, Calendra Girls, The Gannet and Chef Alma representing the Chaine Des Rottisseurs. Hartmans & Sons Butchery is the main sponsor of the event.

For more information contact:Karools Hauptfleisch, principal of Carpe Diem School, 044 - 874 4074, e-mail carpekarools @telkomsa.net
www.carpediemskool.co.za

Event
18/08/2015 - 16:26

The registered cancer organisation Pink Trees for Pauline launched its 2015 campaign with the first ever Pink Trees for Pauline Win a Car Competition!
Members of the public stand a chance to win a brand new Honda Brio Amaze 2015 to the value of R150 000 when they purchase a ticket on the official Pink Trees for Pauline website, www.pinktrees.co.za. How wonderful to know that by entering this competition your contribution will make a significant difference in the lives of cancer communities of South Africa.

Only 1000 tickets are available and the competition will run until Friday 9 October 2015. The car will officially be presented to the winner during an elegant High Tea in George on Friday 16 October 2015 on the National Pink Trees for Pauline ‘Give Back’ day. The aim of Pink Trees for Pauline is to raise funds and awareness for all kinds of cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer and the lives of their families. Pink Trees for Pauline stands against ALL cancer for ALL people.

Enter this competition and make a difference! What a brilliant way to celebrate the 2015 project! For more information about the 2015 Pink Trees for Pauline project please visit www.pinktrees.co.za and for the latest news visit the Pink Trees for Pauline Facebook page.

Adri Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen can be contacted on adri@pinktrees.co.za.
For more information:
Pink Trees for Pauline - www.pinktrees.co.za
Cancer Alliance – www.canceralliance.co.za

Event
11/08/2015 - 17:51

Well-known South African performer, André Schwartz, will be the guest artist at the annual Gourmets & Gourmand Event in George on the 22nd of August. The Carpe Diem School for learners with special needs hosts this annual fund-raising event. The theme for the evening is “Food of the Opera.” Apart from the performance by Schwartz, chefs from 19 Garden Route restaurants will present a menu to match the opera theme.

Schwartz will entertain guests with some of his older hits, brand new ones, as well as songs from musicals, and of course Phantom of the Opera. He has become a household name on the South African stage for his star-studded performance as the Phantom in this classic by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has played the principle role in musicals like Joseph and his amazing Technicolor Dream coat, Jesus Christ Superstar and the ever-popular The Sound of Music.

As a recording artist he has released 14 CD’s ranging from Afrikaans, Pop, Big Band Jazz and Musicals. Apart from performing on stage, he an actor, TV presenter and a judge in TV reality shows.

Schwartz feels honoured to be part of this event. “Children are precious. We have a duty to make disabled kids feel special and loved. They should be given all the possible opportunities to shine. We have to make people aware of their special needs and should assist in any possible way to enable them to fulfill their dreams. “

Schwartz is a talented and multi-faceted performer loved by South African audiences for his warmth, sense of style, humour and lively stage personality. He will also share incidents from his live with guests. “As a child I decided that my life would be colourful. Then you pass on light to others, because colour is light. ”

He is as passionate about good food and wine, as he is about music. Along with South Africa’s food Evangelist, Francois Ferreira, who will act as the Master of Ceremonies, the stage is set for an unforgettable evening at the Opera.

Participating restaurants include Trans-Karoo, The Lake Pleasant Hotel, Thousand Sensations, Fancourt, Turnberry Lodge, Hetta’s Food, The Wilderness Hotel, Die Rooi Kombuis, Garden Route Game Lodge, King George Hotel, 101 On Meade, Oubaai Hotel, Pomodoro’s, Salina’s, Sucasa, Francois Ferreira, Calendra Girls, The Gannet and Chef Alma representing the Chaine Des Rottisseurs. Hartmans & Sons Butchery is the main sponsor of the event.

For more information contact:

Karools Hauptfleisch, principal of Carpe Diem School, 044 – 874 4074,
e-mail carpekarools@telkomsa.net
www.carpediemskool.co.za

News story
31/07/2015 - 13:33

A good chef can cook anywhere - The saying goes: “A good chef can cook anywhere.” Every year the chefs participating in the 7th annual Gourmet & Gourmand Event in aid of the

Event
09/10/2014 - 08:59

SOUTH AFRICA (September 2014) – During September and October you will see them alongside the roads of our country during. They operate in groups, or sometimes only two or three souls. They stop in the most visible places seemingly unaware of the world passing by. Then they do something strange...they wrap anything and everything with the pink material they carry with them in the random place they chose for no apparent reason. Maybe they will chat for a moment with their partners-in-pink, some even dressed in pink...and then they leave...who are these people and what goes through their heads while they do something which may seem strange to some?

These people are the heart and hands of Pink Trees for Pauline, a non-profit organisation whose aim it is to better the quality of life for cancer communities all over South Africa. Throughout South Africa hundreds of people, residing in the 96 (plus) towns listed to take part in the project, wrap trees in pink material in order to raise funds and bring awareness to all types of cancer. We all carry people in our hearts whether it is a lifelong friend or family members...people who played a part in our journey through life. These are also the people who will move us to step up and participate in a project that touches our hearts.

When you ask the Pink Trees for Pauline volunteers what goes through their minds while they wrap trees in pink, the universal answer is love. A deep founded love for people who are fighting cancer, for the families of cancer patients, for cancer survivors and in remembrance of those people who lost their battle with cancer. Although they can usually name someone who they think of while they work so tirelessly on this project, there is something deeper at the core of the project...the Pink Trees for Pauline volunteers give unselfishly of themselves to aid cancer communities they might not even know personally. While they wrap trees etc they know that what they’re busy with will add to the quality of life of the cancer community in their own town!

What will your thoughts be the next time you drive past a tree wrapped in pink or when you notice a pillar or gate wrapped in pink? Will you think of all the hours these volunteers worked come rain or shine? Will you think of the epic task of delivering 70km material 50 meters at a time to these 96 towns throughout South Africa committed to help their town’s cancer community? All of this done unselfishly, with hearts brimming with love for those who need hope. George Iles said “Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” May the foremost thought going through your mind when you see a tree wrapped in pink be to follow the pink wave and make a difference in your local cancer community. Everybody needs hope…

For more information visit www.pinktrees.co.za and for daily updates visit the Pink Trees for Pauline Facebook page. To speak to Adri van Niewenhuizen you can contact her on 082 460 6386 or email adri@pinktrees.co.za.

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Pink Trees For Pauline 2014
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08/10/2014 - 21:25
News story
07/10/2014 - 11:19

SOUTH AFRICA (September 2014) – During September and October you will see them alongside the roads of our country during. They operate in groups, or sometimes only two or three souls.

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Event
15/07/2014 - 08:52

The 6th annual Gourmets and Gourmands supported by Hartmans and Raffaele D’Amato Jewellers on behalf of Carpe Diem School will take place at Carpe Diem School on 23 August 2014 at 18:30. The Emperor is looking forward to welcome you with open arms in the Arena. Let us never forget that the goal of this feast is to make a difference in the lives of the 282 special needs learners of Carpe Diem School, and we want you to be a part of that. On that night everything will be perfect...it will be an event talked about for seasons to come.
Please contact the Emperor Karools Hauptfleisch – Headmaster on 044 874 4074 or email carpekarools@telkomsa.net if you need more information on the event. Follow Carpe Diem School on Facebook at Carpe Diem School.

Carpe Diem School – www.carpediemskool.co.za
Hartman & Sons Butchery – www.hartmanbutchery.co.za
Raffaele D’Amato Jewellers – www.damato.co.za

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Event
10/04/2014 - 17:52

GEORGE (April 2014) – Is there anything more that one can write about Chris Chameleon? It seems that every possible word regarding his creativity, talent and enigmatic personality has been written...well, apparently there are a couple more things to write. On 10 May 2014 Chris Chameleon will thrill diners at an exclusive feast hosted at Transkaroo restaurant in Great Brak River.
The second annual Bon Vivant dinner will be held to raise funds for Carpe Diem School and it promises to be just as extravagant as last year’s stunning event.
The Bon Vivant event is synonymous with opulence, grandeur...a gastronomic journey that guarantees to leave you gobsmacked. Who better then than the vibrant performer-extraordinaire Chris Chameleon to head this voyage to “planet mind-blowing”? Chris Chameleon has wowed audiences worldwide with his larger-than-life stage personality since 1997. As the bassist and front man of Boo!, an eclectic musical threesome, Chris made his mark in the music industry, locally and internationally. Boo! performed over 800 shows in 17 countries, including Hungary, Croatia and 14 states in the USA and soon after acquired a worldwide cult following.
In 2004 Chris Chameleon spread his wings, choosing to explore his Afrikaans South African roots by releasing the critically-acclaimed ‘Ek Herhaal Jou’ - compositions of the poetry of celebrated 60’s poet Ingrid Jonker. It seems clear that the awards literally started raining in from the moment Chris stepped on stage in 1997. During the past seven years he has received an excess of 23 awards and he keeps on delivering one astounding performance after another.
He started 2014 with the successful theatre tour of ‘Klank van Jou Oë’ in the Netherlands and Belgium in February. Upon his return to South Africa he immediately started filming on a movie called ‘Suurlemoen’ in which he plays the character of Mr Marx, a school teacher. Fans will be delighted to hear that he is currently working on his imminent new Afrikaans album called ‘Posduif’ which features a collection of compositions of the exceptional and challenging poetry of the young poet, Daniella Deysel.
Jerzy Kosinski said “The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” Chris Chameleon has been mesmerizing audiences with his four-octave voice and vocal acrobatics since forever it seems...He certainly evokes the deepest emotions in audiences the world over and leaves them with memories to ponder for a lifetime. A true revolutionary South African artist.
Please contact Karools Hauptfleisch – Headmaster on 044 874 4074 or email carpekarools@telkomsa.net if you need more information on the event.

Event
18/03/2014 - 13:11

Mel Botes is thrilling audiences again with the second chapter in his series of Pink Floyd Tribute shows.
After the roaring success of more than 150 Crazy Diamond – a tribute to Pink Floyd shows all across South Africa, Mel Botes launched Dark side of the moon in October 2013 to a sold out audience at the Atterbury Theatre.

On 28 March 2014 this amazing show will be performed at the newly re-done Bush Lapa, as part of the Herolds Bay Eco Resort at Herolds Bay. Mel Botes is synonymous with the most creative and inspirational music. His talent as guitarist has mesmerized audiences for decades and Dark side of the moon – a tribute to Pink Floyd on 28 March 2014 will be no exception.

With his astounding talent and ability in which he shifts boundaries Mel Botes masterfully interprets the dark themes of Dark side of the moon such as conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness. It promises to be an electrifying experience! Tickets can be booked at Herold’s Bay Resort, at the door or online at www.heroldsbayresort.co.za. Ticket prices range from R80-00 to R120-00 per person. Book now to make sure that you form part of music history...on the Dark side of the moon…

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