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The Biologie of Rain

Penelope & Bella | The Biologie of Rain

You know how much we love camping, right? Well our last camp, just outside Plettenberg Bay, just over six weeks ago over a long weekend, was an eventful one as always.  Caught in the grip of winter, the scenic Garden Route was freezing and had us wearing beanies, scarves and cuddling up with blankets in front of the fire. As much as we love camping in winter, we also love a change of scenery every now and then, especially when camping in such a beautiful part of the country.

We ended up taking a drive to Zinzi, an exclusive restaurant in the Crags outside Plett. Apart from the amazing dining experience we had, I especially delighted myself in the fragrance of the hand lotion in the ladies’ bathroom, so much so, that I had asked the waitress what brand it was! Haha, I know…”small things…” She wrote the name on a card for me. I didn’t recognise the brand at all and doubted I would find it in PE. So I got home and filed that card into my “Things To Look For Before I Die” file… Oh, come on! Who are we kidding? We both know that never happened, that poor card disappeared into the abyss of nothingness that is my handbag.

Anyways, a few weekends ago I attended the Eastern Cape Blogger Meetup, where apart from socialising in person with some of my favourite people, I was spoilt with the most amazing goodie bag 🙂 And lo and behold… inside I found a stunning gift from the brand I had discovered at the restaurant – RAIN! You guys, I am so impressed with this brand. Not only because of its obviously yummy fragrances, but the whole company profile and what they are doing for their community by employing impoverished locals. Each and every item is free from chemicals, animal products, and is handmade. Handmade! 

Caring human touch is visible in everything we create. This is what gives Rain products their unique stamp and inherent value.

Penelope & Bella | Rain Biologie

Rain harvests the organic oils of Kalahari Melon, Baobab, Mafura, Marula and Mongongo Nut which form the heart of their body care range. You should check out their baby range too, which consists of products ranging from bum creme to insect repellent.

If you’re wondering which product grabbed my attention at Zinzi, it was the Rain Biologie Range. Be sure to look out for this one on their website.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some shopping to do…

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Featuring the Apple Watch

Penelope & Bella - Apple Watch

Can I just start by saying yay for Discovery Vitality? We are just loving their get healthy initiative, enabling us to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for R350 🙂 And now we’re signing our souls away for the next two years – running, cycling, stair climbing, doing basically anything to earn points really!

In all seriousness though, I’m just loving the Apple Watch Sport and all its features and functions. I’ve realised I need to wear the watch every day, as I’m only moderately active and need to accumulate the points for Vitality, to avoid paying an installment for my watch at the end of the month. If this accessory switch poses a problem for you, you would need to make sure you reach your goals during the day so you’re able to vary the watches you wear at night – problem solved. The watch has definitely made me more aware of my daily activities though. I find myself taking the stairs instead of the lift and parking further away from the entrance to get extra steps in… It all adds up. Continue reading Featuring the Apple Watch

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SOS! It’s The Back To Earth Night Market

Night Market

There are a few new markets which have popped up all over town recently, but we’ve been so busy travelling for kids’ sport, mostly, that we haven’t been able to attend one. This week, however, I went to the first Back to Earth Night Market in Port Elizabeth, and what a treat it was! And considering it was the first one (of hopefully many more) it was really well attended. There was an array of stalls, with mostly homemade wares – hence, “Back to Earth” I guess. I enjoyed perusing the various types of clothing, handbags, homemade condiments, chocolates and jewellery on display. Continue reading SOS! It’s The Back To Earth Night Market