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Smart Food • We love a feast

February 21, 2018
Smart Food • We love a feast

Planning a special occasion?  Here is some food for thought… We love hosting parties at Jack and Jill Food Co. but nothing makes us happier to plan the menu, make it and then serve you! I really don’t believe in over complicating things and my most nerve wracking catering gigs have been when I have tried something new and didn’t know if it’s going to work out!!  Make sure you have fun with your food, it sets your party mood and reflects in your presentation and flavour of your feast. Presentation of the food is 90% of your battle won…

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Smartgirl Street Style • The white T-shirt

February 16, 2018
The white T-shirt • Anna Wintour TILONE by Tilone Viljoen

You know what would go great with your brand-new midi skirt? A white T-shirt. How about your favourite oversize denim jacket, perfect worn-in jeans, slinky slip dress, or polished pencil skirt? Yep, that would be a white T-shirt as well. You might think your LBD or black pumps are the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. And while those standbys are certainly up there on the list, it’s the classic white T-shirt that’s your true closet hero. Seriously. We’ve yet to meet another wardrobe staple as classic and versatile as the crisp, white t-shirt. The outfit possibilities are endless, from laid back…

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Just n Motion • We love to run

February 13, 2018
Love to run • Trail running

Hi everyone and welcome back! I hope you all have an active, healthy and fun 2018. This time of the year is very exciting if you are a runner with a wide variety of running events to choose from. For all our Road runners, the Two Oceans is probably the highlight on the running calendar and without a doubt one of the most popular amoungst our road runners and, of course with Capetown being the destination for this race, the perfect opportunity for a lekker weekend away! On the trail running scene, which has become one of the fastest growing…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2018
Tiffany's Tips • Spread the love this Valentine's Day

Hey hey it’s almost Valentines Day! With a fresh year comes fresh ideas and while we all know you can never go wrong with the old faithfuls (flowers, chocolates, socks and undies) here are a few added extras to help spread the love… The key to my heart It is said that in the early 1500’s it was a true symbol of love when you gave that special person a key – the key to your heart. To this day many jewelers still produce lockets and keys that symbolize love for someone. Some fantastic jewelry sites to check out for…

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Brainy Business

8 of the most anticipated cars coming to South Africa in 2018

February 6, 2018
Jaguar E-pace • 8 of the most anticipated cars coming to South Africa in 2018

I’ve always been asked, ‘What is my favourite car?’ and I’ve always said ‘The next one.’   Carroll Shelby According to a December 2017 report by Wesbank, demand and stocks for used vehicles is slowly drying up across South Africa, leaving motorists to search for new models at a bargain. WesBank’s data showed that the current replacement cycle for new cars is at 44 months. The ageing carpark means consumers are ready to replace their vehicles before service and warranty plans lapse. These consumers also want new cars that bring a promise of reliability as well as fuel-efficient technologies. For these…

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5 TV Shows we’ll be watching in 2018

January 31, 2018
5 TV Shows we’ll be watching in 2018

It’s official. Game of Thrones will only be returning to our screens in… wait for it… 2019! HOW on earth are we going to fill the enormous void left by GOT in our regular viewing schedules this year, you ask?! Well, luckily there is a plethora of must-watch television across network, cable, and streaming platforms headed to your screen in 2018. This year the most anticipated TV shows undoubtedly all feature a big dose of scary, spooky and down-right unnerving. Shows the likes of the Stephen King inspired Castle Rock, Stranger Things Season 2 and The Assassination of Gianni Versace:…

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The 5 Biggest Fashion Trends for 2018, According to Pinterest

January 25, 2018
The 5 Biggest Fashion Trends for 2018, According to Pinterest

Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.  Lauren Hutton Because we’re always looking to stay on top of the newest, coolest and most interesting trends, we’ve got our eyes on the Pinterest style trends that’ll dominate fashion headlines in 2018. Style on Pinterest is where the fashion world meets the real world. People use Pinterest to bring trends to life and decide what to buy. 70% of female Pinners visit at least once a week for searching, saving and creating their personalised look book one Pin at a time. So…

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Best of Hello Smart Blog 2017 • The Video

December 7, 2017
OFS Smart Repair • Happy Holidays

You’ll miss the BEST things if you keep your eyes shut • Dr. Seuss At the end of our first year on the blog, we commissioned our kick butt design team at Urban Java to create a super cool video showcasing the BEST of Hello Smart Blog. You see, we had so much fun on the blog during that first year that we wanted to celebrate with a special memento to remember not only where we started, but also where our adventures had taken us during that year. It was a very special year and 2017 was no different – we had…

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Best of Hello Smart Blog 2017

December 5, 2017
Team OFS Smart Repair

Can you believe it’s the end of the year? Where has 2017 gone?! Yes, it’s that time of year when everybody is thinking about beachy holidays, planning their Christmas shopping and wondering how on earth the year flew by so quickly. And what a year it’s been here on Hello Smart Blog… We’ve had the BEST time! We met MKR SA celebrities, the Outdoor Smartguy, top creatives and sport stars. We ate very fashionable Buddha bowls and drank delicious Gin jam jars. Magpie played the best tunes, Tiffany kept our skin & beauty on point and Justin gave us the 1-2…

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Just n Motion • Dog days of summer

December 4, 2017
Just n Motion • Dog days of summer - Australian Kelpie

A V.I.P. YES! Very important pup • Snoopy So, this month I thought I’d take a bit of a break from our exercise tips and education (it is holiday after all) and instead I’ve decided to blog about one of my absolute FAVOURITE topics… a man’s best friend, the Dog. In my case, the Australian Kelpie. The Australian Kelpie is a breed of Border Collie, more commonly known as a sheep dog, mixed with the Australian Dingo which is equivalent to our wild dog. These dogs have been introduced all over the world for their amazing herding skills and ability…

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