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Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

May 16, 2019
Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

Hip hip hoooooooray, it’s our 35th Birthday! At OFS Smart Repair we LOVE birthdays and for our 35th birthday we decided to celebrate the special occasion in proper SMART style. We started the festivities by transforming our NEW reception area at the OFS Smart Repair HQ into a carnival of FUN – filled with red, white and blue balloons and a marvelous 3 tiered white chocolate birthday cake, baked our our lovely collab partner Jill Nowers of Jack & Jill Food co. Sweet treats for the day were:  Jack & Jill Food co. 3 tiered white chocolate mud cake covered with swiss meringue butter cream…

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A look at the ‘sporty’ Toyota Hilux coming to South Africa later this year

April 15, 2019
limited edition Heroic Toyota Hilux GR Sport 2019

What?! Toyota is launching an even TOUGHER-ER Toyota Hilux? Toyota South Africa hosted its second ‘state of the motor industry’ (SOMI) event in Midrand earlier this year. As part of the event, the manufacturer revealed some of its plans for the local South African market in 2019. This will include the launch of the Corolla Hatch, the new RAV4, and the 2019 Prius. But the BIG news was undoubtedly Toyota planning to launch the limited edition Heroic Hilux GR Sport in South Africa later this year. The limited edition Toyota Hilux GR Sport features: Bespoke Gazoo Racing-themed decals A unique front grille design A…

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Brainy Business

The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

March 22, 2019
The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people • Steve Jobs At OFS Smart Repair we believe in investing in our team. We understand that the whole is only is strong as the sum of it’s parts. Without our team, OFS would not be half the company we are today. Teamwork for us is ALL about collaboration. So, when we decided to create a SUPER fun witty think-out-of-the-box Team Building for the Smart Team this year, we knew just the local Bloemfontein creative lifestyle design crew to collaborate with. Brainstorming and putting…

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Style

Gen Z Yellow

February 27, 2019
Gen Z Yellow • Alicia Eva • Hello Smart Blog

Forget millennial pink, are you wearing ‘Gen Z Yellow’? The Lively shade of sunny lemon, pastel, melted butter and beyond is declared the colour of 2019 – and Kim, Meghan and Amal are all fans. Ever since Pantone dubbed “Rose Quartz” color of the year back in 2016, it’s been *the* hue of a social media-minded generation of millennials. Invading every facet of their lives, from beauty products and home goods (yes, millennial pink trash cans exist) to technology (at this point, who doesn’t have a pink iPhone case?). But we’re here to make a strong case for the arrival of what iconic fashion…

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Brainy Business

First Test Flight in the bag for Boeing’s flying car

February 12, 2019
Boeing Flying car

It is the year 2000, but where are the flying cars? • Avery Brook A Boeing Co flying car designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers completed its first test flight on the 22nd of January 2019, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to shape. A prototype of its autonomous passenger air vehicle completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the test conducted in Manassas, Virginia, the maker of military and commercial jets said in a statement on the 22nd of January. Propelled by electricity, the…

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Style

Trends you’re about to see everywhere in 2019

February 6, 2019
Trends you’re about to see everywhere in 2019 • Gucci

The new year signals the start of fresh adventures, renewed goals, and brand new fashion trends. Pinterest is its own positive corner of the internet, where more than 250 million people around the world go to discover new style and fashion ideas they love. The way Pinterest know an idea is trending is by looking at what all these people are searching for. If an idea keeps getting more and more searches each month? And that upward trajectory holds steady for 6+ months? That’s how Pinterest know it’s a bona fide fashion trend. This year’s style trends range from nostalgic…

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Smartlife

Best of Hello Smart Blog 2018

December 6, 2018
Best of Hello Smart Blog 2018

Can you believe it’s the end of the year? 2018 has certainly gone by in a wink of an eye and now it’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about beachy holidays, planning their Christmas shopping and wondering how on earth 2018 flew by so quickly? And what a year it’s been here at OFS Smart Repair and on Hello Smart Blog… We’ve had BIG developments and BIG changes, but most of all, we had the BEST time! We met kick butt women in business, Annette Griesel of Little, Margaret Whitfield a.k.a the lovely music maven DJ Magpie and our very own Director…

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Cool Spots

Imperial Volvo Bloemfontein

November 5, 2018
Cool Spots • Imperial Volvo Bloemfontein

Imperial Volvo Bloemfontein Zastron St, Bloemfontein Central, Bloemfontein www.imperialbloemfontein.co.za   Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower – Steve Jobs Situated in the heart of mid-town Bloemfontein is the beautiful bespoke showroom of Imperial Volvo Bloemfontein. A modern retail space of contemporary design, chic Scandinavian furnishings and outstandingly stylish Volvo vehicles. The Volvo retail experience concept is one of many important parts of the innovative Volvo way forward and goes far beyond what you see on the surface. Volvo is a brand that believes everything starts with people. What makes them different from other car companies is the principle of…

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What we learned about Instagram from local Social Media guru Christine Meintjes

October 15, 2018
What we learned about Instagram from local Social Media guru Christine Meintjes

Whatever you are, be a GOOD one • Abraham Lincoln The first thing you should know about Christine Meintjes is she REALLY knows her stuff. In 2007 she founded Christine Meintjes Photography. Fast forward a few years and she has shot over 350 weddings, travelled to more than 10 different countries for shoots and is considered to be one of THE best photographers on the continent being one of only five Premium Ambassadors for Nikon Southern Africa. Amongst being a photographer, Christine Meintjes is also a top style influencer, specialist content creator and Social Media expert. Christine successfully built South Africa’s first…

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Smartlife

Music by Magpie • My Feel Good Spring Playlist for 2018

October 2, 2018
Music by Magpie • My Feel Good Spring Playlist for 2018 • Jeremy Loops

After a couple of false starts, Spring has finally got under way in Sunny SA This new season brings with it countless other promises, amongst others that of longer days, sunshine and balmy evenings. The air feels different, the overall mood is lighter, birds are chirping, and people all over are smiling. The dark days are over and everyone seems to have a spring in their step. I always think of Spring as the prequel to Summer The tester round for the festive season, friends come out of hibernation, all ready for a braai, sun downers and late night parties.…

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