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 on health and fitness. The Smartguys and Smartgirls of OFS Smart Repair rocked the fashion in our style section and we introduced a very exciting NEW feature this year called COOL SPOTS. We visited the OFS Smart Box, a very hip Mexican joint, the legendary De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa and travelled to Graaff Reinet, Cape Town and Prague.
In fact, we’ve had so much FUN on the blog this year that we’ve decided to dedicate the whole month of December to the Best of Hello Smart Blog 2017.
We’ll be featuring the BEST of our Style, Lifestyle, Brainy Business, Bright Sparks and Cool Spots posts – So keep an eye on our Facebook page during December to see who made the list!
Of course the whole is only as good as the sum of it’s parts and none of the Hello Smart Blog adventures would have been possible without the smart, funny, sassy and ridiculously talented collaborators we get to call part of the Hello Smart Blog family:
- Christo Smith from Urban Java – Absurdly talented kick butt designer. THANK you for designing like a ROCKSTAR!
- FJ & Sumari Potgieter from Eye Poetry photography – Thank you for your absolutely beautiful photos which tell the story of Hello Smart Blog with so much delight. You are an amazing team, virtuosos of note and the kindest two human beings we know.
- Tiffany Pienaar of Tiffany…it’s a girl thing – Our absolute favourite beauty and skin whizz on the planet. You are as #onfleek as it gets! Thank you for being an honourary Smartgirl and friend. We appreciate you VERY much.
- Margaret Whitfield a.k.a DJ Magpie – You drop it like it’s HOT. Thank you for being one of the coolest Smartgirls we know.
- Jill Nowers of Jack & Jill Food co – You are the queen of scrumptious fresh Smart food.
- Justin Oelofsen of Just n Motion – Thank you for joining the Hello Smart Blog team this year. You sure know your stuff and you’re certainly not called a health & fitness guru for nothing!
We appreciate your time, effort, support, enthusiasm and love for the blog VERY very much! THANK YOU for being part of the Hello Smart Blog family.
ALSO a very special THANK YOU to the Smartguys and Smartgirls of OFS Smart Repair. Thanks for being models, teammates and all-a-round sports! Thank you for the hard work and effort you put in day-in and day-out. We are nothing without the SMART Team and we appreciate every single team member immensely.
And on that note, it’s time to take our Festive Season break here on the blog. We’ll be on holiday, soaking up the sun and enjoying the chilled vibes… We hope you do the same.
Keep an eye on our Instagram feed – we might post a holiday pic or two;)
Thank you for stopping by here at Hello Smart Blog this past year and sharing all the fun and adventures of the Smart Team. We’re looking forward to a super 2018 and will be back on the blog mid January.
Have a VERY MERRY Festive Season and a SMART Sassy Stylish New Year!
Team Hello Smart Blog x