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Music by Magpie • Did you know 1988 was the coolest year in music?

April 23, 2018
Music by Magpie • Did you know 1988 was the coolest year in music? Smashing Pumpkins

Did you know that 1988 was 30 years ago… and did you know that 1988 was a REALLY big year for music? In February of 1988 The Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and The Supremes were all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In March “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson from the Bad Album toped the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first time in History that a Solo Artist had four Number One singles from the same album. Later that year he broke his own record with a 5thNumber one from the…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Did you know 1 0 1?

April 12, 2018
Tiffany's Tips • Did you know

It’s did you know month on Hello Smart Blog And this April we’re bringing you the cold (yes, can you believe it’s almost Winter?), hard facts on all that is skincare. The 1 0 1 – Tiffany’s Tips style. 1. Winter Boosters Surely everyone knows the benefits that Vitamin C offers, but did you know that applying Vitamin C to the skin is 20 times more effective than digesting it! Also did you know that your skin cannot make new Collagen without Vitamin C? Now before you go off rubbing oranges or spritzing juice on your face there is a much easier way:…

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Just n Motion • Trail running in the Drakensberg

April 5, 2018
Just n Motion • Trail running in the Drakensberg

When trail runners hear of an opportunity to run in the iconic Drakensberg mountain ranges over a 40km trail, it is a challenge very rarely turned down. So we decided to give the latest edition of the KZN trail running series, The Drakensberg Northern Trail, a bash and boy, were we met head on with some of the toughest trail conditions that these mountains could muster! The heavy rains a week prior to the event made underfoot conditions wet, slippery and muddy which made every stride a technical assault on your Salomons! Crossing through mountain streams, running along ridge lines…

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Music by Magpie • So why Spotify?

March 28, 2018
Music by Magpie • So why Spotify?

Is being late to the Party a bad thing? On 13 March 2018 Spotify finally launched in South Africa, just in time for OFS Birthday Month, coincidence? The question on many lips though is whether the 10 year wait will be worth it? Or is Spotify just late to a Party jam-packed with other guests who are just as worthy? I was first introduced to Spotify a number of years ago by a friend in the tech industry who’s colleagues in New York and swore by this APP. Tragically it wasn’t officially available in South Africa at the time, and…

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Smart Food • Posh Party Cake decorating made easy

March 27, 2018
Smart Food • Post Party Cake decorating made easy

I have said it before and I will say it again, I love making life easier for myself.  I see no reason to over complicate it and if there is an easier solution then why not make use of it?  Baking and decorating a posh party cake doesn’t mean that you need to pull your hair out! There are many SMART short cuts and simple steps you can follow. So, here is my short tutorial on decorating a posh party cake with readily available products from your local grocery store, one or two inspirational images from Pinterest and some stretch…

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Happy 34th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

March 15, 2018
Happy 34th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

It’s our 34th Birthday and we’re celebrating! At OFS Smart Repair we LOVE birthdays and for our 34th birthday we decided to celebrate the special occasion in proper SMART style. We started the merriment by transforming our reception area into a carnival of fun – filled with red, white and blue balloons and a marvelous 3 tiered birthday cake, baked by our very own fondant cake fundi Johanna. Sweet treats for the day were Jack & Jill Food co. gourmet Mille-feuille (mini custard slices), red white and blue cotton candy tubs and delightfully delicious mini doughnuts. To end off our festivities,…

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Tiffany’s Tips • Is it a Happy Birthday for you..?

March 13, 2018
Tiffany's Tips • Anti-aging

It’s March and we are celebrating Birthday Month at OFS Smart Repair! Yay! Who doesn’t love a good party and blowing out those Birthday candles? (Even though those candles seem to be increasing rapidly) But as we age – or should I rather say “mature”- we start noticing visible signs of aging. With a new era of skincare dawning in the industry we are going “defcon 4” on lines and wrinkles and restoring and rejuvenating skin like never before. But before we get started we need to clarify a few of the new terms we are hearing in the industry……

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Music by Magpie • Music, the Month of Love and the chills

February 28, 2018
Music by Magpie • Music the month of love and the chills • Margaret Whitfield

It being the month of love and all, I found it fitting to incorporate this ‘love’ business  into my blog post, but since I’m not currently ‘in Love’ and I’m not really an expert at this sort of thing, I thought I’d compare it to something I do know a bit about, and that’s Music. Science tells us that it’s completely normal to feel out of your mind when falling for someone, and even to feel butterflies in your stomach, and goose bumps on your arms. A recent study by the Kinsey Institute found that when studying the brain of…

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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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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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