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Did you know that we only wear 30% of the clothing hanging in our cupboards? Now you can get cash back for unused items too good to simply give away. Or you can refashion for less at Style Exchange – and at the same time do your bit for the environment by reusing fashion items instead of buying new.
Style Exchange is for women of all ages, all sizes, all styles and all walks of life. When you bring your items for resale at the Style Exchange shop, you get back 50% of the price when sold.
Our bodies change shape with age, motherhood and emotions. The minute an item is too small, no longer reflects your current life stage, or hasn’t been worn in 7 months it is time to recycle it. Re-energise yourself and move all the stuck energy in your cupboards and your life, and allow new colours, lifestyles and adventures to enter. Style Exchange accepts fashion items, vintage, maternity, perfume, shoes, bags, and home ware items such as vases, mirrors, bowls, lamps and cloths.
Come and join the Style Exchange circle of stylish women and at the same time become part of the Green Revolution.
Collections and once off payments for lots by special arrangement only. Only good quality items accepted.
Further information available on www.styleexchange.co.za [Editor's Note: This no longer exists] or call Mercédes on 083 303 1403.
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Restaurant Review (*****) by Judith Back to top
The Baron, Dunwoody Centre, Western Service Road Woodmead, 17 September 2010
After the unfortunate experience at Giovanni's, we felt that trying the Baron out might be a good idea! So off we set on a much warmer night. The Baron has a large non-smoking dining area, which they expanded some time ago, and we were offered a table towards the back. A request to turn down the music was complied with, which meant that we could hear each other talk.
We ordered an Appletiser and a bottle of Chardonnay before perusing the menu. (See I still feel mellow!) Then we ordered just our usual one course. Inevitably, I ordered calamari grilled with a lemon sauce, rice and a side order of spinach. My companion ordered his favourite, liver and onions.
What really delights about the Baron is the crisp linen and heavy cutlery. It feels like a special evening out, with flower arrangements around the room, mirrors and brass fittings. Old fashioned brought up to date with good service and greater lightness of touch.
In good time, our food arrived. It was well presented and the spinach was excellent. So were the calamari and the liver and onions. We dined in contentment, thoroughly enjoying the evening, the well-timed attention of our waiter and our surroundings. We ended our stay with a cup of coffee, also good.
All in all a good place to go, they were busy and the waiters cope easily with the patrons.
Julius takes his Rottweiler to Rivonia Vets: "My dog's cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?"
"Well," says Anthea, "let's have a look
at him". She picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then
"What? Just because he's cross-eyed?"
"No, because he's really heavy".
No joke: Rivonia Vets are giving free rabies innoculations for dogs and cats to combat the current outbreak. To avoid yours becoming "gone dogs", take them along soon!
I would be interested to find out what people actually think of the new Morning Glen shopping centre.
I for one hate it! I loved being able to just park, dash in for what I needed all in one small area without having to kill myself on the tiles. They are going to get sued.
Everything I needed was there, parking was ample, the centre was open and I bumped into all my friends.
Now all the tenants are moaning, business is dead, and I hate having to have my freezo overlooking a closed-in dark yukky parking lot!
The parking is abysmal and driving a very large car as most of us do in this area, I found it extremely difficult to get in and out.
Whaaaa.....bring back the old one! Why couldn't they just give it a face lift?
(To make you even happier, they're about to start charging for parking, too –Editor)
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