[For interest Sake]: Urban Edge is: in-your-face

Hi there, readers!

ūüôā In and amongst the other gazillian things I do, I write, on a freelance basis for an online and print magazine called: URBAN EDGE MAGAZINE. The printed copies are available at various distribution spots in Cape Town and in Stellenbosch! Readership now reaches 5000. So, for those interested in advertising in it- it would be worth your while.

The mag is young, fun, and as the title hints- in-you-face. It’s packed with news and tit-bits about the local Cape Town scene- promoting Cape Town’s wealth of EVERYTHING AWESOME!

Anyhoo, I was asked to cover the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival and here is the piece I wrote:


*Page 2*

Please, check out the other issues- the writers and photographers are talented in so many different ways.

Follow them on twitter: @Urban_Edge_Mag

P.S and for those of you itching to write, they love taking on people who are willing to contribute:)

Thanks for the stalking,

Miss Y

[Review- Beauty]: Miss Sillanious

I’m not a lady. Wait, that came out wrong (I am in fact,¬†lady). I’m not your typical lady.

I don’t the ‘shoe’ thing or the ‘beauty regime’ thing.

I don’t do the ’tissues-in-the-bag’ thing.

I don’t do the ‘over-indulge-in-chocolate’ thing.

I also don’t do the ‘nail’ thing. Well, not maintaining all that stuff,¬†like¬†going for “mani’s” and “pedi’s”.

Apparently all these are strikes against my name in the world of women. Oh well. I moved on from that.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to be treated, as a Christmas present, by my significant other, to a manicure and pedicure at Miss Sillanious, a beauty parlour.


Why Yvette? Why blog about it? Well, duh, because it was that great of a service that I had to SHARE pure awesomeness!

Miss¬†Sillanious is located in Cape Town, okay- already, the ‘cool‘ factor is sorted. Another plus, is that it is located on Long Street. Whoop, Whoop! Besides those two cool factors- the owner, Suzanne de Wet is the brand that is Miss Sillanious. Cool, edgy and damn good at what she does.

I was lead to 210 on Long and a hot chick with long red braids lead me to the small, purple room where all the equipment was neatly set up. And when I say purple, I mean, PURPLE. It’s her favourite colour and it’s everywhere. It’s quite cool actually- well, I’m just biased because I love purple too.

If you like different, she can make it happen!

Naturally we chatted, which was easy to do. We spoke about the upcoming Metal4Africa fest (yes, this a while back) and just kept a good conversation going. I found that most spa’s have fake convo one needs to deal with- quite irritating, actually.

When she did my hands and feet, Suzanne had some music in the background- and NOT¬†dolphins, the sound of breaching whales or ocean or harps etc- real music, like Cold Play and a whole lot of other cool stuff. Wasn’t heavy metal or anything, but just not that typical beauty spa music that sends you off to sleep.

After an hour or so we were all done. Sadly, I was enjoying it so much!¬†I should have taken pics, but didn’t. That- awkward- moment- when you don’t have your camera around when you need it…

Must say, I was left feeling rejuvenated: I rocked because my nails look great and they were purple. ((BOOM)).  Sipping on a cold one (at Long street Cafe) straight afterward with felt so much better with great looking toes and hands!

Prices? Pfff- Students will have a ball of a time here. Miss Sillanious is affordable. 30mins of Filing and re-varnishing costs you R50; a manicure R110.

Parking? It’s Long Street, there will be parking- even if it’s a little distance away.¬†UCT Students- You know the drill, take a shuttle to Hddingh and walk down the street to 210 Long street. Eezy Peezy.

Pleasure factor? Hell Yes, you’ll be satisfied. (Sorry, could’t think of another¬†appropriate¬†word that started with a ‘P’)

Check out her FB page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/miss.sillanious

She is an awesome make-up artist too. She does basic make-up AND special effects. That should make for interesting times, yes? ūüėČ

Love it!

Bottom line: This chick is great at what she does, she is real and promises no frills when it comes to price or quality.


Bonus: She is different.

I like different.


Check her out- 0820492585 or mail her- suzanne_de_wet@yahoo.com.



I’m out!

Miss Y

Chase me: @yvette_adams


[Inserting exciting title here]- Here’s what to expect from me in January

I have a few aces up my sleeve this month!

My spotlights this month include Emile Jansen (Hip Hop legend and activist of note!),¬†Buddha-Philippine Kunene (Mlungisi) (UCT student and Hip Hop artist heading for the top), Wayne Mckay (Versatile Capetonian Stand-up comedian) and some¬†promotional¬†news on Roy Morrison’s (UCT) social¬†entrepreneurship¬†venture.¬†Included in some other surprises is an¬†upcoming review- another beauty¬†experience. <—¬†Cannot¬†wait!

Supporting local businesses and talent! *Phwew* Busy Busy!

Luckily I know some really cool people. Actually, I have been ‘lucky’ enough to meet extraordinary people doing extraordinary things! Hopefully, as time moves on, I’ll get to publish some more stories about women- hint hint.

Also, I’ll be¬†publishing¬†some more of my poetry- online. And errrm, I will be performing some of my poetry too- on radio. (EEK: Nervous!) Why do I get myself into such¬†situations?

Not sure if some of you know BUT, I am a blogger for http://www.all4women.co.za too, you can catch me at the following url: http://all4women.co.za/blogs/yves-corner/index.1.html . Feel free to browse often, and subscribe. I welcome comments too.

Soon I will be writing up some stuff for¬†L’Agence TKN Model and talent Agency based in Cape Town. I will let you all know about that too. EXCITING!

mmm, what else? Oh: Life is grand!

Follow me on Twitter: @yvette_adams for updates on when I publish poetry and articles- oh and some of my random thoughts.

Stay full of good soul!

Miss Y

Spa review: View Health and Skin Care Clinic- Westlake

“Exceeding¬†my expectations”

So today I went to¬†View Health and Skin Care Clinic on the sunny side of CPT, the beautiful Southern¬†Suburbs. The spa is located in close promixity to The Virgin Active gym, (hint hint) and ample parking is available. I say that because I am not a very good parker- and with ample space, comes ample space to manouvre. And yes, I have my driver’s licence.

Back to the point.

Upon arrival you are greeted by beautiful ladies, smiling (real smiles) and they are uber friendly. I really pay attention to genuine smiles. Today I went for a simple face mapping session. For those who don’t know face mapping is… It is a simple session where they divide your face into regions and identify your ‘problem’ areas- and document it on page and¬†scribble¬†notes on it. Don’t worry, they still make you sound perfectly normal regardless the number of imperfections you may think you have.

All I expected was someone to look at my skin and say this and that. But no, Simone, the¬†therapist¬†who advised me, got me to change into the¬†toweling¬†boobtube, relax under the covers and the classical ¬†music just set the-inner-relaxation-switch ON. We started with a quick cleanse, and the microscope and light came out… She highlighted a few issues and suggested products that would address those. Naturally some small talk, but what I appreciated most of all was that she mentioned things we spoke about at my previous visit. That showed that she actually listened, and what I said mattered. Things, totally unrelated to skincare. THUMBS UP. She applied some exfoliation paste and I relaxed for a few¬†minutes…. Sigh.. Tingles. As in my skin tingled ūüôā .

The whole session last about 30-40mins. She then sat with me and discussed the follow up products I could purchase and the services I could use that would best suit my skin.

I have been to MANY spas and skincare clinics, but what stood out for me at this one was their emphasis on client satisfaction. It’s a personal and genuine want for them for you to be satisfied. You don’t find that all over. That is a¬†guarantee.

If you are looking for PROFESSIONAL service, at an UPMARKET clinic. You won’t be disappointed. I paid R100. BOOYAH! =)¬†

Enquire about the price list- there always specials running, BUT remember it shouldn’t be about the price. Seriously. I’m a student, and broke, but, I¬†realize¬†the value that is included in their prices. You get what you pay for. Always. So if it’s a high price, you can rest assured you will get¬†exceptional¬†value.

Call them on 021 7011300- I recommend getting this as a gift a spoiler for yourself or for a family member or friend. JUST in time for Christmas. ūüėČ They get booked quite early, so book quick quick and in a hurry.

Check out their FB page: View Health and Skin Care Clinic at https://www.facebook.com/pages/View-Health-and-Skin-Care-Clinic/165479059314

View Health & Skin Care Clinic

Feeling Fabulous! Thank you ladies so, so much!

Miss Y