Rock me October

Hello, hello, hello Christmas puddings and mince pies

 Welcome to the beginning of the downhill run to the end of the year! We have just entered the final and most exciting quarter of the year. I say exciting because you can almost smell the ozone and feel the sea breeze on your skin………….those of you that are going to the coast during the holidays that is!  And for those of us that are staying in Jo’burg this December, aren’t you just looking forward to traffic-less streets, no queues and seemingly non-frenetic Christmas period 1600 meters above sea level! (1604 to be exact from Jo’burg post office, thank you Justin for that little piece of trivia!)

Maybe I should stop waffling and get on with the job at hand of telling you what’s on the agenda @ Indulgence this rocking October!

Author talk:

We are departing from the norm this month. Our author is not a crime writer, nor a lifestyle writer or even a romance writer…………..she, yes, she is a she, is a writer of horror stories. The only female writer of this genre in South Africa at the moment if you don’t count the local  newspapers! Joan De La Haye will join us on the 9th of Rocktober 2010. This is the month of ghouls, goblins and ghosts so a book of horror is perfect timing!  As usual please, please, please be seated by 14h30 for the author to start promptly at 15h00. Please also remember to bring along your two books. This is a charity driven event and the only thing that we actually ask of you is to bring along is two books, you are not even obliged to eat or drink at Indulgence during the talk, so pretty please make a huge effort. We will put the lollipop on top!

About the author:

Joan De La Haye was born in Pretoria on the 17th of January 1977 at 7pm.

The youngest of three children raised by parents in the Diplomatic service, Joan was educated abroad, finally completing her education in Vienna. She speaks three languages and is qualified in clinical hypnotherapy and also has a diploma in Fine Art and Creative Design.

Joan’s first novel, Shadows, is available all over the world in ebook format as well as paperback, in countries as far away as New Zealand and Canada. She is also the only South African author to attend the World Horror Convention which was recently held in Brighton, England, where she was asked to speak on the state of publishing and horror fiction in South Africa.

Joan is currently working on her second novel, a thriller set in Pretoria

Coffee, Cake and Kink!

We are doing it again! The fetish flea market a couple of months ago was such a fun entertaining afternoon that we are doing it again and it promises to be bigger and better than last time! This market also ties in very nicely with the scaryyyyyyyyyyy month! There will be lots of fascinating things to see and lots of shopping to do! So if whips, chains and other odd things are your thing pop along and spend the afternoon with us. The cake fridge will be bulging at the seams and coffee will be on the brew! This event is unfortunately age restricted so no under 18’s please! The market will run from 2-5pm Saturday the 30th of Rocktober. Be there or be square! As an added bonus you get to kiss me happy birthday hhahahahahaah………..yeah it is that time of year and I am turning 35J Ah ha, believe that if you want to!!

On offer @ Indulgence:

So many of you have asked for classes in different things  so beginning this month we have the following on offer………………

For those interested in playing cards in the morning and afternoons we are starting a card school which Jennifer will run! Come learn to play Kaluki or Portuguese rummy with us.

Or if you are interested in crochet, Ingrid Keizan will teach you that in the afternoons

And last but not least we are going to have arts and crafts classes for adults beginning with mosaic, and moving onto paper mache, scrap booking etc etc etc………….

Fancy any of the above? Please let me know and we can work out when to schedule the classes for. We need a minimum of 3 people to  make any of the above classes happen! Kits will be provided or we will let you know what to bring along to the class. So exciting times @ Indulgence!

In stock @ Indulgence:

We have in stock, in support of Stroke Aid their 2011 diaries, they are R30 each. So if you were planning on picking up a slim line handy handbag size diary this is the one to get. Indulgence makes no profit on this item, so please support Stroke Aid.

We also have in stock the Wine Journal from Nikki Dumas in Cape Town. She very kindly left us a few in Jo’burg for those of you who didn’t manage to get to the Wine and Art Fair last week end. This handy pocket size journal is perfect for recording your wine tasting notes and you can carry it where ever you go! Brilliant! Only R50 each. Nikki is able to emboss, foil and logo them if you fancy using them as corporate gifts and I have no doubt that she will organize you a seriously good price for bulk!

Lollipops Catering

As a final quick note, please bear in mind that the end of the year is rapidly approaching and if you are planning to host an event, Lollipops Catering is here to make your event happen! We will tailor make your menu, sort your hiring, your staffing and your bar for you. As well as ensure that your event runs smoothly! Just because that is what we do! Please book your date early the order book has already begun to fill up! Call me if you need any suggestions! Looking forward to feeding you!

Next two months @ Indulgence:  

A quick peek into next month…………..our Annual Author’s lunch where some of the past years authors will come and eat lunch with us, more exciting classes, pensioner’s Christmas lunch and a surprise outing!!

And that is me done! Have a rocking October! Enjoy this spring heat! Go out into the back garden and do a rain dance, we need one!  Of course if you have nothing better to do, follow me on twitter………..           indulgence_cafe

Love you lots!

Love ‘n Lollipops

Mandi Friedman

Lollipops Catering

“Food, Passion, Life”

Tel: 011 782 5063  Fax: 0866 33 9331 Cell: 082 895 3698

Indulgence Coffee Cafe, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff ext 5