Blaauwklippen Wine Estate’s Family Market, Stellenbosh, Cape Town

Blaauwklippen WineryWhat makes this Market so unique?

Besides rated by Cape Town Magazine under top 20 markets, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest working wine farms in South Africa, founded in 1682. The name means Blue Rocks, designating their terroir which helps create elegant wines. The farm can be found on the R44 between Stellenbosh & Somerset West, opposite Techno Park. With ample parking available and a handful of friendly staff  to assist at every corner.

The success of this market can be attributed to providing families (and fur kids) the    opportunity to enjoy a day out on the oldest and most beautiful estate. What an amazing place to meet up with friends and family to spend an entire day out! Huge ancient trees provides large shaded areas with luscious green lawns for young and old to picnic and enjoy affordable wines directly from the estate. Live music of various artist sets the mood for a festive time for all those while enjoying their Sunday Lunch. Winetasting & Pairing

The greatest attraction to these Sunday Market days are the wine selection! a Visit to the Manor for wine pairing is a must try or buy it by the bottle or by glass to enjoy with all the variety of food vendors  From Greek style, Mexican, Asian, Vegan, Indian and not to mention South Africa’s most favorite pancakes as desert!  There is the most interesting unique arts & crafts stalls to wonder about and opportunities to directly interact with artists. Lets not forget about entertainment for children to add to the Fun day experience. Young or old there are Pony rides, cart rides, run in a huge plastic ball, Bungy/trampoline jumping and not to mention some amazing Face & Body Artwork by us Mila & Nifty Artwork.


Why do we trade at Blaauwklippen with our art?

We started to attend this market in late September 2017 as a result of a few requests from our clients.Blaauwklippen

We arrived the first time at Blaauwlippen and immediately fell in love with this place, having to drive through the vineyards on to seeing huge green lawns under beautiful trees. There was just this atmosphere of peace and tranquility that has drawn us in.

Where to find us?

We are situated at the main entrance next to the pony rides and jumping castles. Our artworks takes about 3 minutes per design. Children under 6 gets Body Painted and not Face Painted. We are aware of how some little ones can be sensitive around their eyes. Also this allow them to see their art and they do enjoy it so much more. We do have elaborate pairing fancy designs for teens & moms.Blaauwklippen Kids2

We love enjoying a ‘working’ Sunday creating beautiful artwork in such beautiful surroundings. Until today it has been a true joy. We get to meet many a tourist from all over the world, inter acting with them while asking how their experience has been has always been a highlight for us. We can gladly inform you we have only heard beautiful feed back thus far.


Visit Blaauklippen Facebook Pages for upcoming events:

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How Twitter unites SA people through charity #TwitterBlanketDrive


How Mila and Nifty Artworks got involved…

Like most people with modern cellular phones I discover Twitter trough my children. It started of with “keeping an eye” on the kids activities insuring they would be save and represent them selfs in the right manner. It is then that I discovered how addictive posting your own ideas and oppinions is on such a instant grand scale!!

For the last 7 years I’ve developed a rather intresting selection of interactions with people all over the world.  In doing so I happened to findout about the Twitter Blanket Drive through a RT (retweet) from a Cape Town follower, she nicknamed herself as the Cape Flat Princess (@JustVee1710). I just loved her funny humorous tweet and kind spirit and felt an instant connection with her over time. Very soon after I saw a small video uploaded by Andre Misrole (@AndreMisrole) inviting everyone to bring blankets and attend the #TBD. We where now oficially intrested in being part of this charity! Without hesitation we sent Andre a DM (direct message) asking about how we can get involved with this #TBD2016. Within a matter of one morning we where linked up through Twitter with #TBD National co-ordinator Merentia van der Vent (@Merentia).

@JustVee1710 Right @AndreMisrole Centre


In a space of a day’s corresponding it was concluded that Mila and Nifty Artworks would bring our face artwork to the Fire & Ice Hotel Cape Town, this was on the final day of collection where we would paint all those that donated for free. This was an exciting time for us as a company. We have been wanting to join a charity for a while now,  and this is where the idea of also “giving back to those that give” was born.

What stunned and amazed me as a company owner is the instant connection one could make in just one day through real people tweeting. The saying “seek and you shall find” runs true here. As a result of this instant connection, we have met up with a team of dedicated, dynamic, soulful group of people and their companies causing a chain of linking people up during 2016. ( more information, personal media links and credits on everyone we have met, the roles some played on #TBD can be found at the end of this blog)

The #TBD2016 event was spectacular! on arrival a red carpet was rolled out, photographer Larry English (@larryenglish10) was taking pictures of everyone who posed with already #TBD made signs. TV personalities from SA the @ExpessoShow @KatlegoMaboe, Leigh-Anne Williams (@LeighAnne_Will) was the event hosts. Miss Teen SA 2016 and Miss JNR SA 2016 Cara-Leigh Whelan also attended and showed how our youth have been positivly active in collecting blankets.

What made this event more exciting was beeing able to eventualy meet all these Twitter people and have photo’s taken with celebrities in an relaxed enviroment. Everyone at the venue where taking photo’s with their smart phones and tweeted their uploads with the #TBD2016. On this night #TBD2016 was SA Top Trending hastag on Twitter !!!

What is the Twitter Blanket Drive all about?

@TBDSouthAfrica Or can be searched under these #TwitterBlanketDriveCapeTown #TwitterBlanketDrivePretoria #TwitterBlanketDriveJohannesburg #TBD2016 #TBD2017

The power of hashtaging (#) has connected hundreds of people and companies to this charity for the last 8 years!! No matter who you are, a staying at home mom, TV cellebrity or a runner for a beauty pageant, it does not matter. Your involvement to collect new or very good second hand blankets is the aim over a year period.  The collection of these blankets gets distributed to many people living on our streets.

Winter in South Africa especially in Cape Town can be very cold with south easterly winds reaching gail force speeds of up to 80km\h. Can you imagine how cold it would be if you have no home or lived in a makeshift home under a bridge? This is where #TBD strive to make the difference. One example of how the #TBD could instanly assist was with 2017 Houtbay fires. Massive fires destroyed many homes leaving almost 15 000 people in need of some warm blankets in emergency shelters. #TBD was able to distribute hundreds of blankets.


UPCOMING EVENT: 25 May 2017 6-10pm

Venue: Fire & Ice Hotel, Cape Town

RSVP on the link below Free Entry & Kid Friendly

How to get involved and be part of this charity:

This is so easy to dedicate your time to! All you have to do is start collecting blankets amoung friends and family, visit your childrens school and start collaborating with the board members. Start small is the key. Even if you just drop off 1 blanket on the final day. Every donation no matter the quantity is for a great cause.

Many businesses see this as an opertunity to bring more people to their establishments with various days set aside for just getting together and bringing  your blankets as entrance. Groot Constantia Winery for example have 3 drop off stations where on receiving your blanket you get to have some free wine tasting, and in Cape Town the wine city of the world, this is an amazing concept to bring more awareness!  Another example of an resturant in Cape Town Waterfront called Woodies also joined this amazing cause to be a collection point for people or clients. On the digital marketing side I personaly know of a few through Twitter in adverting #TBD, Stephanie Young from @TresureStudio and Andre Beukes @Andre24web

Truth be told the list is rather long! I would incourage you to do a bit of research. It is as easy as using a # on any social media platform whether it is Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Find out who in your neighborhood is invovled.

Joining the #TBD is #DignityDrive2017FB_IMG_1494481117935

Ngesi Dignity Drive is all about the collection of sanitry pads for girls. Considering a survey that has been done it has found that many girls are sometimes absent from schools due to not having access to these items. The same idea of collecting and delivering collections would be held at the same venues. so should you be rather interested in this good cause as oposed to blanket collection. Feel free to join!

Mila and Nifty Artworks Involvement with #TBD2016 and #TBD2017

We would be attending the #TBD2017 on 25 May from 6 – 10pm at Fire & Ice Hotel, our motto is to be there for those that give. We would love to paint you for free after you have donated your blanket\s. We will be stationed inside the event with our paints and glitter ready to design your unique face art. Giving you the chance to hashtag and post FB_IMG_1494480973776your selfie on your social media assisting in bring awarenes of this fun charity drive. Who know what cellebrity you might find on the, I am positive all of them would love to pose with you for a photo moment!

This is our support in saying THANK YOU for your time, efforts and kind hearts. Giving back to YOU our comunity of charitable hearts is the least we can contribute!

We would like to thank the Twitter people that we had the chance to meet with #TBD2016.  Connecting and sharing our experience with you on that day was an honour not to mention a privilidge!

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Credits To:

Event Host:

PH Fire and Ice Hotel Cape Town Marriot Twitter @Fire&IceHotelCapeTown

National Co-Ordinator #TBD :

Merentia van der Vent e-mail: Twitter @Merentia

Twitter People we connected with on for #TBD2016-2017

@JustVee1710 @AndreMisrole @FionaJaun @Peter_O_Herring @KatlegoMaboe @LeighAnne_Will @ZuriaDavis @Marilouboetzes @Madam_Joey @larryenglish10

@TresorStudio @Andre24Web

Instagram People we connected with for #TBD2016-2017

@#htctweetup @wafsickle @carlywhelan @robyn.rubes

Mila & Nifty Artworks joins Vista Parties

PicsArt_05-09-10.29.46Throwing an unforgettable birthday party for your child can be a stressful experience specially if you a busy mom or dad with a full schedule!! well we are making this easy for you!!

Vista Parties is allocated inside Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Vista parties  has also teamed up with Vista Marina Restaurant!

Vista Parties is an exceptional company that offers your child a fun filled educational experience, a party where your invited child’s friends will be talking about for years to come. Added bonus? you can kick back and relax enjoying this precious time with your child as opposed to be running around on the day ensuring everyone is catered for.

Vista Party  Packages: Under the Sea, Tommy Tugboat & Aquarium Combo, Ocean Adventure Tour, World of Birds site seeing Bus Ride to Houtbay.



These Packages includes foods, drinks, party packs for each child and entrance to the venue for all the children attending your party. These packages caters for groups of 10-25 children depending venue.


Professional Face Art:

With Mila & Nifty Artworks joining Vista Parties dynamic team you now have the opportunity to include our face art to any of these packages, adding that little extra excitement for little ones, and children LOVE face art! we are here assisting you for great photo moments with their colourful theme orientated faces. Should you choose to add us as extra to Vista Parties Package: We offer our arty services at a set fee of R50.00 per child, this includes an optional offer to mom or dad of the birthday child also.

  1. We arrive before arrival of your guests painting everyone at the entrance before the tour commence.
  2. We stay throughout the duration of your party and children get the opportunity to have their faces painted until the end of your visit.
  3.  Bookings to be made through Vista Parties.

For more info and testimonials give our Facebook pages a visit! Mila and Nifty Artworks

DONT FORGET TO LIKE our pages this way you stay informed on interesting news and upcoming public venues.

For Bookings:


Address: 6 Vesperdene Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Contact Person: Colleen Rens,, 021 434 1946, 083 768 3709



First blog post

WELCOME to our Blog!

We at MN Artworks have so many adventures being invited to attend interesting venues and festivals in and around our beautiful city Cape Town, South Africa. As a result we realised how interesting this would be to be able to share our journeys with you all!!

We hope you enjoy this journeys with us!

Love and Peace to you all!!

Mila and Nifty