The Bella Donna Experience

The Bella Donna Experience (BDE) certainly did not disappoint! From self-defence tips and styling advice to express manicures and massages, this was the perfect way to end off the weekend.

Bella Donna means beautiful woman. This exclusive lifestyle event brings together a group of local beauties and gives them the opportunity to network and learn more about their own fashion and beauty needs. BDE was hosted by the Pearl Spoon and is the brainchild of the gorgeous Tarryn Kay Trussell from TKDesign and Stacey Jane Smith from African Secret.

Tarryn Kay Trussell and Tamara Metrowich.

Tarryn Kay Trussell and Tamara Metrowich.


The event kicked off with SA Muay Thai champion, Jarred Rothwell teaching us some handy self-defence moves. Fashion designers, Bianca and Kamara Sivada were on hand to give us tips on how to style for our body types and introduced us to their fashion label, Vada. They will be launching their summer collection shortly and I can’t wait to give you a sneak peak – watch this space! 😉

Markus van der Westhuizen from Healthy Choice spoke to us about the benefits of a number of treatments including Reiki, Crystal Healing and Shiatsu. He drew quite a bit of interest with his oracle card readings too! Eternal Child luxury spa treated us to head, neck and shoulder massages and I must say, their range of products is absolutely luxurious!


Markus van der Westhuizen

Markus van der Westhuizen

Eternal Child products

Eternal Child products


Head 2 Toe make-up and hair styling school hooked us up with express manicures, giving us some insight into the benefits of acrylic and gel nails. Human Hair Traders which specialises in the finest Indian Virgin Remy Hair Extensions, introduced us to their amazing products – these ladies are the experts when it comes to extensions!


Tamara Metrowich, Head 2 Toe


O2 FitClub spoke to us about our individual Wellness Profiles and the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. I’m quite impressed with their programme which includes yoga classes, hikes, meal plans and dance fitness classes. Also, as a self confessed foodie, I have to give Chef Shane props for the amazing platters that he put together for us. Not to mention the talent that is DJ NV Funk keeping us entertained with his choice of music.


Roxanne Thomas, Robyn Smith, Tamara Metrowich and Stacey Jane Smith.

Roxanne Thomas, Robyn Smith, Tamara Metrowich and Stacey Jane Smith.


Cindy Isaacs and Tamara Metrowich.

Cindy Isaacs and Tamara Metrowich.


All in all it was an afternoon filled with fun, fashion, beauty and new friends. It’s safe to say that my ticket for the next Bella Donna Experience is booked!





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