OPEN Food Group, official food partner of Women’s Lifestyle Expo, talks top food trends

World-class culinary specialists, OPEN Food Group, has been announced as the official food partner to this year’s Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI. This taste-enhancing #foodforwoman addition to the multisensory Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018) will be an experiential food sensation that invites you to simply indulge yourself! All this flavour will be taking over Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza from Saturday, 29 September to Sunday, 30 September.   Tamar Klonarides, CEO of OPEN Food Group, said the organisation was founded on the belief that ‘good food is what brings people together’: “It is the foundation of good memories. A home-cooked family meal, an alfresco lunch with friends - we can all recall memories based on the food we ate and shared. As such, we believe that food should always be of an exceptional standard. This belief in bringing people together and creating memories is what OPEN Food Group will bring to the Woman’s Lifestyle Expo.”   To whet the appetite for #WLE2018, OPEN Food Group has shared its Top Food Trends for 2018:   1. Poke Bowls Poke bowls - originally native to Hawaii - have been a trending in the US and we are slowly seeing them more in South Africa. These bowls offer easily accessible traditional dishes that can be endlessly customised.   2. Plant-based Protein With the social focus on saving our environment and being vegan, a lot of chefs have embraced plant-based ingredients -Tofu, tempeh and quinoa - to replace the usual ‘meaty’ proteins.   3. The Fourth Meal With the fast-paced lifestyle we all seem to live, everything we do has less structure, this includes our eating habits. The magic number has always been three meals – we suggest

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Women’s Lifestyle Expo brings you the top 5 self-preservation rules every woman should know

A young girl has a far greater chance of being raped in South Africa, than learning to read. This horrific statistic brings home the reality of the country’s violent crime, specifically against females, and it’s time for every woman to act. This is why Mark Grobbelaar, founder of Women INpowerment (WIP) will be on hand to get you ‘boxing smart’ at this year’s Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI - taking place at Montecasino Piazza on 29 and 30 September.   After the rape and attempted murder of Alison Botha in 1994, her close friend, Mark Grobbelaar, was driven to make a difference…and so he developed WIP: “South Africa is the rape capital of the world with one woman raped every 20 seconds. Women need to get INpowered so that they don’t become yet another victim,” said Mark Grobbelaar. “WIP is an extremely simple yet remarkably effective self-INpowerment system that has been designed specifically for women.”   Mark has outlined his top 5 rules for self-INpowerment:   1.       Be prepared Every woman I’ve ever spoken to, when asked the question, ‘What would you do if you thought you were going to get raped or murdered?’ has either said: ‘I don’t know’, or ‘I think…’. As a woman, you need to learn to immobilise a man even twice your size before finding yourself in that situation. Be prepared.   2.       Never underestimate anyone Just because a man – or woman – might seem physically less dominant than yourself, it’s important not to assume you will have the upper hand. We also often feel a social responsibility to take a more lenient approach with strangers, rather than risk a socially awkward situation. If you

Women’s Lifestyle Expo announces exciting media collaboration for 2018 event

Leading South African publications; rooi rose, Women & Home, and Essentials, have just announced they will be media partners for the dynamic Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI – taking place at Montecasino on 29 and 30 September.   The expo’s mission to empower and educate women to live healthier, better lives directly aligns with our sponsor FMI – the leading income protection specialists – as well as Caxton and their three publications, which are renowned for their promotion and upliftment of South African women.   “The Women’s Lifestyle Expo is about female empowerment and promotion of the extraordinary skill and talent found in every industry across the country. For years, rooi rose, Women & Home and Essentials have been dedicated to highlighting the incredible female visionaries South Africa has to offer, giving them a platform for well-deserved recognition, as well as a space to inspire others. We are founded on the same ethos of female connectivity and advancement, which is what makes this media partnership such a perfect fit,” explained Helen Johns, co-founder of the Women’s Lifestyle Expo.   Martie Pansegrouw, editor of rooi rose, said: “It is a wonderful privilege for rooi rose, and our sister publications, to be associated with the Women’s Lifestyle Expo. It is the first time that this prestigious event is being held in Johannesburg and it offers our readers an opportunity to be involved in talks related to many of our magazine’s pillars including beauty, wellness, finance, fashion and food. The expo promises a unique and carefully curated range of experiences for all visitors, and we will also have a special subscription offer at our rooi rose stand.”   Visitors to the Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Life-changing speaker line-up confirmed for the 2018 Women’s Lifestyle Expo

In today’s fast-paced world, with women trying to do it all, it’s important to take time out and embrace the gorgeous, dynamic woman within. That’s why the Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018) – brought to you by FMI - has organised an all-fun, all-functional, all-fantastic weekend of pampering, dangerously sinful dining, and inspiring talks. Visitors will get access to the empowering insights of the best financial, lifestyle, business and medical and consultants during a series of must-attend workshops. This dynamic networking and trend-sourcing event will be taking place at Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza, from 29 to 30 September 2018.   “Women have perfected the art of multitasking, which is why the Women’s Lifestyle Expo has put together a diverse array of presenters and inspiring feminine experiences to be relished over one weekend,” said Helen Johns, co-founder of the Women’s Lifestyle Expo. “This event is about drawing together some of South Africa’s extraordinary decision-makers and visionaries whose actions and ideas are changing the world. These include entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who will be talking on a various interesting, edgy and motivational topics. In between the 45-minute workshops, visitors will get to indulge in some retail therapy and well-deserved pampering!”   The general entry ticket price of R250 entitles each visitor to two workshops. These can be booked online in advance, as space is filling up quickly. Just some of the workshop themes on the programme are:   Women as Entrepreneurs Wanting to start your own business? If you consider professions in the mining sector, or overseeing operations across the African continent, as solely roles for men, then Jean Chawapiwa’s talk will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. Founder and MD of Win Win Solutions 4 Africa;