Workshops & Expert Chats Feature

Get inspiration and advice straight from the experts in a variety of workshops and live chats throughout the week. If you missed a live workshop or chat we have easy access to all the recordings right here on this page.

All workshops will go live on Facebook first as per below programme, but will also be available on Instagram and YouTube.

About our Hosts

Having recently celebrated his first year as Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast’s House & Garden, Piet Smedy is graciously hosting two talks at the first Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo Virtual Event. Passionate about decor and design, he shares his ideas and inspirations on topics about functionality meeting aesthetics in the kitchen and habitat havens. Having graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2010, he quickly started climbing the “editor ladder”. Starting out as a Grooming and Features Editor at GQ Magazine and later becoming Assistant Editor at Men’s Health, his prime position at House & Garden is a well-accomplished one.

1 September 10:00 | On Facebook
Kitchen: Functionality Meets Aesthetics

3 September 10:00 | On Facebook
Habitat Havens: Living Spaces and Bedrooms

Expert  Chats hosted by Piet  Smedy, Editor-in-Chief of Condé  Nast  House & Garden 

4 September 11:00 | On Facebook
Summer Trends

Condé  Nast  House & Garden Editor-in-Chief Piet Smedy and Decor Editor Edwain Steenkamp break down the new seasons top interior trends and how to achieve them at home

Nadine Vosloo, the Creative Director and co-founder of Tjhoko Paint, is driven by a passion and love for people. Tjhoko Paint is proudly South African and is focused on job creation and empowerment. Nadine studied Interior Design and Psychology and has been actively involved in Paint Master (the family’s paint company) since 2016. Making a difference is Nadine’s life mission. She has been seen in Tuis | Home Magazines, Ideas Magazine, Via, Kyknet and Home Channel. There are no limits to her creativity.

5 September 10:00 | On Facebook
Kitchen Reimagined by Nadine Vosloo from Tjhoko Paint

Join the Tjhoko Paint team as they reimagine Lizz Meiring’s kitchen

Errieda du Toit is a South African culinary commentator, food writer and author of ten cookbooks, bringing her modern mindset and creative approach to the kitchen. Her long running RSG radio show Huiskok Glanskok, food columns in newspapers and magazines, popular blog and social media presence, television appearances and talks established her as a true cheerleader for South African home-cooking. As Food Content Producer for Kokkedoor and Koekedoor, KykNET’s reality cooking series, she also contributes to the modern revival of food culture and taking the traditions of the table forward.

5 September 12:00 | On Facebook
The Deli Reveal brought to you by Woodlands Dairy and First Choice

Errieda Du Toit will not only reveal some of our favourite Deli products but also discuss some uses and tips to cook with them.  She will also be revealing three of First Choice’s favourite products, now available online! 

Misi Overturf is a creative based in the beautiful city of Paarl, South Africa. She travels the country to shoot lifestyle features, style and write inspiring stories, and present creative workshops. She is an interior consultant for home and office spaces around the City of Cape Town area.  Her work is featured in South Africa’s leading magazine publications and she is the project manager and co-presenter of 1,2,3 Fixit, a South African home renovation show currently being broadcast on VIAtv.

2 September 16:00 | On Facebook
Resin Relics: DIY Geode Inspired Coasters 

4 September 10:00 | On Facebook
Bathroom Rejuvenation: Making old feel new

5 September 14:00 | On Facebook
Decor Makeover: Botanical Bedroom Surprise  

Décor DIY Demonstrations and Inspiration with Misi Overturf 

Leighton Rathbone AKA Aqua Vitae Dealer practically grew up in the hospitality industry. He started bartending to pay for his studies and by the time he graduated he realised he was making more money as a bartender than he would have made as a graphic designer. In 2019, Leighton took the title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 South Africa national winner. He went on to compete in the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge 2020 Middle East and Africa legcoming in second place. 

4 September 17:00 | On Facebook
Home Happy Hour: Making your own Cocktail

Mixology Demonstration by Leighton Rathbone AKA Aqua Vitae Dealer  

Sarah Dugmore from Le Sel spent almost a decade in the Hospitality sector, and became more and more aware of the lack of small, intimate spaces available for boutique events, that were not only beautiful to behold, but affordable and accessible. It was only on finding their family home in the Southern Suburbs, an original 120-year-old farm house, that the vision for Le Sel was born. Le Sel is a combination of Sarah and her husband’s love for beautiful interiors and quality, indulgent, well-prepared food. The venue is not just their home, but an ode to the old. 

1 September 16:00 | On Facebook
Making the Perfect Buttercream Icing

Demonstration by Sarah Dugmore  from  Le.Sel 


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Liza Wolfaardt adores everything property related – from the electrical fittings down to the landscaping. She is an experienced property developer and published designer who is absolutely passionate about transformation. With her Zhuuzh-factor she pushes for the highest selling prices. Her design concepts are therefor grounded to always guard your capital growth. Her greatest joy is to see unemployed people become landlords with passive income generated from properties.

2 September 10:00 | On Facebook
The Outdoor  Escape

3 September 16:00 | On Facebook
6 Steps to a Successful Property Sale 

Expert  Chats hosted by  Liza  Wolfaardt from Eco Interior and Eco Smart Lawn

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