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Are strange men your karma?

The second Nouveau Women at the Square event took place on Thursday, 12 March at Cedar Square, featuring The Reader, starring Acamedy Award winner, Kate Winslet, and Ralph Fiennes.

Their outfits inspired by the world's fashions, the ladies were in high spirits as they sipped their wine and nibbled on a tempting spread of snacks from Ciao Baby Cucina. An evening without husbands, boyfriends and kids in tow always produces intriguing conversations - a few overheard included marriage proposals, marital problems and even hot flushes. 

But the tone is always light-hearted, as was hostess Kate Turkington's discussion on strange men being her karma. "I am always meeting strange men in very strange circumstances...I think it is because I am safe." Two of the best compliments Kate has ever received include: ‘You are not a bit like my mother' and ‘Kate, you can come and live with me in the bush anytime'. The latter delivered by a handsome game ranger with a thick Afrikaans accent and accompanied by a very wet kiss!

With R20,000 worth of prizes from Jenna Clifford, Secret Garden, Off Your Head & L'Oreal, Carmella's on the Square & Avanti Caffe, Ciao Baby Cucina, awarded to the best dressed ladies, ladies with the quirkiest outfits, etc. and fabulous goodie bags for all, the evening was again a tremendous success. The next event will take place on April 30.

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