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Moms and daughters, grannies, sisters and best friends were treated to a morning of indulgence at Carmella's on the Square at Cedar Square on Friday, 08 May to celebrate Mother's Day.

And the most work they needed to do was to choose between a chocolate flavoured cappuccino, a flavoured syrup cappuccino or a mochachino with Belgium chocolate, latte or a vanilla Chai latte. And then of course the next major decision was whether to have the deliciously sinful chocolate caramel Ganache mousse cake, the moist apple and pear tart or the beetroot and carrot cake with their indulgent drink.

As the ladies tucked in, guest speakers entertained them. John Fraser of Avanti Caffee, an expert on the caffeine fix, surprised the audience with the declaration that quality coffee has five times more anti-oxidants than green tea.

Tracey Chambers of Placécol answered tough questions about skin care, making sure the women understood it is never too late to look after their skin. The new Placécol Beauty Centre recently opened at Cedar Square in early May.

Petra Laranjo of 5th Quadrant Productions is an image consultant who will help anyone look their best. Petra discussed the Autumn/Winter fashion trends and answered crucial questions such as "How do I make a big bum look smaller?" (The answer by the way is to avoid drawing attention with colour, avoid skinny jeans or big pockets. Also choose trousers and skirts made from heavier fabrics). A final word of advice for this season from Petra is to invest in a good quality coat, which is an absolutely essential key item.

Each guest received a goodie bag, and there were also fabulous prizes given away to a few lucky ladies. Thanks to the following sponsors for the prizes and items for the goodie bags:

5th Quadrant Productions
- Carmella's on the Square & Avanti Caffe
Central Grill
Jenna Clifford
- Montic Dairy
- Off Your Head & Goldwell
- Oil & Vinegar
- Placécol
- Relish
- Timeless Legacy
- Wealth of Health

A big thank you too to Woolworths Food for the sponsorship of the lovely flowers for the welcome table, as well as to Nicci Boutique for providing the goodie bags and for dressing our model.