The first person to be featured in our new “People of the Point” segment, is the quietly fierce and always fabulous, Mandy Metz.
Not only is the ever so stylish Mrs Metz a wife, mum and owner of the Sorbet Beauty Salon in The Point Mall, but we reckon she could give Keith Kirsten a run for his money when it comes to gardening!
Here are 5 things you never knew about Mandy…
1. How do you relax?
Spending time with my family and friends. My business is open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. The precious downtime I have I elect to spend with the people I love the most. Coupled with my love for the Franschhoek Winelands, and obviously good wine, open spaces, fresh air, days of quality time spent eating delicious food.I can honestly say life makes sense after relaxing in my perfect world.
2. What was the last gift you gave?
That’s an easy one. I`m definitely a better gift giver than I am a receiver, I’m far from a graceful gift receiver. The last gifting was a shopping spree for 2 toddlers, victims of the Knysna fires. What fun shopping for necessities, new clothes and a few spoils.My gift was small in comparison to what was needed and other donations that were received. It was definitely a feel good gifting day for me.
3. Name two of your hobbies?
Oil painting and gardening in my tiny little herb boxes. From a young child, the art of painting was definitely more of a love than a talent. My parents believed I was the next Mary Moser. I loved painting flowers and prided myself with portraits of the family. These days I call it abstract and give my paintings fabulous names. I think it works.
4. What makes sea point special?
Hands down the Community. It’s unbelievable the diverse group of people which make up the Sea Point community. Despite the diversity, the amount of support and selfless giving that comes from the Sea Point community brings me to my knees. From a WOOF centre on the promenade to safe havens for newborn babies, the Sea Point community is strong and growing daily. I am proud to be part of this remarkable group of people that make up our community.
5. Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I have a love for cars. Noisy, fast cars. Being a wife and mother I can but only observe these beautiful beasts from far. This love started at the beginning of my career when I worked for a motor retail giant. I was privy to the latest, fastest cars. The rally`s and advanced driving courses I was subjected to by the dozen fuelled this fire over 8 years. Now, I catch myself drooling at these loud creatures on our roads.
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