Video: Hysterectomies with Gynaecologist Dr Natalia Novikova


Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (or womb). The procedure would be done for various reasons such as heavy bleeding,...

Video: Dr Natalia Novikova – Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Vaginoplasty is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. It would be for women who need tightening after a vaginal childbirth that was perhaps...

From Poverty to Paris in Three Years: The Story of a True Survivor


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

“Resilience” is a word that springs instantly to mind when chatting to Nonhlanhla Joye about her extraordinary life. She is a woman who has...

Thriving in the midst of adversity


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Two hours into our flight from London to San Francisco, the first-class toilets in the upper section overflowed and leaked water into our section...

Taking the Plunge


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

For many of us, teetering on the edge of a vaguely chilly pool is enough to elicit feelings of mild hysteria. As we repeatedly...

Video: Hysterectomies with Gynaecologist Dr Natalia Novikova


Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (or womb). The procedure would be done for various reasons such as heavy bleeding,...

From Poverty to Paris in Three Years: The Story of a True Survivor


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

“Resilience” is a word that springs instantly to mind when chatting to Nonhlanhla Joye about her extraordinary life. She is a woman who has...

Video: Dr Natalia Novikova – Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Vaginoplasty is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. It would be for women who need tightening after a vaginal childbirth that was perhaps...

Thriving in the midst of adversity


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Two hours into our flight from London to San Francisco, the first-class toilets in the upper section overflowed and leaked water into our section...
Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang

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Yvonne O Brien Private House Company

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Previous Articles

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ISSUE #1

Welcome to the first issue of EEVI


Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Hello and welcome to the very first issue of EEVI. Pull up a chair, put up your feet and grab a glass of something good because this platform has been created just for you.  It is intended to be a place you can escape to, with informative and stimulating content that resonates with you on...

Get over it! Why you should look beyond the colour of rosé wine


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

There is so much more to rosé than simply its colour. There is much to tell about this subject, but I want you to have a certain picture in mind when you buy your next bottle of rosé. But first, a little history. The birthplace of rosé is Provence, a tiny province in the...

My second love: my journey into wine


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

My journey into wine has been a venturesome one, and also one which I have loved.  Like all journeys, it's the people you meet and the places you pause at along the way that makes it so pleasurable and memorable. As I sit here writing this in my home in South Africa, I reflect on...

Do it! Walk the Spiritual Inca Trail


Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Looking for an adventure? This is my story of realising a long-held bucket list dream! My sister and her husband had the privilege of going to Peru and hiking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu. They often spoke of their adventures and the magic and mystery of hiking the trail. Listening to their tales stirred...

Deep-Cleansing, Juice-Detox Retreat with Cape Town Retreats


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Retreats of all kinds have become increasingly popular in the last years as people have been learning to navigate an ever-changing world.  When we think about what we were doing ten years ago, we can see how much we have grown and changed as individuals and as a collective. Among the various changes we...

Podcast: Self-care is not vanity with Dr Bianca Le Feuvre


Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

We experience 2 coming of age periods in our lives. The transition of “child to adult” is essentially a transition from the first age to the second age. It’s celebrated at 21 with great gusto. But when we transition into the third age, traditionally on one’s 50th birthday, this milestone is at best seen as a retrospective celebration of what was.

Podcast: An overview of skincare with Tamarah Renecle


Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

My role in the industry as an aesthetician is complementary to what Dr Bianca brings to the table.  I provide the skin conditioning that creates a healthy canvas for her to work on. When skin is stressed due to internal and external factors, such as medications, sun exposure, pollution and much more, the skin is where it can be seen right from the get-go.

Love and Broccoli (extracts from a diary of an empty nester)


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Day 1 of being an Empty Nester What are the similarities between an empty nest and menopause? You keep it to yourself and don't tell anyone how painful it is. You don't feel like yourself. You get ratty for no reason and then realise what the reason is—several hours later. You eat more. You eat less. It goes on forever. The golden...

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates


Estimated reading time: 1 minute

I must confess, I am biased when it comes to Melinda Gates.  Having watched her in interviews, I love her unpretentious manner and quirky sense of humour. This, and because she was voted the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2020, made it a no-brainer for me to select...
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