For Anke Potgieter, wife and mother from Meyerspark, Pretoria in five words is Jacarandas, thunderstorms, Afrikaans, vibrant and crafty.
Anke is the owner of a newly founded catering business (so new, it doesn’t even have a name yet), and supplies Birillo Coffee Shops with delectable quiches. She also caters for individuals, so now you know who to contact for easy, heat-up-and-eat dinner options: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If she could choose, she would love to live in one of Brooklyn or Waterkloof’s long, Jacaranda-lined streets, but living in Meyerspark also has its perks. “For starters, we have the most amazing view over Pretoria.” She says the area is very central, with easy access to all the major highways and it is also very close to the botanical gardens – a favourite attraction for the Potgieter family. She is also very excited about the fact that cycads and succulents grow so well in this rocky area of town, as they are very easy to maintain. It’s also a very water-wise gardening method and definitely gets our stamp of approval!
Anke and her family have been living in the Jacaranda City for almost three years and for her, family and friends are what makes the city home. She enjoys exploring the city and doesn’t mind driving to Brooklyn for her shopping. Her favourite shopping spot is Brooklyn Mall they are also very fond of Uitkyk, meat and supermarket in Silverton.
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Relish Bistro in Hatfield is another favourite, boasting a safe outdoor play area for the children. Eating out with two little ones is quite the challenge, though, so the Potgieter kitchen is currently the restaurant of choice.
For Anke, Pretoria is the perfect city to live in as it has enough to offer for your agenda to always be filled with festivals, park runs and parties. The fact that the city is so laid-back, while still offering vibey attractions makes it even more special. She also loves how the plant-rich city has a small town feel to it.
Pop in at your nearest Birillo Coffee Shop and taste the magic Anke makes with food.
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