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How to use colour for peace, communication and happiness

By Pnina Fenster

 

For as long as humans have existed, colour has been essential to our experiences, survival and happiness, from indicating the availability of food and water to providing easily understood mass communication, from its sweeping cultural and historical symbolism to its effects on our individual physiology. So powerful and precious is colour that shades like purple, crimson and ultramarine were once more expensive than gold, and the sole preserve of the rich and royal. Intrinsic to political, social and religious orders, invaluable to corporate identity — just think of Tiffany’s signature turquoise, Louis Vuitton’s chocolate brown, McDonald’s golden arches and Coca Cola’s bright scarlet — colour increases brand recognition by up to 80%.

On a mundane level, our often-unconscious reactions to colour affect us constantly, from the washing powder we’re drawn to at the supermarket to our impression of a stranger in the queue. If you’ve recently bought something on impulse, chances are up to 90% of your decision was based on colour. And it’s no coincidence that the vast majority of chain restaurant logos feature red, a colour found to quicken breathing, raise the heart rate and increase hunger.

These instinctive reactions run far deeper than simple preference. Our brains experience and process colours in a variety of ways, associating different hues with particular characteristics.

 

Shades of the Centuries

Modern science measures colours in terms of their wavelengths — wavelengths which produce electrical impulses or fields of energy that affect the human body. But the fascination with colour as a therapeutic tool goes back millennia. The ancient Egyptians used colour in their healing temples and lists of ‘colour cures’ have been found on papyrus dating to 1550 BC.  The Indian system of chakras links parts of the body, energy and consciousness with particular colours. The ancient Greeks used coloured stones, salves and sanctuaries for wellbeing. And China’s 2000-year-old medical texts, the Huangdi Neijing, include the use of colour in diagnoses and remedies.

If you feel instantly calmer when you walk into a blue-themed room, happier when you wear a favourite yellow shirt, energised by a red wall, or inspired by a green forest, you’re right in line with colour psychology — a field which explores the ways in which our moods, behaviour, functional ability and even short-term memories are affected by the colour of our clothes and interiors, and the landscapes and natural light in which we live.

Want to explore the effects of colour in your experiences, self-expression and home? Try these tips and tricks…

IN YOUR WARDROBE

 

Black Clothes

The colour of mystery, power, prestige, solemnity and strength, black results from the complete absence or absorption of light.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look bold, elegant, serious, authoritative, strong but not overly assertive. And, of course, it’s the last word in versatile sophistication — the pinnacle of which is the little black dress revered ever since it was created by Coco Chanel a century ago. Add gold or silver  for rich accents or enliven with brights, white, blue or tan to avoid looking sombre.

 

Blue Clothes

The colour of clear skies and calming water, blue frequently tops polls when it comes to favourite shades and has long associations with truth, clarity, wisdom, loyalty and stability. It also has a relaxing effect linked to lowered blood pressure and heart rate.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look confident and centred, to act as a balancing presence, to appeal to a wide range of people, or to bring clarity to a stressful situation.

 

Brown Clothes

Like the earth beneath our feet, brown is associated with stability, patience, wisdom and strength, and it can be discreetly luxurious, unobtrusive and confident.

When to wear it: If you’re looking to feel and look stable, cosy,  nurturing, classic. Don’t want to risk drabness? Add camel, cream, gold or bronze.

 

Green Clothes

The colour of luck, fertility, growth and harmony, restful green produces the least amount of eyestrain of any colour and is associated with nature, safety and renewal.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look approachable, welcoming and fresh. Try wearing green when you’re meeting new people, starting a project or embarking on a fresh chapter in life.

 

Orange Clothes

The colour of fire, vitality, enthusiasm and juiciness, orange is stimulating and energetic.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look active, social and exciting. Orange is not as aggressive as red, but it’s powerful and sure to attract attention, so if full-on orange feels too much, try a scarf, bag or shoes.

 

Pink Clothes

The colour of youthfulness, sweetness, nurturing, love and romance, pink ranges from the innocent pastels to unabashed and dramatic cerise.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look inviting, playful, approachable, nurturing and compassionate. Pink is especially great for romantic occasions and  celebrations with loved ones.

 

Purple Clothes

The colour of mystery, magic, aristocracy and the fantastical, purple has long been linked to royalty on account of its historic rarity and cost (pigments for purple were once derived a seashell found only in what is now Lebanon).

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look unusual, regal, creative and luxurious. Or, for a touch of mystique, go with purple accessories.

 

Red Clothes

The colour of passion, sexuality, anger and attraction, red is one of the most complex of colours — associated with prosperity in some cultures, with danger in others, and capable of being regal or down market.

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look bold, powerful and vibrant. Red is great for parties and celebrations and, of course, sensual dates. And a little can go a long way, so just a touch can work wonders.

 

White Clothes

The colour of peace, simplicity, perfection and cleanliness, white is associated with innocence in many western cultures and with death in some eastern traditions, but whatever the context, it evokes purity

When to wear it: If you want to feel and look fresh, cool and optimistic, if you’re beginning something new, or when you want to bring serenity and ease to a stressful situation.

 

Yellow Clothes

One of the happiest of hues, yellow attracts attention and is associated with joy and optimism since it’s been found to raise happy-making dopamine levels in the body.

When to wear it: If you want to enhance communication, inspire creativity and let the sunshine in when you’re socialising, out and about or need of a mood boost.

 

“For example, is it a private sanctuary intended for relaxation, or a welcoming space for entertaining?”

Bright, warm colours like yellow, orange and red are great for walls and accessories in communal spaces like an entrance hall or kitchen where you want to encourage cheerfulness. By contrast, blues and greens bring tranquillity to retreat spaces like bedrooms and  bathrooms. If you’re aiming for an intriguing, dreamy mood, shades of purple and grey bring mystery and imagination to private areas and bedrooms. One of Jessica’s  favourites: “Pale lavender that’s on the edge of grey.”

And to evoke warmth, comfort and security in communal areas like family rooms or outdoor spaces, Michelle recommends neutral and earthy shades like tan, taupe and brown, with a variety of textures and tones for interest.

Not sure how dark to go with paint? “The more white you add to a colour, the more pastel and peaceful it will appear,” says Jessica.

 

Blue Decor

“A blue interior feels soothed and secure and blue can be refreshing or soft with just a few accents,” says environmental psychologist Lee Chambers. “If you feel brave, deep indigo is a surefire way to boost your mood.”

Relaxing and serene, blue can help lower blood pressure, clear the mind and steady breathing, and in one comparative study, participants felt most calm and hopeful after working in a blue office.

 

Green Decor

“Green can be wonderfully stimulating if you’re striving for personal growth as it  reminds us of the natural world,” says Lee.

One of the most restful colours to the eyes, green calms nerves. It also helps to clear the mind, making it a good choice for a study or office, as demonstrated by research in which participants working on a long-term project performed better after breaks in which they looked at green rooftops than in breaks when they looked at concrete ones.

 

Grey Decor

One of the most popular wall colours of all, timeless grey works with a range of other colours. But be careful of painting every wall grey and avoid extremely dark shades, warns Lee: “Too much dullness can create a depressing mood.”

 

Purple Decor

Rich and dramatic, purple is associated with romance and mystery, as a full-on theme or just in the details.

“Both sophisticated and personal, purple walls can benefit any room, even a home office because it brings a sense of balance and enhances creativity” says Lee.

 

Orange Decor

Zesty, exciting and vibrant, orange is powerful, revitalising and fun, so try it in a space where you exercise or socialise.

Just use with care. As Lee cautions. “Like red, orange can evoke intense emotions.”

 

Pink Decor

“I see pink as the colour of hope and motivation,” says Lee, underscoring a phenomenon known as the Pink Effect in which exposure to large amounts of pink have been found to relieve anger, aggression and neglect, and to enhance calmness.

Worried about a sickly-sweet effect? Opt for dusty or pale pink.

 

Red Decor

Dramatic, memorable and stimulating, red energises a space instantly, and it has wonderful associations with Valentine’s, Christmas and sensuality.

“But be careful of the shade and amount you choose,” says Lee. “Some reds can make people feel more aggressive and irritable, and less compassionate.”

Tap into red’s attractions via a statement wall, or accessories like lamps, rugs and throws.

 

White Decor
White and variants like cream can make a room feel more spacious, pure and fresh, and simply painting ceilings white or off-white can create the impression that the walls are higher and the room larger.

 

Yellow Decor

Ideal for a kitchen, living room or any space in which you want to encourage imagination, communication and creativity, yellow evokes what colour expert Amy Wax describes as “a warm, spirited feeling which improves people’s moods,”

Her recommendation — a soft, gentle yellow — is supported by Lee’s caution that walls painted in dark yellow can cause tension.

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Retirement, reimagined

In an exclusive interview with Ludick and Helena Janse van Rensburg, who moved to Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in March 2022, we spoke about their re...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

You Hue!

How to use colour for peace, communication and happiness By Pnina Fenster   For as long as humans have existed, colour has been essential ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

DOES MY BOOK LOOK SMART? Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article   Killing Moon by Jo Nesbo If you thought you’d seen the last of detective Harry Hole, think again! He returns...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

ROOM TO BREATHE – Andrea Marais, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Transitioning. Simplifying. Choosing. These are words that may evoke a mixture of emotions among those who understand...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

10 EASY WAYS TO FEEL BETTER, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article 1. EXPRESS GRATITUDE Extensive research finds that regularly practicing gratitude increases optimism, promotes a positi...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

CONSTANTIA, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Oasis Life Constantia: A Southern Suburb Gem Oasis Life Constantia, our third secure retirement estate, launched in t...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article Friendship is one of the sweetest parts of being human, providing a deep well of love, community, and nourishment for bo...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Burgundy Estate Continues to Grow Burgundy Estate adjoins the histor...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE – Arthur Case, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article I “retired” in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, after a career in financial services, healthcare, and b...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Letter from our CEO, Spring 2023

A Ripple Spring 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]As Spring greets us in the Western Cape, we start enjoying warmer weath...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein is a “lekker” place to live!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Clara Anna Fontein, situated at the foothills of Durbanville and with panoramic views that will take your breath away, s...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Hello Constantia! Our new development has launched.

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirem...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club: Autumn 2023

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article In Ripple Book Club's Autumn 2023, we feature some page turners, from who-done-its, to novels and riveting autob...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

From side hustle to money-maker: ways to earn income during retirement

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life, but it can also be a time when you find yourself needing additional income...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Keep your mind young!

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Stay active and engaged Keeping your mind active and engaged is crucial to maintaining mental acuity as you age...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

From home to care facility: which long-term care option is right for you?

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article   Let’s look at assisted living, frail care, and home-based care. Once you reach a certain age – and that...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table: Thyme

  A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Thyme is an aromatic herb that is commonly used in cooking, but it has also been used for medicinal purposes for...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What to consider when choosing an executor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Choosing an executor is an important decision when creating a will or trust. The executor will be responsible for handli...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Meet our new CEO, Glyn Taylor

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]In 2013, the Rabie Property Group commenced with the planning of a worl...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate Keeps On Growing

A Ripple Autumn 2023 article Oasis Life Burgundy Estate continues to grow with over 100 concluded sales to date with residents enjoying the lifestyle...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Third retirement estate for Oasis Life

“We proudly present Oasis Life Constantia, Rabie's third secure retirement estate in the beautiful Western Cape,” says Mariska Auret, Director at Rabi...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s For Lunch? Sweet Desserts

A Ripple Summer 2022 Article A beautiful, sumptuous Christmas lunch or Christmas Eve dinner is a very important occasion in most calendars.  It’s dif...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

2022 – A Year in Review | From our management team

A Ripple Summer 2022 article 2022 - A Year in Review. We look back at 2022 at Oasis Life and what our management team is looking forward to in 2023. ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article We have had a fantastic response to our upcoming development in Constantia! Our project team is working hard beh...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Knitting for Good

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Our Clara Anna Fontein community’s hands have not been idle!  A group of ladies have been very busy knitting ted...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club Summer 2022

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article Ripple Book Club 2022 brings you a selection of latest reads for every taste - from recipes to autobiographies a...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

5 Things to do with your grandchildren this holiday

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The festive season is family time and whether your grandchildren visit from near or far, spending time with them...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

You are what you eat | Let’s look at digestive health

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article The secret to successful ageing may just lie in your digestive system. Trillions of microbes — bacteria, viru...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Let’s Get Festive: What’s below the bow?

  A Ripple Summer 2022 article It’s that time of year where you must conjure gift ideas!  And unless someone has a specific hobby that you know...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Demystifying online shopping

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Being disconnected from shops during the pandemic drove online shopping in South Africa to new levels.  It’s no ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

From garden to table

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article From garden to table, our new series, we look at herbs and veggies you can grow in your garden or in pots if you...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Last houses at Clara Anna Fontein

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Set against a spectacular backdrop, surrounded by nature and the serenity of wide-open spaces, it’s no secret wh...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

An update on Oasis Life Constantia

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article We’re delighted that we are making great progress on the design development phase of Oasis Life Constantia and c...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article It’s not something you ever want to consider, in fact, the mere thought might cause shivers down your spine or b...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about arthritis

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article   What is arthritis? Arthritis isn’t a single disease; the term refers to joint pain or joint disease, an...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Spring 2022

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Koos Bekker has amassed one of the largest fortunes ever by a South African. Just how did he do it? Under Koo...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Let’s talk about levies

  A Ripple Spring 2022 article Below is a summary of what is included in the levies: Use of the Clubhouse facilities: dining facility, lou...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate celebrates Spring with an Open Day

  Ripple Spring Edition 2022 Hosting a festive Open Day, visitors from far and wide, as well as residents, saw this secure estate showing off d...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Join our open day at Burgundy Estate!

We're celebrating Spring and new beginnings, and we would love to share it with you! You're invited to experience a taste of the exceptional lifestyle...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Winter 2022

A Ripple Winter 2022 article For the Ripple Book Club this Winter, we selected the latest release books for you to cosy up to from novels to gripping...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Don’t retire your spark! Reignite it.

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “What am I supposed to do with the rest of my life?” is a question we all ask ourselves at some point and perhaps severa...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Dealing with the loss of your partner

A Ripple Spring 2022 article Love doesn’t die with death. Love is like liquid; when it pours out, it seeps into others’ lives. Love changes form and ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Savvy senior – your status could benefit your wallet

A Ripple Winter 2022 article You might not like to be called a “pensioner”, because face it, you will be forever young, but when it comes to saving a...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

A whole lot of Burgundy Estate

A Ripple Winter 2022 article “This was the best decision ever to relocate,” says Glenda Hon, resident. “I tell everyone who’s thinking of moving to f...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Frequently asked questions

A Ripple Winter 2022 article ]In our new series of Frequently asked Questions, we hope to answer some of the questions you might have about Oasis Lif...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

A wonderful lifestyle at Clara Anna Fontein

A Ripple Winter 2022 article Set against the foothills of Durbanville’s hills, the secure lifestyle estate of Clara Anna Fontein has matured to 300 h...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life locations coming soon

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Oasis Life Constantia Living on the edge of Constantia’s Wine Route, with a variety of shopping destinations an...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living with Dementia

  A Ripple Winter 2022 article For many, dementia has become buzz word which fills them with fear and uncertainty. We are told that the number ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein: the final countdown

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article With just over a hundred residents and handovers of houses currently in progress, the luxury retirement estate within Cl...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Divorce after 50. What now?

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   Grey divorce is on the rise. What is it and what do you do when it happens? We’re hearing it more often...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What happens to my pension fund when I retire?

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article   We look at options available to you on retiring from your employer. As a soon-to-be pensioner, it can be diffic...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

We look at Healthcare Security

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article In our new series, we will look at each of the four Oasis Life Security pillars, namely Healthcare Security, Financial S...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club | Autumn Reads

  A RIPPLE AUTUMN 2022 ARTICLE   As the weather outside becomes a little nippy, it’s time to light the fireplace, get nice and cosy with ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Let’s look at eye care

  A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may develop painlessly, and you may not notice the changes to you...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate’s phase two is under construction

A Ripple Autumn 2022 article Launched at the end of October, the second phase of the secure retirement estate in Burgundy Estate is under constructio...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate commences with second phase

With all the 24 houses in the first phase sold, as well as eight of the 15 houses in phase two, construction has begun again at Oasis Life Burgundy Es...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Be a culture vulture

Visit our choice of Cape Town’s top art destinations “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso   This D...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

It’s always festive at Oasis Life

It’s been a great year at Oasis Life with new residents joining our community throughout the year in Clara Anna Fontein and the first residents moving...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SUMMER READS

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

RIPPLE BOOK CLUB | SPRING READS

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

HEALTH CORNER | LET’S GET FLEXIBLE

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

BURGUNDY ESTATE LAUNCHES PHASE TWO

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

CLARA ANNA FONTEIN’S PHASE ONE SELLS OUT

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

MONEY TALK | POST-RETIREMENT STRATEGY

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

BLUE ZONES

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

LIFE RIGHTS, YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

How to deal with major life changes

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

The art of de-cluttering

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Who’s old? Is 75 the new 65?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner – Let’s talk about diabetes

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein is hot property

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate opens its doors

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Tax advantages of formal retirement savings

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Consider those you leave behind: Let’s talk about your will

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner: Hypertension

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein launches phase two

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

The sitting disease: why inactivity is dangerous for your health

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate is almost ready

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Be stylish at any age

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ripple Book Club

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Our clubhouse is open! Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Riana’s Corner | Looking after your skin

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate under construction

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Primary Healthcare

Oasis Life offers Primary Healthcare.  What Does this Mean? Our Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein Clubhouse includes a Healthcare Suite consisting of a re...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Meet Neil Barry

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Selfcare in the time of a pandemic

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life: Winter 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville welcomes first retirement residents

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Ground broken on new Oasis Life Burgundy Estate development

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living in a new-generation retirement estate: perception versus reality

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Travel the world – from your couch!

Travel the world - from your couch! Just because you’re at home does not mean that you can’t go anywhere. If you’ve always wanted to visit some of the...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Frequently Asked Questions | Let’s talk healthcare

Let’s Talk Healthcare    Does Oasis Life have frail care facilities? Oasis Life estates do not have frail care facilities, but all Oasis Life r...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Meet Allen Usher

You might have seen Allen’s contact details on an Oasis Life advertisement or social media post.  But who is Allen?  Allen Usher entered the property...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

On the Edge of City Living | Burgundy Estate

Your Retirement at Burgundy Estate With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south, the beaches of Milnerton and Blouberg to the west, and the winelands of...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

We Have a New Retirement Show House at Clara Anna Fontein!

Following the run-away success of the release of our first three show houses, we are very proud to announce that our new retirement one-bedroom showho...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Contemporary Designed Age-Tailored Retirement Homes

Without compromising on style and contemporary architecture, we carefully design our Oasis Life homes to ensure that every lay-out is practical and sm...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Healthy Eating as You Age

Why it’s Important to Look After Your Diet   Kim Tempest is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and practice from home in Kirstenbosch-Bishopscou...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life? Autum 2020

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Burgundy Estate – We Have Lift Off

We successfully launched our third Oasis Life retirement development on 21 November at Burgundy Estate in Milnerton. It was great to meet several visi...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses at Clara Anna Fontein

Clara Anna Fontein Successfully Launches Three Furnished Show Houses Located on the picturesque hills of Durbanville, Clara Anna Fontein - a farm stee...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Hospitality with a Smile

Meet the Hoteliers Behind the Hospitality Lifestyle at Oasis Life At Oasis Life, we’re promising a resort-like lifestyle with hospitality from the top...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

An Unforgettable Holiday – 5 Luxury African Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Asante Travel designs tailor-made experiences that submerge you in the beauty, magnificence and happiness of Africa and offer authentic, luxurious and...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s Up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Introducing our retirement homes at Burgundy Estate, Oasis Life, is set in the successful Burgundy Estate. With the suburbs of Cape Town to the south,...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Clara Anna Fontein Show Houses

Show houses loading… The views are to die for and the calm, beautiful country setting is comparable to none. Less than 5km away from all modern amenit...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Fountain of Youth Hacks: Proving That Age is Just a Number

From the start, the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964 embraced an anti-establishment attitude. Boomers came of age between two major w...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

You Have a Friend in Technology

It’s no longer novel to enjoy the company of your friends on Facebook or appreciate the ease of Instagram – after all, it was a baby boomer, Tim Berne...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s up at Oasis Life?

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Our Four Security Pillars

Oasis Life offers you peace of mind in four main areas, ensuring that all your requirements are taken care of. We want you to love your retirement and...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Fitness Myths Debunked

Conrad van der Merwe Biokineticist specialising in fitness for mature bodies. Conrad hails from Kimberley and qualified as biokineticist at the Univer...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Show Houses Loading

Set on the rolling hills of Durbanville, our three Oasis Life Clara Anna Fontein show houses are taking shape, as well as our clubhouse. We are busy c...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Next Generation Retirement

What is next generation retirement?  For decades 65 was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people w...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Welcome to Ripple

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By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Estate Living in Durbanville

The first thing that strikes you about Clara Anna Fontein is the vast open space. Panoramic views of cascading hills as far as the eye can see, with t...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Life & Legacy Planning

Providing an Optimal Investment Strategy into Retirement A legacy means different things to different people. To some of us, it is leaving your childr...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

What’s New: An Update on Oasis Life

Oasis Life Burgundy Estate Located in an 80-hectare lifestyle development bordering the De Grendel wine estate, Oasis Life Burgundy Estate will combin...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Community Spirit at Oasis Life Retirement Resorts

We also spoke with Annemarie Le Roux to learn about her Oasis Life retirement at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Annemarie had to say: “Since joining ...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024
Ripple Magazine

Living at Oasis Life Burgundy Estate

Ripple spoke to Oasis Life resident, Jane Schwerin, to get the scoop on retirement life at Burgundy Estate. Here’s what Jane had to say: “What init...

By oasis-life
14 Feb 2024