LADY ON WHEELS
She’s old fashioned but keeps up with the times, quirky but well mannered and her fashionable presence will turn any social gathering into a memorable soiree… Meet Dollie, the one-of-a-kind caravan.
So Dollie, tell us who you are and what you do?
Underneath my vintage exterior and fashionably refurbished interior (thanks to my owner Tanya Cruse), I’m a 1971 Jurgens Caravan with a lot of soul. I’m stepping down from being the life of the party (the younger ‘vans can go ahead) and now work as a stylish, mobile entertainment unit. Whether it’s providing a backdrop for events like weddings, baby showers or corporate events, I can reinvent myself to suit any theme.
Where are you from?
I was built Down Under but I grew up in the wild, untamed, home province of Tata Madiba; the Eastern Cape. I’ve been all over our beautiful country, finally resting in Gauteng where Tanya found me. Thanks to the brains and brawn of ol’ Parcel Man, I was able to get to Mbombela in one, slightly fragile piece. Tanya then immediately began with my new look.
Where did you get your name?
Dollie means ‘a vision’ in Greek. My vision is to create happy moments and memories for everyone who meets me.
Favourite type of party you like attending?
I can’t help but love weddings; the romance, the music and the bubbles all remind me of my youth. I’m also a big fan of tea parties. I always say that tea is like a hug in a mug.
Cucumber sandwiches (to go with my tea) and a large, moist slice of chocolate cake.
Anything vintage darling, but I try to keep up with the times and change my outfits to suit the occasion.
Hmmm, it’s got to be Pimms & Lemonade.
Favourite flavour of ice cream?
My favourite is pistachio mint. It’s very hard to find but oh so delectable!
Any future road trips planned?
I love hitting the road during the silly season. I go wherever my clients need me to, whether it’s Mbombela or Malelane, I love cruising around the Lowveld.
How can people get hold of you?
They can either give Tanya a buzz on 082 335 9074 or Catherine on 082 342 6014.