The CN&CO team really are all over the place – geographically speaking, that is! It’s part of our lifestyle business approach: being able to work wherever we are and finding a balance that helps us and our partners to succeed in all areas of life. It’s Gianluca’s turn at the “Noon Blog”, so let’s check in and see what he and the rest of the CN&CO family were up to on 16 December 2020…

On 16 Dec 2020, South Africans observed a public holiday in respect to the day of reconciliation. For many, it was also the start of the festive season break and unwinding of 2020. A year many won’t forget.

As we prepare to welcome a new year, here’s a snap and caption from some of our CN&CO team on Wednesday, 16 December 2020;


Grateful for a busy, productive year. Planning to reconcile with a few people I haven’t chatted with in a while.

He also enjoyed the 16th with his favourite food, braai food, in his beautiful garden!


Winding down the year with some loose ends before the December break kicks in. Working on the bring casual Friday to Wednesday in his home office!


Spent noon chilling with a new friend, Woody, before enjoying a proper South African braai!


Enroute to Jbay with the family. Just driven over the Orange River, and entering the Northern Cape. We have such a beautiful country. Cannot wait to spend some much needed R&R with the family and switch off for the next 3 weeks. Very grateful to be able to head away for the festive season. Looking forward to coming back refreshed and klap 2021 with my CN&CO family and partners. Wishing everyone a happy, safe and blessed end to the year.


We’re held family Christmas today because Gregory and I will be with his family on the 25th. Happy holidays everyone! 🎄


Take a few seconds, a breath, a minute, a walk in nature, or a glance away from your screen.
Time passes and we can learn so much from taking a step back. The pic is of a tattoo that I added to my collection earlier in the year, is “breathe” in Sanskrit.

A quick check in for the noon series from St Francis Bay in the EC. Stay safe, stay true to who you are, and most importantly breathe.


A bitter sweet start to the festive season.

I would of been enjoying a walk on the majestic Robberg beach in Plett. But on account of the safety measures and beach closures implemented by our government, decided to spend my first Xmas in Joburg for over 30 years!

Excited to embrace the city over this time, prepare for 2021 and practice some golf. CCJ’s majestic courses are always a treat.

Best wishes to all, stay safe and embrace 2021!