A summer sushi treat

A LIGHT meal of sushi on a hot summer day at Fushin Sushi in Stanley Street saw one of the busiest businesswomen in the Bay, Miglio Designer Jewellery team manager Antonette Hamman take a rare breather.

Hamman is not only an extremely active board member of Yokhuselo Haven, a trustee of the Victims of Family Violence Trust, secretary of the Kabega Park Community Police Forum and co-ordinator of Western Hills neighbourhood watch but also the public relations and events coordinator of the Business Women's Association in Port Elizabeth.

She concedes that not having children – and having a supportive husband – both help but nonetheless, her energy and output are amazing. La Femme caught up with the charity and business dynamo over a sushi lunch of salmon and avocado California roll, thirst quenched over a Japanese ginger iced-tea.

I picked Fushin because... I just love sushi and their service is always fantastic and everyone is friendly.

I love my job at Miglio because ... . it is fun and it doesn't feel like work.

I volunteer for Yokhuselo because... I care.

I'll know I've made it when... ladies in my team become better than me.

The person who has taught me the most is ... my parents, Eric and Ann Stroebel.

I have a soft spot for ... animals.

I should have studied  ...  marketing.

I'd love to party with ... Michael Buble.

I'm listening to ... Cat Stevens.

When I was 16, I wish I knew ... that I will be so sorry that I did not continue with piano lessons.

Nothing makes me happier than... driving on the back of our GS motorbike with Johan.

My favourite item of clothing is ... jeans.

I absolutely hate ... standing in queues.

I am saving to buy ... a huge bottle of Issey Miyake Perfume.

I share my life with ... Johan (my husband for 30 years). Jackie our Jack Russell and Clyde our big fat grey tabby cat.

I can't go a day without ... washing my hair.