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<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong>

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WHY DON’T YOU ...<br />

4 Get into the summer mood with these fab events<br />

7 Brilliant books to keep you busy this month<br />


8 The feeling of Summer is in the air<br />

SOCIAL<br />

10 Die Sjokoladeshow<br />

11 Womanhood celebrated in style<br />

PEOPLE<br />

12 Philicity Reeken chats about her career in radio, the dating scene<br />

and staying beautiful beyond 40<br />

16 Sarah Ayres is amped for the SPAR Women’s Challenge<br />

20 Pastry chef, Marcel Duvenhage, can work magic with cakes but<br />

he also has a love for writing and funky socks<br />

BEAUTY<br />

14 We’re going big, bold and beautiful this Summer<br />

HEALTH<br />

18 Survive the last stretch until the holidays with these healthy tips!<br />

FOOD<br />

22 Experience luxury at the exclusive Roots Restaurant<br />

24 With half a dozen yummy new cookbooks on the<br />

shelves, it’s going to be a Delicious <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />


26 We’ve put together our top garden tasks and tips for the month<br />

TRAVEL<br />

33 A gem at the coast<br />

WIN<br />

34 Win a hamper of the most agréable French cult<br />

beauty products<br />

OCTOBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

[PAGENO] Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> [MONTH] [YEAR]<br />

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A hot date!<br />

Get into the summer mood with these fab events<br />

If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least a month in advance to rialienf@caxton.co.za<br />

04<br />

Cedar Tree Craft Night<br />

Market from 6pm to 10pm at<br />

Khosa Sports Club, Krugersdorp. There<br />

will be secure parking, no entrance<br />

fee and pets are welcome. Details:<br />

Chanelle on 081 500 6884.<br />

04<br />

Wishing for an adventure<br />

but not sure where to<br />

start? Get to the Gauteng Getaway<br />

Show at the Ticketpro Dome<br />

from 4 to 6 <strong>Oct</strong>ober. Showcasing<br />

hundreds of exhibitors, including<br />

travel destinations, accommodation,<br />

outdoor gear, 4x4 products and<br />

accessories, caravans and trailers and<br />

camping equipment, the Getaway<br />

Show is your one-stop-shop for<br />

adventure travel. Tickets: R80 for<br />

adults, R40 for scholars/ pensioners,<br />

and free for kids 12 and under. Details:<br />

www.quicket.co.za.<br />

05<br />

Get ready to savour the best of spring with the finest bubblies and<br />

wines when Constantia meets Gauteng at the annual Steenberg<br />

Garden Party in the magical gardens of The Kitchen | L’antico<br />

Giardino in Lanseria from 12pm to 5pm. Enjoy delicious Steenberg<br />

wines at your leisure and tuck into a harvest table laden with fresh<br />

culinary delights. Tickets: R600 per person including unlimited wine<br />

tastings, food and live entertainment. Details: www.webtickets.co.za.<br />

05<br />

Kick-start your summer<br />

workout at the Trail Hunter<br />

Summer Series at Hobby Park,<br />

Krugersdorp. Offering three different<br />

trails, each with its own challenges,<br />

this activity is ideal for a family day out,<br />

while still providing solid training for<br />

more hardcore runners. Time: 7.30am.<br />

Entries start at R100 per person.<br />

Details: www.entryninja.com.<br />

05<br />

Luipaardsvlei Home for the<br />

Aged is holding a not-tobe-missed<br />

fair from 8.30am to 1pm<br />

at their premises. There will be live<br />

performances by Candy Benson<br />

and Dylan Emslie, a jumping castle,<br />

delectable food, desserts, cakes, a<br />

spitbraai and loads of entertainment<br />

for every age. Details: Amy or Rachel on<br />

011 955 2108/ 071 509 3115.<br />

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It’s all about mind, body and spirit at the upcoming Zumba for Mental<br />

Health Day at the Pure Health Centre, Krugersdorp, from 7am to 10am.<br />

You can dance your heart out, paint wooden hearts and relax with some poetry<br />

and candle lighting. Remember to wear green to celebrate this special day.<br />

Details: Aletha on 082 850 2527.<br />

13<br />

Visit Cedar Tree Craft Market<br />

from 10am to 3pm at Khosa<br />

Sports Club, Krugersdorp for their<br />

monthly market. Secure parking, no<br />

entrance fee and pets are welcome.<br />

Details: Chanelle on 081 500 6884.<br />

17<br />

16<br />

Global Women of Purpose<br />

networking breakfast at<br />

the Stitching Studio premises at<br />

120 Vuurlelie Street, Roodekrans,<br />

Roodepoort. Cost: R100 per person.<br />

Details: Tania on 082 566 0602.<br />

Elandré will be dropping by the Barnyard Theatre at Silverstar for a<br />

special performance as part of Die Boomhuis Tour. His raspy voice gives<br />

listeners goosebumps every time. Catch him with his guitar on stage from 8pm.<br />

Tickets: R180 per person. Details: www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino.<br />

18<br />

<strong>West</strong> Side Craft & Food Night Market from 6pm to 10pm at Ramkiki<br />

Country Restaurant & Conference Centre. There will be secure parking,<br />

no entrance fee and pets are welcome. Details: Chanelle on 081 500 6884.<br />

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To enjoy the fresh air and<br />

contribute to a good<br />

cause at the same time, don’t miss<br />

the Gardens of St Christopher<br />

Open Gardens with SA Guide<br />

Dogs from 10am to 4pm. It will<br />

be a lovely day out in the sun,<br />

surrounded by stunning gardens<br />

and furry, lovable creatures.<br />

Cost: R150 per person (includes<br />

entrance, Prosecco, wrap, and a<br />

coffee or gelato). Details: www.<br />

gardenofstchristopher.com.<br />

26<br />

Tania Sutherland’s Boutique<br />

& Gift Shop opening from<br />

2.30pm at 120 Vuurlelie Street,<br />

Roodekrans, Roodepoort. Two<br />

designer students from the Stitching<br />

Studio will also launch their fabulous<br />

designer collection. R100 per person.<br />

Details: Tania on 082 566 0602.<br />

26<br />

27<br />

Gather your family and<br />

friends to visit the <strong>West</strong> Side<br />

Craft & Food Market from 10am to<br />

3pm at Ramkiki Country Restaurant<br />

& Conference Centre. There will be<br />

secure parking, no entrance fee and<br />

pets are welcome. Details: Chanelle on<br />

081 500 6884.<br />

Make sure you don’t miss the Nerf Fest <strong>2019</strong> until 27 <strong>Oct</strong>ober. It’s the<br />

perfect opportunity for everyone that is still a child at heart to have the<br />

best time of their lives. Whether you team up with your friends and family or<br />

they are your target, you are bound to have a lot of fun. The Nerf Fest will start at<br />

9am at the GOG Lifestyle Park, Lanseria. Ticket prices vary from R50 to R250 per<br />

person. Details: nerffest.co.za.

Book club<br />

Brilliant books to keep you busy this month<br />

Painful. Honest. Utterly heartbreaking.<br />

You’ll read every page of Get Me to<br />

21– all 436 of them – with your heart<br />

in your mouth. It’s Gabi Lowe’s<br />

agonizing, courageous story about<br />

trying to save the life of her daughter.<br />

Jenna – who became the face of<br />

organ donors in South Africa with her<br />

#GeMeTo21 campaign – was young,<br />

bright, articulate ... and had a rare,<br />

degenerative lung disease. Pulmonary<br />

arterial hypertension finally took her life<br />

in June 2015 ... four months before her<br />

21st birthday. An extraordinary tribute<br />

to an extraordinary young girl, written<br />

by a brave mother who hopes the<br />

book will help others facing loss, pain,<br />

challenges and adversity. MFBooks/<br />

Jacana, R265.<br />

Jessica Pan was an unhappy introvert.<br />

She wasn’t, she’s quick to point out,<br />

unhappy because she was an introvert.<br />

But she needed to do something about<br />

the depression she was sinking into.<br />

When she found herself in a sauna<br />

– weeping, clutching a copy of Men’s<br />

Health, ‘dressed as an assassin, reading a<br />

guide to 8-minute abs’ and screaming<br />

profanities at a spa employee, all to<br />

win a free gym contract, she knew<br />

something had to change. What would<br />

it be like if, for one year, she lived as an<br />

extrovert? Knowingly, willingly putting<br />

herself in perilous social situations ....<br />

those she’d usually avoid at all costs?<br />

Sorry I’m Late - I Didn’t Want to Come<br />

is Jess’ story of this painful, hilarious year.<br />

Penguin, R320.<br />

Also well worth reading ...<br />

Having two autistic children is every parent’s nightmare. Saving My Sons is Ilana<br />

Gerschlowitz’s story, told with Marion Scher, of her determination to find a way to<br />

help her sons ... Her tenacity bore fruit in the form of answers from international<br />

experts and she has gone on to greatly improve the lives of her own two boys<br />

as well as to help countless children facing learning challenges. Essentially, she<br />

discovered that autism is a treatable illness and that early intervention is vital.<br />

BookStorm, R320.<br />

Steph is a federal agent ... one who<br />

knows her job. She knows how to<br />

interview people, and how to tell when<br />

they’re lying. So when she finds a gun<br />

in Zachary, her teenage son’s room, and<br />

finds out he’s been in contact with a<br />

terrorist group via email, she questions<br />

him, and is convinced he’s telling the<br />

truth that he has no idea about what’s<br />

going on. But who, then, is setting up<br />

her son? And why? Or is she just being<br />

a typical mum and not seeing the truth<br />

about her son? Keep You Close will<br />

keep you guessing ... a chilling read by<br />

Karen Cleveland. Penguin, R290.<br />

Another thriller for <strong>Oct</strong>ober ...<br />

Megan Miranda’s The Last House<br />

Guest keeps you on the edge of<br />

your seat from the very first page.<br />

Alternating between the summers of<br />

2017 – when a young woman is found<br />

dead on the beach while her friends<br />

are celebrating at an end-of-summer<br />

house party – and <strong>2019</strong>, when her best<br />

friend is still not convinced the death<br />

was an accident, this is a chilling thriller<br />

– with a wicked twist! Corvus, R313.<br />

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Details: 082<br />

566 0602, www.<br />

taniasutherland.<br />

co.za or visit Tania at<br />

120 Vuurlelie Street,<br />

Roodekrans.<br />

Drink wine … support the ellies!<br />

Balance, the quirky range of generous, everyday wines, has been relaunched after a stylish makeover<br />

… and besides looking (and tasting) good, also supports desert elephant conservation. With Hank the<br />

elephant as the wine’s mascot, Balance has adopted the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) as a CSI<br />

initiative. For every bottle sold, a contribution is made to fund the EHRA PEACE project, an educational<br />

programme promoting the peaceful cohabitation of local communities with desert elephants in<br />

Southern Africa. The PEACE project empowers people living in close proximity to wild elephants with<br />

the necessary information to keep themselves, their families and livestock safe during elephant visits.<br />

Taking the conservation of desert elephants even further, the wine’s packaging uses digital<br />

technology linked to an exciting online game to support this initiative. You can win Balance Bucks to<br />

buy more wine, and every time you complete a final stage of the game, a donation is made on your<br />

behalf. The affordable Classic range includes an easy-drinking Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot, a crisp<br />

Sauvignon Blanc and a delicately sweet Rosé, while the Balance Winemaker’s Selection range has six<br />

single varietal wines, including a lightly wooded Chardonnay, a fruity Pinot Grigio and an elegant Pinot<br />

Noir. Available from your local bottle store or online, the wines cost from R47 for the Classic range, R62<br />

for the Winemaker’s Selection white wines and R67 for the reds. To win Balance Bucks and support the<br />

conservation of desert elephants, the Balance game can be played directly online at https://balance.<br />

wine. The game can also be accessed through a QR code found on Balance wine bottles. So play away,<br />

and then redeem your Balance Bucks with another bottle from https://shop.overhex.com/collections/<br />

balance-wines. Details: www.desertelephant.org or like them on Facebook @BalanceWines.<br />

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Wish list<br />

The feeling of summer is in the air!<br />

Our favourite onestop<br />

fashion shop<br />

We are obsessed with Tania<br />

Sutherland Boutique’s<br />

fashion items. Their range<br />

boasts versatile designer<br />

clothing that is easy to wear,<br />

and they stock everything<br />

from infinity dresses,<br />

and Olga Bolga shoes<br />

to kimono wrap gowns,<br />

trendy handbags, coffee<br />

mugs and pillowcases<br />

— which also makes it<br />

the perfect place to shop<br />

for gifts. The boutique<br />

premises are shared with<br />

the Stitching Studio Design<br />

and Dressmaking Academy,<br />

offering not-to-be-missed<br />

monthly workshops on<br />

how to refashion your<br />

clothing as well as image<br />

consultation and style<br />


Bring a happy story to your table!<br />

Nature-inspired Portuguese ceramics brand Bordallo<br />

Pinheiro evokes the beauty of imagination, creativity<br />

and humour and is now available in SA! Lay your<br />

table with bowls, plates and serveware inspired<br />

by fauna and flora … What more can we say than<br />

that the pieces are quirky, colourful and display a<br />

whimsical exuberance! The handcrafted pieces make<br />

fabulous birthday and wedding gifts or why not spoil<br />

yourself with a little something to brighten up your<br />

dining table and wow your guests!? Shop online at<br />

bordallopinheiro.co.za.<br />

As usual, H&M have<br />

our wardrobe sorted<br />

with their Conscious<br />

Collection for Spring<br />

<strong>2019</strong>, serving up<br />

stunning new-season<br />

pieces in a dreamy<br />

palette of earthy<br />

tones, blush pinks and<br />

white. But it all comes<br />

with an eco-friendly<br />

twist … with all the<br />

modern romantic<br />

designs made<br />

from sustainably<br />

sourced materials,<br />

such as organic<br />

cotton or recycled<br />

polyester. Visit H&M<br />

in Clearwater Mall.<br />

Details: www.hm.<br />

com/za/.<br />

Pencil in your diary!<br />

There’s a massive, ever-growing<br />

health-conscious movement<br />

worldwide ... hooray, we say!<br />

More and more people are looking to eat<br />

healthily, searching for ingredients with<br />

no artificial flavourants or colourants, no<br />

preservatives or added MSG, non-GMO ...<br />

and they very often also want them suitable<br />

for vegans, too. Hello Tastebud – the new<br />

brilliant range of spices from Cape Herb &<br />

Spice – offers all this, and more! With seven<br />

popular flavours to choose from – think<br />

Savoury, Seeded, Zesty, Spicy, Herbed, Umami<br />

and Caramel – well-flavoured food, be it spicy<br />

or sweet, savoury or salty, has never been<br />

easier (or tasted this good). You’ll find them at<br />

your local stores for about R39,95 each.<br />

Details: www.capeherb.co.za.<br />

It’s not every day that an expo is held outdoors on a beautiful organic farm ... So make sure to attend the African<br />

Health & Wellness Expo at Rocky Ridge Farm on 12 and 13 <strong>Oct</strong>ober from 9am to 5pm. There is nothing better<br />

than spending the day in nature, tasting some delicious food, enjoying a yoga session and learning more about<br />

healthy living by attending interesting talks. Tickets: R250 per person. Details: www.casalinga.co.za.<br />

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Jak de Priester and Lizz<br />

Meiring in action. Image<br />

Mia Louw Creative<br />

Heidi du Toit, Lorna Meyer and Lenie Bothma<br />

Die Sjokoladeshow<br />

Leani and<br />

Wynand van<br />

Vollenstee<br />

We were in for a real chocolatey<br />

treat at Die Sjokoladeshow at<br />

The Hollywood Theatre, with<br />

the hilarious Lizz Meiring and<br />

Jak de Priester ... It was a lipsmackingly<br />

good show where<br />

chocolate-covered seduction,<br />

love, revenge, murder and<br />

plenty of laugh-out-loud<br />

moments were the order of<br />

the night!<br />

Marinda and Dawie Pretorius<br />

Maria and<br />

Ettiene<br />

Schwan<br />

Janie and Jan de Beer<br />

Maryna Pretorius and<br />

Iema Janse van Rensburg<br />

Wassie and Olga Wasserfall<br />

Madeline and Wimpie Greef<br />

Crystal Muller and Jovanet<br />

van der Merwe<br />

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Dalene Pretorius<br />

and Elthia Marais<br />

Lize-Mari Zandberg<br />

and Angelique Keyter<br />

Margeret Sebele and<br />

Charmaine Pollak<br />

Nava Annamalay<br />

and Shantel Harley<br />

Lee Wallace and Smitha Ramasundara<br />

Khumsha Funani and Emma Ndlovu<br />

Womanhood<br />

celebrated in style<br />

The Motor Industry Staff Association (Misa) Women's Forum<br />

celebrated the women in the industry at a fabulous Women's Day<br />

breakfast. The women were treated to a lovely morning at Avianto<br />

with great entertainment and inspiring guest speakers. Pedro<br />

Kruger (also known as the Boytjie van Brackenfell), the talented<br />

pianist and singer, spoiled the women with a special performance<br />

while they relaxed and enjoyed the morning together.<br />

Dianah Rabalao, Ennie Rabalao and Rorisang Moeketsi<br />

Wendy Badenhorst<br />

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Making WAVES<br />

12 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong>

She’s witty, stylish, makes her own sauces and we can listen to her voice for hours.<br />

Philicity Reeken of Allen’s Nek chats about her career in radio, the dating scene and<br />

staying beautiful beyond 40.<br />

T<br />

here is really nothing<br />

Philicity can’t do.<br />

She is a radio<br />

presenter, talented<br />

actress, singer,<br />

incredible mom,<br />

cook, and a booming<br />

businesswoman.<br />

Her latest venture is keeping listeners<br />

entertained on the Scenic Drive on<br />

Jacaranda FM for the past three<br />

months. Before that, she co-hosted<br />

the 947 Breakfast Xpress for four<br />

years. You may also know her from<br />

Isidingo, Scandal, Song vir Katryn, Jozi<br />

H, Binnelanders, Great Expectations,<br />

Coconuts, and Survivor South Africa: The<br />

Maldives in 2011.<br />

A natural comedian, Philicity was<br />

bound to captivate crowds with her<br />

witty sense of humour. She wanted to<br />

be in the entertainment industry her<br />

whole life but her career only took off<br />

after she became a mother.<br />

‘I was only seven years old when I fell<br />

in love with acting and I was lucky<br />

enough to attend an art school where<br />

I studied acting. I thought I was very<br />

smart when I was 17 and quit school,<br />

got a waitress job and started my<br />

short-lived singing career. When I got<br />

married, I left the industry to become<br />

a mom, but that wasn’t the life for me.<br />

My daughter was about a year old<br />

when I called an agent again and just<br />

like that I got the role in Isidingo that<br />

changed my life.’<br />

She is now the mother of two teenage<br />

daughters and can always depend on<br />

her own mother. Philicity was a very<br />

difficult teenager, and is very thankful<br />

that her own daughters didn’t inherit<br />

her temper and teenage tantrums.<br />

‘I’m so blessed to have two angels<br />

as my daughters. They are smart,<br />

independent and very mature. They<br />

know that no matter what happens<br />

in life, you should always look on the<br />

bright side and laugh about it. That’s<br />

my philosophy in life – there’s a time<br />

and a place for everything, but never<br />

stop laughing.<br />

‘I have an appreciation for all forms<br />

of art. When I was in art school, I was<br />

exposed to so many different types<br />

of art and I feel inspired by all of them.<br />

When I was little, I used to read a lot,<br />

and that cultivated my imagination.<br />

Creating art is a form of freedom.’<br />

Philicity has recently worked on a<br />

digital project called Deur die Blare that<br />

won first place in its category at the<br />

kykNET Silwerskermfees. When she’s not<br />

making waves on the radio or screen,<br />

she spends her time in the kitchen<br />

or in her herb garden, perfecting her<br />

range of sauces.<br />

‘I was going through a tough spot<br />

financially a while back and I had to<br />

get a new source of income. I love<br />

cooking and I love sauces, so I thought<br />

why not make my own sauces. Phil’s<br />

Saucy Sauces has been a big hit ever<br />

since. I make all the sauces myself,<br />

using ingredients from my garden and<br />

I sell them on markets. These sauces<br />

are very creamy and luxurious, and<br />

every foodie's dream.’<br />

When Philicity sets her mind to<br />

something, she does everything in her<br />

power to realise her goals. That’s what<br />

makes her successful in all aspects of<br />

her life.<br />

‘Going forward, I want to do charity<br />

work, bringing young and old<br />

together. We have elderly people with<br />

tons of wisdom in old age homes and<br />

we have children that don’t get the<br />

attention or intellectual stimulation<br />

they need. Why not bring these two<br />

together? The older generation has<br />

a lot to teach the young ones and in<br />

turn, they can teach the elderly people<br />

a lot about life too and keep them<br />

young at heart.’<br />

In between everything Philicity travels<br />

a lot (we wonder if she ever sleeps).<br />

She is lucky that her job gives her the<br />

chance to travel and she always grabs<br />

these opportunities with both hands,<br />

taking in the beautiful sights<br />

of new cities and getting to know<br />

other cultures.<br />

‘Don’t even get me started on the food<br />

… I love experiencing new flavours. I<br />

still want to travel the world with my<br />

daughters. I want to see Africa because<br />

we live on this beautiful continent, but<br />

rarely visit the beautiful places on our<br />

own doorstep. I want to see Zambia,<br />

Mozambique and Morocco one day.’<br />

Philicity has been divorced for quite<br />

some time and is yet to find someone<br />

she can share her dreams with. She<br />

says that the struggle is real<br />

and that the dating scene brings<br />

many challenges.<br />

‘I want to ask Joburg men to try harder<br />

when it comes to women. I’ve tried<br />

Tinder and all that dating apps and<br />

websites, but they don’t work for me. I<br />

don’t want to message ten guys a day<br />

and talk about how their day is going.<br />

I have friends for that and I don’t need<br />

more friends. I feel that it’s about<br />

quantity and not quality anymore. I<br />

want someone to laugh and eat with.<br />

I’m looking for someone who can carry<br />

me through hard times and someone I<br />

can carry as well.’<br />

Like her personality, Philicity’s style is<br />

very quirky. ‘I love to dress according to<br />

themes. Some days I wake up and feel<br />

like an inspector or an art curator, and<br />

then I’ll dress the part. I love dressing<br />

up because I love who I am. I’m at a<br />

place in my life where I like my body<br />

and I don’t want to hide it from the<br />

world. I’ll dress how I want.’<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober is her birth month, so she<br />

confessed that her beauty secret for<br />

looking fabulous at 40 is good genes<br />

and a lot of smiling.<br />

‘Don't deprive yourself. Eat and drink<br />

what you want. Dress as you want and<br />

follow your dreams! Depriving yourself<br />

won’t make you live any longer.’<br />

Philicity in short:<br />

What sauce are you? I’m a combination of my own garlic sauce, green<br />

Tabasco and a bit of hot chilli for that extra kick.<br />

If you could go back in time, what message would you give yourself? I’d<br />

tell myself to do everything the same.<br />

Who is your celebrity crush? I’m inspired by a lot of people, but I’d die if I<br />

heard Vin Diesel saying my name (won’t we all?).<br />

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For bright, fresh, summer fragrance, we love Elizabeth Arden<br />

Sunflowers Sunlit Showers. They boast it’s iridescent, playful<br />

and dewy ... think juicy mandarin, sparkling bergamot, summer<br />

peach and magnolia. If you like floral, fruity scents, this one’s for<br />

you. Equally delicious is Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pome-<br />

granate ... a sparkling scent with pomegranate and granadilla<br />

notes. They’re R460 each, and you’ll find them at your local<br />

department stores and pharmacies.<br />

You don’t get much brighter<br />

than South Beach Pink –<br />

these little Mavala Minis<br />

are affordable enough<br />

to stock up on a host<br />

of summer shades. R87<br />

from Dis-Chem.<br />

Build colour in the blink of an<br />

eye with silky soft GOSH The<br />

One Eyeshadow. Shades are<br />

highly pigmented and longlasting,<br />

and create explosive,<br />

eye-catching looks. Colour<br />

glides on and stays put all day.<br />

We’re wearing Mermaid this<br />

season. R78 from Edgars.<br />

Trust us. Pink on eyes is massively<br />

flattering. We use this PINKtastic<br />

Catrice Art Couleurs Eyeshadow.<br />

Pretty and affordable ... what<br />

more could you want? R54,95<br />

from Dis-Chem.<br />

If you’re a little shy to go bright on your eyes and lips, you can go wild with<br />

nail colour. Morgan Taylor’s nail lacquers last (and last and last) and boast a<br />

brilliantly bright selection ... think bright aqua (Feeling Swim-sical), cyan (No<br />

Filter Needed), orange (You’ve Got Tan-gerine Lines), violet (Tokyo A Go Go)<br />

and these two ... emerald (Go for the Glow) and lemon (Glow Like a Star).<br />

R163 from Woolies.<br />

Add dramatic colour with just one stroke. Clarins Waterproof Pencil accentuates and opens up the eyes. There are six<br />

eye-catching shades to choose from. R335 each. Oh ... and try the new Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D, too. Stunning volume,<br />

endless length, incredible curl, high definition and rose wax which makes lashes longer, stronger, thicker. R360.<br />

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Go bright or go home<br />

Massive hits of solid, bright colour ... we’re going<br />

big, bold and very beautiful this summer<br />

Amp up the colour to match<br />

your mood. Clarins’ Joli Blush<br />

is a strong-hold blush for a<br />

truly colourful experience.<br />

With special tint pigments, it’s<br />

airy, fine, soft and lightweight<br />

(allowing your skin to breathe),<br />

and smooths the skin’s texture<br />

by blending into the surface.<br />

Irresistible cheeks in four<br />

cheeky shades. R470.<br />

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I like to sing<br />

along to music<br />

I know the lyrics<br />

of – it helps to<br />

steady my breathing<br />

and pushes me<br />

along. My favourite<br />

is Radioactive by<br />

Imagine Dragons –<br />

it get me<br />

up hills.<br />

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Our race<br />


She’s smart, ready for fun and amped for the SPAR Women’s Challenge. Meet our<br />

Face of the Race winner, graphic designer and super mom, Sarah Ayres!<br />


We have a very active German shorthaired<br />

pointer, which needs plenty of<br />

exercise … I started off by going for<br />

walks with him, and eventually I started<br />

running. Within a few months, I’d fallen<br />

in love with the sport. Once you get<br />

past the initial shock of a change in your<br />

routine, the new routine feeds your<br />

soul. Plus, the endorphins I get from<br />

running improve my mood and keep me<br />

focused. I also started a WhatsApp group<br />

to encourage other young mothers to<br />

get out and about. Initially, it was just a<br />

couple of other moms from the school,<br />

but the group has grown and we now<br />

have 50 members. We exchange tips and<br />

encourage each other to keep going.<br />

They are not all young mothers – we are<br />

available for anyone who is just starting<br />

to get regular exercise.<br />



Nope, this will be my first year and I’m<br />

excited to make it an annual event on my<br />

race calendar! My dad will run with me,<br />

and my mom is going to walk the 5km<br />

Fun Run. Quite a few of my friends will<br />

also be taking part.<br />


I am married and we have two children, a<br />

six-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl.<br />

We both run small businesses from home<br />

so we’re privileged to be able to spend a<br />

lot of time together and with<br />

our children.<br />



Banana must be in whatever smoothie<br />

you make! I love mixing bananas,<br />

strawberries and other berries, and even<br />

adding in some pawpaw and pineapple.<br />



I’m a fan of carbo-loading before a race<br />

and like to have pasta or pizza (glutenfree<br />

of course!) the night before a race or<br />

a long run.<br />



I know that I can run a certain distance in<br />

training so I just tell myself that I can run<br />

a race (normally further than my training<br />

distances) easily because the only thing<br />

that’s changing is that I have more time<br />

on race day.<br />



I enjoy walking or hiking with my family<br />

and our dogs, and I like to counter the<br />

intensity of running with a calming<br />

stretch routine mixed with Pilates<br />

and Yoga.<br />


I eat three cooked meals and at least<br />

three snacks a day! I love food and try to<br />

keep it as healthy as possible to fuel my<br />

body without needing supplements.<br />


At present, I run three to four kilometres<br />

three times a week<br />


I can’t do without my trail shoes; the<br />

stability they provide makes my run<br />

a breeze.<br />



I am a strict perfectionist with a strong<br />

moral compass and a sense of justice. I<br />

love to help others and motivate them<br />

through a positive lifestyle and an open,<br />

unjudgmental countenance. My family is<br />

my centre and my motivation.<br />


YOU TRY?<br />

I’m quite a fan of Survivor South Africa<br />

and keep thinking about how I would<br />

have handled a certain situation or how I<br />

would cope with the challenges and the<br />

cunning that the game requires. Also, the<br />

lack of food!<br />



All food items: milk, fruit, veggies,<br />

and yoghurt.<br />




I jumped off a 10m high rock into a clear<br />

rock pool on a hike in the Wolweberg. I<br />

still want to go somewhere completely<br />

different from home – like Norway! There<br />

are some incredible hot springs on a<br />

glacier in Iceland that look like they need<br />

exploring too …<br />


Not famous … but my mom! She took<br />

up exercise after my sisters and I were<br />

already in school (about the same age I<br />

am now) and she hasn’t stopped since.<br />

She’s now 60 and she still mountainbikes<br />

a distance of about 30km almost<br />

every day. She’s strong and determined<br />

and unchangeable.<br />


Winning is about 5 per cent of anything<br />

I do. Being able to compete at a certain<br />

level means you’re already good enough,<br />

the rest is up to chance and/or vote,<br />

which are factors outside of your control.<br />

I do things for me first and with my<br />

family in mind. If I am good enough to<br />

win, that’s just incredible!<br />


My first fun run was a 5km charity run for<br />

Slipper Day at a park near where I live.<br />

Since then I’ve taken part in only one<br />

other event – a 4km fun run on Women’s<br />

Day, organised by Families South Africa.<br />

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Survive the last stretch until the holidays with these health tips!<br />


A healthy body harbours a healthy mind<br />

and as the saying goes, you are what<br />

you eat. Unfortunately, most of us have<br />

unhealthy eating habits we can’t break.<br />

Drink water in a different way – We<br />

all know that drinking enough water<br />

has many benefits, but by following<br />

the simple rule of not drinking water<br />

(or anything else) 90 minutes before<br />

and after each meal, will fuel your<br />

digestive fire, hydrate you properly<br />

and assist your body to absorb<br />

nutrients optimally by not diluting<br />

your digestive juices. Remember<br />

to drink enough water outside of<br />

these times.<br />

Spice up your life – Use herbs and<br />

spices such as fennel, celery seed<br />

and cumin for improved digestion.<br />

Adding a combination of turmeric,<br />

black pepper and ginger can assist in<br />

fighting inflammation too.<br />

Keep well-oiled – Olive oil<br />

is known as a healthy fat,<br />

but it becomes toxic when<br />

heated beyond its smoke<br />

point. Rather drizzle it<br />

over your salad or use it in<br />

homemade pestos, dipping<br />

sauces and guacamole.<br />

Collagen keeps you beautiful –<br />

Gelatin is a great way to provide<br />

your body with more collagen, and<br />

it’s more affordable than hydrolysed<br />

collagen. You can make the most<br />

delicious gelatin desserts or you can<br />

add it to stews to thicken them and<br />

add some extra nutritional benefit<br />

for healthy skin and hair, as well as to<br />

assist in healing a leaky gut.<br />

Three health hacks by<br />

Dr Bianca De Canha:<br />

1<br />

Using homeopathy first,<br />

particularly against viral infections<br />

where antibiotics are powerless,<br />

has been shown in numerous<br />

studies to be effective and as such<br />

reduce the necessity for antibiotics,<br />

without complications. Homeopathy<br />

is safe and effective, and is suitable for<br />

young and old, in pregnancy, for those<br />

breastfeeding and in infancy.<br />

Guard your gut – Protecting your<br />

gut can be the first line of defence<br />

to prevent a variety of diseases,<br />

such as metabolic disorders,<br />

depression and eczema. Make sure<br />

to supplement daily with a broadspectrum<br />

probiotic and prebiotic to<br />

ensure you a CFU (colony forming<br />

unit) of at least 10 billion CFUs.<br />

Don’t forget vitamin D3 – The<br />

perception is that living in sunny<br />

South Africa assures you high<br />

vitamin D levels; however, the<br />

shocking truth is that we are<br />

mostly deficient thanks to highfactor<br />

sunscreens, less than optimal<br />

diets and a lifestyle that confines us<br />

to the indoors. Vitamin D is not only<br />

essential for bone health and teeth,<br />

but has a vital role in gut health,<br />

mood, hormone production as well as<br />

supporting a healthy immune system.<br />

2<br />

3<br />

Veggies for the win – Eating an<br />

abundance and variety of vegetables<br />

is fundamental to good health. Using<br />

frozen veggies is an easy way to<br />

include more veggies in your diet as<br />

it will save you peeling and chopping<br />

time, but also ensures a high<br />

nutritional value as vegetables headed<br />

for the frozen market are harvested<br />

when they are perfectly ripe, as<br />

opposed to the ‘almost-ready’ veggies<br />

available on the fresh-produce market.<br />

Homeopath, Dr Bianca De<br />

Canha from Pure Health Centre<br />

in Krugersdorp.<br />

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IV infusions: The body-boosting trend!<br />

If you hate needles, you probably stay far away from them unless they are necessary<br />

to save your life. Nowadays, however, people are subjecting themselves increasingly<br />

to needles by choice – thanks to the availability of intravenous (IV) vitamins that are<br />

gaining popularity by the day.<br />

What are they? The infusion treatments target a variety of wellness needs by<br />

replenishing hydration, aiding recovery from illness or jet lag, providing hangover<br />

relief and restoring vitamin and nutrient levels, while refreshing cosmetic<br />

appearance and revitalising overall well-being.<br />

Need to know: A consultation with a medical doctor is essential before any IV<br />

infusions to rule out any liver, kidney or heart disease. High-risk patients with<br />

epilepsy, diabetes, sickle-cell disease or cancer also need to be identified<br />

by your attending doctor. Ask yourself the following: Is the place that you<br />

visit<br />

safe? Do they have all the medical equipment and training as per the<br />

standards required by the Department of Health?<br />

Get<br />

your IV infusions done at Skin Renewal <strong>West</strong> Rand, situated at Town<br />

Square Shopping Centre, Roodepoort. Details: www.skinrenewal.co.za.<br />

The Real Thing PRO-Probiotic Vegicaps,<br />

R251, www.faithful-to-nature.co.za.<br />

Avoid burnout at work<br />

This time of the year you might<br />

experience low energy during the<br />

workday, a loss of interest in your<br />

work, and irritability with colleagues<br />

or team members. These are typical<br />

signs of burnout. Burnouts can lead<br />

to low productivity, high absenteeism,<br />

low creativity, and even health<br />

problems which is why it's better<br />

to avoid burnout before it harms<br />

your career.<br />

Follow these tips to avoid burnout:<br />

1. Work with purpose.<br />

2. Perform a job analysis, and<br />

eliminate or delegate unnecessary<br />

work.<br />

3. Take control, and actively manage<br />

your time.<br />

4. Get more exercise.<br />

5. Learn how to manage stress.<br />

Try this!<br />

Aesthetic glitter bottles ...<br />

In a transparent bottle, just add<br />

water and glue in an 80–20<br />

ratio. (You can use soapy water<br />

instead of glue.) Then add a lot<br />

of glitter! You can twirl the bottle<br />

or tilt it upside down! Seeing the<br />

glitter flow calms people down.<br />

This is one of the easiest hacks<br />

out there and many people<br />

suffering from anxiety have<br />

claimed that this helps.

CAKE is his art<br />

Rant-en-Dal’s pastry chef, Marcel Duvenhage, can work magic with cakes but<br />

he also has a love for writing and funky socks. We chat to him about his talents<br />

inside and outside the kitchen.<br />


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Marcel was drawn into this industry when he used to help<br />

his grandmother and his aunt bake and decorate cakes<br />

when he was only a child. He shared with us that their cakes<br />

were immaculate and always looked like they could be<br />

photographed and used in magazine articles.<br />

'I remember licking the beater when<br />

we were done. That's something I won't<br />

ever forget. I guess that's what sparked<br />

my career as a pastry chef.’<br />

Straight out of high school, he stepped<br />

into the kitchen to kick off his career as<br />

a chef, but he realised that same day<br />

that cooking wasn't for him – baking is<br />

his real passion.<br />

Without any formal training or<br />

qualifications, Marcel started A Taste of<br />

Heaven Cakery in 2016, not knowing<br />

it would be so successful that his<br />

creations would someday be<br />

featured on TV.<br />

'I did a few short courses to learn the<br />

basics. I figured the rest out by myself.<br />

Running a business isn't easy but if<br />

it's what you really want to do, you make it work.'<br />

He takes his career very seriously and all his hard work finally<br />

started paying off when his cakes were recently featured on<br />

Ster-Status, a reality TV show on Via ...<br />

I love what I do. I<br />

can create something<br />

that people<br />

will remember<br />

forever, plus I get to<br />

eat a lot of cake.<br />

A couple of years ago, he joined forces with a local coffee<br />

shop owner who is now his partner in the business.<br />

'My favourite part of this job is decorating. I'm not very<br />

patient so I'm not a fan of the timely process of baking, and<br />

don't get me started on the cleaning-up part ... When I have<br />

decorated a cake and take a step back and look at the big<br />

picture, the waiting and the hard work that go into the little<br />

details are worth it.'<br />

For Marcel, the most important aspect of a cake is how it<br />

tastes. His secret to creating memorable cakes is not only<br />

in the decorations but in the unique combinations that he<br />

uses to make the cake taste even better than it looks.<br />

'My mom always said you should not play with food, but<br />

when you are a pastry chef, you have to. I play with flavours<br />

and textures.'<br />

When Marcel isn't busy with his fabulous creations, he<br />

does decor and flowers for functions – and he's also in the<br />

process of writing two books.<br />

'I'm a very creative person. I'm busy with<br />

a very personal book about bullying and<br />

I'm also writing my own biographical<br />

cookbook. I'm very arty, so I always<br />

wear crazy, colourful socks to express that<br />

side of me.'<br />

Marcel's friends and family are very dear<br />

to him and they each play a different<br />

role in his life.<br />

'Some may call me passionate and careerdriven,<br />

while others say I am their guardian<br />

angel and that I am a brave warrior. I take<br />

the lead and I'm not afraid of going for<br />

what I want or protecting what I have in<br />

both my career and my personal life.'<br />

When his creative juices are flowing<br />

and he designs a cake, he decorates his<br />

masterpieces with ruffles, sugar roses and<br />

his beloved piping technique. Marcel says that it's a very<br />

challenging industry to work in because trends change<br />

continuously, but he wouldn't change it for anything.<br />

'I love what I do. I can create something that people will<br />

remember forever, plus I get to eat a lot of cake.'<br />

Going forward, Marcel wants to teach adults and children<br />

the art of baking and decorating.<br />

Details: 079 629 5183, atasteofheavencakery@gmail.com or<br />

follow him on Facebook, A Taste Of Heaven Cakery.<br />

Quick facts about Marcel:<br />

• What is your guilty pleasure? Milkshakes,<br />

chocolates, grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroons<br />

(I always make extra because I know I’ll steal a few).<br />

• If you could be any animal, what would you be?<br />

Definitely a wolf — I’m a leader but I’m also fearless and<br />

brave and I can weather any storm. Like a wolf, I never<br />

give up.<br />

• Which tool would you use for cake decoration if<br />

you had to use only one for the rest of your life? You<br />

can do a lot with a ball tool.<br />

• Who do you want to bake a cake for? I have a<br />

vision of creating a beautiful cake full of roses for my<br />

grandmother, since she is my inspiration.<br />

• What is the first thing on your bucket list? I want to<br />

be on a TV show like KykNET’s Koekedoor.<br />

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lavoursome<br />

LOWERS<br />

Experience luxury at the exclusive<br />

Roots Restaurant.<br />

Text and images: JACO-MARI FUTCHER.<br />

Salmon trout roses with cinnamon and lemon buerre blanc, pickled baby marrow ribbons, kale leaves, sesame oil<br />

infused mushrooms, crisp-salted salmon skin, mustard sprouts, beetroot, and apple gels.<br />

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You haven't lived until you've experienced<br />

this extravagance ...<br />

Roots Restaurant, Forum Homini Boutique Hotel's fine-dining<br />

restaurant, is a dream come true for every local foodie. They<br />

certainly know how to pull off a sophisticated and luxurious<br />

dining experience. From the artwork from the parking lot<br />

towards the restaurant, up to their modern yet urban decor and<br />

furniture, they create a truly relaxing atmosphere. Their food<br />

looks good and tastes even better. Their exclusive gourmet<br />

meals and wine pairings will fill all your senses with bursts of<br />

colours and flavours. While enjoying every bite of your meal, you<br />

and your friends and family can appreciate the breathtaking<br />

views of the bush and a beautiful pond. Their friendly and<br />

helpful staff make the experience uniquely memorable and you<br />

will certainly be talking about their Sous Chefs Anell Beyer and<br />

Tharollo Tlali’s meals for days. Details: Visit them at the Letamo<br />

Game Estate in Muldersdrift or contact them on 011 668 7000.<br />

Layered vanilla panna cotta and apple gel with edible<br />

flower spheres, chocolate ‘rocks’, lemon curd, berry mousse,<br />

meringue pieces and vanilla swirl topped with flower petals.<br />

Delicious pan-seared springbok fillet with fresh lavender,<br />

butternut fritter, carrot puree, braised fennel, potato<br />

fondant, charred sweetcorn and pomegranate foam.<br />

Ciabatta Bread with edible flowers,<br />

sundried tomatoes, and rosemary<br />


Edible flower petals; sundried tomatoes; rosemary.<br />

Sponge: 350ml warm water; 350g white bread flour; 5g<br />

instant yeast.<br />

Dough: 450ml warm water; 450g white bread flour; 5g<br />

instant yeast; 10g salt.<br />

METHOD:<br />

Heat the oven to 220°C.<br />

Sponge: Combine ingredients with a metal spoon<br />

until they form a sloppy, sticky sponge. Cover with<br />

cling wrap and leave to ferment overnight in a<br />

warm area.<br />

Dough: Combine flour, yeast, sponge, and salt. Mix<br />

on low speed until combined and slowly add water,<br />

gradually increasing speed. Mix the dough until it<br />

comes clean off the sides. The dough will be very<br />

sloppy and will look jelly-like.<br />

Grease a large bowl, place dough in the bowl and<br />

cover with cling wrap to prove for 15 minutes. Fold<br />

dough four times before letting it prove again for 15<br />

minutes. Repeat this step four times, adding the flower<br />

petals, sundried tomatoes and rosemary while folding<br />

the dough the last time.<br />

Dust a baking tray and the work surface with flour.<br />

Remove the dough from the bowl, place on the work<br />

surface and portion it into three slipper-shaped pieces.<br />

Be careful not to damage the delicate bubble structure<br />

of the dough.<br />

Place on the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or<br />

until crispy and golden brown.<br />

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My Vegetarian Braai. Gasps of<br />

horror from the carnivores! But this<br />

lovely book by Adele Maartens is<br />

not about trying to convert meat<br />

eaters ... rather to show there is more<br />

to braai than boerewors. With the<br />

growing trend of plant-based eating,<br />

there’s an excellent chance one of<br />

your guests is going to be vegetarian<br />

... so here are a host of delicious<br />

meals to dish up. With a few vegan<br />

recipes too, so everyone’s catered for.<br />

Penguin, R325<br />

Cook<br />

Get cooking!<br />

With half a dozen yummy<br />

new cookbooks on the<br />

shelves, it’s going to be a<br />

delicious <strong>Oct</strong>ober.<br />

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Twin sisters Fatima Sydow and<br />

Gadija Sydow Noordien bring the<br />

taste of South African Malay-style<br />

cooking to your kitchen in this<br />

spicy new cookbook, Cape, Curry<br />

& Koesisters. You’ll find recipes<br />

for masalas, soups, light meals<br />

and snacks (samoosas or pickled<br />

salmon and onion salad anyone?).<br />

Rice, sambals and atchar feature (of<br />

course), followed by the big guns<br />

of curry, breyani and ahkni. Here we<br />

dithered happily between butter<br />

chicken curry, frikkadel curry, slow<br />

braised lamb chops with apricot<br />

chutney, and steak and potato<br />

braise. All look too, too scrumptious<br />

for words. Puds like milk tart and<br />

malva, along with luscious cakes<br />

(koesisters coming up), round off the<br />

book in diet-breaking style. Human &<br />

Rousseau, R330.<br />

Rebecca and Kate Lund, aka The Delish Sisters, are constantly inspired by the<br />

everchanging food industry and love to create beautiful food experiences for<br />

clients, friends and family. They enjoy experimenting with new and exotic spices<br />

and ingredients, and encouraging people to be adventurous, too! The recipes<br />

in their book are fresh, wholesome, colourful, seasonal and ‘mostly’ healthy ... so<br />

while there are indulgent dishes and treats, they keep everything as balanced<br />

and as inclusive as possible ... so also loads of sugar-free, gluten-free recipes,<br />

delicious vegetarian options and tasty vegan food. Penguin, R300 .

In Summer Food, chef Tjaart Walraven<br />

celebrates the long, lazy days of<br />

our South African summer. With<br />

the emphasis on easy entertaining<br />

– including outdoor cooking – he<br />

includes everything from great<br />

breakfast dishes to kick off the day<br />

to sweet desserts to end it. Loads of<br />

background stories, great photos and<br />

plenty of tips ... we love summer, and<br />

we love this cookbook. Penguin, R350.<br />

With an explosion of colour and<br />

taste, Jamie Oliver shows just<br />

how tasty veggie meals can be.<br />

The recipes in VEG will, he says,<br />

leave you feeling full, satisfied<br />

and happy – and not missing<br />

meat from your plate. From<br />

simple suppers and family faves<br />

to weekend dishes for sharing<br />

with friends, from embracing<br />

a meat-free day each week to<br />

living a vegetarian lifestyle, or<br />

for those simply just wanting to<br />

try some brilliant new flavour<br />

combos, VEG has something for<br />

everyone ... and it’s crammed<br />

with Jamie-style tips and tricks<br />

that will excite the taste buds.<br />

‘It’s all about celebrating really<br />

good, tasty food that just<br />

happens to be meat-free,’ he<br />

said. Penguin, R430.<br />

If you, like us, relish the Mediterranean<br />

way of eating ... everyone tucking into<br />

breads and dips, tapas and salads,<br />

gorgeous roasts and seafoods ... you’re<br />

going to want to get a copy of the<br />

gorgeous – GORGEOUS, we tell you<br />

– Cape Mediterranean by Ilse van<br />

der Merwe. This Stellenbosch-based<br />

foodie says, ‘In South Africa, especially<br />

the <strong>West</strong>ern Cape, we love the culture<br />

of lingering, social lunch tables. We<br />

savour coming together to celebrate<br />

local, seasonal and sustainable<br />

ingredients’. Fortunately you don’t<br />

have to live in the Cape to make,<br />

and enjoy, the dishes in her book ...<br />

Winelands grape pizza bianca with<br />

feta and thyme will taste just as good<br />

in Ballito, Bo-Kaap harissa paste will be<br />

yummy in Bloem, and Cape seafood<br />

stew will go down a treat in Sandton.<br />

There are more than 75 amazing<br />

recipes that most of us will manage<br />

with ease. There are recipes here we’ll<br />

make again and again ... this is without<br />

a doubt our hot buy for spring and<br />

summer. Struik, R280.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 25

Garden fever<br />

We’ve put together our top garden tasks and tips for the month.<br />

We’re planting …<br />

Regal pelargonium ‘Novita’ for<br />

its knockout colours and neat,<br />

bushy growth. It looks good<br />

anywhere; in large containers, in<br />

coastal gardens, and the garden<br />

in full sun or semi-shade. It<br />

doesn’t get leggy like older<br />

varieties used to do and it is<br />

a great bloomer. The colour<br />

range is purple, violet, dark<br />

red with a purple eye and<br />

a pink bicolour. The<br />

medium-sized flowers<br />

cover the bush. Plant<br />

in well-drained fertile<br />

soil and protect from<br />

the frost in colder areas.<br />

Garden plants need regular watering<br />

but allow the soil to dry out before<br />

watering again. Plants in containers<br />

need watering more often. Fertilise<br />

monthly with Vigorosa fertiliser.<br />

Details: www.ballstraathof.co.za.<br />

Garden tasks:<br />

• Plant summer colour. Annuals that grow quickly and easily from seed are alyssum, cosmos, lavatera, portulaca, California<br />

poppy, and nasturtium. They all do best in full sun. • Trim back invasive groundcovers to give other plants room to grow.<br />

• Renew containers. Replace the potting soil and fill with summer annuals, trailing groundcovers or grasses. • Fertilise<br />

perennials with Vigorosa or granular fertiliser 3:1:5 or 5:1:5, and annuals with a liquid fertiliser. Use either pink or blue<br />

hydrangea food for hydrangeas. • Water regularly and spread a layer of mulch over beds to conserve water and keep the<br />

roots cool. • Mow lawns at least once a week, but if it is very hot and dry, mow less frequently and set blades higher.<br />

26 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong>

Click & grow<br />

Imagine growing your favourite plants all year?<br />

The Smart Garden 3 takes care of your plants<br />

automatically by making sure they have enough<br />

water, light and nutrients at all times. The NASA<br />

inspired Smart Soil makes sure your plants get<br />

the optimal configuration of water, oxygen, and<br />

nutrients, while special LED grow lights provide<br />

them with the energy they need to thrive. No<br />

pesticides, plant hormones, or any other harmful<br />

substances are used. With a modular lamp arm,<br />

updated LEDs and a sleek design, this is the<br />

ultimate self-growing garden. Comes with three<br />

complimentary basil plant pods so you can<br />

start growing right away! Various plant pods<br />

available – rosemary, basil, oregano, marjoram,<br />

thyme, salad greens, decorative flowers, mini<br />

tomato, wild strawberry and several varieties<br />

of peppers. R1 650 from Builders Warehouse<br />

Strubens Valley.<br />

Garden Day!<br />

There’s nothing like the joy of gardening. Connecting to nature, the<br />

pride of growing your own plants, flowers, food and of course, the<br />

amazing health benefits. It’s also been said that gardens, no matter<br />

how big or small, have the potential to bring people together, which<br />

is why on Sunday, 20 <strong>Oct</strong>ober you should down tools, and invite<br />

neighbours, friends and family round to celebrate Garden Day.<br />

Some ideas:<br />

• Use fresh flowers and greenery from your garden to make flower<br />

crowns for everyone. • Invite friends for a bring ’n’ braai – use herbs<br />

from the garden to flavour their meat. • Instead of a book club, have a<br />

plant club. Ask guests to bring a rare or interesting plant to swap with<br />

one of the other guests. • If you don’t have a garden, visit someone<br />

who does and enjoy it with them.<br />

For more ideas and Garden Day inspiration, visit www.gardenday.co.za.<br />

Framed rabbit, R205,<br />

Antique Shack,<br />

082 824 6960.<br />

Pencil in<br />

your diary:<br />

13 <strong>Oct</strong>ober – Do<br />

not miss the<br />

launch of the new<br />

Hannon Rose at<br />

Garden World<br />

from 1.30pm. Cost:<br />

R250 per person<br />

which includes<br />

the launch, a<br />

goodie bag and<br />

a high tea in the<br />

garden. Booking<br />

essential. Details:<br />

Magriet on 011 957<br />

2545 or magriet@<br />

gardenworld.co.za.<br />

Perfect for patios …<br />

Snack-sized sweet orange peppers are easy to<br />

grow in pots on the patio or a sunny windowsill.<br />

‘Sweet Snack’ pot peppers produce loads of<br />

crunchy, delicious fruit, about 25 to 30 fruits in<br />

two flushes. It’s a healthy snack for kids and good<br />

for chopping into salads, platters and stir-fries.<br />

The more you pick, the better they produce. The<br />

plants are just as pretty and stay compact (50cm<br />

high). They just need regular watering, plant food<br />

once a week and a warm, sunny spot. Details:<br />

www.ballstraathof.co.za.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 27


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A gem<br />

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We’re fussy travellers ... and have a long list of<br />

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pleasure. And in Umhlanga’s The Capital Pearls,<br />

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Mall. And so, so much more. Splashed champers<br />

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depending on type of room and time of visit.<br />

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<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 33

Spoil<br />

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Let’s be honest ... French women really do<br />

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The products, which cost between R370<br />

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34 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> <strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2019</strong>

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