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The National Zoological
Garden (NZG), also
known as the Pretoria
Zoo, celebrates 120 Years
This year marks a special milestone in the history of the
National Zoological Garden(NZG) also known as the
Pretoria Zoo. The phenomenal 85-hectare Zoo, nestled
in the heart of the City of Tshwane CBD, houses 3117
specimens of 209 mammal species, 1358 specimens of
202 bird species, 3871 specimens of 190 fish species,
388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens
of 93 reptile species, and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian
species making it the largest zoo in the country and the
only one with national status.
The total length of the walkways in the Pretoria Zoo is
An Aquarium and Reptile Park also form part of the
Zoo facility in Pretoria.
The NZG Aquarium is the largest inland marine
aquarium in the country.
The third largest collection of exotic trees can be found
at the zoo.
More than 450 000 people visit the zoo annually, visit us
as we celebrate this milestone achievement during the
month of October!
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WHY DON’T YOU ...
4 Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Crafters
Fair Christmas Market, book your tickets to see Helena Hettema
in action or enjoy a glass (or two) of beer at the Purely Pretoria
6 Read more about the hottest new releases and do not forget to
join our book club
8 We know it’s not Christmas yet, but we wouldn’t mind a few
things on this wish list
10 Wine and food galore at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show
12 It was fun and game at the Get It Canon Wildlife
15 Meet the Centurions of the year
16 Pascal Pienaar is saving the world, one Spekboom at a time
18 Doctor and pottery master, Rhoda Henning has the best of
20 Get party-ready with these fab buys
22 Glitz and glam! Our favourite party shoes
24 Make the most of the festive season with these financial tips
26 Festive recipes to indulge in
32 Ever heard of a fly camping experience? It’s a must!
34 Win 70 bottles (no, it’s not a typo) of Roodeberg wine
November 2019 Get It Pretoria 03
Out & About
Let’s get the festivities underway!
Christmas is now literally just
around the corner and if you are
on the hunt for the perfect Christmas
presents for your loved ones, the
Crafters Fair Christmas Market
at the NG Moreleta Park in the east
of Pretoria is the place to be. The
market will be open between 1 and
9 November and between 9am and
7pm daily, excluding Sundays. Bring
the entire family and shop between
more than 200 exhibitors from around
the country offering everything from
clothing, jewellery, décor to toys and
more. See you there!
Summer is officially here and
all we want to do is spend time
outside. Get the kids and pups and
take part in the Ingaadi Adventure
run/walk 21, 15, 10, 5 & 2km taking
place at the beautiful Ingaadi Spa and
Events venue in Pretoria East. The 2km,
5km and 10km run/walk is pet-friendly
while the 15 and 21km are only for
runners and walkers. Enjoy something
to eat and drink before the race, or
grab breakfast or lunch after the race.
The restaurant will be pet-friendly
on the day and will even boast a
special doggy menu as well as a gin
and ice cream bar. Enjoy a fun morning
while earning Vitality points (up to
1 500 points for the 21km). Entry is R20
before 1 November. Details: Call Gizelle
For the second time this year
Helena Hettema is heading to
Candlewoods Boutique Venue. Book
your tickets now and celebrate ‘’La
Bonne Vie’’ with a French Harvest Table
under African Skies while listening to
the soulful cabaret voice of the capital’s
own Helen Hettema. The show kicks
off at 6:30pm and tickets sell for R300.
A cash bar will be available. Details:
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The Flair Baby & Toddler
Market taking place between
9 and 10 November at Southdowns
College in Irene is the place to be
if you are a mom, mom-to-be or
shopping for gifts. With more than 100
unique vendors showcasing the most
exquisite baby and toddler necessities
you will most definitely find
something to your taste and liking.
Tickets will be for sale at the door at
R70. So circle the date in your diary!
Christine, Anel en Bianca se
vlug na Thailand is vertraag.
Dis Christine se 50ste verjaarsdag en
dis die tweeling se geskenk aan haar.
Hulle weet mos sy’s bang vir vlieg. Lizz
Meiring, Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck en
Nicole Holm is op publieke aanvraag
terug met hul vertoning 3 Susters
en is tussen 21 en 22 November op
die Atterbury Teater se planke te sien.
Kaartjies is tussen R160 en R180 te
koop. Details: atterburyteater.co.za
Have a husband or boyfriend
that loves beer? Well,
then listen up. Pretoria’s
second Purely Pretoria
MovemBEER Mile is back
and we know quite a few
people who are dying to take
part. How it works: Participants
drink a 330 ml craft beer before
running 400m to the next
beer station. There are four
beer station stops along the route and runners (or drinkers) will
be fueled by Hazeldean Brewing Co. Registration opens at 1pm
and the event starts at 2pm at the Cowhouse Market. The market
is open between 9am and 4pm so we suggest getting there early
and grab a bite to eat before the event starts. Please note that
entries are capped at 100 and entry fees are R160 per person. So
book your spot early to avoid disappointment. There will also be a
prize for the best MovemBEER dressed participant so start planning
your outfit. Details: www.quicket.co.za
If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least a month in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
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A trio of terrific reads for November
The long awaited sequel
to A Handmaid’s Tale
In A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret
Atwood envisioned a world in
which the US had become Gilead,
a totalitarian world ruled by
Commanders in which women
were totally subservient. Told by one
handmaid, Offred, it describes how
women are forbidden to learn to read
or write and are solely there to serve
men in all ways, including sexually.
The sequel, The Testaments, is set 15
years later and is told by three women
– Aunt Lydia, a trainer and manager
of handmaids, and two of Offred’s
daughters, Agnes, who became the
privileged child of an elite family,
and Nicola, who was smuggled out
to Canada. Resistance is growing
in Gilead and Lydia is plotting its
downfall... At a time when women
are increasingly protesting against
femicide, rape, unequal pay and often
worse injustices at the hands of men,
this book hits an extremely sensitive
nerve. Chatto & Windus, R360.
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Secrets. Affairs. Revenge.
It’s all going on in the
suburbs ... where everyone
has something to hide
Shari Lapena’s Someone We Know
is set in a small suburb, where
everyone is polite and friendly and
neighbourly. When newcomers arrive
in town – a handsome man and
his extraordinarily attractive wife –
the main conversation appears to be
how much of a flirt she is with the
men in the area. Then she’s found
murdered, and more than one man
is ‘a person of interest’ to the police.
At the same time, a family’s teenage
son has been breaking into some
of the houses ... not to steal, but to
practise his fairly impressive computer
hacking skills. With secrets and
affairs and revenge, Lapena keeps
you guessing until the very end.
Chosen as one of the best
thrillers of the summer, this
legal thriller is exceptional
They were a perfectly ordinary family.
Interesting jobs. Yoga, basketball
and trips to the library. Takeout on
Fridays in front of the telly and a
bottle of wine with their friends.
Until the murder. Chosen as one
of the best thrillers of the summer
by the New York Times, A Nearly
Normal Family is M. T. Edvardsson’s
psychological, legal thriller that asks
what would you do if your daughter
was suspected of murder? How far
would you go to protect her? Would
you believe her, or the evidence
against her? The father believes
his daughter has been framed. The
mother believes she’s hiding something.
And the daughter believes
they have no idea what she’s truly
capable of. Could. Not. Put. It. Down!
Brilliant. Macmallan, R299.
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Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment
and joy with our memorable gift selection.
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Mommy’s kissing Santa Claus
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Party in style. Oh, how we love a bit of gold!
VA VA WOW!!
The party season is officially upon us and it’s time to dust off your party shoes. A few new
outfits and jewellery pieces are most definitely in order and we won’t mind bragging with
something as beautiful as this Cindy cuff from Witchery, R499. Oh, and the freshwater pearl
detail is simply gorgeous. Details: www.woolworths.co.za
And of course you might have noticed that hair clips are all the rage.
These beautiful gold and jewel clips from Mango will add that extra something to your
look and make sure you are right on trend, R449. Details: https://shop.mango.com/za
Speaking of accessories. We will most definitely always be on time if we had this gorgeous
Runway watch in rose gold from Michael Kors, R7 999. Details: superbalist.com
After her interest in
the distilling process,
Centurion drama teacher
Ansie de Beer decided to
try her hand at gin making.
She developed a
recipe, found a distillery
The Phantom was born.
She’s won two awards
since and says it’s a sipping
gin that can be enjoyed
neat, with tonic, or in a
gin cocktail. Her theatric
background is evident in
the packaging and Ansie
says The Phantom is the
first release from her range.
See if you can spot the
phantom when you peek
into the bottle, R389.
Keep all your favourite mags
in one place with this uber
stylish gold Lola magazine
rack from Coricraft, R699.
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IT’S GOLD, BABY!
These glass and gold-plated
salt and pepper grinders are almost
too pretty to use. Pretty hey?
R299 for a set of two.
For a touch of luxury why not get
your hands on gold-plated cutlery?
It will look gorgeous on the table at
your next year-end party. Item prices
range between R89.90 and R149.
GOLDEN, A BIT NUTTY AND SUPER LUXE
Fancy a spoonful (or two) of delicious cashew butter? Well, then we have
just the thing. Fresh online offers a wide range of dry goods all packaged
in eco-friendly packaging. According to our sources one bottle of cashew
butter simply won’t be enough. It’s perfect for adding to smoothies,
spreading on toast or just eating out of the jar. Also check out the smooth
peanut butter and almond butter, R140. Details: freschonline.com.
And check out this Kintsukuroi mug. It’s based on the Japanese process
of Kintsugi where broken pottery is fixed using golden laquer. Available in
black and white each mug is made from Fine
Bone China and real gold and comes with a
gold-plated teaspoon, R299. Details: tastefulliving.myshopify.com
Ever heard of unicorn fitness boxes?
Yes, it’s a thing. The Unicorn Fitness
Box is a monthly subscription box
designed exclusively for women.
Each box brings the best in what the
fitness industry has to offer - items
in apparel, equipment, nutrition,
recovery and education - to make sure
you as the subscriber get a taste of it
all. Interested? Head on over to their
website to subscribe. Each box will
cost you R565 per month including
delivery to your door and each box is
valued anywhere from R800 to R2 000.
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Uche Okpara and Suvritha Ramphal
Wine lovers from across the city recently flocked to Menlyn Park
Shopping Centre for the annual TOPS at SPAR Wine Show.
This year’s show was bigger and better than ever before and
festivalgoers got to sample and buy wines from some of South
Africa’s best cellars. Some of the crowd-pleasing
attractions included the #SAWineShowcase Theatre by Jon
Meinking, the Wine Label Design Awards presented by Rotolabel.
The Old Vine Project The show offered wine enthusiasts an
opportunity to learn about wine varietals, wine-making processes,
wine pairings and more. The TOPS at SPAR Wine Show
celebrated its 13th anniversary this year. After the Pretoria show,
the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show moves on to East London
and ends off in Nelspruit.
Genevive and Wikus Snygans
Michelle Laranja and Berne Gilliland
Marlise du Toit, Natasha Uys and Karla Veldsman
Markus Balsakus, Gustav Collatz,
Williem Niemand and AJ van Dyk
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Ernest Skosana and Suzan Mabena
Tinus Havinga and André Groenewald
Mary-Anne Whittles, Jade Bowes and Vaneshree Leeuw
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Atterbury Rd & Lois Ave,
Menlyn Park, Pretoria, 0063
Close up encounters thrilled!
Nadine Mingard, Lynda Wolfson
Sue Vacy-Lyle, Wayne Hinde, Anthea Goldwain
Our Get It Canon Wildlife Photographic Safari
at the exceptional Thanda Tented Camp in
Zululand’s Big Five country was a roaring (see
what we did there!) success. More than two dozen
keen photographers spent the weekend with top
Canon and wildlife photographers, who shared
their tips, expertise and entertaining stories about
capturing wildlife. The animals – large and fierce,
small and pretty – joined the party ... obligingly
showing off their best sides for the cameras. You
can see all the shots – including the spectacular
winning photo of the weekend by Sue Vacy-Lyle -
Matthew and Petra Blewett
Dana Eitzen, John and Dawn Champman
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Heather and Tony Grizic
Engela Uys, Rico de Marigny
Lize and Stephan de Klerk, Warren Nicholas
Ian and Susan Omand, Christiaan Sperka
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of the neighbourhood!
And the regional
winner is ...
We had a phenominal response
to our Caxton Snapshot of the
The judges - our Canon
professionals - had a tough time
selecting the winner ...
but here it is.
Donovan Butler from Annlin
is our winner and we have
to say his photograph of the
early morning sunrise taken at
Roodeplaat Dam has blown us
away. It’s absolutely gorgeous
and it seems the experts at
“I am fortunate enough to be able to go fishing every month for my work. On that specific trip, I stayed overnight at Roodeplaat
Northern Transvaal grounds. The fishing went so well I decided to fish through the night and, as it was starting to get light, the
clouds reflecting off of the water looked so beautiful I decided to snap a few pictures with my cellphone,” Donovan explained the
origin of the photograph.
He loves photography and says it’s all about capturing a moment in time that can be shared with others.
Donovan plans to take a lot of nature photos with his brand new camera and says his favourite photos include the city skyline and
beautiful scenes at any of our local dams and nature reserves.
A big congratulations, Donovan. May you and your new camera take many more breathtakingly beautiful images together.
What a prize!
Donovan Butler won a PowerShot SX540
HS Canon camera. Effortless fun and
expert control are combined in this 50x
zoom, connected bridge camera. It’s
perfect for snapping photographs on
holiday or at special occasions and is
ideal for those home movie moments.
The PowerShot SX540 HS Canon camera
is great for low-light shots, it can be
controlled by a smartphone, and
photos can be
transferred to a
a single tap.
Valued at R3 999.
The winners of the third edition of the Centurion Of The Year
Awards were announced at a lavish function at Centurion Hotel.
Marius Bester from hospice, Masemola Christina Matawane
manager at the SPCA and Colonel Jos Botes of the SAPS Police
were the three winners of this year’s award.
The awards were born from the need to acknowledge individuals
in the community who through their actions make Centurion
better, said organiser Michelle van Zyl. Each year the three
recipients receive a unique award created by a local resident.
“The reason we use different awards every year is because we pick
an award that is symbolic to the receivers of the year. This year we
selected a succulent garden-hardy, resilient, and the ability to get
the job done with little resources,” Michelle adds. Each year the
three recipients receive a unique award created by a local resident.
Karin Franks and Joanne van der Watt
Bianca Botha and Desre-Lee Broodryk
Melanie Robbins, Marius Bester and Annelize Greyling
Marius Bester, Joanne van der Watt and Jos Botes
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Text: MARIËTTE VAN NIEKERK / Cover and profile photographer: ANTHONY HORAK PHOTOGRAPHY / Make-up: MICHELLE NOLAN.
A HEART FOR ALL
Entrepreneur, actress, conservationist and world traveller.
Pascal Pienaar is making her dreams happen one step at a time and then she is also
helping in the fight against global warming as well.
She first caught our eye in the
kykNET soapy, Binnelanders
as the bubbly Karli du Preez
and since then, Pascal Pienaar
has become a daily visitor
in the living rooms of many
households. A few months
ago, however, she decided to spread
her wings and say farewell to her
character leaving many fans sad and
shocked. But, don’t worry. It’s not the
last you’ll hear of the blonde beauty.
These days she’s an entrepreneur and
conservationist saving the planet one
elephant bush at a time.
After so many years on Binnelanders
Pascal was in the mood for a
challenge. She also believes that
actors should not be too caught up in
their comfort zones. “My gut just told
me it was time,” she says.
“Karli was my very first professional
role and it was frightening to learn the
art of television in front of the entire
country. It’s not like theatre where you
have only a few people watching, and
you do not have a lot of time on the
studio floor when filming,” she says.
Leaving Binnelanders was no easy
task but, says Pascal, the decision
to move on was both a little bit
wonderful and a relief. “I could
suddenly set my own daily pace,
colour or cut my hair if I wanted to,
spread my wings, discover new things
and get to know new people. I had
more time for the things I couldn’t do
over the past six years,” she says.
Two years ago, the actress also turned
entrepreneur. “I love to travel and
realised that I needed to make a plan
to start earning a second income. I
decided to give myself one year to
start up my business before deciding
if it was something that I wanted to
do full-time. Needless to say, it was the
best decision of my life. I got to see so
many wonderful places and all thanks
to something I used to do in my spare
time,” she says.
“The beauty products I sell focus on
anti-aging and adding antioxidants
back into the skin. There is a cream for
every skin type as well as supplements
to help you get a glowing skin from
the inside out. I also have a facial wash
device that exfoliates and removes
make-up like no other cleaner on the
market. I use all my products myself
and it’s nice to get compliments
about the condition of my skin. Even
more so when my clients are happy
with their own results,” Pascal says.
Building a new business is super
stressful and lots of hard work. “To
achieve success you have to put in
the hours and make sacrifices. A little
every day goes a long way, ” Pascal
says. Staying motivated is, however,
an entirely different story. “You have
to encourage and motivate yourself
every day. If you are not working, no
money will come in and then you only
have yourself to blame,” she adds.
Apart from her business, her other
passion is her elephant bush
(Spekboom) project. “The elephant
bush is an amazing indigenous plant
that releases more oxygen than the
Amazon. It’s drought and fire resistant,
acts like a sponge for carbon dioxide,
helps with erosion and you can even
eat it as it is high in Vitamin C,”
The actress is passionate about saving
the environment and to fight global
warming. She wants to plant about a
1 000 elephant bushes before the end
of the year. “I would love for people to
join the cause and plant an elephant
bush in their own gardens. It’s as easy
as taking a plant cutting and planting
it in your garden.
To combat our carbon footprint one
has to plant 10 elephant bushes a
year and we can all start with our own
gardens,” she says.
When she’s not going to auditions,
building her business or planting
elephant bushes, Pascal loves to
travel. The most interesting place
she’s travelled to is Cappadoccia in
Turkey and Wadi Rhum in Jordan.
“Both places were so weird and surreal
I almost felt like I was dreaming. I
would still love to see the fjords in
Scandinavia and the Faroe islands.
Both are places with few people and
loads of nature,” Pascal ads.
When at home, she loves to
spend time with friends and family
and recently took up sailing.
She loves nature and when she finds
the time, you’ll find her on a hiking
For now, her conservation work and
business take up a lot of her time, but
fans can look forward to seeing
Pascal on a dating show called ‘Hoor
My, Sien My, Soen My’. She is also hard
at work on a show she will soon be
pitching to kykNET.
To get in contact with Pascal about
her products or the elephant bush
project, you can contact her on
Instagram at @peachy_nu or
@pascalie. Alternatively, you can send
an email to email@example.com.
MORE ABOUT PASCAL
Her favourite food…
Pasta, sushi and ice cream
Her beauty secret…
Never go to bed with make-up on
and always use sunscreen when
Her favourite restaurant for drinks
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Born and raised in the capital city, Rhoda Henning is a
qualified doctor-turned-pottery queen. We chatted to her
to find out how she combines her two passions.
Rhoda Henning has called the capital city home all her life but looking back now, little
would Rhoda know that one day she would get to live out both her passions in life –
medicine and pottery. The Brooklyn resident attended school first at Laerskool Anton
van Wouw before matriculating at Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool. Her family is very medical
orientated and with her dad being a professor in Ophthalmology at the University of
Pretoria, it was quite natural for Rhoda to follow in his footsteps and pursue a career in
She enrolled at the University of Pretoria after matriculating and studied towards a BSc
degree in Maths and Zoology. It was during that time that she was introduced to pottery
and in her third year she joined a pottery class in the city. Who knew that she would fall
in love so utterly with something so creative and crafty like clay work and pottery.
“The following year I started to study medicine and got credit for all but one subject, so I
decided to work in the pottery studio for the rest of the first year,” Rhoda explains.
In her sixth and final year of medicine she gave birth to her first daughter and in her
house doctor year her second daughter was born. This made her evaluate her options
as she wanted to work part-time at a hospital to be able to spend time with her kids. “All
the posts were, however, frozen at that time so I decided to start a practice at home. I
changed my mind again and started a pottery instead,” she laughs.
In 1985, without any formal training in pottery and ceramics, she opened her own
pottery studio in Brooklyn where she offered hand building, wheelwork and decoration
(painting on ceramics and glazing) classes. “I was fascinated with the idea that one can
produce hard, durable things from raw clay. I fell in love with the whole process,” Rhoda
For her own work she gets inspiration from nature. “Pottery is such a big field. One can
be good in one technique in a short time, but to cover every aspect well will take a few
years. Yet, pottery is a skill that can be taught,” she adds.
When the Brooklyn resident is not busy at the pottery studio, which she these days runs
with her daughter Madeleine she still makes time to assist with operations. But, how does
she get time for both?
“It is difficult to find time for both surgery and pottery. Often some things just have to
wait,” Rhoda says.
Where medicine can be quite precise and pottery a bit more creative, there are a few
similarities. “Medicine is very precise, but doing pottery like I do, is also precise. A lot can
go wrong in the process from raw clay to the final finished product,” she explains.
That’s also why one of the biggest lessons she’s learnt is to never put your heart on any
products you have made until it is safely out of the kiln and completely finished.
When Rhoda is not working at the pottery studio or operating she loves to spend some
time in the garden, gardening or get lost in a good read.
At Rhoda Henning’s Pottery and Art Studio, Rhoda and her team offer weekly pottery
classes as well as once off sessions perfect for special events like a kitchen tea, birthday
celebration, or corporate teambuilding function. Details: www.rhodahenning.co.za.
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Shimmer, shine and stand out from
the party crowd. For our nails
we’re loving Essence Glitter
on Glitter Off (so clever ...
peel off nail polish) R54.95,
and Shine Last and Go (priced
perfecly for a party ... R29.95)
both from Dis-Chem.
And for eyes, this WOW
Sparkling Corals Palette is
exactly that ... wow! R180
Last minute party? A quick spritz of Biosense Dry Shampoo and you’ll be good
to go. R180 from splush.co.za/brand/biosense • Loaded with vitamin E and seven
precious vegetable oils, Inoar Kalice Oil is used on hair, body and face ... it
moisturises, nourishes, restores, softens and protects. R780 from inoar.co.za • Eau
Thermale Avène has just launched DermAbsolu, a range specifically formulated
for mature skin. The star product is this Serum .. a highly concentrated serum-inoil.
Used twice daily, it unveils an illuminating effect, and leaves the skin toned and
radiant, with facial contours visibly reshaped. R499 from eau-thermale-avene.co.za
Four AMAZING shimmery shades in
this Sorbet Eye to Eye Cocoa Crush
eyeshadow quad. R179.95 from Sorbet
salons or sorbet.co.za
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
If you’re looking for hot eye shades, brace yourself. The new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is sweltering! A dozen all-new,
can’t-live-without, amber-hued neutrals – from warm browns and burnt oranges to deep red eyeshadows. These shades look
insanely flattering on any skin tone, and there’s everything you need ... including a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush,
one for blending, one for precise application in the crease. R860 from urbandecay.co.za
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We’re feeling festive ... so we’re
sharing a few of our star beauty
finds for the party season
Explosive. Alluring. Delectable. But never too sweet! We’re
wearing just one fragrance this festive season ... and it’s
Azzaro Wanted Girl. It’s a Floral Oriental Gourmand, and is
massively desirable. From R940 at your local fragrance store.
• Flirty gold eyes ... try this Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil
in Gold Blind, R29.95 from Dis-Chem • Sparkling eyes ... we’re
besotted with this Clarins Eyeshadow ... and admit this season
we’re wearing it day and night. Because it is ... festive! R355.
Glow all through the party season. This Vichy
Ideal Soleil Self Tanner with Vitamin E gives
you a really natural-looking tan in just one
hour, and keeps your skin hydrated for eight
hours. R245 from Dis-Chem.
Party in a pot ... Catrice Bouncy Bronzer
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With the year-end festivities kicking off this month who wouldn’t want
to turn heads in the sexiest shoes of the season?
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites.
1. Every girl needs a beautiful
stiletto in a nude colour and we
love this Aserania heels from
Aldo, R1 499. Nude shoes
can be paired with any
outfit or colour. Details: www.
2. Cute and sexy! We’d love a pair
of these Couplet vinyl squaretoe
heeled sandals with vinyl
bow detailing by Jeffrey
Campbell, R2 399.
3. Just like your little black
dress, a pair of black sandals is
key. Add to that a bit of bling
like these leather high-heel
embellished sandals from
the Blue Collection and
you’re ready to dance the
night away, R1 799.
4. As you might have noticed,
vinyl details in shoes are big
this party season. We love
these black vinyl high heels
from Mango, R699.
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A BIT OF SPARKLE
5. Diamonds, anyone? Do we
even have to ask! For a bit of
sparkle these Fergi diamante
heels will be the perfect addition
to your wardrobe, R499.
6. How gorgeous are these
Erin Rhinestone heels from
Steve Madden? R1 299.
COLOUR ALL AROUND
7. Blue, pink, red or orange.
Brightly coloured shoes are all
the rage and it’s easy to see
why. These Mikale red stiletto
heels from Call it Spring will
most definitely turn heads, R799.
8. We also love these yellow
Rorka heels from Aldo, R1 699.
9. Mules are all the rage
and no one says party
shoes have to be heels.
The beautiful heel detail in
these Sabrina mules from
Country Road will most
definitely get your friends
gushing, R1 599. Details:
10. Put your best foot
forward in one of this
season’s must-have shoes –
the slide. And how cute are
these Lilith leather slides
in shell pink? R799. Details:
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BE MONEY SAVVY
THIS FESTIVE SEASON...
With Christmas only a few weeks away it’s safe to say that the party season has officially
kicked off. To help you make the most of it, we asked financial consultant, author and
speaker Ronel Jooste for financial advice to help get you through the season.
Once the calendar reaches November, you know it’s almost
time for fun, relaxation and spending time with loved ones.
The school holidays are around the corner and the children
will need to be entertained for an extended period. Then
there’s the holiday plans - be it staying in the city or heading
to your vacation home at the beach.
“Spending money will be inevitable but it is important to try
to keep within your budget. Everything is more expensive
during December and January is a long and tough month
with plenty of expenses that you need to take into account.
Enjoy the holidays but spend wisely,” says Ronel Jooste,
award-winning entrepreneur and the owner of FinanciallyFit
Group and PhysEQFiT Guesthouse in Centurion.
HERE ARE HER TOP SAVING TIPS FOR
THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
You don’t always need to buy expensive gifts. Most
adults and children value time and attention more
than expensive gifts. Give your loved ones the valuable
gift of your time and attention this December. Rather
create memories, because memories last a lifetime.
MAKE A WISH LIST
Ask your family and friends to compile a
wish list for Christmas. Rather spend money on
gifts that will be appreciated than wasting money
on gifts the receiver won’t use or derive value from.
PLAN YOUR SHOPPING
Shopping during the festive season is
unavoidable but planning your shopping
sprees in advance could save you lots of time
and money. Don’t go to the shops unnecessarily.
Rather compile a shopping list and try and stick to it.
It’s also a great idea to look out for discounted prices
and make use of loyalty programmes at shops - most
shops have them.
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SAY NO TO EXCESSIVE
Don’t spend a fortune on decorations that will
rapidly be forgotten. Use fruit bouquets that can
double-up as dessert and flowers from your garden to
create something cost-effective, unique and special.
SHARE THE COSTS
Entertaining will feature on your to-do list this
summer, but don’t carry all the costs. Entertaining
at home is usually a lot cheaper than going to
restaurants or entertainment venues. Ask friends
and family to all contribute their favourite dish towards
your feast meal.
If your budget is getting really tight during
the holiday, be creative when planning activities.
You can still have lots of fun without splashing
out on activities. Make the most of the gorgeous
summer weather and enjoy a picnic outside with friends
and family. Movie night at home with popcorn and
milkshakes is a great idea and so is a cook-off. Or camp
in your garden, braai marshmallows and try to count
the stars. Mountain biking is a fun and cost-effective
activity to keep the kids entertained on a low budget.
Go for walks with the family and dogs. There are beautiful
bicycle parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves that
you can enjoy without having to spend a fortune and be
in a safe environment.
KEEP AN EYE OUT
The mad rush of inflated prices is over after
Christmas and there are massive sales. If you
plan properly for the year ahead and stick to your
budget, you can pick up great savings the week after
Christmas. Be money savvy though and don’t buy things
you don’t need.
INSURANCE IN ORDER
Unfortunately, bad things do still happen
to good people. Ensure that your life insurance,
funeral cover and will are up to date at all times
to avoid leaving chaos behind. Crime, house robbery
and motor accidents increase significantly during the
December holidays. Ensure your household content and
motor vehicle insurance plans are up to date. Make sure
that your house alarm, electric fencing and other security
measures are in working condition before you go on
holiday. Check that your vehicle is in a good condition
and that your vehicle’s licence and your personal driver’s
licence are valid. You don’t want to run the risk that
the insurance is not paying out if something happens
because the pre-set conditions were not met. If you are
travelling abroad over the holiday period, check that
you have travel insurance in place and that your needs
“Always remember your health is your wealth.
Take time out to relax and recover after a busy 2019.
December holidays is a time to over-indulge and break
free from routine. Enjoy yourself, but take care of your
body: make time for some exercising, try to still eat
healthy, keep portion control in mind, drink plenty of
water in the heat and don’t consume too much alcohol,”
Ronel, a self-confessed fitness fanatic, says.
For more money savvy tips, or to order Ronel’s
award-winning book, Financially Fit and Wealthy
go to www.roneljooste.com.
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If ever there was a time to drink, eat and be
merry, it’s now. And on the menu? A feast of
baked cheese, glazed ham and chocolate tart.
You’ll need: 100g frozen cranberries;
150g Staffords cranberry jelly; 1tsp chilli
flakes; one 250g wheel of Camembert
or Brie cheese; 50g walnuts; 3 sprigs of
To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a
small saucepan combine the frozen
cranberries, 100g Staffords cranberry
jelly and chilli flakes. Cook over low
heat until the cranberries are soft and
the sauce has thickened slightly, for
about 5 min. Set aside.
On a baking tray, score the wheel of
cheese in a 2cm by 2cm pattern. In the
grooves, insert the rosemary leaves ...
do this evenly throughout the wheel.
Spread 50g of Staffords cranberry jelly
evenly over the top of the wheel. Tie
a piece of kitchen twine around the
outside of the wheel to prevent it from
breaking apart too early. Sprinkle the
walnuts around the wheel.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until it has
become soft in the middle. This will
vary depending on the age of the
cheese. Remove from the oven and
place on a serving dish. Spoon over
some of the cranberry chilli sauce and
place the rest in a dish to serve on the
side. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts and
more fresh rosemary if desired.
Serve immediately with a crusty sliced
bread like sourdough or baguette.
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Honey mustard glazed ham
You’ll need: 3kg leg of ham, trimmed and
skin removed; 1 cup of smooth orange
marmalade; quarter cup of Staffords honey;
half a cup orange juice; 3 tbsp Staffords Dijon
mustard; cloves for studding; sage for garnish.
To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a
saucepan combine the marmalade, honey,
orange juice and mustard. Cook over low
heat until the glaze has thickened slightly –
around five to seven minutes. Set aside, but
do not allow to cool completely. If needed
reheat over low heat for one to two minutes.
Score the trimmed leg of ham into a 2cm
diamond pattern. Push a single clove into
the centre of each diamond. Only stud the
top of the ham, or whichever side you’ll be
presenting. Place on a rack above a lined
baking sheet. Generously brush ham with
glaze and place on the lowest rack of the
oven. Every 10 minutes remove the ham from
the oven, rotate and brush on more glaze.
Repeat this until the ham is golden brown,
about 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the
oven. If the top begins to brown too quickly,
loosely place a piece of tinfoil over the top.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and
allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt
flakes and serve on a large dish (sliced or
whole) and garnish with fresh sage.
Chocolate raspberry tart
You’ll need: Chocolate pastry - 170g cake flour; 50g icing sugar;
60ml cocoa powder; 2ml salt; 100g cold butter, cubed; 1 egg
yolk; 60ml water. Filling - 200g raspberries; 500ml cream; 60g
caster sugar; 100g Staffords milk choc disks; 150g Staffords dark
choc disks; 5ml Staffords vanilla extract with seeds; 3 eggs, lightly
whisked; 10ml cocoa powder, for dusting
To make: For the chocolate pastry, sift the flour, cocoa powder
and icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add salt. Add cold butter
and work into the flour, using your fingertips, until the mixture
resembles breadcrumbs. Beat the egg yolk with water, add to
the flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together. Turn
out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth.
Wrap in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then roll
the pastry out on a lightly flour-dusted surface and line a 25cm
loose-bottomed tart tin. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat
oven to 190°C. Blind bake the pastry case for 12–15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
To make the filling, reduce the oven temperature to 160°C.
Reserve a third of the raspberries for decoration and use the
remainder to line the baked tart case. Place the cream and sugar
in a pan and gently bring to the boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves,
then remove from heat. Add milk choc disks, dark choc disks and
vanilla extract with seeds and stir until smooth. Allow to cool
for five minutes, then stir in the eggs. Transfer the tart case to a
baking sheet and pour chocolate filling over raspberries. Bake
the tart for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the filling is cooked, but still
slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow to cool at room temperature
until set. Decorate with remaining raspberries and a dusting of
cocoa powder round the edges.
For more holiday recipes,
Festive cooking – hells bells, any cooking – is easier (and tastier) when you use the condiments, baking and specialty
products from the Staffords range. From baking to braaiing, going fancy or keeping it simple, there’s a Staffords product
that will add a little extra punch. You’ll find them at your local supermarket.
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Fly camping ...
a safari for the adventurous
Walking through Big Five country and sleeping out in the wild
So you’re looking for somethng a little out of the ordinary? A little more adventurous.
Something special. And as we so often do (boast, boast), we’ve done the hard work for
you and found something spectacular for you to experience. An authentic wilderness
adventure, where you can experience the beauty of the bush on foot and sleep out in
the wild. A fly camping safari experience is the latest activity offered at Samara Private
Game Reserve in the Great Karoo – arguably one of the most extraordinary areas of
Taking its name from the original safari days when explorers set up camp in big game
country with little more than a fly sheet protecting them from the elements, Samara’s
fly camping activity remains true to these origins.
WIth a maximum of six guests, your adventure begins with a guided bush walk
through Big Five territory ... fret not ... the rangers are armed and they, and the trackers,
are hugely experienced. Come dusk, you’ll arrive at your private camp, where your
tents have already been set up (thank heavens ... imagine having to do that yourself
after a long day walking in the bush!), and the fire ready to be lit. You’ll have (massively
welcome, we’re sure) sundowners followed by a traditional South Africa braai – think
boerewors, roosterbrood and grilled pineapple – cooked by the ranger and tracker
team. You’ll spend the evening sitting round the campfire, sharing safari stories and
listening to the nightly chorus of jackals, nightingales and the occasional lion roar,
before retreating to bed. The next morning, you can continue your walk or drive back
to the lodge.
This fly camping safari is only available from October to May (excluding December 15
to January 10) and is limited to guests who’ve booked a minimum three-night stay
in one of Samara’s lodges. A R7 000 a night camping surcharge applies, although this
charge is included in the cost if guests book a five-night conservation package. Prices
include the services of a fully armed ranger and tracker. You must be be 16 or older.
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Seventy reasons to enjoy
Roodeberg this festive season
Roodeberg, the legendary red blend
that has been bringing friends together
since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary
this year. A true South African original
that’s stood the test of time, the wine was
developed by a pioneer of the SA wine
industry, Dr Charles Niehaus, and was
one of our country’s biggest export wine
brands. It wasn’t until 2004 that it became
readily available to us here at home ...
and for a long while, locals could only get
their hands on a bottle through a wine
farming acquaintance with a KWV quota.
The stories go that bartering sought-after
test match tickets, biltong and the like in
return for a bottle or two was a common
occurrence. For many, Roodeberg still
conjures up fond memories of people,
places and occasions, and of sharing
special life-changing moments with family
and friends, often with rare vintages
squirrelled away. Catch all the action of
Roodeberg’s 70th anniversary year by
joining the Roodeberg community on
Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on
Instagram and Twitter. For one incredibly
lucky reader, this party season is about to
get a whole lot more festive. To celebrate
Roodeberg’s 70th birthday, we’re giving
away 70 bottles (nope, that’s not a typo).
One reader, 70 bottles. One amazingly
happy festive season. To stand a chance
of winning, simply visit our Get It National
Facebook page, follow us, and like the
Roodeberg Spoil post. We’ll be drawing
the prize early... so get your entries in
before December 15. Cheers!
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