Get It Pretoria November 2019








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The National Zoological

Garden (NZG), also

known as the Pretoria

Zoo, celebrates 120 Years

of existence!

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

approximately 6km.

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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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

MovemBEER Mile


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

Photographic Safari

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

both worlds


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

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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:

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:

If you have a date for the Get It diary page, email the info at least a month in advance to

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Book club

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.

Penguin, R290.

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.

Discover the magic

of Christmas!

Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment

and joy with our memorable gift selection.

Discover more at and

participating Clarins beauty counters.

12 iconic must-have Clarins products

hidden in this Advent Calendar

R890* | Valued at R2,100

Sparkling freshness

Eau de Jardins Gift Set

R625* | Valued at R1,080

Something for Dad...

ClarinsMen Hydration Collection

R815* | Valued at R980

Everyone’s favourite!

Double Serum Collection

R1,330* | Valued at R1,700

It’s on everyone’s list…

Eau Dynamisante Collection

R625* | Valued at R1,080

Let it Glow! Let it Glow!

Bright Plus Gift Set

R910* | Valued at R1,500

All eye want for Christmas

Wonder Perfect 4D Gift

R380* | Valued at R545





Mommy’s kissing Santa Claus

if she gets this Holiday Beauty Cracker

R320* | Valued at R495

The gift of youthful skin

Super Restorative Deluxe Collection

R3,260* | Valued at R4,300

For you. About you.

*Recommended Retail Selling Price

Wish list

Party in style. Oh, how we love a bit of gold!


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:

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:

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:


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

and Melodramatic:

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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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.



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:

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:


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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Vino enthusiasts


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

Ted’s Menlyn

Park store


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

Stephen Monareng

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of the neighbourhood!

And the regional

winner is ...

We had a phenominal response

to our Caxton Snapshot of the

Neighbourhood competition.

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

Canon agree!

“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

Canon connect

station with

a single tap.

Valued at R3 999.

For more

pics from

readers, visit



Centurion of

the year!

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.

Jos Botes

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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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,”

Pascal explains.

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

trail somewhere.

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


Her favourite food…

Pasta, sushi and ice cream

Her beauty secret…

Never go to bed with make-up on

and always use sunscreen when

going outside

Her favourite restaurant for drinks

Culture Club.

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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

medicine herself.

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:

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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 • 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 • 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

Four AMAZING shimmery shades in

this Sorbet Eye to Eye Cocoa Crush

eyeshadow quad. R179.95 from Sorbet

salons or

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

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Ready, steady


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

Caribbean Vibes, R79.95 from Dis-Chem.

Shimmer bronzer

from WOW, R75 from

Prep your skin

... this Sunlight

Light Correcting

Serum Primer

from Catrice

works like magic.

Reasonably priced,

too. R92.95 from


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Lumiere Eye

Shadow in

Beige Biscuit is our

go-to for party eyes.

R187 from Dis-Chem.

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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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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.




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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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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.






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.



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.




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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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.



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.



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.




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

are covered.

“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



Plots between 2100m 2 – 4800m 2 from R1.3 Million

Located in Sheffield on KZN’s North Coast, discover a return to farm-style

living with expansive homestead plots ranging from 2100 m² – 4800 m².


At Springvale Country Estate, your family will have the space and choice

to have more than two dogs, some chickens and your very own veggie

garden. Enjoy all this and estate facilities designed to bring the family

together within a safe haven featuring first-class security.

Pet Policy

4 dogs & 2 cats



We encourage

lay chickens

Clubhouse with pool,

pizza oven & braai area



Catch-and-release fishing

dams within the estate

Kids’ play centre

and paddling pool

Cycling & running trails with

separate path for prams

Access to

first-class fibre

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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.

Baked cranberry


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

South Africa.

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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