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Behind the seams<br />

with fashion designer<br />


Find your<br />

bliss in Bali<br />




We’re shining<br />

with these<br />

beauty buys<br />

KEEP IT<br />

SIMPLE<br />

A luxe table setting & festive eats<br />


DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong>-<strong>2020</strong>

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WHY DON’T YOU ...<br />

4 ‘Tis the season to be jolly ...<br />

7 A trio of brilliant books for the holidays<br />


8 Oh ... how we love a touch of green!<br />

SOCIAL<br />

10 Make-up madness<br />

11 Inspired by beauty<br />

12 Fashion forward<br />

13 Cuppa for CANSA<br />

PEOPLE<br />

14 Shené Olivier tells us more about her green fingers, a famous<br />

lookalike and how she got to know herself<br />

16 Kevin Britz shares his tips for surviving the festive season<br />

24 Pastry Chef Phillimon Mugwambani chats about his<br />

dream job and humble beginnings in Zimbabwe<br />

BEAUTY<br />

20 This festive season we’re going to shine!<br />


22 Last minute stocking stuffers!<br />


26 If ever there was a time to drink, eat and be merry, it’s now.<br />

30 We’re sipping on these wines all summer long!<br />

HOME<br />

32 A luxe table setting<br />

36 Charming chalk paint projects<br />


40 We’ve put together our top garden tasks and tips<br />

TRAVEL<br />

48 The spirit of Bali<br />

WIN<br />

9 A cake of your choice<br />

30 A hamper of four Robertson wines, plus a yoga mat<br />

36 A hamper of Tjhoko Paint’s three new colours<br />

50 Win 70 bottles of Roodeberg wines<br />

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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 />

A hot date!<br />

‘Tis the season to be jolly ...<br />

01<br />

Bring the family along for the<br />

Wonderland of Lights at<br />

the Walter Sisulu National Botanical<br />

Garden from 6pm to 10pm from 1<br />

<strong>Dec</strong>ember to 4 <strong>Jan</strong>uary. With over<br />

100 imported Christmas lights on<br />

display, The Wonderland of Lights<br />

will outshine any other family holiday<br />

activity this festive season. Bring a<br />

picnic basket and blankets or stroll<br />

through the stalls and food vendors<br />

with your family. Cost: R200 for a<br />

family package (two adults and two<br />

kids). Details: www.miid.co.za.<br />

01<br />

<strong>West</strong> Side Craft & Food<br />

Market from 10am to 3pm<br />

at Ramkiki Country Restaurant &<br />

Conference Centre. Secure parking,<br />

no entrance fee and pets welcome.<br />

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

01<br />

Celebrate the start of the<br />

festive season at Ngwenya<br />

Country Market, Muldersdrift from<br />

9am to 4pm. Enjoy the market in the<br />

countryside just in time to shop for<br />

Christmas gifts and treats. Entrance is<br />

free. Details: 011 796 3000.<br />

16<br />

No need to worry about going to the beach as Silverstar will bring<br />

the Beach Festival to you this holiday! The beach party will be<br />

going strong from 5 <strong>Dec</strong>ember to 11 <strong>Jan</strong>uary. Enjoy the cool water,<br />

relax on the beach or with a sunset cocktail. There will also be crazy<br />

carnival rides and live entertainment, so everyone in the family is<br />

sure to be entertained. Cost: R35 for adults, R10 for children and R20<br />

for pensioners. Details: www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino.<br />

04<br />

Christmas experience at the<br />

Real Life Church (86 Viljoen<br />

Street, Krugersdorp North) on 4, 5<br />

and 6 <strong>Dec</strong>ember from 6pm to 10pm<br />

daily. Spectacular lights, kids activities,<br />

live characters, Christmas market,<br />

delicious food, Christmas Carols, mini<br />

train rides and much more! Cost: R10<br />

per person (all proceeds go to the<br />

Door of Care and Safety).<br />

05<br />

Cradlestone Mall Night<br />

Market on 5 and 20<br />

<strong>Dec</strong>ember from 5pm to 9pm. Don’t<br />

miss out on the good food, great<br />

vibes, amazing Gin and much more!<br />

06<br />

Cedar Tree Craft Night<br />

Market from 6pm to 10pm<br />

at Khosa Sports Club, Krugersdorp.<br />

Secure parking, no entrance fee and<br />

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

081 500 6884.<br />

13<br />

<strong>West</strong> Side Craft & Food<br />

Night Market from 6pm to<br />

10pm at Ramkiki Country Restaurant<br />

& Conference Centre. Secure parking,<br />

no entrance fee and pets welcome.<br />

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

15<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 />

25 JANUARY<br />

Get ready for two days of all<br />

things wedding at the Bridal<br />

Expo, Oakfield Farm on 25 and 26<br />

<strong>Jan</strong>uary from 9.30am. There will be<br />

more than 180 wedding vendors,<br />

a free fashion show, great food,<br />

live entertainment and great prize<br />

giveaways. Cost: R100 per person<br />

from Computicket.<br />

4 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

Book club<br />

A trio of brilliant books for the holidays<br />

Oh my. Joy of joys! A new book<br />

from Jojo Moyes, just in time for the<br />

holidays. Inspired by a remarkable<br />

true story, the book is described<br />

as ‘the unforgettable journey of<br />

five extraordinary women living in<br />

extraordinary and perilous times’.<br />

The Giver of Stars is the story of<br />

Alice Wright, a woman who leaves<br />

England for America, only to discover<br />

that swapping the twitching curtains<br />

of suburbia for being the wife of an<br />

American businessman and living in<br />

the wild mountains of Kentucky isn’t,<br />

actually, the answer to her prayers.<br />

Then she meets Margery O’Hara, a<br />

woman who isn’t afraid of anything<br />

or anyone. And a woman<br />

on a mission! The pair, along with<br />

three others, join up and, ignoring<br />

obvious dangers and loads of social<br />

disapproval, travel hundreds of<br />

miles a week to deliver books to<br />

isolated families. When a body is<br />

found in the mountains, and one<br />

of the group becomes a suspect,<br />

their newly formed friendship is put<br />

to the test. The Giver of Stars is<br />

unputdownable. Penguin, R270<br />

Ever since reading the marvellous Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight, we’ve<br />

pounced on any new Alexandra Fuller with delight (unlike her mother, who<br />

thinks they’re ‘dreadful’). Just released is Travel Light, Move Fast, a tribute to<br />

Alexandra’s father, who died unexpectedly – and not with the drama the family<br />

expected – in Budapest, ‘the poor man’s Paris’. Read in equal parts of envy and<br />

horror – her parents launched from one calamity to the next, fuelled with gin<br />

and in a haze of cigarette smoke, along with the children, a handful of dogs and<br />

a collection of orange Le Creuset pots – the memoir jumps from present to past.<br />

Alexandra tells of the lessons her father taught her. Lessons about life, love, loss<br />

and tragedy. Lessons that led her to cope with the loss of her father, of the fallout<br />

with her sister, and of the unbearable final bereavement she reveals in the final<br />

chapter, when you may find yourself, as we did, holding the book further away<br />

than normal, so as to distance yourself from the grief she pours into the pages.<br />

Brilliantly written, heartbreaking, and often laugh-out-loud funny. You don’t need<br />

much more from a great read, really. Profile Books, R300. • If there was ever anyone<br />

as glam as the marvellous Jackie Kennedy Onassis, it was her sister, Lee. One of<br />

the most iconic women of her time – and the favourite of their rakish father, John<br />

‘Black Jack’ Vernou Bouvier – she lived in the shadow of her older sister, their<br />

mother’s favourite. Both had a keen eye for beauty – in fashion, design, painting,<br />

music, dance, sculpture, poetry – and both were talented artists. Both loved<br />

prerevolutionary Russian culture. Both adored the blinding sunlight, calm seas and<br />

ancient olive groves of Greece. But the two, although extremely close, were hugely<br />

competitive and their relationship included much rivalry and jealousy. When Jackie<br />

died and her will was read, Lee discovered that cash bequests were left to family,<br />

friends and staff, but nothing to her. ‘I have made no provision in this my Will for<br />

my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already<br />

done so during my lifetime,’ it read. The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters by Sam Kashner<br />

and Nancy Schoenberger, who had many candid interviews with Lee, explores the<br />

tragic and glamorous lives of these two fascinating women. HarperCollins, R310.<br />

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Wish list<br />

Oh ... how we love a touch of green!<br />

Shop local online<br />

Tania Sutherland Boutique’s online<br />

shop has taken the <strong>West</strong> Rand by storm.<br />

They offer versatile and easy-to-wear<br />

timeless styles for your wardrobe. Plus<br />

... they stock everything from the new<br />

two-tone infinity dresses and jumpsuits<br />

to Olga Bolga shoes, kimono wrap<br />

jackets, trendy handbags, pillowcases,<br />

Busy Bitch Collection, and coffee mugs.<br />

The boutique premises shared with the<br />

Stitching Studio Academy, offering notto-be-missed<br />

monthly workshops on<br />

how to refashion your clothing as well<br />

as styling your image for your body<br />

shape. Details: 082 566 0602, www.<br />

taniasutherland.co.za or follow them on<br />

Facebook, ‘Tania Sutherland Page’<br />

Dish up your<br />

fabulous fresh<br />

creations with<br />

these Green<br />

Marble Salad<br />

Servers. Get<br />

them for R350<br />

from Poetry at<br />

Clearwater Mall or<br />

Cradlestone Mall.<br />

Heading to the beach<br />

this holiday? For a<br />

successful (and light<br />

on the arm) beach<br />

day, we all need the<br />

perfect bag to throw<br />

in all of the essentials:<br />

a towel, the latest<br />

read, and a bottle of<br />

sunscreen.Get this<br />

Delicious Monster<br />

canvas shopper bag<br />

for only R99 from<br />

superbalist.com.<br />

8 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

Zero just happened<br />

We’re mad about the new Zero Bar shampoo … a proudly<br />

local product that’s concentrated, water-free, plastic-free<br />

and cruelty-free. Designed to last through between 55<br />

and 70 hair washes, outlasting most bottled shampoos,<br />

there are four to choose from (called the four Bar Bros)<br />

… a Argan bar (liquid gold, filled with nutrients), Jojoba (a<br />

real hair booster), the Moringa bar (which strengthens and<br />

rejuvenates your hair) and Wild Desert Melon (surprisingly<br />

light, with easily absorbed oil). All four have loads of<br />

nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and promise to clean,<br />

enrich, moisturise, condition, shine, strengthen, nourish,<br />

soothe and repair. Only available on line at the moment,<br />

they cost R75 each, or R300 for a pack (all the same, or one<br />

of each). Details: www.zerobar.co.za.<br />

Summertime drinks<br />

Zesty grapefruit with just a hint of<br />

bitterness. This summer we’re drinking the<br />

just-launched Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit<br />

Tonic. This coral-hued drink with a delicate<br />

fizz is perfect for those who’re avoiding<br />

alcohol … a slice of grapefruit, a sprig<br />

of thyme, loads of ice and you have a<br />

refreshing mocktail. For those who like<br />

a little merriment in their glass, it’s also<br />

really great with premium vodka or tequila.<br />

And it’s sensational for a crisp, refreshing<br />

G&T. Try it with Hope on Hopkins African<br />

Botanical Gin, with a few muddled berries<br />

and mint. Bliss. Lovely at lunchtime in the<br />

sun, fabulous for sundowners … it’s our<br />

new fave! About R55 for a six-pack of cans,<br />

R50 for a four-pack of glass bottles. Details:<br />

fitchleedes.co.za.<br />

A slice of Christmas<br />

We admit we love a traditional<br />

fruit cake. But not everyone does,<br />

so we always make sure we’ve got<br />

something special for our Christmas<br />

lunch … something guaranteed to please<br />

everyone. This year we’re fancying this lovely<br />

We’ve<br />

got a voucher<br />

for one reader to win<br />

a cake of her choice. To<br />

enter, visit our Get It Joburg<br />

<strong>West</strong> Facebook page, like<br />

the competition post, tag a<br />

friend and you’ll be in the<br />

draw. Entries close on<br />

10 <strong>Dec</strong>ember.<br />

Vanilla Dream torte, layered with Chantilly cream and topped with<br />

white chocolate shavings, from Chateau Gateaux. Add a few sprigs<br />

of appropriate greenery and some festive pomegranate seeds<br />

and … voilà … Christmas on a plate. Other cakes we’re stocking<br />

up on for the festive season are the Southern Red Velvet cake<br />

(looks Christmassy with no effort at all) and their Passionate Lemon<br />

Cheesecake (a heavenly combo of passion fruit and lemon on a<br />

golden gingerbread crumble base … perfect for when it’s too hot<br />

for anything heavy). Details: chateaugateaux.co.za.<br />

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Almarie Katzke and<br />

Shereen Mogorosi<br />

<strong>Jan</strong>ine Ferreira and Rosa van Niekerk<br />

Make-up<br />

madness<br />

Ryno Mulder and<br />

Charmaine Vermeulen<br />

Mieke Korff and<br />

Dalien Steenekamp<br />

Charmz Noordheuwel offered make-up<br />

lovers the opportunity to experience a<br />

masterclass hosted by the very talented<br />

Ryno Mulder from Makeup by Ryno at<br />

Hoërskool Monument. With his worldclass<br />

skills he demonstrated everything<br />

from contouring, highlighting, and<br />

soft glam, to his glamorous signature<br />

celebrity make-up look, sharing all his<br />

beauty secrets ... It was a delightful<br />

morning of fun, make-up and<br />

exceptionally good company!<br />

Bianca du Plessis and<br />

Ronel Veldhuizen<br />

Maritza Herbst and Therese Pretorius<br />

Nadia Meiring and Chineque Bekker<br />

Sonja Uys and Daleen Burger<br />

10 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

Magriet <strong>Jan</strong>sen<br />

van Rensburg and<br />

Lizz Meiring<br />

Riva Schoeman and Annemarie Swart<br />

Ernust and Lizel van der <strong>West</strong>huizen<br />

Inspired by beauty<br />

SA’s Glam Guru, Hannon Bothma, is the epitome of class and<br />

sophistication, and his new cerise pink rose is an extension of that style ...<br />

The Hannon rose, cultivated and grown by Malanseuns, was unveiled to<br />

the world in the company of celebrities such as Brümilda van Rensburg<br />

and Lizz Meiring during a fabulous high tea at Garden World.<br />

Hannon Bothma<br />

Annelize and Frank Campher<br />

Esther Swanepoel and Karia Brits<br />

Jimie Malan, Panda du Preez and Jolandi Malan<br />

Lana Vorster, Rita Geldenhuys and Bernice Swanepoel<br />

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Rufaro Samanya and Phumzile Ntsibande<br />

Philda Samanga and Maureen Mabilo<br />

Fashion forward<br />

Two student designers from the Stitching Studio Academy launched their<br />

own fabulous designer collections during the long-anticipated opening of<br />

Tania Sutherland's online Boutique & Gift shop. Inspiring women of all ages,<br />

Philda Samanga and Maureen Mabilo showed that it's never too late to realise<br />

your dreams and step into the fashion industry. Philda's African collection and<br />

Maureen's plus-sized clothing were modelled during the opening and received<br />

many well-deserved ohs and ahs from the crowd.<br />

Tania<br />

Sutherland<br />

Busisiwe Mkhonza, Lindokuhle Mkhonza and Tshepiso Mxasa<br />

Audrey Ngema and Rainy Mashitisho<br />

Inez Barnard and Carin Berrington<br />

12 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

Caren Grobler, Ria van Niekerk and Estelle van Niekerk<br />

Lelanie Marais and Grethe<br />

Doubell-Schüssler<br />

Lyndie Vorster and Chené Bredenhann<br />

Cuppa for CANSA<br />

Sonia Pretorius<br />

Shack Express at Antique Shack,<br />

Muldersdrift hosted an incredible<br />

Cuppa for CANSA with the theme<br />

'Spring Hat Flair'. Sonia Pretorius,<br />

CANSA's Global Hero of Hope<br />

<strong>2019</strong>, shared her inspiring cancer<br />

story and the rest of the morning was<br />

spent enjoying a motivational talk by<br />

Danielle Steynvaardt and indulging<br />

in<br />

divine eats and treats. The women<br />

dressed up in crazy Spring-inspired<br />

hats for the best hat competition<br />

while valuable pieces of art were<br />

auctioned in aid of CANSA.<br />

Nicole and Nadine Houlson<br />

Danielle Steynvaardt<br />

and Angelique Brits


Dress to<br />


14 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong><br />

Krugersdorp North's busy<br />

bee fashion designer,<br />

Shené Olivier is radiant,<br />

sincere and full of fiery<br />

passion for her career …<br />

She tells us more about her<br />

green fingers, a famous<br />

lookalike and how she got<br />

to know herself.<br />

Shené was born to<br />

design. She was<br />

privileged to discover<br />

her love for designing<br />

very early in her life<br />

when she used to<br />

cut up dresses and<br />

clothes to make new<br />

outfits as a little girl.<br />

‘I always knew I<br />

wanted to design clothes, so naturally,<br />

I went on and studied BA Fashion<br />

Design. I wasn’t sure what exactly I<br />

wanted to design because I realised<br />

that commercial clothing isn’t for me,<br />

so I tried making beautiful one-ofa-kind<br />

creations. I fell in love with<br />

making dresses and the rest is history.’<br />

She started making dresses in 2016<br />

and opened Shené Vyver Couture<br />

in 2017. She and her assistant make<br />

more than 100 dresses every year<br />

(yes, 100 dresses!). Most are for<br />

clients, but she has a few of her own<br />

passion-projects ... Her designs are<br />

truly breathtaking and make every<br />

matriculant, model and bride that<br />

wears them feel fabulous, feminine<br />

and unique. At 25, Shené has already<br />

established her own style and a lot<br />

of people can recognise her designs.<br />

She uses a lot of floral patterns,<br />

beads, lace, and layers. What makes<br />

her designs stand out above the rest,<br />

is how she combines the different<br />

details in the dress.<br />

‘I got married a year ago and was<br />

lucky enough to be able to design<br />

and make my own wedding<br />

dress as well as dresses for my five<br />

bridesmaids, my mother, and my<br />

grandmother. I was under a lot of<br />

pressure because everyone expected<br />

a spectacular dress. At the end of the<br />

day, I decided not to worry about<br />

what everyone else said, as long

as I felt beautiful. It was loads of fun<br />

to make my own dress and I had a<br />

fairytale wedding.’<br />

What made her day even more special<br />

was her mother wearing one of her<br />

dresses. She describes her mother<br />

as a 'plain <strong>Jan</strong>e', though she looked<br />

spectacular on Shené’s wedding day.<br />

‘Anyone can make a beautiful dress,<br />

but what matters most is how it makes<br />

that person feel. I know the dress I<br />

made for her meant a lot to both of us<br />

and that’s why it’s my favourite dress<br />

I’ve ever made.’<br />

She sees herself as being privileged in<br />

every aspect of her life. From the very<br />

start of her career, her parents have<br />

supported her by helping her study<br />

and start her business.<br />

‘I would not have come this far in my<br />

career at such a young age without<br />

their emotional and financial support. I<br />

love them to bits.’<br />

She has also done her fair share of<br />

modelling and we have to admit, she<br />

has the face for it. As soon as she got<br />

comfortable in front of the camera,<br />

she got involved with Reflekt Model<br />

Management where she shares her<br />

knowledge and judges competitions.<br />

‘With one foot in the fashion industry<br />

and the other in modelling, I also got<br />

the opportunity to design outfits for<br />

Top Model South Africa which was<br />

very good exposure for me and<br />

my business.’<br />

In 2017, she appeared on the television<br />

screens of many South Africans<br />

during the first TV-series of kykNET’s<br />

Sarie Voorbladgesig. It was the fourth<br />

time Shené entered the competition<br />

and she made it to the Top 10. It was<br />

also the first time the competition<br />

was broadcast on TV, and although<br />

she didn't win, she learned a lot<br />

about herself.<br />

‘Seeing yourself on TV makes you<br />

realise how other people see you<br />

and in my case, it was a very good<br />

thing. It was very inspiring and<br />

empowering, because the show sent<br />

the message that anyone can look<br />

fabulous when their hair and makeup<br />

are professionally done. The whole<br />

experience made me a stronger<br />

woman and I’ll do it again any time.’<br />

Shené is one of the few people we<br />

have ever met that looks just as good<br />

barefoot as in glamorous heels. She<br />

calls herself a flower child, not only<br />

because she is obsessed with pretty<br />

Shené’s gorgeous wedding dress.<br />

Image: Celeste Cilliers Photography.<br />

floral patterns, but because she also<br />

loves to get her hands dirty.<br />

‘I have green fingers, so I unwind by<br />

taking a walk through the garden or<br />

even doing a bit of gardening. I share<br />

my garden and home with my Bengal<br />

kitten and handsome hubby. After a<br />

year of married life, I can say that it<br />

is not what I expected at all, but I<br />

enjoy every second of sharing my life<br />

with him.’<br />

Her husband says she looks like Nigella<br />

Lawson and ironically, she is just as<br />

good a cook ... ‘I love hosting people<br />

in our home. We make enough food<br />

for an army and it’s usually Pinterestinspired<br />

meals. Our friends and family<br />

usually come and stay over for a whole<br />

weekend because they don’t want to<br />

miss out on any of the food.’<br />

Shené might be down to earth, but<br />

she adds a bit of sparkle to everyone’s<br />

day, especially her clients. A lot of<br />

Snippets:<br />

What is #1 on your bucket<br />

list? A month-long vacation<br />

without my phone.<br />

What is your biggest fear?<br />

Dying without leaving<br />

a legacy.<br />

What is the biggest life<br />

lesson you’ve learned?<br />

Always be kind because<br />

you don’t know what<br />

people are going through.<br />

Who do you want to design<br />

an outfit for? The iconic<br />

and fabulous Nataniël …<br />

people have specific career goals but<br />

Shené just wants to do what she loves<br />

and help people through it. She says<br />

that her career is an extension of her<br />

personality and as long as she can<br />

keep on creating beautiful dresses for<br />

special women, she’ll be happy.<br />

‘Yes, creating dresses for my favourite<br />

celebrities would be exciting but<br />

being a designer is much more than<br />

that. I work with a lot of women and<br />

they share a lot with me. Self-esteem<br />

plays a big role in any woman’s life<br />

and I believe that the world would<br />

be a better place if we all gave<br />

ourselves a break. For me, success is<br />

building relationships with my clients,<br />

contributing to their special days and<br />

helping them build their self-esteem<br />

by just being a friend to them.’<br />

Details: www.shenevyvercouture.com<br />

or follow her on Facebook, 'Shené<br />

Vyver Couture'.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 15

Owning it!<br />

Weltevreden Park’s Kevin Britz is not only the voice behind the iconic Steve from the 'Beep<br />

Bank’ advert, he is also a formidable businessman. This behavioural, performance and<br />

wellness coach from Business by Design shares his tips for surviving the festive season.<br />


How did you start a successful business<br />

using your skills as a telemarketer,<br />

singer/songwriter, voice-over artist,<br />

and neurolinguistic programmer?<br />

Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to<br />

help people but instinctively knew that<br />

I needed to help myself before helping<br />

anyone else. Having been on stage<br />

for most of my life and learning about<br />

neurolinguistic programming in my<br />

20s and again in my 30s, I wanted to<br />

share useful information and a version<br />

of what I believed worked for me. With<br />

all my experience in voice, sales and<br />

neurolinguistic programming, I created<br />

a product and sold it on Gumtree to<br />

my very first client at Nedbank. Today, I<br />

train, coach and facilitate training and<br />

leadership programmes.<br />

What did you want to be when you<br />

grew up? I wanted to become a doctor<br />

or Michael Jackson. Both options<br />

seemed quite lucrative and fun, but I<br />

didn’t do either. I’m glad my choices<br />

changed as I got older.<br />

Steve from 'Beep Bank' is one of SA's<br />

most iconic radio ads. Are there any<br />

similarities between you and Steve?<br />

I think the only similarity between<br />

Steve and me is persistence. Damn ...<br />

he was persistent. I find that in business<br />

it comes with the territory, as an<br />

unspoken rule. Other than that, Steve<br />

and I are completely different. I’m also<br />

quite the recluse and love my own<br />

time, quiet time and nature.<br />

What is your inspiration for helping<br />

others achieve greatness? Being a dad<br />

is my inspiration. I wouldn't be the<br />

man I strive to be if it wasn't for my<br />

daughter. Being a parent often carries<br />

quite the juxtaposition in life. It can<br />

be completely unforgiving, and the<br />

greatest moment of your life, all at the<br />

same time.<br />

Is hypnotherapy like we see it in the<br />

movies? Umm… No! People have<br />

a hugely misguided notion of what<br />

hypnosis is. Hypnosis is to a large<br />

degree a guided learning state. It also<br />

allows you to connect more specifically<br />

to the subconscious that drives 95<br />

per cent of our lives. Neurolinguistic<br />

programming practitioners use<br />

hypnosis to learn, guide and elicit<br />

information, always with the aim<br />

I’m quite<br />

the recluse<br />

and love my<br />

own time<br />

of helping individuals understand<br />

behaviour and themselves more<br />

specifically. Hypnosis is a great way<br />

to relieve stress, deal with emotional<br />

states and help people practically.<br />

What was the last gift you gave<br />

someone? I gave my fiancé a birthday<br />

cake. He’d never received a cake for<br />

his birthday before, so I decided to<br />

wake him up with a cake, while singing<br />

'Happy Birthday'. Naked.<br />

Tell us more about your love for beer,<br />

travel, and music … I have been<br />

fortunate enough to travel to a few<br />

countries in the last two years and my<br />

love for beer stems from travelling. I<br />

love experiencing new cultures and<br />

the history of a country, and beer just<br />

happened to be one of the major<br />

ones I brought home with me. My<br />

love for music stems from a very early<br />

age when I had asthma. I was put on a<br />

ventilator at night when I was younger<br />

and my mother didn’t know how to<br />

keep me occupied at 2am. She would<br />

give me headphones and let me play<br />

all the LPs we owned, like the Bee Gees<br />

and Elvis, while she lay on the floor<br />

next to me sleeping. I think this may be<br />

the reason I love music so much – and<br />

my mom was my hero.<br />

What three things would you not be<br />

able to live without when stranded on<br />

an island? My daughter, my cellphone<br />

(with signal ...) and an asthma pump – I<br />

would be the worst Survivor candidate.<br />

What’s the most interesting thing<br />

you’ve ever read? Law of Success by<br />

Napoleon Hill. He writes about 'the<br />

ether'. The ether being about the<br />

spaces in between the spaces, which<br />

we human beings can’t see.<br />

Pick a song title that best reflects the<br />

story of your life … I am the One and<br />

Only by Chesney Hawkes.<br />

If you could have any superpower,<br />

what would it be and why? I would<br />

love to have the power of flying. I don’t<br />

like traffic and travelling would be<br />

such a joy!<br />

Reading on the beach, wandering<br />

around an art museum or scuba<br />

diving? I love art museums near a<br />

beach in Hawaii. Options are key!<br />

If you could be a slogan on a T-shirt<br />

– what would it say? 595 ... The 5–95<br />

rule (spend 5 per cent of your time<br />

planning, and 95 per cent of your<br />

time doing).<br />

Details: 084 414 1852, kevin@<br />

businessbydesign.co.za or www.<br />

businessbydesign.co.za.<br />

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Clear e r<br />

your clutter:<br />

Nothing feels els as<br />

good as getting i g rid of<br />

things that you u haven’t<br />

used in six months. So many<br />

people won’t have anything<br />

to share and you could give<br />

something you don’t<br />

use to someone who<br />

might need ed it.<br />

Surviving the <strong>Jan</strong>uary blues<br />

Inherently, we compare <strong>Jan</strong>uary to gloomy, dull and boring Monday mornings<br />

filled with meetings that could have just been an email, and concentrate on the<br />

slightly overweight and underpaid moments of <strong>Jan</strong>uary. We've been taught to<br />

not have enough. To not be happy enough, to be hard on ourselves for every<br />

misdemeanour during the past holiday. Take a moment and stop doing this!<br />

A great way to get through <strong>Jan</strong>uary is:<br />

Bargain hunt: Plan how you are going to stick to a budget and take some<br />

time to find bargains in your local area.<br />

Carpool: If you work with someone who lives nearby, why not carpool. It<br />

just saves money and it’s good for the environment ...<br />

Connect: Join a group that inspires you in some small way and not<br />

something that meets misery head-on. Remember, misery loves company.<br />

Ideally, a parkrun would be best because it will not only help you deal with<br />

the extra weight and empty wallet – it will also connect you with people.<br />

Coping with the holiday season<br />

We tend to miss the people who are not with<br />

us any more, we stress about the money<br />

we don’t have for things we can’t buy and<br />

invariably it’s a challenge for many.<br />

Stay connected: A challenge we face in<br />

the world today is connecting to people<br />

around us. Family and friends seem close<br />

on Facebook but yet so very far away.<br />

Take some time, schedule a catch-up or go<br />

for a family walk. Connecting is good for<br />

the soul.<br />

Keep to a routine: Very often we tend to<br />

fall into debilitating habits like eating too<br />

much or too much sleeping. Check your<br />

daily habits and stick to them.<br />

In-laws: Just the thought of having your<br />

in-laws spend Christmas with you this<br />

holiday season may send some people<br />

over the edge, but this year, just let it be.<br />

Take a step back, watch and listen. Some<br />

studies show that listening enables more<br />

communication than talking, since we can<br />

hear faster than we speak. So, when the<br />

mother-in-law criticises your parenting<br />

skills or how much weight you’ve gained<br />

since she last saw you ... just listen.<br />

If you are alone this Christmas<br />

• Create a feelings journal and take some<br />

time to write down everything you feel<br />

every day. Just pay attention to yourself<br />

and pay attention to what you pay<br />

attention to. Thoughts create things and<br />

the more you take the time to think and<br />

contemplate and understand, the more<br />

you build self-awareness.<br />

• Set a timer for five minutes and<br />

complain. Scream, shout and complain as<br />

much as you want, but only for those five<br />

minutes and then laugh at how well you<br />

complained. This works for crying too.<br />

• It will come as no surprise that people<br />

don’t know what they want, because they<br />

never took the time to plan how to get<br />

it. Give yourself options for how to get to<br />

where you want to go. The more options<br />

you have to choose from, the more routes<br />

you have to get there.<br />

• Laugh, laugh and laugh some more ...<br />

Laughter affects our bodies and brains in<br />

ways we can’t even begin to understand.<br />

Some research shows that when your<br />

body is in a certain state, it functions from<br />

that same state – it’s almost impossible<br />

for your brain to connect happiness and<br />

laughter to the state of anger, fear or<br />

panic. So go to a comedy show, watch<br />

some YouTube or find every possible<br />

opportunity to laugh.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 17

Sparkling eyes ... we’re besotted with<br />

this Clarins Eyeshadow ... and admit<br />

this season we’re wearing it day<br />

and night. Because ... holiday!<br />

R355 from Woolworths.<br />

Silver or gold? One of each please! Essence Shine Last and Go gel varnish<br />

in a sparkling silver (shade 28) or glam gold (shade 40), R29,95 each from<br />

Dis-Chem • Four AMAZING shimmery shades in this Sorbet Eye to Eye<br />

Smoky Jo eyeshadow quad. R179,95 from Sorbet salons or sorbet.co.za.<br />

A touch of midnight blue always attracts<br />

(the right kind of ) attention. Try NYX<br />

Chromatic Lip Gloss in Midnight Chaos<br />

(R179,99 from Clicks), and Mavala Crayon<br />

Lumiere Eye Shadow in Bleu Saphir (R187<br />

from Dis-Chem).<br />

We’re wearing just one<br />

fragrance this festive<br />

season ... and it’s Azzaro<br />

Wanted Girl. A Floral<br />

Oriental Gourmand,<br />

it’s massively desirable.<br />

From R940 at your local<br />

fragrance store.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO. Photographer: MEGAN BRETT<br />

TheraVine Face Relaxant<br />

Ampoules are great for reducing the<br />

appearance of wrinkles, especially<br />

those on the forehead and around<br />

the eyes. Each ampoule contains<br />

a ready-to-use dose. Simply twist,<br />

squeeze, apply and bye-bye lines!<br />

R872 from theravine.co.za.<br />

Perfect party-ready looks need great prep. We’re fans of this Vichy trio ... Aqualia<br />

Thermal Dynamic Hydration Pot Light Cream (R395), LiftActiv Supreme<br />

Serum 10 (R575) and Mineral 89, a daily booster which fortifies and plumps<br />

(R450). All from Clicks and Dis-Chem.<br />

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Three of the six pretty party shades in NYX Ultimate Edit<br />

eye palette, R240 from Clicks.<br />

When the stars<br />

come out to play<br />

Midnight skies and twinkling stars ... we’re in the mood to<br />

party. And this festive season we’re going g to shine!<br />

Catrice<br />

Precious<br />

Pigments<br />

Loose<br />

Eyeshadow<br />

in shade 60,<br />

R79,95 from<br />

Dis-Chem.<br />

Malva Mini Nail Colour in Austin ... a lovely shiny silver. R87 from Dis-Chem and Woolworths • Wrinkles. Firmness. Radiance.<br />

Dark Circles. Puffiness. Tick, tick and tick. All sorted with Filorga NCEF-Reverse Eyes, a supreme, multi-correction eye cream<br />

that really does work. Beautifully! R1 115 from Edgars and Clicks • Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish really is<br />

a game-changer in the realm of exfoliators ... it’s by far one of the best we’ve ever tried. This face scrub polishes your skin to<br />

a gorgeous, silky softness ... pores and dark spots are visibly reduced. LOVE! R995 from dermastore.co.za • For gorgeous hair ...<br />

Biosense Spoil Super Powerful Oil, R280 from splush.co.za/brand/biosense.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 21

Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori Eau de<br />

Toilette (50ml), R1 485, Edgars.<br />

SoyLites Energise Maxi-Lite (200ml)<br />

with Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Geranium<br />

& Ginger, R200, www.soylites.co.za.<br />

Bordallo Pinheiro Leaves Banana Leaf<br />

Platter, R1 299, Yuppiechef.com.<br />

Winging It book,<br />

R240, Jacana.<br />

Tropical leaves<br />

phone case, R199<br />

from heycasey.co.za<br />



Last minute stocking stuffers!<br />

Jin Gin<br />

olive and<br />

honey<br />

gin, R399,<br />

Pick n Pay<br />

Liquor.<br />

Pelican Menagerie luxury<br />

cushion cover, R550,<br />

www.macaroon.com.<br />

Livie small<br />

structured leather<br />

cross-body bag,<br />

R1 399, Poetry.<br />

Sorbet Tranquil Green Tea Body<br />

Souffle (250ml), R99, Clicks.<br />

22 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

The SWEET life<br />

Diepsloot's Tichaona Phillimon Mugwambani has come a long way in his culinary career.<br />

He chats about his dream job and humble beginnings in Zimbabwe.<br />

Text & main image: JACO-MARI HAASBROEK. Food images: RIALIEN FURSTENBERG.<br />

His love for all things<br />

sweet started at a<br />

young age as he<br />

grew up with a<br />

mother who baked<br />

and decorated<br />

cakes and made<br />

desserts almost<br />

daily. Now he is a qualified pâtissier at<br />

Dolci Café – a quaint traditional Italian<br />

restaurant in the city.<br />

'I've always had a sweet tooth and<br />

even before I went to school, I knew<br />

I wanted to create immaculate desserts<br />

because it was a prominent part<br />

of my childhood. One of my most<br />

memorable experiences as a child was<br />

eating my mother's amazing red<br />

velvet cheesecake.'<br />

When we say he had humble<br />

beginnings, we mean it. After high<br />

school, he worked for a construction<br />

company for about a year. When<br />

he moved from Zimbabwe to<br />

Johannesburg, he started as a sculleryhand<br />

in a hotel in Fourways and<br />

never thought that he would one day<br />

become a pastry chef ...<br />

'I was just a scullery-hand but showed<br />

great interest in food, especially<br />

desserts, and I started to help out<br />

in the kitchen after I'd washed all<br />

the dishes. I was later promoted to<br />

assistant baker. All my dreams were<br />

starting to come true.'<br />

After three years as an assistant baker,<br />

he joined Dolci Café. He has been<br />

part of their team of brilliant chefs for<br />

the last two years while completing a<br />

diploma in patisserie at the HTA School<br />

of Culinary Art.<br />

'Working with cakes, pastries, and<br />

desserts is the best part of my job<br />

because I get to play around and<br />

create something new that tastes<br />

wonderful. I can work on my own and<br />

experiment until I have perfected a<br />

new recipe. A lot of the special desserts<br />

on the menu are my own creations.'<br />

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Short & sweet:<br />

Your favourite cuisine ... Italian - I love pasta!<br />

The secret to being a successful pastry chef ... patience, loads of it.<br />

Team player or lone wolf ... I’m definitely a team player.<br />

Your favourite dessert ... cream horns.<br />

Your friends would describe you as ... always happy.<br />

Your favourite ingredient to work with ... icing sugar.

While he is a master at creating and<br />

baking delicious desserts, he also<br />

has a knack for making them look<br />

almost too good to eat. He prides<br />

himself on being creative and<br />

having an eye for detail. He loves to<br />

play around with the plating and<br />

presentation of his desserts.<br />

At 30, he is not only an<br />

accomplished pastry chef but a<br />

family man as well ...<br />

'I have a lovely wife and three very<br />

cute daughters. Our twins are<br />

four years old and the youngest is<br />

nine months old. I spend my free<br />

time with my family or watching<br />

soccer. I've been a part of the<br />

Diepsloot community for three<br />

years and by now, everyone in my<br />

neighbourhood asks me for desserts<br />

or cakes because of my job.'<br />

He appears to be a very reserved<br />

person but he gets very enthusiastic<br />

when he talks about his job – that's<br />

when he gets just as vibrant as the<br />

buzzing café he works at.<br />

'Being a pastry chef is my dream job<br />

and I would tell anyone who wants<br />

to follow this career path to do it.<br />

It's best to do it professionally and<br />

get the qualifications, even if it takes<br />

time. A pastry chef should have a<br />

lot of patience because it takes a lot<br />

of trial and error before a recipe is<br />

perfect, but it is worth it in the end.'<br />

Phillimon says that his culinary<br />

journey is far from over.<br />

'I'm qualified but that doesn't mean<br />

that I know everything. I'm always<br />

learning from other chefs. I'm always<br />

trying to learn and create more.'<br />

Try these sweet delights made by Phillimon:<br />

Cream cheese apple coffee cake<br />

Cake ingredients:<br />

125ml butter, softened; 125ml brown<br />

sugar; 60ml white sugar; 1 egg; 60ml<br />

vegetable oil; 2,5ml vanilla; 375ml flour;<br />

2,5ml bicarbonate of soda; 2,5ml baking<br />

powder; 1,25ml salt; 5ml cinnamon;<br />

375ml finely chopped apples.<br />

Cream cheese layer ingredients:<br />

230g cream cheese; 5ml vanilla; 45ml<br />

white sugar.<br />

Streusel ingredients:<br />

180ml white sugar; 60ml brown sugar;<br />

125ml flour; 5ml cinnamon; 2,5ml<br />

baking powder; 0,5ml salt; 90ml<br />

cold butter.<br />

To make:<br />

Preheat oven to 180 °C/ 350 °F and<br />

grease a 20 x 20cm square pan.<br />

Combine the butter and sugars for the<br />

cake and mix until fluffy. Add the egg,<br />

oil and vanilla, and mix until combined.<br />

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda,<br />

baking powder, salt and cinnamon<br />

and stir into the butter mixture until<br />

combined. Stir in the apples and spread<br />

into the square pan.<br />

For the cream cheese layer, mix the<br />

cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and<br />

spread over the cake batter in the pan.<br />

Combine all the streusel ingredients<br />

using your hands or a pastry blender<br />

until well combined. Sprinkle over the<br />

cream cheese mixture.<br />

Bake for 45 minutes or until the<br />

topping is browned.<br />

Serve with a scoop of ice cream.<br />

Amarula crème brûlée<br />

Ingredients:<br />

10 egg yolks; 250g sugar; 1 litre fresh cream; 1 shot Amarula.<br />

To make:<br />

Heat the cream in a medium saucepan just until bubbles<br />

form around the edge.<br />

In the meantime, whisk the egg yolks, Amarula and sugar<br />

by hand until pale in colour. Very gradually, lightly whisk in<br />

the hot cream. Skim off any surface bubbles.<br />

Strain into small heatproof dishes, wider than they are<br />

deep. Place in a roasting pan or baking dish with enough<br />

hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dishes.<br />

Bake at 160°C for 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the<br />

centre comes out clean. Cool, then chill well.<br />

Before serving, sift about a tablespoon of castor sugar over<br />

each custard. Place in a roasting pan filled with ice, then<br />

slide under a hot grill until the sugar melts and caramelises.<br />

Alternatively, use a blowtorch to melt and brown the sugar.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 25


FEAST<br />

If ever there was a time to drink, eat and be<br />

merry, it’s now. And on the menu? A feast of<br />

baked cheese, glazed ham, stuffed mushrooms,<br />

butter cookies and chocolate tart.<br />

Baked cranberry<br />

Camembert<br />

You’ll need: 100g frozen cranberries;<br />

150g Staffords cranberry jelly; 1tsp<br />

chilli flakes; one 250g wheel of<br />

Camembert or Brie cheese; 50g<br />

walnuts; 3 sprigs rosemary<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a<br />

small saucepan combine the frozen<br />

cranberries, 100g Staffords cranberry<br />

jelly and chilli flakes. Cook over low<br />

heat until the cranberries are soft<br />

and the sauce has thickened slightly,<br />

about 5 min. Set aside.<br />

On a baking tray, score the wheel<br />

of cheese in a 2cm by 2cm pattern.<br />

In the grooves insert the rosemary<br />

leaves ... do this evenly throughout<br />

the wheel. Spread 50g of Staffords<br />

cranberry jelly evenly over top of<br />

the wheel. Tie a piece of kitchen<br />

twine around the outside of the<br />

wheel to prevent it breaking apart<br />

too early. Sprinkle the walnuts<br />

around the wheel.<br />

Bake for 8 to 10 min or until it has<br />

become soft in the middle. This will<br />

vary depending on the age of the<br />

cheese. Remove from oven and<br />

place on a serving dish. Spoon over<br />

some of the cranberry chilli sauce<br />

and place the rest in a dish to serve<br />

on the side. Sprinkle with toasted<br />

walnuts and more fresh rosemary<br />

if desired.<br />

Serve immediately with crusty sliced<br />

bread like sourdough or baguette.<br />

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Honey mustard glazed ham<br />

You’ll need: 3kg leg of ham, trimmed and<br />

skin removed; 250ml smooth orange<br />

marmalade; 60ml Staffords honey; 125ml<br />

orange juice; 45 ml Staffords Dijon<br />

mustard; cloves for studding; sage<br />

for garnish<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. In a<br />

saucepan combine the marmalade, honey,<br />

orange juice and mustard. Cook over<br />

low heat until the glaze has thickened<br />

slightly – about five to seven minutes. Set<br />

aside but do not allow to cool completely.<br />

If needed reheat over low heat for one<br />

to two min. Score the trimmed leg of<br />

ham into a 2cm diamond pattern. Push<br />

a single clove Into the centre of each<br />

diamond. Only stud the top of the ham,<br />

or whichever side you’ll be presenting.<br />

Place on a rack above a lined baking<br />

sheet. Generously brush ham with glaze<br />

and place on the lowest rack of the oven.<br />

Every 10 min remove the ham from the<br />

oven, rotate and brush on more glaze.<br />

Repeat this until ham is golden brown,<br />

about 40 to 60 minutes, depending on<br />

the oven. If the top begins to brown too<br />

quickly, loosely place a piece of tinfoil over<br />

top. Once cooked, remove from oven and<br />

allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt<br />

flakes and serve on a large dish (sliced or<br />

whole) and garnish with fresh sage.<br />

Cinnamon sugar holiday<br />

tree with cinnamon sugar<br />

butter cookies<br />

For the tree you’ll need: Staffords<br />

cinnamon sugar shaker; 2 rolls storebought<br />

puff pastry<br />

For the cookies you’ll need: 500ml flour;<br />

2,5ml baking powder; 2,5ml salt; 170g<br />

butter, softened; 200g sugar; 1 large<br />

egg; 2,5ml vanilla; Staffords cinnamon<br />

sugar shaker<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. For the<br />

cookies: Whisk together flour, baking<br />

powder, and salt in a small bowl. Beat<br />

together butter and sugar in a large<br />

bowl until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg<br />

and vanilla until smooth. Add flour<br />

mixture and mix until just combined.<br />

Wrap dough in clingwrap and chill in<br />

the fridge for 2 hours. When chilled,<br />

roll dough into ½ cm thick sheet, cut<br />

out star-shaped cookies and place on a<br />

lined and greased baking sheet. Brush<br />

tops of the cookies with melted butter<br />

and sprinkle generously with Staffords<br />

cinnamon sugar. Bake cookies at 180˚C<br />

for 12 to 15 min or until the edges<br />

begin to brown. Remove from oven and<br />

transfer onto a cooling rack.<br />

For the tree: On a lined baking tray spread out one roll of puff pastry.<br />

Generously sprinkle Staffords cinnamon sugar in a generally tree-shaped<br />

area. Roll out the second piece of puff pastry and place over the first piece<br />

of puff pastry. Press down gently to bond the two pieces. Cover with plastic<br />

wrap and place in fridge for 20 minutes. When pastry is chilled, return tray<br />

to working surface (do not remove from the lined tray). Cut out tree shape<br />

with special attention to the trunk, which should be wider at the bottom<br />

than the top. Cut the sides of the tree to form branches every 2cm, with a<br />

1cm gap between each branch. Remove pastry from the 1cm wide gaps to<br />

allow pastry to expand slightly. Do not cut all the way to the top, allow<br />

2–3cm of flat pastry at the top. Twist each branch as many times as you<br />

can, depending on the length of each branch.<br />

Brush 'trunk' of the tree and areas not twisted with melted butter and<br />

sprinkle those areas with Staffords cinnamon sugar. Bake the tree at 220˚C<br />

for about 20–25 minutes or until the pastry has fully 'puffed' and turned<br />

golden brown. Once baked, remove from oven and serve with star cookies<br />

placed as baubles along the branches and top of the tree.<br />

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Big brown mushrooms stuffed<br />

with artichokes<br />

You’ll need: 6 large brown mushrooms; 2 large<br />

shallots, sliced; 4 cloves garlic, finely diced;<br />

200g baby spinach; 125ml crème fraîche; 1<br />

x 400g tin Staffords artichoke hearts; 500ml<br />

cooked wild rice; olive oil; salt; freshly ground<br />

black pepper; pinch of cayenne pepper; 18<br />

balls bocconcini mozzarella<br />

To make: Preheat oven to 180˚C. Line a baking<br />

sheet with baking paper. Remove core from<br />

mushrooms and place mushrooms on<br />

baking sheet.<br />

Sauté shallots in a drizzle of olive oil until soft.<br />

Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add baby<br />

spinach and cook until wilted. Add crème<br />

fraîche and stir well. Drain artichoke hearts and<br />

slice into chunks. Add artichokes to the pan<br />

and season well with salt, pepper and cayenne<br />

pepper. Stir through the wild rice and remove<br />

from heat.<br />

Fill each mushroom with a few generous<br />

spoonfuls of the filling. Top each mushroom<br />

with 3 torn bocconcini balls.<br />

Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until<br />

the cheese is melted and golden and the<br />

mushrooms are cooked through.<br />

Chocolate raspberry tart<br />

You’ll need: Chocolate pastry – 170g cake flour; 50g icing sugar;<br />

60ml cocoa powder; 2ml salt; 100g cold butter, cubed; 1 egg<br />

yolk; 60ml water. Filling – 200g raspberries; 500ml cream; 60g<br />

castor sugar; 100g Staffords milk choc discs; 150g Staffords dark<br />

choc discs; 5ml Staffords vanilla extract with seeds; 3 eggs, lightly<br />

whisked; 10ml cocoa powder, for dusting<br />

To make: For the chocolate pastry, sift the flour, cocoa powder and<br />

icing sugar into a mixing bowl and add salt. Add cold butter and<br />

work into the flour, using your fingertips, until mixture resembles<br />

breadcrumbs. Beat egg yolk with water, add to the flour mixture<br />

and mix until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly<br />

floured surface and knead briefly until smooth. Wrap in clingfilm<br />

and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then roll the pastry out on<br />

a lightly flour-dusted surface and line a 25cm loose-bottomed tart<br />

tin. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 190°C. Blind<br />

bake the pastry case for 12–15 minutes. Remove from oven and<br />

allow to cool.<br />

To make the filling, reduce the oven temperature to 160°C. Reserve<br />

a third of the raspberries for decoration and use remainder to line<br />

the baked tart case. Place the cream and sugar in a pan and gently<br />

bring to the boil. Stir until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat,<br />

add milk choc discs, dark choc discs and vanilla extract with seeds<br />

and stir until smooth. Allow to cool for five minutes, then stir in the<br />

eggs. Transfer the tart case to a baking sheet and pour chocolate<br />

filling over raspberries. Bake the tart for 25 to 35 minutes, or until<br />

the filling is cooked but still slightly wobbly in the middle. Allow<br />

to cool at room temperature until set. <strong>Dec</strong>orate with remaining<br />

raspberries and a dusting of cocoa powder round the edges.<br />

For more holiday recipes, visit<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/joburg-west<br />

Festive cooking – gosh, any cooking – is easier (and tastier) when you use the condiments, baking and specialty products<br />

from the Staffords range. From baking to braaiing, going fancy or keeping it simple, there’s a Staffords product that will<br />

add a little extra punch. You’ll find them at your local supermarket.<br />

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SAVE<br />

R600<br />

SAVE<br />


The much-loved coffee and chocolate<br />

notes of the Original Diemersfontein<br />

Pinotage make it a wine worth<br />

savouring … although a great partner<br />

to rich lamb casseroles and gentle<br />

Malay curries, the best companion<br />

for this wine is a rich, decadent<br />

chocolate dessert. Try it with a Molten<br />

chocolate lava cake or Chocolate<br />

Pecan brownie … absolute heaven!<br />

You’ll find it online for R127. Details:<br />

diemersfontein.co.za.<br />

We’re<br />

having a little love<br />

affair with rosé wines at the<br />

moment, and have fallen head<br />

over heels with Gabriëlskloof’s of’s<br />

Rosebud Rosé. This dry, light and<br />

deliciously moreish Provençal-style<br />

rosé has equal amounts of Syrah<br />

and Viognier, and is described as<br />

the ‘little darling’ of Gabriëlskloof’s s<br />

Estate Range. It’s lovely to drink<br />

by itself, but also pairs well with<br />

light dishes. Buy it online for<br />

about R80 a bottle. Details:<br />

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

Low alcohol.<br />

Low calories.<br />

Great taste.<br />

What’s not to<br />

love? The just<br />

released Tokara<br />

Sauvignon Blanc<br />

<strong>2019</strong> is all heady<br />

notes of passion<br />

fruit and guava<br />

and cooler notes<br />

of lemongrass<br />

and green<br />

melon, and is<br />

the perfect<br />

Sauvignon<br />

Blanc for a<br />

hot summer’s<br />

day. Drink on<br />

its own, or<br />

with grilled<br />

chicken, fish<br />

and fresh<br />

oysters.<br />

About R90<br />

a bottle.<br />

V ino<br />

FOR DAYS<br />

We’re sipping on these wines all summer long!<br />

WIN!<br />

A hamper of<br />

the four wines, plus<br />

a lovely yoga mat. To<br />

enter, simply visit our Get<br />

It Joburg <strong>West</strong> Facebook<br />

page, follow us, and like<br />

the Robertson post.<br />

Entries close 17<br />

<strong>Dec</strong>ember.<br />

This summer we’re being sensible. We’re still celebrating<br />

everything summer has to offer with lovely wines, but<br />

we’re choosing those with lighter alcohol levels<br />

and fewer calories. Without, obviously,<br />

sacrificing quality or taste. First on our list<br />

to try is the Robertson Winery Light<br />

Cultivar range, which is showing off<br />

great new design, too. With about 9 per<br />

cent alcohol instead of the average 12<br />

or 13 per cent, there’s a Sauvignon<br />

Blanc <strong>2019</strong> (refreshing, dry, zesty,<br />

about R55), a Chenin Blanc <strong>2019</strong><br />

(off-dry, all yellow apple, pear and<br />

floral notes, about R55); a Pinotage<br />

Rosé (a beautiful pale coral off-dry<br />

rosé), and a Merlot (think ripe<br />

plum and sweet black cherry<br />

flavours). All between R50 and<br />

R55. Details: robertsonwinery.co.za<br />

or join the Robertson community<br />

on Facebook, Instagram and<br />

Twitter @RobertsonWinery.<br />

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32 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

This year, curb the urge to use those same old red and green holiday decorations.<br />

Krugersdorp's decor guru, Tasha Schoeman shares a few jolly good tips for setting the<br />

ultimate festive table.<br />

G<br />

rowing up with the love of making things pretty, Tasha dove into the<br />

events industry very early in her life. Doing everything from flowers<br />

to photography and event decor, she has made a name for herself.<br />

‘Doing flowers will always be my first love. I always say that flowers<br />

chose me, and I never chose to work with flowers – it’s what I was<br />

born to do. Besides that, I’m also obsessed with helping women look<br />

and feel beautiful at my boutique and shop.’<br />

At 32, she is also the owner of Hoppy Hearts & Hartz-verloren in Krugersdorp<br />

North and co-owner of Events Inspirations in Muldersdrift. In between all of<br />

her business ventures and events, she still finds time to be the perfect hostess<br />

and hosts unforgettable dinner parties ... Tasha is a people person and enjoys<br />

spending time with friends and family who are welcome to put their hair in a bun<br />

and kick off their shoes as soon as they enter the Schoeman residence.<br />

‘We’re a close family and do almost everything together. While I set the table, my<br />

hubby does the cooking ... No matter what, there should always be a balance<br />

in your life. It’s counter-productive to overwork yourself, so you need a balance<br />

between work, family and relaxing. That’s what I’ll be doing this festive season.’<br />

Details: Hoppy Hearts on 079 313 5638 and Event Inspirations on 011 668 3113.<br />

Tasha Schoeman<br />

Lifehacks for a festive<br />

dinner party:<br />

• Don’t worry about matching<br />

tableware. You don’t have to go<br />

out and buy brand new cutlery<br />

and drink ware – just mix and<br />

match what you have until you<br />

find the perfect combination.<br />

• Create different spaces like<br />

a picnic area, the dinner table<br />

and comfy couches where your<br />

guests can mingle.<br />

• Use plants and flowers from your<br />

garden as centrepieces.<br />

• Adding some candlelight will<br />

automatically help your guests<br />

relax and set the mood.<br />

• Make sure there are both<br />

alcoholic and non-alcoholic<br />

beverages available.<br />

• You don’t have to stick to green,<br />

red and gold during the festive<br />

season either – go with any colour<br />

scheme you want.<br />

• Move your dinner party outside<br />

– it gives you and your guests the<br />

opportunity to get some fresh air<br />

while enjoying great company<br />

and a starry sky.<br />

• Don’t worry about assigned<br />

seating and let everyone sit<br />

where they feel comfortable.<br />

• Keep the kids entertained with<br />

some healthy snacks like cheese<br />

and fruit, and fun board games.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 33

Celebrate<br />

with this fruity<br />

summer cocktail:<br />

You’ll need: 2l Sprite; 250ml<br />

pineapple juice; 1 sachet Sweeto<br />

Raspberry; 250ml ginger ale,<br />

seasonal fruits; fresh mint.<br />

To make: Mix together and<br />

serve ice cold.<br />

Say it with cheese:<br />

Choose one of each type of cheese<br />

Soft cheese: Mozzarella or Brie<br />

Semi-soft: Stilton or Gouda<br />

Hard cheese: aged Cheddar<br />

or Parmesan<br />

Semi-hard: Manchego<br />

or Sage Derby<br />

Add fresh bread<br />

and crackers, fresh<br />

seasonal fruits,<br />

dips and spreads,<br />

salted nuts,<br />

biltong, droëwors<br />

and cold meats.<br />

Spend some time with your guests instead<br />

of spending the whole evening preparing<br />

dessert in the kitchen. A classic ice cream<br />

and fresh fruit will do just as well.<br />

34 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>


Colouring-in is not just for children anymore as chalk paint has changed the way crafters<br />

do, well, everything! Nadine Vosloo, the brains behind Tjhoko Paint in Randfontein,<br />

shares a few easy DIY projects you can try at home this holiday.<br />


WIN!<br />

You could be<br />

the lucky winner<br />

of a hamper of Tjhoko<br />

Paint’s three new colours<br />

in 500ml quantity. Visit<br />

our website at www.<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/<br />

joburg-west/ to<br />

enter.<br />

She is very creative and<br />

also a people person, says<br />

the vibrant Nadine. She<br />

combined her love of the<br />

two and came up with<br />

Tjhoko Paint – a proudly<br />

South African chalk paint<br />

with its own story.<br />

‘I’ve always been creative<br />

but I have come a long way to be<br />

where I am today. I used to be an<br />

interior designer before I studied<br />

psychology to understand my husband<br />

better. That didn’t work, haha … so I<br />

tried being a stay-at-home mom and<br />

later ended up in the education sector<br />

where I got to use my creativity a lot in<br />

the classroom. When the opportunity<br />

to start Tjhoko Paint crossed my path, I<br />

found my true calling.’<br />

The product is like a child to her.<br />

She even calls herself Mama Tjhoko,<br />

although her official job title is Creative<br />

Director. When she’s not busy with a<br />

project or coming up with new<br />

creative concepts, she spends time<br />

with her husband, two teenagers, and<br />

three dogs.<br />

The 39-year-old Nadine gets excited<br />

easily over small things and says that<br />

her friends would describe her as being<br />

grateful and positive.<br />

‘Inspiring yourself is very important.<br />

If everything around you is beautiful,<br />

even the worst days can be better<br />

and brighter. Painting is one of my<br />

hobbies and I like to relax by creating<br />

a masterpiece on a canvas. I really love<br />

what I do and I will never get tired of it.<br />

There have been so many highlights in<br />

my career but my proudest moment<br />

was when I realised that Tjhoko makes<br />

a difference in people’s lives. ’<br />

Tjhoko Paint has been manufactured<br />

by Paint Master since 2017, and what<br />

makes it different is that it can be<br />

used on almost any surface, it’s safe<br />

for children and pets, and you only<br />

have to seal the product when used in<br />

36 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

the bathroom, kitchen and outdoors.<br />

What makes Tjhoko even more special<br />

is that it’s packaged by hand, and<br />

because every employee is unique<br />

and makes such a big contribution to<br />

the company, each one has a colour<br />

named after him or her.<br />

‘Tjhoko originated from a vision to<br />

establish a job-creation programme as<br />

well as an empowerment programme.<br />

Our story is one of success, starting<br />

with a team of two in 2017 and<br />

building it up to be an immaculate<br />

business with 300 distributors in South<br />

Africa and even as far as Botswana,<br />

Namibia, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.’<br />

Their product and projects have been<br />

featured in Via!, kykNET, Home Channel<br />

as well as Home and Ideas magazines.<br />

‘I attribute our success to involving<br />

everyone actively. It’s a family business.<br />

My husband, my brother and his wife,<br />

and my other sister-in-law are all part<br />

of the team. Those who aren’t family<br />

are very close friends.’<br />

She is extremely excited about the<br />

future. Tjhoko will be launching three<br />

new colours as well as a texture paint,<br />

wallpaper, and a material range.<br />

‘We will be doing a step-by-step<br />

makeover of a property in the North<br />

<strong>West</strong> on our YouTube channel in<br />

<strong>2020</strong>. We want to show how different<br />

spaces can be transformed upward<br />

with a bit of paint, we want to inspire<br />

people and send the message that you<br />

can do a lot with very little money. In<br />

between everything, I’m also writing<br />

a book about the people behind the<br />

names of our colours.’<br />

Details: 011 708 3166 or follow her on<br />

Facebook, ‘Tjhoko Paint’<br />


Chalk-painting your picnic theme<br />

You will need:<br />

tree rounds (stepping stones), available at nurseries; a stencil in<br />

the design of your choice; Stencil of Paris; paint scraper (50mm<br />

wide); Tjhoko Paint (<strong>Jan</strong>e’s Jade, Simon Says and Cloud White);<br />

paintbrush (50mm wide); Antique Brown Glaze; mutton cloth<br />

the size of a tea towel<br />

Method:<br />

Place the stencil on top of the tree round. Apply some of the<br />

Stencil of Paris evenly over the stencil with the paint scraper.<br />

Remove the stencil while the paste is still wet (take care not to<br />

smudge the paste) and rinse the stencil with water.<br />

Wait about two hours for the Stencil of Paris to dry completely,<br />

then paint it with the Tjhoko Paint colour of your choice. We<br />

painted some of the tree rounds with <strong>Jan</strong>e’s Jade and others<br />

with Simon Says.<br />

Allow at least four hours to dry.<br />

Stir the Antique Brown Glaze well and pour 100ml into another<br />

container; dilute with 30ml water. Carefully apply the glaze over<br />

the paint with a paintbrush.<br />

Wipe off with a damp cloth immediately until you’re satisfied<br />

with the weathered effect.<br />

Wait about 30 minutes, then apply Cloud White paint over the<br />

Antique Brown Glaze. Use a dry brush (wet just the tip of the<br />

brush with a tiny bit of paint) to brush lightly over the glaze.<br />

As seen in Tuis/ Home. Photos by ER Lombard.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 37

Tips for using chalk paint<br />

for the first time:<br />

• Trust yourself and don’t be<br />

scared to try something. We are<br />

all creative and we just need a<br />

bit of inspiration.<br />

• Play with colours – go bright<br />

and bold.<br />

• Make sure the surface is clean<br />

and oil-free before you start to<br />

paint. Thinners does the job<br />

every time.<br />

• Make sure you use a goodquality<br />

brush that doesn’t lose<br />

any hairs while you paint.<br />

• There is little to no prepping<br />

necessary. Chalk paint sticks to<br />

just about any surface without<br />

any problems.<br />

• Chalk paint gives a very rustic<br />

feel and that means that you<br />

don’t have to be a pro to use it.<br />

You don’t have to worry about<br />

getting even layers of paint or<br />

the perfect technique if you’re<br />

a beginner.<br />

• You can distress any piece of<br />

furniture with light sanding.<br />

• Create a two-tone distressed<br />

look by painting two colours<br />

over each other, followed by<br />

sanding the top layer.<br />

• Use wax to seal the product<br />

if necessary, or just to<br />

create texture.<br />

• You can use chalk paint on<br />

just about everything, including<br />

exterior walls, garden furniture,<br />

metal, concrete, matte plastic,<br />

terracotta, indoor walls, wooden<br />

floors, tiles, wood furniture and<br />

couches (yes, you can paint on<br />

damp material with chalk paint!).<br />

• You can paint one piece of<br />

furniture or focus wall, or you<br />

can transform an entire room<br />

with chalk paint.<br />

• Start with something old,<br />

cheap and insignificant – don’t<br />

start with a set of drawers that<br />

has been in your family for<br />

generations. Take it easy and<br />

start off with something simple<br />

until you feel confident enough<br />

to move onto more significant<br />

pieces of furniture.<br />

• Stencilling can be tricky, so<br />

don’t use this technique on your<br />

first try.<br />

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Transform your kitchen<br />

You will need:<br />

Tjhoko Paint (Sherif's Stone, Olivia's Pale), Glaze Clear; sponge roller (160mm);<br />

embellishments; Alcolin Super Glue; paintbrush (50mm wide); artist's brush;<br />

damp cloth; wax.<br />

Method:<br />

Clean the cabinets with a rag dipped in paint thinners and allow to dry<br />

completely – wait at least 20 minutes.<br />

Mask off any sections you don’t want to paint.<br />

Apply the base colour paint with a sponge roller, making sure the paint is evenly<br />

distributed; wait another 20 minutes before applying the second coat.<br />

Paint the embellishments you wish to apply in the same colour; allow them to<br />

dry completely and then position them using Alcolin Super Glue.<br />

Wait for the glue to dry and apply an accent colour to small sections of the<br />

embellishments with an artist’s brush. Using a damp cloth, wipe with circular<br />

movements over the painted areas to blend the paint on the embellishment<br />

with that of the cupboard door.<br />

Wait about four hours after you’ve painted before sealing the cupboard with wax.<br />

As seen in Tuis/ Home. Photos by ER Lombard.

Chalk-painting your inspiration space<br />

Jazzing up a room is as easy as one, two, three! By adding a<br />

bit of colour to a wall or making your own rustic furniture,<br />

you can transform any area into an inspiration space.<br />

The wall: Paint the wall using Simon Says, a stimulating<br />

mustard-yellow colour.<br />

Drawers for shelves: Paint each drawer a different<br />

colour (Nade, Karema, Cloud White, True Blue, Sherif’s<br />

Stone); Stencil patterns on drawers using Stencil of<br />

Paris (it can be painted over when it’s dry); Create a<br />

‘distressed’ look for the drawers by painting them in<br />

Cloud White and sanding them.<br />

Table: Use an old door as a tabletop.<br />

Paint the door using Simon Says and True Blue;<br />

Afterward, lightly sand it to allow the yellow to show<br />

through here and there, and to create a weathered<br />

effect; Use two old crates to support the tabletop;<br />

Whitewash the crates with a mixture of equal amounts<br />

of Antique Brown Glaze and Vinia Stone rubbed on with<br />

a damp cloth.<br />

Chair: Make a seat from an old petrol drum by cutting it<br />

in half, adding wheels and painting the drum in Karema;<br />

Cover a cushion in a natural, woven, cream-coloured<br />

fabric and paint it with Nade, True Blue, and Karema,<br />

creating the stripes with masking tape.<br />

Lighting:<br />

Convert a few baskets into lampshades and paint them<br />

different shades of blues.<br />

As seen in Idees/Ideas. Photo’s by Hanneri de Wet.<br />

Bathroom revamp<br />

You will need:<br />

Tjhoko Paint (Lorain’s Cream, Coral Stone, Cloud White,<br />

Comfort’s Blue, Elvis Mix; masking tape; stencil paint roller;<br />

paintbrush (50mm wide); Stencil of Paris; paint scraper.<br />

Method:<br />

Paint the wall with the base colour (Lorain’s Cream). Apply<br />

two coats of paint; wait for the first layer to dry completely<br />

before applying the second layer (about 30–40 minutes<br />

between coats). Then leave overnight before doing the<br />

stenciling, as the masking tape used for keeping the<br />

stencils in place might pull off the fresh paint.<br />

Paint the squares with your first stencil – the stencil has<br />

square cut-outs that create the tile effect. Position the<br />

stencil with masking tape. Using a sponge roller, paint<br />

the squares with the Coral Stone. The roller must not be<br />

dripping wet, and the paint must be spread evenly over<br />

the roller.<br />

When the squares are dry, take a dry 50mm paintbrush<br />

or a stencil brush and apply a dry-brush technique in<br />

Cloud White to each alternate square. Wait until dry, then<br />

remove the stencil. Repeat across the entire wall until every<br />

alternate square is painted a lighter background colour.<br />

Position the patterned stencil with masking tape on the<br />

exact spot where the ‘squares’ stencil was placed.<br />

Tip: Make small pencil marks at the end of step 2 so that<br />

you know where the second stencil must be placed.<br />

Using a stencil brush, apply Comfort’s Blue to each<br />

alternate square (those with the Cloud White background).<br />

Mix 5ml Elvis Mix with a pot of Stencil of Paris. This paint will<br />

tint the Stencil of Paris to a soft beige.<br />

Using a paint scraper, spread the Stencil of Paris evenly over<br />

all the open squares painted with Coral Stone in step 1. Lift<br />

the stencil carefully from left to right after each application.<br />

Make sure the stencil is clean before repeating the pattern<br />

(rinse it in lukewarm water and dry well) across the entire<br />

wall. The Stencil of Paris takes 2–3 hours to dry completely.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 39

Holiday<br />

gardening<br />

We’ve put together our top garden tasks<br />

and tips for <strong>Dec</strong>ember and <strong>Jan</strong>uary.<br />

Garden<br />

tasks:<br />

• Water early morning or<br />

late afternoon, to minimise<br />

evaporation • Lightly mulch beds<br />

to keep plant roots cool and moist<br />

for longer • In hot, dry weather,<br />

don’t cut the lawn too low. Leaving<br />

it longer shades the roots • Trim off<br />

dead flowers to encourage new<br />

flowers • Fertilise annuals and<br />

perennials with an organic<br />

granular fertiliser in<br />

mid-<strong>Dec</strong>ember.<br />

Best for patio and indoors:<br />

Impatiens ‘Clockwork’ is a pot-impatiens (Impatiens hawkerii) with a wide colour range,<br />

including the two-tone Pink Star and Orange Stripe. Great for instant colour indoors and<br />

in pots or hanging baskets on the patio. Plants have the ideal compact growth (25cm<br />

high and 30cm wide) for pots. Plant in a good-quality potting mix, with a controlledrelease<br />

fertiliser. Indoors, the best position is bright light. Keep soil moist but not<br />

waterlogged. For patios, place in a position with morning sun or dappled sunshine.<br />

Water pots once a day in midsummer and feed with a liquid fertiliser once a month.<br />

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

Who grows there?<br />

Candide is an app on<br />

what gardeners will find<br />

inspiration and knowledge<br />

about all things gardeningrelated.<br />

You’ll find places<br />

to visit, information about<br />

plants, problems, 'how to'<br />

guides and pictures from the<br />

community, sharing what’s<br />

going on in their gardens.<br />

Candide is free for download<br />

in the Google Play Store and<br />

Apple’s App Store. Details:<br />

www.candidegardening.com.<br />

Get your children to<br />

Garden World for an<br />

exciting Christmas<br />

workshop on 8<br />

<strong>Dec</strong>ember at 11am.<br />

They will paint their own<br />

Christmas pot, plant and<br />

decorate a Christmas<br />

tree, and make cookies<br />

to take home! Cost:<br />

R190 per child, which<br />

includes a goodie bag,<br />

everything needed to<br />

create the Christmas<br />

trees (pot, paint, tree, soil<br />

and decorations) as well<br />

as the Christmas cookies.<br />

Booking essential with<br />

Corné or Magriet on 011<br />

957 2545 or magriet@<br />

gardenworld.co.za.<br />

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We’re planting …<br />

Hot pink, fiery fuchsia, sizzling orange and<br />

knockout yellow are the colours of the samba,<br />

the rumba and Portulaca Nano, a heatloving<br />

groundcover that is always covered<br />

with flowers. Although not indigenous, it is<br />

extremely drought and heat tolerant, and<br />

able to keep flowering through times of low<br />

rainfall. Plants do best in full sun and grow in<br />

ordinary garden soil. The flowers open early in<br />

the morning, creating a ball of colour well into<br />

the evening. It is an easy to care for summer<br />

annual that will perform as a perennial in frostfree<br />

areas. Use it as a garden groundcover<br />

or on pavements, in hanging baskets and<br />

window boxes and as a ‘spiller’ in mixed<br />

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

Pencil in your diary!<br />

04 DECEMBER<br />

How to create a security<br />

hedge with hardy shrubs<br />

at Random Harvest<br />

Indigenous Nursery from<br />

10.30am to 12 noon. The<br />

talk will be about the<br />

many hardy indigenous<br />

shrub species you can<br />

use to create a security<br />

hedge and the spacing<br />

and positioning to create<br />

the most effective,<br />

impenetrable barrier to<br />

your property. Cost: Free<br />

of charge – just support<br />

the nursery or tea garden<br />

during your visit. What<br />

to bring: A notebook and<br />

pen, your questions on<br />

the topic, and a friend!<br />

Details: 011 957 5354,<br />

www.randomharvest.<br />

co.za, or visit them at<br />

Plot 57, Kontiki Road,<br />

Muldersdrift.<br />

Keith Kirsten and horticulture<br />

are inseparable. Happily, his<br />

best-known book, Gardening<br />

with Keith Kirsten, fully revised<br />

and updated, has just hit the<br />

shelves … perfectly timed for<br />

Christmas. This fourth edition<br />

has more info on indigenous<br />

species, locally bred hybrids<br />

and waterwise plants. In addition<br />

to sections on garden<br />

design, maintenance, as well as<br />

dealing with pests and diseases,<br />

the bulk of the book consists of<br />

directories with comprehensive<br />

details about growing more<br />

than 2 000 plants (trees, shrubs,<br />

creepers ... you name it). It’s the<br />

perfect pressie for a garden<br />

enthusiast, or you could treat<br />

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If you love eating spicy food, singing karaoke, getting to know colourful cultures<br />

and smoking Shishas (hubbly bubblies), Bali is the perfect holiday spot for you. Our<br />

journo, Jaco-Mari Haasbroek chats about her experience during their honeymoon.<br />

We booked our holiday through Thompsons for Travel<br />

(www.thompsonstravel.co.za) and our package included return<br />

flights, four nights accommodation at Fontana Hotel in Kuta and<br />

another four nights at Pertiwi Resort and Spa in Ubud, as well as<br />

transfers to and from the airport, hotel and resort. The deal came<br />

to R26 000 for me and Francois. We spent about R10 000 on<br />

food, activities, and souvenirs and I have to say that we enjoyed<br />

ourselves to the fullest and we were quite spendy ...<br />

Text & images: JACO-MARI HAASBROEK.<br />

The view of the green rice fields<br />

near Ubud left us speechless.<br />

48 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bali is a breathtakingly beautiful Indonesian island<br />

with colourful streets, a very interesting culture and<br />

loads to do. Kuta and Ubud are the tourist hot spots<br />

so that's where we stayed. While Kuta is close to<br />

the bustling Legian Beach, Ubud is close to scenic<br />

waterfalls and rice fields. We stayed in the lively Fontana Hotel<br />

during our stay in Kuta and got the chance to relax at the<br />

tranquil Pertiwi Resort and Spa in Ubud.<br />

I have to warn you that when you first visit Bali, the traffic will<br />

be something to get used to because they don't really follow<br />

road rules. You can count the traffic lights on the island on<br />

your fingers and there are no road signs. As long the drivers<br />

keep more or less to the left side of the road and allow other<br />

road users to turn in front of them, they are good to go.<br />

There are probably 20 scooters for every car on the road,<br />

which makes the roads very crowded but their system works<br />

somehow – just don't attempt to drive there yourself. The<br />

taxis are very easy to flag down and they are relatively cheap<br />

but it is lovely to walk around and visit local restaurants and<br />

shops on your way.<br />

As you dodge the cars and scooters on the roads, you should<br />

also be careful not to step on daily offerings. Businesses and<br />

households give daily offerings and sometimes even put<br />

them on the sidewalk. The offerings usually consist of flowers,<br />

incense and whatever they have to offer that day (you can<br />

expect to see everything from sweets to food and even<br />

cigarettes). It is disrespectful to walk over these daily offerings<br />

while the incense is still burning, so you should always watch

where you walk.<br />

If all the walking sounds tiring, I have<br />

good news for you! Almost every<br />

second building in Bali is a restaurant,<br />

bar or coffee shop ... We drank plenty<br />

of coffee and beer and ate loads of<br />

spicy foods while in Bali ... The popular<br />

Kopi Luwak coffee is produced in<br />

Bali – coffee beans are fed to a Luwak<br />

monkey and the coffee beans that<br />

come out in their excrement are used<br />

to make some of the most expensive<br />

coffee in the world (we didn’t have the<br />

guts to try it though).<br />

Bali has quite a few locally produced<br />

beers, of which the refreshing Bintang<br />

was our favourite. Most pubs have live<br />

bands or karaoke nights, so you will be<br />

entertained every step of the way. The<br />

more traditional Balinese meals consist<br />

mostly of fruit, noodles and spicy meat<br />

sosaties and are regularly served in BBQ<br />

buffet style. You can also rent a Shisha<br />

to enjoy with your food and drinks at<br />

most restaurants.<br />

Although many families vacation in<br />

Bali, it's ideal for a group of friends or a<br />

couple, because the busy nightlife will<br />

make you want to stay up ’til dawn. If<br />

you thought New York was the city that<br />

never sleeps, you were wrong. At 3am,<br />

we still found many restaurants, bars,<br />

and even coffee shops open, which<br />

makes Bali the best destination for barhopping<br />

without worrying about the<br />

last round.<br />

You can also relax and unwind at one<br />

of the countless Balinese spas ... Most<br />

hotels and resorts have their own spas<br />

but you can also pop into a spa on<br />

your way to dinner for a quick massage.<br />

The pool area at the Pertiwi Resort<br />

and Spa in Ubud was the perfect<br />

spot to cool off in the heat.<br />

I suggest you visit<br />

the Australian –<br />

owned Billy’s Bar<br />

and Restaurant in<br />

Kuta for cocktails<br />

with a kick and<br />

shooters with<br />

quite questionable<br />

names – the staff<br />

are a treat and the<br />

drinks are out of<br />

the world. And if<br />

you find yourself<br />

in Ubud, please<br />

try a bowl of<br />

fruity, chocolaty<br />

goodness at the<br />

vegan-friendly<br />

Acai Queen.<br />

If your hubby, like mine, won’t ever set<br />

foot in a spa, he can grab a beer while<br />

you get pampered but there are loads<br />

of spas that offer couples massages.<br />

More good news ... Bali is very cheap.<br />

Everything costs more or less the same<br />

as it would cost in South Africa, but you<br />

feel like a big spender because R50 in<br />

Indonesian Rupiah is about Rp50 000.<br />

The island is also known for its exquisite<br />

architecture. Most traditional buildings<br />

have a lot of open space and attention<br />

to detail.<br />

There are also a lot of traditional<br />

temples all over but tourists should<br />

wear appropriate attire to enter. We<br />

booked a few of the many tours<br />

available during which our tour guides<br />

shared a bit of their rich history while<br />

showing us the island's pride and joy.<br />

Using the GetYourGuide app to book<br />

your tours is seamless and affordable.<br />

We went on the Tulamben: USAT<br />

Liberty Shipwreck Full-Day Snorkeling<br />

Trip and Ubud: Jungle Swing Private<br />

Tour, which included seeing the<br />

TukadCepung Falls, visiting the<br />

Pengelipuran Village – one of the<br />

cleanest and most traditional villages in<br />

the world, swinging on a jungle swing,<br />

and visiting bamboo forests as well as<br />

coffee and rice fields. We paid R800<br />

and R1 300 per person respectively for<br />

the tours, which included pick-up and<br />

drop-off (so we didn’t have to worry<br />

about transport) as well as sight-seeing<br />

and activities. It was interesting to get<br />

to know the culture straight from our<br />

Balinese tour guides while we spent<br />

the whole day with them.<br />

There is so much to do and see that<br />

we fell in love with the island all over<br />

again every day. More highlights of our<br />

honeymoon in Bali include swimming<br />

in the blue sea and relaxing on the<br />

white beaches of Legian and Sanur,<br />

getting a sunkissed tan, looking at<br />

the volcanoes (from a safe distance)<br />

and visiting the feisty monkeys of the<br />

Sacred Monkey Forest.<br />

I can testify that Bali has it all ...<br />

Relaxation, luxury, drinks, and activities<br />

to keep you entertained from the<br />

moment you arrive until you board<br />

your plane back home.<br />

Details for your stay in Kuta: www.<br />

phmcollection.com/fontanabali<br />

Details for your stay in Ubud: www.<br />

pertiwiresort.com.<br />

DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong> Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> 49

Seventy reasons to enjoy<br />

Roodeberg this festive season<br />

Roodeberg, the legendary red blend<br />

that has been bringing friends together<br />

since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary<br />

this year. A true South African original<br />

that’s stood the test of time, the wine was<br />

developed by a pioneer of the SA wine<br />

industry, Dr Charles Niehaus, and was<br />

one of our country’s biggest export wine<br />

brands. It wasn’t until 2004 that it became<br />

readily available to us here at home ...<br />

and for a long while, locals could only get<br />

their hands on a bottle through a wine<br />

farming acquaintance with a KWV quota.<br />

The stories go that bartering sought-after<br />

test match tickets, biltong and the like in<br />

return for a bottle or two was a common<br />

occurrence. For many, Roodeberg still<br />

conjures up fond memories of people,<br />

places and occasions, and of sharing<br />

special life-changing moments with family<br />

and friends, often with rare vintages<br />

squirrelled away. Catch all the action of<br />

Roodeberg’s 70th anniversary year by<br />

joining the Roodeberg community on<br />

Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on<br />

Instagram and Twitter. For one incredibly<br />

lucky reader, this party season is about to<br />

get a whole lot more festive. To celebrate<br />

Roodeberg’s 70th birthday, we’re giving<br />

away 70 bottles (nope, that’s not a typo).<br />

One reader, 70 bottles. One amazingly<br />

happy festive season. To stand a chance<br />

of winning, simply visit our Get It National<br />

Facebook page, follow us, and like the<br />

Roodeberg Spoil post. We’ll be drawing<br />

the prize early ... so get your entries in<br />

before <strong>Dec</strong>ember 15. Cheers!<br />

Spoil<br />

Festive<br />

50 Get It Joburg <strong>West</strong> DEC/JAN <strong>2019</strong> - <strong>2020</strong>

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