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PRETORIA<br />

BEAUTY...<br />

DARE TO<br />

GO BARE<br />

MRS PRETORIA-<br />

TSHWANE <strong>2020</strong><br />

Passionate about<br />

business & others<br />

A Room with a<br />

view… over the<br />

vineyards, that is<br />

WIN!<br />

A custom<br />

portrait of you<br />

with the one<br />

you love<br />

Spread<br />

the love<br />

WITH DREAMY FASHION LOOKS, YUMMY<br />

SWEET TREATS & A GLASS (OR TWO) OF ROSÉ<br />

SHOPPING, PEOPLE AND LIFESTYLE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD<br />

FEBRUARY <strong>2020</strong>


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CONTENTS<br />

WHY DON’T YOU ...<br />

4 Spoil your love at the Valentine’s Night Market at the <strong>Pretoria</strong> National<br />

Botanical Garden, take part in quiz night at Craft Café Centurion or get<br />

tickets to Bands for Bricks 2<br />

BOOK CLUB<br />

5 Read more about the hottest new releases and don’t forget to<br />

join our book club<br />

WISH LIST<br />

6 We’re loving all things red<br />

SOCIALS<br />

10 Festive fun at The Ambassadors Club’s annual<br />

Christmas function<br />

9 See who attended the Lynnwood Bridge and TriBeCa Standard’s<br />

Food and Wine Master Class<br />

PEOPLE<br />

10 Meet Megan Horak-Du Preez: Mrs <strong>Pretoria</strong>-Tshwane <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

businesswoman and more<br />

12 After struggling with his weight, radio host and musician<br />

MD Greyling lost 15kg in 10 weeks<br />

BEAUTY<br />

14 For the month of love we’re going all out nude<br />

FASHION<br />

16 Date night looks to obsess over<br />

HEALTH<br />

18 Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about organic<br />

products<br />

FOOD<br />

20 Sweet treats to spoil your love (and yourself ) with<br />

TRAVEL<br />

36 Get a room with a view of the vineyards and mountains at<br />

d’Olyfboom Family Estate Guest House<br />

WIN<br />

38 One reader can win a portrait ... with either your pet or<br />

someone you love<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 03


Out & About<br />

Celebrate, spoil yourself or just indulge<br />

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

02<br />

Sick and tired of feeling sick<br />

and tired? Well, we have some<br />

good news for you. The Radical<br />

Results Lifelong WellBeing Lifestyle<br />

Retreat, to be hosted between the<br />

2-9 <strong>February</strong> at Leriba Hotel, Centurion<br />

promises to offer you the solution and<br />

radical results to all your health and<br />

wellbeing challenges. The purpose<br />

of the programme is to assist you in<br />

taking control of your physical, mental<br />

and emotional health, enabling you<br />

to manage stress and energy levels<br />

for optimum performance. Book<br />

your spot now. It includes seven<br />

nights accommodation, all meals and<br />

snacks, access to the Leriba Hotel’s<br />

recreational and exercise facilities,<br />

two integrative health assessments,<br />

two complete InBody Scans, private<br />

consultation sessions with retreat<br />

designer and curator Dr Illona E.<br />

Wilken (medical assessment feedback<br />

and remedial action) and more.<br />

Tickets sell for R37 500. Details: www.<br />

radicalresults.co.za/retreat<br />

16<br />

Every Thursday night is TRIVIA<br />

NIGHT at CRAFT CAFÉ Centurion<br />

at Mall @ Reds. So the next time you<br />

are looking for some weekday fun,<br />

you know where to go. Plus, enjoy<br />

delicious pizza and don’t forget to<br />

treat yourself to one of their amazing<br />

crafter gin cocktails. The host of game<br />

nights is none other than Rikus from<br />

Lloud Llama Events and he’ll twist your<br />

brain and entertain you with his quick<br />

wit and humour - guaranteed. Entry<br />

is free. The winning table recieves a<br />

R200 gift voucher. Maximum of six<br />

people per team. Early birds: buy 1<br />

cocktail and recieve one free between<br />

5pm and 7pm. Quiz nights start at<br />

7pm and booking is essential to avoid<br />

disappointment. To book a table, call<br />

083-777-7954 or book at reception.<br />

Trust us, you don’t want to miss out.<br />

And if you’ve never been, tsk, tsk, tsk...<br />

04 Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> <strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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<strong>February</strong> is the month of love<br />

and a pretty good time to get<br />

engaged or tie the knot. But what to<br />

do when it does happen and it’s time<br />

to start planning a wedding? Planning<br />

your big day can be super stressful.<br />

Flowers, the cake, the dress, the venue,<br />

photographer, videographer and the<br />

guest list don’t have to leave you with<br />

your hands in your hair. If any of this<br />

sounds familiar we have some great<br />

news. The Bruidsgids Expo4Brides is<br />

taking place at the Brooklyn Mall and<br />

is the perfect place to look at vendors<br />

and start getting all your planning<br />

needs in order. Find your perfect<br />

venue, décor, dress, and even the best<br />

photographer in town. Plus, there are<br />

lots of amazing giveaways to look<br />

forward to. Entrance is R90 per person<br />

and the expo runs daily between 22<br />

and 23 <strong>February</strong>, 9am to 4pm.<br />

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23<br />

After the roaring success<br />

of the first Bands for Bricks<br />

event, fans can look forward to the<br />

second event later this month at<br />

the Sun Arena at Time Square. Every<br />

ticket purchased for the Bands for<br />

Bricks 2 comes with a R500 Police<br />

Eyewear voucher, redeemable at<br />

any Spec Savers in South Africa (T’s<br />

and C’s apply). Music fans can look<br />

forward to see some of their favourite<br />

bands, including Koos Kombuis, Die<br />

Melktert Kommissie, Straatligkinders,<br />

Bottomless Coffee Band, Klopjag,<br />

Hemelbesem, Refentse and Amanda<br />

Strydom in action. Bands for Bricks is<br />

a social entrepreneurship company,<br />

dedicated to giving away 50% of<br />

their profit to Social Upliftment in<br />

South Africa. Tickets sell for between<br />

R350 and R1 580. The show starts at<br />

2pm. Details: www.itickets.co.za.<br />

Don’t have any Valentine’s Day plans?<br />

Make sure to swing by the Valentine’s<br />

Night Market to be held at the <strong>Pretoria</strong><br />

National Botanical Garden. The market<br />

opens at 5pm and closes at 10:30pm.<br />

Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy an<br />

evening under the stars. There are even<br />

private tables for couples available.<br />

Browse between the array of Valentine’s<br />

themed stalls and shop for flowers, gifts,<br />

arts and crafts, craft beer, gin, bubbly<br />

and food, all while enjoying live music.<br />

Entrance is R50 for adults. Kids and teens<br />

(aged 6-18) enter for R20. See you there!


Book club<br />

Half a dozen lovely reads, and one delicious rosé<br />

Fiona Walker is right up there at the top of<br />

our favourite chic-lit authors. Big, fat reads<br />

crammed with farmhouses and horses and<br />

hanky-panky. Country Lovers is 595 pages<br />

of sheer joy. The perfect Valentine read. Head<br />

Zeus, R315.<br />

Old lies. New loves. Double lives. All set on<br />

a island in the Caribbean. Elin Hilderbrand’s<br />

What Happens in Paradise is just the thing<br />

for a lazy summer afternoon read on the<br />

lounger. Hodder & Stoughton, R325<br />

Cathy Kelly’s another fave ... her books are<br />

warm and witty and just wonderful. The<br />

Family Gift is the story of a big, messy,<br />

and wonderful family, a glamorous and<br />

manipulative ex-wife, a new house in the<br />

country (with a name, not a number!)<br />

... and of Mildred (that nagging inner<br />

critic who tells us we’re not good<br />

enough). Orion, R285.<br />

A movie goddess with two Oscars, four<br />

husbands, a whole string of lovers, and a story<br />

to tell. Add a loving stepson, a beautiful and<br />

talented ghost writer and a few dangerous<br />

secrets and you’ve got Nora Roberts at her<br />

best. Genuine Lies is her latest thriller-comelove-story...<br />

and it’s fab. Little Brown, R195.<br />

In Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School, a<br />

group of close friends and their children are<br />

living harmoniously in a peaceful, privileged<br />

community. But when a gifted school, with<br />

just a few prestigious places, opens, there’s<br />

suddenly fierce competition... and things<br />

quickly turn sour. Headline, R325.<br />

Lies Lies Lies. Adele Parks’ latest novel is all<br />

happy families and perfect marriages. On the<br />

surface. But add alcohol, secrets and lies, and<br />

you’ve got a disaster just waiting to happen.<br />

Dark and moody and a fabulous twist. HQ /<br />

Harper Collins, R318.<br />

The prettiest, pinkest, most delish rosé is what we’re wanting this Valentine’s Day... and we<br />

found it. The 2019 vintage of Perlé de Jean is all ripe, fresh berries, citrus zest and melon,<br />

and a froth of tiny bubbles. It’s magnificent with prawns (our meal of choice on the 14th),<br />

but lovely, too, with chicken and summer salads. You’ll find it for around R69.99 at Checkers,<br />

Makro, Food Lover’s Market and selected Spar & Tops@Spar stores.<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 05


Wish list<br />

It’s the month of love and we’re going all out red!<br />

BEAR LOVE<br />

How cute is this?! Nothing says I love you quite like a<br />

bear made of flowers. Okay, it’s not real flowers but<br />

still – it’s adorable! Each forever bear is made from<br />

individually handmade foam roses. Each bear takes<br />

hours of detailed work to create, available from<br />

R 1 299.99. Details: foreverbearandco.com<br />

A POP OF DECOR<br />

OMG! How cute is this?! The Sugar Cube bedside<br />

table is the perfect versatile bedroom, home and office<br />

storage solution. The durable steel comes in a smooth<br />

powder-coated finish in a range of colours, R1 249.<br />

Details: www.yuppiechef.com<br />

KitchenAid Artisan 1.5L cordless kettle from<br />

Yuppiechef, R3 989. Details: www.yuppiechef.com<br />

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DECADENT<br />

DELICIOUSNESS<br />

Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a gorgeous, heartshaped<br />

slice of decadence. Château Gâteaux’s yummy<br />

Raspberry & Vanilla Heart is the perfect spoil for that<br />

special someone, with layers of raspberry and vanilla<br />

cheesecake on a nutty crunch base, topped with a<br />

raspberry coulis and garnished with ruby chocolate<br />

drops! How fabulous! Available at Château Gâteaux<br />

stores, R99. Details: www.chateaugateaux.co.za<br />

It’s the month of love and if you’re a bride-to-be it’s<br />

time to get pampered. Le Chic Beauty Salon has<br />

some great bridal offers for the month of love. They<br />

offer a full leg, underarm, full arm or bikini wax all for<br />

just R450. A DMK Premedical facial including gel toes<br />

will cost you only R850 and a back and neck massage<br />

is only R250. And ask about their mother-of-the-bride<br />

packages and silk lashes. Details: www.lechic.co.za<br />

PURE<br />

SOPHISTICATION<br />

Jumpsuits are all the<br />

rage, and we’ll confess...<br />

We might have a few<br />

ourselves. We won’t<br />

mind getting our<br />

hands on this long<br />

belted jumpsuit<br />

from Zara, R679.<br />

We just love the round<br />

neckline and exposed<br />

shoulder detail. Details:<br />

www.zara.com/za<br />

GORGEOUS<br />

NECESSITIES<br />

We sure love a pop of red and it doesn’t get more luxurious<br />

than this red leather clutch purse, priced at R3 250 and<br />

the Swarovski decorated red leather handbag, R8 670.<br />

For contact details regarding our flagship store call<br />

083-777-7954 or visit our website at www.michelangelosa.co.za<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 07


A festive affair<br />

The Ambassadors Club recently hosted their annual<br />

Christmas function, themed a White Christmas Affair,<br />

at the prestigious <strong>Pretoria</strong> Country Club in Waterkloof.<br />

Hosted by the beautiful chairwoman, Ina Wilken, ladies<br />

of all ages came together to celebrate the end of<br />

another successful year. The Ambassadors Club is a timehonoured<br />

group of ladies who come together once a<br />

month as they journey together through life, networking,<br />

supporting one another and aiding the community<br />

around them through social activism.<br />

Local musical maestro, Johan Liebenberg, performed<br />

a range of songs from his Neil Diamond tribute show,<br />

adding a special touch to this tasteful morning.<br />

Johan Liebenberg<br />

Veronica Bezuidenhout<br />

Engela and Karen De Beer<br />

Lydia Muller and Cindy Roux<br />

Cindy Roux, Alto de Vos, Julie Pieterse, Ina Wilken<br />

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Wine and dine<br />

One of the east’s favourite shopping centres is without a doubt<br />

Lynnwood Bridge and they partnered with TriBeCa Standard to host a<br />

delectable Food and Wine Master Class that was both exceptionally<br />

entertaining as well as delightfully informative.<br />

Hosted by the exuberant Cape Wine Master, Junel Vermeulen, guests<br />

were treated to a three-course meal with wines from the renowned<br />

Catherine Marshall, Joubert-Tradauw (Wingerd & Kelder), Alvi’s Drift<br />

and Mulderbosch vineyards.<br />

Together, guests journeyed through the history of winemaking and<br />

learned how to gracefully and correctly taste and experience wines,<br />

exploring how different foods and spices compliment specific styles<br />

of wine.<br />

AD CARE CLINICS<br />

HANDS ON CARE<br />

ONLY PAY 2019 RATES FOR FEBRUARY <strong>2020</strong> BOOKINGS<br />

Hands on Frail Care<br />

and Assisted Living<br />

Situated within the prestigious Upper Waterkloof<br />

Retirement Village, this clinic offers round the clock<br />

security and access control. Our double story clinic offers<br />

luxury private rooms, shared rooms and two lady wards<br />

with an en-suite. Single rooms may be personalised with<br />

your own personal belongings, or alternatively, you can<br />

make use of our standard furniture.<br />

Junel Vermeulen<br />

Lynne De Jager<br />

AD Care Waterkloof Frail Care Clinic is close to the Kloof<br />

Mediclinic and Groenkloof Life Hospital with on-call<br />

ambulance services available 24 hours per day.<br />

Services include: 24 hour Nursing Care, Medication<br />

management, all meals, general hygiene, hand, foot and<br />

nail care, daily laundry and housekeeping services<br />

7 days a week.<br />

On call Doctor, Ambulance services, therapists and wound<br />

care sisters at additional charge.<br />

Our main focus is to provide a value-added service<br />

to our clients in the following fields:<br />

Alzheimer’s & Dementia<br />

Stroke Patients<br />

Mari-lizé and Jakobus Schneider<br />

Chicken Livers Starter<br />

Parkinsons disease<br />

Frail Care for elderly patients<br />

173 Regulus Drive<br />

Waterkloof Ridge<br />

liesl@adcarewaterkloof.co.za<br />

071 689 7308<br />

074 034 2179 / 084 201 4741<br />

Raymond Enop, Daron Liebenberg, Gillian Pieterse,<br />

Qumi Tocknell and Melanie Volschenk<br />

www.adcarewaterkloof.co.za<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 09


A QUEEN WITH A<br />

HEART OF GOLD<br />

Describing Megan Horak-<br />

Du Preez is no easy feat.<br />

She’s beautiful, dynamic,<br />

and has a passion for<br />

helping others. We caught<br />

up with the brand new<br />

Mrs. <strong>Pretoria</strong>-Tshwane<br />

<strong>2020</strong> to find out about<br />

her plans for the new<br />

year, how she juggles<br />

it all and her reign<br />

as the capital’s<br />

most beautiful and<br />

inspirational.<br />

Text: MARIËTTE VAN NIEKERK / Cover and profile photographer: ALBERT BREDENHANN | PIXEL PRO PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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Her smile can light up any<br />

room, and don’t even<br />

get us started gushing<br />

about her beautiful eyes.<br />

But don’t for one second think the<br />

Moreletapark resident, who has<br />

called the capital home for the past<br />

17 years, is just your average beauty<br />

queen. Oh no. Megan completed her<br />

higher diploma in Entrepreneurship<br />

from the North-West university<br />

while still in high school and then<br />

after Matric her B-Tech (IT Network<br />

Programming) in <strong>Pretoria</strong> before<br />

moving to the UK in 2003 where she<br />

worked as a Java Programmer and<br />

freelance model.<br />

These days she is the CEO, founder<br />

and owner of Play it 4WARD, a<br />

company specialising in hosting high<br />

profile corporate golf days, charity<br />

golf days and VIP golf experiences;<br />

CEO of Golfing for Teddy, an NPO<br />

that collects and donates teddy bears<br />

to kids who have to spend Christmas<br />

in hospital; marketing director of EV<br />

Global, the biggest independent<br />

electrical vehicle company in South<br />

Africa. Added to that, Megan is<br />

also the ambassador for Serengeti<br />

Estates golf course, LCN Aesthetic<br />

and Slimming Clinic and Swagg Golf<br />

Apparel. Quite a mouthful, we know.<br />

Play it 4WARD celebrated their ten<br />

year anniversary and according<br />

to Megan, the best is yet to<br />

come. Oh, and then there’s the<br />

agency for celebrity golfers,<br />

Master of Ceremonies, speakers<br />

and auctioneers. “When I started<br />

organising golf days I saw a gap in<br />

the industry for golf celebrity MCs<br />

and auctioneers. So I scouted for<br />

the best in the industry that knows<br />

the sport and can connect to any<br />

audience from any background. My<br />

celebrity golf auctioneers raise in<br />

excess of R1.5 million per annum for<br />

charities,” Megan says.<br />

She is also the newly crowned Mrs.<br />

<strong>Pretoria</strong>-Tshwane <strong>2020</strong> and of course<br />

we had to know why she entered.<br />

“The fact that this pageant is not<br />

based on looks. It’s about your core<br />

belief and your involvement with<br />

your community. You have to show<br />

your worth and earn this title,”<br />

Megan says.<br />

Her role and responsibilities will be<br />

to help raise much needed funds<br />

for the Rolemodels Foundation<br />

which will enable them to buy nonperishable<br />

foods for the orphanage<br />

they support in <strong>Pretoria</strong> and also<br />

help raise funds for a piece of land<br />

they want to develop and turn into<br />

a holiday and leadership camp for<br />

orphans in school holidays.<br />

So how does she do it all?<br />

“A company is just as good as its<br />

people. So I make sure I employ the<br />

right people for the right positions.<br />

I also make sure they get the right<br />

training and personally make sure<br />

every staff member knows their role<br />

in the company and the importance<br />

of them being able to do their part<br />

so that everyone can work together<br />

as one,” Megan adds.<br />

Did we mention that Megan is<br />

married to golfing legend Heinrich<br />

du Preez? He is a multiple Guinness<br />

World Record holder in golf, with 44<br />

records against his name.<br />

She is also a mom? She’s mom to<br />

her husband Heinrich’s 17-yearold<br />

son Hanno, from his previous<br />

marriage, and has three Yorkie<br />

babies Beer, Angel and Max. She also<br />

recently adopted the family’s newest<br />

addition, Scrappy, from the Wetnose<br />

animal rescue.<br />

When this businesswoman isn’t<br />

running around running the world,<br />

she loves to spend time with family,<br />

friends, and of course, her dogs. She<br />

also loves to travel and works as the<br />

travel and business editor for a local<br />

magazine – yes, she has more jobs<br />

than we can keep track off.<br />

During the month of <strong>February</strong><br />

we celebrate Valentine’s Day and<br />

Megan and Heinrich will be having<br />

a special Valentine’s dinner. She will<br />

be speaking at a ladies high tea<br />

about women empowerment and<br />

visit an underprivileged primary<br />

school to speak to parents about<br />

career choices, but says they always<br />

make time for each other. “We<br />

typically spend two nights away for<br />

Valentine’s Day but will definitely go<br />

out for dinner. We love celebrating<br />

Valentine’s Day,” she says.<br />

Bubbly Megan and hubby Heinrich<br />

met through a mutual friend that<br />

wanted her to book him to MC her<br />

golf days. “We went on a coffee date<br />

at O’Galito in Woodlands Boulevard<br />

on 1 November 2010 and the rest, as<br />

they say, is history,” Megan gushes.<br />

The couple have been together for<br />

ten years, and married for six years<br />

this May.<br />

“Love to me is finding someone<br />

that loves all your imperfections<br />

unconditionally. It’s about finding<br />

someone that knows all your faults<br />

and flaws and loves you for them.<br />

Someone that works on your<br />

marriage every day, supports you<br />

and loves you through the good<br />

and the bad. Love means accepting<br />

another person in the strongest way<br />

possible. It means supporting them<br />

in anything and everything, even<br />

when you may not agree on the<br />

situation. Love means not looking for<br />

something better or seeing what’s<br />

out there. It means committing to<br />

that person because you know they<br />

complete you in every way. It doesn’t<br />

mean being a replica of another<br />

person, but rather being like a puzzle<br />

piece that fits perfectly with the<br />

other. Your traits complement each<br />

other to create better versions of you<br />

both,” Megan gushes.<br />

Heinrich has a big influence on<br />

Megan’s personal and professional<br />

career, says the blonde beauty,<br />

Heinrich has taught her almost<br />

everything she knows about<br />

business. “He taught me to never<br />

quit anything you start,” she adds.<br />

“We both started companies<br />

from the ground up and once<br />

you’ve been in a position where<br />

you had nothing before becoming<br />

successful together, you never<br />

take anything for granted. We<br />

both also have compassion for<br />

people who struggle but want to<br />

work to better themselves and their<br />

situation,” she says.<br />

The year might only be two months<br />

in, but Megan hit the ground<br />

running. She is in the process of<br />

opening businesses in Ireland,<br />

Windhoek and UK and has a few<br />

amazing high profile golf days and<br />

events planned this year in South<br />

Africa and Swaziland. “I also have my<br />

own Guinness world record attempt<br />

planned for the end of this year. I<br />

already received confirmation from<br />

Guinness Book of Records, so I’ll keep<br />

you posted,” Megan laughs.<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 11


#WEIGHTGOALS<br />

MD Greyling has a successful career as a musician and radio host, is a dad, husband and<br />

now he’s lost about 15kg in an amazing 10 week weight loss transformation.<br />

We simply had to find out how and why he did it.<br />

C<br />

enturion resident MD Greyling<br />

has called the capital city home<br />

all his life. You might recognise<br />

him as member of the music<br />

group Ses Snare and radio host on the<br />

capital’s own <strong>Pretoria</strong> FM.<br />

He credits his love of music to his<br />

grandmother and father. “Music has<br />

always been in my blood. And with<br />

a talented musician grandmother<br />

and father there were always musical<br />

instruments in our house. I used to<br />

spend hours playing my dad’s guitar<br />

and my grandma’s piano. My parents<br />

were very supportive when it came<br />

to my music and offered me the<br />

opportunity to pursue it as a career<br />

option,” MD says.<br />

As a musician MD became good<br />

friends with most other Afrikaans<br />

musicians in the country and when<br />

Marthys Roets, one of the founding<br />

members of the group Ses Snare,<br />

indicated that he might not be able<br />

to be part of the group on a regular<br />

basis because of other commitments,<br />

MD joined.<br />

“Ses Snare is a project many musicians<br />

only dream about. If I have to sum it<br />

up I would say it’s always being on<br />

your toes, lots of guitars, witty musical<br />

arrangements and heaps of talent,”<br />

MD says.<br />

One of his biggest dreams was to work<br />

in radio one day. “The fact that radio<br />

still plays such an enormous role in<br />

millions of people’s lives today, tells the<br />

tale of people’s search for information<br />

and company,” he adds.<br />

He initially, from his home studio,<br />

made jingles for the then Radio<br />

<strong>Pretoria</strong> but when the time came<br />

for him to be a bit more involved he<br />

jumped at the chance. His midday<br />

radio show on <strong>Pretoria</strong> FM, is hosted on<br />

weekdays between 2pm and 5pm and<br />

MD explains it as a journal programme<br />

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with topics ranging from hobbies to<br />

celebrities. And of course, with loads of<br />

amazing music in between.<br />

After school, MD studied music at the<br />

University of Technology in <strong>Pretoria</strong><br />

but dropped out. He is currently busy<br />

studying towards his BCom degree<br />

and hopes to over the next few years<br />

complete his MBA.<br />

“I have an interest in business and have<br />

always been an entrepreneur. Plus, it’s<br />

highly stimulating for me to retire to<br />

the study at night when the kids go to<br />

bed and the house is quiet,” he says.<br />

Through his career there’s been many<br />

ups and downs, but one thing that’s<br />

been plaguing MD lately, was his<br />

weight. “I exercised but struggled to<br />

get rid of about 20kg. I was pretty<br />

hopeless and didn’t think there was a<br />

way for me to ever lose it. The less I ate,<br />

the more weight I seemed to pick up.<br />

Nothing worked, ” MD says.<br />

One day, after numerously hearing<br />

their adverts and success stories<br />

on <strong>Pretoria</strong> FM, MD decided to give<br />

Slender Wonder a go.<br />

“Initially the diet looked very<br />

complicated, but after the first week<br />

I noticed that it’s easier than I initially<br />

thought and I had more energy than<br />

usual, even with the smaller portions,”<br />

he says.<br />

“Through the years we made our<br />

bodies used to functioning on big<br />

meals. A big breakfast, lunch and<br />

dinner because it apparently gives<br />

you loads of energy during the day.<br />

Our bodies don’t need all that food.<br />

It only makes you more tired and<br />

your energy levels is not where it’s<br />

supposed to be. Smaller portions with<br />

better nutritive value are definitely the<br />

way to go,” MD says.<br />

Just before he started with his new<br />

diet, MD took a group of tourists to<br />

Israel. “I definitely had to bite my teeth<br />

and for 10 long days say no thank you<br />

to delicious hotel food. Luckily, I could<br />

see results almost immediately and the<br />

hotel at least served lots of vegetables<br />

and salads,” he laughs.<br />

Apart from the diet, MD has<br />

undergone a lifestyle change and<br />

exercises up to six times per week.<br />

He loves CrossFit, cycling as well<br />

as jogging.<br />

His life currently exists around time<br />

management. “If I don’t plan my day<br />

and stick to it, I get very nervous and<br />

worry that I won’t be able to get to<br />

everything. When I do something, I<br />

go for it wholeheartedly for the time<br />

being without worrying about the<br />

next task,” he says.<br />

MD is husband to Denise and dad to<br />

two boys Divan (4) and Lenro (3). The<br />

singer credits his family as a big part<br />

of his big lifestyle change. “I made the<br />

lifestyle change to spend more quality<br />

time with my family. I want to be able<br />

to one day run after a ball and play<br />

rugby with my boys. Currently I am<br />

their jungle gym at home and as a dad<br />

I don’t really have a choice but to stay<br />

healthy and fit,” he says.<br />

MD and Denise have been married<br />

for seven years and he says they try<br />

to teach their kids to give as much of<br />

yourself as you can without wanting<br />

something in return. “Love for me<br />

means to give. It is a lot nicer to give in<br />

life and therefore love, to me, isn’t just<br />

for your wife or kids, but for everyone<br />

you interact with in life. Colleagues,<br />

car guards, family and even our fourlegged<br />

pet friends,”MD says.<br />

MD is tight-lipped about his Valentine’s<br />

Day plans but shares a special message<br />

with his wife and kids. “You make me<br />

the happiest man and dad in the<br />

world. Everything I do, I do for you,<br />

with love.”


MD Greyling with his two boys<br />

AFTER<br />

BEFORE<br />

Text: MARIËTTE VAN NIEKERK / Photographer: BEFORE AND AFTER - BRONWYN KRUGER, MD WITH KIDS - DENISE GREYLING<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 13


Wow Blusher in pretty shades of nude, R50 each from leading local pharmacies • Clarins new Everlasting Youth Fluid in a<br />

dozen shades - from Nude to Chocolate, so there’s definitely one to suit your skin tone, R540 from clarins.co.za • The Highligher<br />

from Essence, R49.95 from Dis-Chem • Catrice Clean ID Mineral Swirl Highlighter, R109 from Dis-Chem • Essence Contouring<br />

Duo Palette, R74.95 from Dis-Chem • WOW make-up brushes, from R21 to R79 at leading local pharmacies • Essence Prime +<br />

Studio Glow Boosting Pore Minimizing Primer, R86 from Dis-Chem • From the incredible LUMA range, Tinted Beauty Balm<br />

(R285), Natural Radiance Bronzing Primer (R285) and On The Glow Highligher (R315)... can’t recommend highly enough.<br />

Details: lumabeauty.com • Clairial CC Crème all-in-one cream suitable for Causcasian, Asian and Ethnic skin, R454 from Clicks<br />

and absoluteskin.co.za • For brighter, even-toned skin, Elizabeth Arden’s Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal<br />

Serum is 178 times more potent than the traditional vitamin, from R599 at your favourite Elizabeth Arden stockists.<br />

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GO NUDE<br />

on Valentine’s Day<br />

We dare you to go bare this <strong>February</strong><br />

If you have a few flaws<br />

you simply have to cover<br />

up, we suggest Elizabeth<br />

Arden Flawless Finish<br />

Sponge-On Cream<br />

Makeup, R545 from Edgars.<br />

Dr Pawpaw Rich Mocha<br />

Multipurpose Soothing<br />

Balm for lips, cheeks, R99<br />

from Dis-Chem • WOW<br />

Dual Eyeliner Cream<br />

in Black and Nude, R83,<br />

WOW Matt Lipstick in<br />

shade 54, R48 and WOW<br />

Cosmetic pencils R21.<br />

All from local pharmacies.<br />

Catrice The Fresh Nude Collection<br />

Eyeshadow Palette, R99.95 from<br />

Dis-Chem • WOW make-up brushes,<br />

from R21 at leading local pharmacies.<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 15


DROP DEAD GORGOEUS<br />

DATE NIGHT LOOKS<br />

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a little dress-up is in order.<br />

Who knows where your love might be taking you...<br />

We sure love fashion… and with that any excuse to dress up.<br />

<strong>February</strong> is the month of love and we thought it might be a<br />

good idea to ask local image consultant and makeup artist and<br />

owner of Full Circle Image Consulting, Lizel van der Westhuizen<br />

for a few fashion tips. Here are a few must have fashion items<br />

for date night:<br />

SEXY AND DRESSY<br />

Every woman needs a sexy little number for that special occasion and<br />

it’s safe to say that there is a dress for every body shape. “Show off your<br />

best features. Pick a mini dress if your legs are your biggest asset or go<br />

strapless if you’ve got great shoulders,” Liezl explains.<br />

Rose sequin mini dress<br />

by Ruald Rheeder, R999.<br />

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

Montana spilt<br />

tube dress<br />

from Forever<br />

New, R1 599.<br />

Details: www.<br />

forevernew.co.za<br />

Button stripe knit dress<br />

from Witchery, R1 399.<br />

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

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DARK AND FITTING<br />

“Jeans can be sexy on date night, but don’t forget the importance of the<br />

correct fit. Leave the light wash denims for another day, they’ll either look too<br />

casual or too ‘soccer-mom’ for a night out with your guy,” says Lizel. Rather opt<br />

for a dark denim in a figure-flattering fit. Hug your curves with jeans in a slim,<br />

straight cut. “To make your denim look date-appropriate, pair it with jewellery,<br />

kitten heels and a sexy top. And don’t<br />

be afraid to show some skin. You can<br />

get away with more cleavage or an<br />

open back since you’re keeping your<br />

legs covered,” Lizel adds.<br />

Dixie cuff in 18kt rose gold<br />

vermeil by Kirsten Goss, R1 690.<br />

Details: www.kirstengoss.com<br />

Pink ruffled knit top from Zara,<br />

R579. Detals: www.zara.com/za/<br />

Zebra print lace trim<br />

camisole from Studio.W, R429.<br />

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

EVENING BLING<br />

Dress up your daytime ‘work’ pencil<br />

skirt or pair it with a pair of jeans.<br />

“Go for a beautiful silk blouse, opt<br />

for something with sequins or try a<br />

beautiful camisole. Remember the<br />

more basic and toned-down the rest<br />

of your outfit is, the more daring you<br />

can go up top, whether it’s flashing<br />

a little cleavage or adding a pop of<br />

colour,” Lizel says.<br />

Black demim, Kim skinny<br />

push-up jeans from Mango.<br />

Details: shop.mango.com/za<br />

Ciadda heels from<br />

Aldo, R1 119.<br />

Details: www.<br />

aldoshoes.co.za<br />

Curvy<br />

skinny<br />

jeans by<br />

Levi’s,<br />

R599.<br />

Details:<br />

www.<br />

edgars.<br />

co.za<br />

Paisley print<br />

blouse from Mango,<br />

R949. Details: shop.<br />

mango.com/za<br />

For more information or to book a consultation<br />

with Lizel call 083-610-2214 or send an e-mail to<br />

lizel@fullcircleimage.co.za.<br />

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

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 17


ALL<br />

OUT<br />

ORGANIC<br />

While shopping, words like ‘organic’, ‘certified organic’<br />

and ‘natural’ often catches ones’ eye. But ever wondered<br />

what it means? We asked local organic company,<br />

TIMOLA to help explain.<br />

Living organic means choosing<br />

to live a healthy lifestyle<br />

by actively thinking about and<br />

selecting products produced by<br />

organic agricultural and production<br />

processes.<br />

But what does organic agriculture<br />

and production mean?<br />

We’ve all seen the organic sign on<br />

products but how exactly does it<br />

come to be?<br />

Well, getting organic certification is<br />

a lengthy and costly exercise, but, if<br />

done correctly of great benefit to the<br />

end consumer and company as well.<br />

As far as the agricultural and<br />

production process goes, the land<br />

used for cultivation needs to be<br />

without any form of conventional<br />

pesticide or fertiliser for at least<br />

three years. This, of course, has to be<br />

proven. The agriculture processes<br />

used must be of an organic nature<br />

and should the final product in its<br />

entirety require organic certification,<br />

the packaging process must<br />

take place in a facility that is also<br />

organically certified.<br />

What is the most common<br />

misconception about organic<br />

health products?<br />

The non-application of pesticides<br />

or fertilisers to a product does<br />

unfortunately not make it ‘organic’.<br />

There are for example organic<br />

pesticides available. For organic<br />

certification there is an entire process<br />

and value chain that needs to be<br />

completed and maintained for an<br />

ingredient or product to claim the<br />

term ‘organic’.<br />

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How can one check if a product<br />

really is organic?<br />

Look for the certifying house’s logo<br />

on the packaging if the packaging<br />

claims “certified organic”. If the<br />

packaging only claims “organic” or<br />

“contains organic ingredients” ask<br />

for the producer’s organic<br />

certification certificate which<br />

indicates the products/ingredients<br />

that are certified organic.<br />

What is the difference between<br />

‘Certified Organic’ and ‘100%<br />

Organic’?<br />

“Certified Organic”, means the<br />

entire process from cultivation to<br />

final packaging is certified organic<br />

and comply to set standards of the<br />

certifying house.<br />

“Organic” or “100% Organic” or any<br />

other form, i.e., “Contains organic<br />

ingredients”, means that a specific<br />

ingredient in the product is certified<br />

organic, but not the entire product.<br />

There might be an ingredient in<br />

the product that is not organically<br />

certified and as such the product<br />

may not be advertised as “certified<br />

organic” in its entirety. The product<br />

may however advertise that it does<br />

contain organic ingredients, which is<br />

still excellent.<br />

TIMOLA’S partner Botanica<br />

Natural Products owns and<br />

manages an organic farm. What<br />

makes organic farming different<br />

from everyday farming?<br />

The main difference to organic<br />

farming is that one has to think<br />

and plan each process as it may<br />

have an impact on the organic<br />

re-certification process, which<br />

is a bi-annual process. There is<br />

thus thorough planning and daily<br />

procedure from irrigation, soil<br />

preparation, harvesting, packaging<br />

and transportation.<br />

Everything forms part of the<br />

“organic value chain”. One misstep<br />

might negatively influence the<br />

recertification and as such every<br />

detail is accounted for.<br />

Why is organic health and<br />

products so popular right now?<br />

It makes a difference not just to the<br />

end consumer, but to everyone<br />

involved in the value chain. It’s<br />

a mindset that is taking shape<br />

in everyone; this mindset is an<br />

ethos of not just thinking about<br />

ourselves, but our fellow human<br />

beings, animals, our beautiful planet<br />

and the need to better manage<br />

the environment with long-term<br />

sustainability in mind. Thus, the<br />

popularity is in the responsibility by<br />

all. Organic consumers and organic<br />

producers share this responsibility.<br />

More about TIMOLA<br />

TIMOLA is a proudly South African<br />

health and beauty brand. Our<br />

mission is to source and bring<br />

you the natural vitality of Africa’s<br />

cosmetics and superfoods for skin,<br />

hair and body, while, at the same<br />

time, adding a bit of French flair.<br />

The word “TIMOLA” is a sePedi (North<br />

Sotho) word that means “to soothe”<br />

or to explain the action of putting<br />

out a fire. This is the perfect word<br />

to explain the action of the Bulbine<br />

Frutescens extract on the skin.<br />

TIMOLA is a business built on family<br />

values and friendships and a brand<br />

of responsible products which are<br />

luxurious, yet affordable.<br />

Some of the products they sell<br />

include:<br />

- A liquid soap range with organically<br />

certified Bulbine Frutescens leaf<br />

juice. Various fragrances, including<br />

fragrance free.<br />

- A luxury handcrafted soap bar<br />

range with organically certified<br />

Bulbine Frutescens leaf juice<br />

and flowers.<br />

- An exfoliating soap bar range with<br />

organically certified Argan shells<br />

and Argan shell powder.<br />

- A clay mask bar range with<br />

organically certified Velay green<br />

clay and Velay kaolin clay imported<br />

from France.<br />

- Moisturising hand and body cream<br />

with organically certified Bulbine<br />

Frutescens leaf juice.<br />

- Soothing spray with organically<br />

certified Bulbine Frutescens<br />

leaf juice.<br />

- Various organically certified<br />

Skin Care Oils, i.e., Argan, Baobab,<br />

Kalahari Melon, Macadamia, Marula<br />

and Moringa.<br />

- Various organically certified<br />

Superfoods, i.e., Baobab & Moringa<br />

powders including capsules.<br />

- Organically certified Roasted Argan<br />

Oil for the foody in search of an<br />

awesome culinary taste.<br />

- As well as “Responsible Amenity<br />

and Spa” products.<br />

TIMOLA also specialises in<br />

Superfoods. Their superfoods are<br />

food supplements that are not<br />

altered by any scientific processes<br />

or scientifically engineered. These<br />

products are as nature intended it<br />

- raw and in basic form. They focus<br />

on organically certified Moringa leaf<br />

powder and organically certified<br />

Baobab fruit powder. It’s available in<br />

powder or capsule form.<br />

Moringa leaf powder is exactly<br />

that, the Moringa tree’s leaves. The<br />

leaves are milled into a powder form<br />

for easy consumption either in a<br />

smoothie or breakfast bowl, etc. The<br />

Moringa tree is also known as the<br />

“miracle tree”. The leaf powder is rich<br />

in iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin<br />

A & E to name a few.<br />

Baobab fruit powder is exactly<br />

that, the Baobab tree’s fruit; wild<br />

harvested after which we mill it<br />

into a powder form for easy<br />

consumption either in a smoothie<br />

or breakfast bowl, etc. The fruit<br />

powder is almost 50% fibre, an<br />

excellent source of vitamin C, rich in<br />

antioxidants, calcium and potassium<br />

to name a few.<br />

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

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 19


Delicious recipes<br />

to treat your love with<br />

We’ll confess we love all the sweet treats that comes with celebrating Valentine’s Day,<br />

but why not skip the chocolates this year and rather try your hand at one of these uber<br />

yummy sweet recipes? Your love (and the kids) will love you for it.<br />

Dark chocolate ice<br />

cream with cardamom<br />

and pomegranate<br />

Serves: 4<br />

You’ll need:<br />

2 egg yolks; 50 g white sugar;<br />

500 ml cream; seeds of 4<br />

cardamom pods (crushed); 160 g<br />

dark chocolate (chopped finely);<br />

40 g cacao powder; 10 ml (2 tsp)<br />

coffee powder (good quality)<br />

mixed with a bit of water;<br />

fresh pomegranate pits and or<br />

lemon slices; freshly grounded<br />

black pepper<br />

To make:<br />

Whisk egg yolks and sugar<br />

with an electric blender until<br />

pale yellow. Add cream and<br />

fine cardamom and whisk well.<br />

Add dark chocolate pieces,<br />

cacao powder and coffee to the<br />

mixture and mix. Pour mixture<br />

into a pot and heat at a low<br />

temperature. Whisk mixture by<br />

hand until the chocolate melts<br />

and cocoa powder is mixed in<br />

well. Don’t let the mixture boil!<br />

Remove from heat and let it cool<br />

down. Pour into four pots of<br />

bowls of about 80ml and let set<br />

in the fridge overnight.<br />

To serve:<br />

Serve bowls of dark chocolate ice<br />

cream with fresh pomegranate<br />

pits and or lemon slices and<br />

freshly grounded black pepper.<br />

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Pumpkin cake with rum and honey yogurt<br />

Serves: 4<br />

For the pumpkin cake you’ll need:<br />

1 kg pumpkin (cut into blocks); 1 cinnamon stick; 40 ml water;<br />

3 eggs (separated); 220 g sugar; 30 ml (2 tbsp) honey; 30 ml (2 tbsp) dark<br />

rum; 25 g flour; 50 g cornflour<br />

For the rum and honey yogurt you’ll need:<br />

150 ml cream; 200 ml Greek yogurt; 10 ml (2 tsp) rum; 50 ml honey<br />

To make the pumpkin cake:<br />

Boil the pumpkin and cinnamon stick in water until soft. Drain water and<br />

let cool down. Remove the cinnamon stick. Pour into a food processor and<br />

pulp until puree. Preheat oven to 200 °C. Grease a 24 cm cake pan. Mix egg<br />

yolks and sugar and whisk until pale yellow. Add honey and whisk until<br />

blended. Add the rum and pumpkin to the egg mixture. Sift the flour and<br />

cornflour, add to the mixture and mix well. Whisk egg whites until stiff and<br />

fold into mixture. Pour batter into greased pans and bake for 40 minutes or<br />

until done. Let cool down for 10-15 minutes.<br />

To make the rum and honey yogurt:<br />

Whisk cream until thick. Add Greek yogurt and whisk until blended. Add<br />

rum and honey and mix well.<br />

To serve:<br />

Cut pumpkin cake into slices and add a dab of rum and honey yogurt.<br />

Brownies<br />

Serves: 4<br />

You’ll need:<br />

250 g dark chocolate; 300 g brown sugar;<br />

250 g butter; 3 large eggs; 1 egg yolk;<br />

60 g flour; 60 g cacao powder; 2,5 ml (½<br />

tsp) baking powder; 150 g chopped pecan<br />

nuts; 5 ml (1 tsp) chilli flakes; 2,5 ml (½ tsp)<br />

Maldon salt<br />

To make:<br />

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Grease 24 cm<br />

cake pan or use baking paper. Chop dark<br />

chocolate into smaller pieces and set 40g<br />

aside. Melt chocolate pieces, brown sugar<br />

and butter together. Heat until chocolate<br />

and sugar melts. Set aside to cool down.<br />

Beat eggs and egg yolk with a fork. Sift<br />

flour, cacao powder and baking powder<br />

together. Add egg to cooled chocolate<br />

mixture and mix well. Add flour mixture<br />

and stir with a metal spoon. Fold rest of<br />

the chocolate in. Pour batter into prepared<br />

oven pans and bake for 20 minutes.<br />

Remove when baked and sprinkle with<br />

nuts. Press nuts gently into the batter. Place<br />

back in the oven and bake for a further 20<br />

minutes. (To test if done, brownies have to<br />

be sticky, not raw). Remove from oven and<br />

sprinkle with salt and chilli flakes. Chill in<br />

fridge, cut into blocks and serve.<br />

Recipes and images courtesy of GEURE BY LIENTJIE WESSELS, PUBLISHED BY ANNAKE MULLER PUBLISHING<br />

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2020</strong> Get It <strong>Pretoria</strong> 21


Stop and sip the rosé<br />

We’re having a little love affair with rosé wines at the moment, and have<br />

fallen head over heels with these... each perfect for a summer romance<br />

Who doesn’t love an Italian? We’re besotted with VOGA Rosa ... a dry-but-fruity rosé with touches of red currant and strawberry,<br />

pomegranate and melon (lovely with soft cheeses, seafood and salads). We also love, the chic, reusable bottle. Simply remove<br />

the label and use the cylinder glass bottle for juices or water. R169 from Tops and Makro. Details: bottegasa.co.za • One of our<br />

favourite pink bubblies is The Krone Vintage Night Nectar Demi-Sec Rosé - a lustrous pink-copper bubbly, it’s refreshing<br />

and fruit-forward, and is delicious with prawns grilled on the coals, with a strawberry cream cake, with rose-water macarons<br />

(there’s a Valentine’s meal for you!). Around R150 at your local bottle store. Details: kronemcc.com • It’s new, it’s already scooped<br />

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