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Our spring magazine is filled to brim with feel-good health and wellness tips and advice, delicious Heritage Day-inspired recipes and some great ideas for giving your home a quick and easy 'sprucing up' without breaking the bank. As always, we have found incredibly inspiring locals to share their stories, including our cover star Jesse, who prioritizes training with his family and Durban North's Jason McCall who created a phenomenal Facebook group that allows people to share photographs of all the weird and wonderful creatures they find in their back gardens. Be sure to get the skinny on Kloof reality TV star Tori Celliers, who is making her TV début this month in the Single Wives SA television show! 

Our spring magazine is filled to brim with feel-good health and wellness tips and advice, delicious Heritage Day-inspired recipes and some great ideas for giving your home a quick and easy 'sprucing up' without breaking the bank. As always, we have found incredibly inspiring locals to share their stories, including our cover star Jesse, who prioritizes training with his family and Durban North's Jason McCall who created a phenomenal Facebook group that allows people to share photographs of all the weird and wonderful creatures they find in their back gardens. Be sure to get the skinny on Kloof reality TV star Tori Celliers, who is making her TV début this month in the Single Wives SA television show! 

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HIGHWAY • BEREA • DURBAN NORTH<br />

HEALING<br />

THROUGH ART<br />

AND HANDS<br />

SPOILING YOU<br />

with two amazing<br />

beauty giveaways!<br />

HOME WORKOUTS&<br />

FAMILY FITNESS<br />

CELEBRATE FREEDOM & FUN IN THE<br />

OUTDOORS<br />

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

<strong>SEP</strong>TEMBER <strong>2020</strong>


contents<br />

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are not open to the sponsors or Caxton<br />

employees or their families. Get It Magazine<br />

reserves the right to publish the names of<br />

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and need to collect their prizes from Get it Ballito<br />

branch within 10 days or they will be forfeited.<br />

Prize winners’ names are published on our<br />

Facebook page monthly.<br />

Cover: Dad Jesse-Callen, mom Kerry and<br />

25-month-old Easton-Callen Fleming<br />

Shot by: Penny Katz Photography,<br />

pennykatzphotography.myportfolio.com,<br />

pennykatzphotography@gmail.com, 083 214<br />

0692<br />

<strong>SEP</strong>TEMBER <strong>2020</strong><br />

Why don’t you…<br />

2 Enjoy the 11th Durban FilmMart Virtual Edition and participate in the<br />

SPAR Women’s Virtual Challenge<br />

Wish List<br />

6 Locally made, handwoven baskets, yummy ice bombs, wearable art<br />

and a sensual new body range - so many spoils this spring!<br />

People<br />

10 Look out for Kloof’s Tori Celliers on M-Net’s new reality show,<br />

The Single Wives SA, this month!<br />

12 Westville mother of two Delaine Clendennen believes in the power<br />

of healing through art - especially for kids<br />

16 Meet some top women ‘movers and shakers’ in the business world<br />

18 Spring beauty tips from a beauty queen<br />

Health & Beauty<br />

20 Collagen ... not just another health buzz word!<br />

22 WIN! One of three Pradiance hampers worth R1000 each<br />

26 Meet our gorgeous cover family - the healthy and super fit Flemings<br />

30 What can your hands tell you about your past ... and your future?<br />

Food & Drink<br />

36 It’s Heritage Day ... and that means it’s time to braai! The Braai Bru<br />

shares a yummy braai side dish recipe<br />

40 If you’re bored with your weekly meals then check out these supereasy<br />

5-ingredient recipes for some added dinner inspiration<br />

44 Karyn Smith lives and dreams recipes all day long!<br />

46 Treasuring our heritage with fabulous wine and wonderful food<br />

Home and gardens<br />

50 You may not have the time (or budget) to do a complete home<br />

makeover ... but a few small changes can spruce things up!<br />

Travel & outdoors<br />

58 Durban North’s Jason McCall is connecting like-minded people<br />

who have found a new appreciation for small things in their<br />

gardens during lockdown<br />

62 The weather has warmed and it’s time to get up, get outside and<br />

get moving! Here are few suggestions to get you started<br />

62<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 01


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

A hot date!<br />

Virtual race, film festival and edge-of-your-sofa thrillers!<br />

04<br />

And a thrill a minute<br />

We’re on the edge of our seats with this must-watch series<br />

on Showmax. Oscar nominees Jude Law and Naomie Harris<br />

star in The Third Day, a six-part psychological thriller set on<br />

an alluring and mysterious island. This delightfully dark show<br />

is divided into two parts. In ‘Summer’ a man visits a creepy<br />

island off the British coast and discovers a group of inhabitants<br />

intent on preserving their home at any cost. In the second half,<br />

‘Winter,’ a strong-willed outsider comes to the island seeking<br />

answers, but instead causes a battle to decide its fate. • Then<br />

we’ve got a gripping sci-fi drama on Netflix. As American<br />

astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an<br />

international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must<br />

reconcile herself to her decision to leave behind her husband<br />

and teenage daughter when they need her the most. As the<br />

crew’s journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics<br />

and the effects of being away from their loved ones back<br />

on Earth become increasingly complex. Away shows that<br />

sometimes, to reach for the stars, we must leave home behind.<br />

The Durban FilmMart Institute<br />

(DMI) has announced the<br />

programme for the 11th Durban<br />

FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition, which<br />

takes place from 4 to 13 September<br />

this year. Using the theme Brave<br />

New Cinema, the programme looks<br />

at current filmmaking development,<br />

distribution and marketing trends,<br />

with a Pan-African focus, and how<br />

the future of cinema will navigate<br />

new landscapes including the digital<br />

world. Details: www.durbanfilmmart.<br />

co.za<br />

This year has certainly taken its toll on the psyche of our nation. In<br />

26 an attempt to counteract the shadow that has been cast across our<br />

collective mood, SPAR is bringing bring back the sunshine through the SPAR<br />

Women’s Virtual Challenge. The #BeSunshine themed running and walking event<br />

without boundaries invites women to walk or run their own route, and any<br />

distance, from any location, in a together-apart experience on 26 September,<br />

any time between 6am and 6pm (subject to lockdown regulations). Participants<br />

can share their experience on the day with 30 000-odd fellow participants<br />

by posting photos on social media using the hashtags #BeSunshine and<br />

#SPARVirtualChallenge. South African entrants will receive a challenge pack, and<br />

all entry fees will go towards helping SPAR to spread sunshine to those who have<br />

experienced gender-based violence. Details: www.sparvirtualchallenge.co.za or<br />

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

September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 03


Book club<br />

Nothing but time ... to read, read and read!<br />

There’s no doubt that when it comes to her novels, Karin Slaughter<br />

has a sick and twisted mind. Quite possible our favourite thriller writer<br />

ever! In The Silent Wife, we jump from present day Atlanta, Georgia,<br />

where medical examiner Sara Linton and Will Trent – GBI investigator<br />

and Sara’s boyfriend – are investigating the brutal murder of a young<br />

girl. The investigation takes a wild and unexpected turn, and readers are<br />

taken back a decade to Grant Country, and a case being investigated<br />

by Jeffrey Tolliver –Sara’s husband ... and jumps back and forth between<br />

the cases and the two decades. Just JOY for those who started the<br />

Grant Country books from the beginning, with Blindsighted. Wicked<br />

twists, as there should be, a little love story to keep things sweet, a<br />

thriller we could. not. put. down. HarperCollinsPublishers. • It’s been a<br />

good month for tense reads. Massively edge-of-your-seat, beautifully<br />

written and also with a great big unexpected twist, Sarah Vaughan’s<br />

Little Disasters looks at issues of mothers not coping, friends and trust<br />

issues, families keeping secrets. Very believable, with characters you<br />

just ache for. Simon and Schuster • Lesley Pearce. Perfect for an easy,<br />

weekend read. She’s just released a new thriller titled Liar, revolving<br />

around a young woman who is desperate to be a reporter (the closest<br />

she’s come is selling advertising in the local paper!). When she discovers<br />

the body of a murder victim near her home, and hears the lies the<br />

police and reporters are spreading, she convinces the local paper’s<br />

editor to let her tell the true story. And when another body is found,<br />

she thinks she may be the one to solve the mystery and stop more<br />

murders. Michael Joseph • Staying with thrillers – that November 2019<br />

tour! Siya Kolisi – Against All Odds by Jeremy Daniel tells the story of<br />

the boy from the Zwide township who beat the odds and followed his<br />

passion from the African Bombers Club to his appointment as first black<br />

Springbok captain. Thrilling indeed. Jonathan Ball Publishers<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 05


Wish list<br />

Are we going bright for Spring? Hell yes!<br />

06 Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North September <strong>2020</strong><br />

Handwoven storage for<br />

moms, everywhere!<br />

During the initial 21-day SA lockdown,<br />

mom Jana Leonard’s 14-month-old fully<br />

expressed his love for sports by using their<br />

potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions as<br />

balls! After a few days (and many squishy<br />

potatoes) Jana’s solution was born. Baskiti<br />

- gorgeous range of handwoven hanging<br />

baskets, wall hooks and accessories –<br />

is a stylish way forward for lockdown<br />

decluttering. And there are just so many<br />

uses for the Baskitis. They’re a great addition<br />

to a any room … the living area with an<br />

indoor plant or perhaps outdoors under<br />

the Lapa … and because they can hang<br />

up, you can display your veggies and other<br />

nice things without your toddler thinking<br />

it’s theirs to play with! The Baskiti Hanging<br />

Basket is 35cm high, 22cm wide and has<br />

a handle that hooks beautifully onto the<br />

Baskiti J-Hook. It has a flat back and a big<br />

belly and hugs the wall perfectly. You can<br />

also get a liner for your Baskiti if you want<br />

to store little things like Lego or, if you use<br />

it for veggies, you don’t have onion skin all<br />

over your floor. Details: lmda.co.za or e-mail<br />

orders@baskiti.co.za.<br />

The real fruity taste of summer!<br />

Bring on summer! We are salivating for Ice Bombs - a range of popsicles made<br />

using real, sun-ripened, locally-sourced fruit. Created by Miklos Desi as a means<br />

of getting his kids to eat more fruit, requests for the lollies from all over soon<br />

egged him on to launched the range that now has more than 100 stockists<br />

across the country. Although they do contain sugar, they also contain the<br />

nourishing goodness inherent in real fruit, making them better for your kids than<br />

traditional sweet treats with no nutritional benefits. Manufactured by hand in<br />

small batches, Ice Bombs are also bigger than most lollies and offer consumers<br />

more bang for their buck. Flavours currently include Granadilla, Mango, Litchi,<br />

Strawberry and Lemon and they are hoping to launch a Pineapple flavour by<br />

the end of the year. Halaal-certified, the Ice Bomb range is comparatively low<br />

in kilojoules. It’s dairy-free and vegan-friendly too! Like us, you’ll need to only<br />

taste them once, and you’ll be hooked! There is nothing more refreshing than<br />

an Ice Bomb on a sweltering day! Details: Village Mall Superspar, Kloof, Hillcrest<br />

and Maytime Kwikspars, La Spiaggia Beach Kiosk Umhlanga and Umhlanga Rocks<br />

Superspar or you can buy them online at www.icebombs.co.za.


‘Wine’ and shine with Duchess Spritz<br />

With the recent ban on alcohol sales in order to help contain the spread of the<br />

Coronavirus, The Duchess could not have planned the launch of their alcohol-free<br />

beverage, The Duchess Spritz, any better. Light and refreshing, the alcohol-free<br />

wine spritzer of light fruit and floral notes topped off with an undeniable wine<br />

tang is crafted with premium de-alcoholised wine and natural botanical extracts.<br />

From the taste, the design and it’s tone … this is La Dolce Vita in a bottle. With<br />

their <strong>2020</strong> tagline, Refresh Your Mind, now more relevant than ever, The Duchess<br />

encourages consumers to take a fresh outlook on the way we drink, think and<br />

consume. Available in two variants - Spritz Berry Rosé and Spritz Elderflower White.<br />

Details: Yuppiechef and SPAR nationwide. WIN! We’ve got a case of The Duchess<br />

Spritz to give away. To enter visit the ‘Competition’ section on our website www.<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/highway-berea<br />

Sensual bath and body range<br />

With the pandemic taking its toll on all of us, we’re inviting<br />

you to indulge in our new favourite body and bath find,<br />

In2meIc (In-to-me-I-see), a range of one hundred per<br />

cent chemical-free products crafted right here in Durbs.<br />

Created to help you pause, breathe and explore the<br />

most important intimate relationship you have - with<br />

yourself – the range is suitable for all skin types and<br />

includes heavenly floral bath salts (made from five salts,<br />

essential oil blends, dried flowers, herbs and spices);<br />

luxurious bath oils and custom blend rollers or body and<br />

room sprays to support, uplift and relax your body, mind<br />

and soul. One of our favourites, because of the relief it gives, is the<br />

focus blend roller. Great for those under stress as well as young<br />

learners struggling with the pressures of online schooling. A blend<br />

of peppermint, rosemary and wild orange blossom, the roller assists<br />

with concentration, focus and metal clarity. Priced from R120 (for<br />

individual rollers and products) to R300 for a pamper or gift box of<br />

bath salts, bath oil, a roller, candle and facecloth. Details: Dawn - 083<br />

792 5735, dawncameron065@gmail.com<br />

WIN!<br />

We’re giving<br />

away an essential<br />

focus exam pack to one<br />

lucky reader. To enter<br />

visit our website: www.<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/<br />

highway-berea<br />

win<br />

Sustainable, mindful wearable art<br />

How we love the latest Della Jewellery collection,<br />

which embraces the global trend of mindfulness and<br />

sustainability with a selection of limited-edition pieces<br />

that incorporate precious stones. Think amazonite,<br />

labradorite, moonstones and dyed sapphires - all set<br />

in recycled brass. Pippa de Charmoy, the artistic mind<br />

behind Della has always had a penchant for beautiful<br />

design. Though she says she struggles to choose a<br />

favourite stone from the collection, we definitely don’t.<br />

Our favourite three are Onyx, Malachite and Opal - and<br />

when it comes to our favourite piece, we’ve decided<br />

it’s most definitely the Agate slice bangle – such a<br />

statement piece! Details: www.della.co.za<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 07


Fashion fest<br />

Friends and fans of Durban fashion designer Karen Monk-Klijnstra and<br />

Woza Moya at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust were invited to attend the<br />

opening launch of a seven-week long exhibition and fashion fest, which<br />

boasts the collaborative works of both. These historical works are based<br />

on a 16-year working-relationship and friendship between Karen and<br />

Woza Moya’s Paula Thomson. Each piece has a magnificent story and a<br />

portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the Hillcrest AIDS Centre<br />

Trust. The exhibition will also include weekly workshops (every Thursday)<br />

in September, which are open to the public.<br />

Maggie Rider<br />

Jacqui Jayamaha and Yvonne Donnelly<br />

Lungile Munyathi<br />

Karen Monk-Klijnstra and Mira Maharaj<br />

Paula Thomson and<br />

Karen Monk-Klijnstra<br />

08 Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North September <strong>2020</strong>


Wendy de Gaspary and Jenny Simon<br />

Paula Monk and Mike Bossy<br />

Candace Davidson<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 09


Finding<br />

love once<br />

more<br />

For a long time following the<br />

tragic death of the love of her<br />

life, Kloof’s Tori Celliers was<br />

forced to put on a brave face for<br />

her children. Now, years later,<br />

her journey of healing and desire<br />

to find love again has landed<br />

her a role on M-Net’s new reality<br />

show, The Single Wives SA.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

10 Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North September <strong>2020</strong>


ased on the popular<br />

Australian show with<br />

the same name, The<br />

Single Wives SA<br />

features six previously<br />

married women who<br />

have been unlucky in their search for<br />

love. The show sees them embarking<br />

on a journey of self-discovery and<br />

transformation, offering them real-life<br />

tools to possibly find love once more.<br />

“The show is ultimately not just about<br />

competing for an object of affection<br />

or finding ‘Mr Right’, it’s about brave<br />

women willing to be vulnerable,<br />

share their anxieties, shed their fears<br />

and face the stumbling blocks to get<br />

to a point where they’re ready for a<br />

healthy and potentially long-lasting<br />

relationship again,” says 47-year-old<br />

Bodytec Hillcrest fitness studio owner<br />

Tori.<br />

A BROKEN MARRIAGE<br />

Tori is a passionate, kind and driven<br />

people’s person with a genuinely<br />

contagious laugh. When her marriage<br />

of eight-and-a-half-years ended after a<br />

series of infidelities, the mother of two<br />

says she walked away not because<br />

she did not love her ex-husband any<br />

more, but because she knew she had<br />

to stop hurting herself. “Steven and<br />

I had a very tumultuous marriage<br />

and, while both climbing the<br />

corporate ladder, our relationship was<br />

placed under pressure. As I became<br />

increasingly independent and driven,<br />

his affairs increased. We decided to<br />

end our marriage and Steven and I<br />

remained apart, but continued our<br />

friendship. We soon realised how<br />

much we missed and genuinely<br />

loved one another and considered<br />

reconciling, but decided to take<br />

things slowly. I did not want the<br />

children to get hurt.” But, before their<br />

love could take flight for a second<br />

time, Steven was tragically murdered.<br />

UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY<br />

“I’ll never forget that day on 1 June<br />

2018. Steven was shot once in the<br />

neck and four times in the chest. It<br />

was the most awful time of my life.<br />

Our chance at becoming a family<br />

again was ripped away and my soul<br />

mate was dead. It made me angry and<br />

I went into autopilot.”<br />

The first few months were horrific for<br />

Tori who suffered terrible nightmares,<br />

constantly imagining the fear Steven<br />

must have had that morning the<br />

real-life nightmare unfolded. “I felt<br />

robbed of love. No one can prepare<br />

you for this.” Tori managed to keep<br />

her career in corporate going for six<br />

months after Steven’s death, but by<br />

January 2019, she was on the verge of<br />

a nervous breakdown and resigned.<br />

She took three months off to delve<br />

into self-help and meditation. “I lost<br />

my father when I was seven, so I knew<br />

what I needed to do to ensure my<br />

kids, Cameron (now 22) and Emma<br />

(now 15), were as little traumatized<br />

by this as possible. Leaving the<br />

pharmaceutical industry and being<br />

there for my children was what got<br />

me through the rough road of loss.”<br />

A HEALING JOURNEY<br />

It has been difficult for Tori to find<br />

closure and move forward. “Over<br />

time I have learnt to appreciate and<br />

embrace life’s challenges and joys.<br />

I’ve also taught myself new ways of<br />

dealing with stress and coping with<br />

my emotions, including meditating,<br />

gardening and spending time with<br />

my dogs.”<br />

Tori also enjoys reading and spends<br />

lots of time on the beach. Her<br />

favourite space, she says, is her patio,<br />

where she and her children spend<br />

many hours sitting around the table,<br />

talking about life. “We also always eat<br />

at least one meal a day together. I<br />

obviously train at my studio regularly.<br />

It is an incredible workout in just 20<br />

minutes, and makes me feel on top<br />

of the world.” Tori has also found a<br />

special interest in psychology, and<br />

The Single Wives SA cast<br />

has completed several counselling<br />

courses.<br />

SIGNING UP FOR THE SHOW<br />

It was while she was browsing social<br />

media one Friday that Tori came<br />

across an advert for The Single Wives<br />

SA. She was intrigued when she saw<br />

that it was about more than just<br />

finding love, but also finding yourself.<br />

Confident she was ready for both,<br />

she signed up. “I’m embarking on<br />

this journey to find myself. I know<br />

I carry a lot of baggage and have<br />

found it extremely difficult to move<br />

forward. I’ve needed to accept and<br />

open myself up to new things. I was<br />

especially excited by the prospect<br />

of learning new coping tools to<br />

enable me to move beyond this<br />

stagnant space I’ve been in.” Going<br />

into The Single Wives SA, Tori says<br />

she has absolutely no fear. Eager<br />

for her journey of self-discovery to<br />

be reignited, she looks forward to<br />

nothing more than a happier, more<br />

confident future in which she can<br />

learn to love again with all of her<br />

heart and soul. “I’m looking forward<br />

to my journey on The Single Wives<br />

SA, and am hopeful that my life<br />

will change for the better. I’d like<br />

to blossom as a person, and am<br />

definitely ready to love again.”<br />

The Single Wives SA is produced by<br />

Black Swan Media and will be screened<br />

on M-Net Channel 101 every Thursday<br />

at 7pm starting on 3 September <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Details: Follow #TheSingleWivesSA on<br />

Twitter (@MNet), Instagram (@mnettv)<br />

and Facebook (@Mnet)<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 11


Healing through art<br />

A gifted artist and hard working teacher, Westville mother of two Delaine Clendennen<br />

truly believes in the power of healing through art, especially for children.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

12 Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North September <strong>2020</strong>


ith an undeniable artistic talent<br />

from very young, it seemed<br />

inevitable that Delaine would pursue<br />

a career in art. But life took her in a<br />

different direction and she decided to<br />

become a teacher instead.<br />

For years, her drawings gathered dust as she journeyed<br />

through marriage, motherhood and moulding the minds<br />

of little learners, until two years ago, when she realised<br />

that the artistic fire in her was still burning, and she<br />

hauled out her brushes.<br />

From charcoal to pencil to water colour paints, 36-yearold<br />

Delaine thrives on the art of manipulating materials to<br />

create a piece of work that is not only rewarding, but also<br />

therapeutic. She believes strongly in the power of healing<br />

through art and, as a Grade 000 teacher at Eden College<br />

in Durban, she has discovered that art and teaching go<br />

hand-in-hand.<br />

We chat to Delaine while she’s on a break from ‘lockdown<br />

teaching’, and is seated in the garden with her two<br />

children, Bryce (11) and Kira (7). Each child is quietly<br />

working on a sketchpad after being asked to draw the<br />

first thing that came to mind to describe their feelings<br />

around the pandemic.<br />

Bryce draws a battle scene because he wants to be in the<br />

army one day so that he can save the world. Kira draws a<br />

picture of her Granny Lina’s house, because it’s the place<br />

she’s missed most during lockdown. Delaine is working<br />

on a commission piece.<br />

“I never really thought of drawing as anything other<br />

than a hobby, until a few years ago when I got divorced<br />

and moved out on my own with the kids. Art became a<br />

distraction from the pain and a way for me to heal. When I<br />

eventually sold my first piece of art, my eyes were opened<br />

to the fact that I wasn’t just drawing, sketching or painting<br />

for me. Other people actually liked my pictures too!”<br />

Best known for her playful watercolours, many of which<br />

have found their homes in children’s bedrooms and baby<br />

nurseries, Delaine has gifted and sold a number of pieces<br />

both locally and overseas.


“When I first picked up art again,<br />

I started with charcoal. Being left<br />

handed means I can manoeuvre more<br />

easily to get the look I want. I then<br />

moved onto pencil. It’s such a simple<br />

material, but great for finer detail. I<br />

bring out the ink or water colours on<br />

the days when I feel like being more<br />

colourful!”<br />

Delaine finds inspiration in things that<br />

calm her – animals, flowers, images<br />

symbolic of special places, people<br />

and memories. Using a printed or<br />

cellphone image as a visual reference,<br />

she can draw any image to any scale<br />

in whatever material she chooses to<br />

use at the time.<br />

“I normally get an itch - like a feeling<br />

that I want to paint something<br />

specific. I imagine it for a few days and<br />

then, when I have time, I set out to do<br />

it. I am drawn to eyes, both human<br />

and animal. If I could work within a<br />

past art movement, it would be postimpressionist<br />

so I could meet up with<br />

Vincent van Gogh. I’ve always been<br />

inspired by his life and his work.”<br />

As an artist with a professional<br />

career in teaching, Delaine always<br />

tries to find the best of both worlds<br />

– balancing the importance of<br />

educating and nurturing the little<br />

ones in her classroom with her desire<br />

to help them express themselves in a<br />

creative way.<br />

“Since the beginning of time humans<br />

have found creative ways to express<br />

themselves with art. Give a child<br />

a pencil or paint brush and they<br />

immediately realise that marks are<br />

made and will continue to make these<br />

marks to see what they can create.”<br />

Throughout history, Delaine says, art<br />

has been used for healing. Studies<br />

show that drawing, painting and<br />

being creative forms brain wave<br />

patterns that enhance our nervous<br />

systems, hormonal balance and brain<br />

neurotransmitters. As a result, the<br />

body’s physiology shifts from stressed<br />

to serene. It’s the same with children,<br />

she says.<br />

“Art can be a launching point for<br />

conversations that reveal what a child<br />

is thinking. It is often easier for a child<br />

to express difficult feelings through<br />

drawing or painting.”<br />

It is this artistic expression that can<br />

give both the teacher and parent<br />

a clearer sense of a child’s inner<br />

struggle, and ultimately open a<br />

gateway to guide them.<br />

“Parents often tell me that they are<br />

not very creative, but this doesn’t<br />

matter at all. Children are on another<br />

level, and if you give them the right<br />

tools and the encouragement, they<br />

will make amazing stuff. Art is not<br />

just paper, paint and a pencil - it is so<br />

much more. That’s where the process<br />

becomes more important than the<br />

end product. The coordination,<br />

creativity and thought processes that<br />

went into creating the end product<br />

are what teach us everything about<br />

them.”<br />

Delaine says parents can also use<br />

therapeutic art techniques with their<br />

children. “Just stock up on supplies –<br />

giant rolls of paper, coloured paper,<br />

crayons, paint and a variety of markers<br />

– and try out some fun art exercises<br />

to explore new ways to communicate<br />

with your child.”<br />

When asked whether she regretted or<br />

questioned her career choice, Delaine<br />

says definitely not. “I absolutely love<br />

teaching. The children in my class<br />

make me happy. I get to be creative<br />

every day, and I can never feel sad or<br />

down because somehow they always<br />

manage to put a smile on my face. I<br />

need them as much as they need me.<br />

I love art more now than ever before,<br />

and I enjoy the fact that I can thrive<br />

in a life where I am able to do both<br />

– art and teach. I’ve always believed<br />

that as long as you love what you do,<br />

everything will fall into place.”<br />

Details: 083 3200 607, FB: Art by Lainey,<br />

IG: art.bylainey<br />

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Delaine’s tips for helping your child<br />

express his or herself...<br />

Self-portraits: On a large sheet of paper, trace your<br />

young child’s body. Have them fill it in with their feelings,<br />

using different colours to represent those emotions.<br />

Discuss it.<br />

Picture the future: Get your child to make two drawings<br />

- how things are now and how they’d like them to be. This<br />

will enable them to start taking the steps required to get<br />

there.<br />

Show and tell: Ask your child to embark on an imaginary<br />

journey, eyes closed, such as a walk through a special<br />

place, and then have them draw their experience. The<br />

visual result will give you both something to look at as<br />

they share their journey.<br />

Play around with art: Although it’s a great release for a<br />

child to draw feelings, pictures don’t have to be static.<br />

Your child can erase part of it, or draw over it in ‘healing’<br />

colours - an immediate transformation that feels magical.<br />

Capture a memory: The special places your child visits<br />

on his or her imaginary journeys can be healing, so<br />

Google, print and hang pictures of them (perhaps in their<br />

bedroom) to remind them that they can revisit these<br />

places whenever they need to.<br />

Many of Delaine’s paintings have found their way<br />

onto children’s bedroom and nursery walls


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September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 17


Natural beauty<br />

From home workouts and natural nails to regular exercise and drinking enough<br />

water, Mrs Universe South Africa <strong>2020</strong> semi-finalist Sibongile Ndawo Engel shares<br />

her tips on how to look naturally beautiful not just for Spring ... but all year round.<br />

Sarnia’s Sibongile is one of the 16<br />

semi-finalists and the only KZN<br />

representative in the Mrs Universe SA<br />

pageant. A wife and mother of four,<br />

Sibongile’s modelling career began<br />

when she was at school and she has<br />

always wanted to participate in a<br />

national pageant. She is ecstatic, at<br />

the age of 39, to have made it to the<br />

‘top 16’ stage. Speaking about her<br />

personal beauty regime Sibongile<br />

says, “I believe in fresh skin and natural<br />

nails and lashes. If you treat your skin<br />

well you don’t have to cover it up with<br />

loads of heavy foundation. I always<br />

opt for natural products and use<br />

homemade remedies for different skin<br />

issues. I am a huge fan of Vitamin C<br />

because it improves hydration levels,<br />

which is even more important as we<br />

head into the warmer months.”<br />

Beauty starts from within…<br />

Meeting my daily vitamin and mineral<br />

recommendations is essential.<br />

Reaching those goals can be hard<br />

though (needles freak me out!), so I<br />

use iSkin Super Collagen, which has<br />

multiple health benefits to support<br />

overall mobility, has Vitamin C and<br />

offers the same benefits as an IV drip.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

Morning skin care…<br />

It’s all about protection from the<br />

sun, pollution and other dangerous<br />

elements. I start by splashing my face<br />

with warm water, then wash with<br />

Avon Anew Rejuvenate Revitalizing<br />

2 in 1 Gel Cleanser. It improves skin<br />

texture and makes pores look tighter.<br />

I don’t really use a toner because my<br />

cleanser can serve multiple purposes.<br />

I moisturise with Umndeni Skin Care<br />

Petroleum Jelly. I don’t shy away from<br />

affordable products as they can still<br />

be great quality.<br />

Hit the gym…<br />

Spring is the perfect time to start<br />

getting back into shape. Whether you<br />

prefer the gym, yoga or going for a<br />

run, regular exercise and keeping fit is<br />

so important.<br />

Cutting back on pedis…<br />

Lockdown has taught me a lot about<br />

saving. I save money on my beauty<br />

routine more than ever before by<br />

taking care of my feet daily. I scrub<br />

with a pumice stone each morning<br />

and use Maz Herbal Aqueous Cream<br />

instead of soap. Afterwards I apply<br />

Argan Green Foot Cream. This<br />

increases the amount of time I can go<br />

without a pedicure, and it keeps my<br />

toes healthy and fungus-free.<br />

All in the brows…<br />

Eyebrows help to frame your face.<br />

Invest in a pair of tweezers and an<br />

eyebrow pencil, as both will allow you<br />

to shape and fill in your brows. I have<br />

a pair of tweezers from Revlon that<br />

I’ve been using for over a decade. It’s<br />

always good to invest in good quality<br />

products.<br />

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Treat your lips…<br />

While some may up the lip care in<br />

winter, we should really be giving<br />

our lips extra TLC all year round! As a<br />

mom, I spend more time outdoors in<br />

spring entertaining my kids, so I use<br />

Revlon Kiss Balm SPF20 to keep my lips<br />

hydrated and healthy.<br />

Spring into your eye care…<br />

There is loads of pollen in the air at<br />

this time of the year and, if your eyes<br />

are becoming itchy, red and watery,<br />

you may want to reduce the amount<br />

of time spent outside. You could also<br />

seek the care of an eye doctor to see<br />

what sort of over-the-counter eye<br />

drops will help relieve your allergy<br />

symptoms. If they persist, you may<br />

need to consider decongestants,<br />

antihistamines, or corticosteroids<br />

for symptom relief. I use Eye Gene<br />

Eye Drops and Argan Green Intensive<br />

Hydrating Eye Cream to care for my<br />

eyes. Sunglasses are not just for the<br />

fashion, so invest in high quality<br />

sunglasses that provide protection<br />

from UVA and UVB rays. I got mine<br />

from Specsavers.<br />

Up your SPF game…<br />

Along with warmer weather comes<br />

longer days with more intense<br />

sunshine. While every dermatologist<br />

will tell you the importance of always<br />

wearing sunscreen, they all agree<br />

it’s even more important during the<br />

warmer months. I apply a sunscreen<br />

of SPF 30 or higher to prevent sun<br />

damage. I re-apply throughout<br />

the day. My favourite is Nivea Sun<br />

SPF50 Protect & Sensitive Spray as it<br />

is unscented and high in UVA sun<br />

protection.<br />

Eat light…<br />

Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient<br />

protein and vitamins. A diet rich in<br />

vitamin C and good fats and sugar<br />

promotes radiant skin. Consider a low<br />

sugar diet and don’t eat spicy foods.<br />

Lighten up on the types of foods you<br />

consume and drink plenty of water<br />

to maintain both your digestive and<br />

circulatory system.<br />

Glam up…<br />

Avoid wearing too much make-up<br />

and try keep it simple using the<br />

basics. I add spring flair to my look by<br />

wearing colourful three-ply washable<br />

face masks from Keira Ann Jewellery -<br />

YDE.<br />

Golden rule…<br />

Make sure you always remove<br />

makeup before hitting the sheets.<br />

Inspect cleaning chemical<br />

labels…<br />

Go natural where you can! The<br />

cleaning products you use around<br />

your home become airborne parts of<br />

your environment and are absorbed<br />

into your skin.<br />

Hands on the frontline…<br />

The skin on our hands is particularly<br />

thin, and with the excessive use of<br />

hand washes and hand sanitizers,<br />

problems such as dryness, irritation,<br />

peeling and cracking easily arise. You<br />

should never miss the chance to treat<br />

your hands to some much- needed<br />

TLC, but now it’s more important<br />

than never. I personally use Avon Care<br />

Argan Oil Hand Cream.<br />

Happy spring!<br />

September <strong>2020</strong> Get It • <strong>Highway</strong> • Berea • Durban North 19


Collagen<br />

hype<br />

Collagen products are<br />

booming right now …<br />

drinks, powders, capsules<br />

and creams - you name it,<br />

it’s out there. Consuming<br />

it may have a variety of<br />

health benefits, so read on<br />

to know why there is such<br />

a hype around it.<br />

Collagen is a fibrous protein that’s a<br />

vital part of your skin’s health, keeping<br />

it youthful, elastic and resilient. But<br />

this protein, found throughout our<br />

bodies, has many more far-reaching<br />

benefits than simply helping to<br />

reverse the effects of ageing.<br />

From your muscles and bones to your<br />

skin and tendons, collagen provides<br />

the strength and elasticity that allows<br />

you to function. In essence, collagen<br />

is the ‘glue’ that both holds you<br />

together and helps you move.<br />

We chatted to skin therapist and<br />

owner of Heaven on Earth Skin,<br />

Body, Laser Studio, Rachel Rodriguez,<br />

who gave us the scoop on allthings-collagen.<br />

‘Your body naturally produces<br />

the collagen it needs when you’re<br />

young but production starts to<br />

decline at about the age of 30, so it is<br />

worthwhile to invest in high-quality<br />

collagen products,’ she says. But, she<br />

added, while it might seem more<br />

convenient to pop a pill daily, the best<br />

way to take collagen is via a liquid<br />

supplement, that is, a collagen drink.<br />

‘Sipping collagen, rather than<br />

applying it topically or injecting it,<br />

provides the entire body with the<br />

foundational and building blocks<br />

it needs to support the creation<br />

and repair of the body’s connective<br />

tissues. Providing your entire system<br />

with collagen can help kick start its<br />

developmental abilities again.’<br />

It’s important to look for hydrolysed<br />

collagen - it’s a process whereby<br />

collagen is broken down into small<br />

peptide chains that make it more<br />

bioavailable – that means your<br />

body can use them more quickly<br />

and easily. They’re more effective at<br />

helping to repair muscles, improve<br />

skin elasticity, and keep joints<br />

healthy.<br />

For the highest quality, choose<br />

collagen products made from<br />

organic and grass-fed cows, or<br />

sustainably sourced seafood. Pure<br />

collagen should be colourless when<br />

mixed with water and virtually<br />

tasteless - unless, obviously, you’re<br />

using a blend that includes flavours,<br />

extracts, or other ingredients. If it has<br />

a yellowish or brownish colour or an<br />

‘off’ taste, it’s likely lower in quality.<br />

To get the most out of your<br />

supplement without ingesting the<br />

evils of artificial sweeteners or sugar<br />

additives, the smartest choice would<br />

be to go for an unsweetened, sugarfree,<br />

and unflavoured form.<br />

Benefits may - and often do - include<br />

the improvement of skin, hair, nail,<br />

gut, joint and muscle health and may<br />

aid in weight loss or management.<br />

When is the best time to take<br />

collagen? Some recommend<br />

consuming collagen on an empty<br />

stomach before your stomach acid<br />

has the chance to break down the<br />

collagen peptides. Others believe<br />

it’s best to take collagen right before<br />

going to bed since your body<br />

replenishes your skin as you sleep.<br />

The truth is, collagen can be taken at<br />

any time of the day.<br />

Add some collagen to your morning<br />

coffee, or mix some into a smoothie.<br />

Over time, you’ll be pleasantly<br />

surprised by what this little protein<br />

can do.<br />

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With so many supplements on the<br />

market today, it can be hard to make<br />

choices concerning your health and<br />

well-being. Here are some of our<br />

fave products:<br />

Pure collagen quality ...<br />

just a click away!<br />

We’re loving the huge variety of collagen<br />

products available from The Harvest<br />

Table – from creamers, powders and<br />

granules to an easy-to-follow starting<br />

kit. They even have a vegan option!<br />

Some of the products are perfect to<br />

add to smoothies and shakes, some for<br />

baking and cooking. Try the Collagen<br />

Loading Kit – 30 day transformation<br />

which includes two packets of 700g<br />

Pure Collagen Granules (R1 410). Or go<br />

with the Pure Collagen.X that contains<br />

age-defying Astaxanthin. It is six thousand<br />

times stronger than Vitamin C, plumping<br />

out wrinkles, smoothing pores and<br />

nourishing you from deep within, making<br />

you stronger. R520 for 325g. We’ve tried<br />

this brand, and it works wonders on hair<br />

and nail growth. Details: harvesttable.co.za<br />

For vivacious vegans<br />

Natural Living’s Vegan Collagen<br />

Boosting Protein Powder is formulated<br />

using 100 per cent plant-based<br />

ingredients to naturally promote collagen<br />

production. It is a blend of superfoods<br />

consisting of all nine essential amino<br />

acids, vitamins and minerals your body<br />

and skin need to boost your collagen<br />

level and build fibroblasts. R275 for 250g.<br />

Details: naturalliving.co.za<br />

Also definitely worth a try:<br />

• Beauty Gen Pure Hydrolysed Peptan<br />

Collagen Sachet in Blueberry flavour<br />

is good for your skin, hair and nails.<br />

R27.50 from Dis-Chem • Mojo Me<br />

Pure Collagen Peptides is a highly<br />

bioavailable source of 18 amino acids<br />

which are essential for the strength<br />

and lustre of skin, hair, nails, tendons,<br />

joints and bones. R339 from www.<br />

faithful-to-nature.co.za • Collagen Lift<br />

Paris Red Carpet is a drinkable collagen<br />

supplement containing hyaluronic<br />

acid. Providing plumpness, it is clinically<br />

proven to reduce wrinkles by 50 per<br />

cent and contains no sugar. R995 from<br />

Dis-Chem. • Enjoy a Golden collagen<br />

latte that packs 10g of Hydrolysed<br />

Bovine collagen, and functional<br />

ingredients like Magnesium and<br />

Selenium for restful sleep, healthy skin<br />

and joints and digestive support. R299<br />

from www.plushy.co.za<br />

A helpful lift for men<br />

Men are becoming more and more interested in anti-ageing. And why<br />

shouldn’t they? Men deserve to look their best too! So Collagen Lift Paris<br />

developed drinkable collagen just for men to target the areas men need it<br />

most – skin, hair, stamina, energy and immunity.<br />

When you’re young, high levels of collagen provide smooth, plump, glowing<br />

skin but as you age the body produces less which leads to the visible signs<br />

of ageing with wrinkles and sagging skin. Now lost collagen can be replaced<br />

with Collagen Lift Paris Men. It is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up<br />

to 50 per cent and increases the skin’s hydration and elasticity. Its formula<br />

contains a unique combination of Collagen, Biotin, Zinc, Guarana, Glutathione,<br />

seaweed and Vitamin C.<br />

• Biotin is good for healthy hair, skin and nails and the body needs keratin and<br />

biotin to provide this.<br />

• Zinc is an important supplement for men as it supports and promotes<br />

natural testosterone levels and can help with sexual health and the libido.<br />

Zinc promotes more endurance and energy and helps to boost the<br />

immune system.<br />

• Guarana is well known for its ability to boost energy, reduce fatigue and<br />

improve mental focus.<br />

• Glutathione is important and is probably best known for its protective<br />

abilities as a powerful antioxidant and is frequently called the body’s ‘master’<br />

antioxidant.<br />

• Seaweed is an essential micronutrient which stimulates collagen production,<br />

protects elastin and provides skin with essential amino acids, antioxidants and<br />

minerals. It is also beneficial in soothing dry and irritated skin.<br />

• Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which helps to protect cells from damage<br />

caused by free radicals and is vital in the synthesis of collagen in the skin.<br />

The packs, available at DisChem, cost R850 for a four week supply. Also<br />

available from www.collagenliftparis.co.za<br />

WIN!<br />

You’ve read what it<br />

can do for you so we’re sure you’re<br />

amped to give it a try. Enter our Collagen<br />

Lift Paris Men competition by heading over<br />

to GetItDurban on Facebook and follow the<br />

prompts. Entries close September 30.<br />

Ts & Cs apply.<br />

Compiled by: RIALIEN FURSTENBERG<br />

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WIN!<br />

We’ve got three<br />

Pradiance hampers,<br />

(valued at R1000 each)<br />

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Spoil<br />

Beauty<br />

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health and longevity of your skin.<br />

Pradiance is suitable for use on all skin conditions, skin<br />

types, ethnic groups and age groups, and the cherry<br />

on the top… its biodegradable and their packaging is<br />

recyclable. Details: www.pradiance.co.za


Ageless beauty<br />

It’s a sad fact of life. For many of us, as we’ve got to what the French kindly call ‘une<br />

femme d’un certain age’, we find we’ve lost that golden bloom. Our skin’s a little drier,<br />

a little thinner than before, and we need a lot more help than we used to. Luckily, with<br />

some extra care and exceptional products, we can prove that beauty’s ageless.<br />

For a gorgeous glow, we love this trio of LUMA products.<br />

Prep your skin with Crushed Pearl Facial Polish which<br />

promises a fresh, healthy complexion in a flash (R375). On<br />

the big day use Liquid Light Illuminating Primer for all-day<br />

luminosity (R285), and finish with Illuminating Highlighter,<br />

an ultra-sheer, creamy highlighter for a<br />

fresh, dewy look. Details: lumabeauty.com<br />

Loaded with ingredients that targets anti-aging for all skin types, Elizabeth<br />

Arden’s Ceramide range is extensive, and known to work wonderfully<br />

on mature skins. The products contain youth-restoring lipids that help<br />

replenish youth factors skin naturally loses over time. With basics like a<br />

Purifying Cream Cleanser and Toner, capsules that include Advanced<br />

Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum and an Eye Serum, a<br />

Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture and Renewal Activation Cream<br />

and Overnight Regeneration Cream as well as the (incredible) Overnight<br />

Firming Mask, this range really does get gold<br />

stars. Prices from 435 to R1145, from your favourite<br />

Elizabeth Arden stockist.<br />

Compiled by KYM ARGO<br />

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Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge | Photo: Penny Katz Photography<br />

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Family & fitness<br />

When family values are at the forefront of your childhood it is inevitable that you will<br />

carry these with you through your life, ultimately instilling them into your own children<br />

one day. This couldn’t be truer for Animal Fitness owner and head coach and fitness<br />

dad Jesse-Callen Fleming.<br />

t 28, Jesse is in the<br />

prime of his life. He<br />

is unquestionably<br />

good looking,<br />

fit and toned<br />

and incredibly<br />

dedicated to his equally attractive<br />

wife, Kerry and their gorgeous<br />

25-month-old son, Easton-Callen. He<br />

also works hard to ensure they all live<br />

a healthy balanced life.<br />

But things didn’t come easy for Jesse,<br />

who says he’s had to work hard for<br />

what he has in all respects. “Growing<br />

up I always loved sports, but in my<br />

younger days I wasn’t as well toned<br />

and agile as I am now. Perhaps that’s<br />

why my work ethic really matured<br />

- I knew that where I was physically,<br />

would never allow me to achieve<br />

what I wanted in life. My turning point<br />

was in Grade 8. Not only did I want to<br />

be great at academics, I also wanted<br />

to share in the success of my peers on<br />

the sports field, and being overweight<br />

was a huge problem. I had to work my<br />

butt off to achieve what I did in high<br />

school.”<br />

Jesse went from being the last kid<br />

picked for a team to one of the first.<br />

“My motivation was not only based<br />

on me wanting to improve myself,<br />

but also on the fact that I had a family<br />

who stood behind me. Since my dad<br />

passed away when I was younger,<br />

my mom played the role of both<br />

parents. She was my biggest rock and<br />

supporter. She cheered me on, never<br />

frowned on me if I let myself down,<br />

and always encouraged me to keep<br />

going.”<br />

Jesse is very clearly a dedicated dad<br />

who is completely adored by his<br />

‘little man’. He says though that life is<br />

made better with challenges. As far as<br />

As a trainer, I’ve seen many people<br />

struggle with the major uphill battle to<br />

find the motivation to train and improve<br />

their fitness and well-being, in particular<br />

during the current pandemic.<br />

fatherhood, marriage and maintaining a healthy lifestyle go he says there is no<br />

real magic formula – it’s all about hard work.<br />

“You get nothing out of life unless you put it all in. In my later school years<br />

I dreamed of owning my own gym, so I began to work towards that goal.<br />

Entrepreneurship is never an easy journey - it’s tough and sometimes stressful,<br />

but it’s so worth it.”<br />

His gym, Animal Fitness, is Jesse’s ‘home away from home’. It’s a multifaceted gym<br />

that offers a lot under one roof.<br />

“My experience and knowledge gained through the years, as well as advice from<br />

wise coaches and my studies have helped me create something special and<br />

unique. We offer functional fitness, boxing, wrestling for youth, Jiu-Jitsu, HIIT and<br />

Hiitstep Classes. I was fortunate enough to become the first Hiitstep instructor in<br />

South Africa and, to my knowledge, I still am the only qualified one. Our classes<br />

are explosive, unique, fun, exciting, progressive and effective. I put in a huge<br />

effort to ensure I form relationships with everyone who comes into my gym. This<br />

is my biggest draw card to being successful, and why I love what I do so much<br />

more. We are more than just a gym, we are family.”<br />

A year into being married to Kerry, the couple was blessed their son – something<br />

they had both dreamed of.<br />

“With family values having been at the forefront of both mine and Kerry’s<br />

upbringing, we both understood how we wanted to raise any child we were<br />

blessed with. We want nothing more than to teach our son everything we’ve<br />

learned and experienced in life.”<br />

Because health and fitness is such a huge part of their lives, Easton-Callen has<br />

naturally picked up many of their healthy habits. Having pretty much grown up<br />

in the gym, he’s no stranger to typical gym exercises, and even tries his hand at a<br />

few alongside his mom and dad.<br />

“Without forcing him or pushing him, he has chosen to be like us, and often<br />

joins in when we exercise or watches in awe. Kids really are sponges in our life,<br />

copying everything good and bad. For us as a family, being fit and healthy forms<br />

part of that important journey through life.”<br />

“As a trainer, I’ve seen many people struggle with the major uphill battle to<br />

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find the motivation to train and improve their fitness and well-being, in<br />

particular during the current pandemic. This lockdown has been incredibly<br />

difficult, it has impacted us on all levels - mentally, physically, emotionally<br />

and financially. It’s rare to find a person who can switch off all the negativity<br />

and just carry on with their day. I have been on an absolute roller-coaster<br />

in this period. We just have to be honest with ourselves, exercising is<br />

incredible for your well-being.”<br />

Jesse says the most important place to start, is by finding (or making) the<br />

time during your day for some sort of exercise. Anything is better than<br />

nothing.<br />

“I know there are factors that might make this seem or feel impossible,<br />

especially when we are emotionally low, but it’s really not that out of reach.<br />

My wife and I have to remain fit and healthy or it affects us in our daily living.<br />

With that being said, Easton-Callen demands a lot from us, and rightfully so.<br />

We don’t sacrifice his time for our workouts - we combine them. We have<br />

done this from the very beginning and it has blossomed into something we<br />

love. By setting an example for him, he has grown accustomed to workouts<br />

and exercises. I urge everyone, if you can, to get into some kind of routine<br />

of exercising as a family. It’s beautiful family time and you’re creating a solid<br />

foundation for your children to grow up to be fit and healthy.”<br />

Details: Facebook: Jesse-Callen Wayne Fleming, Instagram: jesseanimalfitness<br />

Here’s a simple workout that<br />

the whole family can enjoy…<br />

• 50 jumping jacks<br />

• 25 burpees<br />

• 25 sit ups<br />

• 25 squat jumps<br />

• 25 push ups<br />

• 50 high knees<br />

• 25 plank jacks<br />

• 25 tuck jumps<br />

• 25 jackknives<br />

• 25 sit throughs<br />

• 50 mountain climbers<br />

Do between two and four rounds.<br />

“I believe everyone has the power to<br />

change their lives through hard work and<br />

effort. You just have to make the conscious<br />

decision to become better within your<br />

own journey.”<br />

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In the hands<br />

of the beholder<br />

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. Perhaps though, it is really your hands<br />

that hold the secrets? Chirology, or the study of hands, is a fascinating field that we<br />

recently found out more about.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge | Photos: ELANA SCHILZ PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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t was on a recent market<br />

meander that I bumped into<br />

Dawn Cameron, an expert<br />

in Chirology. Intrigued,<br />

I couldn’t pass up the<br />

opportunity to delve a little<br />

deeper into this world and<br />

experience it for myself.<br />

A little-known science, Chirology,<br />

I discovered, is a form of dialogue<br />

therapy. With a unique set of<br />

expertise, including academic<br />

discipline and behavioural<br />

psychology, Dawn combines the art<br />

of hand reading with counselling. Her<br />

purpose, she says, is to open our eyes<br />

to the understanding that our hands<br />

are our unique, personal guides and<br />

tools for self-discovery.<br />

By analysing and decoding forms and<br />

markings, Dawn can tell an accurate<br />

story about our physical, emotional,<br />

vocational, mental and spiritual selves.<br />

Practising out of her Musgrave home,<br />

Dawn’s welcoming persona puts<br />

even the biggest sceptic at ease. She’s<br />

warm, sincere and, well, quite ‘normal’!<br />

There’s nothing airy-fairy about how<br />

she acts or what she does - and she<br />

explains everything in a simple and<br />

meaningful way.<br />

With candles lit, the aroma of healing oils and relaxing background music, Dawn<br />

sets the scene to begin her work. She starts by explaining that hands and feet<br />

are our personal DNA and life blueprints, and that our essence is imprinted on<br />

everything we touch.<br />

“Five months before you were born, ridges appeared on your hands. These<br />

form a map of your entire being - a map that remains unaltered throughout<br />

life. Chirology examines and interprets that map. It is the tool that enables<br />

us to decode the information your brain has etched on your hands, in both<br />

permanent and changing features.”<br />

Dawn explains, while taking several inked prints of my hands, that the science<br />

of dermatoglyphics - the study of fingerprint patterns with skin ridges on the<br />

palm and other hand-related features – is a supportive counselling and healing<br />

dialogue, which is a unique, but profoundly accurate means of charting our life<br />

purposes.<br />

“For centuries, medicine has recognised the link between the hand and the<br />

brain. Dr. Charles Bell emphasized the importance of the hand in the study of<br />

human behavioural sciences, and endorsed Chirology as a scientific discipline of<br />

enormous clinical value for enquiry into the nature, temperaments, characters<br />

and personalities of human beings.”<br />

Chirology uses the five-element system - earth, water, fire, air and chi - to<br />

provide a universal frame of reference, which allows for a neutral language when<br />

assessing the hands.<br />

During my feedback session, Dawn explains that the hand structure and<br />

fingerprints all have bearing on our interests, vocational aptitudes, psychological<br />

orientations, emotional patterns, intellectual capacity, health and spiritual<br />

inclinations. The dominant hand which you write with represents the conscious<br />

mind. It reflects your persona, visible qualities and how you express yourself. The<br />

non-dominant hand represents the subconscious mind. It reflects qualities that<br />

lie dormant, our potential, our deeper desires and unchanging tendencies.<br />

“The permanent features reflect more enduring characteristics, personality traits<br />

or genetic predispositions. These features include the shape of the hand, nails<br />

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and fingerprints, setting of the fingers<br />

and certain palm patterns and gift<br />

markings.”<br />

“People often ask about what I do<br />

and why having their hands analysed<br />

might benefit them, and my response<br />

is this: we constantly assess our<br />

mental, physical and emotional<br />

bodies and instinctively seek ways to<br />

bring balance to our lives. Conscious<br />

understanding of our personal<br />

blueprint mapped on our hands helps<br />

us to live more harmoniously by using<br />

our personalities and characteristics<br />

that either dominate or are underutilised.<br />

We also deepen our selfunderstanding<br />

and gain insights into<br />

our fellow man and ultimately our<br />

own oneness.”<br />

Dawn also assists children and teens,<br />

as well as couples with relationship<br />

issues and companies when it comes<br />

to career guidance, recruitment<br />

assessments, staff placement, training,<br />

development and teambuilding.<br />

“Palm prints are sacred documents.<br />

They represent us and outlive us<br />

and their value is a precious legacy<br />

of our unique personal signature.<br />

I’ve always loved the idea of helping<br />

others through healing, therapy and<br />

understanding themselves, and I<br />

get to do it through capturing and<br />

analysing their blueprints with them.<br />

It’s not just knowledge they are<br />

gaining, it is also emotional release,<br />

new perspective and peace, and that<br />

brings me joy. It’s why I love what I<br />

do!”<br />

Details: 083 792 5735,<br />

dawncameron065@gmail.com,<br />

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

dawncameron, FB: Dawn Cameron<br />

Chirology, IG: @dawn_cameron_dbn<br />

According to Dawn, our hands and<br />

feet are our personal blueprints<br />

Dermatoglyphics is the study of fingerprint<br />

patterns and other hand-related features<br />

Win We’ve got a free<br />

Chirology session with<br />

Dawn to give away. To<br />

enter, navigate to the<br />

competition section of<br />

our website https://<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/<br />

highway-berea/<br />

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At Lake, Smit & Partners, we understand that most people are not comfortable<br />

visiting hospitals during this time. We have taken strict precautionary<br />

measures at our venues and are dedicated to creating innovative ways to<br />

reduce exposure to COVID-19 for our patients and staff alike.<br />

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TAKEN AT OUR VENUES<br />

HAND SANITIZER<br />

SCREENING<br />

MASKS<br />

SOCIAL DISTANCING<br />

APPOINTMENTS<br />

OUR RECENT INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE<br />

COVID-19 EXPOSURE<br />

SCREENING CUBICLE<br />

Patients who are considered to be under investigation<br />

(PUI’s), are required to undergo specific screening at a<br />

dedicated tent facility at some of our venues.<br />

Some of these patients require basic X-Ray examinations.<br />

Lake, Smit & Partners have created a ground-breaking<br />

innovative method of examining patients that ensures<br />

zero contact between the patient and staff.<br />

This headbox aims to cocoon the patient’s head/face<br />

while being transported from the hospital ward to our<br />

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they return to their ward.<br />

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Shown the door<br />

In an already dreadful business year, being laid off is, quite frankly, terrifying.<br />

We find out how to accept, move on and perhaps learn from the experience.<br />

Laid off. Let go. Retrenched. Axed. It doesn’t matter how you word it ... it is one of the hardest, harshest experiences to endure.<br />

Yet, like any and all life experiences, it passes and life moves on. But for life to go on, you need to get through this. We spoke to<br />

life coach Graeme Butchart, and asked how to deal with, and get past being retrenched.<br />

Understanding the role of acceptance<br />

In order to move on, understanding the role of<br />

acceptance becomes very important. For if you don’t, or<br />

can’t accept, then moving forward may well be harder<br />

than the retrenchment itself. For moving on is what you<br />

have to do. If you linger, you falter and perish. You fail to<br />

regrow.<br />

Know it’s not personal<br />

If acceptance is the starting point, the second is to know,<br />

importantly, that it’s not personal. Hard to do – but this isn’t<br />

about your person. This is purely economics, circumstances<br />

and very often – most often – the roll of the dice. If you get<br />

stuck on ‘why me?’ then you get stuck in the history of the<br />

event and that holds us back. It’s paralysing and pointless.<br />

There is no value in feeling sorry for yourself or looking for<br />

pity. A period of reflection may be valuable, to take stock,<br />

to take account, but that should be based on what you can<br />

learn and act on. Deal with this mental aspect quickly, be<br />

mindful you have to keep moving forward. You have skill<br />

sets. You have evidence of prior successes. You have value<br />

which you can still add. That’s the thinking required to move<br />

into the present.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

Remember to be grateful<br />

Regulating the emotional disturbance of loss, hurt, wound, is<br />

critical and failure to do so will lead to negativity, anxiety and<br />

depression. It helps here to be mindful of what you should<br />

be grateful for. So, if the emotional challenge becomes allpossessing<br />

then counter it by writing what you are grateful<br />

for – a gratitude list – and do it daily to support the move<br />

back into positive territory.<br />

Ready. Steady. Action.<br />

Now’s the time to act. So, all that practical stuff that you<br />

already know you should be doing – do it. Update CVs<br />

and bios. Network. Make phone calls ... yes actually speak<br />

to people, don’t just send emails. Emails don’t secure jobs,<br />

conversations do. Be open and be honest. Don’t ever feel<br />

ashamed. Engage and get straight to the point.<br />

‘Hi Jo, unfortunately, I was retrenched and I am looking for an<br />

opportunity, can you help me – or do you know of anyone<br />

else who could?’ Being direct, will communicate a great deal<br />

about your state of mind and confidence.<br />

Learn new skills<br />

Sometimes, the retrenchment highlights that we have to<br />

up our game. So think about learning new skills or acquire<br />

new tools. One of the positives of the global lockdown is<br />

that all learning and development has gone online – and<br />

a lot of those courses are absolutely free. Udemy, LinkedIn<br />

Learning, and many others, provide excellent short<br />

programmes.<br />

Become more relevant<br />

Part of that renewing of who you are and what you offer<br />

the world may require coaching. Again, this is about you<br />

becoming more relevant to the market place, increasing<br />

your market value, your marketability. Products, services<br />

and businesses have to reinvent and innovate all the time<br />

to stay competitive in their marketplaces. People are no<br />

different. Invest in your development. Reinvent yourself.<br />

Details: graeme@graemebutchart.com<br />

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It’s time to braai!<br />

It’s Heritage month and<br />

that means it’s also<br />

National Braai Day! Aimed<br />

at uniting South Africans<br />

around fires to celebrate<br />

our beautiful country, 24<br />

September has become<br />

synonymous with<br />

great food, friends and<br />

memories. With a lifetime<br />

of fond around-the-fire<br />

gatherings, founder of<br />

The Braai Bru, Paul Elliott,<br />

shares why a braai is in our<br />

blood and what he enjoys<br />

most with his meat.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

A CHILDHOOD<br />

AROUND THE BRAAI<br />

“I’ve always loved to braai. My<br />

childhood is filled with memories of<br />

my mom lighting up a fire and our<br />

family socializing around it. As I got<br />

older, braais with friends became a<br />

regular affair on weekends. Often 20<br />

to 30 of us from all over would gather<br />

with some meat and cooler box in<br />

hand. We would play one-bounce in<br />

the street or cricket in the yard and,<br />

once the sun had set, settle around<br />

the fire and talk about who had the<br />

best wave on the beach. My mom<br />

insisted that everyone spend the<br />

night, so there were always bodies<br />

sprawled all over the place. This<br />

became a tradition and we loved it.<br />

Like most South Africans, it was simply<br />

in our blood.”<br />

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SETTING A GUINNESS<br />

WORLD RECORD<br />

In September 2018, Paul took part in<br />

the Guinness World Record for the<br />

most people braaing simultaneously.<br />

They beat the American’s previous<br />

record by seven people, with a total<br />

of 571 people - and currently still hold<br />

the record!<br />

THE BIRTH OF THE BRAAI BRU<br />

“Braaing became an addiction for me<br />

and eventually I was braaing at home<br />

on average about five times a week. I<br />

decided to share my passion through<br />

a Facebook page called ‘The Braai Bru’.<br />

Currently there are more than 1700<br />

members and the group is growing<br />

daily. We all share photos of what we<br />

are cooking, debate over side dishes<br />

and share techniques and preferred<br />

braai materials. We also do the odd<br />

raffle to raise funds for special causes.<br />

The response is always phenomenal<br />

because, in true South African style,<br />

we are like one big family.”<br />

CHOPS @ TOPS<br />

Recently, Paul was approached by<br />

Brett Venton, the owner of The Village<br />

Vineyard Tops at SPAR in Kloof, who,<br />

because of the current ban on alcohol<br />

sales, was keen to try a new pop-up<br />

concept store called Chops @ Tops.<br />

Offering a wide variety of meats,<br />

snacks, sauces and more, along with<br />

a massive range of braai products,<br />

they are currently working with Paul<br />

to include The Braai Bru branded<br />

merchandise on their shelves too!<br />

“The Braai Bru and Chops @ Tops<br />

have also teamed up with Deon Els,<br />

a contract painter by profession,<br />

who due to Covid-19 pandemic has<br />

successfully kicked off his own familyrun,<br />

Karoo meat business called The<br />

Meat Master.”<br />

All three men have used the<br />

pandemic to their advantage to stay<br />

afloat (while pursuing their passions)<br />

and put food on the table, but have<br />

not failed to enjoy the simple tradition<br />

of a good get-together and a braai -<br />

under social distancing regulations of<br />

course.<br />

Paul shared his famous Braai Bru<br />

Beer Bread recipe with us ... and we<br />

think it just became ours favourite!<br />

Enjoy! Details: www.thebraaibru.co.za,<br />

Facebook: The Braai Bru, Instagram: @<br />

thebraaibru<br />

For more<br />

recipes go<br />

to our website:<br />

getitmagazine.<br />

co.za/highwayberea/<br />

The Braai Bru Beer Bread<br />

Best done in a flat base cast iron pot on coals, but can also be done in flat base<br />

oven proof dish in an oven.<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 big block of cheese (weight and quantity not important, the more the<br />

better); 2 rounds of feta cheese;1kg self-raising flour; 750ml Black Label (luckily<br />

for us the alcohol ban has been lifted!)<br />

Method<br />

Cut cheese into blocks of about 2cm x 2cm. Put flour into mixing bowl, add<br />

cheese blocks and mix to cover cheese. Add salt to flavour. Slowly add beer<br />

and mix until it’s sticky. Grease your pot with butter or Spray and Cook, put<br />

mixture into the pot and place on a braai grid over briquettes. Give it about 30<br />

minutes then add coals on the pot lid to cook from above while the bottom<br />

continues to cook. Bread normally takes about an hour, depending on the heat<br />

of the fire. Keep checking, because the bottom burns quickly. You will smell<br />

the bread cooking. Once the top of the bread is a brownish colour, it should<br />

be done. Loosen with a bread knife and lift out the pot when ready. Slice, load<br />

with butter and indulge!<br />

Extras: Your bread is not only limited to cheese. Have fun and experiment by<br />

adding different ingredients like biltong, corn, peppadews or spring onion.<br />

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Promotion<br />

Château Gâteaux<br />

There’s no denying that Château Gâteaux is a phenomenal<br />

brand. We sat down with well-known face of the brand and<br />

Marketing Manager for the past six years, Anna Kelly, to find<br />

out about some of their recent exciting changes.<br />

The #CakeOver started with the<br />

Durban North store, keep an eye on<br />

social media for which store is next Yes<br />

Happy birthday Château Gâteaux! Wow, you guys certainly had quite a 23rd<br />

birthday! Like many of our customers, we also experienced a ‘lockdown birthday’<br />

and we shared a lot of love and a lot of cake with others all experiencing lockdown<br />

birthdays too!<br />

Social media has been full of beautiful images of the logo revamp and stunning<br />

new colour scheme. You also seem to have taken a fresh approach to your cake<br />

styling and general marketing strategy. Tell us about that? To honour our 23rd<br />

birthday, we felt we needed a more modern and grown up look. Our new style was<br />

inspired by our customers – our cake family – who are fresh and bold, modern and<br />

elegant, yet real and approachable. We have chosen a fresh new colour, which isn’t just<br />

red … its OUR razzberry red because it razzles and dazzles just like our creations!<br />

The new Durban North store looks incredible and we understand the Morningside<br />

store is ‘up next’. What about your other 13 stores? We’re thrilled that everyone is<br />

so excited to experience our new look and feel at their local store. As they say in the<br />

classics, all good things take time. We’re working hard to roll out the new look to all our<br />

Marketing Manager, Anna Kelly<br />

gives us a little insight to all<br />

the exciting things happening<br />

at Château Gâteaux<br />

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stores. Check in on our social media<br />

regularly to find out which store is next.<br />

The new packaging is gorgeous. Why<br />

the change? Our pack has changed in<br />

anticipation of the new look and feel<br />

currently being applied to our stores.<br />

We’re in a changeover period from our<br />

old look to the new. There has been no<br />

impact on the strength and thermal<br />

properties of the packaging and we<br />

remain committed to working with<br />

100% biodegradable, eco-friendly<br />

packaging. The new look pack is a<br />

statement piece that you will be proud<br />

to arrive at a party or function with<br />

or drop off as a gift. We felt we had to<br />

evolve our look to reflect the needs of<br />

our cake family and get us ready for an<br />

even brighter future. We hope everyone<br />

grows to love the look as we much as<br />

we do! Reaction online has been so<br />

positive – we really are thrilled and<br />

excited about all the changes!<br />

Tell us about the people you work<br />

with? The Château Gâteaux family<br />

are a dynamic, hard-working and<br />

passionate bunch of experts in their<br />

field. Lockdown brought with it a<br />

number of challenges but, as a team, we<br />

have risen to the occasion fully. To stand<br />

back now and see all we have achieved,<br />

gives us all a sense of pride and<br />

accomplishment. My immediate team<br />

in marketing, customer care, digital<br />

and brand education are a talented<br />

and driven all-women team and these<br />

last months we have learnt to work in<br />

an entirely different but effective way.<br />

The Choc Chip Cherry<br />

Dome cake is the<br />

latest tasty Château<br />

Gâteaux cake<br />

We have close relationships with many departments in the business and the whole<br />

family of experts have tackled a huge workload with flexibility, humour and patience.<br />

What’s next? There is so much on the go! Our new e-commerce platform has been<br />

a great success and we look forward to having gorgeous branded Château Gâteaux<br />

delivery vehicles on the road in Durban, Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town soon. The<br />

website is also being revamped to be more efficient and user-friendly. We have<br />

enjoyed a new burst of activity having partnered with East Coast Radio, Jacaranda FM<br />

and Heart FM and similarly our out of home offering on billboards, digital billboards<br />

and street pole ads are all working together to spread the message that the Cake<br />

People are top of mind when you think ‘cake’! Regarding product innovation … this<br />

month we launch our Choc Chip Cherry Dome cake – the first product in our new<br />

packaging and I can tell you it is WOW!!<br />

The Get It team would like to wish the Château Gâteaux team another successful<br />

23 years making exceptional cake moments. Thank you for letting us be on the<br />

journey with you – we can’t wait to make more sweet memories with you!<br />

Details: customercare@chateaugateux.co.za, www.chateaugateaux.co.za, FB CHÂTEAU<br />

GÂTEAUX and IG @château_gâteaux #TheCakePeople<br />

The Vanilla Dream Medium<br />

(8-slice) Cake doubled up<br />

The new<br />

packaging is<br />

on trend, oh so<br />

beautiful and still<br />

environmentally<br />

friendly!<br />

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5INGREDIENT DINNERS<br />

Working from home certainly has its perks, but if somehow the day slipped<br />

has right through your fingers and now you’re facing the dinner time rut,<br />

we’ve got you covered! Here are three easy, five-ingredient dinner ideas<br />

from local chefs ready to swoop in and save the day.<br />

Chef Musa Mkhize, under the helm of<br />

renowned restaurateur and owner of<br />

Kloof’s 1904 Bistro Américain and Oscars<br />

Café, Andrew Calinikos<br />

hake & veggies<br />

“Simple, quick and colourful, this dish is a hit when I’m looking<br />

for something tasty to knock up after a long day or to serve<br />

when entertaining friends (you can just adjust the ingredients<br />

accordingly) on a beautiful spring evening.”<br />

Ingredients<br />

Fillet of fresh hake; two carrots; 150ml fresh cream; 80g fresh<br />

snow peas; 1apple; 1 tomato<br />

Method<br />

Lightly dust fillet of hake in seasoned flour. Place in a<br />

moderately heated non-stick pan and fry for approximately<br />

5 minutes either side, turning the heat down gradually.<br />

To make the creamed carrot puree, dice the carrots and<br />

simmer in fresh cream at very low heat and continue to<br />

stir, until they have softened. Remove from heat and allow<br />

to cool, and then blend in a food blender. Once smooth<br />

reheat your puree in a pan and season with a pinch of salt<br />

and pepper. Boil water and add the snow peas and cook<br />

for one minute. Remove and strain. For the apple salsa,<br />

peel half an apple and dice it into even pieces and keep<br />

one side. Blanch one tomato in hot water and peel, try to<br />

remove the seeds and dice it up into even pieces. Add<br />

to the apple pieces in a bowl, season with salt and fresh<br />

chopped coriander stir in and mix. Plate to your preference<br />

and enjoy.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

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Guy Cluver, founder and owner of<br />

Kloof’s Bellevue Cafe and co-founder<br />

and owner of Lupa Osteria<br />

Aglio Olio Pepperoncino<br />

“One of my all-time favourite pasta dishes, this meal is really quick<br />

and easy and serves four people. I love the combination of the<br />

lemon, chilli, firm prawns, al dente pasta and fresh parsley. It’s<br />

heaven on a plate! I realise that this is a five-ingredient meal, but<br />

in my opinion, the chilli, garlic and lemon are condiments! I prefer<br />

my pasta a little looser than the classic version, but you can adjust<br />

accordingly to your own preferred taste by adding extra pasta<br />

water and /or extra virgin olive oil.”<br />

Ingredients<br />

400g good quality dried pasta (spaghetti or linguine);<br />

24 peeled prawns; 2 red chillies, finely chopped; ½ cup extra<br />

virgin olive oil; 2 cloves of finely chopped fresh garlic; 1 large<br />

fresh lemon; 1 small bunch of finely chopped fresh parsley;<br />

salt and pepper to taste<br />

Method<br />

Cook the pasta in lots of rapidly boiling salted water<br />

(according to your taste, but I recommend al dente). While<br />

the pasta is cooking, quickly fry the garlic and chopped<br />

chillies in the extra virgin olive oil. Add the prawns to the pan<br />

when the garlic is soft and starting to darken in colour. The<br />

prawns will cook really quickly so be careful to not overcook<br />

them. Cut the lemon in half and put it in your microwave<br />

oven for 30 seconds (this will allow you to extract all of the<br />

juice from the lemon). When the pasta is cooked, remove the<br />

noodles from the water with a set of tongs and add to the<br />

pan with the prawns, chilli and garlic. Make sure that you add<br />

some of the starchy pasta water to the pan. This will help the<br />

sauce to cling to the noodle. Squeeze the lemon juice and<br />

add the chopped parsley to the pan. Toss the pasta in the<br />

pan, adding more extra virgin olive oil and pasta water if<br />

necessary. Serve in warmed pasta bowls.<br />

Note: An option is to throw in a handful of room<br />

temperature halved cherry tomatoes when you add the<br />

parsley and stir them through. They will cook in the hot<br />

pasta and add some sweetness to the dish. Serve with a<br />

crisp green salad with a vinaigrette dressing, crispy ciabatta<br />

and lots of ice cold Chenin Blanc!<br />

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Jean Pierre Le Roux,<br />

executive chef at Salisbury<br />

Café in Westville<br />

Surprise with Sophisticated<br />

Simplicity<br />

“During the better part of lockdown,<br />

we’ve faced extreme culinary dilemmas<br />

...pizza, baked beans or beluga! Our<br />

creativity has flourished and made us<br />

more aware of our senses, we’ve missed<br />

the aroma of freshly baked bagels at<br />

our local bakery and, perhaps worst<br />

of all, because of financial limitations,<br />

we’ve missed the joy of splashing out<br />

on expensive treats. This dish takes five<br />

minutes to prep, 15 to cook and five to<br />

plate. It has five main ingredients (with<br />

some extras!). It will awaken your taste<br />

buds and is the kind of dish that allows<br />

you to show off your culinary skills!”<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 Beef fillet (alternatively you can<br />

use game fillet or lean ostrich); fresh<br />

asparagus spears; rice ‘angel hair’<br />

noodles; Italian prosciutto or parma<br />

ham; gooseberries<br />

Method<br />

Choose your cut (approximately<br />

250g). Rub with olive oil and garlic,<br />

then season with salt, pepper and<br />

fresh thyme and let it rest<br />

for five minutes.<br />

Rinse asparagus spears<br />

in salt water and strain<br />

excess grime. Get<br />

your sneaky vino<br />

out the cupboard,<br />

pour some into<br />

a saucepan with<br />

butter, oil and<br />

beef stock. Add<br />

chives, salt and<br />

pepper and boil<br />

until the mixture<br />

is reduced. Add<br />

your gooseberries.<br />

In another pan,<br />

heat a dollop of<br />

butter and virgin<br />

oil until it simmers,<br />

then sear the meat on<br />

both sides until charred.<br />

Reduce the heat to medium, cover<br />

the pan for 10 minutes and cook until<br />

medium rare on the inside. In another<br />

pan, steam your asparagus for seven<br />

minutes, strain the water, then glaze<br />

in a dash of butter and lemon juice<br />

until golden brown. In a small pan<br />

or oil fryer, heat some oil. Drop your<br />

noodles in for 10 seconds until crisp.<br />

When your meat is cooked, let it rest<br />

for three minutes while you wrap your<br />

asparagus spears with the prosciutto.<br />

To plate, make a nest with the noodles<br />

(you can add some chopped chives if<br />

you like), place your fillet on top, pour<br />

the gooseberry reduction. Assemble<br />

your spears facing the meat, and<br />

drizzle the left over lemon butter (with<br />

a little saffron if you dare) over them.<br />

Season to your liking and enjoy!


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For the love of food<br />

With food as her language of love, Hillcrest’s Karyn Smith lives and dreams recipes all day<br />

long. Instead of carb-heavy dinners and dense winter stews, this veggie kitchen queen<br />

knocked up some fresh and flavour-filled spring dishes (there’s a meaty one too) that will give<br />

you the perfect excuse to reinvent your weekly dinner menu.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

ood is my<br />

passion and<br />

how I express<br />

myself. To<br />

be honest,<br />

I am not a<br />

confident person unless I have a<br />

pan or pot in my hand. My mother<br />

was my foodie inspiration and no<br />

matter how busy she was, she always<br />

ensured we had a hearty homecooked<br />

meal every night. I have fond<br />

memories of standing on a stool,<br />

hardly able to reach the counter top,<br />

baking with my mom. I was always<br />

intrigued at what could be created<br />

with simple ingredients. It gives me<br />

great joy to cook, especially alongside<br />

my executive chef husband, Rhett<br />

(who has helped take my passion for<br />

food to another level) and entertain<br />

outdoors as a family.<br />

When Curro Hillcrest was being built,<br />

Karyn was asked to tender for the<br />

Campus Cafe and it was granted. With<br />

little time to prep, she started working<br />

on a menu. She also took on the role<br />

of functions co-ordinator working<br />

alongside a catering team that<br />

consists of learners and staff.<br />

“I love what I do, being able to<br />

experiment, teach and learn from<br />

others around me. The kitchen is<br />

definitely the heart of my workspace<br />

and of our home. Friends often ask<br />

me to share recipes, and creating new<br />

recipes is my thing, from sauces to<br />

desserts, baking and breads. Food is<br />

my life and I love sharing it, so I hope<br />

you enjoy these recipes just as much<br />

as I have.”<br />

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Vegan burgers patties<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 can chickpeas; 2 Tbsp. flour; 1 red<br />

onion diced; 139g beetroot; 50ml<br />

coriander fresh; 2 tsp coriander; 1<br />

tsp cumin; 1 to 2 tsp chilli; 2 tsp fresh<br />

chilli; sea salt and freshly ground black<br />

pepper<br />

Zucchini bread<br />

Method<br />

Gently fry the chopped garlic and red<br />

onion in the olive oil until translucent.<br />

Add the ground chili, cumin and<br />

coriander to the pan and roast the<br />

spices for about 1 minute. Drain<br />

the chickpeas and place into a food<br />

processor together with the flour,<br />

fresh coriander, ground cumin and<br />

coriander, chopped chili, salt and<br />

pepper. Pulse so that the mixture is<br />

not quite a paste. Check for seasoning<br />

and fold in the diced beetroot. Divide<br />

the mixture into 4. Roll each quarter<br />

into a ball and flatten with your hand<br />

to form a nicely shaped patty. Fry in a<br />

non-stick pan until cooked through.<br />

Serve on buns of your choice, with<br />

garnish and sauces of your choice.<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 cups all-purpose flour; 1 1/2 tsps<br />

baking powder; ½ tsp baking soda;<br />

1 tbls lemon zest; 1 tsp salt; 2 large<br />

eggs; 1 cup granulated sugar; 1/3 cup<br />

melted unsalted butter; 2 tablespoons<br />

vegetable or canola oil; 1 teaspoon<br />

vanilla extract; 2 cups fresh<br />

zucchini, grated<br />

Method<br />

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease<br />

a loaf ton with non-stick baking<br />

spray and set aside. In a bowl, whisk<br />

together the flour, baking powder,<br />

baking soda, lemon zest and salt.<br />

Set aside. In a large bowl, add the<br />

eggs, sugar, melted butter, oil, vanilla<br />

extract, and grated zucchini. Stir<br />

until smooth and sugar dissolves.<br />

Add the dry ingredients into the<br />

wet ingredients, and stir until fully<br />

combined. Do not over mix. Pour<br />

batter into prepared loaf pan and<br />

bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a<br />

toothpick inserted into the centre of<br />

the bread comes out clean. Remove<br />

the tin from the oven and set aside<br />

to cool for about 10-15 minutes.<br />

Carefully remove bread from the pan.<br />

Let the bread cool before slicing.<br />

For more<br />

recipes go<br />

to our website:<br />

getitmagazine.<br />

co.za/highwayberea/<br />

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Treasuring our heritage<br />

... and celebrating Heritage Day with the exceptional Cape of Good Hope wines<br />

is celebrating Heritage Day this September ... and what better way to celebrate than by<br />

enjoying a meal with the family ... one that includes a taste of South Africa and a nod of<br />

approval to the extraordinary Cape of Good Hope wines. The Anthonij Rupert Wyne farm<br />

- which dates back to the early 1700s, boasts an impressive wine portfolio, the most<br />

noble being the Cape of Good Hope range, which forms part of South Africa’s Old<br />

Vines Initiative. Initiated by Johann Rupert in 2007, this is regarded as a valuable<br />

contribution to the protection of South African heritage, and mirrors the Rupert<br />

family’s contributions in the preservation of heritage in other fields such as iconic<br />

art and architecture. To celebrate Heritage Day, food writer Ilse van der Merwe<br />

worked with Anthonij Rupert Wyne to develop a handful of wonderful dishes ...<br />

SAeach that pays tribute to South African tastes.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

Saldanha bay mussels in<br />

wine, garlic, herbs and cream<br />

With Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc<br />

On a warm day, a freshly steamed pot of mussels is<br />

one of the most festive ways to entertain a crowd.<br />

Using fresh black mussels, these only need a few<br />

minutes of steaming in a fragrant, simple wine broth.<br />

Serve with some crusty bread on the side for dipping.<br />

Serves four.<br />

You’ll need:<br />

1,5 kg black mussels (fresh, live mussels if you can) • 15<br />

ml olive oil • 30 ml butter • 1 onion, finely chopped •<br />

1-2 garlic cloves, finely grated • 6 sprigs thyme, leaves<br />

only (plus more for serving) • 250 ml dry white wine<br />

•125 ml fresh cream • a handful finely chopped parsley<br />

and a loaf of crusty bread, for serving<br />

To make:<br />

Place the mussels in a large bowl of fresh water<br />

(cold / room temperature) and rinse well. Remove the<br />

beards by pulling the grassy bits from the pointy edge<br />

of the mussels towards the rounded edge. Drain the<br />

water and set aside.<br />

In a large pot, heat the oil and butter over medium<br />

heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme, frying until it is<br />

soft and fragrant, but not too dark. Add the wine and<br />

turn up the heat to high. As soon as the liquid comes<br />

to a boil, add the mussels all at once and cover the pot<br />

with a lid. Steam for 3 minutes, then give the mussels<br />

a stir. Cover and steam for another 2 minutes, making<br />

sure that the mussels have opened properly. Remove<br />

from the heat, add the cream and give it a final stir.<br />

Ladle into bowls, scatter with the chopped parsley<br />

and some more thyme, and serve at once with crusty<br />

bread to mop up the fragrant sauce.<br />

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Marinated chicken tikka masala<br />

espetada with dried apricots<br />

with Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc<br />

Chunky boneless chicken thighs are the most<br />

tender cut for these espetadas. The charred<br />

apricots add a welcome extra layer of soft texture<br />

and sweetness for a memorable curried espetada<br />

that will delight any crowd. This serves six to eight<br />

guests.<br />

You’ll need:<br />

2 cups plain full cream yoghurt • 1/4 cup fresh<br />

lemon juice • 2 tablespoons each of tomato<br />

paste and vegetable oil • a knob of fresh ginger,<br />

peeled & finely grated • 3 cloves garlic, peeled<br />

& finely grated • 2 teaspoons each ground<br />

coriander, ground cumin and ground turmeric •<br />

2 tablespoons garam masala • 1,5 teaspoons salt •<br />

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1,5 kg<br />

boneless skinless chicken thighs • 250 g soft dried<br />

Turkish apricots • 6 to 8 large or 12 medium sosatie<br />

sticks/skewers • a handful fresh coriander leaves<br />

and a few fresh lemon wedges, to serve<br />

To make:<br />

In a large glass/ceramic/plastic bowl, mix the<br />

yoghurt, lemon juice, tomato paste, oil, ginger,<br />

garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, garam masala,<br />

salt & pepper. Add the boneless chicken thighs<br />

to the marinade (if the thighs are very large, cut<br />

them in half ) and mix well to cover all over. Cover<br />

the bowl with a tight fitting lid or plastic wrap and<br />

leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 3 hours<br />

or up to 24 hours.<br />

Bring the meat to room temperature by leaving<br />

it on the kitchen counter for an hour, and preheat<br />

your oven to 220 C (or get a fire ready to<br />

braai). Using clean hands, skewer the marinated<br />

thighs on your skewer sticks, folding them in<br />

half where necessary (don’t leave longer strands<br />

overhanging), with a few apricots in between.<br />

Roast in the oven at 220 C for about 25 minutes<br />

(place them on a rack fitted over a lined baking<br />

tray), or braai over medium hot coals, turning<br />

frequently to prevent burning. The apricots and<br />

marinade will blacken here and there - that’s<br />

perfect. Cook until just done, then scatter with<br />

fresh coriander and serve hot.<br />

The range ...<br />

The heritage-inspired range includes the two<br />

latest additions - Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc<br />

and Riebeeksrivier Syrah, as well as Parel Vallei<br />

Merlot, Basson Pinotage, Serruria Chardonnay,<br />

Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc, Laing Semillon,<br />

Altima Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Slopes,<br />

Caroline and Sneeuwkrans Pinot Noir. Details:<br />

For more recipes, visit getitmagazine.coza, for<br />

more info and to order these special wines, visit<br />

capeofgoodhopewines.com<br />

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A splash of Spring<br />

We just love Spring. Especially when it comes to home décor. Change has happened, the<br />

weather is warming up and it’s the perfect time to freshen things up! Interior designer<br />

and real estate agent Andrew Home shares some secrets for simple home improvement<br />

projects you can do during lockdown.<br />

Instead of doing a costly fullblown<br />

kitchen remodel, sand<br />

down and repaint your cabinets!<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

It was after a long stretch in the<br />

apparel market that Andrew’s flair for<br />

colour, cloth and clothing evolved<br />

into fabrics, furnishing and interior<br />

finishes. He started delving into<br />

home upgrades and soon started<br />

working on the commercial offices<br />

of several prominent national and<br />

international companies. Now an<br />

established interior designer and<br />

sought-after real estate agent for<br />

Campbell Property Group, Andrew<br />

is able to offer insight and serve the<br />

Adding a mirror always add<br />

a different perspective and<br />

makes a space feel bigger<br />

real estate needs of sellers and buyers.<br />

“From conceptualisation to realisation<br />

of each project, and the meticulous<br />

marshalling of resources within<br />

budget constraints, my object is to<br />

ultimately turn a client’s dream into a<br />

stunning reality.”<br />

Stuck in your home during lockdown?<br />

“Everyone is stressing spending so<br />

much time at home, worried about<br />

when things will go back to normal. If<br />

you find yourself bored and staring at<br />

social media for hours on end, maybe<br />

it’s time to direct your energy and<br />

time into something productive – like<br />

tackling projects around the house<br />

that you’ve been ignoring. Now is the<br />

time to rethink your home and plan<br />

for the times ahead,” says Andrew.<br />

Here’s how...<br />

Have a clear out<br />

Decluttering is horrible! However,<br />

now is a great time to take a stepby-step<br />

approach and not tackle<br />

everything at once … just one pile<br />

of papers, one stack of books or one<br />

kitchen cupboard. Bag everything,<br />

label and store for distribution when<br />

lockdown lifts.<br />

Rethink your space<br />

You’re probably spending more time<br />

in your lounge and outside veranda<br />

than usual. Transform the area into a<br />

more welcoming space. Little things<br />

like rearranging pictures you have on<br />

the walls and shelves can add a fresh<br />

perspective. Rearrange your shelves,<br />

move everything, dust and declutter<br />

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KwaZulu-Natal<br />

Interior designer and real estate<br />

agent Andrew Home (how apt!?)<br />

and put things back differently. Reposition your furniture.<br />

Get your family involved with home improvements!<br />

KEEP YOUR<br />

HOME SECURE<br />

WHEREVER<br />

YOU ARE<br />

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Fix the furniture<br />

Couches, benches, beds and pedestals … one day they’re<br />

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Fix up the front door<br />

The front door is the first point of welcome to your home<br />

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MAIN BEDROOM<br />

The Master Bedroom is an important space in the home, and we are willing to bet you spend<br />

the most time in your bedroom out of any other space in your home. However, it can be hard to<br />

decorate a master bedroom that hits every note, a calm, organized retreat that helps you sleep<br />

without sacrificing your personal style and aesthetic.<br />

Out of every space in a home, your<br />

bedroom is without a doubt the most<br />

personal. Even though it’s an area many<br />

of your guests may never actually see, it<br />

still deserves a great deal of attention.<br />

It’s where you recharge, reflect on the<br />

day, and even spend time reading a<br />

book, so it only makes sense for it to<br />

feature the right colour palette and<br />

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Cindy Austen owner of<br />

Habit@t Hillcrest<br />

While pulling this all off can be quite a<br />

challenge, it’s not impossible. Whether<br />

you live for a minimalist set-up or need<br />

punchy colours in your life follow these<br />

simple tips to nail a master bedroom<br />

makeover:<br />

Follow these simple tips to nail<br />

a master bedroom makeover:<br />

1. Add Plant Life Botany is the study<br />

of all things plant-related, from flowers<br />

to leaves to branches to tree trunks. So,<br />

a botanically inspired bedroom is one<br />

in which plants in any form play a large<br />

part in the decorating scheme. Fresh,<br />

vibrant, growing, and alive, plants have<br />

a naturally soothing effect that makes<br />

them highly suited to a starring role in<br />

the bedroom. So, whether you choose<br />

the real thing or prefer décor with<br />

botanical motifs, it is time to harness<br />

the power of the plant in your interior<br />

decorating.<br />

2. Consider the rules of Threes The<br />

rule of three is a guideline. Essentially,<br />

it was put into place so that people<br />

understand that an odd-number of<br />

items is more interesting than an evennumber<br />

of items.<br />

3. Have an easily accessible Night<br />

Light While very chic, hanging your<br />

beside lamps make a quiet statement<br />

and don’t distract from the graphic art<br />

positioned above the bed. The added<br />

perk of not using table lamps is the<br />

extra surface space on the nightstands.<br />

4. Embrace Symmetry Symmetry<br />

is common in interior design and<br />

can portray a feeling of stability,<br />

calmness, and dignity. Symmetry can<br />

be achieved through the use of pattern,<br />

arrangement of furniture, fixtures<br />

and craftmanship, and through the<br />

application of colour.<br />

5. Centre Artwork over the headboard<br />

Artwork is a good idea in almost any<br />

open space, and above the bed is no<br />

exception. If you have height, but<br />

minimal width, try long horizontal<br />

artwork and vice versa. Although we<br />

typically stick with more rectangularshaped<br />

pieces above the bed, if we<br />

have more height than usual, we do two<br />

vertical pieces side by side or 3 smaller<br />

pieces in a symmetrical line. Hanging a<br />

pair of same-sized artwork has the same<br />

effect as a larger piece while creating<br />

additional visual dimension.<br />

Top Tip: When hanging two pieces next<br />

to each other, we recommend spacing<br />

them only a few inches apart, so they do<br />

not feel disconnected.<br />

6. Incorporate a lounge area A good<br />

spot to sit down will serve you well<br />

when you are reading or need to have a<br />

conversation with your partner. It is also<br />

great for putting on shoes or checking<br />

email so you can leave tech out of your<br />

bed.<br />

7. Hang window treatments to the<br />

floor Let your windows do all the<br />

talking! Dress up casements with a<br />

voluminous pair of drapery panels to<br />

create a luxe yet tailored scene. If you<br />

mount curtains slightly higher and<br />

wider than your actual windows, you<br />

can make them seem larger and the<br />

room, on the whole, more spacious.<br />

8. Vary Textures: Do not forget texture<br />

throughout your room. Integrate a<br />

mix of interesting fabrics and textiles<br />

into your master bedroom to make the<br />

space feel comfy, cozy, and colourful.<br />

9. Get an over the top headboard:<br />

Never underestimate the impact of a<br />

commanding headboard in a master<br />

bedroom. Whether it’s a massive one<br />

that ranges from the floor to the ceiling<br />

or a makeshift alternative courtesy<br />

of a graphic tapestry, it’s a dramatic<br />

touch every bedroom deserves. Not<br />

to mention, you can usually skip out<br />

on hanging art over these statement<br />

pieces, since they are usually so striking<br />

on their own.<br />

10. A Theme: It is the first thing a child<br />

will consider when putting together<br />

their bedroom, but adults tend to shy<br />

away from decorative themes. A theme<br />

can be a powerful unifying device, not<br />

to mention calming and keeps you on<br />

track with purchasing the right décor<br />

elements for your space.<br />

For more tips and tricks or décor advice<br />

and consultations please visit us at:<br />

HABIT@T Hillcrest Shop 7 The Yard Office<br />

Park, 71 Old Main Road Hillcrest or<br />

alternatively contact Cindy Austen on<br />

079 294 5337/habitathillcrest@gmail.<br />

com or reach on any of our social media<br />

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We’re planting …<br />

Osteospermum Flowerpower Magic<br />

Orange 20, a glowing orange daisy<br />

with sunny yellow tips ... a bright<br />

perennial which flowers mainly in<br />

spring and autumn. This hybrid of<br />

the spring-flowering,<br />

indigenous Cape daisy<br />

is hardy and vigorous,<br />

tolerating cold and rain.<br />

It is a well-branched,<br />

low-growing plant that<br />

is covered with masses<br />

of flowers, so excellent for<br />

garden borders, beds,<br />

and containers. For<br />

a real show-off bed,<br />

group three to five<br />

plants together ... lovely.<br />

Plant in full sun or partial shade<br />

in well-drained soil, and water<br />

regularly, for consistently<br />

moist, but not soggy, soil.<br />

You should also fertilise<br />

once a month during the<br />

flowering season and removed<br />

faded or dead flowers to prolong<br />

its blooming. Once established,<br />

the weeds will struggle to push through.<br />

Details: ballstraathof.co.za<br />

What to do in the garden<br />

• Sow annual herbs like basil,<br />

coriander and rocket. Trim back<br />

perennial herbs and enrich the beds<br />

with compost.<br />

• Increase watering from once a week<br />

to twice a week as the temperatures<br />

rise, especially for vegetables.<br />

• Keep deadheading, watering, and<br />

fertilising pansies, violas and primulas<br />

and they will continue flowering<br />

until early October.<br />

• Plant bedding begonias for nonstop<br />

summer colour ... they’ll grow in<br />

semi-shade or full sun.<br />

• Lift and divide flowering perennials.<br />

• Fertilise lawns with 5:1:5 and begin<br />

regular weekly mowing – but set the<br />

blades high so that the grass can<br />

establish deep roots.<br />

• Veggies to sow this month are<br />

cabbage, spinach, Swiss chard,<br />

lettuce, root veggies, green beans,<br />

brinjals, cucumber, peppers, bush<br />

and trailing squash, sweetcorn,<br />

and tomatoes.<br />

In the veggie garden, we’re<br />

planting beetroot – an<br />

excellent early-spring crop<br />

since it germinates in cool<br />

soil. Chioggia (pronounced<br />

kee-OH-jee-ah) Guardsmark<br />

is not just any beetroot. The<br />

plants have bright green<br />

leaves with light pink stems,<br />

and when sliced open, it’s<br />

candy-striped. This Italian<br />

heirloom variety produces<br />

medium-sized beets that<br />

also work well as baby beet<br />

... its mild, sweet flavour<br />

becomes super sweet when<br />

roasted, so lovely used in<br />

salads. It can be sown yearround<br />

in warmer areas, a<br />

spring planting matures in<br />

about two months, and you<br />

can order seed online from<br />

Gro-Pak. Details: gropak.co.za<br />

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Blooming Spring<br />

The weather’s warm,<br />

flowers are blooming,<br />

it’s our favourite<br />

season of the year!<br />

Order now, plant and reap<br />

the (beautiful) benefits<br />

The Dahlia Cornel – perfectly formed,<br />

dark cherry-red velvety flowers,<br />

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to Adene Nieuwoudt, hands down<br />

the best red variety in the world. Well,<br />

we think Adene’s job is hands down<br />

one of the best in the world. She’s<br />

the passionate force behind Adene’s<br />

Farm Flowers, a working flower farm<br />

dedicated to producing high-quality,<br />

beautiful and long-lasting cut flowers.<br />

And it’s from their website that you<br />

can shop for seeds and tubers ...<br />

Amaranthus and lace and dahlias<br />

(swoon) and sunflowers ... a collection<br />

of the most magnificent blooms<br />

imaginable, for you to grow at home.<br />

There’s also linen and pretty floral<br />

masks for those who don’t have green<br />

fingers. Details: adeneflowers.co.za<br />

From pod to plate<br />

We know we’re not the only ones embracing growing our own herbs and<br />

veggies ... and we know you’re going to love our new discovery as much<br />

as we do. Vegepod gives the average person (that’s us) a simple and easy<br />

way to grow veggies at home. Boasting to be an award-winning Australian<br />

designed product, these are raised gardening beds (no more crouching<br />

down with stiff knees), which have a self-watering, built-in mist irrigation<br />

spray (so plants last weeks without you having to do any watering), and<br />

a permeable mesh canopy, which keeps out bugs, and helps manage<br />

temperature. It comes in three sizes, so will suit every household, and<br />

you can choose to have it on a permanent stand, or a trolley on wheels –<br />

massively helpful if you have a small space. The pods cost from R2799 to<br />

R5999, depending on size, with stands and trolleys starting at R1499. You can<br />

also buy gardening tools and accessories online, as well as RAW seed packs –<br />

the Summer Seed 10 Pack costs R300 and has all the veggies and herbs you<br />

need for the season. Really fabulous idea ... we’re massive fans.<br />

Details: vegepod.co.za or email info@vegepod.co.za.<br />

Compiled by KYM ARGO<br />

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Revamp<br />

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This month is all about ‘new beginnings and what better way to start than by giving your<br />

home a little freshening up! Here are two great ways to spruce up this Spring.<br />

Loula Furniture and Décor<br />

Loula Furniture and Dècor<br />

A family-owned business based in the<br />

leafy suburb of Hillcrest, the team at Loulas<br />

believe that every home is unique and<br />

should reflect the energy and resources of<br />

its occupants. They are passionate about<br />

their bespoke furniture and dècor range, all<br />

of which are handpicked and supportive<br />

of local craftsmen. Loulas is an Annie Sloan<br />

Chalk Paint® approved stockist and promote<br />

creativity and learning through workshops,<br />

which encourage clients to take charge<br />

of their own living space. Revamp& refurb<br />

with this easy-to-use and quick drying paint<br />

that works beautifully on furniture without<br />

priming or sanding!<br />

Loulas is based at ‘’The Yard”, Hillcrest.<br />

Details: loula.theyard@gmail.com,<br />

082 722 5992 or shop online: www.loulas.co.za<br />

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Inspired Studios<br />

The team at Inspired Vision studios,<br />

home of NguniGalore, create eyecatching<br />

canvas prints and décor items,<br />

drawing inspiration from Nguni hides.<br />

The printed imagery range includes<br />

canvas prints, cushions, tableware,<br />

bags and loads more – all featuring<br />

original photos and beautiful Nguni<br />

patterns. They also have a selection of<br />

other SA favourites such as proteas,<br />

wildflowers, bird and landscapes. With<br />

coasters and mats made from durable,<br />

easy-clean material, they are perfect<br />

for little people and will last for many<br />

years. Inspired Vision Studios also offers<br />

corporate gifting, so you can spoil your<br />

employees and customers with the<br />

very best!<br />

Details: www.nugunigalore.com


Fabulous<br />

garden finds<br />

We’ve all learned a thing or two about ourselves during lockdown and, for many of us,<br />

that even includes learning things we didn’t know about our own backyards. Durban<br />

North’s Jason McCall is connecting like-minded people who have a new<br />

appreciation for the smaller things.<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

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Tessa McDonald snapped this<br />

Jewel Bug in Mozambique<br />

A Ringnecked Snake spotted<br />

by Bill Armitage in Texas<br />

Halfway through a 5km garden run, Jason stopped in his tracks to watch a flock<br />

of weavers stripping leaves for their nests in a palm tree. Realising it had become<br />

a habit of his since the onset of the national lockdown, and believing that there<br />

must be others who’d also begun to spend more time admiring wildlife in<br />

their gardens, he spent the rest of his run planning a Facebook page designed<br />

to unite people with a common passion for the outdoors and its incredible<br />

creatures.<br />

“I am a nature lover and, in particular, I love birds and bugs and all the little things<br />

often forgotten in our gardens. During the toughest phase of lockdown most of<br />

us were forced to stay at home. This was easier for some than for others. For me it<br />

meant an opportunity to reconnect with nature and learn something new – and<br />

ended up being a way to bring together a community of people who can teach<br />

one another about birds, bees and all the odd creatures we tend to overlook<br />

every day.”<br />

And so began a journey of appreciation and discovery for Jason, and many, many<br />

others as he launched The Garden Game Ranger Challenge Facebook group,<br />

inviting anyone who was interested to use it as a platform to share photos they’d<br />

taken of weird and wonderful creatures spotted in their own backyards.<br />

“The motivation really was to connect people, nature and social media so we<br />

could all see a bit of the magic right under or above our noses. The rules are<br />

simple - you can post pictures of birds, bugs, insects, butterflies and any creature<br />

that enters your yard. Each photo must be accompanied by the location and,<br />

if possible, an identification of the species. The goal is to try and identify 21 or<br />

more different species. Every day we highlight a winning photo or species based<br />

on overall awesomeness. You don’t need to have great photo skills, just a camera,<br />

keen interest and a decent pic to identify!”<br />

A staggering 6400 members have joined the Garden Game Ranger Challenge<br />

since Jason set up the group at the beginning of lockdown. The group, he says,<br />

serves as a reminder that we are all just a part of a bigger system of wildlife. “For<br />

me personally, I believed that creating an online group that focused on wildlife<br />

Greater Leaf-Folding frogs<br />

spotted by Frank McCarter<br />

in Umtentweni<br />

Jeltje Van Den Bosch<br />

photographed this masked<br />

bee in the Western Cape<br />

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that was accessible to all of us in<br />

lockdown would provide a welcome<br />

escape to the constant negative<br />

chatter about the virus. I wanted<br />

people to be their own game rangers<br />

in their own gardens, and that’s how I<br />

came up with the name.”<br />

The group has attracted a fair amount<br />

of attention and Jason has fast found<br />

himself featured in several newspapers,<br />

on TV, on the Expresso Show, the iconic<br />

wildlife show 50/50 and the People’s<br />

Weather channel!<br />

“It’s really fun to see how something<br />

we all took for granted is actually<br />

quite riveting. There are old tannies<br />

who have learnt to use their phone<br />

cameras and post to social media<br />

because of the group, and many<br />

tech-savvy youngsters with wildlife<br />

knowledge have jumped on board to<br />

give assistance with the identification<br />

of species. It’s created a community<br />

around a topic that has nothing to<br />

do with Covid-19, and I think that’s<br />

important.”<br />

Jason estimates about 80 per cent of<br />

Alexander Moolman from PMB<br />

captured this striking shot of a<br />

Crowned Eagle with prey<br />

This little bushbaby was spotted<br />

by Esme Potgieter in Hoedspruit<br />

the photos posted on the page are from South Africa with around 50 percent of<br />

those coming from KZN. Around 72 countries are taking part, and he says some<br />

of the sightings from people’s backyards have been incredible.<br />

“Lions, wild dogs, parrots, rare insects and birds, lizards and loads of snakes, you<br />

name it, someone has seen it in their garden! The group has also helped dissolve<br />

some stereotypes about certain creatures like bats, snakes and spiders - through<br />

conversation. This in turn leads to greater emphasis on other creatures, and<br />

ultimately, I hope, a better understanding of the reasoning behind conservation<br />

of all species, big and small.”<br />

“Locally we get loads of photos and videos from Durban and the <strong>Highway</strong> area<br />

and some really rare sightings too. A lady from Waterfall posted a sighting of a<br />

caracal sauntering past her garden, and we’ve had three Narina Trojon spottings<br />

in the Outer West. Durban North has also had a particularly wonderful amount of<br />

chameleon spottings, believe it or not.”<br />

And as for Jason’s top three spots… “Shoowee that’s a tough one! My best has<br />

probably been the very rare-to-see Narina Trojon, followed by a Crowned Eagle<br />

with prey and then a Vine snake.”<br />

When asked whether Jason plans to continue the group once pandemic is over<br />

and life has returned to ‘normal’, his answer was a resounding ‘yes!’.<br />

“Even if it’s just me posting because everyone has returned to the concrete<br />

jungle, the group will continue post lockdown. I’m really stoked to see that<br />

people are talking and taking pics of big things like the Crowned Eagle to little<br />

things like spiders and bees. I promise, you’ll be amazed by the relief nature and<br />

wildlife can provide, and there’s always a lesson there somewhere.” Details: If you’d<br />

like to join the group, you can find them on Facebook: The Garden Game Ranger<br />

Challenge group<br />

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a spring in your step...<br />

Even with lockdown restrictions, there are plenty of simple ways<br />

to get outdoors this season!<br />

Text: Bronwyn forbes-hardinge<br />

Hikes and walks at<br />

Phezulu Safari Park<br />

With beautiful scenery and views,<br />

amazing animals and birds, you can<br />

feel the rhythm of Africa, face your<br />

fears and enjoy a day out with the<br />

family at Phezulu Safari Park. Indulge<br />

in breakfast at Nguni Café, shop in<br />

their curio store, enjoy a cultural tour<br />

and Zulu dance show and come faceto-face<br />

with snakes and crocodiles<br />

in their reptile park! Visitors can also<br />

enjoy a 4x4 game drive into the Valley<br />

of 1000 hills or embark on a hike or<br />

tour into the surrounding community<br />

where you can learn more about the<br />

area’s history and people. For a R50<br />

Phezulu Hiking Pass, trails include:<br />

The Reptile Walk; a 1km Full Stop<br />

Rock Route; a 2km There & Back Trek<br />

and a 3km Game Reserve Loop. Two<br />

kid’s bike tracks are included. No<br />

mask, no entry and social distancing<br />

recommendations must be adhered<br />

to.<br />

Details: www.phezulusafaripark.co.za or<br />

031 777 1000 or info@phezulusafaripark.<br />

co.za<br />

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SUP at the Point<br />

Waterfront<br />

Durban’s one-stop-SUP, surf and<br />

beach shop, Xpression on the Beach’s<br />

super-friendly team are passionate<br />

about stand-up paddle boarding<br />

(SUP) and surfing. Situated on the<br />

Addington Beach beachfront, just<br />

above the popular Surf Rider’s Café,<br />

they hire out boards (along with<br />

other things) and they offer lessons. If<br />

you haven’t tried it yet, we definitely<br />

recommend a session on a stand up<br />

paddleboard (hosted at The Point<br />

Waterfront Canal), which is great<br />

fun for any age group and level of<br />

skill. Contrary to popular belief, you<br />

don’t need to have good balance,<br />

because they have wide stable boards<br />

that do the balancing for you. All<br />

you need to do is breathe, relax and<br />

become one with the movement<br />

on the water. Give it 15 minutes and<br />

you’ll be paddling along happily and<br />

probably find yourself addicted to<br />

this awesome sport. You don’t need<br />

to be fit. You just need a desire to<br />

learn something new and have fun.<br />

Lessons/sessions are 60 minutes each<br />

and start from R200 (depending on<br />

the number of people you bring<br />

along). They also have specials: Ladies<br />

Only Wahine Wednesday (R150) and<br />

the Saturday SUP Club (R150) that are<br />

held in two sessions from 8am to 9am<br />

and 9.15am to 10.15am.<br />

Details: www.xpressiononthebeach.<br />

com or 074 134 1232 or durban@<br />

xpressiononthebeach.com<br />

Hotfoot it on an Eco Trail<br />

A piece of paradise in the middle of<br />

Westville, WCC Eco Trails has become<br />

a popular walking, trail running and<br />

mountain bike route, with something<br />

for all family members. The pristine<br />

forest has a diverse selection of<br />

fauna and flora, and the removal<br />

of alien vegetation has opened up<br />

the area for bird life. With partners<br />

such as Westville Conservancy and<br />

Durban Green Corridor, they are able<br />

to continue the ongoing process<br />

of alien eradication, maintenance<br />

and development of the trails<br />

while focusing on conservation<br />

and the environment as well as<br />

empowerment for the community.<br />

Details: www.westvillecc.co.za or 031 266<br />

1391 or manager@westvillecc.co.za<br />

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Spoil<br />

September<br />

The force of nature<br />

Socially responsible. Organic. Green. Three reasons why we’re massive<br />

fans of NUXE. But for so many other reasons too. Nature is the main<br />

source of inspiration and innovation for this French brand, which we<br />

first discovered when they introduced Huile Prodigieuse natural beauty<br />

oils to the SA market. Since then, they’ve become one of the leaders<br />

in natural anti-ageing skincare. This month, with advances in<br />

green technology, the new Nuxe Bio Organic ranges will be<br />

launched ... an exceptional, certified organic, vegan skincare<br />

range with luxurious ingredients ... think hazelnut, chia<br />

seeds, citrus. Textures, with 100 per cent naturalorigin<br />

scents, melt into the skin, making this<br />

a joy to use. There are nine products in<br />

the range – suitable for men and<br />

women – from anti-puffiness and<br />

anti-dark circles reviving eye<br />

cream and rich moisturising<br />

day creams, to a micellar<br />

cleansing water and<br />

an antioxidant serum.<br />

Available at select<br />

Woolworths, Truworths<br />

and Foschini stores and<br />

selected independent<br />

stockists, and online at<br />

absoluteskin.co.za. To win<br />

a hamper, visit our Facebook<br />

page (GetItDurban), and like<br />

our NUXE post. Entries close 25<br />

September.<br />

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