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WHY DON’T YOU...<br />

05 Get active outdoors, create your own Oktoberfest vibe<br />

or groove to jazz<br />

06 Enjoy hot reads and chilled liqueurs<br />


08 It’s gardening month ... dig it!<br />

PEOPLE<br />

10 Authentic, relatable and fuelled by encouraging people to live their<br />

healthiest lives, Parkhurst’s Lisa Raleigh shares a window into her world<br />

13 Beyond Lockdown explorers take a sho’t left to Joburg and are<br />

astounded by the eye-catching graffiti<br />

THIS MONTH WE’RE ...<br />

18 Keeping our lockdown locks looking great • Staying up to date with<br />

the latest news on the beauty scene • Going gaga over the<br />

glam-boho look • Dipping into delish dishes for a Spring party,<br />

adding a little zest to our kitchens, drinking pink (oh yes we do)<br />

and dining out in an extraordinary restaurant<br />


24 Going mad with (and for) Delft designs<br />

26 Coming up roses<br />

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00 Get It Sandton • Rosebank Month 08<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 03

A hot date!<br />

Cheers to happy vibes this month<br />

Paint your town pink<br />

Gather your friends and family to take<br />

part in the first-ever virtual Avon Justine<br />

iThemba Walkathon to raise funds for<br />

breast cancer awareness and education.<br />

There’ll be no starting line, no parking<br />

problems, no crowds, no road closures or<br />

traffic disruptions. Instead, you choose your<br />

route and will receive notifications informing<br />

you of the distance you’ve walked. You can<br />

either walk the 4km or 8km and share your<br />

experience on social media by using the<br />

hashtag #iThembaWalkathon. Dress up in<br />

pink and make a difference on the 31st from<br />

7.30am. R150 for adults, R100 for children<br />

under the age of 12 and free entry for<br />

children under the age of 2.<br />

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

Action galore on the big screen<br />

In the Honest Thief, they call him the ‘In-and-out bandit’ because<br />

meticulous thief Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) has stolen $9 million from<br />

small-town banks while managing to keep his identity a secret. But after<br />

he falls in love with the bubbly Annie (Kate Walsh), Tom decides to make<br />

a fresh start by coming clean about his criminal past, only to be doublecrossed<br />

by two ruthless FBI agents. Releases on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 2. • Gal Gadot is<br />

to don her cape once again, and return to our screens as the Amazonian<br />

princess in Wonder Woman 1984. The eagerly anticipated DC Comics<br />

title will fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen<br />

adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah<br />

… while reuniting with her love interest, Steve Trevor. Releases on <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

9. • In the punishing action thriller, The Doorman a former Marine turned<br />

doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle<br />

a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader. As the thieves become<br />

increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly<br />

fighting skills to end the showdown all while struggling to protect her<br />

sister’s family. Releases on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 16.<br />

Prost! Guys, just because <strong>Oct</strong>oberfest is<br />

cancelled, there’s no reason why you can’t still<br />

be part of this annual German tradition. Time<br />

to break out the lederhosen and dirndls and<br />

host your own Oktoberfest party at home!<br />

Set up a beer tent in your garden, hang a<br />

few blue and white banners, stock up on<br />

German beers and serve pretzels, sausages<br />

like bratwurst or knackwurst, eisbein, roast<br />

chicken, potato salad or sauerkraut. It’s not a<br />

party without the perfect playlist. Add some<br />

authenticity to the mix by playing Ein Prosit<br />

to get everyone in a happy mood… To end<br />

your shindig on a sweet note, we suggest you<br />

whip up a batch of apple strudel. Head to our<br />

website, getitmagazine.co.za/joburg-north<br />

for more tips and the recipe. Wunderbar!<br />

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Graffiti inspired by Maya Angelou’s quote,<br />

‘If you can’t change it, change the way you<br />

think about it.’ Photo: Jacques Marais.<br />

Celebrate the arts, join a virtual run, go trick or treating<br />

02<br />

What better way to inspire hope and unite communities than through a<br />

celebration of music, dance and cultural expression. Enter the <strong>2020</strong> Virtual<br />

Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. The digital programme kicked<br />

off in September and will run right the way through until December. This <strong>Oct</strong>ober,<br />

we can look forward to the South African Legends Concerts. These jazz concerts<br />

will feature prominent artists who’ll honour some of our country’s jazz legends and<br />

enthral audiences with beautiful music. <strong>Oct</strong>ober 2 and 11. Come November 26,<br />

we can look forward to the SA Hip-Hop Awards which will feature pre-recorded<br />

performances by some of the nominees. If you love dance, then keep an eye out<br />

for the Global Dance Supreme which culminates at the end of November. On<br />

December 12, it’s the Clash of the Regions where 14 young and upcoming artists<br />

across seven regions will battle it out in dance, music, DJing, poetry and theatre in a<br />

bid to be the best in their region. Details: artsalive.joburg<br />

10<br />

The warmer weather’s bound to make you feel like getting up and at<br />

’em, and there’s no better motivator to exercise outdoors than with a<br />

community of people – albeit virtually. Join the Virtual Run with Rise event<br />

– it’s a 5km run (or walk) in association with Futurelife. Tickets include a power<br />

intro talk, a social media competition and accountability from a community<br />

of supporters. You’ll spread some love by joining in too as 20 per cent of<br />

the proceeds will go to the Heartlands Baby Sanctuary. Zoom call code and<br />

instructions to be sent to ticket holders the day before the event. It’s taking place<br />

on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 10 from 8am to 9.30am. R50. Details: risewomen.org.za<br />

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Witches and broomsticks. Pumpkins and treats. Ghosts and bats. The end<br />

of <strong>Oct</strong>ober’s synonymous with Halloween for many and, if you haven’t<br />

visited The Haunted Forest over the past few years, then this is just where you<br />

and your fam should take your trick or treating this year. The festival promises to<br />

be family friendly during the day, but when the sun goes down, it’s for adults only.<br />

Enjoy a themed picnic and many activities like a forest walk and a scare village.<br />

Riversands Farm Village. <strong>Oct</strong>ober 31. From R55. Details: quicket.co.za<br />

Pedal to explore graffiti<br />

After months of sitting on the<br />

couch during lockdown, you’re<br />

undoubtedly looking for ways to<br />

get out of the house, exercise and<br />

explore, but perhaps you don’t<br />

want to travel too far. The big first<br />

Sunday of the month graffiti ride<br />

will give you an opportunity to<br />

move your muscles and explore<br />

Joburg’s amazing street art. The<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober edition will take guests<br />

on a route to Maboneng, Victoria<br />

Yards and the Louis Botha S-Bend.<br />

It’ll start at Dunkeld West Centre<br />

on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 4. R220 a person,<br />

and no helmet, no ride. Also,<br />

remember your mask. Normal<br />

bikes and e-bikes welcome. Only<br />

16 guests can join the cycle, so<br />

you need to book.<br />

If you can’t make the Sunday ride<br />

or would prefer to ride in a smaller<br />

group, you could try one of the<br />

daily Graffiti Walls Exercise Rides.<br />

There are three routes to choose<br />

from – 22km, 26km or 32km – all of<br />

which begin at the Dunkeld West<br />

Centre. Midweek rides start at 9am<br />

and weekend ones at 7.30am.<br />

Details: ebikersa.wordpress.com<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 05

Book club<br />

Hot reads and chilled liqueurs ...<br />

this month’s book club’s looking good!<br />

There are a few authors who have us leaping for joy when we see a new<br />

release ... and Lisa Jewell is right at the top of that list. Gripping, engrossing,<br />

disturbing, her books are thrillers with heart-thumping, unexpected twists<br />

that just take your breath away. Her latest, Invisible Girl, is about a missing<br />

girl, an invisible man, and how we often look in the wrong places for bad<br />

people and not noticing the real predators who walk freely among us in<br />

plain sight. Century<br />

The pay checks are huge. The work exciting. The drinks flow. But people<br />

sneak into the bathroom for a hit of cocaine, people sleep under desks,<br />

and sexual harassment is rife. The Boy’s Club by Erica Katz is set in a<br />

corporate Manhattan law firm ... a place where if you don’t turn a blind<br />

eye, the boys’ club is a dangerous place to be. Orion<br />

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We’re not serving wine at book club this month. Instead, we’re bringing out<br />

the Limoncello. Why? Because it’s Summer and we’re happy and in an Amalfi<br />

kind of mood. Also, a few of the books we’ve chosen are lip-puckeringly,<br />

cheek-suckingly, squeeze-your-eyes-shut scary. So a bit of a theme going,<br />

yes? Our favourite version is Bottega’s Limoncino ... you can find it at good<br />

bottle stores, or order online for R325 from takealot.com

The thrills just keep on coming. Shari Lapena (The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House<br />

... LOVE her books) has just released The End of Her, which is tension filled, fast paced,<br />

edge-of-your seat. A recently married and new mum of twin may be struggling with the<br />

disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, but knows one thing is certain ... she has everything<br />

she ever wanted. Until a woman from her husband’s past arrives and makes a horrifying<br />

allegation about his first wife. He always claimed her death was an accident - but she says it<br />

was murder. This one’s an all-nighter. Penguin<br />

A missing patient is a hospital ward’s worst nightmare, and the disappearance of a newborn<br />

baby from a maternity ward in a New York hospital creates a city-wide emergency. Then<br />

another kidnapping, and a stabbing, take place ... rumours and accusations fly, and a midwife<br />

teams up with a sceptical NYPD detective to solve the case. But the truth is far more twisted<br />

than either of them could ever have imagined. The Midwife Murders by James Patterson<br />

and Richard DiLallo is a thrill-a-minute paperback read. Arrow Books<br />

Mark Billingham‘s Sleepyhead was released in August 2001, flew straight onto the top ten<br />

best seller list, and was the biggest selling debut novel of the year. Cry Baby - the 17th book<br />

in the Tom Thorne series - is its prequel. It’s set way back in 1996, when Thorne a young<br />

detective, haunted by the moment when he ignored his instincts, and how that led to a<br />

horrific crime. Now on his first case - that of a young boy who’s gone missing while playing<br />

in the woods- and Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is not going to let anything get in the<br />

way of him solving the crime. Another great read from another favourite author. Little, Brown<br />

Time for a little light relief<br />

from murder, mayhem<br />

and mystery. Hello Greta.<br />

She’s flawed. She’s jocular.<br />

And she’s played the part<br />

of the funny fat friend her<br />

entire life. But she’s hiding<br />

insecurities behind her<br />

big smile - because size<br />

doesn’t matter when you’re<br />

having fun, right?. Warm<br />

and wonderfully moving,<br />

Carmel Harrington’s My<br />

Pear-Shaped Life, shows<br />

us that, like Greta’s about<br />

to discover, sometimes<br />

the best moments in life<br />

come when everything’s<br />

gone a bit pear-shaped.<br />

HarperCollins Publishers<br />

I want to speak<br />

to the manager<br />

You’re such a Karen. The memes are taking over the internet ... and<br />

two real life Karens have got together to offer thoughts on how<br />

and when to be a Karen and how and how and when to shut up.<br />

Covering any sticky situation South Africans may find themselves<br />

in, The Karen Book of Rules has do’s and don’ts for everything from<br />

braais, WhatsApp groups and Zoom calls to the navigating the queue<br />

at Woolies. With quotes from local Karens, including honorary Karen<br />

Tannie Evita, who has written the foreword, this tongue-in-cheek<br />

etiquette guide will not only make you laugh out loud, but will also<br />

help you do the right thing, and do it right. After all, sometimes<br />

you might actually need to speak to the manager. Written by Karin<br />

Schimke (who lives in Cape Town and once had a straight blond<br />

Karinfringe that reached her chin), and Karen Jeynes (who’s written for<br />

stage, radio, film and online), this book will help Karens everywhere to<br />

use their power for good. Follow @thekarenrules on Instagram to join<br />

the conversation. nb Publishers<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 07

Wish list<br />

It’s gardening month ... embrace it!<br />

Love the idea of having house plants, but you’re not known for your green<br />

fingers? This silk hanging dracena & mixed greens arrangement is exactly<br />

what you need. All the effect, none of the watering. R2150. We’re also crazy<br />

about these vintage floral prints, which come in a size to suit (from A4 to<br />

A0), are printed on fine art paper using pigment-based archival inks,<br />

and are available framed or not. Priced from around R480, there’s a<br />

hard-to-choose-selection on bespokehome.co.za<br />

Almost too pretty to use ... there’s<br />

a sensational range of prettily<br />

packaged Rio Largo olive oils<br />

and vinegars at oliodesignandco.<br />

za/shop/ This one - 2 litres of<br />

exceptionally good oil - costs R399.<br />

Compiled by KYM ARGO<br />

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It’s Garden Day. Celebrate.<br />

Whether your idea of a garden is a<br />

desert rose succulent in a pot on<br />

your desk, a herb box on the kitchen<br />

windowsill, or a manicured-towithin-an-inch-of-its-life<br />

garden with<br />

precisely mown lawn and a clipped<br />

box hedge ... celebrate it. Later this<br />

month it’s Garden Day ... so wear a<br />

flower crown, share a pot of hibiscus<br />

tea and lavender shortbread with<br />

a garden-loving friend, plant a rose<br />

bush, and raise a glass of bubbles<br />

(with elderflower syrup) to our<br />

gardens. Garden Day was created<br />

by Candide, the app for plant lovers,<br />

with the aim of encouraging people<br />

to reconnect with their gardens and<br />

share the joy of gardening. Garden<br />

Day will host a programme of<br />

garden-themed activities like yoga,<br />

flower crown-making workshops,<br />

garden-inspired gourmet and<br />

more. It’s on Sunday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 11<br />

and everyone is encouraged to join<br />

the celebration live on Zoom and<br />

Facebook. Details: Find the programme<br />

details on gardenday.co.za/events<br />

Prettiest drinks for Garden<br />

Day ... we dig these cans of<br />

Kleijne Wijn Gezelschap wine.<br />

Our fave is this blushing pale<br />

pink Pinot Noir Rosé bubbly,<br />

all fresh strawberry, bright<br />

wild cherry and light notes<br />

of spice. Dry, with a delicate<br />

effervescence, it’s what we’ll<br />

be drinking this month. There’s<br />

also a Sauv Blanc and Merlot.<br />

R129.99 for four from<br />

winecan.co.za<br />

If you can’t grow them, wear them.<br />

Surround yourself in a soft floral musk<br />

scent ... Marc Jacobs Daisy Love<br />

Eau So Sweet really is. R910 from<br />

woolworths.co.za<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 09


Some of us spent<br />

lockdown cosy on the<br />

couch. Not Lisa Raleigh.<br />

She revolutionised her<br />

business to guide people<br />

on a wellness journey<br />

sealed with her stamp of<br />

approval. And that’s Lisa in<br />

a nutshell. She’s authentic,<br />

relatable and enthusiastic<br />

about helping others.<br />

Fit, fab and full of bounce – Parkhurst’s<br />

Lisa Raleigh is fuelled by encouraging<br />

people to live their healthiest lives.<br />

This nutrition and life coach, personal<br />

trainer and rebounding instructor is a<br />

cup-half-full type of person with a selfproclaimed<br />

‘zest for life’ and ‘passion for<br />

helping people’ – especially when it<br />

comes to wellness and fitness.<br />

‘True wellness to me means feeling<br />

healthy and happy in all aspects of<br />

your life. When I talk to clients about<br />

wellness, we look at their emotional,<br />

spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing<br />

and see where we can improve<br />

in all these areas,’ says Lisa, who, with<br />

20 years of experience, is one of the<br />

longest-standing entrepreneurs in the<br />

country’s fitness space.<br />

Her rebounding classes aren’t only<br />

effective – they’ve revolutionised<br />

exercise for many. ‘Rebounding has<br />

so many benefits – not just for weight<br />

loss and fitness. It boosts mood,<br />

strengthens the immune system, helps<br />

with detoxification and is great for antiageing.<br />

It’s truly a miracle exercise you<br />

should be doing daily.’<br />

You may remember Lisa from the<br />

2008 reality transformation show, The<br />

Biggest Loser – which she says took<br />

her personal training to the next<br />

level and paved the way for her to<br />

create holistic wellness programmes.<br />

If you’re one of Lisa’s 24500-odd<br />

followers on Instagram, you’ll know<br />

her for her energetic fitness videos<br />

as she bounces on a rebounder and<br />

the charismatic way she lets us into<br />

her world and teaches us a thing or<br />

two. ‘I love to use videos to teach,<br />

Put a<br />

BOUNCE<br />

in wellness<br />

demonstrate or educate – whether it’s<br />

how to make a chocolate smoothie<br />

or how to perform a lunge or squat<br />

correctly. I love to give people a<br />

window into my life – and build<br />

relationships that way too.’ In short,<br />

Lisa’s social media presence is genuine.<br />

‘For me it’s about staying true to who I<br />

am, speaking with authority, using my<br />

experience and know-how and staying<br />

authentic and true.’<br />

Lisa’s authenticity shines through<br />

in all aspects of her business. The<br />

rebounding classes she teaches are<br />

the same exercises she practises daily.<br />

She encourages others to write in<br />

a gratitude journal every morning,<br />

and she does the same. And, when it<br />

comes to her hugely successful e-store,<br />

she only stocks items which have her<br />

stamp of approval – including some<br />

local products. ‘The good news is, with<br />

the online space and e-commerce, the<br />

world is your oyster!’<br />

It’s unsurprising, then, that while many<br />

floundered in the face of Covid-19,<br />

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Lisa saw the lockdown restrictions<br />

and raised her business to help many<br />

continue – or even to begin – to<br />

reach their health and fitness goals.<br />

‘Lockdown was a huge pivotal point<br />

for that. We sold rebounders to many<br />

people who wouldn’t have even<br />

considered it before, and those same<br />

people have been signing up to my<br />

beginners’ programme to learn how to<br />

go from five minutes to 55 minutes in<br />

eight weeks.’<br />

Along with her team, Lisa created<br />

live rebounding and strength classes<br />

via video streaming and launched<br />

programmes to inspire and motivate<br />

people to train throughout lockdown.<br />

The at-home workout trend is costand<br />

time-effective, which is why Lisa<br />

believes it’ll linger beyond lockdown<br />

but she cautions that Wi-Fi speed,<br />

a lack of uncapped data and loadshedding<br />

can make it tricky in a South<br />

African setting. ‘Having things like<br />

online programmes, workshops and<br />

webinars and downloadable workouts<br />

are still going to be popular for a long<br />

time – but when it comes to fitness, I<br />

think people are a little “over” training<br />

online for now. Some of my clients<br />

are enjoying a hybrid system of online<br />

and personal face-to-face classes or<br />

sessions in a gym.’<br />

It’s in this vein that Lisa will open<br />

her very own Lisa Raleigh studio in<br />

Parktown <strong>North</strong> this month as a safe<br />

wellness space where people can<br />

shop, test and try her products. ‘I’ll also<br />

use the studio to host wellness talks,<br />

fitness workshops and cooking demos,<br />

and I’ll teach my rebounding classes<br />

from this location too. This is a big step<br />

for the Lisa Raleigh brand – as we will<br />

also work from the same location and<br />

have team meetings there too.’<br />

Lisa recognises there isn’t a onesize-fits-all<br />

approach that works for<br />

everyone, which is why she focuses on<br />

holistic wellness and encourages her<br />

clients to ensure they get necessities<br />

right such as sleep, digestion, stress,<br />

work-life balance, exercise and a<br />

healthy diet. ‘Health is wealth – and<br />

it’s the biggest investment you can<br />

possibly make in your life. If you<br />

neglect yourself and choose not to<br />

focus on your physical, mental and<br />

emotional health, how can you be<br />

the best friend, parent, boss and<br />

colleague? I always talk about being<br />

a little selfish to be selfless – which<br />

True wellness to me<br />

means feeling healthy<br />

and happy in all<br />

aspects of your life.<br />

simply means it’s okay to put yourself<br />

first and prioritise your own well-being<br />

before meeting others’ needs.’<br />

Lisa’s well aware of her own needs.<br />

Being prone to anxiety, she struggles<br />

to switch off from work and needs to<br />

prioritise rest, exercise and family time.<br />

This is why on weekends, you’ll find<br />

her enjoying a long family hike<br />

– especially in the Magaliesberg<br />

mountains. Spending time with her<br />

close-knit family is among the things<br />

that make her the happiest, so when<br />

she takes some downtime, she’s<br />

often baking, cooking, travelling and<br />

watching movies with her husband<br />

and three girls. As the lockdown<br />

restrictions lift, Lisa advises for others to<br />

also build small things into each day as<br />

mood boosters.<br />

She may have a killer body, a desirable<br />

work ethic and magnetic positivity,<br />

but Lisa’s super-relatable too. She’s<br />

an advocate for moderation over<br />

extreme – and even Lisa can’t resist<br />

sweet indulgences like freshly-baked<br />

vanilla cake with caramel or chocolate<br />

cake. Being lucky enough to live<br />

within walking distance of Parkhurst’s<br />

4th Avenue coffee shops, you may<br />

even spot her there during the week,<br />

enjoying one of her favourite treats<br />

and talking business. In fact, Parkhurst<br />

has made this Durbanite feel right at<br />

home in Joburg over the past four<br />

years, and, contrary to many Joburgers’<br />

experiences of our bustling city, most<br />

days Lisa doesn’t even get into her car<br />

as all she needs is on her doorstep.<br />

As Lisa and her team push ahead,<br />

creating new content for readers and<br />

even more programmes for people to<br />

live their healthiest lives – something<br />

which many need post-lockdown –<br />

Lisa aims to expand her business to<br />

reach a global market and help even<br />

more people reach their goals.<br />

‘Getting fit is about so much more<br />

than just losing weight. It’s also about<br />

feeling good in your skin, having the<br />

confidence to achieve your goals in<br />

other areas of your life – such as your<br />

career, as a parent, partner, etcetera,<br />

and just believing in yourself and your<br />

abilities. For many of my clients, getting<br />

fit also means overcoming a victim<br />

mentality – and I love seeing the inner<br />

strength of people come out.’<br />

Details: lisaraleigh.com or follow<br />

@lisaraleigh on Instagram<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 11



with Lisa Raleigh<br />

The lockdown restrictions are<br />

lifting – hooray! The weather’s<br />

getting warmer – yippee! But<br />

are we bikini-body ready? No<br />

– heck, we’re not even sure we<br />

know how to go back to life as<br />

we knew it! Thank goodness<br />

for SA’s finest wellness expert,<br />

Lisa Raleigh who’s joining forces<br />

with Get It Joburg <strong>North</strong> to show<br />

readers how to regain control<br />

and finish the year strong in a<br />

fabulous webinar. Lisa and Get<br />

It are also challenging you to an<br />

eight-week makeover, with an<br />

extraordinary prize up for grabs.<br />

Join the webinar…<br />

Lisa, along with Get It Joburg <strong>North</strong>, is hosting the Finish <strong>2020</strong> Strong webinar,<br />

where she’ll share recipes for wellness and guide readers on how to get back on<br />

top after months of lockdown. It’s on <strong>Oct</strong>ober 22 from 1pm to 2pm (perfectly<br />

timed so you can join in on your lunch break), tickets are R100 through the<br />

Lisa Raleigh e-store. If you really, really can’t make the live webinar, you can still<br />

download it afterwards, also for R100. Details: lisaraleigh.com<br />

Plus: You can take up our makeover challenge & win big…<br />

Ready to kick-start your wellness journey even sooner than the webinar? Enter the<br />

Makeover Your Health Challenge with Lisa Raleigh and Get It Joburg <strong>North</strong>.<br />

It’s an eight-week challenge to improve your health and fitness, and you’ll stand a<br />

chance to win an extraordinary prize to the value of more than R20 000.<br />

The challenge runs from <strong>Oct</strong>ober 10 to December 7, and the winner will be<br />

announced on December 10. You’ll get loads of help from Lisa, and for Get It<br />

readers ... a drastically reduced price. Seriously, you can enter her <strong>2020</strong> Summer<br />

Bodies Challenge (which is usually R2 000) for just R499!<br />

You’ll get:<br />

• Lisa’s exclusive Elimin8 Programme (downloadable)<br />

• A healthy eating maintenance plan<br />

• Lisa’s 3-week No Excuses Workout Programme, plus the 6-week Strength<br />

Training Programme powered by Biogen<br />

• Lisa will do a short video detailing what this is all about.<br />

The prize is worth R23 000! Here’s what’s up for grabs:<br />

• Spring Studio Pro rebounder<br />

• Bosch blender, Super Scoop and recipe book<br />

• BodyTec 10 sessions (national)<br />

• Home workout kit including a Pilates ball, resistance band, 1kg weights, fabric<br />

band, ankle weights and mat<br />

• Optiphi hamper<br />

• DNA Health and Diet test (two tests with a consult before and after)<br />

• Private consult with Lisa, including an eating plan<br />

• 10 live, at-home or in-person Bounti rebounding classes with Lisa or her new<br />

beginners’ programme<br />

• Shoot with professional photos as well as having your hair and make-up done<br />

• Chance to be featured on Get It Joburg <strong>North</strong>’s website.<br />

How to enter…<br />

Email your name, surname and contact number to support@lisaraleigh.co.za, and<br />

you’ll receive all the details.<br />

12 Get It Magazine <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20

Streets awash with colour<br />

A ‘drive’ to save local tourism led a professional adventurer and<br />

a photojournalist to explore Joburg’s great graffiti walls<br />

Perhaps elusive street artist,<br />

Banksy, says it best, ‘Imagine a city<br />

where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city<br />

where everybody could draw<br />

whatever they liked. Where every<br />

street was awash with a million<br />

colours and little phrases. Where<br />

standing at a bus stop was<br />

never boring.’<br />

This is a side of Joburg which<br />

professional adventurer Peter van<br />

Kets and photojournalist Jacques<br />

Marais didn’t have to imagine on<br />

their recent excursion in the city.<br />

In fact, these explorers actively<br />

searched for the ‘vibrant and<br />

larger-than-life works of art’, as<br />

Jacques puts it.<br />

He describes the experience<br />

of dodging taxis and rush-hour<br />

traffic on suburban streets as a<br />

‘buzz’ – and it was certainly an<br />

extreme change from the terrain<br />

they’d just travelled.<br />

Jacques and Peter’s stop in<br />

Joburg was one of nine visits to<br />

unique community adventure<br />

tourism projects on a whopping<br />

9000km drive through the<br />

country in an expedition they<br />

called, Beyond Lockdown.<br />

Essentially, it was a ‘drive’ to save<br />

South African tourism.<br />

Beyond Lockdown is a<br />

reinvention of their fourth<br />

Beyond Expeditions adventure<br />

which they’d originally planned<br />

for September, however, in<br />

light of the lockdown travel<br />

restrictions, they decided to<br />

forego this four-country journey<br />

which was aimed at focusing on<br />

rhino conservation in southern<br />

Africa. Instead, they re-imagined<br />

a local drive to lend a helping<br />

hand to the tourism industry<br />

which has been under strain<br />

during the Covid-19 pandemic.<br />

So, they set off to visit nine ‘offthe-grid<br />

destinations’ – one in<br />

each province – in a bid to inspire<br />

others to also visit these places<br />

and help small operators.<br />

Ahead of the trip, Peter explains,<br />

‘We will go feral with immediate<br />

effect along a clockwise route,<br />

meandering through some of<br />

SA’s wildest places. In many ways,<br />

this will be our most meaningful<br />

and heartfelt journey as we<br />

connect with communities hard<br />

hit by the lockdown.’<br />

Joburg was the fifth stop on<br />

the expedition and followed<br />

adventures in the Western Cape’s<br />

Doringbaai, dune tracking in<br />

the <strong>North</strong>ern Cape’s Van Zylsrus,<br />

camping at the Free State’s<br />

Vanderkloof Dam and freediving<br />

the Marico Eye the <strong>North</strong> West’s<br />

Groot Marico Biosphere Reserve.<br />

In Joburg, the explorers joined<br />

one of the daily Graffiti Walls<br />

Exercise Rides, and according<br />

to the ebikersa.wordpress.com<br />

site, the Beyond Lockdown team<br />

tackled the 22km cycle route in<br />

the northern suburbs through<br />

Rosebank, Saxonwold, Forest<br />

Town, Parkview and Greenside.<br />

‘I may know relatively little about<br />

graffiti, but that does not mean<br />

one cannot have an innate<br />

appreciation for street art,’<br />

says Jacques.<br />

‘Two things<br />

made today’s<br />

Isuzu<br />

South<br />

Africa,<br />

Beyond<br />

Lockdown<br />

mission special:<br />

Firstly, it was an urban adventure,<br />

and secondly, it constituted<br />

an educational tour de force<br />

from Eelco Meyjes on the walls,<br />

graffers, taggers and burners<br />

brightening the suburban<br />

Jozi landscape.’<br />

He referred to the ride as an<br />

‘urban adventure bound to blow<br />

your hair back’.<br />

He adds, ‘Both Eelco and his<br />

sweeper, Juno, are on e-bikes, so<br />

you should feel free to plug into<br />

some battery-powered backup!’<br />

Jacques says the experience<br />

reinforces why it’s vital to support<br />

local tourism. ‘You can change<br />

the lives of many thousands<br />

of people dependent upon<br />

your contribution to the local<br />

economy, and this really is what<br />

our “long drive to support SA<br />

tourism” is all about.’<br />

Details: Check out more of the<br />

Beyond Lockdown adventures on<br />

OutdoorZone.Africa on Facebook<br />

and @ozone.africa on Instagram.<br />

Also go to ebikersa.wordpress.com<br />

for more on the Graffiti Walls<br />

Exercise Rides.<br />

Compiled by: DANIELLA GRAHAM. Photo: JACQUES MARAIS.<br />

Rekso Le Hond is a tattoo artist by day and a graffiti artist by night.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine 13

Lockdown locks<br />

Salons are open (three cheers!) but for some of us, a weekly or even<br />

monthly visit isn’t possible. Here are the products we’re using at home.<br />

Two Oceans has an excellent, affordable range of hair<br />

care products, and during lockdown we’ve been using<br />

Two Oceans Keratin + Argan Range - Hydra Smooth.<br />

There’s a smooth shampoo which hydrates, shines and<br />

softens your hair and scalp. Infused with antioxidants to<br />

deeply condition and revive your hair for soft, glossy results,<br />

we found our hair soft and moisturised. The conditioner is<br />

infused with vegetable-derived keratin and argan oil, which<br />

is naturally rich in vitamins E, F, A & C, so helps to replenish<br />

and condition. R99.95 each for a massive 1000ml, from<br />

Dis-Chem, Pick n Pay and Checkers.<br />

Vegan, made with 100 per cent<br />

natural cold-pressed oils, free<br />

from all things artificial ... the new<br />

Nature Box range is really fabulous.<br />

Priced from R100 from takealot.com<br />

14 Get It Magazine <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20<br />

If you want to look as if you’ve just<br />

stepped out of the salon, you really<br />

do need to use the right tools. And<br />

there’s nothing better than the new<br />

ghd Helios professional hairdryer.<br />

Light and fast, it offers ultra-powerful<br />

drying and ultimate styling control<br />

... exactly what we want. Features<br />

include technology for reduced frizz<br />

and flyaways, a cool shot button for<br />

a quick blast of air to fix your style, a<br />

contoured nozzle for a concentrated<br />

airflow - and it’s really quiet, too. It<br />

comes in four colours - black, navy,<br />

white and this rich, deep burgundy,<br />

and costs R2900 from hair salons.<br />

An exceptionally good buy ... great<br />

quality, and these dryers last forever.<br />

And while we’re using ghd (at every<br />

opportunity!), we rave, too, about<br />

the Heat Protect Spray (R280), the<br />

Smooth and Finish Serum (a lifesaver<br />

for those of us with frizz, R280), and the<br />

classic Paddle Brush, for mid to long<br />

hair ... its broad, flat base lets you blowdry<br />

large sections of hair smooth and<br />

straight (R400). All from ghdhair.com



There are lots of reasons to eat protein at<br />

breakfast. Protein helps keep you full and<br />

satisfied until lunch. And a new study suggests<br />

it might even help curb snacking at night.<br />

If you keep up with the latest in dietary advice, you<br />

can probably list a few reasons why protein is such<br />

an important nutrient. It’s necessary, of course, to<br />

help you build and maintain your muscle mass. And<br />

it’s also known to be a much better at filling you<br />

up than either fat or carbohydrate. That’s why we<br />

suggest that people aim to have a good source of<br />

protein at each meal or snack. The idea is simply this<br />

high-carb meals don’t stay with you, while higher<br />

protein meals can help control hunger from one<br />

meal to the next. But here’s something else. A recent<br />

study suggests that a high protein breakfast not<br />

only helps control your appetite until the next meal,<br />

it might reduce unhealthy snacking in the evening.<br />

How protein measures up<br />

Adolescents are notorious breakfast-skippers, and that’s<br />

associated with weight gain. Researchers at the University<br />

of Missouri studied the effects of different breakfast meals<br />

in 20 overweight teenage girls—who typically ate breakfast<br />

no more than twice a week. The girls were asked to do the<br />

following ... one week, they skipped breakfast each day,<br />

one week they had a high-protein breakfast every day (35<br />

grams), and one week they had a lower protein breakfast<br />

every day (13 grams). What the researchers wanted to know<br />

was how the different meals affected their appetite, hunger<br />

levels between meals, food cravings and evening snacking.<br />

To measure all these things, the girls completed<br />

questionnaires about their level of hunger and satisfaction<br />

during the day, and they had brain scans just before dinner.<br />

The scans allowed the researchers to see how certain<br />

areas of the brain responded - in particular, those that are<br />

involved in food cravings - when the girls were shown<br />

pictures of appealing foods. Then the girls went home with<br />


a cooler full of goodies, a huge assortment of salty snacks,<br />

candy, ice cream, fruit, pizza, macaroni and cheese. And they<br />

were told they could eat as much as they wanted during<br />

the evening.<br />

When all was said and done, the high-protein breakfast<br />

had several advantages over the low-protein one (and<br />

certainly over no breakfast at all). For one thing, the girls<br />

said the high-protein breakfast was more filling - no surprise<br />

there. But during the week that they ate the high-protein<br />

breakfast, their brain activity was different. There was<br />

less activity in the areas of the brain responsible for food<br />

cravings, and the girls ate less high-fat, high-sugar foods<br />

after dinner. This is an interesting twist on the whole story. It<br />

suggests that a high-protein breakfast not only helps keep<br />

you full until lunch but may even help curb your intake over<br />

the course of the day. Getting in 35 grams of protein at one<br />

time, as they did in the study, might be a bit of a challenge.<br />

But you can get close—25 grams is actually fairly easy to do.<br />

Up your breakfast protein<br />

Here are some meals to try, all of which will give you about 25 grams of protein.<br />

• A protein shake with non-fat milk. A portion of milk provides about 10 grams of protein, and you can adjust the<br />

protein powder in your shake to boost it up • A portion of plain non-fat cottage cheese with fruit and a handful of<br />

almonds • An omelette made with two whole eggs or four egg whites, filled with veggies and an ounce of low-fat<br />

mozzarella cheese • Rolled oats cooked in non-fat milk with protein powder and a dab of almond butter added<br />

after cooking. • 100% whole grain toast, topped with non-fat cream cheese and 85 grams smoked salmon.<br />

Visit myherbalifebreakfast.co.za for more ideas on how to make breakfast a breeze.<br />

Of course, this is only one recent study, and its conclusions are not yet the state of the science on this topic. But<br />

there is good support in the scientific literature for the general proposition that protein intake under the right<br />

circumstances produce feelings of satiety.

Shades of summery<br />


Masks and facials and pretty new collections on the beauty scene this <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

Twist and glow<br />

Since we’re in an Isle of Capri mood (we can dream!) we’re obviously<br />

obsessed with this new, limited edition summer collection from<br />

Clarins. The Clarins Bronzing Compact (R485) is inspired by<br />

Mediterranean style ... it’s all warm shades of summer with sun<br />

kissed skin. The trio of matte bronzing shades can be used together,<br />

or individually, on the face and body to give a warm and natural sun<br />

kissed glow. The Clarins Twist To Glow - this one in Coral Happy - is<br />

a 2-in-1 powder which illuminates the eyes and cheekbones<br />

in a twist of colour. With a grill that transforms the solid<br />

texture into an ultra-fine powder that is easy to blend,<br />

this shimmer powder captures the light and enhances<br />

radiance. Look out, too, for the Twist To Glow in Pink<br />

and Mandarin, R420 each. Also lets-do-the-twist with<br />

Clarins Lip Twist Duo - a 2-in-1 product that transforms<br />

the lips in just two steps. On one side, a coloured<br />

felt give the lips a matte finish. On the other, a topcoat<br />

balm perfects the colour with a sparkling shine.<br />

Doubly as pretty. Lovely shades to suit every mood. R320.<br />

And not new, but we can’t get through summer without<br />

Clarins Water Lip Stain<br />

- customisable and long-wearing<br />

colour, for a barely-there feel. Lips look natural, seemingly<br />

tattooed with colour like an ink. Get one in<br />

Rose Water or<br />

Orange Water, R315 each.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

Hello Summer. Hello radiance!<br />

Here are two brand-new-on-the-beauty-shelves products that are soon going to be<br />

top of the must-use list. For those of you who’re keen welcome the new season in with<br />

a glowing, radiant skin ... SVR Vitamin C Antioxidant Foam Mask. . This micro-peeling<br />

mask is a wonderful boost for skin radiance. With 25 per cent optimised vitamin C (a<br />

powerful ingredient that protects against aging and illuminates the skin), combined<br />

with retexturizing, moisturising and plumping ingredients, the mask exfoliates, smooths<br />

and illuminates the skin’s complexion, and reduces signs of aging. We fancy the aerosol<br />

format, too. R750. Also look out for SVR Microgommage Lift – which promises the<br />

pleasure of having skin like new again! This exfoliating mask, with vitamin A, 0.1 per cent<br />

pure retinol, volcanic sand and musk rose oil, targets the accumulation of dead cells and<br />

signs of ageing such as uneven skin tone, imperfections, enlarged pores and wrinkles. Use<br />

it regularly and results should include clearer, more radiant skin, unblocked pores, reduced<br />

unevenness, and wrinkle reduction. R475. Details: Available at riekiemedaesthetic.co.za,<br />

absoluteskin.co.za or shopfomo.com and at selected beauty salons.<br />

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From mask-related skin<br />

irritations to nappy rash ...<br />

Along with your sanitiser spray, keep<br />

these two Eau Thermale Avéne<br />

essentials in your bag. We’re already fans<br />

of the Thermal Spring Water, which<br />

is excellent for sensitive, intolerant<br />

and allergic skin. It soothes, softens,<br />

and restores skin’s natural balance,<br />

and promotes skin healing. It’s used<br />

to combat facial redness, to calm skin<br />

irritation due to sunburn, razer burn<br />

or after a facial or surgery, to calm<br />

and soothe nappy rash, or simply to<br />

cool yourself down while travelling or<br />

playing sport. Now we’ve discovered<br />

the new Eau Thermale Avéne<br />

Cicalfate+ restorative and protective<br />

cream. Use after the spring water for<br />

immediately soothing. And it’s great<br />

for everything from mask-related skin<br />

irritations, superficial cuts and burns,<br />

localized dryness, after treatments laser<br />

and chemical peel. It’s safe for everyone,<br />

from babe to adult, and can be used on<br />

body, face and lips. You’ll find both on<br />

eau-thermale-avene.co.za, the spring<br />

water ranges from R85 for a small<br />

handbag spray to R229 for a family-<br />

friendly size; Cicalfate costs R209.<br />

Beets. Carrots. Barley. Take your beauty cue from nature<br />

We’re fanatical about wearing our masks (and hope you are too). But what we’re<br />

not fans of are the breakouts they cause, particularly for those who’re already<br />

suffering from oily, problematic skin. The Placecol Cleansing Chlorophyll Facial<br />

is rich in chlorophyll derived from young Barley plants, which helps to<br />

detoxify the skin and decrease surface shine, while also reducing congestion<br />

and inflammation. Combined with High Frequency Treatment, this facial<br />

destroys the bacteria responsible for breakouts and combats congestion. With<br />

powerful anti-oxidants to increase the skin’s immunity and help reduce free<br />

radical damage, the result is visibly refreshed, clearer skin. If you just feel your<br />

skin is a little tired (aren’t we all?), there’s a Oxygenating Vitamin A Facial -<br />

highly effective for revitalising and boosting tired skin. Naturally rich in Vitamin<br />

A (hello carrots), it tightens and firms the skin, stimulating micro-circulation<br />

which increases oxygen and nutrients to the cells. This facial is rich in powerful<br />

anti-oxidants to help protect the skin from harmful free radical damage, a major<br />

cause of ageing. Then there’s the Betanin Hydration Facial ... an intensely<br />

cooling and hydrating facial which contains Betanin, a potent anti-oxidant that<br />

protects cells from free radical damage and gives beetroot its deep red colour.<br />

Rich in Vitamin C to boost immunity and stimulate cell function, plus<br />

generous quantities of essential skin health minerals, such as iron and folate, and<br />

with beetroot’s deeply detoxifying properties, this facial leaves the skin feeling<br />

refreshed, renewed and energised. These facials cost from R475 to R525.<br />

Details: For your closest Placecol salon, visit placecol.com<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine

HERE<br />

COMES<br />

THE<br />

SUN<br />

.... and we’re ‘little darling’<br />

ourselves all over this<br />

glam-boho vibe<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

Nothing says summer like dreamy florals<br />

and flowing silhouettes! We’re massive fans<br />

of Belle Gray ... every visit to the site results<br />

in multiple buys (poor credit card). And this<br />

summer we’re going to wear this gorgeous<br />

Mamanuca floral off-the-shoulder maxi<br />

dress at every single opportunity. All ruffle<br />

top and flowing hemline, with florals in hot<br />

pink and navy, sage and mustard, orange<br />

and green, it has a forgiving, elasticated,<br />

adjustable waistline. Swoon. R980<br />

from bellegray.co.za<br />

Get It Magazine <strong>Oct</strong>ober 20

Rose-tinted sunnies<br />

and floral earrings<br />

... here’s to a pretty<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

Quay Australia pink<br />

sunnies for a rose-tinted<br />

view of the world, R1200<br />

from elizabethsummer.<br />

com • This beaded<br />

necklace with lime,<br />

eggshell blue and gold<br />

glass Miyuki seed beads<br />

and gold-plated sterling<br />

silver ring pendant<br />

is fairly long (around<br />

108cm) ... it’s lovely<br />

layered with other similar<br />

necklaces, but we wear ours wound<br />

(and wound and wound) round our<br />

wrist. R250 from themakerycollection.<br />

com • We love it that scrunchies are<br />

back. These luxe linen hair scrunchies are<br />

the perfect everyday accessory. Use them<br />

to secure a ponytail or bun. R89 each from<br />

sweetpeas.co.za • Lovely palm leaf straw<br />

baskets from Morocco are handmade,<br />

and can be personalised with your initials.<br />

R1690 from elizabethsummer.com • Pretty<br />

up your look with these multi fruit and<br />

flower earrings, R300 from lovisajewellery.<br />

co.za • An elevated take on the everyday<br />

slide ... these vivid green Lydia knot slides<br />

look great, wear comfortably. R899 from<br />

Country Road at Woolworths.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine

Tastes from a<br />

Levantine kitchen<br />

When life gives you lemons ... you’d better hope it gives you chickpeas too.<br />

Then, with just a few more ingredients, you’re set for a celebratory feast. Dip into the<br />

new Hummus to Halva cookbook for the most delish dishes for a spring party.<br />

Mint & Ginger Lemonade<br />

Easy to make and really refreshing on a<br />

hot summery day, this drink is great for<br />

parties, too. Just scale up the quantities<br />

and, for those who like an extra hit, try<br />

it with a splash of white rum.<br />

(Makes: 6 glasses. Prep: 10 minutes. Cook:<br />

5 minutes. Chill: 2–3 hours)<br />

You’ll need:<br />

150g granulated sugar; 150ml water;<br />

70g piece fresh root ginger, scrubbed<br />

and sliced (there’s no need to peel<br />

first); juice of 8 lemons<br />

To serve:<br />

Chilled water and ice cubes; 6 fresh<br />

mint sprigs; wafer-thin strips of fresh<br />

root ginger, cut with a vegetable<br />

peeler (optional)<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

To make:<br />

Put the sugar, water and ginger into<br />

a small saucepan and heat over a<br />

low heat, stirring until the sugar has<br />

dissolved. Bring to the boil, then take<br />

off the heat, cover with a lid or plate<br />

and leave to cool at room temperature<br />

for two to three hours for the flavours<br />

to develop. Strain the lemon juice into<br />

a large measuring jug – you should<br />

have just over 400ml. Strain in the<br />

ginger syrup and stir to mix, then top<br />

up to 1.7 litres with chilled water and<br />

ice cubes. Stir together, then pour into<br />

6 glasses and add a mint sprig and<br />

strip of ginger, if using, to each.<br />

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Garlic & Lemon Sauce<br />

This is a mixture that adds a different<br />

dimension to any hummus dish. We<br />

don’t put garlic in our hummus but we<br />

love drizzling this sauce over the top<br />

– the acid from the lemons together<br />

with the bitterness of the garlic and<br />

spiced saltiness of the pickled chillies<br />

make it irresistible.<br />

(Serves 4. Makes 150ml . Prep: 5 minutes.<br />

Stand: 30 minutes)<br />

You’ll need:<br />

Juice of 3 lemons; 3 garlic cloves,<br />

very finely chopped; 2 pickled chilli<br />

peppers, drained and finely chopped;<br />

sea salt and freshly ground black<br />

pepper<br />

To serve:<br />

Hummus and warm pita breads<br />

To make:<br />

Put all the ingredients into a bowl<br />

and using a fork, stir together to mix.<br />

Alternatively, put in a jam jar, screw on<br />

the lid and shake well.<br />

Leave to stand for 30 minutes or so for<br />

the flavours to develop, then strain.<br />

Drizzle over plates of hummus and<br />

serve with warm pita breads.<br />

From Hummus to Halva ... hello spring food<br />

Winter’s been great ... all heavy stews and lovely warm<br />

puds with custard or cream. But we have to admit, we love<br />

it when the weather turns a little warmer, and spring is a<br />

fabulous season ... all new beginnings and light food and<br />

dining al fresco. Hummus to Halva is the most wonderful<br />

cookbook. Crammed with recipes from a Levantine kitchen,<br />

it’s been compiled by Ronen Givon – born and raised on a<br />

kibbutz in Israel and, he confesses, obsessed with hummus,<br />

and Christian Mouysset – who didn’t taste hummus until he<br />

went to uni ... then he ate it with anything and everything<br />

he could. The book is just a fantastic celebration of food to<br />

share. There’s hummus every which way (with mushrooms<br />

or slow cooked chunky beef (Christian’s favourite dish in<br />

the book), with lamb and pine nuts or Moroccan meatballs.<br />

There are lovely salads – tabbouleh and fattoush, and breads<br />

and dips and gorgeous labaneh – sour yoghurt cheese. The<br />

halva cookies, cardamom coffee and ouzo and grapefruit<br />

slush round off a delicious book. Food to make, to share, to<br />

celebrate. Published by Pavilion.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober 20 Get It Magazine

Life. Lemons. etc.<br />

If we’re going to be<br />

spending (even more)<br />

time in the kitchen ... it’s<br />

out with banana bread,<br />

and in with lemons.<br />

We’re looking for a little<br />

zest in our lives.<br />

Italian tiles lemon apron,<br />

R405 from rosehipdesign.co.za<br />

This Lemons and Leaves cloth will brighten up your<br />

kitchen table ... and move prettily to the dining<br />

room, too. We rather fancy the botanical lemon<br />

bread towels, too. Natural linen table cloth R1499,<br />

towels R249 each, from laperle.co.za<br />

Get squeezing<br />

Fresh Lemon Zest hand wash and<br />

lotion set, R159 from Woolworths.<br />

Two of the easiest, zestiest lemon recipes ever for you to<br />

whip up this weekend.<br />

Let’s start with breakfast. Some lemon curd, to stir into<br />

your yoghurt. Or spread on a scone. Or eat from the jar.<br />

Simply take half a cup each of lemon juice and white<br />

sugar and 60g of salted butter, heat in a pot until sugar<br />

has dissolved and the mixture is almost boiling and<br />

set aside. Whisk three extra-large eggs really well<br />

until lovely and frothy, and then pour into the<br />

cooled but still warm mixture, whisking frantically.<br />

Return to the stove - keep the heat low - and<br />

keep whisking until it thickens (which it does<br />

all of a sudden, so don’t ignore it for a second).<br />

Leave to cool in the pot, and then store in a<br />

glass jar in the fridge. This recipe doubles up<br />

perfectly, so make for a friend, too.<br />

Moving onto cocktail hour ... Limoncello<br />

is one of our favourite summer drinks, and<br />

it’s so easy to make. Start by taking the peel<br />

off nine or ten large lemons with a veggie<br />

peeler, making sure you don’t get any white<br />

pith. Discard the lemon juice (you can keep<br />

this to use for your lemon curd). Put the lemon<br />

peel strips into a 750ml bottle of vodka, replace<br />

the lid and leave for at least four days at room temperature. Once<br />

it’s nice and infused, make a syrup with three cups of water and<br />

two cups of sugar. All you do is place the sugar and water in a<br />

saucepan and heat up over medium heat until the sugar has<br />

dissolved and the liquid thickens slightly - about 10 minutes. Cool<br />

completely, then pour into a jug or large bottle with the vodka<br />

mixture. Cover it, and leave for 12 hours or overnight. Strain,<br />

discard the peels and pour into bottles and chill, preferably in the<br />

freezer, before serving. It will keep in the fridge for a month or so.<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

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Singing the blues<br />

There’s nothing new about blue and white, or about Delft design - the pattern of the<br />

gorgeous earthenware originally designed and produced in the Netherlands. But it’s a<br />

look that never goes out of style ... and is perfect for hot <strong>Oct</strong>ober al fresco lunch table.<br />

We cannot rave enough<br />

about the linen - Delft design<br />

or otherwise - that you’ll find<br />

on the La Perle website. These<br />

natural linen napkins in Delft<br />

blue pattern are on our to-buy<br />

list, as is the coordinated<br />

tablecloth. Napkins<br />

R195 each from<br />

laperle.co.za<br />

It’s not Delft,<br />

but we’re<br />

fairly taken<br />

with this<br />

indigohued<br />

Marrakech<br />

embossed<br />

porcelain<br />

crockery<br />

collection ...<br />

deep blue, it’s<br />

really lovely<br />

mix-and-matched<br />

or used with plain<br />

white. Priced from<br />

R89.95 for the side plate.<br />

Add to the table these<br />

blue Hedone pressed tumblers,<br />

and if you’re eating outdoors and<br />

are celebrating Italian style with all<br />

the bambinos, these Bistro acrylic<br />

tumblers are perfect. R49.95 to R59.95.<br />

All from woolworths.co.za<br />

Compiled by: KYM ARGO<br />

If you’re redecorating on a budget,<br />

these vinyl tile stickers cover your old<br />

outdated tiles ... a really affordable<br />

kitchen make-over. They can also be<br />

stuck directly to your wall to create<br />

the illusion of wall tiles, and are water<br />

resistant. There are 24 patterns in<br />

the range, and cost R16 per vinyl tile.<br />

Details: fantastick.co.za<br />

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Between the Delft floral decor bowl and large<br />

ceramic planter, R599 and R699, both from<br />

Mr Price Home, is a stunning Ginger jar - for<br />

storage, decoration or take the lid off and use<br />

as a vase. R308.60 from grandiflora.co.za • Make<br />

a table cloth from<br />

Babylonstoren’s iconic<br />

linen range, this one with their signature<br />

Delft print ... it will add instant vibrancy<br />

to the dining room table. R1500 from<br />

bablyonstoren.com • No need to decant ...<br />

Baleia Extra Virgin Cold-Pressed Olive Oil<br />

is buttery and smooth and is packaged in<br />

a show-me-off bottle, as does the Beleia<br />

wine - this Chardonnay is lovely with<br />

creamy Italian dishes (oil from R125, wines<br />

R110) from baleiawines.com<br />

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Woo bees with a<br />

pink rose bush<br />

Did you know that pink (as well as<br />

white, and yellow single and semidouble)<br />

roses are magnets for bees?<br />

With their exposed stamens and pistils,<br />

the pollen is always fresh, and the bees<br />

love it. Because roses have such a long<br />

flowering season, there are always<br />

flowers, and pollen, for the<br />

bees. Bonus ... they attract<br />

butterflies, too. Lovely!<br />

Roses as far as the eye can see. Not even Covid-19 can stop the<br />

roses from blooming. Pop along to the Spring Rose Festival and<br />

indulge in all the floral senses. There will be displays of roses,<br />

tractor train rides through the roses, rosy refreshments, and<br />

a children’s playground among the roses. The perfect day out<br />

after all these months we’ve spent at home. It’s happening at<br />

Ludwig’s Rose farm from Friday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 2 to Sunday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

4. Entrance is free, and it’s well worth the drive.<br />

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

Text: Alice Spenser-Higgs<br />

50 shades of pink …<br />

What’s the most popular rose colour? Pink, by<br />

a pretty mile. And while we haven’t actually<br />

counted, there could very well be 50 or more<br />

shades of pink roses. There’s certainly a pink<br />

for every mood ... soft and dreamy, playful and<br />

happy, flamboyant and feisty.<br />

Here are the newest pink roses:<br />

Pink Polo is a tall, vibrant pink rose that opens<br />

from a classically shaped bud into a sumptuous<br />

quartered bloom, the size of a side plate! The<br />

lightly fragrant blooms are carried on long,<br />

straight stems, so this is a really lovely picking<br />

rose. The bush grows to just above shoulder<br />

height. It is a white ribbon rose, and a portion<br />

of the sales go to CANSA Paarl.<br />

Manuela Crabbia is a nostalgia rose with<br />

huge blooms on strong stems that display<br />

many shades of pink. The silvery-pink broad<br />

outer petals are edged with carmine, and as<br />

the rose unfolds, the centre becomes a soft<br />

salmon pink.<br />

Colette Stella is the epitome of a dreamy<br />

pink rose, with a distinct rosy perfume. As the<br />

many-petalled blooms open into an antique<br />

cup shape, the petals become a deeper, warm<br />

pink. The two-metre high bush flowers from<br />

top to bottom.<br />

Nautica offers just a whisper of pink as an<br />

undertone to the soft lavender shades that<br />

become a silvery sheen as the rose opens. This<br />

is a classical hybrid-tea, with long lasting large<br />

blooms on a tall, neatly upright growing bush.<br />

It provides an endless supply of blooms.<br />

Gloria Mthunzi has exquisitely shaped,<br />

exhibition-class hybrid tea blooms in a blend<br />

of pink, orange, and cream. The rose is tall and<br />

vigorous, standing out in a mixed border.<br />

The glorious Pink Polo<br />

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Coming<br />

up roses<br />

Fresh ideas for garden roses<br />

Mix roses with grasses for a natural look, one that<br />

brings movement and texture. Bushy, free flowering<br />

groundcover Sunsation roses, Deloitte and<br />

Touche, My Granny and Butterfly Kisses go well<br />

with compact ornamental grasses like Carex China<br />

Blue, Carex Amazon Mist, Carex Oshimensis, and<br />

Juncus Blue.<br />

Feed body and soul ... grow roses and veggies<br />

together. Plant leafy veggies as a border for roses and<br />

under standard roses or use tall roses as a backdrop for<br />

herb and veggie beds. They all like the same treatment<br />

- full sun, fertile soil, and regular watering.<br />

Turn your palisade fence into a feature by espaliering<br />

roses against it. Tie the stems of a climbing rose in<br />

a fan shape onto the palisade. The trick of tying the<br />

stems that way forces the rose to flower all along each<br />

stem. Result, a wall of roses.<br />

What’s new in roses<br />

Eco-chic: no need to spray for fungus disease. That<br />

is the priority for modern roses that are bred with<br />

disease-resistance in their genes. Look out for the<br />

‘ladybird’ logo that indicates the Eco-chic diseaseresistant<br />

roses.<br />

Drought-tolerant: roses that can withstand irregular<br />

or limited watering are those with spreading bushy<br />

growth that shades their powerful, extensive roots.<br />

They still produce beautiful pickable blooms on<br />

shorter stems. The new group name for them is<br />

Stamina roses.<br />

Easier, quicker rose care with controlled release<br />

fertilisers and long-lasting pesticides. Controlled<br />

release Vigolonger fertiliser provides a continual,<br />

steady release of nutrition throughout summer. Dig<br />

it in at root level after pruning. Koinor is a drench that<br />

keeps roses free of sucking insects, especially thrips<br />

and aphids for up to six months.<br />

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While you’re staying in,<br />

we’re staying on.<br />

Find your dream space on<br />


Leadwood Villa,<br />

for a family safari<br />

Luxe<br />

safari<br />

A once-in-a-lifetime<br />

offer at what is arguably<br />

the finest safari lodge<br />

in the country.<br />

Thornybush’s Saseka<br />

Tented Camp is, quite<br />

simply, beyond perfect!<br />

The romance of a safari<br />

... mosquito-netted beds<br />

and oversized baths<br />

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Let’s be honest. It’s been a long, hard slog this year. Lockdown. Curfews.<br />

Restrictions. But now travel’s open. We can cross borders and head off to<br />

hotels and guest houses and lodges. And we can have a glass of wine<br />

when we get there. Life is good. And particularly good, we have to tell<br />

you, if the escape you’ve planned is to Saseka Tented Camp.<br />

The jewel in the crown of the Thornybush collection of lodges,<br />

an escape here is a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Not only because it’s<br />

sensationally beautiful, but also because of the special end-of-lockdown<br />

rates ... it’s one of the few times - heck, perhaps the only time - this lodge<br />

will be South African friendly, cost wise.<br />

So what’s so special? Designed by architects and designers Silvio Rech<br />

and Lesley Carstens, the lodge cleverly and seamlessly combines classical<br />

style with cutting-edge design, and takes attention to detail to a whole<br />

new level. From the roof over the massive, tiered deck which mimics<br />

the dappled light of a tree canopy to the botanical prints on the tents’<br />

ceilings, which, besides being aesthetically pleasing, also educate since<br />

they include the Latin names.<br />

The colours used throughout the lodge delight and surprise ... although<br />

they shouldn’t, since they reflect the hues of the surrounding bush.<br />

Think ivory for the environmentally-friendly flooring that mimics the<br />

colour of the sand in the river below, dark olive, sage and apple from the<br />

Jackalberry, Apple Leaf and Leadwood trees, and occasionally touches of<br />

pink, picked up from the flowers in the area.<br />

The main area, with a sexy little bar and wide open deck, overlooks the<br />

dry, seasonal Monwana riverbed, and has comfy intimate areas for sitting<br />

and doing as little as possible, and dining tables set along the edge so<br />

you don’t miss the ellies stroll past while you’re lingering over breakfast.<br />

Glamping is taken to luxe new heights in the tents ... it’s all eye-catching<br />

black mosquito nets, draped floor to ceiling windows, bespoke furniture,<br />

a romantic bath and adventurous outdoor rainfall shower, and each<br />

with a private deck and plunge pool. It would be unusual for you not to<br />

sometime during the night hear the low grunts and moans of a lion or<br />

the whooping call of a hyena.<br />

For groups of up to six, there’s an uber luxury, private Villa, with its own<br />

central lounge, dining area, pool and an outdoor area which you’ll find<br />

it difficult to tear yourselves away from. Villa guests also get their own<br />

private game vehicle and chef, and children are welcome. Massive spoil!<br />

Meals, too, are created to surprise ... so dinner may be around a fire in the<br />

river bed with traditional - albeit really glammed up - lodge options, or<br />

up on the deck with true gourmet options. It’s all great platters of tapas<br />

or grilled calamari or tempura prawns or lamb loin, it’s mango salsa, and<br />

mashed brinjal, and smoked raisin puree. Sounds pretentious ... it’s not.<br />

Obviously, game drives are the highlight of any trip to the bush ...<br />

and with exceptional trackers and guides and an animal-attracting<br />

combination of terrain, rivers and vegetation, sightings are frequent,<br />

close up and exciting. Although nothing’s guaranteed, this area is known<br />

for it’s leopard ... spotting a massive male leopard on the hunt (we did), a<br />

female with her kill up a tree (we did) and a mum with her babe basking<br />

and playing in the sun (we did) made for an unforgettable trip.<br />

Okay ... let’s chat about the once-in-a-lifetime offer. A stay at Saseka<br />

usually costs R15805 a person a night, but the post lock-down special<br />

(for South African residents only), is R4999 a person a night, with a<br />

minimum two night stay. This includes accommodation, all meals<br />

(breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner), hot beverages, early morning and<br />

late afternoon game drives, and local sundowner drinks. Extras include<br />

optional guided walks, and laundry, and the lodge does (unfortunately)<br />

have Wifi. These rates exclude peak season (December 16, <strong>2020</strong> to<br />

January 5, 2021). Details: www.thornybush.com<br />

Extraordinary attention<br />

to detail throughout<br />

Well styled G&T<br />

before the game drive<br />

OMG puds!<br />

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First impressions count. And a collection of blue and white Delft-inspired vases<br />

and pots on an entrance table make a stylish, classic statement. The idea is to<br />

have a collection of different sizes and shapes (matchy-matchy doesn’t work<br />

here), displayed together. We’ve searched, and found the best selection of<br />

different vases at Biggie Best (we should have known!). Tall and shapely urns,<br />

round little ginger jars, flat plates for your keys and loads that would be perfect<br />

for pot plants ... simply stunning. More good news ... Biggie Best is<br />

now stocked in selected Volpes stores ... so double shopping fun.<br />

Details: volpes.co.za/biggie-best. We’ve got a set of these to give<br />

away to one lucky (and stylish) Get It reader ... simply visit Get<br />

It Joburg <strong>North</strong> Magazine on Facebook, find our Biggie Best (ever)<br />

Competition post and follow the rules.<br />

Entries close <strong>Oct</strong>ober 25.<br />

Spoil<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober<br />

A collection of vases<br />

from Biggie Best<br />

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