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Shevon Pereira<br />

What you see is<br />

what you get<br />

A luxe tented<br />

camp experience<br />

Give your garden<br />

a rosy outlook<br />

WIN! A collection of<br />

swoon-worthy vases<br />

So hot<br />



OCTOBER <strong>2020</strong>


WHY DON’T YOU...<br />

5 Cheers to happy vibes this month<br />

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


8 Celebrate Garden Day, sip on bubbly or invigorate your senses<br />

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PEOPLE<br />

10 Shevon Pereira got a healthy dose of positivity and is eager<br />

to spread it wherever she goes<br />

12 We chat to the women from Jam Water Services<br />

about their aim to provide water to one rural community at a time<br />

THIS MONTH WE’RE ...<br />

16 All about masks, facials and new must-haves on the beauty scene<br />

• loving the glam-boho vibe • get recipe ideas from a Levantine kitchen<br />

• and adding zest to our lives<br />


24 Delightfully Delft for any occasion<br />

26 We’re ready to give our garden a rosy outlook<br />

TRAVEL<br />

32 Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime treat at Thornybush’s<br />

Saseka Tented Camp<br />

WIN<br />

34 We’ve got a collection of stylish vases to give away<br />


Personality: Shevon Pereira<br />

• Make-up & hair: Elaine Boshoff from EA Academy <strong>West</strong> Rand. Details:<br />

Follow @EAMakeupandHairstylists on Facebook<br />

• Photographer: Jaco Bothma from Empire Photography. Details:<br />

empirephotography.co.za<br />

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<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong> Get It Magazine 3

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!<br />

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

cancelled, there’s no reason why<br />

you can’t still be part of this annual<br />

German tradition. Time to break<br />

out the lederhosen and dirndls<br />

and host your own Oktoberfest<br />

party at home! Set up a beer<br />

tent in your garden, hang a few<br />

blue and white banners, stock<br />

up on German beers and serve<br />

pretzels, sausages like bratwurst or<br />

knackwurst, eisbein, roast chicken,<br />

potato salad or sauerkraut. It’s<br />

not a party without the perfect<br />

playlist. Add some authenticity to<br />

the mix by playing Ein Prosit to<br />

get everyone in a happy mood…<br />

To end your shindig on a sweet<br />

note, we suggest you whip up a<br />

batch of apple strudel. Head to<br />

our website, getitmagazine.co.za/<br />

joburg-west/ for more tips and<br />

recipes. Wunderbar!<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong> Get It Magazine 5

Book club<br />

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

this months 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 />

bestseller 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 />

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Wish list<br />

Our favourites for this month ...<br />

Bath time delights<br />

Aw, there is no greater way to relax than by lowering yourself into a warm bath, letting<br />

the water soothe away all the stress … And we’ve got just the perfect bath and<br />

body range to take your relaxation to the next level. Warm, earthy aromas of turmeric<br />

and the light sweetness of vanilla makes the vegan-friendly turmeric and vanilla<br />

range from Mr Price Home a must. The range consists of a soap, bath crystals, body<br />

scrub, wash and lotion. From R69.99 from mrphome.com<br />

If you love fresh, zesty and floral<br />

scents then Elizabeth Arden’s<br />

Green Tea Mimosa is sure to<br />

be a real winner for you. Wear it<br />

on hot summer’s day when the<br />

flowers are in full bloom and all<br />

the birds are singing! R455 from<br />

woolworths.co.za<br />

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Prettiest drinks for a sunny day ... we<br />

dig these cans of Kleijne Wijn Gezelschap<br />

wine. Our fave is this blushing<br />

pale pink Pinot Noir Rosé bubbly, all<br />

fresh strawberry, bright wild cherry<br />

and light notes of spice. Dry, with a<br />

delicate effervescence, it’s what we’ll<br />

be drinking this month. There’s also<br />

a Sauv Blanc and Merlot. R129.99 for<br />

four from winecan.co.za<br />

Make plastic a<br />

thing of the past<br />

with Molten<br />

Honey’s beeswax<br />

wraps ... They<br />

are perfect for<br />

wrapping food<br />

or covering up<br />

leftovers and it is<br />

reusable (unlike<br />

cling wrap)! When<br />

you wrap loses<br />

its moulding<br />

ability, use it as a<br />

firelighter or<br />

put it in your<br />

compost heap.<br />

R229 for a set<br />

of three 30cm x<br />

30cm wraps from<br />

Yuppiechef.com.<br />

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-to-withinan-inch-of-its-life<br />

garden with precisely<br />

mown lawn and a clipped box hedge<br />

... celebrate it. Later this month it’s<br />

Garden Day ... so wear a flower crown,<br />

share a pot of hibiscus tea and lavender<br />

shortbread with a garden-loving<br />

friend, plant a rose bush, and raise<br />

a glass of bubbles (with elderflower<br />

syrup) to our gardens. Garden Day was<br />

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

lovers, to encourage people to reconnect<br />

with their gardens and share the<br />

joy of gardening. Garden Day will host<br />

a programme of garden-themed activities<br />

like yoga, flower crown-making<br />

workshops, garden-inspired gourmet<br />

and 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 />

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Meeting Shevon I couldn’t help but<br />

think how much she reminded me<br />

of a sensuous Portuguese beauty.<br />

Soulful green-brown eyes, long<br />

eyelashes and gorgeous dark locks,<br />

she is without a doubt strikingly<br />

beautiful. Her bright smile and<br />

contagious laugh are evidence of<br />

how she genuinely loves life. Her easygoing<br />

and bubbly personality makes<br />

you feel as though you’ve known her<br />

for years.<br />

Beyond her great sense of humour<br />

and the quirky jokes, Shevon is<br />

a junior business developer for<br />

a construction and electrical<br />

engineering company responsible<br />

for their branding and procedural<br />

processes. And, she is also a parttime<br />

model, co-owner of a small<br />

eco-friendly business called<br />

Route Products (selling bamboo<br />

toothbrushes and 100 per cent cotton<br />

bags), and an ambassador for The<br />

Umbrella Foundation.<br />

The latter was founded during Level 5<br />

of the nationwide lockdown.<br />

‘The pandemic has torn millions<br />

of South Africans away from their<br />

livelihoods, and putting food on<br />

the table has become an everyday<br />

struggle. I simply could not sit and<br />

do nothing knowing that a lot of<br />

people are taking huge strain. During<br />

a conversation with my mother,<br />

she told me about a friend, Annette<br />

Smyth whom I should reach out<br />

to. Chatting to Annette it was clear<br />

she had a burning desire to start<br />

something right away to help those<br />

in need.<br />

‘Annette told me that<br />

she envisioned an umbrella<br />

because it symbolises<br />

protection, and that she<br />

aimed to protect everyone<br />

in SA who needed help,<br />

regardless of the ‘season’.<br />

‘The Umbrella Foundation<br />

was born, starting with just<br />

four people. Soon after more<br />

people got involved. Linked with<br />

BackaBuddy they literally assist<br />

with anything you can think of<br />

– from donating meals, blankets,<br />

clothes, food, books, toiletries,<br />

masks, WiFi to educational<br />

resources (and the<br />

list continues!).’<br />

Charged with creative fire and<br />

a philosophical outlook, Shevon<br />

is always looking for the next<br />

adventure. She entered Miss South<br />

Africa, and when she only made it<br />

to the top 35, she took the news in<br />

her stride.<br />

‘Yes, at first I was gutted … Inclined<br />

to overthink every situation, I just<br />

reminded myself that everything<br />

works out the way it should as it is in<br />

God’s hands. Experiencing failure may<br />

be harsh, but it also offers a unique<br />

opportunity to step back and move<br />

on for success.<br />

‘This experience also made me learn<br />

a lot about myself. Be brave and take<br />

risks in life. Apply for that dream job,<br />

pursue that passion, say yes to that<br />

opportunity that scares you, and be<br />

unapologetically you. Challenging<br />

yourself is creating yourself.’<br />

What you might not know about<br />

Shevon is that she’s been dancing<br />

since the age of three! Now it all<br />

makes sense why she walks so<br />

gracefully with poise and confidence.<br />

‘I did ballet and modern dancing<br />

for many years. For a few months, I<br />

even did hip hop with the dream of<br />

starring in a Step Up movie (hey, a girl<br />

can dream!). But later on, I pursued<br />

contemporary and then Latin<br />

American at university. My goal is to<br />

continue with Latin American and to<br />

dance competitively.<br />

‘Dancing played a big part in who I<br />

am today – it taught me discipline<br />

and that hard work reaps reward.<br />

Most of my motivation of ‘falling, and<br />

getting back up’ has come from my<br />

years of dancing.’<br />

When asked about a role model she<br />

looks up to, without even thinking<br />

twice Shevon said she has the<br />

utmost respect and admiration for<br />

one of her previous mentors during<br />

her BCom Entrepreneurship studies,<br />

Dimakatso Malwela.<br />

‘She is a multifaceted woman who<br />

has cemented herself into the<br />

empowerment of women in Africa<br />

through entrepreneurship, tourism,<br />

clothing and textiles, as well as<br />

leadership. She has the heart to<br />

serve a nation and always makes an<br />

impact on the lives of those around<br />

her. Dimakatso has inspired me to<br />

become an advocate for change.<br />

‘If there is one thing I wish I could<br />

change it would be to alleviate<br />

poverty. As an aspiring entrepreneur,<br />

I believe in the power to change<br />

not only the demographics in<br />

South Africa but the mindsets of<br />

South Africans to produce more<br />

Proudly South African products and<br />

businesses, and by being job creators<br />

and not job seekers.’<br />

There are many layers to Shevon,<br />

but one thing remains – she’s got a<br />

healthy dose of positivity and is eager<br />

to spread it wherever she goes.<br />

‘I want to encourage you today that<br />

whatever life has been throwing at<br />

you, get out the jug and start making<br />

that lemonade!’<br />

Short and sweet:<br />

• All things in moderation except her grandmother’s homemade milk tart • She<br />

wishes that she could sing or play an instrument • The book she will read again<br />

is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey • She doesn’t like it when<br />

certain foods touch on her plate • Her favourite TV show is So You Think You Can<br />

Dance • She cannot stand spiders • If she could have one superpower it would<br />

be to speak and understand any language<br />

Details: Follow The Umbrella Foundation Africa and Route South Africa on Facebook.<br />

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On the<br />

plus side<br />

Shevon Pereira is a whirlwind of positivity, bursting<br />

with enthusiasm and her diverse personality captivates<br />

everyone she meets.<br />

Text: RIALIEN FURSTENBERG. Photographer: JACO BOTHMA. Make-up & hair: ELAINE BOSHOFF.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong> Get It Magazine 11



WORLD<br />

Not all superheroes wear a cape, some wear pink hard hats and<br />

gumboots instead. We chat to the women from Jam Water Services<br />

about their aim to provide water to one rural community at a time.<br />

You open the tap and without thinking twice, you have<br />

running water … However, so many communities simply do<br />

not have access to this basic human right. And that’s where<br />

Jam Water Services (JWS) comes in. They are a commercial<br />

non-profit organisation specialising in drilling boreholes<br />

and providing pump installations solutions to ensure safe<br />

drinking water for communities.<br />

Located on the outskirts of Roodepoort, a passionate team<br />

of skilled women has been helping to provide water to<br />

rural communities in this and other countries. The ‘Pink<br />

Ladies’ are involved in the full project process, from start to<br />

finish. Not only do they run the office admin, but they go<br />

out to these communities, put all the marketing in place,<br />

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work with potential donors, work with the drilling teams,<br />

go to the communities for a celebration launch and follow<br />

each project through heart and soul. In short, they are the<br />

‘mothers’ of every project.<br />

‘One in 10 people worldwide lives without clean water and<br />

has to make use of contaminated water for survival,’ says the<br />

‘Pink Ladies spokeswoman’, Lerina Liebenberg of JWS.<br />

‘Many deaths under the age of five are caused by diarrhoeal<br />

diseases. Sadly, without clean water there can be no<br />

development or survival. Access to safe and healthy water is<br />

a basic human right and our biggest mission. Therefore, the<br />

aim of our water and sanitation programmes is to improve<br />

the health and hygiene of communities all across Africa.’

The ‘Pink Ladies’ from Jam Water Services – Janette<br />

Chambers, Ronette Chambers, Esther Rakoena, Annette<br />

Carrick, Lerina Liebenberg and Gill McNamara.<br />

JWS establishes approximately 180 boreholes annually in<br />

communities that lack access to clean water across Africa.<br />

Up to date, it will be more than 3 000 boreholes.<br />

Don’t be mistaken for one moment – this is not a quick,<br />

get-it-done-in-an-hour slapdash job. This specialised team<br />

is thorough down to the tee. They offer a complete water<br />

solution including geophysical surveys, borehole drilling,<br />

borehole testing, water pump installations, manual and<br />

solar pump installations, booster pump systems, water tank<br />

installations and domestic water filtration systems. Quite<br />

a mouthful, but super impressive. Before they decide on<br />

drilling a borehole, they send out a team to do a survey of<br />

the area. Once they indicate where the water is and<br />

where to drill, JWS gears up the teams (and the drilling rigs)<br />

and goes to the rural community.<br />

‘We are not just another drilling company. We deliver a<br />

quality drilling service using top-quality drilling methods.<br />

Most of these rural areas do not have the luxury of<br />

electricity and there we install a hand pump for the whole<br />

community to use. One innovative idea we used for a<br />

school was the buddy bay. Water filters are secured in a<br />

cement ‘bay’ with a couple of secured taps for the school<br />

kids and the community to use. We loved this buddy bay so<br />

much that we installed one outside our office premises in<br />

Nooitgedacht for our local community to use.’<br />

While they’ve installed so many water solutions, you might<br />

think that they have become used to the overwhelming<br />

joy when a community finally gets water.<br />

‘Each community touches your soul differently, with a<br />

different story. It is the most rewarding feeling to ‘hear’<br />

the sounds of joy when the first floods of water come<br />

out of the earth. Something so simple for most of us is<br />

so precious to many others. No more walking endless<br />

kilometres for a bucket of muddy contaminated water, no<br />

more struggling. It is a feeling you could never get used to<br />

and it keeps you awake to the world and its realities.<br />

‘Their grateful smiles and waves are the warmest greetings<br />

of the day. There was one case last year where the whole<br />

company went to assist in drilling a borehole for Kulungile<br />

Kids in KZN, a children’s home run by South Africa’s Mother<br />

Teresa. Founded by Sister Abegail Ntleko, she provides a<br />

loving home for about 20 children of all ages. A few years<br />

ago she was given the Unsung Hero Award by the Dalai<br />

Lama. They had severe water problems, so bad that<br />

she had immense difficulty running the home. We spent<br />

quite some time with her and the children … what a<br />

remarkable woman and a magical space she steers. To<br />

be able to assist them with running water, and then<br />

their utmost gratefulness will forever be a memorable<br />

experience for all of us.<br />

But this is not where JWS’ services end. Besides providing<br />

sustainable water solutions, communities are also<br />

given comprehensive water and sanitation education<br />

and training.<br />

‘WASH, which translates to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene<br />

collectively, are activities that cannot exist independently.<br />

Without water, proper sanitation and hygiene are not<br />

possible, and if proper hygiene is not in place, water<br />

becomes contaminated. So, education is vital. Clean<br />

water saves lives.<br />

About JWS’ future plans, the Pink Ladies said it is their<br />

dream to be recognised by local society for the work<br />

they do.<br />

‘We would love to get all South Africans involved in giving<br />

life. We have been around for many, many years,<br />

but we can only dream of getting bigger and doing more<br />

with the help of local companies.’<br />

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously said: ‘When the<br />

well’s dry, we know the worth of water’. We truly have no<br />

idea how blessed we are.<br />

Details: www.jwservices.co.za or email lerina@jwservices.co.za.<br />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong> 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 <strong>2020</strong><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 a ghd (at every<br />

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

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

and Finish Serum (a lifesaver for those<br />

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

Paddle Brush, for mid to long hair ... its<br />

broad, flat base lets you blow-dry large<br />

sections of hair smooth and straight<br />

(R400). All from ghdhair.com

How to eat less by<br />

eating more protein<br />

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 />

advertorial<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 />

seville and rose<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 - 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 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 familyfriendly<br />

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 a 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 I’ 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 blue<br />

Hedone pressed tumblers, and<br />

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

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 />

24 Get It Magazine <strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong>

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<br />

cloth from Babylonstoren’s iconic<br />

linen<br />

range, this one with their signature<br />

Delft<br />

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 />

<strong>Oct</strong>ober <strong>2020</strong> Get It Magazine 25

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 Touche,<br />

My Granny and Butterfly Kisses go well with compact<br />

ornamental grasses like Carex China Blue, Carex<br />

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

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

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

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

veggie beds. They all like the same treatment - full sun,<br />

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 a fan<br />

shape onto the palisade. The trick of tying the stems that<br />

way forces the rose to flower all along each stem. The<br />

result, a wall of roses.<br />

What’s new in roses<br />

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

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

in their genes. Look out for the ‘ladybird’ logo<br />

that indicates the Eco-chic disease-resistant roses.<br />

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

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

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

produce beautiful pickable blooms on shorter stems. The<br />

new group name for them is Stamina roses.<br />

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

and long-lasting pesticides. Controlled-release Vigolonger<br />

fertiliser provides a continual, steady release of nutrition<br />

throughout summer. Dig it in at root level after pruning.<br />

Koinor is a drench that keeps roses free of sucking insects,<br />

especially thrips and aphids for up to six months.<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 />

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 />

Pop along to the Spring Rose<br />

Festival and indulge in all the floral<br />

senses. There will be displays of<br />

roses, tractor train rides through<br />

the roses, rosy refreshments, and a<br />

children’s playground among the<br />

roses. It’s happening at Ludwig’s<br />

Rose farm from Friday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 2<br />

to Sunday, <strong>Oct</strong>ober 4. Entrance is<br />

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

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

The glorious Pink Polo<br />


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Leadwood Villa,<br />

for a family safari<br />

Luxe<br />

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

offer at what is arguably<br />

the finest safari lodge<br />

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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 its 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<br />

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

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

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Spoil<br />

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

A collection of vases<br />

from Biggie Best<br />

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