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LANA<br />


Making magic<br />

with makeovers<br />

Big Five &<br />

posh vibes<br />

at Kapama<br />

Game Reserve<br />


LOVE<br />





FEBRUARY 21<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary ry <strong>2021</strong> Get<br />

It<br />

Joburg gW<br />

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WHY DON’T YOU...<br />

4 Explore the Magalies Meander with your valentine<br />

6 Books. Wine. Food. The perfect love affair.<br />


8 Pink party valentine vibes … even if we’re staying home!<br />

PEOPLE<br />

10 We chat to real-life fairy godmother, Lana Joubert about the magic<br />

she creates with her hair scissors and make-up brushes<br />


12 Reshuffle your cosmetic bags and make space for these beauties<br />

14 Looks that would give even the Queen of Hearts rosy cheeks<br />

FOOD<br />

18 Picnicky delights for a romantic date<br />

20 We’ve got a few food tips to keep your ticker in tip-top condition<br />


24 Lockdown’s not easing up … so here’s to spending many more<br />

hours in our kitchens<br />

26 Our top garden tasks and tips for the month<br />

TRAVEL<br />

32 Wildlife is wonderfully abundant at Kapama Private Game<br />

Reserve’s River Lodge<br />

WIN<br />

10 Win a full makeover, Beauty Box and an in-dept image consultation<br />

34 We’re giving away a case of Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2018<br />


Personality: Lana Joubert<br />

Photographer: Renske de Klerk-Engelbrecht<br />

FEBRUARY 21<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary <strong>2021</strong> Get It Magazine 03

A hot date!<br />

Explore the Magalies Meander with your valentine<br />

You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a day in the country … the marvellous<br />

Magalies Meander is less than an hour’s drive away. Wherever you travel along this route,<br />

expect to see spectacular, sweeping views of the beautiful Magaliesberg mountains.<br />

There are so many things to do and see … we’ve highlighted five of our favourite stops.<br />

A haven of relaxation<br />

If the outdoors and adventure don’t quite tickle your fancy, then<br />

a day at the spa is one of the best ways to achieve inner peace,<br />

apart from meditating or eating an olive branch. And we’ve got<br />

just the perfect spa in mind. The award-winning, luxurious Mount<br />

Grace Spa is located on a hilltop offering gorgeous views of the<br />

Magaliesberg mountains. Think serene gardens, a hydrotherapy<br />

spa, a jacuzzi, rock pool, reflexology walkway and top-notch treatments.<br />

Bliss. Details: tsogosun.com/mount-grace-hotel-and-spa<br />

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Up, up and away<br />

Looking for a larger-than-life, unforgettable experience? Tucked away in the heart<br />

of Magalies and nestled within the gorgeous scenic landscape, the thrill of adventure<br />

awaits at Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris. It's sunrise … the silence of<br />

the flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and<br />

the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You’re hovering<br />

gently above the treetops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley or drifting<br />

majestically high above the Magaliesberg mountain range as the sun creeps over<br />

the horizon. Peaceful. Something you have to experience at least once in your<br />

life. After landing, savour a scrumptious breakfast at the Clubhouse Pavilion and<br />

Restaurant. Details: balloon.co.za<br />

An aerial adventure<br />

There’s something exciting about<br />

cable car rides that’s hard to beat, especially<br />

if it’s a trip on the longest mono-cableway<br />

in Africa. Harties Aerial<br />

Cableway offers uninterrupted 360°<br />

panoramic views of the Magaliesberg<br />

mountain range, Hartbeespoort Dam<br />

and surrounding areas. But, the fun<br />

doesn’t end when your ride stops.<br />

There are restaurants, express food<br />

stalls and stunning seating areas and<br />

bomas, a Dassie Loop Walkway and<br />

Kidzone, making it the ultimate family<br />

excursion. The Adventure Centre at<br />

the base station is the perfect way<br />

to end off the day, offering opportunities<br />

to paraglide, abseil, hike and<br />

more. Details: hartiescableway.co.za<br />

For the love of cheese…<br />

This may sound cheesy (see what we<br />

did here!), but a trip to Van Gaalen<br />

Kaasmakerij is something quite exquisite.<br />

You can do a tour around the<br />

cheese farm, which combines a demo<br />

of the cheese-making process with<br />

a special Dutch cheese tasting (and<br />

a slice of the most marvellous Dutch<br />

apple cake!). Or relax under the trees<br />

at Terrace Restaurant with beautiful<br />

views of the Magaliesberg mountains<br />

while you tuck into a cheese platter.<br />

They have lovely picnic hampers available<br />

as well, but you need to book at<br />

least a day in advance. And just before<br />

you hit the road, you really should<br />

pop into their Farm Shop for a variety<br />

of delicious cheeses, preserves, souvenirs<br />

and a wide selection of Dutch<br />

favourites. Details: vangaalen.co.za<br />

Hearty country dining<br />

Whether a family breakfast, lingering<br />

lunch or romantic dinner is right up<br />

your alley, pull in at The Fat Olive<br />

Restaurant. Situated on the banks of<br />

a natural irrigation dam with expansive<br />

views of the distant Magaliesberg<br />

mountains (once again!), expect to be<br />

treated to delectable dishes that fuse<br />

a Mediterranean flavour into your dining<br />

experience. Keep an eye out for<br />

the birds and wildlife. It’s common to<br />

see a zebra family wandering to drink<br />

water or a blesbok herd thunder past.<br />

Details: thefatolive.co.za<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary <strong>2021</strong> Get It Magazine 05

Book club<br />

Books. Wine. Food. The perfect love affair.<br />

‘More than just a mantra, “cook, eat, repeat” is the story of my life’. Nigella’s new book is<br />

an utterly delicious combination of recipes, essays, and ideas. It’s so much more than<br />

just a recipe book … it’s Nigella’s love affair with food and family. There’s fancy(ish)<br />

… beetroot, rhubarb and ginger soup, and pasta with clams and bottarga; comfort<br />

… marrowbone mince, and lasagne of love; simple … a fish finger sandwich with<br />

old-school bread, a squirt of Japanese mayo and hot sauce and iceberg lettuce is her<br />

go-to meal when she’s harried, hungry and has no time to cook. And after a busy day,<br />

or to kick off a cocktail party – a mean, green, dirty martini. Cook, Eat, Repeat … a<br />

foodie joy! • Not only is pork one of the most versatile meats, it’s one of the leanest,<br />

healthiest meat proteins and – hugely important in our current economic climate –<br />

offers the best value for money. Oink! by Billy Forssman, with contributions from local<br />

food celebs, is a celebration of pork’s wide range of flavours and textures. It’s all about<br />

the smell of bacon sizzling (best wake-up call ever), about Sunday roasts with perfect<br />

crackling and weekend braais. The Perfect Pork Cookbook … scrumptious.<br />

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Welgegund Heritage Wines only bottles premium high-end wines in<br />

great years – and 2019 proved to be great indeed. So the trio of justreleased,<br />

award-winning, limited-edition, numbered bottles are highly<br />

rated. There’s a Welgegund Heritage Wines Chenin Blanc 2019, a<br />

Cinsault 2019, and this bright Grenache Noir 2019 – soft, smooth<br />

and refined, which you should serve cooler than your usual red, and is<br />

lovely with a charcuterie board, salmon or a smoked mussel pot, or after<br />

dinner with chocolate fondant. Details: welgegund.co.za

Oh … we do love a pie. Comfort food at its best. And let’s face it, we’re all needing a little comfort these days.<br />

The Pie Room boasts as being the definitive pie bible from self-confessed pastry deviant, chef and London’s King of Pies,<br />

Calum Franklin, who guides you through the techniques and tools you need to perfect pastry, then presents a whole host<br />

of delicious recipes … sweet and savoury. There are light options for us to make now in Summer (the Moroccan chickpea<br />

and feta pie are delish); child-friendly family meal options (mac ‘n’ cheese pie, anyone?); and showstoppers (the venison and<br />

bone marrow suet pie is a proper show-off meal). Also loads of old faves … think the ultimate sausage roll, hot pork pies,<br />

vol-au-vents, lamb hotpot and more. Great puds – the fig, honey and pistachio clafoutis is a winner, as well as side dishes<br />

and sauces. Yum, yum, yum. • What with the lockdown, then the festive holidays, some of us have a little extra weight we’d<br />

like to lose. And if you’re a banting fan, and one of the many who bought the popular Banting 7 Day Meal Plans but wanted<br />

more vegetarian options … here we go. Banting 7 Day Meal Plans Vegetarian, has 100 great recipes, and the authors, Rita<br />

Venter, Natalie Lawson and Kim Blom, show you it is possible to follow a low-carb, banting or keto lifestyle while observing<br />

the choice to not eat meat. • We’d eat Italian every night if we could … and it would be jolly easy with The Vegetarian Silver<br />

Spoon cookbook, crammed with classic and contemporary Italian recipes. From snacks and small plate ideas to pizzas and<br />

soups, pastas and crêpes, veggie tarts and grains to sweet, sweet desserts, this book is just page after page after glorious<br />

page of heavenly Italian dishes – all of which are vegetarian, some dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, too.<br />

A Table for Friends is the most delightful book. It celebrates<br />

the joy of eating with friends and family, with loads of simple<br />

but wonderfully inviting recipes. Skye McAlpine says her table is<br />

always filled with family, friends and whoever she can persuade to<br />

join her for lunch or dinner – squeezing more of them than really<br />

comfortable around the table in their kitchen … which is exactly<br />

how she likes it. She shares her secrets to her stylish but relaxed<br />

way of hosting .… writing about low-effort starters, laying the<br />

table, washing up (don’t do it until the next morning) … and all<br />

her recipes include her suggestions on what to serve with each<br />

dish. Lovely no-fuss, unpretentious food (she has ‘a really good<br />

green salad’, and ‘a really good tomato salad’ ) … and there’s<br />

everything from last-minute late-night dinners to large and<br />

festive celebratory gatherings. If we had to select just one, this<br />

would be our top cookbook choice. Brilliant.<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary <strong>2021</strong> Get It Magazine 07

Wish list<br />

Pink party valentine vibes … even if we’re staying home!<br />

Fashion to make you blush<br />

An arty collection that screams sexual<br />

and romantic freedom couldn’t be<br />

more appropriate than on Valentine’s<br />

Day … and that’s just what you’ll<br />

find in the Desigual Miranda<br />

Makaroff Range. It’s said to be<br />

the ‘freest capsule yet’ by this<br />

brand from Barcelona … and,<br />

trust us, it’s bound to make you<br />

blush. Think, women entangled<br />

with nature. Images of orgies.<br />

And deconstructed sexual<br />

symbols. It’s all so very seventies<br />

… just take a look at this<br />

bag, R1949. The inspiration for<br />

the collection is said to have<br />

come to Miranda during a<br />

vacay in Ibiza … her imagination<br />

ran wild with the message,<br />

‘Let’s be free’. There are<br />

items for him and her. You’ll<br />

find Desigual in Sandton<br />

City, if you don’t mind the<br />

drive, or check out this<br />

range, and others, online.<br />

Details: desi-sa.co.za<br />

Compiled by DANIELLA GRAHAM<br />

Bold. Comfy. And oh-so-trendy. We<br />

love kicking back in Converse sneakers<br />

… and these Chuck Taylor All<br />

Star Move Diamond Metal Platform<br />

ones are so fashion-forward, we just<br />

have to have a pair! R1399. Details:<br />

converse.co.za<br />

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‘A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you<br />

won’t notice it when someone else does,’ so the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov said.<br />

But we don’t mind spilling the beans on the table linen from Not So Naked Tables. This<br />

new boutique brand has a small but impressive collection of tablecloths and napkins in<br />

limited edition prints imported from Europe. With only a few items of each textile, the<br />

table linen is quite exclusive – so your friends probably won’t have the same design as<br />

you! You can choose from various sizes, or have your table linen custom made to fit your<br />

dining set-up. We love that you can mix and match designs to express your own style.<br />

The brand’s founder, Stephanie Mayne has some fab table decor tips … in fact, she inspired<br />

this pretty table set-up pictured – perfect for a pink party while isolating at home. From R1400<br />

a tablecloth, from R50 a napkin. Details: Call Stephanie on 083-779-0005. A hint for setting ting up a<br />

table … if you don’t want to use fresh flowers as we have, you’ll find that Biggie Best has a really<br />

lovely selection of faux plants. We’re particularly fond of the cute soft pink allium faux plant<br />

(pictured right), R149. Details: volpes.co.za<br />

Fab food made simple<br />

Healthy, homestyle and hearty<br />

meals that won’t break a sweat<br />

(or the bank). This is what you’ll<br />

learn from Jan Kohler’s new<br />

recipe book Pink Gin and Fairy<br />

Cakes. We think the cover’s so<br />

pretty! There are more than<br />

200 pages of simple recipes<br />

from snacks through to desserts<br />

(blueberry ice cream,<br />

anyone?). Brush up on some<br />

cocktail recipes and ideas<br />

for hosting so you can really<br />

wow your friends when the<br />

lockdown restrictions ease.<br />

For now, it’ll show you how<br />

to make cooking a family affair.<br />

R410. Details: Order a copy from<br />

burbleonline.co.za<br />

Do you feel loved when<br />

your partner shows they’re thinking<br />

of you and remembers special occasions?<br />

Pandora’s recent study found around 50 per cent<br />

of participants do. If you’re going to spoil – or be<br />

spoilt – you simply must check out Pandora’s new<br />

valentine’s pieces. You’ll find hand-finished designs<br />

made with 71 per cent recycled silver. This Pandora<br />

Rose Snake Bracelet (R2999) with the Pandora<br />

Rose Sparkling Entwined Hearts Charm<br />

(R1199) is on our lust list. Details:<br />

pandorashop.co.za<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary <strong>2021</strong> Get It Magazine 09

Love your look<br />

Imagine if you could borrow the fairy godmother’s magic wand from time<br />

to time … With a quick twinkle and flick and voilà!, a revamped look.<br />

We chat to real-life fairy godmother, makeover specialist Lana<br />

Joubert about the magic she creates with her hair scissors and make-up brushes.<br />

As a little girl, nothing made her<br />

happier than to cut and style her dolls’<br />

hair. So, no one was surprised when<br />

she followed a career in hairdressing.<br />

A course in make-up artistry soon<br />

followed and Lana combined these<br />

two passions and started to transform<br />

women. After 12 years in the beauty<br />

industry and always on the lookout to<br />

broaden her skills, she is now also an<br />

image consultant, which fits her like<br />

a glove.<br />

From educating clients on their<br />

body shape, colour palette, all things<br />

clothing-related to their silhouette,<br />

wearing the right jewellery, and styles<br />

you should hmm … rather avoid.<br />

The latest edition to<br />

her ever-growing list<br />

of expertise is a full<br />

wardrobe one-on-one<br />

service. Yes … we all<br />

have our tried-and-true<br />

beauty and clothing<br />

staples, but sometimes<br />

the old standbys can<br />

grow a little stale. That’s why in Lana’s<br />

own words ‘every woman should go<br />

for a makeover at least once in her life.<br />

It is extremely powerful in the sense<br />

of what it can do for your self-esteem.<br />

‘I’ve had women coming in for<br />

makeovers to secure a certain job<br />

with success. Image is extremely<br />

important in the work environment.<br />

Your look tells a story! Highly<br />

successful and qualified women have<br />

been turned away from the perfect<br />

job opportunity, for which they are<br />

more than qualified, sadly based on<br />

the first impressions they created.<br />

‘And don’t think for one moment<br />

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you don’t have the potential to<br />

look your best. When certain<br />

features are enhanced correctly or<br />

softened subtly, any woman can<br />

look absolutely astounding. Little<br />

changes can make a huge difference,<br />

whether it be the correct hair colour<br />

to balance an eye colour or skin tone,<br />

a hairstyle that can alter and change<br />

the shape of the face, or make-up<br />

that can softly and naturally add that<br />

sparkle to the eye.<br />

‘I’ve done a makeover once where I<br />

decided to cut the hair of a woman<br />

in her late 40s that was all the way<br />

down to her bum to a modern-day<br />

pixie cut. Her original hair colour was<br />

I’ve accepted myself and the<br />

unique flaws we all have. It’s<br />

okay to be imperfectly perfect<br />

a harsh dark brown which aged her<br />

tremendously. I lightened her hair<br />

to a beautiful ice blond and gave it<br />

texture and movement. She loved<br />

the look as she is sporty, active and<br />

very spontaneous. And she looked 20<br />

years younger. People assumed her<br />

18-year-old daughter was her sister …<br />

I’m sure anyone will agree, there is just<br />

something so exciting about seeing<br />

how different someone can look.’<br />

During lockdown last year, Lana, who<br />

admits to being quite the introvert,<br />

stepped out of her comfort zone and<br />

started with live make-up tutorials on<br />

her Facebook page to interact with<br />

her followers. These videos became so<br />

popular that a local television channel<br />

started to follow her.<br />

‘MYtv asked me if I could do live<br />

makeovers and before I knew it,<br />

I had my first makeover TV show<br />

called EKSIE PERFEKSIE (www.mytv.<br />

co.za)! Nothing was scripted, the<br />

entire show was real, unplanned<br />

and the clients who featured on it<br />

were already pre-booked on the<br />

specific dates filming was done. The<br />

makeovers were spontaneous as I<br />

saw the clients for the first time when<br />

they arrived on set.’<br />

In between everything else, Lana<br />

also launched Beauty Boxes – a<br />

marvellous personalised<br />

box filled with make-up<br />

goodies, very valuable<br />

notes like a quick colour<br />

analysis, best colours<br />

for your eyes, lips and<br />

blusher, contouring,<br />

a facial chart guiding<br />

you with your specific<br />

products, step-by-step personalised<br />

application and so much more.<br />

And, it seems there is no stopping<br />

Lana just yet. She would love to<br />

branch out with her own make-up<br />

line shortly.<br />

‘I would also love to add an exclusive<br />

boutique line clothing to my<br />

makeovers. But who knows what<br />

could happen next? My line of<br />

work surprises me every year … I love<br />

to grow!’<br />

Already so talented, you might not<br />

have known she’s got a few hidden<br />

talents up her sleeve – she can

deadlift 110kg, loves photography<br />

and art, and definitely believes she<br />

can become a psychologist!<br />

Oh, and then there are a few quirky<br />

habits she doesn’t mind sharing …<br />

‘I always look for things that are<br />

out of place and put them where<br />

they belong, I analyse people while<br />

watching movies, I smell everything<br />

and my wardrobe needs to be<br />

organised and colour-coordinated<br />

from light to dark in all tones<br />

and shades.’<br />

Although she always looks like she<br />

has just stepped out of the latest<br />

fashion magazine, there is nothing<br />

she loves more than to tie her hair in<br />

a ponytail, remove all jewellery, slip<br />

into something comfy and embrace<br />

the beautiful view of the dam at<br />

Pecanwood after a long day.<br />

Surprisingly, Lana is also not one<br />

bit uncomfortable when she is not<br />

wearing make-up.<br />

‘Before I started with my make-up<br />

tutorials, you wouldn’t have seen me<br />

without make-up. But, I’ve accepted<br />

myself and the unique flaws we<br />

all have. It’s okay to be imperfectly<br />

perfect. In any case, beauty is not<br />

what mainstream media promotes.<br />

It is something that shines from<br />

within a person … it is confidence,<br />

acceptance, happiness and<br />

embracing your true self.’<br />

Details: lanajoubert.co.za or follow<br />

her on Facebook, Lana Joubert –<br />

Makeover Specialist.<br />


CUT TRENDS FOR <strong>2021</strong>:<br />

Colour – Money Piece Balayage (a faceframing<br />

effect offering a pop of light and<br />

dimension), chunky highlights, St Tropez,<br />

Rouge, Alpine Ice, Mushroom Blonde,<br />

Pastel Balayage, Golden Black and the<br />

return of natural hair colour.<br />

Cuts – Pixie, side-swept bangs, curtain<br />

bangs, shag haircuts, classic bob, and the<br />

hair cuts inspired by The Queen’s Gambit.<br />

WIN!<br />

You’ve read what a<br />

makeover can do for you ... So we’re<br />

giving away a marvellous full makeover<br />

to one very, very lucky reader. The makeover<br />

will include a consultation, full head tint/ foils,<br />

cut and styling, Goldwell in-salon treatment,<br />

transformation makeup, a Beauty Box plus an<br />

in-dept image consultation! Head over to<br />

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

enter. Entries close <strong>Feb</strong>ruary 15.<br />

Go, go, go!<br />


<strong>Feb</strong>ruary <strong>2021</strong> Get It Magazine 11

Clarins Joli Rouge<br />

Velvet matte,<br />

luxuriously hydrating<br />

and long-wearing<br />

lipstick (for valentine<br />

smooching). R400 •<br />

Wink, wink. Clarins<br />

Mono Eye<br />

Shadow Velvet<br />

long-hold cream<br />

eyeshadow, with a<br />

fabulous smoothing<br />

effect, in White Shadow<br />

and Women In Black.<br />

R390 each.<br />

We love a<br />

primer, and<br />

Filorga Pore<br />

Express is one of our<br />

faves. A double-action,<br />

anti-ageing primer designed<br />

for combination to oily skin,<br />

it instantly blurs and mattifies<br />

the complexion – bye-bye enlarged pores, shine<br />

and other skin imperfections. R500 • Filorga<br />

Global Repair Intensive Serum is a gorgeous,<br />

rich, restorative, anti-ageing serum designed<br />

specifically for more mature skin. R1395.<br />

Royal flush<br />

We’ve been dealt a love(ly) deck of cards this<br />

month … so reshuffle your cosmetic bags<br />

and make space for these beauties.<br />

It’s been called ‘your Botoxalternative<br />

anti-ageing<br />

moisturiser’ … Claire<br />

Hill S8-28 Anti-Ageing<br />

Moisturiser is a lightweight<br />

nourishing lotion<br />

that smooths away fine<br />

lines by naturally relaxing<br />

your facial muscles. Happy<br />

Valentine’s Day indeed! R1475<br />

• Claire Hill WPC Eye Complex<br />

is an advanced anti-ageing<br />

eye gel, with ingredients that<br />

naturally tighten blood vessels, relax<br />

muscles, reduce visible wrinkles and<br />

pigmentation, and is ideal for mature,<br />

sensitive skin. Top tip: If your skin’s<br />

irritated by Vit A (Retinols), this is a great<br />

alternative. R1865. Details clairehill.co.za<br />

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

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Nothing<br />

lovely<br />

about brown<br />

spots. This<br />

SVR Clairial<br />

Creme 10 helps<br />

extended brown<br />

spots disappear<br />

… lightening your<br />

complexion. It’s<br />

hypo-allergenic<br />

and you’ll see<br />

results in around six<br />

weeks. R567 from<br />

absoluteskin.co.za<br />

Optiphi Adagio has the<br />

perfect balance between<br />

wood, spice and sweet … it’s a<br />

lovely, feminine fragrance and just<br />

perfect for the heat of Summer<br />

and the month of love. R835<br />

from optiphi.com<br />

Placecol Excellence Gravity Lift<br />

Solution promises to give your face<br />

a visible lift and strengthens sagging<br />

skin. It tightens, firms and plumps the<br />

skin, erasing fine lines and wrinkles,<br />

and increasing radiance and vitality.<br />

R750 from placecol.com<br />

The easiest way<br />

to exfoliate<br />

is with these<br />

Skinderm Pure<br />

Exfoliating<br />

Glo Pads,<br />

which have<br />

AHA and BHA<br />

and remove<br />

dry, dull, tired<br />

skin, leaving<br />

your skin<br />

glowing,<br />

smooth and radiant. R395<br />

from Takealot.<br />

For those<br />

who love the<br />

vibe of the city, is there<br />

anywhere more romantic than NYC? We think<br />

not. Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Red is<br />

all sweet red apple and strawberry and jasmine<br />

sambac … luscious and intense and passionate.<br />

R515. Details: elizabetharden.co.za<br />

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Looks<br />

Valentine’s Day is all about keepsakes, and top<br />

of our lust list is this elegant Forever Close To My<br />

Heart Diamond Locket crafted by La Kaiser for<br />

Jimnojean. The 14kt solid gold pendant with a<br />

natural 1.2mm white diamond is on a 45cm 14kt<br />

solid gold chain, and you can place a pic of a<br />

loved one inside the locket. R5000.<br />

Details: jimnojean.com<br />

to make<br />

’em blush<br />

Charming coral. Stunning salmon. And pink<br />

in every shade. We’re looking at the world<br />

through rose-tinted glasses … and we’ve<br />

found looks that would give even the<br />

bad-tempered Queen of Hearts rosy cheeks!<br />

Nothing shady about these Miu-Miu<br />

pink gradient violet sunglasses. R4350<br />

from Sunglass Hut. Details: za.sunglasshut.com<br />

Compiled by DANIELLA GRAHAM<br />

Kicks to foster love<br />

If these love(ly) sneakers<br />

will do anything, they’ll<br />

remind you to love yourself,<br />

love others and love the<br />

world … all of which is<br />

precisely the ethos behind<br />

the Desigual el Love<br />

Spring Summer 2020<br />

collection. Quite fitting for<br />

Valentine’s Month! They’re<br />

also helluva stylish … love!<br />

R1949 from Desigual.<br />

Details: desi-sa.co.za<br />

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Ooh, this lilac bucket bag with beaded fringing<br />

gives us all the feels of the roaring twenties. It has a<br />

shoulder strap and a magnetic clasp closure. R699<br />

from Zara. Details: zara.com/za<br />

Lacy and racy swimwear to turn heads<br />

Have you ever felt more comfortable in your intimates<br />

than in your swimwear? Well, this is just how the Swim<br />

Intimates brand came about … and the range of<br />

bikinis – which could easily pass off as lingerie – is really<br />

gorgeous and oh-so-flattering. We’re gushing over the<br />

pretty field of flowers bikini. R499 for the top. R399 for<br />

the bottoms. Details: swimintimates.co.za<br />

From a picnic date<br />

to a trip to the<br />

bush, this pith<br />

helmet will<br />

give you<br />

some<br />

stylish<br />

safari<br />

vibes<br />

wherever<br />

you wear it.<br />

R595 from<br />

Elizabeth<br />

Summer. Details:<br />

elizabethsummer.com<br />

Wear your heart…<br />

On your sleeve? No, never<br />

mind that … we’re going<br />

to pop these Wilma heart<br />

baguette stone studs in our<br />

ears. Bling bling. R149. They pair<br />

perfectly with the cute and casual<br />

Ulla Babydoll Cami. R699. And voila! Your<br />

daytime date outfit is sorted. Both from<br />

Forever New. Details: forevernew.co.za<br />

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Love burns bright<br />

Oranges and lemons. Reds and pinks. And striking designs. Inspired by the feisty<br />

Queen of Hearts, we’ve fallen for all things bold and beautiful.<br />

WIN,<br />

WIN, WIN<br />

To win<br />

a bottle tl of Roku Gin,<br />

pop<br />

p<br />

over to our Facebook<br />

ok page<br />

(GetItJobu<br />

burg<strong>West</strong>), find our Roku<br />

Gin post, and enter.<br />

You<br />

’ve<br />

got un<br />

til <strong>Feb</strong>ruary 10 and<br />

yo<br />

u ca<br />

n coll<br />

ect your prize<br />

af<br />

ter the alcohol<br />

ban lifts.<br />

Turn heads<br />

with this<br />

pineapple-pleshaped<br />

cartoon<br />

cushion.<br />

R120 from<br />

Takealot.<br />

Details:<br />

takealot.comt.com<br />

Create the perfect<br />

atmosphere with<br />

this pink hyacinth<br />

fragrance diffuser<br />

from Woolies.<br />

R229. Details:<br />

woolworths.co.za<br />

A toast to your valentine (when the alcohol ban lifts)<br />

When there’s no longer a restriction on the sale of alcohol, here’s one of the<br />

first gins to pop into your shopping basket. The flavourful Japanese spirit,<br />

Roku Gin pairs perfectly with an arrangement of sweet delights, and<br />

the hexagonal shape of the bottle means it’ll look really trendy on your<br />

drinks trolley. For a real taste sensation, try the Roku Surimu gin and tonic<br />

cocktail. Just add 35ml Roku Gin to 15ml lemongrass syrup, stir and then<br />

top up with half soda and tonic. To make the lemongrass syrup, just blend<br />

200ml sugar syrup with a bag of lemongrass – leave four sticks for garnish<br />

– and strain. You’ll find Roku Gin for R299 at Makro, Pick n Pay, Checkers and<br />

selected TOPS at SPAR. Details: suntory.co.jp/wnb/rokugin<br />

Discover your<br />

fortune with one<br />

of these heartshaped<br />

fortune<br />

cookies dipped<br />

in milk or white<br />

chocolate from<br />

Woolies. R14.99.<br />

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If you’re anything like us, you can’t miss out on a sweet treat come Valentine’s Day … but perhaps you’re still focusing on your health<br />

goals after the festive season indulgences. Look no further than GD Chocolate Loaded Logs. They’re blended with raw honey<br />

and GD’s dark chocolate – so they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth – and you don’t need to feel guilty for indulging as they’re loaded with<br />

healthy goodness! There are four flavours … there’s the chewy and malty Collagen Loaded Log, citrus and tangy Vitamin C Loaded<br />

Log, an energy-boosting and malted-nutty tasting Maca Moringa Loaded Log and the coco-nutty and chocolatey Turmeric Loaded Log<br />

with anti-inflammatory benefits. Around R24.75 at health stores. Details: gdchocolate.com<br />

Is there anything quite as romantic as candlelight? We think<br />

not. And when the wax is designed in sensual moulds like<br />

these male and female bust candles by Okra Candles<br />

for Jimnojean, we’re quite certain they’ll set the mood for<br />

your valentine. You’ll find them in burnt orange, taupe, pale<br />

blue and pale gold – all with wonderful scents. R250 each.<br />

Details: jimnojean.com<br />

Step out in style<br />

wearing these gorgeous<br />

Chloe ballerina flats from<br />

House of Cinnamon. They<br />

have a leather trim and a<br />

bow, with a wonderfully 60s<br />

feel about them. We’ve got<br />

our eyes set on a red pair,<br />

but you’ll find them in black,<br />

navy and tan too. R1275.<br />

Details: house-ofcinnamon.co.za<br />

Compiled by DANIELLA GRAHAM<br />

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We know we can’t<br />

venture too far from<br />

our own garden for<br />

an al fresco snack<br />

given the lockdown<br />

restrictions, so roll out<br />

this large picnic rug<br />

with snazzy leather<br />

handle on your lawn.<br />

R495 on Dial-a-Picnic<br />

SA’s online shop. Details:<br />

picnicsouthafrica.co.za<br />

Create a delicious charcuterie-and-cheese<br />

platter on this Joie de Vivre heart board,<br />

R369 on Dial-a-Picnic SA’s online shop.<br />

Picnic perfect<br />

Be it a romantic date<br />

or a Mad Hatter’s tea<br />

party, try these picnicky<br />

delights … but if the<br />

Queen of Hearts has<br />

taught us anything, it’s<br />

for heaven’s sake, don’t<br />

steal any tarts!<br />

If you’re looking for something 100 per cent delicious to sip with<br />

zero per cent alcohol – perfect during the restrictions on the sale of<br />

alcohol, try Bavaria non-alcoholic beer. You may notice the bottles<br />

in the 0.0 per cent malt beverage range have a trendy new look … it’s<br />

in celebration of the brewery’s 300th anniversary. The fruity flavours are<br />

super-tasty … we enjoy the ginger-lime and apple. Around R79.99 for a<br />

six-pack which you’ll find at Pick n Pay, SPAR, Checkers and Makro.<br />

Details: Follow @bavaria_za on Instagram.<br />

So you want to set the<br />

mood… Try the JBL Clip<br />

3. This Bluetooth speaker<br />

is small enough to<br />

attach to your belt<br />

or backpack but is<br />

rugged enough<br />

with a loud<br />

sound to use<br />

outside. It’s<br />

waterproof<br />

with a battery<br />

that’ll last up<br />

to 10 hours. We<br />

fancy this one<br />

in the colour sand.<br />

R999. 99. Details: istore.co.za<br />

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The perks of picnics at home during lockdown … home-cooked meals!<br />



Makes eight small jars<br />

You’ll need: 200g shortbread biscuits<br />

(crumbed); 200g cream cheese;<br />

200ml double cream; 90ml icing<br />

sugar; 10ml vanilla extract; 500g<br />

strawberries, halved or quartered.<br />

How to: Crush the biscuits with a<br />

rolling pin, divide between the jars.<br />

Whisk the cream cheese, cream,<br />

75ml icing sugar and the vanilla<br />

extract until softly whipped.<br />

Add half of the strawberries and<br />

the remaining sugar into another<br />

bowl and crush with a fork to form a<br />

purée. Ripple the purée through the<br />

cream and divide between the jars.<br />

Top each cheesecake with remaining<br />

strawberries, secure the lids and chill<br />

until ready to pack up.<br />


It’s still mango season … hooray! This tasty fruit is ideal for<br />

picnics at home, and it’s high in vitamins A and C as well<br />

as biotin, and the mineral potassium. Mangoes are also a<br />

source of vitamins B1 and B6 and free from fat, sodium and<br />

cholesterol. For a sweet summer treat, the South African<br />

Mango Growers’ Association shared this recipe for a batch<br />

of sticky Cajun chicken and mango skewers…<br />

How to: Toss raw chicken wings in Cajun spice with honey<br />

and mango juice. Grill on the braai or under an oven grill<br />

until crispy and slightly blackened. Serve on skewers with<br />

mango slices and lime wedges. It’s like summer on a stick!<br />

Details: @SAMangoes on Facebook or @MangoesSA on Insta.<br />


Krone RD shares this tasty recipe – fitting for Valentine’s Day.<br />

You’ll need: 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry; 250g smooth<br />

ricotta cheese; 1 lemon (zested and juiced); 1 handful fresh<br />

oregano leaves (chopped); 6 large portabello mushrooms;<br />

olive oil; salt and pepper; baby greens or rocket for serving.<br />

How to: Place the sheet of puff pastry on a tray lined with<br />

baking paper and score a border 2cm in from the edge all<br />

the way around. Prick the pastry centre using a fork. Leave<br />

to rest in the fridge for about an hour. Meanwhile, preheat<br />

the oven to 220˚C with an empty baking sheet in it to get<br />

hot. When the oven reaches temperature, carefully lift the<br />

puff pastry using the baking paper and place it onto the<br />

hot tray. Blind bake (baking without the filling) the puff<br />

pastry sheet until golden brown all over. This should take<br />

about 20 minutes. Remove the pastry from the oven and<br />

allow to cool. Press down the centre of the pastry so you<br />

are left with a puffy border.<br />

Whisk the ricotta, lemon zest, lemon juice and oregano<br />

together. Season well with salt and pepper. Spread the<br />

mixture into the centre of the tart. Top with portabello<br />

mushrooms and season them well. Toss the baby greens in<br />

a little olive oil and lemon juice, and scatter it over the tart<br />

before serving.<br />

When lockdown restrictions lift, be sure to order Krone RD<br />

MCC and pair it with this dish.<br />


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GOOD for your HEART<br />

When you care for your heart, your entire body benefits. We’ve got a<br />

few healthful food tips to keep your ticker in tip-top condition.<br />


With so<br />

much talk about<br />

our hearts (broken<br />

or not), there is no<br />

time like Valentine’s<br />

Month to show your<br />

heart some love. After<br />

all, this muscular organ<br />

works hard, without breaks,<br />

to keep you alive. So, you need<br />

to do your part.<br />

Herbalife Nutrition’s Florencia<br />

Braga shares a few easy pointers to<br />

strengthen your heart.<br />


For long-term heart health, some fats<br />

are better than others. There are two<br />

types of fat: saturated and unsaturated.<br />

Saturated: This ‘bad’ fat is found in<br />

red meat, full-cream dairy products,<br />

cheese and many commercially<br />

prepared baked goods. Major sources<br />

of saturated fat are fast, snack and<br />

processed foods such as pizza,<br />

dairy desserts, bacon, hamburgers,<br />

and cookies.<br />

Unsaturated: This is a healthy<br />

fat, and there are two kinds<br />

– monounsaturated and<br />

polyunsaturated, also known as<br />

Omega-9, -6 and -3. Omega-9 fats are<br />

mostly present in olive oil, almonds<br />

and avocados, while you can get<br />

Omega-6 fats from sunflower oil and<br />

seeds, corn and soy oil, pine nuts,<br />

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pecan nuts<br />

and Brazil nuts.<br />

Fish-sourced Omega-3<br />

fats are also useful for<br />

our heart health. They can be found<br />

in fatty fish like herring, salmon and<br />

sardines, and can contribute to the<br />

maintenance of normal blood pressure,<br />

blood triglycerides concentration and<br />

heart functions.<br />


Excessive sodium intake is linked to<br />

high blood pressure, which can put<br />

strain on your heart. Healthcare experts<br />

advise that you limit your sodium<br />

intake up to 2g per day (or up to 5g =<br />

5ml of salt per day). Tip: Keep a 2.5ml<br />

measuring spoon in your salt container<br />

to know how much you are adding,<br />

rather than grabbing the salt shaker.<br />

BE<br />


MERRY<br />

You can still enjoy a<br />

drink with a kick, but<br />

don’t go overboard<br />

– no more than one<br />

drink a day for women<br />

and two a day for men.<br />

One drink is a small glass of wine<br />

(120ml), a can of beer (340ml) or a tot<br />

of any spirit (25ml).<br />


Getting your heart rate up through<br />

exercise not only reduces the risk<br />

of cardiovascular disease, but it also<br />

improves your bones and muscle<br />

tone. Aim for at least 150 minutes<br />

of moderate-intensity physical<br />

activity or 75 minutes of vigorousintensity<br />

physical activity throughout<br />

the week.<br />


Try to portion your plate according<br />

to the ‘plate model’ where half of<br />

your plate consists of non-starchy<br />

vegetables (broccoli, cabbage,<br />

tomatoes, cucumber and carrots), a<br />

quarter of your plate consists of high<br />

fibre starches (brown rice, wholewheat<br />

pasta, sweet potato, butternut)<br />

and a quarter of your plate consists of<br />

lean protein (grilled skinless chicken,<br />

fish, lean mince, ostrich meat, soya.)

Heart-happy foods<br />

Berries: Blueberries, strawberries,<br />

raspberries and blackberries can<br />

significantly reduce the build-up of<br />

bad cholesterol, a culprit contributing<br />

to heart disease and strokes.<br />

Black beans: They are packed with<br />

heart-healthy nutrients. Folate,<br />

antioxidants and magnesium can help<br />

lower blood pressure. Their fibre helps<br />

control both cholesterol and blood<br />

sugar levels.<br />

Swiss chard: This dark green, leafy<br />

vegetable is rich in potassium and<br />

magnesium. These minerals help<br />

control blood pressure. Swiss chard<br />

also has heart-healthy fibre, vitamin A<br />

and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.<br />

Oats: The antioxidants present in oats<br />

are beneficial for heart disease, and<br />

the dietary fiber helps lower the bad<br />

cholesterol without affecting the<br />

good cholesterol.<br />

Tomatoes: A high-potassium food,<br />

tomatoes also contain the antioxidant<br />

lycopene. They may assist in lowering<br />

cholesterol while also keeping blood<br />

vessels open. This in turn lowers your<br />

risk for heart attacks.<br />

Dark chocolate (at least 60–70 per<br />

cent cocoa): Contains flavonoids<br />

called polyphenols, which may<br />

help blood pressure, clotting and<br />

inflammation.<br />

A healthy treat – date and chocolate balls<br />

You’ll need:<br />

40g dark chocolate (broken into<br />

pieces); 15ml cocoa; 45ml low-fat milk;<br />

5ml vanilla essence; 250g pitted dates<br />

(finely chopped); 100ml desiccated<br />

coconut; extra coconut and cocoa to<br />

decorate with.<br />

How to:<br />

Place chocolate in a glass bowl and<br />

melt over gently simmering water.<br />

Mix cocoa with some of the milk to<br />

form a paste and mix with remaining<br />

milk and vanilla. Stir some of the<br />

melted chocolate into the milk<br />

mixture until smooth. Mix into the<br />

warm chocolate. Stir in dates and<br />

coconut. Place spoonfuls of the<br />

mixture onto baking paper and<br />

sprinkle with coconut or cocoa and<br />

allow to set.<br />

Alternatively, allow to cool slightly and<br />

then roll into balls. Roll balls into extra<br />

coconut or cocoa, if preferred. Cool in<br />

the fridge.<br />

Head over to cookingfromtheheart.co.za<br />

for more heart-healthy recipes.<br />

More than ‘just water’ for<br />

the health-conscious<br />

Health is the new wealth, so they say,<br />

but we know the feeling when the<br />

healthy option doesn’t seem quite so<br />

appealing … especially when it comes<br />

to social drinks. That’s why we’re raving<br />

about A1 Fruit Water. It’s natural<br />

sparkling water infused with citrus<br />

fruit … think grapefruit, lemon and<br />

mandarin – our fave. You’d honestly<br />

never guess these tasty thirst quenchers<br />

are zero calories, and free of sugar,<br />

sweeteners, preservatives and gluten.<br />

They’re vegan and diabetic friendly<br />

too. After all, the aim of A1 Fruit Water<br />

is ‘hydration by nature’. R399 a case,<br />

and you’ll find it on Takealot.<br />

Details: a1fruitwater.com or follow<br />

@a1sparklingwater on Facebook<br />

and Instagram.<br />

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The birds and<br />

Don’t panic ... we’re not about to give you ‘the talk’. We’re sharing apps, books,<br />

facts and treats that have to do with these marvellous creatures.<br />

Have you ever spotted a bird and wished you had your bird<br />

book nearby? We know we have. We may not carry our bird book<br />

around but if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to be in our<br />

back pocket wherever we go, it’s our phone. That’s why the new<br />

app, BirdPro, is so handy. It’ll help you to identify and find out<br />

more about birds and their calls, and it’s not just for amateurs,<br />

we’re sure birding enthusiasts will find something to learn too …<br />

like the names of birds in 16 languages. It’s said to be a groundbreaking<br />

app and it won the Most Innovative Solution for 2020 in<br />

the MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Even better, it proves<br />

local really is lekker as it was developed by Linden resident, Herman<br />

van den Berg. Details: Download BirdPro on the App Store.<br />

Compiled by DANIELLA GRAHAM<br />

The 2020 lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic<br />

was bound to make many of us feel a little grumpy<br />

at some point, but wildlife photographer Lynne<br />

Wilde didn’t quite expect to find a grumpy-looking<br />

crested barbet in her Bryanston garden. When<br />

she could no longer ignore his ‘insistent calls’, she<br />

decided to feed and photograph him, and she<br />

named him Grumpy Crestie. She let her imagination<br />

run wild with what he would say if he could<br />

speak a language like English, and so she began to<br />

capture his daily antics and post them on a local<br />

Facebook group. Her posts made many smile, and it<br />

wasn’t long before Grumpy Crestie had built such a<br />

strong fan base that Lynne decided he needed his<br />

own Facebook and Instagram pages. She continued<br />

to document photographs and a daily diary of the<br />

bird and his bride, Lady Chatterly, and fans lapped<br />

up the posts. To end off last year, Grumpy Crestie’s<br />

photos and antics were compiled into a colourful,<br />

witty and downright amusing 120-page book –<br />

terrific for your coffee table and to take your mind<br />

off even more lockdown restrictions in <strong>2021</strong>. Order<br />

the book online and have it delivered to your door.<br />

R299. Details: You’ll find the link to order the book on<br />

the Grumpy Crestie Facebook page, and you can follow<br />

@grumpycrestie on Instagram too.<br />

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the bees<br />

There’s a reason we say ‘as busy as a bee’…<br />

Bees are awfully busy creatures, especially in the summertime. The gardening<br />

app Candide started the #PolliNationSA movement to encourage South<br />

Africans to grow bee-friendly plants.<br />

Here are 10 things you can do to help the busy bees…<br />

1. Plant a veggie and fruit garden … even in a small patch.<br />

2. Place pebbles and rocks in a shallow plate of water outside in the shade.<br />

3. Plant a variety of flowers that last from early Spring to late Autumn in clumps<br />

so bees can find them easily.<br />

4. Use bee-friendly pesticides and natural remedies like vinegar, Epsom salt and<br />

essential oils.<br />

5. Support organic farmers rather than farming methods that use pesticides.<br />

6. Buy raw honey from local beekeepers … it’s more nutritious than some of<br />

the types of honey bought in stores which can be processed, pasteurised and<br />

loaded with added sugars.<br />

7. Help solitary bees by setting up a Candide Solitary Bee Hotel in your garden.<br />

It’s a rectangular piece of wood with a few holes of different sizes bored into it to<br />

mimic the natural breeding nests to attract solitary bees. R240 from candide.co.za<br />

8. Square off a section of your lawn that can grow wild and free as bees don’t like<br />

lawn without flowers.<br />

9. Don’t weed your garden as some – like dandelions – can be a great source of<br />

food for bees.<br />

10. Stay still if a bee is around or lands on you – it’s probably just trying to see if<br />

you have any nectar and will most likely fly away. Learn to love these creatures.<br />

Check out the #PolliNationSA campaign by downloading the free Candide App<br />

on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Details: candide.co.za<br />

‘Sweets for my sweet,<br />

sugar for my honey,’<br />

so The Searchers<br />

sang, and the Darling<br />

Sweet Raw Veld<br />

Flower Honey has<br />

us singing all sorts<br />

of sweet nothings.<br />

R140 for 500g. Details:<br />

darlingsweet.<br />

co.za<br />

If you’re looking for a way to moisturise<br />

and strengthen your hair<br />

while getting the frizz and tangles<br />

under control (hands up those who<br />

holidayed in humid KZN), try Crème<br />

of Nature’s Moisture Replenish &<br />

Strength Hair Mask. It uses natural<br />

ingredients of pure honey, coconut<br />

oil and shea butter. R199.95 from<br />

Clicks and Dis-Chem. Details:<br />

@cremeofnature_sa on Instagram<br />

‘A slice of pecan pie in a glass of Jack’<br />

… this is how the master distiller<br />

describes Jack Daniel’s Tennessee<br />

Honey. It has a light sweet-honeyed<br />

aroma with that Jack Daniels classic<br />

sugary charcoal fragrance. When<br />

the ban on alcohol lifts, try it with<br />

lemonade, dry lemon or on the rocks.<br />

Around R279 for 750ml.<br />

Details: jackdaniels.com/en-za<br />

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Is there anything worse than<br />

chopping under a dim light?<br />

We think not. That’s why we’re<br />

after one of these indoor pendants<br />

from The Lighting Warehouse<br />

that’ll make our kitchen<br />

not only bright but super stylish<br />

too. Choose Dormer (left),<br />

R799, or Jozi (right), R499.<br />

Details: lightingwarehouse.co.za<br />

The heart of a home<br />

Lockdown’s not easing up … so here’s to spending many more hours in our kitchens.<br />


If you’re a wine aficionado, you probably<br />

don’t only have an eye out for<br />

new bottles to add to your collection<br />

but how to store them too. Miele has<br />

a fantastic range of wine conditioning<br />

units to provide the best storage conditions,<br />

no matter how long you plan<br />

to keep a bottle. The company advises<br />

it’s best to store wine in a constant<br />

and steady climate… Heat is one of<br />

wine’s biggest enemies. UV rays can<br />

cause chemical reactions in wine. Vibrations<br />

can damage wine in the long<br />

term. And an odourless environment<br />

is essential. The wine conditioning<br />

units are pricey but worth it. From R39<br />

999. Details: miele.co.za<br />

Compiled by DANIELLA GRAHAM<br />

If binge-watching reality TV cooking shows have taught us anything,<br />

it’s just how important presentation is when it comes to plating a meal.<br />

And when you start off with unique and stylish crockery, we feel half the<br />

battle’s already won. Cue Setamono Japanese Homeware which has a<br />

range of gorgeous handcrafted Japanese artisan ceramics. We’re pretty ty<br />

sure you’ll find your friends drooling even before the meal is served! The<br />

tableware has wonderful textures, colours and glazes, and you’ll also find<br />

some lovely kitchenware, like a huge selection of Hibachi table grills. For our<br />

Valentine’s Day spread, we’ve got our eyes set on this Makoto plate …<br />

this one’s a medium size for R330. Details: setamono.co.za<br />

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Everything but<br />

the kitchen sink...<br />

Now there’s a saying we know pretty<br />

well but, trust us, if your kitchen sink<br />

had the Hansgrohe Talis M54, you’d<br />

be finding a way to protect it with all<br />

your might. With a smooth, high arc<br />

design and subtle temperature indicators,<br />

this slender tap is a perfect fit for<br />

a modern, open-plan and sociable<br />

kitchen. It uses technology to reduce<br />

water consumption, and there’s a<br />

pull-out spout to wash your veggies<br />

or dishes – so convenient! It’s easy to<br />

clean too … just rub off the limescale<br />

build-up with your finger. You’ll find<br />

it in matt black and chrome. From<br />

R4480.20. Details: hansgrohe.co.za<br />

Spruce up the most important<br />

room in your home with this<br />

super-handy Jasper<br />

five-hook kitchen plaque<br />

from Mr Price Home. R129.99.<br />

Details: mrphome.com<br />

It’s all in the details … and we’re<br />

sure your guests will enjoy tucking<br />

into their meals with this 16-piece<br />

stainless steel cutlery set in<br />

rose<br />

gold from Mr Price Home. R349.99.<br />

New year, new look<br />

If we perfected anything in 2020, it was the art of nesting … and for most of us<br />

during lockdown, our kitchens were the room in our homes that brought us the<br />

most joy. (Remember all the loaves of banana bread and sourdough we baked?)<br />

If the heart of your home needs a bit of spit ’n polish, you’re probably looking<br />

for a trendy new paint colour. Try Plascon Golden Syrup … it’s a warm, sunny<br />

yellow that’s thought to be a positive and uplifting colour, which is why it’s the<br />

company’s favourite hue for <strong>2021</strong>. Go on, give your kitchen that warm fuzzy glow<br />

and feel inspired to continue cooking up a storm this year. If you’re really not sure<br />

how to use this colour, just ask the colour advice team.<br />

Details: colouradvice@kansaiplascon.co.za<br />

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LOVE<br />

gardening<br />

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Heart and soul<br />

It may be a bit cheesy but we don’t<br />

care … after all, who can resist<br />

hearts during Valentine’s Month?<br />

Look carefully at the new ‘Heart and<br />

Soul’ petunia and you will see the<br />

pretty hearts on the petals. Clever!<br />

This novelty petunia produces lots<br />

of large single flowers on a nicely<br />

compact and bushy plant. To bring<br />

out the hearts, plant it in full sun, in<br />

soil that drains well and give it the<br />

tender loving care of fertiliser once<br />

a month. It’s also a great option for<br />

hanging baskets and containers.<br />

Details: ballstraathof.co.za

Indoor plant of the month<br />

Roses are always a winner during Valentine’s Month, and for<br />

long-lasting blooms, pot roses are the best. Choose one with a good<br />

selection of buds in addition to the open flowers. There are so many<br />

colours that it is easy to give your loved one their favourite. And let’s<br />

face it, there is nothing more appealing than a perfect rose bloom<br />

in miniature. Pot roses can be displayed in any position that receives<br />

bright light, indoors or on the patio. Remember roses love water, so<br />

keep the soil moist. After flowering, take the pot outdoors and cut<br />

back the stems to 5cm above the ground. As soon as it shoots, fertilise<br />

with a liquid feed and after two months it will flower again. It can<br />

then be taken back indoors, kept as an outdoor pot rose, or planted<br />

in the soil where it will receive at least six hours of sun a day. Details:<br />

lvgplant.co.za<br />

Veggie of the month<br />

For those who like it hot, the range of table-top<br />

dwarf pot peppers grows happily indoors, producing<br />

mild to hot chillies. The compact plants (15 to 35cm<br />

tall) bear fruit in the pot and can be harvested when<br />

needed. Grown indoors they need bright light and<br />

medium watering; let the soil almost dry out before<br />

watering again. For good fruit production, apply a liquid<br />

fertiliser at half strength every two weeks. Plants<br />

can remain in the pot (both indoors or outdoors)<br />

or transplanted into the garden, where they need<br />

morning sun and afternoon shade. The names say<br />

it all: hot burrito (Red), hot carrot (yellow), hot fajita<br />

(red), macho (red), cosmo (purple) and the ever-popular<br />

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

Garden tasks for <strong>Feb</strong>ruary<br />

Help plants to survive the heat by watering regularly and<br />

mulching beds to keep the soil cool. • Summer annuals looking<br />

tired? Replace them with heat-hardy marigolds, zinnia, salvia,<br />

and portulaca. • Cut back pelargoniums and trim ivy leaf<br />

varieties that have become untidy. • Water the lawn regularly<br />

and in very hot weather set the mower so that the grass is<br />

higher to shade the roots. • Delay fertilising until the end of<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary or early March when it is cooler. • Vegetables that<br />

get midday and afternoon sun can be protected with a 20 or<br />

40 per cent shade cloth. This also helps to save water because<br />

they do not need watering as much. • Keep pests under control<br />

with an organic insecticide like Ludwig’s Insect Spray or<br />

Margaret Roberts Organic Insect Spray. • Keep your birdbaths<br />

filled with fresh water for the birds and butterflies.<br />

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Can you smell that?’<br />

asks the ranger<br />

during a drizzly<br />

early morning<br />

game drive.<br />

‘It smells like<br />

popcorn. A male<br />

leopard has<br />

been marking his<br />

territory here.’<br />

We couldn’t spot the leopard. But that<br />

didn’t matter. It’s colourful moments<br />

just like this that really made our twonight<br />

stay at River Lodge in Kapama<br />

Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit<br />

so memorable.<br />

Wildlife is abundant in the reserve<br />

and, quite simply, the game drives and<br />

bushwalks are a highlight.<br />

During our short stay, we saw four of<br />

the Big Five and many other thrilling<br />

creatures – like a python, three-odd<br />

metres in length, slithering across a<br />

road in the dark. In fact, on our short<br />

drive from the reserve’s gate to River<br />

Lodge after landing at Hoedspruit’s<br />

Eastgate Airport, we’d already spotted<br />

two buffaloes wallowing in a dam,<br />

zebras, giraffes and more impalas than<br />

we could count. On both evening<br />

drives, we came across a pride of lazy<br />

lions – and on each occasion, one cat<br />

was lying on her back with four paws<br />

hanging limply in the air. These special<br />

moments don’t stop in the reserve.<br />

Back at River Lodge, as we tucked<br />

into wood oven-baked baby chicken<br />

with garlic crushed potatoes and<br />

chimichurri on our first night, terrapins<br />

splashed in the water near our table.<br />

The next day, as we relaxed with a<br />

soothing, lavender-infused neck,<br />

shoulder and back massage at the<br />

peaceful wellness centre (a must-visit),<br />

hippos grunted and groaned nearby.<br />

We’re bragging … we know – but this<br />

is the essence of a stay at River Lodge.<br />

Nature surrounds you. It’s wonderfully<br />

inescapable. You’ll see, hear and smell<br />

all sorts of bush activities … whether<br />

you’re on a game drive or lounging by<br />

the crystal blue pool. Whether you’re<br />

on a bushwalk in the reserve (you<br />

won’t believe what you’ll learn from<br />

the rangers) or when you’re cutting<br />

into your breakfast omelette. Even<br />

the lodge is decorated with earthy<br />

tones, thatch and textures that scream<br />

African bushveld.<br />

Dining is a special experience. Most<br />

meals were served on the wooden<br />

Savour tasty meals on the wooden deck under a cool thatch roof.<br />

Unwind at the wellness centre. We enjoyed a massage to the sound of hippos.<br />

deck under a thatch roof or trees.<br />

Usually, there’s a buffet, but due to<br />

regulations imposed by Covid-19,<br />

we enjoyed a plated, set menu. For<br />

breakfast, the omelettes are something<br />

to rave about, and the caramelised<br />

onion quiche and salad is tasty and<br />

light enough for lunch on a hot, humid<br />

afternoon. Our final evening’s meal<br />

was an experience we won’t easily<br />

forget. Lanterns lit the way to tables set<br />

up in a dry riverbed where we dined<br />

under the stars to the persistent – and<br />

lovely – Piet-my-vrou call of a redchested<br />

cuckoo. The tender braised<br />

beef short rib, potato croquettes and<br />

butternut puree was our standout<br />

meal of the trip, and the Cape brandy<br />

pudding with butterscotch sauce and<br />

ice cream was delicious. If you have a<br />

real sweet tooth, then be sure to order<br />

the lemon cheesecake … the reserve’s<br />

brand manager Nicole Walker tells us<br />

it’s irresistible!<br />

You won’t go hungry between meals.<br />

Not even on game drives. As we<br />

climbed down from the Land Cruiser<br />

for our first sundowners of the trip,<br />

we found a magnificent snack buffet<br />

and drinks stand set up in the middle<br />

of the reserve surrounded by glowing<br />

lanterns. A giraffe browsed nearby and,<br />

as the sky turned from orangey shades<br />

to darkness, we chatted, sipped – there<br />

were even pink G&Ts – and snacked<br />

on pastries, cheese, biltong and other<br />

savoury delights.<br />

As you can imagine, we didn’t spend<br />

too much time in our room … there<br />

was simply too much else to explore!<br />

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Inescapable wildlife<br />

From the persistent Piet-my-vrou call of the red-chested cuckoo as you tuck<br />

into your dinner to the groan of hippos while you enjoy a massage, wildlife is<br />

wonderfully abundant at Kapama Private Game Reserve’s River Lodge.<br />

Capture splendid sightings … we came across this special moment of a giraffe drinking just before we left the reserve.<br />

River Lodge is the biggest of Kapama’s<br />

four camps on the reserve with 64<br />

rooms. We stayed in one of the spa<br />

suites which was spacious and hotellike.<br />

On cooler days, we imagine<br />

bathing in the tub in front of the huge<br />

window looking out at the greenery<br />

would be magnificent. This lodge is<br />

perfect for big groups or families.<br />

With a bit of work to do, we were<br />

grateful for the cool and simply-styled<br />

conference room as well as the lounge<br />

spots dotted near the reception area<br />

which were great for small meetings.<br />

Of course, you can drive to the reserve,<br />

but what made our trip special is<br />

that we flew to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate<br />

Airport … it’s so close to the reserve<br />

and there are complimentary transfers<br />

to the lodge. We took a return flight<br />

with CemAir, and can highly, highly<br />

recommend!<br />

Kapama also offers a private fly-in<br />

experience on a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft<br />

– and, in fact, we visited the airstrip<br />

where guests would land as we were<br />

fortunate enough to be staying at<br />

the lodge along with pilot Jan Roode<br />

and his aerial photographer wife, Jay,<br />

for the launch of their book, Aerial<br />

Art. One morning, Jan showed us<br />

the reserve from the sky … all the<br />

treetops, roads, dams and even one of<br />

the Big Five from a bird’s-eye view. It<br />

was exhilarating!<br />

We also found we’re not the only ones<br />

raving about River Lodge. Jan says,<br />

‘Because of our work, we’ve stayed at<br />

many lodges in southern Africa and<br />

all over the world, and this is really an<br />

exceptional one.’<br />

Details: Kapama Private Game Reserve:<br />

kapama.com or 012-368-0600.<br />

CemAir: flycemair.co.za or 011-395-4473.<br />

Make a booking<br />

Kapama’s luxury flights for <strong>2021</strong> from R50 000 for a return trip.<br />

River Lodge’s spa suite on-peak rates – until May 31 – from R3950 a person<br />

sharing. The spa family suite on-peak rates from R11850 a suite. Rates include<br />

daily morning and afternoon game drives, all meals, high tea, local and selected<br />

premium drinks but exclude conservation levy of R150 a person a night.<br />

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Spoil<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary<br />

The rosé we love the most<br />

We’re playing Queen of Hearts this Valentine’s<br />

Day, and trust us when we tell you a bottle of the<br />

extraordinary Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé<br />

2018 will capture your true love’s heart. What’s<br />

more, this premium rosé from Anthonij Rupert<br />

Wyne is guaranteed to take your love for this<br />

style of wine up a notch too. A blend of Cinsault,<br />

Grenache and Shiraz, the pale copper pink wine<br />

takes its cue from the international Summer drinking<br />

styles, and is a fusion of fresh fruit flavours – think<br />

melon, peach and nectarine with a little lemon zest<br />

twist. Its regal bottle is embossed with JR (paying<br />

homage to Jean Roi, the French Huguenot from<br />

Provence who pioneered the L’Ormarins Wine Estate’s<br />

300-year-old viticultural history), and the wine<br />

is lovely for a valentine toast at sunset, but is also<br />

perfect with delicious nectarine caprese salad, with<br />

grilled prawns and crayfish, or seared duck breast<br />

served with a raspberry jus (just a few ideas for your<br />

valentine dinner date). Oh … and just to set the<br />

record straight … it’s not only for the girls. Real men<br />

do most certainly drink pink. This wine costs around<br />

R240 a bottle, and you can get it from specialist<br />

wine stores as well as directly from Anthonij Rupert<br />

Wyne at rupertwines.com. Since we really, really love<br />

our readers, we’re giving away a case of this wine for<br />

you to share with your valentine (or not, as the case<br />

may be … nothing wrong with a little self-love).<br />

To enter, all you need do is visit our Facebook or<br />

Instagram page (GetItJoburg<strong>West</strong>), and tag a roséloving<br />

friend in the comments section. Entries close<br />

<strong>Feb</strong>ruary 26. Prizes will only be delivered once the<br />

alcohol ban is lifted.<br />

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