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06 Bright. Bold. Very beautiful. Gorgeous gifts for mum
08 A lot changes when you become a mum, and according to
actress Nadia Beukes, it is only for the better. We chat to her
about her favourite role … as a mother
14 Just in time for Mother’s Day … five fabulous fragrances
16 Rejuvenate, and immerse yourself in any one of these four luxe
non-surgical aesthetic tweakments
20 Who says veggies need to be boring? Brighten up your plate with
scrumptious rainbow salads and tasty tapas
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22 It’s getting chilly … cosy up with throws and textured cushions
24 Plant gorgeous calla lilies to add a dash of colour to your home
11 A marvellous pampering prize worth more than R11 000
16 Get your glow back with a facial analysis, facial and chemical peel
18 A hamper overflowing with stylish goodies for mum
34 A bottle of the luscious new perfume from Guess – Bella Vita
Personality: Nadia Beukes
Photographer: Willem Botha
Make-up & hair: Adelle Jung
Hair colour: Gary Rom Hairdressing, Brooklyn
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Mothers. Daughters. And a handful of thrilling reads.
500 pages of pure adrenalin rush ... if you like thrillers that keep you guessing,
you’re going to love Lindwood Barclay’s Find You First. The possible heirs of a
tech billionaire, who’s recently discovered he has a terminal illness, are being
killed off one by one. With enough twists and turns to make you giddy, red
herrings to keep you on your toes and a killer twist in the tale, this is our thriller of
the month. Could not put it down! • She wanted a child, so she took one. Call Me
Mummy (another debut novel, this one by Tina Baker) kicks off as Mummy – a
glamorous, uptight woman who has everything except a child, kidnaps
five-year-old Tonya (Mummy’ll have to change that name, so common). But
Tonya’s not the perfect child Mummy was expecting … in fact, she’s a
foul-mouthed mini version of her real mum, Kim, who’s been labelled ‘scummy
mummy’ by the media, and thinks she deserves to have her other children
removed from her care too. Thrilling, harrowing, bleak … and unputdownable.
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We need at least one book this month
where mums and daughters love,
comfort and support. Hello Danielle
Steel. The Affair revolves around a family
of successful women (typical DS …
it’s all designers and TV stars, a fashion
magazine editor and a court judge) …
and life’s perfect and glam. Until one is
heartbroken and humiliated when news
of her husband’s affair is splashed over
the pages of the newspaper. Mum and
daughters come together to heal …
and all five realise family is what matters
most in life. • You’ve seen the series on
Netflix … Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane
kicks off in the early 1970s, when an
unlikely friendship is formed between
two girls, one that lasts through 30 years.
They’ve been through a lot, but one act
of betrayal may be the hurdle that tears
them apart. Read it, then share with your
Oh, joy! A new JD Robb. Not so joyful
for successful young sculptor Arial
Bryd, who’s found murdered in her
studio. At first glance, it looks to Lt
Eve Dallas and her partner, the lovely,
wacky Peabody, to be the outcome
of an argument with a jealous
partner but it soon becomes clear
that there is much more to this case
than a lovers’ quarrel turned fatal.
White supremacy, misogyny and
religious fanaticism … Eve and her
team delve into the dark world of a
secret order … and find more than
just Arial’s murderer. We love this
series … and Faithless in Death’s
the latest bestseller.
Twelve years is a long time to wait
when you’re planning the perfect
revenge. A dozen years after her
best friend died under mysterious
circumstances, Lizzie finally feels she
can move on. At the time, Alice’s
friends and family suspected Lizzie
played a part in her death. She was,
after all, with Alice when she died. But
Lizzie has no memory of the accident
… all she knows is she would never
have hurt her. Now moving into a
new home with her fiancé, she’s going
to get on with her life. But someone
has other ideas! Lesley Kara’s The
Dare is another stay-up-all-nighter …
Natalie is called to jury duty and she,
along with 11 others, need to decide
if a young man accused of a crime
is guilty. The verdict, eventually, is
not guilty. And although Natalie
was foreman, and pushed for the
decision, she’s not convinced it
was correct. And when she bumps
into the accused at a store one day,
she decides to investigate further.
CJ Cooper’s The Verdict is a dark
thriller, with a good twist, but neither
Natalie nor the accused are likeable
characters … she’s deeply unhappy,
bitter and vengeful, he’s deceitful …
you can’t help but feel they deserve
everything they get.
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Wishing our mums a day that’s bright and bold and
brave and beautiful … just like they are!
Botanical art … this
antique French botanical
print comes in five sizes
(from A4 to A0), is printed
on canvas, and can be
framed in natural, white
or black. From R480 from
Glam jewelled Alice bands in
glorious shades of aqua and
lavender, lime and orange,
peach and yellow. R280 each,
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
Shower mum with love. And
apricot oil. And energy (after
all, what mum doesn’t need
a little extra energy?). We’re
all over this Clarins Extra-
Firming Energy Day Cream.
It nourishes your skin, leaving
it feeling comforted, and
assists in reflecting light for
a more radiant complexion.
R1095 from clarins.co.za
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Mum’s going out with the girls. Credit card. Keys. Phone.
And a rich regal blue, soft lux feel velvet Rona Jessie fold over
clutch. R390 from ronajessie.co.za • And if she’s more a
hands-free mum, she’ll be as besotted as we are with
this navy quilted crossbody bag. And really, it’s R179 from
miladys.com ... gorgeous and amazingly affordable.
If there’s a more glorious range of home and fragrance products, with packaging that simply makes you happy, we’ve yet
to find it. Glasshouse Fragrances has delightful oversized soy candles and elegant diffusers and lovely little travel-size
fragrances with joyous scents like passionfruit and lime (One Night in Rio), amber and orchid (Rendezvous),
camellia, lotus and pineapple (Kyoto In Bloom). From R499 to R999 from Woolworths.
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Actress Nadia Beukes has played a lengthy list of roles - from a sport psychologist,
sophisticated lawyer, a match-making middleman and vlogger, to a cynical-about-love
single mom. And the role she loves and enjoys the most? Her role as a mother.
adia Beukes is no newbie
to the entertainment
industry. She took it by storm
as a finalist in Zing, a reality
duet singing show, almost two
decades ago. Since then, she
broke so many barriers … as
a presenter, singer, actress and
voice-over artist, and today, she is a
massively sought-after entertainer.
Aside from this, she is also mom to
two-year-old Davey and 10-monthold
Joshua. A role and task she has
embraced with the same contagious
enthusiasm and positivity she approaches everything else.
Juggling a career and two busy boys. She makes it look
easy. Is it? Or is Nadia just a master juggler? Well, as cool,
calm and collected she appears, she admits she does drop
the balls sometimes. But tries to not drop the ones that
‘Rolene Strauss did a talk on juggling and mentioned that
we all have many balls that we need to keep up. It is up
to you to decide which of those balls are rubber balls that
can bounce back and which are glass balls that will break
if they fall. My boys and husband, David, are the glass balls
– the ones I choose to prioritise.
‘Most days I feel like I’m not balancing anything at all!
However, I’ve realised that their childhood will go by in a
blink of an eye, so spending time with them is a privilege,
something I don’t take for granted. If that means that I
spend less time on TV and more time with my kids, then it
is fine. It doesn’t make me less ambitious or driven.’
Her hopes and dreams for her boys? ‘I hope they start
a boy band and become international superstars! Just
kidding … although it would be pretty awesome to see
their faces on billboards and their names in big lights.
My only hope is that they have a happy and fulfilled life.
To have the courage to pursue their dreams passionately
and, ultimately, to be kind towards themselves and others.’
So who is the fun parent? According to Nadia, most
definitely David. ‘I do play with them, take them on
adventures and generally entertain them, even if it is by
singing songs while putting away their toys after playtime.
But, I’m the planner, organiser and cleaner, who loves
structure, routine and ensures everything is sorted. David
on the other hand is social, spontaneous, and loads of
fun to be around with. He makes sure our life together is
a glorious adventure, while I make sure the suitcases are
packed with everything we might need on our way.’
In between driving the kids to nursery school, pyjama
drills and settling the boys down at night, she heads
over to her small home studio to record voice-overs for
TV and radio platforms, with clients including kykNET,
Time Square, DStv, Fitgen, Plantland and a couple of
Not only can she do hard-sell voices, but sings a jingle or
two, and also does spot-on impressions and quirky voices.
‘Voice-overs are such fun. I get to be super creative within
30 seconds and work with a team that makes it sound
amazing by the time it airs. I always get such a thrill when
I hear my voice on the radio and TV. My ultimate goal
would be the voice of an animated character in a movie
or series. Or to book a massive corporate campaign that
runs forever and pays all my bills. Hey, a girl can dream!’
A few years ago she also brought out a book, Paaie van
Hoop (available from loot.co.za), a collaborative effort
between Nadia and author Jana van der Merwe, about
her thoughts on life and lessons she has learned over the
years in and out of the spotlight. She is currently helping
her father, opera singer and actor Rouel Beukes, with
another book, this one on Afrikaans poetry.
‘After many years touring the world as a performer in
Phantom of the Opera, my father is back. During his tour
last year he was ‘stuck’ in South Korea for months and
was inspired to start writing poetry for his grandchildren.
These poems are just so beautiful that we are planning
on publishing them. We really hope that these poems will
result in lots of smiles on little faces.’
Skoenlapper Skoenlapper jou
vlerkies is so mooi.
Jy vlieg van blom tot blom en
almal staan verstom.
Gister nog ’n ruspe toegespin in ’n kokon.
En nou ’n daggie later sweef jy oor die water.
Met kleure rooi en bont
vlieg jy die hele wêreld rond.
Nadia shared one of the poems, written by her father,
from the new book they are working on together.
- Rouel Beukes
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Text: RIALIEN FURSTENBERG. Photographer: SHAVAUNE PHOTOGRAPHY.
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teatime cake recipe that has
been passed down from her gran to
her mother and now to her.
You’ll need: 375ml cake flour; 250ml sugar;
45ml soft butter; 1 egg; 20ml milk; a pinch of salt;
10ml baking powder; Bovril; butter; cheese
Method: Beat the butter and sugar until it turns
creamy, light and fluffy.
Add the egg and milk to the mixture and whisk
until the smooth.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and fold
into the egg/butter mixture.
Spoon mixture into a greased, ovenproof tart dish.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 40
minutes, or until done. Remove cake from oven.
Topping: First spread Bovril and then
butter over the hot cake. Sprinkle
some cheese, then it’s ready
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Four things Nadia wishes someone
told her about being a mom:
1. It’s okay to not be okay all of the time. Sleep
deprivation is a real thing but it will get better.
2. Not every superhero wears a cape. Being a mom is a
superpower – embrace it.
3. Don’t stress yourself to get things done perfectly
– your kids will love you anyway, just because you
4. The days are long, but the years are short – be in the
moment, give yourself grace and enjoy the (sometimes
• She has not outgrown her addiction to biscuits and cookies.
• Her hidden talent is gift wrapping.
• When she eats a Zoo biscuit, she starts with the biscuit part
first. Then the white icing, leaving the sweet colourful bit
for last. Also, you don’t only eat one. You eat at least three
because each compartment of the packing holds three and it
wouldn’t make sense to leave one or two behind.
• Her secret indulgence is reality TV shows, giant
speckled eggs, loungewear, trips to the hair or
beauty salon and making sure her eyebrows are
• Her favourite place to eat is in front of the TV with a plate
of food prepared by David (who is apparently a whizz
in the kitchen).
• She and her mother Eureke shares a few similarities. They
both take a long time to make decisions, drink tea when they
are stressed or when they want to celebrate something and
both suffer from JOLO (the joy of missing out).
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Spoiler alert. Your favourite
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We’ve found five of the most
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Somei Yoshino is a delicate perfume
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patchouli from Indonesia, which all
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Honestly, one spritz of Giorgio
Armani’s glorious new fragrance My
Way and you just waft around on a
cloud of joy all day! This bright, white
flowers fragrance (with bergamot
and orange blossom, tuberose and
jasmine, vanilla and Virginian cedar)
not only celebrates femininity, but is
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Lab. Laboratory. Eau. Water. Beau.
Beauty. LaBeau Rose is fresh,
minimalistic, pure … with top notes of
bergamot orange, mandarin orange,
lemon and rose with core notes of
raspberry, blackcurrant, coriander,
cedar, pepper, yerba maté and iris. The
base notes include talc, vanilla, amber
and wood, bringing the full body of
the fragrance together. Imported from
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find it at poetrystores.co.za
My Voice. My strength. So who better to
be the ambassador of Valentino Voce Viva
than Lady Gaga. This new floral woody
fragrance is based on Valentino creative
director Pierpaolo Piccoli’s three codes:
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scent’s crystal moss, milky sandalwood
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Compiled by: KYM ARGO
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4 TRENDY AESTHETICS
All the stress of the past year making you look and feel much older than you actually are?
Dr Zama Tladi has rounded up the biggest non-surgical aesthetic tweakments that have
gained huge popularity due to the pandemic. Best of all? It can be done during
your lunch hour, so you’ll have your va-va-voom back in no time.
A minimally invasive facelift where areas of the face and neck
are lifted and tightened, to look younger and healthier. Threads,
which have small cones, are passed under the skin via a needle,
and latch onto the skin from beneath the surface, giving the
face and neck a rejuvenated and smoother look that is semipermanent.
And … results are instant. The ‘fox eye thread lift’ is
currently a major trend amongst celebs which simultaneously
lifts and elongates the upper eyelid, pulling the eye into a more
almond shape, creating more emphasis on youthful-looking
eyes. Aside from lifting the skin, the thread also stimulates the
body’s healing process and initiates collagen production to the
TEAR TROUGH TREATMENT
A tear trough is a deep crease between the lower eyelid and
the cheeks. It can cast a shadow below your eyes, resulting in
a tired look. Luckily, tear troughs can be easily and effectively
treated with a non-surgical treatment that can significantly
reduce or eliminate them. By using hyaluronic dermal fillers,
the area around the eye and the eye socket can be plumped
up and smoothed out. The result? Fresher, more youthful eyes
that take years off your appearance.
MASSETER BOTULINUM TOXIN
One kind of botulinum toxin treatment that is tipped as a
major trend is masseter Botox. It is used to slim and contour
and deals effectively with stress-related teeth grinding, jaw
clenching and tension headaches. The masseter muscle is
on the side of your face and connects the cheekbone to the
lower jawbone. Botulinum toxin is injected into the masseter
to target the muscles at the back of the jaw which can give
your face a square shape. With this treatment, a square jaw can
thereby be remodelled and balanced. As the botulinum toxin
weakens the masseter, it relaxes the jaw. This stops the jaw and
teeth from involuntarily clenching, reducing symptoms from
Does your skin need some much-needed TLC? Well, you’re
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INTRAVENOUS (IV) TREATMENT
Intravenous vitamin therapy is the latest health and
cosmetic obsession, which does everything from
supporting the immune system, boosting glow and
increasing energy levels.
IV treatments can correct intracellular nutrient
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vitamins that are absorbed immediately. IV infusions
are supplied to the body directly through veins. Since
digestion and absorption stages are cancelled out
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and if taken intravenously, 100 per cent is absorbed
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FOR THE PERFECT GLOW
with QMS Medicosmetics
Because it really is one of the most important steps
in any skincare system, forming the foundation to
prepare your skin for subsequent skincare. It should
be done regularly, consistently, and safely. Regular
treatment with fruit acids is one of the best ways to
exfoliate the skin and is the key to skin regeneration.
It provides multiple benefits to the skin without
negatively impacting the deeper layers of the skin.
With age, your skin toughens, and when you exfoliate,
you remove the dry, scaly, dead skin, which allows for
stimulating cell regeneration and production. Fruit
acids also assist with the increase and stimulation of
collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. So,
new life is bought to the skin by increasing oxygen,
nutrients, and moisture. The result … your skin is
immediately firmer, smoother, softer, and more radiant.
Is it possible to over-exfoliate?
As it turns out, when it comes to your face and
exfoliation, you can have too much of a good thing!
Over-exfoliating is one of the biggest mistakes you
can make … it can leave your skin feeling irritated,
dry, and flaky. It can also cause a burning sensation,
breakouts, and increased sensitivity to other products
in your routine. Your skin may develop a tight,
wax-like texture, which you could mistake for a glow
but in reality, your skin’s been stripped of essential oils.
A healthy glow will always look plump and hydrated
not dry, thin, or waxy.
Fortunately, peeling with QMS is safe and effective.
The brand’s fruit acid complexes are combined
with anti-irritant and hydrating ingredients … so no
downtime, no undesired side effects and no trauma to
the skin. They are safe for all skin types and conditions,
even sensitive and problematic skin, can be used
all-year round because there is no sensitivity to the
sun, and don’t make the skin thin with a waxy ‘glow’.
Instead, your skin will appear firmer, plumper, more
even with improved radiance.
New Gentle Exfoliant Lotions
The new QMS Gentle Exfoliant Lotions are made up of a
specially balanced fruit acid complex that has an exfoliating
effect, dissolves cornification, and stimulates cell division in the
epidermis without irritating the skin. The effective ingredients in
this dermatologically tested lotion provide a radiant, hydrated,
and smooth complexion. So you’ll experience
an increases cell renewal rate, your skin will be
left feeling silky smooth, your skin structure
will be improved – shine, firmness and
elasticity. Plus you’ll notice it reduces fine
lines, refines your complexion and reduces
Who should use it?
Everyone! There is hardly a skin type or
condition that is not helped by fruit acid
treatment. Oily skin returns to normal,
rough skin is refined, dry skin becomes
soft and supple, dull complexions
are made to glow, wrinkles and lines
smoothed out and pigmentation
spots fade away.
There’s a trio of QMS Gentle Exfoliant
lotions to choose from … one of oily and
acne prone skin, one for sensitive skin
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futurethis.co.za or your local QMS salon
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Compiled by: KYM ARGO
Well. Mum certainly is the word this month … with our massive Mother’s
Day giveaway hamper. It’s crammed – overflowing – with everything
we think would make our mum very happy indeed. And it’s valued at
a whopping R7220. Just look what we’ve got … • An on-trend Kubu
rectangular basket (R299) from Biggie Best, , which is great for storage in
your home, and to store all these goodies. Biggie Best has also added
a white orchid (R79), from their particularly exceptional collection
of faux flowers and plants. Details: volpes.co.za • From Lou Harvey,
SA’s homegrown designer and decorator, a Gusset Vanity (R435)
and Long Tom Cooler (R460) in the brand new Python print
(which is giving the ever-popular Leopard a run for its money). It’s
one of the new collection of designs … which also includes iconic
paisleys and florals so loved by LH fans. Details: louharvey.co.za • A
duo of Densitium Skin Care essentials. This anti-ageing range from
French skincare brand SVR is dedicated to slowing down and treating
ageing skin (not, Mum, that we think you’re ageing … you’re beautiful!).
There’s a Densitium Bi-serum, formulated for the face and neck for the
treatment of sagging skin, wrinkles and dryness (R954) and Densitium
Crème Riche, which targets dryness, thinning skin, lack of elasticity
and loss of definition (R424). Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, or buy online at
absoluteskin.co.za / riekiemedaesthetic.co.za • Sunnies for the coolest mum
on the block. Our hamper includes a pair of Baker Eyewear sunglasses
(R1499), which is exclusively available at Execuspecs … it’s a
quality, stylish range for people who see the world differently. • Staying with the non-alcoholic theme (homework
Details: execuspecs.co.za • Kids have their school packs. Mum
nights!), there’s also a bottle of Abstinence (R229) in the
needs a stylish Thule Achiever Backpack 20L (R1399). It has basket. Locally produced, sophisticated and showcasing
much-needed organisational solutions for mums on the go, some of Cape Town’s finest indigenous flora, there’s
protects your laptop, loads of space for your other daily gear, not only no alcohol but also no sugar, no colouring,
great colours (think Asphalt Camo, Black, Burgundy or Seneca no flavouring, so it gets full marks from us. Details:
Rock), and is really durable and tough, so built to last in the urban available from takealot.co.za • Friday night … so no
jungle. Details: thulestore.co.za • A bottle of Fluere (R269) … a school lifts in the morning. Time for a G&T. Mum’ll love
distilled ‘spirit’ without a trace of alcohol. It’s a blend of botanicals, Bloedlemoen (R395). Pronounced Blue’d Le Moon, it’s an
based on essential oils of juniper, lavender, coriander and lemon award-winning handcrafted, small-batch local gin made
peel, and is perfect to create non-alcoholic long drinks and
from 10 natural botanicals; a quintessentially South
mocktails. For mum, we’ve got the Spiced Cane option,
African gin made from the delicious Tarocco blood
lovely notes of chocolate and coffee with a sweet, complex,
orange, and proudly boasts as the first blood orange
earthy palate. Details: available from takealot.co.za
gin in the World. The fruit is sourced locally from our
growing partners in the Western Cape of South Africa.
Details: Available at takealot.co.za • Mum will think you’ll
have whisked her off to a tropical island with this one.
She can imagine sitting on a beach, sipping on her
Don Papa rum (R499) cocktail. This premium, smallbatch,
single-island, aged rum from Negros in the
Philippines, is aged for seven years to produce a
light and fruity, amber coloured rum that is perfect
for sipping alone or as the key ingredient in epic
cocktails. Details: available from takealot.co.za
• And at the end of a long day … a soft, fluffy towel to
wrap around you after a long, scented bubble bath.
From Volpes, we’ve got a set of Indulge White Towels
(R329) … 100 per cent cotton, highly absorbent, super
luxurious and with a double-stitched hem for durability.
Heaven. Details: volpes.co.za • Whether your mum’s a
homemaker or a board member, stressed from no sleep
with a toddler or a teen (both, we know, cause sleepless
nights), a young new mum or an experienced gran, a careful
teetotaller or a lover of exotic cocktails … we know one
thing – she’ll be a jolly spoilt mum if you win this hamper for
her. To enter, simply visit our Facebook or Instagram page
(getitnationalmagazines), find the Mother’s Day post, and
follow the instructions. Entries close May 28.
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There’s no-one quite like mum. And there’s nothing
quite like this month’s give away. We’ve got a hamper,
overflowing with stylish goodies from our favourite
brands, worth more than R7000, to give away.
Happy Mother’s Day, with
love from Get It.
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Compiled by: KYM ARGO
Falafel salad bowl & a glass of Shiraz
Here’s a vegetarian feast, packed with flavour and
texture, that’s the perfect dish for late Autumn
lunch. Make the falafel mix ahead, roll into balls
and refrigerate until you’re ready to drop them
into hot oil. The herby yoghurt dressing provides a
cool, creamy coat that ties everything together in a
bright yet comforting way. Enjoy this with the sleek
Spier Seaward Shiraz.
Note: The chickpeas and beans need overnight
soaking, so prep a day ahead. If you prefer not to
use a mixture of chickpeas and beans, use two cups
of chickpeas. This recipe serves four to six people.
For the falafels, you’ll need: 1 cup dried chickpeas; 1
cup dried beans (split broad beans, butter beans
or heerenbone); water, for soaking; half an onion,
roughly chopped; 30ml (2 Tbsp) lemon juice; 20g
each parsley and coriander leaves; 3 garlic cloves;
5ml (1 tsp) each of ground coriander, ground cumin
and salt; 1ml (¼ tsp) each of ground nutmeg and
ground cinnamon; 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking soda;
vegetable oil, for frying
Method: Place the chickpeas and beans in a bowl
and cover with water. Leave to soak overnight (8 to
12 hours). Drain, then add to a food processor with
the onion, lemon juice, parsley, coriander leaves,
garlic, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt
and baking soda. Process until you have a relatively
smooth paste, scraping the sides. There should still
be some texture — you don’t want a complete
mush. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes, then roll
into balls with a diameter of about 4cm. Heat the oil
over moderate heat. Fry the falafels in batches until
golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and
drain on kitchen paper. Serve immediately with the
salad bowls and yoghurt dressing (see below).
For the herbed yoghurt dressing, you’ll need: 3/4 cup
Greek yoghurt; 15 to 30ml lemon juice; handful
each of fresh parsley and fresh chives; 5ml Dijon
mustard; salt and pepper
Method: In a blender, add the yoghurt, lemon juice,
herbs and mustard. Season with salt and pepper,
then blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to
use then serve with the falafel bowl.
For the salad bowls, you’ll need: a bunch fresh
salad leaves; shredded carrot and/or beans; some
roasted vegetables of your choice (like cauliflower
or aubergine), optional; pickled onions; freshly
fried falafels; yoghurt dressing; sesame seeds
Method: Arrange the leaves, vegetables, pickled
onions and falafels in bowls. Top generously with
yoghurt dressing and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Serve with a glass of Spier Seaward Shiraz – a
tall, dark and handsome Shiraz which also cuts a
delicious dash when served with grilled meats or a
charcuterie platter. Details: spier.co.za
Boxed wine. Now with snob-appeal!
Remember when we scoffed at boxed wine. Hmmmm … not any
more. Premium wine in a bag-in-box is now a (good) thing …
with two more premium ranges launching theirs this month. It’s all
about the need for value without compromising on taste or quality
… and the award-winning Fleur du Cap and Zonnebloem
two-litre slim boxes certainly offer that, and more. Look out for
the Fleur du Cap Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, and the Zonnebloem
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the new format. With stylish
boxes and reasonable pricing (R150 to R190), these store easily in
the fridge, allowing you to have just a glass or two without wasting
the rest of a bottle, and they also keep the wine fresher for longer
(up to four weeks in the fridge) and can travel where glass can’t.
So they tick all the wine boxes (see what we did there?) perfectly.
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A month of
You know the brighter the vegetable,
the better it is, right? Pack some power
into your meals with deep purple
and orange and green choices. With
rainbow salads and tasty tapas, it’s
going to be a delicious May.
Tapas. Small, tasty dishes packed with big flavours and
designed to share with friends, passing plates around
the table for a little taste of everything. Local author
Chantal Lascaris was inspired by her trips to Spain, and
the bustling Spanish tapas bars and pintxos bars of San
Sebastian. In All Sorts of Tapas, you’ll find delicious
dishes that bring to life the richness of Spain’s flavours,
with a few from South Africa, too. There’s everything
from breakfast tapas (salami, egg and chips pintxos) to
gazpacho shooters (served with tiny cheese toasties
on the side). From delicious stuffed artichokes with
caramelised onions to bite-sized cheesy herb muffins
with peppadew cream. From arancini with truffle dip
(could well be our best recipe in the book!) to raspberry
chutney ostrich slices. Obviously, sweet little tapas too
… it’s worth buying the book for the churro chips with
chocolate sauce recipe alone. R240
Rainbow nation slaw
This is one of the recipes from The Flexitarian Foodie – Real
Food – Conscious Living by Jax Moorcroft, a collection of
proudly South African, budget-approved and family-friendly
recipes which proves that eating and living an eco-friendly
lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive, but
it does improve our health and that of the planet. Oh … and
there are plenty of dishes for meat eaters too … this book really
does have something for everyone. R290.
If you have a food processor lurking in the back of a cupboard
somewhere, now is the time to dust it off and use it. This
salad is super easy and quick if you can just whizz everything
through the chute and save yourself some elbow grease.
Otherwise a grater will work just fine, doesn’t use electricity and
gives your arms a great workout! Serves four.
You’ll need: 1 red cabbage, outer leaves removed, and grated; 3
carrots, peeled and grated; 1 broccoli head, grated; 1 red and 1
yellow pepper, grated; 1 pineapple, peeled and grated; 2 cups
baby spinach, finely chopped; 1/2 cup dried cranberries; 2/3
cup no-nasties mayo; 1/ 2 cup fresh blueberries
Method: Combine all the ingredients in a large glass bowl,
adding the mayo and blueberries just before serving otherwise
the pineapple juice might affect the texture of the mayo.
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Compiled by: KYM ARGO
Small changes for big impact
Soft, textured cushions and warm throws … such an
easy way to zhoosh up a tired room. Velvet scatter
cushion in warm taupe. R549 from woolworths.co.za
• Faux fur cushion in palest butternut. R799 from
woolworths.co.za • Textured rust cushion R980 from
blockandchisel.co.za • Snow-coloured wool bobble
cushion, made in India, R699 from Country Road at
woolworths.co.za • Use as a throw for your bed or the
sofa, or keep to wrap around your shoulders when the
weather really turns nasty … Olive Herringbone and
Salmon throws, R920 each from cecileandboyds.com
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like
Gentle hues and touch-me textures …
ring in the decor changes as the cooler weather rolls in.
If you’re looking for a dramatic change, cover a wall for an instant wow
factor. There’s a sensational range of wallpaper designs at ORMS.
And the team has made it so easy. Browse through the ranges from nearly
four dozen local artists, select your favourite, enter the image
reference number on the quote form and voila! Everything will be
taken care of … from print to installation. Details: ormsprintroom.co.za/
This antique bronze Sherman Metal Pot has ribbed
detailing and an aged look, adding texture to your
room. R895 from blockandchisel.co.za
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Indoor plant of the month
Colourful calla lilies (Zantedeschia sp)
are guaranteed to brighten up a room …
just what is needed as the days get cooler.
The mini trumpet-shaped flowers come
in a wide range of colours, standing out
against the glossy, dark green leaves.
Use them as table arrangements, to
brighten a corner of the room or as a
centrepiece on the coffee table. Display
plants in a warm room with bright light;
they’ll even be happy with some
morning sun, but keep away from heaters
or air conditioning. Water lightly to keep
the soil moist, but not soggy. Remove
dead flowers to encourage growth.
Text: ALICE COETZEE
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Garden tasks for May
• There is still time to plant Spring bulbs
If you have ordered tulips, plant them
as soon as possible after they arrive.
• Water Winter annuals at least once a
week and give them a weekly feed with
a liquid fertiliser to keep them flowering.
• Train climbing sweet peas up their
supports and check for aphids. Use an
organic insecticide or soapy water (but
not too strong a mixture).
• Trays of pansies, violas and primulas
can all still be planted out.
• Pelargoniums, succulents, cacti, ferns,
agapanthus, and day lilies can receive
less water but don’t let camellias and
azaleas dry out or their Spring flowers
will be affected.
• This is a good time to plant flowering
shrubs like abelia, buddleia, Cape
honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis),
Calliandra, escallonia, may (Spiraea),
Mackaya bella, and viburnum.
• If you are in a frost belt, stock up on frost
cloth and watch the weather report.
• Pot up some of your favourite
perennial herbs and pop them in a
sunny sheltered area.
• Go on a snail blitz and get rid of
snails that are overwintering in
old pots or among the clumps of
perennials. Put out snail bait or traps
to protect young seedlings.
We’re planting … Calibrachoa Cha-Cha
Diva Hot Pink, which is exactly
the kind of showstopper
that the name implies.
A great performer in
baskets and in
which, for all its
is a plant
that is really
easy to grow
and care for.
Plant it in
soil or good quality
potting soil, water
regularly (especially containers) and fertilise
once or twice a month to keep up the quality of
flowers. Containers and baskets do best with
morning sun. Details: ballstraathof.co.za
Veggie of the month - broad beans
One of the easiest Winter crops to grow is broad beans, and
it likes the cold, which encourages it to set pods.
Broad beans are sturdy upright growing plants, about 1m
high, which are rarely bothered by pests or diseases. From
seed sown in May you should be able to start harvesting
from the end of July or early August through to late
September or October.
They may be easy, but they’re heavy feeders, needing wellcomposted
soil with additional fertiliser (2:3:2 or 3:1:5). And
while they grow in all kinds of soil, they do need full sun and
shelter from the wind.
Sow seeds directly into the soil where the plants are to
mature, keep them moist during germination and then
water regularly once the seedlings have germinated. As they
grow, the plants will need to be staked.
Beans should be ready for harvesting within 12 to 16 weeks.
The pods are ready for picking when they have filled out
and before they burst open.
Fresh beans have a delicious earthy flavour that fits in well
with Winter cooking, in stews, casseroles and soup. And
being a legume, the broad bean is an excellent source of
high-quality plant protein.
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WHAT’S A WEDDING WITHOUT
While the coronavirus pandemic has changed what
gatherings are like now, some timeless wedding
elements can’t be replaced – like the cake.
With trends changing every year, the overarching theme influencing
what marriage celebrations will look like in the next year is
intentionality and personality. As couples trade large parties for
more intimate minimums and micro weddings, cake is one wedding
element that offers some semblance of normalcy.
While 2021 won’t necessarily see large, tiered confections like in
previous years, cake aficionado Zolita Harper of Zolita’s Couture Cakes
& Confectionery, says you can expect to see pre-packaged desserts,
thoughtfully designed cutting cakes, new creative techniques and
personal details that truly put the emphasis on the newlyweds. She
breaks down wedding and cake trends that are unlike anything we’ve
MICRO WEDDINGS AND MACRO WEDDINGS
The tiny wedding is popular right now. With fewer guests than 80,
weddings are being held in more intimate settings allowing for a
larger budget to be spent on more opulence in areas like flowers,
food and cake, and allowing couples to really spoil their guests.
With many weddings having been postponed, bridal couples have
had extra time to save, some are adopting the ‘go big or go home’
approach by hosting large weddings (province and protocol
permitting) in excess of 150 people.
These two trends have had a marked effect on the wedding
Slimmer, multi-tiered cakes with a distinct theme of modern art
and geometric design. We are seeing taller, smaller cakes as well as
Non-cakes, such as doughnut cakes, croquembouches or
macaron towers. These are becoming increasingly popular with
brides opting for something different, that doesn’t include cake alone.
This also works well for the smaller guest list as portioning items like
doughnuts, French macarons and profiteroles is much neater than
cutting up cake. Even cheese wheels and large pies are being tiered
and displayed as cake. These are used either before the reception or
late at night as an alternative to a sweet treat. Brides are opting for the
kinds of treats that are really tapping into the true patissier’s talents.
Mixed or alternate tiers of cakes and treats. We are also seeing the
combination of these treats with cakes. Doughnuts, with cake bases
or top tiers. Cakes with French macarons or profiteroles. This is quite
creative and can be displayed very elegantly or have a funky, fun twist.
Plated desserts or mini cakes are particularly popular at micro
weddings, adding a personal touch that is being created with plated
meals and individual servings.
While macro weddings also incorporate some of
the trends mentioned, we are seeing the trends in
larger cakes mostly at larger celebrations, where
brides and grooms want to make a statement.
Tall buttercream cakes are being commissioned
in pale colours, or white with buttercream palette
flowers and other subtle embellishments, making
them very magical and whimsical.
We are also seeing the return of watercolour cakes,
with beautiful sugar flowers being commissioned.
This is a real treat for the true sugar artist.
There are definitely trends that are making a
comeback, and some that are relatively new, but
all of these emerging trends are making for a very
interesting 2021 wedding scene.
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SAY YES TO A LUXURIOUS, HANDMADE DRESS
Fall in love with the House of Agrie Couture’s gorgeous
handcrafted garments, made with only the finest fabrics
and craftsmanship. Synonymous to luxury, House of Agrie
Couture caters to discerning clients who are looking for
personalised services and clothing made according to
top-class couture standards. The House of Agrie has also
expanded into an atelier, dedicated to product design
that has seen them successfully launched personalised
interior items. Aside from this, they offer a successful event
concept for their wedding clients to ensure an experience
of a lifetime. House of Agrie Couture is based in Pretoria
East, Mamelodi Section D5. Details: 078-091-8209 or email
HERE COMES THE
Three must-visit businesses to help you take
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TIP TOP TAILOR HANDMADE TAILORED SUITS
TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
Give yourself the gift of good tailoring and alterations by
visiting Tip Top Tailor for your custom-made suits. Over the
years they have maintained a high product quality standard
due to their dedication to quality and customer service.
They only use highly skilled and very experienced tailors
and cutters for your custom-made suits and only the best in
linings, canvas and buttons are used in their products. Since
they are manufacturers and do not subcontract production
to third-party manufacturers, Tip Top Tailor can control all the
aspects of construction and quality to achieve an extremely
high degree of consistently top-class workmanship. They
also offer custom-made clothing to serve specific religious
requirements. Tip Top Tailor have branches in Menlyn,
Centurion, Brooklyn, Forest Hill City, Mall of Africa, Cresta,
Belfour Park, Lakeside and East Rand Mall.
Details: 078-222-2278 or visit tiptoptailor.co.za
WORLD-CLASS WEDDING GOWNS
Olivelli Bridal Boutique truly loves everything to do
about brides. From helping them find their dream dress to
playing with veils, jewellery and shoes … until the wedding
day becomes a dream come true. Let them spoil and faff
around you to bring you exquisite dresses and beautiful
accessories. Feel the excitement yet? Bring your support
team. Let’s do this together, beautiful bride-to-be! So,
whether you’re on the hunt for a wedding dress, bridal
accessories, bridesmaid dresses or evening dresses, contact
Olivelli straight away and let them help you transform your
wedding day into your most memorable day ever. Visit
Olivelli at any of their two branches, 25 Lily Ave, Northcliff
or 5 Cambridge Office Park, 5 Bauhinia Street, Techno Park,
Centurion. Details: 082-852-6285 (Northcliff ) or 072-606-1915
(Centurion) or visit olivelli.co.za for more information.
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At what stage in the transfer
process must a gas certificate,
electrical fence certificate
and an electrical compliance
certificate be issued?
We would advise that compliance
certificates be issued as soon as
a bond has been approved. The
reason for this is to avoid any
delays with the bond attorneys
receiving their proceed to lodge.
Once compliance certificates are
received, same is immediately
sent to the bond attorneys,
who then in turn, can once the
client has signed, submit the
documents together with the
compliance certificates, to the
bank to obtain their proceed to
If the compliance certificates
have not yet been issued once
the purchaser signs with the bond
attorneys, the bond attorneys
cannot submit their documents
to the bank to obtain a proceed
Therefore, to avoid any delays, it
is advisable to have same issued
on bond approval.
Gas Certificate & electrical
compliance certificate period of
There is confusion regarding the validity of a Gas certificate and
same is a grey area. We contacted The Liquefied Petrolium Gas Safety
Association of South Africa and was referred to Robyn O’Reilly,
who deals with a queries.
He advised as follows:
1. There is no time frame for the validity of a Gas Certificate.
2. If no amendments were done which altered the installations, no
new Gas Certificate needs to be issued.
3. He however advised that all Sellers should be advised that it is
advisable to have a new Gas Certificate issued when selling a property
to cover the Seller.
An electrical compliance certificate is valid
for a maximum period of 2 years , provided no
electrical alterations or electrical modifications
have been done since it being issued.
Mariana Pera Attorneys can be
contacted at 012 460 1068 or 012 346 6272
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New feminine fragrance
from Guess – Bella Vita
Inspired by Southern California
and the Mediterranean, the truly
luscious new Guess Bella Vita scent
is all Italian lemon, black cherries, and
blackcurrant, blended into a floral heart of
jasmine, tuberose, and vanilla orchid, with a
warm amberwood, tonka bean, musk, and sweet
praline finish. The fruity floral gourmand fragrance
is glamorous and feminine and sexy … and you’ll
find it at all leading retail outlets from R899. We’ve got a
bottle to give away. To enter, pop over to our Facebook page
(@getitpretoria), find the Bella Vita competition
post and follow the rules. Entries close May 28.
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