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A new children’s book

with a positive punch


Fashion classics

you need!



Indulge in soulful soup, wonderful wines

& the most decadent gourmet galantines


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book club

04 Get cosy on the couch … we’ve found a host of fabulous reads


06 Forget the Winter blues … we’re walking on sunshine with

cheerful yellow hues


08 Summertime styles and the livin’ is trendy!

09 We’re talking Hustling, Happiness, and a Blow-Up Doll Named Percy


10 Zinhle Matthews gives children a tool to take on the world

18 Impress your dinner guests with the most indulgent galantines


12 The fashion classics you need in your wardrobe

14 Now’s the time to invest in your skin


20 Cheers to warming wines, ciders and a savoury soup


24 Give your garden a colourful vibe with vibrant verbenas


32 Sexy city life … in the Cape


05 Your choice of page-turners for your next book club

26 Winter essentials during the pandemic … sanitisers!

27 A huge hamper of thirst quenchers

34 A matching pair of watches


Personality: Zinhle Matthews

Photographer: Brendan Croft

JULY 2021

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Book club

Winter … bed, book and red wine weather!

Finding love, hope and joy in even the darkest moments. In Lucy Diamond’s The Promise,

a young man whose brother has just died is on a mission … a project to help pick up the

pieces and support his grieving sister-in-law Zoe, plus her young children. This is his promise

– to ensure his family’s happiness, and to try and live up to the man his brother was. But

tying up loose ends brings a shocking secret to light, and calls into question everything he

knew about his older brother, and he’s faced with an ultimatum – should he tell the truth

and risk his family’s fragile happiness, or will his brother’s secrets end up becoming his

own? Pan Macmillan. • Oh dear. Get the tissues out. Pippo and Clara by Diana Rosie is set

in Italy in 1938. Mussolini is in power, and war isn’t far off. Clara and Pippo are children, their

family new to the city. One morning, their mamma goes missing, and 10-year-old Clara

needs to find her. She doesn’t know which way to turn. A little later, her younger brother

goes out, looking for his mum and sister. Clara’s turned one way, he turns the other. And

so their lives are changed forever. In a country torn apart by war, siblings are divided by

fate. But there’s an invisible bond that connects us to those we love, no matter which way

we turn. A chilly weekend, a fireplace and soft sofa and a copy of this heart-warming novel

… heaven. Mantle • Not Dark Yet is Peter Robinson’s latest Alan Banks crime novel, which

opens with a gruesome double murder at a property developer’s luxury home. With a

clear link to the notoriously vicious Albanian mafia, it should be an open-and-shut case for

Superintendent Banks and his team. But when they find a cache of spy-cam videos in the

house, the investigation pivots to the rape of a young girl, and the murders are cast in an

entirely different light. Hodder and Stoughton.

Middelvlei Wines winemaker Tinnie Momberg describes this Free-Run

Pinotage 2019 as a wine with complex flavours of raspberries, mulberries and

elegant oak spices, adding that the gentle tannins are perfectly balanced by the

fruit weight with creamy vanilla flavours that linger on the palate. It’s lovely with

a braai, and you’ll find it for R150 a bottle from middelvlei.co.za

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Lies. Mistakes. And missing children.

Doesn’t get more nerve-shredding

than this. When They Find Her – an

emotional debut by Lia Middleton

– is about a desperate mother, a

tragic accident, and a terrible lie that

spirals out of control. It’s the story of

Naomi, who after making a dreadful

mistake, lost custody of her only

child, a daughter who’s come home

for a visit, giving Naomi a chance to

rebuild her family. But the night

ends in a terrible accident, and

Naomi reports her daughter missing.

Which is a lie. But worse than the lie

is the truth … which is she has no

memory of what really happened.

Penguin Random House.

When no one knows you exist, you don’t have to play by the rules. In Tom

Marcus’ Defend or Die, former MI5 officer Matt Logan is part of a totally deniable

government organisation, with full license to do whatever it takes to neutralise

threats to the UK’s national security. License he takes full advantage of when

intelligence comes through about plans by the Kremlin to launch a terror attack in

London, one which could tear the nation apart. Marcus – not his real name – writes

with complete authority … in his day job, he was hand-picked from the army to be

a surveillance officer for MI5, where he spent a decade on the front line protecting

his country before leaving due to PTSD. His debut book, Soldier Spy, was the first

true ground-level account to be told about the fight on the streets – and had to be

vetted and cleared for publication by MI5. Due to continuing threats, his identity

is hidden, and he continues to work with the security service and other agencies

to ensure he stays safe. Macmillan • There’s never been a David Baldacci we haven’t

loved … so oh joy … a new one’s just hit the bookshelves. A Gambling Man is

set in the late 1940s. Aloysius Archer’s heading west to California. Not yet 30, and

fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, his wants are fairly simple … a roof

over his head, three meals a day and a steady supply of Lucky Strikes. Oh … and a

profession. Intrigued by a sign as the bus passes in Reno (the biggest little city in the

world), he jumps off, and later that evening, visits a casino, where he meets aspiring

actress Liberty Callahan. Off they go, on a journey that’s filled with more danger and

surprises they could have imagined … corruption, murder in a burlesque club, truth

mixed with lies and massive amounts of small-town-with-tight-lipped-community

intrigue. The era’s perfectly captured, the book thrilling. Macmillan.

Book of the month …

Mother-to-be Helen has it all. Daniel - the perfect husband. Rory - the perfect

brother. Serena - the perfect sister-in-law. And Rachel - the perfect nightmare.

When Helen attends her first antenatal class, she is expecting her loving husband

to arrive, along with charming Rory and his also pregnant wife, the effortlessly

beautiful Serena. What she is not expecting is Rachel. Extroverted, brash, unsettling

single mother-to-be Rachel, who just wants to be Helen’s friend. Who just wants

to get to know Helen and her friends and her family. Who manages to cleverly

find out all the information she needs ... the question is, why does she need it?

Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner is a psychological thriller which really is, in

a month full of exceptional reads, a stand-out. You think you know what’s going

to happen. You don’t. And you won’t put it down. Bloomsbury, available from

Exclusive Books. Fancy winning your choice of books for your next book club

evening? Pop over to Get It Joburg North Magazine on Instagram, find our Book

Club post and enter. There’s a R2000 Exclusive Books voucher up for grabs.

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Wish list

We’ve got sunshine on a rainy day …

We do understand how completely nerdy

it is to put a kitchen gadget on our wish

list *hangs head in shame*. But strewth …

this Cilio lemon squeezer is life-changing.

We bought one and we’re now adding

fresh lemon juice to absolutely everything!

R259 from yuppiechef.com

We feel there’s not much better than

the scent of Italy to cheer up a Winter

day. This Acqua di Parma scented

candle will illuminate your home

with radiant brightness and the

unmistakably Italian scent of Luce di

Colonia. A harmonious blend of

citrus essences, you’ll find it at

woolworths.co.za for R1199.

Compiled by: KYM ARGO

We rather fancy the locally designed

Leocé range … particularly the new

Irish Linen Collection. The brand is

designed for women of every age,

with pieces that can be dressed up

for a formal occasion or day in the

boardroom, but also dressed down

for a casual dinner date. This dress,

in the perfect shade of yellow, is also

great for in-between days … lovely

as is, but would look great with a

blazer or swing coat for cooler days.

R1221.95 from leocecouture.com

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Have you ever – EVER – seen a more colourful, stylish, desirable

coat? We’re obsessed! This Ibizawome coat is all our dreams

come true, in one psychedelic package. It’s padded, loose-fitting,

long (below the knee), with a hood and trekking drawstrings

for adjustment, as well as gathered cuffs, so that not a drop of

cold can pass through. It’s designed by Miranda Makaroff for

Desigual, and once we’ve got our chilly hands on it we may

never. take. it. off. R6080 from desi-sa.co.za

New in SA is the exceptional

Scandinavian range NUORI,

with 100 per cent natural

ingredients. This Supreme

Polishing Treatment

effectively removes impurities,

gently sloughs away dead

skin cells, buffs and infuses

skin with highly nourishing

ingredients. R1100, and

only available online at

the desirable beauty and

skincare platform Asrai

Skin (loads of great

brands, check it out)

Details: asraiskin.com

This vibrantly

golden Delheim

Chardonnay Sur

Lie 2020 wine is all

citrus, stone fruit

and subtle notes of

spice on the nose,

with creamy notes

of oak and elegant

fresh fruit on the

palate … it will be

lovely with a Winter

casserole and

some fine cheeses.

R250 a bottle from

leading wine

stores or online

from delheim.com

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Tepsii, Nandi and Thendo Tshikororo

Nonhle Thema, Nompikazi Mokgatle, Inge Muller

On trend

Anyone else dreaming of short sleeves

already? We are too … especially after

we browsed Rubicon Clothing’s new

Spring/Summer collection. It was

on display for a few lucky guests at

Jenna Clifford in Sandton, and designer

Hangwani Nengovhela says it feels like a

breath of fresh air. ‘Because of what I just

experienced, losing my dad recently, I

feel like there is a rebirth in Rubicon and

it is finally moving at my pace,’ she says.

Details: rubiconclothing.co.za

Lorraine Huhlwane, Ntabiseng Sibisi

Hangwani Nengovhela

Avril Albetti, Adrianna Bevilacqua, Annita Madolo

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pays off

Dale Hefer is an award-winning entrepreneur, the

founder of a top advertising agency and a former South

African Businesswoman of the Year … now she’s written

a new book. And it has a downright intriguing title!

Hustling, Happiness, and a Blow-Up Doll Named

Percy is packed with personal anecdotes from Dale’s

life. We caught up with the author, along with guests,

during her festive book launch at Exclusive Books

Rosebank recently. Details: jonathanball.co.za

Dale Hefer

Kerry Sutherland, Kath Faber, Daniёlla Slief

Dammika Carr, Beatriz Blount

Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Victor Dlamini

Kelly Marée Hoffman, Catherine McPherson, Giado Del Fabbro

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of positivity

Every child, irrespective

of gender or race,

will find themselves in

situations that test

their self-confidence

and courage

Text: Tayla Blaire. Photographer: Brendan Croft

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Chartered accountant and mum, Zinhle Matthews has penned an

endearing children’s book to inspire youngsters. The beautifully illustrated

pages are packed with positive phrases to help kids realise their potential.

Zinhle Matthews has made it her personal mission

to improve the world with the power of positive

thinking – and changing the world starts small …

with our children.

This Midrand mum decided to walk the talk

by writing a children’s book, complete with

beautiful illustrations, titled My Family of

Superheroes. The book, available on Amazon as

well as Ethnikids, Xarra Books and Book Circle

Capital, shows how positive thinking is the tool

that can empower us and help us overcome

challenges in our daily lives. All we need to do

is harness our full potential and inner strength –

which is exactly what Zinhle did when it came to

writing the book in the first place.

‘I had a feeling for a while that I was not living in

the fullness of my potential,’ Zinhle says.

‘In 2019, I decided to do something about it.

I started a journey of self-discovery and in an

attempt to align myself with my purpose, I started

feeding my mind with teachings of purpose. This

book was conceived from that journey. Initially,

I wrote short summaries from the teachings I

learnt and then started sharing them with friends

and family. I received great feedback and my

writing journey began. Positive affirmations and

mindfulness create our world and so I knew that

this had to be the lesson I pass on to our children

as I had already passed it on to adults. I still share

with adults on Transformation Monday sessions

which are hosted on the book’s social media

page: @myfamilyofsuperheroes.’

It is clear that children’s well-being rests at the

heart of the book. ‘Every child, irrespective of

gender or race, will find themselves in situations

that test their self-confidence and courage.

‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if they had a lifelong tool

to use in these circumstances? A potent mantra

which could lift them above self-doubt and fear

into a position of power, well-equipped to take on

the world – and win!’

The book’s title – My Family of Superheroes – was

developed with MYeBook who assisted Zinhle in

compiling the book. ‘The title of the book was

really chosen by the story because that was the

last picture in the book. It is the family standing

together in their superhero outfits. When you get

to the end of the story you will understand why

the title was fit for the book.’

Zinhle has her own family of superheroes. ‘I have

two children. My son is five and my daughter

is three. I love playing soccer with my son and

singing and dancing with my daughter. We

love story time before they go to bed as well.

The books I expose them to are books that will

inspire them and build up their self-confidence.

That’s why I absolutely love children’s books.

The lovely thing about such books is that they

remind me of life principles, which my book

certainly does as well.’

And, as Zinhle demonstrates, pursuing a passion

project isn’t about having the luxury of time but

rather making time for what matters. She is a

chartered accountant, mum and author – and

each role requires significant time. ‘Each day I

wake up, do my morning devotions, exercise and

get my kids ready for school. I then start my 9–5

job, thereafter I fetch the kids from school. Only

once they are fast asleep, my author life begins.’

She also has some exciting plans in the works.

‘I am planning on expanding the theme of

positive affirmations. For example, the book

has a soundtrack, like movies do. The song is

based on the book. It’s really a declaration song

as described by the title which is Ke Nale Matla

(meaning “I am strong” or “I have power”). The

song was written by my husband, Ntuthuko

Matthews. The song features Mmatema Moremi

(the Idols SA 2015 runner-up and now gospel

singer) and Katlego Ntsele.

‘The song dropped on all digital platforms on June

4, 2021. We have also shot the video of the song

which launched on June 16, 2021. We have made

capes as well which have the positive affirmations

from the book. I hope to do an animation of the

book too.’

It’s clear that this book is just the first step for Zinhle

– but what an inspiring first step to take!

Keep up with Zinhle on Insta (@zinhlematthews)

and on Twitter (@ZinhleThola), and to find your

nearest stockist for My Family of Superheroes, look

for @myfamilyofsuperheroes on social media!

Zinhle’s five favourite positive thinking mantras for kids and adults alike:

• I am strong • I am capable • I am enough

• I am exceptional • I can do anything with the power inside of me

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There are ten classics in the fashion world. Ten perfect items that defy trends.

Pieces that will always be symbols of perennial cool. The Ten, by fashion writer

Lauren Cochrane, gives us the lowdown.

1The hoodie

Worn by Mohammad 2

Ali - aka

Cassius Clay, as part of his workout

gear. Dustin Hoffman in Marathon

Man. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky. And

Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a

grey hoodie when he was shot by

George Zimmerman in 2012, leading

to the Million Hoodie March, which

took place a month after his death.

How to wear it now Go XXL. For both

comfort and aesthetics, an oversized

hoodie is a winner. Hip-hop stars

like Snoop Dogg are partial to going

extra-large in the hoodie department.

You’ll certainly feel wrapped up.


The white t-shirt

Worn by Heroes and rebels ... Marlon

Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire,

James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause,

Johnny Depp, with a biker jacket and

a quiff, in Cry-Baby.

How to wear it now With jeans for

a stone-cold classic outfit. There’s a

reason why we have worn this outfit

for 70 years - jeans and T-shirts go

together like burgers and fries. The

combination is a no brainer, as seen

on Jourdan Dunn or James Dean. Go

with dark indigo denim for the full

effect - it makes the white pop.

The biker jacket

Worn by Marlon Brando in The Wild

One. The Hells Angels. Debbie Harry

and Sid Viscous. Patti Smith. Hellen

Mirren. Harry Styles. Gigi Hadid.

Sharon Osbourne.

How to wear it now No white

T-shirt and jeans. Yes, it’s tempting,

but, thanks to the Fonz, making like

Marlon is too costume-party now.

Instead, contrast is your friend. The

biker looks great, for example, over

a floral slip dress. And go for trainers

over biker boots.

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The Jeans

Worn by Andy Warhol, who wanted to die in them. Katherine Hepburn, who

wore hers to scandalise studio heads in the thirties. Brooke Shields, who let

nothing come between her and her Calvins. Bruce Springsteen - wearing Levis

on the cover of Born in The USA.

How to wear them now Go vintage. Not only will you do your bit fot the planet,

but you’ll get that distressed and worn-in look for real. The classics are still the

best. Sure most brands do jeans. But for the real thing, there’s nothing better

than the original brands: the Levi’s, the Lees, the Wranglers. If you listen closely,

you can still hear the whisper of the mountain range.

The skinny jean is still the shape of our time. Rising in fashionability in the early

00s, it remains 20 years later, making the shape one of the longest trends ever.

Boyfriend jeans, mom jeans, dad jeans and kick flares are threatening to oust

them though.

The stiletto

Worn by 50s bombshell Marilyn

Monroe. Drag queens - RuPaul says

“I’m six foot four - hello. And with hair,

heels and attitude ... I’m through the

mother-freaking roof”. Carrie - in her

Manalos, Choos and Louboutins in Sex

in the City.

How to wear them now Have a

spin. Stilettos worn with a LBD might

be a classic, but it’s the equivalent

of an overplayed song. Mix them

with baggy stonewashed jeans or

even an out-of-the-house version of

trackpants. These pieces will give a

refresh to these oh-so-ladylike shoes.

The Trench

Worn by Soldiers in the trenches in

the First World War. Humphrey Bohart

and Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau.

Ingrid Bergman, with a beret in Arch

of Triumph. Prince with stockings and

supenders on the cover of Dirty Mind.

Megan Markle, when she and Prince

Harry announced their engagement.

How to wear it now Go beyond

khaki. A coloured trench is a way to

wear the classic, while also pushing

things a bit futher. Think pink, green

or bright red. Ochre, rust, grey

and navy blue don’t count as

experimenting, sorry.

The Miniskirt

Worn by Twiggy - declared by American Vogue as ‘the mini-girl in the mini-era’.

Tina Turner in leather, Whitney Houston in pink, Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill

in Working Girl. “We are striding forth with our legs on display,” said ex-editor of

Vogue Alexandra Shulman. “Legs that were taking us places.”

How to wear it now Make like Mary and combine with a boot. The queen of the

miniskirt is still the source of tips - even 50 years later. But then again - DIfferent

day, different mini. A-line. Ruffled. Bright. Black. PVC. Denim. Take advantage of

the miniskirt as a modern classic. Your take comes with what you wear with it -

trainers, heels, sweatshirt or blouse. You decide.

Practise your pose We live in the era of social media, so getting that posture right

in a miniskirt can make or break a look - after all, if you haven’t taken a selfie, have

you even worn an outfit?

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The ballet flat

Worn by Brigitte Bardot. Audrey

Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Amy

Winehouse. Princess Diana. Kate

Moss, with skinny jeans.

How to wear them now For

inspiration, look to Lee Krasner -

artistic chic with cuffed jeans, and

Audrey Hepburn - cigarette pants

and a plo neck.

A white shirt + ballet flats =

underrated combination. Make your

shirt bright white and sculptured,

like Diana Vreeland, and wear with

ballet flats. Something about the

proportions give this mix the kind of

elegance we all aspire to, but usually

don’t have time for on an average

Monday morning.


The Breton

Worn by The sailors on the Brittany

coast, and made famous by Chanel.

Teenagers in France after the war

- who used to wear these striped

t-shirts with black slacks and ballet

flats. James Dean and Marlon Brando

(again), and Brigitte Bardot (ditto).

Madonna in the video Papa Don’t

Preach. The Duchess of Cambridge.

How to wear it now Think 50s French

starlets with an update Audrey

Hepburn. A young Bardot. Leslie

Caron. These are the Breton icons.

Update the look with a little from

the Alexa Chung school of dressing.

Keep the eyeliner flick, but team it

with denim cut-offs and espadrilles.

Combining It girls in an outfit gains

bonus fashion points.

Worn by Everyone. In 1994, American Vogue declared ‘Ten out of ten women

have one, but ten out of ten want another because a little black dress leads the

best-rounded life’. The Supremes - Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard -

rocked matching LBDs, Barbie had one in the early 60s, and Princess Diana made

a LBD central to the soap opera playing out inthe royal family ... remember The

Revenge Dress? Elizabeth Hurley - in the Versace LBD with safety pings and a tothe-thigh


How to wear it now Don’t see it as boring. Black is background, yes, but it’s

also the colour of chic, the colour of rebellion. Embrace those qualities -

whchever one appels to you. That is how you’ll find a LBD that pops when

you put it on. Jewellery is your friend. As the likes of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast

at Tiffany’s and Pricess Diana in 1994 attest, black looks great with sparkles.

This is not a time to go for subtle - go big or go home. Sunglasses also benefit

from this rule of thumb.

Biker jacket from Woolworths

Lauren Cochrane, senior

fashion writer at The Guardian,

has just released The Ten - The

Stories Behind The Fashion

Classics. These ten pieces,

she says, aren’t just fashion

items; each is an emblem,

part of the universal language

of style. While trends may

come and go, they remain

classics. The book tells the

story of each item’s creation,

its journey to popularity, and

why it matters today. Great

images of those who’ve worn

these gems - Lesley Hornby

(Tiggy) - poster girl for the mini,

Brooke Shields in her Calvins,

Bruce Springsteen in Levis,

Andy Warhol in Breton, The

Supremes rocking LBDs. Stylish,

sophis, sassy. Essential. Welbek,

R347 from Exclusive Books

Trench from Woolworths

Reversable hoodie from Zara

Compiled by Kym Argo

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Bye-bye dry skin … Winter’s really never looked better

Winter plays a cruel game with our

skin. Dry skin. Chapped lips. And

a suddenly lacklustre complexion.

These are all part of the seasonal skin

switch that happens as the days get

shorter. But there is good news. A few

minor tweaks, not an entirely new set

of products, is all your skin needs to

attain a gorgeous glow. The experts

from Claire Hill shared some top tips

to keep your skin glowing throughout

Winter, and the rest of the year.

So I don’t need to change all my

skincare products for Winter? No, not

if you are using high-quality products.

They should keep your skin in tiptop

shape all year round. Your skin

needs the same thing throughout the

seasons – ingredients like hyaluronic

acid to boost the water content in your

skin cells significantly, and high-quality

moisturising ingredients such as

rosehip oil that prevent that precious

hydration from evaporating through

your skin. It’s as simple as that.

Do I need a specific eye product? Eye

gel is essential all year round. The eye

area is super delicate because it’s five

to 10 times thinner than on the rest of

your face, making it particularly prone

to dryness. It also has no sebaceous

(natural oil) glands, so it can’t naturally

regenerate any lost moisture. While

it’s tempting to slather on thicker

creams over Winter, moisturising

around eyes with a really rich product

is counterproductive as firstly it’s too

heavy for that delicate area, it can clog

the skin, causing milia (small white

lumps) and puffiness. You need a light

gel that sinks in fast and hydrates with

powerful ingredients that penetrate

the deeper layers of the skin.

WPC Eye Complex is a gentle yet

powerful corrective treatment

to revitalise the delicate

skin around your eyes. The

youth-reviving actives in this

luxuriously silky eye gel reduce

puffiness and inflammation,

lighten dark circles, and smooth

away fine lines and wrinkles

to reveal fresher, brighter,

younger-looking eyes. R1865

from clairehill.co.za

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But what to do if my skin is drier during Winter? Layer up. Layering involves

applying your skincare products in a particular order (this is good advice

throughout the year!). The lighter product (think serum) should be applied first

as it’s designed to penetrate your skin’s more profound levels. Then follow with a

moisturiser that locks in the benefits of the serum and prevents the dry Winter air

from sucking the much-needed hydration straight back out of your skin. If your

skin does begin to feel tight, a few drops of light face oil over the top of your

moisturiser will protect it against environmental aggressors to keep your skin

feeling soft and your complexion glowing.

Can I use the same cleanser as in

Summer? A good cleanser will serve

you just as well in Winter as in the

warmer months. Your best option is

a cleansing pad soaked in micellar

water – it will gently sweep away the

daily grime without stripping the

skin of its natural oils. You’ll not only

remove every skerrick of makeup, but

you’ll also give the skin a good boost

of soothing, repairing antioxidants.

If you find that new sunspots have

popped up after summer, choose

micellar water with a melanin

modulating active, which directly

targets brown spots and age spots.

What else can I do to prevent dry

Winter skin? Tempting as it might be,

don’t turn the heat up. Dry air will suck

the moisture out of your skin, whether

outside or under the blankets. Many

Winter lifestyle habits can harm our

skin. We spend less time outdoors

(hello vitamin D!), we often avoid

exercise, and we eat more decadent

foods to boot. The effect is tangible

… a sluggish inner equals a sluggish

outer. Keep up your Summer routine –

go for walks, drink plenty of water, and

nourish your skin with the same gentle

but effective products year-round, and

you’ll cruise through a cold snap.

Will moisture keep crows feet at bay? Honestly, a good eye gel should do

more than add moisture. The skin around your eyes also needs a decent vitamin

A dose to help strengthen the skin and slow the breakdown of collagen and

elastin (that’s what keeps your skin bouncy and stretchy). Retinol is the traditional

form of vitamin A for skincare. Today, we now have much gentler, plant-based

alternatives such as Stevie (from the stevia plant), which has the same skinrejuvenating

effect without causing any retinol-like irritation.

Get glowing

Investing in your skin’s never been easier

A trio of Claire Hill beauties

To set the stage for skin to repair damage from

sun exposure, environmental toxins, and promote

cellular repair, you need to effectively remove

all makeup, thick sunscreen, and any impurities

that can clog pores. Claire Hill’s Micellar Water

contains tiny oil droplets (micelles) which attract

and bind to makeup, sunscreen and grime so that

all can be effortlessly removed from your face with

a simple swipe. It’s also terrific for those struggling

with hyper-pigmentation and an uneven skin

tone. R600. • Claire Hill’s Anti-Ageing Serum is a

wonderful skin-firming and rejuvenating serum

that targets the sagging skin around your jawline

as well as the vertical laugh lines that extend

from the sides of your nose curving around to

your mouth. Supercharged with nutrients and

powerful actives, this luxe, fast-absorbing serum

revitalises your complexion so that your skin looks

naturally younger in a matter of weeks. R1100. •

Follow up with Anti-Ageing Moisturiser – a noninvasive

alternative to injectables. This nourishing

moisturiser has the power to smooth away fine

lines by naturally relaxing the facial muscles and

eliminating excess skin tension. Luxurious and

rich in natural oils, it also helps to replace and

retain moisture, fight free radical damage and feed

the skin with radiance-reviving nutrients. R1475.

Details: clairehill.co.za

NeoStrata … your skin will thank you!

We’re massive NeoStrata fans, so when we heard about the new NeoStrata

Resurface Glycolic Renewal Serum, our skin did a quick little jump for joy. You

probably know glycolic acid is known to be the workhorse of the alpha-hydroxy acid

(AHA) family, which is what those looking to really retexture and refine their skin’s

surface need. It’s the key ingredient in this new serum, which speeds up cell turnover

rate and visibly improves skin radiance, texture, and tone. There are also ingredients

to exfoliate, and an antioxidant that helps prevent and reverse the appearance of fine

lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, enlarged pores, and roughness. Why use it?

It targets a smoother, radiant complexion, has a high potency AHA-antioxidant blend,

and is formulated for improved overall skin quality. Tip: You may have initial flaking,

tingling, or irritation to the skin (for some, this may be part of the normal resurfacing

process), which generally improves as the skin gets used to the treatment. And it

could increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of

sunburn. Use sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for

a week afterwards. R830. Visit NeoStrata.co.za for your closest stockist. And while

you’re there, three more products worth looking at are from the Neostrata Correct

Intensive Renewal range … there’s a Comprehensive Retinol Night Serum, Eye

Cream and Overnight Anti-Pollution treatment. A trio of miracle workers!

Bye-bye uneven skin tone,

sagging skin, fine lines!

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Intense options for specific concerns

We’re rather enamoured with the new Endocare

products we’ve just tried. With four products in

the range, they’re great for those of you who’re

looking for an intensive option for your skin

concerns. The Endocare Radiance C Pure


helps to regenerate your skin,

smooth fine lines and wrinkles and increase

firmness. R933 • Endocare Radiance C Ferulic

Edafence Serum is a fast-absorbing serum

that protects the skin from damage caused by

environmental stressors (free radicals, urban

contaminants) and is ideal for all skin types.

R1146 •

Endocare Essential Concentrate is an

intensive treatment ampoule that fights visible

signs of ageing. It has a high concentration

of active ingredients, which help renew

collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which

are essential components of the dermal

support structure. R840 • Finally, Endocare

Tensage Concentrate has a collection of

intensive anti-ageing vials. This concentrate

helps restore the skin’s volume and firmness,

favouring the reduction of wrinkles and fine

lines and improving its tone and elasticity.

R1026. Details: onlineskinshop.co.za or


From SVR – Sebiaclear

Micro-Peel – an

unclogging and

smoothing renewal water

that targets open pores,

spots and blackheads,

all without drying

the skin. R398, from


absoluteskin.co.za or


The French brand Filorga has released a few new, desirable

beauty products. From the Global-Repair range, there’s

an intensive Nutri-Restorative Multi-Revitalising Cream

(R1395) which targets dehydration, established wrinkles,

sagging contours, dark spots and a tired complexion,

and a Multi-Revitalising Eye and Lip Contour Cream

(R1290), specifically for the creased eye and lips contours,

tired eyes, dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles, dehydration and

sagging skin. If you’re looking for a product that targets

wrinkles, stubborn imperfections, open pores, shine,

spots, blackheads and a dull complexion, you should try

Intensive Double Correction Serum (R1430), one of the

excellent products from the Age-Purify Intensive range,

an anti-ageing range for skin prone to acne and breakouts.

Details: filorgasouthafrica.co.za

From Exuviance, we recommend (highly!) the new

Optilight Daily Prep – a cleanser that cleans, purifies and

gently exfoliates, and Optilight Brightening Serum –

formulated to brighten, exfoliate and target uneven skin

tone. Both are brightening boons for those who need to

minimise the appearance of discolouration from ageing

or overexposure to the elements. R610 and R1100. Also

look out for the OptiLight Dark Spot Minimizer with

SFP 25 – apply before you go into the sun to prevent

new dark spots and signs of photodamage. R990 from


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What do teens want?


great looking skin

And they can, with RITES, a fuss-free, local brand that’s perfect for boys and girls

Prevention’s better than cure

Rather than trying to cure acne, teens should rather

preempt it ... starting a skincare routine early to prevent

acne and blemishes. RITES is a small, easy-to-use South

African brand, which is cruelty-free and is brilliant for

boys and girls.

Your 10 minute RITES routine

Being a teenager can be stressful, so the last thing you need

to be worrying about is your skincare regime. To save you the

hassle, RITES has put together the ultimate 10-minute routine

to combat everything from pimples to oiliness. All you need

is five minutes in the morning and five minutes again in the

evening to marvel at your skin! Ready. Set. Go!

Cleanse and Exfoliate: 1 minute

Start your routine off by cleansing and exfoliating your

skin. Gently massage the Foam Fighter foaming face

wash over your skin. It is the ultimate daily face wash that

fights to remove impurities while leaving your skin feeling

fresh, renewed, and matte. You can also combine the

Power Powder exfoliating powder to gently buff away the

unhealthy cells for a noticeably smoother, clearer, and more

refined complexion.






Great skin ... in five easy steps

Cleanse carefully. At least twice a day.

Wash off make-up before bed. Allow your skin

to breathe at night without clogging your pores.

Control oil. Even if your skin is oily, you still

need to moisturise. Think hydration rather than

excessive oil production.

Exfoliate. You need to exfoliate once or twice

a week with a gentle, oil-free exfoliator.

Keep your hands clean. Every time you touch

your face, you are spreading oil, dirt, and

bacteria that can turn into a breakout! Always

wash your hands before touching your face

and regularly clean and disinfect surfaces that

touch your face, like your phone!

Treat: 3 minutes

Next, you will tone the skin with our refreshing toning

wipes. The Fresh Crusader wipes provide intensive

cleaning for problem areas such as the pesky T-zone.

Infused with witch hazel, cucumber and aloe vera, these

wipes help to unclog the pores and provide hydration in

one simple swipe. After toning, apply Disappearing Act

to specific problem areas and allow time for the product

to penetrate the skin. It has been designed to remove

excess oil and bacteria, while using natural elements to

reduce inflammation.

Moisturise and Protect: 1 minute

Whether you are off to school, or getting ready to hit the

sheets, you will want to make sure your face is moisturised.

In the morning, use RITES Control Freak SPF30 to

moisturise and protect the skin. At night, use the Smart

Hydrator to repair your skin while you sleep. Be sure to

apply the moisturiser to the face and neck, starting on the

cheeks and spreading outwards and upwards, and if you are

fast, then you may just have a few seconds to spare!

Get into the habit of following the above steps each day for

a solid and effective skincare routine.

For RITES stockists, visit www.rites.co.za • 0860 01 80 22

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM @ritesskinsolution

Entertaining made easy

While some saw lockdown as a roadblock, others – like Chef Charlie Jacobs – found

opportunity and started a small business. Gourmet galantines from Charlie’s Chicken Roll

Factory aren’t only completely droolworthy … they’re sure to impress your dinner guests.

Most of us love entertaining but it can

be such a hassle to pull together a

meal that’s a crowd-pleaser, looks good

and tastes delicious. Charlie Jacobs,

the owner of Charlie’s Chicken Roll

Factory, has dedicated his gourmet

business to solving this problem for

you, by making and delivering stuffed,

deboned chicken galantines direct to

your door.

Cooking has always been a passion

for Charlie, but it only became his

reality recently. ‘I took a leap and

decided to enrol at Prue Leith Culinary

Institute in 2018. One day, Chef Alida

demonstrated how to debone a whole

chicken and produce the French

chicken galantine. In December

2019, I made a chicken galantine for

my family over Christmas. I looked at

my partner and proposed my idea

to make chicken galantines with

different fillings … because who has

the time, the patience and the knife

skills to debone a chicken at home?

Then Covid-19 happened. I created

a website and Facebook page and

launched on the 26th of May 2020. I

woke up the next morning with six

online orders. And the rest is history.’

Charlie even received recognition

from the Prue Leith Institute. ‘I received

an entrepreneur award for starting a

business during lockdown. It came as

a huge surprise and I felt honoured

that Charlie’s Chicken Roll Factory was

recognised by the institute.’ It has also

become a true family affair. ‘About

a month after going live, my little

brother Louis got retrenched from

his job due to Covid, so he started

assisting me and is now my assistant in

the kitchen.’

If you want to try your hand at

deboning a whole chicken … we

wouldn’t recommend it. Charlie talked

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us through the entire process and it

sounds impossible. It is so much easier

to order one of his chicken rolls online,

leaving you with the much easier task

of thawing it overnight in the fridge,

rubbing it with oil, salt and pepper

and then popping it into the oven or

Weber for 45 minutes at 180°C. Then all

you do is let it rest for 10 minutes and

slice it 3cm thick.

Charlie delivers every Friday in Gauteng

and delivery costs a mere R15. Your

pre-ordered rolls are delivered frozen

and pre-packed in an oven-ready foil

container, wrapped in a branded label

with complete cooking instructions.

Keep an eye on his social media for side

dish recipes to accompany his filling

combinations! His advice is to keep it

simple and let the chicken be the star

of the meal. ‘Do not discard the juices

left in the foil container after cooking

your chicken. Pour it over your sides and

chicken slices.’

Order your chicken galantines on

charliechickenfactory.co.za and follow

Charlie @charlieschickenrollfactory on

Facebook and Instagram.

We tried our hand at cooking

one of Charlie’s chicken

galantines … and absolutely

loved the blue cheese,

caramelised onion and bacon

filling. It was so easy to make,

especially since it was already

in the baking tray. After tucking

some more fresh rosemary

into the trussing and coating it

with olive oil, salt and pepper, it

was popped in the oven. After

cooking and resting time, it

sliced beautifully. The cooking

suggestions were totally spot

on – the chicken was perfectly

cooked through and the skin was

golden and crispy. The meat was

tender and moist, and the centre

held ample filling. The flavour

combination complemented

the chicken beautifully. We were

concerned that it would need

gravy but it wasn’t necessary!

The scrumptious juices from

the baking pan were more than

enough to drizzle over the sliced

servings. Each galantine would

comfortably feed a family of

four, with sides. We are about

to become repeat customers!

Roasted beetroot salad with orange vinaigrette

Charlie shared his recipe for a great side dish that pairs perfectly with his chicken

roll stuffed with blue cheese, caramelised onion and bacon.


3 medium (440–550g) fresh beets; 3 Tbsp (45ml) olive oil; 1 tsp grated orange

zest; 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar; 2 tsp honey; 200ml fresh orange juice;

1 tsp Dijon mustard; ½ tsp salt; ¼ tsp black pepper; 200g fresh baby spinach;

2 medium oranges (sectioned and peeled) – these you can buy ready at Woolies;

100g Danish feta or goat’s cheese; 125g chopped walnuts – toasted or fresh


Preheat oven to 180°C. Rinse and scrub your fresh beets well. Cut into wedges.

Place them on a baking tray with salt and pepper. Don’t be shy with the salt as

it will bring out the sweetness of the beets. Bake for about 45–60 minutes until

tender, not too soft. In a bowl, mix and whisk the orange zest, orange juice,

vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, until blended. In a separate

large bowl, combine spinach drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss gently to coat.

Transfer to a platter, top with orange sections and beets and sprinkle with cheese

and walnuts.

Serve immediately.

With 14 different filling options to try, it’s no surprise Charlie’s gourmet deboned

and stuffed rolled chickens are a big hit. Pictured here is the chicken roll stuffed

with Turkish apricot, Danish feta, walnuts and honey. Mmm!

Text: Tayla Blaire

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Wine for the win

Soup + red wine = a match made in Winter heaven

Nothing chases away the mid-Winter chill like a big bowl of soul-warming

soup. And for the ultimate comfort food and wine experience, enjoy

Roodeberg 1949 with foodie Elmarie Berry’s hearty lentil and lamb soup,

guaranteed to warm you on even the chilliest of days.

The wine: Embracing the revival of exciting French and Spanish varieties,

Cabernet Sauvignon forms the foundation of this Roodeberg 1949

blend, complemented by Tempranillo, Carignan and Carménère. It’s

a gorgeous, generous wine. You’ll smell dark cherry, blackcurrant and

vanilla, you’ll taste cinnamon, sweet spice and ripe, juicy dark berry fruit.

The soup: All it takes to make this flavourful lentil and lamb soup are a

handful of healthy ingredients and a few easy steps. This recipe easily

serves eight.

You’ll need: 2 Tbsp olive oil; 2 large brown onions, coarsely chopped; 2

celery sticks, trimmed, coarsely chopped; 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely

chopped; 900g lamb, cut into 3cm pieces; 400g can diced tomatoes; 1L

(4 cups) liquid chicken stock or liquid vegetable stock; 400g can brown

lentils, rinsed, drained; fresh coriander to garnish

To make: Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté

the onion, stirring for two minutes. Add the celery and carrot, stirring for

three to four minutes or until the vegetables are light golden.

Add the lamb, stirring for two to three minutes or until just browned.

Add the tomato and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover

and simmer for an hour, until lamb is tender. Add the lentils, cover and

simmer for another 15 minutes. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish

with fresh coriander and some lovely fresh, crusty bread.

Steenberg is synonymous with

Sauvignon Blanc, and the

estate has just unveiled

the top tier 2020 The

Black Swan Sauvignon

Blanc. Scents of nettle,

elderflower and

fynbos, which divulge

the wine’s Constantia

roots, are supported

by a palate bursting

with fresh lemon zest

and hints of stone fruit

and asparagus. This

is a great food wine

and you can order it

for R240 a bottle from


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A tribute to the feisty Nguni cow that stands proud on every bottle,

Survivor Syrah 2019 is a true expression of the hardy Swartland. This

big, generous, full-bodied wine brims with luscious layers of spice, violets

and blackberries, and just a hint of oak. Winemaker Ben Snyman enjoys

it with barbecue chicken, spicy stir-fry pork, leg of lamb or spare ribs on

the braai … we plan on doing the same. R200 from survivorwines.com

A trio of cheers for the apple!

An apple a day … is easy when you’ve a

trio of delicious options to choose from.

‘From Orchard to Bottle’ is the core of the

Ceres Valley Loxtonia Cider promise …

home-grown, hand-picked, 100 per cent

freshly pressed and naturally fermented

apples. For a crisp, dry cider, try the original

Loxtonia Crispy Apple Cider – a top

contender at the annual International Cider

Challenge and with just 58 calories in each

bottle (considerably less than most locally

available ciders) this low-calorie, natural

drink ticks all the right boxes. The Stone

Fruit Flavoured Apple Cider is a fruity,

medium-sweet cider with bursts of bright,

fresh peach, nectarine and apple, while the

beer-styled Loxtonia Pale Amber Apple

Cider is one of the more intriguing choices

in the range … with nuances of caramel

that meld into a smooth apple finish, it’s a

cider beer lovers will enjoy. Sustainability

plays a major role in the making of the

ciders, which have a five per cent alcohol

content and are gluten-free, vegan-friendly

and free of preservatives and artificial

additives. You’ll find it at leading outlets or

order online for R99.60 for a four-pack of

340ml including delivery on loxtonia.co.za

You had me at Merlot. If you’re the kind

of happy, optimistic, glass-half-full kind

of person who views the world through

rosé-tinted glasses, who knows it isn’t

good to keep things bottled up and that

life’s too short for sour grapes, you’ll

love Winefulness – a brilliant little

book that reminds you to ‘stop and smell

the rosé’. Crammed with the corniest

collection of wine wisdom ever, which

you can’t help but laugh at, it’s all about

practising positive reinforcement. Pinot?

More like Pi-hell-yeah! Octopusbooks.

July 21 Get It Magazine 21


Begin your

health journey

Jackson’s Real Food Market is

passionate about helping people

on the road to self-discovery




Eating healthy too much of a hassle? Think again!

Take-aways don’t have to be trash. Keto/Banting?

We’ve got you. Vegan? We do that too. Flexitarian?

Yup. We’re flexible that way.

Get your healthy fix delivered directly to your door!

The healthier you is just a click away.

Order here: bit.ly/JACKSONS-Eatery






VEGETARIAN (incl. O vo,

Lacto and Pescatarian)




Jackson’s Kyalami: Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre Upper Level

Near Burger King, Witpoort (Beaulieu), Midrand, 1684

Jackson’s Bryanston: 300 Bryanston Dr, Bryanston, Sandton, 2191

It seems pretty much everything in life comes with a

manual … except for humans! So, our mission is to find and

connect with the resources that’ll assist us in writing our

own manual and care for our bodies each day in the way

they should be treated … whether through lifestyle, diet or

the integrative practitioners we choose to journey with. Part

of this exploration is to understand how our bodies function

and are put together as unique entities. It’s a bio-individual

approach – not a one-size-fits-all or cookie-cutter method!

So, we’d like to challenge you to put away Google for a

while, tune into yourself and your journey, and be willing

to take the time and effort to start this self-discovery.

You’re the author of your life. You’re unique. Your health

venture is unique. And your body composition and

responses are unique.

At Jackson’s Real Food Market, our greatest passion is to

accompany you on this path – which we began in our

own lives a few years ago. Along with that, we partner with

suppliers, integrative practitioners and health coaches

who’ve made this same decision and are actively walking

the road of self-discovery every day!

A great place to start is to join us on one of our store tours

where owner, Gary Jackson will share his story with you –

with great passion – and introduce you to some incredible

suppliers and products he’s found along the way. It’s an

opportunity to ask questions, try out new products and

meet people who are on the same course. All of us are

actively on this quest … and we’d love to accompany you

on yours. Write your manual – find out how you are put

together uniquely. Be the best you!

Details: Email jacksonsrealfoodmarket@gmail.com to find out

the dates of upcoming store tours and follow @Jacksons_Real_

Food_Market on Instagram and Jackson’s Real Food Market and

Eatery on Facebook. Also visit jacksonsrealfoodmarket.co.za

5 easy health tips to include in your day

1. Practise breathing, meditation or yoga.

2. Add a probiotic to your daily intake and eat more

fermented food like yoghurt, kraut, kimchi or kombucha.

3. Eat more green leafy vegetables as they provide a good

source of fibre and keep your gut clean and healthy.

4. Break a sweat at least twice a week for 20 minutes at a

time, even if it’s just a brisk walk or fast pedal on a bike.

5. Stay off your devices for longer periods of time. Don’t do

marathon sessions on your screens – this will help you to

get better quality sleep.



winter goodness

Celebrate the 2021 avo season by adding an

avo (or two) to your family’s winter meals.

There are the buttery, creamy, green-skinned avo

varieties … Fuerte, Edranol, Ryan, Reed and Pinkerton.

And then there’s the rich, nutty, dark-skinned Hass,

Maluma Hass and Lamb Hass. It’s hard to choose a

favourite, but we don’t have to. While we love the fact

that South African avos are available almost all year

round, we’re fortunate they are in plentiful supply in

winter. Why? Well, besides tasting heavenly, they may offer

immune support in the colder months. Did you know avos

are high in copper, a source of fibre (5.3g fibre per 100g) and

contain antioxidants? Copper is known to support immune

system function. Fibre is essential for good gut health …

around 65% of the immune system is housed in the gut, which

regulates immunity and helps to protect against invading

pathogens that cause disease. Antioxidants are powerful food

components that maintain and regulate immune function, and

avos contain the antioxidant nutrients lycopene and

beta-carotene. So not only are avos delicious, they’re also a

source of nutrients, and they’re versatile and super quick and

easy to add to almost any meal.


Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


1 large or 2 small avocados; 50g assorted cocktail

tomatoes; 4 garlic cloves, crushed; 150ml

avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided in

half; sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

1 block (approximately 200g) Greek feta cheese;

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional);

300g dried pasta, medium-size shape; fresh basil

leaves, for serving.


Preheat the oven to 200°C. In a baking dish,

combine half the oil, tomatoes, garlic and

seasoning and toss to coat. Place the block of

feta in the centre of the dish and sprinkle with

chilli flakes, if using. Bake in preheated oven for

40 minutes, until the tomatoes burst and the feta

is golden brown.

While the tomato is cooking, boil the pasta in

salted water until al dente, drain and set aside.

Peel and dice the avocado.

Remove tomatoes and feta from the oven, toss

with the pasta and diced avocado and

drizzle with the remaining oil.

Serve hot in bowls and garnish with fresh

basil leaves.

Follow on Facebook @iloveavocadoSA • Instagram iloveavossa • visit www.avocado.co.za



Compiled by: ALICE COETZEE

We’re planting …Verbena ‘Firehouse’ for vibrant Winter and Spring colour

on the patio and in the garden. It is a spreading verbena, up to 55cm, that

works well as a filler in mixed containers and baskets, as well as a ground

cover in gardens. Start it in a pot for colour on a warm, sunny patio that

is protected from frost. As a garden plant, it needs frost protection and

if planted now will provide Spring into Summer colour. It tolerates heat,

grows in ordinary garden soil that drains well and likes regular, but not

excessive watering. Its wide range of colours makes it easy to add to any

garden colour scheme. Also resistant to powdery mildew. New colours

include ‘Blue Fizz’ and ‘Violet Wink’. Details: ballstraathof.co.za

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Indoor plant of the month

Peperomia ‘watermelon’ is a striking little plant with large, fleshy leaves that look like

the rind of a watermelon. Even when fully grown, it is compact and bushy, fitting

easily on a bookcase, desktop, windowsill or wherever its unusual leaves can be

appreciated. This is a good plant for a beginner, as it is easy to care for. It just needs

enough bright light and no over watering. Details: lvgplants.co.za

Garden tasks for July

• Prune bush roses from 20 July to

the first week in August. Cut back

bushes by one-third, removing

dead wood and old stems, crisscrossing

and weak growth. Enrich

the soil after pruning with compost,

fertilise and water well.

• In dry areas, water the compost

heap once a month to keep it active.

• Fertilise pansies, violas, petunias,

and primulas to keep

them flowering.

• Water veggies once a week and feed

once a month with a liquid fertiliser.

• Cover tender plants with frost cloth

if very cold weather is predicted.

• Water vegetables and herbs in

containers twice a week.

• Continue to protect conifers from

the Italian cypress aphid with an

organic insecticide or use insecticide

granules sprinkled around the base

of the conifer.

Veggie of the month

There is nothing sweeter than eating garden peas

from the pod. ‘Tom Thumb’ is a dwarf bush pea from

RAW seeds that is fun for the kids to plant in

containers or small spaces.

Plants grow 30cm high and

10cm wide, which means

that you can plant them

10cm apart along a mini

trellis. Pods are best when

harvested young, within 50

days from germination. The

peas are sweet and crunchy.

Tips for garden peas

• Grow in full sun. • Plant in

fertile, compost-enriched soil

or potting soil. • Keep the soil

moist, especially for plants

in containers. • Fertilise once

a month. • Keep on picking,

especially to encourage new

pods. Details: rawliving.co.za

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Editor’s Choice

With restrictions and lockdowns and bans and curfews, running a business – any

business – over the past year hasn’t been easy. Despite this, there are still so

many choices out there, so it’s lucky our editor has her finger on the pulse of the

neighbourhood. Here to help … The Editor’s Choice. This month, in light of chilly Winter

and the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve found ways to stay safe and sanitised,

energised and hydrated … and chances for you to win!

Coverage 20sqm to 60sqm area

Sanitize the




Available in 125ml, 225ml and 400ml


To win one of three lovely hampers filled with

EF-Active products – including our fave Mistizer

and hand cream – visit @get_it_joburg_north

on Insta or Get It Joburg North Magazine on

Facebook (double points for both) and tag a

friend who loves to sanitise before July 16.


Covid-19 has made us

(even more) pedantic about

sanitising. And it goes

without saying, we love local.

These are just two of the

reasons why we’re hooked

on EF-Active … especially

the brilliant Mistizer. This

aerosol fogger sanitises

small spaces – think the

car or office – and it’s a

game changer (R49.95 for

225ml at Dis-Chem). There

are other fab products too,

like hand and

surface sprays

and new hygiene

wipes and liquid

hand soap, but

we have to tell

you about the

sanitising hand

cream. With

Vitamin E and

shea butter, our

hands aren’t just

protected, they’re

super soft too!

Details: EF-Active

on Facebook.


We love a tough workout … and since we live a

real hustle lifestyle, we’re always looking for ways

to rehydrate and energise quickly so we can tick

off the next item on our

(very long) to-do list.

That’s why we’re jumping for joy

Thirsti Isofit+

landed on our desk. This electrolyte-fuelled sports

drink is the best pick-me-up we could ask for.

Being somewhat health-conscious, we love that

the natural spring water is packed with vitamins

(think B3, B5, B6, B12 and C). We’re not the only

ones raving about Isofit+ … we hear rugby players

and athletes are massive fans too! We can’t get

enough of the lemon lime – it’s so deliciously

tangy – and there are tasty berry, blueberry and

naartjie flavours too. You’ll find a bottle for around

R10.99 at major retailers. Details: thirsti.co.za



Feeling thirsty for Thirsti Isofit+?

We bet you are! That’s why

we spoke to our friends at the

water brand who’ve given us

five HUGE hampers packed

with all four delicious flavours

of Isofit+. Trust us, there are

enough bottles to keep you

(and your family and friends)

hydrated for a long while!

To enter, head over to our

Get It Joburg North Instagram

page (@get_it_joburg_north) or

Get It Joburg North Magazine

Facebook page (double points

for both), tag a friend in the

comments section and tell us

why you need to win a hamper!

Entries close on July 16. Hurry!


Specials for the month of July

Beautiful skin

is just a peel away

Book an Alpha peel with Laser Genesis

- great for acne breakouts. R1294


Beta peel 15 or 20 percent with Tixel and

Retinol - great for pigmentation anti-aging.


Stand a chance

to win a hamper

valued at R1500

when you book one

of these specials

Lifestyle Garden Centre, Cnr. Ysterhout and Beyers Naude,

Randpark Ridge | 011 791 0886


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Fancy a weekend away ... without the long drive?

African Pride Irene Country Lodge is almost on

your doorstep - a tranquil destination with a rustic

farm feel, the ideal place to recharge. Here are five

(excellent) reasons why you should visit.


Escape to the country

without the long drive!

Driving down the long and winding oak-lined lane leading up

to African Pride Irene Country Lodge, you’ll feel like you’re being

transported to another world. The scenery is so pretty and peaceful

that you know you’ve left the city, and all the stress city-life brings,

behind. Here are our top five reasons why you have to visit:

1. It’s perfect for romance. The stylish, spacious and luxurious

rooms each open onto a private patio or balcony … either with

a gorgeous lakeside view or lush meadows from the Camdeboo

Forest (giving you all the privacy you want).

2. The Meadow Green Restaurant. The fresh, crisp, elegant interior

invites you to settle down and relax for a dining experience to

remember. The à la carte menu caters for a casual lunch or a

sophisticated dinner ... and the food is really exceptional. The

portions are generous, the food tasty and well-presented, the

service discrete but attentive. It’s worth knowing that they are

famous for serving one of the best breakfasts around, with

everything on offer from home-baked pastries to fresh fruit.

3. Then there is the gorgeous lounge-style River Bar. Overlooking

the lakeside with never-ending views and gorgeous sunsets that

rival most paintings, there is a mixologist cocktail menu and lovely

tapas style food.

4. It’s a great destination for an adventure-loving family. Have the

kids with you and feel like exploring? Then head over to Irene

Farm via the underground subway to learn more about the

history and the workings of the farm and look for an abundance

of farm-fresh delicacies at the shop. Go for a self-guided bird (and/

or tree) spotting walk or take a leisurely stroll (running or cycling

are also allowed for the fitness fanatics) on the adventure bush

trail. If doing as little as possible is on your to-do list, then enjoy an

in-room movie, complete with popcorn, snacks and a milkshake.

Relax with a marvellous picnic on their lush lawns under a huge

oak tree, go for a craft beer, wine, gin or milkshake tasting or, the

ultimate spoil … S’mores making at the fire pit (the kids will love

you madly!).

5. The (swoon) Spa. The only thing that could make your stay

even more relaxing would be paying a visit to the multi-award

winning Camdeboo Day Spa. You can choose from an array of

treatments and experiences designed to help you unwind and

feel completely refreshed.

So … to say that this luxury upmarket hotel is nice would be an

understatement, it’s magnificent! There is so much to do, see and

experience, you return again and again.

Details: Nellmapius Drive, Irene, Pretoria, 012-667-6464 or


Sip on cocktails at the lounge-style River Bar overlooking

the lakeside with never-ending views and gorgeous sunsets.

Camdeboo Day Spa, an oasis where the main focus is to

relax and revive the senses.

With gorgeous gardens, a wooden jungle gym and tractors

around every corner, a visit to the Irene Farm is a must.

The Onyx ... a gem in the city

A Cape escape is always a treat. And even more so when you choose a city-chic hotel.

We’ve just spent a week in Cape Town

… and struggle to understand why

anyone would want to travel abroad

when there’s such an incredible

destination right here in our own

country. It’s a spot that – no matter

how many times you visit – simply

never gets stale.

The basics stay the same … ‘the

mountain’ (only ever said with that

iconic Capetonian drawl), the buzz

along the Camps Bay restaurant

strip, the icy sea only fools and

born-locals enjoy (then again, maybe

we should take a lesson from them

… a 15-minute cold-water swim

apparently has massive health

benefits – from increasing your

metabolism, helping with circulation,

relieving stress, enhancing your

mood, boosting your immune system

and helping you to sleep better).

But once you’ve done the 15 minutes

of hell in the cold water, the cable car,

tried tandem paragliding off Signal

Hill and Lion’s Head, and kayaked

along the coastline looking for

dolphins, there’s always something

new to discover and explore. And it’s

one of the only major cities – if not

the only city – in SA where staying

in the centre of town is not only safe

but also massively desirable. This is

why we booked into, and loved, The

Onyx Hotel.

This cosmopolitan blend of hotel

and residential accommodation sits

proudly on Heerengracht Street, Cape

Town’s oldest thoroughfare, and with

its bold, architectural features and

resemblance to the rare, striking black

sapphire, it’s a real gem … offering

a chic city on par with apartment

offerings around the globe but infused

with authentic South African vibrancy

and authenticity.

What’s there to love? What’s not to?

The rooms are large, spacious and

edgy … with everything you need

to make your stay as enjoyable as

possible. The location is spot on …

it’s on Cape Town’s Foreshore, so

right in the hub of the city’s dynamic

urban lifestyle. There are bright lights

and city vibes, great restaurants on

every corner and bustling bars. Not

that you have to leave the hotel to

find a place to play. The hotel’s YU

Restaurant and Bar on the 4th floor

mixes up Insta-ready cocktails – the

Africa Rising City of Gold cocktail with

its candyfloss and sexy molten gold

surface is particularly photogenic.

Sexy city living … a blend of hotel

and apartments to suit all lifestyles.

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You’re in Cape Town … a mountain

view is non-negotiable!

Don’t venture any further for dinner either

… there’s an exotic menu of Asian-style

tapas served with a side of a fabulous

cityscape view.

The hedonistic traveller looking for some

pampering can book an hour or so in the

Sanctuary Spa at The Onyx. Ask, when

you’re there, which packages are on

special … they’re always a treat (and a

well-priced one). Book a massage, order

a bottle of bubbly … and, after your

treatment, relax at the indoor-outdoor

heated pool. Bliss.

For out-of-towners wanting to explore

more of the wine and brandy options

in the winelands, The Onyx’s concierge

team has teamed up with Ilios Tours

and can create individualised day-trip

itineraries. Think a fascinating visit to Van

Ryn’s Distillery in Stellenbosch, KWV’s

House of Fire in Paarl and Oude Molen

Distillery in the Elgin Valley, or a wine

tasting and lunch at the many heritage

wine estates that the Cape has to offer,

including Simonsig.

If a Cape break appeals, The Onyx always

has winter packages and promotions

worth exploring … and the hotel works

equally well for business and leisure

travellers, for singles, couples and families.

Details: Visit newmarkhotels.com, email

reservations@newmarkhotels.com or

call 021-427-5900.

The Onyx honestly has

everything you need

for the perfect stay …

business or leisure.

Compiled by: KYM ARGO

July 21 Get It Magazine 33



A pair of stylish

Rvlri watches

Rvlri. Derived from the French word ‘reveler’,

which the dictionary describes as lively

festivities. What better name

then, if you believe that a watch

doesn’t only tell the time, but also

speaks of memories and moments.

Important ones. The exact time you said

I do. And had your wedding dance. Or

first met your firstborn. Another reason to

celebrate … Rvlri offers accessible luxury

with their timepieces, which they boast

embody fine craftsmanship, attention to

detail and superb quality, built on a legacy

of watchmaking expertise. For more details on

where you can find these stylish watches, visit

rvlri.co.za. More revelry and celebrations … we’re giving

away a matching pair of Rvlri watches. To stand in line to win, simply

visit Get It Joburg North Magazine on Facebook, and follow the prompts

timeously (see what we did there!). Entries close July 23. Details: rvlri.co.za

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