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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
FASHION & BEAUTY
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 21 Get It Magazine 03
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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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
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)
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
some fine cheeses.
R250 a bottle from
stores or online
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Tepsii, Nandi and Thendo Tshikororo
Nonhle Thema, Nompikazi Mokgatle, Inge Muller
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.
Lorraine Huhlwane, Ntabiseng Sibisi
Avril Albetti, Adrianna Bevilacqua, Annita Madolo
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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
Kerry Sutherland, Kath Faber, Daniёlla Slief
Dammika Carr, Beatriz Blount
Nkanyezi Tshabalala, Victor Dlamini
Kelly Marée Hoffman, Catherine McPherson, Giado Del Fabbro
July 21 Get It Magazine 09
Every child, irrespective
of gender or race,
will find themselves in
situations that test
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
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
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
July 21 Get It Magazine 11
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
smoothing renewal water
that targets open pores,
spots and blackheads,
all without drying
the skin. R398, from
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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Jackson’s Real Food Market is
passionate about helping people
on the road to self-discovery
ORDER YOUR HEALTHY
TAKE AWAY AND
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
TIKTOK BAKED FETA PASTA WITH AVOCADO
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
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
• 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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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
ROOM AND CLEAN
T HE AIR
Available in 125ml, 225ml and 400ml
WIN A HAMPER OF OUR FAVES
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.
TOP WAYS TO SANITISE
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
and new hygiene
wipes and liquid
hand soap, but
we have to tell
you about the
Vitamin E and
shea butter, our
hands aren’t just
super soft too!
THE BEST WAY TO RE-FUEL
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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,
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
The Onyx honestly has
everything you need
for the perfect stay …
business or leisure.
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
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A pair of stylish
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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