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WHY DON’T YOU
2 Paint the town red this February with live performances, parkruns
and jam-packed festivals. This month is proving to be a fun-filled
fiasco, so don’t miss out on some of these hot dates.
6 Spread the love by gifting those close to you
8 Naledi and Isabel explain where love for
music and medicine meets
10 Wesna opens up about her love for music
12 Pamper yourself to get ready for the Month of Love
14 We love dressing up or down and here is how we do it
16 This month we bring you the sweet-tasting Vanilla Panna Cotta
18 Spice up your bedroom this Valentine’s Day with different
shades of red
32 WIN a luxurious Circa candle
Photographer: Gypseenia Lion
Make-up: MUD Studio Bloemfontein
Dressed by: Angels Boutique
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Out & About
It is the month of love and it is time to paint the town red with all the events the City of
Roses has in store. We are spreading the love with live performances, parkruns and
jam-packed festivals. This month is proving to be a fun-filled fiasco, so
don’t miss out on some of these hot dates.
Westdene Street Market
Join the Westdene Neighbourhood Association from 4pm
on 24 February for their first ever neighbourhood street
market in President Steyn Street, Westdene. All the profits
made on the day will go towards the association in their
strife to foster a sustainable, safer, cleaner, eco-friendly
For more information, contact
083 287 8845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by: BONOLO MOLOI
Tea Party Valentine Celebration
K’ Cakes Bakery Boutique is inviting all the
beautiful ladies in the city to celebrate the month
of love in style on 11 February. The event is sure
to create an atmosphere of love, whilst engaging
meaningful conversations about love and more with
fellow women. The theme is Fascinator and Mask, with
colours red, gold, and black. Tickets cost R500 and this
To book your ticket, contact Kedi at 078 187 4460.
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Valentine’s Day Run
Do you know what will get your
heart beating faster this month?
Join the Brandkop Parkrun for
their Valentine’s Day event on 18
February at 07:00. You can walk,
jog, run or volunteer and bring
your loved ones or paws along.
Remember your barcode and if
you haven’t registered yet, you can
visit Brandkop Parkrun’s Facebook
page for the form. Wear something
red or pink, or both.
Ruan Josh & Leah Live by
Ruan Josh & Leah Live is op 10
Februarie by Jumpers Lane. Kaartjies
kos R150 per persoon en om jou
kaartjies te kry, moet jy Tobie Fourie
by 073 196 8887 kontak.
Die VKB Bieliemieliefees
Die Bieliemieliefees is ’n landbou-,
familie- en gemeenskapsfees wat
van 23 - 26 Februarie aangebied
word. Mense soos Steve Hofmeyr,
Ricus Nel, Spoegwolf en John
Rock Prophet, en vele meer, sal
op die verhoog pryk. Kaartjies kan
gekoop word by Computicket
en wissel van R100 - R300 vir
volwassenes en R50 - R200 vir
kinders. Maak seker dat jy dit nie
Valentynsdag met Mathys Roets
Mathys Roets tree op Valentynsdag (14 Februarie) by Be Human –
Middelwater Farm op. Kaartjies word teen R250 per persoon verkoop en
sluit ‘n glas wyn en ‘n Prego Steak Roll-ete in. Kaartjies is op Saterdae by
die Be Human Farm Deli beskikbaar of jy kan 071 391 5714 kontak.
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First book club of the year ... wine with a story, romance, thrillers, and,
it being Valentine’s month ... how to recognise a cad!
Oh ... bliss. A new Taylor Jenkins Reid.
In Forever, Interrupted we meet Elsie
Porter, an average twentysomething
who, one rainy New Year’s Day, heads
out to pick up a pizza for one. She
isn’t expecting to see anyone else in
the shop, much less the adorable and
charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is
instant and electric. Within weeks, the
two are head over heels in love. Within
months, they’ve eloped. Only nine
days later, Ben is out riding his
bike when he is hit by a truck and
killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens
outside her apartment, but
by the time she gets downstairs, he
has already been whisked off to the
emergency room, where she must
face the mother-in-law she has never
met, and who doesn’t even know Elsie
exists. Simon Schuster
Journey’s End ... wines with a story on every label
We love a wine with a story, and Journey’s End, the boutique estate on the
mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, have
released their rebranded new-vintage Tales Series range of wines ... new classic
labels but still with the tales behind the wine. This February we’ll be trying
Journey’s End Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2022. The Tale .... This wine is
named after the famed SB11 Weerstasie Kloon (Weather Station clone) which is
one of the core components used in this wine. First propagated in Stellenbosch
in the 1920s, it made a huge resurgence in the late 1970s. The clone is nicknamed
‘The Weather Station’ as the original plantings were made beside an old weather
station, which proved invaluable in enabling the farms to spot upcoming
changes in the weather and thus pick their fruit at its optimum condition.
The vegan-friendly wine is a refreshing aperitif but also enjoy with fresh oysters,
asparagus, smoked salmon, mussels, tempura prawns or seared tuna.
You’ll find it for between R100 and R120 from shop.journeysend.co.za
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One minute Lou is happily employed, with a perfect flat. The next, her home and
job have gone. The last thing she wants is to move to a tiny Cotswolds village,
and she certainly doesn’t intend to work for curmudgeonly eighty-year-old
Edgar Allsopp. But Edgar is about to make her the kind of promise nobody could
ignore. In return, she secretly vows to help him fall in love with life again. Then
there’s Remy, whose charm and charisma are proving hard to ignore. But Lou
hasn’t recovered from the last time she fell for a charmer. She needs a distraction
and luckily one’s about to turn up. Promise Me is Jill Mansell’s latest chick-lit read.
• Every day, The Housemaid (by Freida McFadden) cleans the Winchesters’
beautiful house. She collects their daughter from school, and cooks a delicious
meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in her tiny room on the
top floor. She tries to ignore how Nina Winchester makes a mess just to watch
her clean it up, how she tells strange lies about her own daughter, and how her
husband seems more broken every day. It’s hard not to imagine what it would
be like to live Nina’s life. The walk-in closet, the fancy car, the perfect husband.
But she reassures herself that the Winchesters don’t know who she really is. They
don’t know what she’s capable of. Little Brown
Nobody sits us down and teaches us
how to love. We’re often thrown into
relationships with nothing but romantic
movies and pop culture to help us
muddle through. Until now. In 8 Rules
of Love, instead of presenting love as
an ethereal concept or a collection
of cliches, Jay Shetty lays out specific,
actionable steps to help you develop
the skills to practice and nurture love.
He shares insights on how to win or
lose together, how to define love,
and why you don’t break in a breakup.
Inspired by Vedic wisdom and
modern science, he tackles the entire
relationship cycle, from first dates to
moving in together to breaking up
and starting over. And he shows us
how to avoid falling for false promises
and unfulfilling partners. Harper Collins
Are you dating Boring Bert (he wears
quilted anoraks and his mancave has
a trainset from his boyhood). Or a
Tradie Ted (he drives a bakkie, calls
you his woman and slaps your arse
as he walks past you). Are there red
flags in your relationship ... he asks to
borrow money, delays and evades,
sulks, withdraws and stonewalls you.
If there’s a resounding yes anywhere
here, it’s probably time to pick up a
copy of Caroline Hurry’s Flow - 21
secrets to refresh your relationship.
Full of hysterical descriptions
of Drunken Duncans, Stingy Steves
and Slobber Stans (his breath is beery,
and feels damp), Caroline doesn’t shy
away from nasty truths ... manipulation
and gaslighting, blame shifting
and abuse. She talks about dating
duds (don’t overinvest, or stalk him on
social media) and relationship flows.
All very tongue-in-cheek ... which
doesn’t mean she doesn’t get it spot
on! It’s not, she firmly points out,
another find-a-husband book (she did
that in Handbook for the Huntress),
but ‘more of an outstretched hand to
those who slipped on the treacherous
rocks of romance and need a little
help getting up again’. Hygge Books
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
Spread the love
Whether you celebrate the month of Love or not, gifting someone special with something special is never a bad
idea. Not sure what to get? Here are some items that will have your significant other gushing over you!
Africa Flowers, a local florist in Bloemfontein, is your
go-to for spoiling your loved ones with a variety of
roses this month. For Valentine’s Day, they will be
making bunches of 5 and 10 red roses. It will be
dressed up in a beautiful bunch with greenery and
with a small I love you teddy bear in the bunch.
The roses are R40 a stem – the bunch with 5
roses is R200 and the one with 10 roses is
Compiled by: JUSTINE FORTUIN
A Valentine’s teddy is
always special. This paper
rose teddy with a heart in
the middle will steal the
spotlight. R349.90 from
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Fun, fabulous and fearless,
Very Good Girl is a bold new
interpretation of the iconic
Good Girl scent. Evolving
Carolina Herrera’s vision of
the duality of the modern
woman, this irresistible
fragrance will walk straight
into your heart with its
seductive rose scent
and red-hot design. The
iconic Good Girl Stiletto
conquers new heights
with a stunning redlacquered
signature house shade
and a symbol of
and beauty. R2060
Jewellery is always a YES!
Get this set from Daniel Wellington.
The Quadro Pressed Melrose watch is crafted with polished
stainless steel and available in a refined rose gold plating or
vibrant silver finish.
The Elan Dual Ring is inspired by the delicate silhouette of
their classic ring, with an elevated twist. The result is a
harmonious and striking balance of minimalism and
Thoughtful design, sparkling crystals, and subtle
detailing – the Classic Lumine Unity Necklace
has all the ingredients of a memorable
piece. In addition, thanks to its
simple, yet precious allure, it
blends easily with various outfits,
from the everyday businesscasual
attire to your after-hours
little black dress.
Watch - R3490, Ring - R1190,
Necklace - R1690
Give the perfect Valentine’s Day gift
with milk chocolate-coated hazelnuts.
Made locally, this delicious treat
features whole hazelnuts enrobed
in a smooth Belgian milk chocolate,
made with responsibly sourced cocoa.
Your loved one will enjoy the unique
combination of sweetness and crunch.
R74.99 from Checkers.
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Where LOVE for
music and medicine meets
Text: JUSTINE FORTUIN. Photo: GYPSEENIA LION
Naledi is a local artist, who fell in love with music while
in high school and Isabel is in her final year of Medicine
(MBChB) at the University of the Free State.
Naledi says they met through mutual friends, but they
didn’t like each other at all in the beginning. “She was
always studying and there was one time we all went
out for McFlurries and she brought her books along to
study. This was crazy to me and I told her. Needless to
say we got off on the wrong foot. Although we didn’t
get along, she disliked me a lot more than I disliked her,”
“One day we were in the same space and I told her I
was going to marry her. That made her dislike me even
more. We then realised that we were in the same church
and that we should probably be civil with each other
and that’s when things changed for the better. I needed
Jesus to intervene.”
He says it was in church that he noticed the real Isabel
and that’s where he fell in love with her heart for people.
“She is extremely selfless toward people who can never
ever repay her. This is what ultimately made me realise
that this could be the woman I build the rest of my life
The couple will be married for five years in November
this year. Their wedding day was quite different
from a normal wedding day. Because of the amount
of weddings Naledi sang at, they wanted theirs to
represent them – “I wanted it to be just like my wife:
short and sweet,” says Naledi.
“We had our wedding ceremony on a Friday afternoon
in the beautiful Rosella Gardens in Bloem, followed
by a picnic with live entertainment and by 18:00 that
evening we were already on our flight to Johannesburg
for our honeymoon. We spent an amazing three weeks
in Bali for our honeymoon and that was the highlight of
our wedding,” says Isabel.
Speaking about their careers, Naledi says his love for
music actually started at Grey College where he joined
the primary school choir and from there started taking
music lessons. “I then joined the Bloemfontein Children’s
Choir which gave me the opportunity to travel the
world with music… that’s when I realised this could be
a career,” he says.
He adds that he then joined a small singing group at
Grey, which led him to join Vishuis Ser once he started
varsity. “A few of us started messing around and singing
together on campus and that’s when Simple Stories
was birthed, and then from that came my solo journey
which I’m currently on. It’s been nothing but music
Isabel says the field of Medicine has always been her
calling. “I remember at some point when the road to
Medicine became a bit tricky and it felt like a distant
dream I was so frustrated because I had no idea what I
was going to do with my life… because if not Medicine
then what? Now I’m finally starting to understand a
little bit more about why I’m so in love with Medicine.
The gift of being able to serve someone in their most
vulnerable moment is something I find so precious, and
to be able to not only be a part of it but play a big role
in it is something I truly feel honoured to be a part of.”
When asked how they balance their different
schedules and keep the spark alive they said: “Because
our professions and careers differ so much, it’s very
important for us to be intentional about the time
we spend together because we get so little. This has
actually become a blessing in disguise because now
that we know our time is limited when we are together,
we really make it count. Date nights are a must! Even
if it’s a quick lunch date during a busy day. And special
days are to be highly celebrated. That’s ultimately what
keeps the spark alive… time and romance.”
The couple says their ideal romantic vacation would be
disappearing – with their phones switched off – to a
place that has great weather and even better food. “We
are the biggest foodies… it’s our love language.”
Define love: “Love is a doing word. Marriage is spelled
W-O-R-K. Yes, feelings are present and are important,
but the crux of love is work because loving someone
requires sacrifice, forgiveness, intent, and passion,
over and over again, whether you feel like it or not.
Sometimes we don’t like each other, but at that
moment love is still present. We are continuously
learning what love is, at the end of the day it’s a
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“Our love story is quite simple
if you ask me, although it
didn’t really start with love at
Naledi and Isabel Mohapi
with their doggo, Winston
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“I’m a local artist and singing is
something that will always be
a part of me, it is my passion
and who I am. I recently got
married and this has truly been
the best chapter of my life.”
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her love language
esna Fourie, singer and
owner of Wes.Cabell, a
trendy accessories store
for ladies, says her music
journey started at a
very young age. “It actually started with
my mom’s hairbrush in one hand on my
parents’ double bed, performing for the
cupboards. At that stage, I loved Nadine’s
‘Meisiekind wil ek graag bly’ and her whole
Her singing career at that stage consisted of
small crowds at a show in her hometown,
and in the living room for family. “I recorded
my first album, ‘As ek jou vanaand kom
haal’ when I was 9 years old. Later, as I
had more exposure and experience in the
field, I started doing competitions and was
privileged to start travelling with the best
crew, my parents.”
In Bloemfontein, she joined the Limitliz
Talent Factory where she was exposed to
theatre and drama productions. “The shows
and crowds started to get bigger and in
October 2021, I released my first single and
music video, TUIS. It was definitely a huge
highlight in my life. My first music video was
recorded with the actor, Arno Greeff. TUIS
is available on all digital platforms and the
video is on YouTube.”
She carries on to talk about what saved her
during the pandemic – her business Wes.
Cabell. “At that stage, a performance here
and there was the highlight of my day and
the reason why I kept on going. In 2020,
Covid took that away from me and forced
me into another direction. Wes.Cabell
started with a fashion trend.”
Her husband supported her all the way
and was always willing to give her business
advice and help her brainstorm ideas. “I
started my business in August 2020. Wes.
Cabell is not just ‘nice on the ear and
catchy’, it is the creative and meaningful
name that JT, my husband, thought of, Wes
- Comes from my name Wesna and Cabell
comes from our puppy we got at that time
- Cabella. For me, Cabell symbolises a new
beginning. A new venture and a fresh start.”
Wesna tells us how she met her husband
and how it actually is such a funny story.
“He was the brother I never met or even
knew about. Eventually his older brother
told him about me and so we arranged a
coffee date, it was one of the best evenings
of my life. It was an evening filled with
laughter, chats, dancing, ice-cream, green
robots and the movie ‘Vir Altyd’. ”
From then she knew JT was the one for her:
“For the person he is and the person I am
around him. He has so many characteristics
that I absolutely love and always wanted in
a man. I look up to him and admire him for
what and who he is.”
This movie they watched on their first date
got more meaningful in their relationship
since that is technically where their “Vir
Altyd” started and even became their
wedding hashtag: #FourieVirAltyd
Our wedding day was the BEST day of my
entire life. It was so special. We had a BOHO
theme with pampas and earthy colours.
We were blessed with lots of rain, if I must
mention a few highlights, it was definitely
the moment I saw my husband in the
church, the opening dance, JT’s speech, and
JT and I did a Theuns Jordaan song ‘By Jou’
at the reception where he played the guitar
and I sang.”
Her idea of a romantic holiday is a place in
a private reserve with no signal, beautiful
views, a wood-fired hot tub, and an outdoor
shower area with a wildlife view.
Text: SAZLY MOSES Photo: GYPSEENIA LION
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Pamper yourself as you get ready for date nights this Month
of Love. Whether you’re going on a solo date, staying in,
or meeting up with a secret admirer, looking the part will
definitely have you feeling the love.
Text and Photos: GYPSEENIA LION and PIERCE VAN HEERDEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Thabile Mokete and
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Get ready for the
MONTH OF LOVE
Tarryn Labans, from Blush Aesthetics and Beauty, gives you
the ultimate prep guide for relaxing, getting your glow back,
lip care, and other essentials you need to take care of before
your big date.
Just like the rest of your face, the heat can take a toll
on your lips. Get rid of dry, chapped lips this Valentine’s
with a homemade lip scrub.
Effortless hair, makeup
Don’t kid yourself when it comes to phrases like
effortless makeup or hair.
Plan your look. A soft romantic hairstyle
complimented with a natural soft makeup
look is always a win this season.
Use a foundation that matches your
skin tone. Highlight your best features through
contouring and highlighting. You can also add some
blush to your cheekbones.
Round your look off by filling in empty spaces in your
eyebrows and add some definition to your lashes by applying
mascara, finish the look off by adding red lipstick or matte
lipstick that matches your skin tone.
Make your way over to the salon during the week
of your date and treat yourself to a full body
scrub (for a smoother more even skin) combined
with an aromatherapy massage.
Book a mani and pedi at the salon or DIY at home. There is
no bigger turn-off as ungroomed nails, especially if you are
going to wear open shoes. Slip a pocket-sized moisturizer in
your handbag. Hydrated hands and well-groomed cuticles will
make your hands look younger.
Glowing skin is always in
You want to put your best face forward,
which means glowing skin, also known
Dermaplaning is a form of deep
exfoliation where a scalpel is used to
scrape of the top layer of your skin. We
scrape away dead skin cells and fine
vellus hair also known as peach fuzz. This
makes make-up application a dream.
Quick Steps for Dermaplaning:
• Double cleanse your face
• Prep the skin - Biotane/wound healer
• Apply oil to make the gliding smoother
• Cleanse after dermaplaning
• (Algenate mask/Hydrating if you want to include it)
• Tone to cleanse remaining residue
• Moisturise your face
• Apply SPF
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We love a little
Jaguar Classic Black - seductive, high-class and charismatic.
• Bentley Intense boasts excellent staying power and offers a
long-lasting, truly intense and daring fragrance experience.
R1049 • Dunhill Driven Black is old-school charming and
seductive.R979. All from Clicks.
This limited edition gold car diffuser attaches to the
aircon vents of your car and releases a consistent fine
fragrance. R475 from wickfragrances.com
An intoxicating and masculine
blend of musk, patchouli, sage
and mahogany cologne for your
car. Midsummer’s Night is one
of the Yankee Candles Ultimate
Car Jar options ... if your car’s
the love of your life, give it a
signature scent. R120 from
Attach this Diptyque Perfumed
Car Diffuser to your car’s ventilation
grill and your car will be awash
with the tart, exuberant scent of
blackcurrant leaves, accented with
rose blossoms. The adjustable metal
grill allows you to control the intensity
of fragrance in the car, and if used
correctly the cartridges can be kept for
up to three months. R2600 from skins.co.za
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If life is a highway ... we want to be driving the all new Proton X70
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
Does that still stand if the destination is a first class,
luxurious, been-dying-to-visit spot? To be honest, we didn’t
think so. But then we jumped into the Proton X70 and my
heaven ... we could have driven for days!
Massive, comfy, soft Nappa leather power seats, which went
waaaay back for passengers needing a snooze (those early
morning departures are a bugger). Loads and loads of leg
room and space for coolers and coffee and padkos (we’re
all for too-many-snacks on any journey). A really impressive,
six speaker sound system for the 70s Road Tripping play
list. Add the voice command (“Hi Proton - roll down the
windows”) and touch screen monitor infotainment system
which has smart phone and Bluetooth connectivity, and
USB ports ... so all those necessary boxes firmly ticked.
Our route included freeway (so a chance to open up and
feel the power, and to test the cruise control), detours
through rural towns with pothole-strewn roads (and here
we use the word roads in the loosest possible way) as well
as a short stretch of gravel and dust ... so we could really
experience the car every which way. Add to that drizzle and
downpours (hello auto-sensing wipers) followed by the
sweltering heat and dust of the Kruger area (so a massive
welcome to the Proton Intelligent Air Purification System
– a combination of N95 cabin filter which is incorporated
into the air-conditioning, and air purifier system ... combined
these work twice as efficiently to improve the air quality
inside the cabin).
A big plus on a long trip is the excellent fuel consumption
- 7.8l per 100km in the Proton X70 (and 6.5l in the smaller
Proton X50) ... certainly a lot more impressive than some
of the other SUVs on the market. In fact, affordability was
a major influence in the decision by Combined Motor
Holdings and Geely when bringing Proton back into
the country from Malaysia. With so many luxury brands
launching SUVs, there was a massive gap, they felt, for a
quality SUV within an affordable price bracket.
Another long-distance journey plus is the five-year roadside
assistance which comes standard - as, by the way, does the
five-year, unlimited mileage (yay to many long road trips)
and transferrable warranty, the five year/80 000 km service
plan and the five-star ratings in financial packages ... so bit
of a high-five all round, here, too.
Knowing road-side assistance is just a call away, other safety
and security benefits are the six airbags and the advanced
driver assist system, which includes blind spot info, lane
departure warning, adaptive cruise control and forward
collision warning (jolly helpful when the driver ahead of you
suddenly reduces speed).
Add to that the traction control, hill hold assist and hill
descent control, electronic and anti-lock braking systems
with brake assist and auto brake hold. There are also
daytime running lamps, which means greater visibility in all
We’re not, we admit, the best reverse-parkers in the
forecourt, so the 360 degree camera and parking sensors
were a jolly useful addition for us (and no doubt for others
in the area!).
Stops at padstals along the way drew loads of envious
glances from fellow travellers ... and stepping back to
admire our ride, we knew why. From the chrome finishing
on the front and rear bumpers to the rear diffuser with dual
exhaust outlets to the alloy wheels to the power tailgate
with foot sensor (oh my, how we loved that ... bought extra
goodies just so we had an excuse to open (and fill) the
enormously spacious boot).
The Proton comes in six rather dashing colour choices -
Snow White and Armour Silver, a dark and dashing Jet Gray
and look-at-me Ruby Red, Space Grey and our favourite
There are, obviously, kilometer-long technical specifications
... none of which mean a single thing to us (we’re all for
the ride, not the deets) ... so best you download the Digital
Brochure on proton.cars, navigate your way around that,
and then once you’re revved up, it’s all ready, steady, go and
book a test drive.
Compiled by: KYM ARGO
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Romance in the air
It’s the month of Love and we love dressing up … or down to celebrate the romance.
Whether you’re heading out for a fancy dinner or staying in
for some cuddles, we’ve got you covered.
Dress up for a romantic dinner
in this stunning Sissy Boy Headline
Boobtube Maxi Dress in a bold red.
R1399 from Foschini.
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Pair that with this
sandal with rhinestone
R1499 from Aldo.
Complete your look with the Ramona
Chunky Stone Hoop Earring in Crystal.
R249 from Forever New
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If you’re not keen on the nightlife, don’t worry
– we’ve still got you covered for a romantic
outdoor picnic, but let’s do FANCY!
These pleated wide-leg
pants scream fancy and
we’re here for it.
R399.99 from The Fix
a next step for
help at every
What’s a picnic without
some gorgeous flats?
Grab these basic mule
R99.99 from Edgars.
Romance at home
For a more laid back date night at
home you can keep it chill with
this cami and short set for
R699 from Cotton On.
Go full Gatsby with this
glamorous pieces that
features faux gems and
colourful stones in an
array of peacock tones.
R280 from Lovisa.
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The sweet taste of
The month of sweethearts and love can also
be a time to share something sweet with the one who makes your heart beat.
Text and Photographs: GYPSEENIA LION
The Social Food Club’s owner
and self-taught chef Petri
Coertzen shares an easy-toprepare
Yoghurt and Vanilla
Panna Cotta, topped with a
Berry Coulis recipe to cool off in
the heat of the moment.
“The inspiration for this
dish was definitely our
Bloemfontein heat! The perfect
‘light, refreshing, not-toosweet
ending’ to seal any meal.”
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2 1/2 teaspoons unflavoured
2 cups plain double cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
or 1 vanilla pod, de-seeded
2 cups cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Place water in a small bowl, stir in gelatin and set aside until the
gelatin softens, about 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk all of the yoghurt, vanilla extract and a cup of
milk or cream.
In a small saucepan, bring remaining milk or cream and sugar to a
Stir in water-gelatin mixture and remove from heat.
Whisk this mixture into the yoghurt mixture, then stir in lemon juice
at the end.
Pour mixture into small cups or pan and chill in fridge for at least 2
hours for small cups and up to 8 for a large pan. It’s best to do this
the night before you need it for the best outcome.
For the Berry Coulis, cook and reduce together:
2 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
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Looking to spice up your bedroom décor
Then look no further as we have you covered with red-toned combinations
and ideas to create that warm and cozy feeling while maintaining a sophisticated look
We are starting off with a good foundation
to balance out the red tones with this
white sophisticated bedroom suite from
@Home – a high thread count crisp white
manor bedlinen, featuring knotted details
and elegant embroidery. From R 2,699.
This stunning, jacquard
scatter cushion from
Mr Price Home will
instantly add a modern
feel to your home
with its trendy
and superior finish.
These cushions can
transform your bedroom
stool/couch from dull to
designer. The inner included
is made from recycled
material. From R249.99.
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This chair/stool from
@Home brings a cool,
calm and confident
feeling of beauty to
your space. An utterly
gorgeous piece in a style
that commands attention.
Pair it with the jacquard
scatter cushion and you
will never leave your room.
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These carefully planted two
poinsettias in a 3-in-1 wooden crate
from Netflorist are sure to brighten
up your room. And as a bonus, they
are relatively easy to look after. From
Add this gorgeously luxurious two-colour Nuage
rugs from Rugs Original to have your room
looking both rich and warm. This piece is a
must have to add texture to an otherwise plain
palette. From R 4,995.00.
To liven up the neutral tone
while not taking away from the
pop of colour the throw brings
to your duvet set, add these
red and white cushions
from Superbalist for just the
right balance. From R256.
Add this velvety
textured throw from
Mr Price Home for a
great pop of colour.
Throws give room
to play with many
tones, so you can
experiment with all
the shades of red
you can find.
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Keep your garden beautiful with love(ly) shades of violet, pink and purple
Veggie of the month
It is worth making space to sow
globe artichokes. These beautiful
plants are a feature in any garden,
and not just the veggie garden. Plants
need at least 1m by 1m to thrive and
should be planted in full sun, in rich,
fertile soil that drains well. Artichoke
Violet de Provence from RAW seed
is an heirloom variety with large,
serrated silvery leaves and purple
buds. Water deeply, especially when
the buds are forming. At the end of
the first year the plant will produce
small buds which can be picked
and eaten or left to flower. From the
second year, many more buds will be
produced and will be larger. The best
harvests are from the second and
third year. Details: rawliving.co.za
Text: ALICE COETZEE
Indoor plant of the month
For a Valentine’s treat, drop hints or spoil yourself to Curcuma
Sweet, a soft pink lily, or Curcuma purple Splash. This lush, tropical
lily, aka Siamese tulip, will flower indoors for the next month or
more. Display it as a coffee table beauty, or anywhere with bright,
indirect light. Keep the soil lightly moist but not soggy. Curcuma
is a perennial that can be transplanted into a frost free garden
in partial shade or in a pot on the patio. However, it does go
dormant after flowering. When the leaves start to go yellow, stop
watering, cut off the leaves and let the potting mix dry out. Store
the pot in a cool place during winter and sprinkle with water
occasionally. In spring, plant out the tubers in the garden or leave
them in the pot to sprout. Details: lvgplant.co.za
We’re planting …
Bidens Pretty in Pink - because it’s
one of the failsafe plants that copes
with dry or wet conditions, grows in
ordinary garden soil and is tolerant of
urban pollution. It produces masses of
beautiful hot pink daisy flowers with
gold eyes and creamy white tips at
the ends of the stems from late spring
to mid-autumn. The plants are bushy,
low growing and compact and the
tiny, fernlike green leaves add a fine
and delicate texture to the garden.
Pretty in Pink grows in sun or partial
shade and is a versatile garden flower
for mass planting, rockeries or borders,
as well as filling pots and hanging
baskets. Details: ballstraathof.co.za
Garden tasks for February
• Water in the morning or late afternoon.
• Mulch all beds to keep the soil cool
and moist for longer. • Remove dead
blooms to extend the flowering period
of your summer annuals and perennials.
• Lightly trim lavender, pelargoniums,
and other bushy plants that need tidying
up, as well as topiaries and hedges. •
Divide agapanthus and irises. • Water
containers daily and feed with a liquid
fertiliser at half strength every second
week. • Water lawns and mow weekly. If
it is very hot don’t cut the lawn too low. •
Pick fast maturing vegetables like beans,
cucumbers, chillies, and tomatoes at least
twice a week. • Watch out for red spider
on your herbs, vegetables and flowers
and spray with an organic insecticide like
Ludwig’s Insect Spray.
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It’s February and you know what that means – romantic dates, flowers,
chocolates, etc. Our power couple Naledi and Isabel Mohapi,
share some of their favourites that lead up to the perfect date.
The ultimate LOVE destination
One of our best dates in Bloem was taking a weekend out
to De Oude Kraal. It’s close, it’s top-class, extremely romantic
and they have the most amazing food. It’s a great way to
reconnect and touch base with your partner,” said Naledi
De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa is a luxurious, awardwinning,
four-star guest house, situated 35km south of
Bloemfontein on the N1.
This hidden gem is ideal for the Month of Love and the
perfect spoil for your loved one. Whether you’re looking
for an exquisite fine-dining experience, spa treatments,
luxurious garden rooms, standard farm rooms, the daily a la
carte restaurant, or various outdoor activities, De Oude Kraal
is the place to go.
“We have the perfect place to make your special person feel
even more special,” says Marie-Louise Nel.
De Oude Kraal offers both a fine dining and al-la-carte
option for you to choose from. Their accommodation
options are an ideal romantic break-away from the city.
Keep an eye out on their social media for some of the
amazing specials De Oude Kraal will have this Month of
Visit our website to view
our spa packages or
give us a call and we will help you
plan the perfect weekend.
email@example.com 051 5640 733 / 051 5640 636
071 679 6596
35km South of Bloemfontein on the N1 (to Cape Town)
FOCUS ON COUPLES FAVOURITES
To ensure that you arrive at your date safely, jack up your
ride and put a rim on it at Stoney’s Wheel and Tyre.
With friendly, hassle-free, and professional service
you are sure to make it in time.
Professional services, like wheel alignment
and balancing, can also be done. Stoney’s
makes use of modern technology through
a specialised 3D machine that is specifically
designed for these purposes.
You can get these services at any of the
two branches in Bloemfontein, located in
55 Zastron Street and the corner of Rhodes
Avenue and Church Street, while enjoying a free
cup of coffee and Wi-Fi so that you can relax or
search for more exciting ideas for the month of love.
Love your tyres? Visit Stoney’s Wheel and Tyres for the
sweetest deals on high performance quality tyres for any
vehicle this month of love.
A food lover’s
kind of date
Looking for fresh produce to use
for a picnic date best suited for this
warm weather? Then look no further
as Food Lover’s Market has just what
you need to pack in your basket this
Food Lover’s is a retail shop that
provides fresh produce such as fruits
and vegetables, a bakery for all your
baked goodies, a butchery for all
the meat lovers, a variety of healthy
snack options - such as dried fruits
for the health-conscious - and just
a little bit of everything else for the
convenience of customers.
These vast options allow you and
your partner to explore various treats
that suit your taste buds.
Picnic dates aren’t only good
because of the food but they’re
also affordable, making them a cute
Valentine’s date idea for any budget
and that’s why you should
choose Food Lover’s for your
According to owner Rita
de Almanda, Food Lover’s
Market is focused on
pricing, having good quality
products at an affordable price
so that all can have access to it.
You can find Food Lover’s Market on
the corner of Nelson Mandela Drive
& Miller Road in Langenhoven Park,
for your assured experience of a fresh
marketplace like no other.
FOR THE LOVE OF
CNR NELSON MANDELA DRIVE
& MILLNER ROAD
TEL: 051 451 2550
FOCUS ON COUPLES FAVOURITES
A coffee date for two
Steering away from mainstream
Valentine’s Day dates, our
feature couple Naledi and Isabel
recommend a spontaneous coffee
date at Träumerei, Pretty Gardens.
Your partner is guaranteed a special
time as this coffee shop gives off a
sense of elegance – maybe because
it is tied together with a restaurant to
give off that elevated café feel.
Träumerei offers a more intimate
way to spend time together without
the hubbub of a restaurant crowd.
“Pretty Gardens is a very relaxed area
with birds chirping and beautiful
flowers around. So, stepping into
Träumerei, you’ll feel like you’re in a
different place, catch a bit of sun and
just breathe in the clean and fresh air
around you,” advises owner Rita de
A good date can’t be completed
without good food, and Träumerei
offers a wide array of dishes and
beverages, situated to your liking. “We
serve coffee, cake, breakfast, lunch,
and there is also a buffet to choose
from,” says Rita.
Driven by providing great customer
service, Träumerei serves good,
quality food with affordable pricing so
that customers can enjoy their time
this Month of Love.
To experience this scenic
environment, visit Träumerei situated
at the Pretty Gardens Nursery in
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Love a safari
Luxurious rooms + impressive meals + a massive roar = a perfect bush experience
Room with a view
The invigorating feeling of the unknown, not
knowing what’s around that very next bend,
what sounds and smells will trigger your
senses … this is what makes us fall in love with
the bushveld over and over again.
So, when we arrived at the newly opened
Letamo Lodge at Qwabi Private Game
Reserve in Waterberg of Limpopo, we knew
we were going to be catching all the feels that
wildlife brings ... paired with an indulgent stay.
With 11 000-hectares of Big Five land to
explore, divided by wide-open paths and
lush terrain, we were relieved to be with the
fabulous guide Brendan - always cracking a
joke, an impressive knowledge of both rhino
and birdlife and he makes a decent cup of
We’d hardly even set out on the first drive for
a minute when we had our very first sighting
… three hippos, the bull with his mouth wide
open showing off his dominance. And as
much as it was captivating to view from the
4x4 game vehicle, it’s a sight that can easily be
viewed from the lodge’s large rim-flow pool
which overlooks the river. And the sightings
on our drives just kept getting better and
better. Even the pouring rain didn’t keep
the animals away ... we spotted a cheetah
gracefully walking along, crossing our path
into the bush, a rather drenched wildebeest,
a rare sighting of foam-nest tree frogs going
about their business. Highlight, if we had to
choose, was a close encounter with a lion ...
who gave a warning roar so fearful that one
The African wild cat that let out a roar
Qwabi 4X4 game vehicle
Stripes among the wild daisies
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Lemato Lodges rim-flow pool overlooking the river
guest (could have been from Get It ... we’d never tell!) dropped her camera in fright.
A perfect ending to the final game drive, since Qwabi means ‘African wild cat’ in the
local Sesotho language.
Back to the lodge ... G&T firmly in hand, we chatted to General Manager of Qwabi
Private Game Reserve Dr André Uys who told us the reserve is a conservation
stronghold which is committed to preserve, protect and populate the African
species. You can appreciate the passion behind their anti-poaching efforts and
admire the focus on genetic management.
It’s a large lodge ... a whopping 58 rooms, which has standard rooms (still jolly
spacious with a king size bed, lovely white cotton linen and a private patio), as well
as inter-linking room for families, and luxury suites with private plunge pools. It’s all
very natural with calm tones and an Afri-chic vibe.
For those who’re looking for a little hedonistic luxury, there’s an incredible wellness
spa ... the perfect place to get pampered and feel reenergized and our ideal spot to
be spending our leisure time, but those with more energy can also hit the gym or
padel court. For parents looking for some down time while they laze by the pool,
there’s a really cool junior conservation ‘HQ’ where the staff will care for your little
ones. They have set activities, arts and crafts, a jungle gym, PlayStation, swingball and
so much more. What’s more Letamo offers thoughtfully curated child-friendly safaris
and a Junior Conservationists Programme designed to instill the passion for nature
at a young age.
And on the menu. Glorious indulgent breakfasts, light lunch-come-tea mid
afternoon, bush dinners outdoors if the weather plays fair or in the lodge restaurant
overlooking the bush. Loads of African-inspired dishes (we tucked into a hearty
oxtail potjie with polenta followed by the most delicious malva pudding) and an
award-wining selection of Southern African wines.
This lodge is a part of the Newmark Hotels & Reserves group, and they’re currently
renovating two additional lodges on the grounds. Letamo Lodge, where we
stayed is the perfect spot for a luxury family bush vacay, but if you are looking for
something more intimate, Babohi Lodge will be opening soon and is exclusively for
adults. The third lodge to open will be Semela, and promises to be the ideal spot for
The rates at Lemato start at R6650 per person sharing, per night for full board,
including daily game drives. For more details, visit newmarkhotels.com/
accommodation/qwabi-private-game-reserve or follow them on
social media @qwabiprivategamereserve
First sighting of a
bull showing off
Cheetah gracefully crossing
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Compiled by: MEGAN BRETT
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