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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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February 2023

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 ml@zigzagcreations.co.za.

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

includes food.

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

Jumpers Lane

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

misloop 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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Book club

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

Wish list

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



A Valentine’s teddy is

always special. This paper

rose teddy with a heart in

the middle will steal the

spotlight. R349.90 from

West Pack.

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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

interior— a

signature house shade

and a symbol of

passion, sophistication

and beauty. R2060

from Woolworths.

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


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,”

he says.

“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

continuous pursuit.”

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“Our love story is quite simple

if you ask me, although it

didn’t really start with love at

first sight…”

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.



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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.


Thabile Mokete and

Tarryn Labans

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Get ready for the


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.

Luscious Lips

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

as dermaplaning.

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

• Tone

• Prep the skin - Biotane/wound healer

• Apply oil to make the gliding smoother

• Dermaplane

• 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

weather conditions.

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

Cinnamon Brown.

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


February 2023 Get It Bloemfontein 17

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.


Pair that with this

Rebekka heeled

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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Daytime fun

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

There’s always

a next step for

your business.

There’s always

help at every


What’s a picnic without

some gorgeous flats?

Grab these basic mule

push-in sandals.

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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60ml water

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

low simmer.

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


February 2023 Get It Bloemfontein 21

Spice up

your bedroom

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.

Compiled by: BONOLO MOLOI

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.

From R6,999.

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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.

From R299.99.


February 2023 Get It Bloemfontein 23

Plant pretty

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


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

and Isabel.

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.

info@deoudekraal.com 051 5640 733 / 051 5640 636

071 679 6596

35km South of Bloemfontein on the N1 (to Cape Town)


Sweet deals

and wheels

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

Valentine’s Day.

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.







TEL: 051 451 2550


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

Langenhoven Park.

START the day wit h laughter

(and a



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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

Amarula coffee!

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

corporate getaways.

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

February 2023 Get It Bloemfontein 31

Compiled by: MEGAN BRETT



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