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Health, beauty<br />

wellness<br />

Take a seat at the table<br />

Lihann Basson and Janke Eloff...<br />

Down<br />

love and creativity intertwined<br />

the aisle<br />

may 20<strong>24</strong>


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contents<br />

WHY DON’T YOU<br />

2 Get out and about before the winter cold rolls in<br />

WISH LIST<br />

6 We’re wishing for romance<br />

PEOPLE<br />

8 Love and creativity intertwines with Lihann Basson and Janke Eloff<br />

12 Mario Lategan, the classic man<br />

BEAUTY<br />

14 Wedding day glam<br />

FASHION<br />

16 Dress according to a colour palette<br />

FOOD<br />

20 Food trucks and wedding bells<br />

SPOIL<br />

96 WIN a case of gorgeous wine to celebrate a special occasion<br />

COVER<br />

Photographer: Gypseenia Lion<br />

Make-up: MUD Studios <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein<br />

Dress: Calvers Bridal & Evening Wear<br />

Suit: Casper Bosman<br />

Venue: Nebo venue<br />

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<strong>May</strong> 20<strong>24</strong>


Out & About<br />

Get out with these events before the winter cold rolls in!<br />

Droomsindroom & Rooksein at <strong>Bloem</strong>skou<br />

On 1 <strong>May</strong> Droomsindroom and Rooksein will be taking to the<br />

Coca-Cola Stage at the <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein Showgrounds for an<br />

evening filled with great local music. The music starts at 7pm<br />

and tickets are included with entry to <strong>Bloem</strong>skou, and are<br />

available on Computicket.<br />

Bling & Black Tie ball at Ramblers Club<br />

Enjoy an evening of entertainment by Arco Musica from 7pm<br />

on 18 <strong>May</strong> at Ramblers Club. A buffet meal, champagne at the<br />

door and canapés will round off an opulent evening. Tickets are<br />

available from Quicket at R490.<br />

Compiled by: Warren Hawkins<br />

Wild Olive Estate Night Trail<br />

If being outdoors sounds more enjoyable, Wild Olive<br />

Estate is hosting the latest in their Night Trail Series<br />

on 8 <strong>May</strong> from 6 pm. There will be several races to<br />

choose from, including a 7km and 4km run. The entry<br />

fee is R50 and registration opens at 5pm.<br />

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Book club<br />

Interesting women, natural history mysteries ... and a look into the future!<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

It’s 1954 on far-flung Verona Island,<br />

a tropical paradise with a fragile<br />

economy and a rising crime rate.<br />

Prostitution is legal and Lila Gulliver<br />

is proud of her business - a highend<br />

brothel where her clients are<br />

guaranteed privacy and discretion.<br />

When Carità Bercy, a young, destitute,<br />

and beautiful blind woman arrives at<br />

her door seeking employment, Lila<br />

decides to give her a chance. Carità<br />

proves a valuable asset to the house,<br />

as well as a psychological puzzle to her<br />

employer. One hot night, Ian Drohan,<br />

a handsome son of a wealthy judge,<br />

visits Lila’s house for the first time,<br />

and falls madly in love with Carità.<br />

Lila doubts his sincerity and fears for<br />

Carità‘s future. But Carità has no such<br />

fears. In fact, she is a reckless force of<br />

nature, determined to succeed in ways<br />

Lila hasn’t even contemplated. Valerie<br />

Martin’s Mrs Gulliver ... a steamy tale<br />

of passionate love, found and lost, and<br />

found again! Doubleday<br />

The first thing Vanessa Carvin does<br />

when she arrives on the small island<br />

off the coast of Ireland is change her<br />

name. To the locals, she will be Willow<br />

Hale. The second is to shave her head<br />

... no longer shoulder length blonde,<br />

it’s now cropped and grey, more<br />

in keeping with a solitary outsider<br />

escaping Dublin to live a hermetic<br />

existence in a small cottage, and not a<br />

notorious woman trying to get away<br />

from the media after her husband<br />

committed a crime - one they think<br />

she is guilty of, too. Escaping her old<br />

life might seem like a good idea but<br />

the choices she has made throughout<br />

her marriage have consequences.<br />

Here, on the island, Vanessa must<br />

reflect on what she did, and did<br />

not, do. Only then can she discover<br />

whether she is worthy of finding<br />

peace at all. Water by John Boyne ...<br />

a story of a woman coming to terms<br />

with the demons of her past and<br />

finding a new path forward. Penguin<br />

Keep your<br />

place with<br />

Book Darts,<br />

R425 from<br />

pezulainteriors.co.za<br />

It’s 2050. A climate-changed world,<br />

where humans and digital devices<br />

are closely entwined. It’s a world filled<br />

with natural disasters, drought, famine<br />

and floods. People are displaced as<br />

new immigration laws are put into<br />

effect, and the gap between the<br />

haves and have nots widens. Future<br />

Imperfect by Babette Gallard is<br />

the story of a family determined to<br />

be together ... despite the horrific<br />

obstacles in their way ... exhaustion,<br />

terror, the xenophobia of people<br />

struggling to protect their increasingly<br />

scarce resources. Thought-provoking,<br />

this novel raises the question of what<br />

may happen to our world in the nottoo-distant<br />

future. LightEye<br />

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Hippos, a Mongoose and Me, sequel to the popular A Hippo Love<br />

Story, is a collection of vivid stories reflecting the decades that<br />

author Karen Paolillo has lived and worked in the wilds of southeast<br />

Zimbabwe. The book kicks off with the rescue of two leopard cubs<br />

from a water tank, with an anxious mum waiting in a fig tree nearby,<br />

and continues with tales encompass a wide variety of animals and<br />

experiences … Karen’s extraordinary affinity with hippos, life with her<br />

beloved mongoose, characterful baboons and rescued birds, close<br />

encounters with lions and an injured buffalo, and her heart-stopping<br />

flight from an enraged elephant. To add to the drama, Karen and her<br />

husband Jean-Roger must face off against the drumbeat of political<br />

subterfuge and poaching of wildlife, sometimes at great personal risk.<br />

Such a great read … massively recommended. Penguin Books<br />

Extraordinarily similar woodpeckers<br />

in South America and Africa.<br />

Quintessentially African trees native<br />

across South America, from Ecuador<br />

to Paraguay. How could this be? This<br />

question nagged Nick Norman, an<br />

exploration geologist by profession<br />

and keen birder by hobby. He’d been<br />

surprised to see a woodpecker in<br />

Brazil, where he was working at the<br />

time, which was strikingly similar to<br />

those he knew in the land of his birth,<br />

South Africa. In subsequent work<br />

engagements in South America, he<br />

saw other birds there, as well as trees,<br />

which represented families he knew<br />

well in Africa. That was the mystery<br />

… how the same families of flora and<br />

fauna had distributed themselves in<br />

continents astride a major world ocean,<br />

the South Atlantic. The obvious answer<br />

– continental drift – turned out to be<br />

a blind alley. Sherlock Holmes said<br />

‘When you have eliminated all which<br />

is impossible, then whatever remains,<br />

however improbable, must be the<br />

truth.’ In solving the mystery, the truth<br />

of Holmes’s axiom became more and<br />

more evident to Nick as he discovered<br />

extraordinary travelogues of trees and<br />

birds for which, given enough time, a<br />

wide ocean was no barrier. This, Nick<br />

Norman’s The Woodpecker Mystery –<br />

The inevitability of the Improbable, is<br />

a story of astonishing epiphanies, full of<br />

fact that will fascinate lovers of natural<br />

history. The Franschhoek Press<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/bloemfontein<br />

Bruce Jack’s Ghost In The Machine<br />

Sauvignon Blanc is all clean and fresh tropical<br />

fruit flavours - papaya and spanspek, with hints<br />

of litchi, and is brilliant paired with fried zucchini,<br />

asparagus, risotto and a Greek pasta salad. Order<br />

online for R208 from orders@thedrift.co.za or find<br />

at your local bottlestore.<br />

All books available at Exclusive Books and exclusivebooks.co.za<br />

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Wish list<br />

We’re wishing for romance … mwah mwah<br />

“We’ve been waiting eight years for this.” Matured over eight<br />

years, Spier has just released the small-lot 2016 Prestige<br />

Cuvée Cap Classique. And Spier Cellar Master Johan Jordaan<br />

continues “But let me tell you, those eight years were worth<br />

every second. The cuvée’s prolonged contact with the lees<br />

has imbued it with an extraordinary depth of character<br />

and a complexity that only time can bestow.” With a creamy<br />

texture and layers of nuanced flavours ranging from crisp<br />

red apple and citrus to brioche and stewed fruits, this Cap<br />

Classique invites you to slow down and savour the moment.<br />

“It’s not just about when you drink it, but more importantly,<br />

the company you’re with and the quality of the time you’re<br />

enjoying. If you ask me, that’s the perfect pairing,” reflects<br />

Johan. R450 a bottle from spier.co.za<br />

<strong>May</strong> you be blessed with light and<br />

treasured times. Ribbons of Love<br />

by Dr Elizabeth Peter-Ross is a book<br />

of marriage themes, blessings and<br />

art ... inspired by the need of many<br />

of today’s couples to celebrate their<br />

marriage more personally than the<br />

traditional. There are 25 blessings,<br />

ranging from celebration and<br />

commitment to trust, loyalty and<br />

gratitude, all with glorious artworks<br />

by Annie Druyer. R250<br />

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For the bride, the bridesmaids, the mothers of the bride and groom<br />

... the pieces of handcrafted jewellery from Shelley Taylor make<br />

a beautiful statement. Fresh water pearls simply never go out of<br />

fashion ... and the range of earrings, necklaces and bracelets is<br />

simply dazzling. Details: shelleytaylor.co.za<br />

Bella Vita Paradiso Eau de Parfum<br />

from Guess ... an intensely desirable<br />

Floral Amber Gourmand scent<br />

opening with a juicy blend of<br />

Italian Mandarin, inviting Pear<br />

Blossom and flirtatious Red Berries,<br />

with a floral heart which blooms<br />

of rousing Jasmine, fresh Gardenia<br />

and honeyed Tuberose, subsiding<br />

into a rich base of grounding<br />

Patchouli, bold Amber and creamy<br />

Musk for a memorable signature.<br />

Sensual, confident, bold, you’ll find<br />

it at Dis-Chem for R1325.<br />

Sophisticated antique-toned brass and<br />

black nickel Luca wine cooler,<br />

R2 995 from blockandchisel.co.za<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/bloemfontein<br />

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Compiled by: Kym Argo


Love and creativity<br />

intertwined<br />

Text: Justine Fortuin bouquet: africa flowers<br />

The life journeys of Lihann Basson and Janke Eloff<br />

initially started very traditionally. Janke studied<br />

Actuarial Science for two and a half years while<br />

Lihann studied education and taught for a few years.<br />

Janke was the first to take the leap to pursuit content creation<br />

full-time as the bug had already bitten her when she was<br />

delving into content creation and managing social media<br />

for a local singer. Lihann eventually caught on and left his<br />

teaching job to work with Janke full-time, creating content<br />

and managing social media.<br />

“Together, we founded Your Neon SA. Now, Lihann focuses on<br />

the business while I handle private clients. We still help each<br />

other where we can and work as a team as much as possible,”<br />

says Janke.<br />

Let’s start at the very beginning. Lihann and Janke’s story<br />

began in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein, where fate brought them together<br />

through a mutual friend’s introduction. Lihann showed<br />

a great sense of boldness when he made his move with<br />

a spontaneous kiss. This defined their relationship, and<br />

according to Janke, he described it as “when you know, you<br />

know” and she didn’t mind one bit. “The rest is history!”<br />

Janke believes that people can learn a lot from Lihann. “For<br />

anyone, my advice is to shoot your shot,” says Janke. “Just<br />

decide to go for it, kiss the girl, and you might just end up<br />

marrying her a few years later.” Lihann and Janke are now<br />

engaged and eagerly awaiting their wedding.<br />

The pair says joint content creation happened by accident.<br />

“Lihann always supported me and helped me take videos for<br />

brands for my personal account. Brands soon wanted to work<br />

with us as a couple. Creating content together is also a lot of<br />

fun and it comes effortlessly to us. We love it and don’t just<br />

see it as a job,” says Janke.<br />

To them, the most rewarding aspect of their journey lies not<br />

just in the professional achievements but in the ability to<br />

pursue their passions wholeheartedly.<br />

“Having a job where she can’t wait to jump out of bed in the<br />

mornings is something that she never thought she’d achieve.<br />

It’s incredibly rewarding when someone comes up to us in<br />

public and tells us that our content either made them laugh<br />

or helped them in some way,” Janke shares.<br />

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Lihann’s most rewarding part is creating something for<br />

brands that brings their visions to life. After all, he is the one<br />

who comes up with most of the video ideas and enjoys<br />

bringing concepts to life creatively.<br />

“We both didn’t like our previous career paths, and being<br />

able to do something together that we love is amazing,”<br />

said Lihann. Even though being a content creator and<br />

working in social media can be rewarding, it does come<br />

with its challenges. “One of the biggest struggles is people<br />

– people’s opinions, hate messages, criticism, customers<br />

that complain and attack us personally, because they feel<br />

that they have easy access to our lives through Instagram,”<br />

they express.<br />

They feel that people often forget to treat them with<br />

respect from a business point of view because they share<br />

so much of their personal lives and post amusing content.<br />

“It’s difficult to be taken seriously in this industry. People<br />

often address us personally or feel that they can message<br />

us personally if they have business queries. We deal with<br />

this as a team. We know that people’s opinions about our<br />

relationship are just that … opinions. We’ve learned to grow<br />

thicker skins and not let people’s judgement get to us,” says<br />

Janke.<br />

Their advice to couples considering embarking on a similar<br />

journey? “You have to set strict boundaries when it comes<br />

to your relationship and business,” Janke emphasises. “Most<br />

of all, we think you should enjoy working together and<br />

always support each other in whatever situation you are in,<br />

in your professional and personal life.”<br />

As they look ahead to the future, Lihann and Janke are<br />

embracing new ventures, their wedding also being one of<br />

them.<br />

“Lihann is currently busy expanding his business in<br />

the wedding industry,” Janke reveals. “And I’m working<br />

on implementing one-on-one coaching sessions and<br />

masterclasses for people who want to level up their social<br />

media game.”<br />

When it comes to their wedding, Lihann says he can’t wait<br />

to stand in front of the chapel and see how beautiful Janke<br />

will look walking down the aisle, taking his breath away.<br />

“Knowing that I will spend the rest of my life with her and<br />

that she will always love and cherish me as much as I will<br />

love and cherish her. I absolutely can’t wait to call her my<br />

wife.”<br />

Janke says the part she’s most excited about is the<br />

debriefing after the wedding when her and Lihann are<br />

alone and can look back on the day.<br />

“He is my best friend, and I’m more excited about our life<br />

together afterwards than the actual wedding. I’m so excited<br />

to be able to say that I just married my best friend and the<br />

kindest, most gentle man I’ve ever met.”<br />

Being the creative duo that they are, their wedding will<br />

most definitely feature some personal touches with,<br />

as Janke says, “our own spin on the décor – there will<br />

obviously be a lot of neon’s.” Another thing they would like<br />

to do is take each other’s portraits on the day.<br />

For more updates on what the two are up to, make sure<br />

you keep up with them on social media.<br />

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I really feel like<br />

no one takes<br />

better images<br />

of me than Lihann. He<br />

knows my angles and<br />

captures me better<br />

than anyone else”<br />

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Mario Lategan, the classic man<br />

Text: Gypseenia Lion<br />

Everything he does, he does with class. From<br />

the cars he drives to the music he makes,<br />

Mario Lategan believes that everything in<br />

life gets better with time and age.<br />

“Life happens and things don’t always work out as<br />

you planned, but I am grateful and luckily singing<br />

is a passion and a hobby for me and I don’t have<br />

to stress to make money and a living out of it,” he<br />

expressed.<br />

Inspired by a trip to the theatre as a young boy,<br />

Mario was hooked to the world of opera and<br />

classical music instantly.<br />

“That was all I wanted to do with my life except for<br />

maybe studying architecture…I started singing<br />

when I was in Grade 9 in Jim Fouché High School<br />

in the schools Revue Group, it was great fun and I<br />

then realised I might have some talent,” he said.<br />

“Music took me all over the world and our<br />

beautiful country. I have met amazing people and<br />

I have seen the most incredible places.”<br />

Today, the 44-year-old has numerous experiences<br />

in music and also ventured into being a Master<br />

of Ceremonies at major festivals and beautiful<br />

weddings.<br />

“I had to open a big festival and I quickly had to<br />

learn how to swim… Talking in front of 2000<br />

plus people is a very daunting experience and<br />

the first time I had to do it, I nearly died,” he<br />

said jokingly.<br />

Mario’s first gig at a wedding was an<br />

occasion he will never forget, but the<br />

lessons he learnt from that day measures<br />

up to his success today.<br />

“I take things in my stride and I have fun<br />

and enjoy myself. I like to make people feel<br />

special and heard… It always depends on<br />

the type of people you are dealing with<br />

and I think you must have somebody<br />

[a client] who understands you so that<br />

you can bring flavour to the function or<br />

wedding. I believe good humour is always<br />

important and being able to think on<br />

your feet and be in the moment. “If you are<br />

having fun, the audience is having fun.” I like<br />

to do things quickly and get it done. It is very<br />

important that you engage with the venue and<br />

planners to manage the flow of the event.”<br />

Mario is also a big lover of classic cars. For him,<br />

driving along the beautiful country in a classic<br />

car while listening to beautiful music while singing<br />

along is, “Priceless!”<br />

“The love of classic cars is just an illness that you<br />

get and when you have it, you can’t get rid of it…<br />

I love the beautiful lines and the effort that’s put<br />

into the design and the finishing of classic cars. I<br />

love cars and powerful engines,” he expressed.<br />

He also enjoys spending time at home on the<br />

stoep with his partner while they listen to music<br />

and enjoy good food and wine and music.<br />

Mario also manages a private school, Kyrios<br />

Independent School, and “I love every minute<br />

of it”.<br />

His idea of a perfect wedding is one that has<br />

a little bit of <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein’s heart, authentic<br />

and real.<br />

“I don’t like fake things and you<br />

immediately know when something is real.<br />

It doesn’t have to be expensive as long<br />

as the love is there… I like to do things<br />

classy and clean and sometimes a little<br />

bit tongue in-the-cheek,” concluded<br />

Mario.<br />

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Wedding day glam<br />

We take a peek inside the bridal beauty kit of celebrity artist Ryno Mulder<br />

Blush with the<br />

brand who<br />

brought the<br />

world its most<br />

famous cheek<br />

colour of all time.<br />

Now trending<br />

on TikTok for<br />

good reason.<br />

Nars Afterglow<br />

Liquid Blush in<br />

Dolce Vita.<br />

R760, from<br />

arcstore.co.za<br />

Define your cheekbones elegantly with Stila<br />

Heaven’s Dew All Over Glimmer, R595, from<br />

Truworths, Woolworths and Superbalist. Quite<br />

possibly the best highlighter I’ve ever used.<br />

Your brows will stay put<br />

all day and night if you<br />

style them with a<br />

spoolie - a makeup<br />

brush shaped like<br />

a mascara wand -<br />

swirled in Anastasia<br />

Beverly Hills Brow<br />

Freeze. R520 from<br />

arcstore.co.za<br />

Bridal beauty is all about<br />

radiance. Give your lips<br />

a pillowy plush feel and<br />

smoothness with Huda<br />

Beauty Silk Balm. R425,<br />

from arcstore.co.za<br />

No other<br />

makeup sponge<br />

gives that airbrushed<br />

finish to your bridal<br />

beat like the original<br />

Beautyblender<br />

does. R395, from<br />

arcstore.co.za<br />

The only glitter<br />

that never<br />

scratches your<br />

eyes nor messes<br />

everywhere is<br />

Bodyography<br />

Glitter Pigment.<br />

R420 from Takealot.<br />

Having trained with the A-list of Hollywood makeup artists - think Mario for<br />

Kim Kardashian, Sir John for Beyoncé, Rae Morris for Kylie Minogue - Ryno, who<br />

recently scooped a Best Makeup Artist award, has more than 3000 faces and near<br />

three hundred weddings under his belt. He basically has a PhD in bridal beauty!<br />

Ryno and his team work countrywide and you can request your makeup and hair<br />

quotation on WhatsApp 071-688 0<strong>24</strong>2.<br />

For protected,<br />

radiant skin<br />

that looks and<br />

feels like skin,<br />

not makeup,<br />

use Makeup<br />

by Ryno<br />

ICON SPF50<br />

Foundation.<br />

R549. Whatsapp<br />

to order<br />

071-688-0<strong>24</strong>2<br />

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Model image: Model: Gaia from Ice • Photographer: Xavier Saer at Studio Lux • Makeup: Makeup by Ryno<br />

• Hair: Andile Sajini using flowers by Tied With A Knot • Dress: Just Tonight Josephine.<br />

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Dress according<br />

to colour palettes<br />

For 20<strong>24</strong> weddings, couples are opting for bold, bright colour palettes. Guests are expected<br />

to dress accordingly. Check out these formal dresses for the perfect group photo.<br />

Feminine design<br />

meets trending style.<br />

This blush tie-back<br />

satin maxi dress is<br />

perfect for those<br />

who don’t want<br />

to go bright, but<br />

still want to stay<br />

in the colour<br />

palette. R1899<br />

from Forever<br />

New<br />

Compiled by: Justine Fortuin<br />

Opt for<br />

the brighter<br />

look with this fit and flare<br />

belted midi dress. R699<br />

from Foschini.<br />

Again, stay in the colour palette<br />

but go light with this Mila lilac<br />

dress. R699 from Superbalist.<br />

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For the brighter<br />

look, opt for this<br />

berry purple Velvet<br />

maxi corsage<br />

dress. R699 from<br />

Superbalist.<br />

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Yellow is probably<br />

the brightest of<br />

them all. Be bold<br />

with this Selena<br />

ruffle shoulder maxi dress in<br />

Daffodil. R2299 from Forever New.<br />

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Pair any of these<br />

dresses with these<br />

timeless gold<br />

block heels. R575<br />

from Office London.<br />

Accessorise these dresses with this jewellery set which<br />

features a necklace, bracelet and earrings in a classic circle<br />

charm design. R440 from Lovisa.<br />

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&<br />

‘<br />

If I gave you diamonds and pearls<br />

Would you be a happy boy or a girl?<br />

If I could, I would give you the world<br />

But all I can do is just offer you my love.<br />

Diamonds pearls<br />

Messy bucket bag<br />

with metallic effect<br />

and fringe details<br />

with mirrored<br />

beading and chain<br />

crossbody strap.<br />

R1199 from<br />

’<br />

zara.com<br />

Metallic-effect quilted<br />

mini bucket bag, with<br />

detachable and adjustable<br />

crossbody strap. R579<br />

from zara.com<br />

Round ball wedding<br />

handbag with pearl details,<br />

R469 from takealot.com<br />

High-heel, pointed toe,<br />

slingback shoes with<br />

faux pearls on the front.<br />

R1299 from zara.com<br />

Silver open back sequin maxi dress,<br />

R649 from superbalist.com<br />

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Choosing and caring for your pearls<br />

Of all precious materials, few are as captivating and timeless as pearls are. In<br />

the last couple of years, the beauty of pearls has reached new heights and<br />

reignited creative expression at every major runway from New York to Paris.<br />

With just a few styling tips, you can embrace pearls in the new season – and<br />

for years to come.<br />

Choosing your pearls Inspired by architecture, sculpture and feminine<br />

design, Witchery has unveiled its most premium, elevated and timeless<br />

jewellery collection yet. Weaving together traditional techniques and artistic<br />

innovation, they have crafted a range of jewellery adorned with freshwater<br />

pearls. From statement to staple, you can expect sculptural shapes and<br />

unexpected forms for an elevated twist on the traditional.<br />

Styling your pearls Opt for pieces that can adjust to any wardrobe palette and<br />

occasion. Set with gold hues, the cool tones of pearl will highlight and<br />

enhance the tone and texture of any outfit, making the jewellery as dazzling<br />

as it is versatile. While pearls will work with virtually any tone, they are<br />

especially striking when worn with neutrals like beige, white, and brown, or<br />

with contrasting hues like black and navy. Introduce textures like linen and<br />

cotton to match the natural materials for a look that is both interesting and<br />

warm. Introduce textures like leather, knit, linen and cotton to match the<br />

natural materials for a look that is both interesting and warm. To create a<br />

sense of movement, opt for designs like Witchery’s Molten Lariat Necklace or<br />

Molten Pearl Drop Earrings that work perfectly for any occasion day or night.<br />

Treasuring your pearls Pearls are a timeless treasure and can last for a<br />

lifetime with proper care. Never immerse your pearls in water or harsh<br />

chemicals. Rather, wipe each pearl with a microfibre cloth before storage.<br />

And always avoid spraying perfume on them.<br />

The latest range<br />

of pearl jewellery from<br />

Witchery ... molten pearl<br />

necklace, R2599, semi-precious<br />

hoop, R1699 and semi-precious<br />

ring, R1199. In selected Woolworths<br />

stores and from woolworths.co.za<br />

Sterling silver cubic zirconia classic<br />

tennis bracelet, R1999 from<br />

American Swiss<br />

on bash.com<br />

Catrice Endless Pearls<br />

beautifying primer, R<strong>24</strong>9.95<br />

from Dis-Chem.<br />

Open toe mule with pearl<br />

embellishment, R1749<br />

from aldoshoes.co.za<br />

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Women's Pearls Purses Beaded<br />

Clutches Bucket Handbag with<br />

Detachable Chain, R399 from Takealot.<br />

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Food trucks<br />

and wedding bells<br />

Weddings are the epitome of anyone’s life but what makes it more top tier and<br />

memorable is the food! Get It <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein spoke to a few local vendors about the<br />

trending food trucks and the best savoury and sweet food truck options<br />

to have at your wedding.<br />

Fine-dining with freedom<br />

Chef Patso Nikolov, who has been living<br />

in South Africa over a decade, said he<br />

loves the freedom of operating from a<br />

food truck. Not only is it more affordable<br />

for the business, but also poses an<br />

opportunity for clients to enjoy the<br />

luxury of fine dining wherever without<br />

breaking the bank.<br />

He expressed that the way of doing<br />

weddings has changed drastically.<br />

People today do not focus so much<br />

on having grandiose venues and food<br />

displays, but weddings have become<br />

more intimate with a focus on spending<br />

less.<br />

“A food truck does not always mean a<br />

burger,” he said.<br />

Chef Patso’s meal suggestions for a<br />

fine-dining experience on wheels<br />

Mozzarella meat balls with pesto sauce,<br />

fillet steak baguette, roasted vegetables<br />

frittata, honey glazed ribs and chicken<br />

satay. You can still have a range of<br />

burgers for an array of options to choose<br />

from.<br />

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The discovery of the late Anthonij Rupert’s<br />

packaging notes and mock-ups was the departure<br />

point for realising his dream and producing the<br />

Cap Classique range on L’Ormarins Estate. After<br />

his passing, his brother, Johann, continued the<br />

dream, with the L’Ormarins Private Cuvée (R475),<br />

envisioned as the pinnacle of the range, and is<br />

an exceptionally elegant, sophisticated option<br />

for grand celebrations. There are four more that<br />

we love ... this L’Ormarins Brut Vintage Blanc de<br />

Blancs (R<strong>24</strong>5), a Vintage Brut Rosé (R195), a NV<br />

Brut Classique (R195) and a NV Brut Classique<br />

Rosé (R195). They are described, aptly, as reserved,<br />

refined, revered. From lormarinswines.com<br />

The award-winning<br />

Kruger Family<br />

Reserve Marguerite<br />

MCC Brut 2019 is<br />

an elegant Cap<br />

Classique with<br />

a light golden<br />

hue and fine<br />

persistent<br />

mousse ... a<br />

lovely steady<br />

stream of small<br />

bubbles. All<br />

white pear,<br />

delectable<br />

biscotti, this Cap<br />

Classique makes<br />

any occasion<br />

a memorable<br />

celebration.<br />

R2100 for a<br />

case from<br />

stellenview.co.za<br />

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Cin cin<br />

We’re getting married. So the bubbles<br />

this month are extra special!<br />

This evocative Franschhoek Cellar Brut Royale<br />

Brut MCC has beautiful lemon cream and almond<br />

biscotti flavours on the nose, backed by refreshing<br />

citrus and tropical fruit notes on the palate. The finish<br />

is long and moreish with the playfulness of delicate<br />

bubbles. R1140 a case from franschhoekcellar.co.za<br />

Fresh rose petals<br />

and orange<br />

blossom,<br />

strawberries<br />

and cranberries,<br />

nectarines and<br />

lemons... this<br />

Blaauwklippen<br />

Estate Cap<br />

Classique Brut<br />

pairs brilliantly with<br />

all seafood dishes.<br />

R1560 a case from<br />

blaauwklippen.com<br />

Christiena Trousseau Methode<br />

Cap Classique Brut is a<br />

combination of Chardonnay<br />

and Pinot Noir, two of<br />

the grape varieties used<br />

in Champagne. The<br />

Chardonnay provides the<br />

finesse and longevity<br />

while Pinot Noir adds<br />

body and fruit. This<br />

is an elegant and<br />

distinguished wine,<br />

with upfront red apple,<br />

freshly baked biscuits,<br />

lime and lemon peel,<br />

and small refined bubbles<br />

in the glass. R1188 a case<br />

from vanloveren.co.za<br />

Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

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Compiled by: Kym Argo<br />

Beetroot-cured gravadlax with horseradish<br />

sauce with Spier Frans K Smit white blend<br />

Gravadlax is a decadent snack perfect for a<br />

celebration. After you’ve cured them at home<br />

overnight, these silky pink fish slices will last<br />

for at least five days in the fridge, so you can<br />

prepare in advance of your party. Serve with<br />

crackers or seed loaf, creamy horseradish sauce<br />

or even some baby gem lettuce. Serves six as a<br />

light meal or starter. Prep and cooking time: 20<br />

minutes plus overnight curing.<br />

You’ll need: For the gravadlax ... 400-600g fresh<br />

trout fillets, skin on; 2 small beetroots, peeled and<br />

quartered; 1 cup muscovado sugar; 1 cup salt,<br />

medium grain<br />

For the creamy horseradish sauce ... 250ml sour<br />

cream; 2 Tbsp hot horseradish sauce (or 1<br />

Tbsp fresh grated horseradish); 5ml Dijon<br />

mustard (optional)<br />

To serve ... crackers of your choice or seed loaf;<br />

baby gem lettuce (optional)<br />

To make: Use a tweezer to pin-bone the fillets, if<br />

they are not already pin-boned.<br />

Place the beetroot in a food processor along<br />

with the sugar and salt. Process to create a<br />

course paste.<br />

Place a sheet of cling-wrap on a clean surface,<br />

then sprinkle 1/3 of the mixture onto it. Place half<br />

of the fillets on the paste, skin side down. Top<br />

with another 1/3 of the mixture and spread it out<br />

to cover the surface of the fillets. Now place the<br />

remaining half of the fillets on top of the covered<br />

fillets, skin side up (so they are lying meat-side<br />

together). Top with the final mixture, then with<br />

another layer of plastic wrap. Wrap up tightly and<br />

place inside a large-enough plastic container with<br />

a lid. Refrigerate overnight or for 12 hours, turning<br />

it over after 6 hours. The sugar/salt/beetroot<br />

curing mix will create a sticky syrup, so be careful<br />

not to mess it on your clothes.<br />

When the curing time is up, open up the fillets<br />

and rinse them under cold running water. Pat<br />

dry. Use a sharp knife to cut thin slivers on an<br />

angle from the tail side to the top, creating<br />

as much surface area as you can. Arrange on<br />

a platter and serve with the sauce and the<br />

crackers/bread/leaves.<br />

For the sauce, mix the sour cream, horseradish<br />

and mustard together in a small bowl.<br />

Serve with a glass of Spier Frans K Smit white blend<br />

- a Bordeaux-style white blend of 80 percent<br />

Sauvignon Blanc and 20 percent Sémillon, with<br />

a citrus and lime palate more tropical than<br />

herbaceous, and surprising hints of elder flower.<br />

Luxurious<br />

snacking<br />

Extravagant doesn’t have to mean expensive.<br />

It’s all about the lavish plating, the tastiest<br />

ingredients, the generosity of servings.<br />

Eggs. Avos. Trout. A trio of fancy platters<br />

for your next celebration.<br />

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Greek salad platter with cheats poached eggs<br />

Guests coming over for lunch or an early dinner. This<br />

Mediterranean-style platter is affordable, quick to put<br />

together, and perfect to nibble on while sipping a cocktail.<br />

We’re also keen on the Mediterranean diet, so this works<br />

well for us.<br />

You’ll need: 4 eggs; salt and pepper; 2 handfuls cherry<br />

tomatoes; 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings; half<br />

a cucumber, cut into sticks; 100g packet Kalamata olives,<br />

drained; 2 rings Feta, broken into pieces; Greek salad<br />

dressing.<br />

To make: Make cheats poached eggs by pressing the middle<br />

of a perforated plastic wrap square into a small ramekin or<br />

bowl, leaving the rest of the plastic to hang over the outside<br />

edge. Spray the centre with cooking spray and crack in an<br />

egg.<br />

Bring the sides of the plastic overhang up and tie up tightly<br />

with kitchen string, ensuring there are no air bubbles around<br />

the egg. Take the plastic parcel out of the ramekin and<br />

repeat with the rest of the eggs.<br />

Bring a medium saucepan half full of water to a simmer on<br />

medium heat. Carefully add all the egg parcels and cook for<br />

4 minutes for runny yolks or until cooked to your liking.<br />

Carefully cut the parcels open under the knots and unwrap.<br />

Season with salt and pepper.<br />

Arrange the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, olives and Feta on<br />

a platter with the eggs. Serve with a Greek style dressing.<br />

If you’re also following the Mediterranean diet,<br />

pop over to our social media pages to see why<br />

you should include eggs in your daily menu.<br />

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Cocktail hour<br />

All the feels ... none of the nasties<br />

We’re all about spoiling ourselves, but Indulging while<br />

maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult.<br />

Hello Almost Zero de-alcoholised wines ... a great option for<br />

sport-enthusiasts, weight-watchers, banters, business lunches,<br />

non-drinkers, pregnant women and designated drivers,<br />

as well as those of us who want to sit and sip and enjoy,<br />

but stay healthy. You can drink more mindfully with an alcohol<br />

content of 0.3% per bottle (so virtually no alcohol), and is also<br />

low in sugar. R85 a bottle from takealot.com<br />

Cranberry & rose water sorbet<br />

You’ll need: 500ml cranberry juice, 250ml Almost Zero<br />

Ravishing Rosé, 5ml rose water<br />

To make: Combine wine, cranberry juice and rose water.<br />

Freeze overnight in a sealable, freezer-friendly container. Stir<br />

with a fork or wooden spoon every 2 hours for the first 6<br />

hours to break up large ice crystals.<br />

Wonderful fruity mocktail<br />

You’ll need: 750ml Almost Zero Wonderful White, Green<br />

apple (granny smith or golden delicious), chopped, 1 pear,<br />

chopped, 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced<br />

To make: Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher, stir and serve!<br />

Fancy winning a hamper filled with<br />

de-alcoholised wines and alcohol free bubbly, valued at R2000?<br />

Pop over to @getitnationalmagazines on Instagram to enter.<br />

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Radiant Sangria sorbet<br />

You’ll need: 250ml of Almost Zero Radiant Red, 250ml of<br />

water, 250ml of bottled orange juice<br />

To make: Combine wine with water and fruit juice. Freeze<br />

overnight in a sealable, freezer-friendly container. Stir with a<br />

fork or wooden spoon every 2 hours for the first 6 hours to<br />

break up large ice crystals.<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

Down the aisle!<br />

Tying the knot doesn’t have to<br />

cost an arm and a leg anymore.<br />

Step into the enchanting world<br />

of weddings with our exclusive<br />

bridal feature, showcasing<br />

the latest trends and musthave<br />

vendors for the<br />

unforgettable weddings<br />

of 20<strong>24</strong>. Let our bridal<br />

feature be your ultimate<br />

guide to creating<br />

memories that last<br />

a lifetime.<br />

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Compiled by: Abigail Visagie, Gypseenia Lion, Justine Fortuin and Warren Hawkins Photographs: GYPSEENIA LION AND SUPPLIED<br />

A seat at the table<br />

Take your seat at Get It’s bridal table and be captivated by the<br />

20<strong>24</strong> wedding season’s décor, colours, and trends!<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

Talflorals<br />

Talmira van der Westhuizen from<br />

Talflorals, alongside her family,<br />

owns a 4-hectare plot where<br />

they grow a selection of seasoncut<br />

flowers, including roses<br />

and dahlia. They specialise in<br />

sustainable and beneficial insectfriendly<br />

methods of growing,<br />

following nature’s elements.<br />

For the styled shoot Talflorals<br />

supplied the beautiful florals for<br />

the table. Different flowers range<br />

from R75 to R150 per bunch and<br />

can be purchased from their<br />

website www.talflorals.co.za.<br />

Talflorals also offer flower-picking<br />

mornings from September to<br />

April each year and bookings can<br />

be made on their website.<br />

Layered<br />

In this styled shoot, Layered –<br />

Cakes & Sweet Treats, treated Get It<br />

<strong>Bloem</strong>fontein to the wedding cake!<br />

The wedding cake was a one-tier<br />

chocolate salted caramel flavoured<br />

cake which took Cynthia Kritzinger,<br />

owner of Layered, about three hours<br />

to make. Layered is situated at 126<br />

Haldon Road and owned by Cynthia<br />

Kritzinger. Contact Layered at info@<br />

layered.co.za to book your dream<br />

cake.<br />

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A piece of art<br />

Located on Avenham Street in <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein is a jam-packed arts and crafts store<br />

with a great variety. They stock everything a creative may need, they also offer<br />

creative workshops, and team-building events, and a coffee shop.<br />

A ‘Peace’ of Art has all the tools and supplies needed to make people realise their<br />

full creative potential, by not only teaching arts and crafting techniques, but also<br />

life skills, which can be applied to other aspects of life. Visit their website www.<br />

apeaceofart.co.za for more information regarding the store and workshops.<br />

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Things to do<br />

before you say I do<br />

Fuel up<br />

Your wedding day will be packed with festivities, so you’ll<br />

need a steady release of energy. A nourishing meal will fuel<br />

you for the celebrations ahead, so before you walk down<br />

the aisle, enjoy some breakfast with your bridal party.<br />

Take a stroll<br />

Starting your day off with some light exercise will help clear<br />

your head and boost your mood.<br />

Say a prayer<br />

For those who consider themselves to be spiritual or<br />

religious, saying a prayer with your family or bridesmaids<br />

before the ceremony will give you peace of mind.<br />

Pop some bubbly<br />

There’s no better way to kick off the celebration than with a<br />

glass (or two) of Champagne!<br />

Exchange love letters<br />

Exchanging earnest notes before saying “I do” will remind<br />

you and your partner how much you love one another.<br />

Carve out some time alone<br />

Even though your wedding morning is a time to bond with<br />

your bridal party and connect with your partner, giving<br />

yourself a moment alone is just as important. Before your<br />

walk down the aisle, take a few deep breaths and release<br />

any anxiety you might be feeling.<br />

is to witness a thousand miracles<br />

Standard Furniture<br />

Rectangular tables or Round tables<br />

Chairs<br />

Crockery (Basic White)<br />

Cutlery (Contemporary stainless steel)<br />

All basic glass-ware<br />

Arranging tables as discussed<br />

Informed Staff available on function day<br />

Multimedia equipment<br />

Sound system<br />

Generators for every venue<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

The morning of your<br />

wedding can be stressful<br />

or relaxing, depending on<br />

how you manage your<br />

emotions. To make sure<br />

brides (and grooms) do<br />

not stress themselves out<br />

too much, Lilly Blomquist<br />

wrote 15 Unique Activities<br />

To Do on Your Wedding<br />

Morning to soothe those<br />

wedding day jitters. Some<br />

of her best tips have been<br />

highlighted.<br />

Bridal shower packages<br />

+27 79 882 2650 info@africanstone.co.za www.africanstone.co.za<br />

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OPTION 1<br />

Welcome drink on arrival<br />

Cheese platter with a glass of wine<br />

One (45 min) treatment of choice (full body<br />

massage or back and neck massage or mud<br />

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Booking your wedding<br />

photographer<br />

like a pro!<br />

Capturing your precious<br />

moments as you tie<br />

the knot is just as<br />

important as walking<br />

down the aisle.<br />

FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

Rico Myburg is a local full-time wedding<br />

and videographer with years of<br />

experience in the bridal industry. He<br />

has put together a few tips to aid in<br />

making the booking and execution a<br />

dream come true for your special day.<br />

“I’m sure that most brides and grooms<br />

have their dream photographer even<br />

before they get engaged. In my opinion,<br />

the venue and the photographer are the<br />

two vendors who you should book as<br />

soon as possible,” said Rico. To make<br />

sure your photographer is the right<br />

fit, he advised that you schedule a<br />

meeting or a video call and ask<br />

them a few questions to put<br />

you at ease, even before the<br />

actual photoshoot takes place.<br />

Questions to ask: Do they have<br />

backup systems in place to keep<br />

your memories safe? Is there a<br />

wedding photography/videography<br />

contract?<br />

“Do your research, make sure to<br />

read lots of reviews, and don’t<br />

be afraid to ask their previous<br />

clients about their experience,” he<br />

advised.<br />

Text: Gypseenia Lion<br />

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AAs wedding bells ring, brides-to-be often find<br />

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perfect. Among the many considerations, one<br />

aspect that stands out is the radiant smile that<br />

accompanies the bride as she walks down the<br />

aisle.<br />

Dr Marie Coetzee from Dr Marie Coetzee Modern Dentistry<br />

sheds light on this topic and shares her insights and<br />

recommendations on achieving a brighter smile for the big day.<br />

According to Dr Marie, there are two primary teeth whitening<br />

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Timing plays a crucial role in achieving optimal whitening<br />

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treatments as early as possible to address any oral concerns<br />

and allow sufficient time for the procedures. She stresses the<br />

importance of a comprehensive oral examination to evaluate<br />

the patient’s needs thoroughly.<br />

“Ideally the bride should come in as soon as possible so that<br />

we have enough time. Sometimes there are other problems<br />

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treatments,” says Dr Marie.<br />

Sensitive teeth can pose a challenge during whitening<br />

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When choosing between in-office and at-home whitening,<br />

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least two weeks before the wedding to ensure optimal results.<br />

“We can plan your timeline to determine when the best time<br />

would be to start the whitening treatment,” she says.<br />

For brides considering teeth aligners, Dr Marie outlines typical<br />

timelines ranging from 6 to 18 months for completion. However,<br />

she highlights the variability based on individual needs and<br />

recommends an early consultation to determine the treatment<br />

duration. By initiating the process promptly, brides can ensure a<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

Gifts made<br />

from the heart<br />

Gifting can be such a tedious task to do especially for a married<br />

couple! Thankfully, lilyandlime.com recommends the most<br />

romantic homemade gifts for the future Mr and Mrs.<br />

There is not a more perfect way to<br />

congratulate the couple and wish<br />

them the very best than with a<br />

personalised photo album from the<br />

early days of the wedded couple’s<br />

dating journey, the engagement,<br />

right to the wedding.<br />

Lilyandlime.com recommends a<br />

customised recipe book inspired by<br />

the couple’s favourite “date night”<br />

food, a late-night snack or even<br />

recipes the pair can cook<br />

up together.<br />

Create a memory jar that encourages the<br />

couple to capture special moments throughout<br />

their first year of marriage. Decorate a glass jar and<br />

provide small cards for jotting down memories.<br />

Scented candles always set the tone for<br />

romance, decorate the jar with a special<br />

message for the couple.<br />

Encourage the couple’s artistic side with a DIY<br />

wine and paint night kit. Include canvases, paints,<br />

brushes, and a selection of their favourite wines.<br />

Add a personal touch by suggesting a theme or<br />

providing step-by-step painting instructions.<br />

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20<strong>24</strong> Wedding Trends<br />

What’s in, what’s not!<br />

The 20<strong>24</strong> wedding season will be one for the books as couples<br />

everywhere seek to go ‘out with the old and in with the new’ for their<br />

special day. According to Jen Vazquez, the wedding photographer and<br />

marketing expert, one needs to keep in mind that your wedding should<br />

be an authentic reflection of your dreams. Jen has curated the following<br />

trends to get the creative juices flowing for an epic 20<strong>24</strong> wedding!<br />

What’s In:<br />

1. Seated bridal parties ensure<br />

comfort and focus on the<br />

couple.<br />

2. Wow moments are captivating<br />

with dramatic displays and epic<br />

food presentations.<br />

3. Highly curated menus spotlight<br />

unique dishes and vegan<br />

options.<br />

FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

4. Themed dress codes enhance aesthetic appeal.<br />

5. Mini bouquets add affordable elegance.<br />

6. Smaller, shorter ceremonies keep guests engaged.<br />

7. Audio guest books offer a novel touch.<br />

8. Wedding day content creators capture real-time memories.<br />

What’s Not:<br />

1. Uniform bridesmaid dresses – rather give way to individual styles.<br />

2. Candid photos should replace overly staged ones.<br />

3. Wedding hashtags decline as alternative documentation methods rise.<br />

Compiled by: JUSTINE FORTUIN Source: Jen Vasquez Media


Groom’s Guide<br />

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FOCUS ON WEDDINGS<br />

Get a good night’s rest<br />

The night before the wedding party, prioritise getting<br />

plenty of rest by avoiding alcohol or caffeine.<br />

Have a good breakfast<br />

Ensure you have all the energy you need to get<br />

through the day by having a solid breakfast before<br />

following your wedding day timeline.<br />

Have your suit ready to go<br />

Eliminate last-minute worries by ensuring your suit is<br />

pressed and ready to go the night before the big day.<br />

Get a shave<br />

Whether you opt for a traditional shave with shaving<br />

cream or an electric shaver, give yourself plenty of<br />

time before the wedding day to ensure you look your<br />

best.<br />

Check your teeth and make sure they are clean<br />

On your wedding day, it’s essential to look your best,<br />

and the condition of your teeth is a crucial detail that<br />

can make or break your look.<br />

Put your phone away<br />

On your wedding day, one of the most important<br />

things you can do is to put your phone away. It will<br />

also help keep you from becoming overwhelmed or<br />

anxious by what is happening around you.<br />

After all, it is your wedding day, so you should make<br />

the most of it!<br />

Check your pockets<br />

Before you walk down the aisle, make sure to check<br />

your pockets for any items that might be in them.<br />

It could include keys, cell phones, or other items that<br />

could cause a distraction during the ceremony.<br />

Practice your vows<br />

As the groom, these wedding day tips for the groom<br />

are essential when planning. Writing your vows<br />

can be daunting, but with a bit of practice and<br />

preparation, you can be sure that you are prepared to<br />

deliver them with confidence and sincerity on your<br />

wedding day.<br />

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FOCUS ON CHECKERS WINTER HEALTH, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS<br />

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Getting your gut<br />

health in order<br />

Not all bacteria is bad bacteria, sometimes your body needs a few organisms<br />

to help your digestive system handle everything it needs to. Women’s Health<br />

Magazine has compiled a list of a few foods that contain the necessary<br />

digestive-boosting bacteria to help you improve your gut health.<br />

Quoting a definition by the International Scientific<br />

Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP),<br />

Women’s Health defined probiotics as “live<br />

microorganisms that, when administered in<br />

adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the<br />

host”.<br />

“If that seems a little vague, it’s because research on<br />

how exactly probiotics support the gut, how much<br />

or what bacteria a food should contain for you to tap<br />

into the health benefits, and how well they are able<br />

to survive digestion, is still ongoing, explains Gena<br />

Hamshaw, RD, and author of The Full Helping blog,”<br />

reads the article titled, 30 Foods High In Probiotics To<br />

Eat For Better Gut Health, According To Dietitians.<br />

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FOCUS ON CHECKERS WINTER HEALTH, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS<br />

Probiotic-rich foods you can add to your diet as<br />

provided by Women’s Health:<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/bloemfontein<br />

1<br />

Sauerkraut<br />

Swap ketchup and mustard for sauerkraut at your<br />

next cookout. “Made from fermented cabbage, this<br />

dish is great as a topping for hotdogs and as an<br />

accompaniment to barbecue,” said Women’s Health.<br />

2<br />

Yogurt<br />

The advice is to look for brands that say<br />

“live active cultures” on the label. It is also<br />

recommended that you check for added<br />

sweeteners if you want to avoid extra sugar.<br />

Natto<br />

According to the article, Natto is a fermented<br />

soybean dish from Japan that is often served<br />

for breakfast, is known for its distinct taste and<br />

particular smell, and it packs a nutritional punch.<br />

The bacteria used in the fermenting process was<br />

found to contain a variety of vitamins, enzymes,<br />

and amino acids in a Journal of Bacteriology study.<br />

4Olives<br />

Whether you eat them as part of a<br />

charcuterie board or as a martini garnish,<br />

olives are a good source of probiotic<br />

bacteria.<br />

Kombucha<br />

This fermented tea is packed with<br />

beneficial bacteria and B vitamins – and it<br />

aids digestion, so it can help you debloat,<br />

too. If you’re not into the strong, briny<br />

taste, kombucha is just one of several<br />

probiotic drinks out there on the market.<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7Garlic<br />

Garlic can increase the growth of the<br />

probiotic L. acidophilus, so don’t be<br />

afraid to add a few extra cloves to your<br />

next dinner!<br />

Apple cider vinegar<br />

Apple Cider Vinegar has a lot of<br />

purported health benefits (some legit,<br />

some not so much), but it really does<br />

contain probiotics. Just don’t drink it in<br />

straight shots, because it’s so acidic –<br />

it’s better paired with other foods, say,<br />

in a salad dressing.<br />

Soybeans<br />

Soybeans are a protein-rich prebiotic to<br />

keep on rotation, highlighted Women’s<br />

Health. They’re mainstays in a plantbased<br />

diet and they pack the prebiotic<br />

punch that many soy milks don’t since<br />

much of it gets drained away in the<br />

bean-soaking, milk-making process,<br />

research says.<br />

9<br />

8<br />

Cottage cheese<br />

Certain brands of cottage cheese are<br />

made with live cultures to boost their<br />

gut-supporting benefits. Good Culture<br />

offers probiotic-rich, low-fat whole milk<br />

and double cream options.<br />

Bananas<br />

Bananas aren’t a probiotic, but a prebiotic<br />

food, which Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD,<br />

vice president of scientific affairs at Ritual,<br />

says are just as important to maintaining<br />

a healthy gut. “Prebiotics are not living<br />

organisms – they’re non-digestible food<br />

ingredients that strategically support the<br />

good bacteria that already exist in your<br />

gut,” she explains. They essentially act as<br />

food for gut bacteria, which creates an<br />

ideal environment for your body to grow<br />

and diversify its own probiotics<br />

10<br />

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Compiled by: Gypseenia Lion Source: Women’s Health www.womenshealthmag.com


FOCUS ON CHECKERS WINTER HEALTH, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS<br />

How much<br />

Vitamin C is enough?<br />

Healthline.com says<br />

because humans<br />

cannot synthesise<br />

vitamin C on their<br />

own like animals<br />

do, it is important<br />

to get enough of<br />

it from foods or<br />

supplements to<br />

maintain good<br />

health.<br />

getitmagazine.co.za/bloemfontein<br />

“<br />

Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient<br />

with many vital functions in your<br />

body. It helps strengthen your<br />

immune system, aids collagen production<br />

and wound healing, and acts as an<br />

antioxidant to protect your cells from free<br />

radical damage,” reads an article about<br />

Vitamin C on the Healthline.com site.<br />

Referring to research by The Institute of<br />

Medicine (IOM), Healthline.com mentioned<br />

that the Recommended Dietary Allowance<br />

recommendations for specific gender and<br />

age groups should meet the nutrient needs<br />

of 97–98% of healthy individuals.<br />

“In addition to the RDA recommendations<br />

for vitamin C, the Food and Drug<br />

Administration (FDA) has issued a<br />

recommended Daily Value (DV). The DV was<br />

developed for food and supplement labels.<br />

It helps you determine the percentage<br />

of nutrients in a single serving of food,<br />

compared with the daily requirements.<br />

On food labels, this is displayed as<br />

%DV (12Trusted Source). Currently, the<br />

recommended DV for vitamin C for adults<br />

and children aged 4 and above is 60 mg<br />

regardless of gender. However, in January<br />

2020, this will increase to 90 mg,” said<br />

Healthline.com.<br />

Vitamin C therefore is an essential for overall<br />

health and wellness.<br />

“Regularly getting 1–2 grams of vitamin<br />

C per day may reduce the duration of<br />

common cold symptoms and boost your<br />

immune system. It might also help prevent<br />

iron deficiency anemia,” explained the article.<br />

Some of the best food sources are fruits<br />

and vegetables. “It’s important to note that<br />

vitamin C in food is easily destroyed by heat,<br />

but since many good sources of the nutrient<br />

are fruits and vegetables, simply eating some<br />

of those foods raw is an easy way to reach<br />

the recommended intake.”<br />

It is important to note that consuming too<br />

much vitamin C can cause gastrointestinal<br />

side effects, including cramps, nausea, and<br />

diarrhea added Healthline.com. Although,<br />

consuming a variety of vitamin-C-rich fruits<br />

and vegetables can also go a long way in<br />

supporting optimal health and wellness.<br />

“To avoid gastrointestinal side effects, keep<br />

your vitamin C intake within the Tolerable<br />

Upper Intake Levels established by the IOM.<br />

Individuals with hemochromatosis, or iron<br />

overload, should be particularly cautious<br />

when taking vitamin C supplements,”<br />

concluded Healthline.com.<br />

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Compiled by: Gypseenia Lion Source: www.healthline.com


FOCUS ON CHECKERS WINTER HEALTH, BEAUTY AND WELLNESS<br />

The do’s and don’ts<br />

of Essential Oils<br />

When used properly, these potent,<br />

pure oils can aid in creating a sense of<br />

calm, relieving symptoms of migraines,<br />

defending against colds and flu. But to<br />

take in the helpful effects, these oils need<br />

to be used and mixed with care.<br />

The Dos and Don’ts of Essential Oils<br />

outlined a few key dos and don’ts to<br />

make the most of essential oils.<br />

Do: Dilute essential oils. Nebulising<br />

diffusers don’t require dilution, but<br />

regular use in diffusers and use in custom<br />

blends or cleaning/body care products<br />

require water dilution or a carrier oil.<br />

Do: Carefully consider which blends or<br />

oils will be best for you. Do you have<br />

migraines? Blends with lavender might<br />

be best. Do you have a cold? Blends<br />

with eucalyptus might be best. There<br />

are plenty of varieties of oils, and we<br />

carry specialised blends that serve many<br />

purposes.<br />

Essential oils are<br />

incredible, natural<br />

wonders, and according<br />

to The Dos and Don’ts<br />

of Essential Oils by<br />

Anni Stromfeld for SIJO<br />

Home, they are used<br />

for fragrance purposes,<br />

as aromatherapy, and<br />

can be found in a wide<br />

variety of products.<br />

Do: Use your diffuser regularly. Simply<br />

add 5 - 10 drops to water for the<br />

traditional diffuser or 5 - 10 drops of the<br />

essential oil directly into the nebulising<br />

diffuser for hours of aromatherapy.<br />

Don’t: You should avoid using certain<br />

essential oils on the body if you will be<br />

in/near direct sunlight. Certain citrusbased<br />

oils can cause photosensitivity and<br />

increase the chance for sunburn, and<br />

should be avoided at times when you will<br />

be in direct sunlight.<br />

Don’t: Don’t use certain essential oils<br />

while pregnant. In the first trimester,<br />

we honestly recommend to steer clear<br />

entirely. Once you get to the second<br />

trimester, you can use some (think:<br />

lavender, chamomile, peppermint).<br />

However, spiced oils like cinnamon and<br />

clove or even oils like jasmine should be<br />

avoided as they may cause false or early<br />

contractions.<br />

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Unlocking the secrets of biotin:<br />

A key nutrient for healthy hair<br />

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H, has<br />

gained significant attention in recent years for its<br />

remarkable benefits in promoting healthy hair.<br />

As an essential nutrient, biotin plays a crucial role in the<br />

maintenance of hair, skin, and nails. While it is naturally found<br />

in a variety of foods such as eggs, nuts, and leafy greens,<br />

supplementation with biotin has been increasingly popular<br />

due to its potential to improve hair health.<br />

One of the primary benefits of biotin for hair lies in its role<br />

in promoting keratin infrastructure, a protein that forms the<br />

foundation of hair, skin, and nails. According to Trüeb (2016),<br />

“Biotin supports the production of keratin, which is essential<br />

for maintaining the strength, elasticity, and overall health of<br />

hair strands.” Research suggests that biotin deficiency can lead<br />

to brittle hair and hair loss, making adequate intake of this<br />

vitamin crucial for maintaining vibrant and resilient locks.<br />

Furthermore, biotin is believed to support hair growth by<br />

enhancing the body’s ability to metabolise amino acids,<br />

the building blocks of protein. “Since hair follicles require a<br />

steady supply of nutrients to grow and thrive, sufficient biotin<br />

levels are essential for ensuring optimal hair growth and<br />

regeneration,” Trüeb (2016) states.<br />

Several studies have provided promising results regarding<br />

the effectiveness of biotin supplementation in improving<br />

hair health. Trüeb (2016) mentions a study published in the<br />

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, which found<br />

that participants who took biotin supplements, experienced a<br />

significant increase in hair growth and thickness compared to<br />

those who received a placebo.<br />

Moreover, biotin has been shown to contribute to the overall<br />

health of the scalp, which plays a crucial role in supporting<br />

healthy hair growth. According to Trüeb (2016), “By promoting<br />

a well-nourished scalp environment, biotin helps create<br />

the optimal conditions for hair follicles to flourish, reducing<br />

the likelihood of issues such as dryness, flakiness, and<br />

inflammation.”<br />

In conclusion, incorporating biotin into your daily regimen<br />

can be a valuable strategy for promoting healthy hair growth<br />

and maintaining luscious locks. Whether through dietary<br />

sources or supplementation, ensuring adequate intake of<br />

this essential nutrient can contribute to stronger, thicker, and<br />

more vibrant hair.<br />

Compiled by: JUSTINE FORTUIN Source: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Trüeb, R. M. (2016).<br />

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Dry brushing:<br />

A winter skin<br />

life-saver<br />

Dry skin brushing benefits<br />

may include stimulating<br />

the lymphatic system,<br />

exfoliating the skin,<br />

removing toxins, increasing<br />

circulation and energy, and<br />

reducing cellulite.<br />

According to an article written by Ronni<br />

Gordon from healthline, dry brushing is<br />

an Ayurvedic medicine that has been<br />

around for centuries and it is thought to help the<br />

body release toxins through sweat.<br />

“The coarse bristles on the brush stimulate the<br />

pores and open them up. This makes it easier for<br />

the body to sweat, which in turns reduces the<br />

amount of toxins flowing through the lymphatic<br />

system,” the article notes.<br />

“It’s believed to have many health benefits and<br />

works by exfoliating the skin. Practitioners of dry<br />

brushing rub a brush with coarse, natural-fibre<br />

bristles over their bodies in a particular pattern.<br />

The idea is that the coarse fibres will help to<br />

remove dead skin and improve the skin’s ability<br />

to eliminate toxins through the pores,” the article<br />

further notes.<br />

healthline provides the following possible<br />

benefits of dry brushing:<br />

Lymphatic system and the removal of toxins<br />

The lymphatic system helps your body fight off<br />

infections. Fluids flow through the system and<br />

are filtered through the lymph nodes. If you’re<br />

sick or exposed to a lot of toxins, the system<br />

may become backed up and clogged. That is<br />

why your lymph nodes often become swollen<br />

when you have a cold. [There is little research to<br />

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support this claim.]<br />

Exfoliation<br />

The coarse bristles can brush away dry, dead<br />

cells from the skin. This can leave your skin more<br />

smooth and soft.<br />

Relaxation<br />

Similar to a massage, dry brushing may make<br />

you feel relaxed. To make the most of this<br />

benefit, practice dry brushing in a dark, quiet<br />

space.<br />

Cellulite<br />

Cellulite is a condition that mostly affects<br />

women. Areas affected by cellulite have a rippled<br />

or ‘cottage cheese’ appearance. The cause is<br />

not fully known. Massage has been shown to<br />

temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.<br />

Some claim that dry brushing can reduce the<br />

appearance of cellulite because it has similar<br />

effects on the body as massage. [There’s no<br />

scientific data to support this theory, and it’s not<br />

a recognised treatment by most doctors.]<br />

“[Dry brushing] does exfoliate, which is fine if not<br />

done too vigorously,” says Dr Carolyn Jacobs, a<br />

board-certified dermatologist and director at<br />

Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology.<br />

“But it won’t help cellulite as that is due to fat and<br />

collagen bands in women.”<br />

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Eat less salt<br />

deaths, yielding substantial returns on investment.<br />

Among the various nutrients that impact our well-being,<br />

sodium often takes centre stage due to its presence<br />

in modern diets and its profound effects on health.<br />

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has long emphasised the<br />

importance of reducing sodium intake, highlighting its association<br />

with a spectrum of adverse health outcomes, such as notably<br />

raised blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.<br />

According to the WHO, the global mean intake of sodium among<br />

adults surpasses recommended levels by a significant margin. The<br />

effects are dire, with an estimated 1.89 million deaths annually<br />

attributed to excessive sodium consumption. The gravity of this<br />

issue extends beyond individual health concerns, manifesting<br />

as a substantial burden on healthcare systems and economies<br />

worldwide.<br />

“Reducing sodium intake is one of the most cost-effective ways<br />

to improve health and reduce the burden of non-communicable<br />

diseases, as it can avert a large number of cardiovascular events<br />

and deaths at very low total programme costs,” states the WHO.<br />

Fortunately, addressing this challenge does not necessitate<br />

monumental endeavours. TheWHO advocates for practical, costeffective<br />

measures to curb sodium intake, such as “reformulating<br />

food products to contain less salt, implementing front-of-pack<br />

labelling, and conducting mass media campaigns to promote<br />

awareness”. These interventions, if embraced on a global scale,<br />

have the potential to avert numerous cardiovascular events and<br />

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At the individual level, adopting mindful dietary habits can<br />

contribute to sodium reduction. “Eat mostly fresh, minimally<br />

processed foods,” advises the WHO, suggesting strategies such<br />

as scrutinising product labels for sodium content and flavouring<br />

meals with herbs and spices instead of salt.<br />

Additionally, “limiting the consumption of processed foods”<br />

and “removing the salt shaker from the dining table” are<br />

recommended practices.<br />

Nevertheless, combating excessive sodium consumption<br />

demands a concerted effort across sectors. Governments play a<br />

pivotal role in formulating and implementing policies conducive<br />

to healthier dietary practices.<br />

“The development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation<br />

of sodium reduction policies should be government-led,”<br />

emphasises the WHO, highlighting the importance of proactive<br />

governance in addressing this global health challenge.<br />

In conclusion, the importance of reducing sodium intake<br />

resonates as a cornerstone of public health endeavours<br />

worldwide. By heeding the WHO’s recommendations and<br />

embracing proactive measures at both individual and societal<br />

levels, we can pave the way towards a healthier future, mitigating<br />

the burden of non-communicable diseases and enhancing overall<br />

well-being.<br />

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Should I use coconut oil<br />

in the winter or summer?<br />

Coconut oil is<br />

considered the king of<br />

hair oils, according to<br />

should I use coconut<br />

oil in the winter<br />

or summer? by Dr<br />

Sarita Sanke, with an<br />

impeccable reputation<br />

as people of various<br />

hair types can use it.<br />

Should I Usec coconut oil in the Winter or Summer? says during<br />

winter, applying coconut oil for hair to the scalp can reduce dryness<br />

and help nourish the hair as it deeply penetrates every hair strand.<br />

Coconut oil has a great affinity for proteins in the hair and can easily<br />

penetrate the hair shaft and nourish it from within.<br />

In her article, Dr Sanke outlines the benefits of coconut oil for hair during<br />

winter months:<br />

Gets rid of pesky dandruff<br />

The scalp can start itching and flaking during the winter months, and<br />

existing dandruff can worsen to an entirely new level. Coconut oil can<br />

help prevent dandruff flakes from appearing on your scalp due to its<br />

antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.<br />

Apply a few drops of coconut oil for hair to your scalp before washing<br />

your hair. Let it sit in your hair for 15–20 minutes only before washing it off<br />

thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.<br />

Makes hair shiny<br />

During winter, the production of natural oils and sebum in<br />

the scalp is reduced, causing dryness and lack of shine<br />

in the hair.<br />

Massage your hair and scalp with coconut oil<br />

that is rich in fatty acids such as lauric acid,<br />

which deeply penetrates the hair strands,<br />

making them well hydrated and shiny.<br />

Deeply conditions the hair<br />

The cold winter months can be harsh<br />

on your scalp and hair, making them<br />

dry and brittle.<br />

To maintain a healthy scalp with<br />

luscious locks, you must apply coconut<br />

oil to your hair and scalp and leave it<br />

overnight for best results.<br />

Relieves scalp itching<br />

It is common to have scalp dryness during<br />

the winter, leading to itching and infection<br />

with bacteria and fungus.<br />

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids; when applied to<br />

the skin, it serves as an effective protective barrier<br />

against bacterial and fungal activity on the scalp.<br />

Apply a few drops of coconut oil before and after<br />

washing your hair to reduce dryness and itchiness.<br />

Dr Sanke explained in Should I Use Coconut Oil in the Winter or Summer?<br />

that coconut oil is the holy grail of hair care products. The versatile hair oil<br />

can transform your hair, and when used regularly, it can hydrate your hair<br />

and reduce scalp itching and dandruff, among other benefits.<br />

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Breathing<br />

your way to a healthier life<br />

It should not come as a surprise that stress and anxiety has<br />

become common as the pace of the world gets faster. While<br />

there are many techniques and methods such as drumming<br />

and sound therapy available to help combat these feelings, one of<br />

the simplest and most effective ways is through deep breathing.<br />

This is according to a <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein-based sound therapist and a<br />

drumming facilitator, Thabiso Montse, who is the co-founder of<br />

Body Soul Collab and Drum Vibes Africa.<br />

Thabiso mentioned that because breathing is also used to confirm<br />

if someone is still alive, it makes sense for people to pay attention<br />

to breathing patterns to stay alive and healthy.<br />

“Deep breathing is a technique that involves taking slow, deep<br />

breaths to help calm the mind and relax the body. By focusing on<br />

your breathing and taking slow, deliberate inhales and exhales,<br />

you can activate the body’s relaxation response and reduce stress<br />

and anxiety levels,” he explained.<br />

He added that as research has shown that deep breathing can<br />

have a number of benefits for both physical and mental health, it<br />

can aid in reducing stress and anxiety.<br />

“Deep breathing has been found to lower blood pressure, improve<br />

circulation, and enhance overall lung function. One of the best<br />

things about deep breathing is that it can be done anywhere, at<br />

any time. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, anxious<br />

before a big presentation, or just need a moment to relax and<br />

unwind, deep breathing can help you reset and refocus. It is very<br />

important to stop and breathe during difficult talks or quarrels,<br />

by so doing you allow oxygen to your brain so you can think<br />

rationally,” expressed Thabiso.<br />

He said that people should not forget to take a moment to<br />

breathe. It does not matter which technique one chooses or<br />

where one breathes, taking a moment to relax and unwind<br />

can help you reset and refocus. Thabiso highlighted that it is<br />

imperative to stop and breathe during difficult talks or quarrels,<br />

by so doing you allow oxygen to your brain so you can think<br />

rationally.<br />

“To practice Diaphragmatic breathing one can lie on their bed,<br />

head on the pillow facing up with your knees bent slightly, place<br />

both your hands on your chest one on the upper chest and one<br />

just below your diaphragm. Slowly inhale through your nose<br />

filling your stomach with air, feel your stomach pressing into your<br />

hand,” he advised.<br />

The last step is to exhale through your mouth using pursed lips<br />

and tighten your abdominal muscles.<br />

Repeat the exercise several times to your satisfaction, and have a<br />

lighter day.<br />

Article credit: thabiso Montse, co-founder of Body Soul Collab and Drum Vibes Africa.<br />

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Yoga...<br />

the balancing act of it all<br />

Yoga is seen as a relaxing way of<br />

connecting the body, mind and<br />

soul. It can often also be a way of<br />

reducing stress while staying fit<br />

and intact.<br />

Yoga practitioner, Stefanie Jacobs, found<br />

yoga out of complete curiosity while<br />

thinking that it would just be another<br />

form of physical exercise. “I discovered<br />

something that challenged me physically,<br />

mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I found<br />

something I didn’t know I needed,” says<br />

Stefanie.<br />

The yoga instructor from Quiet Confident<br />

refers to yoga being a safe space to<br />

challenge yourself physically, while<br />

staying focused and present mentally and<br />

emotionally. The yoga journey teaches you<br />

to practice compassion and loving-kindness<br />

towards yourself.<br />

Yoga means ‘yoke’ or the union of body,<br />

mind and spirit. So although the poses or<br />

asanas are an important part of yoga, other<br />

factors include the breath (pranayama),<br />

alignment, balance, mindfulness (or focus),<br />

practice and patience.<br />

Stefanie also advises that practicing healthy<br />

habits on a daily basis will lead to<br />

better physical and mental outcomes.<br />

“The word ‘balance’ is key - finding stability<br />

between seeming opposing forces.<br />

Paul Grilley says, “Yoga teaches us to bring balance to<br />

our lives and patience to our minds”.<br />

“When you find something you enjoy, you find the time for it,<br />

whether it is 15 minutes or an hour,” mentioned Stefanie.<br />

And for the sceptics who normally feel that yoga is too time-consuming and<br />

a waste of exercise, Stefanie mentioned how beneficial yoga can be. “Besides<br />

learning about your body, becoming stronger and more flexible, another<br />

massive benefit is your breathing.<br />

Breathing helps you to let go and calm the mind. The combination of physical<br />

movement, breath and focus also helps to increase fitness, reduce stress and<br />

anxiety, improve sleep, and increase your energy,” says the yoga practitioner.<br />

Yoga enables you to develop a sense of inner awareness. It strengthens your<br />

body and mind. Stefanie addressed the fact that most yoga studios don’t have<br />

mirrors. “Yoga focuses more on how you feel, rather than how you look and<br />

that is inclusive to everyone.”<br />

This helps to create a sense of self-acceptance and self-esteem. Yoga can<br />

release tension and anxiety in the mind and body, improve flexibility, and<br />

bring a sense of calm to our ever increasingly busy lives.<br />

Text: ABIGAIL VISAGIE Source: Yoga practitioner Stefanie Jacobs<br />

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Know your winter<br />

citrus fruits<br />

Citrus fruits are cultivated in most of the tropical and subtropical areas of the<br />

world, and many people know what citrus fruits are, but few know the benefits<br />

each type of citrus fruit hold.<br />

According to List And Benefits Of Citrus Fruits by<br />

AGICO, the following citrus fruits have several<br />

health benefits.<br />

Oranges<br />

Because of the content of Vitamin C and abundant<br />

fibre and natural sugars, oranges are famous<br />

and a good source of quick energy. Apart from<br />

Vitamin C, fibre and natural sugars, oranges are<br />

rich in various antioxidants which can help defend<br />

against cancers.<br />

Lemons and limes<br />

These two citrus fruits are not often eaten directly,<br />

usually, they are processed into juice or just cut<br />

into segments to put into boiled water. And the<br />

ingredients of limonin and limonene can help to<br />

prevent cellular changes which can keep cancers<br />

far away. Another aspect of lemon – it is used to<br />

lose weight as it is a digestive aid and cleanses<br />

the liver. The common lemon contains citric<br />

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acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, pectin and<br />

bioflavonoid and is a famous boost of the immune<br />

system.<br />

Grapefruit<br />

Grapefruit is high in enzymes, vitamin B,<br />

lycopene, magnesium, iron, folic acids, calcium<br />

and potassium etc. which can decrease the risk<br />

of cancer and heart disease. A lot of pectin in<br />

grapefruit can lower cholesterol, and grapefruit<br />

also can help to lose weight.<br />

Pomelo<br />

The pomelo is very large among the<br />

citrus fruits. And the nutrients in<br />

pomelo are pretty abundant, such<br />

as vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, proteins,<br />

fibre, healthy fats, potassium, antioxidants<br />

bioflavonoids and enzymes. This can aid with<br />

digestion, promote dental and cardiac health, and<br />

boost the immune system.<br />

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Nourish to<br />

flourish<br />

Eat better, live better<br />

The way people have consumed food, or even thought<br />

about healthy food, has changed over time. With the<br />

popularity of veganism, plant-based foods and other<br />

options increasingly include more modern techniques and ways<br />

of preparing – one thing remains, eating better can improve your<br />

life.<br />

Get It <strong>Bloem</strong>fontein reached out to the University of the Free State<br />

lecturer and private dietitian, Angelique Carson-Porter, to provide<br />

more insight when it comes to the “nourish to flourish” journey.<br />

Angelique has experience in the field for over a decade, with<br />

her interests also being in nutrition counselling and education<br />

aimed at young children and adolescents, as well as their primary<br />

caregivers.<br />

“This is why ‘nourish to flourish’ is a topic close to my heart. The<br />

eating behaviours adopted at a young age become cemented<br />

in us and follow us to adulthood. Only in the older adult years do<br />

we reap the rewards and consequences of these behaviours,” she<br />

expressed.<br />

Referencing the United Nations International Children’s<br />

Emergency Fund (UNICEF 2020), Angelique quoted that the<br />

“nourish to flourish” phrase encompasses the idea that “good<br />

nutrition allows children to survive, grow, develop, learn, play,<br />

participate and contribute – while malnutrition robs children of<br />

their future and leaves young lives hanging in the balance”.<br />

“The risk for obesity and lifestyle diseases are worsened by the<br />

greater availability of cheap energy from sugary and fatty foods,<br />

readily available in the food environment. The food environment<br />

is the foods available to people in their daily surroundings (FAO,<br />

2016),” she added.<br />

She added that the most common misconception is that healthy<br />

food is expensive.<br />

“Beans, split peas, and lentils are inexpensive and can be<br />

combined with meat to improve the protein content of meals.<br />

Using vegetables and herbs to flavour food when cooking,<br />

can have many added health benefits. These can replace other<br />

flavourings high in salt and sodium, increasing your risk of high<br />

blood pressure. Furthermore, reducing flavourings high in salt and<br />

sodium can save you money,” she said.<br />

Another common misconception is that it requires a lot of time to<br />

prepare healthy food.<br />

“Proper planning and critical thinking before shopping can save<br />

you time and money. We regard education as an investment<br />

for a prosperous future; in the same way, eating healthy foods<br />

should also be considered an investment to nourish and flourish,”<br />

concluded Angelique.<br />

Using the South African Food-Based Dietary Guidelines,<br />

Angelique recommended the following points to<br />

consider:<br />

• Enjoy a variety of foods. These food trends are<br />

encouraging a greater variety of food. Wholegrain,<br />

vegetables, fruit, fish, yoghurt, fermented and pickled<br />

foods are readily available and can be added to most<br />

meals to improve nutrition, flavour and colour.<br />

• Make fibre-rich starchy foods part of most meals. Fibre<br />

will make you feel fuller for longer and aid the stability of<br />

your blood glucose levels throughout the day.<br />

• Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit every day to ensure<br />

you reach your fibre and antioxidant requirements and to<br />

help with your gut health.<br />

• Regularly eat dry beans, split peas, lentils, seeds and nuts<br />

to support your gut and mental health.<br />

• Fish, chicken, lean meat or eggs could be eaten daily.<br />

• Drink milk, maas or yoghurt every day.<br />

• Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly.<br />

• Use food and drinks containing sugar sparingly.<br />

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Winter skin eczema<br />

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis,<br />

is a prevalent skin condition<br />

characterised by dry, itchy skin<br />

that can become inflamed and<br />

red. Dr Fatima Moosa at Netcare<br />

Universitas Hospital, a seasoned<br />

dermatologist, shares insights<br />

on this common ailment, its<br />

causes, triggers, and management<br />

strategies, particularly during the<br />

winter months.<br />

Dr Fatima defines eczema as “an extremely<br />

common skin condition and one of the<br />

skin conditions I see most commonly<br />

in my practice.” She explains that it is<br />

characterised by dry, very itchy skin which<br />

can result in inflamed, red skin.<br />

According to her, the causes of eczema are multifactorial,<br />

involving genetics, environmental factors, immune<br />

abnormalities, and skin barrier defects.<br />

During winter, cold, dry air becomes a significant trigger<br />

for eczema flare-ups. Dr Fatima explains that the cold,<br />

dry air results in a decreased humidity level causing<br />

us to lose moisture from our skin into the surrounding<br />

environment which leads to dry skin. Furthermore,<br />

indoor heating exacerbates moisture loss, compromising<br />

the skin barrier further.<br />

To combat these effects, Dr Fatima recommends various<br />

strategies. She suggests using “gentle, fragrance-free<br />

cleansers,” opting for “shorter lukewarm showers or<br />

baths,” and moisturising regularly with “thicker emollients<br />

like ointments and creams”.<br />

Additionally, she advises using a humidifier and choosing<br />

soft fabrics for clothing to help maintain skin moisture<br />

and prevent irritation.<br />

Regarding skincare products, Dr Fatima advises seeking<br />

emollients containing barrier-supportive ingredients<br />

such as petroleum, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.<br />

She encourages individuals to consult dermatologists<br />

for personalised recommendations or visit reputable<br />

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Dr Fatima Moosa<br />

websites like www.allergyfoundation.co.za for guidance.<br />

Dr Fatima stresses the importance of lifestyle adjustments, emphasising<br />

seasonal skincare adaptation. She recommends adopting habits such as<br />

using thicker emollients and barrier-supportive ingredients during winter<br />

to minimise eczema flare-ups and maintain healthier skin throughout the<br />

season.<br />

In conclusion, she highlights the significance of proactive skincare, lifestyle<br />

adjustments, and expert guidance from dermatologists in managing<br />

eczema, especially during the challenging winter months. Through these<br />

measures, individuals can alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of<br />

life despite the complexities of this condition.<br />

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How many cups of Green Tea<br />

should I drink a day?<br />

Made from the Camellia Sinensis plant,<br />

Green Tea is a rich source of antioxidants<br />

called flavonoids that may have certain<br />

health benefits, including a reduced risk<br />

of some cancers and heart disease. But many people<br />

ask – how many cups of Green Tea should I drink a day?<br />

Harvard Health Publications recommends drinking a<br />

few cups of Green Tea each day to gain its benefits and<br />

says that in tea-drinking cultures, three cups per day is<br />

perfectly normal.<br />

Tetley Pure Green Tea contains loads of antioxidants,<br />

it is a great way to feel energised and helps in<br />

maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We have put together a<br />

few points to remember next time you brew a cup of<br />

Green Tea goodness:<br />

• Green Tea is a great boost for your metabolism and<br />

as a result can assist with weight loss. (Remember<br />

Green Tea alone is not the golden ticket and a caloriecontrolled<br />

diet is also an essential part of any weightloss<br />

plan).<br />

• If you’re sensitive to caffeine and find that Green Tea<br />

affects your sleep, have your Green Tea before 11am<br />

giving yourself a good few hours before bedtime so<br />

that the caffeine has time to wear off.<br />

• Drinking Green Tea may protect your brain and lower<br />

your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in old age.<br />

Studies have shown that the catechin compounds in<br />

Green Tea have many protective effects which can lead<br />

to lowering the risk of diseases that come with old age.<br />

• Studies have shown that long-term consumption of<br />

Green Tea can help to drastically reduce your risk of<br />

hypertension.<br />

• Green Tea has high levels of antioxidants and minerals<br />

that can help protect your kidneys from oxidative<br />

damage preventing you from getting kidney stones.<br />

• Drinking Green Tea can do wonders for your skin<br />

because of the antioxidant polyphenols, called Here are some suggestions to mix up your Tetley Green Tea and enjoy it in<br />

epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This antioxidant different ways:<br />

keeps your skin hydrated and protects you from the – Add fresh mint, a slice of lemon, or some apple cubes to your Green Tea for a<br />

harmful UV rays that come from exposure to the sun. different flavour.<br />

• Green Tea boosts your memory!<br />

– Serve chilled as an iced tea, with a splash of fruit juice and a mix of sliced<br />

Researchers in Switzerland have found that the Green fruit.<br />

Tea extract increased neuroplasticity between the – Add some Green teabags to the liquid added to soups, stews and casseroles<br />

parietal and frontal areas of the brain – improving your to enhance the flavour and health benefits of these dishes.<br />

short and long-term memory.<br />

Go on – why not brew another delicious cup of Tetley Pure Green Tea!<br />

Source: www.joekels.co.za References: popsugar, purejoy, amazing-green-tea, healthline, livestrong,<br />

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The nutrition your body needs<br />

for peak performance at different ages<br />

There’s a reason a person in their 40s doesn’t have the same amount of energy as they did in their<br />

20s, or why they can’t eat like they did as a teenager. Bodies constantly change with age, and with<br />

each new phase of life, there are changing requirements for the body to maintain optimum health.<br />

Key to this is the evolving nutritional needs of the body – as a person ages, diets will need to adapt,<br />

replenishing nutrients according to these changing requirements.<br />

“As we follow the journey of life, we must adapt our diets<br />

according to the changing nutritional needs of our bodies,”<br />

explained Tetley and Laager partner dietitian, Mbali Mapholi.<br />

“Many people don’t realise that embracing these transitions at<br />

each stage is pivotal for overall well-being. Society talks a lot<br />

about how our bodies change over time, but no one really talks<br />

about how our dietary needs change as we age.”<br />

Mapholi has shared her dietary tips for each decade of adult life.<br />

20s: Laying the foundation for adult nutrition<br />

“This is a pivotal decade that lays the groundwork for lifelong<br />

health, which means it’s crucial to address your specific nutritional<br />

needs,” explained Mapholi. In your 20s, it’s crucial to prioritise lean<br />

proteins like eggs, chicken, fish, beans, dairy, and nuts in every<br />

meal to support muscle development. Additionally, integrating<br />

iron-rich foods such as lean meats, legumes, and fortified cereals<br />

ensures optimal energy levels to prevent fatigue. Healthy<br />

plant fats from sources like avocados, nuts, nut butter, and oils<br />

contribute to cognitive well-being and brain health. Including<br />

a variety of fruits and vegetables not only provides essential<br />

vitamins and minerals but also introduces antioxidants to combat<br />

oxidative stress. Hydration is essential, with fluid needs increasing<br />

in this age group. Enhance water consumption by infusing it<br />

with flavours like lemon, orange, berries, cucumber, and herbs,<br />

or experiment with homemade iced green teas and flavoured<br />

rooibos teas incorporating fruit slices and herbs for a refreshing<br />

twist.<br />

30s: Nurturing Health and Balance<br />

“Navigating the fast-paced lifestyle of your 30s requires strategic<br />

nutritional choices to sustain energy levels and promote overall<br />

well-being,” notes Mapholi. “Many peoples’ lives are more<br />

demanding at this age, with the growing demands of work and<br />

family life. You must ensure consistent meals, aiming for at least<br />

three a day, to meet increased nutritional needs during this stage<br />

of life.” In your mid-30s, prioritising essential nutrients from whole<br />

grains like sorghum, couscous, beans, chickpeas, brown or seeded<br />

bread, and brown rice in your daily diet is crucial, as these foods<br />

provide a steady release of energy throughout the day. Lean<br />

proteins such as chicken, lean red meat, eggs, and fish should<br />

be included to support muscle health and provide necessary<br />

amino acids. Prioritise dietary fibre-rich foods like vegetables and<br />

fruits to aid digestion and support heart health. Due to increased<br />

calcium needs, incorporate foods like dairy or fortified plantbased<br />

alternatives to enhance bone health, supporting long-term<br />

skeletal strength and resilience. Hydration remains important, but<br />

opt for teas with minimal or no caffeine, such as Laager Rooibos,<br />

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and include water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumber, and<br />

lettuce to increase fluid intake.<br />

40s: Embracing Nutrient-Rich Choices<br />

“In your 40s, your metabolism may slow down which means<br />

making nutrient-rich choices that support your evolving needs,”<br />

says Mapholi. To ensure heart and joint health, incorporate lean<br />

protein foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, such as<br />

salmon, pilchards, and sardines. Additionally, include plant-based<br />

sources like walnuts and chia seeds to promote heart health and<br />

joint flexibility. Lean protein-rich foods are essential for muscle<br />

maintenance, ensuring strength and vitality. Integrate fibre-rich<br />

grains like sorghum, oats, and high-fibre brown bread into your<br />

morning routine to support digestive health and maintain steady<br />

energy levels throughout the day. Colourful vegetables provide<br />

a diverse spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants crucial<br />

for overall health, robust immune function, and cellular repair.<br />

Hydration is crucial for overall well-being, especially joint health;<br />

incorporate teas like Laager Green Rooibos and Tetley Green tea<br />

with anti-inflammatory properties to optimise fluid intake.<br />

50s and Beyond: Promoting Longevity<br />

“As you enter the golden years, prioritising a holistic nutritional<br />

approach becomes imperative for promoting longevity,” adds<br />

Mapholi. “Small, frequent meals can aid digestion and nutrient<br />

absorption, providing a steady release of energy throughout<br />

the day.” To safeguard bone health and mitigate the risk of<br />

osteoporosis, incorporate fortified plant milks or dairy to ensure<br />

sufficient vitamin D intake, which is crucial for calcium absorption.<br />

Omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish like salmon and nuts like<br />

walnuts are essential for supporting brain health and cognitive<br />

function. Elevate protein intake with eggs, lean meats, fish, and<br />

plant-based proteins like beans, chickpeas, and lentils, as proteins<br />

play a pivotal role in muscle preservation, supporting overall<br />

strength and vitality. Consuming fibre-rich foods helps maintain<br />

digestive health and regulate blood sugar levels, reducing the risk<br />

of chronic conditions.<br />

Hydration is paramount, especially for addressing increased<br />

prevalence of constipation; incorporate teas like Laager Rooibos,<br />

Tetley Green tea, and water-rich foods to ensure optimal fluid<br />

intake. Tetley Chamomile tea is also beneficial for reducing anxiety<br />

and aiding sleep.<br />

To discover healthy tips and recipe ideas from Tetley Tea, follow @<br />

TetleyTeaSA and @LaagerRooibosTea on Facebook and Instagram<br />

or visit www.joekels.co.za. For more insightful dietary information,<br />

follow Mbali Mapholi @Urbandietitian.<br />

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Meals to beat<br />

the midday slump<br />

Turn your lunch break into a rejuvenating pause with a light meal<br />

that will satisfy your hunger and keep you energised for the rest of the day.<br />

Checkers range of ready-made salads and plant-based meals will help<br />

with digestion too!<br />

Sticky Roasted Butternut, Feta<br />

and Pistachio Couscous<br />

40 Minutes<br />

4 Servings<br />

19 Ingredients<br />

Description<br />

Whether you’re a seasoned wellness enthusiast or ready to<br />

embrace a healthier lifestyle, this Sticky Roasted Butternut,<br />

Feta and Pistachio Couscous recipe is your ticket to a<br />

plate full of goodness. This vibrant dish combines roasted<br />

butternut with the protein-packed Simple Truth Chickpea<br />

and Red Lentil Couscous. Decadent Padkos Salted Pistachio<br />

Nuts add crunch to every bite. Topped with creamy feta and<br />

our delicious Forage and Feast Coriander Pesto Dressing, it’s<br />

the perfect blend of freshness and zing. Savour this Sticky<br />

Roasted Butternut, Feta and Pistachio Couscous dish as<br />

a light lunch, a refreshing dinner or a wholesome side to<br />

accompany your favourite protein. Get everything you need<br />

at Checkers or on Sixty60 for delivery in 60 minutes.<br />

Directions<br />

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC or opt for the convenience of<br />

an air-fryer, if preferred.<br />

2. In a large bowl, toss together the butternut, olive oil,<br />

paprika, cumin, cinnamon, honey, salt and pepper until the<br />

butternut is cloaked in flavour.<br />

3. Place the coated butternut on a roasting tray and roast for<br />

25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.<br />

4. While the butternut is roasting, prepare your salad. In a<br />

bowl, combine the couscous, chopped parsley, coriander,<br />

mint and chives.<br />

5. Add the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper,<br />

and give it all a gentle mix.<br />

6. To assemble, spoon a generous helping of couscous<br />

onto your plate or platter. Top it with the sticky roasted butternut,<br />

crumble over some feta, sprinkle the pistachio nuts and finish with<br />

a flourish of fresh basil. For the final touch, serve it alongside the<br />

delightful Coriander Pesto Dressing.<br />

Ingredients<br />

For the Sticky Roasted Butternut:<br />

• 1 butternut; peeled, deseeded and cubed<br />

• 2 tbsp. (30ml) olive oil<br />

• 1 tsp. (5ml) paprika<br />

• 1 tsp. (5ml) ground cumin<br />

• ½ tsp. (2.5ml) ground cinnamon<br />

• 2 tbsp. (30ml) honey<br />

• Salt and pepper to taste<br />

For the Couscous Salad:<br />

• 1 cup (250ml) Simple Truth Chickpea and Red Lentil<br />

Couscous; cooked according to packet instructions<br />

• ¼ cup (60ml) flat leaf parsley; roughly chopped<br />

• ¼ cup (60ml) fresh coriander; roughly chopped<br />

• ¼ cup (60ml) fresh mint; roughly chopped<br />

• Handful of chives; finely chopped<br />

• 3 tbsp. (45ml) olive oil<br />

• Zest and juice of 1 lemon<br />

• Salt and pepper to taste<br />

To Assemble:<br />

• ½ cup (125ml) feta; crumbled<br />

• ¼ cup (60ml) Padkos Salted Pistachio Nuts, shelled<br />

• Handful of fresh basil leaves for garnish<br />

• Forage and Feast Coriander Pesto Dressing, to serve.<br />

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Easily prepare wholesome and delicious chickpea and red lentil couscous in just 5 minutes<br />

for the perfect vegan addition to your meals, a healthy side dish and anything in between.<br />

Made with only 2 ingredients, it’s high in fibre and a gluten-free alternative to wheat.<br />

Enjoy the nutty flavour and fluffy texture of this delicious couscous as a side dish or as<br />

the base of your favourite salad. It’s a vegan, high-fibre and gluten-free alternative to<br />

wheat. Plus, it’s made with only chickpea and red lentil flour, containing no added colours,<br />

flavours, preservatives or trans-fat, making it a delicious and convenient option for a<br />

healthy meal. Plus, it’s easy to prepare in just 5 minutes<br />

Shop at Checkers in-store or on Checkers Sixty60 for delivery in 60 minutes.<br />

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Wellness on a plate<br />

Smoked Mackerel Salad<br />

30 Minutes<br />

4 Servings<br />

17 Ingredients<br />

Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients and bursting<br />

with vibrant colours, this Smoked Mackerel Salad is a<br />

celebration of wellness on a plate. Our Simple Truth<br />

White Quinoa and Cape Point Hot Smoked Mackerel<br />

Fillets take centre stage. The mackerel adds a rich,<br />

smoky flavour, while quinoa brings a hearty dose<br />

of protein and fibre to keep you energised. Sautéed<br />

fennel with garlic-infused baby spinach and a medley<br />

of sugar snap peas and cranberries complete the<br />

colourful ensemble. The homemade dressing adds a<br />

zesty touch. This Smoked Mackerel Salad is perfect<br />

for a light and satisfying lunch or dinner. Ready to<br />

fuel your body with goodness? Get all the ingredients<br />

you need at Checkers or on Sixty60 for delivery in 60<br />

minutes.<br />

Ingredients<br />

• 1 cup (250ml) Simple Truth White Quinoa<br />

• 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock<br />

• Olive oil, for frying<br />

• 4 baby fennel bulbs; thinly sliced<br />

• 2 cloves of garlic; crushed<br />

• 200g baby spinach; washed<br />

• Salt and pepper to season<br />

• 100g sugar snap peas; thinly sliced<br />

• 1/3 cup (90ml) dried cranberries or raisins<br />

• 100g Cape Point Hot Smoked Mackerel Fillets<br />

• 2 tbsp. (30ml) pickled red onion and radish, to serve<br />

(optional)<br />

For the Dressing:<br />

• ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil<br />

• 1 tsp. (5ml) Dijon mustard<br />

• 1 tsp. (5ml) honey<br />

• Zest and juice of 1 lemon<br />

• 2 tbsp. (30ml) flat leaf parsley; roughly chopped<br />

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Directions<br />

1. Bring 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of vegetable broth to a boil. Cover and<br />

let it simmer for 18 – 20 minutes until the quinoa is perfectly cooked.<br />

2. In a frying pan, heat a dash of olive oil and sauté the fennel until it<br />

achieves a delightful golden hue. Add garlic and spinach, continuing to<br />

sauté for a few minutes until the spinach wilts. Season the mixture with<br />

salt and pepper, then set it aside.<br />

3. For the dressing, combine the olive oil, mustard, honey, lemon zest,<br />

juice and parsley in a small jar. Give it a good shake until the ingredients<br />

emulsify. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.<br />

4. To assemble, spoon a couple of dollops of the cooked quinoa onto your<br />

serving platter or plate. Top it with the sautéed fennel mix, a generous<br />

serving of sugar snap peas and a sprinkling of cranberries. Delicately<br />

flake the smoked mackerel over the salad, and garnish with pickled red<br />

onion and radish. Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad.<br />

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spread the love<br />

Bring romance into the garden with the spicy-sweet<br />

fragrance of dwarf pot carnations.<br />

The names say it<br />

all. Pink Kisses. I love You.<br />

And Purple Wedding. These pretty<br />

and petite pot carnations, in romantic<br />

shades of pink, blush and purple, come<br />

from centuries of cultivation. The association<br />

of carnations with love, fascination and<br />

distinction goes back some 2000 years, when<br />

they were named ‘the flower of the gods’ by Greek<br />

philosopher Theophrastus. Like roses, many myths<br />

and legends surround the carnation, reinforcing<br />

its association with romance. They are woven<br />

into wedding bouquets and celebratory<br />

wreaths, are worn in buttonholes, and<br />

are the official flower for Mother’s<br />

Day. Pot carnations…what’s<br />

not to like.<br />

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Modern pot carnations are compact and bushy, producing<br />

masses of bicoloured double flowers above grey-green stems<br />

and leaves. They can be planted as a showy border, are<br />

ideal for gravel gardens, and are hardy plants for patio<br />

containers and hanging baskets. They are perfect gift<br />

plants and can be grown indoors. Unlike the older, taller<br />

carnation varieties that need staking and pinching,<br />

pot carnations don’t have to be fussed over.<br />

Pink Kisses produces long-lasting tiny,<br />

bicolour flowers in sugar pink with<br />

a darker pink centre and a delicious<br />

fragrance. Plants grow up to 35cm high<br />

and wide, and the pickable blooms<br />

are long lasting.<br />

I Love You is a living bouquet in shades of deep pink, soft<br />

pink and rose through to white, as the flowers change<br />

colour as they mature. Butterflies, bees and other<br />

pollinators love this fragrant carnation. It’s a frost tolerant<br />

carnation and works well both indoors and out.<br />

Purple Wedding has single flowers in shades of pink and purple, with<br />

a frilly white edging. The flowers cover this compact plant so that it<br />

looks like a bouquet but lasts a lot longer. When grown indoors or on<br />

the patio it needs plenty of bright light. As a garden plant it stands out<br />

as an edging for a bed, in full sun to semi-shade.<br />

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Easy to grow<br />

• Pot carnations need four to five hours of full sun.<br />

Plant in well composted soil that drains well. • Space<br />

plants 30cm apart and plant the crown of the plant<br />

level with the surface of the soil. No need to mulch -<br />

the stems like to be free of lingering moisture. • Once<br />

established, plants are drought tolerant and should not<br />

be over-watered. Let the soil dry out moderately before<br />

watering. The roots tend to rot in soggy soil. • Fertilise<br />

once a month and cut back after flowering for a repeat<br />

flush of flowers. • Container grown plants do best with<br />

morning sun and afternoon shade. Use a good quality<br />

potting soil that drains well and feed with Margaret<br />

Roberts Organic Supercharger after planting. Plants in<br />

containers need more water than those in the garden.<br />

Boost growth and flowers with a liquid fertiliser once a<br />

month. Details: www.ballstraathof.co.za<br />

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The romance of rail<br />

Seven reasons why a stay on the Kruger Shalati should be on your romantic bucket list!<br />

The truly spectacular views from your<br />

bedroom ... be it one of the two dozen<br />

Carriage Suites on the Train on the Bridge<br />

or the seven Bridge House Suites, sitting<br />

adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque<br />

garden setting with the train’s gentle glow as<br />

your backdrop. All are opulent, with a hint of<br />

the 1920’s rail safari. The views are equally<br />

marvelous from the lounge and dining<br />

areas and the swimming pools, which overlook the<br />

Sabie River ... the river flows all year-round, drawing<br />

animals and birds that come to quench their thirst.<br />

The fact that you’ll be recreating<br />

history. The Kruger Shalati - The Train<br />

on<br />

the Bridge, sits on the exact<br />

spot where the train would park<br />

overnight close to 100 years ago,<br />

when visits to the Kruger National<br />

Park were first allowed. The<br />

refurbished train is permanently<br />

stationed on the historically rich<br />

Selati Bridge above the Sabie River<br />

... a unique experience with luxury<br />

accommodation and activities<br />

reminiscent of days gone by.<br />

The option of a romantic<br />

turndown ... with rose<br />

petals scattered around<br />

the room, a scented<br />

bubble bath and a bottle<br />

of Moët champagne or<br />

Steenburg Brut sparkling<br />

wine on ice.<br />

The private bush dinner<br />

for two ... and the<br />

romantic bush picnic.<br />

Private dining ... à<br />

deux or more if you’re<br />

travelling with friends,<br />

can be arranged ... with<br />

exceptional food, fine<br />

wine ... even entertainment if you<br />

want to go for the full experience.<br />

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The game drives and walks ... private if you<br />

prefer. There are two game drives a day ...<br />

morning and afternoon, included in your stay.<br />

You can, if you wish, opt for a private game<br />

drive on either. There are also exceptionally<br />

enjoyable morning safari walks with Sanparks.<br />

And you’re in Kruger ... you know the game<br />

viewing is going to be beyond fantastic!<br />

The spa journey in the heart of the bush.<br />

An African Goddess facial, or hot stone<br />

massage, or the 75 minute Shalati<br />

Honeymoon Celebration ... in your<br />

room or on the deck. Bliss!<br />

YOUR HAPPY EVER AFTER<br />

starts with the perfect honeymoon destination<br />

The extras. The heli flips and<br />

community tours and games of golf which<br />

can be arranged. The three swimming pools<br />

and the pre-game drive high teas and the staff,<br />

who go the extra mile. A bucket list trip indeed!<br />

The deets ...<br />

Rates, from R5890 per person, include accommodation,<br />

all meals, teas and coffees, daily soft drinks, house wines,<br />

local brand spirits and beers. It also includes two game<br />

drives daily in open game drive vehicles. There is also a<br />

complementary return road transfers between the Skukuza<br />

Airport and the lodge. All extras - like the private dinners<br />

and spa treatments and romantic turndowns - are optional<br />

and charged separately. Details: krugershalati.com<br />

2023<br />

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ALL SOUTH AFRICAN RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME AT SANBI GARDENS<br />

Purchase an annual SANBI gardens card at www.webtickets.co.za<br />

More information: www.sanbi.org<br />

Free State National Botanical Garden (NBG); Hantam NBG; Harold Porter NBG;<br />

Karoo Desert NBG; Kirstenbosch NBG; KwaZulu-Natal NBG; Kwelera NBG; Lowveld NBG;<br />

Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre; National Zoological Garden,<br />

Pretoria; Pretoria NBG; Thohoyandou NBG; Walter Sisulu NBG


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“Life doesn’t come with a manual.<br />

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OFM will broadcast a special Mother’s Day<br />

edition on Friday 10 <strong>May</strong> 20<strong>24</strong><br />

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