Beauty & Fashion
The tastiest cordials
Wanna know why we are totally in love with Gudgu Cordials and Drizzlers? Because they are sugar free, so there’s no need for guilt! For a delicious after dinner treat, simply pop some good quality vanilla ice-cream into a blender with a tot of Gudgu Hazelnut, Chocolate or Caramel Drizzler and whizz until smooth and creamy. For adults, add a tot of liqueur … we fancy Amaretto or Frangelico. Top with a little whipped cream and a generous sprinkling of caramel popcorn. So impressive, so delish! Details: www.facebook.com/gudgufoods or 076 530 6050.
A classic kettle
A boiling kettle is synonymous with warmth and hospitality, and that’s what makes The AGA Kettle a winner on this month’s list of kitchen must-haves. Lightweight, easy to lift and pour and gorgeous to glare at, this little gem was designed for maximum performance. With an insulated easy grip handle, and a thick solid base that ensures a quick boiling time, this whistling kettle is available in several colours, although we just adore both the cream and black options. Details: Priced from R1500. For more info visit www.agaliving.co.za.
We’ve got time for you!
Local manufacturer, TimeBrandits, have given the traditional wall clock a brand new and contemporary look – one that we were first introduced to at this year’s East Coast Radio House & Garden Show. Their unique and sleek digital word clocks are designed to show the time in words, not numbers! Modern sleek façades, with carefully chosen fonts, add to the aesthetics and appeal. Great conversation starters, these decorative timepieces come in a variety of colours in gloss acrylic or mirror finishes. They can also be personalised. Details: Visit www.timebrandits.co.za or call 082 492 0226.
We LOVE us a duffle
If you’re a fan of the duffle, you have to get your hands on one of these awesome Duffle Bags from Love Milo. Perfect for weekends away or for yoga or the gym, they fit in more than enough clothing and will carry them around in style! Made in SA from 100 per cent cotton canvas, then hand-printed and twice cured, these fab bags are durable and machine washable, they come with black lining, genuine leather straps and are available in stripe, triangle and cosmos designs. Details: R1400 online at www.lovemilo.com
Beautifully illustrating the grace of an exotic orchid, we just can’t take our eyes off of this Purple Orchid Silver Charm from Pandora. Featuring a vibrant pink and purple colour scheme, with hand-applied enamel and sparkling stones. Details: It’s yours for only R1099. Shop online at www.pandorashop.co.za or visit www.pandora.net to find your nearest stockist.
Fresh on the shelves
In the spirit of creating a new premium vodka, SA’s largest privately owned wine and spirit merchants, Edward Snell & Co. have introduced their Single Batch to the market in a bold, contemporary new pack. Simply put… it celebrates the sophistication and perfection that is achieved through simplicity. Details: Single Batch is available at leading outlets for 179.99 a bottle.
Vinolia, way over a century old and one of our favourite brands of luxury wrapped soaps, hand washes and foam baths, has just added another beautiful bloom to its bouquet. Available in a beautifully wrapped 125g Velvet Orchid soapbar, a 290ml stylish hand wash and a 500ml foam bath packaged in an attractive box, this is one bath time indulgence you won’t want to be without. Details: Available at leading retailers for R20.99 for the soap bar, R40.99 for the hand wash and R42.99 for the foam bath.
There are so many reasons to love Mohair… it loves your feet, our planet, job creation, other natural fibres and it saves electricity, so on those randomly cold days post-winter there is nothing better than staying warm with a mohair blanket from Cape Mohair. Made in South Africa, this is a classic accessory that comes in an elegant organic palette. It’s all about natural fibres that are lightweight, insulating and breathable, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. They’re simple and made for life. Details: Available in KZN at The Mohair Mill Shop. Contact 036 488 1277.
It’s all matte
We really fancy these matte black and white suitcases that Samsonite recently launched as part of their Neopulse range. This eye-catching offers the perfect combination of lightness and strength. With features such as an integrated TSA accepted lock, smooth rolling double wheels, a practical interior and a double pull handle, this is definitely our idea of the perfect travel companion. Details: The Neopulse range (priced from R4695) is also available in a range of metallic colours, from www.houseofsamsonite.co.za and leading luggage stores nationwide.
Get It Durban October 2017Michelle Markham, Goddess of waste