Beauty & Fashion
With the warmer weather encouraging some outdoor exercise and a healthier frame of mind, we’ve become addicted to cold-pressed juices, so how thrilled were we when we discovered that South Africa’s premium fruit juice, Sir, took its fresh, zesty offering to the next level with a cold pressed range bursting with flavour, nutrients and goodness. They’re all delish and sell for around R21.95 per 300ml at top retail stores.
Summer days + total protection = safe fun in the sun
We’re mad about our new discovery… SVR Sun Secure, a French sun protection range that offers extra protection. We all know we need protection when out in the sun, but we didn’t know UVA / UVB protection only blocks 10 per cent of the sun’s rays. The other 90 per cent – visible light and infrared – penetrate even deeper into the skin, causing real damage. And that’s what Sun Secure offers. Suitable for the whole family, the range is water, sweat and rub resistant, lasts up to eight hours, has a delicate summery fragrance and the products are quickly absorbed by the skin,. There are five products: a Sun Secure Blur (the perfect combo of high SPF50 sun protection and a mousse cream R250), Sun Secure Fluide (an invisible dry touch face milk with SPF+, R235), Sun Secure Brume (an ultra-fine mist, has a SPF50+ and is great for adults and kids, R435), Sun Secure Lait (also SPF50+, hydrating milk, R360) and Sun Secure Aprés-soliel (this after sun product rehydrates the skin and soothes, R250). You’ll find this range at Clicks as well as select doctors and beauty salons. Details: www.labo-svr.co.za
So we love our skin. We love summer. And we love our readers… which is why we’re giving away a full set of this amazing sun care to one lucky reader. Simply find the competition on our home page, fill in the entry form and hold thumbs.
Time for a night out
Meet the new Classic Petite watch from Daniel Wellington – Ashfield – an ode to simplicity and a timeless way to enter the upcoming festive season. A statement piece that truly reflects the design approach we so love about DW watches, this ultra-thin (32mm) little number rests delicately on the arm and features a matte black mesh strap and a daring black dial. Dare we say… a minimalist and contemporary look, imbued with attitude. Details: The new Classic Petite Ashfield is available with details in rose gold (R3199) or silver (R3299). For your nearest stockist, email email@example.com
Look good, do good, feel good
This season’s hot hit is the Uzwelo beach bag range: wide-strapped bags that are roomy enough to fit in everything a beach babe cannot live without. By buying one, you’ll also improve people’s lives and help the environment because Uzwelo, an Expand a Sign initiative, has teamed up with nimble-fingered seamstresses from some of KZN’s poorest communities to produce these bags handcrafted from left-over banner fabric otherwise destined for landfills. For just R220 for the standard size and R310 for the large bag. No need to trawl the mall because you can buy online at www.uzwelo.co.za or call 0860 744 688.
Enjoy the sound of music – from the bath to the beach and beyond – or add some vintage character to your home with this retro BUSH Classic DAB Radio available in Sage Green, Classic Cream or Cornflower Blue. Sporting an FM and DAB radio, headphone socket for personal listening and alarm with sleep timer, you can power this baby from the mains or pop in batteries to take your radio with you on a picnic or out in the garden. Get yours and get into the summer groove for R2000 from Merkado.
Choose a flip flop with style
Just when you might have thought it impossible to love slops any more, we stumbled upon this comfortable collection from Tsonga. The latest addition to their Tslops range, these smart Ishadi slops will have you hooked in one step. Available in six beautiful colours, including new metallic leathers (and we just love the soft pink one called antique metal grain) we can say, for sure, that one pair just won’t be enough! Details: R399 from www.tsonga.com
Get the bling
Clearly, we can’t get enough of the jewelled stuff this month, and for good reason when you see the latest collection from Pandora’s DO Campaign. Designed to inspire and encourage women to be true to themselves and live life to the fullest, these pieces also celebrate and reward success. Details: The collection is priced from R979 to R5999. To shop online or find a stockist near you visit www.pandorashop.co.za
Mmmm… summer salad
This is just so, so refreshing! For those of you who love entertaining or simply just indulging in exotic flavours, we have no doubt that you will love this Summer Pork and Watermelon Salad concocted by the one and only Jamie Oliver. You can roast the pork the day before you want to serve it if you like. It’s also great with sticky rice. For us, the salad idea is a winner for summer in Durbs… the refreshing watermelon, crunchy greens and chilli hum from the dressing make this a knockout dish. Check out the recipe at durban.getitonline.co.za
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely grated
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp allspice
1kg higher welfare pork belly
3 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 small watermelon, cut into chunks, thumb-sized pieces
½ bunch of coriander, leaves picked
½ bunch of spring onions, sliced
25g pickled ginger, for ginger dressing
1 lime, for ginger dressing
1 tbsp. fish sauce, for ginger dressing
1 tbsp. reduced salt soy sauce, for ginger dressing
1 red chilli, finely chopped, for ginger dressing
Preheat the oven to 160°C. Rub the ginger, peppercorns, allspice and a pinch of salt into the pork. Place the meat in a roasting tray along with a splash of water, cover with tin foil and roast for 2½ – 3 hours, or until cooked and easy to pull apart. Let the pork cool, then cut into chunks. Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the pork and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden on each side. In the last 30 seconds, drizzle with the honey, soy sauce and sesame seeds. For the dressing, shake all the ingredients together in a clean jam jar. Toss the pork with the watermelon and the dressing on a platter. Serve scattered with coriander leaves and spring onion.
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