Beauty & Fashion
For the coffee addict
May we suggest investing in a machine you can use at home that’ll save a ton of money on your daily caffeine habit. This gorgeous Creatista Plus Coffee Machine from Nespresso has a couple of nice features that sets it apart from the competition. Thanks to Nespresso’s system’s convenience and coffee expertise combined with automatic steam pipe, you can easily texture milk to the selected temperature and style for unique Latte Art creations and a broad range of delightful milk-based recipes. For only R7500, the Nespresso Creatista Plus is available in silver and can be purchased from all Nespresso boutiques and booths nationwide, or online. Details: Call the Nespresso Club on 0800 637 773 or visit www.buynespresso.com
Scent of a woman
Perfume is always a thoughtful gift for someone you care about… or better yet, simply just for you! We just can’t get enough of Brit Rhythm for Her Eau de Toilette by Burberry, a fragrance that blends feminine florals with edgy musk to create a scent that is individual and unexpected. With notes of orange blossom, blackberry leaves, and vetiver, if you don’t already own this bottle, then you really, really should. Details: R1130for 50 ml from Red Square.
Spice up the kitchen in style
We’ve found the perfect way to achieve a mild work out in the kitchen… the Ibili Easycook Flavour Grinder. It’s a nifty little gadget (a spice grinder and herb chopper in one) that’s ideal for any occasion and built to last, so you can mix all your favourite spices together, tone those biceps a little when you grind things up and when you’re done you can use the base as a storage container with lid for dips, dressings and sauces. Don’t you just love practical stuff with loads of purpose! Details: R219 from www.yuppiechef.com
Now who wouldn’t want to be the proud owner of a range cooker with added flexibility and reduced running costs? And especially one that comes in a colour like dove! Have you ever? Hailing from AGA’s Contemporary Neutrals collection designed to add a sense of quiet luxury and pared-back chic to any kitchen, this AGA Dual Control cooker is decked in pale grey with a hint of blue – a sumptuous shade that will work well with natural wood or painted cabinetry, as well as high-shine kitchen units and glossy marble. It features hotplates that can be turned on and off independently, saving on energy costs. The full range is available from AGA South Africa. Prices vary per model. Details: Visit www.agaliving.co.za
How long has it been since you wore an apron in the kitchen? In fact, have you ever worn an apron? Once a symbol of hard grafting in the kitchen (some of us might recall memories of our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers donning old-school smock styles), the apron has not only been resurrected, but has become a fashionable way of cooking up and expressing one’s personality, among young, nostalgia-enamoured women. In saying this, we rather fancy these leafy aprons … and use ours outdoors when pruning and indoors when whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. R350 from PHLO Studio’s online store. Details: www.phlostudio.co.za
Can’t enjoy a movie without decent surround sound? Thanks to Homemation, the American brand, Polk, is now available in South Africa, and that means you can elevate your media experience with the Polk Signa Solo universal home theatre soundbar that works with any TV! It only takes minutes to set up, features patented SDA digital surround technology for a wider, more immersive, multi-dimensional listening experience and Polk VoiceAdjust technology for crystal clear dialogue, and the built-in Bluetooth lets you stream all of your favourite music wirelessly. So, great sound for everyone or what? Retails from R2999. Details: visit www.homemation.co.za for your nearest stockist.
Crazy about European cuisine? Think crepes, paella and other yummy dishes that require speciality cookware to live among your cooking arsenal. While these kitchen tools are pretty limited in terms of applications, they’re perfect for someone who loves to go the extra mile for that ‘never-to-be-forgotten’ dinner experience. Our product of choice… the Maitre D” mini paella pan. Featuring a polished copper exterior and stainless-steel interior for rapid, uniform heating, it can be used to cook on your hob or oven, and looks great placed directly on the table. Here’s to letting your dinner imagination run wild. Details: R1750 from Woolworths.
80s revival for your feet
Bring some glam to your stride with these fabulous Gola Coaster Sneakers that are, quite honestly, a smashing re-release of the classic Gola retro Coaster plimsoll which made its first appearance in 1976. This versatile style showcases a twist on the classic Coaster style (and yes, there are some of us who were not in existence back then, but we sure do love this footwear now!). If you can, get your hands on and your feet into a pair of Satins or Lizard Golds. The Satin features a satin upper, a self-coloured wing flash and the iconic Gola branding – a feminine silhouette and wardrobe essential that fits perfectly with the ‘80s revival. The Lizard Gold features a metallic reptile effect upper and all the usual Gola heritage call outs but in an understated way. These work best when paired with your favourite skinny jeans. Details: R999 from www.spree.co.za
Let’s get more Tropsi
Jewels, jewels and more jewels, well, maybe minus the diamonds for the most part… but we are loving this collection… Let’s get Tropsi from Dear Rae Jewellery. Through natural lines and simplistic forms, this range celebrates the ease of simplicity which translates into beautiful functional, wearable art. There’s banana and palm, sunshine and delicious monster leaf, and watermelon and pineapple inspiration, all beautifully moulded from metals like brass, sterling silver, silver, gold and yellow gold. Priced from R370 to R13000, the options are almost endless. Details: www.dearrae.co.za
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