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Whether you’re into eating out, going to a concert, getting fit or spoiling yourself with a new purchase, our guides are your source for the best events happening in South Africa this week.
Miss Me Jeans would like to extend an invitation to all denim lovers across Johannesburg – turn up the heat this winter with super stylish and sexy denim from Miss Me Jeans available at the upcoming pop-up shop in Sandton this April. This two-day only pop-up shop is not to be missed. Amazing prices and the widest and wildest selection of denim you’ve ever seen! Get up to 40% off your favourite pair with jeans starting at R699. Come walk the blue carpet! Celebrities and personal stylists will be there to ensure that you look and feel no less than the superstar that you are! The event is on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April, 8am – 5pm each day, at the Park Inn Hotel. For more information on Miss Me Jeans, click here.
We’re super excited about Levi’s new campaign We Are Original! The brand has collaborated with local influencers Twiggy from Sleepless In Soweto, Siya from The Threaded Man, Maitelea and photography trio, I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU. The campaign forms part of a consumer call-to-action for the Levi’s We Are Original Casting, taking place this Saturday 23 April. Levi’s fans are encouraged to style their favourite Levi’s and spend a day at Shine Studios in Braamfontein where they’ll be shot by I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU. To up the fashion stakes even more, entrants stand a chance of being featured in the We Are Original campaign and win a year’s supply of Levi’s.
It’s official – the MRP model search is now on! As a brand driven to nurture new talent in fashion, MRP together with Ice Models is proud to announce their model search, #mrpfuturefaces. #mrpfuturefaces seeks to discover South Africa’s freshest faces and feature them in MRP’s next summer campaign to be shot later this year. Aspiring models between the ages of 16 and 24 are called to enter online at MRP.com by submitting a full-length picture before entries close on 1 May 2016. Judges from both MRP and Ice Models will then select which contestants will move forward to the nationwide callbacks held in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Mpumalanga from 13 May 2016. After the callbacks, 20 finalists will be chosen to attend a model boot camp held in Cape Town. The judging panel will then vote for their favourite face from 30 May 2016, and the winners – one male and female – will be announced on 3 June 2016. Each winner will take home a prize package to the value of R100 000. To find out more about this exciting competition, click here.
We’re excited to introduce you to a unique boutique hotel concept and yoga sanctuary which was recently launched on the isle of Malta – Locanda La Gelsomina. Set within the ancient hamlet of Birgu – the former capital of the Order of St. John in the 1500s – Locanda La Gelsomina opens a window into an oasis where the East and West are harmoniously balanced. The humble 16th-century locale has been sensitively restored to its former glory and is furnished with a mixture of antiquities and accessories which have been handpicked from Mongolia through to Burma and beyond. Featuring four spacious suites, Locanda La Gelsomina also houses a jewel-box teahouse where Bellocq tea blends are served as well as a concept store where exotic trinkets, home accessories and furnishings are sold to both in-house guests and passersby. For more information, click here.
Last month PUMA celebrated 25 years of their evolutionary laceless technology the PUMA DISC. And now they are excited to announce that the IGNITE DISC Sleeve are available in PUMA stores and selected retailers for R1 999. The PUMA Disc is the brand’s complex and technological solution to an ancient problem: how do you keep those shoes tight without the fuss of laces? The cross-category campaign features contemporary iterations of the icon across motorsport, running, track spikes and lifestyle shoe silhouettes. The IGNITE DISC Sleeve – a sneaker featuring PUMA’s celebrated energy returning IGNITE FOAM, is an updated and slimmer DISC System, comprised of a minimalist upper for a snug fit.
The Kitchen at Weylandts, the chic café situated in selected Weylandts stores has launched new menus boasting a variety of healthy and beautifully crafted dishes. You’ll find freshly baked bread and healthy snacks made on site as well as a larger offering of breakfasts, lunches and anytime snacks available such as: Croque Madame – Brioche bread, ham, mature cheddar cheese with wholegrain mustard, béchamel sauce topped with fried egg; Batter Fried Line Fish – Quinoa with Gremolata dressing, mange tout and radish fennel salad; and Flammkuchen – Puff pastry disc with leeks, crème fraiche, bacon and mushroom. Based on the Weylandts philosophy of good living, the food served at The Kitchen at Weylandts is simple and made from the finest quality ingredients. Combine this with the chef’s artistry and creativity and you’ll be sure to find sumptuous meals that won’t leave you disappointed! Click here to check out the menu at your nearest Weylandts store or simply pop in to see what special dish will be available that day.
With her latest collection of jewellery, Woman, designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik sets out to honour the heroines of the seventies, “women with warrior-like sass” like Angela Davis and Pam Grier. Although the colours are a departure from the vibrant shades used for Lena, PICHULIK’s previous range, each piece in Woman, too, tells a story. New elements include lava, lapis lazuli, onyx and carnelian beads that give the pieces a primal aspect as if they were forged in the earth. Woman will be available at PICHULIK’s shop in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront and AKJP Collective in Cape Town, their store at Work Shop New Town in Johannesburg and online.
There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love. The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one’s surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread – imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery. From breakfast to late lunch, there is something for everyone: salads crisp with dew-fresh seasonal garden produce, cakes just out the oven, cheese and charcuterie platters boasting South African specialities, mouthwatering chicken and beef dishes all exquisitely presented. The Lust Bistro & Bakery is definitely an experience you do not want to miss. For more information and to make a booking contact 021 874 1456 or visit their website.
Add a refreshing twist to your next Winelands visit with a platter of oak smoked trout ribbons paired with a signature wine at the Constantia Glen tasting room. Served with dill and lemon crème fraîche, freshly baked baguette and a cucumber pickle, it is a perfect foil for the vibrant intensity and remarkable fruit concentration of the Constantia Glen TWO 2015. Showing an undeniable essence of poise and finesse, the TWO, with its polished weight, imparted by a touch of Sémillon, is beautifully balanced with fresh natural acidity and clear minerality that lingers well into your next sip. The Constantia Glen tasting room is only a 20-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre and offers a relaxed atmosphere to unwind and enjoy beautiful vineyard views while tasting signature Constantia Glen wines. The oak smoked trout ribbons platter costs R170 per person and is served daily at the tasting room. The Constantia Glen TWO 2015 can be ordered by the glass or per bottle. To pre-book, call 021 795 5639.
An impressive line up of phenomenal eclectic music – from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Beatenberg; Platform Jazz to Nibs van der Spuy; and the KZN Philharmonic to Seb Goldswain – is on the programme for the second Michaelhouse Music Festival, over the weekend of 22 – 24 April. Following on from an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response in 2015, the weekend programme has been thoughtfully-curated to offer a variety of world-class music to cater for music lovers who can enjoy the best of South African pop, choral, acoustic, jazz and classical music in the tranquil setting of Balgowan. To book your ticket or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
factorie Make Up Make Out beauty range has recently added to their collection! The new factorie Super Speed Nail Polish Remover Tub (R99) will be coming into stores this April! Dip, twist and you are done, as easy as that! factorie will also be bringing in two new shades of their very popular chunky lip crayon, four additional nail polish colours and a new body spray scent.
South African theatre audiences are in for a treat as the renowned one-woman international play, The Woman Who Would Be King, is set to make it South African début in Cape Town! The fictional play is written and performed by Nigerian-American actress and producer, Esosa E, and will showcase at Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre this April. It’s a story rich in African history inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, the first female Pharaoh and her journey to the throne. Previews for The Woman Who Would Be King take place on Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 21 April. The show officially opens on Monday 25 April and runs until Saturday 30 April. Tickets are now on sale at R100 each and can be purchased here.
CHANEL is excited to announce the launch of two new products: Rouge Coco Stylo and Le Duo Vernis Longue Tenue. For women who don’t want to choose between colour, shine and lip care, CHANEL has created Rouge Coco Stylo (R545). In one easy step, this lipstick pen accentuates a style and a personality to match every mood and colour. When it comes to colour and style, Le Vernis (R365) is the benchmark nail polish. In 2016, CHANEL reformulates its cult beauty accessory and pairs it with a gel coat for an irreproachable 6-day hold. These products are available from 21 April.
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