Fabulous treats for fabulous females this August!

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The Thandana brand speaks to everything we love . . . they’re local, their leather bags are oh-so-stylish, on trend and of exceptional quality and their name Thandana means ‘to love one another’. Love it! The extensive collection includes a wide range of different bags, for women, men, babies and travel in a variety of different materials and colours. Amongst our favourites are the leather handbags (boho, bucket, crossover . . . you name it), wallets and overnight and laptop bags. The range also includes a collection of wax coated fabric and leather items like kids backpacks, coolers and nappy bags. You also have the option of personalising any bag with your name, initials or company logo – such a great gift idea!
Details: www.thandana.co.za, 031 502 7336.


We know a good wine when we taste one. And we’ve obviously got great taste … since one of our favourites has just got top scores in the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay. FAT bastard Chardonnay 2018 snagged a score of 90 points in the blind tasting competition, which is one that seeks to find out the best Chardonnays that cost between R60 and R100. Described as, “on the nose, this wine seduces with ripe stone fruit, tropical melon too, and subtle hints of vanilla. There’s good mid-palate fruit intensity, showing some development, an off-dry impression enhanced by vanilla cream oak notes and a mere hint of burnt butter. Bold but well-rounded and balanced.” Couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Pick up a bottle next time you’re buying wine and try it for yourselves.
Details: http://www.fatbastardwine.co.za, Facebook.com/FATbastardWineSA



Let’s face it, we could do with a little contouring . . . whether it’s on our face or our body! The Exilis Elite is an FDA-approved treatment designed for facial rejuvenation, skin toning and body shaping – without any downtime! Available at Advanced Aesthetics Umhlanga, the Exilis Elite is a device that delivers radio-frequency energy to precisely target the skin on the body and face, leading to visible skin improvement. The device is non-invasive and has real-time energy monitoring for your safety.
Details: www.advancedaesthetics.co.za.

WIN: To stand a chance to win three Exilis Elite sessions, valued at R3000, go to our Competition page and enter!



Local award-winning author Dianne Stewart’s beautiful tale, the Gift of the Sun was recently published by Jacana and is a must-read for all South African children. . . especially North Coast children, as the book is set right here and was inspired by the sunflowers growing in Dianne’s garden. Originally published in London, the book has been translated into nine other languages and circulated around the world. Illustrator, June Daly, won the Katrine Harries Award for Illustration and a number of acclaims overseas for her work on the book. It’s a beautiful, heart-warming tale that is easy for children to understand and filled with beautiful pictures.
Details: Available at Bargain Books and Exclusive Books, R130.

WIN: We’ve got two English copies to give away! Go to our Competition page and enter!



It’s no secret that we are big, biiiiiig Saint & Summer fans in our office. Just look at our feet. Which is why we were over-the-moon excited to browse through the catalogue of their newest ‘spring’ collection . . . and we were not disappointed. From super comfy sandals to ultra-high espadrille platforms and African safari fabrics, there really is something for everyone. Details: www.saintandsummer.co.za, 031 562 1213

WIN: Stand a chance to win a pair of Saint&Summer shoes from their new collection! Go to our Competition page and enter!