We’re loving the start of Summer! Add these to your Wish List…


Lather up with a legend

The well-known, loved and local sun protection brand, Island Tribe, was born right here in Durban in 1992 and went on to become one of the top water-resistant sunscreens of choice for outdoor enthusiasts and surfers across 25 countries globally. Now with a vibrant new look, the Island Tribe sunscreen range still ticks all the boxes in terms of being CANSA endorsed and dermatologist-tested and is available in pharmacies and retail outlets countrywide. The range includes light lotions and sprays, after sun cooling gel, lip balm and clear gel sticks, and two new products – the Kids SPF50 Light Lotion and Kids SPF50 Light Lotion Trigger Spray. Details: www.islandtribe.co.za

New kicks for Summer!

We love a good pair of new shoes, and SAINT & SUMMER never disappoint! Check out their fabulous new Summer range, available in stores and online from November.
Details: www.saintandsummer.co.za

Bubbles for the babes

Children with sensitive and eczema-prone skin often struggle at bath time and, usually, bubble baths are avoided. But not anymore. Childs Farm’s range of bubble baths are made of all-natural ingredients and both dermatologist and paediatrician approved. Perfect for newborns as well, the Childs Farm range includes different varieties such as organic raspberry and tangerine. They retail for around R79,68 for 250ml and are registered with The Vegan Society and certified by Cruelty Free International! Available at Baby City, selected Clicks, Pick ‘n Pay, Dis-chem, Medicare pharmacies and Babies R Us stores as well as takealot.com and www.babiesafrica.com.

Sipping for rhinos

We’re rather loving the trend of wine makers supporting nature conservation … and this month we’re drinking Van Loveren Family Vineyards’ latest vintage Rhino Run wines. A superb range of great quality wines, they’re celebrating the magnificent Rhino, and the efforts being made to save it. There are wines in the range: Rhino Run Chardonnay 2017, Rhino Run Chenin Blanc 2018, Rhino Run Ian Player 2016, Rhino Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Rhino Run Pinotage 2017. For a real treat, look out the sixth wine, a limited release collector’s item, The Last One Shiraz 2013. Only 1215 bottles of this Shiraz were released and they sell for R1215 each. Details: www.rhinorunwine.co.za or 023 615 1505.

Delectable sunshine treats!

Ice cream anyone? If the answer’s ‘yes, yes, yes’ then grab a copy of Jude’s Ice Cream & Desserts. From simple, refreshing treats (orange lollies) and sorbets like mango and passion fruit or summer peach, to fluffy buttermilk pancakes with roasted apple, toasted oats and ice cream, there’s temptation on every page – dig in and enjoy! The many ice cream variations (Earl Grey; beetroot and ginger – yes, really!) include several for vegans, but it’s the desserts we fancy most. How about cinnamon pavlova with winter fruit; Julia’s double chocolate brownies or, by far our fave … collapsed espresso chocolate cake, served with ice cream. Yes, yes, yes! From shakes and smoothies to sauces and DIY cones, when deliciousness calls, this is the book you need. Kyle Books, R378.