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… your August Wish List

Travel and food and a touch of glam this August

How can anything gluten, dairy and egg free be delicious? We were skeptical too. But then we received an amazing press drop full of frozen meals, lunchbox snacks and baked treats from local farm-to-freezer caterers, FreeFromFood … and we were blown away!

FreeFromFood was founded by Christine van Niekerk after she completed a food sensitivity test and realised she had to significantly change her eating habits. Discovering there were very few tasty allergy-free options on the market, she decided to create her own range of meals and treats. All made with locally-sourced produce and free-range meat, FreeFromFood meal packages are aimed at taking the added stress of mealtimes (amidst so many other current pressures) away from you. They have vegan, flexitarian, meaty and kids meal options as well as lunchbox snacks and scrumptious baked goodies. As if that weren’t enough to make you want to order straight away, FreeFromFood also offer a few options for you to be able ‘give back’ during this time of COVID-19. You can: buy one of their 2-pack masks for R100 and they’ll give two to those who can’t afford them; donate a food parcel (R100) to the hungry, which feeds a person for a week; or gift someone who needs a break from cooking (new mom, someone ill or a birthday gift) by giving them a gift voucher. Details: @freefromfoodza; www.freefromfood.co.za


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Our new absolute favourite Château Gâteaux flavour, Vanilla Dream, is now also available in a medium (8-slice) size. This means you can pile two (or more) cakes on top of each other to achieve a wonderful (and very on-trend) ‘tall’ cake.
The Vanilla Dream a moist vanilla torte layered with a Chantilly cream, infused with vanilla seeds and topped with fine white chocolate shavings. The perfect companion to a hot cup of tea, a decadent post-dinner dessert and the perfect blank canvas for creating a beautiful celebratory cake.
WIN! This women’s month we are giving away two medium size (8-slice) Vanilla Dream cakes to three very lucky readers! To enter, follow our social media pages and look out for the post with the competition rules. IG – @getitmagnc FB – GetItMagNC. To find your closest Château Gâteaux visit: www.chateaugateaux.co.za


So you want to be an influencer? A luxurious life flitting from one fitting room to the front row on fashion week. And, with a lot of hard work, you can, says Kefilwe Mabote, one of South Africa’s leading fashion influencers. In Kefilwe Mabote Influencer de Luxe, candid autobiography-cum-guide, she reveals the secrets of her success … from her humble beginnings in Soweto, all the way to the world’s fashion capital, Milan. With loads of really useful, practical tips and real-world tools for building your digital brand, it’s an inspiring read, written by an ordinary township girl who had a goal … and went for it. Human & Rousseau, R280.


Look out for Coach Blue, which is about to land on the fragrance scene. All lime oil, absinthe and grapefruit, black pepper, cedar leaf and amber, wrapped up in a gentlemanly blue bottle. Gorgeous. From R970, at Woolies, Clicks, Truworths and Dis-Chem.





Trying to keep up with can we buy wine, can we walk in the park, can we travel, is exhausting. But we’ve found one rather special travel option we think will work – just be sure to time your arrival before our 9pm curfew.

Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering option for families and friends … exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three of the lovely Tintswalo properties.
With a choice of a safari or a coastal breakaway for a group of up to 10 people, the self-catering options are available at the Manor House at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the greater Kruger area, the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, and Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa in Simon’s Town.

The Manor House at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Private Nature Reserve has spacious lounge and dining areas and deep, shady patios that are ideal for relaxation. The traditionally styled private villa has five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two with outside baths for indulgent soaks under starlit skies. Welcoming children of all ages, the family-friendly destination comes with a swimming pool and rolling lawns protected by game fencing, overlooking a waterhole that offers excellent game viewing 24/7.

Tintswalo Family Camp Welgevonden in the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg ranks among SA’s largest private game reserves and boasts a great variety of game, including the Big Five. There are five spacious, freestanding luxury units, a main lodge with lovely lounges where fireplaces keep things cosy, a swimming pool with poolside loungers and a viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. It’s child-friendly and protected by electric fencing against predators and dangerous game to allow children the freedom to enjoy the outside areas.

With unobstructed views across Boulders Beach and its world-famous resident colony of endangered African penguins, Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa boasts a unique beachfront location. With luxurious suites, open-plan lounges with fireplaces, a TV room, outdoor terraces, and a wind-protected courtyard with a fire pit, as well as a sea view pool on the top deck, this is indeed a luxurious getaway.

The rate is R25 000 a night deal for 10 people, with a minimum stay of two nights. The lodges are fully serviced and all health precautions and safety protocols are fully complied with. Safari options also include two safari activities a day, a safari vehicle and the services of a guide, as well as a private chef, housekeeping, laundry and Wi-Fi. Excluded are food and beverages and gratuities. Details: 021-773-0900 or tintswalo.com

Compiled by: KYM ARGO


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