PAMPERING BLISS WITH TATA HARPER AT THE OYSTER BOX
There are few things as indulgent and pampering as a trip to the Oyster Box spa. It is like stepping into a little bliss bubble. The dedicated, trained staff deliver the highest levels of spa therapy and pampering in the most exquisite, contemporary treatment rooms, there is even a plunge pool and tranquillity lounge. And now it’s even more sensational. An ideal partner for the Red Carnation Group in their commitment to the environment and sustainability, the Tata Harper range was recently introduced in the spa (the first on the continent to offer this renowned range of skincare products and treatments) and, after experiencing a wonderful 60-minute facial for ourselves, we can honestly say we are hooked.
Tata Harper introduce as many organic ingredients into their products as possible in order to get the desired effect, and their botanical ingredients have pioneered the ‘farm-to-face’ trend, offering a premium, sustainable line of products and accompanying treatments. Each Tata Harper product contains biodegradable ingredients and is packaged in fully-recyclable and sustainable materials.
The Oyster Box spa (as well as The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat) now offers a range of treatments which focus on hydration and nourishment and encompass Tata Harper face, body and massage rituals as well as combined treatments. Highlights include a restoring honey cocoon body ritual, restoring remodelage facial using face cupping techniques, and a men’s skin solution facial. We highly recommend booking yourself a little spoil this month …
Details: 031 514 5074, [email protected]
STYLISH SAUVIGNON DEBUT
The first Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc crafted by Cellarmaster Elunda Basson has stepped out in style with a refined new look. The vibrant Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020, and the more nuanced Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2019, are the first of this estate’s wines to show off their new sophisticated labels that give prominence to the wine farm’s iconic swan.
The zesty Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc has a seductive bouquet of fresh Cape gooseberries, nettles, capsicum and white blossom, and is all grapefruit zest and elderflower while maintaining a distinctive mineral core. On the other side of the spectrum is the beautifully textured, lightly wooded Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc … rich and alluring, elegant and comforting … an ideal choice for enjoying on cooler days.
Elderflower – the hallmark of top tier Constantia white wines – fresh asparagus and Cape gooseberry marry on the nose and palate enlivened by hints of capsicum, nasturtium and lime.
Details: R145 and R170 respectively, from steenbergfarm.com.
BEE-LICIOUS BODY BALM…
We can never get enough of heavenly body products, and with autumn in full swing, we’ve found our new skin doctor… Bee-licious Body Balm by Lulubee – a local artisan brand that has embraced wildcrafting (harvesting whole plant allies), zero waste and natural dyeing principles into all of their skin and health product offerings.
Ultra-luxurious, this Bee-licious Body Balm revitalises dry skin like never before. Infused with wildcrafted plant allies of Cape Snowbush, Pennywort (Skin Elixir) and blended with beeswax, it creates a deep-penetrating conditioner which leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. It’s perfect for soothing those over sanitised hands, cuticles, knees, elbows, feet or any part of your body that needs some nourishment. Details: R210 from lulubee.co.za
BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM … WITH A HEALTH SHOT
We’re all about keeping our immune systems as strong as possible, so are happily taking a shot a day …. the new Sir Juice Immunity Booster Shots are packed with good stuff. Using a combination of cold pressed juices, extracts and added vitamins, the shots contain cold-pressed orange, apple, ginger, turmeric and lemon, and are filled with a good dose of Echinacea and vitamins to ensure each health one is packs a punch. There’s Vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12, as well as Vitamin C and D. Details: Available at grocers for R21.99 or home delivery from sirfresh.co.za, [email protected], IG @sirfruit
WALK AWAY A WINNER!
Running has just gone so much more high tech. No longer can you just pop on any old trainers, do a couple of stretches and hit the road. Nope, now it’s all apps and traction and strategic support. Which is all – and so much more – you get when you invest in a pair of Under Armour Trainers.
These are from the Infinite 3 range … and are aimed at pro distance runners wanting energy return and efficiency. And that, apparently, is exactly what UA HOVR Infinite 3 delivers. That and real-time Form Coaching. So before you go on your morning jog … read this. You can connect your shoes to UA MapMyRun for personalized tips to help you run better. This app tracks & analyses your running metrics to help make you a better runner.
We’ve got an R3000 voucher from Under Armour to give away. To enter, simply like us on Facebook, @GetItMagNC, find our fitness post and tag a fellow jogger. Entries close, April 19.