Wedgewood Nougat started in the Walters family kitchen in 1999. 24 years on, they still make the original recipes in small batches on the Wedgewood Farm, in 33 hands-on-steps, using only the finest, ethically, and sustainably sourced ingredients. They recently launched a Handmade Box Project that provides the brand with their beautiful bespoke gift boxes whilst giving valuable employment to previously disadvantaged people with disabilities from the local community. The locally handmade hat boxes contain 20 Honey Nougat Bon Bons and each box is a testament to fine craftsmanship, embellished with a signature gold bee embossment and delicately finished with Petersham ribbon. R270, www.wedgewoodnougat.co.za
It’s vivid. It’s matt. And it lasts for eight hours, and counting. The new Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink lipsticks have a no-transfer formula (so sip the bubbly and kiss that boy). Potent pigment gives a brilliant opaque colour which bonds to your lips, but still offers a naked-lip feel. Added Vitamin E conditions, protects and nourishes. 13 great colours, great names … like Pure Talent, Feed The Flame, No Rules, Type A, Want It All, In Charge. Love it! R239.95 online or from your local pharmacies and department store.
These FitFlop Vitamin FFX sports trainers are sleek and superlight, great for athleisure adventures. Biomechanically engineered for exercise and casual running, but equally good for upping everyday activity – from speed walking to work or cycling round town, FitFlop has come up with a fresh approach with sole technology, cushioning and construction. There’s a springy midsole specifically designed to encourage a fluid forward natural movement, high breathability areas, with extra support at the sides and arch, and they have more padding on the collar and tongue with a new easy-entry topline that makes it simple to slip on and off. Flexible but stable, superb arch support, two-tone knit and slip-resistant rubber outer soles tick all the remaining boxes. We’re wearing these neon orange, but they’re available in seven colours – including safe black, white and grey. R2799 from fitflop.co.za
April showers can’t dampen the joy of a new bag. Particularly when it’s this Jamie bright orange cross body. R1699 from louenhide.co.za
It’s no secret we’re NOMU fans … and they’ve gone and impressed us yet again. Minimakers. A collection of mini cake, biscuit and brownie mixes for small batch baking. Just enough for the family … so lovely when you’re in the mood for a fudgy brownie or warm skillet blondies. for a couple of chocolate chip cookies, or a vanilla cake for a small celebration. Keep a collection of these in the pantry for when sweet cravings for a homemade treat hit. And if you’ve unexpected guests … simply double up. R48.50 each from nomu.co.za
This eye-catching, hand-blown vase with an unusual hexagon shape adds a modern touch to your decor. A deep frosted green, it’s all texture and depth and could be used for flowers and simply filled with greenery. R690 from shop.babylonstoren.com
It’s Spring. Drink the rainbow. Whitley Neill Gin’s are a glorious kaleidoscope of colour and flavour … bright pink Raspberry and yellow Lemongrass & Ginger and green Aloe & Cucumber. We fancy the Blood Orange but are also fairly partial to this bright purple Protea and Hibiscus Gin, exclusively sold in South Africa. Celebrate the new season with this pretty cocktail. Simply put 50ml Whitley Neill Protea & Hibiscus gin and 200ml purple tonic into an ice-filled glass, and garnish with lemon slices and a few edible flowers. Whitley Neill Gin is available for around R329 from most leading liquor retailers and online at Takealot. Follow on Instagram @whitleyneillginsa
Compiled by Kym Argo