Cheers to Spring
What could possibly be more appropriate to celebrate spring than the latest bubbly by Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, inspired by cherry blossom season in Japan. The latest Spring Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé is beautifully packaged … all delicate pink petals against a blue sky. The Brut-style Rosé Champagne, bursting with the tastes of red summer fruits, is a gorgeous pomegranate pink and is absolutely perfect for spring alfresco sipping. You’ll find it for around R780 at good bottle stores.
On a mission to uncover collectables…
Gosh, have we found a hidden treasure! If you love browsing and shopping for gorgeous things, then you will love Wanderlust Collectables on Meridian Drive, Umhlanga Rocks. Originating from owner Haseena Dadabhay’s love of travel, the store offers an ever-changing collection of carefully curated artisanal products from around the world. From Mozambican Coral Tree shoppers, handcrafted bags from Bali and natural toned Kiondo sisal baskets from Kenya, to gasp-worthy Turkish ceramics, embroidered tribal textiles originally made in Kazakhstan, and embroidered cushion covers that were saddle bags in a previous life used by the Banjara (gypsy) people of the Rajasthan Desert. One of our favourite finds are these Hammam soaps from Turkey, made with olive oil and scented with essential oils like lavender, rose, blueberry and oregano. They smell heavenly, and come in beautiful tins that make practical keepsakes. No plastic, no chemicals, no parabens. What’s not to love? Details: [email protected] or Instagram: wanderlust.collectables
A radiant repair mask
Winter always takes its toll on our skin, which is why we love to treat ourselves to a nourishing face mask like this hydrating and tissue-repairing Radiant Repair Mask by Pradience, that’s infused with Hemp seed oil for deep skin repair. Linoleic acid, oleic acids and omega 3 oils found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body, but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging, helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles…which is why this is our go-to face mask for the new season. And it’s so, almost effortless, to use. Simply apply a teaspoon to freshly cleansed skin. Leave the mask on for 10 mins and rinse off any excess. Gentle enough to use close to the eye area. You’ll find it online at pradiance.co.za for R298 (100ml).
Beautifully designed gift boxes
Who doesn’t love a spoil… better yet one that’s thoughtfully packaged in a gorgeous box! Crafted locally in Westville, these boxed treats are the brainchild of DaisyBox, a gift box company that sources local products for any and all occasions (and every budget), and wraps them up ever-so-beautifully in designed gift boxes so that even the unwrapping part is an adventure. Think thank you gifts, housewarmings, baby showers, and even just a spring fling surprise… they have all kinds of ready-made boxes and are happy to mix and match these and other items to help you create your own perfect gift-giving box. Just drop them a message and they will put something beautiful together for you. Details: Facebook: Daisyboxsa; Instgram: daisyboxsa or call 082 964 9296.
To celebrate the fresh start of spring, DaisyBox has just launched a new SpringBox filled with lots of gorgeous eco-friendly, local goodies – reusable wax wraps, a cheerful notebook, a veldt soap rock, wood planter and shopping tote (valued at R615) and they’re giving one away. To enter, you MUST like and share our Get It Durban Facebook page, as well as the competition post for DaisyBox pinned to the top of the page, then send your contact details to [email protected] before 30 September. Make sure you include the name of the competition in the subject box. Good luck!
A meal made with love…
There is nothing better than food made with love. That’s why our favourite little eatery for the month is… The Lunch Box Dbn, a fabulous little home-based business in Durbs run by husband-and-wife team Hassen and Amina Sheik who totally believe in the power of prayer and thrive on making food that is filled with love. From humble beginnings, community support has taken this kitchen to new heights and new premises, and the couple now thrive on preparing fresh, affordable home-style food (with a twist) for collection or delivery. And it’s not just burgers, parcels and loaded subs, they’ve got salads, pizzas, littlelunchboxers, macho nachos and gourmet sandwiches… like the Toasted Chickapeno with chips, chicken, onion, jalapeno and special sauce… and our personal favourite, The Greenwich.. with chicken and cheese smothered in their famous coconut-coriander sauce and toasted to perfection. It’s a must try for coriander lovers!
You can follow them on Instagram: thelunchbox_dbn or Facebook: The Lunch Box or call 031 207 2436.