Are we going bright for spring? Hell yes!

Handwoven storage for moms, everywhere!

During the initial 21-day SA lockdown, mom Jana Leonard’s 14-month-old fully expressed his love for sports by using their potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions as balls! After a few days (and many squishy potatoes) Jana’s solution was born. Baskiti – gorgeous range of handwoven hanging baskets, wall hooks and accessories – is a stylish way forward for lockdown decluttering. And there are just so many uses for the Baskitis. They’re a great addition to a any room … the living area with an indoor plant or perhaps outdoors under the Lapa … and because they can hang up, you can display your veggies and other nice things without your toddler thinking it’s theirs to play with! The Baskiti Hanging Basket is 35cm high, 22cm wide and has a handle that hooks beautifully onto the Baskiti J-Hook. It has a flat back and a big belly and hugs the wall perfectly. You can also get a liner for your Baskiti if you want to store little things like Lego or, if you use it for veggies, you don’t have onion skin all over your floor. Details: lmda.co.za or e-mail [email protected]

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Sustainable, mindful wearable art

How we love the latest Della Jewellery collection, which embraces the global trend of mindfulness and sustainability with a selection of limited-edition pieces that incorporate precious stones. Think amazonite, labradorite, moonstones and dyed sapphires – all set in recycled brass. Pippa de Charmoy, the artistic mind behind Della has always had a penchant for beautiful design. Though she says  she struggles to choose a favourite stone from the collection, we definitely don’t. Our favourite three are Onyx, Malachite and Opal – and when it comes to our favourite piece, we’ve decided it’s most definitely the Agate slice bangle – such a statement piece! Details: www.della.co.za

The real fruity taste of summer!

Bring on summer! We are salivating for Ice Bombs – a range of popsicles made using real, sun-ripened, locally-sourced fruit. Created by Miklos Desi as a means of getting his kids to eat more fruit, requests for the lollies from all over soon egged him on to launched the range that now has more than 100 stockists across the country. Although they do contain sugar, they also contain the nourishing goodness inherent in real fruit, making them better for your kids than traditional sweet treats with no nutritional benefits. Manufactured by hand in small batches, Ice Bombs are also bigger than most lollies and offer consumers more bang for their buck. Flavours currently include Granadilla, Mango, Litchi, Strawberry and Lemon and they are hoping to launch a Pineapple flavour by the end of the year. Halaal-certified, the Ice Bomb range is comparatively low in kilojoules. It’s dairy-free and vegan-friendly too! Like us, you’ll need to only taste them once, and you’ll be hooked! There is nothing more refreshing than an Ice Bomb on a sweltering day! Details: Village Mall Superspar, Kloof, Hillcrest and Maytime Kwikspars, La Spiaggia Beach Kiosk Umhlanga and Umhlanga Rocks Superspar or you can buy them online at www.icebombs.co.za.

‘Wine’ and shine with Duchess Spritz

With the recent ban on alcohol sales in order to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus, The Duchess could not have planned the launch of their alcohol-free beverage, The Duchess Spritz, any better. Light and refreshing, the alcohol-free wine spritzer of light fruit and floral notes topped off with an undeniable wine tang is crafted with premium de-alcoholised wine and natural botanical extracts. From the taste, the design and it’s tone … this is La Dolce Vita in a bottle. With their 2020 tagline, Refresh Your Mind, now more relevant than ever, The Duchess encourages consumers to take a fresh outlook on the way we drink, think and consume. Available in two variants – Spritz Berry Rosé and Spritz Elderflower White. Details: Yuppiechef and SPAR nationwide.

Sensual bath and body range

With the pandemic taking its toll on all of us, we’re inviting you to indulge in our new favourite body and bath find, In2meIc (In-to-me-I-see), a range of one hundred per cent chemical-free products crafted right here in Durbs. Created to help you pause, breathe and explore the most important intimate relationship you have – with yourself – the range is suitable for all skin types and includes heavenly floral bath salts (made from five salts, essential oil blends, dried flowers, herbs and spices); luxurious bath oils and custom blend rollers or body and room sprays to support, uplift and relax your body, mind and soul. One of our favourites, because of the relief it gives, is the focus blend roller. Great for those under stress as well as young learners struggling with the pressures of online schooling. A blend of peppermint, rosemary and wild orange blossom, the roller assists with concentration, focus and metal clarity. Priced from R120 (for individual rollers and products) to R300 for a pamper or gift box of bath salts, bath oil, a roller, candle and facecloth. Details: Dawn – 083 792 5735, [email protected]

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