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A wine bar at home? Yes please. We’ll also have these other fab treats, thanks!

These work just as well at a glam poolside lunch as they do at a sunset cocktail party. Gold shell earrings, R99.95 from Woolworths; and gold conch shell choker necklace with a single white shell, R299 from takealot.com

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Experience your own wine bar at home
Now here’s a new concept we just love! Wijn Boutique Wine Bar and online shop have expanded their wine bar experience to reach your home with their latest innovative product, Wonderwijn. All you have to do is subscribe and you’ll receive a monthly delivery with a selection of four artisan wines, presented in a beautiful matt black box, for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. No wine menu is ever the same, so you’ll sample new wines every month, and the curated selection of wines come bottled in 200ml sleek, matt black bottles with no label and securely sealed with gold wax. Each bottle contains two glasses of wine – just enough for you and a partner to share. You’ll find a brief description in your Wonderwijn pack and, if you scan the QR code, you’ll find a professionally shot, virtual tasting, hosted by the winemaker(s), allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the journey. Subscribe (R350 a month) and receive a new selection of four wines every month or buy the standalone Wonderwijn packs, ranging from R395 to R550. Details: www.wijnbar.co.za, IG: @wijnbarpaarl, FB: @Wijn and YouTube @Wijn Bar.

Our fave summer beauty tool
If you’re looking for a beauty tool for thorough, gentle skincare, look no further than the rechargeable, waterproof age LOC LumiSpa Skincare Kit that, if used for just three minutes a day, will turn every skincare routine into an at-home spa experience with visible, clinically-proven results that you’re sure to love. Each kit comes with the device, a silicone head, Accent & Ideal Eyes for gentle eye care and activating cleanser that best matches your skin type for thorough cleansing (sensitive skin, blemish prone, normal to combination or oily skin). This face cleanser is formulated with extracts of oat and Chinese pine to calm skin, leaving it softened and smooth. R3925,09 (plus R57,50 delivery). Details: Karen Britz, [email protected], 071 354 7583.

Whether you’re fortunate enough to be having a seaside break or not, you can still breathe in the intoxicating, stress-releasing scent of the ocean. Soothing Seaweed Bath Crystals have been made with the nourishing, soothing and hydrating properties of seaweed extract. Pour a handful into your bath, and follow up with the matching Body Souffle. Bonus … you won’t get dunked! Details: R240 and R189 from Woolworths.

Homemade, luxurious bean bags
We are so in love with this trendy (and proudly South African) bean bag company that has the coolest new bean bags on the market! Started during lockdown by Pietermaritzburg university student Charllene Boshoff, Beanbag Poof went from a single, homemade bean bag in her living room to a bustling bean bag mecca that has become the latest craze. With the help of her mom, Charllene found a method that was quick and easy, but allowed her to produce simple, but luxurious bean bag chairs, in three different sizes and loads of different fabric colours, patterns and textures, as well as a water-resistant range and pool floaties. Free delivery to Pietermaritzburg and select areas of Durban. Details: www.beanbagpoof.co.za, 079 777 1470, [email protected], IG: @beanbagpoof.

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