June Wish List

Innibos brings the heat

Make sure you don’t miss out on the annual Innibos National Arts Festival from June 26 to 29 at Hoërskool Bergvlam in Mbombela. This iconic festival showcases the best of Afrikaans music, theatre and the arts. There is something for the whole family. Tickets cost R120pp on Wednesday and Thursday, R175pp on Friday and R200pp on Saturday.
A week’s pass is R500. Tickets can be bought via Computicket. For more info, contact

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Use your own!

So we love the men in our lives, but quite frankly, we’re sick of them using our products. So we’re loving the just-launched Epi-max body lotion for men. Perfect for dry skin, and exceptional for those with eczema, it’s free of artificial colourants and fragrances and comes in large sizes for men who think size counts.
The 450ml pump bottle is priced at R59,99, and available at Mopani.

Easy-drinking wine

Braai. Pasta. Pizza. Some of our favourite meals. And here’s the perfect wine to enjoy along with them. De Krans (traditionally known for its lovely port-style wines) has just released De Krans Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Made using an old wooden basket press, which is softer on the grapes and results in gentle tannins, this is perfect for an everyday drinking wine or for a casual dinner with friends. It’s also really affordable at R75 a bottle.
Details: dekrans.co.za.

Loving local!

WeAllShareRoots is an African-inspired handbag brand, producing ethically made bags in partnership with small organisations in townships and family-owned SMEs in Cape Town. The bags are available in various African prints. Visit www.weallshareroots.com. Sharp Sharp – The Shopping Bag in Langa – R920 and Yebo The Small Clutch in Sisipho – R860.

End of days?

The African elephant, a majestic, magnificent and deeply loved fellow mammal, is on the brink of extinction. The Last Elephants depicts the horrific plight of these most intelligent, social and extraordinary beings in a siren call to their preservation. The facts are dire, two to three elephants are murdered every hour for their ivory, a wake-up call to the reality of them vanishing forever from our world. Recommended price R490, available from all good bookstores and online.

Slice it fine

Perfect for the biltong lover, this Tekut Bamboo Biltong Slicer makes slicing your favourite treat easier. The super sharp stainless-steel blade efficiently cuts and slices and is durable and long-lasting. R399, available from Cape Union Mart.

Pulling a Houdini

Famous escapee Stoffel, who puts Houdini to shame, keeps everyone who knows him on their toes. Imprinting on humans at an early age means that Stoffel will forever spend his life in an enclosure, and he has mastered the art of getting out of them. From sneaking into kitchens to breaking into the lion enclosure and taking on the residents inside, he has stolen many a heart. This beautiful bronze adaptation of Stoffel, made by the talented sculptor Roy Sarkin himself, is available from Roy Sarkin Jewellers at R6 000.

Black is the night

The captivating new interpretation of the iconic Black Opium, Black Opium Nuit Blanche brings the night to life. Yves Saint Laurent’s new eau de parfum is mysteriously enigmatic and silky smooth. Available at Mopani. Black Opium – R1 570 for 90ml and Black Opium de Nuit R1 930 for 90ml.

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