It’s time to indulge
We love all things pretty and delicious, and what could be more magical than whimsical doughnuts? Ella&Karl is a must-try. Having recently joined i’langa Mall in Mbombela, you’ll definitely want to try the to-die-for doughnuts, gourmet coffee and ice cream cups. This mom-and-daughter team also caters for weddings, parties and events. Ella&Karl is on everyone’s lips, so give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
We’re going for maximum effect!
Maxi skirts still lead the way, and it’s never been as maxi of a trend as it is this summer. Extremely comfortable, modest and yet fashionable, there are many ways to wear them; you can create a daily look or classy one with flats or heels. This 100% cotton-lined sandy skirt (R790) is available at BOH | Button in Mbombela. Details: www.bohbutton.co.za.
Wine to write home about
Introducing a sumptuous sip of sunshine and award-winning wines for summer sipping. Discover the taste of sunshine this summer with FAT bastard Chenin Blanc, the latest member of the popular FAT bastard POD. A larger POD means you’ve got more “LARGE-LIVING” to do this summer, wallowing in the many charms of the well-loved, rich and round, food-friendly range of award-winning FAT bastard wines. This gorgeous Chenin Blanc was blended from a selection of the best wine from the year’s ripe harvest.
FAT bastard Chenin Blanc 2018 is widely available nationally and retails between R85 and R95.
New decade, new you
Sorbet has added to its fabulous Hydro range, which fights dehydration and provides intense moisture with shea butter and plant actives. Hydro Skin Aqua Day Gel (R220) is specially formulated with liquid-crystal technology, providing deep penetration of active ingredients into the skin. Additional liquid-crystal effects provide deep hydration. The Hydro Skin Recovery Sleep Mask (R220) is formulated with mild ingredients that penetrate deeply into your skin as you sleep. Available at Sorbet at The Grove Shopping Centre in Mbombela, 013-757-1014.
Prohibition Blue Gin… coming to a cocktail near you
It’s not just the blue we fancy in the newly released Prohibition Blue Gin, it’s also the way that with certain mixers, it changes to pink. Magic gin! So if you’re in the mood for a pink drink, a dash of tonic water or lemon changes the pH balance, and the blue changes to a sparkling pink. This Silver Creek Craft Distillery gin gets its striking blue colour from the flower of the blue pea (so it’s 100% natural), and is infused with juniper as well as coriander, lemon, angelica, cinnamon and a dash of rose water. Try it in your fave cocktail… or spruce it up with apples and thyme (delish!). You can buy for R369 online at Takealot.com and in major bottle stores. Oh… a little extra info… in traditional medicine, the blue pea flower – Clitoria tetnatea – is said to have aphrodisial and antioxidant powers, among other life-enhancing properties. Details: www.silvercreekdistillery.co.za.