Pops of colour to inspire
Nobody wants a dull, grey space to work in, so why not liven up your work area and increase your productivity by adding a pop of colour? The Monty range of desk lamps (R399) is the perfect accompaniment, and will give your desk that added joie de vivre we all need. Available from The Lighting Warehouse, they retail from R399 and come in Black, Ivory, Red, Duck Egg and Blue. Details: www.lightingwarehouse.co.za.
Add a dash of sparkle
Spoil your valentine with Pampelle, a delicious aperitif from the French island Corsica, now available in South Africa. The hero of this complex aperitif is the star ruby grapefruit that gives it its bitter-sweet taste. Pampelle and tonic is delicious, and no special tonic is needed, as the fresh burst of grapefruit really comes though. Alternatively, you could have it as a spritz. This artisanal contradiction of bitter-sweet citrus and natural botanicals is also delicious in a signature cocktail, topped with champagne and a little soda water. Available in 750ml for R399 at all premium bottle stores nationwide. Details: www.pampelle.com.
Full steam ahead!
Brad Innes is a passionate foodie with over a decade of experience as a chef in the retail and hospitality industry. In 2019 a small idea became a big dream overnight, and Steam Street Cafe was born. Now a full catering service with an event tuk-tuk to boot, this is a must-see and sample in the Lowveld. Follow Brad on his foodie adventures on @steamstreetcafe, steam_street_cafe, or contact him on 072-261-5543.
New kid on the (sun) block
CF SPF25 Mist is a refreshing setting mist that allows you to reapply SPF over your make-up. Infused with antioxidant-rich cucumber and aloe, this weightless spray locks in your morning make-up, controls natural oils, and evens the complexion while the calming active ingredients reduce redness. R230 per 100ml. Available from CF Suncare on 012-804-0980.
Roodeberg Rosé – your seductive valentine
Woo your beloved this Valentine’s Day with the delightful Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 – it’s the ultimate summer sip and will work its magic over an intimate dinner. This vivacious wine shows subtle aromas of strawberry, candy floss and raspberry intertwined with hints of rose petals and Turkish delight making for pure indulgence. With a gold medal from the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards, the captivating Cabernet Sauvignon driven wine is best enjoyed in good company.
The Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 is available at leading stores countrywide, selling at R89 to R95 a bottle. Catch all the action by joining the Roodeberg community on Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on Instagram and Twitter.