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Love. Lust. Longings. Here’s our list!

Longing, after the hectic festive season, for some quiet time and a cup of tea. So let’s hear it for the (tea) girls.

Tlou Tea is a 100 per cent female owned business … making hand-blended teas that aid mental and physical well-being. Herbs, spices and carefully selected adaptogens (plants, herbs and functional mushrooms which are known to assist the body’s natural performance against daily stress and fatigue) … the Tlou (Sepedi for elephant) range includes half a dozen options. We’re drinking Sweet Sleep – with ashwagandha, chamomile, passionflower root, blue butterfly pea flowers and lavender. Available from tloutea.co.za

 

 

The first locally-inspired Birkenstock summer campaign blends German heritage with South African flair … resulting in a sizzling collection. If you haven’t yet embraced this iconic global brand, it’s time! Details: bashafrica.com

 

Have you little darlings discovered JoyJoys? Interchangeable sneakers that allow them to swap out their looks at a whim. There’s a starter box with a pair of white sneakers, three velcro snaps of your choice, and two mystery snaps. Then you can add extra snaps as you find more you love. R799 for the starter box, then R179 for extra snaps sold in sets of three. Details: joyjoy.co.za

 

Shake. Strike a pose. Raise a glass!

Step into the sparkling streets of Hollywood and be transported back in time with Michael O’Mara’s Hollywood Cocktails, a gorgeous collection of more than 200 classic cocktail recipes from the 1930s. Discover the exclusive rendezvous frequented by the biggest stars of the silver screen, from The Embassy Club to the Zanzibar, the Clover Club to the Palm Springs, and learn how to mix the perfect nightcap and master classic recipes such as the Old Fashioned. No gimmicks here … great cocktails stand the test of time and this is the essential collection. Entertain, impress, shake well, strike a pose and raise a glass to the golden age of glamour.

 

30 Valentine kisses … in 30 shades of beautiful

It’s been top of beauty’s wish list for years … the L’Absolu Rouge lipstick by Lancôme. Now reimagined as L’Absolu Rouge Cream and L’Absolu Drama Matte, infused with extracts from roses harvested by hand, freshly picked early mornings in late spring, there are 30 shades with pure pigments that dress your lips in intense, crisp colour. R530 from Edgars, Woolies, Truworths, Foschini and Superbalist.

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