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New confident you
e all experience those
moments in life where
we wonder if we should
be doing something a bit
diferently, playing out the conversation
in our heads: should I try wearing my
hair a new way; would I be happier
if I was more creative; perhaps
I could learn a new skill?
Sometimes, the
questions are bigger
and more life-changing
than that, especially when
it comes to money, work or
family. The biggest problem we all face
is that we simply get bogged down by
daily life, putting of change for another
day. Hearing how other women have
worked their way through tricky issues
W
serves as a powerful inspiration, so on
page 52, we chat to four readers who
refused to be limited by the self-doubt
they grappled with when confronted
with obstacles – a shift in mindset
leading to a change for the better in
their lives. I also applaud the five
FASHION ESCAPE
well-known women on page 34, who
Outits for a glamorous
each faced a crossroads, but managed
weekend getaway (p18)
to shape their own destiny,
writing exciting new chapters
for themselves.
A big phase all
women go through is
menopause, a topic we regularly
talk about in w&h. I so often hear
women mention it in hushed
tones, embarrassed to be going
through something so natural.
I would love for us all to break
the taboo surrounding it. It’s
a rite of passage for women, and
while it can be tricky to navigate,
FRESH LOOK Charlotte
it signifies the entry into a new
Khoza on falling in love
THE BIG M Our feelstage of life – something to be
with her hair again (p82)
good guide to dealing
celebrated and not hidden away.
with menopause (p87)
Our bonus feel-good guide to
menopause (see page 87) has
NEW ATTITUDES Read
great suggestions on how simple
how Saskia Falken-Hickey
lifestyle changes can make a big
got her MBA at 39 (p52)
diference to your well-being.
Going back to deliberating
new dreams, goals or hopes,
the question we all need to
ask ourselves is, “Would I be
happy if I never did this?”
If you feel you’d like to take
stock of something in your life,
read our feature on life auditing
(page 32). Taking charge of your
own destiny is important, say
our experts, so assess where you
keep you warm this winter (p120)
are and where you’d like to go.
That way, you end up living by
design, rather than by default.
‘We need to
live by design,
not by default’
Editorial Director
34
Manaka
Ranaka tells
w&h why she
likes to mix
things up
now and then
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This season is all about clever
layering and cosy textures
New jeans and
how to wear them
108
ON THE COVER Know-how 15 life
hacks to make you richer; and find
out if your job is safe from robots
113 New directions Three readers who
took their biz to brand new heights
Features
6
ON THE COVER ‘I relish change’ Our
gorgeous cover star and successful
SA export, actress Charlize Theron
10 Our favourite things Frith chooses
buys to bring comfort on chilly days
12 ON THE COVER Why there’s never
been a better time for midlife
women Allison Pearson reports
32 The life edit: Now is the time for a
life audit Ditch what you don’t need
73
ON THE COVER:
CHARLIZE THERON
New
beauty
buys
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Bjarne Jonasson
and get more of what you want
34 What reinvention means to me
Five well-known women chat
about refreshing and renewing
39 It’s not about being the star of the
show for me any more Suranne
Jones talks work and motherhood
42 How to dress casually and look fab
Laura Craik cracks the fashion code
46 Talking about my dad Three writers
on their father-daughter bonds
50 New beginnings Author Penny
Vincenzi on finding a new home
52 A new attitude changed our
lives How a shift in mindset
helped four readers’ lives soar
57 Messages of peace and closure
Cindy Kruger shares her gift with SA
60 The joy of being single Food writer
Janneke Vreugdenhil learnt how
to live alone – and cook for one
62 Take a minute for you Exercises
to help you enjoy each moment
104 Family firsts: Lessons we learnt
about dementia Three women on
what they wish they’d known earlier
Fashion & beauty
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The fashion edit Key buys for June
ON THE COVER The great escape
New-season’s laid-back-luxe style
ON THE COVER Perfect boots
We’ve got the pair for you
Shop with what you’ve got Styling
tricks to refresh your wardrobe
Indulgent fashion Checked, velvet,
patent and floral – how to pull it of
ON THE COVER We’ve found your
dream jeans Styles for all sizes
The beauty edit Products you
should be loving right now
ON THE COVER The only make-up
advice you’ll ever need Straight
from the experts in the know
ON THE COVER Ooh you look well
Our 10 top-to-toe solutions to lift up
cheeks, chins, bodies and spirits
Hair updates Four readers get a
fab makeover and gain confidence
Health & well-being
87
ON THE COVER w&h bonus: Your
feel good guide to menopause
136 74
How a home
was flipped
and became
a Balinese
An eclectic
haven
family home
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Keep on top of all the physical
and emotional changes
Beat the bugs this winter
Ways to keep the germs at bay
ON THE COVER The one-day diet
Get your body back on track
with a 24-hour smoothie diet
I wanted to stay positive about the
time left with John A tribute to a
husband who died of brain cancer
Your health Ask GP Dr Rosemary
Make-up advice
from the pros
152
132 Cooking under the stars How your
star sign can afect what you eat
135 The home edit This month’s
must-have buys and trends
136 Our resort home How a couple
made their house a ‘getaway spot’
140 Go luxe for winter Home trends
144 Home sweet ‘scented’ home Make
your home smell as good as it looks
Time for you
Food & homes
154 June’s great reads Our top picks
156 In conversation with... Bestselling
fiction author Lisa Gardner
158 Pyjamas in the daytime Exclusive
short story by Sarah Boyd Clark
160 w&h weekend Entertainment
162 Brain booster Crossword
164 Puzzles Our brain-teasers
118 The food edit All the foodie news
120 ON THE COVER Delicious
comfort cooking Indulgent
slow roasts and casseroles
128 ON THE COVER Elegant dinner-party
desserts A sweet evening finale
131 Cold got you down? Not with Kim
Hoepfl’s choice of reds and whites
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Travel
148 The cosiest stays Eight spots that
will chase your winter blues away
152 Navigate Namibia From beach to
bush, book your spot in paradise
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THE BIG M
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What positive changes have you
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What positive changes have you
made recently? A while ago, I gave up
junk food – sugar, chips, cakes, you
name it. I feel more energised now.
How do you unwind? I’ll listen
to music, matching it to my mood.
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‘It was easy to
put on the 15kg
for my latest role
– losing it was a
diferent story!’
the real me
I relish
Charlize Theron, Oscar-winning actress and SA’s golden girl,
talks to us about taking risks, what it’s like to be comfortably
single at 42, and why she never misses breakfast with her kids
O
scar-winning actress Charlize Theron, 42, needs very little by way
of introduction – we’ve seen her in everything from Monster and
North Country to Young Adult and Mad Max. Over the last few years,
with releases like Atomic Blonde and The Fate of the Furious, she’s
developed a reputation for playing hardcore characters who break conventional
stereotypes for women. This month, she’s moving away from the action roles to
play Marlo, an exhausted mom of three, in Jason Reitman’s comedy-drama Tully.
Charlize’s other passion, besides acting, lies in the charity and humanitarian
work she does through the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP),
where she helps educate and support SA’s youth regarding HIV/AIDS prevention.
Charlize was in a long-term relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, but the
couple split up in 2010. She’s still single and now lives in LA with her adopted
children, Jackson, six, and August, two. Her mom, Gerda, lives down the road.
Do I take risks? Yes, maybe I do.
But it’s the only way to grow both
personally and professionally. It’s
impossible to calculate how a film will
turn out and what the after-efects will
be on your career. I always try to choose
characters who reveal authentic parts
of myself, and I do try to break patterns
and change people’s perceptions of me.
But I don’t keep count of the roles I think
will be unconventional. I just live in the
moment, and I probably don’t always
behave in the way people expect.
Overall, I look at life as a spiritual
journey. Often, you’re going to have
moments in life where your family or
your partner receive most of your
energy, but there will also be times
when you need to focus more on
your career and fulfil that side of your
life, too. It’s all part of the experience.
I may come across as serious, but
there’s really very little that’s stern
about me – I live for laughter. I think
that because of the work I’ve done in
the past, people have the impression
that I’m very serious, very staid and
somewhat immovable, but that’s not me
personally. To be able to be part of films
like Monster and North Country is a
huge honour, but the lighter stuf like
my new movie Tully is much more my
suit. That genre fits me like a glove.
The film teaches us that it’s okay to
need some help with your kids. I liked
the idea of a story that explores all the
diiculties and concerns that parents
face, and how there’s too much pressure
to be perfect and have everything under
control. You shouldn’t feel guilty if you
can’t always achieve the kind of balance
you’d like to have. I probably wouldn’t
have been able to do this film if I wasn’t
a mom myself; I loved being able to
relate to what my character Marlo is
going through. Parenting isn’t easy!
Losing the weight after shooting Tully
was tough. I had to gain over 15kg to
play Marlo and losing it after was very
diicult. When I did Monster, I was in my
late twenties and I got rid of the extra
kilos relatively quickly. This time, it was a
diferent story. At first, I couldn’t lose it at
all and then the process went very, very
slowly. The worst part was that all the
sugars I’d absorbed from the doughnuts
and cupcakes plunged me into fullblown depression. It was brutal! >>
I’ve tried to become a well-organised
mother, myself. I love my work, so I’ve
needed to figure out a way to keep
making films without letting that afect
how I raise my children. I insist on being
there when they get up in the morning
so we can have breakfast together and
then being with them before they go to
bed. They’re my biggest priority, after all.
I never knew how strong the bond
between siblings could be. Growing up
as an only child, it wasn’t something I
was exposed to. It’s been incredible to
see how much Jackson and August love
each other, and how excited they are to
see each other. It’s beautiful to witness.
I don’t know what I’d do without my
mom’s help. She’s a godsend. She’s
with me when I’m filming so she can
be there to look after the kids while I’m
on set. She’s been the one constant
through my entire life and I’m lucky
to have a parent who is such a great
teacher. She doesn’t believe in dwelling
on the past, but encourages me to move
on and get on with my life. For her, it’s
about living as boldly as possible and
I try to embrace that in my life, too.
There’s something really powerful in
feeling comfortable being alone. I’ve
been in serious relationships since I was
19, so it was hard to rediscover myself as
a single person – I always found comfort
in relationships. But I’ve never tried to
appear less forceful or be less assertive
in order to make a man feel better or
more secure. I dream big and I want
‘It’s okay to
admit that you
need a bit of
help sometimes’
to make the best of my life. I want a
man who recognises and appreciates
my goals, and who’s confident enough
not to feel threatened by them.
I sufered for ages after we finished
filming Atomic Blonde. I enjoy the
physical aspects involved in those kinds
of films but, after this one, I was pretty
badly bashed up. I think my dancer’s
background has been useful in telling
stories where the dialogue is less
important than the body language.
I want to do all kinds of stories, but
I got a kick from doing Mad Max, so I
wanted to stick with action for a while.
I had to prove to myself that I could
still be fierce at 40. I’d just passed
that milestone when I started training
for Atomic Blonde and part of me
appreciated the timing. There was
this soaring challenge that coincided
with a new chapter in my life and it was
great to show that I still had that kind
of physicality in me. I felt very proud.
It’s ridiculous to think that women are
still fighting for things like basic pay
and equality. We’re still not where we
should be. We need to keep making and
supporting female-driven films. A lot of
the time, those films succeed and you
think you’ll see more women’s stories,
but then the industry changes its mind.
South Africa is still my home – it’s in
my blood. A big part of my life is shaped
by where I grew up – I learnt to ride
horses and take care of odd jobs rather
than going home after school to watch
TV. One thing I’m fighting against is the
HIV/AIDS crisis, that’s why I founded my
charity CTAOP. I want to make a change
and I’m hoping the organisation will be
a vehicle to empower and enable young
people. I want to be the voice reminding
people that the fight isn’t over.
Charlize’s movie Tully is out in cinemas
now. For more info on her charity, see
charlizeafricaoutreach.org w&h
CHARLIZE’S PAST YEAR IN PICTURES
THE FATE OF THE
FURIOUS Donning long
blonde braids, Charlize
plays the villain, Cipher,
a cyberterrorist who’ll do
anything to get her way.
ATOMIC BLONDE Charlize
plays MI6 agent Lorraine
Broughton, who’s sent to
Berlin during the Cold War.
She trained for months to
master the film’s stunts.
8 woman&home A
BRA N D NEW ATTI TU DE
TULLY Her first comedydrama since 2011’s Young
Adult. Charlize is anything
but stylish as she takes
on the role of exhausted
mother-of-three, Marlo.
GRINGO A dark comedy
about a drug deal gone
wrong in the heart of
Mexico. Charlize is super
glamorous in this, with red
lips and platinum curls.
TEXT FAMOUS FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHS BJARNE JONASSON; GILLES BENSIMON
My mom taught me to stand up for
myself. She’s responsible for giving
me the strength to be courageous and
get through some of the more diicult
moments in my life. That’s probably why
I’ve always felt the need to play strong
women and not give in to the usual
clichés when it comes to female roles.
I also think audiences want to see
interesting and independent women
rather than passive stereotypes.
the real me
‘I dream big
and I want
a man who’s
conident
enough to
recognise and
appreciate
my goals’
SNUGGLE TIME Add colour
and texture to your room.
Round velvet cushion in plum,
R129,99, Mr Price Home
SCARF
ELEGANCE
Makes any
outfit look
more styled.
Scarf, R199,
Poetry
SASSY STRIPES So
stylish over a pair of
jeans. Cotton kaftan,
one size, R599, Mango
Frith’s selection of
cosy buys to bring
comfort to chilly days
STAY WARM Slip
on the essentials.
Moroccan leather
slippers, R699,
The Storer. Beanie,
R181, Woolworths
SO SOFT Moisturise
with... Laura Mercier
Ambre Vanillé Hand
Crème, R370 for 50g;
and Kalahari Buchu
Kisses lip balm, R110
SPICY DELIGHT Scent the air
with warm notes of dried fruit
and woody cedar. Jardin de
Fragonard Pistache Cèdre Candle,
R945, The Beautiful Life Store
BATH BLISS Soak in...
Cowshed Sleepy Cow
Calming Bath Salts, R343
for 300g; Jardin de Flores
Bath Oil, R121 for 250ml
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SAY CHEESE Warmed up
and drizzled with honey,
it’s perfect for sharing.
Camembert with Brioche
Rolls, R75,60, Woolworths
HAPPY FEET Don’t
let the chill afect
your toes – flufy
socks will keep
you toasty. One
size, R149, H&M
SKIN SAVES Banish dull skin
with Dior Capture Youth Glow
Booster, R1 570 for 30ml, while
the Lift Sculptor, R1 570 for
30ml, helps minimise wrinkles.
JERSEY WEATHER Keep warm
this season and still look stylish
doing it. R350, 8 to 18, Contempo
READ UP Curl up with Amanda
Prowse’s love story, told from
two perspectives. Anna and the
sequel Theo (Head of Zeus),
from R245 each, on loot.co.za
TASTY TOAST Weekend
brunches just got better.
Clarks Kitchen Pink Gin &
Strawberry Jam, R60,51 for
340g; Single Malt Whisky
Marmalade, R50,42 for
340g, both Woolworths
SUCH A TREAT Warm
up dreary nights with
a hot buttered drink,
made with a dash of
Don Papa Rum. RRSP
R420 for 750ml
TAKE NOTE While away hours indoors by
capturing precious moments in a pretty lace-up
journal. The Fogg Journal, R520, Hello Pretty;
black-and-gold Parker Jotter Bond Street Ballpoint
Pen, R649, from leading stationers w&h
PERFECT 10
Dynamo
Debbie McGee
(59) surprised
us with her
Strictly success,
gaining full
marks from
the judges
FEMALE STORIES COME OF AGE
Helen Mirren (72), Emma Thompson (59),
Kristin Scott Thomas (57) and Nicole Kidman
(50) celebrate. Kidman co-produced Big
Little Lies, which recently won five Emmys
and four Golden Globes, and will welcome
Meryl Streep (68) in its second season
It’s a milestone time for midlife women, says author Allison Pearson
TOP JUDGES Sharon
Osbourne (65) and
Debbie Turner (fifties)
respectively rule over
The X-Factor and SA’s
Dancing with the Stars
STILL WORKING IT 9 TO 5
Lily Tomlin (78) won a
Screen Actors Guild Life
Achievement Award; her
Grace and Frankie co-star,
Jane Fonda (80), worked
the Paris catwalk last year;
and singer Dolly Parton
(72) is still performing
AMAZING WOMEN
HAIL THE HANDMAID!
The Handmaid’s Tale by
Margaret Atwood (78) was
adapted for TV and won
two Golden Globes and
eight Emmys, including
best drama-series actress
for Elisabeth Moss
like Anna Wintour and Margaret
Thatcher. Impressive though they
were, they felt like one-ofs, an
aberration almost. Definitely
a breed apart from
women like us who
were juggling
everything
as best we
could. Well,
not any more.
The sheer
number of
females taking
leadership roles
VOICE OF A GENERATION
Kate Turkington (83), host of
around the world
SA’s longest-running radio
– from television
talk show for 20 years, has
executives to courtroom
just released her memoir,
judges, from science and
the aptly titled Yes, Really!
technology to fashion – has
been remarkable. And it’s no patronising
concession to the ‘ladies’, no glum
tokenism. It really feels as though
our moment has come and it
can never be taken away again.
It feels as if our
moment has come
and can never be
taken away
Leading the way
AWARDS HISTORY
As the only black
actress to have
won the triple
crown (an Oscar,
Emmy and Tony),
Viola Davis (52)
deserves to look
pleased as punch
C
in The Post). Even as she nears 70, she
clearly has no intention of slowing down;
her winning blend of glamour, empathy
and power captivating audiences. In
fact, it’s exactly that combination
that Sharon Osbourne,
65, brings to the The X
Factor, which has just
run its 14th season.
Also proving
there’s no limit to
what midlife woman
can achieve is Viola
Davis, 52, the only
black actress (and one
of only 23 people since
the 1950s) to have won the triple
crown in acting – an Oscar, Emmy and
Tony Award. Well, two Tony awards
in her case. Why stop at one, we say!
Another female judge scoring high
marks on our screens is our very >>
ould there be oestrogen
in the water? Or is it that
glorious moment in history
when the long, hard drive
towards equality is finally
paying of? I’m not quite sure what the
reason is but, frankly, who cares? It’s
enough that women in midlife are having
the most amazing time yet. Suddenly,
everywhere you look, there’s a woman
over 50 taking up a senior position.
It seems that we’re no longer stuck
ironing a shirt for some man to help him
keep his appointment with greatness;
increasingly, we’re occupying that top
slot ourselves. Sure, in my lifetime
there have been powerful females
“Both men and women sufer
from ageism. Men much less
because men gain power as they
get older,” that fabulous feminist
Gloria Steinem once observed.
“Women lose power as they
get older. Men are seen as
gaining experience and being
distinguished. Sons look forward
to replacing their fathers.”
Certainly, it was the depressing
truth when I was 21, the age my
daughter is now. Older women, if
they weren’t invisible, were often
represented by caricatures on TV,
like the spacy Rose portrayed by
Betty White in The Golden Girls, or
Cissie and Ada, two old menopausal
bats played by male comics in a UK
series of televised comedy sketches.
“You’ll be needing a hystericalectomy,”
said Cissie to universal sniggers.
The idea of a woman passing her
half century with her marbles and
sex appeal intact seemed a joke.
Try telling that to legendary Meryl
Streep, 68, whose acting career spans
four decades, being Oscar-nominated
for 21 times (this year, for her role
NEW DIRECTIONS
Pro athletics coach
Odessa Swarts (44)
swapped trainers
for sequins on TV’s
popular Dancing
with the Stars SA
HERE WE
GO AGAIN
Get ready for
Julie Walters
(68) to strut
her stuf in
the Mamma
Mia! sequel
TRAILBLAZING ON SCREEN
Veteran SA actress Thoko
Ntshinga (67) was honoured
with a lifetime achievement
award at this year’s SAFTAs
BRANCHING OUT
Jenny le Roux
(seventies) opened
her Habits store in
1986. Today, she
has a flourishing
online shop and
over 20 stockists in
Europe, putting SA
fashion on the map
FASHION FORWARD
Anita Stanbury (49)
was made CEO of the
South African Fashion
Council in 2014, where
she’s been doing great
work, creating jobs for
women in the industry
TAKING HEALTH FIRMLY IN HAND
In 2017, Glenda Gray (55), a
local scientist and physician,
was named one of Times’ 100
Most Influential People for her
work in the HIV-vaccines field
own Debbie Turner, now in her fifties.
She joined the Dancing with the Stars
SA panel alongside other ballroomindustry heavyweights – and, with
elegant authority, has more
than held her own.
Meanwhile, in the
States, actresses have
fought back against
institutionalised
ageism with
spectacular
success. At last
year’s Emmys, the
caustic motherhood
drama Big Little Lies
won five awards, plus
took home four Golden
Globes this year. It stars Reese
Witherspoon, 42, and Nicole Kidman,
50 (both executive producers on the
show), as well as Laura Dern, 51. Far
from disappearing, these women are
doing some of their best TV work yet.
In the real, gritty world, midlife
women have proven to be models of a
diferent kind. During the Knysna fires
last year, many would’ve been surprised
to discover that two remarkable midlife
women were at the forefront of the
firefighting eforts. Knysna’s community
leader Candace Myers co-ordinated
operations between the ground
forces and the town’s disaster
management team, while
Marlene Boyce, Knysna
Municipality’s capable
director of planning and
development, ensured
that donations of food,
clothing and blankets
reached the community.
In Africa,
89% of businesses
have at least one
woman in senior
management
Career
breakthroughs
Even more remarkably, local scientist
and physician Glenda Gray, 55, was one
of the Times’ 100 Most Influential People
for 2017, for her pioneering research
into HIV – the only South African on
the list. And Yolisa Phahle, 52, steps up
this year, passing competitors on the
corporate ladder as she moves from
M-Net CEO (the first black female to fill
this role) to the CEO of General
Entertainment for MultiChoice.
POWER SHOUT OUT
But why is this happening
Christine Ramon
now?
What has finally shattered
(51), the CFO of
the glass ceiling for good? Well,
AngloGold Ashanti,
my generation (girls born in the
has been outspoken
’60s and ’70s) were, unlike their
about the need for
mothers, encouraged to go into
female executives
in top industries
higher education and stick at
a career. Those same girls are
now women suddenly reaching
the top of the ladder in great
numbers. We’ve benefited from
METEORIC CORPORATE RISE
Yolisa Phahle (52) is breaking
through ceilings. This year, four
years after being made M-Net’s
CEO (the first black female in the
role), she became CEO of General
Entertainment for MultiChoice
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WHAT’S 25 YEARS?
We love Brigitte
Macron (65), wife of
France’s President
Emmanuel. We’re so
used to seeing older
men with younger
women; it’s refreshing
to see the reverse
MADAME PRESIDENT?
Possibly the most powerful woman in the
world (she backed Obama before most
Americans had heard of him), could media
owner Oprah Winfrey (64) run for President?
reliable contraception and decent
maternity leave, often putting of
starting a family till our thirties (if we
had children at all, that is; globally, a
quarter of those female graduates
have never had babies, either through
choice or through fertility problems).
Unencumbered by ofspring, they
were able to devote themselves
single-mindedly to the job, exactly
as men had always done in the past.
Thanks to greater open-mindedness
about gender roles, ambitious women
were supported by their husbands or
partners who often took on the lion’s
share of the childcare and domestic
responsibilities. To adapt the old
adage: behind every great woman
is a great man who doesn’t feel
threatened if he has a successful wife.
Increasingly, women are becoming
the primary breadwinner in their homes.
From that staggering social change
came the conditions that bred a battalion
of midlife high-flyers. Oh, and women
have never looked better. Thanks to
better diet, Pilates, highlights and, above
all, the miraculous youth dew that is
HRT, menopausal women are no longer
doomed to turn into Cissie or Ada.
Inspiring
role
models
QUEEN OF THE SPA
Elemis founder Noella
Gabriel (60) has been
at the cutting edge of
the spa and skincare
scene for 28 years
40% of South
African women
are the main
breadwinners
in their homes
Of course, it isn’t all plain
sailing. No one would claim it’s
been an easy ride for female leaders.
In 2016, at age 69, Hillary Clinton
sufered a shock defeat in the US
presidential election, despite the fact
that she won 2 864 974 more votes
than Donald Trump. Hillary losing
out to a much less experienced, and
jaw-droppingly sexist candidate with
pumpkin-hued hair and the vocabulary
of a nine-year-old, told us that there
are still some voters who would prefer
a man – any man – to a mature female.
But Clinton undoubtedly paved the
way for the first female President of
the United States of America.
In Germany, Angela Merkel, 63,
also sufered an electoral setback. Still,
‘Mutti Merkel’ continues to be the most
powerful figure on the European stage.
She has been so successful for so long
that she has made gender irrelevant,
acting as a terrific role model for the
rest of us. Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey,
LIGHTING UP THE CATWALK
Owner of Rubicon clothing,
Hangwani Nengovhela (41),
has been showcasing her
incredible designs at the SA
Fashion Week for a decade
one of the world’s most
powerful communicators,
bounced back after a blip
with her TV company. Hands
down, the most exciting rumour
I heard was that the 64-year-old
billionaire was seriously considering
putting herself forward as a candidate in
the next US presidential elections taking
place in 2020. A black midlife woman as
President of the most powerful nation on
earth? Frankly, anything seems possible.
On home soil, we welcomed the
news last year that Judge Mandisa
Maya, 54, made history, becoming the
first ever black woman to be appointed
as president of the Supreme Court of
Appeal. And, women like our former
public protector Thuli Madonsela, 55,
continue to champion for women’s rights
and authority in all areas of society. Even
Trudi Makhaya, though she’s only 40,
is making waves as the new economic
adviser to President Ramaphosa.
How glad Gloria Steinem would
be to eat her words. Women no longer
need to lose power as they get older.
We have strength in numbers now.
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves. w&h
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New for
YOU
Fashion editor
Nastassja
Petersen
selects her musthave buys for June
GLISTENING
Pandora Shine, the jewellery
brand’s latest collection of
rings to charms, is swoonworthy! It’s a chic, afordable
alternative to full solid gold,
because while each piece boasts
a luxe golden hue, it actually has
three clever layers – a sterling
silver core, wrapped in palladium,
then topped with 18-carat gold.
Rings, R1 999 each, Pandora
ALL-DAY PJS...
LOUNGING AROUND
Cotton On is my go-to for
great-quality pyjamas and
loungewear. The options
are so trendy, you’d be
forgiven for wanting to
leave home in them!
Jacket, R499, XS/S to
M/L; pants; top, R299
each, both XS to XL
JAZZED UP SHOES
Something I’m really
enjoying right now? The
fabulous array of shoe
accessories from Raw
Strawberry. I’ve been
playing around with heel
chains, diamanté brooches
and fun tassels on almost
every pair I own, and can’t
get enough. Simple to clip
on, they breathe new life into
plain pumps, sneakers and
heels. From R80 per set w&h
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I’ve just stumbled upon
Cape Town brand Sitting
Pretty and impressed is
an understatement. It’s
boho-charm-meets-urbanchic for oversized jerseys
and coats, jumpsuits and
more, in lush finishes from
metallics to velvet. I love
how they contrast soft
tones with masculine, mod
tailoring, but they also do
whimsy well, like in this
dress, R1 699, 30 to 36
When it comes to handbags, we say
invest in the best. A classic leather
buy will go the distance, only looking
better with age. This cross-body box
shape is gorgeous, don’t you agree?
Sling it over, and you’re ready to hit
the weekend markets, hands free!
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JET-SET STYLE
A stretchy knit dress screams
weekend mode. Take comfycasual to new elegant heights
with a feminine waist tie.
Update the look with a pair
of gorgeous boots in a less-thanordinary shade: burgundy! A
round toe, slight sheen and just
under the knee. Job well done.
Make your accessories match.
Grey dress and cardi? Then
you need chic grey luggage to
seal the travelling-in-style deal.
Cardigan, R1 895, S/M to M/L,
Kilky at Indian Summer. Dress,
R799, XS to XL, Poetry. Earrings,
R1 360, Tinsel Gallery. Necklace,
R110, Queenspark. Boots, R4 690,
Europa Art Shoes. Handbag,
R1 495; suitcase, R2 495, both Polo
SMART MOVE
You can’t beat a blazer for
effortless sophistication. Navy
really brings the feel home.
Sling it on with leggings, jeans
or white tailored trousers.
Haven’t worn a hat in ages?
What are you waiting for? Ease
yourself in with a simple fedora.
Add a lash of print with a
silky scarf and colour with a
tan cross-body bag for full
fashion approval this winter.
Jacket, 42 to 50, from a selection
at MaxMara. Jersey, R550, S to
XL, Queenspark. Shirt, R1 980,
30 to 38, Ted Baker. Pants, from
R1 209, 4 to 16, Witchery at
Woolworths. Scarf, R175, Poetry.
Hat, R999, Indian Summer. Earrings,
R199, Colette by Colette Hayman.
Handbag, R699, Accessorize >>
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SHADES OF GREY
Leave your tailored coat behind,
and reach for a soft cape instead.
Move into another league layering
it over a faux-fur-collared jacket.
Proportions are key – slim-fit
leggings balance out a bulky top.
What pattern oozes weekend
chic? Tweed. Work the print on
a fabulous pair of heels to get the
best of both worlds: country girl
meets urban goddess. Sorted!
Cape, R900, 32 to 48, Isabel de Villiers.
Collared jacket, R4 580, 30 to 38, Ted
Baker. Top, R599, S to XL; leggings, R399,
8 to 24, both Queenspark. Necklace,
R129, Accessorize. Earrings, R114; bag,
R729, both Colette by Colette Hayman.
Heels, R2 390, Europa Art Shoes
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style inspiration
FEMININE FLAIR
Velvet and print? Yes, you
can tick two of this season’s
trends boxes at the same time.
For lorals, a moody, dark base
is a must for winter. Choose one
colour from the print and pull
it through for the rest of your
ensemble. Pink always softens.
Elevate your style from girly
to grown-up with eye-catching
ankle boots – sassy tie-up details
say sexy and sophisticated.
Coat, R1 799, 8 to 16; skirt, R750,
8 to 18, both Queenspark. Velvet
top, R660, 32 to 36, Sitting Pretty.
Earrings, R99, Accessorize. Ring,
R4 900, Tinsel Gallery. Boots,
R1 099, Charles & Keith >>
style inspiration
LAID-BACK LUXE
Nothing looks more luxurious
than one tone head-to-toe. Ditch
the black and dazzle in blue.
Update your regular blazer
with a velvet version. Does it get
more glamorous? We think not!
The easiest way to dress
down your tailored trousers is
to team them up with a cosy,
casual top. Make it trendy check.
Blazer, R899, 6 to 18, Poetry. Top, R699,
XXS to L, Forever New. Pants, R402, 4
to 20, studio.w at Woolworths. Shimmer
necklace, R169, Colette by Colette
Hayman. Grey-stone necklace, R199,
Accessorize. Bag, from R399, Pierre
Cardin. Heels, R1 399, Dune London
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LOVE LAYERS
Take a slinky jersey dress
and give it a country spin.
Dress it down easily with an
oversized knit over the top.
Yes, we’re bringing back
the paperboy hat. It’s winter’s
buzz phrase, so get on board.
Tights under your dress?
There’s a better way to stay
warm. Switch to long-length
sock boots for extra points.
Dress, R499, S to L, Zara. Knit,
R429, XS to XL, H&M. Scarf, R350,
Poetry. Hat, R201, Woolworths.
Boots, R3 990, Europa Art Shoes >>
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SOFT TOUCH
Velvet truly is the one
fabric every fashionista will
be launting this winter.
Look for an understated
swing-style dress, and let
your texture do the talking.
Layer up with a faux-fur
gilet… dresses, jeans, lowing
skirts – it’ll work with all of
them, so it’s a versatile staple.
Dress, R699, 6 to 18; faux-fur gilet,
R399, both Poetry. Earrings, R3 950,
Tinsel Gallery. Bangles, R199 for set
of three, Colette by Colette Hayman
style inspiration
COOL CLASH
Take a classic pair of tailored
trousers and then make them
10 times more interesting...
on-trend check print and lace
cuffs equal total fashion bliss.
Work the print clash like a
pro. Pair your check bottoms
with a stark striped jersey.
Up your boots game with
edgy hardware. Silver studs
show you’re in the know.
Knit, R1 299, 32 to 36, Sitting Pretty.
Shirt, R329, 32 to 46, H&M. Pants,
R659, XS to XL, Zara. Bag, R1 890,
Willow Tree. Boots, R1 699, Aldo >>
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style inspiration
THE KNITTY
GRITTY
Wear one length over the
other. A long white shirt
looks so stylish peeking out
from under a loose knit.
You can pull off a longer
skirt... just add ankle boots
with a hit of height. You
can’t beat a block heel.
It’s the details that count, so
don’t neglect your accessories.
Pull out your pom-pom beanie
and those leather-look gloves.
Wantable textures will give
it a fashion-forward finish.
Knit, from R1 263, XXS to XL;
gloves, from R705, S to L, both
Country Road at Woolworths.
Shirt, R799, 4 to 16, Forever New.
Skirt, R5 808, 40 to 48, MaxMara.
Beanie, R199, Rare Earth at Poetry.
Necklace, R239, Colette by Colette
Hayman. Boots, R1 799, Dune London
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DRAMATIC
DARLING
Make a real style statement.
...put a faux-fur-sleeved knit
on your to-buy list. Cosy AND
striking, this one shows black
and navy do play well together.
When working bold texture
on top, go plain on the bottom.
Think soft and sleek leggings,
streamlined with sock boots.
The one place you can inject
a little more drama is with your
handbag. Bucket shape? Check.
Studs? Check. Utterly wow!
Knit, R629, XS to XL, H&M. Leggings,
R250, 8 to 18, Contempo. Earrings,
R4 500, Tinsel Gallery. Handbag,
R779, Colette by Colette Hayman.
Boots, R1 199, Charles & Keith w&h
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fashion edit
R4 890,
Clarks
From R2 393,
Dune London
at John Lewis
R799,
H&M
The new knee-high
Top, R296, 6
to 22; jeans,
R555, 6 to
22; boots,
R713, all Next
BOOTS
Raise your game this winter with bold
details, confident colour and luxe textures
The eye-catching kitten heel
From R604,
studio.w at
Woolworths
From
R2 895,
Kenneth
Cole New
York at
Nordstrom
R2 299,
Steve
Madden
R550,
Foschini
R1 399,
Mango
If y DARE
The bang-on-trend block heel
R699,
Queue
R6 995,
AGL at
Spitz
R1 149,
Charles
& Keith
CHOOSE super-sexy over-theknees. Wear with an A-line skirt
or sheer midi dress to make
your legs look endless.
TRY heavy-duty Dr Martens-style
boots. Up the glam factor with stone
details… perfect with a slouchy
jumper or floaty skirt.
From R3 231,
Kurt Geiger at
John Lewis w&h
R1 899,
Aldo
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R659, Zara
The stylish slouch
try the trends
Shop with what
you’ve got
Styling tricks from
your own wardrobe
TRANSFORM YOUR SHOES
WITH EMBELLISHMENT
DRESS UP
YOUR COSY
CASUAL KNIT
Shoes, R339, Pierre Cardin.
Clip-ons, R260, Raw Strawberry
Knit, R550, S to
XL, Queenspark.
Pants, R749,
32 to 46, H&M.
Belt; shoes, both
stylist’s own
Knit, R1 310, XXS to
XL, Country Road
at Woolworths.
Pants, R599, 6 to 18,
Poetry. Ring, R199
for set of six, Colette
by Colette Hayman
Scarf, R250, Poetry
BLING UP
FABRIC BAGS
Backpack, R150,
Mr Price. Brooches,
R145 for set of
two, Claire’s
TIE A SCARF TO
YOUR HANDBAG
BELT YOUR
BLAZER
Blazer, R757, 4
to 20, Edition
at Woolworths.
Belt, R299, S to
L, Poetry. Rings,
R114 for set of
three, Colette by
Colette Hayman
Bag, R629,
Colette by Colette
Hayman. Scarf,
stylist’s own
LONG EARRINGS
+ LONG SLEEVES
Earrings, R114,
Colette by Colette
Hayman. Top,
R550, S to XL,
Stella Morgan at
Queenspark w&h
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SHOW SOME
SHOULDER
WORK YOUR SCARF
IN A DIFFERENT WAY
SPARKLY
DETAILS UP
THE FASHION
ANTE
Is it time for a
LIFE AUDIT? 1 Stuck in a rut? Step back, take stock and work
out where you are – and where you want to be
OUR EXPERTS
Life coach BEV JAMES is
the author of Do It! Or
Ditch It (Virgin Books)
JACKIE MENDOZA is
a change coach, and
author of Starting Again
(Live It Publishing)
C
ould the middle of the year
be the perfect time for a
fresh start? From May to July,
embrace the chance to take
stock of the last six months, so you can
prepare for the ones to come and make
‘Maybe a lack
of goals is a
red flag – is
this an area
you’ve been
ignoring?’
2
the improvements you want to see
happen. This is about you really taking
charge. Think of it as a full soul audit. A
rare opportunity to pull back from the
daily grind to consider what gives your
life meaning, what you want more of,
what you want less of and how you’re
going to get it. “Like an artist stepping
back from his easel, it’s a fundamental
part of assessing how far you’ve come,
and where you want to go,” says life
coach Bev James. “We usually do this
when something goes wrong – when
a relationship breaks up or there’s
a crisis at work – but a life audit is
more positive and proactive.” Do this
regularly and you’ll soon be living
by design, rather than default.
START WITH THE
POST-IT METHOD
You’re likely to have heaps of
ideas on how you could improve
your life. Most of us have to-do
lists, bucket lists and ‘must finish’
projects piling up on our desks and
nagging away in the depths of our
subconscious. This is your moment
to take stock. Write it all down. All
your goals, dreams and hopes.
EVERYTHING. Everything from
visiting the Great Wall of China to
clearing out the cupboard under
the sink. At this point, it’s good to
use simple visual tools to help you.
Put it all on Post-it notes – most
people need 30 or 40, but there’s
no limit. Don’t stop until it’s all out
there where you can see it and
examine the chaos. Think of this
as a psychic brain dump. You’ll be
surprised how cathartic it feels.
CATEGORISE WHAT’S IMPORTANT
Group your Post-its in clusters according to the diferent areas of your life.
This could be health, fitness, family, relationships, emotions, finances, work,
creativity – whatever is important to you. Put the Post-its under each heading vertically,
in order of priority. “What makes this exercise great is that it not only highlights the areas
of your life that need attention, but you can also remove the Post-its as and when they
no longer apply – giving you a real visual representation of how much you’re achieving,”
says Bev. Take note of which areas have the most Post-its and which have the least.
Maybe a lack of goals is a red flag – is this an area that you’ve been ignoring?
achieve your goals
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DO A NOW-ORNEVER AUDIT
Once it’s all out there on the
table – and really do clear a table (or
wall) – stick the notes right where you
can see them. Take a good look at each
goal, big or small, and ask yourself
these two questions. First, “Is this
important?” Then, “Is it what I want?”
(The ‘I’ bit is crucial here, these are
your goals, not what your partner,
colleagues or friends want for you.) Or
would you feel quite happy if you never
did it? If it’s a ‘never’, take a leaf out of
Arianna Huington’s book and bin the
Post-it – and the project. As Arianna
says, “I realised how liberating it is
to complete a project by dropping it.”
She discovered she could live without
becoming a good skier, or learning
German. You might decide that life
is too short to take up golf or give
up chocolate; instead, use the energy
for something you really do care about.
4
ASK SOME BIG
QUESTIONS
Draw a circle – this is your ‘wheel
of life’ – and divide it into eight, like a
cake. Each section represents one part
of your life – for instance, fitness or
relationships. This is where you ask
yourself searching questions:
where are the glitches, where
do you need to focus, which
bits are stagnating, what
do you want and why
do you want it, what
do you want your
legacy to be and, most
importantly, what gives
your life meaning?
“This is something
CLOSE THE GAP
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and
get stuck in. What practical steps
can you take to close the gap between
where you are now and where you
want to be? If you rated your personal
relationships at five and you’d rather
they were an eight, what can you do
to improve them? Is this about making
more time for those closest to you? But
be honest with yourself. If your goal is to
improve your fitness, but you have zero
desire to go to the gym, strike that of and
think of other solutions. Could you take
a daily walk in your lunch hour instead?
6
CREATE A TIMELINE
Decide what to do, and when
to do it. You can do some things
immediately (say, signing up for a charity
run). Entering a marathon might take
a bit longer. You don’t need to make
massive changes; small steps in the
right direction will get you there. If you
want to retrain or get a degree, you
might need to take a course first. Draw
a line across a piece of paper and write
the mini goals on your timeline. Breaking
each goal down in this way increases
your chances of finishing the journey.
Ask yourself what success will look like.
The goals you set should be measurable,
with a time limit, for example, completing
a 5km run by Christmas, then completing
a half-marathon by next Easter.
7
RESET YOUR
MINDSET
“Beliefs can really hold you back.
Usually, these boil down to the feeling
of ‘I’m not good enough’,” says Jackie.
As women, we often over-generalise,
blaming ourselves when things go
wrong, whereas men are more likely
to blame circumstances. “One woman
I worked with needed to get a new
job, but felt she couldn’t perform in
interviews,” says Jackie. “We went
back through all the interviews she’d
ever done and traced this belief to one
that had gone badly at a period when
she was going through a really hard
time in her relationship, which was
undermining her self-confidence.”
Break out of a negative mindset by
taking a dispassionate look at the
evidence. Ask: Is this really true? And
if it is true on some occasions, is it true
always? Nine times out of 10, it isn’t.
we often forget, but it’s a fundamental
human need,” says Jackie Mendoza. You
don’t need to be up for the Nobel Peace
Prize: “It could be through your kids or
your work, but it’s still important to know
where you are getting that from.” Give
each section a satisfaction rating from
nought to 10, with 10 being
the highest. Be honest and jot
your ratings in the circle so
you can easily see which
areas need attention.
Focus on the areas that
are most important
to you. If you spread
yourself too thin, you
may feel overwhelmed
and give up.
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What reinvention
means
to me
From taking on new
challenges to making
rules and breaking
stereotypes, ive wellknown women chat
to Stephanie van der
Plank about how they
refresh and renew…
in our experience
‘REVAMPING MY LIFE AT 50 WAS A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO MYSELF’
Actress DEIRDRE WOLHUTER, 52,
lives in Joburg’s northern suburbs.
I did a complete life overhaul at 50!
It was the best decision I could have
made. I’d been a freelance actress in
Cape Town for over 30 years when, in
early 2016, I got a call asking if I’d join
7de Laan’s permanent cast in Joburg. It
meant leaving my home, friends, family,
not to mention making a huge career
commitment. My first thought was, “I’m
too old for this,” then I decided to lean
in – if not now, then when? This change,
as terrifying as it was at first, was the
perfect 50th birthday present to myself.
Grab opportunities that are out of
your comfort zone with both hands –
if something doesn’t scare you, it’s not
worth doing. Sandra Prinsloo told me
this when I worked with her in a play in
the ’90s. I was in awe of her talent and
professionalism so, of course, I took
her advice to heart. It kept me feeling
positive as I made my way from Cape
Town to Joburg and it’s now my mantra.
I’ve never been ‘traditional’. Acting was
an unusual path, because while other
women sought stability in 9-to-5 careers,
I chased work in a rather unpredictable
industry. I also never did the married
with kids thing, which is what most of
my contemporaries dreamed of. It wasn’t
a conscious decision; it’s just who I am.
Actresses need to know who they are.
Otherwise, you’d get lost in the personas
you inhabit on screen or on stage. The
battle is conveying this when I’m out and
about! In a way, it’s a compliment that
fans struggle to separate me from my
7de Laan character, Mariaan. I was
getting my tyres checked a while back
and the attendant asked where my Merc
– Mariaan’s car – was. He thought I’d
stolen my car! All I could do was laugh.
It feels like I’m tap dancing on a sliding
carpet. Being on a daily soap has taken
some adjustment. It’s a busy schedule
with after-hours prep for the next day.
There’s no time to stop or overanalyse,
which is a good thing. I do get together
with my partner, friends and my dad,
who lives in Joburg, when I get a
chance. Balance is a fickle beast!
7de Laan airs weekdays at 6pm
on SABC 2, DStv channel 192
‘I’VE ALWAYS SAID, CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A HOLIDAY’
Actress MANAKA RANAKA, 39, lives in
Joburg east with her parents and her
daughters: Katlego, 17, and Naledi, 10.
I’m excited to go blonde again. I keep
my look simple – the only time I wear
make-up is on set and at events – but I
went blonde years ago and I’m thrilled
to be trying it again. It’s tied into what’s
going on with my Generations character
Lucy, but I welcome the change. It’s
good to mix things up now and again.
Change isn’t a wrench, it’s invigorating!
And it can be something as simple as
switching from a summer to a winter
wardrobe. The seasons naturally force
you to adapt and there’s joy in each
transition. What I love most about winter
is packing away my light summer creams
for body butters – they smell edible!
When kids come along, routines go out
the window, don’t they? When I had
the girls, my daily run was put on the
back burner. Now that they’re older, I’ve
started exercise again, waking up early
to do squats, sit-ups and star-jumps at
home. It doesn’t sound ‘professional’,
but I’m loving my homespun workouts.
The idea of turning 40 isn’t keeping me
up at night. I’m happy in my skin, even if
it’s a bit wrinkly in places, and I’d never
bother with plastic surgery. Despite our
youth-obsessed culture, I like my age. I
wouldn’t turn back the clock for a thing.
I’m already dreading the start of the
empty nest. Katlego is in matric and
she’s been talking about studying in
Cape Town – leaving me and Naledi at
home. The house will be quieter without
her laughter and energy, and poor
Naledi will have to deal with a needy
mom, because I’ll be heartbroken!
You’ll never go out of fashion if you’re
a clever self-marketer. Abigail Kubeka
is someone I look up to in that respect,
because she’s reinvented herself her
whole life, going from singer/songwriter
to dancer to actress, never slowing
down because society expected her
to. She’s shown you can age gracefully
and still be relevant. I aspire to that.
See Manaka in Generations, weekdays
at 8pm on SABC 1, DStv channel 191 >>
Fiction author RAHLA XENOPOULOS,
49, lives in Sea Point with her husband
Jason, 48, and their 13-year-old triplets.
Life thrusts reinvention on us, and we
don’t always see it coming. At 28, I was
diagnosed with bipolar disorder and it
was a huge shock. Making the necessary
lifestyle changes wasn’t easy either. No
more parties with friends, no drinking,
and I had to get at least eight hours of
sleep and change my diet. But I went
from not being able to hold down a job
to becoming a writer, and felt like I was
succeeding in my life for the first time.
Having kids means you’re constantly
adapting to a new phase. When my
three were younger, it was all-consuming
motherhood; a whirl of play dates and
nappy bags. Now they’re teenagers and
desperate to be independent, so I’ve
had to learn to let go more. But we do
have a lovely ritual of gathering in my
room on a Sunday afternoon to chat and
listen to music – and they still want a
cuddle from Mom if they’re feeling low!
I’m almost 50 and, so far, there hasn’t
been a terrible midlife crisis. I danced
on tables in my twenties, relished being
a first-time mother in my thirties, and
focused on my career in my forties. I
don’t feel like I’ve missed out. You have
to learn to live in the ‘now’; embrace it.
Yes, my hair is out there! It’s important
to allow yourself a little freedom when
you’re creating structure in other parts
of your life. My hair is a creative outlet.
Identity and renewal are at the core of
my fourth book, The Season of Glass.
It’s about a woman who starts life as
a 10th-century queen, dies and comes
back to life in various new locales, as
someone completely diferent across the
centuries. I love the universal ideas of
second chances and constant learning.
Rahla’s new book The Season of Glass
(Penguin) is out now on loot.co.za
‘IT FEELS LIKE A COMING-OF-AGE TIME FOR ME NOW’
MARY WATSON, 43, a Cape Town-born
author of young-adult fiction, now lives
in Galway, Ireland, with husband Cathal
and their sons, aged four, eight and 10.
Starting from scratch in a new country
was my life makeover. We moved to
Ireland in 2008 and it’s the scariest thing
I’ve ever done. It’s my husband’s home
country, but I left my family and friends
in Cape Town, so it was a big decision.
It took me a few years to get used to it
all – from the cold weather to unfamiliar
accents – but I finally feel settled now.
I’m an eternal optimist. I believe it will
all work out in the end, no matter how
tough situations feel at the time. I’ve
learnt that longing for something else,
or to be somewhere else, is a recipe for
disaster. Sometimes, through accepting
where you are, things fall into place.
As women, we reimagine ourselves all
the time. We go from daughter to wife
to mother, and somewhere in the middle
try to establish a career and sense of self.
Motherhood was the best reinvention –
I became less selfish and more resilient.
Cape Town has a special place in my
heart. I go every year, often on my own
– I miss my people, the sunshine, and
downtime! I watch movies, read books,
take naps and shop with friends without
the interruptions that come with being a
mom and writer when I’m in Galway. The
best part of being away is returning home
to tons of hugs from Cathal and the boys.
It feels like a coming-of-age time for me
as a writer. Having started out with short
stories for adults, then a literary crime
novel, I’m reinventing myself as an author
of young-adult fiction. I love the genre,
where fantasy and magic come to the
fore; it’s really pushed my creativity.
Mary’s new book The Wren Hunt
(Bloomsbury) is out on loot.co.za
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‘THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN ABOUT EMBRACING CHANGE AND FREEDOM’
Ex-prima ballerina BURNISE SILVIUS,
43, retired in April last year. Now, she’s
teaching ballet and working in her
husband’s family business, Alette’s
Rusks. She lives in North Riding
with her husband, Henri, 39.
Being a dancer was more than a job,
it was my identity. For over 20 years, I
devoted myself to the art and was lucky
enough to grow in the industry. When I
resigned last year, the first thought I had
was: “What am I going to write on forms
under ‘occupation’?” That one small
thing sent me into a flat panic. Not only
have I remodelled my work day, but I’ve
also had to find out who I am without
ballet. It’s been a remarkable journey.
One of the first things I did after
hanging up my pointe shoes was get
married. Henri and I had a lovely,
intimate wedding at my family home.
This is my second marriage, so now
I feel grateful that I’m able to give our
relationship the attention it deserves.
The last year has been all about change
and freedom. I was terrified to leave the
world of ballet, but also excited to see
what else life had in store. I’m no longer
governed by rehearsal schedules and
tours, so I can go to movies at 10am if I
want. For the first time in my life, I have a
diary that I manage myself and I love it.
For two weeks after my honeymoon, I
lived in tracksuit pants – and nobody
cared! Gone are the days when I need
to look perfect in tights and a leotard.
Henri and I went skiing in France for
two weeks earlier this year, and there
was a lot of hot chocolate and pastry...
and it didn’t matter how long it took
me to lose those happy holiday kilos
– no one was paying any attention.
When I hit 40, I started using Botox.
There used to be a stigma around any
cosmetic procedures, but it’s not taboo
anymore. I think if it makes you feel
good, go for it. Now, my girlfriends and
I swap notes on the best specialists to
see and laugh about how bizarre the first
treatment felt. I’m not embarrassed. In
fact, I get a huge kick when people say
I look ‘very rested’. Little do they know!
Everything happens when it’s meant to.
Ballet used to give me structure and a
sense of purpose, and now I’m starting
a new chapter, finding stability and joy
in a loving marriage. Change doesn’t
need to be scary; it can be wondrous.
I’d love to reinvent myself by becoming
a mom soon. We tried to fall pregnant
naturally for a year, but have recently
started IVF. I’m glad I waited – it feels
like the right time now, not only because
I’ve found the perfect partner, but also
because I can be there every minute for
our kids. I want to be a hands-on mom.
My future’s looking bright. Working at
Alette’s has taught me so much, and I’m
absorbing new business skills every day.
Ballet will always be part of my life, but
now I’m getting to have fun imparting
my knowledge in the classroom. w&h
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exclusive interview
‘It’s not about
being the star
of the show for
me any more’
As her new drama Save Me arrives
on TV, Suranne Jones, 39, talks to
Nathalie Whittle about sneaking of
set, challenging costumes – and
juggling work and motherhood...
Created and written by The Walking
Dead star Lennie James, Save Me
follows the story of Nelson Rowe
(played by Lennie), the life and
soul of the local bar, who is falsely
accused of a terrible crime and
sets out to find the real perpetrator.
Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones
plays Claire, who Nelson had a love
afair with 13 years ago and hasn’t
seen since – until now. Suranne
lives with her husband, TV and film
writer Laurence Akers, and their
two-year-old son in London.
I have to admit, I wanted a bit of a
break after I finished Doctor Foster.
When filming ended, I went straight
of to America for three weeks to do
a load of meetings and, in that time, I
think my husband and son visited every
single park in Santa Monica, while I was
perpetually stressed out! But when the
script for Save Me came along, it was so
brilliant that I simply couldn’t say no. >>
‘There are some
dark moments in this
series, but I never take
work home with me’
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exclusive interview
It’s funny because, on paper, Nelly is
messing about with a few diferent
women and he’s drinking too much –
and, as a woman, you kind of go, “Oh
please!” But when Claire remembers
how twinkly he was when they first met,
you forget that there are three other
women also getting his attention –
and none of this stuf puts you of him.
He gives her the feeling that she’s the
only person in his world. There are
definitely men like that out there!
Claire is incredibly strong, but she’s
vulnerable too and I can really relate
to that. She’s also a mother, which has
been interesting to play, because I now
understand motherhood in a way that
I couldn’t before my son was born.
The biggest challenge was finding
diferent ways to show how Claire felt.
When a character goes on a journey
like Claire does, you have to stick with
that journey – you can’t suddenly be
really happy or really sad – but you
also don’t want to repeat yourself.
a story for everyone. And the guy with
the dog who’d pay with coins. These
are characters I got to know very well.
My nickname back then was Morticia,
because my boss said I didn’t smile;
everyone else got more tips than me.
The community that Lennie [James]
has created has a huge warmth about
it. The characters on this estate really
care for each other – they look after
each other and it’s a place you want
to be and get to know people.
‘Claire is incredibly
strong, but she’s
vulnerable too and I
can really relate to that.
She’s also a mother,
which has been
interesting to play’
There wasn’t much downtime on set,
but Susan Lynch – who plays an old
friend of Nelly’s – and I did manage
to sneak of for a bit of girly time. We
worked together on a series a few years
ago, and as old-fashioned as it sounds,
we’d been writing letters to each other
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There are some very dark moments in
this series, but I never take work home
with me. When you walk through the
door and there’s a baby in the bath, it’s
impossible not to switch of from all that.
I live a quiet life outside of work. I’ll go
to awards ceremonies if I’m nominated
for something because it’s important to
say thank you, but otherwise you’ll find
me at playgrounds with Laurence and
our son – or catching up with friends I’ve
known for years. That’s what’s important.
It’s not about being the star of the
show for me any more. I’ve taken the
lead role before because I wanted to
move my career on, and it hasn’t always
been right. So even if I’m only in two
scenes of something, but it means I’m
part of a show that’s good as a whole,
that’s great. I’m happy spreading myself
around and trying not to get typecast.
Save Me premieres 6 June at 8pm
on BBC First, DStv channel 119. w&h
Suranne on screen
Suranne played
the headstrong
DS Rachel Bailey
opposite Lesley
Sharp in BBC’s
Scott and Bailey.
We get to see a flashback of Nelly
and Claire’s summer of love – now
that costume was interesting. It was
13 years ago, so you’ll see Claire as she
once was, wearing big earrings and
double denim with a very tight ponytail…
The bar where Nelly spends a lot of
his time is the hub of this community –
I’ve been in my fair share of places like
that. I worked in a string of them when I
was younger and there was always that
guy like Nelly – the king boozer who had
ever since. She’d actually been sending
me her son’s old clothes for my son to
wear, too. It was lovely to escape to nice
cofee shops where we could catch up.
She starred as scorned
GP Gemma Foster in the
series that had us gripped:
Doctor Foster. Right: Her
latest drama, Save Me.
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My character, Claire, finds herself
caught between two worlds. She’s from
a working-class background like Nelly
[Nelson], who she shared a summer of
love with many years ago, but she’s
moved away from that world and married
Barry, who she’s built a business with.
She now has a flashy lifestyle – they live
in a huge house with a swimming pool
– then suddenly Nelson plonks himself
back into her life. And let’s just say, Barry
isn’t happy. It’s quite a roller coaster.
How to dress
casually
and still look
fabulous
Cold days demand a more casual
approach to dressing where ‘cosy’
and ‘comfy’ spring to mind. Trick is to
look decent doing it, says Laura Craik
S
aturday morning, and I haven’t
got a thing to wear. Of course,
this isn’t strictly true: I have a
whole wardrobe of things to
wear, not to mention several heaving
drawers. Yet, as I contemplate the day
ahead – cofee shop, errand run, movie
– the perfect outfit eludes me. Um, not
even the perfect outfit. Any outfit, in fact.
For all the lip service paid to finding
the ideal work ensemble, many women
would agree that it’s actually what to
wear during their downtime that really
presents the bigger conundrum. Workappropriate jackets, blouses and pants
at least provide some structure. Is it
any wonder that, without them, many
women end up feeling just a little lost?
Nor does the much-vaunted ‘of-duty
actress’ look provide solace: what works
on a slender starlet racing through an
airport rarely works on the rest of us.
They might live in skinny jeans, but
they’re not the comfiest to wear when
you’re kicking back and hanging loose.
Aah, but how loose is too loose? I’m
still pondering that and tweaking my
look, so I don’t appear too scrufy to be
seen by my neighbour or anyone I know.
This is what I’ve figured out so far...
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Too hot? Too
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‘Downtime
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challenge’
style confidence
RULE 1
RULE 3
It’s all in the jeans
The side-zipped knit
Sorry, but it is. Jeans fall out of
fashion, just like everything else,
and it’s hubris to imagine otherwise.
By all means, be devoted to your
‘trusty pair’ – just retire them for a few
seasons if, for example, they happen
to be a dark wash, or overly ripped
and distressed.
This winter,
your jeans
should, ideally,
be mid-blue
and falling
to the ankle.
For anyone
who felt a little
too scrufy in
ripped jeans,
these ones
by Mango,
R949, 32
to 42, will
be manna.
Maybe it’s just me (or my age), but
I find my body temperature fluctuates
more wildly during weekends than
it does when I’m working – possibly
because I’m chasing after kids, and
am frequently late for drop-ofs and
pick-ups. Which is a pity, as a key pillar
of my of-duty look is a jersey. Alas,
even the most stylish knit loses its
charm when its
owner is beetrootcheeked. Which
is why I love
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When you feel too
toasty, discreetly
unzip the sides
for an airier fit.
RULE 2
Search for the perfect
white plimsolls
Actually, don’t
bother, as I’ve
done it for you.
Most people
espouse a canvas
pair, and if you
only ever navigate
clean pavements,
then feel free to
purchase these
dirt magnets. If,
however, mud and
grass form part
of your leisure
portfolio, then
these leather
Everyn ones by
Adidas, R1 699
– though pricey
– may be a better
option. For all the
focus on fancy
sneakers, to me,
there’s something
a tad tacky about
wearing sequins
and studs during
downtime. These
true classics work
with everything,
from your jogger
bottoms to jeans.
RULE 4
RULE 5
Consider a
calf-length coat
Hunt down the
perfect joggers
Knee-length coats are
perennially popular, with good
reason: they suit the tall and the
small alike. And do they work well
with everything? No, they do not.
If you’re after a truly versatile, flingit-over-anything coat, let calf-length
be your new best friend. Not only
does this length work with cropped
pants, it’s the best accompaniment
to winter’s new midi-length skirts,
too, all of which look wrong with
knee-length coats. While such an
expanse of black can look far too
formal for weekends, green, red,
grey and check are more relaxed
options. Ideal is this Witchery at
Woolworths trench, R2 699, 4 to 16.
Nothing else says “I’m of-duty and
wholly at ease, thanks” quite like a pair
of joggers. But not all
joggers are created
equal. My pet hate is
a pair that bags at the
knee after one wear,
not least because you
can bet they’re sagging
at your bottom, too. The
comfiest I’ve worn were
cashmere, but even
cashmere won’t keep
its shape after repeated
wearing. Side stripes
are still on-trend, but
if those feel too ‘ofduty athlete’, try these
ones by David Jones at
Woolworths, R302, XS
to XXL. Four per cent
elastane = no sag. >>
‘Get the length right,
then consider colour’
TIP
Ditch over-fussy
buttons and buckle
belts. All you need are
deep pockets for the
weekend’s bits
and bobs
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style confidence
RULE 7
Don’t dismiss
an aviator – just
because you look
weird in a biker
Buy the best
bag you can
aford, then
wear the life
out of it
I did this for years, on account of the
fact that every biker jacket I tried on
made me look like mutton dressed
as lamb, out on the prowl! This winter,
aviators have replaced bikers as the
of-duty jacket of choice. Shearling
lapels add a cosy, tactile element,
like on this one
from H&M,
R1 499, 32
to 46. Wear
with a floral
maxi dress,
or with
joggers
to stop
them
looking
loungey.
Designer bags have never
been more expensive, but
the happier news is that
the middle-market has
never been better served.
While paying R1K to R5K for
a handbag may seem like a
chump’s game, in terms of
cost-per-wear, it’s quite the
opposite. Think how many
cheap tops you’ve bought…
and barely worn. My favourite
of-duty bag is an easy bucket
capacious enough to deal
with the stuf I accumulate
on weekends. Willow
Tree’s one, R1 790,
is definitely the biz.
TIP
Choose a bag
without too much
hardware – no one
wants an aching
shoulder at the
weekend!
‘In terms of cost-per-wear,
a good quality handbag
will serve you well’
RULE 8
RULE 10
Always wear boots
you can walk in
Don’t be afraid
to layer
Which may sound ridiculous, yes, but
I’ve lost count of the number of women
I’ve seen out on Saturday afternoons,
staggering round the shops looking as
though they’ve had six glasses of Pinot,
when the real thing causing them to be
unsteady on their feet is their footwear.
This is the season of the modest heel.
There are kitten heels and block heels
everywhere. This pair from Madison,
R665, is a nod to the current cowboy
trend, without being
too Wild West. Chic
with cropped or
skinny jeans.
As well as being practical, some
judicious layering can transform a
summery garment into one more
suitable for colder days. That shortsleeved floral dress you wore to death
in January? Layer a long-sleeved Breton
top underneath, add a cardie in a coordinating shade, pop on a scarf and
you’re ready for winter. Stripes and
florals work well
together, and
no layering
garment
will come in
handier than
this navy
Breton from
Witchery at
Woolworths,
R399, XXS
to XL. w&h
RULE 9
Wear your sunglasses
with pride this winter
If you’re one of
those who thinks
“Shades in June?
What, am I Kate
Moss?”, then it’s
time to stop caring
what other people
think. Winter sun
is low and blinding,
especially when
you’re driving.
It’s equally fine
to wear them on
overcast days
– and not least
because it shields
eyes from pollution
(your disclaimer).
These Carolina
Herrera ones are
great; R2 990 at
Execuspecs. If I
can’t be bothered
wearing make-up,
their tortoiseshell
frame looks less
harsh than black.
They make me
feel like an of-duty
actress. Sigh. If
only they made me
look like one, too.
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RULE 6
When is a bed more than a bed?
When it’s la différence!
Neither words nor pictures can adequately
describe what it’s like to lie on a la différence
bed, because you have to feel the difference
to believe la différence!
An incomparable la différence experience
awaits at a quality Sealy stockist near you.
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Talking
about my
DAD
As we celebrate Father’s Day,
three authors describe the
very diferent relationships
they had with their fathers
‘My dad and I are cut from the same cloth; both bookworms’
MAYA FOWLER,
37, reflects on
how her beloved
father shaped her
passion for reading
and, ultimately, her
career in writing.
“Reading was one of the chief
activities in our house when I was
growing up, and I know my mom read to
me from day one. But when my brother
arrived, it was my dad’s turn to handle
my bedtime stories.
The regular Eric
Hill kids’ stories
were suddenly
replaced with
readings from books
such as The Sea
Fishes of Southern
Africa, an illustrated 1940s reference
guide by ichthyology professor J.L.B.
Smith. Dad still has this on his bookshelf.
As curious as a cat, my dad reads
everything. It’s given him a formidable
general knowledge. I can’t say whether
I inherited his inquisitiveness genetically,
or whether it was something I picked up
reading those books with him. However
it came about, my dad fostered in me
a trait that’s indispensable for a writer.
Hearing him read to me from his library
of unusual books was a great joy, but
what I loved even more were the tales
he’d spin from memory. He has passed
many along over the years, like the one
about a family friend born in Argentina;
a descendant of the 1900s Afrikaner
immigration. I was a little girl when he
told me about Tannie Annette, who
was born so far away and could wragtig
speak Spanish. The
story tickled me
endlessly. So much
so that I visited the
Afrikaner community in
Patagonia in 2014, with
my mom and dad. The
end result was a novel;
based on an idea that had been brewing
in my mind since I heard that story.
We both adore cats, too. I share
my home with three adopted cats,
Jasper, Quincey and Gem. Owning
more than one was inevitable, because
I grew up admiring the bond my dad
had with his cats. Every morning, over
Weet-Bix and tea, he has a conference
‘One of his best
qualities is his
fierce pride in our
achievements’
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with a troop of them in the kitchen.
Of course, it helps that he shares
his hot milk. I once saw him cry over
a cat. The poor thing had died and,
there we were at supper, when my
dad started weeping. The next thing,
my mother began to sob, and soon
my brother and I were howling, too!
Like my dad, I’m an introvert. He
does enjoy company but, more often
than not, he’s to be found alone in the
study or in some faraway corner of his
rambling Karoo home. His two years in
the army without ear protection left him
with hearing loss, so it’s easy for him
Maya, her dad,
and a National
Geographic!
fathers and daughters
Today, Maya and her
dad remain close
to ‘disappear’… it’s why my brother
gave him the nickname ‘Spoorloos’.
I think my mom was rather pleased
when cell phones came out!
He is the polar opposite of my late
mom: she was an A-type of note, a
whirlwind of ‘getting things done’,
whereas my dad is very laid-back.
While she spoke several languages,
from Dutch and German to French
and seSotho, and obtained one
degree after the next (culminating in
a doctorate in law shortly before her
untimely death from a heart attack),
Dad was happy to sit back. But he
was fiercely proud of her. It speaks
volumes about him, as this was in an
era when most men would have felt
threatened by a strong woman, not
wanting to be upstaged. It’s one of
my dad’s sweetest qualities – being
perfectly content with himself, but
delighting in the achievements of his
family. While he’s a tremendous lover
of classical music, he’s never had the
inclination to pick up an instrument.
Yet it thrills him to no end to hear me
play Mozart on the clarinet... jazz is
a diferent story altogether though!
When I look back at my formative
years, some of the fondest memories
were captured in those mundane
everyday moments. I recall being sick
in bed, my mom having nurtured me
the entire day. I lit up when my dad
came in to check on me after getting
home from work at the pharmacy. He
sat down on the edge of my bed and
asked how I was. In that moment, I
felt comforted. Just the weight of him
there was so reassuring. It was the
feeling of love, and of
the solidity of my dad.”
Maya’s new novel,
Patagonia (Umuzi), is
available on loot.co.za
‘I haven’t known my real dad for over
20 years – but I’ve had plenty of other
father figures throughout my life’
ROWAN COLEMAN,
46, felt rejected
after her parents
got divorced, but
the kindness and
generosity that
her friends’ fathers
showed her helped heal the hurt.
“I last saw my dad when I was 20, one
of a handful of meetings that had taken
place since he left our family for a new
relationship when I was 12 years old. I
don’t remember too much about that
last meeting, except it was awkward and
stif. When I left, it was with a sense of
heaviness and finality. I knew I wouldn’t
try to see him again, because the sense
of distance between us hurt too much.
Once, I was a daddy’s girl – his
mirror image – artistic, outgoing, full of
fun and energy. Most evenings, I could
be found sitting at his feet drawing, or
watching TV with my head on his knee.
One very magical Christmas, he
secretly made me a beautiful Georgianstyle doll’s house. To this day, it is the
most wonderful gift I have ever received;
it meant so much to me because
he had made it.
When my parents
got divorced, it hit
me hard and it felt
like the cruellest
rejection, like he
was leaving me,
replacing me. A
feeling that lingered long into adulthood,
not helped by the ease with which
he simply cut me out of his life.
A few years ago, my husband
Adam asked me if Father’s Day was
very sad for me, and I was surprised by
how I felt. In a way, it is – I will always
miss the dad I adored as a little girl
– but in many other ways, it isn’t at all.
You see, I’ve had lots of ‘dads’ in
my life. As a teenager, my best friend
Jenny’s dad stepped into the breach
more than once, cheerfully ferrying us
both to various parties and picking us
Rowan at the
age of eight,
with her dad
up from bars, ignoring the fact that we
sat in the back of the car pretending
not to be drunk and giggling like loons.
He was always kind, told terrible jokes
and never let us down, watching out
for both of us when we got tangled
up in madcap plans to spend the night
out in the city – and
fetching us home.
When I started
university, it was
diicult to see other
kids being dropped
of by fathers who
provided TVs and
changed light bulbs. I always arrived
alone, laden down with luggage, without
a dad to help me put up that bookshelf.
Once again, among my friend’s
fathers, I found great kindness and
generosity; dads who stopped and
helped me wire a plug, or figure out
my hi-fi. And, from each of them, I’ve
learnt something that’s made me a
little more resilient and independent.
Over the years, I have awarded
myself a number of imaginary dads. At
Christmas, my dad is chef Nigel Slater,
because via the TV he teaches me >>
‘Over the years,
I have awarded
myself a number
of imaginary dads’
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fathers and daughters
‘Although I have
lived most of my life
without my dad, I
haven’t been short of
fathers to celebrate’
In the past 10 years, though, the
great big dad-sized hole in my life has
been filled by my wonderful father-inlaw, John. John is clever, interesting,
funny and kind. I could sit and talk
to him about a hundred things and
never be bored. He is a wonderful
father and grandfather, and it’s a
testament to the fact that I’m married
to a man who is the finest father
to our five children there could be:
playful and funny, patient and loving.
So, while I’ve lived most my life
without my dad, I haven’t been short
of fathers to celebrate and be grateful
for. And that includes my mom,
who took on the job of two parents
and made me the person I am.
This coming Father’s Day, I will
be surrounded by dads, some of
them real, some of them imagined,
and one of them actually my mom
– and I count myself very lucky
to have those people in my life.”
Rowan’s latest novel,
The Summer of
Impossible Things
(Ebury), is out now
on takealot.co.za
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‘Dad encouraged all of his daughters
to become strong, empowered women’
ANTONIA HODGSON,
46, had a father who
bought her Action
Girls, not Barbies,
but more than that he
gave his daughters
the gift of confidence.
“My dad has four daughters and no
sons. This could have been a disaster.
He grew up in a very male-dominated
world: two older brothers, a boys’
grammar school, an all-male university
college followed by two years of army
service. Then marriage and, suddenly,
girls – everywhere! A houseful of
girls! On paper, you could hardly pick
someone less prepared for the job.
Looking back, I think this actually
worked in our favour.
My dad never learnt
how girls were
‘supposed’ to be
brought up. It didn’t
even occur to him
to set limits on our ambitions. And
because his own mother had worked
all her life, it also didn’t occur to him that
we wouldn’t have careers. As a workingclass boy, he understood the power
of education, and the freedom that
comes with financial independence.
I was born in 1971, the fourth and
final daughter. I was not planned, to
say the least. ‘If you’re pregnant, I’ll
give up smoking,’ my dad told my mom.
She was, and he did. I like to remind
him that I probably saved his life.
‘You took years of me!’ he replies,
which is the correct dad response.
Perhaps, in part, because he lost
his own father so young, he was
always very involved when we were
growing up. But, like me, essentially he’s
an introvert – happy to be in company,
but then, at some point, it’s, ‘Where’s
Dad?’ and he’s snuck of somewhere
quiet to recharge his batteries.
It’s where we connect most closely, I
think – an understanding that company
is good, but solitude is vital. That and
comedy. The only bedtime story I ever
recall him reading to me was a book
of scripts from a radio comedy-series.
Then there’s our shared love of pop
divas: Dusty, Barbra, Dionne, Whitney.
On long car journeys (I seemed to have
spent most of the 1970s and ’80s in the
back of a car), I would dream up stories
to fit the songs – all
those dramatic tales of
heartbreak and passion.
What I appreciate is
that, by both accident
and design, he raised
me and my sisters to be independent,
confident and ambitious. Instead of
Barbies, he bought us Action Girls – the
oft-forgotten ’70s alternative – who wore
jumpsuits and jeans and came with the
tagline: ‘She moves in such an exciting
world.’ A small example of something
that went deeper for both my parents
– a belief that their daughters could
do and be anything they wanted.
Last year, my dad turned 80. At the
end of his birthday meal, he raised a
glass and said, ‘I just want you to know
that I’m very proud of all my daughters.’
I thought that was lovely. On a day that
was about him, he made it about us.
My dad encouraged my creativity.
He understood my need for books and
music, and time alone – all things that
helped me become a writer. Most of all,
though, I’ve never doubted his love. And
that gift is beyond price.”
‘He raised me to
be independent
and ambitious’
A proud father
with Antonia on
her christening
day, 1971
Antonia’s A Death at
Fountains Abbey (Hodder
& Stoughton) is out now
on takealot.co.za w&h
PHOTOGRAPH GALLO/GETTY IMAGES/JADE AND BERTRAND MAITRE
how to prepare a roast and make
red cabbage taste good, and always
answers my tweets. Muso Brian May
is another of my favourite imaginary
dads. I like his kind voice and crazy
hair, and the way I think he’d spend
hours teaching my children to make
their own electric guitar and show
me how to work my telescope. I
imagine us going on long walks
and protecting badgers together.
My imaginary writer dad was
Terry Pratchett. I met him once a
long time ago and he was sweet,
funny and incredibly encouraging.
When he died, I mourned him deeply.
New
beginnings
For bestselling author Penny
Vincenzi, selling the family home
was an emotional wrench, but
then another ‘For Sale’ sign
opened the door to a new life…
’d left my big beautiful house
with much sadness after Paul,
my husband, died. Anyone who
has ever packed up the family
home, with all its memories
and ghosts, has had to get rid
of much-loved furniture and pictures
and sentimental treasures, will know
how truly heart-wrenching it is, how
utterly bereft I felt. How could I be
doing this, turning my back on so
huge a part of my life? But it had
to be done, there was no option,
I decided, as I rattled around in it;
and having finally made the decision
(although I unmade it several times),
a certain sense of excitement did
begin to creep in, a promise of
new beginnings, in moving on…
I settled on an area that was about
15 kilometres down the road – nearer
to two daughters and their families,
and several friends – and rented a flat
there while I looked for a house. The
bleakest moment was shutting the front
door of the house for the last time,
driving away, not looking back. After
that, anything would have seemed easy.
I did the round of the estate agents,
telling them what I wanted: a house; a
pretty, un-smart, small-ish older house,
with an equally un-smart, overgrown
garden and, in a perfect world, a gravel
driveway that I could love and cherish.
I added that what I didn’t want was an
already modernised and/or done-up
house; and promptly received particulars
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of dozens of already modernised
and/or done-up houses. I tried again:
I wouldn’t find anything, they said,
there were no such houses left in the
area. Friends told me the same thing.
I was driving round disconsolately in
the rain a few days later, and turned into
one of my favourite roads. And halfway
down was a house – a pretty, un-smart,
old house, with an overgrown garden,
gravel driveway and, outside it, buried
in some bushes, was a sign. Clearly, it
couldn’t say ‘For Sale’; no estate agent
could be that foolish… I climbed out
of my car and into the wet bushes.
An estate agent had been that foolish.
I gazed in awe at the treasure lying
before me, walked round and peered
into the front windows. The room was
empty, furnished only with a fine marble
fireplace and a very dirty carpet. I looked
through the amazingly pretty front door,
with its lovely coloured glass, and saw
piles of flyers for pizza companies and
cleaning services lying on the tiled floor.
I walked round the side, pushing
through undergrowth, through an old,
rusty iron gate and found myself in
a wonderland of overgrown garden,
thick with birdsong. I stood there smiling
at it, gazed through more windows,
saw another fireplace and a lovely
curving staircase, and called the relevant
estate agent. Why had he not told me
about this house? He said it needed
a lot of work, which, apparently, I’d
said I hadn’t wanted, and I said, “I’ve
changed my mind, I want to see it now.”
PHOTOGRAPHS LIZ McAULAY HAIR AND MAKE-UP KATE HUGHES
Penny’s grand designs for
her new home were, by
turns, daunting and exciting
‘There is indeed happiness after
unhappiness, a future after the most
inal ending; and, together with my
house, I seemed to have found it’
And he was there in 15 minutes and I
walked round and round pretty rooms,
with at least some of the mouldings still
intact, and up the curving staircase, and
into bedrooms where the paper was
hanging of the walls with damp, looked
out of lovely cracked sash windows with
broken cords at the overgrown garden,
and knew I’d found my new home.
“I’ll take it,” I said, having asked the
price (I was that wonderful thing, a cash
buyer), adding with great wit, I thought,
“cash or cheque?” The estate agent
looked frightened, and said it wasn’t that
simple. Reader, I bought it. I gave it to
myself as a birthday gift, and went to see
it the instant I had the key, let myself in
and, I’m not ashamed to say, walked
round it, patting damp walls and stroking
the stair rail, saying, “Hello, house.”
And then the hard work began. It
was a heritage house and I wanted to
extend as well as restore it, so I needed
planning permission; it was a huge task.
And I was absolutely awed by the whole
project; for the first time, I’d be doing a
house just for me, the way I wanted it.
It was scary as well as exciting; Paul
was absolutely confident in his taste
and I had gone along with it, usually
(but not always) agreeing with him. I
am dithery by nature, indecisive about
clothes-buying even: this ofered much
more scope for expensive mistakes.
The daughters were encouraging,
told me I couldn’t go wrong: I looked
at them doubtfully, knowing I could.
I didn’t consult any of them; I felt,
stubbornly, I had to find my own way.
I was lucky to find Treena, a visionary
architect who loved old houses, but
appreciated my ideas for a necessary
extension as well. I was recommended
an amazing builder, Sebastian, whom
I came to absolutely trust to fix broken
mouldings as beautifully as he plastered
new walls and fixed a new slate roof.
We submitted the plans for renovation:
and then the wait began. The garden,
with the summer growth spurt, became
a jungle. Finally, after some wrangling
and many months, the plans went
through. Together with my daughters,
I toasted the house in Champagne.
Then things went swiftly downhill;
the house was assaulted ruthlessly. It
rained incessantly, the gravel driveway
becoming a sea of mud, furnished with
Portaloos. Saintly neighbours assured
me it was fine, but it must have been
hell for them. I felt confident one day,
petrified the next. I wrestled with all
choices, growing more hesitant every
day, over taps and loos, work surfaces,
carpets, and tiles; blinds, curtains or
shutters, underfloor heating or heaters.
I chose, I was sure, wrongly throughout.
I stuck loyally to Paul’s cream for the
walls throughout, and then suddenly, in
a burst of originality, had the bedrooms
painted pale blue. And then worried
for days that they would look cold.
It was all terrifying; I walked over
planks covering the mud and thence
onto bare boards; naked plaster with
wires poking through; gaping holes
in the floor. I stood there transfixed by
how my house seemed lost to me. I felt
miserable, panicky and alone, despite
Treena’s smiling, calm reassurance. Why
had I thought I could do this? Several
times I went back to the flat and cried,
and considered buying that instead.
Then one day, Treena called, asking if
I would like to view the almost-finished,
decorated version. I’d been hospitalised
with pneumonia and hadn’t visited it for
weeks. I drove there, literally shaking.
I walked in through the front door
and it was an OMG moment. The
sun had come out for the occasion,
and shone through the restored sash
windows, flooding the huge kitchen
(floored in limestone, one of the most
diicult decisions) with light. The small
sunroom on the side of the house,
golden warm, leading out of what would
be my study, made the house at one
with the garden. The blue bedrooms
were unbelievably pretty, not brash,
not cold. The tiles I had found for the
fireplaces were even prettier than
the broken ones they had replaced.
It looked truly amazing: the house of
my dreams and my imagination. Here
family would visit, children would play,
books would be written, parties would
be held. I stepped out through the
French doors and stood there in the
still-overgrown garden, contemplating
my new future in this happy, lovely
place, and burst into tears of sheer joy.
There is indeed happiness after
unhappiness, a future after the most final
ending; and, together
with my house, I seemed
to have found it.
A Question of Trust
(Headline) by Penny
Vincenzi is available
on loot.co.za w&h
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A new attitude
CHANGED
MY LIFE
From embracing the empty nest to tackling
self-doubt, four women tell Virginia Boshoff
how a mindset shift has helped them soar
‘I saw my business
failure as a lesson’
Tarryn Abrahams, 32, founded Boudoir
Box, a lingerie/beauty subscription-box
service. She lives in Woodstock with
partner Espen, 34, and son Tyler, 10.
“My corporate career as a business
process assistant came to a screeching
halt in May 2015. I’d been retrenched. It
was unnerving, but I had a few months’
notice and a retrenchment package to
tide me over, and was lucky the company
ofered a financial endorsement to further
my studies so I could get back on track.
I did a practical short course on leather
arts, which I’ve always found so beautiful.
I didn’t want a partner, or to work for a
company – my trust was dampened – so,
after graduating, I set up as a solo leather
smith online at Etsy. But I underestimated
the logistics. I was working all hours, and
couldn’t hire help because I was barely
breaking even. I’m also no marketing guru
– when all orders stopped, so did I. After
the biz closed, crying and binge-eating on
the couch in my PJs was my new reality.
I stayed in this sad state for a year and
a half, feeling like a failure. It started to
afect my relationship with Espen, but
he’s patient and caring, and I’m grateful
for that. He’d bring me gifts of beauty
products, in the hopes that, if I looked
great, I’d feel great, too. A breakthrough
came when I was trying on a negligee
he’d bought. I was contemplating how
self-esteem is tied up with body image,
when an old sense of hope resurfaced
– because I had a new business idea!
I don’t have the perfect cookie-cutter
body. It’s so exhausting worrying about
whether your breasts are perky enough,
or your bum small enough! Shopping for
lingerie that caters to voluptuous women
is a challenge that I know all too well,
as retailers often only stock items up to
a certain size. I wanted to cater to this
market with a service that would make
curvier women look and feel gorgeous.
Suddenly, I saw my business failure
in a new light – as a valuable experience
that equipped me with the knowledge
and the humility I needed to run a new
company more successfully. Armed with
that confidence and an idea I believed
in, I set out to launch the Boudoir Box.
First step was putting my trust in a
business partner to help me realise my
vision, which I’d never done before. Last
June, my friend Leila joined me, and I’ve
been so thankful for her business savvy
and expertise in textiles! We work out of
her home, but set up as an online brand,
delivering a fab curated box of lingerie
and beauty items to subscribers. We’ve
partnered up with SA beauty brands like
Hey Gorgeous, and are blessed to work
with a sensational local lingerie designer
who has a sixth sense for flattering
various body types. We started out as
a service for women sized 16 to 22, but
because Boudoir Box is a celebration of
all bodies, we’re now all-size-inclusive.
Through my first flawed attempt at
entrepreneurship, I learnt that it’s OK to
ask for help, whether from a business
partner or an outside supplier. Now, the
confidence I have in the company has
spilled over into my self-perception, too.
I’m comfy in my own skin again. Nothing
worth doing is easy. I had to fail first and
see this as a lesson before finding the
right path.” See boudoirbox.co.za
‘Fixing my money
relationship has
opened my world’
MARNITA OPPERMAN, 37, from
Pinelands, is a certified money coach.
“We’ve all experienced that instant
gratification that comes back to haunt
us. For me, it was when I was 17 –
I promised to pay my gran back if
she’d help me buy an expensive Fossil
watch. Putting on that statement
piece, I felt bold, confident. It was
my first credit purchase but, in the 11
years between my birthday and when
the watch was stolen from my airport
luggage, I never did pay granny back.
Years later, I went into a financial
career with great success. I held
accounting jobs in London for five
years, and returned to SA in 2014 as
a senior consultant for a Big Four firm.
As an insider, I can say most accountants
are terrible at managing their own
money! It’s like we’re too worried about
clients’ numbers to worry about our own.
My reckless spending began abroad
– as a full-time accountant, I was eligible
for zero-interest credit cards. The more
money I had, the more I spent on theatre,
eating out and holidays. Returning to SA,
a new card passed over restaurant tables
and clothing-store countertops; I bought
a showy car that I couldn’t aford. I had to
stop, but couldn’t. I was ashamed that, as
a successful accountant, I was drowning
in almost R100 000 consumer debt.
In 2015, a friend introduced me to an
online money-management course, and
I needed no convincing to sign up. It was
a safe space to open up about money
woes. A profound moment of clarity was
when the coach said ‘net worth doesn’t
determine self-worth’. I realised spending
was like my drug; an emotional quick-fix
to boost self-esteem dips. I cut up my
credit cards, and left the course sessions
feeling positive, but a month after that
nine-week course had ended, I sat on
my bed sobbing because I’d only saved
R100! With perseverance, I was soon
saving 10% of my salary each month.
Feeling empowered to continue my
quest, I joined The Flow Experience,
a year-long online self-growth course.
Through that, I learnt to recognise my
splurge triggers, and get a better grip
on my emotions and my bank account.
Chufed with my progress, I enrolled
online for another four-month course
with the Money Coaching Institute in
California in 2016. By that September,
having cleared many debts, while still
saving up R100 000, I said goodbye
to my accounting career and set up
a money-coaching practice. I became
a certified money coach last January.
My money mindset has changed from
splurge to save. I keep track of my cash
on a spreadsheet and with handy apps
like WellSpent. I also put money into a
separate savings pocket each month for
small personal indulgences – we can’t
just focus on clearing past debts and
hoarding money for the future; we need
to live well now, too. My consumer
payments are oicially cleared, with my
last car payment coming up soon. I’m
on my way to total financial freedom, all
thanks to an attitude change. Here’s to
a debt-free 2019!” See marnita.co.za >>
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SASKIA FALKEN-HICKEY, 43, lives in
Hout Bay with husband Patrick, 48,
and daughter Ella. She is a marketer.
“I returned to SA soil on my 21st birthday
after working as a modelling-agency
booker in the US for two years, ready to
enrol for part-time studies and get a job.
What I hadn’t thought about was how far
behind my contemporaries I was. Most
my friends were looking for work with
degrees under their belts. Realising that
they were better work-place candidates
than I was brought on huge self-doubt.
I steeled my nerves and applied for a
part-time degree in communications that
I’d complete in six years, and used my
US work experience to land a job as a
magazine fashion assistant. My career
grew quite organically, but my studies
fell behind. Six years to finish my degree
became seven, then 10. A nagging voice
in my head kept telling that me I wasn’t
good enough, I was uneducated. I never
did finish that communications course.
By 2011, I had become a seasoned radio
presenter, and had reached wonderful
milestones, like being the province’s
first female sports reporter. I loved my
job, but felt I’d hit the ceiling. I wanted to
go into the business side of the industry,
but that meant furthering my studies.
Nagging voices of doubt resurfaced –
hasn’t that ship sailed? Even if it hadn’t,
how would I fund it? A light bulb went
on when time came to renegotiate my
contract: the company had financed
past employees’ studies. If they agreed
to it, I’d have no excuse but to dive in.
Before I knew it, I was walking into
the boss’s oice and came out with a
life-changing contract – to keep working
as a radio presenter, in exchange for
the company funding a two-year MBA
to take my career to the next level.
I was elated, but knew getting into
the UCT Graduate School of Business
without an undergrad wouldn’t be easy.
I could rely on my work portfolio, but I’d
still have to write nine personal essays,
and take the Graduate Management
Admissions Test. I’ll never forget the call
from the programme director while I was
grocery shopping. He told me I’d got in
and I was so overwhelmed that I started
crying right there in the dairy aisle!
The hectic but exhilarating course
began in January 2012. I juggled work
with motherhood, getting home to
tuck Ella in before hitting the books
until 2am. I was exhausted, but utterly
determined to see this through. I
graduated in June 2014 and, standing
in the hall, feeling the dean’s cap dof
my head, I knew, once and for all, that
I was capable. When my work contract
ended in February 2015, my MBA and I
began a marketing position soon after!
Getting a degree has made me feel
like I’m worth investing in. I now do at
least one new short course every year.
I once felt I was ‘uneducated’ – now I’m
an eternal student, constantly improving
on both my knowledge and my selfworth. I’ve never felt more confident.”
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‘The empty nest ushered in new hope’
FABIENNE JARDIM, 54, is a part-time
photographer, and lives in Krugersdorp
with husband Richard, 59. They have
two kids, Tim, 29, and Sarah, 27.
“Looking back, it seems unbelievable
that I now joke about the kids cutting
visits short so I can have my house back!
When I watched my older friends
go through the pain of the empty nest,
I swore that wouldn’t be me. I had
big plans to embrace my new freedom
by returning to my career as a nurse
educator full-time; work I had to scale
back on after Tim was born. Saying
goodbye to the kids would mean free
time and free rein, not loneliness. Ah,
how life has a way of humbling us…
Tim and Sarah flew the nest within a
week of each other in March 2014. Tim
left to live with his new wife in Fairlands,
and Sarah moved to Bedfordview to be
closer to Sebokeng Hospital for her
physiotherapy internship. I thought I’d
relish seeing their old bedrooms look
so clean and tidy, ready for guests, but
I soon found I couldn’t walk past them
without a physical pang of heartache.
The silence without their music blaring
through the walls and those afternoon
chats in the kitchen was deafening.
The things I’d yearned for when they
were younger – a quiet cup of cofee
and a book, sleeping in, time for myself
– seemed so meaningless now. I needed
to fill my time productively and thought
back on my original plan for a full-time
career. I happily swapped my half-day
role in Monash’s foundation programme
for a full-time job as a junior lecturer.
At first, having new responsibilities
that often kept me up till 2am was a
great way of filling my empty days. But I
burnt out quickly, dead on my feet from
channelling so much energy into my
new full-time career. After 10 months, I
resigned, alleviating stress that hadn’t
filled the void of the empty nest.
What I needed wasn’t something to
fill more hours. I needed a passion that
fulfilled me. Good friends with patient
ears got me through the next year, but
even though I tried to stay busy with new
creative endeavours, from crocheting
and fabric painting to a very short-lived
attempt at playing guitar, nothing felt
profound. In fact, my happiest times
were still behind a lens, photography
having been a casual hobby I’d enjoyed
since 2008. I never had the time
to expand it into something bigger.
Richard bought me my first bridge
camera for my birthday in 2009, along
with a voucher for a short photography
course. Studio and Photoshop courses
followed, and what I didn’t learn in those
I picked up by joining a photographers’
club and scouring YouTube videos. Then
it dawned on me… I now had the space
at home for a photography room and
could finally dedicate time to build up my
portfolio, perhaps even professionally.
I got to work on the renovations and,
by the end of the year, Tim’s room had
been transformed into a guest room and
Sarah’s into my new studio and oice.
Passion led to purpose. I began
volunteer photography work for charities
like Pug Rescue and Africa Food for
Thought, an organisation that feeds
orphaned and vulnerable children on the
West Rand. I’ve loved taking photos for
the charities’ calendars over the last two
years; the latest for Pug Rescue turned
an amazing profit, which is now being
used to sterilise and improve the lives
of animals in low-income areas. It’s such
an honour to contribute to their work.
I’ve learnt that you don’t have control
over some changes in life, but you do
have control over how you react to them.
I had to re-angle my view of the empty
nest as a positive thing, as time for me
to be fulfilled in new ways. I’m incredibly
proud – not just of the amazing people
my kids have become, living their own
independent lives – but also of myself,
for finding joy after heartache.” w&h
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physical world. I get all the information
for a reading from being face-to-face. It’s
when senses hit me – hearing, feeling,
envisioning, and smelling – helping me
understand how I can help someone.
Spirits typically appear to me as
visions of energy – that’s what I was
seeing in my bedroom during my very
first encounter. Other times, I won’t
necessarily see anything, but my sixth
sense becomes heightened and I’ll hear
them speaking to me like a voice in my
head, or like an audible conversation.
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When I was younger, I didn’t discuss
my gift – surely I was just a child with
a very vivid imagination? My parents
knew there was something more to it,
but nobody could tell me what was
going on. I questioned myself more and
more, oscillating between thinking “Do
I have a gift?”, and “Am I going mad?”
Nobody in my family knew the full
extent of my abilities until my gran
passed away when I was 21. She came
through too strongly for me to deny it,
and told me to tell my family we shouldn’t
mourn, because she was there with us.
Being able to tell them “Granny says…”
made me more confident in my abilities.
I never thought I’d appear on TV, let
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really became public in my early thirties.
I’d been climbing the corporate ladder,
but realised it wasn’t my destiny. I knew
it was my purpose to reach out to as
many people as I could to deliver healing
messages. I began to take on clients
and appear on local radio shows where
people could call in, which led to media
recognition by the Fox Channel and,
finally, the validating ofer of a TV show.
I had to learn to set boundaries with
spirits. I’ll see visions as I walk down the
street and will hear them just as you’d
hear someone speaking to you. They
demand attention, but my desire to
listen compassionately to each one >>
‘If you feel or think something that’s
more intuitive than logical, it might
be your angel trying to speak to you’
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exclusive interview
People attract their own
spirits, which is why I
don’t need to be speaking
to someone or touching
them to make a spiritual
connection. Ahead of a
reading, a client’s loved
one may come to me
Cindy reads SA actress Boity
before the client does. So
Thulo and her mom on Spirit
a woman can walk through
the door, but her departed
dad will already be
talking to me. I’ll try
becomes draining! A few
to interpret what the
weeks ago, I was in a cofee
spirit is saying so it
shop and a spirit wouldn’t
makes sense to a
stop telling me a woman at
client – mostly, I know
a nearby table was straining
their relationship, and
under pressure at work and
the spirit might give
struggling with depression.
me indications of how
I tried to ignore it, and went
they died to prove it’s them speaking.
into the adjoining oice block for
For instance, I’ll feel diiculty breathing if
a meeting when, lo and behold, the
a departed person died of emphysema.
woman from the cofee shop appeared
there, too. I went up to her, telling her I
While most of my readings end with a
knew she was agitated, but that those
wonderful resolution, others don’t go
who loved her were looking after her.
as well. A reading is about interpreting
It was very emotional for both of us.
what a spirit is saying, which I pass on to
a client who must make sense of what
I love passing on messages that give
I’m saying. Miscommunications happen
people clarity and closure. When you
– I’m only human – and when I secondcan validate what a person hopes – that
guess myself, it can be diicult to get the
their loved one has passed on safely
message across. Sometimes, the spirit
– it’s the best feeling. Some spirits love
or the client blocks me because they’re
to describe how they died – as dramatic
not ready to give or receive a message.
in death as they were in life! But almost
‘Mostly, spirits
want their loved
ones to know
they’re at peace’
It’s important to ind balance in life
If you work in a stressful environment,
claim your evenings and weekends
to recharge and renew. Make your
home a sanctuary – come home to
the people or pets you love, pour a
glass of wine, and have some time
for yourself. Remember, whether
you’re opening yourself up to spirits
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or simply getting on in day-to-day
life, your vibe attracts your tribe. You
can’t lend yourself to negativity 24/7,
because it’ll just weigh you down. But
you also can’t be maniacally positive
all the time and deny the tough bits.
Life’s made up of both good and bad;
that’s another way to look at balance.
You can communicate with the spirits
of your loved ones in many ways.
Some people prefer prayer, out loud or
mentally, others meditate; some write
letters. Spirits can also appear when
their loved ones want them to. Some
people have dream visitations, or see
odd shadows and lights in their homes.
Spirits are those who’ve departed from
the physical world, but angels are our
spiritual protectors. If you feel or think
something that’s more intuitive than
logical, it might be your angel speaking
to you. You can speak to your angel
through prayer and meditation, too.
Each of us has a guardian angel. They
don’t discriminate – angels are here for
us, trying to steer us towards positivity.
They try to show us we have lessons to
learn, which will elevate our souls. Our
lives are all about learning and growing.
No matter what happens, have faith
in the universe. There is a purpose
behind everything we go through; we
need to learn to grow. There’s a reason,
a season, and a lifetime for everything.
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or you can develop your psychic
stamina independently. Don’t
silence your intuition. Take note
of the symbolism in your dreams,
for example. Some people also try
psychometry – receiving messages
about an event or a person by
touching an object – others prefer
visual manifestation. It’s all about
trial and error, but you have to have
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every single time, they
just want their loved ones
to know it was time for
them to pass and that
they’re resting in peace.
1 EXPERIMENT! See the task of cooking
for yourself as a chance to try out new
things. And if it turns out to be inedible?
Well, that’s why they deliver pizzas.
2 CHERISH THE EGG Fried, boiled
or scrambled, you will never ever
go hungry with eggs in the house.
3 DON’T GO TOO SOLO Invite friends over
for dinner as often as you can. Cooking
for yourself is pleasurable, but I believe
we weren’t always meant to eat alone.
Janneke Vreugdenhil
was distraught when
her husband left.
But then she
started
loving
living
alone…
here I was, sitting on the bare
floor of my new place, eating
cold, supermarket soup from a
plastic container. No furniture
yet, not even a stove. I’d thought about
pouring the soup into a bowl, but why?
Does it feel less pathetic to drink cold
soup from a bowl than from a plastic
container? Would that bowl be able to
save me from the ominous sensation
that my life was a complete failure?
When your husband suddenly leaves
you after 22 years, food is not exactly
the first thing on your mind – even
for a food writer like me. How can
you eat with a knot the size of a beach
ball in your stomach? That first year,
I lived on smoothies, soup, porridge,
and avocado and anchovy sandwiches
(which are surprisingly delicious, by
the way). I was losing weight and
getting more and more depressed.
Thank goodness, friends would invite
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me over from time to time and lovingly
feed me healthy home-cooked meals.
I only cooked meals on the days that
I spent with my two teenage sons: a sad,
monotonous succession of pasta with
glop and rice with glop, of which I barely
managed to force down a mouthful.
Before my marriage had ended, I was
used to cooking for other people – it had
always been my way of giving pleasure
to others. Somehow, I needed to learn
that I deserved that kind of pleasure, too.
Then, slowly but surely, as the rawest
of my grief began to recede, my interest
in food returned. I started to stock my
new kitchen with a decent supply of
basic ingredients so that, on busy days
when I came home late, I could still
throw together a quick meal. And I
started to have fun with it. “Check me
out!” I’d say to myself as I sat there
digging into a delicious plate of risotto
– complete with candles, music and a
glass of wine. It’s been three years
now that I’ve lived on my own. (Well,
part-time on my own, since my boys
live with me every other week.) I take
out my own rubbish, replace the light
bulbs, and even hang up paintings
all by myself. Do I wish there was
someone who would do one of these
jobs for me? Sure, sometimes I do.
And do I often find myself at a loss
on weekends when I have no one to
do nothing with – the eternal curse
of the singleton? Occasionally, yes.
But more and more often I don’t. I’ve
discovered I enjoy living alone. And
that discovery started in the kitchen,
as cooking became my therapy. It
was there that I took the first steps
towards caring for myself again.
Cooking for one really does take
a diferent approach than cooking for
a family. Packaging in supermarkets
is often aimed at larger families, and
recipes in cookbooks are – almost
without exception – meant for at
least two people. There is a growing
number of single-person households,
so I think that it’s high time to take
the solo cook more seriously.
My dream is to convince people
that cooking for yourself can actually
be very satisfying. It took me a
heartbreaking, life-changing event to
grasp this. Now I know that cooking
for yourself is nothing
less than an exercise
in loving yourself.
Janneke Vreugdenhil’s
Solo Food (HQ) is out
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FOR YOU
any of us rush through
our days on fast forward,
running from one event
or chore to the next.
In fact, Harvard researchers have
found we spend up to 50% of our
lives distracted by past and future
concerns, and this constant frenetic
activity taxes both our brains and
our bodies. A solution? The daily
practice of being mindful. Stemming
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from Buddhism, having gratitude for
the moment is seen as a foundation
of happiness. The benefits have been
shown to reduce stress, anxiety and
depression, and improve sleep, lower
blood pressure and even ease pain.
When you’re mindful you observe your
thoughts and feelings without judging
them good or bad. It takes practise,
but these easy exercises can help
you enjoy each moment of your day.
Waking up
On the road
Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to allow
yourself to simply sit somewhere cosy
and just see how you feel in your mind
and body. Close your eyes and allow
your thoughts to wash over you – if you
experience any tension, acknowledge it.
Then, check in with your breath and its
rhythm for a minute or two, and relax.
This sets your intention to enjoy the day.
If you drive to work, park 10 minutes
further away so you incorporate walking
outside as part of your daily mindful
ritual. Connecting with nature helps you
feel part of something greater, allowing
you to gain perspective. As you walk,
engage with your natural surroundings,
from the wind as it rustles your hair,
to the smells and sights you take in.
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No matter what
you’re busy with,
these calming
strategies will take
you through your day
mindfully so you can
enjoy the moment,
says psychologist
Emma Kenny
AT WORK
The most basic mindfulness
in practice is to focus on your
breathing and, whenever you
notice your mind wandering,
to bring it back to your breath.
It’s the same with focusing on
one task at a time at your desk
and completing it. If you get
distracted, take a deep breath
and get back to the job at hand.
Also, make an efort to smile
at the people around you – it
increases positivity instantly
and transforms predictable
days into happier ones.
life tools
MEAL TIMES
Breakfast is especially
important, so start your day with
nourishment and good nutrients.
But preparing every meal is
an opportunity to squeeze in a
mindfulness meditation. Focus
on your breath while you inhale
and exhale deeply and, if your
thoughts start to run away, just
bring them back to focusing on
breathing. When you sit and
eat, notice how food smells and
tastes, and how it feels in your
mouth. Thinking purposefully
about what your body needs and
then appreciating each mouthful
will make the experience more
enjoyable and, secondly, will
ensure you only eat what you
need, so it’s fab for keeping trim.
With your friends
and your family
Try a random act of kindness: whether
it’s grabbing a cofee for a colleague,
sending a bunch of flowers to a friend
spontaneously, or telling your husband
how much you appreciated him doing
the school run. These small acts are
psychologically proven to make you
feel better about your life, while also
automatically making someone else feel
valued in the process. It’s a win-win!
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In the queue
When you find yourself in line at the
licensing department, bank or shops,
or in a traic jam, instead of cursing
the time you are wasting, see it as
an opportunity to be still and to check
in with how you’re feeling, while taking
some deep and calming breaths.
Notice the people around you and
generate compassionate positive
wishes towards them. You will feel
surprisingly joyful as a result – honest!
At a social event
The next time you’re catching up with
friends, take a few minutes to share
a mini-meditation called Three Good
Things. It’s a simple exercise that
cultivates an awareness of positive
moments in your lives. Each person
simply states three positive events
that have happened that day. It only
takes a few minutes, but it fosters a
real appreciation of the everyday that
elevates it – by doing this, you may find
that even a bad day has its benefits.
Make time to just
listen to you
Whenever you feel a negative
emotion, instead of trying to ignore,
deny or avoid it, listen to what it’s
trying to teach you. Emotions are
there to teach us what we need to
know and are there to prompt us
to take the necessary action. Although
it can be uncomfortable, it’s important
to pay attention. For example, when
we are afraid, we are being told to
seek courage; when we feel trapped,
we are being advised to remove
obstacles so we can achieve the
freedom we desire. Maybe it’s time
to move on from a relationship or
apply for a more challenging job?
Sitting with diicult emotions and just
listening makes it easier to process
discomfort, and practice makes perfect.
EVERY EVENING
Keep a gratitude jar. At the end of every day,
make sure that you write down three things
that you are grateful for and one thing that
you have struggled with, but that you have
learnt from. This will make you notice all the
little things that make your life the miracle it
is. Writing it down helps you to appreciate it.
Digital detox
Leave your technology switched of for
10 minutes at a time. Often, we feel timepoor, but we choose to scroll through
social media looking at other people’s
lives and wasting precious minutes that
we could be spending on ourselves.
So leave your phone at work during
lunch to create some real (not cyber)
space that will help you feel present
and connected to the here and now.
GOING TO BED
Create a bedtime ritual that feels full
of self-care – you deserve it! It’s also
the key to quietening a racing mind
to prepare your body for sleep. Make
sure you use candles, aromatherapy
and lots of bath bubbles to create
a Zen-like luxury experience. This
is an inexpensive way of allowing
your physical body the pampering
it deserves, while permitting the
emotional self to fully relax. Even
cleaning your teeth can act as
an informal mindful practice and
means that you are ready for bed
feeling clean, rested and relaxed.
Before you go to sleep, make sure
that you practise mindful breathing:
start by taking an exaggerated
breath, a deep inhale through your
nostrils (three seconds), hold your
breath (two seconds), and a long
exhale through your mouth (four
seconds). Simply observe each
breath without trying to adjust it; it
may help to focus on the rise and
fall of your chest, or the sensation
through your nostrils. As you do so,
you may find that your mind starts
to wander, distracted by thoughts or
bodily sensations. That’s OK. Just
notice that this is happening and
gently bring your attention back to
your breath. As you lie in bed, bring
awareness to the physical sensations
in the body – start with your toes
and move attention slowly upward.
By the time you reach your head,
you’ll be ready to doze of. w&h
THE TEXTURE
Patent
FATHIMA PATEL, 38, is a medical
adviser and fitness instructor.
Patent leather is back, but
don’t run for cover... it’s far
more versatile than you think.
Feel it’s a bit racy? Stick to
black and opt for one separate
as your easy way in. A longer,
tailored top, cinched in with
a matte belt, is a savvy staple.
Tone it down – a suede skirt
softens the look – then layer up
luxuriously with a printed scarf.
Add class and elegance with
a monochrome structured bag.
Try the
NEW
trends
Velvet, patent, checks and florals – yes
you can! Four readers show how to
wear the new prints and key textures…
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Coat, R1 499, XS to
XL, Zara. Top, R529;
skirt, R429, both 32
to 46, H&M. Scarf,
R99, Woolworths.
Belt, R299; necklace,
R199, both Poetry.
Earrings, R114; rings,
R199 for set of eight;
handbag, R779, all
Colette by Colette
Hayman. Gold H ring,
R790, Jangi. Heels,
R849, Charles & Keith
how to wear it
THE FABRIC
Velvet
PAMELA BASSON, 76, has retired
from her job in the retail industry.
First on our radar last winter,
this fabric looks set to stay
for a few more seasons yet.
One piece is simpler to style,
and our go-to is the universally
flattering wrap dress. It drapes
so beautifully in touchable velvet.
Tone on tone – layers of pink
in diferent textures look lavish,
plus, wearing one colour headto-toe makes you appear taller!
Avoid looking sickly sweet
by choosing soft hues rather
than bright bubblegum pinks.
Slip into a playful pair of
perspex block heels and
reel in those compliments!
Jacket, R1 599, 4 to 16,
Forever New. Dress, R699,
6 to 18, Poetry. Earrings,
R114; necklace, R169 for
set of three, both Colette
by Colette Hayman.
Heels, R759, Zara >>
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how to wear it
THE FINISH
Checked
GAIL HENNING, 58, makes a
living as a real estate agent.
Top; pants, R429
each, both 32 to
46, H&M. Faux-fur
stole, R119, Mr Price.
Earrings, R149 for
three pairs; bangles,
R149 for set of four,
both Accessorize.
Necklaces, R140 for
set of two, Woolworths.
Rings, R790 each;
gemstone bracelet,
R310, all Jangi. Bag,
R599, Pierre Cardin.
Heels, R759, Zara
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The season’s most chic finish
by far, whether in Prince of Wales,
dogtooth or tattersall, is check.
Just stick with neutral hues like
black, white and grey – trust us, it
really makes a stylish statement.
Forget the ’80s power-suit
connotations – check has been
reimagined in sleek, tailored cuts
for a work-wardrobe reinvention.
Which separates? A structured
top is a great alternative to a blazer,
and cropped trousers mean you
can team them with heels or flats.
Sling a faux-fur stole over your
shoulder for wow-factor, and grab
a square-handled bag to show you
mean business – accessories count.
FASHION EDITOR NASTASSJA PETERSEN FASHION ASSISTANT TIAMARA NAIDOO PHOTOGRAPHS CANDICE ASKHAM HAIR & MAKE-UP MARIA DE VOS AT ONE LEAGUE USING EVO;
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THE PRINT
Florals
MANDY PETRUS, 40, is a
jewellery sales representative.
Floral prints come into their
own this season with sultry, moody
blooms and luxe, richer shades.
Still print-wary? Winter’s darker
tones are entry-level territory.
Yes, you can wear the pyjamadressing trend of matching, silky
separates! A collared jacket gives
a nod to the look, but in an open
kimono style, it’s not as OTT.
Pick out the least obvious
colour in the print and be sure
to match your accessories to it.
Swap your flats for statement
heels and sport a basket bag
to earn extra fashion points.
The w&h fashion team shot on location at
La Boqueria restaurant in Parktown North.
For more info, see laboqueria.co.za w&h
Jacket, R629;
pants, R799, both
32 to 40, H&M.
Top, R499, XS
to XL, studio.w
at Woolworths.
Earrings, R425;
short necklace,
R560; threelayer ring, R790,
all Jangi. Long
necklace, R800,
Pichulik. Yellowstone ring, R980,
Black Betty. Heels,
R1 399; handbag,
R659, both Zara
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Shake up your denim know-how
– find the shape that fits, flatters
and gets full fashion approval
MOM JEANS
SKINNY TREND
ON
Forget ’80s versions. Loose
fit, high-rise, tapered cufs are
now the hallmarks of style!
Make your legs look
longer than ever with a
pair of sexy skinny jeans.
Be fashion-forward and
layer your skinnies under
a flowing dress or tunic.
Create curves with a
higher, nipped-in waist.
Look for denim with a
stretchy body-hugging fabric
– more comfy to wear, too.
From R1 905, Kenneth Cole
New York at Nordstrom
R559, Zara
OUTFIT Jeans, R199, 30 to 44, Mr
Price. Dress, R749, 32 to 46, H&M.
Necklace, R89, Queenspark. Gold
bangle, R495, Jangi. Bracelet,
R125, Poetry. Ring, R980, Black
Betty. Shoes, R4 483, MaxMara
R499,
Foschini
COOL
VIBES
The kitten heel is our
choice this season.
The bolder, the better.
EXTRAS
R999, 29 to
38, Levi’s
R449, 32 to
44, Mango
R899, 4 to 14,
Forever New
Embrace the efortless
look – let your top hang
out for easy-going style.
Smarten up the casual
layers with a sharp blazer.
Choose a slimmer,
more tapered leg for the
most flattering finish.
OUTFIT Jeans, R559, 34 to 42; blazer, R1 499, XS to L, both Zara. Pufer vest,
R799, 6 to 18, Rare Earth at Poetry. Top, R299, S to XL, Queenspark. Watch,
R599, Aldo. Necklace, R299, Accessorize. Shoes, R1 990, Europa Art Shoes
From R1 651, Kristin
Cavallari at Nordstrom
R604, Woolworths
R179, Legit
at Zando
R2 799, S to
XXL, Diesel
R629, 32
to 46, H&M
EXTRAS
Flat out? Add a pair of pointy mule
sliders for a more modern finish.
From R604, 4 to
18, Woolworths
Streamline your figure with
hip-slimming, thigh-skimming
bootcut jeans. You’ll feel
safe knowing that they’ll
work with any outfit 24/7.
Bootcut jeans will make
you look slimmer in seconds.
Opt for a stretchy fabric that
moves with your shape –
you’ll feel less restricted.
Choose a top that ends
at your hips, or tuck it in to
keep things proportional.
Stick to classic blue –
the darker the shade, the
thinner you’ll look and feel!
OUTFIT Jeans, R499, 6 to 24, David
Jones at Woolworths. Top, R329,
32 to 46, H&M. Turtleneck, R299, S
to XL, Queenspark. Thin-band ring,
R399 for set of three, Accessorize.
Gemstone ring, R790, Black Betty.
Earrings, R199; necklace, R199 for
set of two, all Colette by Colette
Hayman. Handbag, R699, Aldo.
Heels, R1 990, Europa Art Shoes
R340, 8 to 24,
Contempo
R503, 6 to 24,
Woolworths
From R439,
32 to 50,
Miladys
THE
CLASSIC
Choose the highest heel you can handle,
be it sexy stilettos or easy-to-walk-in
block heels, and spruce up your look.
R1 099,
Steve
Madden
ANKLE
GRAZERS
R649,
Madison
EXTRAS
BOOTCUT
EXTRAS
R453,
Woolworths
R429, 24
to 36, H&M
R659, XS
to L, Zara
R949, 32 to
44, Mango
A leg-slimming trick is to show
of your ankles – embrace the
trend with a cropped cut.
LAIDBACK
Really draw attention to
ankle grazers – choose a pair
with edgy side zips or pretty
lace cufs or floral embroidery.
Perfect for petites, this style
won’t overpower your frame.
For the longest legs, be sure
to pair with heels or flatforms.
Keep things simple and wear
with a cosy, oversized knit for
an efortless daytime look.
OUTFIT Jeans, R1 980, 30 to 38, Ted
Baker. Knit, R629, XS to XL, H&M.
Earrings, R425, Jangi. Flatforms,
R1 499, Superga x Pichulik
Raise your game with souped-up flatform
trainers – where comfort meets chic.
R759, Zara
R429,
H&M
R999, Aldo >>
your shape, your way
Frayed jeans are also
another fearless way
to move attention
downwards
SHIFT FOCUS
Cheat a waist with
a belt. Wider belts
flatten your middle
Jeans, R159, 28 to 38, Mr Price. Top,
R299, S to XL, Queenspark. Belt,
R1 000, S to L, Karen Millen. Cuff,
R199, Colette by Colette Hayman
away from your
centre with prettily
embellished pants.
Jeans, R699, 8 to
18, Queenspark. Top,
R1 595, 8 to 14, Indian
Summer. Bangle, R495,
Jangi. Ring, R199
for set of 12, Colette
by Colette Hayman.
Heels, R199, Mr Price
NEED TO KNOW
STYLISH
SLIMMING
SECRETS
We’ve got the tips and tricks
WARNING! Lust-worthy
shoes are a necessity
to pull these of. Jeans,
R439, 34 to 42, Zara. Heels,
R3 290, Europa Art Shoes
Go for clever
stitching
to look trimmer than ever
MAKE YOUR
BOTTOM LOOK
SHAPELIER with
FEELING BRAVE?
Go bold with side stripes, in red!
Still super-slimming, but with
a bit more pizzazz. Jeans, R699,
6 to 18; top, R799, XS to L, both
Poetry. Ring, R790, Jangi. Shoes,
R849, Charles & Keith
Yes, y can wear
dble denim
One colour from top to toe is a sure-fire way to even out
any top- or bottom-heavy figure. Jeans, R899, 8 to 18;
shirt, R699, 6 to 16, both Forever New. V-shaped ring,
R320; diamanté ring, R540; earrings, R980, all Black
Betty. Cuff, R495, Jangi. Shoes, R2 790, Europa Art Shoes
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the art of illusion.
Look out for clever
stitching and pockets
– if they sit perfectly
in the centre, then
problem solved! Spin
around and check.
Jeans, R499, 6 to 24, David
Jones at Woolworths. Top,
R89, XS to XXL, Mr Price
CONTOUR
YOUR SIDES
by choosing jeans
with darker edges.
Jeans, 650, 6 to 18,
RE: at Woolworths.
Top, R399, XS to L,
Forever New. Belt,
R299, Poetry w&h
COMPETITION
Travel light & with
PANACHE
For timeless, fuss-free style, look to fashion house
Habits. We have eight of the brand’s Shop in the
Box hampers to give away, worth R4 999 each!
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MODEL CHARIE BOTHA AT OUTLAWS MODEL AGENCY
ave you ever boarded
a plane in a killer outfit,
only to disembark a
few hours later looking
crumpled and not as glamorous?
While dozing of on a flight
is inevitable, what we wear
doesn’t have to reflect that
and fashion brand Habits
has just the solution for
the woman on-the-go.
One of SA’s
most iconic
fashion brands,
Habits was
founded by Jenny le
Roux in Cape Town in
1986. Her Travel Range,
H
which was inspired by US designer
Donna Karan’s easy-dressing
aesthetic, is simple, practical and,
most importantly, so chic. From the
essential little black dress and superfit pants, to floaty tops and sexy
skirts, each piece signifies comfort
and style. The collection’s clothes
can be rolled up for a trip and will
still be crease-free when you unpack.
No ironing needed – a bonus!
Shop in the Box, a conveniently
curated hamper of four key pieces
from their Travel Range, ofers you
versatility. Eight of these hampers –
valued at R4 999 each, and available
in sizes 32 to 42 – are up for grabs.
View the Travel Range at habits.co.za
HOW TO WIN
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womanandhomemagazine.co.za, fill
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can only be found on this page.
CLOSING DATE 30 June 2018
The prizes are not transferable or resaleable, and cannot be exchanged
for cash. This competition is closed
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their immediate families, as well
as their respective PR companies
and advertising agencies. This
competition is only open to SA
residents. Only one-word answers
will be accepted. The prizes will go
to the first eight correctly completed
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The
BEAUTY
edit
SCRUTINY
Eye openers
New lash line definers.
The new black! Navy
isn’t something I’ve
worn in ages, but the
Sisley Phyto-Khol Star
Waterproof All-Day
Long Liner in Mystic
Blue, R675, is a such
a sexy, vibrant shade,
1
I can’t resist. Plus, it
doesn’t budge and
suits any eye colour.
I’m a total sucker
for a fine-bristled
mascara brush, and
the Benefit Bad
Gal Bang! Bigger,
Badder Volumizing
Mascara, R355,
doesn’t disappoint.
2
Its weightless formula
makes fine lashes look
seriously astronomical!
The easiest liquid
liner I’ve used is
the Revlon ColorStay
Exactify Liquid Liner,
R199. With a ‘wheel’
tip instead of a brush,
it rolls on the skin with
way more control.
3
New for
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Just peachy
It flatters all skin tones!
NAILS YSL La Laque Couture
Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin, R390,
for fingers and toes, is so lovely.
LIPS Dior Addict Lip Glow Color
Reviver Balm in Coral, R600 –
superb! The shade of this lip-care
stick transforms into a custom
colour with the warmth of your lips.
SKIN Tonymoly I’m Peach
Layering Mask, R50 for one
application. Spend 20 minutes with
this sheet mask for a fresh glow.
CHEEKS Too Faced Peach My
Cheeks Blush in Peach
Dream, R650, is a creamto-powder texture that’s
so pretty on the apples
of your cheeks.
Beauty editor
Martinique
Stevens on what
she’s loving right now…
5 LUXE EYE CREAMS
DE-PUFF ...and
tighten delicate skin
with Perricone MD
Cold Plasma Eye
treatment, R1 450
for 15ml, used straight
from the fridge. Love!
SMOOTH AND
SOFTEN Irons out fine
lines pre eye make-up,
and can be used for
double duty on lips:
Guerlain Orchidée
Impériale The Eye
And Lip Cream,
R3 295 for 15ml.
BRIGHTEN Clarins
Multi-Active Yeux,
R535 for 15ml, is a fab
cream for a sprightly,
glowing appearance.
AGELESS Estée
Lauder Advanced Night
Repair Eye Serum,
R960 for 15ml; a trusty
anti-ager, day and night.
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Youthful Lift Eye
Cream, R815 for
15ml, is lightweight,
yet nourishing. w&h
The only
Make-up Advice
YOU’LL EVER NEED!
Loved backstage by every model, crucial to every cosmetics brand you’ve
ever worn (from Chanel to Lancôme, Max Factor to L’Oréal), here are the
best make-up tips from the people who really understand what we want
Charlotte Tilbury
has a host of celeb
fans, including
Cara Delevingne
CHARLOTTE
TILBURY
Creator of her own brand, Charlotte
is deeply entrenched in the fashion
elite – best friends include Kate
Moss, Kristen Stewart and Victoria
Beckham, and her celeb clients
range from Jennifer Lopez to
Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek.
Trend to try
“For a more youthful look, always apply
blush high up on the apples of the
cheekbones for a healthy pop of colour.”
Career highlight
“Launching my own brand over four
years ago was a pivotal moment in
my life. Make-up is a true secret
power and I’ve created a womanto-woman brand that makes expertled red carpet make-up efortless
for every woman from 18 to 80!”
Top make-up tip
“Invest in brushes: they make all the
diference and can last for years.”
Andrew James creates
iconic looks for women
nationally and internationally
ANDREW JAMES
Make-up artist to A-listers like Australian muso Darren Hayes and actress Liv
Tyler, to name a few, Andrew trained under make-up superstars, such as Lisa
Eldridge. He is Lancôme South Africa’s national make-up artist and trainer.
Trend to try
“Structured brows are the easiest way
to elevate a simple make-up look.
Along with a statement lip, it efortlessly
frames a clean eye that has lashings
of mascara. Opt for a shade or two
lighter than your hair if you’re brunette
or have black hair, and a shade or two
deeper if you’re a blonde or redhead.”
Career highlight
MUST DO PAST 40
‘Try my Magic Cream,
R1 750 for 50ml. So
called because I used it
backstage to turn around
supermodels’ tired skin:
they became obsessed
and would ask for a
dab of the magic ultramoisturising potion!’
“In 2012, I developed four key ethnic
foundation shades for Lancôme in
conjunction with their L’Oréal lab in
Paris, which still forms part of their
international ethnic catalogue today.”
Top make-up tip
MUST DO PAST 40
‘Find that WOW
lipstick shade that
makes your whole face
pop! Lancôme L’Absolu
Rouge Lipstick, R420,
is a richly pigmented
lipstick that comes
in a nourishing
creamy or hydrating
matte formula’ >>
“Don’t be afraid of colour, it’s not a
tattoo! Fashion rules apply, though –
use colour on one feature at a time.”
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MARY
GREENWELL
With celeb, royalty and supermodel
clients – Claudia, Cindy, Linda
and Naomi among them – Mary
is currently a backstage pro
artist for Chanel and a make-up
ambassador for Laura Mercier.
Trend to try
“A trendy peach lip. I love Laura Mercier’s
new Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in
Vibe (from R368,63; 23 other shades
available). No brush or lip liner needed.
First time I tried it I wore it all day, didn’t
reapply, and it felt great all day long.”
Career highlight
“Since the ’80s, I’ve worked with hair
stylist Sam McKnight. We transformed
Princess Diana from an ’80s upperclass woman into a thoroughly modern
fashion icon – it was in that moment
that my career went stratospheric.”
Top make-up tip
Mary Greenwell’s
clients include
supermodel
Naomi Campbell
“Never wear too much blush, you’ll
look like a clown. If you are going for
the ‘blush’ look, opt for a tan, bronze
colour.” Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
in Bronze Universel, R700, is her fave.
MUST DO PAST 40 ‘Don’t attempt to ‘cover’ your wrinkles, no
soften the edges with your fingers so
it feels more sexy and modern. If it’s
too perfect, it looks old-fashioned.”
Career highlight
“There have been so many wonderful
moments, but working with the late,
great Lee (Alexander) McQueen has
to be my all-time high,” says Val.
Top make-up tip
“Do your eye make-up first to prevent
under-eye smudges. Put loose powder
under the eye, then sweep it (along
with any stray eyeshadow) away
with a big powder brush at the end.”
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MUST DO PAST 40
‘If your foundation feels
dry or cakey, apply a bit
of moisturiser on top,
then dust a layer
of bronzer onto cheeks
for a healthy glow’ >>
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The undisputed queen of make-up
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Responsible for glimmering eyelids
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Career highlight
Having created some of the most
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looks for the past 20 years, Pat is
embracing a new role as beauty
editor-at-large of British Vogue.
Top make-up tip
Pat McGrath puts the
finishing touches to
Gisele Bündchen’s look
“Don’t forget your neck! When it
comes to the right shade of foundation,
always match your face to your
neck. Apply in sheer layers with
fingertips, as the heat gives a
more beautiful, translucent finish.”
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and instantly brightens up the eye: wear alone for a natural
look or apply a thick coat for more drama.’ Try Max Factor
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SIR JOHN
Make-up artist to Beyoncé, Sir’s worked
with Vogue and Vanity Fair, and in SA,
Woolworths’ WBeauty. He is a L’Oréal
Paris consulting celebrity make-up artist.
Trend to try
“Pick one feature to highlight:
skin, brows, or lashes. For eyes,
use individual lashes and apply
tons of mascara as a feature.”
Sir John with model
Dita Von Teese
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Career highlight
“A moment I’ll always remember, is
meeting my first celeb client, Naomi
Campbell, during my first Paris Fashion
Week. Next thing I knew, I was called
out to do her make-up at her hotel!”
Top make-up tip
“When it comes to red lipstick, a bluebased red will make your teeth look
really brilliant, whereas an orange-based
red makes your skin look healthy.” w&h
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WELL! OUR 10 TOP-TO-TOE solutions to lift up
cheeks, chins, bottoms, bodies and spirits!
Now that really is beauty well-being,
says beauty editor Martinique Stevens
mazing the diference you can
see and feel in just an hour or
so! I can put my hand on my
heart and say these tweakments
really are worth your cash and time,
so you won’t be disappointed. Book
in now for a pre-summer fixative.
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top 10 transformers
1 Five centimetres less
Zeltiq CoolSculpting, from R7 000
per area, at Cape Town’s Just Skin
Aesthetic Clinic, works on small sections
of stubborn fat like the chin, knees and
axillary pufs (the bits around the bra on
your back), and the skin on arms (it hurts
a bit here!) to minimise and reshape your
body in hard-to-hit places. In 35 to 60
minutes, the vacuum-like nozzle sucks
up skin and fat and freezes it, destroying
localised fat cells en route. Lie back and
listen to music – one treatment can see
up to a 25% reduction in volume three
months later, provided you don’t pig out!
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2
No pain, no gain? OK, Ultherapy is possibly the
most uncomfy treatment to tighten
the saggy skin you get from weight
loss on the face, neck and bust,
but so worth it. Using Ulthera, from
R18 000 at Pretoria’s Rejive Skin
& Body Clinic, besides a bit of
redness after, there’s no downtime
(A-listers often go on the red
carpet on the same day), and it
looks so natural. In each 30-minute
session, ultrasound microwaves
penetrate to the same depth as a
facelift without breaking the skin,
triggering natural tissue repair and
production of collagen and elastin
for tighter, youthful-looking skin.
4 A stitch in time Yes, it’s temporary (lasts up to 18 months) but, by heavens, you’ll want to
go back! The Silhouette Soft Threadlift, from R7 500 at The Laser Beautique
Clinic in Gauteng and Cape Town, is a ‘new-style, scalpel-free facelift’ that’s
fast becoming the No. 1 treatment choice among practitioners and patients alike.
Soluble threads inserted through needles under the skin from jaw to ear help
lift the lower face, removing jowls superfast with minimal downtime. In about
half an hour, you can say goodbye to sagging jawlines (or target heavy brows
instead), as this treatment gives you a more youthful, firmer-looking face.
5
Right place,
right time? Fillers are seeing a resurgence. The
art of placing injectables on the bone
(say the upper cheekbone) creates
an invisible lift even your husband
wouldn’t spot! It’s often the doctor’s
aesthetics that determines the final
look’s beauty, so choose wisely – it
costs from around R3 000 for good
fillers. Find a board-certified plastic
surgeon in your area via isaps.org
7 Funnily enough, you won’t give a
hoot about how you look after a session
of Reiki Massage, from R400 for an hour
at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, Knysna.
Isn’t that the ultimate in treatment value
time? Bespoke to your mind and body,
part Reiki, part massage, you’ll
emerge from the treatment room
feeling so ‘light’, positive
and invigorated.
Youthful glow What do you call a facial these days with a laser thrown in? A lacial, of course!
Enter Laser Genesis Rejuvenation, from R375, the hugely popular ‘Wonder
Woman’ of laser facials that uses a non-ablative (doesn’t burn the skin) Cutera Nd:
YAG laser. Get it done at a Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic, in Gauteng, Western Cape
or KZN, to completely rejuvenate your skin, as it’s designed to brighten, tone, tighten
and stimulate collagen to lessen fine lines and wrinkles. It also reduces redness and
superficial or deep pigmentation, and shrinks pores – yes, please! Done in an hour,
it’s virtually pain-free with little to no recovery time. You’ll need six to eight sessions
to turn back the clock; schedule a month apart and, a few months in, whoa – ageless!
8 Prick me, please! Medical needling, often referred
to as mesotherapy or derma-rolling,
involves rolling microscopic needles
over your skin to stimulate
collagen and the regeneration
of healthy cells at a deeper
“Hands are the second indicator of age after
dermal level, while adding
the face,” cites dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe.
an active treatment serum
“You often find that slim women look healthy,
to boost radiance and
but have bony hands that show their age.”
help speed up healing.
Increase volume with Juvederm fillers (from
Dermapen, from R1 500
R3 500 to R4 000 for both hands at the
at Wembley MediSpa,
Centre of Wellness, Joburg). Done via
Cape Town, takes around 75
a cannula under the skin in 15 to 30
minutes and is a bit ouchy in
minutes. The skin’s quality appears
places, like around the mouth.
to improve, too, and results
You’ll also look blotchy for the next
last up to a year.
two days, so use a tinted moisturiser.
The skin then peels in places, but you’ll
see the diference within four weeks.
3 De-age
your hands
6 Skin
vs soul 9 Easy to swallow If you want to slim down, but
have a sweet tooth, try Natures Plus
Sugar Armor Sugar Blocker Weight
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Take two before meals to block up to
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– in time, you’ll see a shift in weight.
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BEFORE
Chic tweakment
The pixie cut
NATALIE HARATSIDIS, 57, from
Vereeniging, is a crypto educator.
HAIR GOAL “My hair is very fine and
flimsy, and diicult to style without it
looking ‘flat’. It takes a long time to
grow once it’s cut, so I’m hesitant to
chop of any more. I’m not sure how
to make the most of what I’ve got.”
W&H TIP
A ‘messy’ texture is
more modern on short
hair. Get the look applying a
pea-size amount of styling
gel or texture cream to
hair, roughing hair
up with fingers.
AFTER
EXPERT’S SOLUTION
Bernard Buys, hairstylist and
manager at Jeauval Hair Salon’s
Clearwater branch, says: “Natalie’s
slightly longer style and the lighter
colour made her hair look much
thinner. I gave her a shorter pixie
cut that’s choppy for added texture,
and a warmer copper tone with some
blonde flashes to create extra depth,
all giving the illusion of thicker hair.”
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style makeovers
BEFORE
‘I feel like a celebrity!’
Ruwaida Pillay
AFTER
Statement revamp The new tone & undercut
RUWAIDA PILLAY, 41, from Ridgeway,
works as a senior media co-ordinator.
HAIR GOAL “I love bold colours and
like to switch my look up seasonally. I
usually go lighter in the summer months
and darker in winter, but continuously
colouring my hair at home has made
it extremely dry and frizzy with brittle
ends – a hot mess! I’d love to find a
look that suits my wavy locks, in a fun
colour that I can work no matter the
season, so I don’t have to keep making
such dramatic, damaging changes.”
EXPERT’S SOLUTION
David Gillson, hair guru and owner
of Carlton Hair Hyde Park, says:
“Ruwaida came in with dry and overprocessed hair; damage caused by
home-colouring jobs. While she likes
to go lighter in colour, it’s not something
I’d advise for women with fine-textured
hair types like hers. This texture doesn’t
take very well to blonde hues so, more
often than not, it just ends up looking
very brassy with orange tones.
Instead, I decided to find a hair
colour to suit her quirky personality,
dyeing her locks a vibrant shade of the
on-trend Pantone colour of the year,
violet. The blue base in this colour works
far better with the yellow undertones
in Ruwaida’s complexion as well.
I also chose a funky asymmetrical
undercut – it showcases her sassy side,
is great for highlighting her natural curls,
and it works to slim her face shape.
Colour isn’t the only way to have fun!”
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Make… your new shade last longer
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Conditioner, R192 for each 300ml. Their
silk-cocoon proteins help lock in up to
90% of your colour for up to 30 washes;
so hair looks just as vibrant as it did a
month after stepping out of the salon.
Drink… two teaspoons of Fountain
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a day. Like hair superfood, this elixir’s
blend of silicon, biotin and hyaluronic
acid transforms brittle hair damaged by
colour treatments
into thick, lustrous
locks, from the
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style makeovers
‘I have fallen in
love with my hair
all over again!’
Charlotte Khoza
AFTER
BEFORE
Elegant change
The natural updo
CHARLOTTE KHOZA, 33, from
Inanda, is a marketing director.
HAIR GOAL “I love my natural hair and
the fact that it represents ‘self-love’. I’d
like to learn new ways to style it, without
resorting to damaging extensions, plus
the best ways to care for my hair.”
EXPERT’S SOLUTION
Brian Warfield, multicultural-hair guru
from Illovo’s Tanaz Hair, says: “Many
women who choose to go natural want
to see other styling ideas besides the
go-to braids. I’ve given Charlotte a new
option for an au naturel updo. First,
I straightened her hair, then created
an array of two-strand twists to build
this practical updo, without using
any extensions. It’s such an elegant
style, and quite easy to do at home.
Charlotte’s hair is in great condition,
but to straighten without damaging it, I
had to soften it for better manageability.
I did this using non-greasy moisturising
products, such as the Instant Moisture
Boost Treatment, the Moisture Milk and
Leave-In conditioner, from my haircare
range, Areté of Hair by Brian Warfield.”
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AFTER
Mod restyle
The classy bob
NATASHA NAIDOO, 47,
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BEFORE
EXPERT’S SOLUTION
David says: “Natasha’s problem with greys was due to
the base colour of her hair – too dark! There was a really
noticeable contrast at the first sign of any greys. We
went with a lovely lighter brown instead, and I added a
few lighter highlights to better disguise greys, so she
only needs to touch-up every five weeks, instead of two.
To counteract the heat-styling damage, Natasha had
a maqui berry-enriched Davines Naturaltech Renewing
Conditioning Treatment, to add back shine and vitality.
Her style was updated in a chic, modern bob that’s a
tad asymmetrical in the front, and layered around the
face for touch of extra femininity – a big look right now.”
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Keep on top of the physical
and emotional changes with
solutions to common menopause
symptoms from author Maryon
Stewart, pioneer of the natural
menopause movement
What’s happening to me?
One night, out of the blue, you find
yourself waking up in a hot sweat.
At first, this happens occasionally.
But as time goes on, it becomes
a nightly occurrence, disrupting
sleep and leaving you worn out.
And your days aren’t that much
better. Increasingly, you start feeling
waves of heat rising through your
body, often in moments of stress – in a
traic jam, a meeting or in a crowded
supermarket. Your periods become
erratic and your moods are like those
of a teenager. You’re not ill or going
mad. This is the run-up to menopause.
Menopause literally means the
last day of your last period, although
most of us use it pretty loosely to
describe the various symptoms
that we experience in the years
before and after. It can happen any
time between the ages of 45 and
55, with 51 being the average. The
general consensus is that you have
passed menopause when you have
stopped menstruating for one year.
Why does
menopause happen?
The supply of eggs you were born
with starts to run out and your ovaries
stop releasing an egg each month.
This means you no longer produce
so much progesterone and oestrogen,
and hormone levels fluctuate. When
your ovaries run out of eggs altogether,
progesterone production ceases and
oestrogen levels fall. Oestrogen is also
required for strong bones, a sharp mind
and healthy heart, so it is inevitable
that you will feel the efects. >>
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Relieve sympts
naturaly
Types of
symptoms
Symptoms can be divided into three
main groups: oestrogen withdrawal
symptoms; other physical symptoms;
and mental/emotional symptoms.
OESTROGEN WITHDRAWAL
SYMPTOMS
Hot flushes
Night sweats
Urinary symptoms
Loss of libido
Vaginal dryness
Diiculties with intercourse
OTHER PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
Aches and pains
Migraines and headaches
Fatigue
Constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome
MENTAL/EMOTIONAL
SYMPTOMS
Anxiety and panic attacks
Irritability
Mood swings
Depression
Confusion and/or memory loss
Emotional
symptoms
Don’t bottle up your feelings
or turn to alcohol, cigarettes
or food for comfort. Instead, talk
to a friend or a family member
about how you’re feeling.
Exercise regularly. Exercise
has been shown to improve
symptoms of depression and anxiety
more efectively than psychotherapy.
Try complementary therapies.
Yoga and relaxation techniques,
such as meditation, work well.
We all respond diferently
to menopause. The good
news is that simple diet
and lifestyle adjustments
can make you feel
a whole lot better!
HEADACHES
Try relaxation techniques.
Regular exercise is essential.
Complementary therapies,
such as acupuncture and
massage, can help ease the pain.
Eat an oatcake before you
go to bed to help keep blood
sugar levels balanced. If your
blood sugar drops during the
night, you
may wake
up in the
morning
with a
headache.
Stay positive, keep perspective
View menopause as the beginning of a new
phase in your life. There’s lots you can do to
make this transition as smooth as possible.
HRT in focus
Until recently, hormone replacement
therapy (HRT) seemed to provide the
answer to short-term symptoms, such
as hot flushes, night sweats, mood
swings and a dry vagina. It was
also seen as a protector against
longer-term risks, such as heart
disease and osteoporosis.
Today, following the results of a
number of studies, it seems rather
than being a cure-all, HRT can
increase the risk of breast cancer
and may not protect the heart. It
has now been recommended that
HRT should be prescribed only in
the lowest dose needed and for
the shortest possible time – if at all.
Hot flushes
and night
sweats
Don’t be embarrassed by a
flush. The moment you feel one
coming on, stop what you’re doing.
Take several slow, deep breaths
and try to relax. This helps to
reduce the severity of the attack.
If possible, drink a glass
of cold water and sit still
until the hot flush passes.
Wear layers of thin clothes
that you can easily strip of when
you feel yourself getting hot.
Keep your bedroom cool at
night and keep a fan, wet wipes
and a cold drink by your bed.
Use cotton sheets and pillowcases,
and wear cotton pyjamas.
Eat small, regular meals. The
heat generated by the process
of digesting a large meal can
sometimes bring on a hot flush.
Cut down on alcohol, cafeine,
hot drinks and spicy foods, as
these can all bring on flushes.
Exercise regularly.
Quit smoking. Research
shows that smoking increases
the risk of hot flushes.
Include plenty of isoflavones
in your diet. Research shows that
about 100mg of isoflavones a day
can control severe hot flushes.
This should be consumed through
both food and supplements.
A regular intake of isoflavones
helps keep blood oestrogen
levels elevated. As a rough guide,
there are approximately 20mg
of isoflavones in a 250ml glass
of soya milk, 8mg in a 100g portion
of soya yoghurt, 25mg in 100g
of tofu and 7mg in a tablespoon
of flaxseeds.
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Aching joints
Fish oils have been the subject
of many clinical trials and are
proven to help relieve joint pain. Try
to eat two to three servings of oily fish,
such as salmon, herring, sardines or
pilchards, each week. Take a highstrength fish-oil supplement that
contains more than 80% of omega-3
fatty acids, of which at least 50% is EPA.
Take a glucosamine sulphate
and chondroitin supplement.
Evidence suggests that glucosamine
and chondroitin can reduce inflammation
INSOMNIA
During the night,
take the herb valerian
to help you to get
back to sleep until
your night sweats
are under control.
Include some
relaxation and
exercise in your day.
and pain, and aid joint
movement. w&h suggests
trying Osteoeze Gold, R247,95
for 90 capsules, Dis-Chem
Eat at least five portions of
fruit and vegetables a day.
Most days, exercise to the point
of breathlessness for at least 30
minutes. In the morning, try to fit in some
stretching exercises to get you going.
Don’t smoke and try to limit
alcohol consumption to no more
than three alcoholic drinks a week.
Avoid cafeine
or alcohol before
bedtime. Have a
hot soya milk drink,
or a cup of camomile
or valerian tea.
Listen to soothing
music that will help
you to relax and
sleep soundly.
Don’t take worries
Sexual problems
A lack of oestrogen causes the vaginal
lining to become thin and dry, and a
decrease in vaginal muscle tone and
blood supply to the urogenital area may
result in sex becoming uncomfortable
and, in some cases, even painful.
Phytoestrogen creams and tablets
help to alleviate vaginal dryness
and discomfort. Use twice a week.
Omega-7 capsules also help to
ease vaginal dryness. Derived
from sea buckthorn (a berry bush),
omega-7 helps to maintain the health and
integrity of the mucous membranes in the
vagina. w&h suggests trying Metagenics
Omegagenics Mega 10, R983,53 for
60 softgels, Wellness Warehouse
Regular sex can help increase vaginal
lubrication. If it takes longer to become
aroused, ensure you and your partner enjoy
a slow build-up to sex with plenty of foreplay.
Take red-clover-based supplements.
Research shows they help to alleviate
vaginal dryness. >>
to bed with you.
Avoid watching,
reading or listening
to anything that is
too stimulating
in the evening.
Fix a regular time to
go to bed and to get up
in the morning, so your
body is accustomed
to a pattern.
Eat yrself wel
The food we eat has
a major impact on the
range and severity of our
menopausal symptoms…
t’s fascinating to note that Asian
women have a very diferent
experience of menopause
to Western women. They rarely
experience hot flushes and night
sweats and, until recently, the Japanese
language didn’t even include the term
‘hot flush’. The key diference between
the Western and Asian diets is the
amount of plant oestrogens – known
as phytoestrogens – that are eaten.
As oestrogen levels start to drop
around the time of menopause,
phytoestrogens can give your
oestrogen levels a natural boost.
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Adding phytoestrogen to your daily diet
GOOD SOURCES OF
PHYTOESTROGENS
soya milk
soya beans
tofu
soya flour
soy nuts
flaxseeds
alfalfa
red clover
almonds
sesame seeds
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
beans and lentils
chickpeas
mung beans
green and yellow vegetables
To alleviate menopausal symptoms,
you should aim to eat 100mg of
isoflavones each day. The best
way to get enough is to consume
phytoestrogen-rich foods, little
and often throughout the day,
as isoflavones appear to leave
the body quite quickly.
Foods rich in phytoestrogens,
such as soya yoghurts and milk,
are available. Here are w&h’s
suggestions of what to eat daily:
A sandwich made with two
slices of low-GI soya linseed
bread (22mg phytoestrogen)
¼ cup roasted soy nuts
(60mg phytoestrogen)
100g portion of soya yoghurt
(8mg phytoestrogen)
250ml glass of soya milk
(20mg phytoestrogen)
100g tofu (25mg phytoestrogen)
Flaxseeds are available both in ground form
and seed form; if you buy the ground form, it’s
easy to add it to cereals, yoghurts, soups and
smoothies. In addition, your goal should be to
eat an all-round healthy diet and to put back
some of the nutrients that time and nature
have removed, including zinc,
magnesium, B vitamins
and essential fatty acids.
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Eat 100mg of phytoestrogens
each day. Consume foods that
are rich in phytoestrogens little and
often over the course of the day.
Add 2tbsp of flaxseeds to cereal,
yoghurt or fruit salad. As well
as being rich in phytoestrogens,
flaxseeds are a good source of fibre
and can ease constipation. They
also help prevent some oestrogendependent cancers, including ovarian
cancer, and they reduce the incidence
of heart problems and the bonethinning disease osteoporosis.
Eat at least five servings of fresh
fruit and vegetables per day.
These provide plenty of potassium and
magnesium, plus small amounts of
phytoestrogens. Where possible, eat
organic products or grow your own.
Eat foods rich in calcium and
magnesium, such as green
leafy vegetables, unsalted nuts and
seeds, wholegrains and bony fish,
including sardines and herring.
Have a serving of dairy
products each day. These
provide calcium and additional
amounts of protein. Choose
low-fat options if you need to
lose weight, but avoid fat-free
milk, which contains no vitamin A.
DON’T
Eat regularly. Three meals
a day help to ensure a good
balanced diet and a steady flow
of energy throughout the day.
Exceed national guidelines
on alcohol consumption (no
more than 14 units per week).
Ideally, limit yourself to three
alcoholic drinks a week. Alcohol
aggravates flushes, insomnia
and, in excess, can worsen
many nutritional deficiencies
at a time when you need to be
conserving essential nutrients.
Include animal or vegetarian
protein in at least one meal a
day. Low-protein diets jeopardise the
balance of many nutrients, including
calcium, vitamin B and iron.
Drink endless cups of
cofee and tea. Cafeine
can aggravate flushes, as well as
anxiety and insomnia, so choose
herbal alternatives instead.
Try to drink the
equivalent of at least
eight glasses of
water daily, including
herbal and fruit tea.
Rooibos tea can be
made with milk and
is a good alternative
to ordinary tea.
Let hot drinks cool
down, as the heat
may trigger a lush.
Eat very heavily spiced food.
Like hot drinks and alcohol,
hot spices can bring on flushes.
Eat three portions of oily
fish per week, including
salmon, herring or sardines,
which are a rich source of
omega-3 fatty acids and help
with hormone and joint health.
Eat nutritious snacks between
meals if you get hungry.
Nuts, seeds, fresh fruit or dried
fruit that hasn’t been dipped
in sulphur dioxide are ideal.
Limit your consumption
of red meat to one or two
portions a week. Eat fish, poultry,
peas, beans and nuts instead.
Add salt to your cooking
or at the table, and avoid
salted foods like kippers and
bacon. Salt causes fluid retention
and encourages calcium loss in
your urine. Instead, use potassiumrich salt substitutes, fresh herbs,
mild spices or kelp powder.
Eat foods containing wheat
and bran in the short-term if
you feel bloated, or experience
wind, cramps or constipation.
Eat sugar and junk food,
including sugar added to tea
and cofee, sweets, cakes, biscuits,
chocolate, marmalade, jam, honey,
ice cream and soft drinks containing
phosphates. They may reduce the
uptake of essential nutrients, and
cause water retention and bloating.
Eat lots of fatty food. Limit your
intake of fats to no more than
30% of your dietary intake. Avoid
hydrogenated fats and anything
other than small amounts
of butter. Instead choose
cold-pressed oils,
including sunflower,
sesame and olive oil. >>
Sulement yr life
Sometimes it just isn’t possible to achieve the desired balance of nutrients
through diet alone. Supplements can be efective at reducing symptoms
GENERAL
SYMPTOMS
HOT FLUSHES
AND NIGHT
SWEATS
LACK OF
SEX DRIVE
Tandy McLeod, Health Works integrative practitioner, suggests a
maca-root supplement like Sfera Maca Noir (R215 for 60 capsules,
Faithful to Nature) to improve hormonal balance, as well as a great
essential-nutrients supplement, like Good Health Women’s Care Multi
Vitamin & Mineral (R228,80 for 30 capsules, Health Works).
Maryon recommends taking a red-clover supplement and following
a phytoestrogen-rich diet. You can also take sage leaf for hot flushes
(300 to 900mg sage tablets a day) but, she adds, try phytoestrogen
supplements first. w&h suggests Solgar Red Clover Flower and Leaf
Extract (R244 for 60 capsules, Health Works) or Viridian Organic Sage
400mg (R339 for 90 capsules, takealot.com).
An amino acid called L-Arginine enhances circulation and sexual
arousal, says Maryon, or, she adds, try taking horny goat weed tablets
instead. If you are depressed, too, Maryon advises taking St John’s Wort,
900mg a day – if you are taking prescribed medication, consult your
doctor before taking this. w&h suggests Solgar L-Arginine 500mg
(R161,36 for 50 capsules, Wellness Warehouse), or Dis-Chem Gold
Horny Goat Weed Plus 500mg (R96,95 for 60 tablets), and Ultima
St John’s Wort (R141 for 60 capsules, Clicks) for low mood.
VAGINAL
DRYNESS
Omega-7 will alleviate bleeding during sex and
vaginal dryness, advises Maryon. w&h suggests Seabuck
Wonders Sea Buckthorn Oil Blend Omega-7 Complete
500mg (from R414,54 for 120 softgels, iHerb).
HEAVY
PERIODS
Take a magnesium citrate supplement, 2 x 150mg tablets daily,
says Maryon, or try vitex agnus castus. w&h suggests Natural Factors
Magnesium Citrate 150mg (R110,03 for 90 capsules, iHerb) or Sfera
Vitex Agnus Castus (R149 for 60 capsules, Faithful to Nature).
PAINFUL
PERIODS
Take a magnesium supplement, says Maryon, 150 to 300mg
daily (it can cause loose stools, so lower your daily dose if you have
this side efect). Also take an evening primrose oil supplement, 2 000
to 4 000iu a day, she adds. w&h suggests Slow-Mag Magnesium
(R309 for 100 capsules, Clicks) and Vital Evening Primrose Oil
(R83,99 for 60 capsules, Clicks).
INSOMNIA
Maryon advises taking valerian tablets at bedtime.
w&h suggests Viridian Organic Valerian Root 400mg
(R276,41 for 60 capsules, Wellness Warehouse).
Complementary
therapies
Several of these work very well in
treating menopausal symptoms, such
as hot flushes and night sweats. They
can also make you feel better overall,
acting as an antidote to the stresses
and strains of life, and making you feel
like you’re back in the driver’s seat.
HOMEOPATHY
The word homeopathy comes
from the Greek homoios (meaning
‘similar’) and pathos (meaning
‘sufering’). It’s designed to produce
the same symptoms from which
you are sufering. This is said to
stimulate the body to fight back
against them. The dosages are
very small and often only contain
an energy or ‘spirit’ of the original
medicine. Several small studies have
suggested that homeopathy may help
women with menopausal symptoms,
including hot flushes, fatigue and
mood disturbances. However, more
research is required to accurately
determine the benefits of homeopathy.
Sepia and sulphur are two of the
many remedies that may be indicated for
hot flushes and night sweats. Try taking
either of these remedies – they should
be available in health food stores (follow
the dosage directions on the packaging).
There is also a wide choice of
homeopathic remedies for poor
memory, depression, insomnia,
anxiety attacks, irritability, headaches
and confusion. Seek advice from a
homeopath about remedies that are
tailored to your individual needs.
FEEL
GOOD
YOU
Relaxation therapies
Stress can have a negative efect on your overall health and well-being
and, more specifically, can exacerbate symptoms such as hot flushes
and night sweats. If you dedicate time every day to relaxing and
recharging your batteries, the efects can be extremely beneficial.
Research shows that 15 to 20 minutes of
relaxation a day can reduce hot lushes by
up to 60%. Given the fast pace of our lives
and the difficulty of taking time out, relaxation
is often hard to achieve. This is why it helps
to explore formal relaxation therapies.
ACUPUNCTURE
AND ACUPRESSURE
Fine needles are inserted at
specific points in your body, known
as meridians, to help unblock
energy channels. It can help relieve
irritability, anxiety, insomnia and
headaches. Acupressure, which
involves applying pressure at certain
body points with your fingertips,
can also be a useful self-help tool.
Yoga works on the principle that
mind, body and soul need to
be working in perfect harmony for
optimal health. To help you achieve
this, yoga uses asanas (postures
that relax muscles) and pranayama
(breathing techniques that help
improve the oxygen flow in your body
and regulate your breathing). Yogic
meditation and relaxation exercises
help to still the mind. Attend a yoga
class to learn the basic postures, then
practise at home on a regular basis.
Pilates is a more recent
relaxation therapy that also
exercises the body. This combination
of Eastern and Western philosophies
teaches you breathing techniques
with movement, body mechanics,
balance, co-ordination, positioning
of the body, spatial awareness,
strength and flexibility. As with
yoga, you should first go to some
classes to learn the exercises
before practising them at home. >>
CRANIAL
OSTEOPATHY
For women sufering menopausal
symptoms, this is often aimed at
improving function of the pituitary
gland. This gland, found at the base
of the brain, balances the function of
the adrenal glands and consequently
many of the body’s functions.
Feature taken
from The Natural
Menopause Plan
(Nourish Books) by
Maryon Stewart
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S yrself
in a positive light
At a time when everything
can feel a bit negative,
you need to work on
your mindset, too…
Try creative
visualisation
As well as being a tool for relaxation,
this can really help you to think
more positively about yourself. Try
taking five to 10 minutes out each
day to visualise yourself the way you
would like to be. Start and finish your
day by imagining yourself in great
physical and mental shape with good
things happening to you. Picture
yourself having fun with your partner
or a friend. Or perhaps your daydreams
will centre on success in your work
or even fulfilling a lifetime ambition.
Make the images in your mind so
realistic that you actually start to feel
you are experiencing the situation.
Once you get the hang of it, it will
become like watching a movie.
Remember, feeling positive about
yourself means others will react
in a positive way toward you.
DISCOVER WHAT YOUR
SKIN NEEDS NOW
Beauty editor Martinique Stevens
explains: When the skin you’ve
known all your life seems to
change overnight, it can knock
you for six. Many women going
through menopause experience
skin problems, so if you’re grappling
with dryness, loss of elasticity,
pigmentation or breakouts, know
that you’re not alone. Luckily,
a few simple product switches
can help you look – and feel –
brilliant in your own skin again...
FEELING ROUGH?
Dryness and loss of bounce are
common gripes due to slowing
collagen and elastin production
(thanks, hormones). Slapping
moisturiser on top won’t cut it longterm, so try an ‘inside out’ approach
combining Nativa Hair, Skin & Nail
Complex, R102 for 30 capsules
– with vitamin C to help produce
collagen – and a topical hydrator like
Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating
Supercharged Concentrate, R545
for 48ml, great for plumping up skin.
Picture yourself
somewhere beautiful
This creative visualisation
exercise will help you to relax,
and is ideal if you don’t have
enough time for yoga or Pilates.
Wear loose clothes and
find a warm, quiet place.
Lie down on the floor with
a pillow under your head.
Bend your knees,
keeping your feet flat
on the floor. Close your eyes,
breathing steadily and slowly.
Consciously relax your face,
1
2
arms, fingers, legs and toes.
Start to visualise yourself
in a beautiful place –
anything from a boat on a
sparkling blue sea to a peaceful
garden full of flowers. Keep
your mind focused on your
fantasy. Bring it to life by
imagining the smells, sounds
and sights. After 15 to 20
minutes, bring yourself gently
back to reality, rolling onto
your side before you stand up.
3
SEEING SPOTS?
Sun spots, specifically, as slowing
oestrogen causes melanin to step up.
Wearing sunscreen on your face every
single day, no exceptions, will protect
skin to prevent further damage. Try
Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating
Shield, R799 for 50ml; it feels great
on the face. Shift pigmented cells by
exfoliating with Alpha-H Liquid Gold,
R923 for 100ml, which also smooths
and coaxes fresh new cells to the
fore, giving you an excellent glow.
BREAKING OUT?
This can be the biggest shocker of all,
especially if your last encounter with
acne was during puberty. This time it’s
caused by oestrogen decline driving
up oil-producing testosterone and
androgen. Long-term, the Dermaroller
Systems LED Light Therapy Mask with
Neck Mask Piece, R4 576, cleverly uses
LED to nuke bacteria and calm
inflammation. Or short-term, try
Vichy Dermablend 16HR Fluid
Corrective Foundation, R330
for 30ml, a full-coverage but
breathable base to cover
imperfections. w&h
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BEAT
the BUGS
this winter
As seasonal coughs and
sniffles threaten immunity,
keep winter germs at
bay by eating, sleeping
and – yes – socialising
“E
veryone wants a quick flu fix,” says
Dr Fiona Culley, an immunologist
specialising in the field of respiratory
inflammation and infection. “I know
everything that there is to know about
cold viruses and I still get them. However,
it’s a sign of a robust immune system
in action – every virus that you have
educates your body for the next time.”
TIP
Always consult a trained
professional about dosages
and side efects before taking
any herbal remedies; and speak
to your doctor about possible drug
interactions if you are on any
long-term or chronic
medications.
BREAKING NEWS
A healthy gut = healthy immunity
The very latest science shows the health
of our immune system is directly linked
to the diversity of our gut microbes
– collectively known as the microbiome.
Tim Spector, professor of genetic
epidemiology and author of The Diet
Myth (Orion), says, “If you give people
a nasty virus in the same amount,
everyone will respond diferently and
a third of people won’t get ill at all.
Yet we all share 99,9% of genes and
variants. What science is saying now, is
genes play only a small part in immune
response and the rest is down to
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microbes, which are unique to each
person. This is exciting because, unlike
genes, we can alter our microbiome. So
we can potentially boost our immunity.”
In the future, he says, we’ll have
personalised diets to best feed our
microbiome. “We’ll be able to manipulate
the microbes in vulnerable people, like
the young and elderly, so their immune
system can better fight infection.”
Until then? There’s lots you can do
to increase your microbiome diversity:
Adopt a healthy, balanced diet that’s
based on unprocessed whole foods.
Include a wide variety of fruit
and vegetables in all colours.
Have plenty of nuts and seeds.
Avoid additives and sugars.
Don’t be boring, try new foods daily.
Vary your meals: don’t have the same
breakfast or lunch day in, day out.
Get into fermented foods, including
them daily: kombucha, sauerkraut,
kimchi, natural yoghurt, milk kefir, and
fermented cheese and soy products.
For gut-friendly eating, try The
G Plan Diet (Aster) by Amanda
Hamilton and Hannah Ebelthite.
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THE COLD WAR
What really works?
When it comes to a cure, we could be
closer than you’d think. A nasal spray
vaccine called SynGEM is being trialled
by Dr Culley and her colleagues at
Imperial College London. It’s thought to
work on three strains of cold virus that
cause 80% of colds. But for now, says
GP Dr Michael Dixon, the following
herbal helpers are worth trying:
NOROVIRUS
YOUR THREEPOINT PLAN
1
PREVENT It’s just not possible
to guarantee you won’t catch
this virus, which afects millions
of people around the world each
year. “The winter-vomiting bug is
so infectious that good hygiene
and a healthy gut are your best
hope of lowering your risk,” says
Dr Dixon. “It’s caught through close
contact with someone carrying the
virus, or by touching contaminated
surfaces.” Wash hands, clean shared
spaces – and cross your fingers.
COPE There are few more
unpleasant feelings than
nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
“Thankfully, most cases aren’t serious
and you should feel much better
within 48 hours,” he says. “Stay
hydrated and rest.” Minimise your
contact with the outside world – don’t
drag yourself to the doctor’s rooms.
RECOVER Rehydrate, ideally
with electrolytes. Ginger or
peppermint tea can ease
nausea. When you feel like eating,
start with bland, easy-to-digest food
like white toast, rice or bananas. “And
there’s decent evidence that taking a
course of probiotic supplements can
help restore the microbiome after a
bug has wiped it out,” says Professor
Spector. Try Biogen Probiotic 9-Strain,
R209,95 for 60 capsules, Dis-Chem
2
3
BLACK ELDERBERRY “This may be
due to the antioxidant flavonoids found
in elderberries,” says Dr Dixon. Try
Elixir of Life Original Elderberry Drops,
from R585 for 30ml, wantitall.co.za
ECHINACEA A US review of more
than a dozen studies, published in
The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal,
found that echinacea reduces your
chance of catching a cold by 58%,
and shortens its duration by 1,4 days.
A. Vogel Echinaforce uses only fresh
HEATLHTEH
IS W
NE
WEALTH
extract. Try the Echinacea
Drops, R175 for 100ml, Clicks.
PELARGONIUM “This is my
favourite cold and flu prevention and
treatment,” says Dr Dixon. “There’s
good evidence to support it and I have
practical experience of its eicacy.”
Capable of relieving symptoms of
acute bronchitis, rhinosinusitis and the
common cold, you can find the extract
in Afrigetics Pelargonium Sidoides,
R210 for 60 capsules, takealot.com
Stress less, sleep more, and socialise…
Keep the three Ss in mind when it
comes to winter health. Stressful
days and sleepless nights are two
of the biggest immunity saboteurs.
And being social can be protective…
“Our hormones influence the state
of our immune defences,” says Daniel
Davis, professor of immunology and
author of The Compatibility Gene
(Penguin Books). “By far the best
understood of these is the efect
that stress hormones have on the
immune system. Chronic, long-term
stress produces the hormone cortisol,
which lowers immune function.”
“Sleep has a massive impact on
the immune system,” says Dr Natalie
Riddell, ageing researcher and an
expert in the field of immunology.
“Disturbing sleep can throw out your
immune system. Studies have shown
a reduced immune response in people
who regularly sleep less than six
hours a night. Even short-term sleep
deprivation has a negative efect.”
“Social connectedness is important
for immune function,” says psychologist
and health researcher Dr Meg Arroll.
“People who have relationships with
friends, colleagues and extended family
are less likely to come down with a cold.
Spend time with other human beings.”
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Q
Should I have
the flu vaccine?
A “Absolutely,” says
Dr Culley. “The vaccine
is simply the best
protection we have
against the unpredictable
flu virus, which can
range from a horrid
illness in healthy people
to a potentially fatal
one in at-risk groups.”
The World Health
Organization particularly
recommends annual
vaccinations for these
groups: elderly, pregnant
women, babies and
children from six months
to five years, carers,
healthcare workers,
anyone with a weakened
immune system, and
those with an underlying
health condition (such
as long-term heart or
respiratory disease)
that would make them
more susceptible to the
complications of flu, like
bronchitis or
pneumonia.
It’s given as
an injection
by your GP or
pharmacy clinic.
I had
it last
year, am I
still covered?
Q
A “Unfortunately not,”
says Dr Culley. Viruses
tend to mutate, hence
last year’s vaccination
won’t help much this year.
Is the cost of the
flu shot covered
by most medical aids?
A Contact your medical
aid to check if they pay
for the flu jab – most will
usually recommend that
people with certain
high-risk conditions
have the flu shot,
and will then cover
it. Or, get the flu
shot privately;
R89 at DisChem w&h
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The
ONE-DAY
DIET
That will get your
body back on track
Overdone it on the eating
and the drinking? Reboot
your body with a one-day
smoothie diet to push you
into fat-burning mode…
W
hen you’ve fallen of
the healthy-eating
wagon, it’s tempting
to think that the only way to
make up for indulgence is to
starve for a day or two. Wrong!
Now you can make up for
diet excesses with a simple,
science-based one-day shake
plan. As well as
shifting a lot of
gained weight,
you’ll be giving
your body a real
boost to make
it even more
eicient at
burning kilojoules.
Starving yourself may seem
like it does the trick after a
weekend of excess but, in the
long run, it slows down your
metabolism and means it’s
even harder to stay in control
of your weight. You have to be
sure when you lose weight
that it’s fat you’re losing, not
muscle. It’s the muscle tissue
that makes a diference in
how you burn kilojoules.
When you starve yourself,
you lose muscle tissue
and that means you slow
down your metabolism.
Our one-day shake diet,
devised by
dietician Nigel
Denby, feeds your
body with protein
and nutrients to
make sure you
don’t lose any
muscle tissue, and can make
your body even more eicient
at burning fat. You can use
our plan every week to
regularly lose up to a kilo.
So whether you want
a quick fix after a naughty
weekend or an easy-tofollow long-term weightloss plan, look no further!
When you’re
losing weight,
you want to lose
fat, not muscle
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Here are the rules
Decide which day you’re
going to use as your
shake day and then buy
all the ingredients that
you’ll need in advance.
Don’t be tempted to
skip any of your shakes
– starving yourself is
counter-productive.
On your shake day, only
have your three shakes
and about six cups of
water throughout the
day – no tea, cofee,
alcohol, or snacks.
Don’t kid yourself that
you can eat whatever
you want all week and
then use the one-day
shake diet to quickly
put everything right. You
need to eat healthily six
days a week and use the
one-day shake diet to
boost your weight-loss.
You can use the one-day
shake diet occasionally
to make up for an
indulgent weekend.
Don’t be tempted to
buy smoothies – these
are full of sugar, and you
need all the nutrients and
protein in the home-made
shakes to help maintain
your muscle tissue.
HOW TO GET GOING
One day a week, choose three diferent shakes – one for
breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. That’s it!
One-day shake recipes
FEEL
GOOD
YOU
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To make all the shakes, just put the ingredients into
a blender and blitz for 30 seconds until smooth
GREEN EXTREME
200g plain low-fat yoghurt 1 carrot,
sliced 1 kiwi fruit, peeled ½
cucumber 2 handfuls of washed
baby spinach handful of ice cubes
BREAKFAST BOOSTER
1 banana handful each of sultanas, oats
and almonds 200ml fat-free milk 30g
protein powder (we like Solal Pure Whey
Protein, from R299,95 for 400g, Dis-Chem)
MEDITERRANEAN MAGIC
30g protein powder ½ avocado
2 large tomatoes 1 red pepper,
deseeded handful of fresh
basil handful of ice cubes
BLUE VELVET
200g plain low-fat yoghurt 2
handfuls of blueberries 2 stoned
plums 1 banana handful of
spinach handful of ice cubes
SUMMER COOLER
½ cucumber 1 stick of celery
½ avocado 30g protein
powder handful of fresh
parsley handful of ice cubes
BERRY BLISS
200g plain low-fat yoghurt 1 kiwi fruit,
peeled 2 handfuls each of raspberries
and hulled strawberries handful of
oats handful of ice cubes
AND FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK, EAT DAILY:
At least 5 servings of vegetables
– so, think leaves, tomatoes,
beans, and brassicas; avoid
potatoes and starchy veg
3 servings of fruit
2 servings of wholegrains, e.g. 1 thin
slice wholewheat bread, 2 Ryvita,
4tbsp oats, 2tbsp wholewheat
pasta or brown rice, or 2 oatcakes
2 servings of either 200ml low-fat
milk or low-fat yoghurt (or a nondairy alternative), or of 150g hard
cheese or 200g cottage cheese
2 servings of any of these: 150g
skinless chicken; 200g fish or
shellfish; 1 egg; 200g beans or
pulses; 50g unsalted nuts; 150g
lean red meat (but, for this, do
no more than twice a week)
Have no more than 200ml wine,
240ml beer (about ⅔ can), or
one measure of spirits a day,
and always have two alcoholfree days per week. w&h
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personal story
‘I wanted
to remain
positive about
the time I had
left with John’
Laura King recounts the last months
spent with John, her husband of 26
years, who died from a brain tumour
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there’s life, there’s hope. John was
always very positive in his outlook,
and we put all our trust in the doctors,
whom we had absolute faith in.
We aren’t particularly religious, but
when we knew John was going to die,
we went to see our priest. I didn’t want
someone who didn’t know us doing
John’s funeral. The priest said, ‘You can’t
cheat death; we’re all going to die. What
you have is a blessing – time together to
enjoy.’ And that was how we viewed it.
John had an operation to remove
the brain tumour, and the day after
surgery, he cooked breakfast for
12 of our son’s friends. We only once
sat at the end of the garden and cried
together. We were talking about the
children, and that he wouldn’t see his
grandchildren; that’s when it hit home.
At the hospital where he was being
treated, a garden patients could sit in
had become neglected. It’s a small thing,
but having a garden to go to as respite
from a ward makes a big diference to
people’s lives. We spent two weekends
planting there and painting the chairs.
We’d decided as a family that when
things got really bad, John would move
to a hospice but, one night, he had
another seizure at home. Medics tried
to resuscitate him, but simply couldn’t.
What helps me get by now is keeping
busy. I also want to make a diference,
which is why I’ve started donating
money towards research. Brain tumours
are an underfunded cancer, partly
because the prognosis is so bad, but
if we don’t put money into research,
we will never achieve progress.”
Visit cansa.org.za for further
information on brain tumours.
BRAIN TUMOURS: THE FACTS
Neuro-oncologist Tim Jones, and
Prof. Michael Herbst, an oncology
trainer and diagnostic radiographer
give their insight into the disease:
TYPES Roughly half are metastatic,
stemming from a diferent cancer.
The others are primary tumours; and
some are benign. John had the most
common type of primary brain tumour,
a glioblastoma, which is malignant.
SYMPTOMS Seizures, headaches,
speech diiculties, interrupted vision,
and changes in personality or mood.
CAUSE Most occur in people
aged 50-plus. No known lifestyle
factors (such as smoking) have been
directly linked to brain cancer as yet.
TREATMENT A malignant brain
tumour is incurable. Only 5% of
patients are still alive after five years;
most die within 18 months. Removing
as much of the tumour as possible
via surgery, followed by radiotherapy
and chemotherapy, give the best
chance of living longest. w&h
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MEDICAL ADVICE; SEE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR DIAGNOSIS AND BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATION
LAURA KING, 58,
runs her own business
supplying fine foods.
She lives with her
23-year-old daughter
Holly, and her 18-yearold son Harry, and
also has two grown-up stepchildren,
Gemma and Gareth, from John’s
first marriage. John, who was a
chef, was 65 when he died of a
brain tumour in November 2016.
“John was a really big character
– tall, funny, warm, generous, kind –
and very attractive. I know it sounds
like a cliché, but he was my rock. We
had to refinance our home to start
my business, but he supported me
absolutely. He was an exceptional man.
John was very fit. He was a keen
golfer and had even run a long marathon
a few years ago. But then he started
missing his step. One day after a golf
tournament with friends, I got a call
to say he’d fallen and been taken to
hospital. As I arrived, he was rushed to
the resuscitation unit after two seizures
and put on a life-support machine.
It took doctors a few days to work
out what was going on. The surgeon told
us he was 99,9% sure that John had a
glioblastoma brain tumour. I remember
him saying, ‘With tumours like this, the
average life expectancy is 15 months.’
I didn’t fall to pieces because, where
Your health
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Q
For the past few weeks I’ve
had a metallic taste in my
mouth, which is worse after I’ve
cleaned my teeth. I’m otherwise
well, so should I be concerned?
NEW FOR DIABETICS
A
The most common reason is
inflamed gums, which can bleed,
especially after brushing, and the
blood in your mouth causes a metallic
taste. See your dentist for a check-up,
and clean between your teeth using
floss or interdental brushes at least
twice a day. Other possible causes of
a metallic taste are some medicines,
including antihistamines, and nicotine
patches. Problems in your nose, such as
a cold, or allergic rhinitis can also cause
an odd taste, and occasionally it can be
due to acid reflux from the stomach.
Why donating blood is so important
It’s incredible to think
that one unit of blood
can save up to three
lives! However, what
many of us don’t know
is that each unit lasts
only 42 days after the
donation. This means
that stocks need to be
replenished constantly,
so blood is on hand
to treat anyone from
accident victims to
children with anaemia.
World Blood Donor
Day is on 14 June, and
Q
I often feel bloated and, after
tests, my GP has told me I
have irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS). Should I try probiotics?
A Billions of bacteria normally live in
the bowel, and the levels you have of
diferent types of bacteria can afect
your bowel function. In some people with IBS,
boosting the levels of ‘good’ bacteria can help
reduce bloating and diarrhoea. Unfortunately,
many probiotic products don’t make any
if you’re between the
ages of 16 and 65,
are healthy and live
a low-risk lifestyle,
you could sign up to
donate. Visit sanbs.org.
za to find out where
you can participate.
diference to the flora in the large intestine,
because the good bacteria they contain are
either destroyed by the acid in the stomach,
or wiped out by the strong digestive juices
found in the small intestine. Ask your GP to
recommend a product with a formulation
that ensures the bacteria strains both
reach and multiply in the large intestine.
w&h suggests trying Nutrilida Lp299v
(from R299,95 for 60 capsules, Dis-Chem),
as studies show the probiotic Lactobacillus
plantarum 299v it contains can survive
from the stomach to the large intestine.
Tired of finger-prick blood testing? The answer
may be the new FreeStyle Libre ‘flash’ glucosemonitoring system. While pricey, it offers a
quick, painless, convenient way to check levels
more frequently. It comprises a coin-sized
sensor and palm-sized reader. The sensor,
placed on back of the arm, measures glucose
levels continuously. Scanning the sensor with
the reader gives a current reading, plus a ‘trend
arrow’ to show which way levels are heading, so
you can make adjustments. The reader (R990,
once-off) and sensors (R990 each; to be replaced
every 14 days) are available from The Centre for
Diabetes and Endocrinology. Call 011 712 6000.
Q I’m in my early forties and
have always used the pill.
The periods I have in the pillfree week are getting heavier. I
also sometimes forget to restart
the next pack at the right time.
Can I just take it all the time?
A
The hormones in the combined
contraceptive pill cause a slight
build-up in the womb lining, and this
is shed during the pill-free week. Forgetting to
restart the next pack at the right time is risky,
contraception-wise. Taking it without a break is
safer for protecting against a pregnancy and, in
most women, is safe. But
it can mean more tissue
build-up inside the womb,
leading to spotting and
unpredictable bleeding.
I recommend a week of
every three months, but
your GP or gynaecologist
can advise you. w&h
promotion
IF ONLY I HAD
STARTED TAKING
calcium sooner
Put your voice behind the silent disease ‘osteoporosis’ and learn what
steps you can take to minimise your chances of developing this illness
one-loss occurs progressively
over many years. Often the first
sign of osteoporosis is a fracture
and this is why it is often
referred to as ‘the silent epidemic’.
B
What is osteoporosis?
This is a disease that occurs when the
body loses too much, or makes too little
bone – or both. This results in the bones
becoming weak and brittle over time.
The bones may then break from a fall.
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What is the role of calcium?
Calcium is a major building block of
bone tissue and gives the skeleton
strength. When there is a poor dietary
intake of calcium, the body releases
calcium into the bloodstream and this
may weaken the bones.
Who benefits from taking a
calcium supplement?
If you are predisposed to osteoporosis (for
instance, if there is a family history of the
disease), you may need to take a calcium
supplement. The following individuals
may also need a supplement:
✢ Women in early menopause who
suffer from oestrogen deficiency
✢ People who are immobilised or
don’t get enough physical activity
✢ Individuals with a calcium-deficient
diet due to an allergy or being
lactose intolerant
✢ Those with certain diseases,
including rheumatoid arthritis
✢ People who take the following chronic
medication: hyperthyroid hormones,
aluminium hydroxide antacids,
corticosteroids, anticonvulsant therapy,
and certain cancer therapies
✢ Excessive smokers or
alcohol-consumers
When should you start taking
a calcium supplement?
Peak bone mass is reached around
the age of 30. After this, the bone cells
responsible for making new bone tissue
become slower than those reabsorbing
the old bone tissue. This leads to brittle
bones. Therefore, it is important that bone
mass be built up from a young age.
THE B-CAL RANGE
The B-Cal range is suited to different
individuals at various life stages:
✢ B-Cal-DM – For individuals
predisposed to osteoporosis
wanting to benefit from
the added magnesium.
✢ B-Cal-D – For people susceptible
to osteoporosis who will benefit
from the added vitamin D.
✢ B-Cal Ultra – Suitable for
teenagers, and pre- and
post-menopausal women.
✢B-Cal – A calcium supplement
that provides phosphatebinding potential.
✢ Calcium Citrate D – Benefits
individuals wanting an easy-toabsorb calcium effervescent
– ideal for the elderly or those
unable to swallow tablets.
LESSONS WE
LEARNT
about
dementia
Three women who have cared for
parents with dementia share the
advice they wish they’d been given
‘I struggled seeing my once brilliant mom suddenly so diminished’
down to old age, but over the next few
years, her behaviour became erratic and
irrational. Once, while visiting me, she
wandered of in my townhouse complex
and couldn’t find her way back. We
discovered her, in tears and terrified at
being lost, sitting on a neighbour’s step.
Or, she’d go shopping and try to pay
for a trolley of groceries with just R20.
She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,
but still we hoped she’d somehow ‘get
better’. Looking back, I can see now how
my brother, two sisters and I struggled
with the fact that the woman we’d known
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as brilliant and fiercely independent
was suddenly so diminished. My dad
kept their lives fairly normal but, after
his death, things fell apart. She’d phone
in a panic to say she had no food at
home, only for us to discover bags of
food inexplicably stufed into the oven.
My mom needed constant care, but
with all us siblings working full-time, we
found her a place in a lovely old-age
home. She was very happy there but, a
year later, she’d deteriorated to the point
we needed to place her in a care facility
equipped to deal with Alzheimer’s. We
chose one with medical experts on hand
and caregivers trained to cope with
bedridden patients, who could make sure
she was eating and drinking. Gradually,
she started slipping away, until the day
of her death several years later. It was
terrible watching it happen, but we knew
she was still inside there, so visited lots,
speaking to her, playing music, or just
sitting with her, holding her hand. By the
time we left, she always seemed happier.”
XINA’S ADVICE
Try not to rationalise It’s so tempting
when someone is being irrational
to try make them behave ‘normally’.
Sometimes, it’s better just to go with it.
See things through their eyes
My mom refused to walk through a
dark doorway to the care facility’s
garden. Slowly, I realised she was
terrified of shadows, so I’d hold her
and guide her through. Walks became
much easier once I understood that.
Visit a lot Patients with regular
visitors end up being better cared for,
because staf get to see them as the
person they used to be. Also, it means
you develop a relationship with the staf.
Be pragmatic When a loved one gets
a terminal disease, there are no easy
choices. All you can do is try your best, so
that when they pass away, you have no
regrets. I would have loved to have my
mom live with me, but I couldn’t give her
the expert care she needed, so all I could
do was visit her as often as possible.
family firsts
‘Make sure that you have your own support network’
any more. I had given up so many things – family life, work
opportunities, and earnings – just to make sure that she
was comfortable, but all of that sacrifice took its toll on
me: I was emotionally, physically and financially drained.
I looked at lots of homes and saw some I wasn’t happy with.
Luckily, she has my father’s pension, so she was able to pay. I
found a small home that’s lovely. She is surrounded by people;
staf check on everyone all the time. She is warm and well fed.”
GHILLIE’S ADVICE
Don’t react to aggression When my mother was aggressive,
I’d let her say everything she wanted to say. I’d stroke her arm
and try to make her laugh. Gradually, the hostility dissipated.
Be realistic There comes a point with dementia when
what’s needed is proper nursing care. My mother’s life and
mine improved significantly when she went into a home.
Find your own support network Talk to friends and if you
have access to social services or support from a GP, call it in.
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‘Luckily, my brother
has been hands-on’
ALISON DAVIDSON, 60, is a lifestyle
writer and mom of two daughters, aged
24 and 22. Alison has an older brother,
Neil, and sister, Sue. Their mother is 92
and lives in a care home.
“My mom started
repeating herself about
12 years ago, but my
dad brushed it under the
carpet and there was a
lot of collective family denial that went
on for a few years. Gradually, things got
worse, to the point that my dad had to
lock the door so she didn’t wander out.
My brother Neil, who lived 8km away,
urged my dad to take her to the doctor,
and he went too for support, and then
she was diagnosed and started meds.
I was working full-time, living much
further away, and a single mother. Neil
had more capacity and I’m very fortunate
that he really took it on. He’d go over
most Sundays to see our mom and give
our dad a break, but things continued to
deteriorate and Neil and my dad had just
decided that my mom had to go into a
home when my dad died, very suddenly,
of undiagnosed prostate cancer.
By that stage, my mom needed fulltime care, so with the help of a local
organisation, Neil found a temporary
spot for her. Finally, after eight months,
a place came up at the home my dad
had wanted her to go to, so Neil moved
her there. We are lucky, because my
mom had enough money of her own,
plus my dad’s pension, to pay for her
care and the home is lovely; she is
very happy there. Neil sees her once
or twice a
week. I go
whenever I
can, which
isn’t enough,
but I do
what I can and I’m very lucky that
Neil has been such a great support.”
‘When my mom says
something funny, we
have to laugh about it’
ALISON’S ADVICE
WHEN AN ELDERLY
RELATIVE NEEDS CARE
Dementia expert Dr Tim Beanland
shares tips on how to cope if your
relative needs residential care:
Guilty feelings are normal,
especially if you promised
someone they wouldn’t ever need
to go into a care home. But don’t
be too hard on yourself. Remind
yourself that you’re doing what
you think is best for that person.
Speak to the home about ways
you can support your relative
to maintain the precious relationship.
If you’re struggling emotionally,
talk to your family, support
groups or dementia professionals.
Remember, you are not alone.
Alzheimer’s South Africa can
ofer advice. Call on 011 792 2511, or
visit their website, alzheimers.org.za
Keep a sense of humour Keeping
things light – when the situation
feels quite dark – can be helpful.
Hold your tongue Try not to fight
with family over a relative’s care –
and money. Preserve relationships.
Keep communication channels
open Share decisions and views
on a family WhatsApp group. w&h
Alison visits her mother
Ruth in her care home
whenever she can
CREATING
L
M
The new Samsung
Galaxy S9 and S9+ have
reimagined the camera
and the way you
interact with the world.
Make every moment epic
Capture the special emotions within
moments with super slow-mo on the Galaxy
S9 or S9+. Shot at an amazing 960 frames
per second, the super slow-motion function
can be added in bursts to a video to catch
that perfect occasion in unbelievable, highdefinition clarity. From the champagne bottle
being opened at the engagement party to
the bouquet being tossed at the wedding
and the announcement of the first grandchild,
make sure you get it all on camera.
Forget about
running out of space
The expandable memory on the Samsung
Galaxy S9 means that you can insert a
microSD card for up to 400GB of extra
space, letting you keep those vibrant
memories alive – automatically organised
and always simple to find and share!
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Let your personality shine
With Samsung Galaxy S9’s augmented
reality (AR) feature, your emojis can
now have as much personality as
you do. Show off your character with
personalised emojis that imitate
you just by taking a selfie. Then share
your real-life feelings (and frustrations)
as emoji stickers and videos. From hair
to clothes, personalise your
emoji to look like you and liven up
even the dullest of chats with
some AR emoji stickers.
Entertainment
reimagined
With smartphones being our go-to
for entertainment, we deserve the best
sound and image that tech can offer.
Stereo speakers tuned by AKG ensure a
premium sound experience, while Dolby
Atmos gives the Samsung Galaxy S9
the effect of three-dimensional surround
sound. Couple the incredible sound with
the brand’s revolutionary Infinity Display
and you’re set for an entertainment and
user experience that is ahead of its time.
Capture life’s
highlights in any light
Charging up
won’t tie you down
The revolutionary camera on the Samsung
Galaxy S9 adapts to light levels like the
human eye, meaning that you can capture
stunning pictures in bright daylight
and super low light. Thanks to the F1,5
aperture, you no longer need to put away
your camera because of poor lighting
conditions during those late afternoon gettogethers that stretch well into the night.
Record everything, from romantic candlelit
dinners to chilled braais wonderfully.
Tired of cables taking up space?
All you need to do is place your phone
on the wireless charger and power
up with ease. The angle at which
your phone sits on the charger also
means that you can keep streaming
and texting. Not only is that incredibly
convenient, but pretty smart, too.
Samsung Galaxy S9 | S9+ features:
✣ Camera that adapts like the human eye for taking
photos in high and low light
✣ Super slow-motion function (960 frames per second)
✣ Personalised, augmented reality emoji stickers
and videos; create an animated version of yourself
✣ Live Translation – real-time translation when you need it
✣ Wireless charging option
✣ Expandable memory (up to 400GB)
✣ LTE speeds of up to 1,2Gbps
✣ Water- and dust-resistant
✣ Iris, fingerprint and facial recognition
✣ Available in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Titanium Grey
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A language you understand
If you’re on a business trip and you don’t
understand the language on the signs, don’t
fret. Let Bixby Vision on your Samsung
Galaxy S9 come to the rescue! With its Live
Translation feature, you can explore the
world around you with your own handheld
interpreter. The camera recognises the text it is
‘seeing’ and translates the words for you into
English. So whether you are exploring the city
or are on your way to an important meeting,
the phone will help you find your way.
Introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The Camera. Reimagined.
But Samsung didn’t stop there
In addition to all these remarkable features, we thought we should mention
that the Galaxy S9 also boasts an IP68 rating, meaning you don’t have to
stop texting or taking photos on account of rain. The other remarkable thing
worth mentioning about the Galaxy S9 is that it has a camera that recognises
you instantly. Its intelligent Scan is a new technology that combines face
recognition and iris scan to make unlocking simple even in low light.
Wireless charger sold separately. IP68 water-resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
he term ‘robot revolution’ conjures up
images of a faraway dystopian future
reminiscent of scenes from flicks like
Ex Machina. It might not be quite that drastic,
but experts say that we may very well be on
the brink of a fourth industrial revolution that
will change the work landscape as we know it.
T
Is this good or bad?
Is your job
safe from
ROBOTS?
With huge leaps being made in robotic tech
and artificial intelligence, touted to afect
jobs by as early as 2024, Delia du Toit gets
the low-down on the robot revolution...
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The burning question is: will people be
replaced by robots in the workplace?
Experts difer greatly in their opinions. As
with any change, some predict disaster
while others see golden opportunities
– usually, the truth lies somewhere
in the middle of these two extremes.
‘The Future of Employment’, a 2013
University of Oxford study, said 47% of
jobs were at high risk of automation in
the next 10 to 20 years. High risk here
could mean complete automation, or
part-automation – the latter may result in
employees needing to upskill or reskill to
fulfil new requirements in existing jobs,
which may see them lose the job anyway
if they can’t keep up with new demands.
Tumelo Mojapelo, head of content at
trends-analysis company Flux Trends,
says robots will take over up to 35%
of jobs in SA by 2030. And it isn’t only
blue-collar work that’s going the way of
WALL-E, he adds – it’s white-collar roles,
too. But just because something can
be automated, doesn’t mean it will be.
“Robotics might be developing rapidly,
but there could be a delayed adoption
due to the costs of buying this tech.”
Meanwhile, insights from McKinsey
& Company Digital, a global businessmanagement consultancy firm, are more
conservative – they say only 5% of jobs
are likely to become fully automated,
while in 60% of jobs, 30% of current
tasks will soon be handled entirely by
machines. For them, it’s more about
redefining jobs, not losing them entirely.
“The revolution could create many
human jobs,” adds Tumelo, “albeit in new
fields like robot building and servicing.
Being authentically human could also
become a sought-after skill, with more
opportunities opening up in people-skillcentred fields, like frail care, for example.”
What can we be doing to future-proof
our careers and the careers of our kids?
Is it best to err on the side of caution?
tech insights
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Safest & riskiest jobs
Tumelo predicts that jobs requiring
‘hard’ skills, like bookkeeping, bank
tellers, cooking, construction, and
mining maintenance are most at risk.
Jobs that require ‘soft’ skills, such as
etiquette, creativity, spontaneity or
intuition, may be diicult to replace.
Studies by the University of Oxford
and World Economic Forum ranked the
jobs robots are least and most likely
to take over (by as early as 2024):
SAFEST Unpredictable jobs, even if
tasks are routine, are safe. A plumber,
for example, might always replace a washer
the same way, but the tap make and model,
and the project urgency can’t be predicted,
so the profession is less at risk. Jobs that
involve creative thinking or relationship
building are also less at risk. Think business
strategists, clergy, hair stylists, artists, nurses,
psychologists and occupational therapists.
There’s a caveat – no one can predict how
much robots will learn; how creative they’ll
become; how soon that will happen. Already,
an AI-co-written novel made it past the first
round in a literary contest abroad in 2016.
RISKIEST Routine, repetitive and
predictable jobs are most at risk.
Top 10 entries are telemarketers, cashiers,
legal assistants, pre-booked taxi drivers,
fast-food cooks, data-entry keyers, insurance
underwriters, mathematical technicians, hand
sewers, and cargo or freight agents. Some of
these jobs have already been automated. In
the US, McDonald’s replaced traditional stafserviced ordering systems with customeroperable touch screens at a few branches,
and H&R Block, a large tax-preparation firm,
already uses IBM’s AI platform to do part
of their work. In SA, robotic telemarketers
are becoming more commonplace, too.
FUTURE CAREERS FOR YOUR KIDS
Today’s parents have a new set of
challenges to consider when advising
their kids on career choices. “We can’t
assume our children will enjoy the safe
and stable career trajectory provided
by companies and governments in the
past,” says educational psychologist
Hannes Wessels. Instead, ‘safe’
careers in the future will be those
that still require a human touch.
Robots might be able to perform
surgery, for example, but humans
would want other humans to care for
them (GPs and nurses) or to listen to
their problems (psychologists). Robots
could also compile textbooks, but
mentoring a child will be a human job
(teachers and coaches). And although
a robot could crunch numbers, solving
an engineering or mathematical
problem requires human creativity.
Jobs in the experience economy
are also a safer bet, says Hannes.
This includes anything that provides
people with unique or memorable
experiences
– so, from
beauty and
entertainment,
to customer
service and
tourism.
How can you future-proof?
Adapting to a new era of automation
may require some upskilling or even
reskilling. Many experts agree that,
in the future, the average adult will be
working for a number of companies
simultaneously rather than working
for one single corporation. For this
reason, it’s in your best interest to
become as agile as possible; to
have many forms of talent and work
skills that can provide an income.
“Think about what value you can
ofer the society of the future, and
believe in yourself,” says master
neuro-coach Karin Aucamp. Upskilling
doesn’t have to mean becoming
an absolute expert in a number of
diferent fields – being really good
at one thing, while also being capable
in several other areas is the way of
the future. So, consider doing short
courses that could build on your
existing skill set, courses that could
help you branch out into parallel
fields, or courses that would help
you monetise a hobby you enjoy.
You don’t have to become a
full-time student to expand your
career horizons, either. These
online options are the way to go:
BRANCHING OUT IN YOUR
FIELD Online learning centres
like coursera.org, udemy.com and
lynda.com ofer short courses from
reputable institutions – ideal for
learning a new skill in a field you
already know something about. You
can complete some of the courses for
free, and then pay a fee to get your
results certified if and when required.
LOW ON CASH AND TIME
Massive open online courses
(MOOCs) are free university courses
or classes open to everyone. The
selection isn’t always great, but you’ll
learn a little about a lot of things.
class-central.com ofers MOOCs
from international institutions and the
University of Cape Town, while edx.
org ofers MOOCs from international
institutions as well as Wits. w&h
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CLEVER
LIFE HACKS
that will make you
INSTANTLY
RICHER
Sufering from the mid-year cash pinch? Angelique
Ruzicka asks the experts for some quick fixes...
OUR EXPERTS
MICHAEL BOWREN is the
co-founder and CEO of financialcomparison site fincheck.co.za
FLORIS SLABBERT is the director
of financial-services firm Ecsponent.
Behavioural economist DAN
ARIELY is the co-author of Small
Change: Money Mishaps and
How to Avoid Them (Bluebird).
HOLLY MACKAY is an investments
expert with 20 years’ experience.
1 PAY YOUR
DIRECT DEBITS
STRAIGHT AWAY Someone who pays their bond at
month-end tends to spend more in the
month than someone who pays straight
after payday. Why? Well, we all know
the bill is coming, it’s just that we see a
healthy balance and get a false sense of
wealth. Rearrange direct debits so they
all get paid just after you get paid – you
will feel poorer, but this is guaranteed
to make you richer in the long run.
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TIME FOR YOU TO
SWITCH BANKS
The beauty of this tip is that
you can be instantly better of, just
by switching current accounts: small
bank-charge savings add up. It’s never
been easier and the banks do most
of the paperwork to help you switch.
Best buys include Standard Bank’s
AccessAccount, which, with a monthly
charge of R5,30, slightly undercuts
Capitec’s Global One card with its
R5,80 monthly fee. Always read the
small print (there may be a minimum
balance requirement, for example).
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3 MAKE TRADEOFFS TO GIVE
YOURSELF A TREAT
If you’ve ever been on a diet,
you’ll know how miserable
it can be counting every
kilojoule. It’s a similar story
for budgeting. If you count
every cent, life becomes
boring. Instead, lump all
optional spending into one
pot and enjoy trade-ofs,
like a glass of wine after
work instead of buying
lunch (make your own).
A WEEKLY BUDGET STOPS YOU
FROM BEING WEAK-WILLED This is another clever behavioural trick. People who get paid monthly
tend to spend too much at the beginning of the month. Create a
weekly budget for discretionary spending instead. Start your week on a
Monday (if you start at the weekend, you could blow your budget for the rest
of the week). The incentive is, if you manage to spend less during the week,
you will be able to indulge at the weekend. If you get your budget wrong,
you can live frugally for the weekend and get back on track the week after.
This is a great – and quick – way to change your spending behaviour forever.
good with money
5
LOOK BACK AS IT
WILL HELP YOU
GOING FORWARD What are your biggest regrets when it
comes to your finances? Looking back to
the times when we wish we hadn’t spent
so much is the best catalyst for changing
our financial habits. For many, one of the
biggest regrets is going out: we ate too
much, spent too much. Or perhaps you
have a habit of buying clothes you never
wear. Whatever your money regrets, try
to identify them. Then set a rule going
forward. For example, you will only have
a starter or a dessert, but not both. 6 NEVER SHOP
WHEN YOU
ARE STRESSED
This is a bit like going to
the supermarket when you’re hungry
– you end up buying more. Research
from the MoneySuperMarket, a UK
price-comparison site, found people
spend £104 (about R1 805) more a
month (R21 660 a year!) if they shop
when stressed – with clothes and
takeaways the biggest expenses.
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7 STOP MAKING
CONTACTLESS
PAYMENTS
A swipe or tap of the card makes it far
too easy to spend. Leave your cards at
home as often as possible and stick to
cash. Half of us say if we had to pay
cash for impulse buys, we would think
twice – or not buy at all. If that is too
much of a struggle, try the 5:2 approach
– five days of cash, two with cards.
8 DON’T MAKE
LUXURIES THE
NEW NORMAL It’s known as the ‘hedonic
treadmill’. You start flying business
class, it’s a treat and gives you a thrill…
until it becomes the new normal and
you no longer get the same sense of
excitement out of the extra spending.
The same applies to more expensive
wine, better cars, exotic holidays. Don’t
get used to a lifestyle you can’t aford.
9 CLEAR ALL YOUR DEBTS WITH A SINGLE LOAN
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It seems counter-intuitive, but if you have credit cards, store credit and
an overdraft, it’s the easiest way to boost income and banish debt. You
reduce the monthly admin costs involved in repaying many creditors by
consolidating your debt. A debt consolidator negotiates a lower interest rate with
your creditors, paying them of to inherit the total debt. You pay one monthly fee
to the debt-consolidation provider (try Old Mutual or African Bank) to quash debt.
WHAT YOU’VE
NEVER HAD,
YOU NEVER MISS Most pay rises are given in March or
April after the financial year ends. Put
10% of this extra cash into a regular
savings account, or a Tax Free Savings
Account that invests in a low-cost
exchange-traded fund (ETF). Easy
Equities has many ETFs on ofer, with
no monthly account fees (but a 0,25%
brokerage commission per transaction).
PIMP UP YOUR
PENSION FUND
Many employers now make it
mandatory to join the company pension
scheme; some ofer a top-up as well –
which you may not be aware of. Ask the
HR department if your employer makes
any contributions. And, remember, SARS
allows tax deductions – up to the value
of 27,5% and limited to R350 000 a year
– for contributions made to a pension or
provident fund, or a retirement annuity.
1 2
THE CENTS DO ADD UP –
AND YOU DON’T MISS THEM Most of us have a jar/drawer/pot for loose
change and it’s amazing how quickly it adds
up. For a techy version, try the Stash by Liberty app (free for
Android). Every time you spend, it will round up your change
and save it in a Tax Free Savings Account invested in South
Africa’s top 100 listed companies. So, a R25,70 cappuccino
will be rounded up to R26 with 30c to invest. The money can
be accessed at any time and there are no withdrawal limits.
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FIX IT QUICK!
Rumour has it interest rates
may be hiked this year. Play
it safe by fixing your home loan while
rates are still relatively low. Talk to your
lender about fixing options, then speak
to bond originators like BetterBond or
SA Home Loans for competitive ofers.
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DO A HIGH-TECH
COUCH SEARCH
Like hunting down the back
of the couch for lost coins – only, you
hunt online! R41,6 billion – that’s the total
amount of SA’s unclaimed pension-fund
benefits. Think you are due unclaimed
cash? If your ex-employer can’t help or
no longer exists, e-mail the Financial
Sector Conduct Authority at Pensions.
UBQuery@FSB.co.za to query a claim.
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DUMP YOUR
DEBITS TO GET
IN CREDIT
Check your statements
– there will be debits going out for
things that you no longer need.
Cancel anything that you don’t use.
As for charities, cancel your direct
debits and, instead, shop through
a programme like Legacy Lifestyle.
Membership is free and you earn
‘Lifestyle Rands’ shopping at their
brand partners, such as Dis-Chem.
When you choose to support any
of their partnered charities (from
The Sunflower Fund to Kitty & Puppy
Haven and more), these beneficiaries
get 5% of the Lifestyle Rands you
earn; see legacylifestyle.co.za w&h
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new directions
NEW DIRECTIONS
We breathed
new life
into our
businesses
Three readers tell Savanna Douglas
about the bold changes they’ve made to
take their businesses to the next level
‘As each brick was laid, our spa-expansion
ideas matured, until we had four storeys’
Leah’s spa has grown
in leaps and bounds
since she started out
seven years ago
and the other in beauty and wellness.
After two years, I’d met my start-up cash
target and felt better equipped to tackle
my dream, so that’s exactly what I did.
MAKING IT HAPPEN In June 2011,
while searching for a place to set down
my roots, I came across an old salon in
Balfour Mall called J’s Skin and Beauty
Clinic. It was small and outdated, but I
saw potential. I took the leap, buying the
business, retaining the staf and gaining
access to their client list, which was a
huge plus. I revamped the space with a
lick of paint, new lights and decor, also
replacing equipment from UV lamps to
facial steamers. Then I modernised the
old treatment menu, ofering a number
of treatments they hadn’t before, like
gelish mani-pedis and brow threading.
The J’s makeover caught the eye of new
customers and, soon, our team of 10 was
catering for up to 2 000 clients a month!
The beauty industry is a fast-changing
one, and I was desperate to keep up
with the times, introducing better, more
specialised wellness treatments to our
menu; our small 95m2 space was halting
our development, though. Four years in,
I decided it was high time we expanded.
We needed to think bigger, literally!
BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT The plan to
expand started with a knock on the door
of a house-owner who lived across the
road from our spa. “Sir, I’d like to buy
your house, to build a spa in its place.”
The owner agreed, and that marked the
start of the next chapter of my business,
which I’d rebrand as Revive Wellness
Spa. I really wanted a five-star space that
could cater to every client’s wellness or
beauty whims and planned to introduce
new treatments and services to do just
that, from hydro pools and steam rooms
to rasul chambers and a hair salon. My
father has been working in the propertydevelopment industry his whole life,
gaining years of building experience, so
he was happy to help bring my vision to
life. It started out very humbly with an A4
piece of paper, a pencil and a layout I’d
roughly mapped out for Revive. Once we
demolished the old house and began >>
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woes, even if only for a time, was truly
wondrous. We’d definitely like to host
more of these events going forward.
Leah’s spa
expansion has
seen her client
list more than
double in size
building, it took two years till we opened,
so I was grateful for the income from our
Balfour Mall spa, which we kept running.
From one storey, the idea transformed
into two storeys. Then three. As each
brick was laid, our ideas matured. But
we ended up with four storeys to meet
my needs! For the interiors, I wanted
a unique look, and couldn’t source the
furniture and fittings I had in mind, so I
designed it all myself and had it made to
spec. I’ve poured my heart and soul into
this dream; the reality is all based on my
sketches, from the building’s look, to the
furniture and lighting inside, right down
to the scatters. By June 2017, Revive was
ready to launch, so I closed J’s to usher
in a new era. I recall a very panicked
launch day – I was standing behind our
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Tea Bar, reaching for peppermint tea (to
calm my nerves!), when I lifted my head
and saw one of our most loyal J’s clients
smiling at me. Having a regular support
us in the new space was a sign we’d be
OK, I thought – and I was right; 80% of
my old clientele have remained loyal.
HIGHLIGHT In creating such a lavish
space, I imagined being able to give
back to the community, to show our biz
isn’t just about the ‘face’ of beauty, it has
heart, too! Four months after launching
Revive, we hosted an event with DL Link,
an organisation ofering support services
to cancer patients and their families. We
invited 100 cancer patients for a free spa
day and, witnessing this amazing group
relax in Revive and forget their health
WHERE WE ARE NOW Over and above
the new wellness treatments, we’ve also
brought in more aesthetic treatments,
from skin tightening to permanent makeup. The spa expansion and subsequent
services growth has seen our turnaround
soar to over 5 200 clients a month, and
growing, so it has been worth it! In fact,
we’re still keen to grow more, launching
a new service this month, called Revive
Kids. We’ve had an influx of little girls
coming to the spa with their moms; I saw
this as an opportunity. Revive Kids will
ofer services tailored around pamper
parties for up to 100 girls; there are
Jacuzzis, treatment rooms catering for
up to 12 girls, mani/pedi bars, party
rooms, a milkshake bar, and outside
jungle gyms and seating areas. I’m
excited to see this branch grow.
TIP Don’t be scared about dreaming
‘too big’ – always pursue your ideas,
as far as they will take you.
BUSINESS IN FIGURES
Launched: June 2011
Turnover: 300% up, year on year
Site: revivewellnessspasa.co.za
Total start-up costs: R1 590 000
Comprising…
J’s spa space: R1 000 000
J’s spa-revamp costs and
equipment: R500 000
J’s staf salaries: R90 000
Martha, one of the DLB staff who stayed
on, doing intricate gilding work
‘The key to growth
is staying open to
new opportunities’
‘Our new location was a huge step-up. More
space, more growth and more business!’
MARIANNE SCHWANKHART, 41, lives
in Morningside with husband Oliver.
She started Dragontree, a biz ofering
photography and framing services, with
business partner Thys Dullaart, 50.
THE IDEA For years, I worked as a
newspaper photojournalist, and loved
my job, but as readers migrated to online
news and papers retrenched staf, I left
to become a freelance photographer in
2014. I joined forces with ex-colleague
Thys, who’d done the same a few years
before, and we launched a photo
business, called Dragontree, shooting
anything from corporate images and
social events to magazine spreads.
GETTING STARTED As our business
grew, so did our repertoire. Many of our
clients needed their photos framed and
we decided to try our hand at it. We had
a clear vision of a frame we’d create,
and Thys had DIY-carpentry skills and a
woodworking studio in his garage, which
also became our workspace. We spoke
to experts, read up about framing and
BUSINESS IN FIGURES
Launched: May 2016
Turnover: 200% up, year on year
Websites: dragontree.co.za
and dlewisbrowne.co.za
Total start-up costs: R100 000
Comprising…
Rosebank deposit: R30 000
Rosebank monthly rent: R20 000
Equipment: R20 000
Stock and deliveries: R30 000
confidence to remain open to any new
opportunities. When, mid-2017, we heard
that the owners of one of Joburg’s top
framers, David Lewis Browne Framing and
Gilders (DLB), were retiring, we leapt at
the chance to buy their business. Set on
a large property in Wynberg, DLB has a
brilliant reputation and superb client list,
forged over 40 years. Within a few giddy
months, during which we took out a loan
to fund the purchase, we held the keys
to our brand new business space.
watched hours of YouTube how-to
videos, then bought glass and highquality wood to handcraft beautiful,
artisanal frames with a unique design.
Our clients loved them. As orders picked
up, we realised we needed a bigger,
more professional space than a garage
to work in. The notion of paying monthly
rent for a space was daunting, as all
our profits were being channelled back
into our start-up. But, we heeded my
husband Oliver’s advice: “Create the
space and the clients will come”, and
rented a beautiful studio on Rosebank’s
art strip. The studio was surrounded by
galleries and, soon, a few of SA’s premier
artists wanting to have their work framed
started dropping by. Our business grew
by word-of-mouth, but we also took part
in the popular First Thursday evenings
(where galleries in the area stay open
late once a month), hosting fun events,
like caricature-portrait evenings, in
the studio to attract new customers.
BUSINESS NOW By combining the two
businesses’ services, we now do framing,
gilding and photography. We’ve brought
a fresh new feel to DLB’s time-honoured
tradition, while modernising operations,
and introducing innovations. We’re still
as hands-on with clients and frame-making
as we were before, which sets us apart.
BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT Growing a
business is scary, but by now we had the
TIP Don’t ever lose sight of what you
know your dreams could become. >>
STEEPEST LEARNING CURVE At the start,
and against our better judgement, we
once agreed to do a rush framing job for
a desperate client. It looked horrible, and
we vowed to never again compromise our
hallmark of delivering top-quality work.
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LAUREN FABIAN, 48, lives in Parktown
North, with husband Garth, 48, and
their kids – Sasha, 15, and Troy, 13.
Lalalux, her biz, sells designer fashion.
THE IDEA I’ve always had quite an
independent, creative spirit, wanting
to do my own thing. When I was 19, I
left home for the US on a gap year, and
ended up staying for over 20! I started
a family and my own day spa in Florida,
but while I was a success, I yearned to
return to SA to be nearer to my family.
I was certain I could start a new venture
here, I just wasn’t sure what yet. Visiting
my folks in Joburg in 2009, one thing
struck me – the clothes I bought in the
US were not only of better quality and
selection, but the designer labels were
cheaper there, too. I love a bargain and
have an eye for styling, so a seed for a
business was planted. By end-2010, my
family and I packed up and moved to SA.
MAKING IT WORK Over the next six
months, I drew up a business plan for a
pop-up brand to test the waters without
committing to long-term rent. I poured
over the figures to ensure that the cost
of importing wouldn’t hamper my vision
of selling international designer labels
locally at competitive prices. Once I had
all of that figured out, I launched Lalalux,
using savings and profits from selling
my US spa. I booked a ticket to New
York to attend my first trade show as
Lalalux founder and came home with
bags, shoes, dresses, jeans and blouses
by top brands like Hale Bob, BCBG, and
Diane von Furstenberg. After printing
out fliers and telling everyone I knew, I
set up my first pop-up, running it solo at
a day spa/hair salon I rented for the day
in Parktown North. I was nervous no
one would show but, on the day, I was
surprised! So many people came, and
the feedback was fantastic, leading to
two more successful pop-ups; another
at the same venue, and the other at my
home. At the end of that year, we went
to Plett on holiday, and I brought Lalalux
along, hosting a 30-day pop-up. It
exposed me to a new market, and I
connected with clients from all over
SA who were holidaying there, adding
them to my e-mail database. By nature,
a pop-up is pack-up-and-go – my mobile
‘store’ literally comprised clothing rails
and a till. I had no changing rooms with
mirrors, and customers asked about it.
I acted on the feedback, deciding to
run Lalalux from an empty cottage on
our premises at home… ideal, as it had a
separate entrance, enough parking, and
there was no rent! I moved the biz here
in mid-2012, creating a fitting area, and
many loyal clients continued to visit.
BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT Selling
from home means no foot traic and
BUSINESS IN FIGURES
Launched: July 2011
Turnover: R6 500 000 a year
Website: lalalux.co.za
Total start-up costs: R80 000
Comprising…
Short-term pop-up rentals: R30 000
Importing and marketing: R50 000
I wanted to reach a bigger audience,
piquing the interest of passers-by. I also
needed to create distance between my
personal and work life – when you sell
from home, people expect you to be
available at all times! After a year and
a half of selling from home, it was time
to move to a shop. Upon scouring a
few trendy sites, I found a store space
to rent in the boutique-chic area of
Parkhurst; a hotspot for shoppers,
especially over weekends, all stopping
in at the cafés and eateries in the area.
From our first launch day, we were
inundated with customers, many of
them brand new. Sales have continued
to boom, validating the move.
STEEPEST LEARNING CURVE I learnt to
stock fashion styles that would appeal to
vast tastes, not just my own. A mistake I
made in the beginning and since fixed.
THE BUSINESS NOW Over the last five
years in the new shop space, I’ve had
to extend my business hours from five
to six days a week, hiring four extra staf
just to help keep up with sales. I’m not
complaining! I import new clothes from
over 40 top brands in the States every
two weeks to keep on trend, and am
still as passionate about my job as ever.
TIP Follow a passion. Success will be
short-lived if money motivates you. w&h
The fab home of
Lalalux since 2011
PHOTOGRAPH HEMA PATEL
‘Moving my home business into a shop
space really helped ramp up our sales’
The
FOOD
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GO ON, TREAT YOURSELF
For a little extra yum, add some Clover
Condensed Milk, made with full cream
Clover milk, to bakes and desserts.
RRSP R24,99 for 385g, major retailers
New for
IN SEASON As we head into June, winter vegetables like
kale, cabbage, celeriac, squash and pumpkin are at their best. There
is plenty of delicious fruit for eating and cooking, too, like apples,
grapefruit and guava. For game lovers, venison is a healthy meat
alternative. For seafood lovers, kingklip and monkfish are on the
menu, while the subtle flavour of seasonal trout speaks for itself.
Don’t miss out on the last of the raspberries! Use them in our lemon
and raspberry tart recipe; see womanandhomemagazine.co.za
w&h’s Claire
Badenhorst
shares what’s
new this month
We say cheers to Zari’s
non-alcoholic grape juices!
Poured into a champagne
flute, no one will guess
you aren’t sipping on
bubbly. Zari Sparkling
Red and White Grape
Juices, from R55 for
each 750ml, Pick n Pay
WINTER ESSENTIAL
Soup from scratch in under
10 minutes? Pop your raw
ingredients into Nutribullet Rx’s
Souperblast Pitcher, switch it
on, and watch as it whizzes
and heats it all up. You’ll have
piping hot, deliciously healthy
soup within minutes. Winter
evenings just got a lot easier.
RRSP R4 495, Nutribullet
HEIGHTEN THE
GREAT TASTE
Give mealtimes an extra
kick of flavour this season
with SharLeBel’s Shiitake
Mushroom Powder. Simply
add a tablespoon or two of
the powder to pastas, stews,
curries, soups or sauces
for an instant smoky umami
taste. So handy to keep in
your pantry. From R75 for
50g, shop.kamersvol.com
BOOK OF
THE MONTH
Karoo Food (Struik Lifestyle)
by Gordon Wright. The perfect
accessory for comfort cooking,
Gordon’s mouth-watering recipes
use top-quality ingredients, like
Karoo lamb, pork and venison. Try
out the slow-roasted lamb shank
and the hearty winter casserole
– it’s feel-good food with style.
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NEW IN STORE
Cold weather calls for something
uplifting and indulgent. And that
something is chocolate... Lindt’s
Hello Sundae Choco, to be precise!
Just like the creamy dessert, it
combines vanilla and chocolate with
almond pieces – irresistible! RRSP
R37,95 for 100g, major retailers w&h
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Cooking healthy food doesn’t have to take hours
– take this delicious dish from SPAR, for instance…
ready in one hour and packed with flavour!
Warm basmati and
lentil salad with
harissa aubergine
Easy/Prepare ahead
Ready in 1 hour Serves 4 to 6
45ml SPAR Extra Virgin Olive
Oil, plus extra for drizzling
20ml harissa paste
10ml SPAR Honey
SPAR Salt and SPAR Black
Pepper, to taste
3 aubergines, halved lengthways
and flesh scored
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Garnish the salad
with cherry
tomatoes and
radishes for a
pop of colour!
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6 SPAR Extra Large Eggs, softly poached
¼ cup SPAR Pistachio Nuts,
toasted and roughly chopped
Yoghurt cream
1 cup SPAR Double Cream Plain Yoghurt
zest of half a lemon
1 tbsp SPAR Lemon Juice
Dressing
30ml SPAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
45ml SPAR Lemon Juice
15ml SPAR Honey
SPAR Salt and SPAR Black Pepper
Salad
2 cups SPAR Brown Basmati Rice,
cooked as per pack instructions
400g tin SPAR Lentils,
rinsed and drained
handful Italian parsley, roughly chopped
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C,
160°C fan. Line and grease a
baking sheet with baking paper.
2 Combine the olive oil, harissa
paste and honey in a bowl, and
season with salt and black pepper.
3 Place the aubergines on the tray,
cut-side facing up, and coat with the
harissa mixture. Drizzle with a little more
olive oil and roast for 50 to 55 minutes
until cooked through and caramelised.
4 Combine the yoghurt and lemon
zest and juice in a bowl.
5 To make the dressing, whisk
together the olive oil, lemon juice,
honey, salt and black pepper.
6 Place all the salad ingredients
in a large bowl. Dress and toss
the salad just before serving.
7 Serve the rice and lentil salad with the
roasted aubergine and yoghurt, plus
some poached eggs and sourdough
toast. To finish, scatter with pistachio nuts.
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onion, carrot and celery over a low heat for
about 45 minutes until softened. Add the
beef and stir over a medium heat until
browned. Add the milk, bring to the boil
then simmer for 5 minutes before adding
the red wine. Bring to the boil again, add
the tomatoes and season. Turn heat down
to simmer until thickened (about 4 hours).
Next, prepare the béchamel sauce.
You can do this in advance, but it’s
easier to pour while warm. Melt the butter
then add the flour, stirring continuously,
but don’t let it brown. Slowly whisk in
the milk, stirring until it has thickened.
Season. Now, using disposable gloves,
stuf the cannelloni with ragu by hand.
3 Heat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan.
Spread some béchamel over the bottom
of the dish. Next, add the cannelloni on top
in a single layer. Pour over the rest of the
béchamel. Put one layer of Taleggio on top,
then sprinkle over the grated Parmesan and
bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned.
Per serving: 3 594 kilojoules, 46g fat
(24g saturated), 53g carbohydrate
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cook the onions over a medium
heat for 10 minutes until lightly
browned. Peel the ginger then
whizz to a paste with the garlic.
Add to the onions and cook for
a few minutes. Add the spices
and stir for a few minutes. Add
tomatoes, cook for 5 minutes,
then add the chickpeas, 200ml
cold water and coconut cream.
Bring to the boil and then
simmer for 10 minutes before
stirring in the coriander.
3 Serve your curry with rice,
poppadums, wedges of lime
and a tomato-and-chilli salad.
Per serving: 2 339 to 1 561
kilojoules, 29 to 19g fat
(14 to 9g saturated), 49
to 32g carbohydrate >>
delicious comfort food
Filling enough
for lunch, this is
a real warmer for
colder days – and it
freezes perfectly, too
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Pumpkin soup
with toasted seeds
This akes a big batch, but
its ot worth akig less.
Easy/Prepare ahead/
Freeze Ready i 1 hour 15 iutes
Serves 4, plus leftovers
for the soup
2kg upeeled-weight pupki or
butterut squash
3 red oios, cut ito chuks
4 large toatoes, quartered
3tbsp avocado oil
2tbsp aple syrup
sea salt
1ǔ vegetable or chicke stock
plai yoghurt, to serve
for the toasted seeds
200g pupki seeds
1tbsp sea salt
1tbsp soft brow sugar
1 large sprig roseary,
mely chopped
2tbsp olive oil
1 Peel and cut pumpkin into chunks. Heat
oven to 200°C, 180°C fan. Divide onions,
pumpkin, and tomatoes in half between
2 large roasting tins. Mix together the oil,
syrup and good sprinkling of sea salt and
toss over veg. Roast for 45 minutes or
until squash is slightly charred at edges.
2 Meanwhile, prepare the seeds. This
will make more than you need, but it
is a delicious snack and will keep in
a sealed container for up to a week.
Mix all the ingredients together and
spread out on a baking tray. Roast
for 20 minutes and leave to cool.
3 Transfer the vegetables to a large
saucepan. Add the chicken stock,
bring to the boil and stir well, then
put aside. When it’s cooled a little,
blend to a purée. This makes a thick
and hearty soup, so add extra stock
if you prefer a thinner version. To serve,
reheat and then season to taste. Ladle
into bowls and top with a spoonful
of yoghurt and some toasted seeds.
Per serving: 2 100 kilojoules, 22g fat
(3g saturated), 58g carbohydrate
This is quite a cheʹy dish loaded with textures ad navours. You
will eed the pal sugar for the carael or it will be too sweet.
Prepare ahead Ready i
1 hour 35 iutes, plus 4
hours chillig Serves 4
200l soy sauce
250l chicke stock
150g soft brow sugar
2 star aise
4 duck legs
200g black rice
3tbsp cocout crea
for the pieapple carael
120g pal sugar
2 red chillies, sliced ito
thi strips
juice of 2 lies
1tbsp Thai msh sauce
1 pieapple, peeled ad sliced
1 Put the soy, stock, sugar and
star anise into a large sauté
pan, big enough to fit the duck.
Simmer until the sugar has
dissolved, then put the duck
in. It must be submerged in
the liquid, so pop on a slightly
smaller pan lid to weight it
down. Simmer for 40 minutes.
Remove duck from the stock
to cool, then place uncovered in
the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
2 Heat the oven to 200°C, 180°C
fan. Put the duck into a shallow
tin and roast for about 20 minutes
or until the skin is brown and
crispy. Meanwhile, prepare the
rice and caramel. You can do this
the day before, then just reheat
to serve. Put the rice in a pan
with 500ml cold water. Bring to
the boil, then simmer uncovered
until tender and most of the
water has evaporated – about
25 minutes. Drain the liquid,
then stir in the coconut cream.
3 For the caramel, put the palm
sugar into a small pan and add
100ml cold water. Gently heat until
sugar has dissolved, then bubble
for 10 minutes until it begins to
caramelise. Add the chillies,
lime juice, fish sauce and slices
of pineapple. Serve the duck
over rice, spooning the sauce
with pineapple slices over.
Per serving: 3 690 kilojoules,
38g fat (12g saturated),
69g carbohydrate >>
This flavourful dish
marries chicken and
herbs to perfection
Roast chicken with
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1 Heat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan.
Melt the butter in a frying pan, then
add the fennel slices and onions and
cook for 10 minutes over a medium
heat. Stir in the fennel seeds. Put
this mix in the centre of a roasting
tin, place the chicken on top and
season well. Roast for 1 hour.
Take out the chicken and set
aside. Put the pan juices and fennel
mixture into a casserole dish. Add the
mustard, cream, tarragon, chicken
stock and lemon, with seasoning.
Pop the chicken in and return to the
oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Serve with roast potatoes and greens.
Per serving: 2 151 to 1 013 kilojoules,
26 to 17g fat (13 to 9g saturated),
8 to 5g carbohydrate
Spinach and bacon strata
This savoury bread pudding can be made the night before.
Easy/Prepare ahead
Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes,
plus chilling Serves 8
150g pancetta or smoked
bacon, chopped
2 onions, chopped
300g spinach,
cooked and drained
8 eggs
600ml full-cream milk
1tbsp Dijon mustard
500g ciabatta (slightly stale
is best), cut into cubes
200g Gruyère, grated
50g Parmesan, grated
you will need
ovenproof dish, greased
1 Fry the pancetta or bacon in a
pan until it is golden, then remove
with a slotted spoon. In the same
pan, cook the chopped onions in
the remaining fat. Add the spinach
and heat through, then re-add the
pancetta or bacon. Remove the
mixture from pan and set it aside.
2 Beat together the eggs, milk
and mustard in a large bowl.
3 In a greased dish, layer a third
of the bread, a third of the spinach
and pancetta mix, then a third of
the Gruyère, and repeat until the
dish is full. Pour over the egg
mixture and top with Parmesan.
4 Chill for 4 hours, but it’s best left
overnight. Before serving, heat oven
to 180°C, 160°C fan and bake strata
for 45 to 55 minutes or until browned.
Per serving: 2 092 kilojoules,
26g fat (12g saturated), 34g
carbohydrate >>
delicious comfort food
GET AHEAD You can prepare the
dish the day before and keep in the
fridge. Add the extra cheese and
breadcrumbs just before baking.
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Pulled pork
mac and cheese
comfort foods, this dish is absolutely
perfect for any gathering.
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375g macaroni pasta
125g butter
100g plain flour
1ℓ milk
2tbsp Dijon mustard
300g Gruyère, grated
150g extra-mature
Cheddar, grated
500g pulled pork*, prepared
ahead of time
100g fresh breadcrumbs
you will need
gratin dishes
1 Cook the pasta in a large pan of
boiling salted water until just tender.
Drain and toss in olive oil to stop sticking.
2 Melt the butter in a large pan. Add
the flour and cook for a few minutes.
Heat the milk separately, then whisk
the milk into the flour and keep cooking
over a lowish heat until thickened.
Stir in the mustard and all the cheese,
reserving 5tbsp. Prepare the pork
(usually in the microwave) and shred it.
3 Heat oven to 190°C, 170°C fan. Mix
sauce into the macaroni. Add the pork.
Put into gratin dishes and top with the
breadcrumbs and reserved cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes until it’s piping
hot, golden brown and bubbling.
*Pulled pork is often made with
a separate sweet, smoky sauce,
which you won’t need here.
The pulled pork
really elevates a
run-of-the-mill
macaroni cheese
Sausage roll log with
cheese and pickle
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1 Roll out the pastry to make a
30x22cm rectangle. Keep the
trimmings for decoration. Put
this aside in the fridge while
you make the filling.
2 Pat out half the sausage meat to
30cm on a piece of baking paper.
This will make it easier to roll up.
3 Spoon the pickle over the
centre of the sausage meat,
then put a line of the cheese
through the middle. Pat over
the rest of the sausage meat.
4 Use the paper to roll it into
a long sausage, keeping the
cheese and pickle in the
centre as much as possible.
5 Brush the edges of the pastry
with the egg wash, then put the
sausage in the centre and join
the pastry together around it.
Flip it over onto an oiled baking
tray. Brush all over with the
glaze then decorate with leftover
pastry trimmings and glaze
again. Chill until ready to bake.
Heat the oven to 220°C, 200°C
fan. Bake the log for 35 minutes.
You can serve it hot, at room
temperature or cold. Per serving:
1 117 kilojoules, 17g fat (8g
saturated), 17g carbohydrate w&h
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the butter in a mixer and beat
on slow until smooth. Beat in the
icing sugar, then mix in the instant
cofee granules and the liqueur.
2 For the base, mix together the
liqueur, cofee and cofee extract
in a shallow dish. Dip one biscuit at
a time into this mixture and lay on a
serving dish until you have a base
of about 6 biscuits, 3 long by 2 wide.
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and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Dip
the next 6 biscuits in the mixture. Repeat
the buttercream and chocolate layering
until all biscuits are used, ending with
soaked ones. Chill for at least 2 hours.
4 For the mascarpone cream, beat the
mascarpone in a bowl until smooth,
add the cream and vanilla and beat
into soft peaks. Spread the mascarpone
cream over the top and sides of the
torte, and decorate with chocolate curls.
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the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla pod and
lemon rind in a pot. Remove from heat
and infuse, with lid on, for 20 minutes.
Split vanilla pod in half, scrape out
seeds, adding them to infused mix.
Remove lemon rind. Soak gelatine in
cold water for 5 minutes, then squeeze
out the excess water and stir into the
warm infused mix till it dissolves. Stir
in the rum and allow the mixture to
cool a little, then pour into the glasses.
Chill for at least 5 hours or until set.
2 To make the jelly, put the granulated
sugar into a small saucepan with 100ml
water, warm gently until the sugar
dissolves, then stir in the port. Soak
gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes,
then squeeze out the excess water and
stir into the warm port mixture until it
dissolves. Allow to cool slightly. Ensure
the panna cotta has set before gently
pouring over the jelly. Chill overnight
or until the jelly has become firm. >>
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Super-sticky lemon
and syrup pudding
This dessert is self-saucig, but its
also delicious served with hot custard.
Easy/Prepare ahead Ready
i 2 hours 35 iutes Serves 8
GET AHEAD The truʻe ix keeps
for three days i the fridge, but if i
pastry, they will keep overight ay
loger ad the pastry will go soggy.
Amarula truffle tarts
This is a ultipurpose recipe! Pour the mllig ito sall glasses as a chocolate
pot, ake caapés i ii pastry cases or, a full-o puddig, as weve doe here.
Easy/Prepare ahead
Ready i 15 iutes, plus
chillig Makes 8
200g dark chocolate,
broke ito sall pieces
300l double-thick crea
good pich of sea salt
50g butter
6tbsp Aarula
8 sall shortcrust pastry cases
chocolate this ad Nicoletta
gold cake crystals, to decorate
1 Put the chocolate pieces in a
good-sized heatproof bowl. Heat
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the cream with the salt until boiling
point is reached. Now, pour it over the
chocolate pieces and add the butter.
Leave it to stand for around 5 minutes.
2 Whisk the chocolate mixture and
cream together. Add the Amarula
and mix well. Pour into a jug and
then into the pastry cases. Place
them in the fridge to set – around
2 hours. Decorate with chocolate
thins and gold cake crystals.
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1 Drizzle the golden syrup into the basin
and scatter over the breadcrumbs. Set
aside. In a food processor, or with a
hand-held electric whisk, cream together
castor sugar and butter until pale and
flufy. Gradually mix in the eggs, then fold
in the flour, ginger, lemon zest and milk.
2 Pour mixture into basin and cover with
a piece of greaseproof paper 2cm larger
than the basin; put foil over and tie basin
tightly with string. Attach another piece of
string over top to make a handle, so as to
lift the basin without burning fingers later.
3 Put the basin in a deep pan and add
boiling water to reach halfway up the side.
Cover with pan lid and steam for 2 hours;
adding water if it starts to evaporate too
quickly. Uncover and leave for 5 minutes.
Turn out onto a plate and serve. w&h
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175g castor sugar
175g butter, softeed
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175g self-raisig nour
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2tbsp ilk
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...with Kim Hoepfl’s selection of warming reds and whites
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t will make the darkening,
chilling hours after sundown something you’ll
actually start looking forward to. I know I do.
Grande Provence
Angels Tears Le
Chocolat Pinotage
2017 (R55) Your
go-to winter wine
– not just because
of its price, but also
because it’s soft and
easy. Fruity, velvety
and balanced with
savoury notes, the
rich flavours come
from the toasted
French oak. Ideal
with a lasagne.
Matthew
van Heerden
Chardonnay 2015
(R280) Pricey? Yes,
but this exquisite
Chardonnay has
it all – it’s buttery,
perfumed with ripe
white peach, and
ends with a lemony
smack. Sip on its
own, although it’s
as delectable with
roast chicken or
pumpkin soup.
Neethlingshof
The Short Story
Collection The Owl
Post Pinotage 2016
(R220) Bursting with
flavour, this pinotage
boasts rich notes of
Christmas pudding,
plum and spice, and
some tobacco, with
a surprisingly dry
finish. A great winter
warmer that’s ideal
with crispy roast
lamb and potatoes.
Alvi’s Drift CVC
Reserve 2016 (R101)
White blends are
some of the exciting
wines coming out of
the Cape now – their
weighty opulence
so suitable to the
cold. This Chenin
blanc, Viognier and
Chardonnay mix is
creamy, intense and
generous, and so
delightful with Cape
Malay-style dishes.
Steenberg
Stately Cabernet
Sauvignon Shiraz
2015 (R146) This
Cabernet-led blend
is softened with a
splash of Shiraz.
Classically styled,
you’ll pick up some
ripe dark fruit and
black pepper on the
nose, balanced by
a savoury mouthful.
So pleasant with a
hearty meat stew.
Fable Mountain
The Raptor Post
2016 (R110) A warm
fusion of Grenache
Noir, Syrah and
Mourvèdre, this soft
and rewarding red
is light in body, but
not in colour or in
flavour. With pepper,
musky rose and
nutmeg on the nose,
it’s suited to a spicy
meat dish, like a
lamb bredie or curry.
Waterkloof False
Bay Old School
Syrah 2017 (R65)
Waterkloof has hit
the jackpot with
this beauty. This
wine surpasses
expectations –
it is flavourful,
concentrated
and savoury, but still soft and
completely afordable. Especially
delicious midweek with a classic
margherita pizza or seared steak.
INSIDER KNOWHOW: PAIRING
WINE WITH
CHOCOLATE
Being two of life’s greatest pleasures,
you’d think that wine and chocolate
would be easy to pair. But marrying
the two is not as straightforward
as it appears. Follow our rule-ofthumb pointers to impress guests
at your next dinner party...
Milk chocolate is best enjoyed
with a sweet bubbly, late harvest
dessert wine, or a ruby port. Dark
chocolate plays beautifully with
port or a sweet sherry. Even better,
pair it with a good brandy. White
chocolate is excellent with Pinot
Noir or a sweet sparkling wine. Get
tasting and see for yourself! w&h
COOKING
STARS
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Astrologer Penny Thornton reveals
how your star sign can afect what
you eat, how you cook – and even
your temperament in the kitchen…
PENNY THORNTON
learnt how to cook
around the time she
was taking astrology
classes. Back in the
late 1970s, her thenhusband was a souschef at a luxury hotel.
Then, in the mid-1990s, Penny had a
10-minute daily slot on US television,
combining astrology and food.
As Penny explains, “The relationship
between astrology and food is based
on the ancient belief that all things
in the universe are connected. The
animals, birds, fish and plants were
all ‘ruled’ by a planet or sign.”
Penny’s latest book, The Zodiac
Cooks, embraces her two passions. It’s
an amusing and informative gastronomic
romp through the zodiac alongside
delicious recipes. So read on to find out
whether you really are suited to spelt…
Perfect for Pisces: The traditional
French stew of bouillabaisse with
a hot paste of rouille served on slices
of crusty baguette. Find these recipes
and others from Penny’s book at
womanandhomemagazine.co.za
Celestial superfoods All dairy, sweet
and juicy fruit such as peaches, plums
and figs, and lots of beans. As for meats,
aim for rabbit, veal, beef; and for fish,
include salmon, lobster and sardines.
What to do in the Taurus kitchen
Forget about your Spanx and your
kilojoule-counter and enjoy the feast.
Celestial superfoods The fruit
and nuts of this sign are few and
far between, but include mulberry,
hazelnut and walnut. For veg and
herbs, think fennel, turnip and parsley.
Swordfish goes down well, too.
What to do in the Gemini kitchen
Share a new app you have, as well as
any juicy gossip, but definitely do not
invade your host’s personal space.
Gemini
A fearless, competitive and pioneering star sign that
CELESTIAL SUPERFOODS Spiky, spicy, hot and generally fierce. Meats include lamb
and venison; artichokes and rocket are right up Aries’ street, as are oats and red lentils.
WHAT TO DO IN THE ARIES KITCHEN Open up an amazing bottle of wine and be
sure to stand well clear of the stove and the chopping board. Anything could happen!
Cancerians
Celestial superfoods Foods high in
calcium fluoride: egg yolk, wholegrain
rye, yoghurt, beetroot, fish and oysters.
What to do in the Cancerian kitchen
Talk about your woes and praise the
authenticity of everything – request
a recipe, hand-written, of course.
Leos
A dream dish for Virgos: delicious
blackberry-and-plum pavlova
Serve this for Scorpios:
beetroot-and-vodka-cured
salmon with a zesty citrus salad
Their
CELESTIAL SUPERFOODS This sign rules
orchards, vineyards and anything caught deep
in the ocean, as well as things grown in dark,
damp places, such as mushrooms, truffles and
root vegetables. They tend to prefer fish to meat.
WHAT TO DO IN THE SCORPIO KITCHEN For a
Scorpio get-together to pass without incident, keep
a low profile, and insist on doing the washing-up.
are doomed to failure, and Leo is
the poster child for yo-yo dieting.
Celestial superfoods Yellow and
orange food: carrots, mangoes, corn,
oranges, turmeric. Leos aren’t fish lovers.
What to do in the Leo kitchen Bring a
great gift and leave before you’re asked.
The zodiac’s fusspots – but
within every responsible, restrained
Virgo is a sybarite trying to get out.
Celestial superfoods Natural and
unrefined foods, wholegrains, pulses,
nuts and seeds. In particular fennel, leafy
greens, corn, celery, beans and berries.
Although they may wax lyrical about the
virtues of spelt, they will go weak-kneed
CELESTIAL SUPERFOODS Dairy,
juicy fruit and foods with aphrodisiacal
properties, such as asparagus and oysters,
tomatoes, parsnips, oregano and parsley.
Librans also love all things sweet.
WHAT TO DO IN THE LIBRAN KITCHEN
Despite being sociable people, Librans are
hard to please. So come laden with flowers
or chocolates, preferably in a heart shape.
at the sight of sticky tofee pudding.
What to do in the Virgo kitchen
Bring some natural lotions and potions
as a gift, and look presentable but not
overdone – for a Virgo, less is more.
Celestial superfoods It’s all about
taste. Especially popular are lamb and
tuna, and all fruit and seeds, particularly
sesame seeds and almonds.
What to do in the Sagittarius kitchen
You’ll have a good time with Sagittarians,
the zodiac’s fun bunnies. So bring some
bubbles and laugh – no matter how
many times you’ve heard the same story.
Capricorns are reliable, practical
and exacting. They are the observers
in a room. And this same understated,
methodical approach to life is reflected
in their cooking.
Celestial superfoods Produce like
potatoes, root vegetables – particularly
parsnips – lentils, blackberries, mussels
and crayfish, as well as blue cheese
and game meat are clear favourites.
What to do in the Capricorn kitchen
Follow any instructions and ask whether
your host has any tips for you on
saving money or conserving energy.
Celestial superfoods Foods that are
light: soufflés, mousses and meringues;
also, air-dried meats, salt cod, root
vegetables, sage, garlic and capers.
What to do in the Aquarius kitchen
Ask where your chef first tasted the dish
they’re making – Aquarians love storytelling – never asserting your superiority.
Celestial superfoods All seafood.
Leaning toward a vegetarian
or vegan diet, you can include
most fruit and vegetables, but
especially leek and asparagus.
What to do in the Pisces kitchen
Say you don’t mind when – and what
– you eat. Just don’t open the wine too
soon or dinner may
never happen…
The Zodiac Cooks
(GB Publishing), by
Penny Thornton,
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COMPLETE
OPULENCE
For those wintry
moments that
demand a snuggle
up on the couch
in front of the TV,
we love Mr Price
Home’s selection
of warm and comfy
blankets. Mink
Sherpa in Harbor
Grey, R299,99
New for
COLOUR YOUR WALL
Upgrade your bathroom with soft
satin matte wall tiles, available in a
variety of ice-cream pastels. Apply
one shade or mix it up for a fresh
look! Chalk Azul Glazed Ceramic
Wall Tile, from R369/m2, Italtile
YOU
w&h’s Claire DINING CHIC
Badenhorst Backed with a thin
protective layer of
on new buys cork, these grey felt
coasters add oodles
of style to a table. Stitch
Felt Coasters, R300
for four, Man + Wife
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SMART DESIGN
LG’s clever new InstaView
Door-in-Door Refrigerator is
like having a magic lens into
your fridge! A mirrored glass
panel on the door lights up
with two taps, allowing you
to see what’s inside, without
letting cold air out. RRSP
R34 999,99, major retailers
FRESH PRODUCE
Beat the frost by growing
herbs indoors, all-year round.
So simple with this compact
hydroponic system, featuring
an add-water indicator, LED
lamp and more. MicroGarden
Hydroponic Herb Garden (excl.
seeds), R1 199, Yuppiechef
BLISSFUL SLEEP
A GLASSY ACT
Appreciate the delicate
beauty of glass with
elegantly sleek pendant
lights. Glass Teardrop
Pendant light, from R1 295
for small, Weylandts
Your nights will never be the
same... Sealy’s new luxury
range, la différence, ofers
mattresses that mould and
adapt to your body shape
as you sleep. From R40 000
for a king-sized bed set,
selected retailers w&h
RESORT
retreat
By reworking the layout of a neglected house into a more free-flowing
space, Kathleen and Chris Friedrich gave it a stunning resort-style feel
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real home
athleen and Chris
Friedrich, who’ve
been married for
30 years, became
professional property
flippers four years ago.
“We’ve renovated and
sold seven homes in this
time. But we were serial
renovators for a long time
before that, working it in around
our professions. Chris is a licensed
builder and I’ve worked in interior
staging and styling for many years,”
says Kathleen. “We love making and
creating things together. He’s a handson person – if he sees something,
he can make it! And I’m addicted to
finding unique bespoke homeware.”
When the couple first saw this
property, it really jumped out at them.
“The layout was terrible and it hadn’t
been maintained,” says Kathleen.
“Its presentation was definitely not
a selling point. However, it had 17m
of clumping bamboo along its front
fence, which had huge potential
for a grand entrance and privacy. It
may not have been easy for another
buyer to see, but we saw its potential
immediately. Within 15 minutes of
inspecting it, we had a vision in mind.”
Kathleen and Chris started the
renovation process by tackling the
internal layout problems – demolishing
walls, flipping the kitchen around
completely to open the area up, and
turning the poky main bathroom into
a larger, more usable space. “One
of the most important things when
you walk into a family home is to have
the flow and feel right,” she says.
They wanted the house to make a
great first impression, so invested in
the exterior, cladding half of the front
with sandstone tiles. Next, they built
a boardwalk from the entrance of the
property to the front door, and covered
it from the weather with planks of
timber to give it a bespoke feel.
“We decided to create a resort-like
holiday feel with a Balinese theme,” >>
K
Left: The laminated flooring
is in a gorgeous oak colour
Right and below: Old Javanese
doors man the secure entry
that leads onto the tranquil
bamboo-and-timber walkway
real home
STYLE TIPS
Kathleen and Chris’ pointers for
stylish finishes on a tight budget.
+ For every room, think outside the
usual retail options and know that you
don’t have to pay someone else to
source materials and products for you.
+ If you’re redoing a kitchen yourself,
be prepared to do lots of research.
Search online for a flat-pack kitchen.
And, laminates are a great option
for kitchen countertops – there are
many lovely choices available now.
+ Getting your kitchen’s lighting right
is really important – the correct
lighting will make or break the look.
LED strip lighting is cost-efective and
the results speak for themselves.
+ Use big pieces of art to make
a dramatic statement, and always
include indoor plants as features.
+ For our guest bathroom we bought
cheaper tiles from a factory outlet.
You have to be a savvy buyer.
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AU/WWW.MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA
Above: The kitchen’s mirrored splashback
was custom-made with toughened glass, and
creates a high-end look at an afordable cost
Below: An old air-hockey table was repurposed
into an outdoor dining table using leftover
decking for the tabletop. Smart upcycling!
explains Kathleen. “The wow-factor
starts outside – walking along that
boardwalk is like coming into a resort,
and continues inside with the kitchen.”
Kathleen found inspiration for
the large timber screen dividing the
kitchen and sitting room at a local
shopping centre – on the ceiling! She
took pictures to joinery companies,
but sourcing the timber proved too
expensive. Fortunately, the company
that supplied their flat-pack kitchen
had an alternative: laminated planks
discarded by another customer. Chris
designed a rod for one side of the
screen, and flush-mounted the other.
The renovation lasted 15 weeks,
with the couple spending 10 hours a
day, seven days a week on it. “Full-time
flipping isn’t easy,” says Kathleen. “We
both work harder and longer hours
now than we ever have in our lives.
But we really love what we do, and
wouldn’t have it any other way.” w&h
SPA-THROOM The bathroom layout
was opened up into a more airy space,
and trendy wood-look tiles were used
on the walls for a modern wet-room feel
FOCUS WALL Kathleen opted
to have the main bedroom wall
painted in Rust-Oleum’s Chalked
Ultra Matte Paint in Charcoal
home trends
GO
LUXE
FOR
WINTER
When it starts getting dark earlier and
there’s a bite in the air, we spend more
time indoors, so indulge in some luxe
pieces and make the living easy...
Mixed Metals BD44304 wallpaper,
from R1 376/10m roll, Hertex
GO FOR GOLD
Think of luxe and you think of gold – it’s rich, warm and
teams well with grey, brown or black. Keep it soft with
matte finishes or ramp it up with glitter and sequins.
GOLDEN GLOW
Statement
candleholders
add a modern
touch. Triangular
Candlestick,
R229, H&M
FINISHING TOUCHES
Vases are a great way to give an existing
room a fresh look. Group together and
choose diferent finishes and heights
for impact. Tall vase, R439, Zara
Home. Small vase, R79,99, H&M
RETRO ALTERNATIVE
An elegant way to
display drinks in your
entertainment area.
Empire Drinks Trolley,
R2 299, @home
ABOUT FACE
An antique-looking wall clock
in metallic gold adds instant
finesse to your decor. Gold
Antique Clock, R599, @home
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL
A neat minimalist shape in a contemporary
colour, but with a cosy edge: it doubles as a
sleeper couch. Kate Sofa Bed, R5 999, @home
Tweed Yellow
Scatter Cushion,
R199, Volpes
WINNING COMBINATION
A stone top and metallic
legs make a classy team
for a neat side table – great
for a smaller space. Yoko
Side Table, R3 500, SHF
Sequined Cushion
Cover, R149, H&M
FLUFFY FEELING
Who wouldn’t want to
wrap up in this? It will look
sumptuous on your couch
or bed. Luxury Faux Fur
Throw by David Jones,
R1 613,02, Woolworths
ACCESSORISE!
Cushions are one of the easiest and
least expensive ways to introduce
a new look. Team patterned with
plain and mix diferent textures. >>
Metallic Herringbone
Scatter, R495, Weylandts
MOOD INDIGO
Deep blues continue to trend. Darker shades are
more dramatic and provide the perfect complementary
base for teal, gold and white accessories.
Leaf Print Velvet
Cushion Cover,
R599, Zara Home
Splashy Wall Art, R1 950; Lloyd
Pedestal, R6 000; Lloyd Bed,
R20 000 for a queen; Peacock
Throw, R1 950; Small Mystic
Peacock Scatter, R400, all SHF
Sprig Print Velvet Scatter
Cushion by David Jones,
R402,50, Woolworths
LIGHTING UPDATE
Ditch the single pendant
and update your lights with
a cluster design – oodles
of style for any room. LED
Round Cone Cluster in
Satin Gold, R8 680, K. Light
Punto do Sol Jardim Indigo
fabric, R1 081/m, Hertex
PURE LUXURY
There’s nothing as lavish
as Egyptian cotton bed
linen... so indulge! Luxurious
400TC Egyptian Cotton
Oxford Duvet Cover by
David Jones, from R1 108,64
for double, Woolworths
PATTERN PERFECT
Add patterned cushions
to plain bedding for
a co-ordinated look
that will help bring all
your colours together.
FAB FLOORING
Rugs pull a room’s decor
together. Deep Blue Bay
Rug, R1 895, Block & Chisel
WALL ART
Instead of a piece
of art, an on-trend
gold mirror makes
a stunning impact
against a dark wall.
Claremont Mirror,
R2 199, @home
GEOMETRIC DESIGN
Inject interest with
a cut-out side table.
Chevron Lamp Table,
R2 999, Coricraft
LITTLE DISHES
This punched metal bowl
is just perfect for storing
jewellery. Hammered plate
medium, R299, Coricraft
WALL STORY
Short on space? Instead of
bedside lamps and tables,
choose a wall-mounted
reading light. Antique
Brass Wall Lamp, R1 900,
Cécile & Boyd w&h
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SITTING PRETTY
So useful in a bedroom,
but this chair would look
fantastic anywhere. Dolce
Chair, R7 000, SHF
Your
scented
home
From left: Bridgewater
Small White Cotton Candle
in Jar, R399, Poetry. Gavin
Rajah Versailles Soy Wax
Candle, R399, @home.
Clifton Beach Scented
Candle, R290, Cape Island
Tell me I smell good, “Oh thanks!” Tell me my home smells good… now
that’s a huge compliment! Our home is an extension of our personality,
says Jo Glanville-Blackburn, so it should smell as good as it looks, right?
ow about this for making
an entrance? You walk in
the door, and by the time
your bag hits the floor,
the aroma of your home has filtered
through your nose, up to your brain,
calling ‘I’m home’ to the rest of your
body. A millisecond later you breathe
out, shoulders drop… you relax. For,
at the end of a weary day, where do
we crave and yearn to be the most
if not at home? Now, more than ever,
in our crazy, chaotic, stressy lives,
I truly believe we need to surround
and immerse ourselves in a cocoon
of contentment and security.
H
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WHY HOME
SCENT MATTERS
If there is one thing I’ve learnt as a
beauty journalist, it’s that the surest way
to connect with your mood, especially
after a long day, is through fragrance.
When you bring aroma into your home,
it has a huge impact on the senses. Let’s
start with a bunch of flowers. Visually,
you have colour and architecture in
the petals, but even more powerful is
the aroma – be it roses, lilies or fresh
lavender intertwined with sprigs of
rosemary. It’s that ‘Ahh’ aroma efect.
I’ve always had a passion for fragrance;
Jo Malone English Oak
& Redcurrant Scented
Candle, R855
‘I love candlelight. It’s hypnotic, magical
and downright flattering. Add in an
aroma that matters to you and you turn
a house into a home; a space into a zone’
for myself and my home. The two
are inseparable. When my children
were small, I wore the great chypre
Mitsouko by Guerlain, and they
would hug me and say, “You smell
of home.” I also burn candles galore,
usually with a woody hint, or spritz
aromas in the air, like the sensual
Bel Ami by Hermès (a men’s scent
featuring vetiver and patchouli),
or Tom Ford Noir Extreme Eau de
Parfum (with cardamom, orange
and sandalwood), around my oice.
“Smell is so emotional,” says
perfume distributor Christopher
Yu. “The place in our brain where
we process scent is also where we
store memory. That’s why it’s
the quickest way to access your
memory and emotion. Scent is
always an emotional purchase.”
Home is not about the colour
on the walls, the size of your kitchen,
or the number of bedrooms or
bathrooms you have – that’s a
house. Your home has soul. It’s all
about emotion. So whether you live
alone, with a partner, kids, three
generations of family, or a darling
(albeit occasionally whify!) dog,
home is your space. It’s your
place to unwind, be yourself,
relax, regenerate, refuel, reason...
Oh, it matters. It matters a lot.
HOW TO SCENT YOUR HOME
From left: L’Occitane Candied Fruits
Home Perfume, R425 for 100ml. Guerlain
Oud Essentiel, R2 625 for 125ml EDP
Want a peaceful, snuggly Sunday in, or having friends over for drinks? Scent your home to suit the mood you want to
recreate. “Fragrance is so important for creating an atmosphere and emotion in the home,” says aromatherapist Nicola
Elliott. “Try something relaxing in the bedroom and bathroom, but an uplifting scent in the kitchen. If you’re new to home
fragrance, start with a candle or difuser in the bedroom and see the diference in your mood after a great night’s sleep!”
SPRAY IT Over bed linen,
curtains, napkins and even
your tablecloth al fresco.
Choose a mood-enhancing
essential-oil-based spray,
body mist or flower water
that is alcohol-free. Avoid
using chemical-based room
sprays (that way, if it falls
on your skin, it’s OK). Great
to try is Good Life Rose
Water, R109 for 100ml,
Faithful to Nature, and a
w&h favourite to spritz on
a duvet is the L’Occitane
Aromachologie Relaxing
Pillow Mist, R345 for
100ml, featuring notes
of calming lavender, citrusy
bergamot and delicious
mandarin – it works like a
dream! Hello, great sleep.
DIFFUSE IT Reed
difusers are a more elegant
and efortless version
of air fresheners, gently
permeating a fragrance
that you love throughout
the home. The trick is to
turn the wooden sticks
every five days to get the
full impact. You’re sure to
adore the spicy woods
in Jo Malone Pomegranate
Noir Scent Surround
Diffuser, R1 300 for 165ml.
HEAT IT An essential-oil
burner is a gentle way to
scent a room. Try the Aura
Serenity Electric Diffuser,
R999, @home, which comes
with a small fragrance. If
you’re blending your own
essential-oils scent, a mix of
lemongrass, bergamot and
frankincense works well.
SMOKE IT Incense sticks,
cones and flat coils are a
fabulous, traditional way
to smoulder aroma in your
home. Best for the job
are Otto Scented incense
by Fornasetti Profumi,
R995 for 80 sticks, Skins
Cosmetics, with thyme and
lavender; and Cedarwood
Dreams Organic Incense
Cones, R88 for 10, Fresh
Earth, with the grounding,
earthy scent of cedar wood.
Take these on holiday, then
when you next light one
at home, the whole family
will feel the relaxed vibe!
BURN IT Light a candle.
“A signature home scent
is as essential as having a
‘signature scent’ for your
skin,” says perfumer Roja
Dove. “It is a way of really
owning your surroundings
and it is more personal
than simply wearing a
scent, since people have
to be invited into your
home to experience it.” >>
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From left: St Tomas Atmosphere
Difuser, R525,50 for 100ml, Charlotte
Rhys. White Cardamom Room Difuser,
R1 800 for 200ml, Crabtree & Evelyn
SCENT LAYERING: HOME AND ABROAD
LOVE PERFUME LAYERING? Then you
should try layering at home, too. “Be
experimental and burn candles like a
signature cocktail,” says Roja. To do
this, choose scents that complement
each other with shared styles or some
similar notes. “I love to burn a diferent
fragranced candle in every room,” says
Christopher, “then in the passage it
almost becomes my own signature scent
where all the aromas meet. Guests
always ask, ‘What is this smell?’ and
there isn’t any one – that’s home.”
LIKE PORTABLE PERFUMES? Travel
candles such as Jo Malone, SoyLites
and Diptyque are great for scattering
around the room or bath for a touch
of home comfort. “I hate hotels,” says
Nicola, “so I always take whatever scent
I’m burning most at home away with me
when I’m travelling. It helps me relax.”
CANDLE ETIQUETTE “A lot goes in
to making one small candle, but what
many don’t realise is that these little
lighted friends need a certain amount
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR You
only have to experience an expensive
candle to know why it costs more.
“A cheap fragrance can smell like
surface spray,” says Roja. “It can, in
turn, cheapen the surroundings of the
home, and give residents and guests
a headache. It’s like choosing a piece
of furniture: you can spend far less,
but it won’t have the same efect –
functional over fashionable.” Christopher
says: “It’s all about the fragrance. You’ll
find 10 to 12% fragrance (natural or
synthetic) in every prestigious candle,
and it’s this ‘throw’ that makes it scent
a room even before it’s lit.” Cheaper
candles generally have a simpler
fragrance construction and contain
less than 2% perfume in comparison.
CREATE SCENT ZONES
Use fragrance for a specific mood in
diferent rooms at home. In the kitchen,
burn a herbaceous candle like P.F.
Candle Company’s Rosemary Terra
Soy Candle, R795, Pezula Interiors,
to create the illusion of something
cooking. As you move into the lounge,
choose a more uplifting scent like the
Cedarwood Scented Candle, R299
for the large, H&M. For a home office,
peppermint helps you stay focused. Try
the SoyLites Maxi Travel-Lites Energise
candle, R210, with ginger, peppermint,
and eucalyptus. In your bedroom, show
of a few gorgeous scented candles
on an ornate tray. Create a relaxing
atmosphere with floral hints like lily,
lavender, jasmine and tuberose. w&h
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From left: Under the Leaves Perfumed Candle, R273,
Charlotte Rhys. Copper candle, stylist’s own. Grace
Collection Orchid & Aloe Scented Candle, R219, @home
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of nurturing, too. Roja advises:
When lighting for the first time,
always burn the candle for two hours
to allow the wax to pool evenly
for the duration of its burn time.
Do trim the wick before relighting
to prevent blackening of the glass.
Sneaky! Light candles one hour
prior to the arrival of guests for
that maximum punch of fragrance.
Then extinguish the flame and even
hide the candle just before they
arrive so your home appears to
be beautifully, naturally fragrant.
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Whether you’re coming in from the snow or
the rain, Virginia Boshof suggests eight cosy
spots sure to chase the winter blues away
1
CLEOPATRA MOUNTAIN
FARMHOUSE, KAMBERG VALLEY
Between the roaring fires, the gourmet
food and the stunning decor, this
luxurious lakeside retreat will be
your most fabulous farmstay ever.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME Nestling
in a tranquil KZN valley flanked by the
Drakensberg range, this farmhouse
has been standing since the 1940s
and hasn’t lost one bit of its original
charm. The five Standard Rooms in the
farmhouse are the height of comfort;
each individually and lovingly decorated
with meticulous detail. Whether you
choose the red-and-green Scandinavian
Room or the enchanting Colonial Natal
Room, feeling at home is guaranteed.
Norwegian salmon and home-made
pastries, just wait until you dig into the
mouth-watering seven-course dinner!
After a hearty country meal, indulge in
a deep-tissue massage at Cleopatra’s
Copper Pot Spa (from R600pp for an
hour), and revel in the most comfortable
winter you could ever hope to wish for.
COST From R2 520ppspn in a twoMake yourself a cup of tea and soak up
sleeper Standard Room; with dinner
the shine of the season on the outside
and breakfast. Valid till 31 December
sunlounger or, if the nip in the air is too
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much, curl up in front of the fireplace
while gazing out of your
window to watch the mist
Step back in time when
rise gently from the lake.
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you book into the
FARM FRESH With awardDEAL
Colonial Natal Room
winning chef Richard
Boynton on-site and a
constantly rotating menu,
Cleopatra’s farm-to-fork
dining experience will be
a holiday highlight. If you
think nothing can top the
three-course breakfast’s
cosy getaways
The silky-smooth lake makes
fishing a therapeutic exercise
2
Feel like you’re in a Spanish
villa at Fortis Hotel Malaga
FORTIS HOTEL MALAGA,
WATERVAL BOVEN
On the banks of the Elands River in
Mpumalanga, about an hour away
from Nelspruit, you’ll find Fortis Hotel
Malaga. The stunning country resort
was named after the Spanish city of
Málaga, which served as inspiration
for the hotel’s rustic architecture and
decor, and its warm, homely feeling.
COUNTRY CHARM Well-appointed
rooms, just a short walk away from
reception and the communal lounge,
ofer stylish comfort, and all boast their
own balcony overlooking the beautiful,
lush garden and mountainous terrain.
Order a warming cappuccino from the
restaurant and head out to the garden,
wrapped up warmly, so the children
can take in the animal life. Bunnies,
chickens and ducks – plus a resident
chatty parrot! – will keep them happy.
FRESH AIR The hotel has a volleyball
court and playground on-site for the
Put your feet up and relax
in the communal lounge
younger guests, but if you’re keen to
get out and do some sightseeing, the
staf can organise a shuttle to take
you to the Eland River Falls – one of
the province’s hightest waterfalls. The
surrounding area is a birdwatchers’
haven! If it’s activity you’re after, Elands
Valley ofers plenty of opportunities for
you to soak up the crisp, cool air while
mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking
or fishing. Return to the resort, where
the restaurant’s farm-fresh country fare,
from mushroom soup to lamb curry, will
keep you more than content. Stay warm
and snuggly with a nightcap by the
fireplace before retiring to your room.
COST From R1 270pn for a foursleeper Standard Family Room, with
breakfast. Prices subject to change;
fortishotels.com/hotel-intro-malaga
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WILDERNESS RESERVE,
UNDERBERG
Your accommodation within this reserve,
which happens to be one of the most
gorgeous fly-fishing destinations on
the planet, feels like part of a fairy tale,
surrounded by snow-topped mountains.
LAKESIDE LEISURE The two-bedroom
Duckbay Lodge is ideal for families. It’s
a private paradise, surrounded by pine
glades and reed beds, where you can
skip stones on the lake, or spot birds from
the comfort of your bed. Wake up to the
steppe buzzard’s song, then coax the kids
into bringing you a mug of warm tea while
you lie in! Pack in a couple of board games,
too, enjoying them with the family in front
of the lounge fireplace on chilly evenings.
ONE FISH, TWO FISH Since the reserve
is part of World Heritage Site uKhahlamba
Drakensberg Park, do explore its exquisite
beauty with a walk around the silent lake.
The stillness is supreme for any fly-fishing
enthusiasts. Take a boat out onto the water,
or stand at the edge, casting for fish. Back
at the lodge, cover the outside picnic area
with blankets and try to spot the lake’s
shy otters breaking the water’s surface.
COST From R1 940pn for four in the selfcatering Duckbay Lodge. Valid till 30
September 2018; giantscup.co.za >>
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Experience the African bush
staying in luxe lodgings
THORNYBUSH GAME
LODGE, HOEDSPRUIT
If you don’t consider yourself a ‘bushy’
person, a stay at Thornybush Game
Lodge, next to the Kruger National
Park, will convince you otherwise.
WALLOW IN With its thatched roof and
lovely muted colour palette, your double
Suite is an extension of the environment
around it. Quiet and serene, each room
has a large bed to crawl into after an
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THE BATHS,
CITRUSDAL
Citrusdal’s visitors can’t
resist rolling down their
windows to catch a whif of the fresh
lemon-scented air. Winding through
the mountains, you’ll arrive in the
scenic Olifants River Valley, where
a geographically gifted guest house
ofers the ‘steamiest’ winter of your life!
SOAK IT UP Located in a hot-springs
haven on a fragrant citrus farm, this
stunning Victorian-style getaway ofers
16 diferent chalets, as well as 19 flats to
choose from. However, the Cape Dutch
Dwarsgebou, with six duplex units, is
the best for families who need space to
sprawl out in. The kids can play games in
the open-plan lounge, while you recline
on the couch and your partner fires up
the private braai outside. After supper,
a dip in the rock pools behind the house
shouldn’t even be a question. These
exciting day in the bushveld, an elegant
bathroom with a tub that’s just calling for
bubbles, and a patio facing the riverbed.
WILD THINGS Even if it’s cold outside,
you won’t regret heading out on a game
drive at dusk, where you might spot a
herd of elephants or a lazy lion pride.
Besides, comfort is never compromised
on the open vehicle – hot-water bottles
and blankets are provided to ensure
you’re always toasty, and an Amarulainfused mochaccino can be specially
prepared for you, too. After your evening
drive, a scrumptious dinner of everything
from prawns to game meat awaits you
by the crackling fire in the boma area,
under a blanket of stars. With your belly
full and your heart content, fall asleep to
the distant howls of hyenas on the prowl.
COST From R9 419ppspn for two in
a Suite, including all meals, two daily
safaris and selected drinks; excluding
conservation fee (R350pp). Valid till
31 December 2018; bit.ly/2H3Tvuh
Let all your worries
evaporate with a
stay at The Baths
pools are fed toasty 43°C water from
natural springs, so it’s a warming treat.
NATURE’S CHOICE Although it might
be tempting to spend your entire holiday
in the hot springs, don’t forget to explore
the area. A host of hiking trails, some
leading to spectacular rock art, are on
your doorstep, and the kids can wear
themselves out on the nearby zip-lining
excursion. Seeing the farm’s lemon and
orange trees grow heavy with glowing
fruit, you won’t want to miss one of the
town’s many guided tours around the
citrus landmarks. Don’t forget to buy a
few lemon and orange bags for home!
COST From R1 300pn for four in a
self-catering Dwarsgebou unit. Valid
till 28 February 2019; thebaths.co.za
Chill out on your veranda
with a glass of wine,
while looking for whales
cosy getaways
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ROCKLANDS HOUSE, MURDOCK VALLEY
Take in views of the rolling seas and
stormy horizons of the Cape’s winters,
huddled on the couch, all cosy, in this
holiday house overlooking False Bay.
SEASIDE SNUGGLES With four lovely
bedrooms and the guaranteed privacy
of the entire property, this is the perfect
getaway for you and your favourite other
couples. Say goodbye to cabin fever and
brave a brief nip in the outside Jacuzzi,
or steam away your blues in the sauna.
COASTAL CHARM On stormier nights,
host a couples’ tournament at the pool
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CLARIDGE
HOUSE,
CLARENS
Clarens, in the Free State, is a sanctuary
of mountains, dams and silence, with
a winter in this hilly haven meaning a
well-deserved break from the world.
HIDDEN GEM The picturesque Maluti
Mountains are welcome enough, but
driving up to a luxurious hideaway lined
with purple haze and pig’s ear flowers,
you’ll feel like you’re really going home.
It seems unlikely that all three of this
holiday home’s chic bedrooms would
ofer unparalleled views of the valleys,
but that’s part of its charm. With a stylish
open-plan lounge, whitewashed wooden
floors, and percale linen, you’ll have a
boutique-style atmosphere to revel in.
SNOW BUNNIES Since you’re assured
peace, you’ll finally have a chance to
make a dent in your reading list, or enjoy
a good board game with the family.
Clarens is also one of the few places in
table in the games room. But if you get
lucky with clear skies, do explore nearby
historic Simon’s Town, with restaurants
and beaches at your doorstep. For an
activity closer to ‘home’, keep your eyes
peeled for southern right whales on the
coast from June to November yearly.
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Rekindle your love at
Forest Valley Cottages
FOREST VALLEY
COTTAGES, KNYSNA
SA that sees snow, so the garden is
the ideal winter wonderland to build
a snowman or have snowball fights.
Then, head indoors for a much-needed
mug of hot chocolate by the fire.
Soak up sweeping views of Knysna
forest’s emerald expanse, staying
in one of six units at Forest Valley
Cottages. You’ll never feel more at
one with nature’s wonder than when
surrounded by this leafy cornucopia.
TUCKED AWAY From this pretty
accommodation on the forest’s edge,
you can see the world, but still enjoy
stunning isolation. The romantic Earth
Rose cottage, complete with a rather
inviting Jacuzzi bath, should be your
and your partner’s top choice. Here,
the only indication you aren’t alone
is the rose petal-scattered bed, and
bubbly and flowers laid out for you
by the hosts ahead of your arrival.
VISIT THE VALLEY The Outeniqua
surroundings are beautiful to explore.
A wonderful hiking trail is a stone’s
throw away, and a five-minute drive
takes you to an array of local gems,
like renowned Totties Farm Kitchen
for a cuppa and fresh scone. The day
wouldn’t be complete without a horseriding excursion at nearby Bufalo Bay,
ahead of a cosy night spent indoors.
COST From R3 500pn for a
maximum of six people on a
self-catering basis. Valid till 31
January 2019; claridgehouse.co.za
COST From R1 600ppspn for the
self-catering, two-sleeper Earth
Rose cottage. Valid till 30 June
2018; see forestvalley.co.za w&h
COST From R2 900pn for up to eight
people; self-catering for a minimum
two-night stay. Valid till 30 November
2018; see rocklandsonline.co.za
Embrace the cold
at the magnificent
Claridge House
From BEACH
to BUSH
Beautiful Namibia may be just a heartbeat
away from our local shores but, as Lauren
Mc Diarmid discovers, it feels out of this world
amibia’s natural diversity
is second to none. Driving
through the country, you’ll
pass lush green terrain, steep
mountain landscapes, and dry desert,
but watching the view change before
your eyes, you’ll come to appreciate
the sentiment that it’s not always about
the destination, but the journey, too.
Make your visit to this gem of a
country an exploration to remember.
Just over three hours from Namibia’s
capital, Windhoek, you can revel in
sheer seaside bliss in the coastal city
of Swakopmund. Then, hit the road
for a scenic five-hour drive to Etosha
National Park for a luxe bush break. A
best-of-both-worlds holiday you’ll love!
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Ocean-view opulence
A sense of peace is what you’ll discover
at Strand Hotel Swakopmund. Before
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you’ve even checked into one of the
a traditional Balinese massage mirrors
125 well-appointed suites, you’ll be
the rhythmic, rolling motions of the
in awe of the azure scene of the wild
tide’s ebb and flow as you breathe
Atlantic Ocean straight ahead as you
in a calming but intoxicating blend
walk through the hotel’s front doors.
of aromatherapy oils. Aaah, bliss!
In fact, spectacular views are a given
Feeling suitably relaxed, it’s time
at this stunning establishment. Gazing
to take things up a gear, exploring the
out of your suite’s window, your eyes
hotel’s surrounds for a day of adventure.
drift over a pretty courtyard below,
Ask the concierge to arrange a half-day
before catching sight of the famous
tour around Walvis Bay, just a 30-minute
116-year-old Swakopmund Lighthouse
drive from the hotel. Here, you can hop
peering over the palm
trees in the distance.
Enjoy a stunning meal
What better way to
with a view to match
kick of your break here
than with an indulgent
massage, the swish of
breaking waves your
only soundtrack? Book in
for the hour-long Oasis
Signature Massage at the
hotel’s Atlantic Spa, where
exploring Africa
Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the perfect
base from which to explore the park
Replay the day’s events in
the comfort of your suite
With sights like these,
we won’t blame you for
thinking you’re dreaming
The Strand is almost
enveloped by the ocean
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Wild and wonderful
aboard a leisurely cruise, marvelling
at the hundreds of seals of every size
that live on the peninsula colony. Of
course, Namibia’s sand dunes are
not to be missed, so once you’re
back on dry land, do book a
4x4 drive to explore them
– views from the top are,
in a word, breathtaking.
Back at the hotel, you’ll
be ready to dig in to dinner
at one of the two superb
on-site eateries. Head to Brewer &
Butcher if you’d like to sample their
German specialities – the cuisine a
reminder of Swakopmund’s history as
a former German colonial town. Highly
recommended is the Schweinshaxe dish
of roast pork knuckle and bratkartofeln
(fried spuds), to be enjoyed with a craft
beer, of course. For something easier
on the waistline, head to the upmarket
Ocean Cellar for the freshest oysters
in town. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner
on the terrace, overlooking the ocean
and neighbouring Mole beach, toasting
to a day well spent in this paradise.
Mokuti Etosha Lodge, on the border
of the famous Etosha National Park,
is an oasis of a diferent kind. Here,
between time spent soaking up
the sights and sound of the bush,
relaxation is encouraged and an
afternoon nap in the soft embrace
of your bed in an air-conditioned
Afro-chic suite is never frowned upon.
If you didn’t bring a book, pick one
up from the library at reception, and
set yourself up poolside with a cocktail
from the Marula Bar. A visit to Mokuti’s
spa, set on the outskirts of the lodging
ground, is another must.
Here, you can unwind as
you listen to the sound of
bird call and chattering
mongoose just outside.
If you’re more in the
mood for exploring, go
on a bush walk along one of the trails
leading from the lodge, or take part in
one of the lodge’s bush drives, to snap
photos of the local wild inhabitants,
from oryx and girafe to lions, leopards
and white rhino. The park is also a
birdwatcher’s dream, as it’s home to
over 300 bird species – so don’t forget
to pack in your binoculars! During the
rainy summer months, the salt pan,
which spans a quarter of the park,
becomes a flood of pink, as thousands
of flamingoes fly in for breeding season
– seeing this colourful display first-hand
is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
‘Thousands of
flamingoes fly in
on the salt pan
– what a sight!’
Chat to the concierge about a unique
sundowners ofering after your drive.
Panoramic views of the sun setting over
the bushveld, painting the sky in shades
of lavender and peach, will steal your
heart – a beautiful way to end the day.
Come dinner, grumbling tummies
will meet with a bufet of braaied meats
and a rainbow of salads at the Tambuti
Dining Room, followed by a dessert
spread to satisfy even the sweetest
tooth. Sitting under the night sky, full and
content, the festive vibe captures the
warmth and raw, natural beauty that’s
the heartbeat of this captivating country.
BOOK YOUR STAY
For a two-person Standard Room
at the Strand Hotel, you’ll pay from
R2 680pn, including breakfast.
Valid till 30 November 2018;
strandhotelswakopmund.com
At Mokuti Etosha Lodge,
a two-person Standard Room
costs from R1 794pn, including
breakfast. Valid till 30 June
2018; mokutietoshalodge.com
Lauren’s trip was organised
by travel specialists at Outlook
Africa. Visit outlookafrica.co.za
or call on 012 809 2784. w&h
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June’s
books round-up
Books editor Savanna Douglas picks the top latest releases,
and author Clare Mackintosh chats about how she writes
PICK OF THE
MONTH
The Season of Glass
(Umuzi) by Rahla
Xenopoulos A captivating
novel of hope about two
siblings travelling through time from one
pivotal moment in history to the next,
spanning decades and continents.
Savanna’s
TOP 8
PICKS
POIGNANT TALE
Every Note Played (Allen
& Unwin) by Lisa Genova
Richard, a concert-pianist
maestro, is paralysed by
ALS. Unable to care for
himself, his estranged ex steps in. Will
they reconcile their diferences before
Richard’s last breath? Tragic, but heartfelt.
TWISTED
ROMANCE
Love After Love (Faber
& Faber) by Alex Hourston
Nancy has an afair with
a married man; a fellow
therapist. As long as she keeps it quiet,
everything will be okay... so she thinks. A
slow-paced but unputdownable drama.
CURL UP WITH
Last Letter Home (Simon
& Schuster) by Rachel
Hore When historian Briony
is given a stack of love
letters (written in the 1940s
and left behind at an Italian villa), she
sets out to uncover a connection. Her
grandpa was stationed near this villa
during the war. Superb romance-mystery.
Latest paperbacks
The Fourth Monkey (HarperCollins) by J.D. Barker
Conversations with Friends (Faber & Faber)
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HEART-WRENCHING
PAGE-TURNER
The Trick to Time
(Viking) by Kit de Waal
She’s a doll-maker in her
sixties, alone in a country
that she’s never quite found solace in,
and contemplating whether she can
ever love someone again. Mona has
never been the same since the terrible
tragedy that struck decades earlier,
tearing her and the charming love of
her life, William, apart. An exquisitely
woven tale of love, loss and grief.
UNSETTLING PLOT
Almost Love (Riverrun)
by Louise O’Neill Sarah
can’t help but pursue
Matthew, a successful
businessman 20 years her
senior who shows her little respect. It
doesn’t matter that she’s already in a
relationship, that she’s putting her job
at risk and pushing her friends away
either. A raw and unflinching portrait of
one unhappy woman’s obsessive quest.
AN UPLIFTING
COLLABORATION
Two Steps Forward (Two
Roads) by Graeme Simsion
and Anne Buist The famed
Camino de Santiago is the
setting for this novel, written
in alternate chapters by Graeme and his
wife, Anne. It’s on this epic pilgrimage
from France to Spain that Martin, who’s
coming out of a messy divorce, and Zoe,
who’s mourning her husband’s death,
cross paths. They have come to find
themselves, but will chance lead them
to finding each other? Entertaining, witty.
INTRIGUING READ
All The Beautiful
Girls (4th Estate) by
Elizabeth J. Church In
an attempt to escape her
grievous past, Ruby is swept
up in the prestigious showgirl world of
Las Vegas in the 1960s. Amidst a haze
of rhinestoned costumes and feathered
headdresses, she must learn to navigate
her way through the uncharted waters of
glamour and love. Dazzling in all senses.
by Sally Rooney
HOW I WRITE
Clare Mackintosh
Let Me Lie (Sphere), the
latest novel by former
police officer turned
bestselling thriller writer
Clare Mackintosh, is
out now on loot.co.za
After an early breakfast of bacon, eggs,
spinach and tomato, I start work in the
bath. I think about characters or setting,
or I’ll work out a scene and play it out in
my head. I do that planning whether I’m
there, walking the dog or driving, so when
I sit down at my desk, I’m ready to write.
of Paris and a painted ceramic skull
from Mexico. I also have aromatherapy
oils on my desk. My husband bought
them for me during a stressful period,
and I put them on my pulse points.
I get to my desk at 10am. I clear the
decks of admin first, then get writing. I
have lunch at my desk – dining al desko!
I listen to the sort of music you’d hear
in a spa. I find a track and put it on over
and over again for the same novel. It
instantly gets me into the right zone.
My working environment has to be tidy.
I’m lucky to have a large oice so I can
surround myself with police stuf, like
my old hat, and things I’ve brought home
from every country I tour in, like a 3D map
At 3.15pm the children are back from
school and come to see me. They flop
onto the couch and tell me about their
day. After half an hour, I shoo them out
and go back to work till about 6pm.
EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLERS
1
The Seven
Deaths
of Evelyn
Hardcastle
(Raven) by Stuart
Turton The day
of Evelyn Hardcastle’s
death is set on loop until
her murder can be solved.
A highly suspenseful read.
4Homeland
(Penguin) by
Karin Brynard
Chaos unfolds
in the small town
of Witdraai, and
Captain Beeslaar is sent
there to investigate a
violent attack. This is an
enthralling page-turner.
2
Dark in
Death
(Piatkus)
by J.D. Robb
Police are
baffled by
the murder of a woman
during a Hitchcock film
screening. A riveting,
dark web of intrigue.
Wife
5The
(Faber &
Faber) by
Alafair
Burke Jason
faces serious accusations
and his wife, Angela, is
now forced to re-examine
their marriage. Gripping.
Greatest Hits (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) by Laura Barnett
6
OF THE
BEST
3
The
Crooked
Staircase
(Harper
Collins) by
Dean Koontz
Jane, a rogue FBI agent, is
on a mission to take down
a group threatening life as
we know it. Action-packed!
6
Tangerine
(Little, Brown)
by Christine
Mangan The
past comes back to haunt
Alice in the form of an old
friend, who’s arrived at her
doorstep. Sinister plot. w&h
Lullaby (Faber & Faber) by Leïla Slimani
BEAUTIFUL BOOKS
Curl up with these classic romances
to keep the chill at bay this month...
Auor interview
Lisa Gardner
The bestselling author of 24 thrillers, including
Right Behind You, chats to us about her writing
career and her latest novel, Look for Me
1
Anna Karenina
2
Rebecca
(Vintage Classics)
by Leo Tolstoy
(Virago) by
Daphne du
Maurier
3
Jane Eyre
(Penguin Classics)
by Charlotte
Brontë
Lisa lives with her 14-year-old daughter
and dogs, terrier Annabel and sheltie
Bowie, in New Hampshire in the US.
By the time I was 17, I loved reading
Stephen King, VC Andrews, John Saul
and all that dark, twisted stuf. I have a
theory that normalcy makes people seek
out the abnormal, and my childhood
was a normal suburban upbringing.
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Lady
Chatterley’s
Lover
(Macmillan
Collector’s Library)
by D.H. Lawrence
I wrote my first novel before
I went to college. Coming from
a family of business people,
I assumed writing would
just be a hobby, so I
pursued an international
relations degree with
a vision of working for
a giant international
company and jet-setting
around the world. To
a small-town girl from
Oregon, that sounded
like a great idea.
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Doctor
Prejudice
Zhivago
(Penguin
Classics) by
Jane Austen
(Vintage Classics)
by Boris
Pasternak
New paperbacks
My character D.D. Warren first appeared
in my sixth thriller. I needed a Boston
cop for a particular scene and loved
the idea of a no-nonsense workaholic
female detective. She is who she is and
she’s not going to make any apologies.
Now she has her very own series.
‘Talking to
real-life
detectives is
the best part
of my job’
I started my career writing romantic
suspense. There was more emphasis
on the romantic elements, but I’m
hopeless without a crime. There’s
got to be a dead body in the novel
or I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t
know what that says about me!
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Pride and
I came up with The Perfect Husband,
which is about a serial killer breaking
out of prison and his revenge against
everyone who put him there. Suddenly,
after years of writing, I had become an
overnight success.
I sold five or six novels, but not
for tons of riches, so I became a
business consultant, writing books
on the side. I discovered that I didn’t
love the business world or having a
boss, so I got myself an agent who
said my strengths were plot and action,
so I should write a big crime novel.
Look for Me is based
on something that has
happened several times
in the US – an entire family
is found murdered and
their teenage daughter is
missing. Did the daughter
help murder her own family
or was she the real target?
This was a case for D.D.
I had no idea what the police procedure
would be, so the research, talking to
real-life detectives, was fascinating.
Research is my favourite part of the
job. I don’t have a police or forensic
background of any kind. Going to the
body farm in Tennessee for Love You
More was the most diicult I’ve done.
That’s where they analyse the time of
death of decomposed remains. There
are corpses everywhere, some hanging
from trees, some buried, some in water,
some clothed, and some unclothed. Reenacting certain crimes is how forensic
anthropologists learn the information
that they need to determine evidence.
Never Greener (Random House) by Ruth Jones
The Only Story (Jonathan Cape)
author interview
My books include violence, but
it’s also about people overcoming
that. Even in the opening prologue
of Look for Me, it’s not about the
girls becoming victims, but about
how they fight back. I think that
makes the violence more bearable.
Until recently, I hadn’t let my daughter
read my books. But a lot of kids in
high school have, so I thought that it
was weird that her friends had but
not her. She’s read the last two now.
Did she like them? She’s a teenage
girl; she’s not going to go out of her
way to give compliments to her mom!
I think that forgiveness is really key to
becoming a perfect family. But no one
is perfect and I suspect that with any
family portraying itself as perfect, you
should probably be concerned about
what goes on behind closed doors.
The support network that women
form is extraordinarily important
to me. My friends and I go for a hike
or a run and catch up. It’s all about
capturing that one crucial hour of
companionship, commiserating or
laughing before we all go of to work.
My passion is for writing, but
I love to travel. When my daughter
has finished school, I’d love to
go to Australia. I’m lucky to have
a job I can do anywhere – I
just need to take the laptop.
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LISA’S
5 FAVE
fictional
female
detectives
Lisa’s book, Look for Me
(Random House), is out
now on takealot.com
Jane Rizzoli
Miss Marple
Clarice Starling
V.I. Warshawski
I love Jane Rizzoli
in Tess Gerritsen’s
novels. She’s a cop
who ends up with an
FBI agent and they
have a child. What
does it take to still be
great at her job as well
as being a mom? How
do you juggle all that?
Agatha Christie’s Miss
Marple is the best
example of a woman
with a great eye for
observation, but she
could be any one
of us. I feel often, as
readers, that we’re
hoping to solve the
mystery ourselves.
Clarice Starling from
Thomas Harris’ The
Silence of the Lambs
is the rookie FBI
agent up against one
of the most famous
serial killers. She
has real compassion
and that makes
her so compelling.
Sara Paretsky wrote
some of the first books
I read and I kept
coming back to again
and again. There’s
an edginess to V.I.
Warshawski that
keeps her captivating
in this absolutely
fabulous series.
by Julian Barnes
The Music Shop (Penguin) by Rachel Joyce
Temperance
Brennan
In Kathy Reichs’
novels, Temperance
is a workaholic, a
forensic anthropologist
who’s the last person
to tell the victim’s
story. You see the
cost that it has on
her personally. w&h
Before Everything (Viking) by Victoria Redel
PYJAMAS
in the daytime
by Sarah
Boyd Clark
S
tanding close to the doorjamb,
he blinked at the light through the
tiny opening: a slice of life fighting
to be let in. His ragged breathing,
the only sound, betraying his distress.
He banged the door closed abruptly.
Slowly, his breathing calmed, one gasping
gulp of air at a time. Sliding his hands
over the walls for guidance, he made
his way through the untidy, darkened
flat into the kitchen where he found the
kettle and switched it on for a cup of tea.
Soon, that warm cup was between his
palms and, sipping it, he was surprised to
find his hands were still shaking even though
his panic had subsided. Suddenly angry, he
banged the cup down on the counter top.
“What am I doing? What have I done?” his
voice an odd, unused croak in the dim light.
Leaving his tea, he marched to the window
and wrenched open the curtains, flooding
the small kitchen with unbearable sunshine.
He bowed his head, unable to endure the
pain that washed over him like a tempest.
Slowly, he straightened up and cried out:
“Lucy…” Not another sound could be torn
from his strangled throat as the tears raged
silently down his old cheeks. He sobbed until
all that emerged were dry, heaving groans.
He walked into the bathroom and washed
his flushed face with cool water before moving
unsteadily into the sitting room. He flung open
the heavy floral curtains Lucy had painstakingly
made two years before. Somehow, the sun’s
glow now seemed to creep tenderly into the
room, embracing him, unlike the full-frontal
attack he’d encountered in the kitchen. Curling
his hands into fists, he drew in a breath that
seemed to spread right into the very ends of his
fingers and toes, pulling his tall frame upright,
sending courage to every nerve. He couldn’t
spend another moment locked in his grief, shut
away from everything he and Lucy had loved.
Patting the pockets of his neat jacket to
reassure himself that his wallet was in one
and his clean, white handkerchief in the other,
he took hold of the flat’s keys and quietly let
himself out into the cool afternoon. He walked
swiftly down the corridor, turned right toward
the front gate and walked out into the street.
Alfred, it seemed, was free.
He had all but forgotten how much he and
Lucy had enjoyed strolling through the peaceful
streets. Five long months he’d isolated himself
since her death. His daughters, Kim and Sally,
had given up trying to lure him out: both had
been obliged to return to their worlds. Now
he strode determinedly along the cracked
pavement, noticing an overgrown garden
here, a neatly trimmed lawn there, all to
the accompaniment of brisk birdsong.
The quiet suburb had little traffic
but, nonetheless, Alfred checked
before crossing Pearl Road.
A short way on, there was a rather battered
car pulled halfway onto the pavement; its
bonnet open and music streaming from its
radio. The young, grease-spattered man who
was working on the entrails of the engine
was humming along tunelessly to a song.
“Someday I’ll wear pyjamas in the daytime,”
croaked the singer in an oddly pleasing
baritone. Alfred stopped, the tune caught in
his head. The young man looked up from his
labours with a bright, happy smile flashed
towards his new audience, brandishing
the recalcitrant part. “That’s the problem!
Got it!” he exclaimed, before returning to
his grease, his tools and his humming.
As if dreaming, Alfred continued his walk,
the words of the song pestering him inexplicably
with each stride. A few steps farther lay the
cheerful front garden of Sunset Retirement
Village. He stopped suddenly, mesmerised by
the activities visible in the large sitting room. He
heard faint strains of a waltz coming from the
room and watched as a determinedly cheerful
woman directed a motley group of people with
encouraging cries: “Yes Doris, that’s it! Quicker
steps to the left now. Come on Desmond,
don’t trip over that dressing-gown cord!”
Alfred’s gaze was drawn to Desmond, who
was lumbering around in some bizarre imitation
of a waltz with Doris, who was sharply turned
out in a black-and-white dress, her hair perfectly
coifed. In ridiculous contrast, Desmond was
wearing pyjamas. Indeed, Alfred had noticed
with some disapproval, so were several other
residents: most of the men and two or three
women. Alfred pulled up his clean white cuf to
expose his watch. Two twenty in the afternoon.
In Alfred’s world, the only time a person would
still be wearing pyjamas at that time of the
day would be in the event of dire illness.
Even when Lucy was extremely ill, she still
dressed every day, carefully doing her hair and
swiping a little pink lipstick across her mouth.
Alfred felt the tight grip of sobs stuck in
his throat and gulped deeply in an attempt to
swallow the tears threatening to drown him
once more. He caught his breath, gripping
the fence post in front of him just as Desmond
had slumped down in his chair, leaving Doris
disappointed and stranded in the middle of the
floor. The tinny sounds of the waltz persisted,
unwanted and surplus to requirements.
Alfred could almost feel Lucy’s smooth, cool
hand in his as he stood watching the old people
through the window. Desmond was clearly in
no mood for waltzing and could not be drawn
back onto the dance floor. Alfred found himself
smiling at the memory of the patient eforts Lucy
had expended in teaching him to waltz for their
wedding day so very long ago. He’d enjoyed
the experience so much that, later on, both he
and Lucy enrolled for classes to become dance
teachers; a part-time activity they pursued for
years. They had been a good match: she, tall
and willowy, almost his height; he, handsome
with an aquiline nose and keen blue eyes. His
now sad face was transformed by that smile,
those blue eyes lit up, and a slight chuckle
escaped from his lips as he recalled those days.
Before he could stop himself, he had already
smoothed over his thinning light-brown hair and
had opened the gate,
striding with purpose
down the neat path to
the large front door and
into the reception area.
The receptionist greeted
him with a bright smile as
he approached. “Good
afternoon, sir! How may I help you today?”
Peering at her name tag, he replied,
“Jeanette, I think it’s more a case of how I can
help you.” He was quite taken aback by his own
jaunty good cheer, but there was no going back
now. In answer to her raised eyebrows, he went
on: “I couldn’t help but notice that your dancing
class next door is not going well. I’d like to ofer
my services as an experienced dance teacher.”
Slightly flustered, Jeanette stammered,
“That is a very kind ofer Mr… erm… Thank
you, but we are not in a financial position
to hire anybody to help us.”
“My name is Alfred,” he said, and went on,
“I was not hoping to be employed, but rather to
help if I could.” Gulping a little, he continued in a
quieter voice, “I recently lost my wife and have
more time on my hands than I know what to do
with. We were dance teachers for some years
and I think I could be useful. I was watching
through the window...” His voice tailed of as he
realised how dubious that admission sounded.
Gathering courage, he rallied: “I really can help!
Give me twenty minutes to show you!” Realising
he sounded a lot like a desperate salesman,
he stopped, just as the door to the next room
opened, the harassed teacher emerging from it.
“I thought I heard voices,” she said, trying
a little too hard to sound cheerful. “I am Elaine,
are you applying for a place, Mr…?”
“Alfred!” he repeated. “No, I was hoping
we could dance,” and without further ado,
he placed his hand firmly on her elbow and
shepherded her back through the door
to where a lively tune had begun to play.
He took her hand and, waiting for his cue,
moved smoothly into a skilful foxtrot. Too
surprised by his own audacity to falter, he
guided her around the floor and, as the
music ended, bowed to her with a flourish.
“Alfred Tucker, at your service!” he said
with the brightest smile he could muster.
“Mr Tucker that was most enjoyable!”
stammered the woman, eyes blinking furiously
as she tried to work out why this smartly
dressed man with the sad blue eyes was here.
“Alfred, may we try that foxtrot?” asked
Doris, who had been watching keenly.
“With pleasure!” he replied, as the music
began once more. He swept
Doris expertly around the floor
as the residents watched, toes
tapping and heads nodding
in time with the music.
Elaine had another waltz
playing swiftly after that
and the two of them whirled
exuberantly around the small floor. “That
was wonderful!” Alfred exclaimed, laughing
and still out of breath, “Elaine, you dance
beautifully! I think, between us, we can
have everyone on the floor in no time.”
Tea arrived on a trolley accompanied by a
clearly home-made cake, and the company set
upon it gratefully. Alfred sipped at his tea and
looked around him with disbelief. How had he
found himself here? He was, by nature, solitary.
This afternoon’s behaviour was completely
out of character and had him astonished.
That morning, he’d been close to despair as
he stood in his dark, lonely and neglected
flat, crying out for Lucy. The past few months
had brought more pain than he could ever
have imagined feeling and, even now, sitting
among this enlivened group, he was suddenly
swamped by that familiar sense of desolation.
For a few moments, he felt the panic
grip him once more. Blinking back the tears,
he focused on Doris, now demonstrating to
Desmond how the foxtrot should properly be
executed. As if poured out over him like a silken
cloak, Alfred felt a warm calm slide over his
panic. Breathing deeply, he cleared his throat,
and placed his now empty cup upon the trolley.
“Desmond, watch my feet and then copy me
with Doris,” he said, proceeding to dance a
ILLUSTRATION GERALDINE SCOTT
‘He couldn’t
spend another
moment
locked in grief ’
short portion of the spirited foxtrot for Desmond,
repeating it a few more times. “Up you get,
Desmond. Let’s see you take to the floor with
Doris.” Before poor Desmond could argue, he
found himself being positioned in front of an
eager Doris as the music began again. Desmond
clumped clumsily through the foxtrot a few
times, improving with each repetition until, with
a rather unwilling smile, he conceded, “Well,
will you look at me! I can dance!” Chuckling, he
twirled a startled Doris around the floor. One by
one, the others stood up and, encouraged and
guided by both Elaine and Alfred, they began to
dance, at first with hesitant steps and then, as
they gained confidence, with more enthusiasm.
After thirty minutes of frenetic activity and
much laughter, by consensus, the impromptu
class ended with Alfred and Elaine agreeing
to a repeat lesson the day after tomorrow.
“No, not tomorrow!” laughed Alfred at the
insistent suggestion of the residents. “You’ll all
be far too stif. Let’s meet at two on Thursday.”
“We can’t thank you enough,” said an
excited Doris. “Do we need to arrange anything
for Thursday?” Before he’d given himself
time to edit his response, Alfred had blurted
out, “Yes, one thing. No pyjamas!” And, with
a smile and a wave, he found himself out
on the pavement once again, walking home.
Checking his watch, he realised, with
amazement, that it was after four. Suddenly
breathless with exhilaration, he laughed out
loud, startling the young, grease-spattered
mechanic who was now closing the car bonnet.
Alfred waved at him, “Pyjamas in the daytime!
Jolly good song!” The young man blinked at
him and smiled uncertainly as Alfred continued
on his way, executing a sudden burst of
quickstep as he crossed back over Pearl Road.
He let himself into the quiet, still-dim
flat and, striding across to the dining-room
windows, drew open the curtains, allowing the
soft, early evening sunshine to light the parquet
floors to a glow. Flurries of dust glittered in the
sun. Alfred stood still watching them, ashamed
that grief had allowed him to neglect the flat.
He walked slowly into the sitting room
and sat in his chair, picking up a photograph
of his Lucy, her smile lighting the room and
choking him with sadness.
“Tomorrow, Lucy,” he murmured. “I’ll
clean the flat tomorrow and play our tunes
while I do it. Today has shown me I’m still
alive. No pyjamas in the daytime for me.”
Tears flowed at last; healing tears of both
grief and joy, a deluge tightly held no longer.
Alfred, at last, was free. w&h
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Answer: VENETIA
SUDOKU
Fill in the blank spaces in each nine-box square so that every row, column and
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LINK-WORDS
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There are nine words to fit the spaces below, and
they make new words with those to the left and
right. For example, ‘LAND’ would fit between ‘HOME’
and ‘SCAPE’. While there are nine words, there are
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Find the name of the celebrity hidden in the middle row of the grid (highlighted
in grey). Each number of the plan stands for a letter and, when found, these
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w&h
horoscopes
Your stars
Astrologer Penny Thornton makes
her predictions for the month ahead
CANCER
Keep your eyes focused on the week
of the 25th, when projects you’ve
been working on come to fruition and
you find out where you truly stand.
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24 JULY – 23 AUGUST
Weddings and celebrations may well
be in store and, one way or another,
June is the month for you to seize
your moment and push the boat out.
SMS WH Leo* for a daily update
Famous
Geminis: Elizabeth
Hurley, Natalie
Portman, Angelina
Jolie, and Johnny
Depp
24 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER
LIBRA
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23 SEPTEMBER – 23 OCTOBER
It’s time to get out of your comfort
zone. See the world; open your mind
and your heart. Events on or near the
27th will help you see what to prioritise.
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SCORPIO
24 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER
The sun may be out, but you
could be in deep and in the dark.
Reserve your judgement on a
financial or relationship matter until
the situation becomes clear to you.
SMS WH Scorpio* for a daily update
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WH Aries) to 31009. You pay R1,50/SMS† per day for
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to 31009 to unsubscribe. Careline: 0861 131 009
Commitment does not come
easy to the Sagittarian archer
but, one way or another, decisions
need to be made now. Focus;
and get it over and done with.
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23 DECEMBER – 19 JANUARY
VIRGO
Ambition is not a dirty word at all, so
promote your talents, talk to people
who are in positions of power.
Remember that you have nothing
to lose and everything to gain.
SMS WH Virgo* for a daily update
23 NOVEMBER – 22 DECEMBER
CAPRICORN
23 JUNE – 23 JULY
LEO
SAGITTARIUS
We’re halfway through 2018 and
events that took place in January
now start to reveal their promise,
probably on or around the 27th.
SMS WH Capricorn* for a daily update
AQUARIUS
20 JANUARY – 19 FEBRUARY
Up until the 25th of the month,
you’ll be able to direct your course
but, after that, you’ll be returning
to old, familiar ground. Just enjoy
the ride; it’s all in your best interest.
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PISCES
20 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
Star sign of
the month
GEMINI
22 MAY – 22 JUNE
On or near the 6th,
appearances are deceptive.
Don’t give into your
hopes or your fears. By
the 16th, you should be
back on firm ground.
Leaks need to be fixed, whether
we’re talking wagging tongues
or pipes and pistons! Truth is the
only currency in which to trade.
SMS WH Pisces* for a daily update
ARIES
21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
There’s definitely fun to be had this
month, but a fair share of reality, too.
Concentrate on the practicalities and
everything else will look after itself.
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TAURUS
21 APRIL – 21 MAY
THE MONTHS AHEAD
You won’t be short of work
or success, but it may take
until November before
you see some important
romantic developments.
SMS WH Gemini* for a
daily star-sign update
Risk-taking is not usually considered a
Taurus ‘thing’, but the route to success
and happiness now requires you to
take that important leap of faith.
SMS WH Taurus* for a daily update
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MY LOVES
& HATES
My hates…
FLYING When I was training for a
sky-diving licence, my chute didn’t
open and I saw my life flash before
my eyes. I had a reserve chute, but
it gave me a lifelong fear of flying.
On success... I lobbied to get Deadpool
made for 11 years, so it was extremely
gratifying to see it succeed [the movie
earned nearly US$800 million at the
international box oice]. I spent so much
time and energy getting ready for it that
my wife said the line between me and
Wade was getting thin and confused. I
think of the character as my alter ego!
On being a dad... Sleep has become
a big challenge. We’re convinced our
daughters [James, three, and Ines, one]
are allergic to sleep. I try to sing to them
at bedtime, but it’s usually me who falls
asleep first. But, in general, life is just
better. Having a family means you stop
worrying about the stupid things and
start focusing on the present. I’d like
our daughters to inherit my sense of
sarcasm and Blake’s incredible sincerity.
On taking risks... My dad was a cop, as
were two of my brothers. I thought about
becoming a fireman, but then I rebelled
and moved to LA to make my dream of
becoming an actor come true. I’d done
odd jobs until then, driving a forklift and
working at a supermarket, so acting had
to be more interesting. I had to tough
it out for a while, but it was worth it.
On playing an action hero at 40...
It’s no longer thrilling to do stunts and
land on concrete – it really hurts now!
I have to train harder to reach the same
level of fitness I had in my thirties. I also
feel sore and stif like never before.
Ryan stars in the action-comedy film
Deadpool 2, out in cinemas on 18 May
My loves…
BLAKE’S FOOD She’s an amazing cook.
The only contribution I make is smuggling
her favourite apple pie
across the border
when I’m coming
back from
filming in
Canada. I sweat
blood doing it!
MY TATTOOS I hate them. I’d have them all
lasered of if it didn’t mean hours of brutal
pain. But my wife says I should keep them
as a record of the choices that I’ve made.
GREEN LANTERN I represented
the death of the superhero
after that movie came out. I
was unemployable. We started
shooting without a script – a
slightly terrifying experience.
LIVING WITH ANXIETY
growing up; I thought I was just a twitchy kid.
In 2016, I had a bit of a breakdown where I
literally had the shakes, and a doctor said I
have anxiety. Blake keeps me sane! w&h
BAXTER, MY GOLDEN RETRIEVER-CROSS
I saw him at an SPCA, took him for a walk,
then he went back to his cage and I got in my
car. Forty-five minutes later, I turned around,
went back and said, “Let’s get out of here!”
HAVING A HOUSE FULL OF WOMEN
I’m just fine being surrounded by
oestrogen. I’m the youngest of
four boys but, for some reason, I
always got along well with girls.
VIENNA It’s one of the most
beautiful cities. My brother
and I drove through the
Alps there by motorbike.
‘I thought
about being a
fireman, then
rebelled to
chase acting’
INTERVIEWS VIVA PRESS COMPILED BY STEPHANIE VAN DER PLANK
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Ryan Reynolds, 41, stars in Deadpool 2, out this
month. He lives in New York with his actress
wife, Blake Lively, 30, and their two daughters
«Lions to me symbolize bravery», Cara Delevingne
Shot in real conditions by David Yarrow
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