Newsflash! I didn't know until today that one of my most desirable destination shops offers my favourite QMS Medicosmetics facials and body treatments! So exciting, as you can relax afterwards and have a deliciously luxurious mani or pedi with an absolutely enormous range of OPI colours to choose from....…Continue
Added by paola chellew on May 10, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
I've always loved Rosebank and its surrounds and with the excellent choice of restaurants in the area it's never crossed my mind to experience hotel dining. But with a wedding anniversary to celebrate, I thought that a romantic dinner for two in a gorgeous boutique hotel like Clico's would be quite…Continue
Added by paola chellew on April 17, 2013 at 9:49 — No Comments
I've always loved Rosebank and its surrounds and with the excellent choice of restaurants in the area it's never crossed my mind to experience hotel dining. But with a wedding anniversary to celebrate, I thought that a romantic dinner for two in a gorgeous boutique hotel like Clico's would be quite sexy.Mmmmm, it was.
The name "Clico" was inspired by a favourite…Continue
Added by paola chellew on April 17, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
I have just attended a breakfast hosted by Futurethis, exclusive distributors of QMS Medicosmetics in South Africa, at the fabulous boutique hotel, Marion on Nicol in Hurlingham. The occasion was to meet Dr. Erich Schulte, the acclaimed aesthetic surgeon and founder of QMS. It was my second meeting with the formidable and charming doctor, as I was fortunate enough to…Continue
Added by paola chellew on April 11, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
With the imminent opening of a new South African movie, "To the Power of Anne", featuring one of the country's best loved theatre personalities, Anne Power, brand-ed invites you to join them for an evening of dinner, drinks and a celebration of inspiring women.
brand-ed recognises that in this ever changing world we need to reinvent ourselves and create our own opportunities…Continue
Added by paola chellew on March 7, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments
Last night saw the official launch of the new kirsten Goss Urban Edge Collection, with Chloe Townsend of Missibaba fame in tow...both designers share the same passion for handmade artisanship. Although their materials differ, their use of texture and colour and their boldness is united in pushing the boundaries. Hurry to the shop in Birdhaven…Continue
With February almost over and the year starting at a hectic pace, there’s nothing like a facial to revive your flagging spirits. I’ve discovered a brilliant skin clinic that not only offers my favourite QMS Medicosmetics facials, but also provides other treatments and options. You’ll find…Continue
Added by paola chellew on February 26, 2013 at 10:39 — No Comments
This is a case of 'local is definitely lekker' as these bags from Mongoose are seriously gorgeous, uniquely designed by local artists and the fabrics used are 100% natural, mainly cottons, linens and hemp. They are beautifully trimmed with fine detail and all handles are made from bovine leather for strength and durability. The company is based in Pretoria and employs women to manufacture bags,…Continue
Added by paola chellew on February 18, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Kirsten Goss' gorgeous Star studs and pendant are perfect and playful for the trendy shopper, giving your look an urban edge. Fresh, modern and a great price...from R620. .........................................…Continue
Added by paola chellew on February 6, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
These gorgeous bikinis from Bikini Love SA will beat the January blues and show off that fabulous summer tan...and with prices ranging from R300-450 you can afford two! The company was started by two graduates from Port Elizabeth who wanted to establish an online-based business which offers exceptional customer service and exclusive products. Advice regarding size is excellent, however, there is a…Continue
I can't think of anything more delicious than seeing a small box with my name written on it under the Christmas tree...and if the glittering contents within are in these pretty boxes by Georgini Jewellery, then I'm in heaven. They remind me of the gorgeous hat that the iconic Audrey Hepburn wore on Ascot Day in My Fair lady...…Continue
Added by paola chellew on December 7, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
There isn't one cosmetic house that hasn't come up with a BB cream, which, for the uninitiated, stands for an all-in-one cream which replaces serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunblock. It has replaced the lowly tinted moisturiser and can be worn as a foundation, depending on the amount of coverage required. That's all very well if you are twenty years old, but for those of us who aren't and are challenged to be naturally dewy-skinned after all the functions that have to be attended…Continue
I really hate packing for the holidays so I've perfected it by taking very little (not like my student days when I used to go to Plett in my old Beetle with a bikini, a sundress, toothbrush and change of underwear wrapped up in my beach towel) but to the point that everything I need fits comfortably in a medium-sized tog bag and by reassuring myself that I'm not leaving…Continue
Added by paola chellew on November 20, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
In a recent brand and store redesign for the high-end UK restaurant Southern Eleven, local advertising agency - Cross Colours, provided an excellent example of ‘globalised’, cross-cultural design at its best. This work earned them a Bronze Loerie in the category - ‘three dimensional and environmental design – interior design and temporary structures’. Southern Eleven is based in…Continue
What's not to love about these gorgeous gems from Georgini? A selected range of the recently launched Australian brand is now available in Edgars stores nationwide. Featuring in the top three jewellery brands in Australia, and taking the international jewellery industry by storm, Georgini has quickly become a brand synonymous with quality and affordable luxury. Crafted from the…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 26, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments
The Acquizhen range was formulated by Dr Eric Schulte to create a superior, natural and organic skincare brand whilst fulfilling the holistic approach and needs of consumers. His thinking behind this was…Continue
Added by paola chellew on October 23, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
From ancient fossils to Mandela's handwritten notes- rare specimens and artefacts on display.
An exhibition entitled the Wits90…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 27, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
On Heritage Day, Wits will open the doors of all its museums in Braamfontein and Parktown to the public at no cost. This is an opportunity for the people of Joburg to realise their heritage, but also to claim Wits as their own.
Members of the public are invited to explore Wits’ museums on Heritage Day. There is much to choose from, and visitors…Continue
Added by paola chellew on September 20, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments
Australian jewellery house GEORGINI is shining brightly this season, with a stunning collection inspired by the sun and the contrasting elements of fire and water.
SOLEIL is the dramatic and decadent new range from GEORGINI, designed for Spring Summer 2012. Touching on a range of seasonal trends and with the signature GEORGINI…Continue
Added by paola chellew on August 31, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
I was just treated to a brilliant weekend at the De Hoek Country Hotel which is situated in the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain area, a mere hour's drive from Johannesburg. Surrounded by the gorgeous sandstone, oregon pine, handcrafted mahogany furniture and fabulous fabrics that make up this serene country manor, I felt privileged and pampered as I guiltlessly indulged in all the alluring…Continue
Added by paola chellew on August 1, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments