The Ultimate Gift Guide For Him

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Him

I’m sure the guys will agree with me in saying that, today there are so many awesome options when it comes to buying him gifts! No longer do the poor men in our lives need to suffer with undies and socks (although there are really cool socks out there these days). If you want to get him something he will love for Christmas, then this guide is just the one you’ve been looking for. I’ve tried to include the guys-guy, the adventure junkie, the sports fanatic, the tech lover, the guy who loves smelling good, even a little something for the guy who likes to make his own beer! If you’re looking for something under R200, then be sure to check out this gift guide. For today though, I thought I’d focus on gifts that are a little more expensive, yet not overly so…

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Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas without Woolies

Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas without Woolies

The countdown to the festive season has begun! YIKES! If you haven’t started your festive shopping, then you better get cracking! Nobody wants to spend their year end leave trawling around shopping centres hunting down their holiday find. I know that’s the last place I want to be! I’d rather be sipping on cocktails by the pool, catching a tan. After all, isn’t that what Christmas in South Africa is all about?

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Christmas Cane Bark Recipe

Christmas Cane Bark Recipe

The festive season always gets me in the mood for baking and creating delightful things. But it’s been a scorcher leading up to Christmas and to be honest, I do  take my hat off to those bake-a-tonners that manage to make amazing festive treats in this heat! This year I went for a super easy festive treat, and one that doesn’t require standing in front of an oven or working with sticky dough! Say hello to my so-easy-a-five-year-old-could-do-it Christmas Candy Cane Bark… Literally, this is the easiest thing I’ve ever made, and probably one of my faves. All you need is; White Chocolate Candy Cane That’s it! You can also use dark chocolate (or a mix of both), but I wanted to stick with the red and white theme for my treats. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (so that you don’t burn it). While that’s melting away, crush up your candy cane. You can go for large chunks or smaller ones, it’s completely up to you. I like a mix of chunky and smaller pieces because the chunkier ones allow you to see the red and white stripe, and the smaller pieces just make it look fuller. Once the chocolate has…

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A Festive Feast with Woolies

A Festive Feast with Woolies

The festive season has crept up on us once again! Are you ready? Have you planned and planned for months? Have you got everything you need? Don’t stress if you haven’t gone into major planning mode for Christmas, because Woolies has your back! Back in August, I attended their Christmas media day, and let me just tell you, that besides the fab gifting options, the food is out of this world!!! Serve it up in your most stylish dinnerware, and your guests will think you’re a rock star, gourmet cook! We were treated to a delightful menu of fabulous food cooked up, prepared and presented by the talented Woolies food team… For starters, I had the Norwegian Salmon, cured and marinated in lemon and pink peppercorn. Salmon and Trout canape with gold spray and salmon and prawn terrine with salmon row. Is your tummy rumbling yet? Mine sure is! For mains I had the free range leg of lamb with cranberry sauce, served with ready to eat de-boned gammon, (smoked in beach wood) and served with toppings of crispy bacon, finished with delicious veggies and potatoes. Oh yum! And for dessert, which is always my favourite part of the meal,…

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Season Sorted With Local Stars

Season Sorted With Local Stars

Ten fun-loving local stars are up for anything in the new Festive campaign from Edgars. The ads push the boundaries and feature the likes of Lalla Hirayama, Tumi Voster, Ayanda MVP, Jay Anstey, Pearl Modiadie, Janez Veermeiren, Jonathan Boynton Lee, Siv Ngesi, DJ Warras and Jimmy Nevis who as you will see were up for anything, playing games on camera and doing what they do best – entertainment! From mince-pie eating contests, to fragrance challenges and even some kissing under the mistletoe as well as some candid Q&A’s, South Africa is going to see these talented DJ’s, actors and comedians – and Edgars – as they have never been seen before. Besides the fun, these ads also feature fabulous festive season offers and promotions as Edgars promises to have the season sorted for gifts, and party fashion for the guys and gals. Follow the hashtag #EdgarsSeasonSorted for more information and be the first to download and discover the best deals for festive shopping. And for some fun, check out the behind the scenes video from this campaign…

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Make Your Christmas Crackers More Exciting This Year

Make Your Christmas Crackers More Exciting This Year

I don’t know about you girls, but I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas crackers! On one hand, no festive table is complete without a beautiful cracker on your place setting and Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without the fun of pulling on crackers with loved ones. But, on the other hand, they are so pricey and the goodies inside are almost always a disappointment. I don’t mind spending on crackers, but I’d rather put my money where it matters… in the fillers! I guess you could say, I’m the kind of person who would rather you spend more on the gift itself and minimal packaging (but still pretty), rather than the other way around. So what do you do? Well, I got a brilliant idea thanks to my sister in law. Make your own Christmas crackers! Now I know what you thinking…. I don’t the have time, I don’t have the energy and where on earth do I get everything I need? My answer is simple! Buy any old cracker with the cheapest, crappiest fillers and replace them with something more exciting! I’ve never technically “made” my own crackers from scratch, but for the last three Christmases that…

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Festive Fashion Passport – Your Ticket to Massive Festive Savings

Festive Fashion Passport – Your Ticket to Massive Festive Savings

Ho Ho Ho! The holidays are knocking on our door, and what better way to get in the festive spirit than with fashion vouchers and amazing discount offers for all! This holiday season, Edcon is spoiling customers with mega choice and an opportunity to score big with their amazing Festive Fashion Passport. A free booklet loaded with vouchers and huge discount offers that can be used to splurge on international brands including; River Island, Jigsaw, T.M. Lewin, Salsa, Vince Camuto, Lipsy, Dune London, Lucky Brand, Tom Tailor, Calvin Klein, Dr Martens and Express. From shoes to handbags, party dresses to tailored suits, basic wardrobe staples to the widest selection of the hottest denims and apparel; The Fashion Passport is your ticket to festive savings and holiday smiles. From the 1st November 2015 until the 24th December 2015, you could save between R150 and R2000 when you shop using your Festive Fashion Passport! The more you spend, the more you save, so why not give the gift of fashion to all your friends and loved ones this festive season? Get your hands on your very own Festive Fashion Passport available and exclusively redeemable at: Calvin Klein flagship store in V & A Waterfront. Dr. Martens flagship store in…

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Glam Gifts from Crabtree & Evelyn

Glam Gifts from Crabtree & Evelyn

It’s that time of year again when you start thinking about what gifts to buy your family and friends for Christmas. Indulgent body and home products that smell sensational are always hot favourites and Crabtree & Evelyn is certainly the place to go if you’re looking for that something special, for someone special.

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