Yes – the MagniStretch Mattress from Magniflex, available at Vencasa, can – Your Spine’s Dream Come True Imagine having a mattress that stretches your spine while you sleep! Now that dream is a reality with the new Magniflex MagniStretch Mattress, available exclusively ats Vencasa stores. At night, while sleeping, your brain recharges with new strength and with the MagniStretch mattress, your back muscles get stretched too, thanks to the distension and extension action during sleep. When you sleep on a MagniStretch, a sort of “massaging” action is unleashed. Thanks to its tilted layers, MagniStretch exploits the body’s weight to stretch out the spaces between your vertebrae. Available at Vencasa, the only home to Tempur and Magniflex. MagniStretch mattresses are designed to favour the lengthening of the spine, reducing muscle contractions and relieving cervical pain caused by bad postural habits. The layer with different tilted sections uses your body weight to move from the lumbar area to the cervical one, and from the lumbar area towards your feet, stretching your spine and increasing the space between the vertebrae. MagniStretch uses a technological patent created in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza in Spain, through an articulated program of ergonomic tests, and it is certified by ACA, The American Chiropractic Association – the leading national association in the USA – for the beneficial effect of the mattress in lengthening and relaxing the spine. MagniStretch is a firm favourite among athletes and more people are starting to realise the benefits of this mattress that helps to stretch and soothe the spine. This mattress has strikingly positive effects on the back. Its action is like a curative treatment that can help to improve the quality of life of millions of people all over the world. Test and rest on a MagniStretch in a Vencasa store, priced from R 14 499. Vencasa, The World . . .
We love recipes that are quick and easy, and provide snacks for days... This Chocolate Coconut Fudge Recipe, courtesy of Crazy Little Projects, is one of those decadent delights. It will have coconut lovers swooning. The top layer is a creamy white coconut layer and the bottom layer is a yummy milk chocolate layer. Double up, as they are easy to freeze, using GLAD freezer bags, and convenient to transport, with GLAD Zip Seal Snack Bags. #gladsouthafrica #gladproducts #gladfreezerbags #gladzipseal Ingredients : Chocolate Bottom Layer 2 x cups sugar 11 x large marshmallows 3/4 can of evaporated milk 1 x packet of milk chocolate chips 1/2 x cup of butter Ingredients: Coconut Fudge Layer 2 x cups sugar 11 x large marshmallows 3/4 can of evaporated milk 1 x packet of white chocolate chips 1/2 x cup of butter 3/4 tsp x coconut extract Shredded coconut Instructions Combine the sugar, marshmallows and milk in a large pan. Heat and bring to a soft boil. Boil (soft boil) for 6 minutes stirring while it boils (this must be barely boiling or it will burn on the bottom). After 6 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat. Add chocolate chips and butter and stir until completely combined. Pour into well greased 20 x 20 cm pan. Place in refrigerator for several hours until completely set. Then proceed to the coconut layer. Repeat the process from the bottom layer (as above: combine the sugar, marshmallows and milk in a large pan. Heat and bring it to a soft boil. After 6 minutes, turn off the heat). Add white chips and butter and mix till melted (if you love peanut butter, use peanut butter chips instead of milk chocolate ones). Stir in coconut extract. Pour on top of the chocolate layer. Gently sprinkle coconut on top of it and lightly press into the top of the fudge. Slice and serve or freeze and slice. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Chux brand is growing in popularity around South Africa, try some of their fabulous products like the Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth. It is a super absorbent, super strong, reusable cloth and machine washable. Ideal for all types of cleaning tasks in and around the home including washing up, soaking up spills and dusting. Here are a few life hacks that will solve a few of those tricky cleaning situations; The strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth can be used to clean up any spill when little mistakes happen. Simply wipe, rinse, wring and repeat. Dust surfaces, wet your Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth to wipe surfaces super clean, wring the cloth and wipe again – wet and dry with one cloth! Give your garden furniture a good wash with the super strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth, put it in the washing machine and use again. Wipe up water and steam on surfaces in the bathroom. Rain and muddy foot prints on the floor? No problem simply wipe with a Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth! The recognisable yellow, Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloths have a million uses, make sure you always have one nearby at all times. Chux® helps makes the big chores smaller. Chux® offers an extensive range of quality cleaning accessories to help you tackle any cleaning challenge around your home. Regardless of your preferred cleaning routine, no matter the mess … there’s a Chux® for whatever life Chux® at you. #ChuxSouthAfrica #LikeItNeverHappened #forwhateverlifechuxatyou For more information on Chux® visit www.chux.co.za or www.facebook.com/ChuxSA/. Chux® can be found at selected Spar, Pick n Pay Family and OK Foods stores nationwide. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
November 2018, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Vencasa, The World Leaders in Sleep, held the official and exclusive opening event, unveiling their brand-new store in the urban renewal Media Quarter in De Waterkant. Vencasa, the only home of Tempur, Micro-Tech and Magniflex to name a few, opened their new flagship store in true style. Guests were welcomed into the awe-inspiring, spacious Scandi-style store with a glass of bubble and delectable afternoon snacks. The store was alive with the sound of people talking excitedly about the wide range of mattresses, pillows and accessories. The depth in the variety of choices, range of price-points and premium quality offering longevity, were most commented on. The value of investing in quality sleeping solutions, is indisputable. Greg Smart, CEO of Pharmaline, greeted guests, thanked them for coming and spoke proudly about the new store and their journey to create a space for the world’s best sleep brands. Vencasa has partnered with global and local experts to bring a wide range to the South African market. The Showroom showcases mattresses, headboards, bases and frames, side tables, lamps, occasional furniture, ottomans, linen, pillows and luxurious bedroom accessories, with several price points to accommodate their wide clientele. Vencasa is made for people looking for a high quality, yet affordable range of products, and the store reflects that. “We have seen a need in the market for mattresses that are both quality and affordable. There is currently a gap between expensive sleep solutions and cheap mattresses, the latter having a short lifespan and counterproductive to health.” explains Greg. “Our drive is to fill this gap with premium products, that are priced realistically, with mattresses starting from R 12 999 upwards. Essentially, our value proposition is to provide the greatest sleep products at a practical price. We source the best products worldwide, the best technology to cater to the diverse needs of sleep . . .
On 10 November 2018, AYANA Resort & Spa in Bali, Indonesia was the venue of the prestigious 12th anniversary of the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Over 360 guests flew in from around the world to attend the event, which awarded the world’s finest hotels for their luxury offerings and exceptional service delivery. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa won the award for the Most Romantic Luxury Hotel on the African Continent, adding to their already impressive collection of accolades. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognised global organisation providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence. These awards are the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry, offering international recognition as voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike. Over 300 000 international travellers vote each year to select the winners. This auspicious award is a proud addition to Fairlawns’ 2017 World Luxury Awards including World Luxury Restaurant Award, Luxury Spa Hotel – Country Winner and Luxury Boutique Hotel, Regional Winner; South Africa. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a star in all aspects; food, beverages, accommodation, spa, service, decor and guest experience! For boutique living Fairlawns is second to none, offering opulent luxury for the discerning traveller, local and international alike. Discreet service and pure escapism ensure a truly romantic experience to spoil that someone special and escape from it all. Chic, luxurious accommodation, a tranquil and indulgent spa and the very best cuisine and fine dining add to the romantic experience. Fairlawns is a hidden oasis and gem within bustling Johannesburg offering 41 special destinations and spaces in one venue which is the ideal escape for couples! Experiencing all that Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa has to offer will leave no doubt as to why it has been named the Most Romantic Luxury Hotel on the African Continent! Choosing . . .
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, the award-winning urban oasis in Sandton, offers delectable experiences that will delight all your senses. Foodies, socialites and the “who’s who” all agree that being at Fairlawns is a culinary delight. Experience it for yourself! The setting is gorgeous, the food perfection and the beverages imaginative, varied and plentiful. Within one venue, a sanctuary in Sandton, there are multiple dining experiences to be enjoyed, decide what most appeals to your mood and taste buds and savour it. For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: Amuse-Bouche Restaurant boasts a sophisticated à la carte menu for the adventurous palate, paired with a Platinum Award Winning wine list. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their Harvest Table Buffet Breakfast starts from R 195 per person, a la carte and full breakfasts from R 235 per person, which offers a new spin on traditional expectations. Expect the unexpected from the a la carte lunch and dinner menus, priced from R 170. High Tea and Easy Eating: The Manor House Bistro features a more casual al fresco dining, in a contemporary setting with an eclectic appeal or the adjoining Terrace overlooking the immaculate lawns of Fairlawns. The restaurant is elegant, yet homely and welcoming, and features some of your favourite café style meals. The Manor House Bistro serves High Tea at its best: traditional with their signature five-star fun. Enjoy their high tea, in the morning or afternoon, served daily. The sandwiches are perfect, scones are fresh, and the mini cakes are mouth-watering. From R 325 per person. Into the Woods: Into the Woods, brings the garden inside the private dining room and offers a memorable experience for up to 12 guests under a chandelier in a re-creation of a Birchwood Forest. The culinary journey offers three set menu options; the 9-course menu starts from R 895 per person, the 7-course menu starts from R 695 per person and the 5-course menu . . .
“We’re all going on a summer holiday" with GLAD in our bags! GLAD are must-have holiday season survival tools, both in the kitchen and on your travels! For road trips, day trips, camping or jet setting there are hundreds of uses for the versatile GLAD products, as your trusty travel companions. Whatever your festive travel plans, stock up on these essentials, you will be glad you did! On route to friends, family and destinations; • With GLAD Press’n Seal you can turn any cup into a travel cup, simply seal the top of the cup or glass, lift and sip. • GLAD Handi-Covers, elasticised food covers, are ideal for covering all sorts of bowls; metal, glass, wood and plastic, the tight elastic seal helps keep food fresher for longer and they can be used over and over again! They are perfect for family gatherings, picnics or when transporting plates of food to a dinner party or braai. • The re-invented GLAD Ice Cube Bags are a must to make creative ice cubes with your favourite drink. • Pack salad ingredients, sliced fruit, sandwiches and nuts in GLAD Resealable Zip Seal Bags to keep them fresh while travelling. They’re great for taking leftovers home too. • Keep salad dressing or sauces in a small GLAD Resealable Zip Seal Bag for picnics. To serve, simply snip the corner of the bag and pour. General Travel Tips; • When by the pool, sea or any body of water – keep your phone and electronics safe, secure and dry in a GLAD Zip Seal Bag or protected with either GLAD Cling Wrap or GLAD Press’n Seal. • When camping, store toilet paper in a GLAD Zip Seal bag to keep it clean, dry and accessible. • GLAD Press'n Seal makes perfect vitamin packets when travelling - make little pouches for doses of medication or vitamins when you don’t want to carry the whole bottle. Cut a small piece of GLAD Press’n Seal, place your pills in the centre of one side and fold over so the wrap tightly seals. Your medicine will stay clean in your pocket or purse for later and it saves . . .
Homemation: Home Automation Experience Centre October 2018, Kramerville Johannesburg, Homemation, the AV, home automation and theatre specialists, recently revealed their state-of-the-art Experience Centre. Guests were welcomed into the awe-inspiring, spacious Scandi-style showroom, offered drinks and enjoyed snacks from the live sushi chef. They were able to walk through the ‘home of the future’ viewing invisible speakers, drop down screens, automated blinds and even a robot vacuum cleaner. The spaces were alive with the sound of people talking excitedly about high-tech offerings and tempting DJ’ing coming from outside. The ‘home’ is completely automated, which means that using voice, or the touch of a button, lights are turned off, on or dimmed, the blinds can be adjusted, stove switched on, fireplace lit and music of choice streamed through a variety of speakers – even ones that are completely hidden in the ceiling. Walking into the lounge, the invisible Stewart Filmscreen screen and JVC projector emerge from the ceiling for an even more immersive experience. The bedroom features an LED strip light behind the bed that is motion activated when you get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The room that fascinated most, was the THX “CANNES” cinema room where guests could experience a thrilling car chase that had the hairs on the back of their necks stand upright! After the tours, the house warming bourgeoned into a real party… live sushi, premium gin and whisky bars and the ultimate DJ’s Small Paul, Roger Goode and international acclaimed Timo ODV! Founders and Joint CEOs, Nicholas Gliksman and Daniel Mclean, welcomed everyone and their pride of seeing their dream become a reality was evident as they shared the vision behind the first Home Automation Experience Centre in the country. It is a world-class experience, comparable to the US and UK markets. The scale is exciting – a mini-house fitted out with tech, home automation, . . .
Vencasa, The World Leaders in Sleep, are the only home to Tempur and Magniflex in South Africa and want to help ensure you have great, quality sleep. Quality Sleep leads to a Happier Life Sleep is as essential to living as water and food, yet is taken for granted, and many of us, deprive ourselves of it. You may not be able to control the quality of the water and food you consume, however, you can control the quality of your sleep. Quality sleep promotes the regeneration of your body, physically, mentally and emotionally – on the other side insufficient or poor quality sleep can affect your metabolism, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, emotions, immune system and ability to concentrate during the day. Studies show that we’re at our best with 7 to 9 hours sleep, each night. Below are some not-so-secret secrets, on how to improve your sleeping habits: 1. Exercise and being active during the day, helps the body rest better at night 2. Screens or blue light, from TVs and phones, is detrimental to a good night’s sleep and should be turned off two hours before bed – unplug – use the time for ‘me-time’ instead to relax and read or have a warm bath or shower 3. A routine bed time is recommended 4. Regular mealtimes encourage regular sleep patterns 5. 18° C is the ideal temperature for a good night’s sleep 6. Excessive heat is bad for sleep 7. Avoid sugar, caffeine and alcohol before bed as they prevent sleep or disrupt the natural sleep patterns 8. Lack of sleep increases appetite and promotes weight gain 9. The less you sleep, the more likely you are to become ill 10. People who sleep less grow older, faster 11. Lack of sleep damages the brain 12. Your bedroom should be a haven and sanctuary designed to promote peacefulness and sleep – isn’t reading right 13. Remove stress from your bedroom by having a clutter-free space that is conducive to sleep 14. Close your curtains or blinds as the darkness helps produce melatonin in the body 15. . . .
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa, well known for its impressive 5-star-fun experience has extended the outdoor space of their award-winning Balinese spa by an impressive 920m2 making it the largest and most exclusive spa and wellness space in all of Johannesburg. This award-winning spa offers tranquility in a beautiful setting, complete with de-stressing water features and birdsong in the bamboo groves. When you enter into the space, you will journey through beautiful gardens with bamboo forest, a space reminiscent of Bali. The Balinese splendour include an undercover heated hydro pool, rim flow Jacuzzi, sent? bath, relaxation lounges and salas, a private dining sala for 8 guests and bar – all set in beautiful gardens. There is a couple’s treatment suite with a double spa bath and a maze with self-therapy scrubs and jets which guests can enjoy at leisure. Experience the oxygen facial, triple hydration facial or skin peel, leaving your face soft, smooth and rehydrated. Round off your treatment with a manicure, pedicure or the tan-can to get your body bronzed and poolside ready! Alternatively relax in the dining sala and enjoy sumptuous snacks and a refreshing drink without having to get out of your comfy robe. The Fairlawns Spa is the perfect spot to retreat from the daily grind and completely unwind – a true haven and urban oasis. To book call Fairlawns on 011-808 7300 or visit www.fairlawns.co.za. #fairlawnsspa #fivestarfun #urbanoasis #boutiqueliving Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, an award-winning five-star boutique hotel, is conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, Sandton. With close attention to detail and exceptional service, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa creates an intimate atmosphere where some of the globe’s most vibrant personalities converge. The chic, upscale suites are individually decorated in varying themes ranging from Eastern influence to French provincial, each featuring every desired modern . . .