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 . . .
Every Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm it is Gin O’Clock time at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa! Yet another special treat they have stirred and shaken up for their patrons where a professional Gin-ologist creates some magical infusions! Each week a selection of gins are selected from the wide range of local and international brands, with the exception of Monkey47, which is a favourite staple. There are hundreds of beautiful crafted gins, each with a signature taste infusion and interesting story and journey. The making of gin cocktails is an art form with room for experimentation and creativity utilising the infused botanicals, primarily Juniper Berry and coaxing them out to intoxicate your senses. The Fairlawns in-house creative Gin-Genius is passionate about his craft and specialises in Gin-based creations. He’ll ask you for your personal tastes and create a delicious cocktail just for you. You can choose your ingredients from a selection of fruits and herbs, and combine them with a choice of four gins and variety of tonics. This ‘Gin Genie’ of the bottle has a knack for finding the right balance between sweet and bitter. Mint is a key ingredient to cut through the alcohol and brings together scent and taste in one sensation. Rosemary can also be used to delicately balance on the surface of the drink. Gin is a versatile base for many creative cocktails and one can even try a shake with Elderflower tonic. The end result of each drink is as visually enticing as it is tasty on the tongue and fragrant on the nose. At Gin O’Clock, all you have to do is sit back and relax on the peaceful terrace at Fairlawns and enjoy the sights and sounds of the luscious garden environment. It is a refreshing end to any day with every sense engaged. PS – an insider secret, after 6pm – the gin bar moves to the Muse Champagne Room, where the sunset is the backdrop and the experimental elixirs continue! A must for Gin Lovers! Fairlawns continues to bring you . . .
The Johannesburg leg and last workshop of the ninth annual ENGEN Pitch & Polish programme was held on Saturday, 13 October, and was attended by very engaged and enthusiastic group of entrepreneurs. Since inception, this national entrepreneurial workshop and competition – hosted in partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd, Nedbank, Raizcorp and Caxton Local Media – has helped over 11 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors. Following the opening talk by Justin Cohen (best-selling author and international speaker) during which he discussed the truth about motivation and the value of delivering a polished pitch, Allon Raiz (founder of Raizcorp) proclaimed that it was inspirational to see so many entrepreneurs. “My entrepreneurship journey started as a ‘one-man band’ and I, too, had to pitch constantly. The mission of ENGEN Pitch & Polish is to give you the best chance when the opportunity arises. It is your job to convince an investor to spend money on you, your product or service and that they will get a return. We need each and every one of you to grow this country, so learn and perfect your pitch and then go on and employ people and make the change.” Through the pitch of Thami Biyela, who has a software-development business, the delegates saw the value of being clear and concise when describing the core business. Bringing in an emotive aspect is effective in capturing the attention of a potential investor; however, the numbers must also be sound. Sipho Mampe, who came in third place with his lab equipment manufacturing company, learned that being authentic was powerful and that it instantly made his pitch clearer. He delivered a detailed breakdown of the funding required and, based on the feedback, now understands that he must understand the profitability of each product line. Coming in second place, Thuso Motau, who manufactures household detergents, learned that it will add credibility to her pitch to . . .
Encased in aluminum with genuine walnut veneer, the Heritage Headphone Amplifier exudes quality, even before plugging in the headphones. All switches, knobs, and controls are weighted and anodized aluminum for great feel and tactile response. All analog switches operate through relays for the cleanest signal while maintaining a vintage feel. The Heritage Headphone Amplifier delivers a clear sound and minimal distortion. Built for the most discerning ears, the Heritage Headphone Amplifier doubles as an ideal processor of any digital source, whether the output is a pair of headphones or RCA line-out. • Asynchronous USB interface • Complete with dual amplifiers for balanced output. • Versatile inputs and outputs. • Lowest distortion in its class. • This amplifier will enhance the quality of any headphone or audio system plugged into it. Retail: R 11 890 Perfectly paired with the Heritage Headphone Amp, the Heritage HP-3 Headpones deliver the legendary sound of Klipsch to its fullest extent. You're not just buying a pair of headphones, you're taking home a piece of American audio heritage that's backed by over 70 year of acoustic technology. Designed from the most functional and premium materials available, the Heritage HP-3 headphones feature die-cast steel, milled wood, premium leathers, and machined aluminum components. Boasting a 52mm KG-520 biodynamic driver housed in a back-vented design, the HP3 headphones deliver unsurpassed acoustic performance. Retail: R 21 990 Homemation is the exclusive specialist South African suppliers of premium branded audiovisual and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after AV and home automation technologies in the world. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
05 November 2018, Johannesburg, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, will be collaborating with The Travelling Art Gallery to showcase South African artists at an exclusive Art Auction Dinner. The Travelling Art Gallery, started by Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast, is an artists’ initiative to exhibit talented South African artists, across the globe. Fairlawns, nestled in Sandton, is a well-known patron of the Arts and boasts over five acres of beauty, which is itself sheer artistry. The intimate evening will see art lovers gather at an exclusive dinner where approximately 10 strong, colourful and diverse pieces of art from 12 South African artists will be proudly displayed at Fairlawns and auctioned off. “An essential part the collaboration is the transformative power of connecting people through art,” enthuses Barbara, “our aim is to take South African art to the world and to invite the world to South Africa.” “Art is a tremendous vehicle to promote South Africa and we see this as a natural collaboration and opportunity to support in any way we can,” explains Michael Kewley, Managing Director of Fairlawns, on their involvement. Fairlawns, an award-winning urban oasis, offers experiences to engage all the senses. #sharebeautifulstories “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” - American entrepreneur J.C. Penney To book your seat at the dinner, for more information or if interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Barbara Lenhard on +27 (0)79 403 2393 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a piece by Ramarutha Makoba. Continued thanks to the Artists, The Travelling Art Gallery, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Bidvest Panalpina Logistics, Panalpina Welttransporte, international and local media, and the support from business and individual art-lovers. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa brings you unique spaces and enchanting experiences to suit your every need or preference. The venue keeps on . . .
Since 1922, over 95 years ago, the world-renowned AGA oven continues to maintain its reputation and has become iconic for its timeless design, uncompromising quality and award-winning innovation. The AGA is cherished as part of family life the world over and coveted as much today as it always has been. Some love them for the vintage, homey feel and others are drawn to the funky retro vibes which always seem to be in fashion and then there are the purists who maintain that an AGA cooker is for life and best cooker one can have! In the year 2000, the BBC published a retrospective documentary, highlighting what it considered to be the top three design icons of the 20th century: first was the Coca-Cola® contour bottle, second was the VW™ Bug and third was the Aga Cast Iron Oven! “Most people associate the name AGA with good food and fine living. And although it’s often thought of as quintessentially British, the AGA actually began life in Sweden. The celebrated Cast Iron Range found in over 750,000 households worldwide was invented by Dr Gustav Dalén, a blind Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Appalled that his wife and their maid had to constantly tend to their old-fashioned range, Dalén set out to design a modern range that would look after itself. It’s unlikely Dalén could have predicted that his invention would go on to be widely acclaimed as a design icon, but it has!” (https://www.agamarvel.com/aga/who-we-are/history-of-aga/) With the trend for larger kitchens throughout the 20th century, to accommodate new inventions such as automatic washing machines, and smaller rooms like sculleries and pantries were incorporated into the kitchen itself, a greater emphasis on utility and function ensued. In the post-war world the urge for a bright new future also made the most of new materials like plastic laminates which changed the face of kitchens in Europe for years to come. AGA wanted to reverse this trend and introduce a warmer and more liveable kitchen designed . . .