Sit down to an intimate High Tea with some of South Africa’s most dynamic, impressive and influential women at this year’s Woman’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018). Guests will be treated to a sumptuous tea while hearing how these phenomenal women managed to achieve their success; balancing demanding careers and motherhood and still managing to embrace their femininity. This sumptuous networking opportunity – brought to you by FMI – will be taking place on Saturday, 29 September from 2pm to 4pm at Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza Ballroom. “We are living in an incredible age where women are emerging from the shadows and finally being recognised as the powerful, world-changing individuals they have always been in their industries,” said Helen Johns, co-founder of Women’s Lifestyle Expo. “The Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea will give you an opportunity to feed your inner goddess in a space that is energising and empowering and where women from all walks of life will get to interact, engage with and learn from some truly inspiring women.” Imagine the setting: a sophisticated and elegant High Tea where guests will sip champagne and gin cocktails and enjoy gourmet fare prepared by #WLE2018 official food partner, OPEN Food Group. The culinary team has fashioned a mouth-watering menu of on-trend delicacies, the likes of which you have never seen before and likely to prove irresistible. Tomato infused profiteroles filled with a salmon and dill mousse; gorgonzola mousse with walnuts and poached pear; and key lime tarts are just a few of the gourmet eats to expect on the day. Guests will be able to enjoy one-on-one interactions and engage in relaxed discussions with the speakers and each guest will leave with a complimentary goodie bag so that they can continue their pampering experience at home. The #WLE2018 High Tea will feature a panel of multi-talented, dynamic women who will share their thoughts and experiences on their road to ‘Redefining Success’. They’ll take you on . . .
Johannesburg, 18 September 2018 - Fear of the dentist is known as odontophobia, dentophobia, or more casually as dental anxiety. As dental professionals, and not mental health professionals, our focus isn’t as much on why people are afraid of the dentist, but instead on what we can do for those who are, so that they can receive compassionate and effective treatment. It is important to remember that some studies estimate up to 75% of dental patients experience mild to severe dental fear. So it’s actually more likely for a person to be uncomfortable with the idea of being in a dentist’s chair than not. At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We work with dentists to envision what‘s possible and provide innovative solutions to achieve it. Education and support help move each procedure forward, ensuring the benefits of our innovations are realised. Everything we do is about helping dental professionals deliver the best possible dental care, for the benefit of their patients and practices – today and for years to come. Imagine that you could now receive all the treatment you require in a single visit with the best results possible in modern dentistry? Dentsply Sirona ‘s CEREC makes exactly this possible. Dentsply Sirona have been driving CAD/CAM innovation for over 30 years, pioneering digital solutions that have changed dentistry for the better. CEREC enables dental professionals to provide you the patient with restorations, including inlays, on lays, crowns, bridges and veneers, in a single visit. Our solutions also enable them to take digital impressions and produce surgical guides and other apparatus needed for better, safer, and faster implants and orthodontics. Cerec stands for a quick and pleasant treatment with no impression tray, no annoying temporary prostheses and only one anaesthetic injection. A win-win situation: You receive the highest standards and get the best . . .
Johannesburg, 18 September 2018 – Dentsply Sirona the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental solutions recently appointed Berenice Muller as the National Sales Manager -Consumables Division. Dentsply Sirona South Africa’s trusted brands have empowered dental professionals, in both practices and laboratories, to provide better, safer, and faster care in all dental disciplines for over 100 years. Dentsply Sirona started direct sales to their customers in South Africa as of 01 July 2018 and in her new position Berenice is leading the roll out of the new direct sales model to market and says “ We as the Dentsply Sirona Consumables Team are excited to expand our relationship with our customers and continue helping them deliver great dental care to patients .We are committed to working together with our customers on a personal level to provide a seamless consumer experience with significant cost benefits for their dental practices”. Berenice and her team of 15 staff – 10 Consumable Representatives and 5 Tele Sales Team members will offer customers a better solution and a one- stop-shop for all their dental consumable needs. Customers can now leverage entire practice volumes to receive as yet unseen commercial value through bespoke offers and deals on the Made-in-Bensheim/Germany CAD/CAMs, CBCTs ,TREATMENT CENTERs and the full portfolio of ENDODONTICS, RESTORATIVE AND PREVENTIVE MATERIALS from Dentsply Sirona. For more information regarding special product offers go to www.dentsplysirona.com/en-za Dentsply Sirona South Africa focuses on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, and more efficient dental care. We work with dental professionals to envision what could be possible, then provide innovative solutions to achieve it. Education and support helps us move each innovation forward, ensuring that the benefits are realised by everyone. Everything we do is about helping dental professionals deliver the best possible dental care, . . .
A Permaculture Garden for The Farm Community At the SanLucar citrus farm in Rooihoogte (Western Cape), the company promotes long-term agriculture - an inspiring project that not only provides fresh and healthy food, but also offers new perspectives. (Cape Town, 13 September). Alphonso´s working day begins at dawn: Under loud clucking he gets his hens going. Their mobile coop is located in a garden that is unusual - and new. It Is a "permaculture garden" set up on the Rooihoogte citrus farm run by SanLucar, an international premium brand for fruit and vegetables, near Porterville. In harmony with people and nature Permaculture stands for permanent agriculture: Through natural gardeners working on the project processes, a self-sustaining ecosystem is created that provides fresh and healthy food for the community living on the citrus farm. The residents take care of the cultivation of the garden. Produce gets sold at the Rooihoogte farm shop, which is collectively owned by the farming community. Eugenie Grobler, who steers the community development journey at Rooihoogte explains: Our approach is to identify projects that will address multiple needs at the same time to maximize impact. Our development approach resonates with the permaculture approach of seeking ways to promote self-sustaining ecosystems to take root. The combination of a community owned shop and garden makes sense. Not only can we provide top quality nutritious fruit and vegetables year round, we can also do this at a low cost. The profit from sales goes back to the community and we are learning how to grow food in harmony with nature. But that's not all: "With this garden we build community as we work and dream together. Especially for the younger ones we create an exciting task to develop the skills necessary for the management of such a project. It may even help young people to earn a living in the future." Our chickens are important members of the community! The chickens help to get the . . .
In keeping with their strong focus on history and heritage, the critically acclaimed Forage Restaurant, situated at the beautiful Wildekrans Wine Estate in the Botrivier region, will be hosting a historical culinary celebration on Heritage Day, Monday 24 September 2018 at 12 noon. The Forage Restaurant concept with its emphasis on the history and heritage of the Cape is presenting an exceptional five course indigenous dining menu complete with wine pairing from the estate to celebrate. The Forage team goes back in time, recreating traditional food from the area, giving it a cosmopolitan spin while celebrating South Africans heritage, culture and history on a daily basis. Forage is the only restaurant in South Africa to do so. Forage was inspired by the Khoisan (Indigenous people of the Northern Cape and a mixture of the original San hunter-gatherers and the later-arriving KhoiKhoi) who foraged the land for their daily food way back in the 1800s. Like their predecessors, the Forage chefs hunt for special wild weeds and home-grown edibles throughout the exquisite 1000 hectare Wildekrans Wine Estate. They also only harvest what nature allows them to and what they need. All other produce and ingredients are sourced from local artisans and farmers. This special process happens under the watchful eye of internationally recognised executive chef, Greg Henderson. Having carefully selected his ingredients, he adds tried and tested cooking techniques of old, transforming them into 21st Century gastronomic adventures with modern flavour profiles. The result is a veritable showcase of regional, indigenous cuisine that highlights the South African culinary heritage and creates an exceptional dining experience that perfectly reflects the multi-layered flavours and culture of the Cape. The Heritage Day menu offers a variety of unusual and delicious flavours spread across five delectable courses for R455. Optional wine pairing costs an additional . . .
Steenberg’s resolute focus on creating Sauvignon Blancs that express a unique sense of place, has been rewarded with their flagship blend and all three single varietal tiers, breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in the highly respected Tim Atkin 2018 South African Special Report. Top scorer again this year with 94/100, is the Sauvignon Blanc driven signature blend, Magna Carta 2017. Atkin’s consistent 94 point score for the past three vintages underpins the standing of this phenomenal blend of Sauvignon Blanc (60%) and Semillon (40%) as a South African benchmark wine. Showing absolute fruit purity and clean minerality, this wine is a quintessential expression of the Steenberg terroir in the Constantia wine valley. For the second year running, all three Steenberg Sauvignon Blancs have made the Atkin cut. Taking pole position on 93 points is the richly layered Rattlesnake 2017, followed by the single vineyard Black Swan 2017 on 92 and the soon to be released estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 on 90. “Almost 30 years of constant investment into the soil and vine health, combined with new clones and new plantings on a site well suited to this grape variety has put Steenberg in a favourable position to create truly unique terroir specific Sauvignon Blancs. It is great to receive this type of feedback, acknowledging that we are on the right track but the journey is by no means complete,” says cellar master JD Pretorius. Their distinctive terroir on the foothills of Steenberg Mountain can be attributed to the synergy between the cool prevailing south easterly winds that blow off the ocean during summer months and lean soils of decomposed granite that impart the characteristic minerality to the wines. Steenberg’s flagship grande cuvée, Lady R MCC 2013, and the 2017 Semillon also hit the high notes in the 2018 Atkin report, scoring 93 points for their respective second consecutive vintages. Leading the pack for the red wines are Steenberg’s flagship red, Catharina . . .
TOKARA triumph in Tim Atkin SA Special Report TOKARA’s forward thinking vision and commitment to excellence has been richly rewarded with no less than nine wines crossing the 90 point threshold and three cracking the 95+ elite rating in Tim Atkin’s highly regarded 2018 South African Special Report. Top scorer on 97/100 is TOKARA’s super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon driven pinnacle, Telos 2015, followed by the flagship TOKARA Director’s Reserve Red 2014 and Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, both on 96 points. All three these wines are included in what Atkin considers his “wines of the year” – a collection he believes that would compare with the best of any other wine-producing country. Cabernet Sauvignon has been the cornerstone of TOKARA’s red wines from day one after owners GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira acquired the farm, and their vineyards on the Simonsberg consistently produce consummate award winning wines, considered true expressions of the TOKARA terroir. Atkin awarded TOKARA’s ultra-elegant MCC Blanc de Blancs 2011 94 points followed by the Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2016 and the Reserve Collection Syrah 2014, both on 93. The Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was rated 92 points while the TOKARA Shiraz 2016 attained 90. “This acknowledgement by a highly respected UK Master of Wine close on the heels of TOKARA’s ranking amongst the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands for 2018 by UK-based Drinks International, speaks of our prowess creating remarkable, terroir-driven wines that express a true sense of place,” says Karl Lambour, general manager. Atkin, an accomplished wine commentator with extensive experience when it comes to South Africa, tasted almost 1 980 local wines for his 2018 South African Special Report, now in its seventh year and his largest yet. For more information on TOKARA wines, visit www.tokara.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Constantia Glen wines applauded in Atkin SA Wine Report Constantia Glen has once again stepped into the international limelight with all four flagship Bordeaux-style wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier and one included in the elite selection in the highly respected Tim Atkin 2018 South African Special Report. Top scorer this year with a whopping 95/100 for the second consecutive vintage, is Constantia Glen TWO 2017, one of Atkin’s stand out South African wines that can compare with the best in the world. The 2017 vintage of this meticulous blend of 68% Sauvignon Blanc and 32% Sémillon already boasts a gold medal from the 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC) held in London. The wine was also scored 94/100 by British Master of Wine Derek Smedley and received 90+ points from leading wine commentator, Neal Martin of Vinous.com. The other Constantia Glen wines applauded by Atkin are the flagship red, Constantia Glen FIVE 2014 with 92 points, the Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2018 on 91 and the Constantia Glen THREE 2015 achieving 90. Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’ experience under his belt, has extensive knowledge when it comes to South African wines. He tasted almost 1 980 local wines for his 2018 South African Special Report, now in its seventh year and his largest yet. These acclaimed Constantia Glen wines are all available directly from the estate, as well as fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen’s dryland vineyards are farmed without any irrigation. The tasting room is open from 10h00 till 17h00 from Sunday to Friday and 10h00 till 20h00 on Saturdays. Booking via http://www.constantiaglen.com is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail email@example.com, visit . . .
Furniturespot is constantly seeking like-minded exciting collaborations to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces made just for you. Furniturespot is proud to release the Cohesive Roots Collection. An eclectic collaboration between Fabric Bank, a bespoke South African digital fabric printing house and Glorinah Mabaso, a young talented fabric designer. Neutral palettes, bold geometric patterns and careful use of clean lines sums up these fabric designs by Glorinah. The tribal prints and modern furnishings introduces us to her vision of Africa. Taking us back to her rural roots of Limpopo. Glorinah: “The combination of tribal patterns and forward-looking furnishings, creates a beautiful balance symbolising where I come from and where I am now”. This furniture range has a local flair to it and is distinctly African with a modern infusion of lush velvet. The bold and unique prints make each piece elegant and a distinctive master piece. Glorinah's core mission is to redefine the African design style by introducing the vision of her Africa to the world. Furniturespot is proud to share this message through this furniture collection. The Cohesive Roots Collection consists of a platform bed with a headboard, ottoman and an occasional chair. The Thandeka occasional chair is bold and elegant with features of different fabrics to make it a statement piece. The chair is available in different soft velvet fabrics. The seat is extra wide to make it feel almost like a lush daybed. The golden legs give it a luxurious finishing touch. The Thandeka occasional chair is available in emerald green, navy blue, honey yellow, bordeaux red or steel grey. Those are just a few of the highlights, to see the full range visit Furniturespot.co.za – a trailblazer in the home décor and interior industries of South Africa. Made-to-order furniture with a simple online process – Made just for you. For more information visit www.furniturespot.co.za, call 011-486 6006 and find them on . . .
Studio Masson, the tile and slab couture brand, have just released their exciting new collections. Aside from the aesthetic and design we’ve come to expect from the brand, the handsome new collections, exclusive to Studio Masson, once again bring in an eco-friendly texture to the showroom floor. More than just a pretty surface. “Designing with low impact and creating innovative spaces that embrace sustainable living is no longer a trend on the fringe,” says Heidi Masson, co-founder and co-owner of Studio Masson. “The majority of our product offering is deemed eco-friendly as the products are made entirely of natural materials without toxic resins or chemical binders; conforming to the stringent European Green Standards.” “Some of the most talked about and innovative products available are from Fiandre’s Active 2.0, Active 2.0 Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™, available on their collection of tiles with a specific “active” finish resulting in them becoming self-cleaning tiles and slabs with clean-air (removes air pollutants on contact) and anti-bacterial (kills 99,99% of all harmful bacteria on contact) properties. The “active” ingredient is found within the body of the porcelain and cannot be worn off over time as it is applied to the tiles and slabs at high temperatures,” says Masson. As part of their Sustainable Development Goals manifesto, the United Nations has said it is up to industry and businesses to develop their own ways to move toward more sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing and products. They have said that technological progress will be the foundation for environmental objectives. This thinking is most definitely reflected in not only Studio Masson’s existing ranges, but also in their newly released ones. Adds Masson, “Most of our products are made up of 30% to 40% recycled, non-volatile, non-polluting materials. Furthermore, they are manufactured in state-of-the-art production facilities meeting all the highest . . .