Choosing the Right Outdoor Furniture for Summer Summer is here and that means spending warm nights outside on the patio or in the garden, enjoying the sunny weather and the company of friends and family. A time to sit back and relax… only possible when you’ve chosen the right outdoor furniture! With outdoor furniture comfort is essential. The Beetroot Inc. Sarah Barber range is perfect for the patio - 1.6-meter couch made from reclaimed wood with a stuffed cushion seat and numerous scatter cushions to complete the offering. Choose from different colours and designs to decorate according to your own personal style. When eating al fresco a patio table set is a great choice, or if you’re thinking about entertaining maybe a few patio benches is the better option. Serving drinks or entertaining around a braai? The perfect piece of furniture for this is the functional utility trolley – any size, open or flat top – and when you’re done you can wheel is back inside to use elsewhere. Make sure that you stay on trend by choosing the right designs and colours but go for practicality at the same time, for example multipurpose furniture choices and zip-off cushion covers. Visit your closest Beetroot Inc. store in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to see what’s on offer or visit www.beetrootinc.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
21 November 2018 – Ivy trend, a new retailer, has officially launched and features an array of unique and limited lifestyle product solutions, every 30 days. Their online store has launched with 5 items and offers nationwide delivery, through credit and debit card payment facilities. The online retailer has also confirmed their early Black Friday specials where shoppers can currently get up to 35% off, with a 50% Black Friday discount on all products (while stocks last), for one day only on the 23rd of September 2018. All items consist of a 1-year warranty. Ivy Trend | Affordable Solutions for Everyday People CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
African summers can be harsh. In South Africa over the past five years, we’ve reached record-breaking temperatures and levels of UV exposure. And as temperatures rise, so too do tempers. When the mercury is low we hanker for languid summer days, with visions of clinking cocktails and bronzed bodies. The reality, however, is that hot weather translates into heightened crankiness, increased anger and in fact, a recorded rise in violence. Even the little things become more difficult to manage. Fresh fruit reaches its sell-by-date before you’ve blinked. Fresh flowers don’t last more than a day or two, and your newly purchased couch begins to weather and fade in the harsh summer rays. Now we aren’t saying you should pack up and move to Reykjavík, but you may want to reconsider your home’s window treatments to better manage the temperature of your home, and protect its contents. “Whether you want to preserve your furniture, soften the harsh afternoon sunlight, keep your home cooler, or simply have a beautiful window treatment to match your interior décor – your needs are ultimately going to refine your search and take you one step closer to finding the ideal window covering,” says Anthony Mederer, Managing Director of Taylor Blinds & Shutters. He recommends blinds as a way to meet all these needs. “More than just a shield for light and a solution for privacy – blinds are also a stylish way to block out both heat and UV rays that can cause furnishings to fade and deteriorate over time. “Best of all they are available in different light filtering levels and a variety of styles to suit every setting.” Mederer elaborates on the various blinds and their light filtering levels available from the Taylor stable. Light Filtering Blinds Light Filtering Blinds let the maximum amount of light in, while blocking the majority of UV rays that accompany sunlight. This range is ideal for kitchens or lounges overlooking the ocean or with views of the countryside since . . .
Survivor Pinotage gift pack comes to the rescue at Makro - Survive the Christmas rush and head straight for the wine aisle at your nearest Makro to pick up a Survivor Pinotage gift pack courtesy of this free-spirited range of quality wines from the Swartland. The perfect gift for wine lovers, the gift pack comprises a bottle of hearty Survivor Pinotage 2016 and two trendy stemless wine glasses. The pack depicts the legendary Nguni cow that jumped off a bakkie and chose as its new home the Rust’s Constantia farm near Malmesbury where the Survivor grapes are grown, declaring: “The cow stops here”. Firmly rooted in low-yielding dryland Swartland vineyards, Survivor Pinotage is enjoyed for its structure and fullness. This is a fruit driven wine with rich flavours of prune, plum and cherries complemented by elegant notes of spice and cedar. The wine was barrel-matured for 18 months. This home grown wine variety is a perfect fit for an authentic South African festive season braai of sweet barbeque ribs, boerewors and steak. The Survivor gift pack is available exclusively at Makro stores countrywide at a festive price of R169. You will also find it at the Overhex Winery & Bistro if you are passing through Worcester over the holidays. For more information visit www.overhexsurvivor.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Score GT - the new great tasting sugar free game changer Double your power with Score GT – the new sugar free sensation that’s big on taste and packs an explosive guarana surge. Hitting the shelves this summer, Score GT brings the heat, minus the sugar. With the same great taste as the popular Original Score Energy Drink, a heaIthy dose of B vitamins and a double shot of guarana, you can now score guilt free. This thirst quenching game changer is free of taurine leaving you with the same sublime aftertaste that keeps Score fans coming back for more. Score GT is available in mega 500ml cans in leading outlets selling at around R10. Check out www.drinkscore.co.za for more information and keep in touch by joining the Score community on www.facebook.com/DrinkScore and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Innovative Mensa gift pack unfolds as a nifty ice bucket Mensa, the ultimate book club wine taking storytelling to the next level through digital innovation, has come up with a novel gift pack for the festive season that doubles up as a nifty ice bucket. The gift pack literally unfolds into a cooler making it ideal as a fun stocking filler or as a centre piece for sharing at the Christmas table. All you need to do is add the ice. Launched earlier this year as the first South African wine supported by an augmented reality (AR) wine app, Mensa has already been lauded for innovative design and packaging at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Design & Media Awards in London. The gift pack is available exclusively at Checkers stores countrywide at a festive price of R74.99. You will also find it at the Overhex Winery & Bistro if you are passing through Worcester over the holidays. The Mensa label on the bottle comes to life as a book revealing the full story of the wine when scanned using the Mensa Wine App on a smartphone. Mensa also sports the convenient Amorim Helix closure that can be twisted open and resealed by hand. For more information visit www.mensawines.com, or follow MensaWine on Facebook and Instagram, and @mensa_wine on Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
“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 . . .
New Chateau Del Rei – easy drinking bubbly in a can for any occasion Embrace instant celebration with the fabulous flair of new Chateau Del Rei, the naturally sweet sparkling wine, conveniently packaged in a can for any occasion. Beautifully fruity and vibrant, Chateau Del Rei comes in a stylish can, making it the perfect companion for relaxed picnics, outdoor movie nights, open-air concerts or whenever you are in the mood for just a glass or two of sparkling wine. With its low alcohol content of 7%, this easy drinking bubbly is perfect for outdoor living and lets you enjoy the fun for longer. If you are a live-for-the-moment fashionista, this vivacious sparkler is your perfect fit. Best served chilled, be sure to keep a few cans in the fridge for when your besties come over. Crisp and refreshing, Chateau Del Rei is made primarily of Chenin Blanc grapes with loads of panache and charming flavours. A dash of intense Muscat adds extra fruitiness to this cheerfully sweet bubbly. Look out for new Chateau Del Rei at trendy city hang-outs. You can also find it at leading stores retailing at around R74.99 for a 6-pack or R13.99 per convenient 250ml can. For more information about Chateau Del Rei, contact Wendy Xengana at Tel: (+27) 021 886 8842, Fax: 021 887 1005 or send an email to email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Fitch & Leedes launches sensational new Blue Tonic Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic, the new blue blooded mixer, transforms every G&T or vodka into a sensory indulgence. Let whiffs of juicy blueberry and hints of cardamom entice you, while the vivid blue colour adds a captivating twist to your gin or vodka cocktail. Fitch & Leedes understands that a G&T or cocktail is not only about great taste but should be pleasing to all the senses, treating true blue aficionados to a feast for the eye, nose and palate. Priding itself as the understudy to greatness, Fitch & Leedes tonics accentuate the botanical character and subtle notes of premium gins and spirits. The captivating Blue Tonic is delicately carbonated and finely balanced to ensure the best taste representation of what was intended by the master distiller. Made for the utmost purity in terms of quality and taste, Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic amplifies the hard work and skill put into creating a fine spirit. This is why leading distillers choose Fitch & Leedes as their preferred mixer. This noble blue tonic goes down smoothly when paired with juniper forward, citrus infused or floral gins. It also stands tall when paired with vodka, especially the wide selection of fruit infused vodkas. The vibrant Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic is the perfect companion for any upbeat sundowner session. It also hits the spot on its own over ice as a trendy alcohol-free alternative. Fitch & Leedes can be found at leading purveyors of fine beverages, boutique wine shops, selected deli’s, fine dining establishments and cocktail bars. It sells at around R50 for a 6-pack of 200ml cans or R52 per 4-pack of 200ml glass bottles. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa, Stellenbosch; OLDENBURG VINEYARDS MERLOT 2015 has been awarded a coveted 5-Star rating from the Platter's South African Wine Guide. A Platter's 5-star rating is one of the most acclaimed achievements, reserved for wines scoring 95 points or higher. Proprietor Adrian Vanderspuy is immensely pleased by this accolade, saying “this 5-Star Platter rating demonstrates clearly that we are on the right path with our intense focus to garner even greater quality from this rare terroir. A number of new interventions will continue this quest and take us closer to the vision to unlock the immense potential of this rare 50ha site in the Banghoek valley with Rondekop as its centre piece, producing exceptional world-class wines in the process.” Earlier this month, the same vintage of Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot received further international recognition by taking the Merlot Trophy at the IWSC competition, and two days before, the 2014 vintage was awarded the Merlot Trophy at the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards. Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2015 is a true expression of the cultivar and where it is grown - a wine with a tangible sense of place, created in the belief that great wines can only come from the best quality grapes. Minimal intervention in the vineyards allows the wine to reflect the full potential of the unique terroir of the Oldenburg site. This rare site is the result of the confluence of 8 Natural Elements that have a remarkable influence on our ability to produce exceptional grapes: the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the mountain ranges, our own mountain amphitheatre, our elevation, the winds, the soils and the magical 8th element - Rondekop itself. Continued investment and commitment to quality production will see a brand new, state-of-the-art cellar commissioned for the 2019 harvest, by Nic Van Aarde who joined the team in mid-October. The Vineyard team has also spent the winter learning new pruning techniques under the guidance . . .