South Africa, Cape Town, February 2018; FIRST DIAMONDS, Cape Town’s leading diamond merchant and bespoke jewellery studio, is thrilled to announce the introduction of the exclusive Lily Collection to its portfolio of exquisite diamond and Tanzanite jewellery creations. From the gentle rounded edges of the Lily Cut® to the clean edges of the Orchidea Cut®, the Lily Collection is inspired by the delicate perfection and intricate precision of the botanical world. With world-class cuts, flawless stones and inspired settings, this remarkable new range has immediately raised the bar for luxury diamond jewellery design in Africa. “These are all exclusive patented cuts, and we are the only diamond studio in South Africa to offer these unique diamond creations,” says Heidi Wahl, Brand and Marketing Manager for First Diamonds. Before the master diamond cutters and goldsmiths get to work, the process of creating each exceptional piece in the Lily Collection begins with sourcing superior quality diamonds, with only the very finest stones meeting the exacting standards of flawless clarity and colour. “All diamonds are rare, but these stones are truly on another level. The quality of the diamonds is simply superb,” adds Wahl, adding that the painstaking process of cutting, polishing and setting means “extremely limited numbers of each piece in the Collection are produced.” With fewer than a dozen unique designs in the Lily Collection, meticulous attention to detail has gone into crafting each and every necklace, ring or pair of elegant earrings. Most designs in the Collection are centred on a signature stone supported by a galaxy of smaller gems. While these large diamonds dazzle with their faultless clarity and eye-catching cut, the smaller gems are no less impressive thanks to the inspired designs. A key element of the Lily Collection designs is the interplay between gold and stone. The range of pieces in the Collection have been crafted to include a . . .
South Africa: Apollo brands, official distributors of Under Armour in South Africa, is excited to introduce the most anticipated collections of 2018: UA Project Rock Training Collection, CHASING GREATNESS. Last March, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Under Armour debuted the first Project Rock Collection, which sold out in record time. Since then, Project Rock has launched the second collaboration namely the military collection called USDNA . The WWE legend has put the new range through every possible test and exercise, pushing himself, and his gear, to the limit to ensure it’s ready for any training situation. And if you've ever seen some of his workout videos on Instagram, you may be well aware that he takes everything to the extreme- when it comes to training. Johnson says, “Project Rock is not a brand, it’s a movement that’s disruptive and authentic. Building the belief that, regardless of the odds, we overcome and achieve anything but it starts with hard work and dedication.” CHASING GREATNESS marks the brand’s third head-to-toe performance training collection for men- created with one of the world’s most iconic entertainers and “motivator of the masses”, Dwayne Johnson. The new collection will be exclusively available from Under Armour Brand Houses in Menlyn Mall, Mall of Africa, Sandton and V&A Waterfront from 22 March 2018. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
14 March 2018 – Whatever your flavour, Albany has you covered. Whether you love indulgent chocolate or the good ol tastes of spices and raisins, Albany will delight you with its new D’Light Hot Cross Buns in Traditional and Chocolate variants. The hot cross buns are available in major stores nationwide for a limited time only (so you better get them while they’re still hot on the shelves). Enjoy them with a cup of coffee, or share with the kids for breakfast. Pop them into lunchboxes, take them on picnics, or serve them to guests for tea, and forget the stress! “This season, we’re “D’lighted” to offer delicious hot cross buns that suit everyone, and Albany is proud to be dishing up buns to consumers for the first time,” says Bontu Mulaudzi, Albany Bakeries Brand Manager. “We realised that not everyone loves the traditional flavours of raisins and spices, and so we launched a chocolate variety to ensure everyone gets to enjoy this wonderful Easter treat.” Indulge in them toasted or plain, or take inspiration from these sensational serving ideas: 1. Toast with butter and drizzle with honey 2. Top with cheese and jam 3. Spread with Black Cat peanut butter and All Gold jam, or a chocolate spread 4. Spread with All Gold marmalade and Mascarpone 5. Create cheesecake buns with cream cheese and berries 6. Spread marshmallow fluff onto toasted buns to create instant “Smores” 7. Create an ice cream sandwich with two toasted sides and your favourite flavoured ice cream 8. Slice hot cross buns, and butter on each. Spread chocolate on the unbuttered side, sandwich together, and fry the toasties for a few minutes until gooey 9. Use hot cross buns instead of bread for French toast 10. Dip into caramel sauce Find out more at Albany D’Light or follow Albany on Facebook and Instagram for the sweetest ideas and inspiration. Albany D’Light Hot Cross Buns are available in packs of six at a recommended retail price of R19.99. They’re available on shelf until . . .
Homemation, the exclusive distributors of THORENS, have the perfect Father's Day gift idea (it's the perfect gift for all vinyl-lovers...) Turntables are an increasingly popular trend – and come in a variety of modern to retro styles. If you’re looking for THORENS, they are available exclusively through Homemation distributors. Founded in 1883 in St. Croix, Switzerland, THORENS is the oldest consumer electronics manufacturer in the world. Their mission is to have the highest standards in precision and design. Renowned for the range of turntables they produce Traditional Values reinterpreted - paying homage to the legendary models of the sixties and seventies, THORENS® has reinterpreted the sub-chassis turntable with state-of-the-art, ground-up development using the latest materials. Highest fidelity and dynamics were their main priorities during the development of the new turntable series. However, they also placed great importance on user-friendliness, timeless aesthetics as well as flexible configuration and upgrade options while retaining the traditional sub-chassis design. THORENS® revives an old idea and introduces a new series of suspended sub-chassis turntables. From the foundation of a rich heritage, THORENS® take a huge step toward the future by re-thinking a complex design: the suspended sub-chassis turntable. The launch comprises three new models. TD 903, TD 905 and TD 907, all of which share the three-spring sub-chassis design that is so highly regarded among vinyl lovers. The new models are a deliberate reminiscence of legendary models such as the TD 150 and TD 160, top-selling turntables in their day. The THORENS® engineers painstakingly fine-tuned each of the three sub-chassis designs. Carefully applied weights allow the three springs to be distributed evenly, with the same tension for each spring, thus ensuring true pistonic movement of the sub-chassis. This efficiently isolates the turntable from all sources of external . . .
De Grendel toasts the arrival of autumn with the release of Three Spades Cider, acknowledging the Graaff family's close connection to apple farming. The premium cider is made in limited quantities with freshly pressed apples from Elgin, one of South Africa's foremost apple growing regions. "Apples have been part of our country's agricultural heritage for as long as growing grapes and wine-making," says Sir De Villiers Graaff, owner of De Grendel wine farm. "It holds special significance for the Graaff family to honour both traditions." With four generations rooted in apples, it is a natural progression for the wine farm to produce a premium cider with the same dedication. The inspiration for the name and logo of the Three Spades cider comes from the family crest, a spade for each son of Sir De Villiers Graaff, first baronet of De Grendel. Cider-making with its storied history is experiencing a new golden era, reckons Graaff. "The growing interest in small batch, carefully crafted cider reflects an appreciation for age-old traditions and artisan methods. This is spurred on by consumers seeking out products with provenance and integrity." The creation of Three Spades Cider gave De Grendel cellar master Charles Hopkins the chance to combine his expert knowledge of winemaking's scientific side with the art of cider-making. "I enjoyed my first foray into cider immensely. Initially, I wasn't aware of how similar the process would be to winemaking." According to Hopkins, the key to a top class cider is the composition of the apple juices. "Our main focus was to capture the purity of the apple, expressing it through a blend of different varieties picked at peak ripeness before being pressed to highlight the unique characteristics of each. The five varieties, each playing its part, are 30% Golden Delicious, 30% Granny Smith, 20% Pink Lady, 10% Braeburn and 10% Fuji. Cider-making versus wine-making: The ethos of making wine and cider are the same and for . . .
Johannesburg 09 March 2018 - ZUI, an independent fashion retailer with stores in Johannesburg and Tshwane launched their autumn 2018 collection in store and nationally online. The ZUI Autumn 2018 collection explores trends that reflect individual style including rich winter hues, buckle detailing, For women, sheer ruffle adorned blouses, wrap dresses; velvet and silk are set against denim jackets, skirts and trousers. Track tops are no longer confined to the stadium – they’re the new closet staple and paired with a pair of jeans, provides a relaxed look. “We are proud to launch our autumn campaign, it represents who our brand is and shows how fashion is vehicle for self-expression,” says, Shiraz Tayob CEO and Founder of ZUI. “We aimed to portray a wide array of influences that would appeal to our client base. The ZUI Group also announces the launch of the new ZUI e-commerce platform; live from 12 March 2018 it will be available on zui.co.za. The highly customised and localised e-commerce platform is a major step forward in ZUI’s digital strategy. The product offering available on the new zui.co.za website will cater to individual markets, giving customers the freedom to shop anytime and anywhere. The ZUI Autumn 2018 Collection launches in store on Friday, 02 March 2018 and online and will be available in stores globally on Thursday, July 27, 2017. About ZUI ZUI is a boutique fashion brand founded in 2009 that delivers high-quality fashion and ready-to-wear collections that are premium, yet accessible. ZUI ticks all the fashion boxes when it comes to a core collection, tailored dresses and boardroom classics. ZUI is quality driven, trendy, yet classical clothing for women providing the woman style at affordable prices. For more information and the ecommerce platform go to www.zui.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Zui Autumn 2018 Launch here: http://www.zui.co.za . . .
Apollo Brands (Pty) Ltd, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa, has announced the unveiling of the brand’s latest innovation in footwear - the Under Armour RailFit. Sports performance brand, Under Armour, is known for their innovative technologies that separate them from other leading sport apparel brands, UA Railfit started as a simple idea: Laces should adjust to you—not the other way around. Under Armour re-engineered a tightening technology to create UA RailFit. This iconic adjustable lacing system lets you slide maneuverable eyelets to exactly where you want them - for a custom fit like no other. The elastic heel straps lock your foot in place, and the full-length EVA midsole gives you premium responsive cushioning. Additional comfort is added by an embedded footbed and the rubber outsole gives you durability and traction, and features a knobbed texture with dual-layer mesh and a soft foam upper offering you flexible, snug support. UA RailFit is another innovation in Under Armour’s quest to empower athletes everywhere. The RailFit retails at R1899 and is available for purchase in March 2018 from Under Armour Brand Houses in Sandton, Mall of Africa, V&A Waterfront and Menlyn as well as selected Cross Trainer, Sportscene, Sneaker Edition and Sneakers Inc. stores. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Handles Inc know that handles are functional pieces of art in the home, that add depth and character. With its sultry curves, the Olivari Marilyn handle, available exclusively from Handles Inc, will entice the senses, allowing design freedom with its versatility. The same can be said of the Olivari Atena handles - straightforward, sleek and simplistic, these handles will work in any space. World-renowned, Olivari, pride themselves on quality, and this collection lives up to their high standards. • Olivari Marilyn handle, available exclusively from Handles Inc, in super anthracite or polished chrome finish (attached) – from R 4 250 • Olivari Atena handles, available exclusively from Handles Inc, in the polished brass and satin chrome finishes from R 5 600 • Olivari handles in satin chrome finish – from R 3 500 For your closest branch, visit www.handlesinc.co.za or call 021-422 2322 Excellence is in the attention to detail, and choosing the perfect cupboard and door handles for your home or office will be the final touch that brings your space together. Let your living reflect your purpose, your style, your essence. Visit a Handles Inc store, where their seasoned team will help you choose the items that best suit your needs. Their stores are renowned for being eye-candy for architects, interior designers and decorators, as they know that the smallest detail will complete the look – whether it is a corporate office, modular home or rambling mansion. Handles Inc boasts a collection of over 9000 items to inspire you. Specialists in handles and bathroom accessories, for all applications, personally selected from top global brands and available exclusively from Handles Inc. Watch how the smallest change can create the greatest transformation. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The AGA Total Control series has been especially designed to offer optimal flexibility and control. Thanks to a smartly designed touch-screen control panel, you can operate the hotplates and ovens independently from each other. This innovative system allows you to save money and energy, whilst making the most of the indirect radiant heat that cooks your food to perfection. The AGA Total Control cooker has the same cast-iron good looks for which the classic AGA heat-storage cooker is famous. Cooking on the AGA Total Control cooker is a pleasure and produces amazing results. Its cast-iron ovens are gentle on food and lock in moisture, flavour, texture and, importantly, goodness - meaning the food you serve tastes delicious. Put simply, the AGA Total Control treats food as it should be treated - ensuring that you get the very best out of your ingredients. They look exactly the same as a traditional AGA cooker and food is cooked with the same gentle radiant heat. But underneath the enamelled cast-iron exterior, there lies state-of-the-art technology. It is this advancement that allows the new generation AGA Total Control cookers – each running on electricity – to be turned on and off at the touch of a button and with fast heat-up times, ensuring the AGA Total Control is ultimately flexible. You can still enjoy that indefinable ambient AGA warmth in the winter while managing the amount energy used. And in the summer months, you can choose to turn the AGA cooker onto slumber mode most of the time, cooking with individual hotplates and ovens when you require them. Recognised as the world's best cooking appliance, the AGA oven commands a level of adulation more often associated with the glitz of Hollywood fame -- and generates similar devotion. It's deemed the number one luxury appliance brand and is revered as one of the top three design icons of the century. It's the kitchen centrepiece of Celebrities, Professional Chefs, Royalty and discerning Homeowners . . .
If you were going to make an effort for the Oscars, this Sunday’s one should probably be it - their 90th anniversary. West Pack Lifestyle will help you set the scene. But first, popcorn! In the true spirit of Oscar night, what's the moves without popcorn, right? There's nothing cheaper, or more fun, so create a DIY popcorn bar of different flavours. The most affordable way to serve them without compromising on your fun movie night feel is in old-school brown paper packets (R23.90 for 50 Brown Paper Packets S08) and stock up on popcorn sprinkles (available in 150g packets, R14.90 each from your nearest West Pack store in flavours like sour cream and chives, fruit and chutney, butter and cheese). Cajun Popcorn: Combine a pinch each of salt, pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, dried basil, dried thyme, paprika and cayenne pepper, and add to melted butter. Place air-popped corn in large bowl and toss in seasoning mixture to coat Parmesan Popcorn: Combine equal quantities grated Parmesan cheese and melted butter with a dash each of Italian herbs and salt. Pour over warm air-popped corn and toss to coat. Cinnamon Popcorn: Place 8 cups air-popped corn in a baking pan. In a small bowl, mix 1 lightly beaten egg white, ½ cup (125ml) sugar, 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon and pinch of salt. Add to popcorn and bake in preheated 150°C oven, 20 minutes. If you're thinking plain popcorn, we'll let you off the hook, but only if you dress it up with fun popcorn themed buckets! The final (starry) touches An Oscars party wouldn't be complete with stars! This recipe for star shaped chips could be used for anything really - just pop into your nearest West Pack store to choose from a variety of star shaped cookie cutters (from R22.90 to R64.90). Unleash your crafty DIY side with these Starry Sparkles - perfect for decorating your tables, menus or faces - sure your brain is already ticking over with a few ideas (R24.90 for 8 mini bottles). Find your nearest West Pack . . .