This autumn/winter Bronx Woman has created an exciting line that is stylish, affordable and comfortable. Combining beautiful, trend-right styling comfort and quality for every woman, the newest line of footwear features rich browns and softer nudes and maroons. Designed to keep women looking good and feeling great during the cool weather, the collection features a beautiful cut-away ankle boot, rugged yet feminine ‘work boots’, sleek ankle boots, biker styles, knee-high boots and the Bronx Woman favourite, the Westee. “We know women want to look their best and feel confident as they take on their day” says Wayne Roos, head designer for Bronx Woman. “Our women’s footwear combines beauty and comfort, and women look feminine and stylish whether it’s on the school run, in the workplace or while they’re exploring our beautiful country.” With a nod to previous Bronx Woman best-sellers, the AW17 collection takes inspiration from trends seen coming through from international retailers. “We know what South African women want to wear, and how they like to express themselves,” adds Roos, a footwear designer of 24 years. “And our extensive fitting trials mean our footwear is as comfortable as possible.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Have you dreamed of achieving a bathroom or kitchen that appears on the pages of your favourite magazine? Well the good news is that it’s possible and even better news is that there are products that have the ability to save water without compromising on your style. Using its global resources and innovation Grohe Dawn Water Technology has incorporated water saving technology without compromising on your personal style for the fittings of your bathroom and kitchen. “The bathroom and kitchen are areas of the home that can easily be overlooked, however, when purchasing a home or embarking on updating kitchens or bathrooms these two areas can be the most costly, or influence a purchasing decision,” says Candice Gomes, Project Sales Director, Grohe Dawn Water Technology. The best part about the technology in the Grohe Dawn water and energy saving ranges is that it is built into the products and doesn’t impact on the look or feel for you. The importance of conserving water without compromising on your experience is very important because most often the time you spend in either the kitchen or bathroom is ‘me-time’ or family time. "We understand this and manufacture our products factoring this in mind. One example of this is our Grohe EcoJoy functionality which uses flow restricting technology to reduce water consumption (from 10 litres per minute to just over five litres per minute)," said Candice. While this is great for conserving water - it also decreases your monthly utility bills. Part of the EcoJoy technology includes toilets with stop start systems – which also allow for decreased water use when flushing. Water use and energy use i.e. electricity use go hand-in-hand and our products address this. The Grohe TurboSat ensures that when you step into a shower the temperature is the way you like it – no more shower dances from unexpected burns or the cold. Other products in the range includes the Grohe SilkMove ES that prevents unnecessary hot water production . . .
South Africa – The celebration of Fatherhood dates back about 100 years and although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries celebrate this day on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day has become a celebration where families and children take one day of the year and dedicate it to Father’s with gifts, spoils and surprises. Jenny Morris, also known as the Giggling Gourmet is one of South African’s most-loved food personalities, author, writer, radio and TV presenter, celebrity Chef, teacher, caterer and proud Siemens Brand Ambassador. Jenny has cooked for many celebrities and even royals including Prince Charles, Thabo Mbeki, Charlize Theron and Al Gore to name a few. But at the end of a busy working day, Jenny is still a family women and enjoys creating dishes that unites and spoils her family. With Father’s Day around the corner we asked Jenny in association with Siemens to share a heart-warming Butter Chicken Recipe that you can use to treat your Dad’s with. Here’s what you will need: 3 Tablespoons of Ghee or Vegetable Oil 6 Chicken Breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned) 1 Tablespoon of Mustard Seeds 1 Large Onion (finely chopped) 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped fresh Ginger 1 Tablespoon of crushed Garlic 1 Teaspoon of Garam Masala 1 Teaspoon of ground Cumin 1 Teaspoon of ground Coriander ½ teaspoon Chilli Powder (or more if you like it hot) Pinch of Sugar Salt and Pepper 8 Cardamom Pods (toasted and seeds ground) 400 g Large Juicy Tomatoes (peeled and grated) 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste ½ Cup Chicken Stock 1 Cup Fresh Cream 100 g Cold Butter (cut into small pieces) To garnish off the ambrosial Chicken dish you will need: 4 Tablespoons Cashew Nuts (lightly toasted and chopped) Fresh Coriander Here’s how to put everything together: Heat 2 tablespoons of Ghee or Oil in a saucepan, and gently sauté the chicken pieces in batches till half cooked. Remove . . .
Whether your family outing is fishing, hiking, swimming or just chilling in the fresh air, GLAD will help you to make any outdoor activity special. With GLAD Press’n Seal you can turn any cup into a travel cup, simply seal the top of the cup or glass and stick a straw through – so if you are going on a bumpy adventure, there won’t be any spills. Prepare some tasty snacks and wrap them individually in GLAD Cling Wrap or GLAD Zip Seal Bags and pack them in a cooler box to munch later. Use GLAD Ice Cube Bags to keep your cooler box cold at picnics and braai’s, plus use them to add ice-cubes to cool drinks. When hiking, take empty GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Sandwich Bags to store your garbage until you can dispose of it in a suitable bin. GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bags are perfect for holding shells and other souvenirs found on outdoor adventures. When by the pool, sea, or any body of water – keep your camera, phone, or tablet safe, secure, and dry in a GLAD Zip Seal Bag. GLAD Refuse Bags with Forceflex Stretchable Strength are great for camping - use them to keep pillows and camping gear clean and dry – as well as for cleaning up and safely disposing of your rubbish. When camping, store toilet paper in a GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bag to keep it clean and dry but still accessible. Protect your first aid kit in a GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bag. Their 'zip seal' ensures sterile medical supplies like bandages, band aids and lotions stay dry and clean. GLAD is always happy to help on all special occasion. GLAD wishes all Dads a spectacular Father’s Day! All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad. Visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
June 16, Youth Day, marks a significant moment in South Africa’s socio-political history. Yet Youth Day 2017 is set to become significant in other ways, as the local wine industry celebrates the first ever release of Vermentino with a landmark auction, held digitally and in real time, in aid of youth development. The inaugural auction will make available a limited edition of only 1500 litres of Vermentino. These comprise the first bottles of this type of wine ever produced in the country. Vermentino is a light-skinned wine grape that makes for a medium-full-bodied wine. It is common in Italy and widely grown in Sardinia. The introduction of Vermentino into South Africa, from a Sardinian clone, is the brainchild of Ayama, the wine farm steered by Attilio and Michela Dalpiaz, an Italian couple who fell in love with the Western Cape and relocated to South Africa 14 years ago. Under their careful direction, Ayama has become a strong export brand that is much loved in Europe, Asia and the States, where it is distributed widely. While Ayama has consistently produced excellent wines, primarily Chenin and Pinotage, the Dalpiazs were not content to let it rest there. They wanted to do something that would set them apart from other wine farms in the Cape; that would connect their new homeland with the culture and traditions of Italy; and which would launch the Ayama brand to the South African market, where, as yet, it has not been widely marketed. To this end, Attilio and Michela invited Italian agronomist Augusto Fabbro to come out to South Africa in 2007 to study their terroir - Ayama lies on the lower slopes of Perdeberg Mountain - to see which variety would be best suited to their land. The climate of the Voor Paardeberg region is particularly suited to Mediterranean style wines and thus Vermentino was identified as the most likely candidate. There followed six years of import permissions, quarantine approvals and propagation before the very first Vermentino . . .
The latest collection from PANDORA Jewellery will in-store on 1 June 2017, just waiting to inspire the women who wear it. The PANDORA DO campaign is the driving force of inspiration surrounding the New PANDORA Collections. The campaign is empowering and uplifting, while providing women a way of celebrating their inner most passions and dreams. DO is more than an attitude - it’s a way of life. It is about jewellery that makes a statement, a statement about who YOU are. We want you to show the world what you are made of! The latest collection fuses delicate craftsmanship, on-trend design and a powerful message to create a jewellery collection which any women can be proud to wear. We hope you are inspired! #PANDORA #doPANDORA CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Losing a parent - and a sense of security - is a traumatic experience for any child. Sadly, this painful process is often exacerbated when proper planning is not in place to ensure your children will still enjoy financial security, even if you are no longer here to provide for them. Proper financial planning is crucial to ensure your children is financially provided for if you die, especially for minor children, children with single parents, children from a previous marriage and handicapped children. Hein Klokow of Secure Legacy outlines a three-step process to ensure your children’s financial future is secure when you are no longer around. “A common concern, particularly with minor children, is how to determine and provide a sufficient income for them after the death of one or both parents,” explains Klokow. “A further concern is how this income, as well as any assets, will be managed and preserved to ensure the children have the financial resources they need until the time they become adults. We recommend a three-step process to address these concerns, and the expertise of an experienced estate planner who understands the different estate planning structures and can assist you to consider all the relevant factors applicable to your situation.” 1. Determine your children’s financial needs Firstly, with the help of your estate planner, you need to determine your children’s financial needs. Every family is different with its own circumstances. In addition, the considerations for parents with minor children are different from those with adult children. There are also additional considerations when you have a handicapped child or children from a previous marriage. 2. Providing the financial resources Once you have established what your children’s financial needs are in the case of death of a parent, you need to ensure that the financial resources are in place to meet those needs. The most common way to ensure that there is sufficient . . .
To celebrate the launch of their new #MakeTime campaign Wimpy hosted celebrities and media to a classic Wimpy Breakfast at their Mall of Africa store on Wednesday the 31st of May. Wimpy recently launched the #MakeTime campaign with their first brand ad in 10 years. The campaign seeks to encourage those who seemingly never have enough time to make time for the ones that they love. To highlight this, they invited some of the busiest people in the media world, which included the likes of singer Leanne Dlamini, actress Jay Anstey, soapie queen Sophie Nbaba and blogger Olwethu Leshabane and their families. The personalities enjoyed the opportunity to make time for their loved ones. “As a working woman and a mother of two it can be so challenging finding the time to spend with the ones I love. In the always on, always connected and career driven world that we live in we can sometimes lose sight of making time for the those who mean the most. I love what Wimpy is doing with this campaign and am encouraging others to take time out of their busy schedules and make time for those close to them” said singer Leanne Dlamini. “This campaign has been such a such a joy to bring to life for us as a brand. We are first and foremost a family brand and for many years families have made the time to enjoy a meal at our stores nationwide. However, we recognize that as people get busier and the pace of life gets faster, even something as simple as making time to have a meal together can be difficult. We want to encourage families to take stock and realize that even though time may never seem enough, we need to make time for the ones that we love” said Wimpy Marketing Manager Luise Peters. Make Time to enjoy every moment at a Wimpy near you. To view the Wimpy #MakeTime Ad visit the following Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzgAOIy5-JU or visit the Wimpy website at www.wimpy.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global design manufacturer Herman Miller, Inc. has partnered with London-based design company forpeople to create the Keyn Chair Group, a range of meeting and side chairs that offer responsive movement and immediate comfort for collaborative spaces. The Keyn Chair Group builds upon Herman Miller’s depth of knowledge in workplace environments and brings the company’s specific expertise in performance seating to a new category. Stephen Perkins, Herman Miller’s Vice President, International Research, Design and Development explains: “From our research, we know that people move around on average of 53 times an hour when seated. Chairs in meeting rooms tend to be inflexible, meaning a user’s natural movement isn’t encouraged or supported. This results in people being less engaged in the meeting as they become more uncomfortable. The Keyn Chair Group is designed to respond to a user’s movement, supporting their body as they move in their seat.” Keyn provides instant-seated comfort through its sculpted one-piece shell design. Included in the design of the chair is Herman Miller’s unique CradleFlex system, which responds to shifts in posture. The back reclines smoothly up to 10 degrees, while simultaneously moving the seat forward. The Keyn Chair Group was designed by London-based design company forpeople, who share Herman Miller’s approach to design, which is to continuously search for new perspectives and insights, brought to life through human-centred design, cutting-edge engineering and responsible manufacturing. “The Keyn Chair Group brings together the people-first approach of both firms to create chairs that users understand intuitively,” says Richard Stevens, Founder and Creative Director of forpeople and Lead Designer of Keyn. “All forpeople’s work starts with how people feel, think and do. And it ends with improving people’s lives, because if design isn’t for people, what’s it for?” When approaching the design of the Keyn Chair Group, forpeople were . . .
New to South Africa, a leading global brand CHUX® is finally on our shelves! If you didn’t believe in magic before, just wait until you try out their amazing CHUX® Magic Eraser! The CHUX® Magic Eraser is a powerful grime and mark remover block that works on most hard surfaces including walls, door handles, lights switches, electronics, kids’ toys, and even crockery. This chemical-free, powerful scuff and mark remover is activated with plain water, which means you won’t have to use harmful chemicals! Simply wet, squeeze the excess water out and gently rub with light pressure over marks. Its superfine fibres lift and trap dirt. If marks persist, additional pressure may be applied with caution. The Magic Eraser rubs out most marks, even ink and crayon! CHUX® Magic Tips: Use a moistened CHUX Magic Eraser block to remove the grease and grime from stubborn food splatter in your microwave without having to use any chemicals After your shower or bath, use the CHUX Magic Eraser Bathroom block to remove any leftover residue Remove stubborn marks from skirting boards Erase marks from walls and cupboards For more information on CHUX®, click here to visit their global website – and follow them on Facebook too. CHUX® is available at selected Spar stores. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .