Imagine a complete non-invasive eye treatment that could be done in the comfort of one's home? A painless and simple solution to refreshing the eyes and treating some of the daily damage that one suffers on the delicate skin around the eye area. The solution is right before YOUR eyes!
WOW Eyes from Hyalual is a breakthrough at home treatment that will suit every skin type, that 0ffers a professional procedure in one mask that can be used 7 times.
The unique formula from Hyalual ensures rapid penetration of the ingredients into the deep areas of the skin as they are activated by body temperature by the wearer of the mask.
The ingredients target edema, puffiness and general skin bags below the eyes that are the bane of so many, to give you a refresh.
It also fades dark circles and brightens the skin to make you look and feel radiant.
It is simple to use-
1. Cleanse and dry the face.
2. Take WOW eyes mask out of the packaging.
3. Apply gently to closed eyes.
4. Leave for 5-20minutes
5. Remove the mask and place back into the container.
6. Use it daily to achieve maximum effect.
7. Discard after 7 applications.
Art on a plate is a term often bandied about, but nowhere is it more evident than at the Culinary Olympics, which is held once every four years in Germany, attracting participation from over 50 countries and consisting of two categories – one of which is a display of culinary art unlike anything seen anywhere else in the world.
South Africa will be among the 32 countries showcasing their talents, skills and culinary specialities to the world in October. Our aspiring young team of seven chefs have been hard at work practising the dishes they will present to esteemed judges from around the globe – among them the 29 intricate dishes that make up what is known as the Cold Table. Consisting of various categories, including a five-course menu, tapas, festive platter, friandises, four desserts, three starters, an ovo-lacto three course menu, showpiece and more, the Cold Table is an overwhelmingly impressive demonstration of the techniques and talents of the chefs represented on our Team.
Culinary Team South Africa’s Cold Table was recently unveiled for the first – and last – time in public at the inaugural Food & Hospitality Africa expo, where visitors had the opportunity to view the culinary masterpieces created over two days by the Team. Painstakingly prepared in intricate detail and with exact precision, the food is coated with aspic, a gelatine-like substance, to preserve it for the duration of the display and to enhance the colour and visual appeal of the dishes.
“The Cold Table is a showcase of chefs’ skills, patience and precision. This presentation is the personification of the science of culinary art, which tests old world skills presented in new world style,” says Heinz Brunner, Manager of Culinary Team South Africa.
Says Garth Shnier, former manager of the Team and now Cold Table advisor, “The Cold Table is judged on the presentation, composition of the plate, practicality of the dish for the restaurant environment, aesthetic appeal of the dish, quality of aspic work and whether the dish appears as described. It is an extremely exacting component of the Culinary Olympics and one that tests the skills of chefs unlike any other. Our young chefs will be exposed to cutting edge techniques and cuisines from around the world and will return to share this knowledge with their peers. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest benefits of international culinary competitions.”
Through consultation with technical experts in the field of gelatine and aspic, this year’s team has broken new ground in the chemistry and technique of aspic. “Most gelatine in the world is used in bulk food manufacturing applications, but its versatility is only bound by one's imagination. Gelita is honoured to have been able to contribute to the South African National Culinary Team's efforts on their cold table presentation with regard to the aspic work. It has given us an opportunity to share our knowledge of gelatine’s versatility” says Dieter Nelles, Operations Manager of Gelita South Africa.
The cold table is to be presented entirely to the international jury on exhibition day, which for South Africa will be Saturday 22 October. The theme of South Africa’s Cold Table this year is ‘The Bounty of the Earth’, reflecting South Africa’s rich natural resources and mining history, as well as the abundant bounty of ingredients from land and sea. Each team member was asked to choose a gemstone to represent the dishes they will be presenting, with the chocolate showpiece of a mineshaft and traditional mining equipment completing the picture.
“We are going to the Olympics as proud ambassadors of South Africa and representatives of a great heritage of culinary excellence in this country,” says Brunner. “We will put in all the necessary hours to do our country proud – and we’re delighted at the growing support we are getting from people within the culinary industry and from the general public.”
To follow their journey on social media, CLICK HERE
Designed to be the most competitive South African Club Tournament, the Inanda Gold Cup will host local players and teams playing under their clubs names. The tournament, taking place on Sunday 29 May, is characterized by fast action polo with the game’s daring players and magnificent horses thundering in the glorious country setting of the Inanda Club - an unrivalled continental polo destination driven by the passion for the sport.
The re-launched tournament, now a 6-goal, will surely heighten the rivalry and spirit between the teams and supporters.
Land Rover provides speed, adrenaline and the thrill, which are synonymous with the game of polo. “We are proud to present the Inanda Gold Cup once again this year, especially with the new structure, which will see an increase in the competitiveness in the game.” says Lisa Mallett, Marketing & Communications Director - Jaguar Land Rover South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa.
“The club is extremely excited to be casting the spotlight onto this tournament as we’ve successfully positioned other properties that are
pioneering the sport of Polo. We look forward to seeing greater growth with our partners to encapsulate the essence of the tournament.” Paul Oosthuizen, Inanda Club General Manager.
The tournament invites the public as well as private guests to enjoy a glorious autumn day while watching the Game of Kings. Hospitality packages are available on enquiry and public tickets will be available at the club on the day.
For more information, visit the Inanda Club Page on Facebook
As winter approaches it is the perfect time to give the skin a boost with some rejuvenation and at this time of year a series of peels are the perfect treat.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck & décolletage or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
In standard treatment, different levels are applied to enable the process to take place and for the old skin to be shed and the amount of treatments varies. There are different strengths of treatment on offer and an appointment with Dr Zipp will ensure the correct one is chosen for you so that you will reap the benefits and enjoy fresh radiant skin.
There are three different peels on offer at Zipp Health:
Dermaceutic TCA (Cosmo) Peel:
TCA (trichloracetic acid) is a non-toxic chemical. When applied to the skin, TCA allows the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off; this action can take up to several days. Once complete, it exposes a new layer of skin which is smoother, even toned and undamaged. TCA peels can be used to treat sun damage and melasma.
Dermaceutic Milk Peel:
The milk peel is a superficial peel, and, as such, only affects the outermost layers of the skin. The formula is made up of 50% blend of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids with a pH level of about 1.9. The peel can be used to treat fine lines, lighten the skin’s complexion and regulates oil and spot control.
Dermaceutic Mela Peel:
This peel will help reduce melasma and pigmentation and create a more even toned complexion, as well as enhance the radiance and brightness of the skin.
Another option for skin rejuvenation is the popular, Microneedling using Hyaluronic Acid:
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. This is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles applied perpendicular to the skin. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin through oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Hyaluronic acid a used to further stimulate collagen production and to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin, the Dermafix Hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the skin topically and is able to penetrate the skin better when used with Microneedling technology. 4 treatments is needed for best results, each treatment is to be done once a month. A good recovery cream is necessary after the procedure to speed up skin healing and to protect the skin. We offer this treatment at a discounted price of R800 per session.
Johannesburg….Are….You…Ready……AUSSIE: The Australian Circus hits Sandown High School, Sandton 6 May - 22 May 2016, for a strictly limited show season.
Following sold out show seasons spanning from Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Hammanskraal, the internationally acclaimed, world class, circus production AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular is about to roll onto the grounds at Sandown High School in Sandton and treat Jozi audiences to one of the most exciting and entertaining shows to come to South Africa this decade.
So, hold on to your seats and be prepared to be blown away by some of the worlds most talented circus stars and some of the most spectacular and dangerous acts. Revving up their engines, AUSSIE’s Globe of Death stunt men will leave Jozi audiences with their hearts pounding and their hairs standing on end, as up to 5 bikes race around a Globe only 4 meters in diameter before the Globe splits in half mid ride. But if that isn’t extreme enough for the fast-paced Gauteng audiences, AUSSIE’s Human Cannon superstar, Luis Daza, will defy gravity and satisfy the most extreme appetites as he explodes out of the mouth of the Human Cannon, right over the top of the crowd. And before you can even ask for more, the death-defying AUSSIE finale is something that has to be seen to be believed.
The AUSSIE tour has been so successful that it has already attracted “South African Super Fans” with some audiences travelling more than 400km just to experience the hair raising magic and belly-aching humour of AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular. Even animal lovers will be happy to know that the show is an all human, no animal, spectacular.
As well as the extreme stunts, AUSSIE also has some of the most beautiful and artistic performances and comedy acts that will have you crying with laughter and wanting to jump to your feet in standing ovation. From our vaudevillian Charlie-Chaplain like clown to Yuriy, the human balloon man - be prepared for something that entertains and delights the whole family, young and old. And if its aerial acrobatics or magical illusions that you are looking for, AUSSIE has something for everyone with Kiarnna, Queen of the Silks; Giselle, Lady of the Lyra; Albert, the Masked Illusionist and AUSSIE’s incredible Quick-Change Duo. This is a show that will have you glued to your seat and signing up to run away with the AUSSIES.
Brought to you by Weber Bros Entertainment, one of the world’s oldest and most renowned Circus families (7th generation to be exact), AUSSIE also has a local connection through the Executive Producer, Sebastian Cassie, and his talented sister, Meryl Cassie (Aussie’s ring mistress) who are both South African born and returning to South Africa for the first time with the AUSSIE tour after more than 25 years.
This spectacular circus truly has something for the whole family. Kids and adults will be glued to their seats, cheering for more, even after the lights on AUSSIE go out. Don’t miss out on this very limited run – Book now!
Sandown High School, Sandton: Friday 06 May - Sunday 22 May 2016
Carnival City / Brakpan: Thursday 26 May - Sunday 29 May 2016 @ The Big Top Arena
Windmill / Bloemfontein: Friday 10 June - Sunday 19 June 2016 @ The Windmill Casino (AUSSIE has heaters inside the Big Top Tent to ensure that our audiences are able to enjoy the show in comfort, no matter the season or weather)
Tickets are R200-R400 for adults and R150-R350 for children under 14 years old and groups of 10 or more booking together. Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket.
Tickets can be purchased online at Computicket, or in-store at Computicket outlets, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and House & Home stores.
Find out what everyone is talking about and get in quick while tickets last for AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular!
With over 300 entries showcasing the latest trends in the world of fashion, our search for the next ELLE Style Reporter, in association with Orms & Canon, began. Through blog posts and storyboards, the stiff competition made the judges’ deliberation all the more difficult. Now, narrowed down to eight finalists, the best behind the lens will be awarded with the incredible opportunity to be the next ELLE Style Reporter.
The ELLE Style Reporter property was created just three years ago, crowning two successful winners, Trevor Stuurman and Niquita Bento; the announcement of the third winner is now just around the corner!
With an ever-growing interest for local fashion in South Africa, the idea of the property was to find someone who’s perfectly attuned to what’s new on the streets and the catwalk. The winner should have an eye for fashion, be social media savvy and have the ability to narrate what’s on the ground through their lens. ELLE’s publisher Gisele Wertheim-Aymes says, ‘With the growth in social media, this really serves as an example that anything is possible and ELLE wanted to be the catalyst!’
The first winner Trevor Stuurman successfully created a niche in the industry by developing his own distinct trademark, and the second winner Niquita Bento, balances playful fashion quirks with interesting architecture through her lens as ELLE’s creative assistant. Together they prove that the ELLE Style Reporter is a sought after platform for emerging talent.
This year again, the competition is powerful: ELLE Editor, Emilie Gambade says, ‘The eight finalists have really brought a unique point of view. A fresh look at ‘home-grown fashion & style’, away from the usual street style images we often see. Each of them brought something different and allowed for their own emotions, their personality to softly tint their work and imprint their images.’
WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR?
The panel includes esteemed judges Ed Suter, Emilie Gambade, Tarryn Oppel, Niquita Bento Malibongwe Tyilo, and partner sponsors Roger Machin from Canon and Mike Ormrod from Orms.
‘I will know it when I see it because it usually makes me gasp! With both of the previous winners, there were moments of gasping at some of their images! I really want to feel a sense of the photographer in the image, a personality that comes across. Someone who has a grasp of taking a good Street style image,’ says Ed Suter.
‘Ideally I would love to see someone who is able to strike that delicate balance between understanding global trends and embracing a local translation of fashion,’ says ELLE Contributing Editor Malibongwe Tyilo. ‘South Africans have a unique way of interpreting fashion. I want someone on that pulse!’
‘Looking beyond South Africa is essential in attaining that end-product that is both of high quality and overflowing with relevant trends. It's about finding originally on the streets that stretches well beyond what we all see on catwalks around the world. Capturing that will set a clear winner apart from the rest,’ says ELLE Fashion Director, Tarryn Oppel.
‘Canon prides itself on the quality of the products it produces, and we would look for the same thing in the images submitted by the eventual winner,” Says Canon Professional Product Manager Roger Machin. ‘Pictures that would simultaneously demonstrate the ability of the photographer and the high quality he/she can produce that is up to ELLE magazines exceptionally high standards.’
When asked what he expected to see from this year’s ELLE Style Reporter, Mike Ormrod from Orms said, ‘For me the ELLE Style Reporter is such a unique opportunity for entrants to gain exposure, for great South African talent to be found.’ Ormrod however, also takes the photographic element of each entry into account, ‘it’s not their photographic skills or technical ability, but rather their eye for detail, observational skills and aesthetic sense.’
The journey will culminate on the 5th of May at the Workshop in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Tweet who you think will win: @ELLEMagazineSA TAGS: #ESR2016 #OrmsandCanon
The Sunday Circle is an inspired networking social hosted and designed by Leadership 2020, a future leader training, research & development company in Johannesburg, South Africa. Leadership 2020 invite entrepreneurs for a Sunday Lunch networking experience that will propel your network to a new height. The Sunday Circle is 'The Network That Increases Your Net Worth.'
"We appreciate select company, inspired, practical engaging talk with live music in a comfortable environment. Sunday Circle is built to inspire a generation of future billionaires who lead and are in control of their destiny." said host and co-founder of Leadership 2020 Sbu Leope.
Expect to be elevated by Australian born Andrew Barsa, a global Wealth Psychology Expert dedicated to the development of leaders.
"Strategy without the right mindset is useless, we live in a world full of information but very little belief and execution." Said Andrew, who has
coached over 100,000 individuals worldwide.
Guest speakers include Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mduduzi Manana, Author and Reinvent Yourself Coach & Author Sonia Booth. Linda Ntuli, Naima McClean Dr. Richie Achukwu, Sbu Leope & The 2020 Platinum band will host the event. More guest speakers plus live performance are still to be announced. Sunday Circle is taking place at a new venue at Sandton Square. Seating is limited and available on a pre-reserved basis. Team Leadership 2020.
PRESOLD (Early Bird): Ticket Prices are:
General: R300 VIP: R550
VIP package includes hospitality, preferred seating and Leadership 2020 gift
Join us at the 2016 launch of the new Sunday Circle email@example.com or call 011 0835323 for registration.
Parktown North in Johannesburg, specifically 7th Avenue, has become a hub of interesting, trendy and incredibly diverse and delicious eateries. One can pretty much experience cuisine from all over the world on that one road and we have found a gem!
Workshop 55 is the perfect place to go whether it be for a meal with a loved one or group of friends, a night out with the girls, party celebration or even a business lunch or dinner. The food selection is out of this world and the tapas, which is locally inspired, will have you wanting to return over and over again to sample all they have to offer. Things work a little differently at Workshop 55, with a cover charge of R210 per person being charged which gives you three tapas, which is more than enough, we felt. If you have a big hunger, additional dishes can be ordered for R50 each.
Before we get into the delicious variety of tapas dishes, we must start with the drinks one can delight in at Workshop 55.
They pride themselves in their selection of gins and tonics, some local and some imported...all infused with a variety of herb and fruit flavours that will make your tastebuds dance a jive.
I started with a local gin coupled with an imported tonic water and flavoured with blackberries and orange, whilst my husband sipped on one with a hint of grapes and grapefruit and we even had to order a third with thyme and cucumber, yummy!
The efficient and super friendly Nimrod also brought us some tempura veggies to nibble on while we decided what tapas to choose.
Workshop 55 has such diversity in the choice of tapas that there is definitely something for everyone's taste and palate. After much thought, we decided on -
* Garlic snails - Seared with garlic and glazed with red wine, parmesan pearl barley risotto, gremolata dressing
* Bacalhau - Salted codfish, potato dumpling with a salsa of olive, red onion, orange
* Lamb shoulder croquette - Red wine braised, pickled carrots, mango atchar, soured cream
* Smoked duck breast - Butternut purée, apple & sage, spiced candied pecan nut
* Exotic mushroom arancini - Risotto croquette, truffle mayonnaise, sautéed mushrooms
* Chicken livers - Pancetta, sour cherries with a mustard cream sauce
Each and every dish was carefully prepared and the variety of flavour on offer, something to celebrate! The decor of the restaurant makes you feel as though you could be anywhere in the world and the service is top notch.
Workshop 55 offers a dining experience like no other and is definitely a place we will be returning to in the very near future.
For more information, to see the full menu or to make a reservation click HERE
On Friday 22 April the 67 blankets initiative succeeded in fulfilling their intentions to set a new world record of laying down the world's largest crocheted blanket. The community affectionately dubbed "KnitWits" for Madiba’s hard work was put out for all to see, and more importantly, for those in need to have an extra layer of warmth this coming winter.
What started as a challenge for founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Carolyn Steyn to create 67 blankets for people in need today stands as an annual effort of South Africans from all walks of life looking to be active in helping where they can stitch by stitch.
In signing an MOU with National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise in 2015, a formal partnership between the two organisations was formalised, this meant that correctional centres in South Africa would have the initiative introduced as part of their curriculum.
This dream was realised on the 22 April when 10324 blankets covering 17181 square meters were laid out at Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl, Western Cape the very place where Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom on 11 February 1990.
The day was not without its hiccups as the weather caused a tent to tilt over in the howling wind. 5 people sustained minor injuries, they received treatment on site from the medical team.
The knitwits for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day received a Guinness World Record in 2015 for the biggest blanket which was laid out on the steps of the Union Buildings, with this new measurement they have taken the title once again, regaining their title from the lovely ladies in India who snatched the title from them at the end of last year. Viva 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day....Viva!
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