Three weeks down and two to go – yes, it’s Friday again and Heather is here with all your best (at home) entertainment and lifestyle news and views.
Heather will also be chatting exclusively one on one with the owner of picturesque country venue – Evergreen Manor and Spa in Stellenbosch, Riel Meynhardt – find out why this unique manor house should be on your post lockdown travel list.
It’s all about barrier protection as we survive lockdown, and Heather takes her newly acquired Mzansi Masks out for a spin this week, and she shares about why wearing a mask is important, and what this local start-up is all about.
50 young singers have stepped up to the plate to create an inspirational local music melody to thank our essential workers during this time and local Indian restaurant Thava has stepped up to the plate to cook 300 meals every day for communities in need in Zandspruit – find out more and how you can help out or get involved in this awesome initiative.
Join local comedian Chris Forrest for an awesome online pub quiz every Tuesday and Friday night, and discover 13 brand new games that you and the family can play with your old deck of Uno cards this weekend!
You can expand your wine knowledge with a series of online learning courses thank to the innovative team at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and a new local series called ‘Wine, Dine and Stein’ sees two British brothers, and sons of celeb chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, exploring the Durbanville Wine Valley and getting hands-on at a variety of local estates – the show premieres this weekend on DStv and promises to offer some great at-home entertainment.
Heather is also has a competition running to win home products from Glad Products to the value of R 270 – so if you want to win some awesome goodies for your kitchen draws, then do make sure to enter.
Just because it’s the Easter weekend, doesn’t mean that your intrepid lifestyle podcaster, Heather Hook, stops sharing what’s cool to do – and even though South Africa is on lockdown, there is still plenty of online and digital goodies to keep you busy.
This week Heather also chats exclusively one on one with the new co-host of ‘Garage Gold’ on DStv Mmasea PeTje about the show – and if you are a motoring enthusiast, then this one is for you.
DStv is certainly keeping up busy this month, thanks to their new pop-up Easter religious channel, as well as the HISTORY Channel, which is airing a bunch of cool and exciting new shows in April.
The internationally acclaimed movie ‘Moffie’ is now available to stream online and DStv box office welcomes the much talked about movie ‘A Million Little Pieces’ on to Box Office this weekend for your viewing pleasure.
You can learn how to cook like a chef with Capsicum Culinary Studio and their 20 part cooking course, learning to cook in the comfort of your own home has never been easier, and well-known auctioneers Strauss & Co are currently hosting an online auction for serious and budding collectors to get their hands on some rare artworks and jewellery.
Heather also has a competition running to win cleaning products from CHUX to the value of R 150 – so if you want to get more hands on in your home, then make sure to enter.
This week Heather has your week 2 #lockdownsa entertainment ideas to keep you busy, as well as two powerful interviews – the first with Daniel Baron who has just released a brand new single called ‘All I See’ which truly speaks to the current situation the world is facing right now – as well as to Anti Rhino Poaching activist and founder of NPO StopRhinoPoaching.com, Elise Serffontein to find out more about this incredible initiative.
Local producer Distell has revamped their factories to start producing hand sanitizer for communities in need – an incredible and inspiring decision and Heather shares more about this.
Looking for the best of the best on Netflix? Heather reviews her Top 5 series that she is currently watching or has just completed and why you should add them to your list too.
The RMB Starlight Classics is set to artfully blend a variety of musical styles together to create the ultimate AfroSymphonic celebration heading to M-Net on Easter Monday to keep you enthralled!
A brand new date has been announced for the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show – 18th of July, and of course this is one event that you don’t want to iss out on – Heather has all your details.
I have you sorted South Africa – I share some great ideas of things to do in and around your home this week to keep you and the family from going nuts, as we all lockdown for the next little while.
This week I also chat with the owner of d’Olyfboom Family Estate in Paarl, Danny de Witt, more about why this should be on your travel bucket list later in the year. The views are exquisite and I had such an incredible stay there – highly recommended!
From getting the whole family involved in a game of Pictionary Air, to extra FREE programming from MultiChoice, to why getting the kids into the kitchen to get hands-on, and learn some maths and motor skills is a great idea too.
I also share more about Windfall Wine in Robertson, which I also visited recently – they have the coolest little self-catering cottages that will not break the bank, and make the perfect base to explore Robertson and the surrounding areas on your next family trip.
Local company Frost Popsicles have also made all their online product orders 50% off until 24th April, so once lockdown is over – do make sure you get yours, the yummiest little frozen alcoholic treats to keep in your freezer for just about any occasion.
The times they are a-changing friends – the podcast has had to take a slight shift in direction, thanks to the #COVID19 outbreak reaching South Africa, all events have been canceled but never fear – of course, I will keep you updated with online and at home things to do!
Young up and coming talent John Tsenoli shares about his brand new single ‘Long Road’ complete with video to match, and chat one on one with him exclusively was a certain highlight – this lad has so many great things coming I can’t wait. Really insightful!
I share about two powerful articles that I wrote and shared on my site about the Corona Virus – and staying sane while self-isolating, a sad reality for many of us and of course much more.
If you love bubbly and MCC, then a bottle of Silverthorn Wines MCC is not to be missed and the team at Kleine Zalze Wines has come home with an incredibly prestigious award all the way from Germany!
If you love good wine AND food, then you will want to find out more about the epic competition that Anthonij Rupert Wyne is running for chefs and foodies – capture a food-related snap and it could be you receiving all of the spoils!
And, last but not least, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program Powered by BeyGOOD 2020 is now open – for 10 entrants under the age of 25 – your future could change thanks to this exclusive program – find out more on this week’s podcast.
This week Heather chats exclusively to Kai Luke Brummer, the lead actor from the highly acclaimed Moffie Film, which is out on circuit today and is set to shake things up in movie theatres countrywide. The movie outlines not only the brutality and torment faced by SA army conscripts but even harder to be a gay man in the army in the 80s.
weekend is chock full of entertainment – Johannesburg listeners are in
for a treat with Don Quixote ballet which opens on the Joburg Theatre
stage this weekend and Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly
acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at
The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino
Well known Cape Town eatery, Bobo’s, has had a revamp and a refresh and is worth popping in if you are in the area, while Witchery Fashion has created an incredible, exclusive, ladies-only workspace in the heart of Rosebank that you want to find out more about!
If you love the music of rock band Smokie, then you will want to make sure you have your tickets in hand for their gig at Time Square later this month, and Shirley Valentine (based on the movie) heads to the boards at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino – this feel-good play stars local actress Natasha Sutherland and promises to be a treat.
If you love the music of Prince, then the Prince tribute show is making its debut in Cape Town in May, and you will want to make sure that you have your tickets in hand to see 1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience when it lands, direct from overseas.
Heather is chatting exclusively with Jacques Oosthuizen from the picturesque Lord’s Wines just outside McGregor – their award-winning bubbly is worth finding out about, and if you are looking for the ultimate weekend escape, this is one that should be on your list.
It’s back on your screens for its 9th season and Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao is set to be a barrel of laughs, as the celebs and contestants battle it out for a million Rand – find out more about Heather’s thoughts on this local show, and why you should tune in to SABC 3 every Tuesday evening!
Great theatre is heading your way this month as Suddenly the Storm Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 12th March – this is a thought-provoking and explosive play that you do not want to miss.
The WWF is doing something cool for Earth Hour this year and is hosting events in Cape Town and Joburg for the whole family, and if you love all things speed and petrol related you will want to find out more about the F1 Joburg Festival too.
Festive Flavours of India returns to Gold Reef City at the end of the month – get your culture, food and fashion needs met at this popular event, and Heather shares more about it.
WIN a set of 4 tickets to see the beautiful Don Quixote ballet by Joburg Ballet – complete with a signed point shoe and an autographed programme, all valued at R 1120!
Big UPS to our SA Culinary Team who came home with
three bronze medals from the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany – Heather
shares more this week and of course your latest lifestyle and
entertainment news are all here on #HangoutWithHeather
Tokara release a unique olive oil brand collection and The Design Assemblage share their March events schedule which is not to be missed.
Love is THE place to be in March as Kove Collection raise funds for Red
Cross Children’s Hospital and The Johannesburg International Comedy
Festival is set to get your laughter and those good vibes flowing…
Well known play ‘The Producers’ heads to Montecasino in April and is certainly a date to diarise, and the TOPS at SPAR Wine Festival is a wine event that you want to know more about.
– this week you stand a chance to get your hands on tickets to Don
Quixote ballet, The Cape Getaway show AND Disney The Jungle Book KIDS
too – it’s a bumper give away week!
This week Heather is of course filled with great ideas and suggestions for you, and she also chats to Stephan Herman from the Cape Getaway Show to find out more about what’s on the cards this year, why this is THE travel show to attend if you are in the Cape Town area!
If you love great food then make sure to listen up, as Tryn at Steenberg is serving up 2 for 1 cocktail deals at their retro and trendy bar and Shujaa will be taking Joburg based foodies on a culinary journey that their taste buds will never forget!
Vinyl lovers will be keen to find out more about the well known Spin Music Fair happening this Sunday at its new venue in Greenside and if you want to celebrate the Leap Year in style at the 12 Apostles hotel – then Heather has just the thing for you!
Joburg Ballet will be bringing Don Quixote to life in March and this beautiful ballet is not to be missed.
If Italian food and wine are your things then make sure to find out more about the cool Café del Sol cooking classes (great date night idea, by the way) that are taking place over the next few months, or why not make your tummy happy with a delightful 5-course Italian meal (with Italian wines, of course) thanks to the team at Bistro Dolce Vita in Morningside.
Make sure to find out how to WIN a set of family tickets to the biggest and best travel and adventure show – Cape Getaway Show, too!
One of the most iconic bands of all time (totally defined Heather’s teenage years it seems) +LIVE+ are heading to South Africa later this year and Heather is excited and shares more.
This week also sees two super exclusive one on one interviews as Heather chats to our Springbok Culinary Team captain, Dion Vengatass, ahead of the teams departure to compete in the International Culinary Olympics in Germany, and also spends some time chatting with the uber-talented 18-year-old singer Marianthe Panas, who has just released her second single and is set to blow you away with her incredible voice!
Don’t forget to get your CHOC Foundation #FlipFlopDay sticker from your nearest PNA store for only R10 and wear your flip flops to work today to help raise funds – now this is a great Valentine’s Day initiative.
Black Elephant Vintners release their fab wine a can range – perfect for those Valentine’s picnics and get-togethers, and if you are looking for a great spot to spoil that other half, then do make sure to book at either Arbour Café in Jozi or Grande Provence Wine Estate in Cape Town for the most relaxed and romantic spoils ever!
Two competitions feature this week – if you would love to WIN tickets to Ultra South Africa in either Cape Town or Johannesburg, make sure to listen to the end as Heather has a double set of tickets valued at R 1600 to give away to one lucky listener to get their EDM festival on, and two sets of family tickets valued at R 150 each to attend the travel and outdoor event of the year – the Cape Getaway Show.