Hangout With Heather – 12 Apostles Hotel ready to welcome you, and Fitch & Leedes heritage day celebration…

Hangout With Heather – 12 Apostles Hotel ready to welcome you, and Fitch & Leedes heritage day celebration…

Heather is still spending time in the Western Cape supporting local wine farms and businesses, and this week she chats to the GM of the 12 Apostles Hotel, Michael Nel, who shares more about the hotel and the fact that they are open for business and ready to welcome you back, and with their gorgeous sea views, this is one place to make sure is on your list!

SA Fashion Week are innovating and Heather is delighted that this October there will be a first of its kind virtual fashion show taking place, as well as some exciting pop-ups and events, in partnership with Mall of Africa – if you love local fashion, this one’s for you.

Local mixer range Fitch & Leedes have launched some funky branded SA cans in honour of Heritage Day which heads our way next week and they are also getting creative with a host of local craft distilleries too – what fun.

De Krans Wine Estate share their Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 wine which is the perfect accompaniment to a Heritage Day braai, or a weekend pizza, or just about anything that you may have planned – this easy-drinking and affordable wine is a must-have on any wine rack and Heather shares more…

If you are heading to the Franschhoek area, then a stop in at Anthonij Rupert Wyne is a must, Heather shares more about wine tasting and the tasty food available at their restaurant, the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar – a must-visit if you are in the area!

WIN! The team from KAMERS/Makers and Lola & Co. Organics have given Heather a R 500 gift voucher to give away to one lucky listener – beautiful, organic and handcrafted body products from Lola & Co. Organics will get your skin tingling and glowing and what better way to celebrate one of SA’s best artisanal product markets?

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Hangout With Heather – Music from The Saxby Twins and Soviet Denim launch model campaign for everyone…

Hope you are all keeping warm this weekend – winter has truly hit SA in a big way! Never fear, however, Heather is back with the latest in lifestyle and entertainment news – plus an incredible one on one chat with upcoming identical twin singers, The Saxby Twins who are currently making musical waves with their second single.

She also chats with Dane du Plessis, Marketing Manager for Soviet Denim, who have launched their SS20 campaign and are calling all Soviet Denim lovers to enter and stand a chance to not only be the face of the campaign but also stand the chance of winning cash prizes and product hampers!

Heathers shares more about the four Miss SA judges that have just been announced, and are busy working through the over 2500 entrants received – the highest number ever, and also about local Joburg Restaurant Aurum, who are not only bringing tasty homemade, freezer-friendly goodies to you – but also donating soup to communities in need during this trying time.

Get hands-on in the kitchen with the perfect winter warmer recipe thanks to Chef Charne Wylie from Capsicum Culinary Studio, her Thai red pork curry is set to get your lips tingling during our winter snap and with Father’s Day approaching next weekend, the ultimate picnic basket from Nick’s Pick picnics is just the thing to spoil dad with – whether you are able to actually spend time with the old man on the day, or not.

WIN! Heather has a truly spoil worthy hamper from Sorbet to give away this week valued at over R800 as well as her incredible Tau Game Lodge special with a chance to win a free night at this 5 star paradise.

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Hangout With Heather – Spotlight On features local stage talent…

This week features an exclusive one on one chat with actress Kate Normington, who is the host of a brand new segment on the online entertainment platform, &Scene. The segment, called Spotlight On features weekly chats with some homegrown theatrical talent that are blazing trails internationally, and is a must to add to any entertainment buff’s calendar.

Heather also chats more about looking after your car during lockdown, shares about two incredible SA film makers making it big internationally and shares about RADA, who in June month are focussing on being grateful for, and appreciating, close friends and family.

Tokara Wine Farm has announced the sale of their highly anticipated Reserve Collection Chardonnay, including free delivery for orders of more than R 1000, and Heather, of course, has all your info.

WIN! Heather has a truly spoil worthy hamper from Sorbet to give away this week valued at over R800 as well as her incredible Tau Game Lodge special with a chance to win a free night at this 5 star paradise.

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Hangout With Heather – Eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo shares about re-usable straws, and much more…

As usual, it’s a bumper show with Heather today, as she not only shares about amazing drinks and eats, but also chats exclusively one on one with eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo, who is not only changing the world and its outlook on greening and recycling but also owns her own recyclable straw company, Heather chats with her to find out more, and what we can do to help save our planet too.

The team at Nederburg Wine Farm have donated R 100k to the incredible Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund which is not only helping to feed those in need during this time, but also helping local restaurants to keep their doors open and pay their staff.

Heather shares more about International Hamburger Day, always a highlight, and yummy food delivered to your door from the team at the deli at Steenberg Wine Estate in Cape Town.

The first whales of the season have been spotted in the, now undoubtedly cleaner, waters off the coast of De Hoop Nature Reserve and Heather shares more info for whale watching enthusiasts, as well as also sharing two incredible competitions, one from Nitida Wine Farm and one from Tau Game Lodge – and we know you love competitions as much as Heather does.

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Hangout with Heather – Stir It Up! Sauces create a stir in the kitchen and Wintery wines

Winter is certainly in the air and this week Heather has some yummy food and recipe ideas planned, as well as chatting one on one with the founder and creator of Stir It Up! Sauces Nini Jerman, whose tasty creations are currently taking South African kitchens by storm.

Amidst all the food and wine, we must remember to exercise, and Heather shares more about 6 simple wellness tips, that you can even do at your desk to keep you in peak condition, thanks to fitness buff, and Tropika Island of Treasure contestant, Trevor Lagerway.

Capsicum Culinary Studio have shared chef lecturer Eoin’s yummy risotto Milanese recipe and this looks so tasty and really easy to make, a great idea to spice up your lockdown culinary routine.

Heather celebrated Chardonnay Day yesterday (albeit with no Chardonnay) and shares more about the two latest offerings to come out of Vriesenhof’s vineyards, as well as sharing more about the new Sugar-Free Mixer options from popular brand Fitch and Leedes (yah for flattening our curves!)

Both Roodeberg and Steenberg Wine Farms have stepped up to the plate delivering some tasty must-haves – Roodeberg Reserve 2017 with its fruity and chocolatey yumminess and Steenberg’s 2017 Merlot are MUST haves for fireside sipping in the near future.

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Hangout With Heather – Jeanique releases single ‘RubixCube’ and Miss SA pageant showcases a new look

This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with talented young singer Jeanique, who has just released a brand new single, which she created in collaboration with the local crooner, Daniel Baron. It’s called ‘RubixCube’ and Jeanique shares more about the song, its inspiration and its message.

Heather also shares more about the brand new look and feel for the Miss South Africa pageant, as the organisers are the first in the world to announce how they will be running their pageant this year, and the call to entries is also officially open.

If you are craving something different to eat during the lockdown, then you will want to find out more about the delicious hampers that Chef Luke Dale Roberts is delivering (perfect for a special occasion or a treat) and two new wines are waiting for you after lockdown, the teams at Survivor Wines and Tokara have been hard at work blending new Chardonnay’s to whet your proverbial whistle.

Spotify has just launched a new fun campaign called Listening Together, that aims to encourage people to connect and see who else is listening to the exact same song as them on the app at the same time – very unique and engaging.

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Hangout With Heather – Karma Luna releases new acoustic song cover and RADA tackles bullying

This week Heather chats to local songbird Karma Luna, who has released a powerful acoustic cover of Au/Ra’s ‘Panic Room’ all recorded in isolation at her home. Karma Luna shares more about why the lyrics are so powerful, and why the song means so much to her during this time of lockdown.

RADA, the well known non-profit organisation are focussing on bullying (in all its forms) this May month and Heather shares more about this powerful campaign, why it strikes such a chord with her, and how you can get involved and help out with a worthy cause.

&SCENE is a brand new online platform that aims to keep the arts alive during the lockdown. Showcasing a variety of performances and other awesome goodies like exercise and music lessons, baking classes and kid-centric goodies as well as show nights, concerts and more – this is certainly something you will want to find out more about.

Well-known mixer brand Fitch & Leedes are shaking things up with an epically cool ‘retro’ collection – they also offer sugar-free variants as well, and if you are wanting to whip up some yummy at home cocktails (or mocktails, if like Heather, you are out of booze) then this is for you!

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Hangout With Heather – SA Fashion Week innovates, and Reckitt Benckiser helps others

This week on the show Heather chats with Lucilla Booyzens, the Director of SA Fashion Week about their innovative online shows, as well finding out more about the future of the fashion and design industry in South Africa.

Reckitt Benckiser has partnered with UNAIDS to distribute wellness packs across Africa – and Heather also chats to Kunal Sahgal who is the Marketing Director for Reckitt Benckiser to find out more about this incredible initiative.

It’s a bumper food and wine week this week – today is International Sauvignon Blanc day and the team at Steenberg have some awesome online offers available for wine lovers – make sure to find out more and save on your next Steenberg wine purchase.

Avid wine lover Dan Nicholl has launched a 10 part series covering some of SA’s top sommeliers – from their life stories to their passion for wine and this series, in partnership with Nederburg is not to be missed – find out more on the show today.

Heather shares a unique Spekboom Chutney recipe that local chef Kerry Kilpin has created and also chats more about Stir It Up!, a unique range of locally produced cook in sauces that are not only healthy but also preservative-free and certainly something that everyone should have in their cupboard right now.

And loads more of course, so do tune in and enjoy!

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Hangout With Heather – Young singer Yahto Kraft debuts single and an at-home SA Cheese Fest…

As lockdown continues, Heather is here with all your stay at home entertainment and lifestyle news, as usual. This week Heather also chats to an incredible young up and coming talent, Yahto Kraft – who you may recognise from your TV screens on The Voice SA in 2019. This promising singer has just released his debut single, called ‘Ugly’ and Heather finds out more.

If you are looking for a vitamin and mineral boost – consider an IV drip, thanks to Vitafuzion, who are not only mobile, but have been declared an essential service during this time – I utilise their services about once a month and honestly adore the feeling of knowing that my immune system is as well boosted as it can be.

Cape Country Routes are offering some unbelievable specials on some of their beautiful properties, to encourage South Africans to travel – play and stay local post lockdown of course – if you are planning some local travel – you will want to find out more.

Fitch and Leedes are sharing some awesome ‘Quarantini’ cocktail/mocktail recipes to get your lockdown a little bit spiced up, and the #SACheeseFestival have taken their annual event totally online this weekend – celeb chefs, competitions and way more await you.

If you are braai’ing like a pro during #lockdownsa – then you will be delighted to enter the Middelvlei Wines #BraaibroodtjieChallenge – yes, your toasted sarnie is getting a look in – and could win you an epic prize too!

Don’t forget that you can also 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 by listening in!

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Hangout With Heather – Discover Evergreen Manor, Mzansi Masks and at-home learning and games…

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.

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