Live from My Airbnb Bedroom

Live from My Airbnb Bedroom

The radio show is not my only job. I also do video and social media work for companies who want me to help tell their stories. This Tuesday was one of those days. A large company asked us to film their recycling plant in Hilton and Midmar.

So off on a plane, I flew to Pietermaritzburg Airport. It has 2 doors, an in and an out. It is not a big airport. The plane has to make a U-turn at the end of the runway to make its way back to the place it parks. Then a man pushed a staircase under the door of the plane, at an angle to make it more fun to disembark, then you walk through a room to the parking. No mess – no fuss.

I drove to Hilton and checked into my Airbnb.

I wake up for the Fairland Radio Breakfast show at 5:30 am. The room had no desk or table on which to work, so I put my laptop on my lap, the sound desk on the bedside table, the microphone on my tummy and I presented a radio show.

Modern technology is amazing that I am able to present a worldwide radio show from my bed, under the duvet with a hot cup of coffee next to me. Any station manager around the world would be a nervous wreck now thinking of a cup of coffee open next to the sound desk, but I like to live dangerously.

Is it a good idea to do a radio show from your bed? YES!

Did I do it well? Well, that’s up to you. Did you enjoy the show? I hope so.

I would post a picture of me doing my thing in the bed but I was wearing only pyjama bottoms and I am brave but I am not stupid. So no topless Jon pictures. For now!

 

Hangout With Heather – Food, shopping, shows and all things good…

It’s that time again #HangoutWithHeather is on your airwaves and it’s a jam-packed show – again! Heather has an amazing one on one chat with Italian actor @RaoulBova this week – as well as sharing about some cool upcoming events.

If you love a good Christmas Market – then make sure to find out about the #XmasShakenandStirred market at @HydeParkShoppingCentre next weekend, which promises to be a blast.

Also heading your way next weekend – make sure you have your tickets for the @SansuiSummerCup #ThePeoplesRace as well as an amazing tribute concert to Bob Dylan at the beautiful @Nirox Sculpture Park on Saturday 25th November!

If you love discovering new places to eat out, then @Arezcafe in Sandton is a must visit. Delicious homemade Lebanese food to die for, Heather shares about her experience as well as chatting one on one with the owner of Arez, Brett Ford.

Stand up comedian @RobbyCollins is set to have you in hysterics later this month with his one-man show #SonOfCarol – get all the details with Heather!

Opening this weekend #RockTheCity comes your way with a blasting and fun musical, Rock of ages opening at @TheLyricTheatre at @GoldReefCity this Friday – and this is your last chance to WIN a set of tickets to see the show on Heather’s blog!!

Find out more and stay in touch with Heather on her blog or via social media!!

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Real Health Plus – Could Eating Sugar Affect Your Child’s Speech?

This week’s episode covers holistic dentistry for children. In it, we discuss the importance of your child’s milk teeth and why losing them too early isn’t a good thing as it may affect important developmental milestones as well as speech development. He gives advice on what do you do should your child fall and knocks out his/her teeth and did you know that you should start flossing your child’s teeth from as early as two years old? Our knowledgeable guest Dr Ebrahim Boda, of the holistic dentistry practice, Big Red Tooth, also asks us to ditch the fluoridated toothpaste!

 

Enjoy!

Stace

 

This podcast is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

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Hangout With Heather – Celebrating the 100th Episode!

The big day has arrived!! Congratulations on your 100th podcast #HangoutWithHeather and this is going to be a great show, as Heather has literally a truckload of prizes to give away to celebrate!

You can win loads of Heather’s favourite things just by listening in – @TranquiniGlobal relaxation drink, @HaagenDazs_SA ice cream vouchers, @FlagstoneWines and dining vouchers worth R300 each for both @ArbourCafe and @StanleyBeerYard as well as the chance to do a 20-minute @Bodytec workout with Heather in Bryanston, followed by a breakfast with her too.

If you are looking for great entertainment – do not miss the @StPetersburgBallet at @Montecasino this week, as well as the highly acclaimed stage show #KingKongSA which is now running @JoburgTheatre until 8th October.

Travelling to Durbs for the long weekend? Make a stop, stretch your legs and enjoy some amazing artisanal food at @TheMidlandsKitchen – there is a place for the kids to play, Fido to relax and great food and fun for everyone.

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Real Health Plus – Help! Why Can’t I Lose those last 2kgs?

Spring is here! Well, at least it is in Africa and as a result, many are feverishly trying to lose their winter hibernation insulation in preparation for our Summer holidays in December!

Could dehydration be preventing you from losing those stubborn last kilos? Is a lack of quality sleep causing you to pick up the pounds? In this episode, the ever-practical Nicci Robertson helps us understand why our bodies hold onto fat, why losing muscle is actually what you really don’t want and why a lack of understanding about the body, its biochemistry and functioning, prevents you from achieving your weight-loss goals!

Enjoy!
Stace

 

This podcast is brought to you by Synerchi Organics, organic superfoods brought to you by vegan brothers, Kiara & Ethan Ducasse a.k.a the Synerchi Brothers.

Follow them on social media:
Instagram: @synerchi_organics ; @synerchi_brothers ;
Facebook: SynerChi Organics, Twitter: @synerchiO ;
Contact details are as follows: info@synerchiorganics.co.za
Cell Number: 079 742 8215 | www.synerchiorganics.co.za.

 

Pop Box – Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the PopBox podcast, we cover the first episode of American Horror Story Season 7, preview the release of Hillary Clinton’s much talked about memoir What Happened and discuss how and why film actors are now more prevalent and willing to appear on television.

 

Hangout With Heather – Food, drink, horse racing and everything else…

Welcome back to Tuesday and of course #HangoutWithHeather – can you believe it, this is Heather’s 99th podcast with us, and next week promises to be an epic centenary celebration!

This week Heather chats about The @StPetersburgBallet as they are arriving in town this week for a limited season performing two beautiful ballets at The Teatro, Montecasino.

@SplashWaterCircus is back with a fully international cast, and Heather is looking forward to heading through to @SilverstarCasino to see the full show again in its entirety!

Everyone’s fave brunch spot, @ArbourCafe in Illovo are now offering healthy take home meals and function menus, and a new Italian restaurant has opened in Nelson Mandela Square – Heather shares about @Septimo as well.

Our Miss SA, Demi-Leigh had launched a great #Unbreakables campaign to prepare and empower women against hi-jacking as well as teaching defensive driving too – nice one!

Make sure you have 25th November in your diary, it’s time for the @sansuisummercup and it promises to be a highlight on the social calendar. Dubbed #ThePeoplesRace this is something for everyone, with loads of entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Looking for something fun to do with your partner for #DateNight, but don’t want to break the budget or travel too far? Heather shares about her experience with the incredible Date Night package from @CrownePlazaRosebank

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Hangout With Heather – Spring is in the Air

Welcome back to Tuesday and of course #HangoutWithHeather who is over the moon that spring has finally started to show signs of life in Joburg.

There are some great events on the go this week, and Heather chats about @ClicoBoutiqueHotel Secretaries Day spoils they have planned, as well the highly anticipated #UnlockTheUnusuals wine event happening this Thursday at @KillarneyCountryClub Yay!

Heather heads over to the annual @ConsolGlass #RedHotSale and shares about all the awesome goodies that are now 50% less – and as we all know glass is way better for you, and the environment!

Some dates you do want to diarise are 14/15 October for the #PinoBiltongFest @LeribaHotel in Centurion – two days filled with Pinotage and Biltong – what could be better!?

Heather chats one on one in an exclusive interview with the new chef at The Sandton Sun, Gerard Vingerling, and finds out more about what he has planned for the San Deck and Restaurant, as well as the rest of the Sandton Mile.

The @Samsung Galaxy Note8 launched last week to much excitement and Heather was at the official broadcast live from the US, where the Note8 was shown to the world for the first time – she shares some of the amazing features and technology that grabbed her attention.

Heather also shares her personal experience doing her very first skin peel with the team from @LamelleSA and the amazing end result – you can see all the pictures on her blog as well!

WIN a set of tickets worth R260 to see #MarvelsInhumans at IMAX – before the series hits M-Net – it promises to be awesome. Comp closes 7th September – so listen in or head to www.heatherhook.com/category/competitions/ to enter!

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