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 – 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 – One on one with Dale from Seether and loads more Jozi entertainment…

There is always loads on the go in and around Johannesburg – and Heather has all the info you need to keep you up to date with all the coolest goings on’s.

On Sunday 20th May, Marks Park in Emmarentia is going to rock to the soles of its boots as legendary rock band, Seether takes to the stage to blow it up in their hometown! Heather caught up with Dale Stewart from Seether to find out more about the concert, their latest album and all the things you have ever wanted to know about Seether.

Coming to Joburg Theatre this weekend, the KZN Heritage Ensemble is not to be missed, as they celebrate Africa month in a unique and vibrant way. Heather chats to Mbuso Khoza, the group’s founder and leader, about what you can expect this weekend, as well as more about his thoughts on the growth of youth arts and culture in South Africa.

Don’t forget to check out the #BubblyFestival taking place at Hyde Park this weekend, not to mention #WhiskyLive Pretoria heading to Menlyn from Thursday – stay tuned if you want to win tickets as well!!

Sticking with the champagne theme, why not join the team from Arbour Cafe in Illovo for an amazing evening of champagne and food pairing on the 24th May? Heather has all your details…

If you are excited to catch the Royal Wedding this Saturday, make sure you have all your ITV details and times to catch all the regal pomp and circumstance direct from England.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to the highly anticipated Whitney Houston Show – featuring Belinda Davids in the title role, that is heading to Emperors Palace in June – it is set to be a showstopper.

If whiskey is your thing, then make sure you listen in and stand a chance to win 5 sets of tickets valued at R 460 per set to head through to Whisky Live in Pretoria on 17th May – Sláinte!

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Hangout With Heather – Interviews with Lisanne Lazarus, Lelo Ramasimong and loads more…

All your latest news on what’s going on in and around Joburg on this weeks #HangoutWithHeather

Heather chats exclusively with Tropika Island of Treasure finale winner Lisanne Lazarus, who with her partner Brendan Peyper, took home the title in last night’s nail-biting final episode.

The Color Purple is returning to Joburg Theatre in August and Heather spends some time one on one with Lelo Ramasimong, who will be taking the role of Shug Avery in the upcoming production, to find out more about this talented young actress.

It has just been announced that the beautiful Bonang Matheba will be hosting this years Miss South Africa finale – Heather shares more about this event, and how to get your tickets to the finale spectacular on 27th May.

If you are a huge Whitney Houston fan – then you will want to find out about the brand new show featuring Belinda Davids in the title role, that is heading to Emperors Palace in June – it is set to be a showstopper.

If you love all things food and drink related, then Hostex – Food and Hospitality Africa is coming up soon, this is one expo you want to attend.

Great music is heading our way this weekend, The Script are performing in Pretoria on Friday 4th May, and Cara Frew will be opening for them. This is set to be an amazing concert and Heather has all your need to know information.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to the highly anticipated magic show that is @Dynamo on the 11th of May at @TimeSquare – make sure to listen in to get your details to enter!

If you prefer wine – then you will want to enter to win a set of tickets valued at R 500 to the Chardonnay Pinot Noir Festival taking place at Killarney Country Club on 10th May and also stand a chance to win The Bubbly Festival at Hyde Park on the 20th of May valued at R 760!

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive interview with singer Liz Ogumbo and all the best entertainment news…

It’s another great show filled with all you need to know info about the going on’s in Joburg, and some great competitions too. This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with singer, artist and fashion designer – Liz Ogumbo about her many passions and her second album KenSoul, which is on the verge of a global breakthrough.

The ‘Puppet Guy’ is Conrad Koch’s latest offering and comes to the stage this week at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at @Montecasino – find out more about this show that is set to have you crying with laughter.

The @MissSouthAfrica action is hotting up. 28 regional qualifiers are ready to compete and become the ultimate title holder, and South Africa’s most beautiful woman later in May. Find out more about the finalists, as well as all you need to know info about the pageant.

If fashion is your thing – then you will want to find out more about Dress and Dare – an innovation in personal styling for all shapes and sizes – Heather shares more on the show.

Seiko has launched their first boutique store in Pretoria – and if you would like to own one of these classic timepieces, then you will want to find out all the info.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to see ‘A Celebration of Bra Hugh Masekela” taking place at @JoburgTheatre on 3rd of May – or even a set of tickets to see the highly anticipated magic show that is @Dynamo on the 11th of May at @TimeSquare – make sure to listen in to get your details to enter! If you prefer wine – then you will want to enter to win a set of tickets valued at R500 to the Chardonnay Pinot Noir Festival taking place at @KillarneyCountryClub on 10th May!

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive chat with Lihle Ngubo from Tropica Island and what is Slimatone?

It’s all happening on this week’s show – two super exclusive interviews with @LihleNgubo from Tropika Island of Treasure as well as an insightful chat with @Slimatone owner Alex – this is the range for ladies who are getting their bodies in shape.

If you love scary movies, that are set to have you on the edge of your seat – make sure you find out more about Tyler Perry’s new movie – Acrimony – which is now on at @SterKinekor theatres nationwide!

Heading back to Jozi!! @CaravelaFestival will back with all the best Portuguese food, drink, entertainment, music and more at @Montecasino from 29 June – 1st July. No to be missed for sure!

Casalinga is proud to be hosting @GrovesAndVineyards on 26th and 27th May – loads of wine, food and of course great music – this is not to be missed!

@TopsAtSparWineFestival are coming back for their 13th anniversary this year @montecasino – Life is indeed a “cabaret” at one of Jozi’s most popular wine shows.

Make sure you have your tickets booked for this weekend’s highlight – The Saturday Social Club series is going down at Red Roman Shed at @EmperorsPalace@primecircle are on the bill, along with some other great acts!

Win with Heather – you can see @Santana LIVE in Jozi this weekend at the @TicketproDome – you know what to do…

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Hangout With Heather – One on one with Mark-Anthony Bingham from Tropika Island of Treasure

Heather chats one exclusively with Mark-Anthony Bingham who just lasted night left the highly popular @SABC3 show @TropikaIslandofTreasure Season 8 – along with his celeb partner @TumiVoster. Heather finds out more about his experience on the Island in the Maldives.

It’s a busy month this month at @SilverstarCasino#FutureParkSA was a huge hit and Heather shares more about this amazing experience for kids of all ages, as well as other great goings-on this month.

If you are looking for a romantic evening – then you will be happy to know that @Montecasino have brought back their popular #NightOutFor2 special – R 380 for a full evening out sounds like a bargain to us!

If you missed the #ColorPurpleSA musical at @JoburgTheatre, fear not the cast is returning for another run in August just in time for #WomensMonth – get all your deets here, and the fact that more tickets have just gone on sale for @katyperry has Heather over the moon.

Local rock band @Primecircle have two shows coming up later this month @Montecasino and tickets to get your hands on are for the highly anticipated #ChardonnayPinotNoirFest heading our way in May – all your deets on the show.

WIN one of two cute bunny cakes from @TheRedVelvetier just in time for Easter, so make sure to enter to win!

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Hangout With Heather – Cakes and yummy goodies with The Red Velvetier and loads more…

So much is happening in our city, but of course Heather is all over it!

Heather chats one on one with Chris Lanzetti – owner and creator at @TheRedVelvetier – they make the most amazing cakes for all sorts of occasions and Heather finds out more about what goes into all of this baking – as well as finding out the weirdest request that Cris has ever received as a cake order! Heather has two cute bunny cakes to give away as well – so make sure to enter to win!

Whatever you do make sure you have your tickets booked to see Chris de Burgh this Friday 2nd of March as he heads to the Sun Arena at @TimeSquare with his ‘A Better World’ album tour – and of course @TheIllusionists tickets are a must get, the show is currently on at The Teatro at @Montecasino.

If you love to support local talent, then make sure you have your tickets to see ‘The Wiz’ a local production by the youth from the NSA Festival of the Arts, which will be on at the @JoburgTheatre in early March and promises to be great fun for the whole family. Heather also has tickets to GIVE AWAY, so listen up!

The team from @Clover Krush recently gave away 10 000 pairs of school shoes to kids in need, and Heather shares more on this – as well as lauding the SA designers who headed overseas to share their work with some important royalty at Buckingham Palace last week, ahead of @SAFashionWeek.

You can WIN a set of double tickets valued at R300 to the highly anticipated #GinForagingFestival taking place this Saturday @ChurchillsBar in @MelroseArch – you want to get your gin tasting on here – we promise! Listen in!

If you love @TopGear – then get all the info about Series 25 launching in SA this week, and Heather is looking forward to watching Tropika Island of Treasure as the celebs have just teamed up with the contestants and it’s set to be nail biting!

If gambling is your thing @SunInternational casino’s countrywide have R3.3 million up for grabs in their #SunChase competition – Heather has all the info, of course!

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Hangout With Heather – Must know news on shows, art and more in Jozi…

It’s another busy week in Joburg, and Heather has it all.

We have a new Top Model SA winner, Heather attended the show this past weekend, and shares about the most prestigious modelling contest in South Africa – as well as about the winners.

Great music is heading our way on 2nd March as musical icon, Chris de Burgh heads to the Sun Arena at @TimeSquare with his ‘A Better World’ album tour – not to be missed and Heather has all your deets.

Two local performers have shows heading our way soon – one is comedian @RiaadMoosa with his one-man comedy show ‘Life Begins’ and the other is SA’s top ventriloquist @ConradKoch who brings ‘Puppet Guy’ to us a little later this year – both promise to be highly entertaining and Heather has your details.

If you love to support local talent, then make sure you have your tickets to see ‘The Wiz’ a local production by the youth from the NSA Festival of the Arts, which will be on at the @JoburgTheatre in early March and promises to be great fun for the whole family. Heather also has tickets to GIVE AWAY – so make sure you find out what you need to do.

If art is your thing – then ‘Before It is Completely Gone’ is a must-see exhibition by Thierry Oussou which is now on at The Stevenson Gallery in Braamfontein. Heather shares more.

A great event debuts this weekend in Durban and will be heading down to Joburg soon ‘Women360’ is hosted by the team at Miss South Africa and is a weekend jam-packed with events and workshops aimed at empowering and educating women on all areas of life.

If you suffer from irritated or sensitive skin, then you will be excited to know that @DermalogicaSA is launching two new products called the Ultra Calming Duo, Heather shares about the products and what they have done for her dry skin, and why they are must have in anyone’s skincare regime.

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Hangout With Heather – All the best Valentine’s ideas and events to keep you entertained!

Great Valentines dining and entertainment ideas abound in today’s show – and of course all your best news and goings on from Joburg!

Great Valentines offers abound @StanleyBeerYard, @ArbourCafe as well as two local celebs @JenaDover and @MalaBryan share their fave spots to eat too.

An #EveningOfLove is not to be missed @TimeSquare where some of SA’s top artists bring you a magical evening of romantic music.

@Illusionists is opening this Wednesday at The Teatro @Montecasino and is a great date idea! This Saturday 17th February also sees the finale spectacular of Top Model SA at @CarnivalCity and Heather chats to producer Willie Venter about what we can expect from the event.

Dates to diarise – @LushFestival is heading our way for the third iteration of the event over Easter, and Heather shares the line up as well as all your booking details.

WIN!! Heather has two sets of tickets to give away to see #ValentinesBlues coming to @NiroxSculpturePark on the 17th of February – a host of local musicians are set to make this a spectacular day out, as well as tickets to see singing sensation @DewaldWasserfall performing at the beautiful @FiarcityHotels Roodevallei Hotel in Pretoria on the 17th February!! Competitions closing soon – so make sure to enter!

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