Hangout With Heather – Exclusive interview with Chef Chantel Dartnall and all the best in Jozi entertainment…

Of course Heather has all your best and latest goings on in and around Jozi to share with you – and this week she has an exclusive one on one interview with award-winning chef Chantel Dartnall, and they chat all things new menu, TV shows and more.

If you love food like Heather likes food (and drink) then you will want to find out more about #Hostex2018 the food and hospitality event not to be missed. Heather shares about the goings on at the event which runs until 8 May, and is one not to be missed on the SA culinary calendar.

Local chef, who is now running a highly acclaimed Michelin-star restaurant in France, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is just about to release his new book, simply titled ‘Jan The Journal’ and this coffee table book/luxury magazine is a must-have for any foodie – Heather has all your details.

The Caravela Portuguese festival has announced their entertainment line up for the highly anticipated event taking place at the end of June at Montecasino. Artists such as Mi Casa, Good Luck, Chunda Munki and loads more are set to perform – find out more on the show!

The Top 12 Miss SA finalists have been announced and they are an amazingly talented, not to mention beautiful bunch. The finale pageant is taking place on 27th May – and they have also just announced a brand new format for the event, so make sure to tune in for more info.

Want to spoil mom for Mother’s Day? Darling Sweet has just released the coolest hamper for mom, that includes not only toffees, bit also a recipe and ingredients for a delicious Malva Pudding that is sure to set any mom’s heart on fire 🙂

Winter hair care can be tricky, but Heather chats with local beauty guru, Francois Louw, and shares some great ideas to beat dull, dry and fly away hair this winter!

Get involved with some great initiatives – The Owl Rescue Centre are recycling for good, and this is your chance to get involved and make an impact on our planet – Heather shares more info. If you love to play golf, then make sure you take part in the Born To Perform fundraiser golf day on 17th May for a great cause. All funds raised will be going towards the annual Born to Perform concert, helping talented youth in the arts get a foot in the door.

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 whisky 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!

Find out more and stay in touch with Heather on her website or via social media…

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive chat with Khabonina Qubeka, discover Kloofzicht Lodge and more…

#HangoutWithHeather listeners you will want to listen in on this one – two awesome interviews, and a slice of paradise in Muldersdrift – not to mention, epic sushi!

Heather chats exclusively with yoga and fitness fundi (not to mention local actress, producer and TV host) Khabonina Qubeka and finds out more about her yoga DVD that is hitting the shelves, as well as her international yoga tour with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Discovering beautiful places not far from home makes Heather happy, so of course, she shares about her recent trip to visit Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa, as well as chats one on one with Chef Chris, who makes all the yummy food, and they chat all things beautiful, relaxation and of course, food.

If you love great food – check out the brand new Ocean Basket that has just opened up on the piazza at Montecasino, great new venue and delicious sushi and tapas too. Yum!

Make sure that you have diarised the 15th of April to join in this years Night with The Stars to support Hospice Wits. Over 100 designers and celebs will be pulling out all the stops at this glittering fundraiser fashion show at Sandton City. All your deets on the show!

Heather has tickets to give away to both ‘Married…but not to each other’ starring Tumi Morake and Ndumiso Lindi at The Lyric on 14th April – make sure you enter to win!

Find out more and stay in touch with Heather on her website or via social media…

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Hangout With Heather – Meet Dynamo world famous magician and loads more of the best entertainment news…

Want to know what’s happening in Joburg?
Thank goodness Heather is here to help. All your best entertainment and lifestyle info is right here on #HangoutWithHeather.

Heather spends time chatting to the internationally famed magician, Dynamo about his “Seeing Is Believing” tour heading to SA in May at the new @TimeSquare Sun Arena. If you love illusion and magic, then you will love Dynamo!

Kings and Queens of Comedy is another highly anticipated must-see comedy event, and Heather chats one on one with MD of @BluBlood – Osman Osman, all about the show, it’s beginnings, it’s growth and what we can expect in 2018!

Exciting news as @KatyPerry announces her first tour to SA in July – it is set to be something to be seen to be believed and Heather has all your info!

Vinyl fever is back with the #VinylFair – which returns to @StanleyBeeryard on the 4th of February and if you are all about old records and LP’s then this is one that you do not want to miss!

Get your romance on with an amazing Valentine’s dinner (with @VeuveCliquot too) taking place on Wednesday 14th February at the beautiful @ArbourCafe in Birdhaven

If you love good music – make sure you book your tickets to #ValentinesBlues heading to @NiroxSculpturePark on the 17th of February – a host of local musicians are set to make this a spectacular day out.

WIN!! Everyone loves to win stuff, and Heather has loads to giveaway – tickets to @KNQComedy heading our way on 10th February are up for grabs, as well as tickets to see singing sensation @DewaldWasserfall performing at the beautiful @FiarcityHotels Roodevallei Hotel in Pretoria on the 17th February!!

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

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Real Health Plus – The Chef Who Fed Google (& Steve Jobs)

Charlie Ayers is best known as, “the chef who fed Google”, a title and job he won in a 1999 cook-off. He was judged by the company’s then 40 employees. It was a last minute entry and in this podcast, he explains how he attained the X Factor. Charlie also had the privilege of feeding Steve Jobs breakfast every morning in the years preceding his death. He shares this experience with us and the nuggets he learned along the way, including a why a free food model in corporate is possibly a great solution to our rising obesity crisis in SA. I interviewed Charlie at the BCX Disrupt Summit where he was one of the speakers. This was his bio according to the summit website:  

By the time Charlie Ayers left Google in 2005, his team of five chefs and 150 employees were serving 4,000 lunches and dinners a day at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Ayers was the guy who started serving free, gourmet meals to Googlers and after six years with Google, he did the same for other tech companies. He was hired by places like Facebook and Youtube to do similar programs. At the same time, Charlie opened Calafia Café & Market-A-Go in Palo Alto, CA. His concept epitomizes the idea that “being green” is good for the producer, consumer, environment and local community. A former private chef and (still) personal chef to the Grateful Dead, Charlie continues to consult for startup companies, cater private events and coordinate food service and backstage catering teams at open-air music festivals. Charlie has published a cookbook, Food 2.0: Secrets from the Chef that Fed Google, that exemplifies his culinary vision. In May 2014 Charlie received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Johnson & Wales University for his contributions to the culinary arts. He brings this same pioneering spirit to his work with the Chowbotics team, ensuring that Chowbotics robots produce delicious food that is good for the people they serve and the world around them.

Enjoy!

Stace

 This episode was brought to you the BCX Disrupt Summit, https://bcxdisrupt.com

 

Hangout With Heather – Interview with Darcy Oake from The Illusionists and loads of shows…

It’s getting festive here in Jozi, and Heather is feeling the Christmas Spirit/s this week on #HangoutWithHeather – your must listen to podcast for the latest details on whats happening in and around Johannesburg.

The show features an exclusive one on one interview with the international master of mystery – Grand Illusionist Darcy Oake, who leads the team of illusionists heading to SA in February. From amazing tricks, levitation, archery, disappearing acts and more – this is one show, and interview you do not want to miss! #ItsAnIllusion

Much excitement as the @ImperialIceStars twirl in to town, Heather shares about the highly anticipated Cinderella on Ice show now on at The Teatro @Montecasino as well as encouraging those looking for some fun family entertainment to book their tickets for both #RockTheCity – Rock of Ages now on at The Lyric @GoldReefCity, as well as #Pinocchio running until end December @JoburgTheatre.

Big congrats to our brand new Miss South Africa, Ade van Heerden, stepping in to fill the shoes of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who just last week took home the coveted #MissUniverse title.

This is your chance to WIN one of the stunning @NominationItaly bracelets that Heather is always going on about. She has one, valued at R2,200 up for grabs – listen in for what you need to do to enter!

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

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Hangout With Heather – Garth Taylor, Demi-Leigh scoops Miss Universe and more…

It’s that time of the week again #HangoutWithHeather – your must listen to podcast for the latest details on whats happening in and around Johannesburg.

This week Heather has an exclusive one on one interview with local musical talent @GarthTaylor – who is celebrating 20 years in the industry, following on from his smash hit ‘Why’ – and now ‘Stronger’ which is playing across local stations countrywide!

A huge well done to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters scooping the coveted #MissUniverse title on Sunday night – our first one since 1978 and SA is so very proud of you!

It’s a busy week this week/end in Jozi – Heather shares her do not miss events from a Beer and Chocolate Pairing at @StanleyBeerYard to the highly anticipated Stellenbosch wine event at @Summerplace this Wednesday – to the super festive #MonteChristmasVillage at @montecasino – also opening this Wednesday 29th November.

If you are all about art – then the Cradle Contemporary Art Fair is for you. It kicks off this Thursday 30th November and runs until Sunday at the beautiful @CradleBoutiqueHotel and there is loads on the go besides art!

Just opened in @KyalamiCorner Shopping Centre, congrats to the team @JacksonsRealFoodMarket on their second store – good, fresh, wholesome food is now available to the folk of Kyalami and surrounds.

Great things are afoot at @SilverstarCasino in December! Celebrating 20 years in the industry as well – @Mafikizolo are performing the first concert in their tour series, and SA’s funny cousin @BarryHilton is also showing us his funny in December – stay tuned for all your details!

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

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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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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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Real Health Plus – Don’t Sniff The Cork

This was meant to be a serious interview about the preservatives in wine – specifically the sulphites in wine that cause intolerances and allergic reactions such as sinusitis, itchy skin, IBS, hot flushes so much more. We were meant to discuss why organic wine is supposedly better for your health but instead the entire interview turned out to be a fun, entertaining yet extremely informative chat about how wine is produced; why South African wine is one of the best in the world, what it takes to become a sommelier and the biggest faux-pas wine lovers can commit: smelling the cork! We discover that organic wine isn’t necessarily better and we get some great insight into the wine industry from someone who has lived and worked in it since he was a teen.

 This week’s podcast is brought to you by Kleerwine. I was intrigued –and rather sceptical, when I first came across their unique product. They claim to reduce allergic reactions caused by sulphites in wine with just one drop per glass AND without altering the taste! Mmmmmm…..I sense your skepticism as well, but my doubts were put to rest when Francis Krone, certified sommelier, wine agent and entrepreneur, verified that he could not pick up any variations to the taste of a glass of wine after a drop of KleerWine was added to his glass of wine and Francis has a rather sophisticated palate and a keen sense of taste!  

 It’s a long one but a super informative one. We barely felt the hour go by, neither will you!

 

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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This episode is brought to you by KleerWine, Kleerwine reduces the effects of preservatives (Sulphites) within wine, without altering the taste!

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