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 – 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!

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Hangout With Heather – One on one with Kelly Gunnell and Werner Becker and loads more…

It’s a good one today all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners – not one, but two great interviews and of course all your best Jozi lifestyle info!

Heather chats exclusively with recently eliminated Tropika Island of Treasure contestant, Kelly Gunnell, who along with her celebrity partner, Melinda Bam – said goodbye to the island last night. Kelly shares with Heather about the amazing memories and some things she discovered about herself on the island too!

A one on one chat with young singer Werner Bekker is super informative and inspirational – find out more about this local singing sensation on the show today.

If you are looking for something to do with the kids over the upcoming Easter weekend – then make sure you tune in to find out about all the cool stuff that is on the go at Montecasino – you will not run out of ideas, that’s for sure! If yummy food is your thing, then you will want to dine at Punchinello’s restaurant while you are there, Heather shares about the new menu!

Heather shares a bit about getting to test drive the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, so if you are dithering over your purchase, then make sure to listen in and hear more!

This Sunday see’s Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets heading to The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – if an afternoon picnic and chill on the lawn sounds like a good idea to you, then find out more 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, as well as tickets to see Annalakshmi’s show at Emperors Palace this Saturday 24th March – get entering!!

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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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Real Heath Plus – How Badly Do You REALLY Want That New Year’s Resolution?

Happy New Year!!

LOL I know it’s waaaaaaay past that! It’s already February! But it’s my first podcast of 2018 so it feels rather incomplete starting it without the wish.

As a first episode of the new year, I thought I’d tackle the New Year Resolution… perhaps too much of an obvious choice but here’s why: As we begin February, some of you will be on track with the goals that you set for the year, however, most of you would have started out with a bang but your thunder is barely a fizzle by now and you somehow sunk back into old – and bad – habits, leaving you feeling somewhat demoralized and despondent because change can often be so darn hard and habits only for with consistency! If this is you (or at least to some extent) then chin up champ, you still have 11 months to achieve what you set out to!!!

Life Coach, Roz Sandham, gives us some practical insights into setting New Year’s resolutions that can actually be realized and it starts with getting REAL!

 

Enjoy!

Stace

 

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!!

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Hangout with Heather – Exclusive interview with Didi Khunou, and all the best entertainment in Jozi…

As usual Heather has all the latest news on whats going on in and around Jozi, including an exclusive interview with The Color Purple actress, Didi Khunou about her role as Celie in the musical, as well as what South African audiences can expect from the show opening on 31st January at @JoburgTheatre.

Exciting news as our very own @DemiLeighNelPeters @MissUniverse returns to SA for the first time since her crowning for a whirlwind tour of her home country – and she will also be running some of her #Unbreakable campaign workshops while she is here

New movie on the circuit called Breathe is a must see – it stars @ClareFoy and @AndrewGarfield and is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility that is based on real-life events.

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.

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!

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 @TheIllusionists at @Montecasino on 15th February AND the @ColorPurple @JoburgTheatre on 6th February.

Last, but certainly not least, you can also win tickets to see the hysterical antics of @AndreTheHilariousHypnotist on 25th January – you know what to do listeners!

 

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Hangout With Heather – Fun festive ideas, holiday health and more…

It is officially December holidays. In South Africa that means, sun, sea, pool, cocktails and braai’s (barbeques) but Heather also thinks that it is the time of year to make sure that you look after your health too, and she chats to Master NLP Practitioner, Razia Mohamed about how you can use this time to create a routine for resting, that you can carry in to the New Year too, you only get one body and one mind!!

If you are looking for some New Years Eve parties, make sure to check out what is on the go in and around Joburg and Pretoria, Heather has a couple of ideas, as well as sharing about @SalsaMexicanGrill that is hosting a fun Mexican New Year, complete with face painting and tequila, and Heather is looking forward to ringing in the New Year with them!

Next year both @ChrisdeBurgh and @UB40 are heading to Jozi, make sure to get all your details and booking info on the podcast.

Heather is also quite excited that Sauvignon Blanc is set to be one of the top drinking trends in 2018 – she shares her favourite @Flagstone wines.

Keeping with the Mexican flavour, Heather shares about her recent visit to @LaRosaMexicanGrille in @Montecasino – it is certainly worth a pop in these holidays!

Congratulations to the winner of a Nomination Italy bracelet, Mangaliso Ngomane – hope you enjoy the festive spoil! There are loads of amazing giveaways heading your way in 2018, so do stay tuned. Heather will be back on your airwaves on Tuesday 9th January 2018.

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Real Health Plus – DNA Testing: A Fantastic Healthy Christmas Present

This podcast is a long one but you’ll soon hear why and it’s interesting enough to keep you focused on its duration. If you listened to my podcasts with Swiss researcher Dr Peter Koeppel about supplementing with nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA, you will have a basic understanding of why and how our lifestyle affects our DNA. In this week’s episode we find out why we should then test our own DNA.  

I had first heard about DNA testing around four to five years ago and thought it fascinating, the Human Genome Project was completed and published in April 2003, meaning that we finally had a complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings was.  All our genes together are known as our “genome.” I initially wanted to go for the test but thought that because the science was so new in SA, perhaps it was better to wait a bit. That way practitioners locally would be better trained and equipped to conduct the tests and interpret the results. I’ve subsequently learned that South Africa has some of the best labs globally for DNA testing!

“The hereditary material of all multi-cellular organisms is the famous double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which contains all of our genes. DNA, in turn, is made up of four chemical bases, pairs of which form the “rungs” of the twisted, ladder-shaped DNA molecules. All genes are made up of stretches of these four bases, arranged in different ways and in different lengths. HGP researchers have deciphered the human genome in three major ways: determining the order, or “sequence,” of all the bases in our genome’s DNA; making maps that show the locations of genes for major sections of all our chromosomes; and producing what are called linkage maps, complex versions of the type originated in early Drosophila research, through which inherited traits (such as those for genetic disease) can be tracked over generations.

The HGP has revealed that there are probably about 20,500 human genes. The completed human sequence can now identify their locations. This ultimate product of the HGP has given the world a resource of detailed information about the structure, organization and function of the complete set of human genes. This information can be thought of as the basic set of inheritable “instructions” for the development and function of a human being.” American National Human Genome Research Institute

Fast forward to December 2017 and it’s one of the most exciting Christmas presents I’ve had to date! In fact, I’m considering getting tests for my husband and immediate family! What an investment into your health?! The one-off test is for life and you won’t – as we currently understand – have to test again.

So I met with lifelong friends and founders of Join Circles, Homeopathic Doctor and wellness enthusiast Dr Heidi Van Loggerenberg & Margie Doig-Gander. They are exquisitely beautiful humans who have both been diagnosed with and fought cancer and you ca read their amazing story here (https://joincircles.com/pages/about). We were meant to record a ‘quick’ podcast before I did my test and then another afterwards but as you’ll hear, they have so much passion and knowledge to share and I really love interviewing guests ho have personal journeys to share that an hour later we had to call it J.

If you have been yo-yo dieting for years in a desperate quest to shed pounds, or if you’re experiencing ill health despite trying numerous solutions, supplements and doctors then perhaps this is a test worth investing in. I will be sharing my results as soon as they are back from the labs and I’m hoping that these two podcasts will then help you make an informed decision.

The test was simple enough to do and the guidance and info provided by Join Circles really is dummy proof! I’ll load a video on my Instagram account just to give you a glimpse as to what it entailed.

Enjoy!

Stace

 

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Hangout With Heather – Interview with Chris Wood from AMEX & Festive Fun…

As we head into the final week of work before the festive season hits, make sure to listen in for some great ideas of things to do over the holidays, if you are staying in Jozi.

The show also features an exclusive one on one interview Chris Wood, the head of Card Issuing and Payments at Nedbank – who proceeds to debunk some myths about AMEX, and why getting a card can help you save some bucks – and we could all use some saving help during “Janu-worry” – just saying 😉

Heather shares about the spectacular @ImperialIceStars and their show #CinderellaOnIce now on at The Teatro @Montecasino as well as A Christmas Carol, now showing at the Pieter Toerien Theatre also at Monte.

If you are looking for a Christmas lunch idea – then do stay tuned for a great idea, and make sure to find out when @Santana will be back in SA, along with special guests @MangoGroove.

There are also three really cool movies heading to our screens in early 2018, and Heather shares all the details!

Congrats to the winner of a set of 4 tickets to head to @JoburgTheatre to see the annual panto #PinocchioSA – Ilze Coetzee.

Don’t forget to enter 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, this is your last chance!

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