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12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19
12 ways to support your local community during Covid-19

In just a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down and as the crisis deepens, so do the challenges with a growing number of people facing unemployment, mounting debt and numerous other issues precipitated by the disruption of the virus...

By Yael Geffen 2 days ago

5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown
5 ways we can utilise millennials' communication style during the Covid-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country....

By Chanell Kemp 24 Mar 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity
Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity

Amidst the panic and fear spread across the globe of the coronavirus pandemic, news outlets across the world have shared stories of hope and encouragement...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

3 intense wellness trends for 2020
3 intense wellness trends for 2020

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond
Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond

We got in touch with Love, The Sex Expo organiser Linda Guldemond to discuss what goes into organising an event of this nature, innovative developments in the sex-tech industry, sexual health and combating stigmas...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Feb 2020

Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge
Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge

If you're the first one to put your hand up when it comes to needing a little extra self-love, you'll discover plenty of it during your stay at Stonehill River Lodge...

By Chelsey Hale 20 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope
#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope

After seeing a gap in the South African market for elegantly-marketed and packaged cannabis-related products, Joanne Hope, a fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, created KushKush - a female-centric cannabis-centred retail and content platform...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula
#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula

South African skincare brand Lulu & Marula is catering to the growing demand for natural, ethically-made skincare products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Nov 2019

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp will be hosting a new television series, Afskaal.
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp on her new show, Afskaal

Kyknet recently announced that Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp will be presenting a new television series, Afskaal...

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Oct 2019

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Spring beam

September is the month of bright flowers, fresh scents and new beginnings and the chance to smile, writes Howard Feldman...

By Howard Feldman 14 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty
#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty

For years, Thuli Hlongwane was a versatile and highly experienced IT management professional with an impressive background in the IT industry....

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 Jun 2019

The Westin Cape Town's City Art Run wends its way through The Waterfront
Wellness, The Westin way

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes discipline and commitment in the best of circumstances. Trying to do so while travelling for business or pleasure is even more of a challenge...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jun 2019

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

3 top spas in the Western Cape
3 top spas in the Western Cape

Cash-strapped Capetonians who stayed home during December may fancy starting the new year with a pamper party...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 16 Jan 2019

Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities
Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities

I mean is there anything better than treating yo'self to a spa day, like a full-on one, including multiple treatments with ample time to indulge in saunas and steam rooms as well a sumptuous three-course lunch between pamperings...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Gather the girls
#WomensMonth: Gather the girls

Mlisska Hubert, life coach and founder of She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women, hosting gatherings to hold communion about what it means to be a woman today...

By Mlisska Hubert 14 Aug 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exercise
Cryotherapy: A cool way to recover after exercise

Although often neglected, the important role of recovery in an athletic training regimen is becoming increasingly recognised...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2018

DR Shaheen Kader, owner of the Cape Town branch with CEO of Reviv South Africa and owner of the Joburg branch, Sayed Mia. © African Star Communications.
Drip bar Reviv restores, rejuvenates, and replenishes

Juanita Pienaar got to experience the effects of an IV therapy treatment first-hand and spoke to Reviv South Africa CEO Sayed Mia about how it works, why and how he brought the Reviv franchise to South Africa, and how its different from other IV bars that have also popped up in the country...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Mar 2018

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
A look at four health and fitness business trends that are thriving

The health and fitness industry is rife with fads. Today's hottest product could easily be obsolete by next week and nobody would be surprised. That's just the way things work in the business arena...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Aug 2017

Seven simple ways to build a summer body in winter
Seven simple ways to build a summer body in winter

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither are summer bodies . As we move into the second half of the year, perhaps now is the time to revisit those New Year health-and-fitness resolutions we made at the beginning of the year.

By Janine Fourie 19 Jul 2017

A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands
A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands

As ex-Capetonians who would drive 40 minutes to Stellenbosch for breakfast on a rainy day, my husband and I are always looking for the positives to prove that ‘Joburg' isn't as bad as non-Joburgers make it out to be, and Kievits Kroon is one of them...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2017

Wearing the right socks for the job
Wearing the right socks for the job

If you suffer from sore, swollen, sweaty or smelly feet read on for how to address this issue to make your working day much more comfortable...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio
Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio

I recently spent a night at new Kloofnek gem, the uber-cool Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, and was lucky enough to experience some of the signature treatments at the hotel's Luxe Laser Studio.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Apr 2017

Treat yo'self at new Lume salon
Treat yo'self at new Lume salon

Forget your usual quiet, white space with pan-pipe music and zen gardens, the new Lume Beauty Atelier in De Waterkant, Cape Town is pure glam bling. That's not to say it lacks the peaceful sanctuary vibe. It offers this, just in a highly polished, gold-glittering, glamorous way.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2017

Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships
Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships

Relationship expert and author of Embracing Conflict, Paula Quinsee is currently acting as a coach to the couples featured on the localised TV show, Married at First Sight South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Blush (Paper Company) is the colour of a beautiful planner
#DesignMonth: Blush (Paper Company) is the colour of a beautiful planner

When asked how you are, the typical response used to be ‘Fine, thanks'. These days, it's more often than not ‘So busy!'. All the more reason for a planner to help organise your life and keep your daily schedule in check, and one that you actually would make the time to use and, better still, enjoy...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Feb 2017

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