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How to get your eyebrows back

I confess…I was the chick that over plucked my eyebrows when I was in high school and now live to tell the tale. Enjoy the story on my eyebrows…

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As I am of Indian descend, I was blessed with bushy hair, bushy brows and thank goodness, no bushy mustache. The bushy eyebrows were something that really annoyed me when I hit my teenage years. All of us can relate to the the fact that when you are in your teens, it’s all about being beautiful and fabulous.
Without a mom to guide me, as well as living a specific lifestyle in the Cape flats, the pleasures of waxing and threading were completely oblivious to me. Back then, the only thing I was familiar with were tweezers. My fingers became tweezer happy, and before I knew it, my beautiful brows were history.As I grew older, I longed to have them back. I tried all sorts of miracle creams and vitamins. You name it, I’ve tried it! I lost all hope of having them back and resorted to shading them in everyday.I started to resent the decisions I made as a teenager and came to the conclusion that the situation I was in couldn’t be it. There just had to be answer to this very common problem.

This is when I discovered micro blading. I was fascinated by this beauty cosmetic procedure.
However, being the skeptic that I am, I was a bit hesitant at first. After all, this latest cosmetic exercise was a permanent one and there would be no turning back. Besides, this is my face we talking about and this would ultimately be a lifetime choice.

I did tons of research online and even included a few visits to various cosmetics houses to gain as much insight into this procedure as possible. After all of this I finally made up my mind and decided that this is the route I wanted to take. The company that won me over was Powderpuff/Lisl Boshoff, situated in Strand, Cape Town – South Africa. I have followed her for months and have read numerous client reviews. I really appreciated the fact that she posted her work on her site for potential clientele to view her skills.
When I met with her, she explained briefly that micro blading is a form of tattooing, with a 3D effect to give the illusion of hair strokes..

The procedure including consultation was approximately 2 hours. The longest part of the session was waiting for the aesthetic to numb the brow area. You do not feel a thing – it literally feels like someone is drawing lines on your eye brow area. It is generally recommended that you come back in 6 weeks for a touch up, thereafter it should last you between one and two years depending how you manage your brows with the aftercare instructions. It takes approximately 5-10days to heal, and once the scabs fall off, you ready to go.

Prices range between R1700 to R3000.I can honestly say that I am extremely happy with the end results and definitely recommend this procedure to any person lacking eyebrow’s…like I did 

 

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Singin’ in the Rain splashes into South Africa for the festive season!

Singin’ in the Rain tells the story, made famed by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie This superb production will entertain audiences in the Mother City, Cape Town and Johannesburg over this upcoming festive season. The production is a brilliant comedy about the film industry, with its egomaniac stars, monstrous film moguls, fickle fans, classic ‘golden-era’ moves and slapstick humour.

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You may Buy Tickets from The Artscape Opera House which will host this production from 11 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. This production is another critically acclaimed award-winning production coming directly from London’s West End, will be produced and presented in South Africa by renowned Pieter Toerien.

Singin’ in the Rain has a superb cast of 27 members, our own Bethany Dickson emanates from Cape Town, stars as the aspiring actress Kathy Selden, opposite Grant Almirall who makes his debut as the charming Don Lockwood. Other cast members include Steven van Wyk as Cosmo Brown, Taryn-Lee Hudson as Lina Lamont, James Borthwick as RF Simpson, Mark Richardson as Roscoe Dexter and Anne Power as Dora.

This famed production first enthralled audiences when it had its debut in the UK . It is currently playing sell-out houses in Hong Kong after captivating audiences in New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore, and of course, South Africa is next on the map.
This wonderful production is filled with romance, charm, comedy, glamour and delightful tap dancing sequences with songs from the splendid MGM score. It promises to glee audiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Set in 1927, Singin’ in the Rain tells the story, made famous by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in the iconic 1952 MGM movie. The first three rows known as the splash zone may have you thinking to bring along your rain suit as magical scenes of rains live on stage is one of the big highlights of the show, most of the water is drained back into holding tanks, filtered through sand and UV light, and recycled for the next performance. Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything, you could wish for in a hit musical.

Ticket Sales & Bookings: Singin’ in the Rain is at the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town from 11 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Performances are Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There is one 5:00pm show on Sunday 13 December. Tickets cost from R100 via Computicket, 08619158000 or Artscape box office via 0214217695. Block bookings of 20 or more qualify for a discount. For further queries email tracy@theatreonthebay.co.za.

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A friendly reminder – Please note, the first 3 rows of the stalls (A – C) are designated as the “splash zone” where there is a strong chance of a shower during the show’s big number. To avoid getting wet, please do not select seats in these rows.

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Cintron Pink Polo Event

It’s in the PRESS

It was all pink, glitz and glamour for a good cause this past weekend, at the annual Cintron Pink Polo at beautiful Val de Vie Estate, Paarl, South Africa

Hosted by international luxury lifestyle beverage brand Cintron, celebrities, VIPs and members of the press enjoyed a fabulous day of world-class fashion, polo and luxury lifestyle all in aid of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer charities.

From delicious cocktails to pink selfies (#CintronSelfie) with a donation from Cintron of R10 for each uploaded to social networks all in a magnificent setting made the event a memorable occasion and a social event not to be missed. 

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Designer dresses and beautifully tailored suits were the order of the day, with guests competing for the best-dressed title.

About Cintron the official sponsor –

Headquartered in New York, Cintron World is an international luxury lifestyle beverage brand that encourages people to look good, feel great and live a healthy productive lifestyle. The brand is available globally from the US, to Chile, UK, Poland, Nigeria and South Africa. 

Cintron currently has a line of of flavored premium energy drinks made with natural mineral water, natural sweeteners and real fruit juice. The Cintron brand represents an up-scale lifestyle, which values creativity, innovation and being disruptive. It is for this reason that the company strives to build communities around these brand attributes. 

Cintron World initiatives include: The Cintron Polo Club (a leading international community of like-minded people that enjoy the lifestyle of Cintron), The Cintron Selfies for Survivors™ campaign, (A global network that raises awareness for breast cancer testing, treatment and research) and The Cintron Pink Polo in South Africa (Social event of the year, held annually at Val de Vie to raise money for PinkDrive).

 

 Other sponsors include:

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Here’s what happened at Cape Town Fringe Festival 2014

Cape Town Fringe Festival 2014

I’m not one for Arts and Culture but decided to step out of my comfort zone to attend The Cape Town Fringe Festival. That said, I am so glad that I did! The vibe at the Cape Town City Hall is awesome!  This event is an absolute hive of excitement, stirring up the Mother City with a host of over 100 remarkable shows which commenced on the 25th of September and will run up until the 5th October. This is made possible by the Grahamstown National Arts Festival team, and supported by the City of Cape Town, Standard Bank, 567 Cape Talk and MNet. The Cape Town Fringe Festival offers an array of exciting performances which caters for all personality types.

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Another fabulous attraction at this event is The Fringe Club. An awesome spot to chill, catch-up, and enjoy free wi-fi while having a few drinks and a bite to eat. It’s the perfect place to keep you entertained in between shows. You also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the performers of your favorite productions. Happy Hour is between 4pm to 6pm everyday and there are some fantastic lunch deals happening with participating performances at 1pm weekdays. For an extra R20 you get a cooldrink and sandwhich delivered to the show you are viewing. You just get to relax, enjoy lunch with your choice of entertainment.

As mentioned earlier in this post, stepping out of my comfort zone, I decided that my first stop would be Ashes to Ashes, a theatre production about a psychologically traumatized wife (Terry Norton who stars as Rebecca ) preoccupied by her past life experiences. Her much questioned husband (Mark Elderkin who stars as Devlin) eagerly probes her for answers wants her to come to terms with the abuse she has endure with the horrible loss of her baby and the abusiveness of a previous partner. This show is director by Gabriella Pinto is shown at City Hall 3 from 25 to 29 September, City Hall 3 (Theatre) at R70 per ticket. I must say these actors are amazing, I could feel the frustration and relief throughout the production. A true work of art!

Now that you have the inside Nachi Cape Town Blogger scoop of what happened at the Fringe Festival in 2014…Grab yourself a date book a show :)

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Exciting new venue announced for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town

The V&A Waterfront’s the Watershed and North Wharf provide a fresh backdrop for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town.

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25 June 2015 – Cape Town’s most anticipated fashion showcase, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, has found a beautiful new home: The Watershed and North Wharf at the V&A Waterfront.

 

The new venues will provide a fresh backdrop for South Africa’s leading designers to showcase their Spring/Summer collections which takes place from 30th July to 1st August 2015.

 

“We chose to move Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town to the V&A Waterfront to give this landmark event a revitalised perspective against a magnificent setting, placing this premier event at the heart of one of Cape Town’s most iconic destinations,” says Sizwe Nzimande, group marketing manager of African Fashion International (AFI), organisers of the event.

 

“As the Watershed is home to some of South Africa’s most inspiring design and located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, we are confident that the new home of Cape Town fashion is going to be a firm favourite among designers, models, sponsors, fashionistas and media alike.”

 

Located between the food market and the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Watershed is the redeveloped and facelifted incarnation of the iconic Blue Shed Craft Market and Wellness Centre. Its recent revamp has created a beautiful, serene space that is home to some of South Africa’s most beautiful and innovative textiles, fashion and jewellery, creating the perfect backdrop for the country’s leading fashion showcase.

 

“There is a natural synergy between what the Watershed represents and the local fashion, that is brought to life through Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, and we are excited to welcome the event to the V&A Waterfront, “says David Green, CEO at the V&A Waterfront.

 

The Watershed will host the hospitality and ticketing elements of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, while the nearby North Wharf will house the ramp for the Spring/ Summer fashion collections that will be presented by more than 30 established and emerging South African designers. A stellar line-up of local and international modelling talent will introduce the collections to guests flocking to be a part of the much anticipated event.

 

Guests can look forward to a magnificent marquee setting on the North Wharf that will perfectly display each designer’s collections as they are viewed by the local and international fashion industry and media, as well as fashion enthusiasts from all over the world.

 

“AFI is the gateway to refined African fashion, and we are confident that this new venue provides a world-class platform that promotes the achievements and careers of local designers.”

 

“No fashion week is complete without our amazing sponsors. Mercedes-Benz remains our title sponsor for the next three years, while partners M.A.C and ghd are also onboard again. M.A.C will provide our models unique looks that will enrich, complement and enhance every outfit, and ghd will ensure hairstyles that turn heads. The City of Cape Town and DStv will also ensure each experience at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town, whether indoor or outdoor, is much more entertaining and exciting in the beautiful Mother City,” he says.

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Festivals & Camping in Cotton On BODY

It is only April and I am already in need of a well-deserved holiday….This would elucidate the lack of ‘blogging’ and therefore forgive me for not keeping you interested.
This got me thinking and I thought I would share and inspire you with a list of of upcoming Festivals and great camping sites happening from May to August.
Afrika Burn (27 April-3 May)
Tankwa Karoo
AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance!
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras (29 April – 3 May)
Knysna
The fantastic and fun Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival is back for its annual, glittery takeover of Knysna.Set in one of South Africa’s most stunningly scenic towns, the spectacularly colourful affair –basically shuts down the tranquil Garden Route dorpie with five days of shows, entertainment, pageants and heaps of over-the-top flamboyant festivities. Unquestionably a global highlight for the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual) community, the carnival also appeals to anyone else who wants to celebrate diversity and acceptance.
Wacky Wine Festival (4-7June)
Robertson
Taking place for the TWELFTH year, the festival still brings you fantastic offers at fantastic value. Join thousands of wine lovers at South Africa’s biggest regional wine festival, the Wacky Wine Weekend. This wine and lifestyle festival takes place in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley every year:
Oppikoppi Festival (7-9August)
South Africa
South Africa’s thorniest, dustiest music overloaded festival. Multiple genres. Not for feeble hearted dainties.Oppikoppi is a colloquial abbreviation of the Afrikaans phrase “op die koppie”, which literally means “on the hill”. The camping area is at the foot of a hill, on top of which is a bar and the Sipho Gumede stage.This stage features all the hip hop and dance acts, while the main Oppikoppi stage features all of the big acts and most of the rock.
Bruintjieskraal Campsite, Baviaanskloof
Eastern Cape
The Bruintjieskraal Camping Area consist of Sites 1 – 5 grouped together, Sites 7 to 10 forming another group and then sites 11 to 14 at individual locations. Unlees totally in shade the Camp Areas are covered with grass and there is ample shade. Each individual campsite is equipped with:flushig toilet,BBQ, a tap with river water (bring own water) Some sites have bush kitchens provided with (cold water) sinks and work tops please enquire.
Beaverlac Camping
Cederberg
Tucked high up in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville in the Western Cape in South Africa, Beaverlac offers camping and cabins to maximise your enjoyment of nature. Situated in a secluded 5000 hectare valley surrounded by mountains, Beaverlac is blessed with two rivers, the Ratel (Honey Badger) and the Olifants.
Magalies Sleepy River Campsite
Magaliesberg
Camp on the banks of the peaceful Magalies River in between shady indigenous vegetation. The campsite can by found only 60 minutes from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Krugersdorp.
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
CTietiesbaai
The campsite at Tietiesbaai offers ablution facilities with cold showers.Apart from dolphins and whales along the coastline, together with an abundance of mussels, this area is very famous for the West Coast Rock Lobster (Jasus lalandii). The peaceful surroundings that typify this place of “Red Gold” also offer beautiful hiking trails and unforgettable sunsets that slowly vanish in brilliant colours.
River Goose, Eureka Farm
Bonnievale
Experience the peaceful beauty of the Breede River at these riverside camping grounds. Sitauted a short drive from Bonnievale, you’ll be close enough to the nearby towns to go exploring, or you can merely spend your days relaxing in, or beside, the river.
Nature’s Valley Rest Camp
Garden Route
Situated in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park, this rest camp is on the banks of the beautiful Groot River. Nature’s Valley is a secluded little village, with its incredible forests and close proximity to the sea, is ideal for a tranquil nature retreat.

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PPC Ltd The Imaginarium Awards

PPC Ltd has launched the Imaginarium Awards, an ambitious modern art and design awards program aimed at promoting and supporting evolving creative talent within the South African Lifestyle using Portland cement-based concrete as a primary inspiration or material.

 

This in itself is mind blowing – I would never, in my wildest dreams, think of molding fashion jewellery from such a unique material as cement. The concept could only be done with creatives that possess brilliance. The awards flow into six categories that identify innovation and design in architecture, film, sculpture, fashion, jewellery and industrial design.

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Entries were open to South African citizens, as well as residency permit holders, and foreign students with study permits – anyone not yet professionally established in their respected fields. Entries by individuals as well as team collaborations were allowed. Artists, designers, fashionistas could enter multiple categories with an original artwork for each category. To assist and train artists and designers in the medium and sculpturing of concrete, PPC hosted one-day workshops across the country during April to June 2014.

Judged by a great jury of leading industry personalities, each category winner received R50 000 while the runner–up walked away with R15 000. Each category winner stands a further chance to receive the overall grand prize of R100 000. In addition to the monetary incentives, category winners will also receive opportunities and mentorship from various thought leaders in their respective industries. With an astonishing competition entry number of 477 country wide, the winners of the six categories (film, industrial design, fashion, jewellery, architecture and sculpture) were carefully selected and their work showcased at the UJ Gallery.

The PPC Imaginarium second place contestants in each category include an industrial design by Riaan Coetzee and Bronwyn Fumo entitled “Klondyke”, “Flux”, a film by Rowen Smith and Roland Reed Mishka Lombardi for fashion, Sunet Ferreira for her jewellery piece named ‘Carved’, Phelelani Mthembu for his architectural piece entitled ‘Durban History Museum” and finally Lee Burgers for a sculpture called “No man is an island”.

Merit awards were handed out in five of the six categories. Category winners include Sumaiya Bhayat for her film entitled “Shepstone”, Luxolo Jita for fashion design “ Life”, Denise Andrews for a jewellery piece called “We built this city”, Taswald Pillay for architectural piece named ‘Zandspruit Learning Centre” and finally Karma Bosman for sculptured worked entitled “ Black hole duality”.

Mentorship is offered from various thought leaders in their respective industries. These leaders includes trend forecaster Dion Chang; writer and film director Hanneke Schutte; renowned artist and printmaker Diane Victor; architects Mokena Makeka and Ora Joubert; Adriaan Hugo, industrial designer; Wessel van Huyessteen, documentary filmmaker; and contemporary jewellery designer Marchand van Tonder; among others.

 

Here is an overview of the talent that transpired….

The PPC Imaginarium exhibition will be open to the public from 06 – 28 March 2015 at Youngblood Foundation Gallery, Bree St, Cape Town.

 

For more information about the PPC Imaginarium Awards visit: http://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za

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Holiday Adventures at the Strawberry Farm

Strawberry picking has always lingered on our “list of things to do” when wanting to explore more of Cape Town.

With a busy lifestyle of all work and no play, especially when employed in the Fashion Industry, life can get a bit frantic when planning one’s social activities. Nonetheless, this escapade was a promise to my toddler and to my belly, as strawberries are just nom nom…

We trekked all the way to Polkadraai Farm, situated in Stellenbosch only to arrive to find a hive of visitors with the same idea. I was really not in the temperament for these droves of people, yet on entrance, our excited eyes were zooming everywhere. The site of the giant scarecrows, colossal strawberry as well as the delicious ripe strawberries hanging from the veins gave us a sense of satisfaction, knowing that enjoying a day of strawberry picking was definitely the right decision. The atmosphere was fresh, inviting and delightful. The ambiance was altered from the city life, which we are accustomed too, allowing the laid back feeling of ‘finally I am on holiday’ to settle in.

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The Polkadraai Farm is opening during these times for Strawberry Picking:
October to December / 9am to 4pm daily
The Farm offers you to purchase varies sizes buckets consisting of different prices.
These sizes are suited to you and your little ones. I was very impressed with our daughter digging deep into the bushes and vines ensuring that she chose the most flawless and ripe strawberries.
This type of labour gives you a deeper appreciation for the farm-workers who get up early hours of the morning and work relentlessly to the late heated afternoons just to add their bit to our economy.
Thank you to the Polkadraai Farm and their staff. You certainly added a wonderful experience to our family holiday adventure.
If you haven’t ventured into Stellenbosch to give this a go, I strongly recommend that you do. Unfortunately, the strawberry-picking season has come to an end but come October – December 2015 please add this to your list of things to do. It’s absolutely worth every minute ☺
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NEW QUININE CORDIAL LAUNCHED BY HENDRICK’S GIN

Hendricks’s Gin has delectable but exquisite taste.

Therefore, it came to no surprise that their chosen event destination would be rather a bit more unusual than the ordinary. The launch was held at  Paarden Eiland, Cape Town and would justifiably be remembered.

Our host, a scientist of some sorts, led us through peculiar furnishings, crafts and a vintage kitchen of kinds moving towards the back subdivision. There was a band, which welcomed us with their tunes as well as a bar, which exclusively served Gin & Dry Lemon/Soda Water. With a glass of Gin and Dry Lemon in the hand, we were instantaneously feeling at home with this eccentric vibe.

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Little did we know, there was more than one scientist prowling amongst us. First there was one and now there were three. Hilariously so, two of which were our speakers for the evening and generously provided us with an in depth history lesson on how Quinetum came to pass.

Later that evening, news was publicized of how a few selected bloggers and bars collaborated with this exquisite mixer to create the perfect cocktail drink. The audience and readers were then to vote for their favorite. The competition was tight, as each team conjured up a new unique taste, but Just Jade, in collaboration with Asoka, got my Vote.

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Follow this link to see who the remaining bloggers and bars are, pop in at these venues and give there new cocktail a try and tell me who got your vote.

http://www.platinumseed.com/previews/hendriks-voting/

Here’s in-depth reading on the QUINETUM

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After several years tinkering in the laboratory, HENDRICK’S GIN Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie has perfected a new quinine cordial for bartenders to create dazzling cocktails for their patrons.  With just 9,600 bottles from the latest batch available across the world, the cordial will only be available to carefully selected bars across [insert country] from [insert month] and is not available for retail.

Combining lavender and orange distillates with extracts of orange blossom, wormwood and holy thistle, Quinetum’s core ingredient of cinchona succirubra bark is balanced for a more rounded and workable liquid.  The recipe created by Lesley is inspired by the work of Thomas Whiffen, a pioneering mathematician and chemist who did much to develop the use of quinine in the 19th century.  Crafted in Girvan, Scotland, home of HENDRICK’S GIN, Quinetum has a base of glycerol and a small amount of sugar syrup and citric acid.  The product is 4% ABV.

Commenting on her latest creation, Lesley Gracie, HENDRICK’S GIN Master Distiller, said: “One of the joys of working for a family-owned company is the amount of freedom to work away on interesting little projects without huge pressure.  Quinetum has been four years in the making, but it is only by speaking to the bartenders who come and visit us at the distillery and trying many different recipes of extracts and distillates that we learn what works.  The unusual flavours of our gin appeal to a curiously pernickety drinker and so it is only right we take time before putting the HENDRICK’S name to anything else.”

“What most bartenders will immediately pick up on is the orange nose, giving way to subtle lavender notes.  The taste has a deep green, bitter flavour from the wormwood, holy thistle and, of course, quinine.  Bartenders should find this combination amiable for crafting into cocktails with HENDRICK’S characteristic floral notes and spicy bitterness, which comes from the caraway seed and cubeb berries.  As a result, we have a perfectly balanced liquid, not overly sweet like most cordials.” added Lesley.

To illustrate the point, HENDRICK’S UK Ambassador Duncan McRae created the first cocktail to be made with Quinetum.  He commented:  “The classic G&T is as refreshing a drink as you’re likely to find and this Quinetum Collins is similarly light, but also completely different to a G&T in all the best possible ways.”

Quinetum Collins

50ml Hendrick’s Gin

15ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

15ml Quinetum Cordial

5ml Gancia Bianco Vermouth

2 Dots Peach Bitters

Topped with soda water

Glass:           Hi Ball

Method:        Build all in hi ball over cubed ice.

Garnish:        Three thin cucumber rounds

Quinetum is designed to blend perfectly with HENDRICK’S as a cocktail ingredient, although it is also ideal for making a HENDRICK’S & Tonic. With batches limited and available worldwide, Quinetum will not be found in any shop or wholesalers’ list for purchase. It will be given to select bartenders to experiment with and concoct the most daring and delicious HENDRICK’S cocktails.

The new cordial is presented in a vessel modelled on a 1940s poison bottle discovered in an old London bric-a-brac shop. The word ‘quinine’ originally derived from the Quechua (Inca) word for the cinchona tree bark where quinine occurs naturally. The tree was named after a Countess of Chinchón, the wife of a viceroy of Peru, who, in 1638, was introduced by native Quechua healers to the medicinal properties of cinchona bark. More than 200 years later, Thomas Whiffen did much to develop the use of quinine and its related products at the chemical factory where he worked. He was responsible for coining the name ‘Quinetum’ for the ‘Pure Alkaloids of East India Red Bark’ at his factory, which was known as ‘Quinine Works Battersea’.

This new product follows on from trials of Battersea Quinine Cordial in 2009.  However, the recipe of Quinetum is markedly different from Battersea.

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Please enjoy the unusual responsibly

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Cayenne Spa’s and Africology Beauty Experience

The Elegant and Sophisticated Pepperclub Hotel & Spa is situated on the Corner of Pepper and Long St, Cape Town.
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The event was held on the 8th floor of the Hotel at Cayenne Spa where we were memorized by beautiful, atmospheric, sunset views sipping on bubbly, eating canapés and socializing on the pooldeck. The Cayenne Spa raised the event as a platform to commend loyal guests and to give the media access to their partnership with natural, eco-friendly and holistic skincare company, Africology. Guests were enlighted on how to renew the mind and soul by introducing themselves with  Africology skincare and beauty products and thus treated to special beauty spa pamper sessions.

Here is a brief overview of ~Africology:

It is the leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa and skincare company in South Africa, with its success spanning across international borders such as the USA, Europe and Britain. Therapeutic in its approach, Africology only uses all natural ingredients that are bio-identical to your biology; effectively enhancing the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging. Our product formulations and spa treatment offerings are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and celebrate Africa’s vibrant heritage, communities and plant life. Our aim is always to ensure that the body and biology are treated in harmony whilst enjoying a truly authentic African offering.

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This experience has allowed me to see that Cayenene Spa staff understand and connects to you as an individual. I am thrilled to see that their beauty treatments are reasonably priced , which I can afford. I met the Spa Manager and her passion speaks of serving those with a busy lifestyle to come to this sanctuary offering clients like myself, therapeutic comfort and a place of serenity and comfort. With this said, I can see why guests are so loyal and coming back for more.

 

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Here are some snippets for what’s in store for you at Cayenne Beauty and Skincare Spa 

 

 

 

 

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