We are mad about these February buys
FOR THE CHOCOHOLICS…
No month of love is complete without a good helping of delicious, smooth chocolate. And now (finally) you can enjoy delicious sweet chocolaty treats all year round without even lifting a finger. Well, sort of. My Chocolate box is an indulgent subscription box filled with the most divine and decadent chocolate treats handpicked from only the best local and international chocolatiers. And did we mention that it is delivered straight to your door? Get one box to spoil your loved ones with or sign up for a year’s supply of boxes to treat your significant other every month. Boxes sell for R349 each. Details: www.mychocolatebox.co.za
VALENTINE’S BEST BUBBLY EVER!
To celebrate love we’ll be toasting with the new Methodé Cap Classique (MCC) from L’Ormarins. This delicate, pretty salmon hued L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rosé NV, with the dominant varietal being Pinot Noir, is a hand-crafted wine which boasts a constant stream of fine bubbles and delicious aromas of raspberry and strawberries. It’s the perfect anytime drink, best enjoyed chilled on its own, or served with a fresh Summer salad of goats cheese with a raspberry vinaigrette or a luscious, decadent strawberry tart. You’ll find it at your favourite bottlestore for around R120 … and trust us … if you’ve got a Valentine you want to impress, this will do it. It’s just brilliant! WIN: We’re giving away a case of Methodé Cap Classique (MCC) from L’Ormarins. To enter simply click here.
Love isn’t only between romantic partners. One must not forget to spend some quality time with other loved ones such as friends and family during the month of love. A coffee date is always a good idea and at Le’ Kreamery Gourmet Coffee and Baking in Centurion you will get gourmet coffee and delicious chocolaty treats good enough to make your toes curl in delight. We’re talking gigantic milkshakes, their famous sizzling brownie and their signature smoking iced chocolate frappé.
Yummy! They also serve breakfast and other light meals. Details: Follow them on Facebook – @lekreamery.
LET’S GET ARTY!
Spoil your significant other on the day of love with a hand-painted mug painted by – you! We just can’t get over the quirky Mindfulness Messages mugs from Maxwell and Williams. Get in touch with your inner artist all while spoiling someone close to you. Each mug comes with a set of paints for you to customise your own piece. Once finished, you can immortalise your artwork by baking it in the oven, R149. Details: www.yuppiechef.com.
Ever heard of concrete eyewear? Well, yes. Handcrafted concrete sunglasses is a thing. Available in stone or black, these metal 3D-printed, cast concrete grey beauties is taking the fashion industry by storm and pushing the boundaries of wearable art to its limits. Created by South African architect Handre de la Rey, these concrete glasses are known as the world’s first pair of concrete sunglasses available to the public for purchase. We mean, come on! Production of the current sunglasses design is limited to 1 000 units, making them even more special. Get yours for only R7 150 … if you dare! Details: www.20eight.co.za.
Look your best for your hot day. British Rose body scrub, R200. Details: www.thebodyshop.co.za • Kiss and tell. Bobbi Brown’s crushed lip colour, R415. Details: www.redsquare.co.za • Look, feel and smell irresistible. Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle eau de Perfum, 50 ml, R599. Details: www.redsquare.co.za
TIE THE KNOT
Show off your sexy summer tan in these gorgeous nude pink satin lace-up sandals from studio-w. It’s satin and lacy, what’s not to love? We’re gushing over everything from the elevated heel and delicate band across the toe to the long ribbon lace-up detail. Pair them with your favourite pair of faded jeans and lacy top or dress up your new little black dress, R599. Or even better, get your man to buy them for you.