Our June wish list
If Prick isn’t the sassiest little garden book on the shelves right now, we don’t know what is. This stylish, beautifully illustrated book by Gynelle Leon is about cacti and succulents – and about choosing, styling and caring for them. Even those who aren’t fans of these hardy plants will find something to adore here … what’s not to love about a heart-shaped Hoya Kerrii or the lovely Senecio Rowleyanus – also known as string of pearls, necklace plant and rosary vine? So many reasons to buy it, not least because every home should have a booked called Prick! Octopus Publishing, R300
Matsimela Vanilla Sandalwood Soap on a Rope. Love it. (R45 from www.matsimela.co.za) • Keep your hair on! Longmarket Barber Hair Wax (R75 from Woolies)
Nothing is worse than horribly dry, cracked and chapped lips in the colder months – even in KZN! This month we’re trying the SoyBalm Lip Balm from SoyLites, a naturally soothing lip balm that provides lasting hydration. SoyBalm is 100% natural, sustainably produced and GMO free, and is endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty. Available in Zesty Peppermint and Fresh Orange. Details: R50 at your local stockist, www.soylites.co.za.
No, not dad. Obviously. The wine. The new FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 is a lovely Bordeaux-style red blend – the perfect gift for dad this month. A Cab Sav and Merlot blend, it has an intense, dark colour and is full of flavour. Available for between R110 and R120. Details: www.fatbastard.co.za. WIN a luxurious box with Fat Bastard Golden Reserve 2017 and dark chocolate coated almonds. Click on the competitions tab to enter.
Pops of fruity flavour
How divine is Lindt’s delicious Fruit Sensation range? We absolutely love the yummy, bitter sweet selection of dark chocolate nibbles with soft, fruity centres! The Lindt Fruit Sensation range comprises dark chocolate with a heart of three fruity fillings, based on fruit purée: Raspberry & Cranberry, Blueberry & Acai and Orange & Grapefruit. Details: Available exclusively at Woolworths and Lindt Chocolate Boutiques (R64,95).
Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) – July 2018