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Put on your scarves, gloves and boots and head for The Dome in Johannesburg and GrandWest Arena, in Cape Town, this winter school holidays, where more than 50 classic and contemporary Disney characters will be waiting to warmly welcome guests of all ages to Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!
The show opens on Friday, 26 June 2015 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, 05 July 2015. New seating at this venue ensures that every guest has a clear vision of the ice. The production then moves to the GrandWest Arena, Cape Town for 10 shows from Wednesday, 8 July 2015 to Sunday, 12 July 2015. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.
I recently wrote a review of the Daily Dish, an online service where one can order a menu, and the recipes and ingredients are delivered to you. I had a R1000 giveaway to offer one lucky subscriber of Mzansi Life & Style, with thanks to the Daily Dish, and the winner is Lucky Mereki, from Johannesburg. Congratulations!
How often do you hear the following question: “What’s for dinner?” I hear it everyday and cringe at the thought. So I was pleasantly surprised when the Daily Dish contacted me to review their service.
This is how it works:
Log onto www.dailydish.co.za and select a menu. At present, they have 5 menus to choose from: Classic, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Budget and Pork Free. The nifty novelty about the Daily Dish, is that they send you the recipe cards (printed on high quality A4 glossy paper) as well as the exact measured ingredients that are needed for the dishes. I am a firm believer that, if you can read and follow instructions, then you can cook. And this is the basis of Daily Dish.
I was recently intrigued by an email with the subject line “When last did you have a Girls Night Out?” Upon further inspection, it was an invitation from African Pride Hotels to spend a night with my “bestie” at the Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg.
So off Leigh-Che Mackays and I went in anticipation of a long overdue GNO (Girls Night Out). We were greeted by the Marketing Manager, Jenni Davidson, and shown to our comfy twin bed room.
Later, we met for drinks in the Sound Room, where I met the General Manager, Tanya Malan, as well as fellow bloggers Zaahirah Bhamjee from Complete Disbelief, Jessica Franks from Jesska.co.za and Martha Van Zyl from Syllable in the City. It was a cosy ensemble of 4 bloggers, including myself, and our BFFs. Tanya explained that the Sound Room, which is just at the entrance of the Library Lounge, is available for hire for private events.
After everyone arrived, we had a tour of the hotel. Now, I have been to the Melrose Arch Hotel many times before, and even had a “staycation” there once, but I did not realise how much it really has to offer.
Even though the winter weather here in Johannesburg is lovely (on average 25 degrees celsius) flu season may be upon us, so Discovery Health and Uber have collaborated to bring you flu vaccinations on demand.
From 10h00 to 15h00 this Friday, 22 May 2015, you can request a flu vaccination to your doorstep with Uber and Discovery Health. Simply open up your Uber app at 10h00, toggle over the red cross icon and request a ride as you normally would. Within minutes, a Discovery-Accredited nurse will arrive at your location, ready to administer flu vaccinations for up to 5 individuals (for a total cost of just R100.)
All Discovery Vitality members will earn 1000 Vitality points following their flu vaccination and all DiscoveryCard holders, who add their DiscoveryCard to their Uber account, will have the R100 home visit fee refunded.
The Neon Run has become a fun-filled, sort after annual event, taking place in Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and now in Durban.
So Durban, get ready for the ‘Neon Run’ Night-Time Spectacular as it heads your way this weekend. The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before, with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year. Those Discovery members taking part also get Discovery points. Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers decked out in all manner of glow and neon paraphernalia as they complete the course and manoeuvre through glow stations before celebrating at the post-race party with a dazzling laser light show.
This website is a combination of fashion, lifestyle, beauty, breaking general news, entertainment and wellness. I subscribe to the daily newsletter, in order to keep up to date with the latest trends. The articles are short and sharp giving you all the info you need in 5 or 6 paragraphs. It is one of those sites where you click on one article, then you get distracted by another, and another, and before you know it, you’ve spent an hour on the site, sharing the articles on Pinterest and Facebook. Addictive reading indeed.
About 4 years ago, I attended the South African Music Awards (SAMAS) and saw first hand the massive and highly sought after goodie “bag” that the artists received. I use the term “bag” loosely as they actually received a suitcase of items. A major cell network was the sponsor that year, and the artists received a big yellow suitcase to put all the high end goodies into.
Well, this year’s SAMAs take place on Sunday, 19 April 2015, and the event has come of age, as this year it celebrates its “21st (XX1) birthday.”
I was recently invited to review a performance at Beefcakes in Illovo, Johannesburg. Now for those who may not know what Beefcakes is all about, it is a dinner and drag queen show, with loads of fun, dancing and singing all “mishmashed” together. The venue is also very popular for Bachelorette / Hens Night Parties, and when I say popular, I mean that there were not 1, 2 or 3 Hens Night Parties, but a whopping 9 of them, on the night that I attended.
This is the first post in my series called “Mzansi Life & Style Meets …”
As the name indicates, this series is about people I have met via friends, acquaintances, social media, traditional media and people that I have met on my journey of life thus far. These people are making big things happen, one step at a time, achieving their dreams and making it a reality. They are inspirational and aspirational, and in each blog post in this series, we learn more about what makes them tick.