TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures Exhibition

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I was recently invited to the “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” exhibition, which is currently on at the newly re-vamped Silverstar Casino, in Muldersdrift, Mogale City (the old Krugersdorp). I was beyond excited to see this exhibition, which has already been seen by over five million people worldwide! I was blown away by the exquisite multimedia displays and the amazing information told over the hand-held audio guides.

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Holiday Swap KZN Launch

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Last week, I attended the launch of SABC1’s new reality show called Holiday Swap KZN, which took place at the Balalaika Hotel in the heart of Sandton. Now, what makes this reality show different from the plethora of reality shows currently on SA television? Well, first off, this is what is called an Advertising Funded Programme (AFP) which means that the entire show is sponsored by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the Thebe Tourism Group. One of the aims of the show, is to make a holiday affordable for anyone, while simultaneously promoting the treasures that can be found in the Zulu Kingdom.  This is achieved by introducing what is called the Thebe Travel card, which allows you to use a pre-paid or travel now-pay later credit plan.

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Little Neighbourhood Gems

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Every now and again, one finds little ambrosial gems right in your own back yard, or as I discovered today, less than a kilometre away from home, in Boskruin Office Park. Yes, Urban Angel Cafe is situated in an office park in Boskruin, Johannesburg but don’t let that deter you. Reasonable prices and fresh food are always a hit in my book, and both can be found at Urban Angel Cafe.

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Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace

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The Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, is an annual event that takes place between 5 December 2014 and 4 January 2015. As the name suggests, it literally is a garden filled with amazing festive light displays accompanied by Christmas carols.

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Calvin Klein Opens First Store in SA at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

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My first Calvin Klein exposure as a teenager was the iconic Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss cK Jeans ads. Like many teens back in the late 80’s, I too had this ad campaign on my wall, thinking that it was the coolest thing since sliced bread!

When Calvin Klein launched their perfume called Escape, back in the early 1990’s, it quickly became my most desired perfume, but at that time, no cK products were readily available in South Africa. I had found samples of it in international magazines and it immediately went on to my wish list.

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Montecasino Christmas Village

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I spent my first white Christmas in Germany back in 1995, and it was truly magical. My first snow experience was at midnight in the grounds of a castle in Detmold, Germany. I also loved the Christmas markets in the town square and the smell of all those yuletide goodies to eat and drink.

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VÖOST is Vital

VOOST_RETAIL&PHARMACY_PRES_WS_V2.pptxThe brand and marketing team at Vital have asked me to test a new range of food/health supplements called VÖOST. I am super excited to enjoy the benefits of extra energy and that spring in my step, which as has been lacking lately, via this new funky range of vitamins and minerals.

The 5 product range, which is made in Germany, consists of Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex, Calcium & Vitamin D, Magnesium and a Multi-Vitamin.

Over the next month or two, I will be “VÖOSTING” my way into the festive season, so check out my review post soon.

As their pay off line says, good health is Vital. So true!

 

“Captain” Marc Lottering takes off with new show

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Marc and Mishkah – circa 2009 – on Spirit Sundae

I first met Marc Lottering back in 2009 when I was a Producer for the SABC1 show Spirit Sundae, and I can truly say that he is as down to earth in real life as he is on stage. His latest show has an aviation theme, and the characters that he portrays are cleverly linked to this theme. “This is Captain Lottering Speaking” is currently on at the Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre and Studio. Mr Lottering never disappoints in the humour department, you’ll laugh so much, you’ll need tissues for the tears and smudged mascara!

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Pet Shop Boys are coming to South Africa

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Pet Shop Boys are one of my all time favourite bands. I know practically every song on their best of album and Domino Dancing is my ring tone. Consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the Pet Shop Boys are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records, and they are heading to Mzansi!

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