#Fabstuff July/August 2023

The Midlands MagazineSeptember 1, 2023

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!


Spice Route: Chakalaka 2019

A deep ruby red in the glass, this rich and luscious wine displays ripe, juicy blackcurrant, cherry and plum notes with lovely purity. White pepper, spiced meats, smoky cloves, nutmeg and vanilla complement the wine’s bold fruit character. Full-bodied, intense, silky and smooth with a rich texture, the palate has Rhône-style depth with skilfully integrated oak, smooth structured tannins and a lingering spice finish. Retail price is R195



Zaya Baby Products: Crochet Toys

This is a small business that crochets stuffed animal toys perfect as baby shower gifts or for children. Zaya, which means destiny, started its journey in the year 2016, making toys and blankets. They have since attended Decorex CT and SARCDA. Zaya has big plans for its creations, and you can find its products at local markets, such as I Heart Market and Market 031. Retail price from R100

Instagram: @zaya_babyproducts


Cape Malay Cooking

In this cookbook, Fatima Sydow, a cook and former caterer, takes us on a nostalgic journey through the memories of the many important feasts celebrated in her Cape Malay culture, starting with old-school family favourites that she remembers from her upbringing. Woven through these memories are recipes for salt and pepper chicken, bean curry and her ultimate braai ideas. Retail price is R395



Ammara Designs: The Rose Dress

Led by a mother-and-daughter team, Racine and Gail use beauty, luxury, and personalisation to create unforgettable moments with wearable luxury. Crafted from liquid-like Armani Satin, this best-selling dress is a design made for every body shape, height and age. What sets them apart is the ability to customise every detail, ensuring a perfect fit and reflecting each customer’s unique style. Retail price from R1300



Miss Penny Brands: Sage Infused Dry Gin

Launched in Ballito last year, this unique sage-infused Ballito dry gin is no ordinary beverage – it’s a lifestyle choice. This organic gin – additive and preservative-free – is distilled on KZN’s Dolphin Coast. Bottled, labelled, corked, waxed and brought to you by Miss Penny herself, this vibrant gin is shaking up the market. Miss Penny Gin is pouring throughout Ballito’s and the surrounding areas’ best hotspots. Retail price from R450