#FABSTUFF – March/April 2024

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   Bruce Jack: Sauvignon Blush After picking the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, they were crushed and the juice was settled at 8°C before being racked and cold fermented at 13°C in stainless steel tanks to retain the wine’s freshness and aromatics. After fermentation, a conservative amount of Shiraz was added to get a nice light salmon colour and a fresh, attractive palate Very few wines will pair...

Make Yourself at Home

The Olde Duck is a cosy restaurant run by Jeannine Bonsma, who started it 20 years ago, sold it, and then rebought it in 2014. She has partnered with her daughter, Bronwyn Penny, who bought into the business in 2020.   The restaurant is situated on a quaint working dairy farm, Marlin Farm, in Underberg. Whether you are just passing through for a snack or enjoying a delicious lunch with friends or family, this is...

Two Guys & a Bookshop

Meet Adam Riley and Robert Cronjé, two guys who are passionate about collecting coins and books. They are also the proud owners of Midlands Books & Collectables, which they opened on 1 May this year at The Old Mushroom Farm.   The two fellas met when Robert joined the PMB Numismatic Society in 2017, of which Adam has been a member since 1982. In case you don’t know what numismatic means, it has to do...

#FABSTUFF – January/February 2024 Edition

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   Enough: Caffeine Range This body scrub, antioxidant serum and tissue oil are all ethically sourced, high-quality, natural and vegan. The scrub is infused with upcycled coffee and gently removes dead skin cells while toning and firming. The lightweight serum is suitable for all skin types, revitalising your skin with a caffeine boost, reducing puffiness, and shielding against free radicals. The tissue oil is a deeply...

#Fabstuff July/August 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...

#FABSTUFF JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   Home Artist: Khululeka Vase This is a handmade terracotta ceramic vase made from natural clay. Home Artist creates modern, African home decor products by using traditional ways, forms and concepts. The design store wants to carry on the African ways in this modern age, becoming preservers of African knowledge in art form. In their new collection, they celebrate Bantu stories by expressing and articulating a...

#FABSTUFF – NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   Crooks Apparel: Sausage Cat Hot dawg! It’s a sausage cat. This is a silly and lovable cat plush toy from Rock Paper Scissors. These characters are part of a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, and are hand made in the Midlands. Retail price is R375. www.rockpaperscissorsshop.co.za   Safari Days: Classic Candle Celebrate the natural beauty of the African Bushveld with this classic single wick scented candle. The candles are...

#FABSTUFF JULY/AUGUST 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love!   COCONATHI GOLDEN MILK Contains only naturally occurring plant-based ingredients. Their signature blend of turmeric, spices and coconut milk will delight you as the active ingredient, curcumin in turmeric, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Health benefits include being a natural mood booster and could help enhance cognitive function. Available in 30x200ml cases. Retail price from R650 www.coconathi.co.za   JOURNEY’S END THE GRIFFIN SYRAH...

Mums Sewing Up A Storm

From A-lines to hemlines, seams to stitches, in this article, we provide a runway for these local mums to showcase their brilliant creations. You won’t need to go to Paris to find something utterly unique – we have a few options closer to home. If you are not a fashionista, you might not know the French term haute couture, which means “high sewing”. It is pronounced almost like “oot koeture”, and you have to say...

Fabstuff May/June 2022

We’ve got loads of stuff you’re going to love! BERDOUES COLLECTION GRANDS CRUS GUARIA MORADA Guaria Morada is the iconic flower of Costa Rica. It is a symbol of luck and a source of good fortune. This fragrance promises floral sweetness and fruity delicacy for a unique journey into the Costa Rican landscape. A combination of floral and fruity notes pique your curiosity and deliver instant pleasure with ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and pear. An exotic...