Women's Month

Top spots for a Women’s Month spoil in Cape Town

We all have women in our lives who are worth celebrating; a tribe of women who have our backs in the highs and lows of life. This Women’s Month, why not pay special tribute to the women who have loved, shaped, inspired and nurtured you? So in the spirit of celebrating womanhood… Here are four great ideas for a girly day out in Cape Town   1.    Girls Night at the V&A Waterfront Gather up the ladies and head to the V&A Waterfront for a day of adventure. Retail, restaurants, craft markets, the very best in live music, family entertainment and more…. Next up is dinner and a show at the Cape Town Comedy Club, where the best local comedic talent will have you all in stitches while you tuck into a delicious meal. Belly laughs and lasting memories guaranteed. Take in all of Cape Town’s natural splendour from the glorious heights of The Cape Wheel. Previously known as the Wheel of Excellence, The Cape Wheel is now permanently stationed at the V&A Waterfront. Tickets include a R5 donation to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, so you can enjoy your ride all the more knowing that you are making a difference. End your day with a magical meander around the marina (best done with tubs of gelato in hand) where you could just catch a glimpse of the playful seals that sunbathe and frolic around the harbour.   2.    A taste of local at the Bay Harbour Market There […]

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The Most Delicious Winter Meals at Eden on the Bay

Keep your tummy warm and full this winter with a delicious meal at one of our resident restaurants at Eden on the Bay. We know getting out of bed is difficult, but with Eden on the Bay’s Winter Warmer specials – it’s worth it! Eden on the Bay has a variety of restaurants to cater to your every taste. Whether you are craving a hot curry at Inside Lounge while you take part in their highly competitive Quiz Night, tasty, cheesy pasta at PRIMI or traditional African cuisine inspired meal at Moyo – your choices are endless and they’re all to-die-for. Breakfast specials at Eden on the Bay 1. PRIMI Big Bay Breakfast Menu Skip the dishes this weekend with a deliciously prepared breakfast at PRIMI, made exactly the way you like it. The PRIMI Breakfast Menu has something for everyone, from the not-so-hungry to the ravenous and ‘hangry’. Try a Brekkie Burger to fully satisfy those hunger pangs or a Salmon Protein Bowl for the health conscious. The breakfast menu also includes the usual suspects such as the Urban Run and the PRIMI Power. If you have just missed breakfast, or you’re just not really in the mood, try the Brunch Platter, which comes with finely sliced salami, white cheddar, pickled mushrooms, a boiled egg, marinated olives, Gypsy ham served with mushroom pate’ and Melba flatbread. 2. Moyo Blouberg Winter Breakfast Menu Woza Weekends! Every Saturday and Sunday, Moyo Blouberg offers a buffet breakfast for just R110 per person. […]

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Our Top 5 Curry Houses in Cape Town

With the weather steadily cooling down, it is a great time to start looking for a great curry house. Cape Town has so many eclectic tastes and restaurants on offer, you will pretty much find any dish imaginable. With tough competition, restaurants in and around the Mother City strive for excellence and also that “special something” that keeps customers coming back for more. Indian cuisine is by no means a one trick pony and Cape Town restaurants offer flavour palates that range from Northern to Southern Indian cuisine with truly authentic flavours.   Here are our top 5 curry houses in Cape Town 1. Maharajah For the best of both sides of Indian, try the Maharajah restaurant for a fragrant and rich Durban-style curry. Signature dishes include lamb off the bone, butter chicken and a fish curry that will simply melt in your mouth. All dishes comprise of aromatic spices such as cumin seeds, cardamom and coriander powder. Depending on where you sit, you can catch a glimpse of the iconic Table Mountain while you sample the best that Maharajah has to offer. Address: Corner of Kloof Nek and Woodside Road | Tamboerskloof  Tel: 021 424 6607   2. Eastern Food Bazaar This iconic and unassuming canteen-style eatery is a must stop for any newcomer to town. The Bazaar is a hive of activity and will satisfy any hunger pangs you may have with their delicious and wholesome meals that always have people returning. Order from a range of delicious […]

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5 Manly Spas in Cape Town

Father’s Day is coming up and we all know our dads deserve only the best for toiling away for an entire year to make our wishes come true. Even if this is no longer true and you have since moved on and started your own family, thank your dad this Father’s Day by spoiling him like he deserves to be. While this next sentence may make you scoff and turn away, hear us out. There are a number of ‘Men-only’ or ‘Manly spas’ around Cape Town that cater directly for male clientele. What does this mean? This means there are no fluffy pillows and pink explosions; male-only spas are sophisticated and chic and promise to appease even the ‘manliest’ of men.   Here are our Top 5 ‘Manly’ Spas in Cape Town   1. The Spa Room   The Spa Room is situated in the Sea Point Medical Centre and is a male-only spa. Treatments include Deep Tissue Massages, Kalahari Red Dune Sand Body Scrub, threading and a number of grooming treatments, just to name a few.             A male-only spa will give Dad the assurance that he IS allowed to be pampered once in a while and as the saying goes, “If he can do it, so can I!” Address: Sea Point Medical Centre, 11 Main Road, Sea Point.   2. Sorbet Man | Cape Quarter   Sorbet Man believes male preening should be a part of life and, as their slogan clearly states, […]

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Top High Tea Spots in Cape Town

If didn’t already know, afternoon tea is once again on-trend. We all know the ‘la-di-da’ of visiting the Mount Nelson for High Tea when someone is A; getting married or B; some relatives are in town – but where else can one go for a spot of tea (and cake)? Take a look at our recommended high tea venues from Chapman’s Peak to Constantia Heights.     1.    The 12 Apostles Nestled below Table Mountain, this exquisite hotel boasts uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and really gives you the feeling of being out of the hubbub of the city. Enjoy a tea stand for two that includes traditional light bites, finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and freshly baked scones, and you may even be treated to the pastry team’s latest creative inventions which could be anything from orange-scented cupcakes dipped in ganache to red macaroons with chocolate filling and strawberry mousse. How much does it cost? R245 per person Time: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm High tea buffet: Saturday, 12pm – 4pm; Sunday, 2pm – 4pm Contact:  021 437 9000, restaurants@12apostles.co.za Where: Victoria Road, Camps Bay     2.    Cup & Cake This quaint and adorably decorated establishment at Eden on the Bay ensures that you get top class pastries, tea, coffee and service, no matter where you are on the Atlantic Seaboard. As you step into the cosy café, expect to feel as if you are in a chic yet rustic, country kitchen with the walls packed with design […]

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10 Things To Love About Autumn

Our days are getting shorter, there is a crispness to the air around us and leaves on the trees are slowly bursting into a kaleidoscope of red, brown and gold. If you haven’t already guessed, autumn has made its way to South African shores. Now that autumn has made itself comfortable for the next few months, we’re limited to what we can do outdoors, especially here in the Mother City. But that shouldn’t mean that our indoor vibes are any less fun. Here are 10 things to love about and enjoy during the autumn season:   1.     Piping hot waffles  Topped with fresh, seasonal fruit, whipped cream and lashings of warm, gooey Nutella, nothing beats a crispy, fresh-off-the-iron Belgian waffle when the seasons are a’changing. Try Big Bay Waffle Company, The Creamery in Claremont and Salt River or Belgian Waffles, Beers and Burgers in Hermanus.       2.     Ride the Promenade  On a warm autumn evening, there’s no better way to appreciate Cape Town’s beautiful sunsets than with a stroll down the Sea Point Promenade. It’s even better enjoyed on bicycles with your special someone. For those wanting an evening of fun, UpCycles offer an hourly bicycle rental rate of R60 for you to enjoy on the Promenade until the last few rays of sun slip below the horizon.       3.     Couch date Lazy summer days gave us plenty of excuses to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the South African sun. When it’s too chilly for […]

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Why do Rising Sports Stars in SA Need Good Sports Management?

In recent years, international sporting events have provided significant opportunities for rising South African athletic stars to compete on a global stage. These opportunities have proven that local talent can hold their own in the international arena. Unfortunately, this newfound success is often cut short by a lack of effective guidance and management, and is therefore not sustainable. It is often the case that once these athletes’ career primes are over, they find it extremely difficult to integrate back into the normality of everyday life. A lack of financial management knowledge often sees their earnings go to waste, and the cycle of poverty can become difficult to break, had they originally come from difficult social circumstances. So it’s clear that long term success in the aftermath of a successful sporting career comes down to effective sports management. Here are 4 reasons why rising sports stars need professional sports management:   1.      Contractual and legal negotiations Young athletes aren’t likely to be familiar with the contractual and legal element of their careers. They will need the experience and knowledge of a manager familiar with the ins and outs of contractual negotiations, legal jargon, fine print clauses and other important information. However, a good manager will understand this and make every effort to simply and effectively communicate contractual or legal details with their client. They will also invite their clients to be part of the conversation without isolating them, and will value transparency, professionalism and honesty at all times. 2.      Financial management […]

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Top Cape Town spots for a special Valentine's Day

Top Cape Town spots for a special Valentine’s Day dinner

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to get your plans in order for the big day. Cape Town is the place to be this Valentine’s Day. Its breath-taking sites promise a night of romance and wonder for you and your valentine. We all know that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. So, to make your date swoon, we’ve compiled a list of the top restaurants in and around Cape Town. Enjoy xx   1.    The Bay Hotel  Treat your partner this Valentine’s Day to a three course meal at Bistro @ The Bay. This restaurant offers a relaxed, yet luxury feeling. Enjoy the sunset looking out onto palm-tree-studded Camps Bay Beach as you sip on cocktails, eat from a wide variety of seafood dishes and savour a little something for your sweet tooth. *Booking is essential. Cost: R495 per person Address: 69 Victoria Street, Camps Bay For more info: visit The Bay Hotel’s website here 2.    The Village Idiot  For a more laid-back evening head to The Village Idiot in the CBD, whose sole vision is to create a neighbourhood hang-out. This pub-like restaurant offers a Valentine’s Day special with a three course set menu complimented by a glass of Simonsig MCC on arrival. Yum! You and your date are sure to have a whole lot of fun as the good food and drinks flow throughout the night. *Booking is essential. Cost: R300 per couple Address: 32 Loop Street, Cape Town For more info: […]

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Things to do in Cape Town before the summer is over

Cape Town is now firmly on the world map as a must-see-before-you-die destination. From breath-taking nature and creative energies to vibrant people and colourful cultures, this mountain-meets-sea city truly has something for everyone. We’re halfway through summer now and this oh-so-fine weather needs to be made the most of. So before the sun disappears for winter, here is our list of favourite things to do in and around Cape Town this summer.   1. Early morning Lion’s Head hike For the early risers, set your alarm for 5am and drive to Lion’s Head to enjoy the sunrise and watch the city slowly wake up. This two hour hike is gorgeous in the morning as you’ll find the air crisp, the wind absent and the peace and quiet mesmerising. Another variation of this is to do an evening full moon hike and watch the sunset and the stars come up. Cost: Free More info: Visit Hiking Cape Town’s website here.   2. Hire a SUP Stand-Up Paddling (SUP) is hitting centre stage in the world of alternative water sports and Big Bay beach offers the perfect playing field. Head over to Cabrinha Kites at Eden on the Bay Mall to hire a board or book some lessons. This sport is quick and easy to learn. You’ll be paddling about on your own and enjoying the breath-taking view of Table Mountain in no time. Cost: R195 for 1 hour rental, R295 for 2 hour rental, R445 for 4 hour rental. Group prices […]

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Montagu’s heart-warming success

The two year old affiliation between one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of dried fruit and nuts and an organisation for people living with disabilities has been described as a ground-breaking success story. Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts and the Community Action Partnership (CAP) found reciprocal benefits from Montagu’s decision to train and employ disabled people to help with the production and packing of innovative dried fruit and nuts products. “Thirty-three packers, most of them still young, earn a living and experience a sense of belonging and self-worth in this way,” says Montagu’s sales director De Wet van Rooyen. The focus shifted from disability to ability – being part of a salaried team skilled in food processing, quality control and hygiene. CAP now also owns its own franchise operation in Swellendam’s Swellenmark Centre. Income from this outlet help to finance the running of the CAPability workshop, which is situated adjacent to the Montagu store.  Ilze Olivier, who helps to run the workshop, says it provides differently-abled people with an opportunity to join the mainstream economy. CAP co-founder Herman Smit points to further gains. He says the successful partnership between Montagu as a profit-driven company and an NGO such as CAP serves as a model for other NGO’s who’d like to rid themselves of a mentality of relying on handouts. “We’ve learnt to reason in a commercial way. By improving our standards for basic administration and finance we’re working towards financial sustainability in the long run. Profit from our Montagu-partnership has […]

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How to keep your kids entertained these holidays

Riiiiiiiiing!   That dreaded sound when you realise school’s out for the December holidays and your kids are about to get needy.   For many of us the first thought is to pack our bags and temporarily relocate to a private island to avoid the chaos that is our kids being at home for the holidays. And that’s even before the mention of the words which are every parent’s nightmare: “Mom, I’m bored!”   But before you run away, take a deep breath and read on because we have come up with great holiday activities that will keep you relaxed and your kids out of your hair.   1. Visit the ‘Fishies’   Every kid loves a day out at the aquarium. There is so much to explore – fish, sharks, penguins and even a “what does it feel like” exhibit where they can gently feel everything from starfish to seaweed.   The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is open daily from 09h30-18h00 and prices range from R70-R150 p/p.   You will be your kid’s favourite person and they will absolutely love pushing their faces up against the glass to make sure they see absolutely everything.   2. Let’s Go Bowling!   This is always a crowd favourite and can be enjoyed as a family outing or with your kid’s friends. Pack them all in the car and take them down to your local bowling alley for a fun day out.   You could join them for the game […]

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Neethling Finishes Strong at ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

Jeffrey Neethling recently completed his most intense triathlon event to date: the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in New South Wales, Australia.   19 November marked the annual ITU Cross Triathlon, and South African cyclist and triathlon enthusiast Jeffrey Neethling took part in this prestigious one day off-road event – a highlight on the international triathlon calendar.   Offering a platform for the world’s best to compete head to head for the winning spot, Neethling qualified for the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships through his participation at Xterra Grabouw, the South African off road triathlon national championships, where he took first place in his category.   Leading up to the race Neethling was able to familiarise himself with the course. On the day of the race, the first few hundred meters of the 1500m swim were tough as competitors tried to secure good positions for themselves. He soon reached a comfortable speed and completed the swim in 20:27 minutes and in around 20th position.   The cycling leg being his strongest discipline, Neethling managed to pass around five competitors and move up into the top 15. Feeling stronger he pushed hard into the second lap of the cycling leg but unfortunately got a rock caught in his gears which damaged his chain about 5km in.   Time spent fixing the chain cut a few minutes off his progress but he soon got going again without losing too much time. Less than a kilometre later the chain slipped off again and […]

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DIABETES AWARENESS: THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY EATING

DID YOU KNOW THAT NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH? This international day focusses on raising awareness for the different forms of diabetes. Diabetes is a disease which you may be familiar with. Most of us have heard of the disease, know of someone suffering from diabetes, or even suffer from diabetes ourselves. Essentially, diabetes occurs when your blood sugar is too high, and your body either does not make enough insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar levels), or the insulin does not work the way that it should, which causes various health problems. The number of diabetes cases, both nationally and globally, is on the rise and eating healthily is exceptionally important to help reduce your risk and manage the disease.   THE NOT-SO-SWEET FACTS: According to the International Diabetes Federation of Africa there were 2.28 million cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015 alone. This means that 7% of the population, between the ages of 20-79, suffered from some form of diabetes that year. An even more startling statistic is that 1.396 adults out of 1,000 adults suffer from diabetes but are undiagnosed. There are three main types of diabetes according to the American National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Type 1 (when your body is no longer able to produce insulin) Type 2 (characterised by insulin resistance) Gestational diabetes (when hormones secreted during pregnancy lead to insulin resistance). The most common type of diabetes is type 2, contributing to 90% of diabetes […]

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Festive Décor Ideas to Get Your Home Christmas-Ready

Brace yourselves, Christmas music is coming soon! Can you believe it? 2016 is almost at an end, which means that all that festive Christmas décor is making its annual appearance in all the malls, and not to mention all your favourite Christmas tunes. Jingle bells, Santa smells? Anyone? No? Well, if you’re struggling to get into the Christmas spirit this year we have some top DIY décor ideas to put you in the mood, get you giggling with your family and deck your halls with boughs of holly. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than spending family time together making some great Christmas décor? Here are our top six Christmas décor tips to spice up your home for Christmas:   1. Paint a pine cone It’s time to go pine cone hunting! Grab the family, head to a nearby Pine forest and enjoy a relaxing stroll while the kids run around frantically collecting pine cones. Then, once you’ve settled back home and marvelled at your collection, paint your pine cones a colour that best fits your Christmas theme. Once they are dry, the last step is to hang them on some string for the Christmas tree or use them as part of your Christmas lunch table décor. Mix in a few candles and you have a winner.   2. Glam up some console glasses Have kids? They are going to love this one. Head to your nearest Pick n Pay store and buy some console glasses. Get […]

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Summer Activities to Match Your Personality

Ever been bungee jumping? Is the mere thought of plummeting from a bridge into an abyss (attached only to a few metres of rope) enough to send a rush of adrenaline through your body? If that sounds like you, then “adrenaline junkie” might suit your personality down to a T. Or perhaps you prefer to remain safely on land, watching a great band, or enjoying a picnic with friends. Then “festival hippie” or “nature lover” might be a better way to describe you. They say variety is the spice of life. So it’s a good thing that there’s something great for every personality to get up to right in your neighbourhood. Looking for a fun day out to match your personality? Look no further:   1.      Adrenaline Junkie Do you love it when your heart races at double speed? Yup, then you’re a classic adrenaline junkie. From skydiving to paragliding, and bungee jumping to super awesome water sports, you come alive with activities that get your blood pumping. Get your adrenaline fix Learn to kite surf with the great instructors at Cabrinha Kites at Eden on the Bay in the beautiful city of Cape Town. If you’re in Durban, why not grab a few rides at the Big Rush Big Swing at the Moses Mabhida stadium? Stay true to yourself and get your blood pumping and heart racing.   2.      Pamper Queen Candles, smooth jazzy tunes, the scent of lavender in the air, soft and fluffy blankets and pillows, all […]

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Jenever Montane

Introducing Jenever Montane: a Cape Town gin, distilled with fynbos that thrives at high altitudes.   By using a combination of Table Mountain and indigenous Western Cape Fynbos along with traditional gin botanicals, a gin has been crafted with a signature floral / rose-geranium flavour that is distinctive in nature and in style to Cape Town and the Western Cape.   Inspiration: A crafted gin inspired by the resurgence of traditional gin with the aim of taking a distinctively Cape Town made, crafted product to the world. Off of the back of wine traditions, South Africa has recently unearthed a world class distilling culture and this gin is distilled to showcase the combination of local distilling mastery with indigenous ingredients, on a world stage.   What’s in a name? Jenever is the traditional Dutch word for juniper and the name used for the gins first brought the Cape over 300 years go. Montane is the name used for fynbos that thrives at high altitudes, which grows on Table Mountain.   Why Jenever Montane? Gone are the days of dousing your gin with sugary mixers. If the slow food movement has taught us anything, it is that great craft and flavour needs to be appreciated and savoured. We have done our utmost to give you a gin that is world class in style and flavour, yet inspired by scenes of our Cape Town sunsets over-looking the Mountain and summer evening cocktail occasions in the heart of the Cape Town CBD.   […]

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Creative Awards 2016 Set to Showcase SA’s Top Design Talent

The Creative Awards 2016, in association with WEBPRINTER, is set to showcase South Africa’s innovative design talent like never before. This month marks the launch of South Africa’s most highly anticipated design competition: the Creative Awards 2016 proudly sponsored by WEBPRINTER, a national printing company that has invested in providing a visible platform for up and coming design talent. “The Creative Awards 2016 will showcase South Africa’s unique, innovative design talent where entrants will stand a chance to win fantastic prizes for themselves and the colleges they represent,” says WEBPRINTER’S CEO Peter Kohnert. The winning designer will walk away with a R20, 000 cash prize and their winning designed poster, fitting this year’s “SAVE WATER” theme, will be distributed to national organisations and municipalities. The visual art/design college that the winning designer represents will also win a top-of-the-line Apple iMac computer valued at R27, 000. Second and third runners-up will win R10, 000 and R5, 000 respectively. To enter, students will need to visit the official competition website for a full design brief and upload their innovative design before the closing date, 7 November 2016. The Creative Awards competition is open to any visual art or design student currently enrolled in an accredited course at a recognised South African college, university, technikon or art school. From mid-November, friends and family of the entrants (including members of the general public) will be able to vote for up to 10 of their favourite designs during the voting phase of the competition. The […]

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Spring Clean Your Body in Four Easy Steps

Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Grass is greener. The air is fresher… This can only mean one thing: Hello, Spring! We’re ecstatic you have finally arrived and left winter in your wake. The spring cleaning bug bites hard roundabout this time and many people start itching to sort out their homes’ cluttered kitchen pantries, clothes closets or garage cupboards. But, what many people forget to do is to spring clean their most important home of all – their body. With summer – the season of sun, shorts and swimsuits – almost here it’s time to take care of your body, shed off the winter layers and start this new season refreshed. Are you ready? Let’s jump straight in!   Here’s how to spring clean your body in four simple steps:   Step 1: Increase raw foods in your diet As the weather gets warmer, switch your cooked veggies for fresh, raw vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. Raw foods is not just a fad diet, it’s a lifestyle that promotes eating food in its natural, real, unprocessed state. This way you are sure to get maximum nutrients and minimal additives. According to Dr Axe, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist, “the goal of eating more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for”. This doesn’t mean that you need to go to the extreme of declaring yourself a total raw vegan. You just need to be […]

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Spring is Sprung! 10 Signs Spring Has Arrived

Beaches are busier. Gyms are fuller. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping… This can only mean one thing: Hello, spring! We’re delighted you’re finally here. Spring has a few tell-tale signs to let you know it has truly arrived and winter is long behind us.   Here are 10 signs that spring is officially sprung:   1. The weather can’t make up its mind …and everybody in Cape Town said “Amen!” It’s hot, it’s windy, and then it’s freezing. One day it’s a tank top, next day it’s a scarf. We all know that feeling: you wake and realise the weather has made a total U-turn back to winter overnight, and then you’re hit by a heat wave that very afternoon. We just can’t seem to keep up with the weather: a sign that spring is most definitely here.   2. Traffic jams The first beautiful, warm days of spring have already hit us. Oh, the excitement as you head out with your family for a Sunday beach trip… only to end up in bumper-to-bumper traffic because half the city had the very same idea. So, if you plan to dust off your picnic basket, dig in the closet for your kiddies’ costumes and head down to the beach, brace yourself for some crazy traffic.   3. There’s an ice cream vendor around every corner “Ching ching!” The happy sound of the ice cream vendor’s bicycle bell in the distance is music to anyone’s ears on a warm, spring afternoon. […]

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How to Celebrate Women’s Month Like a Boss

In case you haven’t already heard, August is Women’s Month. This is a day to celebrate all the butt-kicking ladies who pioneered South Africa’s women’s movement towards freedom and equality. During this month in 1956, nearly 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest against Pass Laws, which restricted the freedom of movement of women. This historic march was a turning point for women in the struggle for freedom towards being equal partners in South Africa. This important day in our history is one not to miss. Now, you could celebrate by just watching Miss Meryl in “Iron Lady”, claiming you’re a feminist and calling it a day. Or you could actually celebrate what makes us so awesome in an empowering and uplifting way. So here’s a list of six great ways to celebrate Women’s Month this August.   1. Celebrate the women in your life Which women have made a difference in your life? This is the time to show your appreciation and gratitude towards those women that continue to build you up. Thank your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, wife, and daughter – all the women who have had a hand in your life.   2. Treat yourself to a day of pampering In need of a little luxury? Spoil yourself with a spa day and re-emerge into regular life as a relaxed and revived goddess. We recommend Smoothe Beauty Bar at Eden on the Bay, or the Morgan Bay Hotel on the Wild Coast. However, […]

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Sweeter than you Think: Five Reasons to Love Prunes

Ok, so the trusty old prune hasn’t exactly been the sexiest fruit in the fruit bowl. Well, I truly believe that prunes are making a comeback as one of the most versatile and health-beneficial foods available to us today.   Here are five reasons to love prunes and include them in your diet: 1.      They keep you (ahem) regular Contrary to popular belief, prunes aren’t just an old faithful remedy for the days you’re feeling a little “backed up”. Eating small portions of prunes regularly as part of a healthy diet is a great way to simply keep the “plumbing” in good working order. Thanks to their high sorbitol content, prunes can act as a natural laxative. But as every remedy goes, it’s always wise to chat to your doctor before committing to any regime, medicinal or otherwise. And be careful not to eat too many at once… you don’t want to be too regular.   2.      They’re good for you Packed with a host of excellent nutrients like potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and loads of fibre, prunes are right up there with other “superfoods” we’ve come to know and love. You can do no wrong by implementing prunes in your diet, according to Healthline.com. Besides being a great source of energy, they don’t give you that heady sugar spike that other fruits tend to give you. Researchers think that this could be a result of their high fructose, sorbitol and fibre content. Why not switch up one of […]

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Easter 2016 in Cape Town: Fun and Games for the Whole Family

It’s that time of year again… A time where moms and dads wake up early in the morning to hide chocolaty goodies in the garden for the annual family Easter egg hunt… A time where nearly every kid gets a tummy ache after eating too many chocolate bunnies… And most years we spend Easter at home enjoying our haul of sweet treats (hopefully taking care to avoid a sugar coma). Luckily for us, there are a host of great events coming up in Cape Town that are designed for the whole family.   Here are three things to do in Cape Town this Easter weekend:   1.     Family Fun and Games at Spier Spier wine farm in Stellenbosch will be hosting some great Easter activities over the Easter weekend. There will be a market with live entertainment and delicious local food and drinks to tickle your taste buds. They’ve got amazing kiddie’s activities planned including a jumping castle, an Easter egg hunt, themed farm games, workshops as well as a kid-friendly entrepreneur market. Don’t worry, grown-ups – they haven’t forgotten about you. There will be amazing DIY workshops that include ice cream making, cooking classes and more. Date: Friday, 25th – Sunday, 27th March Time: see website for times Cost: various Where: R310, Stellenbosch, 7600 Website: http://www.spier.co.za/events   2.     Easter Chocolate-Making Classes with Lindt This is a definite treat for your little ones this Easter. Book a heavenly session for your kids at the Lindt Chocolate Studio this month, and […]

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Love is in the Air: Four Fun Things to do this Valentine’s Month

We all know that feeling… You’re walking through the shopping mall and you’re suddenly surrounded by a sea of red and pink, rows and rows of chocolates and what seems like every teddy bear under the sun… You know, that sinking feeling when you realise that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you haven’t planned anything further than tonight’s dinner, let alone a box of chocolates for your special someone. It’s at this moment that, aside from the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, a host of questions start running through your mind like: What do I even get for my sweetheart aside from Lindt or Ferrero Rocher? Do I go with the old faithful bunch of roses? Do I break the bank with dinner at a fancy shmancy restaurant and then suffer through beans on toast until month end? Whatever you decide, we all need some fresh ideas to spice up Valentine’s Day and make it one to remember.   Here are a few Valentine’s ideas to get you started: City Sightseeing Bus A perfect day out in Cape Town is just a ticket away. The City Sightseeing bus is a unique and great way to see Cape Town without wasting time sitting in traffic, meaning you can spend extra quality time with the one you love. Why not stop off at Kirstenbosch Gardens for a romantic picnic on the lawns, or enjoy some world famous fish and chips in Hout Bay? And who wouldn’t enjoy some […]

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A Change of Heart: Four Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy This Year

By: Liesl Carstens   Our hearts. They’re the little pumps that keep us going.   Our fast-paced lifestyles are getting faster, so we resort to fast meals that give us higher highs and even lower lows. South Africans are slowing down, getting bigger, cases of heart disease are on the rise… and our hearts just have to keep up.   This all sounds a little overwhelming, right? But all is not lost. It’s never too late to start thinking with your heart.   Here are five easy ways to take care of your ticker this year:   1.     Know your family history Knowing if you have a history of heart disease in your family is a good step in the right direction. This information is vital, especially if you happen to have a high risk for heart disease and other heart conditions. Once you know your family history, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding your lifestyle, diet, exercise regime and other important areas that will help you reduce your risk for heart disease. Here is a useful family health history tool that will help you keep tabs on the heart health of your family.   2.     Take the stairs We hate to hear it, but this is a no-brainer. Exercise is one of the keys to a maintaining a healthy heart. There are ways to fit a little workout into a busy schedule. You just need to be smart about it. As a rule for myself, if […]

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4 Ways to Keep Good Habits Alive this New Year

We all know how it is… We kick the New Year off with the best intentions in the hope that we are able to follow through this time. Then life gets in the way and throws those good intentions right out of the window. Sound familiar? Whether it’s getting fit, being healthier or spending more time with family and friends, there are ways to get it right without the pressure. You just have to spice it up a bit. Here’s how to keep those good habits alive this year: 1.     Stay active without spending a cent One of our nation’s greatest gifts to us is that our days are so much longer in summer, which means that there is more time to enjoy the sunshine. Whether you’re a morning or evening person, there are ways that you can stay active without breaking the bank. Instead of getting sucked in to an expensive gym contract, look for hot-spots in your area that are great for outdoor exercise. Try regular morning walks with your fur babies or go solo. Big Bay on the West Coast offers an amazing path way for joggers as well as a breath-taking view of Table Mountain. With the sea as your constant companion, staying active is a piece of cake. If you’re a nature lover, a hike up Lion’s Head is a great way to stay active with friends and family. The summit is so worth the trek – enjoy a magnificent view of the city and ocean. A sunrise or late afternoon […]

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Things to Do in Cape Town this Christmas

So you’re on leave for the first time in ages and there is so much that you want to do. The last thing you want to tackle (if you can help it) is Christmas shopping in an overcrowded mall with screaming children and a grumpy spouse. Or maybe you’re tired of spending buckets of money on overpriced Christmas gifts or dull holiday activities. Can we get an “Amen”? Luckily there are some amazing family-friendly things to do in and around Cape Town that will keep the kids happy and leave you feeling like you’ve actually had a bit of a break. Better yet, you can stock up on gifts at some great Christmas markets happening throughout December. We’re always fans of killing several birds with one stone. So, without further ado, here are some fabulous things to do in and around Cape Town this Festive Season.   Fun for Kids Child-friendly venues are so hard to come by in Cape Town. A day out with the kids isn’t always ideal unless there are cool activities to keep the kids occupied in a safe and supervised environment. We found some gems in Cape Town that will allow your kids to run free and allow you to put your feet up.   Deer Park Café This awesome restaurant is located on the slopes of Vredehoek, overlooking the City bowl. The perfect spot for a family breakfast or lunch, Deer Park Café is a popular destination for city dwellers who need a break from the hustle […]

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Tasting League Notes: Fuller’s London Pride

The pride of London is here, and after just one sip we can see why the Brits are so pleased with this brew. The Tasting experience: Aroma: Sweet caramel, malt and biscuit Appearance: Amber gold with a decent white head Flavour & finish: Malt and honey with a slight herbal quality from the hops, that finishes rich, smooth and bitter Quick fire facts: It’s brewed with Target, Challenger and Northdown hops Fuller’s has been brewing for over 160 years It’s London’s last remaining family brewery Overall thoughts: London Pride has won the ‘Best Bitter’ award at the World Beer Awards numerous times and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a perfect example of an English classic. TastingLeague: @LondonPrideZA Food pairing: We suggest pairing it with our London inspired, yet very South African, saucy boerewors pie. Check it out. Where to drink: We’ll give you one guess…

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Tasting League Notes: Smack! Hillbrow Honey Specialty Pale Ale

She’s sexy, she’s sweet and she’s infused with rooibos and honey. She also wants you to hold her, but only if you can handle the rush. The Tasting experience: Appearance: A very sexy gold with a small white head Aroma: Tropical fruit, litchi and honey Flavour & finish: Crisp flavours of rooibos, litchi and honey with low bitterness. It finishes light, refreshing and slightly sweet Quick fire facts: It’s brewed with litchi blossom honey It’s brewed with local J17 hops Rooibos is packed full of antioxidants TastingLeague: @SmackRepublic Food pairing: We suggest pairing it with a good, cheesy lamb burger. Overall thoughts: This specialty pale ale embodies Smack!’s philosophy of non-conformist craft brewing. It’s a great example of local brewers putting their own spin on one of the world’s most popular beer styles. Where to drink: Hillbrow at night. Just kidding. Don’t do that. Seriously. Anywhere else will do. Get going on those tasting notes with a case of Smack! Republic or this month’s Mixed Case. Join our TastingLeague on Twitter or Instagram by sharing your tasting notes with us and you can win R1000 in beer. Check out the TastingLeague rules and get tasting.

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High Tea at Eden on the Bay

You are invited to our first ever High Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Bring a friend and join us for a morning of delicious treats. Hear the powerful story of hope from our guest speaker, while supporting a good cause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CANSA research. Date: Thurs 29 October Time: 10h45 for 11h00 Venue: Izabellas, Eden on the Bay Cost: R50 per ticket RSVP: Please follow this link to secure your ticket and RSVP. Each guest will enjoy a selection of yummy treats, tea or coffee, and loads of other extra goodies. We only have 40 spots and they are filling up fast, so be sure to RSVP now! 🙂 We hope to see you there!

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Remembering Mandela at Eden on the Bay

Saturday 18 July marked our first Mandela Day celebrations at Eden. The weather took a turn for the worst on Friday the 17th, so for a moment it looked like we were going to have a little rain on our parade. Fortunately we were greeted with glorious blue skies on Saturday, 18th July which allowed us to go ahead with the amazing event we spent months planning. Here’s what we got up to: SALT Light Bag Drive Within four hours on the 18th July, the SALT team were able to fill a large trolley with essential food items required for their Light Bag initiative. These special bags are packed with specific grocery items that feed a family of 4 for a week. Peanut butter, samp, sugar, rice, mielie meal and other nutritious products were collected from Pick n Pay shoppers to add to this worthy cause.   To those who contributed in various ways, thank you so much for playing your part. Kiddies Fun in the Courtyard The Courtyard was a whirlwind of colour and fun as kids enjoyed the games and activities that we ran over the Mandela Day weekend. We had a jumping castle, colouring in, a bright ball tent, balloon animals and two amazing child minders who happily watched the kiddies while moms and dads relaxed with a coffee nearby. R67 Specials Our customers had access to some seriously amazing R67 specials at participating stores on the 18th. For one day only, shoppers could choose from a […]

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Mandela Day at Eden on the Bay: Saturday, 18 July 2015

We’re celebrating Mandela Day at Eden on the Bay this year by offering our customers a wide variety of activities and amazing specials. Customers will be able to GET and GIVE this year as we celebrate Madiba’s legacy in 2015. GIVE – Saturday, 18 July  Do your 67 Minutes at Eden this year! S.A.L.T. (Sharing Abundant Life Together) will be running Light Bag and blanket drive outside Pick n Pay on Saturday 18 July. Light Bags contain essential food items that feed a family of 4 for a week. You can do your 67 Minutes for the community by purchasing these essential items at Pick n Pay when you visit Eden on the Bay on Saturday 18 July. You can also bring blankets (new or in good condition) and drop them off at the S.A.L.T. stand on Saturday 18 July. S.A.L.T. is an amazing local organisation that works to uplift underprivileged local communities. Find out more about S.A.L.T. and their amazing work here. GET – 17, 18, 19 July   There’s fun for the whole family on Mandela Day! Kids Activities in the Courtyard (17, 18, 19 July): Kids, join us in the Eden Courtyard on the Mandela Day weekend for lots of fun and games! A fully enclosed kids play area A jumping castle Facepainter Balloon Twister Colouring In Arts and Crafts A snowman handing out sweets 2 child minders R67 Specials – 18 July ONLY Restaurants Inside Lounge Kerala chicken curry for R67   Buena Vista Social Cafe’ Standard Nachos and 500ml […]

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Father’s Day at Eden on the Bay

There’s lots happening this Fathers Day at Eden on the Bay Mall! WIN with our Facebook photo competition and get great specials at our participating stores. Father and Child Facebook Photo Competition You could WIN R1,000 Eden Bucks when you enter our Father & Child Facebook Photo Competition! To enter: 1. Go to your favourite spot at Eden on the Bay Mall and take your special Father & Child photo. 2. Click on the Father & Child tab at the top of our Facebook page and upload your photo. 3. Share your entry with your friends and family and get them to vote for your picture. The photo with the most Likes wins!! Competition ends Sunday 21st June (Father’s Day) Queries can be emailed to info@shiftone.co.za Competition Rules: 1. Only photos taken at Eden on the Bay will be accepted. 2. Judges reserve the right to remove entries that don’t comply with the competition rules. Father’s Day Specials: Check out these awesome Father’s Day specials run by our participating stores: Habiba Bellydancing Supplies Purchase any item from our Men’s Range, and receive a Free gift for yourself!               KidZ & Cuts Hair and Fun Studio Dad + Son Haircuts (shared booking) for R190.00!  Valid on 20th and 21st June only. Hot chocolate will be served 🙂             Captain’s Kitchen All dad’s get 2 FREE Craft Beers with any main course meal ordered. (excludes starters and salads)           […]

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Things to do in Cape Town this Father’s Day

Thinking of getting Dad socks again this Father’s Day? While we’re sure he’ll absolutely LOVE them, maybe it’s time to take your Father’s Day celebrations to a new level. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and two legs either. Why not spoil Dad this Father’s Day with a fun day out at one of these epic locations in Cape Town? 1.      A Guy’s Day Out at Mr Cobbs the Barber A close shave and a cigar make for the ultimate manly activity. Treat dad to a top quality hot-towel shave and take a walk through time as you enjoy the antique furniture and Victorian barbershop surroundings. Prices are affordable and a wide range of shaving and trimming accessories and product are available for sale. This is one outing Dad would not want to miss. Mr Cobbs The Barber Shop No 278, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront 2.      Cape Extreme Quad Biking This one’s for the adrenaline junkies! Take Dad quad biking at thebeautiful Atlantis dunes on the Cape West Coast. If Dad doesn’t mind being covered from head to toe in sand, then this will be right up his alley. Whether you prefer the pristine white dunes or a dirt track instead, he’s bound to be wowed by these amazing rides. Sounds like an absolute winner. Cape Extreme, Cape Town 13 Station Road, Atlantis, Cape Town 3.      Beer Tasting in Darling (not for little ones) If Dad is a beer lover, spoil him this Father’s day with a scenic […]

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The Mama Magic Expo: BabyStyle Specials (14 – 17 May)

We are so excited about the upcoming Mama Magic Expo in May! Here are some of the amazing discounts and specials you can expect when you visit our exhibition: 1. R1,000.00 discount off the Oyster 2, Carry Cot and Car Seat set Get R1,000 off the Oyster 2 + Carry Cot + Car Seat set! Available in Black, Navy, Tomato, Lime, Silver Mist or Grape. Carry Cot available in Black or Humbug only. All colour packs contain same colour “Head Hugger” for Car Seat. Standard Price: R12,500.00 Show Special: R11,500.00 Add R750.00 for the Special Edition Vogue Humbug Colour Pack. The first 5 customers get a free Change Bag valued at over R750.00 (To qualify you must like all TDI Brandz pages and bring Facebook Voucher with to the expo. 2. R1,000.00 off the Oyster 2 and Standard Colour Pack Get R1,000 off the stunning Oyster 2 stroller and standard colour pack of your choice. Colours available in Silver Mist, Black, Navy, Tomato, Lime or Grape. Standard Price: R7,995.00 Show Special: R6,995.00 Add R805.00 for the Special Edition Vogue Humbug Colour Pack. 3. Oyster 2 and Colour Pack Special Oyster 2 + Standard Colour Pack (Black, Tomato, Lime, Grape, Navy or Silver Mist) + Black Car Seat Standard Price: R9995.00 Show Special: R9500.00 Add R495.00 for Limited Edition Vogue Humbug Colour Pack First 5 customers get a free Change Bag valued at over R750.00 (Like all our pages and bring Facebook Voucher with you to qualify) 4. Oyster Imp Special Oyster […]

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Mother and Daughter Photo Competition at Eden on the Bay

You could WIN R1,000 Eden Bucks in our Mother and Daughter Facebook Photo Competition!  Post your special Mother & Daughter photo taken at your favourite spot at Eden on the Bay to our Facebook page and you could be the lucky winner!  How to Enter: 1. Head down to your favourite spot at Eden on the Bay 2. Take your special photo 3. Visit our Facebook page to upload your photo with a special caption: https://www.facebook.com/edenonbigbay/app_451684954848385  4. SHARE the entry with your friends and get them to VOTE for your picture 5. The photo with the most Likes WINS!  You could be the lucky winner – enter now!

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Great Places to Walk in Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

As a parent trying to maintain an active lifestyle, while still getting some quality time in with baby, using the pram or stroller is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. The biggest question we often get asked, aside from what the difference is between a pram and a stroller, is “Where are nice places to stroll in my area?” So, we have scanned the country and have found a few gorgeous places just right for you. Where to Stroll in Joburg This is a tricky one. If you’re not in a boomed estate or live in an old, tree-lined suburb with great sidewalks, taking a walk straight from your doorstep can be quite challenging. That’s why we love City Parks. Sure you might have to get in your car to have a walk, but Johannesburg has more than 2 300 parks and over 10 000 hectares of green, so walking trails are in abundance. Note: Most of these beautiful walks advise walking in groups during quieter weekdays, as they are not all secure or patrolled. Weekends usually see more people out on these trails. Here are Five of our Favourites: Craighall Waterfall: With a waterfall in the middle of a suburb, this is a lovely walk running from Delta Park to the Sandton Field and Study Centre. The walk can span from one to four hours, depending on how energetic you feel. Delta Park Blairgowrie: This park has one of the country’s best environmental centres, a […]

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Easter Fun at Eden on the Bay!

We just LOVE Easter at Eden on the Bay! Kids, Moms and Dads, join us in the Courtyard for some Easter fun! We are super excited – we hope you are too! Here are some of the awesome activities we have planned for your little ones!               Our amazing tenants have pledged some equally amazing spot prizes just for you, so make sure you don’t miss out. The Courtyard Date: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th April Time: 10h00 – 15h00 daily Cost: Nothing – It’s absolutely FREE! We’ll see you there!

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5 Top Tips for Toddler Table Manners

You’ve decided it’s time to introduce solids. You bought the ergonomically-designed high chair, have state of the art plasticware and matching spoons, plus a bib in every colour, in both cloth and plastic. Well done – you’re all set to go! But how do you make sure your hard work in the kitchen doesn’t end up all over the floor or, worse, all over you? 1.     Begin with the End in Mind Children learn from a very early age what is acceptable in your household. At this age, they are not being deliberately naughty, but you still need to lovingly teach what you consider acceptable behaviour in your family, and what is not. “My child is so young,” you say, “I will start discipline-training when he is 18 months or more, when he can understand.” That may be too late. And, believe it or not, your small child understands way more than you think. “My rule of thumb for what is acceptable is usually this,” says Amanda, a mom of two from Somerset West, “If I don’t think I would like to see that behaviour when my child is two or three (like throwing or squishing up food), then I need to do something to stop it now.” 2.     Create a Moral Foundation Whatever your language, creed or culture is, there are a few universal rules that help us function effectively in society. Believe it or not, the highchair is the perfect place to start teaching these fundamental ‘cause and […]

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Prams vs Strollers: A Dad’s Perspective

I’m often asked what the difference is between a pram and a stroller. Well, not really, but I figured if I was going to dive headfirst into the empty swimming pool that is neonatal perambulation, I’d better sound knowledgeable right off the bat. The truth is I have no idea what the difference is between a pram and a stroller. I mean, it’s something you push your baby around in, isn’t it? Or is this just another case of the Americans re-inventing English, and they’re really just the same thing? A quick Google search (via the new i8 BMW press release, and a quick visit to check who the Stormers are playing next) showed me that I am not alone in my confusion. It turns out there really is a difference between the two. Now before I just out and tell you what the difference is, allow me to ramble a little. No point spoiling the punch line, is there? The Pram The first pram, or Perambulator (per-am-byuh-ley-ter, if the Oxford Dictionary is to be believed), was developed by William Kent in 1733, for the Duke of Devonshire to carry his children in. It was shaped like a small carriage and was designed to be drawn by small ponies. It was only in 1856 that it is first recorded as a word used to define a baby carriage. Heavens only knows what they used per-am-byuh-ley-ter for before that? “Your per-am-byuh-ley-ter looks awfully heavy, Madam. Would you mind terribly if I […]

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Child Fever: When is Hot, Too Hot?

“My Child Has a Fever… When Should I Call the Doctor?” We’re all afraid of being that parent. You know the one: paranoid about every bump and bruise, secretly believing every runny nose is symptomatic of something far more serious than flu. Deep down inside we fear that every doctor, friend, and fellow mom is joyfully judging our every parenting move. Do not fret. They are as paranoid as you are, and they are pretending not to be, just as much as you are. You’re allowed to be nervous about your child. If you are not, who else is going to be? So, with that put to bed, let’s focus on what we really want to know, so that you know what to do when that nagging feeling just won’t go away. What is Considered a High Temperature for Children? 1. Teething Fevers (36.5 – 37.4 Degrees Celsius) Here is an old wives’ tale ready to be debunked. When your baby or toddler is teething, they may experience slightly elevated temperatures. They might also experience slightly loosened stools. However, the word ‘slightly’ seems to cover a multitude of sins, and we often miss the symptoms of more serious illnesses, like ear infection or tonsillitis, as we mark it up to that awful ‘teething’ phase. Teething temperatures are anything from 36.5 – 37.4 degrees Celsius. That is ‘slightly’ raised. 2. Fever of 37.5 Degrees Celsius and Higher The last thing we want in the world is for our little ones to […]

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It’s Eden on the Bay’s Sixth Birthday!

The 26th of March marks Eden on the Bay’s sixth year going strong, and we want to celebrate with you! We are so excited for our upcoming birthday that we could not think of a better way to celebrate than to offer you the best birthday deals and specials around. For one day only you have access to amazing specials, discounts and more! You could qualify for our Pop-a-Balloon special and win great prizes and vouchers to spend at Eden on the Bay.  Visit our participating stores for amazing specials, discounts and more!   

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Five Absolute Musts When Introducing Solids into Baby’s Diet

Your baby is getting ready to start taking solids into their diet. But instead of being excited, you’re wracked with doubt and fear… “Am I going to do something wrong? What if my baby doesn’t like what I’m offering?” Don’t worry; we’ve got this. We Will Answer all of Your Questions about Introducing Solids: When is the right age to introduce solids? What is the best first food for babies? What utensils do I need when introducing solids? What is the right position for my baby when I feed? How do I avoid going into snack feeding? So let’s get right to it, shall we: 1.     When is the Right Age to Introduce Solids? For the first six to seven months your baby’s main source of nutrition is milk. So, when you feed first offer milk and then solids (in the same sitting). At about nine months you can flip the order and start offering solids first and then milk. You can start introducing solids from around four to six months of age. There is generally a better response to the spoon and the texture of solid food around the six month age bracket. Before that, some babies just end up playing with the food with their tongues, with more of it ending on the table / floor / your face / your clothes than actually chewing and swallowing. 2.     What is the Best First Food for Babies? From a digestibility point of view, we find that fresh, raw fruit […]

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6 Top Weaning Tips for Toddlers

So, you’re getting ready to wean your toddler off of breastmilk or bottle and onto training cup or sippy cup. These are exciting times! But weaning your toddler can seem like a daunting milestone, as – more than anything – breast and bottle for toddlers often have more of an emotional and comfort quality than just a nutritional purpose. So navigating through this requires thought and care. Thankfully, we have some great moms who have successfully weaned their toddlers, and are willing to pass on their top tips for weaning toddlers, and we’re passing that on to you, with love. 1.     Begin Weaning with the End in Mind a.      Prepare Before you start, make sure that you have everything you need for this transition to be as smooth as possible. “I am a bit of a compulsive planner,” says Margaret from Somerset West, “so when we discussed weaning Jarryd after his second birthday, I went and bought a few different sippy cups and trainer cups right away. I let him play around with them during bath time so that he was good and used to them before we started actually weaning. It really helped.” b.      Commitment It’s also important to make sure you and your spouse are prepared emotionally for this, as it can mean a few days of grumpiness and tears from your little one, which is hard for a parent to go through. Even gently weaning your toddler over a few months with the “don’t offer, don’t refuse” […]

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KidZ and Cuts – Valentine’s Day Weekend Specials

Don’t forget to spoil the ones you love this Valentine’s Day… FRIDAY & SUNDAY For the Girls ~ Cut and Blow Dry + Curls >>> OR >>> Cut and Blow Dry + Mini Mani or Pedi:  R300 For the Boys ~ Discount on all cuts VALENTINE’S DAY 14/02/2015 Book a Mini Mani or Pedi (R130 each) and receive a FREE Valentine’s Day Gift 🙂 Please phone to book your appointment: 021 554 6026.

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Red Bull King of the Air 2015

Local Kiteboarders Among the Many Internationals Chosen Few to Compete for Red Bull King of the Air 2015 Crown Cape Town (South Africa) – As the windy season draws nearer for Cape Town so does the window period for Red Bull King of the Air 2015. 22 of the world’s best kiteboarders (out of 24 participants) have already been announced. Cape Town’s Eden on the Bay, Big Bay, will once again play host to the competition for the third year running. Every year thousands of avid kiters descend on Cape Town during January and February – the ‘Cape Doctor’ (the south-easterly wind that presides over the city in its summer months) and sun-soaked beaches make for a kiteboarder’s dream. Between 31 Jan and14 Feb 2015 the world’s best kiters take to the skies in an attempt at the Red Bull King of the Air crown – among them a strong local contingent, 2 previous winners and a fair amount of Dutch kiters. Sportive Director for the competition, Sergio Cantagalli explains: “So far seven out of the 24 participants are Dutch riders, but it’s not surprising since the Netherlands has delivered incredible talents of the discipline in the last few years, especially extreme big air kiters, perhaps linked to the extreme weather condition that their coasts are related to.” “Red Bull King of the Air is a pure challenge, not only for the riders, but for all of us involved. Beside the big show, event day, and the great competition aspects, the event […]

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Christmas Carols

 Christmas Carols at Eden on the Bay!         Join us on the green on the 14th December for Christmas carols performed by View Church. The event starts at 18h00 and entrance is free! Bring your picnic basket, blanket and your family and enjoy some good ol’ Festive cheer! You don’t want to miss out!

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Christmas Market

Join us for Our Outdoor Christmas Market at Eden on the Bay! Date: 16 – 23 December 2014. Time: 10:00 – 20:00 daily. Bring the whole family for hand-crafted goodies and stocking-fillers, just in time for Christmas. This Christmas Market is full of treats and trinkets for the whole family. Live jazz daily in the courtyard will soothe away the worries of 2014, and get you into that holiday spirit.

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Beach Pet Walk

Eden’s Beach Pet Walk with Bergzicht Animal Hospital is back! And it’s bigger and better than ever! This year won’t be on the beach (we have listened to your comments and feedback from previous years) but will be on the boardwalk alongside the beach. So it will be easier, faster and more fun! With AMAZING prizes, goodie bags and giveaways, this beach pet walk is going to knock your socks off! Cost: R25 per pet Register on the day: 08:00 – 08:45 Walk Time: 09:00 – 11:00 Contact Bergzicht Animal Hospital for more: Click here.

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Opening Soon! Kidz & Cuts

A fun-filled kids hair salon is opening at Eden on the Bay on 08 November 2014.

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Kiddies Bike Race Around the Green

Eden on the Bay is proud to host the annual Kiddies Bike Race Around the Green, with CycleTeknix. Start times: Age 3 – 4: 10:00 Age 4 – 5: 10:30 Age 5 – 6: 11:00 Age 6 – 7: 11:30 Lucky Draw: 12:00 Cost to enter: Back to School items or R10 donations. Enter Now! Click here. Remember: No Helmet No Race! 🙂

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We’re Celebrating Teacher’s Month This October!

Everybody has had an awesome teacher. A memory, or two, has undoubtedly just popped into your mind of that teacher who helped you realise that you were more intelligent than you thought, or a coach who pushed you to work harder than you had before. Nominate your favourite teacher as the teacher of the month and they could win great prizes! That’s why we, at Eden on the Bay, are devoting September and October to honouring our amazing teachers – through the Teacher of the Month competition. Visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/edenonbigbay – and nominate your favourite teacher as the teacher of the month and they could win great prizes. They deserve it!

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Meet New People and Rediscover Cape Town Through Food

Lisa Huang Lisa moved from Chicago (USA) to Cape Town in late 2010, narrowly missing the FIFA World Cup. She had never traveled to the African continent and was ready for a new adventure! Born in Tainan, the gourmet capital of the tropical island of Taiwan, Lisa has fond memories of family gatherings over endless feasts. She believes food is the common language to unite people, and loves to make new friends over shared meals. After attending programmes at the Bandwidth Barn, Lisa founded Food and Chatter in 2012 out of her dream to connect people through food.  After all, no matter which city you choose to live in, it is the people that make a place truly memorable! Food&Chatter At Food&Chatter,  you will meet new people and rediscover Cape Town through food at our novel dining events!  From tastings with restaurant hosts, cooking in locals’ homes, to picking your own produce at a farm, join us for adventures around the Mother City, Cape Town. For information please visit www.foodandchatter.co.za  

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Kids’ Holiday Club

Jam-pack your child’s days with fun activities this holiday! Cup cake decorating Painting and drawing Fun arts and crafts Who: For Toddlers – 8 year olds You: Drop and shop or stay and play. 🙂 Where: Opposite Clicks near the fountain court Time: 11:00 – 15:00 Daily Enquire with Monica for more details.

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Pensioner’s Day

Enjoy great savings and discounts every Wedensday if you are a Pensioner. Enquire in store for details.

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