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Monday, October 9, 2017

#GROOMING: Kahve Scrubs Handed – Think Local Luxe

In the brink of summer comes a local brand providing your skin with luxurious rejuvenation. Kahve, a Proudly South Africa skincare scrub, is giving your spring plans something opulent to do. Treat your body to what could be its best grooming experience. Created by two Cape Town guys, Kahve is a product designed to exfoliate, cleanse, hydrate and protect.

Kahve Scrubs currently exist in two forms: Coconut Matcha and Coffee Cinnamon. Cocunut Matcha, also aptly known as Revive is a powerful combination of Japanese Matcha; a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, and virgin coconut oil: creating a formula designed to nourish dehydrated skin and encourage the skin’s natural glow. Make sure to Coconut Matcha for rejuvenated dry and tired skin.

Kahve Coconut Matcha

Kahve Coffee Cinnamon

The Kahve Coffee Cinnamon blend, considered Enliven; contains high quantities of caffeine to stimulate drainage, refine contours and tighten the skin. This is combined with the nourishing properties of avocado oil and Borage oils which restore your skin to its most vibrant self – perfect for any morning scrub to energize and invigorate.

Both blends currently retail for the recommended retail price of R280 for 225g. You can buy yours online, right now, via their official website:

#Skincare #Grooming #KahveSkin

Monday, September 4, 2017

#CULTURE: The 8th Annual Cintron Pink Polo – Val De Vie Estate – TICKET SALES

November 4th, 2017 sees the 8th Annual Cintron Pink Polo take flight at the prestigious greens of Val De Vie Estate in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. As one of South Africa’s acclaimed events on the social- and polo calendar and the only Polo with a Purpose, the Cintron Pink Polo will once again put the spotlight on Breast Cancer Awareness.

The event celebrates survivors of breast cancer and their inspirational stories of hope, healing and triumph. As someone who has a family member who too is a survivor of breast cancer, this cause and event has a special place in my heart. Funds raised on the day are donated to create awareness of symptoms for early detection as well as assisting women affected by the disease, throughout South Africa.

“We are proud to continue our association with this event which not only allows guests to experience world class 14-goal polo with all the embellishments, but also creates awareness and empowers women who are bravely facing all the challenges of treatment. Get ready for a wonderful event that combines luxury, lifestyle and polo which supports a worthy cause all while leaving an indelible mark in South Africa,” said Chelsea Brehm, Director of Marketing, from Cintron World.

Guests will experience a high-voltage, high-goal polo match between team sponsors Cintron and Vodacom, respectively captained by Springbok players Tom de Bruin and Leroux Hendriks in a bid to win the coveted Cintron Pink Polo trophy.

There are various hospitality areas in which one can indulge in a day out, filled with glamour and fun, all in aid of a worthy cause. Families can enjoy the Pink Food Truck Fair area with a selection of artisanal drinks, gourmet food and sweet delicacies on blankets and chairs in the summer sun. Polo Pavilion tickets offer front row seats to the spectacular fashion show, pop-up store delights and unique food and drink services in the spacious lounge area. VIP’s can look forward to a specialised butler service in an opulent setting with delectable canapés and premium cocktails curated by Campari and Cintron.

Since inception in 2010, the event has become a powerful conduit through which attendees are introduced to the Sport of Kings in an exclusive, opulent setting whilst lending a voice to the fight against breast cancer. Tickets are limited and available from Computicket, from R100 per person:

#CintronPinkPolo #Sportof Kings #BreastCancerAwareness

Friday, September 1, 2017

#SWIMWEAR: Mami Wata – “Mother Ocean” – Proudly Surf, Proudly African

2017 has produced yet another African surf and turf brand – Mami Wata, meaning “Mother Ocean” in West African pidgin. The Cape Town-based beachwear apparel, accessories and surf board brand, birthed by business partners Peet Pienaar and Nick Dutton. The local brand seeks to instil a little bit of Africa in every garment and wearer, dubbing itself as ‘the world’s first great African surf brand’.

“From Madagascar to Morocco, Liberia to Mozambique, Mami Wata is the African water spirit who appears in the shape of a mermaid. It is said that those who she takes for her lovers, return with a new spirit and become more successful and good looking,” smiles Nick Dutton, co-founder of Mami Wata Surf.

"We’re passionate about Africa, surf and design. Africa’s got some of the world’s best waves, yet there aren’t any brands telling that story. Africa is the new frontier, not just of surf exploration. The continent has fostered many indigenous surfing cultures and this is a great story to tell. We want to take our locally made and designed surf gear and apparel to the world,” he continues.

The Mami Wata range includes a number of lifestyle products, ranging from hand-crafted surfboards, to surf apparel and even coffee, all built to last and to survive an African surf adventure. Every Mami Wata product is sourced, designed and produced in Africa.

The brand and all fabrics have been created by renowned designer and co-founder Peet Pienaar. All are inspired by the seduction and freedom of Africa, while referencing current global fashion trends promoting electric and flashy textiles with floral and geometric patterns.

I managed to somehow get a media drop, which included board shorts, a tee, stickers and some home-grown coffee beans. We’ve shared some images from the look book for you. You can find the entire collection via the Mami Wata website – and you can follow the brand on social media via and

#MamiWata #Surf #Beachwear #SurfBoards #LongBoards #Summer