Make International Pizza Day Last All Month!

In case you missed it, 09 February 2021 was the cheesiest day of the year – it was International Pizza Day! But if you missed this delicious celebration of all things cheesy, crispy based and just all round yumminess, that's not a problem, because every day can be Pizza Day! To ensure that you can get your hand on some of the best pizzas in the city, we rallied up a few of our favourite pizza hot spots in this guide. We have even mentioned a few suggestions and our favourite pizzas for you to try. Click here to take a look where you can order from or dine out at for you pizza fix.

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Valentine's Celebrations Are Still Going

Valentine's Day may only be celebrated on the 14th, but who says we need to stick to just that one day? There are still a few romantic and exciting Valentine's offers that's available throughout the month of February! So, if you're looking for a wonderful escape for two, check out The Capital Hotels & Apartments' accommodation specials. Also, African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection® has a lovely Ultimate Romance Getaway package if you're looking for a quick countryside getaway.  There's even some spa pamper specials for couples still available. Click here to take a look and book your spoils now.

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Upcoming Movies

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but there are still some awesome movies to see at the cinema. There's only so much time you can spend at home before you start feeling a little bit stir-crazy and need a change in scenery. And don't worry, there are COVID-19 safety precautions and procedures in place at cinemas across the city. Wondering what's coming to a cinema near you this month? Click here to take a look at February's movie releases. There's sure to be something for everyone.

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Go On An Adventure At Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch

Whether you enjoy exploring the wilderness or are simply craving adventure, the picturesque Saddle Creek Adventure Ranch offers a wide range of activities to get the adrenaline pumping. Here, you can spend the afternoon quad-biking, trying your hands at action archery, enjoying the outdoors with a lovely horseback ride, go-karting and so much more. They even have spa treatments available if you're looking to relax and unwind as well as Hot Air Balloon Safari if you're looking for an experience you'll never forget. Click here for more information and to book your adventures ASAP.

Let It Out At The RageRoom SA

We're going to be honest, 2020 wasn't particularly the best year. And this year is slightly better, but still has it's moments. So, the question is, what do you do with all those pent up emotions, anger and rage? Well, why not visit The RageRoom SA in Bryanston and smash a few things to de-stress, let it all out, and also have some fun in the process. There's nothing more liberating than breaking windscreens, TVs, appliances and more. Click here to take a look at there selection of Rage Packages available. Also, keep up to date with their latest news, offerings and packages on Facebook.

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Virtual Paint Night!

Rather stay safe at home but are looking for something to do with your loved ones? Maybe even learn a new skill, let's say painting, so you can become the next Picasso from the comfort of your own living room? Sounds like an idea? Then be sure to get your tickets to YayMaker's Virtual LIVE Paint Nites. You can either get your hands on your own art materials, or you can order art material from them and have it delivered straight to your door (you'll have to contact them directly for this). Click here to see what upcoming events they have this February.

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Visit Molly Malone's Roadhouse Drive-In!

For something fun that'll take you on a journey down Memory Lane, why not visit Molly Malone's Roadhouse Drive-In in Fourways for a movie night or even a fun-filled quiz night, all enjoyed from the safety of your own car! Click here to take a look at what movies they have lineup and book your parking bay now. Also, every Tuesday is Tuesday Trivia Quiz Night! Click here for more information about that. and let's not forget about their delicious food that you can order from the restaurant while you enjoy your nostalgic evening with your friends and family.

Celebrate The Month Of Love At Avianto

No matter what sort of Valentine's spoil you're looking for to delight and woo your sweetheart with, there's bound to be something extra special to sweep them off their feet at Avianto during the Month of Love. From romantic getaways and intimate dinners for two to irresistible spa pampers, countryside picnics and more, you'll be spoilt for choice. Be sure make your reservations as soon as possible, space is limited.

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A Gift Voucher To Enjoy Later

Are you and your sweetheart a little too busy to plan a romantic celebration this year? Or are you perhaps just waiting for the pandemic to ease off before making any plans to venture outside of your safe four walls? Either way, Avianto's gift vouchers will make for the perfect Valentine's gift, to enjoy later. Purchase your voucher any time during the month of February to qualify for amazing offers*. These vouchers are valid for six months from date of purchase, so you'll have plenty of time to use them when you're less preoccupied. Take your pick from:

*T&Cs apply.

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Romantic Countryside Picnics At Avianto

Make the most of our beautiful summer weather and book a romantic Avianto picnic for you and the apple of your eye. All you need to take along with you is your own blanket, Avianto will take care of the rest! Enjoy the stunning scenery the property has to offer while you enjoy a treat-filled picnic box with your beloved. Or if you'd prefer, collect your box as a takeaway to enjoy in the comfort and safety of your own home. This romantic picnic box is available on Saturday 13 February 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021 at R700 per box for two people*. Click here to see what's on the picnic menu and click here to pre-order yours now.

*T&Cs apply.

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A Valentine's Dinner & Stay Over 

Since there is still a curfew during this adjusted level three lockdown, why not celebrate with a romantic night away this Valentine's weekend? Not only will you not have to worry about the time while you enjoy yourselves, but you'll also score some big brownie points! Contact Avianto and make a reservation to stay in one of their luxury rooms and enjoy a lovely dinner for two in their restaurant. Click here to see what's on the menu for the evening.

*T&Cs apply.

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Valentine's Day Sunday Lunch

What better way to celebrate the most loved up day of the year than with a relaxing Sunday Lunch at Avianto? Book your table and enjoy a five-course plated lunch with your loved ones. Cost is R395 per adult* and R195 per child* aged between 8 and 12 years (click here to book for the little ones). Also, kids younger than 8 years will cost R110 per child*, click here to book. Wondering what's on the menu? Not to worry, click here to take a quick look before booking.

*T&Cs apply.

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Couples Retreat Packages

Spoil your love with an indulgent treat with Avianto's Couples Retreat packages. You and your partner will get to enjoy a relaxing massage, a refreshing walk in nature, delicious food and a romantic night in the Avianto Hotel with breakfast the next morning! Now doesn't that sound splendid? Various Couples Retreat packages available include:

Full Day Couples Retreat Package – R 4 550 per couple*

Midday Couples Retreat Package – R 3 950 per couple*

Afternoon Couples Retreat Package – R 3 580 per couple*

*T&Cs apply.

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For More Information

For more information about Avianto and their Valentine's Month of Love specials, visit www.avianto.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 668 3000.

Don’t forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram to stay informed on their latest news, events, offers and more.

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Lots Of Chocolate From Lindt

This one is a no-brainer. Find your nearest Lindt Chocolate Studio and get your hands on all the different types of chocolate that you know your Valentine loves, throw them into a gift bag or wrap them and voilà – a sweet Valentine’s Day gift is ready! You can either create your own “lucky packet” from choosing a selection of decadent chocolates in the many different flavours, or you can take your pick from the boxes they have ready and waiting. The LINDOR Strawberries & Cream chocolates look just divine and nothing says “I love you” like a LINDOR Heart Tin filled with choccies.

There’s Loads Of Stuff At Woolies

We all know and love Woolies, and they’re always there when we need them, especially on Valentine’s Day when we have NO gift in hand for our special someone! Here, you can pick up a bouquet of flowers (if they haven’t all sold out yet), grab a box of chocolates or a few sweet treats, pick out the best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, maybe even get your hands on his or her favourite fragrance and shop for some sexy lingerie. There are so many options to choose from. And if all else fails, there’s always a Woolies voucher or a homemade dinner for two, thanks to all the goodies at Woolies Food.

Something Cheesy From The Crazy Store

You wouldn't associate The Crazy Store with Valentine's Day, but here we are! And to think about it, they have quite a few cute and cheesy Valentine's Day goodies to put a smile on your sweetheart's face. Let's be honest, if there's one day you can be cheesy, it's definitely on Valentine's Day. Best of all, their gift ideas won't bust your budget. They have cute little things from helium foil balloons, plushy toys and lovey dovey mugs to novelty voucher booklets, wooden plaques with sweet messages on them and heart-shaped candy.

Pamper Treats From The Body Shop

Whether you’re looking for something for the special lady in your life, the man of your dreams, a little something for friends and family, or need something to throw together a glamorous look for your hot date this Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop will have just the thing. Everyone loves a little pampering here and there, and this is a great place to stock up on all the good stuff. Take your pick from bath and body goodies, skincare items, beautiful gift sets, fresh fragrances and much more.

Get That Feeling With Sorbet

Speaking of pampering, you can also treat your loved one to something special from Sorbet. Get them a gift card for a massage or Dry Bar session, get your hands on a bunch of lovely products or choose a pretty gift set. Here, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Just pop into your nearest store. Luckily, you can find one almost everywhere you go. And for him, why not gift him with a pamper session at Sorbet Man! There's also a nice selection of products if he's into that sort of thing.

Get Your Spoils At Edgars Beauty

Edgars is your one-stop for all things makeup, skincare, fragrance, nails, brands and gift sets. And to make your last-minute gift shopping even easier, they also offer free signature gift wrapping. Crisis averted! For her, take your pick from fragrance and skincare treats that you know she’ll love. And for him, there’s everything from Nivea and Tom Ford to Aramis and Givenchy gift sets available.

Gift Ideas For The Outdoor Lovers

If your partner is more into the outdoorsy stuff, then why not get them a quick gift from Cape Union Mart. They have a bunch of fab gifting ideas for him and her. “Like what?” you might wonder… well, let’s share a few ideas with you. Gifts for him: Hydroflask coffee mug, a Red-E RSP80 Power Bank, a GoPro Hero 5 and a Zartek ZA-748 Two Way Radio. And for her: Volcano Motion Bluetooth headphones, the Victorinox Cape Protea tool or Sunski Originals sunglasses. The options are endless.

When In Doubt, Check Out Gift Experience South Africa!

There's no better gift than giving someone an experience of a lifetime, and there's no better place to find those than at Gift Experience South Africa. No matter where you are in South Africa, you'll find something fun, exciting, thrilling or even relaxing for that special someone. What can you expect? Well, you can spend some quality time together making chocolate truffles in Muldersdrift, indulge a little with a chocolate and champagne pairing or spend an afternoon quad biking out in Parys. Visit Gift Experience South Africa to see what else they have to offer.

Spoil Your Bookworm With Exclusive Books

Another idea if your partner is a little bit of a bookworm, get them their favourite book for Valentine's Day from the best book stop of them all - Exclusive Books! Make it a romance since it IS Valentine's Day (they have plenty of those). And if you're not too sure if he/she is the romantic novel type or if they enjoy the thrills that a gripping mystery offers, then there's always the option of getting them a gift voucher, which leads us into our next gifting idea...

Just Go Crazy On Vouchers!

You can’t go wrong with vouchers! And best of all, you can find them absolutely anywhere and everywhere. Sure, it might be a little less personal, but as long as you get the right store voucher, at least some thought went into it. If she likes clothes shopping, get her an Edgars, Woolworths, Truworths or YDE voucher. If he enjoys gaming, visit BT Games or Steam and buy him some new games.

The Old Faithful - NetFlorist

We will admit, this one is pretty cliche, BUT it works! NetFlorist has a variety of Valentine's Day gift sets that'll be delivered to your sweetheart, no matter where she or he is. She could be on a business trip in Durban and you can still spoil her with something sweet. Click here to take a look at all the Valentine's goodies they have lined up, pick your favourite, enter all their details, pull out that credit card, pay and BOOM. Done. As easy as that. See, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be difficult.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What Is It?

The SPIN Music Fair is back! Join 14 of the country's top vinyl record, CD and audio dealers for a day out in the summer sunshine. Browse through thousands of pre-owned and new vinyl records, CD's and cassette tapes. You are bound to find albums by your favourite artists, many at bargain prices. The Green Room, will be offering a selection of mouth watering meals. Chat with knowledgeable dealers, collectors and other music lovers at the SPIN Music Fair. Or, simply soak up the sun while enjoying the melodic sounds of this month's featured guest band. Featured vinyl and CD dealers include:

When Is It?

Sunday, 23 February 2020 at 10:00 - 14:00.

Where Is It?

Pirates Bowls Club, 4 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Free entry.

For More Information

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook page. 

Contact them on 082 490 2743 or via email at [email protected]

Looking for something special to do with your partner this Valentine's Day? You’ll fall in love with the super-hot special deals Silverstar Casino has on the cards!

Love Is In The Air At Vigour & Verve

Vigour & Verve is pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day. For only R350 per couple*, treat your special someone to a decadent three-course meal, a bottle of house wine and a beautiful rose! For starters, share a garlic and herb butter focaccia with sides of fresh chopped chilli, parmesan cheese and chopped garlic. If that’s not for you, choose between a vibrant veggie pan or a tempting tempura calamari. For the mains, you have the choice of a succulent 200g rump steak, Vigour & Verve’s signature butter chicken or a delicious chicken and mushroom fettuccini. End the evening off with a chocolate volcano to share – it’s to die for!

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A Love-At-First-Bite Menu At Col’cacchio

Col’cacchio’s Valentine’s menu is a must! Cupid’s bruschetta starter for two offers three different but equally mouthwatering bruschettas to start your evening of pure indulgence. For main course, choose between Italian stuffed chicken fillet OR Bistecca al Pepe prime sirloin steak served with a peppercorn truffle sauce OR linguine Pescatora with the freshest shrimps, calamari, mussels and hake laced in a creamy white wine and tomato sauce. Dessert could not be more divine! Tiramisu OR strawberry and berry meringue cream OR Italian kisses. All this for only R295 per person*! Your taste buds will be infatuated! Bookings and deposit are essential, call 011 662 1487 to book now.

Full Moon Fever Hits Barnyard for Valentine’s

Enjoy an epic evening of unforgettable music, bubbly and divine doughnuts! Don't miss Full Moon Fever - a tribute to acoustic, unplugged and country-rock, featuring memorable musical moments from all decades, with songs that will appeal to all ages. And you have the choice between two perfectly paired packages:

Option 1: Show Ticket & Treats at R200 per person

This package includes your ticket to the show, a mini bottle of JC Le Roux per couple on arrival, plus a delectable doughnut each at interval! Kids or under 18s also pay R200 each – only the JC le Roux is replaced with a soft drink. Delicious pizzas and other eats will be on sale at the venue.

Option 2: Valentine’s Date Package for 2 at R700 per couple (R350 per person)

This package includes your tickets to the show, a delicious two-course buffet-style meal including doughnuts for dessert, plus a mini bottle of JC Le Roux per couple on arrival.

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You’ll LOVE The Hussar Grill

Celebrate the month of love with a romantic night out for two at South Africa’s premier grill room: The Hussar Grill! Celebrate even more by winning a marvellous, mouth-watering meal voucher worth a whopping R1 000, PLUS a luxurious one-night stay at Silverstar Southern Sun!

To enter, simply email The Hussar Grill at [email protected] and tell them why you love that special person in your life in less than 100 words! Then, get the word out by tagging your friends!

Terms and conditions apply to all Valentine’s Day specials.

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For More Information

For more information on Silverstar and their romantic lineupvisit www.tsogosun.com/siverstar-casino.

You can also contact them on 011 662 7300.

Also, keep an eye on Silverstar Casino’s Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news, events and special offers.

Polly Pocket™ Is Making A Comeback!

Almost 30 years since the launch of Polly Pocket™, Mattel announces the relaunch of this beloved 90s phenomenon, in the original one-inch micro-scale and compacts. Talk about nostalgic blast from the past! Polly Pocket™ will be available all over the country at various outlets from February 2019 onwards. With many original Polly Pocket™ fans, parents can now introduce their children to Polly’s world. With the 90s making a comeback, what better time to bring back the beloved micro-play sets and define Polly Pocket™ for a new generation of kids?

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It's Polly Pocket™ With A New Twist

The new Polly Pocket™ boasts a refreshed look that nods to the brand’s heritage and surprise factor, with NEW miniature worlds and a surprise in every compact for the 21st century girl. Along with new product, there is new content, and a new ethos – “Tiny is Mighty.” Polly is often told she is “too little” to do the things she wants to do. But Polly proves what every kid already knows - that being little isn’t a limitation, it’s her greatest strength.

Polly Pocket™ products are about a tiny world full of unexpected surprises that can fit in the palm of your hand and can be taken anywhere with you. Childrens’ imaginations are ready to be unlocked with each compact, discovering fun locations and playing out great Polly Pocket™ adventures. Miniature compact themes also include Polly’s Picnic, Lila’s Closet, Shani’s Camping Trip, Polly’s Beach Vibes Backpack and many more that kids will love collecting. With Polly Pocket™, no dream is too big and no adventure is too small!

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There's Even An Animated Series on YouTube!

The “Tiny is Mighty” ethos has been the inspiration for the new animated content which will bring Polly and her friends to life as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket. Kids can watch more on the Polly Pocket™ Youtube channel, while the animated TV series will air early 2019.

How Much Will These Polly Pocket™ Compacts Cost?

Polly Pocket™ hits South Africa's shelves in February 2019 and Polly Pocket Tiny Pocket Places compacts start from RRP R129.99, suitable for kids aged 4+.

For More Information

To find out more about Polly, visit their website at www.pollypocket.com.

Catch episodes of Polly Pocket Adventures on YouTube.

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What Is It?

Get ready for a thigh-slapping, country showdown at Time Square this February. Country music fans can get their dancing shoes ready for the toe-tapping and energetic Country Legends Spectacular! This concert will be bringing some of the biggest names in local country music together under one roof, including Lance James,  Barbara Ray,  Clive Bruce,  Sally Vaughn, Jody Wayne and Tommy Dell.

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Lance James is a multi-award winner, including six Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution and dedication to the music industry. His Keep It Country programme has been running for more than 38 years and is now broadcast on 14 stations countrywide and on internet radio.

Barbara Ray has earned more than 22 Gold records during her career. With hits like Who’s Gonna Tie My Shoes, Down the Mississippi and I Don’t Wanna Play House, this lady is still as popular as ever.

Clive Bruce is one of the smoothest and most versatile entertainers in South Africa. He presented the Sing Country TV shows for five years on TV4 and Rewind for three years.

Sally Vaughn is known for her great hit Glory Glory Hallelujah. She received a standing ovation in the USA when she performed this song to 20 000 people.

Tommy Dell represented South Africa in Nashville, USA, in the 1980s. He has numerous gold and platinum albums under his belt and is known for his vibrant stage act.

Jody Wayne is another platinum selling recording artist, producer and entertainer, who has earned numerous gold and platinum discs for recording and for producing young talent. He is known for hits like Patches, 16 Candles and The Wedding.

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 February 2019 from 14:00.

Where Is It?

Sun Arena at Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R150 per person and are available at Computicket.

For More Information

For more information about this show or Time Square, visit www.suninternational.com.

Don't forget to give Time Square South Africa a follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and offers.

Spread The Love This Valentine's Day

Make Valentine's Day extra special this year with a little bit of help from the Mall of the South and Gold Reef City! Spend R300 or more at ANY Mall of the South store, and you'll stand a chance of winning a Gold Reef City Key to the City experience valued at over R10 000!

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This romantic experience for two includes:

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How To Enter

To enter and be in the running for this Key to the City experience, simply complete an entry form (available in-stores and on the Mall of the South website), attach your till slip valued at R300 or more, and slip your entry into the competition boxes located at strategic points throughout the mall as well as at Centre Management.

This is an amazing experience for you and your sweetheart! Make sure you enter now, as entries close on Sunday, 17 February 2019 at 17:00.

Terms and conditions apply.

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For More Information

For more information about this experience or the Mall of the South, visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za to keep up-to-date with their news and events.

Also, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #MalloftheSouth

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