The CPS Warehouse

Decorate your home like a pro with some help from The CPS Warehouse! This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store offering the largest collection of holiday décor in the country. Visit their showroom in Northriding and enjoy the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you’re looking for some creative ideas to add to your Christmas décor setup. Here, you'll find wreaths and garlands, pre-designed Christmas trees, crackers and snow globes, baubles and hanging decorations, figurines and inflatables, dress up goodies and much more. Click here to see what else they have in store.

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Santa's Warehouse

Get into the festive spirit and shop for all your Christmas décor needs at South Africa’s biggest year-round Christmas store, Santa's Warehouse. This spot can easily be mistaken as the Santa's North Pole workshop in the middle of Pretoria East! Here, it's Christmas every single day of the year. The showroom offers shoppers a fascinating selection of festive décor – think garden decorations, gorgeous Christmas lights, Santa suits and stockings, cheerful wreaths and garlands, snow spray and stencils, and so much more! Visit their warehouse in Shere, Pretoria, or simply shop at their online store.

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The Crazy Store

Looking to shop for Christmas décor without busting the bank? then be sure to visit The Crazy Store for all of your festive season decorations. You're sure to find everything you need here, from Christmas trees and all the shiny and dangly decorations needed to make it look super festive to fun dress up goodies, wrapping paper and gift bags, LED Christmas lights, crackers, stockings and much more. You can visit your nearest Crazy Store or simply hop onto the internet and shop at their online store.

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Takealot.com

Don't have time to physically visit a store and shop for your Christmas season décor? Not a problem! Just visit Takealot.com and shop for all of your Christmas tree decorations, LED lights, festive dress up items, sparkly tinsel, Elf on the Shelf dolls and more, all online and have it delivered right to your door. See, Christmas shopping doesn't need to be time consuming!

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Get Spooky With The CPS Warehouse

Since Halloween is on the horizon, it's time to spookify your space to get into the spirit of the season. And for all of your décor needs, you just need to head to Northlands Deco Park and visit The CPS Warehouse. This is a seasonal décor and decorative lighting store, founded in 2008, offering the largest collection of Halloween décor in the country.

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Their extensive range of Halloween décor items include:

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Visiting the showroom and retail store is always an enjoyable, inspiring experience – you will be blown away by the festive atmosphere and beautifully decorated displays, perfect if you're looking for some creative ideas to add to your décor setup. Since Halloween is practically here, they've extended their October trading hours as follows: Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00.

If you prefer to shop from the comfort and safety of your own home, their fully functional e-commerce website offers the full range of products available in their showroom. Visit www.thecpswarehouse.co.za to take a gander at what they have on offer and fill your cart.

There's currently an exciting online delivery promotion: A flat delivery fee of just R100 and FREE delivery for orders over R2 000.

CPS Warehouse

For More Information

For more information about The CPS Warehouse and have they have to offer, visit their website and online store at www.thecpswarehouse.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 704 7006 and [email protected].

You can find their retailstore and showroom at Northlands Deco Park, Newmarket Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for plenty of inspiration, deals, specials and news.

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Other than all the incredible restaurants and cafés 4th Avenue has to offer, there's also a plethora of interesting shops to visit if you feel like a little bit of a retail spoil. From antiques and exclusive fashion, Parkhurst offers an unique retail experience like no other suburb. Keep reading to find out more.

What Are You Looking For?

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4th Avenue

There is only one place to start your shopping spree in Parkhurst, and that's 4th Avenue! From unique yet trendy couture to interesting eateries and lots of art and design in between, 4th Avenue is a lovely place to visit over the weekend if you're looking for something slower and different to the usual bustling malls and crowds. Here are a few stores you'll be able to browse through when you visit 4th Avenue.

Desray

For unique and beautiful high-end fashion for ladies, Desray Designs is just the store you should visit while strolling down 4th Avenue in Parkhurst. Here, they make their own clothing patterns, do their own cutting and sew together 95% of their ranges themselves. All of Desray's items of clothing are made with love and attention to detail, as they believe in giving ladies variety and exclusivity, along with amazing quality. You can either visit their store on 4th Avenue to see what ranges and clothing they have in-store or you can shop online. There's sure to be something stunning to suit your style and preference.

Visit Desray.

Ri.Ch Factory

Looking for vibrant and oh-so beautiful African contemporary fashion to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe? Then be sure to visit Ri.Ch Factory, founded by Rina Chunga Kutama. Either visit their store on 4th Avenue or visit their online store to see what gorgeous designs they have to offer, ranging from brightly coloured infinity dresses and Bali crop tops and pants to stunning skirts, hats, kimonos and more.

Visit Ri.Ch Factory.

Parooz Fashions

Get cool, trendy and exclusive fashion at affordable prices at Parooz Fashions. Here, their aim is to dress fashion-forward, unconventional, non-conformist, avant-garde, unique and trendy women with fresh and unique clothing. To see what fashion they have available, visit their online store and browse through their selection of dresses, body suits, rompers, swimwear, shoes and outwear. Their ensembles are slicker than the average. And if you're looking for some inspiration, parooz through their lookbooks online.

Visit Parooz Fashions.

Partisan

Established in 2018, Partisan believe that quality and sustainability combined with comfort and style is the winning formula to every man's wardrobe. Visit their online store or the physical shop on 4th Avenue and take a look at their collection of eco-friendly, vegan sneakers; smart yet fresh dress shirts; suave and cool fedoras; and variety of comfy tees. No matter what your style, Partisan is sure to have just the thing to add to your wardrobe.

Visit Partisan. 

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Green Grass Design Shop

For a unique gifting idea that's sustainably produced, visit Green Grass Design Shop on 4th Avenue. They design, create and make delightful things that you're sure to love using laser cutting! Green Grass Design has also created a unique environment for their designers and those in their upskilling workshops to create beautiful products. Visit their online store and browse through their selection of intricate boxes, coasters, dominoes, bunting banners and much more. They are proudly South African and their products reflect an eclectic mix of our different cultural roots.

Visit Green Grass Design Shop.

MØDERNIST

Looking for trendy couches to furnish your living room? Then be sure to visit MØDERNIST. They manufacture their own range of couches and stock contemporary retail products from local designers. They specialise in imported Danish mid-century furniture as well as international pieces that are from the same period. Other than stunning furniture, they provide restoration and re-upholstery services for your well-loved yet falling-apart furniture items. They also stock a variety of  retail products including lighting by Hoi P'loy and MOS, as well as paintings by Allan Barnsley.

Visit MØDERNIST.

MODERNIST furniture store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Tshirt Terrorist

T-shirt culture is a thing, which is why Tshirt Terrorist is just the store to visit if you're looking for the coolest, trendiest and most unique t-shirts to add to your collection. They stock their own brand, as well as guest labels and smaller, independent designers whose work they treasure and want their shoppers to discover. You can expect to find ballsy, intelligent, niche t-shirt designs for bold, outspoken, self-styled individuals.

Visit Tshirt Terrorist.

Santos

From storage related products to décor items for you home, Santos on the corner of 4th Avenue and 7th Street is just the place to visit and browse through. Take a look at their range of lifestyle furniture, storage solutions, home accessories, lighting and more. There's sure to be something to suit your home, style, budget and needs. Their factory also allows for custom-made designs if you're looking for something specific.

Visit Santos.

Cloud+Co

Moms and dads and parents-to-be, if you're looking to spoil your little bundle of joy with new toys, stylish clothing and other cute accessories or need to prepare with some newborn essentials, Cloud+Co on 4th Avenue is a must-visit. This lifestyle store for children aims to provide parents with only the best products that are organic and ethically made and sourced, both locally and internationally.

Visit Cloud+Co.

Antigone Art & Antiques

Antigone Art & Antiques buy and sell unusual and rare antique pieces on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst. This spot is well worth the visit if you love antiques and would like to take an interesting journey back into the past. The store is filled with unique items. To name a few that's on their website at the moment (August 2020):  a Vintage Vampire Kit circa 1880; a Carousel Horse circa 1940; Herman Moll Map of the World (1719); and a fine Stinkwood Rusbank circa 1860.

Visit Antigone Art & Antiques.

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What Is It?

From monitoring your children while you're at the office, to being able to interact with those in the room when you are not, Connex Connect offers you a solution to digital living with endless possibilities.

Connex Connect is a Smart Home solution designed for easy setup, simple integration and full control over your home. Explore this range of exciting smart products that turn your ordinary home into a futuristic smart home, all controlled from one app.

The Connex Connect Smart Home Starter Kit includes:

For More Information

Interested in purchasing the Connex Connect Smart Home Starter Kit? Click here to visit the Joburg Marketplace and order yours now.

For more information about the Joburg Marketplace and what’s on offer, visit shop.joburg.co.za.

A Lick Of Paint 

It's a wonder what a new splash of paint can do to transform a room. But you needn't paint your entire living room. Save that extra cash for decor elements instead and paint just one feature wall in your living room. The top colours for winter 2020 are champagne, navy blue, olive green, deep red and charcoal. Pick one of these bold colours to spruce up your feature wall or invest in a wallpaper in similar colours. Make sure that this colour will match your existing furnishings, as you do not want to have to purchase a whole new set of chairs and curtains.

Where To Get It?

You may want to consult with a paint specialist too, to find the best quality paint for your wall. Visit Builders Warehouse in store to find a consultant or browse through their online paint selection to find what you're after. Their online paint calculator is super helpful when it comes to figuring out exactly how much paint you will need to get the job done. You can also check out their blog for helpful tips and tricks on all things paint and decor.

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Cushions & Comfy Throws

Nothing says luxury comfort like scatter cushions and lush throws. Deck out your living space with a few of these added touches of class this winter. Don't be afraid to mix and match when it comes to the size and pattern of your cushions. Just remember to stick within your colour palette and your upgraded living room will come together in no time.

Where To Get It?

We love @Home's range of scatter pillows and throws. Spoil yourself a little by investing in a couple of their luxury velvet cushions and a mink throw for your sofa. It's these small added accents that can take your living space from dull to daring. Plus, you'll be kept nice and snug throughout the chilly season.

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Sweet Scents

Liven up your living space with welcoming scents this winter. Whether you choose to place a few scented candles around the room or a reed diffuser, this simple element can make your living room feel a whole lot more inviting. Seeing as its winter, steer clear of fresh, flowery smells and try out rich, woody scents instead. We personally adore the smell of a cinnamon scented candle burning, but you may consider sandalwood, lavender or sage instead. Not only will your home smell lovely, but these scents can help boost your mood and ensure better sleep during the winter months.

Where To Get It?

Mr Price Home is the place to go for spectacular scents on a budget. Their candle sets and holders are stylish without the added price tag. Order yourself an assortment for your living room through their online store. They have a number of promotions on home decor items and fragrances this winter. Get your hands on 4 for 3 fragrance or candle specials while stocks last!

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Quirky Coffee Table

You only need one piece of statement furniture in a room to make an impact. This winter, gift yourself with a new quirky coffee table. Industrial-style furniture is back this season, bringing chic lines and a minimalist feel to your living space. If you are lucky enough to live in a trendy Joburg loft space or an open concept living space, this is the ideal item of furniture to add to your lounge area or TV room. Just be sure to pick something with enough weight and stature to stand up to your new chunky cushions and lush winter throws.

Where To Get It?

Small businesses need your help during these trying times. Show your support by exploring Hello Pretty - a local online marketplace where buyers and sellers meet. Here you can find a superb variety of homeware and decor items, including handcrafted coffee tables. We adore this retro coffee table by Kurve Designs. With its functional book nook and vintage touches, it's the perfect addition to any living space in need of a makeover.

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Greenery

Bring the outside indoors this winter by introducing greenery to your living space. A touch of nature can truly transform a dull space into something magical. Indoor plants also increase oxygen levels in your home, improving both your physical and mental well-being. Clear out cluttered areas of your living space to make room for a few ferns, Monsteras or low maintenance succulents. If you've got a green thumb, consider nurturing a pretty orchid this winter. You can transplant it to your garden once spring rolls around, but for now it will provide a delicate touch and fresh fragrance to your living area.

Where To Get It?

There are many wonderful garden centres and nurseries located around Johannesburg. Visit your nearest one to find what you need to up the green space inside your home. But if it's orchids you are after, simply pop into your closest Woolworths store or check out their plant range online. Their orchids come with detailed care instructions to ensure your growing success.

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Good luck redecorating! 

A quick and easy way to disinfect surfaces in the workplace and at home is to use a cordless spray gun to spray disinfectant.

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How To Disinfect Large Surfaces In Minutes

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Dissolve Virol-Oxy in water. To make 1 litre of highly effective 1% solution, dissolve 10 grams of the Virol-Oxy in 1 litre of lukewarm water.
  3. Stir in the powder: Stir the powder until it has dissolved, leaving a clear pink solution.
  4. Assemble the spray gun: Pour the solution into the cup holder and secure it onto the spray gun. Then insert the battery, and select the largest spray nozzle for a fine mist spray.
  5. Spray surfaces: Spray any hard surface and/or equipment, including counters, floors, windows, doors, handles, benches, baths, sinks and much more.
  6. Leave for 10 minutes: Leave for a minimum of 10 minutes, then wipe surfaces over with a paper towel.

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A cordless spray gun is highly effective to spray disinfectant, compared to regular cleaning. It is also a lot more efficient than an agricultural sprayer, as it covers an entire surface with a thin layer of disinfectant without leaving untreated patches.

Any cordless spray gun will work, but EcoDepot recommends the Ryobi XSG-18 Cordless Spray Gun (usually sold as a paint spray gun) for reliability and value for money.

It has a comfortable soft grip handle and three various spray options, one of them being a very fine mist spray, which is ideal for any surface that you may want to disinfect.

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Virol-Oxy, elaborated in Germany, is an advanced surface disinfectant which works within minutes and is extremely effective against viruses (including COVID-19), bacteria, fungi and spores. It’s more gentle to most surfaces than diluted bleach and you can even use it to wash off food products, using a 0.5% solution.

EcoDepot is an authorised distributor of Virol-Oxy in South Africa.

Virol-Oxy is also available in bulk 1kg packages, as well as an all-inclusive kit to prepare 100L of disinfectant (1% solution).

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Watch How To Disinfect Surfaces Using Virol-Oxy & A Cordless Sprayer

Stay safe, and together we can flatten the curve! Visit EcoDepot for more DIY and home improvement products.

For More Information

For More Information about EcoDepot and their range of products, visit ecodepot.co.za.

You can also contact them on 021 204 7033 and [email protected].

Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for the latest news, products, tutorials and more.

Who Are They?

Cupboard Zone is an interior design and carpentry company whose designs span a wide range of styles and finishes. They specialise in kitchen cupboards and renovations, as well as bathroom and bedroom cupboard installations.

What Do They Offer?

Cupboard Zone offers carpentry, cabinet making ,3D design and modelling services - they work closely with architects, building contractors, plumbers and electricians to complete your dream.

Safety Precautions In Place

N/A.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

Where Are They Located?

Gauteng.

For More Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0823302244

For more information, visit their website.

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#1 Clean Your Phone

The one item that is attached to your hand the most probably collects and carries the most germs and contaminates out of everything else we have mentioned on this list. Your phone is used everywhere you go. Placed on many different counters (probably dirty) and also handled by family and friends when you have a hilarious meme you need to share. Disinfect it daily!

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#2 Your Taps

In all your bathrooms and in your kitchen, be sure to clean and disinfect your taps. This is a plumbing piece that everyone touches, be it guests of household members. Think of how many times the taps are touched to wash hands, get some water or clean fresh produce. Clean these handles daily to avoid spreading any germs.

#3 Clean Light Switches

Another frequently touched part of your home are light switches. This feature is usually forgotten when you're on a cleaning spree and is unfortunately one of the culprits when it comes to spreading infectious illnesses. When cleaning your home, always make sure you wipe down the light switches, too.

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#4 Microwave Keypad

During the lockdown, we'll be doing a lot of snacking and eating. Sadly, this is what boredom does! But, what you don't realise is how many times that microwave keypad it touched with dirty or germ-covered fingers. Don't forget to clean this part of the kitchen appliance when you're giving it a scrub.

#5 Fridge Door

Another well-touched spot that slips our mind during disinfecting and cleaning is the fridge. Every time someone grabs a bite to eat, needs a drink or mindlessly raids the fridge for something to snack on, the fridge handle or door is touched. Ensure you clean the handle and the entire surface of the fridge door/s.

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#6 Your Car's Interior

We may not be driving anywhere anytime soon, but since you touched the steering wheel after your lockdown prep grocery run, it needs to be wiped down, stat! Same with your gear lever, handbrake, door handles, boot handle, dashboard, radio buttons and indicator stick. Basically, just give your car a complete clean.

#7 Clean Remotes

We will be doing a lot of series binge watching during the lockdown (here's a few throwback series to watch), so those remotes need to be wiped down with sanitising cleaning agents regularly. This also includes your car and garage remotes.

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#8 All Of Your Keys

We all handle keys on a daily basis to get in and out of the house, lock our cars and open locked cabinets and storage units. Clean and disinfect your keys often, too. Just to be safe!

#9 Drawer & Door Handles

Drawer and door handles need to be cleaned and wiped down daily as they're used just as often as our phones. We're all at home walking from room to room, opening one door after the other. And we're constantly touching door and drawer handles along the way.

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#10 Rub Down Your Couches

We cough and sneeze into our hands and/or flexed shoulders, then proceed to place these appendages on the arms of couches while watching our favourite movies and shows without taking a second thought of what we're doing. Just spray some disinfectant on a cloth and wipe down the couch to kill off any germs.

For more information, at-home entertainment and health tips during the COVID-19 outbreak and 21-day national lockdown, click here.

Who Are They?

Stressless Cleaning Services make your life easier by coming to your home to clean it at an affordable price. They will clean up after events, church halls and even come and clean up post renovations.

What Do They Offer?

Cleaning services.

Where Are They Located?

45 Graskop Street, Rondebult.

Safety Precautions Put In Place

Stressless Cleaning Services are only doing cleaning in cases of emergency and use enzyme-based cleaning products.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information, feel free to visit their website.

Details: 073 058 9867

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Spice up your home with all the hidden gems at Killarney Mall. This is a great chance for you to become your own interior designer. You can find everything you need to get started. From the kitchen to the bedroom, they've got you covered.

If you are looking for inspiration and some ideas on how you can warm up your home, Killarney Mall has all the homeware stores you need to spruce up your interiors.

Let's take a look at these amazing stores to help you on your journey to finding your signature homeware look.

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Adding a modern touch to your interior begins with @home. Here, you can find multipurpose items to spruce up your home. They even have everything you need to do a full revamp.

@home pride themselves in providing quality and unique products. It is a great place to get creative, to mix and match and define a signature look that you want to add to your home.

They have all you need to make your interior and exterior statements, so pay them a visit.

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Sheet Street

Despite the name, Sheet Street offers more than just sheets. They have everything you may need to revamp your home.

With the help of Sheet Street, you can transform your bedroom and brighten up your living room with a splash of colour. Whether you want to focus on the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or study, this is your go-to home décor store.

Sheet Street offers a range of products that add character to your home.

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Le Creuset

If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen then Le Creuset is the store for you.

They bring creativity in kitchenware to whole new level. This store is popular for their colourful and high quality products. If you don't really like cooking, these products are just what you need to get motivated.

Le Creuset specialises in pots, casseroles dishes and kitchen accessories that make your life easier.

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Carrol Boyes

Any lover of art will love Carrol Boyes.

They offer create pieces that standout and make a statement, something that everyone who walks into your home will marvel over.

Stop by to spruce up your home with a bit of colour, creativity, spontaneity and beautiful finishes.

What is your favourite homeware store at Killarney Mall? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here are some quick home revamps to enhance your space.

Here's your chance to become your own interior designer. It is time to enhance your home with these awesome tips. From the kitchen to the bedroom, be inspired and make your house a home.

Quick revamps are a fun way to personalise your home. They also give you the chance to play an interior designer, without the costs and effort of fully revamping your home.

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Add a modern touch with @home and their gorgeous homeware pieces. They have multi-purpose items that will help you save a few bucks.

Get creative and mix and match with these:

Picturesque Print Sets - add a matching table cloth for that extra special touch.

The Love Your Bed Selection - why not throw in some matching pillow cases?

Candles - remember to colour coordinate!

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Sheet Street

Sheet Street doesn't only sell sheets. They also have a world of exciting interior and exterior items that are perfect to revamp your home.

Whether you want to focus on the living room, bedroom or the kitchen, they'll have just what you need. And, all their products are affordable to boot.

Get creative and mix and match with these:

Rugs and Mats - add in some matching throw pillows and you're good to go.

Bathroom Towels - throw in a matching shower mat, soap and lotion bottles.

Bed Sets - it is always a good idea to match your bedding with your curtains.

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Le Creuset

If you're sprucing up your kitchen then Le Creuset is the place for you. They offer a range of kitchenware with exquisite design and quality.

Le Creuset specialises in pots, casseroles and kitchen accessories that make your life easier.

Get creative and mix and match with these:

Get a matching set of mugs, pots and accessories. This is easy as Le Creuset's products are all available in beautiful, bright colours.

Welcome To The Byre

Whether you're looking to find that dream home to start a family or are a discerning home seeker, The Byre offers an exclusive development that's unaverage.

The Byre consists of 20 freestanding homes, designed and built with comfort and luxury in mind. Offering buyers a range of layout options, including 3 bedroom 3 bathroom or 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom, and for a variety of lifestyles, this elegant address boasts all the amenities.

Enjoy the spacious, vinyl floored interiors. Entertain or kick-back in the functional, modern kitchen and living spaces. And have your privacy with walled gardens. Other features include garaging, Wi-Fi, Smeg appliances, sculleries and black taps that turn this beautiful space into your luxurious home.

The Byre

Have peace of mind with their state of the art security. Sleep soundly knowing there's a night guard and 24-hour, off-site CCTV monitoring, linked to armed response. And all the high perimeter walls have eight strand electric fencing – this is a home that was designed with security in mind.

The Byre is situated just minutes away from Sandton, Bryanston and Hyde Park with direct access to William Nicol, in lush and park-like surroundings.

It’s suburban living at its best.

The Byre

Development Features

The Byre

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For More Information

For more information about The Byre and to book a viewing, visit hbrealty.co.za.

Work

Does your desk look like a scattered bomb site? Then it's time to start immediate evacuations and bring on the spring cleaning. Start out by clearing off any unnecessary paper, old takeaway coffee cups and stationery you no longer use. If there are forms or documents that you must keep, make sure to file them away. The last thing you need is to toss away that very important contract you have worked months to land! But, we know that bulky files can weigh you down even more, so rather opt for a neat flip folder from Waltons. These nifty concertina files come in an array of colours and can be carried almost anywhere without hassle.

Did you know that your keyboard is one of the dirtiest surfaces, crawling with germs, leftover crumbs and dead skin? Make it a priority this spring to dust off your keyboard, mouse pad and any other PC gadgets. Is your screen looking a little grimy too? Get your hands on some non-alcoholic wipes or screen cleaner spray from Incredible Connection or takealot.com.

Lastly, have you thought about how many unnecessary apps, files and widgets your computer has stored over the last year? Take some time to declutter your laptop or desktop this spring season. Opening up a clean and tidy Windows page at 8am on a Monday morning can do wonders for mental clarity!

Spring Cleaning

Home

Now for the big guns - your house. While it may seem overwhelming at first, taking things slowly can bring great results. Pick one room to start with. It doesn't need to be the dirtiest or most overcrowded. We think the bathroom is a good place to begin. Clear out cupboards, drawers and cabinets of old medication, shampoo bottles and creams. Always check the expiry dates on these items, as some may still be usable. Give your towels and bath mats a good scrubbing too. Or, invest in a couple of new bathroom accessories from @Home stores. We love their Fringe Jacquard Bath Sheets. You better hurry if you want to wrap yourself up in a luxurious 100% cotton towel after your next bath.

Once you have the bathroom in top-tip condition, move on to the bedroom. We often store most of our junk in our bedrooms. This not only creates a cramped living space, but can even affect your sleep. The key to good shut eye is good ventilation, quiet and a space solely dedicated to sleeping. Clear your bedroom of any work related items, as these can hinder your brain from shutting off at night. Also eliminate any blue light emitting devices such as TVs, laptops and even your cell phone. We know, you like to scroll through Twitter before bed or catch up on your favourite series, but it's doing more harm than good. The last few months of the year can be a real drag, so it's vital to get as much good sleep as possible.

Spring cleaning

Next item on the agenda - the cupboards! Donate old clothes to a local community centre or host a jumble sale to make extra cash. The rule is, if you haven't worn it in a year, toss it out. You will feel much lighter waking up to a minimalist closet every morning, trust us. Plus, this is the perfect excuse to go out on a spring shopping spree to find a great new outfit.

Online

Our last spring cleaning hack is for all you social media addicts. How many times have you mindlessly followed an account or friended someone you haven't spoken to in person for years? Culling your contacts every once in awhile is a must. It allows you to keep in touch with only the people who inspire, motivate and genuinely care about your well-being. It can also prevent thoughtless scrolling through social media when you are bored. So get to it.

Happy Spring Cleaning everyone! 

Village View Shopping Centre

The Village View Shopping Mall is located along one of Bedfordview's busiest main roads. Situated just a kilometre from the M1 South on-ramp, the centre is a hive of activity. In late 2013, the centre underwent massive renovations. This not only improved its retail and dining offerings, but created a more welcoming shopping environment for visitors. The centre is now a go-to for shoppers looking to find the latest fashion brands, health and beauty products, super stylish home decor and more. Bedfordview foodies also love it here thanks to the variety of restaurant options on site. From tashas, to Pigalle, Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant, Turn n Tender and FireRoom Sushi & Grill, Village View has something to offer everyone.

Fashion

Shopping on-trend fashion just got a whole lot easier at Village View Shopping Centre. Although the centre features only two fashion boutiques, Zoi and Zui SA, these two stores have more than enough high-quality style offerings to keep fashionistas coming back. Zoi is the urban working man and woman's g-to store for power blazers, fitted jeans and dresses. Stop by here before your next board meeting or business luncheon. Zui SA is a little less serious, stocking women's boutique wear and seasonal must-haves. Their fashion wear is inspired by London Fashion Week and the classic English style seen in top East End boutiques. Check out their online store for some fashion inspiration before heading out to Village View for your next shopping spree.

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Food

Restaurants

Village View's dining options are superb. With five major restaurant chains at the centre, you have ample choice when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat. For breakfast, brunch or a light lunch pop into tashas. This cafe style restaurant greets you at the entrance to the centre and as a result is almost always busy, serving up wholesome dishes made from the freshest ingredients. The seating area is breezy and well-suited for long conversations with friends. Try out a slice of their delicious cakes, or indulge in a gourmet sandwich. You can always walk off the extra calories while exploring the rest of the centre.

Fine dining is easily accessible at Village View, too. Take your pick from Pigalle - a Portuguese seafood and grill dedicated to delivering personalised silver service, or Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant. Rodizio is the more lively venue of the two, often featuring live music and dancing as part of their dining experience. However, whichever you choose you are bound to have a great time enjoying first class food.

For a fiery food experience head to Village View's Turn 'n Tender or FireRoom Sushi and Grill. While these eateries offer wholly different cuisines, flame grilling is at the forefront of their cooking techniques. Partnered with excellent service, these restaurants offer diners a fun and interactive eating experience.

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Woolworths

Village View's Woolworths food store is a neighbourhood favourite. This wholefoods grocery outlet is a lot quieter than the outlets situated at the nearby Bedford Centre and Eastgate shopping malls. With over 1 500 sqm of retail space, this Woolies is the ideal place to shop for your weekly groceries and essentials.

Wellness Warehouse

Wellness Warehouse is one of the newer editions to the centre. Nevertheless, they have managed to quickly endear themselves to customers with their awesome range of health and fitness products. Just two stores down from MovementX, the Wellness Warehouse caters to gym bunnies and average interested health fundis alike.

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Health & Beauty 

Sorbet & Sorbet Man

Everybody needs a little bit of pampering now and again. That's where Sorbet comes into the picture. Experts in facials, hot wax, gelish, brows and blowouts, Sorbet's mission is to leave you feeling rejuvenated and revitalised after their treatments. Gents, you haven't been forgotten. Sorbet Man is right next door. So, take your sweetheart on a spa date at Village View to earn brownie points galore.

Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

The Skin Renewal Clinic offers a range of aesthetic beauty treatments. From laser hair removal, to acne and rosacea treatments, botox and hair loss treatments, the Skin Renewal Clinic is here to help you look and feel your very best. All treatments are administered by trained nurses and therapists, so you can relax knowing that you are in good hands.

Beauty Factory

You can hardly miss the Beauty Factory at Village View. The stores large glass doors are usually thrown open to welcome you in. If that doesn't do the trick, the sights and smells emanating from the shop should do the trick. Stop by here to pick up all sorts of locally made goodies, including bath salts, essential oils and lotions.

Rain Natural Skincare

Rain is an ethically responsible beauty and skincare product store. Their promise is this: no parabens, no petroleum jelly, no mineral oil, no liquid paraffin, no petrochemicals, and most importantly no animal testing or child labour in the making of their products. If you deeply care about the environment and want to make a difference, start by visiting Rain at Village View Shopping Centre.

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Home Decor 

Once you have shopped to your heart's content and eaten your fill at Village View, check out their home decor stores. Weylandts is South Africa’s leading furniture and homeware store. Combining clean, confident Scandinavian-inspired design with the raw, authentic textures of mother nature. Find everything you need to create your perfect living space here.

As part of the Foschini Group, @Home is one of the top choice homeware and furniture stores in South Africa. Their range of contemporary furniture pieces will have you planning home makeover projects from the minute you step foot into the store. @Home's selection of appliances are also a homemakers dream. You may be tempted to drool over the SMEG mixers and kettles, be warned.

On your way out of the centre pop by Gemma Bloom flower shop. While it's not always possible to redecorate your entire home, a bunch of fresh flowers can do wonders to liven up a bland space.

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Details: Cnr Kloof and Van Buuren Rds, Bedfordview, Johannesburg | 011 622 3026 | [email protected]

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Have you been to Village View Shopping Centre before? Let us know about your experience. 

Let's Start In The Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. And with an awesome range of handy kitchen accessories to get you cooking up a storm, Edgars Home will ensure it's the perfect place to pull up a chair, hang out and share a few happy moments with your family and friends.

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Accessorise your kitchen with a few of these items:

Eetrite 6-Piece Acacia Wood

Acacia wooden block with magnetic function and 6 hollowed handle stainless steel knives. Each knife has a wide lip on the end of the blade called a bolster. This is intended to balance the blade and serve as a finger guard.

Anzo Silicone Oven Glove

Made of FDA approved silicone (can be use in high temperature) and woven cotton. Washing machine safe. Handle hot dishes safely and easily.

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Maxwell & Williams Vitromax Round Casserole With Lid - 3 Litre

Vitro ceramic can withstand extreme changes in temperature. Oven, freezer, stove-stop, microwave and dishwasher safe.

Eetrite 16-Piece Teardrop Hanging Cutlery Set

Elegantly designed with a great balance between functionality and fabulous, this 16-piece hanging cutlery set is perfect for everyday use.

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Next, The Bathroom

Next up, is accessorising the bathroom. Transform a dull bathroom into an appealing space with luxurious towels and practical accessories in eye-catching colours and designs.

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Private Collection Berry Bath Towel

Light and fluffy and naturally strong with high absorbency. Warm wash at 40 degrees, do not bleach, warm iron, do not dry clean, do not tumble dry.

Private Collection Levels Pearl Scent Dispenser

Make use of this opulent soap dispenser to complement your bathroom decor. Made in a bulb shape with a pearl finish.

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Private Collection Terazzo Toilet Brush

Bathrooms have limited space, so in order to make it stunning, every piece you use as a decorative element has to have impact and this terrazzo print toilet brush ticks all the right boxes.

Private Collection Memory Foam Bath Mat

Make every day feel like a spa day with this luxuriously soft bath mat from Private Collection. It's made with memory foam materials for a gentle feel on your feet and dries quickly.

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Something Beautiful For The Bedroom

Your bedroom should be a comforting space in which to relax and restore your spirit at the end of the day. Lined curtains keep the light out so you can enjoy more shut-eye, while faux-fur scatter cushions and plush linen add a soft touch.

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Private Collection Geneva Ready-Made Lined Curtain

1 Drop - 140cm (W) x 223cm(L), 85% Polyester, 15% Linen. Lining- 100% Polyester. 40 degree warm wash.

Private Collection Palm Embellished Duvet Cover Set 

Transform your bedroom into an opulent sanctuary with this Plush Embroidered Palm Gold Duvet Cover Set. Microfiber / Poly Cotton. 40 Degrees warm wash.

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Hotel Collection Crushed Velvet Scatter Cushion

For sophisticated style to suit your high-end needs and enhance your sanctuary, this warm feel crushed velvet cushion adds a rich and luxurious feel to any space.

Hotel Collection Nude Faux Fur Blanket

This fabric is a lustrous fur-like material that is made from synthetic fibers to resemble the soft and smooth texture of fur. Size: 180 x 200cm, 100% Cotton.

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Click here to see the full Home Range. 

For More Information

For more information about Edgars Home and what they have in store for you, visit www.edgars.co.za.

Also, don’t forget to give them a follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to keep in loop with the latest news, offers and sales.

What Is It?

MRP Home and True Love are gathering all the ladies to have a good time the We're Better Together event.This session is all about empowerment and getting you inspired.

They will be serving some valuable knowledge about breaking the balance between an inspirational life at home and at work. You will be with other women who aspire to be in a good balance in life both at work and at home.

MC will be the beautiful Dineo Ranaka, she will also be giving us the low down on her journey until now. speakers will include a lot of influential women in the industry so expect something motivating.

Get your tickets now!

Where Is It?

Summer Place, Hyde Park, Melville Road 69, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng

When Is It?

Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 09:30

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R250 per person, get your tickets Here.

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Dinner Table Basics

Share the love this winter and invite your family and friends over for some winter warmer meals. Serve your guests with an elaborately adorned dinner table setting that boasts elegance and tasteful design. Go back to basics in style with sleek, shiny cutlery, as well as designer crockery in artsy prints. All at prices to make you smile. Check out Edgars' Winter Essentials.

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Buy 6, Save R100

For a real bargain, save when you buy six of the following:

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Don’t Forget, You Can Also Shop Online

Don’t have time to head to an Edgars Home near you? Not a problem, you can shop online at www.edgars.co.za. There are also many perks to shopping at Edgars online, which includes:

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For More Information

For more information about Edgars Home and what they have in store for you, visit www.edgars.co.za.

Also, don’t forget to give them a follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to keep in loop with the latest news, offers and sales.

What Is It?

Want to be inspired with fresh ideas for your home? Then make sure that you are at the Decorex Joburg 2019. They will be showcasing some of the best products in the country to get you closer to that 'Top Billing' worthy style.

This expo gathers designers, architects, landscapers, creatives, home owners and decor enthusiasts to show them something that could spark an idea.

Throughout the expo, you get to taste many amazing foods from some of the kitchenware stalls to give you a taste of what you can make in the comfort of your own home.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 to Sunday, 11 August 2019.

Where Is It?

Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R20 and R120 per person, get your tickets here! Prices are as follows:

For More Information

For more information, visit Decorex.

There’s Something For Every Room, Every Style, Every Life Stage

Whether you’re hosting something special in the near future, need to replace a few things in your home, looking to give your home a little bit of a makeover or have changed your own personal style recently, Edgars Home has something for each room, any style, and all life stages.

Since the kitchen, bathroom and living room are the considered the “communal” spaces in the home (everyone uses them – family and guests), we thought we’d start on sharing ideas for these three spaces. You can shop Private Collection Kitchen, Bathroom & Décor in-store or online at www.edgars.co.za.

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Get-Togethers In The Kitchen

Ladies, sharing a little bit of gossip about so-and-so’s falling out with her bestie in the middle of a crowded mall isn’t juicy unless it’s discussed over a hot cup of tea or coffee, sitting around the kitchen table. Hmmm, but by the looks of those mugs in your cupboard, it’s time to replace them with newer, more vibrant and unique ones! Edgars offers a lovely selection of mugs to suit your style, personality and budget. Click here to see their Private Collection.

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Fluff Out The Bathroom

There’s nothing more comforting, soothing and soft than big, fluffy and luxurious towels. A new season is on the horizon, so why not swap out your current towels with brand-new ones from Edgars’ Private Collection. There’s a selection of hand, bath and beach towels as well as face cloths to choose from. And if you’re looking to get super luxurious, pick the lush ones!

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Kick Back & Relax In The Living Room

After a long day after office, all you want to do is plop down on the couch, sit back, relax, read the weekly paper or a book, or perhaps just watch a few episodes of your favourite show on Netflix. You know, chill out and unwind. Lighting plays an important role in setting the mood of a room, so to promote relaxation, we suggest some new lamps. Edgars has just the thing for your lighting needs – lampshades, lamp bases, lamp sets and more - except the lightbulbs, sorry.

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For More Information

For more information about Edgars Home and what else they have in store for you to decorate your home with, visit www.edgars.co.za.

Also, don’t forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep in loop with the latest news, offers and sales.

Mom, I'm Bored! 

Schools are expected to reopen in phases from 01 June 2020. But this does not mean that your child will be returning to their normal routine any time soon. As kiddies may not fully understand the implications of the outbreak, it is imperative that parents speak to their children about the virus, its symptoms and how to prevent infection through good hygiene and social distancing before school begins. However, for the time being your little ones may become restless, feeling cooped up and lonely without their friends.

Nevertheless, during this time of urgency, we suggest that you find fun ways to keep the kids entertained at home rather than risk infection by visiting parks or attending play-dates. Besides, there is some benefit to isolation - bonding with the family! Put the electronic devices to rest, detach from the constant influx of media information and reconnect with the people you love most. Here are a few suggestions for having a whole bunch of fun while in lockdown:

Build A Fort

When COVID-19 first broke out in Wuhan, China in late 2019, its citizens were quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus. South Africans living in Wuhan took to social media to find connections and comfort from their fellow countrymen. To keep themselves entertained at home, many of these expats attempted to build blanket forts in their apartments. Since then, a number of fun isolation challenges have emerged, as people seek to find the brighter side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get the kids involved in a fun challenge by transforming your living room into a wonder-filled world of imagination! Stack up blankets, sheets and pillows against the furniture and let the kids create their own secret nooks and crannies on the inside of your make-shift indoor tent. Or, build up a space big enough for yourself to crawl into and have a much-needed rest. Gather up a few good story books and huddle up inside together for a day of reading. Don't forget to bring along a couple of tasty snacks!

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Play A Board Game Or Build A Puzzle 

Give the video consoles and computer games a break for a day. Bring out great old-fashioned board games! Playing games as a family can be a wonderful bonding experience and may become a household tradition. We recommend the classic Cluedo, which is available in a junior edition online at takealot.com. The snooker-inspired fingerboard game, Shoot, is also tons of fun for all. However, if you and your little one prefer a more relaxed style of gaming, why not build a puzzle together? Puzzles are proven to be a great fine-motor skill development tool, and they are loads of fun for adults, too.

Picnic In The Backyard

A good dose of sunshine has been proven to boost your immune system. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, get the kiddies outside during this time for some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D. Joburg autumn weather is ideal for an outdoor garden picnic with the kids. Rope them in to whipping up a selection of finger sandwiches, or spend a little extra time baking with them. Lay out a blanket and tea set in the yard to make this activity a special treat. Invite your children to bring along their favourite toys to add to the whimsy of the afternoon. Remember to wash your hands before and after eating! 

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Arts And Crafts

Get your arts and craft materials out these holidays and be as creative as you can. Drawing, painting, sculpting and origami are proven to decrease stress levels. In these trying times, activities such as these can calm both you and the kids. For artsy inspiration, check out these nifty Pinterest boards.

Dress-Up Party 

Dig through your cupboards to find old and interesting items of clothing worthy of a fancy dress party. Invite the kids to join in on the fun. You can dress up too (if that's your kind of thing). Try out different accents or character skits for a good laugh, or even go as far as organising a family play. Remember to take loads of photographs along the way - they'll bring huge smiles to your faces in years to come.

Stay-In Movie Day 

Kids love movies and can undoubtedly be entertained by a television for hours on end. Take advantage of this by giving yourself and the kids a day off, to binge and bond over your most beloved movies. If you've had it up to your ears with Frozen and Peppa Pig, check out these awesome alternative animated movies for kids. Create the in-house movie theatre atmosphere by drawing the curtains and making a bucket load of popcorn (give everyone a separate bowl to avoid the germies!) You can add to the fun by making it a compulsory pajama and slipper day.

If you have any suggestions on how to have fun with the kids while at home, please share them with us in the comments section below.