For A Glowing Complexion

Just because we're in lockdown, doesn't mean our beauty regime needs to fly out of the window. In order to keep our sanity, we still need to stick to routine. So, keeping to your skincare regime is important. And for an added treat, we think it's time to give yourself a little bit of a pamper to cheer you up while we're self-isolating and making the most of our time at home.

Tackling dull, dry skin? Why not try the Sorbet Salon Skin Daily Skin Polish Powder? It exfoliates and instantly brightens the skin for a fresh, smooth and restored look and feel. You can get this polish powder from Sorbet.co.za at R220*.

Now that your skin is exfoliated and smooth, it's time to hydrate the complexion! And nothing is more moisturising than a Sorbet Mineral Hydrogel Mask. It intensely hydrates and plumps up skin with a combination of hyaluronic acid and collagen. You can find this face mask online at Clicks for R69*.

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For Beautiful Hands 

We know the feeling! Washing our hands constantly and using hand sanitiser frequently is definitely leaving our hands feeling raw and sore, and looking dry and dull. This is a necessary preventative measure to ensure we slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, they don't say we can't treat our hands with a few moisturising spoils to alleviate the effects of constant cleansing!

One of Sorbet's handy lockdown favourites includes their Sorbet Salon Pro Nourishing Hand & Nail Treatment. This treat is enriched with hyaluronic acid which hydrates the skin, leaving it looking and feeling smooth, soft and moisturised. You can get yours at Clicks for R55*.

Now, we thought we wouldn't mention any hand sanitisers due to them leaving our hands dry, but the Sorbet Firming Waterless Hand Sanitiser is a must-have in your handbag or back pocket if you're planning on braving the outside for essential supplies. This product cleanses and sanitises your hands, while also tightening and maintaining the youthfulness of the skin. You can also find this at Clicks for R15*.

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For A Nourished Body 

Now that we have our complexion and hands sorted, we can move onto our body! As winter rolls in, we know that dry and itchy skin will become a struggle. We can already feel that tight, burning sensation! Just like our face, our body needs to be exfoliated to rid dirt and dry skin as well as moisturise to keep the horrible winter effects at bay.

To exfoliate your body, get your hands on the Sorbet Salon Body Scrub. With a blend of apricot seed powder and plant oils, you'll slough off the dull and dry skin to reveal new and nourished skin for an all-over glow. You can get this at Sorbet online for R89*.

And to moisturise, the Sorbet Tranquil Bath And Body Collection Body Butter Soufflé is a must! Infused with skin-loving green tea, this body butter souffle is easily absorbed into skin, leaving it feeling soothed and nourished. Head to Clicks online and get it for R99*. Also, don't miss out on their special: buy any three selected Sorbet Tranquil Single Products, and you'll get the cheapest one free. But hurry, this offer is only valid until 20 May 2020.

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For Happy Feet

Let's not forget about our feet! They need some pampering, too. Especially during the cold months! By the time spring comes around, we want to have beautifully soft and smooth feet so we can slip on those sandals and flip flops. To make it happen, winter prep is in order!

Take care of you heels with the Sorbet Pedi-Care Rejuvenating Heel Balm, you can get it at Clicks online for R50*. This is the perfect at-home remedy against chapped and cracked heels. It's highly moisturising and contains 25% urea to soothe dry heels. It absorbs easily and includes a powerful combination of moisturisers and hydrating ingredients to leave skin feeling soft and supple.

Another foot pamper to treat yourself with is the Sorbet Velvet Foot Soufflé. Hydrate your feet with this velvet foot treatment formulated with shea butter, soybean and coconut oils to help moisturise, smooth and renew feet and ankles. Best of all, it smells heavenly! You can get yours at Clicks online for just R75*.

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For More Information

For more information about Sorbet and their range of stunning products, visit www.sorbet.co.za.

Also, don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with their latest news and updates, new product releases and more.

What Is It?

Hendrick's Gin invite you to escape the conventional this November. Join Hendrick's Gin for a Perfectly Peculiar Picnic Party at The Maslow Hotel. You can expect a most exclusive and memorable day-into-early-evening experience. Featuring SA’s finest DJ’s including PH, Mdoovar, Kabz de Small, DEniece Marz, Just Themba and Half & Half.

Come and experience Hendrink's Gin accompanied by perfectly paired food menus, flocking fabulous flamingo dancers and a baby grand piano recital. Visit Hendrick's pamper stations, which include complimentary hand and shoulder massages, a glamorous vanity station to make sure you consistently look your best and Hendrick’s new Summer Cocktails (as well as bottle service). This is an event not to be missed, so book your tickets ASAP!

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 12:00 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

The Maslow Hotel, 146 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R300 - R1950 per person. Book yours here.

For more information

Follow Hendrick's Gin on Facebook for more information.

Details: 010 226 4600 | [email protected]

Show us someone who does not love being beautiful. Maybe a drop of water in the occasion. There are many elements that add up to beauty and the health aspect around beauty. We have created a list of Beauty Spots you can visit to give yourself a little bit of love.

Why We Encourage This?

Well! We are always working and spend most of our time at work, so treating yourself every now and again can be the greatest way to get you all amped up again. Plus! We would give any excuse to get pampered and feeling great about self-love.

Whether you want something quick fix or a full on treatments, there is something for everyone at The Zone @ Rosebank. The mall is filled with endless beauty possibilities.

Let's explore the pamper avenues...

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LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

LUSH is just a world of marvel for us and brings us tears of joy because of all the treats you can spoil yourself with. The store is great for the take home full body experience.

LUSH takes creativity and raw to a whole new sphere, how in the world these two words make a great combination? Well! Here they do, they make they products with the best raw ingredients around. All their stuff is handmade and made with creativity that will blow your mind.

LUSH appreciates the art of giving the body some love. Did we mention that their bath bombs are absolutely divine? Come and get your head to toe experience here.

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AFRICOLOGY

We will start off by saying, once you have experience the relaxing AFRICOLOGY aroma that pulls you in - you won't even need to see their spa to know it's in the area.

Their treatments are as good as the hugging signature smell that always gets everybody talking. The spa is a body dream, here you will be able to get the full on body treatment that your body desires. AFRICOLOGY is a world you don't want to come back from.

They give love to skin care, from hands & feet, full body, fragrance and some lovely products that you can use at home.

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Beauty In The Mews

Beauty In The Mews is a hidden gem at The Zone that bears a whole lot of refreshing treats. They are all about skin therapy and making sure that you feel great.

If you also want some quick fixes then you can check out what they have. Their offering includes waxing, tinting, nail treatments and more.

Treat yourself to a cool pamper session.

Beauty The Zone @ Rosebank

MAC  Cosmetics

MAC is a great place if you want to have beauty session with makeup. Their beautiful studio looks like a dream. The colours and beautiful makeup artists included.

From the moment you enter the studio, you will be wowed. What is even better is the amazing is the work that the makeup artists pride themselves with, not forgetting the incomparable quality of products.

MAC has become more than just makeup, but a viral influence in the fashion industry altogether. So you will be getting the best of the best.

Flowers Are Always A Win

This is at the top of our list as it's a given. Show your appreciation for everything they do for you with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Who doesn't like receiving flowers to brighten up their day? Head over to NetFlorist to see their collection of Secretary's Day gifts. There are a variety of options to choose from, and best of all, you can add a few little things to the delivery to make it extra special.

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Or How About An Edible Bouquet? 

Flowers not really their thing? Then why not get an Edible Bouquet delivered? This takes a unique spin on the traditional flowers, delivering stunning handcrafted arrangements of gourmet fruit dipped in chocolate or fruity bouquets that look just like flowers. It's definitely something rather unique... and delicious! Visit their website to view their array of sweet treats. They even have sugar-free options.

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Pamper Sessions

Secretaries work under a lot of pressure, and it can be quite stressful keeping everything in order. How about treating them to a pamper session to help them de-stress, unwind and relax a little (especially after month end)? There's always the old faithful Sorbet Man or Sorbet that offers a variety of pamper delights. Take your pick from a selection of treatments, ranging from shaves, hair cuts, massages, facials, manis and pedis to waxing, products and vouchers.

Personalised Stationery

You can never go wrong with some personalised stationery! Personalised notebooks, mugs, pencil bags, journals, mouse pads, laptop accessories and stationery sets are available at NetFlorist. Simply select which goodies you'd like to gift, add their name to the products and you're all set. Who doesn't like personalised stuff that has their name on it?

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Nifty & Cool Gadgets

We're living in the day and age where gadgets have become a part of our everyday lives. So, why not spoil your secretary with the gift of nifty gadgets and tech accessories? This can range from power banks and phone covers, to personalised USBs, pop sockets, a desk fridge to keep their refreshments cool and much more. Visit NetFlorist to take a look at their selection of interesting tech gadgets for the 21st century secretary.

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Build A Hamper Of Their Favourite Things

You work closely with your secretary on a daily basis. So surely you know quite a bit about them, like the things that they do or don't like or wish they had more of. So, why not go on a little shopping spree, pick up a few of their favourite things and create a personalised hamper just for them? It's one of the easiest and most thoughtful gifts you could ever give. Buy a desk organiser (that they can use at the office) then jam-pack it with a few of their faves - wine/brandy/whiskey/beer, a selection of snacks, stationery, gadgets and power banks, quirky items and coffee or tea goodies. Get creative. If you can't think of anything amazing, NetFlorist has a selection of hampers to choose from.

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Chocolate!

What goes well with flowers? A box of chocolates, of course! Chocolates are another winner and Geldhof has a lovely selection in spirit of Secretary's Day. Take your pick from basketed hampers filled with indulgences, beautifully wrapped gift and keepsake boxes or a variety of assorted chocolates. Also, if you need sugar-free options, they'll gladly assist in store.

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Vouchers 

Lastly, if in doubt, get vouchers for them to spend on something they'll enjoy. We know vouchers can be seen as a lazy gift option, but it gives them the freedom to pick something that they would like as the perfect gift. Vouchers are also available everywhere and anywhere. Great options include spa vouchers,

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Defining Supreme Male Style

Rockets Man, coming to Sandton City this March, will bring Sean Barber’s unique and special vision to life, creating a bespoke and luxurious space for men to unwind and celebrate life - in style. This spot will be no ordinary barber shop. It'll be a melting pot of bespoke male grooming services, designed with the modern man in mind. This new space will cater to gentlemen who are smooth, sophisticated and slick with a discerning outlook on life and how he lives it.

What Makes Rockets Man Different?

What sets Rockets Man apart from all other barbershops is its exceptional offering and mission. Men will be spoilt for choice as they have access to a combination of Rockstar barbers, tailors and technicians, all in an exclusive environment. This is a soothing and comfortable atmosphere where like-minded individuals can get together and network, relax, or enjoy a whiskey and buy a cigar while being treated after a busy day. Rockets Man can be a luxurious retreat or sophisticated hangout with the boys.

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And The Products?

Because only the best will do, Rockets Man has also designed a range of luxurious products specifically formulated for local conditions. The new line of products will be launched to the market later on in the year.

When Will They Be Opening?

Rockets Man will be opening in Sandton City this March by appointment only, with stores in Rosebank and Fourways following suit in the upcoming months.

For More Information

For more information about this barbershop with a twist, visit their Facebook page for all their latest news, updates and events.

You can also contact them on 010 203 9289.

Black Friday at Camelot Spa Melrose Arch

Looking to get a little more bang for your buck when visiting Camelot Spa? Then you don't want to miss out on their indulgent Black Friday specials! And it's not just any spa, it's a luxurious and tranquil haven situated in one of the city’s most upmarket shopping, residential and business precincts, Melrose Arch.

Camelot Spa Melrose Arch offers you a soothing, relaxing and serene space to indulge in a wide selection of beauty treatments to revitalise body, mind and soul. Choose from massage therapy, specialised skin treatments or body therapy and enjoy their steam room and outdoor relaxation area before or after your spa experience.

Camelot Spa Melrose Arch offers the ultimate spa experience and ensures you'll return again and again. And just in time for the festive season, they have a few Black Friday offers to leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world, while saving you money.

Camelot Spa Black Friday

Here Are Their Black Friday Specials

Special #1

Book ANY specialised 60-minute massage and receive a complimentary massage voucher for your next massage session at Camelot Spa Melrose Arch or The Marion on Nicol. Vouchers are valid for 6 months after issue date and are redeemable between Monday - Friday ONLY.

Special #2

Book ANY 60-minute facial and receive a 30% off voucher for your next facial at Camelot Spa Melrose Arch or The Marion on Nicol.

*Please note: These offers are valid from 19 to 23 November 2018 at The Marion on Nicol and Melrose Arch branches ONLY.

How To Get These Special Offers

To spoil yourself with these amazing Black Friday specials, use the code CAMSPAFB18 to qualify when booking.

Camelot Spa Black Friday

For More Information

For more information about Camelot Spa Melrose Arch, visit www.melrosespa.co.za.

Also, you can contact them on 011 684 1392 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Breaking News

Have you heard? There's a brand-new, exciting retail concept at Sandton City offering you half an hour of pampering, relaxation and pure indulgence — the Clarins OpenSpa! It's perfect if you're looking to treat yourself on the go.

In partnership with Woolworths Sandton City, Clarins has concentrated all its skincare expertise and plant-based knowledge into seven different treatments for immediate results and a wonderful feeling of well-being. It's 30-minutes to a better you. It's also me-time when you need it most, whether in between meetings, during your lunch hour, as a break from retail therapy or just because you feel like spoiling yourself.

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30-Minutes To A Better You

Half an hour is all it takes to leave you feeling revitalised, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day. Their selection of 30-minute, semi-private, luxury spa treatments, only R295 each, include the following:

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Where Is The Clarins OpenSpa?

You can find the brand-new Clarins OpenSpa at Woolworths Sandton City in the upper-level Beauty Department.

When Is It Open?

The Clarins OpenSpa is open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 20:00 and on Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 18:00.

Clarins OpenSpa

For More Information

For more information about Clarins, visit www.clarins.co.za.

Also, to keep up to date with their latest specials, products and news, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

The Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus Has Arrived!

Welcome to a first in South Africa! Sherbet Angel recently announced the launch of their brand new premium service: a fully equipped mobile beauty bus. They offer a variety of glamorising on-the-go treatments for all corporate and other events around Gauteng. Office parks, festivals, weddings, bachelorette parties, pamper sessions and baby showers can all benefit from this new service. It promises to be a lovely addition to any special event.

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The exciting new venture, designed to both entertain and provide streamlined mobile personal grooming, is the first to market in the country. The stylishly renovated bus was unveiled to a crowd of beauty lovers and influencers at the Sherbet Angel premises in Linden. Sherbet Angel's team of expert beauticians treated the guests to a preview of the Beauty Bus and showcased a few of the mobile beauty offerings, including hair styling, makeup, manicures and pedicures, massages, waxing and brows and lashes.

And for some fun out on the decks, South Africa’s darling, Tamara Dey, entertained the crowd alongside DJ Kimmy K. Ginifer provided the exotic Gin Bar; Meridian Wines hosted the indulgent bubbly bar; and Oregano, the premium caterer, served exceptional canapes to the crowd.

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Book Your Glam-On-The-Go Experience Now!

The Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus is available for any type of event — all corporate bookings, private functions, birthday celebrations, bridal parties, baby showers, whatever — in both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Not in those areas? Don't worry! More Sherbet Angel Beauty Buses will be coming to all major cities across the country in due time.

As for price range, you'd be surprised! For the convenience of having the entire glamour shebang brought right to you, the Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus pricing is highly competitive.

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For More Information

For more information on Sherbet Angel, click here. To make your booking, email [email protected].

Also, don't forget to give Sherbet Angel a follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

The Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus Has Arrived!

A first in South Africa, Sherbet Angel recently announced the launch of their brand-new premium service — a fully equipped, mobile beauty bus, which will offer a variety of glamorising treatments on the go for all corporate and event needs in Gauteng! Think corporate functions, festivals, weddings, bachelorette parties, pamper sessions and baby showers — this will add quite a lovely element to your special event.

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The exciting new venture has been designed to both entertain as well as provide streamlined mobile personal grooming. The stylishly renovated bus was unveiled at the Sherbet Angel premises in Linden in front of a crowd of beauty lovers and influencers. Guests were treated to a preview of the Beauty Bus with the Sherbet Angel team of expert beauticians, who showcased a few of the mobile treatments, including hair styling, makeup, manicures and pedicures, massages, waxing, brows and lashes.

And as for entertainment at the grand reveal, the crowd was treated to a performance by South Africa’s darling, Tamara Dey alongside DJ Kimmy K on the decks. An exotic gin bar was provided by Ginifer, Meridian wines hosted the indulgent bubbly bar while premium caterer, Oregano, served exceptional canapés.

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Book Your Glam-On-The-Go Experience Now!

The Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus is available for any kind of event in both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Not in those areas? Don't worry! More Sherbet Angel Beauty Buses will be coming to all major cities in the country in due time.

And as for what the Beauty Bus and their services cost, you'd be surprised! For the convenience of having the entire glamorising shebang brought to you, the Sherbet Angel Beauty Bus pricing is highly competitive.

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For More Information

For more information about Sherbet Angel or to make a booking, email [email protected] or call 010 594 5182.

Also, don't forget to give Sherbet Angel a follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Pamper

Soulstice Day Spa JHB

From facials and massages to hand and foot care, Soulstice Day Spa at Silverstar in Krugersdorp offers a range of treatments for those looking to get their pamper on. If you are looking for the full relaxing experience then take a look at the fabulous packages they have available. On offer are some real stress relievers, such as the Pure Bliss treatment which includes a Swedish massage, classic facial, luxury manicure, luxury pedicure and a tasty spa lunch. Oh, sign me up!

For more information, click here.

Renaissance Day Spa

The Renaissance Spa at the Michaelangelo is a place where all you’ll want to do is indulge in one pamper session after the other. There is a large selection of treatments to choose from, including great facials for anti-ageing and other beautifying regimes. And if you are looking for a small, affordable escape then make an appointment for their Pieta Escape package for an hour and 45 minutes of ultimate relaxation. You can also enjoy a lomi-lomi massage and thereafter take advantage of their heated spa pool, steam room, sauna and sensation shower.

For more information, click here.

Pyramid Day Spa

With a range of specialised treatments to rejuvenate and invigorate you, you won’t go wrong by heading down to Pyramid Day Spa for a day of relaxation and beautification. Get your nails done, wax away those stubborn hairs and indulge in soothing massages and body treatments. And, if you are looking for a quick solution to restore your get up and go attitude, then opt for the Swift Restoral package. It lasts for two hours and 15 minutes, includes a 45-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a balancing scalp and foot treatment, and gives you full use of the spa facilities.

For more information, click here.

Four Seasons The Westcliff Spa

Aside from the breathtaking view of leafy Joburg, do yourself a favour by visiting the Four Seasons The Westcliff Spa. This is the perfect destination to restore your energy levels with soothing aromatherapy treatments, pampering manicures and pedicures, or an all-embracing body wrap. There is a large selection of massages, grooming and anti-ageing facials for you to choose from, like the Weavers Deep Relaxation and Stress Relieving treatments. Talk about indulgence!

For more information, click here.

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Life Day Spa

For luxurious relaxation and an experience you will never forget, make an appointment at Life Day Spa in Rosebank to take advantage of their amazing packages. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, why not go for a Body Revival treatment? It includes a Middle Eastern mud ritual, 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, a classic facial, full use of the spa facilities and a delicious spa lunch... How could you say no to all of that?

For more information, click here.

Sby Spa

With a range of Thai and classic massage techniques, make an appointment at Sby Spa and spoil yourself with a traditional Thai massage to help you get rid of your fatigue and release muscle tension. Alternatively, you can choose from a selection of their Wellness Packages, like the two-hour Sby Orchid Package including a relaxing reflexology massage, followed by a traditional Thai massage to end off your spa experience.

For more information, click here.

Hands On Retreat

This tranquil and relaxing spa is definitely a great place to be if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving. Make an appointment for their Sleep and Spa Specials that will definitely leave you feeling pampered, recharged and uplifted.

For more information, click here.

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Riverview Spa

Riverview Spa has plenty pampering specials for you to indulge in. Moms can plan a cute kiddies pamper session for their daughters while indulging in a Heavenly Holistic full-day package, which includes a welcome drink and snack on arrival, an Indian head, neck and shoulder massage, a botanical blend hand or foot treatment and so much more. All this is followed by lunch and a soak in the Jacuzzi… Divine!

For more information, click here.

Body Sense Day Spa

Unwind and relax while you are being pampered with your choice of treatments and packages at this spa in Fourways. Whether you want a half or a full-day pamper session to help you relieve the stresses of everyday life, they have a package perfect for you. And while you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a mani-pedi or a lash/brow tint? You always deserve it!

For more information, click here.

Mid Isle Day Spa

In an atmosphere that is sure to leave you feeling as if you are relaxing on an island, Mid Isle Day Spa is a great place to visit to escape the busy city. Choose from a selection of pamper packages available, like the Indulgence Package, which includes a facial, hand and foot massage, Indian head massage, full body hot stone or aromatherapy massage, Jacuzzi soak and a spa lunch!

For more information, click here.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

It's A Date!

When was the last time you and your partner enjoyed an indulgent date night? If you cannot remember, you need to plan something special ASAP! And what better place than at a spa where you can spend some quality time together while indulging in a well-deserved pampering? And not just any spa, we're talking about the luxurious haven set within one of the city’s most upmarket shopping, residential and business precincts, Melrose Arch. The one and only Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the bustling city.

Complete with a dedicated pedicure lounge and nail suite, Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch provides guests a soothing, relaxing and serene space to enjoy a wide variety of beauty treatments to help them unwind and find their inner zen. Enjoy your choice of pamper treats ranging from massage therapy, specialised skin treatments or body therapy and take advantage of the steam room and outdoor relaxation area before or after the experience.

Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch offers the ultimate spa experience designed to relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul, and to ensure you return again and again. And just in time for spring, they have a few pamper packages that won't only leave you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the world, but also save you a few bucks while you're at it.

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A Date Night Treat!

For something different yet relaxing and memorable, why not spoil your partner to the Date Night package from Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch? This package includes:

*Subject to availability

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For More Information

For more information about Camelot Spa at Melrose Arch, visit www.melrosespa.co.za.

You can contact them on 011 684 1392 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For those of you who have never heard this term before (like us singletons and those without children yet), here is the definition of a babymoon:

"Babymoon"

(ba·by·moon   ˈbā-bē-ˌmün)

Noun. Informal.

A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

So, essentially it's just like a honeymoon, except you enjoy this special time together BEFORE the 'special day' AKA the birth of your little bundle of joy. Sounds like the perfect way to get some well-deserved rest and spend some quality time together before the big day arrives. So, just for you guys, we went in search of some of the best romantic and relaxing babymoon spots throughout the city. And of course, we found the most romantic places possible. All you have to do is book, pack and enjoy this special time together. Make the most of it, it's your babymoon!

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De Hoek Country Hotel

For the ultimate babymoon, the stunning and luxurious De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg offers parents-to-be a romantic and relaxing seasonal package, available all year round. We all know the stresses that comes with having a baby, which is why they encourage expectant couples to take time out to unwind and relax with a two day getaway at this idyllic country escape. The Babymoon Package includes the following:

Day One:

Day Two:

*Please Note: Treatments are not included and charged separately to your room account. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Details: www.dehoek.com[email protected] | 014 577 9600 | Plot 7, Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg, Gauteng

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The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Since this will be your last romantic getaway alone together before the two of you become three (or four), why not go all out and indulge in a weekend of absolute luxury (and comfort) at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton? Take your pick from their various suites (from Grand Chateau and Courtyard suites to the Tree House Studio and Maison Spa Suite), pamper yourselves with some soothing and relaxing treatments at the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns (ladies, think amazing foot massages to ease and relieve those swollen feet - bliss! There's also a Mommy-To-Be 30-minute massage available) and delight your taste buds with some delectable cuisine from Amuse-Bouche or the Manor House Bistro. Sounds lovely!

Details: www.fairlawnshotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 808 7300 or 011 804 2540 | 01 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel

Looking to get away but not too far from home? Well, then why not escape to the tranquil garden haven of the Peech Boutique Hotel, just a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city? It's hotel and suites are surrounded by stunning and lush gardens (perfect for a relaxing stroll and some fresh air), and if you're up for a little bit of shopping and exploring, you're only 10 minutes away from popular shopping and business areas such as Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. And for a bite to eat, head to the bistro and enjoy simple, laid-back and chic food. After a long and adventurous day, retreat back to your spacious and luxurious garden room or suite, or house room.

Details: www.thepeech.co.za[email protected] | 011 537 9797 | 61 North Street, Melrose, Johannesburg

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The Winston Hotel

A babymoon isn't just about baby, it's also about spending quality time with your partner and unwinding before your bundle of joy arrives (growing a human being isn't easy!) and what better way to do that than spending a few days away at the five-star gem of hotel, The Winston Hotel. Not only can you expect the best personalised service and lovely accommodation, but you can also expect absolute luxury, all the best entertainment within close proximity and of course, lots of romance (that's right gents, listen up). They do offer a romantic package complete with all the bells and whistles, but just make sure you swap out the sparkling wine with something more appropriate for the mommy-to-be.

Details: www.thewinstonhotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 268 3140 | 06 Tottenham Avenue, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg

Hands On Retreat

Dads-to-be, here is a fantastic option to spoil the mother of your child - a Couples Weekend Spa Sleepover! Trust us, pregnancy puts a lot of strain on the body, so one of the best things you can do for her is treat her to a lovely, relaxing weekend away filled with soothing and rejuvenating treatments to help relieve all those aches and pains. Plus, it gives you and entire weekend of us-time! Now, the 50-minute Couple Hot Stone Massage that's included in the package may not be the best idea for her (belly and all), so make sure you call the retreat and find out if they can cater to your needs.

Details: www.handsonretreat.co.za[email protected] | 011 326 0066 | 04 Argyle Avenue, Craighall Park, Randburg, Johannesburg

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The Oasis Boutique Hotel

Now, since you have a baby on the way, we know that your budget can be tight. Buying everything baby needs can be pretty pricey, and surely spending a fortune on a babymoon isn't on the cards. But what if you want to enjoy a relaxing getaway even if it's for a night or two? Well, then why not book a stay at the stunning Oasis Boutique Hotel in Sandton? It's a quiet and tranquil haven perfect for relaxing, complete with beautiful surroundings, lovely cuisine, wireless internet, popular hotspots nearby and Egyptian percale cotton linen, bathrobes and complimentary slippers for the ultimate comfort. Sounds heavenly! And best of all, it's luxury at a fair price.

Details: www.oasis.sa.com[email protected] | 011 807 4351 or 011 8074330 or 011 807 4303 | 29 Homestead Road (between 11th and 12th Avenue), Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Munro Boutique Hotel

And one more for good measure. The Munro Boutique Hotel offers more than just a place to stay, it offers everything you need for the ultimate babymoon. It's true! Think panoramic views of the city, gorgeous decor and furnishing, waterfalls and lush gardens surrounding the hotel, impeccable service and much more. It's literally like haven on earth. The price tag per night can cost a pretty penny, but it's your babymoon! Enjoy this time as much as you can, even if it means splurging a little bit. The Milkwood Suite goes for R 2780* per night and its stunning!

Details: www.themunrohotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 487 1420 | 63 St Patrick Road, Houghton, Johannesburg

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Please note: The maternity spa packages mentioned below were available at time of writing (April 2019). Treatments may be subject to change. 

Africology Spa at The Maslow

At the Maslow's Africology Spa, the African Potato Pregnancy Wrap is perfect for mommies-to-be. Enjoy a natural body wrap made with African potato and marula oil, along with a traditional foot ritual and a relaxing scalp massage, and the pièce de résistance – a soothing massage with moisturising marula oil. Or why not unwind with the Coffee and Mint Body Wrap? Your skin will be prepared with their walnut and marula shell exfoliator, then covered in a mud wrap made with coffee extract and spearmint. This wrap is helpful for water retention and cellulite reduction. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and as calm as can be.

Details: www.suninternational.com | 010 226 4688 | The Maslow, 06 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Michelangelo Spa & Gym

Head down to the Michelangelo Spa & Gym at the Michelangelo Hotel and relieve that sore back with their Journey of Joy Prenatal Massage. Take your pick from a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage or go all in for a 60-minute full body massage that'll work out all of those aches and pains that pregnancy brings. By the time you're done, you'll feel like a brand new person.

Details: www.michelangelospa.co.za | 011 282 7140 | [email protected] | The Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Da Vinci Spa & Gym

Let's face it, enjoying a massage or indulging in certain spa treatments can be a little difficult with a growing belly, which is why the Da Vinci Spa & Gym has the perfect pamper treat for you. Their Mother To Be Pregnancy Therapy ensures absolute relaxation, indulgence and, of course, comfort while you treat yourself to 90 minutes of absolute bliss while sitting in their specialised and unique beanbag to cater for your baby bump.

Details: www.davincispa.co.za | 011 292 7200 | [email protected] | Corner Maude and 5th Street,
Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Life Day Spa

Life Day Spa has the perfect package for preggies who want to be pampered from head to toe! The Mother-To-Be package offers mommies a soothing pregnancy massage, which aims to increase circulation, relieve tired muscles and leave you feeling rejuvenated. And that's not all, the pamper session also includes floatation therapy, a classic facial, a signature mani pedi and use of the spa facilities. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon, don't you agree?

Details: lifedayspafourways.co.za | 011 465 7777 | [email protected] | 2 Design Quarter District, Leslie Avenue East, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Octavia’s Day Spa 

Relax and unwind at Octavia’s Day Spa with their Mommy-To-Be Massage, which will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed at the same time. The massage uses specific prenatal techniques that help increase circulation, ease sore and tired muscles, and relieve both mental and physical fatigue. Growing a human being is hard work, so this pamper session is a must.

Details: octavias.co.za | 011 928 1815 | [email protected] | Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Spa In The Country at Misty Hills

For an escape from the everyday stresses or to relieve those aching muscles, book yourself a Pregnancy Pamper Experience at the Spa in the Country at Misty Hills in Muldersdrift. It's a super-relaxing way to reduce stress and promote all-round wellbeing during your pregnancy. This three and a half hour rejuvenating experience includes a spa lunch, a Prenatal Massage, conditioning manicure and pedicure and an African Scalp Massage.

Details: www.spainthecountry.co.za | 011 950 6051 or 0861 732 237 | Misty Hills, 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

Spa at Fairlawns

Head to the Spa at Fairlawns and take advantage of their relaxing and soothing Signature Spa Journeys, which can all be altered to suit mothers-to-be. There are a variety of lovely and indulgent experiences to choose from, including the Romantic Sunset Retreat for you and your spouse, complete with a relaxing bath soak in the soft glow of candlelight, a side-by-side soy candle massage and a pressure point foot massage. You will also receive a complementary bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy during your soak or with your three-course fine dining lunch or dinner. You can also treat yourself to a Harmony Half Day, starting with a full body massage followed by a Classic Customised Facial, after which you'll tuck into a healthy two-course lunch before continuing your relaxation with a Classic Manicure and Pedicure.

Details: fairlawns.co.za | 011 808 7300 or 011 804 2540 | [email protected] | 01 Alma Road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Aronia Day Spa

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean that you should be limited to certain spa treatments. At Aronia Day Spa, they have a ton of Mommy-To-Be delights for you to choose from. Accentuate that radiant glow with the 60-minute Gorgeous Glow Pregnancy Facial and relax those tense muscles with the 60-minute Mama Mio Prenatal Massage or the super-indulgent maternity half-day package.

Details: www.aroniadayspa.com | 011 447 1204 | [email protected] | 09 11th Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg.

Sherbet Angel

Using Mama Mio products, Sherbet Angel offers some maternity treatments to pamper and relax visiting mommies-to-be. Take your pick from the 70-minute Mellow Mama full-body massage, the 45-minute Pregnancy Back Massage or the 45-minute Lighten Up Leg Treatment. Or even better, why not just do them all and make an afternoon of it? It'll be the ultimate pamper session.

Details: www.sherbetangel.co.za | 010 594 5182 | [email protected] | Shop 5, 50 4th Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Linden, Johannesburg

Camelot Spa

Whether you're searching for a short massage to soothe your sore back or want to make the most of the day and enjoy a relaxing pamper session, Camelot Spa will have a special treat for you. Go all out with the Mommy To Be Spa Experience (2 hours and 30 minutes) complete with a Pregnancy Massage, a 30-minute On-The-Go Manicure, a 60-minute Deluxe Spa Pedicure and snacks. Alternatively, you could enjoy a 'quickie' with a one-hour pregnancy massage to relieve typical pregnancy discomforts, such as lower back ache and poor circulation. This massage is only offered to moms beyond their first trimester.

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By Kim Brown

Have we missed any preggie pamper spots? Tell us about your favourites below. 

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

It's not all fun and 'staches – Movember is about highlighting men's health. In South Africa, Movember is licensed by the Men's Foundation, which provides sustainable programmes to address prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues and the impact of physical inactivity on the South African male population.

Doing Movember means raising funds for these health programmes. And growing a Mo is your chance to do your part for the cause. Start clean shaven, grow throughout the month and get some serious funds behind the men who need it most. Need to know how to Mo? Find out here.

To help you keep your Mo looking sharp throughout the month and after, here's our ultimate grooming guide:

Kiehl’s Creative Cream Wax

This unique cream wax helps you get creative with your Mo with its mouldable, long-lasting hold, allowing the hair to be re-shaped throughout the day. The non-greasy formula adds definition without the buildup and allows for creative control of all moustaches.

Kiehl's Nourishing Beard Oil

From scruff to a full-grown beard, Kiehl’s grooming oil smooths and tames facial hair. The 99.8% naturally derived grooming oil softens hair while soothing the feel of skin under the beard. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly and is designed to be applied in the morning and at night. The blend of essential oils infused in the formula also gives off a fresh, woodsy, aromatic fragrance.

The Bluebeards Revenge Face Scrub

When growing a beard, it can become very itchy and scratchy during the first few days. To lessen the irritation while your skin gets used to being covered by hair, try to exfoliate with a mild facial scrub like this one from Revenge. The exfoliating action softens the outer layer of hair, allowing moisturisers to enter and soften the hair.

Dermalogica Shave

Customised to meet both skincare and beard growth needs, you too can have healthy skin with this simple, step-by-step regimen.

Sorbet MAN Game Changer Gift Pack

Man up with this scrub down which includes a Sorbet Man three-in-one Body Wash and a Sorbet Man sponge to exfoliate.

Bleu de Chanel

One spritz of Chanel's bestselling male EDP and you're good to go.

More about Sorbet MAN

Sorbet MAN is the distinguished big brother of Sorbet Salons in South Africa. A dudes-only destination, they don’t mess around. In fact, they’re not into mess or fuss. They’re a neat, discreet, you’re-in-and-you’re-out operation with a straight-no-chaser attitude when it comes to what they believe sets men – real men – apart: good grooming.

Think hot towel shaves and even hotter haircuts; keeping unwanted hairy situations tidy (man up for the wax, guys) and the kind of manicured hands James Bond would show off while nursing a well-deserved martini.

Barber, shave, wax, tweeze, thread, massage, cleanse and condition while you shoot the breeze with a complimentary scotch on the rocks. Considered among the best barbers in Johannesburg and Cape Town, they’re a team of professionals who are here for the regular guy: the quintessential SA dude who can suit up, glove up, dad up and man up to invest in his swagger, in a gentlemen’s bar that doubles-up as a new-age man cave. Hop on the cool dude train here.

Studio Mama is an upmarket spa, beauty and nail salon located in the business area of Parktown. The studio is female owned and offers something new most spa venues are yet to offer, online booking. This allowance to book online proves to be highly convenient for clients/ customers who work in demanding industries then realize they need a manicure or pedicure in the middle of the night.

Additionally, should you require a treatment early in the morning or after business hours, a surcharge is offered for all bookings from 06:30 and those after 18:00. This also creating convenience for those who work in high demanding careers.

The studio also offers treatments for the gentlemen of Johannesburg, so no one is left un-groomed. With a location in the business area of Parktown, the studio is all the more convenient to get to before or after business hours.

Have you been here before? Rate and review your experience below!

Why You And Mom Should Visit Kievits Kroon 

Kievits Kroon is a beautiful, tranquil country estate just 10 minutes from Pretoria and 45 minutes from Sandton. Set along a Jacaranda-lined lane on a 16-hectare estate, it's known for its luxury accommodation, superb facilities, immaculate gardens, gourmet dining and wellness spa.

Known as “The Winelands in Gauteng” because of its Cape Dutch-style architecture, the estate boasts 142 luxurious rooms, a fine dining restaurant, a carvery restaurant, elegant bars, a library and wine cellar, an outdoor swimming pool and heated thermal pool, and a superb wellness spa.

Treat Mom To A Special Getaway

Mother’s Day is Sunday, 14 May 2017, but you can treat mom at any time during the month of May with one of these indulgent packages from Kievits Kroon, the "Winelands in Gauteng". Take your pick from a relaxing getaway or an indulgent afternoon getting pampered and spoiled with a variety of spa treatments.

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Mom’s Getaway includes:

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Mother’s Month Spa Treat is a morning or afternoon pamper package, which includes:

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Booking is essential. To make your reservations, call Kievits Kroon on 0860 543 8487 or email [email protected].

For More Information

For more information or bookings at Kievits Kroon, call them on 0860 543 8487, email [email protected], or visit their website at www.kievitskroon.co.za.

Also, you can check them out on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+.

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Relax With Clarins Signature Massage

Clarins treatments don’t only treat the body and skin by encouraging the stimulation of blood and lymphatic circulation, but will also take you to a deep and calm relaxation of mind and body. Speaking of massages, be sure to try out Clarins’ Signature Massage!

Clarins Signature Massage is unique, as it combines two different massage techniques to encourage total well-being. These two techniques are deep tissue massage and pressure point therapy. The combination of these two different massages will leave clients with a feeling of serenity, self-fulfilment, deep relaxation, and well-being.

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You Can Take Your Pick From Two Signature Massage Options

1. Relaxing Massage                            

2. Energising Massage

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Rejuvenate Your Skin With Clarins Tri-Active Face Treatments

Using over 80 specialised massage movements, the treatments offer all the benefits of lymphatic drainage to improve all the concerns women experience with their skin. This unique method has evolved into the Tri-Active Face Treatments, catering for each individual client’s needs and concerns.

Results are achieved by combining a set of exceptional and varied methods of applying pressure to optimize the action of the key ingredients and sculpt the face by acting on both the blood and lymph circulation. The Clarins PRO products, exclusively used in the Clarins treatments, allow for immediate results due to their concentration levels and fast-acting ingredients.

The pressure action and use of the Clarins PRO products offer many benefits, including:

For More Information

For more information about Clarins and their range of treatments, visit their website at www.clarins.co.za.

You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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What Went Down?

This one was for the girls getting together, dressing up to the nines and joining on this fabulous High Tea. When women talk about spilling the Tea, they mean talking about gossip (harmless gossip of course), situation, story or juicy news. And growing up our mothers and grandmothers used to annoy us with making tea for them when people came over. But we may have not known it then, but we know now that, that very cup of tea was a conversation starter.

Here the women got to spend their Saturday afternoon engaging with like-minded ladies from all over the country. Networking and building long lasting relationship. See how important the phenomenon of tea and being a conversation starter is? Ladies felt fabulously pampered, by live entertainment and breathtaking fashion from the finest designers in Africa this was the gathering for strong like-minded women. The High Tea team lives by the motto that goes as follows: “A woman is like a tea bag you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water” that right there is just the metaphorical reflection of strong women. The event took place on the 12th November 2016 at 40 Lyncon Road located in Midrand. If you feel like you missed out on a good time, then be sure to be on the look out for the upcoming events to take place. For more information, click here or here.

For some well-deserved pampering that will delight your senses, visit The Body Shop and treat yourself to a number of their exquisitely natural pamper products; ranging from beauty, make-up, hair, to bathroom.

All of their products have been made from the best natural ingredients, and smell absolutely heavenly. Perfect for a little pick-me-up or as a gift for someone special. They offer a number of products from make-up, lotions, and body sprays, to soaps, body butters, fragrances, shampoos and conditioners.

Life Day Spa Kids is just the place to let your little ones unwind and enjoy a day of relaxation, fun, and pampering! They have a number of treatments that children will love, and can also arrange ‘sparties’ for your their next birthday party!

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Kiddie Treatments On Offer

Spa treatments for kids include the following:

• ‘Sparties’ for kids ages between 4 and 14 (able to accommodate up to 20 children)
• Dedicated party room for the special birthday girl/boy to celebrate
• Tween and teen specific facials
• Spa jacuzzi
• Specialised manicures
• Specialised pedicures
• Nail art
• Mini facials
• Waxing
• Massages
• DIY product stations
• Makeup and tattoo station (henna tattoos)
• Face painting
• Blow Dry Bar
• Photo Booth

Why This Is So Awesome?

Well! First and foremost; it is unique and the kids will love it. Especially when they have other kids there with them. This is pretty cool because Life Day Spa has some of the best parties (Sparties), which can have added extras that the kids will also love, such as popcorn and chocolate fountain, cake, sweet boutique, party packs and many more to choose from (this is at an added cost).

There’s Also Something For Baby!

There are also special treatments for babies to enjoy, including:

• Hydro spa for babies from birth
• Baby massages
• Therapeutic baby hydrotherapy sessions
• Lactation specialists
• Water floatation sessions

There is something for every child at Life Day Spa Kids.

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For More Information

For more information about Life Day Spa Kids, you can call them on (011) 465 7777.

Also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Address: Life Day Spa Fourways, 2 Design Quarter District, Leslie Avenue East, Magaliesig, Fourways, Johannesburg.

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