August has become synonymous with the term Women’s Month. Time to sparkle, dazzle and shine ladies! Whether you’re a mom, a sister, a wife, a girlfriend, a daughter, a co-worker or a friend, you probably take on many roles to many people and have to always stay on top of your game. The dawn of women’s empowerment is here and here to stay.
Stand up and be proud
Women are always being tested…but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it.
– Hillary Clinton
Women have come a long way in the past 50 years. Today, women are getting married later and giving birth later in life; they make up 50 percent of the work force and also have tremendously shifted the roles in families. If more women are working, does that mean more men are busy taking care of the house and the children? Not necessarily. It seems that women are performing both roles, with ease.
I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.
– Evita Peron
Ladies, its time to celebrate August in true style, because after all, you deserve it! With this in mind, we thought that we would share a few suggestions on how to either treat yourself or share your moments with your significant other.
Dining and Accommodation
Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank Johannesburg
Winter Dining and Accommodation Special – R2500.00 per couple
(valid to 31 August 2014 – subject to availability)
Enjoy a night at Clico in a luxury double room with a romantic 5 course dining menu for two on the day of arrival and a delectable breakfast the following morning.
Beverages are excluded and a suggested wine pairing will be an optional extra at
R 190 pp.
Or Celebrate Women’s Day at Clico Boutique Hotel
Date : 9 August 2014
Time : 12h00 – 16h00
Tickets : R235 per person
Minimum party of four required.
Reservations can be made on 011 252 3300 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We have one for all those avid nature lovers out there! Enjoy contemporary elegance combined with the ultimate in safari luxury! Don’t you think you deserve a night or two of unprecedented bliss dining under the stars? Set in the North Western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is situated within the Black Rhino Game Reserve.
Whether you are a couple looking for an exclusive, romantic, private safari or you need to arrange a full family getaway, look no further than this private game lodge.
Reservations can be made on 071 139 9403 / email@example.com
Oaklands is indeed the perfect weekend getaway spot for anyone who wants to fill their senses with the simple pleasures of country living, as well as a simple luxury that will make any woman feel truly appreciated. Indulge in long, leisurely meals prepared by their expert staff, while you take in the stunning views and absorb the tranquil atmosphere of the Central Drakensberg. Planning on renewing your vows? Imagine your unique occasion taking place in our restaurant which is ideal for a Winter Wedding, with crackling fires and low romantic lighting. Alternatively our Acorn Centre is set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, with its spacious open deck overlooking a beautiful tranquil dam, romantic horse paddocks and oak trees. No matter the time of year you decide upon, Oaklands can accommodate you in the manner you deserve!
Reservations can be made on 079 529 2314 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Bezuidenhout family took over in 2012 the Carnival has been implemented on the property. With the custom build play area, open from Monday to Sunday, children can play to their hearts content. Children’s parties can also be held at the carnival which seats 70. Not only are the children welcome to run around freely (specialised supervision is provided) but pets are also welcome. If, however you do not have children and you still want to enjoy all that Weltevreden has to offer visit Lekke Neh. Forming part of the Seascape Collection Lekke Neh aims to offer gourmet comfort food at reasonable prices. With great dishes varying from pasta to seafood to beef and more traditional dished like bobotie you are sure to find something which suits your taste buds. Filled with sunlight streaming in from the windows onto the wooden floors the elegantly decorated restaurant offers seating for 78 people which includes seating options on the veranda under some vines.
Reservations can be made on
Events, Spa’s and Shopping
Hormoniously Balanced Workshop – Kloofzicht Spa
16 August at 08:30–13:00
This one is ideal for all stressed out working women out there!
An empowering workshop explaining how your hormones impact on your life. How to plan your life around your hormonal phases. Which food to eat and exercise to do for maximum benefit.
R550 includes snacks and goodies. www.bodyorchestra.co.za. only 20 spaces available, booking essential email@example.com
Calling all Ladies of all Ages!
Set in Muldersdrift on the Glenburn Lodge property, Chicama Spa with its split levels and welcoming interior is a wonderful party venue for little girls, slowly easing them into the joys of Spa pampering.
The Little Princess Spa package consists of the following and will keep the little angels busy for 2 hours:
30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage
60 minute mini hand and foot ritual, including painting of nails
Light lunch (toasted sandwich with chips or a side salad and coffee, juice or tea)
Your Little Princess must be between 8 and 12 years old and the Spa welcomes groups of little ladies from Tuesdays to Fridays, at R430 per girl.
How about wine therapy for moms? We highly recommend that mom rewards herself for her brilliant idea and settles in for a relaxing Red Wine Sachet massage and Merlot Hydrotherapy Spa Bath. A warm infusion of herbs, minerals and red wine is used to create cell renewal through your skin. Every sachet contains polyphenols, which slows the damaging cell oxidation process. After your massage, enjoy a Merlot hydrotherapy spa bath to complete your anti-aging treatment, which is a steal at R500 for your full body treatment.
Reservations can be made on 011 668 1615 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This unique lifestyle shop in Pretoria is filled with beautiful goodies for you and your home. They have everything you could possibly dream of and Enchanted is a really special shop where you can find things that are sometimes a little different, usually near unique, and mostly made in SA.
Enchanted Living is a breath of fresh air and offers the most beautiful crockery, linen, furniture, clothing and gifts. You will find yourself returning a few times to indulge in their stunning selection of products. Definitely a must-visit if you love all things beautiful.
You can contact them on : 071 649 7896 or alternatively pop in! Enchanted is situated on the corner of Alexander Street and Lynnwood Road in Brooklyn, Pretoria. They are across the road from the Hillcrest Boulevard shopping centre, next to the U&G Fabric Showroom.