Hangout With Heather

Niche Radio  |  Podcast, ±15 min episodes every 5 days
A weekly podcast from Heather Hook in Johannesburg. Bringing you what's hot, what's cool and everything in between. If you need to know where to shop, eat and play, this is your podcast.
24
MAR
Hey, hey, it's Friday and #HangoutWithHeather is back with you, and has all your weekend activities in Joburg sorted. In today's show Heather shares about looking forward to starting her skin rejuvenation journey with @LightSculptSA This week she met with Dr. Alistair from the clinic and shares a bit about what is planned, as well as her nerves. This is going to be something exciting to track over the next few months. Heather chats about #TheEchoOfANoise - the latest offering from #PieterDirkUys now on @Montecasinoza. The one man show covers Pieter's youth growing up in Cape Town, to how he wound up treading the boards in the theatre - of course filled with funny anecdotes, if you are a fan of his, you will enjoy this one. Why not go #GinForaging this Sunday afternoon @Churchills_ZA in @MelroseArch - some of Heather's fave gin's @Westcliff and @Ginifer will be there too, and it promises to be great fun! Looking for a great new restaurant to try - why not pop @Asanka_Rest in Rivonia for a great Afro-fushion fine dining experience? Heather joined the team from @HelloJoburgMag for a #HelloRecommends evening there and had a great time - as well as getting to chat to the friendly and charming GM - Jake Masisi. There are loads of other events on the go as well - so do make sure to listen in for all the insights! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
21
MAR
Happy Tuesday, and a very happy Human Rights Day to everyone celebrating in South Africa! Remember a public holiday is not just a day for sleeping in - but most importantly a day for recognizing the rights of everyone in this beautiful country we call home. In keeping with the vein of social responsibility Heather has 20 life changing principles to share courtesy of @JontiMayer As one of South Africa’s leading executive coaches and an acclaimed leadership consultant, strategy facilitator and organisational development expert, Jonti’s experience spans 20 years and several countries. Passionate about helping people step into their flow, find their power and create their most inspired future, Jonti has a unique ability to unlock people’s potential and assist them in breaking through their invisible barriers. These will certainly inspire you. The judges for the @Official_MissSA have been announced and include the likes of @Mapsmaponyane @BridgetMasinga and @CameronvdBurgh to name just a few. The glittering finale is set to take place on Sunday 26th March at the stunning @SunCityResortSA ! Heather heads through to test drive a brand new "wax bar" in Douglasdale called @WAXITSA and shares her experiences good and bad about waxing and threading and hair removal in general. The very cool @StanleyBeerYard have just announced their busking and jazz evenings that will be starting in April - they look like loads of fun and give local artists and musicians a great platform to share their talents - find out more on the show! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
17
MAR
Friday has rolled round once again - and it's yet another busy show! Heather is super excited to head through to see @Pixies tomorrow night @CarnivalCitySA #ROTL - there should still be a few tickets left if you have just woken up, or have been living under a rock ;) The Transformers Animatronics Expo is currently on @EmperorsPalace - and is set to wow young and old alike - up to 12 meter high statues and all your Cybertron fun - all made from used car parts! The team from #REMEDY have made some VIP seating options available - book your booth and party is style with your friends on the 26th of this month - live music, great food and loads of fun at @Republicof94 in Braam. Escape to the beautiful @DeHoek Country Hotel over Easter - they have an awesome April Accommodation Package available, do make sure to get all your details. Next week Saturday (25th March) see's Slow Food bringing you their "Nose To Tail" cook off, featuring some of Gauteng's most prolific chef's get hands on with all parts of a cow - to help promote and educate with regards to responsible meat consumption and animal welfare. Make sure you stay tuned to find out more about the awesome Chardonnay Pinot Noir festival heading your way on 18th March - one of Gauteng's top end wine events, wine tasting, and sales of wines you do not find on a shelf in a store, that's for sure! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
13
MAR
It's all set to be another great show with Heather this Tuesday folks - so stay tuned for the 411 on whats happening in and around Jozi town. The Green Craft Beer Festival have reset the date after postponing their event a few weeks ago due to heavy rains in Joburg - and it's going to be loads of fun - including an epic game of beer pong. Heather has your details. Ever suffer from those Sunday Blues? Never fear "REMEDY" is heading your way on the 26th of this month - live music, great food and loads of fun to chase away those Sunday shambles. The super talented Kids from #BornToPerform are back in May with three performances at The Lyric Theatre at @GoldReefCitySA - Heather has all the info you need for what is becoming a calendar high light. Heather heads on to the factory floor with legendary SA fashion designer @JJSchoeman and finds out what's on the cards for his #SAFWSS17 show coming up later this month @SAfashionWeek - ssshhh don't tell anyone ;) And Heather has selected her Top 3 spots to drink bubbles and enjoy the view - all courtesy of @tsogosun of course - check it out! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
10
MAR
Hey hey, it's Fri-yay and a great show is headed your way - theater, charity events, a bird watching walk and even an exclusive interview with the Executive Chef of The @DaVinciHotelSA - it's all going down on #HangoutWithHeather Heather loves that the annual @CellC #PlayingforPink Ladies Invitational Polo held at the end of last year raised R 100k for charity, and the cheque handover took place this week to Reach for Recovery’s ‘Ditto Project’. The money will go towards providing women who have had mastectomies after being diagnosed with breast cancer with silicone prostheses. BTW - don't forget to book your tickets to the @Official_MissSA finale on 26th March @SunCityResortSA You can stand a chance to win a set of VIP tickets and a weekend at The Palace, just by voting for your favourite finalist! Epic, right? @JoburgTheatre have announced completion of castings for Pinocchio and The Color Purple and Heather chats with producer Bernard Jay more about the casting process and plans for the Pinocchio panto set for end of the year. Sticking with Joburg Theatre, jazz musician Zoe Modiga is launching her eagerly awaited album Yellow : The Novel on Friday 24 March at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre at 8pm and it looks like it will be a great show! If you are an avid bird watcher, make sure to join the next bird walk at Parkview Golf Course on Thursday 23rd March. The last walk was highly successful, and you may even get to spot an African harrier hawk or spotted eagle owl - both of which are also regular visitors. Details on the show. Heather also spent some time getting to find out more #BehindTheMan with @ProChefNair, the highly passionate Executive Chef at @DaVinciHotelSA in Sandton. Find out what makes him tick, and what he loves to do in his down time in this exclusive interview. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
07
MAR
It's a beautiful Tuesday to talk food, beer, beauty pageants and theatre on #HangoutWithHeather As we know, Heather loves eating out - but she enjoys her downtime as much as anyone else, and has gotten a little gooey (excuse the pun) over @Andiccio24 pizza lately. They have just released their brand new pasta range and Heather chats with Clara the Marketing Manager about the pasta's - and where to next for Andiccio24. Heather joined a group of foodies over the weekend, to celebrate the official opening of @wellnews - Wellness Warehouse in Clearwater. This health store outlet is making great inroads in to the health food market - making healthy options and products more accessible under the same roof, and affordable too. Heather chats with Megan the Food Production Manager, who makes all the yummy food and takeaways about the way forward for Wellness Warehouse, as well as their ethos and mission. Yes, she does drink beer! Why not join Heather tonight @StanleyBeeryard located within 44 on Stanley in Milpark for a beer tasting and educational at 19h00. R50 gets you in and you get to taste 6 beers, and learn about them as well! Tickets to the @Official_MissSA finale on 26th March @SunCityResortSA are now up on sale - also you can stand a chance to win a set of VIP tickets and a weekend at The Palace, just by voting for your favourite finalist! Epic, right? All your deets are on the show. @JoburgTheatre have announced completion of castings for two massive shows heading your way at the end of 2017 and early 2018 - find out what, and make sure you get your seats booked! Hyde Park High School are putting on a fantastic musical - called In The Heights, in conjunction with the school's 6-th anniversary celebrations and it promises to be great. Do support young talent and book your tickets for only R50. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
28
FEB
It's a great Tuesday on #HangoutWithHeather as always, and Heather has loads to share as usual... Heather recaps on her experiences at #UltraSA2017 this weekend - the highs and lows of this massive dance festival, as well as an update on The Green Craft Beer Festival - whose organisers have chosen to postpone the event due to scheduled rain - but don't worry, a mini event will still take place this Saturday 4th march. Heather shares more about the #TMSA17 winners Deidre Engelbrecht and Dean Alberts - and where they are headed after winning the prestigious @TopModelSA competition. @TsogoSun has secured some of the top SA wines on auction - if you love good wine make sure to head on over to one of the hotels and enjoy some very rare and amazing wines (some of them only 60 bottles were made!) #TsogoWine If you are looking for a great dinner spot - and a complimentary bottle of wine to add to that - do make sure you book at @ArbourCafe in the gorgeous courtyard. @LushFestival 2.0 is heading your way over the Easter holidays - do make sure you have your tickets booked for this annual festival in Clarens - great to escape from the city, do some camping and enjoy some local and international music. Heather is also looking forward to #TheGents - as musical tribute show to artists that left us too soon, but live on through their music. The show is taking place in May @GoldReefCitySA 's Lyric Theatre and promises to be a show not to be missed. #JoziWineRoute launches it's first edition tomorrow in Parkhurst - basically an amble around and drink wine - nothing wrong with that, so do make sure you have your tickets booked! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
24
FEB
Rain is still falling - but the dams are 84% full - and that is a pretty great way to start a weekend, don't you think? Heather is super excited that for #UltraSA2017 this weekend! @UltraSA is one of South Africa's biggest dance festivals and is taking place @Jhbexpocentre1 on Saturday - nothing a pair of wellies and raincoat can't fix, weather wise that is. The original cast of the first stage show have reunited 10 years later to bring #RentConcertSA to @MontecasinoZA one night only on 15th May - all proceeds go to @HospiceWits Keeping with entertainment - if you love psychic medium John Edwards is heading back to SA shores in August - Heather is really looking forward to seeing @psychicmediumje live in Jozi! #JoziWineRoute launches it's first edition next Wednesday in Parkhurst - basically an amble around and drink wine - nothing wrong! Don't forget that @BlueManGroup are still on stage at The Teatro - if you haven't seen it yet - do yourself a favour nd book your tickets! #BlueManGroupSA @Faircityhotels are opening up a brand new serviced apartment offering in Pretoria - Heather shares more about this exciting development in Tshwane. It's time to draw a winner for #BrooklynBubbles as well as #TheLumineers - so if you entered, make sure you listen in. WIN WIN - 4 sets of tickets valued at R300 each to The Green Craft Beer Festival are up for grabs - taking place on 4th March and sounds like a load of fun! Make sure to listen in to find out how to enter! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
21
FEB
Happy, rainy, Tuesday to all fans and listeners of #HangoutWithHeather Today Heather has some personal thoughts to share as this week, as well as awesome foodie spots, and some great hotels for the ultimate staycation in our beautiful city of Johannesburg. Lucky enough to get hands on with @Knorr and @whats4dinnerSA Heather got her apron on and got into the kitchen to create a unique #MyMzansiPasta dish - and it was a hit (we had our doubts about her culinary skills) but all stops got pulled out and proves that the Knorr range can get just about anyone to cook a great meal. Heather also got to spend the night at the prestigious D'Oreale Grande hotel at @EmperorsPalace and shares about her experiences on her very own 5-star "staycation" experience in this premier entertainment complex. Emperors have also added a new wing onto their Peermont Metcourt Hotel and Heather popped in for a look at the new extension. Getting her red carpet glam on Miss H headed to the #TMSA17 finals this past weekend - and had a blast @CarnivalCitySA and @BlackBottle1879 whiskey - while watching the cream of the SA crop compete for the title. @Faircityhotels are opening up a brand new serviced apartment offering in Pretoria - Heather shares more about this exciting development in Tshwane. Don't forget the @TeelingWhiskey night this Wednesday 22nd February at The Artisan in Greenside - loads of fun, and whiskey of course :) WIN WIN - Heather has loads of giveaways on at the moment, and most recently 4 sets of tickets valued at R 300 each to giveaway to The Green Craft Beer Festival is heading your way on 4th March and sounds like a load of fun! Make sure to listen in to find out how to enter! #BrooklynBubbles is heading to Pretoria and Heather has two sets of tickets valued at R 600 each to give away to this awesome bubbly and champagne festival on Saturday 4th of March. This includes your tasting glass and coupons and two lucky winners will be clinking their glasses and having a blast - so make sure you enter. Don't forget to enter to win a set of tickets to the Lumineers by tweeting Heather with your fave song lyrics and include the hashtags #Lumineers #BigConcerts If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
17
FEB
Friday, Funday and another jam packed show with Heather! It's #TMSA2017 time this weekend, and Heather is looking forward to attending this glittering event @CarnivalCitySA tomorrow. Two of South Africa's models will walk away with the title, as well as getting to enter the Top Model Worldwide competition - one of the most prestigious model talent searches ever! Funny man @AlanCommittie is back @MontecasinoZA with his latest comedic offering #LoveFactually - which explores the differences between men and women, and tries to find the best answer to the ever dreaded question "Do I look fat in this?" The @SAHomemakers Expo heads our way from 23rd - 27th February @TicketproDome and if you love your home, and love to decorate it, then this is not to be missed. Also great for gardeners too! :) Don't forget the @TeelingWhiskey night on 22nd February at The Artisan in Greenside - loads of fun, and whiskey of course :) WIN WIN - Heather has loads of giveaways on at the moment, and most recently 4 sets of tickets valued at R 300 each to giveaway to The Green Craft Beer Festival is heading your way on 4th March and sounds like a load of fun! Make sure to listen in to find out how to enter! #BrooklynBubbles is heading to Pretoria and Heather has two sets of tickets valued at R 600 each to give away to this awesome bubbly and champagne festival on Saturday 4th of March. This includes your tasting glass and coupons and two lucky winners will be clinking their glasses and having a blast - so make sure you enter. Don't forget to enter to win a set of tickets to the Lumineers by tweeting Heather with your fave song lyrics and include the hashtags #Lumineers #BigConcerts If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
14
FEB
Happy Valentine's Day! Heather has loads of yummy places to eat and things to do, if you are feeling a bit stuck on ideas to spoil your loved one - as well as great giveaways! Heather loved attending the #TsogoChefChallenge last week, and spending the afternoon with Chef Kenny Ngubane from Aarya restaurant at Montecasino, as he served an amazing meal out in the garden of the hotel. The butter chicken curry at Aarya is to die for - date night suggestion #justsaying @HaagenDazs_SA invite you to come and create a magical moment in store with their awesome menu. Not only do you get to choose from a delicious range of drinks and yummy desserts, but you can also "build your own" moment - Heather enjoyed waffles with caramel sauce, and her two fave ice cream flavours - salted caramel and cookie dough chip. You can add on fruit and sprinkles, sauces - whatever floats your boat, and create a magic moment with the ones you love! @ArbourCafe offer an awesome three-course meal in their beautiful courtyard if you are looking for somewhere to go that is super romantic. A huge congrats to local chef @JanHendrikvdwes for retaining his Michelin Star rating for his restaurant JAN, situated in Nice in France - not bad for a local boy! If you are in France - make sure to pay him a visit, he is introducing the French to our awesome cuisine. The Green Craft Beer Festival is heading your way on 4th March and sounds like a load of fun! Live music, yummy nibbles and of course beer. There is also a 6000 cup beer pong challenge planned - Heather is going to find out more about this. The festival forms part of a campaign called #MoreNorthInTheEast and plans to showcase the awesome venues in the East of Johannesburg. Feeling loved up? Why not tweet @Netflorist with your V'Day message and include #FreeLove and you may see your message up on billboards around Joburg between 1 - 2 pm today! #BrooklynBubbles is heading to Pretoria and Heather has two sets of tickets valued at R600 each to give away to this awesome bubbly and champagne festival on Saturday 4th of March. This includes your tasting glass and coupons and two lucky winners will be clinking their glasses and having a blast - so make sure you enter. Don't forget to enter to win a set of tickets to the Lumineers by tweeting Heather with your fave song lyrics and include the hashtags #Lumineers #BigConcerts If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
10
FEB
It's almost the weekend - and Heather is feeling the vibes. Great places to eat, shows and concerts, and a wine and a whiskey tasting! Whiskey is "healthy" and Heather is looking forward to a tasting with @teelingwhiskey at the @theartisan_sa in Greenside on 22nd February - looks like a load of fun! Sticking with the beverages theme, @GlenellyEstate are also holding a tasting, this time wine on 23rd February with winemaker Luke O’Cuinneagain at the awesome La Luna in Melville - diarise this one. Looking for something to do on Valentines - make sure to check out @ArbourCafe for a romantic, chilled evening. The opening of the first portion of the casino complex at @MenlynMaine called @TimeSquare has Heather quite excited. Still under construction, but set to be the second-biggest casino in South Africa, this will be like nothing we have seen before from a building and decor perspective - find out more on the show! It's time for part 2 of Heather's visit to @JamiesItalianSA - this time she chats to Stephen Gersowsky the CEO of Jamie’s Italian. Totes still digging on the pasta, here, just saying ;) #JamiesItalianSA @BlueManGroup have landed on SA shores, and it's a show like nothing ever seen before. As Heather says "There was a lot of paint. And lights. And weird stuff. But it was cool..." Direct quote. #bluemangroup Don't forget your V'Day goodies via @Netflorist - a box of @LindtSA choccies are yours for free for delivery on 13th Feb!! #BrooklynBubbles is heading to Pretoria and Heather has two sets of tickets valued at R600 each to give away to this awesome bubbly and champagne festival on Saturday 4th of March. This includes your tasting glass and coupons and two lucky winners will be clinking their glasses and having a blast - so make sure you enter. Heather is also announcing the winner of the set of tickets to see Valentine's Blues at @NiroxFoundation Park on Sunday 12th Feb - so if you entered, do stay tuned. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com